11- 12 April, 2013
In April, Mercer will be holding its annual EMEA Expatriate Management Conference in Lisbon. Now in its 17th year, the conference is a highly regarded and recognised major event for mobility professionals. It will take place over a day and a half, attracting EMEA-based HR professionals who are managing expatriates globally.
The programme includes an exciting mix of high-level plenary and breakout sessions on the latest trends, practices and developments in expatriate assignment management, presented by leading experts.
The theme of this year’s event is Mastering the challenges of global mobility in a fast-changing world and will cover strategic trends such as emerging markets, expatriate attraction and retention, localisation, talent mobility best practices, addressing dual-career issues and expatriate management in Asia.
Technical issues that many organisations are facing in relation to mobility will also be covered, including introducing flexibility in the balance-sheet approach, housing, cost-of-living issues, short-term, rotational and commuter assignments.
There will also be the opportunity to see some innovative mobility technology offerings aimed at alleviating the mobility professional’s daily expatriate assignment management tasks.
The keynote speaker for this event will be one of the City of London’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle. His session A Roadmap for the future: understanding the global context and looking ahead will give an insightful view on the state of globalisation and the forces shaping our current and future business environment.
Throughout the remainder of the event, there will be panel sessions with experts from leading multinational companies highlighting and discussing expatriate management policy trends and barriers, as well as plenty of networking opportunities to learn about the latest mobility technology and recent developments in expatriate management strategies.