WERC London Summit 2017: lessons from Brexit and Trump

This time last year, Sir Malcolm Rifkind was analysing the potential outcomes of the UK’s upcoming referendum. This Friday, delegates will gather again in London for a day packed with insight-sharing on how to respond to the changes of the past 12 months.

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With close to 15 sessions scheduled throughout the day on issues from the gig economy, legislative updates, insourcing, outsourcing and mobility policy, the agenda promises to be both topical and practical – wholly necessary in these curious times.

Ian Robinson, UK immigration expert and partner at global immigration practice, Fragomen, is one of the 30 or so speakers preparing to take to the stage at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London E1 8GP this Friday.

Linking immigration and mobility

With fellow Fragomen partner, US specialist Charlotte Slocombe, he will be presenting an interactive session to explore how mobility and immigration specialists can work together to manage the implications of Brexit and US President Trump's recent entry ban.

“We want to have quite a practical session on Brexit and Trump,” explains Ian Robinson, talking to Re:locate Global. “Lots of people will talk about the politics of both but ultimately that doesn't really help you get on with your job. Our session will cover how both have changed what global mobility people do on a day to day basis and what they can be doing now in preparation or response.”

A look back at the highlights from the Worldwide ERC's EMEA London Summit 2016:

Brexit plans?

Suggesting both Brexit and the US election outcome have changed the jobs immigration and mobility specialists do, the panelists will signpost what businesses have, or have not done, since Brexit.

Fragomen’s recent survey finds only 26 per cent of the 140 businesses it surveyed have an immigration plan for Brexit – despite close to half saying EU nationals are vital for their business.

They will then tie this learning to the President Trump’s controversial entry ban and update delegates on the latest developments on this fast-changing issue.

Audience members will also be invited to discuss how both Brexit and the new US administration’s agenda are affecting their‎ roles, and how they are overcoming different challenges on a practical level in what is set to be another valuable and fascinating Worldwide ERC session.

Please follow the links for more information on how to register and attend this year’s WERC EMEA London Summit on Friday 24 February.

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