April 14 2015, 09:00 - 17:00
    Location: Berlitz, 38 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris

    Special rate for Members of AmCham France: only 99 euros/person for April 14th includes the education sessions and materials, networking coffee breaks and lunch and the champagne reception at Café de la Paix.

    PARIS - April 14
    Global business needs globally mobile talent requiring mobile families

    Cross-border employment and Dual Career family issues continue to be one of the biggest challenges that threaten the success of international assignments.
    Today, we will discuss how certain companies are working to achieve success by enhancing the employee experience.

    LEADERS CONFERENCE is being presented in association with
    BERLITZ Consulting
    and in alliance with

    ... special arrangements provided by

    to be held at...
    Berlitz, 38 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris
    metro: Opéra

    9h- coffee, 17h- Champagne reception Cafe de la Paix

    SPECIAL EVENT BUSINESS SOCIAL: April 13 la Seine networking Dinner cruise €150/person
    3-course dinner with wines, live jazz band, beautiful illuminated Paris

    Memo from Edwin B Cohen
    Conference Chairman, Developer
    CEO & Editor, GlobalBusinessNews

    Bonjour et Hello; greetings from California. To begin, looking back to Paris #1 conference in 1999, it was presented at le Meridien Montparnasse and today we will introduce you to experts whose advice can help your business immediately.

    Regarding 2015 global business, what keeps you "up at night"? Come prepared to talk about it.

    Delegates are encouraged to exchange ideas across the table; your take-aways will be practical knowledge and connections that could be a "break-thru".

    Executive RoundTable Leadership Objectives: Gain competitive advantage and seize emerging growth opportunities...Strategically source talent, train it, deploy it for global talent development and retain it as a Human Capital Asset for enhancing corporate sustainability and profits.

    Now, I invite you to prepare for today's highly-interactive, boardroom-style discussion by participating in 'GOING GLOBAL, LESSONS LEARNED' research survey. Join c-suite leaders, functional heads and subject experts from +100 countries who have taken this survey 15 minutes. We will discuss the findings.

    LEADERS Conference
    April 14th

    9h, Check-in
    coffee and connections

    9h15 - 9h45, Program Start
    Moderator's Welcome Remarks


    Edwin B Cohen,

    Patricia Glasel, Training Director,
    Europe Global Leadership,
    Berlitz Consulting

    9h45 - 10h10,
    C-level perspectives
    Introducing "NextPractices"... Break-thru Thinking

    Scott Hamilton
    President & CEO - Executive Next Practices Institute
    Managing Director -NextWORKS - ALLIGN Companies

    Scott Hamilton is a globally noted business leader in the areas of human resources, marketing and organizational alignment from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune Global 1000 . Hamilton is Managing Director of NextWORKS, a unique advisory and research team that assists leaders turn their vision into unified, positive action. His globally based programs help executive teams build their internal organizational capability to innovate, execute and produce extraordinary results. Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), a research and forum-based organization comprised of several thousand top business leaders (CEO, CMO, COO, CFO, Top HR, others). The forums are broadly known as “ENP” and the public sessions feature top thought leaders guiding highly collaborative sessions in the review of emerging trends, innovative techniques, and formulation of new strategies that move organizations “beyond the status quo”. CONTACT;

    10h10 - 10h35,
    2015 Employment Trends in the new Economic Reality

    Roselyn Sands
    International Labor & Employment Lawyer
    Dual Qualified Attorney at Law U.S. & France - Labor & Employment Law Group Leader
    EY Societe d' Avocats, Paris

    Roselyn S. Sands is a partner leading the EY international labor and employment law practice. She is based in Paris, France. Roselyn started her career in the U.S. focusing her practice on international commercial and employment law litigation with the law firms of Holland & Knight (Miami, Floride) and Proskauer Rose (New York & California). In 1995, Roselyn moved to Paris, France where she practiced international arbitration, corporate law, and employment law with Sales Vincent & Associés and Proskauer Rose. In 2001, she joined EY Société d’Avocats in Paris to build the International Labor & Employment Law practice focusing exclusively on advising clients on French and European labor and employment-law matters. Roselyn has significant cross-border experience on both side of the Atlantic on HR/employment issues, particularly business transformations, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, post-transaction integration, global restructuring, SOX compliance, works councils management, employee privacy, technology and the workplace, discrimination and harassment issues and, more generally, managing the day-to-day workplace. Her first-hand knowledge of global companies and her business and solutions oriented pragmatism are central to her approach in assisting clients with the challenge of achieving their corporate objectives while complying with rigid and burdensome French and European labor and employment laws. Roselyn is a graduate of the University of Florida Business School, the University of Miami School of Law, as well as the University of Paris Law School. Roselyn has been teaching for many years in Paris at schools such as Sciences Politiques in Paris, the University of Paris Law School in both its Human Rights Master of Laws program and its International Human Resources Program (CIFFOP), and the INSEEC Business School of Paris, a multicultural and multilingual school. Roselyn is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, and the European Employment Lawyers Association, organizations for which she is a frequent speaker on global employment-related issues and trends. She is also a Co-Chair of the International Employment Law committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She regularly writes for numerous publications, including the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Counsel, the International HR Journal, International Employment Lawyer and the IBA and ABA Labor and Employment Law newsletters. She is also the editor or the EY multi-jurisdictional update on labor & employment law matters. She is also the author of the French chapter in International Employment Laws (Matthew Bender & Co.), Redundancy Law in Europe and Age Discrimination (Wolters Kluwer), and the Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law. Roselyn has also written extensively work on CSR, including various publications and speaking engagements, including, What is sustainable development?, at the Produrable, a French forum for professionals and sustainable development, April 2008, The European Lead?, at the Littler Global Employer Institute of October 2008, Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Culture: The Faces of the Organization in Challenging Times, at the XBHR Conference of March 2009, Reducing costs while being a socially responsible employer, Ernst &Young, March 2009, « Doing well by doing good » : a Challenge For Business, French-American Chamber of Commerce, May 2010 An American and French national born in Havana, Cuba, Roselyn is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She is admitted to the Paris/Hauts de Seine Bar, as well as the Bar of the State of Florida, New York and California (inactive).

    10h50 - 11h15

    Gordon Zovko, Chief Development Officer,
    Executive Committee Member
    I T X

    Gordon is based at ITX Headquarters in Geneva. He previously held the position of Head of International Mobility Administration & Finance where he successively set-up, promoted and managed Global Employment Companies for ITX clients. His "Human Resources Specialist" background and strong experience of working with multinational companies from diverse industries makes him an expert measuring the strategic importance of Global Mobility and its key topics such as: Compensation & Benefits, policies, international working contracts, TCNs' management, rebilling, cost control vs package "attractiveness" and expatriation process efficiency. Gordon also drove the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standards and compliance.

    ITX is specialized in Global Mobility, providing expatriate HR Management services to multinational and larger international companies. To manage all types of expatriates regardless of their home or host country, we create and manage Global Employment Companies (GEC™). ITX has developed a comprehensive solution that enables companies to move key staff internationally with minimum internal problems. Our main services include international payroll, compensation & benefits management, accounting & rebilling and cost control & financial report. ITX is currently present in Geneva (HQ), London and Singapore and manages over 4'600 expatriates in more than 100 countries.

    11h15 - BREAK -

    11h25 - 12h, Morning keynote
    Reducing Risk of Assignment Failure
    or Non-Productivity

    Patricia Glasel, Training Director,
    Europe Global Leadership,
    Berlitz Consulting

    12h - 13h, thought-leaders and audience discussion


    Maureen (Bridget) Rabotin
    Author, Culture Savvy -
    working and collaborating across the globe

    Gallup trained StrengthsFinder Executive Coach

    Eric Fichot
    Head of Human Resources for CIB Functions
    BNP Paribas

    Kim Ravalet
    HR L&D
    BNP Paribas

    Kristelle Keraine Nicolas
    HR L&D
    BNP Paribas

    Maureen Rabotin
    is the Founding director of Effective Global Leadership, Inc., Maureen is a StrengthsFinder © certified Global Executive Coach, an Intercultural Leadership Development Consultant, adjunct lecturer at Sciences PO (Paris) and keynote speaker. Author of Culture Savvy – working and collaborating across the globe (ASTD 2011) and co-author of The World Book of Values (2013), she accompanies her clients as they navigate the currents of globalization. Before entering the corporate training and coaching industry, she held management positions in a United States-based multinational as European Product Leader in Microradiology and in a French electronics company as Export Director, responsible for Asia Pacific markets. Maureen has worked and travelled extensively in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East, and is fluent in French and English. She shares her knowledge of emotional and cultural intelligence and her passion for neuroscience to enable her clients to build bridges across cultural, linguistic, generation and gender divides. Her clients include FAO (United Nations), The Global Fund, BNP Paribas, Arcelor Mittal, Peugeot Citroen and Oracle.

    BNP Paribas ( is one of the best rated banks in the world. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.

    lunch; lite, healthy
    informal discussions

    13h45, subject experts with audience discussions

    GLOBAL BUSINESS 21st Century
    and this usually requires MOBILE FAMILIES

    How do you take care of the mobile families
    to ensure assignment productivity?

    How do you measure return on the investment?

    Moderator, Ed Cohen
    Editor- GlobalBusinessNews

    Commentators/Panelists will include corporate representatives and subject experts...

    Latifa Taleb
    Head- International Talent Mobility
    International HR Business:
    contract of employment, compensation, tax

    David Cerval
    Marketing Manager Middle East & South East Asia
    Imperial Tobacco

    Kirsi Heikkila-Zenone
    Business Controller - Contrôleur de Gestion
    IDCN Paris

    Boardroom and Leadership Perspectives:
    Global Business and Mobile talent
    ...getting to a measurable return


    Scott Hamilton, President & CEO,
    Executive Next Practices Institute
    Managing Director, NextWORKS™

    Hervé Borensztejn, PhD
    Managing Partner
    KARISTEM Corporate Consulting

    Larry Taylor, PhD.
    Director - Satori Foods and Beverages International, Inc.
    ISO Management Review Committee Leader
    National Association of Corporate Directors

    Hervé Borensztejn
    graduated from Paris’ School of Mining Engineering, holds a PhD in Economics from the same school, has been certified Executive Coach and is an auditor at “Centre des Hautes Etudes de Développement Economique” (French Ministry of Finance). Hervé started his career serving as marketing manager for French mining companies in South America, South East Asia and Africa. He was responsible for promoting the French Mining know-how and developed concepts of Education as a service as marketing tools. He started his career in Human Resources in 1989 as Executive Search Consultant for large high tech organizations. Then, he joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux as project manager on HSE, then Head of staffing, Head of Learning then People Development Director for this 40 000 p. utility organization. When JM Messier started the transformation journey of “Compagnie Générale des Eaux” into Vivendi Universal in 1997, Hervé was appointed as Change leader. He created “Vivendi Management”, one of the first French Corporate Universities, to support and leverage the changes requested (development of leadership and managerial skills, leadership model, massive e-learning and use of Intranet as a transformation tool). In 2000, he joined Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) as deputy to the Chief HR officer. As such, he supported the active portfolio management through M&A HR and Integration support leader, learnt how to use the power of Brands to build an impactful Employer Value Proposition. End 2001, he joined EADS (European Aerospace, Defence and Space Company). For nine years, he held several positions in the field of HR Development at Group level (Corporate University, Shared Services for recruitment and learning, Competency Management, R&D HR director, Engagement leader, President of the Board of Diversity, Executive Coach, C&B, Performance management officer, etc.). In 2010, he joined Converteam, a global high-tech organization of 2 billion € revenue as member of the Executive Committee, acting as CHRO, Corporate Secretary and Communications officer, in order to prepare the exit of the LBO and further operations. End 2011, General Electric acquired Converteam. Hervé managed the post-merger integration process (after having led the due diligence process for Converteam). He left General Electric end 2012 once the integration done and with a global retention rate of 95%. Since January 2013, he is managing partner of KARISTEM Corporate Consulting, a niche player in the corporate consulting industry, where he shares his CHRO knowledge and experiences with his customers. Since several years, he has been Associate Professor at La Sorbonne university where he teaches International HR, Coaching and Talent management for Master students. He is also HR professor at the Executive MBA of ESSEC. He has written a couple of books, including “Growing Talents, a Corporate duty” (Marshall Cavendish ed., 2009).

    Dr. Larry Taylor is a seasoned independent professional corporate director. As the past CFO of a publicly traded corporation and CEO of private corporations he brings innovative and entrepreneurial energy to the boardroom. As a corporate adviser he has conducted management audits of over 1,000 mega-cap, large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap corporations in a variety of industries and countries. Thus, he brings a broad based, multifaceted globalization mindset to the boardroom. As a past adjunct professor of management and Drucker disciple he brings the research and education perspective. His presence in the boardroom helps the board avoid the "group think" syndrome that often accompanies corporate strategy and risk assumption deliberations. He is candid and engaged with constructive skepticism focused on adding sustainable value to the corporation. He has a wealth of board leadership and director education experience. He holds a PhD in Executive Management from the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration from General Motors Institute. Specialties: Dr. Taylor has been designated as an expert in financial analysis, financial accounting, risk assessment, compensation incentive systems, performance measurement, strategic planning, environmental management, quality management and international management standards. National Association of Corporate Directors (governance fellow); International Corporate Governance Network (member); Corporate Directors Group (professional level member); Global Reporting Initiative (certificate member).

    17h - Champagne Reception at Cafe de la Paix