There is no doubt: Global Mobility is on the rise. It is no longer a buzzword. It is a business strategy that cannot be overlooked. The growing need to operate internationally combined with transformations at the workplace and changing employee demographics have generated an increasing demand for innovative approaches to employee mobility.
Future Mobility LeadersandHR Professionals will need to be willing and able to act as Strategic Business Partners participating in the planning and execution of major business initiatives and paving the way for greater strategic contributions that enable business success.
To bring their vision to full fruition, Expatriate Managers are facing, however, enormous challenges ranging from the governance of the GlobalMobility function and solid stakeholder alignment across the company to questions of compliance, tax and immigration risks. At the same time, technology innovations offer new opportunities. All of these factors have changed significantly the role and the required skill sets of Expat Managers.
The DGFP // Kompetenzforum provides insights, leading practices and ideas to help turn these challenges intoopportunities. Together with international experts, we will discuss and explore innovative approaches to global mobility and ways to enhance the strategic impact of your own role and department whilebalancing people, compliance and technology. Join a lively debate with international perspectives! Think out of the box in our Do-it-yourself workshops! We will be coming up with a variety ofstrong approaches to improve your Global Mobility function!
// Global Mobility as Strategic Business Partner balancing people, compliance and technology
// Flexible Global Mobility Policies
// Innovative Global Mobility Approaches
Facilitation:Daniel Zinner, Global Mobility Expert, Germany
8:30 Arrival and networking coffee
9:00 Opening and welcome
Barbara Orlik, International Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V.
Best-in-class mobility programmes: how to become top of the class
• Why is corporate mobility at a turning point and what got us here?
• It’s time to be strategic – the latest buzz words in mobility – what do they mean and how do we do it?
• Innovative approaches: How toimplement and prepare for change –tips from the field
Kay Hall, Vice President EMEA, AIRINC, UK
10:00 Good practice
Strategic Setup of the Global Mobility function: Future Proof GM Transformation @ Lidl
• Pain Points at the start
• Moving towards a more strategicGovernance Structure
• Lessons learned
Bernd Lambrecht, Head of Global Mobility International, Lidl Stiftung & Co.KG
10:40 Networking Coffee
11:10 Good practice
Development of an innovative,group-wide Global Mobility Policy:How to meet the growing need forflexibility whilst staying true to standards and principles
• Philosophy and central components of a modern policy for global mobility
• Milestones of the development process, involvement of all group stakeholders, joint continuous improvement
• Enablement of our internationalexpat managers representing strong business partners: know-how transfer, communication and quality management
Dr. Theda Kirchhoff, Head of Region Europe, Global Assignments, Volkswagen AG
11:50 Good practice
International Mobility Centre of Expertise: Mission Possible
• Journey: from transactional activities to global centre of expertise
• Enablers & Business relationship
• Innovation & Forward Thinking
Olga Kravchenko, Global Head of International Mobilityand CEMI, AXA, France
13:30 Good practice
myTrips technology @ PwC – Compliance through Business Traveller Tracking
• International Business Traveler (IBT) - The risks
• IBT technology and processes @ PwC
• The future state
Frank Hohns Global Mobility Leader, PwC
14:10 Breakout session – part 1
1. Global Mobility & Talentmanagement @ Deutsche Bahn AG
Nils Stegemann, Head of Talent Management and International Assignments, Deutsche Bahn AG
Veronika Günther, Team leader International Assignments, Deutsche Bahn AG
2. The Making of a New generation GM Professional
• Experience how to get a seat at the table – the art of balancing your team skills
Daniel Zinner, Global Mobility Expert
3. Innovative GM policies
• Work on anonymous case studies, based on recent projects with multinational companies and present your best innovative solution.
• Learn about the final solution implemented by the client
Kay Hall and Mike Wincott, Airinc
4. Transformation of the GM function – Aligning the global mobility function with customer needs
• Conducting a customer needs assessment
• Identifying effective interfaces with other organizational entities
Bernd Lambrecht and Christian Baule, Lidl Foundation
15:30 Networking Coffee
15.55 Breakout – part 2
17:10 Key takeaways for becoming a Strategic Business Partner
17:30 Close of the DGFP // Kompetenzforum
Price for participants
€ 590 DGFP-members // € 690 Non-members // € 249 for foreign counterparts