International Human Resources Management Conference

Houston, TX

Date: 2/24/05 - 2/25/05

Annual International Human Resources Management Conference


AGENDA – February 24, 2005

8:00-8:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcoming Remarks and Program Overview
William R. Sheridan, Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council
8:45-9:30 Keynote Speaker
Pierre Bismuth, Senior Advisor – Human Resources, Schlumberger

Fairness and Ethics: What Does it Mean in a Global Business?
9:30-10:15 Developing Global Talent and Business Leaders
Anna Tavis, Head of Talent Management & Leadership Development, Nokia (Finland)
10:15-10:30 Refreshment Break
Latin America: Compensation, Benefits and Employment Law
Juan Arizpe, Director HR – International, Phelps Dodge International (Mexico)
Ricardo Castro, Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Mexico)
Carlos A. Felce, Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Venezuela)
Patrick J. Griffiths, Director – International HR, Phelps Dodge
Mathias Sandoval, President, Phelps Dodge International
12:00-12:30 Guest Speaker
Peter Brew, Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (UK)
12:30-1:15 Luncheon
1:15-2:30 A) Emerging Market Start-Ups: Lessons Learned in India
Anita Jones, Corporate Manager – International Human Resources, SAIC

B) Global Workforce & IHR Process Management: Best Practices
Mack McClain, General Manager, International Plant Services
Scott Thompson, Senior Human Resources Consultant, Schulmberger
Donald Vincent, Vice President – Human Resources, Technip USA

2:30-2:45 Refreshment Break
2:45-3:30 The World We Live in Today:
Understanding and Managing International Travel-Related Risk

Joan Sullivan Garrett, Founder and CEO, MedAire
3:30-4:30 Multinational Corporate and International Assignee Tax Issues:
Bilateral Tax Treaties, Vulnerability of Section 911…

Joe O. Luby, Assistant General Tax Counsel, ExxonMobil
Judy Scarabello, Vice President – Tax Policy, National Foreign Trade Council
4:45-6:30 Networking Reception Hosted by:

Aetna Global Benefits
Baker & McKenzie
The MI Group
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

AGENDA – February 25, 2005

8:00-8:30 Networking Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Doing Business in Russia: Aligning the Business and HR
Lionel Goddu,Manager – International Assignments Rewards, Freescale Semiconductor
James J. Tastard, Vice President – Human Resources, Aker Kvaerner
9:30-9:45 Refreshment Break
9:45-11:00 C) Global Human Resources Strategies:
Meeting Business Needs with Value-Adding Talent

Randy Phariss, International Human Resources Consultant, Unocal
Slade Putnam, Global Expatriate Policy Advisor, Shell Oil Company
Adele Yeargen, Executive Vice President, The MI Group

D) Corporate Governance: HR and the International Exposure Factor
Michael J. Boro, Principal, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
J. Richard Hammett, Managing Partner – Houston, Baker & McKenzie

11:00-12:15 E) The New Millennium Challenge – Safeguarding Employees:
Business Travelers, Expatriates And Local Staff

Roy Musser, Director – Corporate Security, General Dynamics
Robert Valente, Sr., Vice President – Security and Operations, MedAire
Dottie Whitson, Sales Director, Aetna Global Benefits

F) Global Equity Awards: Accounting, Legal, Tax and Plan Design Updates
Valerie Diamond, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
William J. Dunn, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 The Middle East: An Entrepreneur”s Experiences
Teddie Garrigan, Executive Vice President 7 Chief Strategic Officer, The Herman Group
2:00-3:30 China Today: Compensation, Benefits, Employment Law and Staffing
David Marshall, Manager – IHR, ABB Lummus
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP To Be Announced
3:30 Conference Wrap-Up
William R. Sheridan,Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council

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