Our next IEBA Germany meeting will be in Hamburg, starting at 14:00. The agenda is as follows:
Mobility On The Move!
Individualisation, e-connect, what’s in it for me, demand driven economy, war for talent and much more set the scene of today’s world.
Employees are just expecting employers to adapt to fit in.
They offer their skill set at any location they like, work over there for some time and then move on to the next opportunity. While in the mean time they’ve further developed their hard and soft skills. Valuable!
For corporates this can be challenging as potential this behaviour could lead to a lower than expected return on investment as this group’s goal is to move on after a certain period.
Do you too recognize this trend or is it just old ideas parading as new ones?
Our speakers share with us different angles to encourage the debate we aim to organise.
Ø Louis Everard, Director of the Association of Professional Football Players (VVCS, Vereniging Van Contract Spelers) will discuss sharing of talent as renting of football players is a phenomena being in place in this market for quite some time.
Ø Ernst Steltenpohl, Board Member Expatise and Hanno Goos, Strategic Consultant Staff at the Dutch Armed Forces, provide insight in the new approach currently being explored to potentially implement at the Dutch Armed Forces: staff members to work temporary for non-military organisations whilst continue to being employed by the army.
Let’s have a debate in break out groups to discuss and explore this further and share the outcome of these discussions. Helpful feedback for ourselves and last but not least, the speakers too!
We’ll close with fingerfood and drinks for further mingling and networking.
Please register to this event at [email protected] should you wish to attend to learn and share your views.
Looking forward to meeting you all Thursday 20 September!
Please refer to the attached programme for more information. The event will be followed by our Annual Dinner at 18:00 at Restaurant Grace, Elisabethenstrasse 33, 4051 Basel.
Please be informed that fully paid-up IEBA Switzerland members can attend the Annual Dinner free of charge. The cost for non-members or members or foreign IEBA branches will be 70 CHF. Non-members and members of other IEBA branches are kindly requested to pay on the day at registration in Basel.
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME. THIS IS A SLIGHTLY LONGER SESSION AND SO WE SHOULD HAVE AMPLE TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION. THERE WILL BE DRINKS AND CANAPES AFTERWARDS AS WELL AT THE LAW SOCIETY BAR.
With the recent introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and one of the biggest data risks facing multinational organisation being cyber risk, protecting confidential, personal identifiable data from cyber threats is crucial, and is a key top-of-mind issue for multinationals.
How can multinational companies best seek to manage and mitigate cyber security risk and protect their data? Come and learn that while it is key to protect against external vulnerabilities, the most important manifestation of company-critical risk is from an organisation’s own human capital.
Please come and share your thoughts and experiences on this topic. We are privileged to have Yves Duhaldeborde, Senior Director, Willis Towers Watson, to present on this topic, including sharing his experience of how high performing organisations are exploring risk-resilient company cultures and leadership to support the right behaviours to tackle cyber risk.
Brief profile: Yves is a Senior Director in the Talent & Rewards segment of Willis Towers Watson, where he specialises in strategies aimed at leveraging employee perspectives, attitudes and behaviours to enhance business performance and employee experience. He advises global companies across a very wide range of sectors on strategies to maximise engagement, reduce turnover within key employee segments, and efficiently allocate resources to people development programs that have the biggest effect on productivity and business performance.
We are waiting for confirmation on possible additional corporate and provider speakers to join the debate: further details to follow.
We would be grateful if you would register using the button below to give us an idea of likely numbers attending, although all are welcome even if you haven't registered.
Agenda - please see enclosed document
Agenda - please see enclosed document
PLEASE NOTE THIS A BREAKFAST BRIEFING: 8AM SHARP START, WITH FOOD / ROOM AVAILABLE FROM 7:30AM
While M&A activity overall typically ebbs and flows, for some organisations, it is a constant activity, taking multiple forms.
GE is one of these organisations that is constantly reviewing its business portfolio through M&A activity. We are very privileged to have Michelle Newton, European Benefits Specialist in the European Compensation & Benefits COE of GE Corporate, to come and talk with us on how GE navigates multiple transactions at the same time, engages with all the necessary stakeholders, avoids the traps and "red herrings”, but doesn’t miss the red flags / deal breakers.
Michelle has been with GE Corporate for 11 years and has been involved in over 7 acquisitions over 10 countries totalling 8000 employees and 8 dispositions over 27 countries totalling 12000 employees during 2017/2018 alone. Michelle has a background in European pension and benefits, employee value proposition and flexible benefit platforms.
We look forward to you joining the session and actively participating in the discussion.
European collective defined contribution plans
Marco Arteaga - DLA Piper
Financial wellness as an international corporate benefit
Marco Reiners - Aon
Case study: "Buying out pension liabilities via a CTA structure"
Dr. Markus Sengpiel - Luthers Law
This event will take the form of a telephone presentation and discussion, to maximise the number of people who can participate.
As in previous years, IEBA subsidises the Dinner so that more members and guests may attend, reducing the charge from £100 to £50 per head (for members and guests) without compromising on the quality of the five-course meal or of the wine. The wine will be supplied, as in recent years, by Michel Mallard of Burgundy. A free bar is provided before dinner.
We are pleased to confirm our Guest Speaker, Peter Bowler, who will update us on what employers are doing as a result of Brexit. Peter is Head of Group HR for the Renishaw Group, one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company has nearly 5000 employees in 35 countries and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, 3D printing, dentistry, and brain surgery.
We hope you and your guests will be able to attend!
The role of the risk manager is an increasingly important role in the management of employee benefit risks. These include company reputation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Key Persons risk, employee wellbeing, employee turnover, employee costs,...in which of these should the risk manager intervene?
Jean-Paul Thionier, Senior Consultant at MX Conseil will present the different employee benefit risks that multinationals must manage. A panel discussion will follow with views presented by both Group HR and Risk management on the challenges of managing employee benefits risk and which risks should lie completely within the responsibility of HR and which can be tackled also by the risk manager.
Pascal Prevost, Deputy Head of Group Risk Services (Nestlé Group) and General Manager of Intercona (Nestlé Group Reinsurance Captive) and Marie Noelle Arrigault, Compensation and Benefits Consultant who has held both Corporate Benefits Director and Coporate Risk Manager roles in her career, will animate the panel discussion.
The timing is as follows:
8h30 - Welcome with coffee and croissants served
9h00 - Introduction to subject
9h20 - 10h45 - Panel discussion
We look forward to your active participation in this discussion.
We held another very successful Annual Conference on 14 and 15 March 2018. This was the 12th time we have held our Annual Conference in Brussels; it has proved to be the ideal location where we can easily replicate and build on the previous highly successful Conferences, where we have enjoyed consistently high levels of attendance from a wide variety of countries, and also received very positive feedback ('A very worthwhile conference' - 'A good balance of subjects' - 'Great and smooth overall organisation' - 'Great opportunity for networking' - 'Fantastic dinner' - etc.).
We had a record number of delegates (over 180) and our efforts to balance the proportion of employers to service providers (consultants, insurance companies, etc) paid off. Almost 50% of the delegates were from employers.
Copies of the presentations are available below for members who are logged in.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the next Annual Conference in Brussels in March 2019!
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It’s with great regret that we need to cancel our IEBA Belgium meeting of Thursday February 8. Unfortunately we received a number of cancellations, especially from our corporate members. As a result the remaining participants would be mostly insurers and a few consultants. We feel that a limited group of participants and the absence of our target audience (i.e. the corporate Compensation & Benefits professionals) does not justify to invite 2 quality speakers who have prepared a presentation focusing on this specific group.
We wish to apologize for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. We hope to see you soon at the IEBA conference in Brussels or at another IEBA Belgium event later this year.
The IEBA Belgium Committee