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Live: Workforce Mobility Interactive 2018, Singapore

Welcome to Workforce Mobility Interactive 2018, Singapore, the regional invitation-only mobility event for HR leaders and senior mobility specialists! Today's conference will see speakers from Bayer, Publicis Communications, Crown World Mobility, and more sharing their insights into some of the biggest challenges through keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive roundtables.

On this page, you can catch live updates from the conference, brought to you straight from Shangri-La, Singapore with the most recent session updates appearing first.

As curtains close on this year's edition of Workforce Mobility Interactive, Human Resources' senior journalist Jerene Ang takes the stage to thank everyone who made this possible – speakers, delegates and sponsors.

Here’s a list of our generous sponsors:

Gold sponsors- Crown World Mobility- BGRS

Silver sponsors- ECA International- SIRVA

Exhibitors- Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL)- Far East Hospitality- Frasers Hospitality- Great World Serviced Apartments- ManpowerGroup- Oakwood- Sterling- The Ascott

Lanyard sponsor- MetroResidences

Those sessions bring us to the end of Workforce Mobility Interactive 2018, Singapore. Hope all of you had a great time and managed to bring home a few key takeaways from the conference. Thank you once again to all our speakers, delegates and sponsors, and we do hope to see you again next year.

Before we call it a day, delegates are invited to share their key takeaways for today, in two polls. Alongside, we invite our table hosts to sum up their key takeaways from today.

For our last interactive session, one of the topics to be discussed is getting your return on relocation; hosted by Robert Menezes, global human resource business partner for transaction banking and COO at Standard Chartered Bank; and Yvonne Mcnulty, senior lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Afternoon networking break

It's time for another interactive session. One of the topics to be discussed is redefining the expat package; hosted by Benjamin Roberts, global talent acquisition and mobility leader at Publicis Communications; and Lee Quane, regional director for Asia at ECA International.

We now dive into our next interactive session. One of the topics to be discussed is structuring a global-ready workforce; hosted by Rahul Kalia, regional human resources business partner at Bayer; and Ellyn Karetnick, vice-president for global head of talent mobility consulting at BGRS.

Currently as the vice-president and global head of talent mobility consulting at BGRS, this next speaker has 25 years of experience both in corporate and consulting roles where she has designed, implemented and successfully managed HR strategies and mobility programmes.

Today, she will tap on her vast experience to share how you can tell when the time is ripe for a mobility transformation. Please welcome Ellyn Karetnick, vice-president and global head of talent mobility consulting at BGRS.

"If you have a strong business case and your leaders are not part of the 63% who have mobility high on their agenda, then that is something you can leverage on," Karetnick shared.

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To inaugurate the conference, Human Resources' senior journalist Jerene Ang takes the stage to welcome all delegates, sponsors and speakers.

She says: "In Southeast Asia, the minimum salary criteria for employment passes has significantly changed over the last year. With countries increasingly taking a 'local-first' approach and regularly changing the criteria for employment passes, today’s mobility arena is riddled with a minefield of challenges. This is one of the many reasons that provoked us to organise this conference for the fourth consecutive year."

The registration counter is open and our team is all set to welcome today's delegates at Workforce Mobility Interactive 2018, Singapore.

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