Workforce Mobility Interactive 2015 is tailored for high-level HR leaders from global MNCs who are interested in sharing and discussing about the latest global mobility management trends and best practices.

Set apart by its interactive format, roundtable discussions will take place throughout the day in between lively on-stage panel sessions

Catch all the live updates from this one day event, as we inaugurate Workforce Mobility Interactive 2015 at InterContinental Singapore on this page.

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Following a short tea break, Caroline Thorley-Farrer, regional head of mobility from British American Tobacco, Rita Chye global lead-policy & administration for global mobility at General Motors, and Sheila Teyu, senior advisor, global mobility at Dell debate the best ways to work with external relocation vendor with Sean Collins, managing director of Talent Mobility Asia.


Taking the stage now is Human Resources' senior journalist, Akankasha Dewan and her panellists - Atul Khosla (VP of APAC HR at Mondelēz International); Au Yuen Keng (HR director for Central Asia at BD); and Oliver Grohmann (senior VP of HR at Daimler), for a discussion on how mobility helps engage employees better.

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We're back after a hearty lunch, to jump straight into an interactive session.

Toyohiro Matsuda, head of HRD at Mitsubishi Corporation explains how the firm performs intra-regional transfers.

"While moving them from national to regional roles, Mitsubishi held compatibility tests to determine suitability," he recounts.

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Delegates deep in discussion - that's what is so unique about the interactive format of this conference. Each table discusses five topics through the day, in addition to the on-stage presentations.

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We're back after a short networking tea break - and we welcome on stage Sean Collins, managing director of Talent Mobility Asia (pictured - extreme left) to moderate the next discussion.

Joining him are Jay Arcega (senior global mobility specialist at Black & Veatch); Angela Li (lead of global mobility Asia at AECOM); and Alf Carlesater (regional manager of global mobility services APAC & Sub Saharan Africa, General Electric).

This discussion focuses on the risks of workforce mobility, and Collins starts by asking each one which country they find most challenging to move their employees to.

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Panellists from OshKosh Corporation, Siemens, Unilever and Wentworth People discuss how to deal with diverse global teams.

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Workforce Mobility Interactive kicks off with Richard Willeter of Crown Mobility discussing the future of workforce mobility in the region.

"A thing that mobility is still struggling with is the all-important ROI on assignments. We can’t get it right," he says.

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Human Resources editor Aditi Sharma Kalra takes the stage to open the conference.

"Instead of relying solely on hiring someone new, companies are focusing on putting the right talent in the right places. But moving such large volumes and types of talent is no mean task."

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The stage is all set, and  we’re looking forward to meeting everyone at the InterContinental Singapore. See you soon!

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