10.00 am BST
speaker-1

Nick Adams

speaker-2

Charles Ferguson

EMEA Welcome, Nick Adams, Vice President EMEA and Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners.

PANGEO is Globalization Partners' annual conference designed to equip companies with the ideas, skills, and best practices to thrive in the new world of global remote work. Our conference will bring together visionaries from around the world, who will discuss key trends, strategies, and personal experiences — designed to help you build fast and agile remote teams.  

Join Nick Adams, Vice President EMEA, and Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners for the opening session of PANGEO 2021.

10.30 am BST
speaker-1

James Adkins

speaker-2

Nick Adams

How to Increase Your Sales Internationally and Accelerate Your Company’s Growth

Entering an international market requires significant investment. Companies might consider setting up shop in a new country if they see an opportunity to open a sales channel there. However, as you look to accelerate your company’s growth internationally, you should think about the implications for sales roles, team structure, and the size and location of your sales presence globally. 


Join our experts’ panel session as they discuss the best practices to increase sales internationally. Log in and learn:
 

  • How to identify the best time to start scaling your sales presence, and which markets to enter first.
     
  • The best systems and processes you can put into place to help your international sales team find success.
     
  • How to maintain an efficient infrastructure that supports every member of your sales team, no matter where they are in the world. 

11.00 am BST
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Russ Shaw CBE

speaker-2

Kevin Smith

speaker-3

Janet Coyle

speaker-4

Mark Hedley

How Tech Firms Can Grow Globally Faster Than Other Businesses

Companies all over the world witnessed a paradigm shift for their business operations in the year 2020. Tech companies may have had the infrastructure to keep operating as usual during the pandemic, but is it enough to carry them into the new world of work?  


Join our experts on this panel session as they discuss the evolution and future of the technology sector. Log in and learn: 
 

  • How technology companies can optimize their operating models to be more agile.  
  • The ways in which technology companies can sustain growth in a constantly changing ecosystem.  
  • Why managing talent is crucial to succeeding in a remote world. 

11.30 am BST
speaker-1

Diane Albano

speaker-2

Graham McKechnie

speaker-3

Paul Bennett

Managing the Mobile Workforce - Top Countries for Global Mobility and Relocation

Today’s workforce has become increasingly decentralized and highly mobile. While the advent of technology is now a driving factor in facilitating the mobile workforce, the desire for flexible working arrangements has been on the rise, too.
 

Join us in this panel session as our global mobility experts discuss the best practices of managing a mobile workforce. Login and learn:
 

  • How you can set up a global relocation policy that makes sense for your company and your team.  
  • The top countries for employee relocation.  
  • The best solution to help employees relocate compliantly. 

12.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Marc Coleman

speaker-2

Shane Gray

speaker-3

Johnny Campbell

speaker-4

Wendy Muirhead

speaker-5

Diane Albano

The Next Wave in HR Technology

Companies are now dealing with increasingly global operations, with a growing need for specialized talent. This makes attracting and retaining the right people difficult unless you adopt a more dynamic talent and work model. You may feel confident about HR practices in your company headquarters, but are you prepared if you’re planning to expand to new international markets?
 

Join us for an experts’ panel session where industry leaders will discuss the future of HR, and provide actionable tips to survive and thrive in the new world of work. Log in and learn:
 

  • What role HR plays in driving an agile organization.  
  • How the next wave in technology is disrupting HR.  
  • How HR can help build the organization of the future. 

1.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Suzanne McVey

speaker-2

Trayc Keevans

speaker-3

Dalia Turner

Track 1: Evolve: Top Strategies to Find Talent in Emerging Hubs Before Your Competition

What does a software company and a bank have in common? Their need for talent. As you consider how to hire global employees, you’ll need to develop dependable strategies for attracting qualified employees. How can companies benefit by tapping into digital talent pools that are still nascent? Log in and learn: 

  • Why companies should look at emerging geographic talent pools for their hiring needs. 
  • The importance of a global recruitment strategy. 
  • Actionable steps to create an effective global recruitment strategy. 

1.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Suki Fuller

speaker-2

Thomas Merchant

Track 2: Grow: Blueprint to Building High-Performing Diverse Global Teams

Seventy-seven percent of people would consider a company’s culture, mission, and purpose before joining the team. Since the onset of the pandemic, technology, culture, and effective leadership are critical for building high-performing diverse global teams. The era of digital transformation has brought with it new communication and remote working tools that can help leaders develop a company strategy with an end-goal focused on attracting, retaining, and managing the best global talent in the world. Log in and learn:  

  

  • Why cultural fluency in leadership is critical for building team trust. 
  • Why cross-cultural communication is inevitable for healthier and higher-performing teams. 
  • The impact of the new world of global remote work on team performance. 

1.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Mairéad Divilly

speaker-2

Filipe Lousa

Track 3: Learn: Top Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Going Global, and Steps to Overcome Them

As your company grows globally, you’ll benefit from bringing international employees on board. Hiring global employees offers many advantages for your company, including insights into the local culture and useful in-country business connections. However, building global teams can be a complex process, involving many compliance challenges. Log in to the session and learn:

  • The most common compliance challenges companies face when going global. 
  • The risks and penalties associated with noncompliance.  
  • How companies can navigate compliance challenges and plan for the future.

1.30 pm BST
speaker-1

Alexa Williams

speaker-2

Allie Kovalik

speaker-3

Christin Bleil

Track 1: Evolve: Building a Global Employer Brand: What Role Does HR Play?

Today, establishing an employer brand is seen as critical to attract and retain the best people for the job. A positive employer brand is crucial, as it signifies the company is a good employer and a great place to work. However, employees' expectations for their employers have shifted in the new world of work, and companies must be equipped to cater to these changes.   


Join our experts for this panel session as they discuss the role of HR in building a global employer brand. Log in and learn:

  • What a global employer brand is and how to build one. 
  • The role employees play in building a global employer brand. 
  • How companies can use their brand to attract new hires.

1.30 pm BST
speaker-1

Kathrin Koedderitz

speaker-2

David Harrison

speaker-3

Joe Batten

Track 2: Grow: 5 International Growth Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Economic downturns and crises often lead to stagnation of innovation and growth. As a result, many companies find it difficult to thrive when conditions are tough, and sometimes this can lead to company closure. For growth strategies to deliver lasting results, there needs to be a core focus on aspirations, organization-wide alignment, and careful monitoring of results across all departments. Log in to join top leaders in the global expansion space and, learn:  

  

  • How your company can avoid the top 10 international growth mistakes. 
  • How choosing the right global growth partner can hyper-boost your company revenue. 
  • How to future-proof your company. 

1.30 pm BST
speaker-1

Alastair Kendrick

speaker-2

Barbara Mangan

Track 3: Learn: Stop Losing Sleep: Real Compliance Nightmares Companies Face and How to Put Them to Bed

If you’re hiring a remote employee in the country where your company is based – that’s a simpler task. However, adding an international team member and creating a truly global team has unique challenges. Entity setup, hiring, onboarding, financial reporting, and payroll are just a few compliance nightmares companies often face if they’re unprepared.
 

Join our experts’ panel session as they discuss how to navigate common compliance hurdles at the international level. Log in and learn:
 

  • The most common compliance nightmares companies face and how to navigate them. 
  • Why noncompliance could result in significant penalties. 
  • Why monitoring compliance is critical.

2.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Mark Hedley

speaker-2

Giora Gil-Ad

speaker-3

Paul French

Track 1: Evolve: Ask an Expert Panel: How to Navigate the Unknown of International Hiring.

The remote working model has given employees the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world. It has also presented a great opportunity for companies to close skills gaps in their workforce, regardless of location.
 

However, navigating the unknowns of international hiring is not easy. One of the greatest challenges companies often face is how to attract the best talent, how to approach the hiring process, and how to build teams to meet business goals in the new world of remote work. Log in and learn:
 

  • What the difference is between global talent acquisition and traditional recruitment. 
  • The common unknowns of international hiring. 
  • How to build a solid global talent acquisition strategy.

2.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Dhaval Gore

speaker-2

Rick Pizzoli

speaker-3

Jess Dodge

Track 2: Grow: How to Scale Globally Without Sinking

Going global has become a priority for executives across the world. This is partly due to the rise of emerging markets, which are forecasted to contribute more than half towards global economic growth over the next decade. However, evolution into global markets is undoubtedly challenging, but technological development over the last decade has become a key contributor for companies to evolve globally faster. Looking back, it took more than 15 years for companies like Sony and Honda to go global – but Lenovo’s tech-driven global strategy helped the company achieve international success in five years. It’s time companies prepare for a new phase of globalization, in which advanced, long-term strategic practices are required to thrive at the global level. Log in and learn:
 

  • The benefits and challenges of going global.
  • How to build a successful international go-to-market strategy.
  • The most common pitfalls while scaling globally, and how to navigate them.

2.00 pm BST
speaker-1

Kathryn Barnes

speaker-2

Espen Vestli

Track 3: Learn: Aiming for an Exit? 3 Strategies to Protect and Generate Value

Company leaders work for years to build their dream business from scratch, and there’s one thing they often have in common — planning a successful exit. Growth and revenue are crucial indicators of success, but when assessing the value of a company, investors will also evaluate how it is structured, the assets you’ve created, and the strength of the foundation on which your organization was built. 


Join our experts as they discuss actionable tips and insights on generating value upon exit. Log in and learn:

  • The different types of exit strategies. 
  • How to get compliance under control to set up future deals for success. 
  • How companies can create more value by hiring from emerging talent pools.

2.30 pm BST
speaker-1

Nicole Sahin

speaker-2

Safi Bahcall

A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Safi Bahcall, Author, LOONSHOTS; Ex-CEO (Biotech)

3.30 pm BST
speaker-1

Sir Richard Branson

speaker-2

Nicole Sahin

Limitless: Thinking Beyond Boundaries and Borders

4.15pm BST
speaker-1

Diane Albano

Day 1 - Closing Keynote, Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Globalization Partners

12.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Nicole Sahin

Welcome Americas, Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners

12.30 pm ET
speaker-1

Debbie Millin

speaker-2

Ronii Rizzo

speaker-3

Adam Hopewell

speaker-4

Cleo Valeroso

The Top Challenges of Hiring Internationally - and Secrets to Overcome Them

The remote work revolution is a reality, and now companies are hiring without the restrictions of political borders. But obviously, new challenges arise. Hiring internationally could introduce a catalog of new procedures for your legal and finance staff that may potentially slow your growth.   

Join us for an expert panel session that will give you the tips and tools to help you build global remote teams fast and easy. You will learn:   

  • What opportunities are out there for companies that want to hire in a new country or region, but haven’t yet started?  
  • What are the biggest challenges - cultural, financial, legal - that your company may face?  
  • How can you get started and create a realistic plan your team can execute?

1.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Diane Albano

speaker-2

Chuck Mollor

speaker-3

Jackie Breslin

How to Lead Transformation Amidst Rapid Workplace Change: Strategies to Engage Teams and Build the Future Today

The past two years have changed and shaped the way companies operate and the way humans work like no other time in history, and no matter what challenges your company and your people have faced, all are still charting the path forward into the next normal, and all have the power to shape the future, starting today.   

As you are leading your company’s growth from the inside, join our experts in change of management, remote work design, and growth strategy, to learn:  

  • Leadership skills that are essential in a remote-first world, for connection and relationship-building in your team.   
  • How to build a remote or hybrid work environment that’s productive, efficient, and welcoming – a place top talent all over the world want to work.    
  • What strategies to adopt to flourish amidst rapid change.

1.30 pm ET
speaker-1

Joan Groleau

speaker-2

Dr. Susan Hanold

speaker-3

Cheyenne Horvat

speaker-4

Robert Glazer

What International Employees Really Want

Employees are people, and it’s not hard to guess what other people might want when it comes to benefits and advancement.   

 But what about on a global scale? What about when remote work isn’t just a perk, but a new way of working?   

Join this panel of experts in employee engagement, compensation, work facilitation, and productivity to learn: 

  • What employees know they need but are hesitant to ask for.  
  • Ways to gauge employee happiness across cultures and stand out as a great employer.  
  • The newest challenges and solutions to running international teams.

2.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Allie Kovalik

speaker-2

Jill Neilson

speaker-3

Betsy Bula

speaker-4

Lanie Denslow

Understanding The 3 Tenets of Company Growth: Culture, Language, and Identity

Companies of all sizes are hiring people anywhere in the world, but many of them are transferring existing processes and policies to a new country or region without understanding the local laws, employee expectations, and cultural differences, and this will simply not do when it comes to growth.  

Join a live panel session to learn about how to create strong relationships with colleagues and customers across the globe, and also you will learn: 

  • Why talent retention and growth start as early as the first interview and into the onboarding process.  
  • How communication has to change and become asynchronous in the era of remote work.  
  • How to build a team identity that allows space for diversity and individualism, while encouraging collaboration. 

2.30 pm ET
speaker-1

Nicole Sahin

speaker-2

Kathleen Kennedy

A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Kathleen Kennedy Executive Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

3.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Somen Mondal

speaker-2

Cyrus Sullivan

speaker-3

Dipesh Mistry

Track 1: Evolve: Creating a Global, Diverse Talent Acquisition Strategy in the New World of Remote Work: What You Need to Know

The prevalence of remote work has fundamentally changed how companies think about and execute their recruitment strategies. The opportunity to snatch the best talent available comes with many challenges, and companies need to have a plan in place to ensure their resources are not stretched too thin. 

 In this session, you will learn: 

  • The key aspects behind aligning a global, diverse talent acquisition strategy to a company’s growth goals. 
  • Best practices to consolidate a global remote workforce compliantly and efficiently. 
  • The added value that can be drawn from a global talent acquisition strategy targeting regional talent hubs. 

3.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Jess Dodge

speaker-2

Lisa Dennis

speaker-3

Kyle York

speaker-4

Lauren Bailey

Track 2: Grow: How to Build and Scale a High-Performing Global Sales Team

Join us and hear from sales leaders on how to keep their global teams motivated, on track, and working energetically towards the same goal. The panel will share their experience building high performing sales teams and discuss what every leader should know as they begin scaling their team internationally.  

You’ll learn:   

  • When is the right time to make your first international sales hire?  
  • What are some of the signs it’s time to scale globally, or simply add a new market?  
  • What are some of the best systems and process you can put into place to help your international sales team find success?  

3.00 pm ET
speaker-1

Ramsey Pryor

speaker-2

Nicole Forbes

speaker-3

Tara Vasdani

Track 3: Learn: Beyond the First International Hire: Where to Look for Talent and How to Ensure Compliance at Every Step

You want to hire international employees, but don’t know where to start? First, you need to establish what you hope to accomplish on the global stage. Do you want to become an international brand? Enter just one or multiple countries? Are you looking to test new markets, or are you ready to set up a permanent footprint? Is international hiring motivated by skills gaps in your market or overhead costs? 

Join us for expert advice on how to answer all these questions, and more. Here you will hear about: 

  • How to manage the international hiring risks to your company data, intellectual property, and workforce engagement. 
  •  Remote workarounds for teams that are still restricted by the effects of Covid-19, including travel limitations. 
  • Outperforming the competition by increasing diversity and finding the right talent remotely, and in other markets. 

3.30 pm ET
speaker-1

Tim Sanders

speaker-2

Brennan McEachran

speaker-3

Allie Kovalik

Track 1: Evolve: The Global Remote Employee Lifecycle: How Can Companies Encourage Retention from Day One?

A successful employee lifecycle is key to retention, which starts before day one on the books — it begins during your first communication with a recruit. But when recruiting remotely and balancing a global workforce, new challenges arise. Now, even remote offboarding is part of the retention puzzle.  

Join us to learn more of the lesser-known elements of a great remote employee lifecycle. Attendees will learn: 

  • What employees are really thinking, and reading about you, before they join your company. 
  •  How to craft a sound remote onboarding experience to set employees up for success. 
  • Modern employee expectations and how to exceed them at every stage of the global remote employee lifecycle. 

3.30 pm ET
speaker-1

Thomas Merchant

speaker-2

Chuck Mollor

Track 2: Grow: Culture Matters: Why Inclusive Leadership Begins With Cultural Intelligence

Culture consists of the collective perceptions and social norms that people share with one another, but in an increasingly diverse and complex business environment, culture cannot simply be defined as “the way things are done”. Today, cultural competence is a crucial factor to set your organization apart. Join us in a discussion about why culture is key for high-performing global companies, and we will also cover:

  • How corporate cultures differ around the world
  • Why cultural competence is essential for managing global teams
  • How leaders can be more inclusive and create a culture of belonging

3.30pm ET
speaker-1

Allen C. Koski

speaker-2

Liam Martin

Track 3: Learn: What to Do When Everyone Is Everywhere: How Will the Great Migration Affect Your Company?

What began as the world's largest remote work experiment is now standard practice, and quite an efficient one. However, companies must be ready to adapt with dedicated resources to maintain legal compliance and relocation flexibility for employees. Join Globalization Partners Founder and CEO Nicole Sahin in this conversation about the immediate challenge of ensuring compliance for your existing workforce in a remote-first world.

We will also cover:

  • Do the employees have the legal right to live and work in a location different from where your headquarters are?
  • What does it cost to let employees keep their jobs, remote working from their new jurisdictions?
  • Should your company re-assess for local compensation benchmarking?

4.00pm ET
speaker-1

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr

The Future World of Work with Johnny Taylor, President & CEO, SHRM

4.30pm ET
speaker-1

Daymond John

Keynote from Daymond John, Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

5.45pm ET

Day 2 - Closing with Globalization Partners Inaugural Award Ceremony

12.00 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Charles Ferguson

Welcome APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

12.30 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Dr. Parag Khanna

The New War for Global Talent

Guest Speaker - Dr. Parag Khanna, Managing Partner at FutureMap, Strategic Advisor to Governments and Global Companies, Bestselling Author, TED Speaker

1.15 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Craig Goldblatt

speaker-2

Gavin Hockey

speaker-3

Dario Acconci

speaker-4

Sarah Thapa

Future-Proof Your Business: Scale and Hire Globally and Compliantly

Recent advancements in remote work present a window for growth. But failing to understand how to expand compliantly and the risks involved could be harmful. International hiring creates new filings, activities, and procedures for your legal and finance teams that requires country-specific counsel, potentially slowing growth.  

Are you compliantly hiring global talent? Can you avoid legal pitfalls and abide by employment and tax regulations? Do you know the latest immigration policies to aid relocating employees? 

 

You will learn:  

  • How to identify the best time to scale and which markets to enter first  
  • The biggest challenges – financial, legal, administrative – you face when growing internationally 
  • Solutions available to pursue international growth quickly, without bypassing compliance 

2.00 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Lyn Kwek

speaker-2

Reika Phung Dzupinka

speaker-3

Liliana Kellett

speaker-4

Christina S. Ahn

The Talent Checklist: How to Attract and Retain Employees in the War for Talent 

With a widening skills gap, growing talent shortage, and closing borders, companies in Asia-Pacific are struggling over limited professionals amid a talent war. Borderless hiring can boost talent pools, but where should companies target, and how can technology refine the talent selection process?   

Retaining talent is equally critical. As power shifts from organizations to professionals, employee experiences must be elevated with competitive compensation, streamlined payroll management, increased engagement, and improved culture building. 

You will learn: 

  • Challenges organizations face in the talent war and how to remain agile when hiring   
  • Emerging talent hubs and how to leverage technology to hire the best candidates for the job   
  • How diversity in the workforce can help companies successfully attract and retain talent  

2.45 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Sam Barrett

speaker-2

Joseph Christofanelli

speaker-3

Jay Smith

speaker-4

Andy Winthrop

Make It Happen: Effective and Efficient International Expansion in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest and most diverse continent. It is home to world class tech hubs, advanced infrastructures and heavily populated emerging markets. Whether the

rationale for moving into new markets is opportunity or risk-related, international growth and expansion can be a challenging and daunting task. Many of the tech, fast growth and private businesses that have seen successful, sustainable expansion and growth in Asia, have paid close attention to their operating models and how they are aligned with both commercial goals and tax efficiency strategies.

Join Sam Barrett (moderator), Jay Smith, Andy Winthrop and Joe Christofanelli from EY’s APAC Operating Model Effectiveness and Global Incentives teams, to learn:

  • How to structure your international expansion in Asia
  • What are the best trading and Direct To Consumer operating models
  • Where are the best places to achieve tax incentives and government grants

3.30 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Graham Lim

speaker-2

Sachin Goklaney

speaker-3

Casey Abel

speaker-4

Gordon Dudley

Remote, Hybrid, or Office-Based: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Work in 2022 and Beyond

How can companies stay ahead of future trends and master growth strategies for the next decade and beyond? Companies must pick the best work model for long-term success, whether it's a hybrid model featuring partially remote work with multiple hubs, entirely on-site, or completely remote work. 

Resetting focus from past performance to future potential remains key. Companies must master nonverbal communication, strengthen employees' sense of belonging and purpose, and leverage technology to uncover opportunities and critical insights. 

You will learn:  

  • How to build an agile organization that can keep up with ever-changing conditions during growth  
  • The pivotal role HR plays in building a long-term remote or hybrid work environment that's productive, efficient, and attractive 
  • How technology supports workforces by uncovering new opportunities and elevating the employee experience 

4.15 pm AEDT
speaker-1

Charles Ferguson

Closing APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

20 October First Day

10.00 am BST
EMEA Welcome, Nick Adams, Vice President EMEA and Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners.

Charles Ferguson

EMEA Welcome, Nick Adams, Vice President EMEA and Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners.

PANGEO is Globalization Partners' annual conference designed to equip companies with the ideas, skills, and best practices to thrive in the new world of global remote work. Our conference will bring together visionaries from around the world, who will discuss key trends, strategies, and personal experiences — designed to help you build fast and agile remote teams.  

Join Nick Adams, Vice President EMEA, and Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners for the opening session of PANGEO 2021.

10.30 am BST
How to Increase Your Sales Internationally and Accelerate Your Company’s Growth

Nick Adams

How to Increase Your Sales Internationally and Accelerate Your Company’s Growth

Entering an international market requires significant investment. Companies might consider setting up shop in a new country if they see an opportunity to open a sales channel there. However, as you look to accelerate your company’s growth internationally, you should think about the implications for sales roles, team structure, and the size and location of your sales presence globally. 


Join our experts’ panel session as they discuss the best practices to increase sales internationally. Log in and learn:
 

  • How to identify the best time to start scaling your sales presence, and which markets to enter first.
     
  • The best systems and processes you can put into place to help your international sales team find success.
     
  • How to maintain an efficient infrastructure that supports every member of your sales team, no matter where they are in the world. 

11.00 am BST
How Tech Firms Can Grow Globally Faster Than Other Businesses

Mark Hedley

How Tech Firms Can Grow Globally Faster Than Other Businesses

Companies all over the world witnessed a paradigm shift for their business operations in the year 2020. Tech companies may have had the infrastructure to keep operating as usual during the pandemic, but is it enough to carry them into the new world of work?  


Join our experts on this panel session as they discuss the evolution and future of the technology sector. Log in and learn: 
 

  • How technology companies can optimize their operating models to be more agile.  
  • The ways in which technology companies can sustain growth in a constantly changing ecosystem.  
  • Why managing talent is crucial to succeeding in a remote world. 

11.30 am BST
Managing the Mobile Workforce - Top Countries for Global Mobility and Relocation

Diane Albano

Managing the Mobile Workforce - Top Countries for Global Mobility and Relocation

Today’s workforce has become increasingly decentralized and highly mobile. While the advent of technology is now a driving factor in facilitating the mobile workforce, the desire for flexible working arrangements has been on the rise, too.
 

Join us in this panel session as our global mobility experts discuss the best practices of managing a mobile workforce. Login and learn:
 

  • How you can set up a global relocation policy that makes sense for your company and your team.  
  • The top countries for employee relocation.  
  • The best solution to help employees relocate compliantly. 

12.00 pm BST
The Next Wave in HR Technology

Diane Albano

The Next Wave in HR Technology

Companies are now dealing with increasingly global operations, with a growing need for specialized talent. This makes attracting and retaining the right people difficult unless you adopt a more dynamic talent and work model. You may feel confident about HR practices in your company headquarters, but are you prepared if you’re planning to expand to new international markets?
 

Join us for an experts’ panel session where industry leaders will discuss the future of HR, and provide actionable tips to survive and thrive in the new world of work. Log in and learn:
 

  • What role HR plays in driving an agile organization.  
  • How the next wave in technology is disrupting HR.  
  • How HR can help build the organization of the future. 

1.00 pm BST
Track 1: Evolve: Top Strategies to Find Talent in Emerging Hubs Before Your Competition

Suzanne McVey

Track 1: Evolve: Top Strategies to Find Talent in Emerging Hubs Before Your Competition

What does a software company and a bank have in common? Their need for talent. As you consider how to hire global employees, you’ll need to develop dependable strategies for attracting qualified employees. How can companies benefit by tapping into digital talent pools that are still nascent? Log in and learn: 

  • Why companies should look at emerging geographic talent pools for their hiring needs. 
  • The importance of a global recruitment strategy. 
  • Actionable steps to create an effective global recruitment strategy. 

1.00 pm BST
Track 2: Grow: Blueprint to Building High-Performing Diverse Global Teams

Nicole Sahin

Track 2: Grow: Blueprint to Building High-Performing Diverse Global Teams

Seventy-seven percent of people would consider a company’s culture, mission, and purpose before joining the team. Since the onset of the pandemic, technology, culture, and effective leadership are critical for building high-performing diverse global teams. The era of digital transformation has brought with it new communication and remote working tools that can help leaders develop a company strategy with an end-goal focused on attracting, retaining, and managing the best global talent in the world. Log in and learn:  

  

  • Why cultural fluency in leadership is critical for building team trust. 
  • Why cross-cultural communication is inevitable for healthier and higher-performing teams. 
  • The impact of the new world of global remote work on team performance. 

1.00 pm BST
Track 3: Learn: Top Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Going Global, and Steps to Overcome Them

Filipe Lousa

Track 3: Learn: Top Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Going Global, and Steps to Overcome Them

As your company grows globally, you’ll benefit from bringing international employees on board. Hiring global employees offers many advantages for your company, including insights into the local culture and useful in-country business connections. However, building global teams can be a complex process, involving many compliance challenges. Log in to the session and learn:

  • The most common compliance challenges companies face when going global. 
  • The risks and penalties associated with noncompliance.  
  • How companies can navigate compliance challenges and plan for the future.

1.30 pm BST
Track 1: Evolve: Building a Global Employer Brand: What Role Does HR Play?

Alexa Williams

Track 1: Evolve: Building a Global Employer Brand: What Role Does HR Play?

Today, establishing an employer brand is seen as critical to attract and retain the best people for the job. A positive employer brand is crucial, as it signifies the company is a good employer and a great place to work. However, employees' expectations for their employers have shifted in the new world of work, and companies must be equipped to cater to these changes.   


Join our experts for this panel session as they discuss the role of HR in building a global employer brand. Log in and learn:

  • What a global employer brand is and how to build one. 
  • The role employees play in building a global employer brand. 
  • How companies can use their brand to attract new hires.

1.30 pm BST
Track 2: Grow: 5 International Growth Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Kathrin Koedderitz

Track 2: Grow: 5 International Growth Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Economic downturns and crises often lead to stagnation of innovation and growth. As a result, many companies find it difficult to thrive when conditions are tough, and sometimes this can lead to company closure. For growth strategies to deliver lasting results, there needs to be a core focus on aspirations, organization-wide alignment, and careful monitoring of results across all departments. Log in to join top leaders in the global expansion space and, learn:  

  

  • How your company can avoid the top 10 international growth mistakes. 
  • How choosing the right global growth partner can hyper-boost your company revenue. 
  • How to future-proof your company. 

1.30 pm BST
Track 3: Learn: Stop Losing Sleep: Real Compliance Nightmares Companies Face and How to Put Them to Bed

Alastair Kendrick

Track 3: Learn: Stop Losing Sleep: Real Compliance Nightmares Companies Face and How to Put Them to Bed

If you’re hiring a remote employee in the country where your company is based – that’s a simpler task. However, adding an international team member and creating a truly global team has unique challenges. Entity setup, hiring, onboarding, financial reporting, and payroll are just a few compliance nightmares companies often face if they’re unprepared.
 

Join our experts’ panel session as they discuss how to navigate common compliance hurdles at the international level. Log in and learn:
 

  • The most common compliance nightmares companies face and how to navigate them. 
  • Why noncompliance could result in significant penalties. 
  • Why monitoring compliance is critical.

2.00 pm BST
Track 1: Evolve: Ask an Expert Panel: How to Navigate the Unknown of International Hiring.

Mark Hedley

Track 1: Evolve: Ask an Expert Panel: How to Navigate the Unknown of International Hiring.

The remote working model has given employees the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world. It has also presented a great opportunity for companies to close skills gaps in their workforce, regardless of location.
 

However, navigating the unknowns of international hiring is not easy. One of the greatest challenges companies often face is how to attract the best talent, how to approach the hiring process, and how to build teams to meet business goals in the new world of remote work. Log in and learn:
 

  • What the difference is between global talent acquisition and traditional recruitment. 
  • The common unknowns of international hiring. 
  • How to build a solid global talent acquisition strategy.

2.00 pm BST
Track 2: Grow: How to Scale Globally Without Sinking

Rick Pizzoli

Track 2: Grow: How to Scale Globally Without Sinking

Going global has become a priority for executives across the world. This is partly due to the rise of emerging markets, which are forecasted to contribute more than half towards global economic growth over the next decade. However, evolution into global markets is undoubtedly challenging, but technological development over the last decade has become a key contributor for companies to evolve globally faster. Looking back, it took more than 15 years for companies like Sony and Honda to go global – but Lenovo’s tech-driven global strategy helped the company achieve international success in five years. It’s time companies prepare for a new phase of globalization, in which advanced, long-term strategic practices are required to thrive at the global level. Log in and learn:
 

  • The benefits and challenges of going global.
  • How to build a successful international go-to-market strategy.
  • The most common pitfalls while scaling globally, and how to navigate them.

2.00 pm BST
Track 3: Learn: Aiming for an Exit? 3 Strategies to Protect and Generate Value

Kathryn Barnes

Track 3: Learn: Aiming for an Exit? 3 Strategies to Protect and Generate Value

Company leaders work for years to build their dream business from scratch, and there’s one thing they often have in common — planning a successful exit. Growth and revenue are crucial indicators of success, but when assessing the value of a company, investors will also evaluate how it is structured, the assets you’ve created, and the strength of the foundation on which your organization was built. 


Join our experts as they discuss actionable tips and insights on generating value upon exit. Log in and learn:

  • The different types of exit strategies. 
  • How to get compliance under control to set up future deals for success. 
  • How companies can create more value by hiring from emerging talent pools.

2.30 pm BST
A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Safi Bahcall, Author, LOONSHOTS; Ex-CEO (Biotech)

Nicole Sahin

A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Safi Bahcall, Author, LOONSHOTS; Ex-CEO (Biotech)

3.30 pm BST
Limitless: Thinking Beyond Boundaries and Borders

Nicole Sahin

Limitless: Thinking Beyond Boundaries and Borders

4.15pm BST
Day 1 - Closing Keynote, Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Globalization Partners

Diane Albano

Day 1 - Closing Keynote, Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Globalization Partners

21 October Second Day

12.00 pm ET
Welcome Americas, Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners

Nicole Sahin

Welcome Americas, Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners

12.30 pm ET
The Top Challenges of Hiring Internationally - and Secrets to Overcome Them

Diane Albano

The Top Challenges of Hiring Internationally - and Secrets to Overcome Them

The remote work revolution is a reality, and now companies are hiring without the restrictions of political borders. But obviously, new challenges arise. Hiring internationally could introduce a catalog of new procedures for your legal and finance staff that may potentially slow your growth.   

Join us for an expert panel session that will give you the tips and tools to help you build global remote teams fast and easy. You will learn:   

  • What opportunities are out there for companies that want to hire in a new country or region, but haven’t yet started?  
  • What are the biggest challenges - cultural, financial, legal - that your company may face?  
  • How can you get started and create a realistic plan your team can execute?

1.00 pm ET

How to Lead Transformation Amidst Rapid Workplace Change: Strategies to Engage Teams and Build the Future Today

The past two years have changed and shaped the way companies operate and the way humans work like no other time in history, and no matter what challenges your company and your people have faced, all are still charting the path forward into the next normal, and all have the power to shape the future, starting today.   

As you are leading your company’s growth from the inside, join our experts in change of management, remote work design, and growth strategy, to learn:  

  • Leadership skills that are essential in a remote-first world, for connection and relationship-building in your team.   
  • How to build a remote or hybrid work environment that’s productive, efficient, and welcoming – a place top talent all over the world want to work.    
  • What strategies to adopt to flourish amidst rapid change.

1.30 pm ET

What International Employees Really Want

Employees are people, and it’s not hard to guess what other people might want when it comes to benefits and advancement.   

 But what about on a global scale? What about when remote work isn’t just a perk, but a new way of working?   

Join this panel of experts in employee engagement, compensation, work facilitation, and productivity to learn: 

  • What employees know they need but are hesitant to ask for.  
  • Ways to gauge employee happiness across cultures and stand out as a great employer.  
  • The newest challenges and solutions to running international teams.

2.00 pm ET
Understanding The 3 Tenets of Company Growth: Culture, Language, and Identity

Allie Kovalik

Understanding The 3 Tenets of Company Growth: Culture, Language, and Identity

Companies of all sizes are hiring people anywhere in the world, but many of them are transferring existing processes and policies to a new country or region without understanding the local laws, employee expectations, and cultural differences, and this will simply not do when it comes to growth.  

Join a live panel session to learn about how to create strong relationships with colleagues and customers across the globe, and also you will learn: 

  • Why talent retention and growth start as early as the first interview and into the onboarding process.  
  • How communication has to change and become asynchronous in the era of remote work.  
  • How to build a team identity that allows space for diversity and individualism, while encouraging collaboration. 

2.30 pm ET
A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Kathleen Kennedy Executive Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Nicole Sahin

A Fireside Chat with Nicole Sahin, CEO at Globalization Partners & Kathleen Kennedy Executive Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

3.00 pm ET

Track 1: Evolve: Creating a Global, Diverse Talent Acquisition Strategy in the New World of Remote Work: What You Need to Know

The prevalence of remote work has fundamentally changed how companies think about and execute their recruitment strategies. The opportunity to snatch the best talent available comes with many challenges, and companies need to have a plan in place to ensure their resources are not stretched too thin. 

 In this session, you will learn: 

  • The key aspects behind aligning a global, diverse talent acquisition strategy to a company’s growth goals. 
  • Best practices to consolidate a global remote workforce compliantly and efficiently. 
  • The added value that can be drawn from a global talent acquisition strategy targeting regional talent hubs. 

3.00 pm ET

Track 2: Grow: How to Build and Scale a High-Performing Global Sales Team

Join us and hear from sales leaders on how to keep their global teams motivated, on track, and working energetically towards the same goal. The panel will share their experience building high performing sales teams and discuss what every leader should know as they begin scaling their team internationally.  

You’ll learn:   

  • When is the right time to make your first international sales hire?  
  • What are some of the signs it’s time to scale globally, or simply add a new market?  
  • What are some of the best systems and process you can put into place to help your international sales team find success?  

3.00 pm ET
Track 3: Learn: Beyond the First International Hire: Where to Look for Talent and How to Ensure Compliance at Every Step

Ramsey Pryor

Track 3: Learn: Beyond the First International Hire: Where to Look for Talent and How to Ensure Compliance at Every Step

You want to hire international employees, but don’t know where to start? First, you need to establish what you hope to accomplish on the global stage. Do you want to become an international brand? Enter just one or multiple countries? Are you looking to test new markets, or are you ready to set up a permanent footprint? Is international hiring motivated by skills gaps in your market or overhead costs? 

Join us for expert advice on how to answer all these questions, and more. Here you will hear about: 

  • How to manage the international hiring risks to your company data, intellectual property, and workforce engagement. 
  •  Remote workarounds for teams that are still restricted by the effects of Covid-19, including travel limitations. 
  • Outperforming the competition by increasing diversity and finding the right talent remotely, and in other markets. 

3.30 pm ET
Track 1: Evolve: The Global Remote Employee Lifecycle: How Can Companies Encourage Retention from Day One?

Daymond John

Track 1: Evolve: The Global Remote Employee Lifecycle: How Can Companies Encourage Retention from Day One?

A successful employee lifecycle is key to retention, which starts before day one on the books — it begins during your first communication with a recruit. But when recruiting remotely and balancing a global workforce, new challenges arise. Now, even remote offboarding is part of the retention puzzle.  

Join us to learn more of the lesser-known elements of a great remote employee lifecycle. Attendees will learn: 

  • What employees are really thinking, and reading about you, before they join your company. 
  •  How to craft a sound remote onboarding experience to set employees up for success. 
  • Modern employee expectations and how to exceed them at every stage of the global remote employee lifecycle. 

3.30 pm ET
Track 2: Grow: Culture Matters: Why Inclusive Leadership Begins With Cultural Intelligence

Thomas Merchant

Track 2: Grow: Culture Matters: Why Inclusive Leadership Begins With Cultural Intelligence

Culture consists of the collective perceptions and social norms that people share with one another, but in an increasingly diverse and complex business environment, culture cannot simply be defined as “the way things are done”. Today, cultural competence is a crucial factor to set your organization apart. Join us in a discussion about why culture is key for high-performing global companies, and we will also cover:

  • How corporate cultures differ around the world
  • Why cultural competence is essential for managing global teams
  • How leaders can be more inclusive and create a culture of belonging

3.30pm ET
Track 3: Learn: What to Do When Everyone Is Everywhere: How Will the Great Migration Affect Your Company?

Allen C. Koski

Track 3: Learn: What to Do When Everyone Is Everywhere: How Will the Great Migration Affect Your Company?

What began as the world's largest remote work experiment is now standard practice, and quite an efficient one. However, companies must be ready to adapt with dedicated resources to maintain legal compliance and relocation flexibility for employees. Join Globalization Partners Founder and CEO Nicole Sahin in this conversation about the immediate challenge of ensuring compliance for your existing workforce in a remote-first world.

We will also cover:

  • Do the employees have the legal right to live and work in a location different from where your headquarters are?
  • What does it cost to let employees keep their jobs, remote working from their new jurisdictions?
  • Should your company re-assess for local compensation benchmarking?

4.00pm ET
The Future World of Work with Johnny Taylor, President & CEO, SHRM

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr

The Future World of Work with Johnny Taylor, President & CEO, SHRM

4.30pm ET
Keynote from Daymond John, Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Daymond John

Keynote from Daymond John, Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

5.45pm ET

Day 2 - Closing with Globalization Partners Inaugural Award Ceremony

22 October Third Day

12.00 pm AEDT
Welcome APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

Charles Ferguson

Welcome APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

12.30 pm AEDT
The New War for Global Talent

Dr. Parag Khanna

The New War for Global Talent

Guest Speaker - Dr. Parag Khanna, Managing Partner at FutureMap, Strategic Advisor to Governments and Global Companies, Bestselling Author, TED Speaker

1.15 pm AEDT

Future-Proof Your Business: Scale and Hire Globally and Compliantly

Recent advancements in remote work present a window for growth. But failing to understand how to expand compliantly and the risks involved could be harmful. International hiring creates new filings, activities, and procedures for your legal and finance teams that requires country-specific counsel, potentially slowing growth.  

Are you compliantly hiring global talent? Can you avoid legal pitfalls and abide by employment and tax regulations? Do you know the latest immigration policies to aid relocating employees? 

 

You will learn:  

  • How to identify the best time to scale and which markets to enter first  
  • The biggest challenges – financial, legal, administrative – you face when growing internationally 
  • Solutions available to pursue international growth quickly, without bypassing compliance 

2.00 pm AEDT

The Talent Checklist: How to Attract and Retain Employees in the War for Talent 

With a widening skills gap, growing talent shortage, and closing borders, companies in Asia-Pacific are struggling over limited professionals amid a talent war. Borderless hiring can boost talent pools, but where should companies target, and how can technology refine the talent selection process?   

Retaining talent is equally critical. As power shifts from organizations to professionals, employee experiences must be elevated with competitive compensation, streamlined payroll management, increased engagement, and improved culture building. 

You will learn: 

  • Challenges organizations face in the talent war and how to remain agile when hiring   
  • Emerging talent hubs and how to leverage technology to hire the best candidates for the job   
  • How diversity in the workforce can help companies successfully attract and retain talent  

2.45 pm AEDT

Make It Happen: Effective and Efficient International Expansion in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest and most diverse continent. It is home to world class tech hubs, advanced infrastructures and heavily populated emerging markets. Whether the

rationale for moving into new markets is opportunity or risk-related, international growth and expansion can be a challenging and daunting task. Many of the tech, fast growth and private businesses that have seen successful, sustainable expansion and growth in Asia, have paid close attention to their operating models and how they are aligned with both commercial goals and tax efficiency strategies.

Join Sam Barrett (moderator), Jay Smith, Andy Winthrop and Joe Christofanelli from EY’s APAC Operating Model Effectiveness and Global Incentives teams, to learn:

  • How to structure your international expansion in Asia
  • What are the best trading and Direct To Consumer operating models
  • Where are the best places to achieve tax incentives and government grants

3.30 pm AEDT

Remote, Hybrid, or Office-Based: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Work in 2022 and Beyond

How can companies stay ahead of future trends and master growth strategies for the next decade and beyond? Companies must pick the best work model for long-term success, whether it's a hybrid model featuring partially remote work with multiple hubs, entirely on-site, or completely remote work. 

Resetting focus from past performance to future potential remains key. Companies must master nonverbal communication, strengthen employees' sense of belonging and purpose, and leverage technology to uncover opportunities and critical insights. 

You will learn:  

  • How to build an agile organization that can keep up with ever-changing conditions during growth  
  • The pivotal role HR plays in building a long-term remote or hybrid work environment that's productive, efficient, and attractive 
  • How technology supports workforces by uncovering new opportunities and elevating the employee experience 

4.15 pm AEDT
Closing APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

Charles Ferguson

Closing APAC, Charlie Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

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Full Days of Tactical Lessons and Sessions Across 3 Regions
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