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Sunday, September 10

9:00 - 12:00 


Session Title: Relocation 101

Presenters:Tricia Cochran, Crown World Mobility; Lisa Hulet, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation and Moving; Charlene Kiszczak, Repsol

Monday, September 11

7:30 - 9:30


7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast and Welcome Address


8:30 - 9:30

Session Title:  The Workplace of 2030: Be future-ready

Presenter: Nikolas Badminton

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10:30 - 12:00   
Session Title:Corporate Round-table (Corporate Delegates Only)



Session Title:  Developing High Performance Relationships (Service Delegates Only)

Presenter: Hugues Gibeault

2:00 - 3:00  

Session Title:  Canada is Open for Business: The New Global Skills Strategy

Presenter:  Janet Bomza, & Rebecca Norton PwC Law LLP; Nancy Timmons, Intergraph Canada Ltd. Government Representative TBC

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Session Title: Build a Better Program: Driving Stakeholder Engagement

Presenters: Jennifer Connell, Weichert Workforce Mobility; Hollyanne Healey, PCL Constructors Inc.; Ankur Makanji, Agrium Inc.

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Session Title: Mobility Transformation: Aligning Mobility Programs and Policies to Support Business Growth and Talent Objectives 

Presenters: Taryn Kramer, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation and Moving; Steve White PwC 

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 3:45 - 5:00  

Session Title: Trump, Trudeau and Your Mobile Workforce

Presenter: Brooke Chernoff, Stantec; Stephanie Lipstein and Charlene Quincey, KPMG Law LLP; Canada Border Services Agency Representative 

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Session Title: Welcome to the New Normal

Presenter: Claire Hart, Nexen Energy; Lisa Hulet, SIRVA Worldwide Moving and Relocation; Melodie Jones, Nova Chemicals;Charlene Kiszczak, Repsol

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Session Title: Digging Deeper into Mobility Research and Global Trends 

Stephen Cryne, CERC; Romayne Dilner, AIRES; Gail Reinhart, TheMIGroup

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Tuesday, September 12  

8:30 - 10:30

Session Title: Plenary Session - Building Partnerships 

Presenters: Neil Anderson, Stantec; Taryn Kramer, SIRVA Worldwide Moving and Relocation; Mirela Marin, Manulife;Bob Rosing, Dwellworks; Ellie Sullivan, Weichert Workforce Mobility, Barry Schellenberg, Atlas Canada; Mary Ann B. Passi, Corporate Housing Providers Association
Moderator: Stephen Cryne, CERC

10:45 - 12:00  

Session Title: Implementing an Effective Business Traveler Policy in the Face of Constant Change 

Presenters: Kim Miller, Fluor Canada Ltd. Gabriela Ramo, KPMG LLP; Inderpal Palmier, CN; Georgina Tollstam, KPMG LLP

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Session Title: Maximizing Transferee Engagement: How Mobility Drives Engagement and Your Bottom Line

Presenter: Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial; Ellie Sullivan, Weichert Workforce Mobility

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Session Title: The Ideal database for Mobility Management

Presenter :Etienne Brodeur; Independent Consultant; Joe Genautis, BGRS

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 2:15 - 3:30  

Session Title: Diversity and Inclusiveness in Global Mobility 

Presenter: Dario Kosarac, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Laura Levenson, Weichert Workforce Mobility; Holly MacFarlane, Chevron; Mercedes Naficy D'Angelo, Cultural Awareness International

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Session Title: Integrating Intercultural Development Trends in the Mobility Mix 

Presenter:Albert Elliott, Ambrose University; Don Rutherford, Culture Connect

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Session Title: Relocating your International “C Suite” Executive

Presenters: Shelley Billinghurst, Hire Value Inc.; Brenda Chute, Global Relocation Solutions Inc.; Claus Thornberg, Cenovus; Deborah Ursulan, Parkland Fuel Corporation

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3:45 - 5:00  

Session Title: This Would Be Funny... If It Wasn’t Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor

Presenter: Jody Urquhart



Session Title:The Most Critical U.S. Canada Cross Border Tax Strategies and Trends You Must Know

Presenters: Christina Diles, Deloitte; Ann Stafford, Brookfield Global Relocation Services


Session Title: Managing the Changing Expectations and Needs of Your Multigenerational Assignees

Presenter: Danielle Samuels, University of British Columbia

Session Title: Top 10 Cost Saving Opportunities for Your Domestic Mobility Programs

Presenter :Dean Foster, Dwellworks, LLC/DFA Global Intercultural Solutions

Session Title: Crossing the Cultural Borders of a Borderless World 

Presenter: Jonathan Palley, CEO of Spire Inc

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