2019 Conference Schedule
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Sunday, September 15

9:00 – 12:00
Optional Pre-Conference Workshop

12:00
Registration Opens

5:00 – 7:00
Welcome Reception & Exhibits


Monday, September 16

7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast and Welcome Address

8:30 - 9:30
The Future of Work Is Now! Time to Move from Tactical to Strategic
Cheryl Cran, Author

9:30 – 10:30
Trade Expo & Refreshment Break

10:30 – 12:00
Corporate Roundtable (Corporate delegates only)
Service Partner Workshop (Service delegates only)

Predicting The Turn
David Knox, Brand Builder and Author

12:00 – 1:45
Lunch & Trade Expo

2:00 – 3:30
Culture Sprints: Designing a Winning Culture
Lynette Turner, Lynette Turner Consulting

Going Global: The Seven Phases of a Mobility Program
David Carmichael, CGI; David Crawford, Fragomen (Canada); Mirela Marin, Manulife

Meeting the Evolving Needs of Today’s Expat: Incorporating Diversity & Inclusion Policies in Global Mobility Planning
Doriana Zohil, The MAC Group; Laura Levenson, Weichert Workforce Mobility; Rukhsana Syed, IBM; Audrea J. Golding, Fragomen (Canada)

3:30 – 3:45
Refreshment Break

3:45 – 5:00
International Moving: Navigating Troubled Waters
Roy Phelps QMM; James Spearing, PwC Canada; Rob Stone, Weichert Workforce Mobility

Cost of Living, it’s not just about the Cost of Housing
Jessica Caligan, AIRINC; Rob Kreiling, Runzheimer International; Gail Reinhart, Weichert Workforce Mobility

What You Need in Your Canadian Work Permit Toolbox
Evan Green and Stephen Green, Green and Spiegel LLP

6:00 – 9:00
Networking Event

Tuesday, September 17

7:30 – 8:00
Networking Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45
CERC 2019 Annual Meeting of Members

9:00 – 10:30
Plenary Session
In Conversation
Anthony Ariganello, CPHR British Columbia & Yukon; Deanna Heroux; KPMG; Lynn Shotwell; Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); Stephen Cryne, CERC;  Dr. Claudia Wendrich, IBM

10:30 – 10:45
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 12:15
Designing an Exceptional Employee Experience
Dario Kosarac, CPP Investment Board; Ellie Sullivan, Weichert Workforce Mobility

The Business Traveler / International Assignment Lifecycle Workshop
Chantal McCalla, Melodie Molina, Nicole Nazareth, and Iryna Tkach, PwC Canada LLP

The Future of Work: Understanding Immigration Challenges in A Changing Employment Environment
Armughan Ahmad, KPMG Digital and Technology Solutions; Jonathan Dye, Filion Wakely Thorup; Howard Greenberg and Naumaan Hameed, KPMG Law LLP

12:15 – 1:45 
Lunch

2:00 – 3:15
Just the Facts: Update on CERC Research Projects
Professor Cal Barber, Seneca College; Hollyanne Healey, PCL;
Romayne Dillner, Aires

How to Structure Expatriate Assignments and Agreements
Donald C. Dowling, Yusra Siddique, and Monty Verlint, Littler LLP

Tax Strategies for the Workforce of the Future
Sonia Gandhi, Olga Miklas, KPMG Canada LLP

3:15 – 3:30
Refreshment Break

3:30 – 4:45 pm
Challenge Your Assumptions
Dan Trommater, Keynote Speaker and Magician

6:00 – 6:30
Cocktail Reception / Cash Bar

6:30 -11:00
Gala Dinner & CERC Awards

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