Session Descriptions/Downloads

All Conference Session

Managing Data Collection with Technology

How do corporate clients integrate information from multiple suppliers?  How can you aggregate data to document total costs? This session will explore utilizing technology platforms for integrating data from multiple sources. 

International Sessions

Global Uncertainty: How to Successfully Manage an Immigration and Tax Program in 2017

This session will examine strategies on successfully managing an immigration and tax corporate program in the current, fast-paced, changing domestic and international environment. It will also highlight current and anticipated domestic and international immigration and tax law changes.

International Global Uncertainty.pptx

US Inbound Expat Experience

This session will cover some of the practical day to day struggles that U.S. bound assignees face once they arrive and how corporate managers have implemented other resources outside of the traditional programs available.

International Inbound Expat Experience.pptx

Duty of Care - The Most Common Emergencies on Assignment 

How to handle day-to-day unexpected emergencies with international relocations, challenges faced by mobility teams with implementing policies, reasons for resistance from companies, and what a healthy policy should look like.

International Duty of Care - The Most Common Emergencies on Assignment.pptx

Cultural Training – Policy Considerations, Best Practices and ROI

Global assignments and permanent international moves are an expensive endeavor. Having a failed international assignment or permanent relocation can put companies and careers at risk.  Therefore, protecting this investment by providing employees and their accompanying families with the tools needed to succeed is of the utmost importance.

Our panel will share approaches to and discuss best practices of cultural and language training offered as benefits and share attempts to determine ROI of this investment.

International 2017 MERC - Cultural Training.pptx

Domestic Sessions

US Nomads: State to State Issues for Business Travelers and US Domestic Assignments

Discuss the cost and risks related to business travelers and domestic assignees travelling state to state.   Review tax and payroll withholding compliance issues. Focus on process and best practice for identifying and tracking these individuals.

Domestic US Nomads and State to State Issues.pptx

How Does Housing Support Talent Management?

How companies are using housing to help nurture their pipeline with college interns, to accommodate their short term rotational employees, and what the future holds with the sharing economy.

Domestic How does housing support talent management.pptx

The Effect of Relocation on Children/Teens

Relocation can be a life-changing event for the family. While each family member deals with this change in their own way, adults and children will handle this experience differently. On a positive note, relocation can provide children with a building block for future success. Understanding how children deal with relocation and accept change is of vital importance to the success of their parent’s relocation and our success as an industry. How can we assist in ensuring that our relocating families are receiving the extra assistance that may be needed for their relocations?

Midwest Real Estate and Mortgage Updates

Updates on our current market trends is essential to our relocation industry and this session will provide information on our regional trends as well as mortgage updates for our relocating transferees.

Domestic 2017 Real Estate and Mortgage Final.pptx

Relo 101 Sessions

Relo 101 – Homesale programs

This session will be an introduction to the most common homesale programs. Our panelists will be offering best practices and providing advantages and disadvantages based on their experiences. 

Relo 101 Homesale Programs.pptx

Relo 101 – International Household Goods Forwarding

The life cycle of a household goods shipment. The life cycle will include the policy review from a corporate perspective with the employees, the household goods relocation process, what things to be on the look out for during the relo and what actions make the relocation process go smoothly.

Relo 101 Household Goods Relocation.ppx.pptx

Relo 101 - Tax, Compensation and Immigration

This session is a basic, high-level introduction to tax, compensation and immigration for attendees new to the relocation field or those who need a refresher.

Relo 101 Immigration and Tax.pptx

Relo 101 – Appraisals, Inspections and Mortgages

What’s the difference between standard and relocation related reports such as appraisals, inspections and mortgages?

Relo 101 2017 MRC Don't Throw A Curve Ball RPA and Appraisals.pptx

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