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Duty to Inform and Prepare Keeping the Global Workforce Safe in this Unpredictable World

The 2-day intense conference of social learning and knowledge exchanges will facilitate deep dives into Duty of Care by focusing on

  • Safety and Security
  • Legal Mitigation
  • Cross-Cultural Adaptation
  • Risk Management
  • Taxation
  • Medical & Mental Health Emergencies
  • Global Mobility and
  • Other Global Workforce Strategies
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About The Conference

Our second annual Duty of Care Conference held in United States

Brings together c-suite and human capital professionals along with global mobility service providers to understand the legal financial, and security issues surrounding the sponsor’s responsibility to inform and prepare employees, students and consultants while on cross-borderer assignments and travels.

We are hosting authentic talks and workshops in one of the premier hotels in the Washington D. C. metro area.The delegates will surely appreciate the spectacular value price of $1500 for the tremendous 2-day conference, with continental breakfast, luncheon and cocktail party. The excellent networking opportunities will make essential connections for your Duty of Care journey.

Conference Speakers

We are bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of Duty of Care AROUND THE GLOBE to share their experiences. Practitioners with real-life case studies for group activities, workshops and roundtable discussions

Conference Schedule

Registration Sign-in & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Oct 26

Iram K. Ganju

Karen L. Booker

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM, Oct 26

Overview of our story, the conference events, and conference logistics

Founder/Managing Partner, The BeBe Group, LLC

President, IKG Global Consultants, LLC,

Speaker:

Globalization 2020: State of Global Entrepreneurial and Business Ecosystems and the Impact on Global Leadership Development

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM, Oct 26

Discussion on global entrepreneurial and business ecosystems growth by 2020. What entrepreneurs and companies need to be aware and address as they prepare the next wave of global talent needed to lead these organizations.

Reta Jo Lewis

Director, Congressional Affairs & Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Speaker:

Understanding Jurisdictional Employment and Tax Laws and its implication to your strategic global mobility plans

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM, Oct 26

Discussion will highlight the major concerns that companies face when deploying talent to cross-border assignments in the areas of employment and taxes.

Hiba Anver

Erickson Immigration Law

Robert P. Lewis

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Donald C. Dowling

Partner, K&L Gates

Dick Atkins

Owner, International Recoveries, LLC

Morning Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM, Oct 26

15 minutes

NGO: Working in Unstable Environments. How Can NGO implement duty of Care policies and procedures professional staff, consultants and volunteers.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM, Oct 26

NGOs often work in unstable environments. Today safe environments can change in an instant putting the safety and security of their personnel in jeopardy. The discussion will focus on what NGOs are doing to inform and prepare personnel while they are on field assignments

Dorothy Davis

President, Dorothy Davis, Inc.

Speaker:

Small Business and Entrepreneurial Globalization: Preparing for Safety and Security Should be Part of Your Expansion Plans

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM, Oct 26

Discussion on small businesses, entrepreneurs, and new NGOs developing their own duty of care policies while expanding their operation cross-borders.

Whitney White

Founding Member, Chair & CEO, The Global Institute for Strategic Investment

Reta Jo Lewis

Director, Congressional Affairs & Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Dorothy Davis

President, Dorothy Davis, Inc.

Speaker:

Understanding Jurisdictional Employment and Tax Laws and its implication to your strategic global mobility plans

9:50AM - 10:30AM, Oct 26

Understanding Jurisdictional Employment and Tax Laws and its implication to your strategic global mobility plans

Jeff Quilhot

Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Moderator:

Paneling:

Donald C. Dowling

Senior Attorney, Erickson Immigration Group

Panelist:

Robert P. Lewis

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Dick Atkins

Owner,International Recoveries, LLC

EIG Global Immigration Management: New 2017 Immigration Rulings and Orders and the effects on your Global Mobility Duty of Care Policies

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, Oct 26

Discussion will highlight 2017 prominent and significant immigration related decisions and policies; How these decisions apply to your globe business and duty of care procedures and policies.

Hiba Anver, Esq,

Lead Attorney, Immigrant Visa Practice Group, Erickson Immigration Law

Justin D. Parson, Esq

Managing Attorney, Immigrant Visa Team, Erickson Immigration Group

Speaker:

A.T. Smith

Lunch Keynote: Money Laundering and its affect on the success of globalization

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Oct 26

Principal - A.T. Smith & Company

Speaker:

Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Overseas Security Advisory Council: National Safety and Security

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Oct 26

OSAC provides a forum for sharing best practices and provides the tools needed to cope with today’s ever-changing challenges and security-related issues abroad. Discussion on the importance of knowing about the services OSAC provides for US global companies and valuable insight about specific projects, such as the protection of business information and mitigating the effects from transnational crime.

Joseph Benyam

OSAC Program Officer, U.S. Department of State

Speaker:

International Recovery Issues

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM, Oct 26

Dick Atkins

Owner, International Recoveries, LLC

Speaker:

Global Mobility Risk Management for Expats, Business Travelers, Accidental Expats, Global Mobility Insurance

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Oct 26

Discuss the latest updates in the risk management industry that address US Duty of Care protocols and policies

Dick Atkins

Owner, International Recoveries, LLC

Erika Weisbrod

Regional Security Manager, Americas, International SOS and Control Risks

Donald C. Dowling

Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C

Panelist:

Moderator:

Snack Break

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM, Oct 26

Global HR Policies/Practices & Managing Today's Mobile Talent in order to accelerate development of the new workforce via performance-monitored assignments

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Oct 26

Panel discussion on Global HR Policies/Practices: Managing Today's Mobile Talent in order to accelerate development of the new workforce via performance-monitored assignments corporate responsibility for performance via engagement/communications/safety

Ed Cohen

CEO/Editor,Global Business News

Chuck Brooks

Security and Technology Evangelist, 2017 Cybersecurity Marketer of The Year,International Thought Leader

Hampton Dowling, MBA PMP

Managing Partner, HCB Group, LLC | Member, Committee for Int’l Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia, The HCB Group, LLC

Moderator:

Panelist:

Matthew Burns

Managing Director, Tullow International HR Consulting LLC

Stephanie Alisuag-Schreiber

Global Business Travel and Employee Mobility Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton

Elena Anderson-de Lay

Global Mobility Manager, The Brookings Institution

Elena Mosko

CEO, Globiana

Cocktail Party

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Oct 26

Speakers' Dinner

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM, Oct 26

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM, Oct 27

Enjoy Continental Breakfast and Power Networking

Candace Renfrow

Mobility of Global Talent: The Challenges and Best Practice of Cross-Borders Transfers and Repatriation in a Changing Company Culture

8:45 AM - 9:10 AM, Oct 27

Head of Global Executive Talent Management, Merck

Merck is one of the top global companies of the world with thousands of global employees. Learn how they are able to remain the leaders in global workforce arena.

Speaker:

Gauze: Unraveling Global Healthcare. A Video Screening for Impats, Expats, and Travelers Requiring Healthcare Abroad

9:15 AM - 9:50 AM, Oct 27

Ethnical Healthcare Issues Surrounding Duty of Care to Inform and Prepare; Being Sick Abroad- Global Medical Risks Affecting Travelers. Destination Awareness of Air-Borne and other Diseases; Developing a strategy for Global talent afflicted Opioid Addiction and Mental Health Issues while on Cross Border
assignments

Suzanne Garber

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board; Director and Executive Producer--GAUZE

Karen A. Robinson

Founder/CEO, The Kinnamon Group.Inc

Speaker:

Lone Women Travelers & LGBT- Safety Issues

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM, Oct 27

Suzanne Garber

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board; Director and Executive Producer--GAUZE

Moderator:

Panelist:

Karen A. Robinson

Founder/CEO, The Kinnamon Group

Candace Renfrow

Head of Global Executive Talent Management, Merck

Valuable tips for safety/security on travel and cross border assignments.

Studying Aboard: Managing Safety and Security for Global Students

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM, Oct 27

Two well-known educational institutions discuss the standard protocols that they have in place for the study aboard program and the increase of importance to the university of having a large influx global students. They explain how the agile nature of the university's protocols are evolving when high profile incidents involving students aboard occurs.

Nicholas Vasquez

International Travel and Security Manager, College of William & Mary

Chad Harmon

International Health and Safety Program Officer, George Mason University

Speaker:

Panelist:

Top Global Organizations Discussion of Best Practices and Lessons learned in Duty of Care Policies and Procedure

10:50 AM - 11:40 AM, Oct 27

World leading organizations discuss their implementation of duty of care policies to meet their globe talent's needs.

Panelist:

William Sandover

Aviation Security and Travel Risk Advisor, Formerly UK Foreign Office and British Airways. Law degree from Nottingham University

Ted Jones

CEO, NorthCott Global Solutions LTD

Candace Renfrow

Head of Global Executive Talent Management, Merck

Jerome Pickett

Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, National Basketball Association

Dave Mason

Head of Media, Crisis Communications Training & Video Production at Mentor,Mentor Communications Consultancy Ltd

Emerging Issues in Duty of Care: See the Light or Feel the Heat! A Pre-and Post-Assessment is the Key for a successful cross-border experience

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM, Oct 27

Discussion on the necessity of having individual assessments to record needs of proposed global talent. Accessing collected data for critical crisis management incidents.

Neill Carson, PhD, MBA

CEO/President, IAP Systems, International Assignment Profiles

Speaker:

Closing the Communication Gap- HR- Global Mobility- Security - Employee with Protocols and Cross-Border Preparedness/Contingency Planning.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, Oct 27

A Snapshot of IKG Cross-Borders Preparedness Data Visualization Project. Demonstrate the importance of collecting data on cross-border assignees and sharing data with HR, global mobility, and security team for proper execution of contingency plan upon an emergency.

Silvio DaSilva

Strategic design thinking • Mentor • Product + Material Designer, DataStory Lab

Speaker:

Lunch Keynote: Safety and Security Platform: Protecting Your C-Suite and High-Profile Talent Aboard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Oct 27

A discussion of top global security officers recapping incidents of highly critical and dangerous situations. The importance of Emergency and preparedness protocols as life saving measures

Panelist:

A.T. Smith

Principal - A.T. Smith & Company

Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, National Basketball Association

Jerome Pickett

William Sandover

Aviation Security and Travel Risk Advisor, Formerly UK Foreign Office and British Airways. Law degree from Nottingham University.

Ted Jones

CEO, Northcott Global Solutions LTD

Dave Mason

Head of Media, Crisis Communications Training & Video Production at Mentor, Mentor Communications Consultancy Ltd

Cyber-Hygiene while Traveling

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Oct 27

Safeguarding Against Emerging Cyber Threats & Combating Cyberattacks in the Global Theatre

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Oct 27

Leroy Terrelonge

Director of Intelligence and Operations, Flashpoint

Panelist:

Muneer Baig

Founder & CEO, SYSUSA Inc.

Companies both small and large need to understand the latest trends in cyber threats and how to combat these attacks especial in a global theatre.

1 Subsessions:

Preparing for landing. Flight and Cabin Crew: Travel Risk Management and security ‘Down- Route’

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Oct 27

William Sandover

Aviation Security and Travel Risk Advisor, Formerly UK Foreign Office and British Airways. Law degree from Nottingham University

Connection Hour

4:15pm - 5:00pm, Oct 27

Session dedicated to Peer to Peer Connections, exhibitors & Sponsors conversations

Overview of Cross-Border Preparedness Planning Credentials

4:00pm - 4:10pm, Oct 27

Annoucement of our new credential service for Cross Border Preparedness

Karen A. Robinson

Founder/CEO, The Kinnamon Group, Inc.

Thank You and Closing Remarks

4:10pm - 4:15pm, Oct 27

Karen A. Robinson

Founder/CEO, The Kinnamon Group, Inc.

We'd like to Announce That 2017 Duty of Care Conference Has a Free, Official App. You Can Download the Free Official Whova App for Our Conference.

You'll be able to:

View the conference agenda and plan your schedule.

Plan ahead whom to meet at the conference by browsing attendee profiles in advance.

Send in-app messages and exchange contact info

Find attendees with common affiliations, education, shared networks and social profiles.

Receive update notifications from organizers.

Access agenda, GPS guidance, maps, and parking directions.

What To Expect From the
Duty of Care Conference

Understand the risks posed to business and academic travelers and their potential impact on both employees and an employer’s corporate liability.

Understand the legal implications and liabilities of managing overseas assignments, that they are doing everything practical to provide a safe work environment and that they are meeting their duty of care requirements.

Understanding the necessary support organizations offer to assignees and their familes in preparation for an International posting and how failure to adequately prepare can derail the assignment, land the employer in court … or both

Understand your fudiciary liability for securing the safety of travelling assignees and students overseas

Understand the ways that employers and higher education institutions can better protect the well being of their assignees and students deployed internationally.

An excellent opportunity to network with peers, swap ideas and find solutions to improve quality of life of of assignees and students deployed internationally.

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Comments by 2016 Duty of Care Conference Attendees

"Corporate business related travel has become an integral part of business operations and as such duty of care requirements imposed upon organizations have increased significantly, becoming an integral part of their business operations and corporate responsibilities. In today's heavily regulated global environment the ability to navigate the global duty of care obligations imposed upon an organization can become overwhelming particularly for SME’s. In this regard IKG through the expertise and above all dedication of their staff provides a valuable and essential business service." 

Michael Celock

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Legal Liabilities

  • Accidental Expats
  • Where Do the Boundaries of Employer Liability Lie?
  • Duty of Loyalty- Developing a Behavioral Code of Conduct for Staff Travelling Overseas
  • Immigration Laws and the impact on Global Mobility
  • Tax Liability for Expats and Business Travelers
  • Jurisdictional Laws on Tax; Money Laundering; Employment
  • Talent Management Trends Global Mobility
  • Business Risk and Resilience - Business Continuity Plan
  • Global Organizations Discussion of Best Practices in Duty of Care Policies and Procedures
  • The Communication Gap- HR- Business- Employee - Protocol and Contingency Planning
  • Emerging Issues in Duty of Care: See the Light or Feel the Heat!
  • Employee Assessment and Privacy

Global: Corporate & Talent Management

Risk Management

  • International Recovery Issues
  • Being Sick Abroad- Global Medical Risks Affecting Travelers
  • Global Mobility Insurance

Global Mobility & Healthcare

  • Gauze: Unraveling Global Healthcare. A Video Screening for Impats, Expats, and Travelers Requiring Healthcare.
  • Mental Health Issues/Addiction Issues.
  • Ethical Healthcare Issues Surrounding Duty of Care to Inform and Prepare.

Safety & Security

  • Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Overseas Security Advisory Council: National Safety and Security
  • Kidnapping and Hostage Situations
  • Aviation Safety for Travelers
  • Aviation Crew Security and Safety
  • Accommodations - Cost of Safety and Security Getting It Right or Wrong

Cybersecurity

  • Safeguarding Against Emerging Cyber Threats
  • Cyber-Hygiene while Traveling
  • Cyber-Trending in the Global Theatre

NGO & Educational Institutions

  • NGO: Working in Uncertain and Unsafe Current Environment
  • Study Aboard: Managing Safety and Security for Our Students

Innovations

  • Data Visualization: DataStory Lab's customization of company's data for cross border preparedness policies and procedures
  • Innovative tools that helps expats and business travelers stay secure and safe while on assignments

Conference Topics

Challenges. New Trends. Best Practices.

Solutions

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