2018 Conference Schedule
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Sunday, September 16

9:00 - 12:00 


Session Title: Relocation 101

Presenters: Tricia Cochran, Independent; Lisa Hulet, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving, Cindy Mulhall, Suncor

Monday, September 17

8:30 - 9:30


Session Title: Keynote Address: Disruptive Innovation in Times of Rapid Change

Presenter: Jim Harris, Keynote Speaker

10:30 - 12:00   
Session Title: Corporate Roundtable (Corporate delegates only)                             

Session Title: A Culture of Winning

Presenter: Hugues Gibeault,CEO and co-founder of Optimé International

2:00 - 3:30  

Session Title: Working in Interesting Times: Cross Border Immigration Trends

Presenters: Melodie Hughes and Monika Szabo, PwC Law LLP

Session Title: Best Practices for Global Compensation Programs

Presenters: Tina Maalouf, CAE; Terri Oliver, McCain Foods; Georgina Tollstam, KPMG LLP.

Session Title: Mobility Challenges of the Modern Family

Presenters: Sandra Cairns and Thais Santiso, Dwellworks; Lisa Mendelson,
Crown World Mobility

 3:45 - 5:00  

Session Title: Globalization: Different Cultures – Different Results

PresentersDean Foster, Dwellworks; Natalie Gagnon, Weichert Workforce Mobility

Session Title: Leveraging Your Data to Make Better Mobility Decisions

Presenter: Fred Haladay, Atlas Van Lines; Aric Pasquill, BGRS

Session Title: Canadian Immigration and the High Cost of Non-Compliance

Presenters: Evan Green, Stephen Green, Green and Spiegel LLP; including
representatives from Employment and Social Development Canada and
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Tuesday, September 18

8:00 - 8:45


Session Title: CERC 2018 Annual Meeting of Members

 9:00 - 10:30  

Session Title: How Can We Improve Global Mobility?

Presenters: Katherine Faichnie, IBM; Hugues Gibeault, Optimé International;
Carolyn Hamer; Deloitte; Mike Olsson, PCL Constructors Inc.;
Tad Zurlinden, EuRA; Stephen Cryne, CERC

10:45 - 12:00  

Session Title: Planning to be Ready: Before, During and After an Emergency

Presenters: Jennifer Connell, Weichert Workforce Mobility; David Gugliotta, Scotiabank; Melody Jones, Nova Chemicals; Shannon McGuey, Imperial Suites;
Todd Switzer, Armstrong Moving & Storage

Session Title: Put More Flexibility in Your Policy Without Increasing Cost

Presenters: Jeff Houck, Suncor Energy; Carole Savage, Bank of Canada;
Gail Reinhart, TheMIGroup

Session Title:  Relocating Top Talent in Creative Industries

Presenters: Sophia Hoareau, Fleur de lys relocation; Isabelle Provencher, Ubisoft 

 2:15 - 3:30  

Session Title: CETA Mobility Solutions: Canada and Europe 

PresentersJacqueline Rose Bart, BARTLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers &
Solicitors; Gunther Maevers, michels.pmks RechtsanwältPartnerschaft; Laura Devine, Laura Devine Solicitors (UK Perspective); Karl Waheed, Karl Waheed Avocats

Session Title: Protecting Assignee Data Throughout the Supply Chain

Presenters: WaQas Akkawi and Matthew Dickerson, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving; Michael Deane, All Points Relocation Service Inc.; Mirela Marin,Manulife

Session Title: The RFP Workshop

Presenters: Michael Kislasko, RGA International Corporation; Rob Stone, TheMIGroup; Linda Ward-O’Farrell, Ward–O’Farrell and Associates

3:45 -5:00

Session Title: BRAIN FITNESS: Change your Brain, Change your Results

Presenter:Jill Hewlett

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

Session Title

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