2018 EMEA Compensation and Benefits Conference

People make digital work – Reward the workforce for the future

Lisbon 4–5 October

Event Agenda

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19:00–20:30Welcome Reception


08:15–09:00Registration and Refreshments

09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

Chris JohnsonMercer

09:15–09:25Intermezzo #1 – Welcome to Lisbon!

Pedro BritoMercer

09:25–10:25Keynote Speech – Time to Look at The World Differently: Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Stéphane GarelliIMD

10:25–11:25Panel Discussion: The Power of People and Digital - The Executive View


Martine FerlandMercer EP President

Sofia TenreiroCEO, Cisco, Portugal


Kate BraveryMercer

11:25–11:45Networking Break

11:45–12:15Intermezzo #2 – 2018 Global Talent Trends

Kate BraveryMercer

12:15–13:00Going Through Digital Transformation

Ana SousaHR Director, Farfetch

13:00–14:00Lunch Break

14:00–14:45The Journey to Benefits Analytics Digitisation

14:45–15:30A Career Framework as Key Element of an HR Digital Strategy

Alex KhatuntsevSVP, Head of HR, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

15:30–16:30Interactive Sessions A

Q&A on Digital Transformation with Farfetch

Q&A on Analytics Digitisation

Q&A on HR Digital Strategy with Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

15:30–16:30Workshop Sessions A

C&B Trends in Europe

Patrick GutmannMercer

Employee Engagement

Nick StarrittMercer

Mercer's Approach to Narrowing the Gender Pay Gap: Diversity and Inclusion

Michelle SequeiraMercer

Compensation Management Effectiveness

Laurence MossEstee Lauder

David WrefordMercer

The Future of Global Mobility

Yvonne TraberMercer

Haig NalbantianMercer

16:30–17:00Networking Break

17:00–17:45Flexible Working Policy and Parental Leave

Wema HooverGlobal Head of D&I, Sanofi

17:45–17:50Wrap-up of Day One

Chris JohnsonMercer

18:30Depart for Offsite Gala Dinner



09:00–09:10Welcome Day 2

Chris JohnsonMercer

09:10–09:55Workforce for the Future – Lifelong Learning (The Importance of Upskilling and Reskilling)

Antonis ChristidisMercer

09:55–10:10Intermezzo #3 – Site Selection

David OsborneMercer

10:10–10:55Preparing for the Digital Age - Grading (IPE) & Compensation

Christian KoesslerHead of Leadership Compensation, Global Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care

Mark BonselsMercer

10:55–11:25Networking Break

11:25–12:25Interactive Roundtable B

Q&A on Flexible Working Policy and Parental Leave with Sanofi

Wema HooverGlobal Head of D&I, Sanofi

David WrefordMercer

Q&A on the Workforce for the Future

Antonis ChristidisMercer

Q&A on Job Tilting Practices Survey Findings with Fresenius Medical Care

Fresenius Medical Care

Alexander NissenMercer

11:25–12:25Workshop Sessions B

C&B Trends in Europe

Patrick GutmannMercer

Reward Communication and Digital Experience

Susannah HinesMercer

C&B Trends in Growth Markets

Puneet SwaniMercer

Executive Remuneration

Peter BorehamMercer

Cloud Implementation (Workday)

Karen ClaxtonMercer

12:25–12:40Networking Break

12:40–13:25Gauging the Strength and Impact of Career Rewards

13:25–13:40Closing Remarks

Chris JohnsonMercer

13:40–14:40Networking Buffet Lunch

13:40–15:40Mercer Tech Trade Show & Demonstration Sessions

15:40Conference Close

Draft Agenda. Subject to change.

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The 2018 EMEA Compensation and Benefits Conference qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)®, Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)®, Advanced Certified Compensation Professional (ACCP)™ and Master Certified Compensation Professional (MCCP)™ designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.

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