Alliott Group to lead panel at Forum for Expatriate Management's EMEA Summit
Approximately 400 global mobility professionals responsible for managing regional or global corporate expatriate programmes will be in London from 8-9 November for the FEM EMEA Summit. The conference has quickly established itself as one of the sector’s 'must attend' events for global mobility and HR directors.
“Transferring executives across geographic borders for any duration can be fraught with compliance issues. Mobility programmes need to be designed carefully to optimise remuneration structures and other associated costs and to minimise risk. Our multi-skilled team of cross border professional advisers will outline during our panel session how the tangled tentacles of this ‘kraken’ can be grappled with and tied up successfully so that the corporate ship doesn’t get taken down.”
Over two days, delegates at the EMEA Summit will exchange information with their peers and with leading vendors to the sector on topics such as tax, immigration, technology, talent management, legal and regulatory issues, compensation and benefits, payroll and finance. Member firms from nine countries across the EMEA, Australasia and North America regions have formed a multidisciplinary global team to actively contribute to the conference’s programme by leading an expert insight panel session.
Using two case studies, a panel of tax, immigration and legal experts will explain how clients can, with the technical expertise and business acumen provided by Alliott Group’s collaborative global alliance of medium sized firms, conquer the compliance ‘kraken’ that lurks beneath the surface of many international assignments.
Luc Lamy, EMEA Chair, comments: “Transferring executives across geographic borders for any duration can be fraught with compliance issues. Mobility programmes need to be designed carefully to optimise remuneration structures and other associated costs and to minimise risk. Our multi-skilled team of cross border professional advisers will outline during our panel session how the tangled tentacles of this ‘kraken’ can be grappled with and tied up successfully so that the corporate ship doesn’t get taken down.”
Alliott Group is also a co-sponsor of the Forum for Expatriate Management’s ‘2018 Managing the Global Mobility Function’ benchmarking study which will be an important focal point during FEM conferences taking place across the world in the next 12 months. The report, which analyses feedback from 168 FEM members, highlights that the management of business travel and increasingly complex immigration regulations are taking up a growing amount of global mobility professionals’ time and attention.
Scott Shapiro, Americas Chair, comments:
“Our clients tell us on a daily basis that the growing complexity of tax, legal and immigration issues can be overwhelming - in-house resources are not always sufficient to handle the global mobility case load in the most strategically effective way. Outsourcing compliance and, just as importantly, strategic advisory support, to third party professional experts who are on the cutting edge, takes the pressure off global mobility and HR teams, enabling them to take better advantage of in-house skills in the fast moving international business environment.”
Having a strong presence at this event is part of the alliance’s strategy to ensure that global mobility professionals looking to outsource compliance and advisory support are aware of and can experience personally the collaborative, friendly approach offered by Alliott Group/Global Mobility in 165 cities across 63 countries. Co-sponsorship of the conference positions the alliance’s member firms as credible and more cost efficient alternative to the big global consulting firms.
Alliott Group/Global Mobility will also have a stand (F7) in the conference’s expo area. The event takes place at the O2 InterContinental hotel in London.