International Employee Benefits Senate

International Employee Benefits Senate 2009


This event has been postponed. Date to be confirmed.

Organised by Employee Benefits Magazine
Employee Benefits is running it’s 2nd International Employee Benefits Senate in London.
This senate will give you insight to what top employers of choice are doing, plus current market developments so you can be sure you are in touch with the newest thinking.
The event will include real life case studies and practical workshops to help benefits managers face the challenges that come with running international benefit schemes.

Attendance is FREE, but is only open to HR and benefits managers who have responsibility for benefits decisions in more than one country. Delegates must work for organisations with more than 1,000 staff globally and at least 500 staff outside the UK. Places are limited to 35 qualifying delegates.

Plenary Topics:
• International reward strategies
• Using multi national risk pooling
• Expatriate benefits


0915 Delegate arrival

0945 Welcome & Introduction

CHAIR: Debi O’Donovan, editorial director, Employee Benefits

0930 Establishing a global reward strategy

  • Pulling together a reward strategy on a global basis throws up a number of key challenges – should you have a single global strategy or allow local offices to maximise local conditions?
  • Can you maximise savings by using global contracts and multinational pooling?
  • How do you check/audit what is already available to your staff around the globe?
  • This session will cover the key questions that international benefits managers
  • should be asking themselves and explore some of the key strategies that multinationals have used.

SPEAKER: Debra Corey, head of reward and performance, Morrisons

1035 Multinational pooling of employee risk benefits
This interactive and fresh approach to this topic will take you through the mechanics of multinational pooling and will give HR and compensation and benefit professionals an insight into what this advantageous system can bring to a multinational company. The workshop will also include discussion on solutions for your mobile employees and how this can fit within the pooling environment. Presented by experts from Generali

1120 Break

1140 Managing expatriate reward

  • Bridging the gap between local hire and expat expectations of reward
  • Reconciling different expectations when designing the benefits package – challenges and practical solutions
  • Overcoming inequality between expat and local hire reward offerings
  • Practical solutions for designing and promoting benefits to an internationally diverse workforce
  • Conducting a survey to maximise interest and uptake

SPEAKER: Brian Friedman, founder, The Forum for Expatriate Management

1225 Questions

1240 Networking Lunch

Sponsoring partner:


Delegate feedback from the 2008 International Employee Benefits Senate

It really was a brilliant event, I learned more in one day than I possibly
could have done in a month without the event. Thank you so much for inviting
Lorraine Kaloczi, payroll and benefits manager, Faber Maunsell

As we are at the beginning of our international benefits review the
information provided on Tuesday by both suppliers and fellow delegates will
be invaluable.
Gemma Horton, HR Adviser, Ashurst

I networked with quite a few people that I have not met before and got bits of information that will be useful to me. Every workshop sparked off ideas.
Michael Rose, Director of Total Rewards – EMEA, UK, Aon

What I liked about the event was that it was so hands on. You have a chance to interact with other HR mangers and understand that we are facing the same challenges.
Ether Wasser, HR manager, Europe Dialogic

I find the Employee Benefits Senates of great value. It’s useful to speak with other companies about their employee benefits packages and the lessons that have been learnt from the implementation process. The presentations organised are always informative, relating to real-life experiences.
Vicky Rose, senior rewards & benefits awards adviser, Cardif Pinnacle

To be a sponsoring partner and run workshops contact Charlotte Adams on 020 7943 8086 – Places are limited to 4 sponsors