Sponsored Round Table Discussions for Corporate Delegates
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RT discussions will take place at 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm in the Lavender Ballroom
Roundtable 1: Global Domestic in APAC – Time to Take it Up a Notch!
Whereas a great many companies today still leave the management of domestic mobility in Asia to local HR, local talent teams, and the local business, the concept of Global Domestic is picking up speed. Increasingly, companies are starting to understand that stronger oversight is needed between their domestic and (centralized or regionalized) cross-border talent mobility programs. This is in the interests of consistency, equity, employer branding and integration of talent attraction and retention strategies.
Studies reveal that we can expect to see more companies leveraging domestic policies for their APAC populations this year to meet these objectives. Robust economic growth is returning to the Asia region at a significantly higher rate than the global average. And India and China alone are projected to account for two-thirds of global growth in 2023. It’s never been a better time to elevate your global mobility strategy; this session will help you get started with critical insight into global domestic approaches in Asia.
Hosted by: Avrom Goldberg, Senior Vice President EMEA & APAC & Helen Pereira, Director Client Services, Weichert Workforce Mobility
Roundtable 2: Navigating the journey to sustainable travel and mobility
Increasingly, Sustainability and Carbon Emissions Reduction are tangibly impacting decision-making throughout the Global Mobility supply chain.
• How, in a time of economic uncertainty, are we balancing the need to travel, business growth and profitability with emissions reduction goals?
• How has this impacted the expectations placed on service providers?
• What does sustainable travel mean to you, your clients, and your partners?
• How can we measure and track the environmental impact of a travel or mobility program, such as by tracking carbon emissions or waste reduction?
• How are businesses successfully demonstrating carbon reduction in a measurable way?
• How reliable is industry data in this respect, and how can stakeholders make more informed decisions?
• In a time of economic uncertainty, how are we balancing the need to travel, business growth and profitability with emissions reduction goals?
Regardless of where you are in the journey to sustainability, this round table offers the exclusive opportunity to have a frank and relevant conversation with like-minded peers about the various challenges for the Travel and Mobility sector with sustainability. How to start, what are the next steps, how to get the right data, where can your organisation act internally, and how to engage your supply chain to help encourage greater sustainable efforts.
Hosted by: Sophie Brinsley, Vice President - APAC, SilverDoor
Roundtable 3: Corporate housing in Asia: 8 things you really need to know
Description: This session aims to help Global Mobility Managers ensure effective implementation of policies and programs across the diverse and multicultural landscape of Asia-Pacific with complex geopolitics.
1. Political diversity: Asia-Pacific is a region with a diverse range of political systems, including democracies, autocracies, and communist states. This can lead to significant differences in legal frameworks and regulations, making it difficult to implement consistent policies across the region.
2. Cultural differences: Asia-Pacific is a culturally diverse region, with many different customs, traditions, and beliefs. This can impact the way policies are perceived and received, making it important for organisations to understand and respect local customs and traditions.
3. Economic diversity: The economies of the countries in Asia-Pacific vary greatly, from highly developed economies to developing economies. This can lead to differences in economic priorities and resources, making it difficult to implement consistent policies across the region.
4. Logistical challenges: The geography of Asia-Pacific is vast and diverse, making it challenging to implement consistent policies across the region. The logistical challenges of implementing policies in remote areas, or in countries with limited infrastructure, must be taken into account.
5. Growing demand with Asia reopening: There is a growing demand for corporate housing in Asia, which has led to an increase in the number of providers offering this type of accommodation. Corporate housing is a popular trend in Asia, especially in cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo as it provides a comfortable and convenient accommodation option for business travellers, expats, and those who need short-term housing.
6. Language barriers: Many countries in Asia-Pacific have different official languages, which can create communication barriers and make it difficult to implement consistent policies.
7. Legal complexities: The legal frameworks in different countries in Asia-Pacific can vary greatly, making it challenging to implement consistent policies. This is especially true in countries with limited legal infrastructure or where the rule of law is not well established.
8. Choosing the right corporate housing provider: In Asia it is important to consider factors such as location, cost, security, and amenities. It is also advisable to work with a reputable and experienced provider to ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay.
To overcome these challenges, organisations operating in Asia-Pacific must be flexible, adaptable, and sensitive to local cultural, political, and economic factors. They must also have a deep understanding of the local environment and be willing to invest in building strong relationships with local partners.
Hosted by: Shradha Mithal, Director Client Partnerships, India at AltoVita
Roundtable 4: It’s Time to Revolutionize Your Mobility Program! Predicting the Future of Mobility
In these times of societal changes, environmental pressures, political disruptions, and economic volatility, let's discuss how you would future-proof your program to address rising mobility trends, such as policy flexibility, DE&I and sustainability initiatives, and technology adoption.
Hosted by: Jason Tang, Lynette Laurence , AIRINC
Roundtable 5: The Impact of Macro Trends on Global Mobility Strategies
The global mobility landscape is changing rapidly, driven by several macro trends, including inflation, trade and geopolitical developments, talent and skill needs, generation shifts, technology, and ESG. These trends are having a significant impact on the way organizations move their employees around the world, and they are forcing global mobility leaders to rethink their strategies.
In this roundtable discussion, we will explore the impact of these macro trends on global mobility and how businesses can adapt their strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. We will discuss trends such as:
• Inflation, Trade and Geopolitical Developments – Preparing global mobility from evolving geopolitical or economic conditions.
• Talent and Skill Needs – Creating new work arrangements and retainment strategy.
• Generation Shifts – Reviewing needs for different generations.
• Technology and Digitalization – Eliminating risk and redesigning delivery model.
• ESG – Aligning Global Mobility strategies with ESG goals.
Hosted by: Joanne Yee, Director Global Account Management & Rachel Kwek, Director Client Strategic Partner, Sirva
Roundtable 6: Keeping your global mobility programme ahead of the curve in the face of change: 6 practical steps you need to consider
This roundtable will explore practical solutions mobility managers can adopt to maintain a frictionless global mobility programme through fluctuating market conditions and changing traveller requirements. Topics include: policy changes, traveller demographics: generation Z and Y, sustainability, the growth of remote locations and the merging of mobility with travel.
Hosted by: Joe Low, Director of Sales with Estelle Ho, Global Account Manager, Synergy
Roundtable 7: Managing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for your mobile workforce
To be able to better equip their international assignees, it is essential to understand the various profile specific risks and needs in accordance with cultural sensitivities at the assigned locations.
To mitigate incidents that may disrupt their assignment, employees should be well equipped to understand the risk landscape of the location they will be assigned to. Join us as we explore:
- Profile-specific risks in moving to a new location
- How to manage the diverse needs of your assignees
- Importance of community support at a new location
- Differing cultural sensitivities and social standards
Hosted by: Noriko Takasaki, Security Director Assistance - Asia, International SOS
Roundtable 8: Immigration in the Digital Age: Exploring Technology-driven Approaches
Explore the pros and cons of emerging technologies and how immigration should embrace it.
Hosted by: Latha Olavatth & Jasmin DelaCruz, CIBTvisas/Newland Chase