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Global Business Services Network (GBSN) New York

Expat Assignment or Hire Locally? Important considerations for both.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


American Copper New York City

626 1st Avenue, New York, NY  10016


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2:30pm - 7:15pm


Complimentary to corporate professionals. You will receive two GMS credits.


2:30pm - Registration and networking

3:00pm - Welcome remarks: Steve Hoffman, Global Tax Network

3:10pm - Meeting the Global Expansion Challenge

Presented by Cathy Honey, VP of Strategic Partners Relations at SafeGuard World International and Don Banowetz, III, CTP, Regional Director of Cambridge Global Payments.

Growth through global expansion is a fact of life for many organizations. Whether through organic growth or acquisition, these new opportunities come with new challenges:

  • Opening and new offices and managing funding challenges
  • Funding offices in local currencies and controlling the currency conversions
  • Managing currency risk and utilizing foreign currency accounts
  • Identifying talent and understanding staffing options
  • Managing HR and payroll activities, including risks and compliance
  • Reporting on needed data
  • Considerations in managing cultural differences

In this session, we will discuss new strategies and ways of thinking that are needed when dealing with these issues. We will highlight some of the challenges and present practical options for managing them that will reduce risk and increase opportunities for success.

4:00pm - Panel Discussion;  Designing your Global Mobility Program: Considerations, Challenges and Advice

Managing a globally-mobile workforce is one of the most challenging activities for today's HR Generalist. As companies continue to expand global operations, HR professionals are increasingly being charged with the design and administration of their firms' Global Mobility program. GBSN has organized a panel of seasoned mobility managers to discuss the previous, current and future state of their mobility program as well as the unique challenges each face administering their global mobility program. Panelist will share their experiences and advice for HR professionals who are managing their first international assignment or are simply looking for tips to better manage their expatriate and/or global business travelers. This will be an interactive panel and attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the discussion.

Panelist include:

  • Moderator – Andrew Powers of TRC Global Mobility
  • Panelist – Lori Andrew, Immigration/Mobility Specialist at AKQA
  • Panelist – Robert Church, Head of Global Mobility at Akamai Technologies
  • Panelist – Vladimir Dziak, Global Mobility Supervisor at Liberty Mutual
  • Panelist – Rina Montalvo, Director Global Mobility/Immigration/Relocation at News Corp
5:10pm - Closing Remarks followed by cocktail reception

7:15pm - Adjourn

Space is limited, register today!

Registration is restricted to sponsors and corporate attendees only.


Registration is closed for this event.