Agenda

Now in its 48th year, IBIS Academy is a highly respected and long-standing forum for education and networking tailored specifically to global HR & benefits professionals, including those specializing in global mobility. This unique three-track conference empowers attendees to compete, succeed and prosper in the ever-evolving, complex global business environment. The 2018 IBIS Academy sessions are currently under development. Check back later in the year for details.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

 

15:00 – 17:00     Meet and Greet at Reception Area

18:15 – 19:15     IBIS Institute Reception

 

Monday, 7 May 2018

09:00 – 12:25

IBIS Institute Sessions

09:00 – 12:00

American Benefits Council Meeting

09:00 – 12:25

IBIS Mobility Sessions

12:30 – 14:30

 

Lunch for All Attendees

 

14:30 – 15:30

IBIS Conference Begins – Keynote Session (includes Institute and Mobility)

15:30 – 18:00

Concurrent Sessions: IBIS Conference, IBIS Mobility and IBIS Institute Tracks

 

 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 

09:00 – 17:15

IBIS Institute Sessions

09:00 – 17:15

IBIS Mobility Sessions

09:00 – 17:15

IBIS Conference Sessions

18:20 – 22:30

IBIS Academy Gala Dinner

 

 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

09:30 – 12:10

Concurrent Sessions: IBIS Conference, IBIS Mobility and IBIS Institute Tracks

12:10 – 13:30

Closing Lunch for IBIS Conference and IBIS Mobility Tracks (All Attendees Welcome)

13:35 – 18:00

IBIS Institute Sessions

 

 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

09:00 – 18:00

IBIS Institute Sessions

09:00 – 12:00

Gallagher Global Alliance/International Preferred Provider Meeting

 

 

Friday, 11 May 2018

09:00 – 12:00

IBIS Institute Sessions


Schedule subject to change.

 

An interactive fundamentals course for new global benefits professionals. Certificate program delivering fundamental global benefits & HR knowledge taught by global experts.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Social security and mandatory plans
  • Pensions from DB to DC, hybrid to cross-border
  • Pension funding and accounting
  • Death and disability
  • Health and wellness
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Pooling and captives

The IBIS Institute joins the IBIS Conference track for keynote sessions and country updates.

A targeted seminar covering pressing issues in global mobility. Multi-day seminar focusing on the most pressing issues in global mobility, with dozens of global experts.

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Cross-border tax and immigration compliance
  • Cultural awareness
  • Global crisis management
  • Payroll and benefits
  • Expatriate compensation

On Thursday, IBIS Mobility registrants may substitute concurrent IBIS Conference sessions as desired.

A forum for global benefits leaders to share knowledge, explore solutions and advocate for change. Networking and knowledge sharing for experienced global benefits professionals during 2.5 days of general and breakout sessions.

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Total reward strategy
  • Pensions derisking and portability
  • Labor challenges, works councils, unions
  • Legal issues and data privacy
  • Benefits trends in established and emerging markets

IBIS Conference delegates may elect to attend concurrent IBIS Institute or IBIS Mobility sessions in place of IBIS Conference sessions.