The Virtual Festival of Global People

Festival of Global People

Update: Alternative arrangements are being planned and will be announced shortly.
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The Festival of Global People is a unique, interactive event to support high performance in global organisations. The Festival offers a programme of lively, inspirational speakers, workshops, briefings and group discussion with high level networking opportunities throughout the day.

We will:

– Discover how to develop trust and enhance leadership in the global context

– Examine the opportunities and constraints for companies looking to expand internationally or set up in a new country or region from the Americas to APAC, EMEA

– Hear regional and sector experts with solutions to operational, technology and talent challenges

– Learn how to support, engage and grow talent in a fast-changing global environment

Speakers announced so far include:

Vlatka Hlupic, speaker at Festival of Global People

Vlatka Hlupic

International award-winning thought leader, author and academic

Professor Vlatka Hlupic, is an award-winning international thought leader, author of “The Management Shift” and “Humane Capital” books, leading academic and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Transformation at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, management consultant, inspiring speaker, executive coach, CEO and founder of The Management Shift Consulting and Drucker Society London.


Dr John Blakey, speaker at the Festival of Global People 2020

Dr John Blakey

Thought-leader & author of the Trusted Executive

Dr John Blakey author of "The Trusted Executive" is one of the top international thought leaders on organisational trust. He combines prize-winning doctoral research on trust with practical experience as a business leader and pioneer in the executive coaching profession. Founder of the The Trusted Executive Foundation, John's work has been featured in Forbes, BBC News, HuffPost, Inc. Magazine, the FT and The Sunday Times.

Debra Corey, speaker at the Festival of Global People

Debra Corey

Best-selling author, HR, Reward & Leadership Expert

Debra Corey, an experienced group reward director, is the co-author of "Build It: The Rebel Playbook for Employee Engagement". Debra is responsible for delivering HR strategies and programmes in a rebellious way, pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo to truly drive employee engagement. She's a rewards guru with over 20 years experience as a rewards leader, speaker and teacher.

Teresa Boughey, speaker at the Festival of Global People 2020

Teresa Boughey

HR Expert & Best-selling author of Closing the Gap

Teresa Boughey, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), founder and CEO of Jungle HR and best-selling author of "Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture". She is passionate about enabling organisations to create inclusive workplace cultures and will teach you how to create lasting change in your industry.

Paul Williamson, Speaker at the Festival of Global People

Paul Williamson

L & D Director, Ambassador Theatre Group

Paul Williamson heads up learning and development at The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG), a global live entertainment business and has worked in the theatre industry for over 20 years. Paul is a chartered member of the CIPD, an AoEC qualified executive coach and a Hogan personality assessor.

More speakers will be announced shortly so book your ticket today to ensure you are part of this highly anticipated event.

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.s


9.00 Welcome and introduction

Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate Global & Think Global People

9.15 Shake up your Employee Engagement and Values for growth

Debra Corey, best-selling author, HR, Reward & Leadership thought leader

10.00 How to Create a Management Shift to Transform Performance and Profit

Vlatka Hlupic, international award-winning thought leader, author and academic

10.45 Table discussion

11.00 Coffee and networking

11.30 Presentation, Panel & Roundable discussion

Break Out Option A - Operating in a new region, opportunities and Challenges

  • Asia Century – China, developing economies, rising stars and hotspots
  • Risk – Operating in a new region, from compliance to technology, reputation & health
  • Inward investment perspective – expansion potential

Presentation, Panel & Roundable discussion Break Out

Option B – Future Workforce Changing role of international HR – Teresa Boughey, best-selling author of “Closing the Gap” and HR & inclusion expert

  • Supporting global people to flourish
  • Data Trends, Reward and Recognitions Programmes
  • Preparing young people for the future with global reach

12.40 Facilitated Panel & Roundtable Discussion

13.00 Lunch and networking

14.00 Leap for the Stars: Performance and creativity

Paul Williamson, L & D Director, Ambassador Theatre Group

15.00 Trust – Key to a high-performance workforce

Dr John Blakey, author of the Trusted Executive and one of the top international thought leaders

15.50 Closing remarks

Fiona Murchie

16.00 Close of the Festival of Global People 

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Join us in the evening for the prestigious Gala Awards Dinner

In the evening, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Crown Jewels, network in the historic White Tower and discover who is delivering excellence and leading the field at the Relocate and Think Global People Awards Gala Dinner.

Sponsor the event

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

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