Festival of Global Mobility Thinking

Festival of Global Mobility Thinking

Friday 11 May 2018

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London NW1 2AR

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A unique interactive conference experience exploring innovation, transformational leadership and agility.

A first in the UK, our Festival of Global Mobility Thinking will help your company to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving and increasingly globalised business landscape.  

The theme for this event is how creativity and innovation can enable companies to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future. We will address transformation and change in the workplace across industry sectors and regions.

This interactive must-attend event will explore how your organisation can be more agile, respond to new markets and external disrupters from Brexit to political change, and put people at the heart of your business decision making.

“It’s great to welcome such a unique event that serves the global mobility arena. This interactive conference offers the opportunity to work with peers throughout the day on some of the toughest challenges facing global mobility professionals and will no doubt be hugely rewarding."

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of The RES Forum. The RES Forum Learning Lab is a sponsor of the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking. 

Inspiring keynote from Olivier Mythodrama

Transformational Leadership ­– Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Phyllida Hancock 

Festival of Global Mobility Phyllida Hancock Olivier Mythodrama

Shakespeare's genius provides timeless insights into the human nature of transformational leadership, while the narrative drive of his great play, The Tempest, reveals the vital ingredients of a successful change initiative. What kind of “storm” do you need to create? How can you tell a compelling story to truly engage others? Can you manage different reactions and reframe the challenge accordingly? How might you need to change in order that the bigger change is successful?

This memorable and meaningful keynote session with a lively mix of input, discussion and experiential exercises will engage delegates and provide insights to build on for the rest of the conference and to take back to the work place.

Olivier Mythodrama clients are full of praise for their energy, passion and approach.

“The finest and potentially highest yielding investment in our leadership development history to date”

CEO, Fujitsu


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Dr Dimitry Kochenov – Author of Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI)
  • Dr Susan Shortland – Professor Emerita, London Metropolitan University

We have gathered a diverse panel of cutting-edge speakers to examine the many aspects of growing an agile business and to help you understand the global mobility implications against a backdrop of opportunity even in uncertain times. They will confirm some of your thoughts and positively challenge others, helping your team to be more resilient and prepare for the future.


Explore key topics for contemporary businesses (including transformation and change, diversity, leadership styles, talent, global trade, agility and collaboration) across sectors – from technology and life sciences to finance, automotive, oil, gas and energy, services, and the creative sector. Make connections with companies offering new research and findings, inspiring speakers and accessible experts, explore new ideas on how to reassure, develop and support talent in a changing workplace and examine the inward investment and FDI agenda. 

The programme will include presentations, panels and interactive discussions in the following areas:

  • Impact of VUCA on organisations and mobility
  • Agile organisations
  • Delivering a successful business transformation – mergers, acquisitions or group moves
  • The creative approach to attracting and retaining the right talent
  • The digital and technology revolution
  • Quality of nationalities, citizenship and immigration
  • Diversity for a more effective workplace
  • Future fit students – employers, schools and educationalists have the Big conversation

We invite you to bring colleagues from other disciplines in your organization or external colleagues to collaborate and hone your business and people strategy.

Style and approach

Share an innovative approach to problem solving that will allow time for thinking, creativity, discussion and networking. Roundtable discussions will be facilitated by our coaching partners AoEC.

Enjoy quality peer-to-peer networking and informed discussions with experts in the gallery and display area.

Take away an action plan to use immediately in your business.

Target participants

  • Senior HR and IHRM directors/practitioners 
  • In-house global mobility specialists
  • L&D, change, talent specialists
  • C-level executives
  • Senior executives in finance, immigration, law
  • Global project managers

Festival sponsors: The RES Forum Learning lab

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of The RES Forum is excited that The RES Forum's Learning Lab is sponsoring the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking. 

“It’s great to welcome such a unique event that serves the global mobility arena. This interactive conference offers the opportunity to work with peers throughout the day on some of the toughest challenges facing global mobility professionals and will no doubt be hugely rewarding.

"Exploring agility provides an excellent framework to look at complex organisational issues and will hopefully define a clearer path for global mobility professionals to support their business in a more meaningful way. Leadership development features top of the agenda to help unlock potential for all those leading or managing change.

"We highly encourage international HR of all disciplines and in-house mobility specialists to attend.” 

Festival of Global Mobility Thinking Olivier Mythodrama Interactive group business people


In-house HR Professionals:

There are limited complimentary places available for Res Forum members, HR and in-house global mobility specialists. Please register here for a code to claim your complimentary ticket.

Table Sponsor:

Sponsored table of 10 tickets £3,350 + VAT. The event is ideal for HR and in-house mobility professionals. There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for attendees to be hosted on sponsored tables. A sponsored table is two hosts and eight guests from the in-house corporate HR sector.

Corporate business leaders:

Bring your team and clients. Call Jane Whitton to explore options on +44 (0)1892 891334

Delegate place:

Standard rate £530 + VAT

Morning with Mythodrama:

Keynote and Workshop only £395 + VAT

Schools and educationalists:

Discounts are available. Please contact for more details.


This is a sponsored event which includes a variety of sponsorship opportunities including hosted tables, panel and speaker opportunities, display zones, and a sponsored goodie bag items. Bespoke packages are available. For sponsorship details please contact Carla Foden on +44 (0)1892 891334


Relocate Gala Awards Dinner, 10 May 2018

Join us for a night of celebration at the UnderGlobe beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London SE1 9DT. Book your tickets here.

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