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  2016 Conference Outline 


 Sunday, September 25
 9:00 am 12:00 pm                                   

Relocation 101                                                                    

Optional pre-conference workshop. A separate fee applies.
New to relocation? Get the tools you need to successfully manage workforce mobility: Speakers 

 Monday, September 26
 8:00 am - 9:30 am     

Opening Comments & Keynote

The Importance of Culture and Purpose and How It Can Impact Mobility

Dan Pontefract


10:30 am - 12:00 pm   Driving Business Success through Talent Mobility

Stewart Beck, Asia Pacific Foundation; Neil Crawford, AONHewitt, Bob Rosing, Dwellworks; Emree Siaroff, Stantec 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm                                       

Linking Your Talent Mobility and Talent Management Strategies

Laura Mackenzie, Lululemon; Steve White, PwC


    Effective Housing Cost Management Strategies in Canada’s Economic Climate

Debbie Barclay, Brookfield Global Relocation Services, Lisa Colby, University of British Columbia

    Developing an Effective Immigration Compliance Policy  

Melodie Hughes, PwC

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm   Cost Saving Opportunities for International Assignments

Peter Cloutier, Weichert Workforce Mobility; Claire Hart, Conoco; Stephanie Shaw, Teck Resources; Chris Zarkadoulos, Sun Life Financial

    Uber Mobility: Does the Buck Really Stop Here?

Cherie Broz, Aritzia; Tricia Cochran, Crown World Mobility; Lynn Fiorini, Welcome Home; William Taylor, Meyer Law Group

    Globally Vocal: Real Talk from Expats

Brock Judiesch, Cigna; Heather Mulkey, International School of London Group; William Sheridan, National Foreign Trade Council

 Tuesday September 27                                                
 8:30 am - 10:30 am  

Corporate Roundtable (Corporate delegates only) 

 9:00 am -

10:00 am


Stop Selling and Start Storytelling (Service delegates only)

Tony Chapman

 10:45 am - 12:00 pm   The Most Critical U.S. Canada Cross Border Tax Strategies and Trends You Must Know

Brenda Brazier, Deloitte; Susan Rand, Brookfield Global Relocation Services; Josee Turgeon, Domtar

    Managing the Changing Expectations and Needs of Your Multigenerational Assignees

Danielle Samuels, UBC; Deloitte

    Top 10 Cost Saving Opportunities for Your Domestic Mobility Programs

Jennifer Connell, Weichert Workforce Mobility; Louis Lagacé, CN; Katharine Fahlman-Smith, University of Saskatchewan 

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm   Crossing the Cultural Borders of a Borderless World

Dean Foster, Dwellworks     Relocation Biggest Challenges: A Look at Trends and Best Practices Linda Lachapelle, Cartus Canada; + Corp     Conscious Capitalism Social Values and the Impact on the Mobility Industry Anita Meyer, am&pm Relocation; Dominic Tidey, EuRA  2:45 pm - 3:30 pm    Canada / U.S. Cross Border Mobility Evan Green, Green and Spiegel     The Realities of Remote Locations

Bernard René, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Are Repats Worth Retaining?

Caroline Mitchell, Ritchie Bros; Jamie Schroeder, Morneau Sheppell


3:45 pm - 5: 00 pm  

Closing Keynote Presentation

Why Science Wants Us To Lighten Up  

Susan Stewart 

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