Bite-Size Briefing

Join us on Monday 11th June at 10am at BDO, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU

Expat Academy Bite-Size Briefing  Our Bite-Size Briefings are a member-only day of short, sharp presentations designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of current and future global mobility trends.  The aim of the day is to get you thinking and develop your specialist Global Mobility knowledge.

Held three times a year, these briefings are one of our most popular events.  They are a great opportunity for the Expat Academy community to get together, be inspired, gain industry insights and learn about what is new in global mobility.

What will you learn?

Every Bite-Size Briefing features slots on tax, immigration and employment law – the fundamentals of what you do every day.  These are balanced by topical practical updates and key insights which help you develop as a rounded Global Mobility professional.

You will end the day with improved knowledge and understanding of current Global Mobility trends, whatever your level of experience, which you can translate into your own world and put into practice as soon as you get back to your desk.

The agenda will be posted on this page nearer the date.

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What to expect on 11th June

10.00am – 10.15am

10.15am – 10.45am
The latest UK and key global tax changes for internationally mobile employees  Andy Kelly, BDO
This session will provide an update on how the latest UK and key global tax changes will affect organisations with globally mobile employees. Andy will also provide an overview on other topical issues arising in expatriate taxation.

10.50am – 11.20am
Predictive analytics: the latest frontier  David Pascoe, Cartus
Most corporations have been collecting data for years, using it to dissect past performance and trends. The presentation of this data is referred to as descriptive analytics. However, the next frontier in relocation will be conquered by those companies best able to leverage predictive analytics to gain insights about their mobility programs.  These insights will give rise to a new level of service and value for HR and mobility managers as well as relocating employees. Whether optimizing cost management, program management, talent management—or all three—this session will show how predictive analytics can revolutionise your relocation program.

11.20am – 11.50am
Tea/coffee break

11.50am – 12.20pm
5 key issues to consider when drafting assignment documentation for internationally mobile employees  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs
This session will provide useful insights and tips of potential issues on assignment documentation that need to be considered when sending an employee on assignment. Join Annabel as she takes a look at the proactive measures that can be taken to ensure clarity and avoid confusion.

12.25pm – 12.55pm
It shouldn’t happen to a Global Mobility professional!  John Dean, Punter Southall
Join John for an interactive session that will include three international benefit case studies about where it all went wrong and how you can avoid it happening to you!

12.55pm – 1.40pm

1.40pm – 2.10pm
Exciting overview of the Expat Academy Web App. Myrianthe Ewington, Expat Academy
Following the launch of the Expat Academy Web App, use this opportunity to grab your phones, log in with step by step instructions from Myrianthe and take the chance to go through what the app has to offer to make your lives easier.

2.15pm – 2.45pm
Top tips in developing your personal brand  Neil Urquhart, Learnlight
There’s no denying you’re working hard but is that success being recognised as it should be? In today’s organisations there’s no time for being another face in the sea of open plan desks. Join Matthew as he discusses creating your own personal brand giving you the opportunity to proactively manage your career path.

2.45pm – 3.15pm
Tea/coffee break

3.15pm – 4.00pm
Corporate Panel: Short Term Business Visitors – how Global Mobility are taking on this challenging population
Our benchmarking service and recent Huddles show us that STBVs are still a really hot and challenging topic for our members. Sit back and listen to this fantastic panel as they share their trials and tribulations of trying to get a handle on this rapidly changing population.


  • Lucy Gibson – Global Mobility Manager, Experian
  • Rachel James – Global Mobility Manager, Imperial Tobacco
  • Suzette Vidal – HR Manager – International Assignments, MBDA Systems
  • Steve Hawkins – International Mobility HR Manager – AB Agri
  • Dominique Dee – International Mobility Manager – Eversheds Sutherland

4.00pm – 4.15pm
Wrap up & Expat Academy Update

4.15pm – 6.00pm
Networking drinks

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What previous attendees had to say:

“After every Expat Academy event I have been to, I have returned to the business with an idea or discussion point to raise internally with a view to improving/evolving our company’s GM offering.” Gavin Cockburn, British American Tobacco

“Networking is hugely beneficial in Global Mobility, so coupled with topical updates this is a fabulous forum to attend and focus on our needs.” Janice Wass, Leonardo MW Ltd

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, Capco

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

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