Festival of Global Mobility Thinking

Friday 11 May 2018

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London NW1 2AR

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

A first in the UK, Relocate Global's 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.

Join us to share an innovative approach to problem solving that will allow time for thinking, creativity, discussion and networking. Roundtable sessions will be facilitated by our coaching partner, the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC).

Participants will come away with a bespoke action plan, a toolkit of resources, a network of new contacts, and access to a powerful community, so they can help move their organisations to the next level. See our top reasons to attend!

View the full programme

Get a flavour for the event with insights on hot topics in global mobility from some of our expert speakers and participants:

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of the RES Forum, explains why 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.” 

Who should attend?

This event will benefit those from a wide range of job functions, including:

  • Senior HR and International Human Resource Management (IHRM) directors and practitioners
  • In-house global mobility specialists
  • Learning and development (L&D), change, and talent specialists
  • C-level executives
  • Senior executives in finance, immigration and law
  • Global project managers
  • Schools and educationalists

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

Benefits of attending

  • Learn how your organisation can be more agile and respond to new markets and external disruptors, from Brexit to political change, and put people at the heart of your business decision-making
  • Examine key topics for contemporary businesses across industries – 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
  • Enjoy quality peer-to-peer networking and informed discussions with experts
  • Explore new ideas on how to reassure, develop and support talent in a changing workplace
  • Understand the inward investment and foreign direct investment (FDI) agenda
  • Take away an action plan that can be used immediately in your business


The varied 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 and group moves
  • The creative approach to attracting and retaining the right talent
  • The digital and technology revolution
  • Quality of nationality, citizenship and immigration
  • Diversity for a more effective workplace
  • Future-fit students – employers, schools and educationalists have the Big Conversation

Keynote: 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 for the bigger change to be successful?

This memorable 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 your workplace.

Olivier Mythodrama’s clients are full of praise for its energy, passion and approach:

“The finest, and potentially highest-yielding, investment in our leadership development history to date.” CEO, Fujitsu 

View the Olivier Mythodrama morning programme 

Festival of Global Mobility Thinking Olivier Mythodrama Interactive group business people


In-house HR professionals

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

Delegate places

The standard rate is £530 + VAT.

Sponsored tables

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

Corporate business leaders

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

Schools and educationalists

Discounts are available. Please contact for more details.

Morning with Mythodrama

Ideal for learning and development, change management specialist and schools. Attend the morning keynote and workshop only for £395 + VAT.


We offer 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 details, 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 places here. Combined tickets for the Gala Awards Dinner and the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking are available at a 15 per cent discount.

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