2019 MRC Agenda

TUESDAY APRIL 2
9:00 am

Registration Opens

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Corporate Roundtable

Join your fellow corporate professionals to discuss policies, programs and trends. Open to all corporate members. Includes continental breakfast and working lunch for corporate members.

Moderators:

Bridgette Blandon CRP, GMS, Management Analyst/Relocation Specialist,  USPS

    Jodi Harris, Global Mobility & HR Professional, Johnson Controls

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Lunch for Service Attendees 

    12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

    Welcome to Day One!

    Meeting Chairs:

    Ryan Clevenger, Client Account Manager, Corporate Relocation, Huntington National Bank and Rebecca Glatzhofer, GMS, Business Development, Crown Worldwide Mobility

    Carolyn Ferroly, President, Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council

    12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Rozen

    Becoming Unstoppable: How to Motivate Yourself and Others

    True leadership manifests itself through times of change: mergers, acquisitions, policy and generational changes. But what can be perceived as rocking the boat is also a great opportunity for growth. Dr. Rozen ignites the audience with the most up-to-date, research-based tools and strategies, insights and humorous audience participation. Dr. Rozen is trusted by companies nationwide as a keynote speaker and top-notch expert in the area of powerful and effective leadership strategies through company, generational and leadership changes. Her extensive, science-based knowledge, along with her practical approach and engaging, down-to-earth keynote and training style creates a powerful experience with practical strategies that leaders can put to work right away toward quick and powerful results. 

    2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

    Break (Exhibit Hall)

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Session 2A: The Reality of Relocation

    Do you ever wonder what your mobile employees are thinking throughout their relocation process? This session will give an inside look into the lives of mobile employees and their families. Hear their thoughts and feelings before their move, during their assignments, and their repatriation. They will discuss their highs and lows throughout the whole process. They will also provide insight in regards to policies; what helped them along the way, as well as tools and resources they would have liked to have.

    Moderator:

    Diana Markovich, GMS, Director, Global Client Solutions, IOR Global Solutions

    Panelists:

    Cesar Gonzalez (assignee from Northern Trust Wealth Management)

    Teresa Guttierez (trailing spouse from IOR)

    Deisy Garcia, GMS, Walgreen Boots Alliance

    <Concurrent>

    Session 2B: Agility Counts: Flexible Approaches for Successful Workforce Mobility

    In this session, we'll take a look at flexible relocation programs designed to meet unique employee needs while controlling overall costs, with a special focus on core-flex programs. The panelists will draw on their own experiences to give you the advantages, concerns and best practices.

    Balancing cost control with the evolving needs of today’s mobile workforce has become a strategic imperative for companies struggling to meet their future business objectives. In this session, we’ll take a look at flexible relocation programs designed to meet unique employee needs while controlling overall costs, with a special focus on core/flex programs. The panelists will draw on their own experiences to give you the advantages, concerns and best practices.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of:

    - The pros and cons of different approaches, including Employee Choice and Points Programs

    - Core/Flex programs and how they can support the organization's culture and talent development

    - The cost impact of flexible programs

    Moderator: Conor Schoemer, GMS, Mobility Senior Consultant, Mercer

    Panelists:

    Deanna Trevino, GMS, Senior International Relocation Specialist, Rockwell Automation

    Tracy Toth, CRP, GMS, Global Relocation Manager, McDonald's Corporation

    Joy Gulik, GMS, Global Mobility Manager, Illinois Tool Works

    Jennifer Connell, SCRP, SGMS-T, HCS, Practice Leader, Consulting & Advisory Services, Weichert Workforce Mobility

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    All-Conference Session: The View

    Join this week's guest star hosts of The View, Sue Carey, Michelle Bennett and Tonya Krebs, as they discuss our regional real estate markets and compare trends. Special guest: George Mokrzan, PhD, Director of Economics, Huntington National Bank. Our panel will forecast what's ahead for 2019 and discuss how you can navigate the market. 

    Panelists:

    George Mokrzan, Senior Economist, Huntington Bank

    Sue Carey, SCRP, SGMS-T, Vice President, Relocation, Baird & Warner Real Estate

    Tonya Krebs, CRP, GRP, GDS, Director of Relocation, Shorewest, Realtors

    Michelle Bennett, GMS, Vice President, Corporate Relocation Services, Berkshire Hathaway

    5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

    Day One Wrap-Up

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Social Event: Lakefront Brewery

    Join us for an evening of entertainment and socializing. Dress casual and enjoy a dinner buffet, open bar, brewery tour, beer tasting and live music. Be sure to take a picture in the Open Air Photo Booth before you catch the bus back to the hotel.
    • Featuring Folk Yeah Band
    • Private Brewery Tours
    • MRC Photo Booth
    • Beer Tasting Flights
    WEDNESDAY APRIL 3  
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Breakfast

    9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Welcome to Day Two!

    Meeting Chairs:

    Ryan Clevenger, Client Account Manager, Corporate Relocation, Huntington National Bank

    Rebecca Glatzhofer, GMS, Business Development, Crown Worldwide Mobility

    9:15 am - 10:15 am

    Session 4A: Problems, Trends, Updates & Solutions in the Immigration Process

    The global mobility space is experiencing an unprecedented time of change. In this session, we will focus on some current hot topics, including immigration, security concerns and Brexit and discuss more broadly the current issues our industry faces, from acquiring and moving talent to forecasting future solutions. We will also discuss how companies manage the immigration process with EBTs (Extended Business Travelers).

    Panelists:

    Michael Turansick, Immigration Attorney, Fragomen

    Mary Mossberg, Global Mobility Manager, Plexus Corporation

    Arlene Kozlowski, Kohler Company

    <Concurrent>

    Session 4B: It's Your Career in Relocation: How to Make the Most of it

    This session will give fresh ideas on how to establish and pursue your career goals as a mid-career or late-stage professional. We’ll provide questions for self-assessment along with a toolbox for action such as the value proposition model and frameworks for tough conversations. Hint: the feedback sandwich isn’t usually enough.

    Moderator:

    Amanda Daering , CEO, Newance 

    10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Session 5A: Mergers & Acquisitions and their Impact on Mobility

    Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise in 2019 and present a myriad of questions and preparation for affected mobility professionals. During our panel session, we will explore key considerations from our RMC expert, and real-time advice from our corporate mobility professionals who have extensive experience in this area.

    Moderator:

    Kelli J. Duehning, BAL - Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

    Panelists:

    Hiroko Teshikawara, Global Mobility Manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

    Jodi Harris, Global Mobility & HR Professional, Johnson Controls

    Chris Lagerman, Director of Operations, WHR Group

    <Concurrent>

    Session 5B: Let's Think Outside the Box

    Join industry experts as they discuss the future of mobility through innovation. Thinking outside of the box gives you an edge over everyone else! How can we disrupt the status quo and be trailblazers? Our panel will share insights into the future of mobility and the innovative ideas that can solve global mobility challenges.

    Moderator:

    Dori McBride, CRP, Director of Business Development, Relo Direct 

    Panelists:

    Betsy Ortolano, Acenture

    Jen Stein, EA, Global Tax Network (GTN)

    Lisa Fontana, CRP, GMS-T, Quicken Loans

    Sandy Weaver, GMS, SML Relocation

    11:30 pm - 12:30 pm

    Lunch for all Attendees

    12:30 pm - 2:20 pm

    Session 6 (All-Conference Session): Meeting of the Presidential Minds

    We'll close our Conference with industry updates and future outlooks from some of the leaders of our industry. 

    Moderator:

    Erica Burton, CRP, Assistant Vice President, Client Account Manager, JP Morgan Chase 

    Panelists:

    Stephen Cryne, President & CEO, Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)

    Bob Rosing, President & CEO, Dwellworks

    Steve Westerberg, Business Owner/CEO, Nelson Westerberg

    2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

    Closing Remarks and Raffle

    Ryan Clevenger, Client Account Manager, Corporate Relocation, Huntington National Bank and Rebecca Glatzhofer, GMS, Business Development, Crown Worldwide Mobility

    Carolyn Ferroly, President, Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council



                            


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