Festival of Global People 2019


 

The international management event of the year

The Festival of Global People was held on 14 and 15 May at the historic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. We brought together world-leading experts, relocation sector leaders and innovators for two days of thought-provoking debate and presentations. Our aim was to help globally-minded people and organisations to grow and flourish by providing a high quality conference in a vibrant Festival format.

Read an overview of Day 1 and Day 2 at the Festival of Global People and find out why the Festival was such a success

Visit our Festival of Global People page for more insights and bonus material. Don't miss the Summer issue of Relocate magazine (June) Awards special, packed with with in-depth Festival features.

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Advertising & Sponsorship

Raise your company's profile by advertising in Relocate Magazine's Summer issue, advertise on the website or be included in our Think Global People webinar series. Don't miss out – sponsor the prestigious Relocate Awards and the high profile Festival of Global People in 2020.

We offer a range of advertising and sponsorship packages that will showcase your brand to the people leading the way in HR, Global Mobility and international business.

Sign up now to capitalise on awareness built up by the Awards and Festival this summer and for the new conference season autumn 2019.

Call Fiona Murchie or David Ward on +44 (0)1892 891334, or email 


 

About the Festival

Festival of Global People

The Festival of Global People returns to Central London to connect, inspire and support the people behind high performing global organisations.
 
Not to be missed by Global managers, HR and Global Mobility specialists, CEOs, Directors and Department heads looking to drive growth, manage and develop global talent and innovate in complex international markets.

To make a difference in your organisation book your early bird ticket today.

Over two days this unique event aims to bring a fresh perspective on how to build, engage and enable global teams to achieve sustainable growth through an exciting programme of keynote speakers and facilitated round tables, specialist interactive workshops and meet the expert sessions.

We will cover a range of topics relevant to all those managing global teams:

  • discover how to keep your global employees engaged
  • learn how to put inclusion at the heart of HR
  • discover how coaching and creativity can support your team 
  • ensure corporate and employee compliance
  • explore talent and leadership development challenges
  • and much more...


Why should the Festival be in your diary?

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Read more Reasons to Come to the Festival


Exciting Programme

Ignite new ideas and gain a fresh perspective on how to build, engage and enable global teams to achieve sustainable growth: inspirational keynotes, facilitated roundtables, panel sessions, specialist interactive workshops and pre-booked appointments with industry experts.

[Download the full programme here] (1511k)

Day 1 – 14 May

Hansom Hall

9.00: Welcome and introduction
Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate Global

9.10: Keynote: Creating an inclusive culture
Teresa Boughey, Author, Closing the Gap and CEO Jungle HR

10.00: Growth Market – International Schools and why they matter
Jitin Sethi, Partner L.E.K. Consulting

10.30: India unlocking opportunity inbound and outbound
Holly Creed, DXC Technology, NextGen GM, Rohit Kumar, IKAN Relocation, Simon Johnston, ICON Relocation

11.00: Coffee and networking
Book signing – Teresa Boughey

11.30: Peer-to-peer empowerment: a win-win for expats, partners and employers
Theresa Hafner & Lindsay Lydon, InterNations Business Solutions

12.00: Keynote: Developing Purposeful Leaders
Ben Renshaw

13.00: Lunch and networking
Book signing – Ben Renshaw, leadership coach and author of Purpose

14.00: Keynote: How employers can support schools, young people and their career ambitions
Angela Middleton MBE, MiddletonMurray, author Bridge That Gap

14.30: International schools – from curriculum choice to accreditation and safe guarding
Colin Bell, CEO COBIS

14.45: Families matter: How to choose the right school
Claudine Hakim, ISL, Alessandra Gnudi, FOCUS, International School, Private School

15.00: Relocation hotspots unpacked for success
Marianne Curphey leads a discussion with Brenda E. Levis, NYC Navigator, USA and contributors from Europe and Asia

15.30: The story behind the Four Seasons Hotel in the City
Eleonora Bortolato, Director of Residential, Four Seasons

15.40: GM Solutions Technology
Darin Karp, ReloQuest Inc

16.00: Empowering employees & partners to flourish in challenging times
Think Global People coaching & leadership team

16.30: Close of the day

Ladies Smoking Room


Sessions & workshops throughout the day:

Partner & Family perspective
Throughout the day talk to Alessandra Gnudi and Eva Stock, FOCUS

Creativity and business workshop
Throughout the day with Peter Moolan-Feroze, artist & business consultant


10.15: Enabling assignees and families to thrive in a new location
Welcome delegates to a morning of short Ignite talks, discussions and stories

10.30: Coaching – empowering employees and partners to flourish in challenging times
Morag Paterson, Belinda Smith, Alexandra Holden Terhalle, Michelle Yeoman, Guy Cooper

11.00: The show must go on – my leadership journey
Andy Lawson, Technical Manager Lyceum Theatre

11.30: The Power of Pause
Belinda Smith

11.50: Move down to Hansom Hall for
Developing Purposeful Leaders
Ben Renshaw

12.00: Keynote: Developing Purposeful Leaders
Ben Renshaw

13.00: Lunch and networking
Book signing – Ben Renshaw

14.00: Coaching – empowering employees and partners to flourish in challenging times
Morag Paterson, Belinda Smith, Alexandra Holden Terhalle, Michelle Yeoman, Guy Cooper
Throughout the afternoon talk to experienced coaches
•Value of coaching in the global context
•Executive coaching for all
•Career coaching for relocating partners
•Reflections on Think Women

16.00: GM Solutions Technology
Darin Karp, ReloQuest Inc, Demo

16.30: Close of the day
 

Day 2 – 15 May

9.00: Welcome & Introduction
Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate Global

9.10: Get creative
Peter Moolan-Feroze – Artist in Residence

9.30: Keynote: Change, trust & engagement – squaring the circle
Dr Linda Holbeche, author in leadership and HR, consultant, researcher

10.00: Group discussions & feedback
Facilitated by Dr Linda Holbeche

11.00: Coffee and networking
Book signing – Dr Linda Holbeche & Ben Renshaw

11.30: Panel discussion – industry case studies
Chaired by Linda Holbeche, Ben Renshaw, author of Purpose

12.30: Insights and reflections on supporting and managing global talent
Lindsay Lydon, InterNations Business Solutions, Morag Paterson, Belinda Smith, Alexandra Holden Terhalle, Michelle Yeoman, Think Global People

13.00: Lunch and networking
Book signing – Dr Linda Holbeche & Ben Renshaw

14.00: Creativity – Renaissance thinking for the 21st century
Peter Moolan-Feroze

14.30: Innovation – How a dynamic theatre group takes to the stage
Paul Williamson, Head of Talent Development, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)

15.00: An inclusive workplace is a high-performance workplace
Dr Susan Shortland, Eva Stock FOCUS, Claudine Hakim, ISL

15.40: Future fit workforce – tech AI and beyond
Angela Middleton, MBE

15.50: Panel with Marianne Curphey
Camila Bolen, NYC Navigator & other contributors

16.20: Closing remarks

16.30: Close of the Festival

19.00: Gala Awards Dinner and Entertainment


Leading Experts

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Ben Renshaw, Leadership thinker and popular author of Purpose
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Dr Linda Holbeche, Author of The Agile Organisation, consultant & HR expert

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Peter Moolan-Feroze, Artist and business consultant
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Jitin Sethi, Managing Director, Global Education Practice, LEK Consulting

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Paul Williamson, Head of Talent Development, Ambassador Theatre Group
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Holly Creed, Global Mobility Manager, DXC Technology

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Theresa Häfner, Head of Business Solutions, InterNations Business Solutions
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Lindsay Lydon, Senior Business Solutions Consultant, InterNations Business Solutions

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Angela Middleton MBE, careers and young people advisor, author, Bridge That Gap!
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Colin Bell, CEO, COBIS

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Rohit Kumar, Joint Managing Director, IKAN
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Teresa Boughey, CEO of award-winning Jungle HR and best selling author

View the full list of speakers, panellists and contributors appearing at the Festival.


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Premier Location

Ideally situated at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in the heart of London's tech district, with easy access to the Eurostar, airports, stations and the underground.


Addressing Top Challenges

Change, trust and employee engagement // Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace // The power of creativity to build global teams // Value chain and supply chain // Technology and the future workplace


Sponsorship at the Festival

Sponsoring The Festival of Global People
 is a brilliant way to market your brand 
to hundreds of the most innovative organisations looking to expand their global footprint.

We offer a variety of sponsorship packages that will showcase your brand to the people leading the way in HR and Global Mobility.

Download the Sponsorship Pack (4639k)

For details about sponsorship please contact or   or +44 (0)1892 891334.

Festival Sponsors:

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Festival of Global People sponsor the four seasons
Icon Relocation Festival Sponsor
NYC Navigator

ikan relocations
internations business solutions
Room Service by Cort

Festival Supporters:

Association of Relocation Professionals
FOCUS


Watch the 2018 Festival Video


Relocate Global Awards 2019
Awards and Gala Dinner
– evening 15 May

Taking place on the evening of the second day, our Relocate Gala Awards Dinner is a fitting finale to the Festival. It celebrates the success and outstanding contributions of individuals, teams and organisations that put people at the heart of everything they do.

Find out more and enter the awards


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