Why Attend?

Arm yourself with the insights, knowledge and skills you need to keep your organization among the ranks of the top global employers – today, and in the future. Join us at IBIS Academy, the premier conference for global HR & benefits professionals to learn, grow and share. Three tracks are designed to provide education and networking options for those new to global benefits & HR as well as seasoned professionals looking to stay abreast of the latest trends.

  • Discover exclusive insights from industry experts and thought leaders to ensure your organization remains a global destination employer that attracts and retains the workforce you need for your future success.
  • Learn cutting-edge, real world approaches to HR and benefits strategy directly from senior HR executives from major global brands like Microsoft, Newell-Rubbermaid, Johnson & Johnson, Dow, L’Oréal, Sanofi and Disney.
  • Build an indispensable global peer network of HR and benefits professionals from around the world and connect face-to-face with Gallagher’s international consultants and global service providers.


Past attendees agree – IBIS Academy is the unique opportunity you’ve been looking for to gain insight, share perspectives and make global connections.

“The course allowed us to talk with others and learn firsthand how other countries operate.” — Elizabeth Rhoads, Benefit Manager, Compassion International

“In addition to the interesting sessions it was a pleasure to meet such a diverse group of people to share ideas with. An excellent networking and learning opportunity.” — Jackie Blais, Senior Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Avery Dennison

“The Mobility track gave me insight that will inform how we approach our global population.” — Emerson Foster, VP, Human Resources, Sodexo


Ready to talk to your manager about the benefits that IBIS Academy can offer for your organization? We have resources to help. Download our IBIS Academy 2019 flyer for a brief overview of the event that you can share with colleagues, or use our template Justification Letter to help craft a message requesting approval to attend IBIS Academy in Milan, Italy.