WRRI Canadian Summit 2012

Toronto, Ontario
Monday, June 04, 2012

WRRI Canadian Summit 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012 4:00 PM -
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)

The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5

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Passport to Opportunity
The new economy will bring unprecedented workforce mobility challenges. It will also bring great opportunities. To help your company capitalize and build a relocation program that complements your strategic and talent management goals, you need the most up-to-date tools and resources. And that’s what you’ll get at our 2012 Client Strategy Summit.

We’ve designed this year’s program to be your Passport to Opportunity, delivering critical insights, knowledge-sharing and innovative approaches to help you build a better program and policy. But filling this passport won’t require intercontinental travel; we’re bringing the brightest minds in relocation and assignment management to you for three days of thought-provoking panels, workshops and roundtables.

Our program provides numerous opportunities to share experiences with and learn from fellow Canadian HR and relocation professionals and expand your personal network of workforce mobility leaders. With specialized tracks for both domestic and international focuses, this is your chance to learn from the experts, build valuable relationships and sharpen skills that can further your position as an indispensable part of your company’s leadership team.

Join us to gain valuable insight into:
•    Global business and talent management trends that will impact your workforce mobility program
•    Proven cost-savings strategies that have been implemented by fellow corporate relocation professionals
•    Strength, weaknesses and best-in-class components of your own company’s relocation program and policy

Highlights of this year's program include:

Translating Trends & Topics
In this fast-paced session, we’ll take a detailed look at the top 10 relocation trends, analyze their impact on workforce mobility and talent management, and discuss how companies—including yours—are responding.

Household Goods Industry Update
The Director of our Move Network will be joined by van line representatives to assess the state of the household goods industry, review anticipated trends or rulings that could impact your program, and answer your questions on everything from cross-border shipments and pet transportation to managing exceptions.

Closer Looks at Remote Locations
As businesses chart further growth across the globe, mobile employees will increasingly find themselves in remote, far-flung locations. In this session, we’ll examine program and policy best practices for overcoming the challenges that these moves present, from employee reluctance to local tax and immigration rulings and housing shortages. Interesting case studies will illustrate how other companies have addressed these issues and offer real-world results that can be applied to your program.

Corporate Roundtable Benchmarking
One of our most popular Summit offerings, our roundtable benchmarking session is your passport to deeper understanding of peer group practices.  Bring your policies and questions and gain a new perspective on how other companies are overcoming a wide range of domestic and international challenges, from equity loss to compliance risks and audit issues. Working with your peers in small groups, you’ll brainstorm new ways to address common challenges, learning from others while sharing your own experiences. Whether you want to implement a strategy to measure ROI, explore capped moves, discuss COLA sources and methodologies or compare executive packages, you’ll discover the framework for building your best policy ever.

Around the World in 60 Minutes
Get an inside view of typical destination challenges – including housing, rentals and schooling – for expat locations near and far, including the UK, China, Singapore and Japan. WRRI subject matter experts from various global regions will offer up-to-the-minute insight and trends and answer your questions.

Mobility & Talent Management
As the quest for quality talent intensifies, relocation will play a more critical role in any company’s talent management strategy. In this timely session, corporate relocation professionals from some of Canada’s leading companies will share their efforts to better align their companies’ workforce mobility programs with their corporate talent management initiatives.

The Changing Face of Canadian Relocation
Which country would you most want to relocate to? Which country has the healthiest economy? And which country’s citizens seem happiest? These are just some of the questions that were posed to over 11,000 employees in 24 countries through a recent independent survey, and their responses offer fascinating insight to emerging attitudes toward global mobility, not to mention how foreign professionals really view Canada and other top destination countries. Our guest speaker, John Wright with the global research firm Ipsos Reid, will offer a detailed analysis of the survey’s findings—many of which will help your recruitment and talent deployment efforts!


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