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Global Mobility Forum 2018

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Global Forums AS →

We are proud to present Global Mobility Forum 2018 (GMF18) – Norway’s largest global mobility conference. For the 7th time we invite global mobility professionals, the relocation industry, and global citizens from near and far. GMF18 is a best practice sharing space, an engine for mobility innovation, and a friendly arena to meet your colleagues and build your competence and network. Global mobility contributes towards global growth and innovation, and since the start in 2011 GMF has been the central meeting place in Norway to make the mobility process smoother (both in and out of Norway), and enhance Norway’s position as an attractive expat destination. We are proud to yet again partner up with KPMG for the 2018 edition of GMF as our hosts for this event. We are also pleased to announce the following leading mobility solution providers as our event partners: ECA International, Frogner House Apartments, the Oslo Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oslo.

This year’s forum will focus on:

Digitalization and robotics – The future for Global Mobility Professionals

How to make a Norwegian leave Norway – Making expat life attractive

Short term assignments – getting it right

The human aspect of mobility

Oslo as a global workforce host city

Complete program TBC

Get your dose of mobility inspiration going into 2019 – this is the forum you don’t want to miss. Spaces filling up quickly – make sure to register today.


Need a hotel room?

Go to www.frognerhouse.no and book your stay in either Bygdøy Alle 53 or Skovveien 8. Choose a refundable reservation with our without breakfast. At the final stage enter your code GMF2018 to get a 20% discount. Valid from today until 6th of December.


04 December 2018


Oslo - KPMG - Sørkedalsveien 6


900 NOK ex VAT

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Global Mobility Forum 2018 - changes may occur


Registration & julegløgg


Welcome and opening remarks by Bjørn Chr. Nørbech (Founder of Global Mobility Forum) & Cathrine Dalheim (Head of Global Mobility Services at KPMG Law Advokatfirma)


Digitalization & Robotics: The future for Global Mobility Professionals. Company cases and panel with Harald Seip Stubbe (Vice President Compensation and Benefits at Aker Solutions), Stian Furset (Senior Manager KPMG), Anni Keranen (Business Development Executive at ECA), Lars Nistad (Digital Business Developer at Storebrand). Facilitator: Roland Mosheim (Founder and CEO at Mosheim Business Consulting)


Coffee break with julegløgg and snacks


How to make a Norwegian leave Norway – Making expat life attractive. Company cases from The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DNB and Statkraft presented by Vigdis Kjelseth (Senior Advisor The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Kerstin Aulund (Senior Advisor Int. assignment Statkraft AS) and Mona Gundersen (Head of Global Mobility DNB) Facilitator: Bjørn Christian Nørbech (Global Mobility Forum Founder)


Delicious julebuffet


Track 1: Short term assignments – getting it right

With the following content:
1. Defining the risk map Segmentation of short term work abroad and compliance risks companies needs to mitigate by Per Tore Kraby Lock – Partner KPMG

2. 10 minutes break

3. Policy and payment strategies for short-term assignments, commuter assignments and business travel by David Remedios – Head of Consultancy at ECA International


Track 2: The human aspect of mobility

With the following content:
1. The psychology of expatriation – follow up from GMF17 with Jøri Horverak (Founder and CEO Sense) and Jan Heimdal (Section Head at the Norwegian Armed Forces)

2. 10 minutes break

3. The human aspect – how to learn from other expats via video interviews – Presented by Jimmy Westerheim (Founder of The Human aspect) & Catrin Alhaug (Global Mobility Manager Red Cross), Technology that helps businesses retain key talent globally – Presented by Alicia Partee (CEO/ Founder of Global Counseling Solutions)


Track 3: Oslo – A Global Workforce Host City

With the following content:

1. Oslo as a Host City – Presented by Toralv Moe (Senior Adviser Dep. of Public health and Labour, City Government of Oslo), State of the City – Hospitality and Oslo’s Cultural Dividend – Presented by Birgit Liodden (Director of Communication Oslo Business Region)

2. 10 minutes break

3. International Staff Mobility Office – Presented by Ghazaleh Amini (Head of office ISMO, University of Oslo), Diversity and Recruitment – Presented by Runa Opdal Kerr (Executive director, Finans Norge), Rating Diversity – Presented by Laura E. Mercer Traavik (Ass. Professor Norwegian Business School (BI))


Coffee break


Inspiration for 2019 The value of global citizens and international competence in local markets. Contributions by Morten Sonniks – Senior Advisor IMDI (on competent refugees), Nikol Mard – Founder of Network for work for trailing spouses, and Joyce Elise Hartog McHenry – Associate Professor at Høyskole Kristiania / Kristiania University College


Summary of GMF18 and 2019 outlook