Upcoming Events
Date
Event
Past Events
Date
Event
December 05, 2017 - December 06, 2017
2017 MICHauto Summit
Detroit, MI
The MICHauto Summit will bring together college students and emerging industry leaders to have a conversation with Michigan’s legacy automotive and mobility companies around exciting career opportunities and the culture of this evolving ecosystem.

Together with MICHauto investors and industry experts, this event offers a unique opportunity for meaningful dialogue with the industry’s young talent, who will connect the dots on the state of the industry and opportunities within Michigan.

New in 2017, the MICHauto Summit will begin on Dec. 5 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit. Main stage programming will be Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the College for Creative Studies.
October 25, 2017
Business Immigration Under the New Administration: Remarkable Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in 2017 and Beyond
Webcast: The Knowledge Group
Since the start of his administration, President Trump already stressed certain changes that will occur in the course of his leadership. In business immigration specifically, Trump administration posed a challenge for both employers and employees because of the recent suspension of Premium Processing in all H-1B filings. This is in addition to the revised executive orders suspending visa issuance for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a 90-day period last March 6, 2017.

The different changes which took place during the last four months and the various anticipated legislative and sub-regulatory changes prove that the new administration is serious in its promise that immigration will be one of its top agenda. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and professionals to discuss the recent trends and legal issues concerning business immigration under the new administration. In this LIVE Webcast, speakers will go beyond the basic and provide latest insights on how to cope with the existing changes and prepare for the anticipated ones.

Key topics include:

Immigration Law Overview
Work Visa Programs
H-1B Premium Processing Suspension
Impacts of Revised Executive Orders
The New I-9 Form
Proposed Immigration Legislation
Anticipated Sub-Regulatory Changes
Remarkable Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in 2017
October 24, 2017
FEM Event: Global Business Travelers: Strategies for Compliance
Troy, MI
Managing immigration and tax compliance for business and short-term travelers is a greater challenge than ever before. Over the past 10 years, governments worldwide have been alerted to the fact that there is a high degree of noncompliance among business travelers. Using sophisticated technologies, governments have boosted up their enforcement initiatives and penalties. In this session, we will share the latest strategies and practical solutions adopted by global employers to minimize their risk exposure and insure compliance.
September 27, 2017 - September 29, 2017
ERC Global Workforce Symposium 2017
Chicago, IL
The Symposium is where we gather to share information on the dynamic characteristics of globalization in an uncertain landscape. It’s where we follow the actions, initiatives and workforce concerns of countries that impact and inform our mission. It’s where we bring experts together to educate and guide our industry on how to navigate the challenges and changes they are confronting. And it’s where we collaborate on solutions, integrate our best insight, and focus in on the complexities and the opportunities.
September 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
INSZoom Conference 2017
Bengaluru, India
Global immigration has become important more than ever and it’s important to stay ‘in the know’ on most recent data, trends, forecasts and latest developments in immigration. If you’re an immigration, human resource, global mobility professional or work in an immigration role at your organization, you simply can’t afford to miss the definitive INSZoom Immigration Conference 2017.
September 21, 2017
Australia Webinar
WebEx
You are cordially invited to join us on September 21st (Thursday) as we provide an overview of Australia’s immigration. During the webinar, the following topics will be addressed: Identify Australia’s latest Immigration Trends, Overview of Australia’s Work Permits and Business Visa’s, Summary of Australia’s immigration fines and penalties, Review on Australia’s employment immigration compliance and reporting requirements. During the Webinar, our Australia Alliance Partner will be present to provide in-depth detail and answer any of your immigration questions. We look forward to your attendance. Please note that the Australia webinar will begin @ 6:00 a.m. EST / 3:30 pm IST / 8:00 pm AEST.
November 10, 2016 - November 11, 2016
INSZoom 2016 Conference
ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru 1, Residency Rd, Srinivas Nagar, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
#INSZoomIIC2016
The INSZoom Immigration Conference is the premier networking and education event for the global mobility management community. Join us on November 10 & 11 in Bengaluru, India to network with your peers, meet with key vendors and learn about the latest developments in the global immigration industry from its key opinion leaders.

#INSZoomIIC2016 is a must-attend conference for human resource and immigration professionals with confirmed speakers from top corporations and law firms like IBM, Wipro Technologies, Accenture, Pwc, Fakhoury Law Group and many more. Learn from the leaders about the newest standards for immigration and mobility management so that you can excel in your business.

Top 5 Reasons to attend:

1. There is no better place to learn about the business of global mobility. IIC2016 includes two full day of speaker sessions, presentations from the industry’s top executives, new technology previews and valuable networking opportunities.

2. IIC2016 is the only event where you can hear from mobility heads of the world’s leading companies, human resource technology experts, immigration attorneys and top consular officials.

3. Highly targeted training for the global mobility business community is difficult to find, but at IIC2016, you’ll have two full day of valuable educational sessions and detailed training to strengthen your knowledge base.

4. It’s an election year in the U.S. and immigration has been a contested topic all year. Get updates from policy experts on how immigration laws may change in the face of the 2016 U.S. election at IIC2016.

5. IIC2016 is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and discuss your service needs in person with representatives from law firms, travel insurance companies, visa couriers, relocation companies and other mobility-focused businesses.

DATE
Thur-Fri, November 10-11, 2016

LOCATION
ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
1, Residency Rd, Srinivas Nagar, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

COST
$211.00 fee for Corporate Attendees
$2,000.00 fee for Service Providers
October 25, 2016
Automotive Industry Global Mobility Forum
Two Towne Square- Southfield, Michigan (Mercer Southfield Office)
The Automotive Industry Global Mobility Forum event is designed to provide a confidential industry-specific exchange forum for the discussion of current international human resources issues, with emphasis on total international compensation and the management of global work forces. During the event FGI's President, Carmen Fakhoury along with other industry experts will discuss trends and insights in the areas of immigration and international tax.


DATE
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

LOCATION
One Towne Square
Suite 1100
Southfield, MI 48075

COST
The fee for this event is $185, which will cover all meals, meeting space, and materials




October 07, 2016
Mumbai, India – FEM Event : “Global Employment Immigration”
102, KAATYAYNI BUSINESS CENTER, CTS PLOT NO. 83/C MIDC, OFF. MAHAKALI CAVES ROAD, ANDHERI (E), MUMBAI - 400093, Maharashtra INDIA.
The Mumbai Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management is pleased to announce our inaugural Global Mobility event entitled "Global Employment Immigration: Proven methods and best practices for navigating the work permit process at individual, corporate and consulate levels".There will be few more topics that we will be covering and they have been mentioned in below:

-Discussions on proven methods to increase turnaround time for work permits and explore the best practices used for navigating the visa process at the individual, corporate, and consulate levels.
-Discussions on how to avoid I-9 violations and penalties.
-Explain how the EB-5 Program can be used to penetrate the US investment market.

Please join us for an interactive, roundtable discussion on Friday, October 07, 2016 as we discuss the above topics. We will discuss the work permit challenges and best practices from an individual, corporate and consulate point of view and that of an immigration service provider. Seeing all the sides of the process can broaden your understanding of the challenges faced and proven methods used for successful completion of work permit/visa process. We will also be having a Senior Attorney discuss the EB-5 program and give us an insight on how to avoid I-9 penalties/violations.We will feature corporate speakers to personally offer insight on the work permit process

P.S.
Should the venue details change; we will inform all the participants.

DATE
Friday, October 7, 2016

AGENDA
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:30 - 12:30 pm Presentation and roundtable discussion with corporate panelists followed by Q&A

COST
Complimentary to Corporate HR or Corporate Mobility resources that are involved in the administration of their company's mobility program.
$150 USD for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of $550.

For questions about this event, please contact Preeti Mahajan at preeti@employmentimmigration.com.
September 28, 2016
FEM Event: Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Presents “Crossing the Border: Utilizing NAFTA to work in Canada & the US”.
Kapnick Insurance Group 769 Chicago Rd. Troy, MI 48083
The Detroit Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management is pleased to announce our next Global Mobility event entitled "Crossing the Border: Utilizing NAFTA to Work in Canada and the US".

As Human Resource and Global Mobility professionals working in the Metro Detroit area, we have seen first-hand the unique and prosperous relationship Canada and the US share. With the implementation of the NAFTA agreement in January 1994, many corporations expanded facility operations across the border to utilize the benefits of both workforces. Furthermore, as trade regulations eased, country border restrictions vanished as good and services were easily passed mutually among countries. These events have resulted in the need for a reciprocal exchange of workers to facilitate the business requirements in each country.

Please join us for a discussion on September 28th as we review employment immigration requirements for exchanging workers in Canada and the US under the NAFTA agreement. We will facilitate an open forum discussion centered around the various visa and work permit options Canadian and US workers have for working in Canada and the US. Additionally, we will discuss important trends and changes in employment immigration in Canada and the US that could affect your company. With featured corporate speakers to offer insight, we anticipate this discussion will be lively and thought provoking.

DATE
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LOCATION
Kapnick Insurance Group
769 Chicago Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

AGENDA
8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation and Q&A

COST:
Complimentary to Corporate HR or Corporate Mobility resources that are involved in the administration of their company's mobility program.
$150 USD for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of $550.

For questions about this event, please contact Desiree Schulz at: desiree@employmentimmigration.com
September 14, 2016
China Webinar
via Web Ex
Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) is a leader in business-based immigration. On a regular basis, FGI hosts webinars on various immigration matters. You are cordially invited to join us on September 14th as we provide an overview of China's immigration. During the webinar, the following topics will be addressed:

-New China immigration trends
-Overview of China's Work Permits and Business Visas
-China's employment immigration compliance requirements

DATE
Wednesday, September 14th 2016

TIME
8:30 A.M. (EST)

LOCATION
A link to the WebEx session will be sent to you after registration

COST
Complimentary to Corporate HR, Purchasing and Global Mobility Professionals

August 03, 2016
S.T.E.M. Talent Breakfast
Automation Alley: 2675 Bellingham Drive Troy Michigan, 48083
You are cordially invited to attend our Talent Breakfast on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The goal of the Talent Breakfast is to provide an overview of the new 24 month STEM OPT extension rule, and some of the requirements and procedures employers should be aware of, to employ F-1 students with a STEM degree.

Our firm's top Immigration attorneys will host the event in conjunction with Global Detroit and GTRI. The Talent Breakfast will address and provide information on the following topics:

STEM OPT application procedure
Structure of the training plan for STEM OPT
Employer compliance issues related to STEM OPT

AGENDA
8:30-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:45 Presentation
9:45-10:00 Q&A

COST
Complimentary to Corporate HR, Purchasing and Global Mobility Professionals
June 07, 2016
OPT Extension Roundtable
Fakhoury Global Immigration- 3290 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #188 Troy, Michigan 48084

You are cordially invited to attend our Breakfast Roundtable to discuss the new rule impacting F-1 students who wish to pursue a 24 month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, as a result of having earned a STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) degree. This new rule increases the amount of time an F-1 student may pursue training with a U.S. employer(s) after earning a STEM degree from 17 months to 24 months.

The goal of the roundtable is to provide an overview of the new 24 month STEM OPT extension rule, and some of the requirements and procedures employers should be aware of, if interested in employing an F-1 student with a STEM degree.

Our firm's top Immigration attorneys will host the Breakfast Roundtable and offer their expertise on the following topics:

-STEM OPT application procedure
-Structure of the training plan for STEM OPT
-Employer compliance issues related to STEM OPT

AGENDA
8:30-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:45 Presentation
9:45-10:00 Q&A

COST
Complimentary to Corporate HR, Purchasing and Global Mobility Professionals
April 26, 2016
The Voice of the Expatriate – Expectations Examined
Automation Alley- 2675 Bellingham Drive- Troy, MI 48083
The Voice of the Expatriate – Expectations Examined

Various studies exploring the components of expat assignments are typically derived from the perspective of an employer and rarely viewed from the standpoint of the employee on assignment. In 2015, Cigna Global Health Benefits partnered with the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) to conduct an independent research study to review how globally mobile employees experience, perceive and value elements of their assignment terms and programs. Like most studies comparing and contrasting the viewpoints of employers and their employees, there exists a gap that, if used effectively, can guide employers to make more effective decisions about the assignment packages that support their employees abroad.

Please join us for a discussion on April 26 as we dive deep into the mind of an expatriate. We will facilitate an open forum discussion centered around key findings from the 2015 expatriate survey. We will examine expat viewpoints on topics such as managing costs, repatriation, talent and cultural support. Additionally, we will review what the expat wants in terms of benefits packages, medical care and support from their employer. With featured corporate speakers and expat assignees to offer their insight, we anticipate this discussion will be lively and thought provoking

February 23, 2016
Understanding South Korea’s Immigration
Webinar
We will review the most common business-based South Korean immigration petitions as well as appropriate uses of the business visa. You won't want to miss this educational one hour session!

Webinar Details:
Tuesday, February 23rd
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. KST
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. IST
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CET


To Register:
For all inquiries or to register for the webinar, please contact Aubree Thomasian at aubree@employmentimmigration.com.


Attendees:
Fakhoury Global Immigration is pleased to sponsor this complimentary webinar which is available to Corporate HR or Corporate Global Mobility Professionals.
January 27, 2016
Understanding Germany’s Immigration
Webinar
Fakhoury Global Immigration will be hosting a webinar on German immigration. We will review the most common business-based German immigration petitions as well as appropriate uses of the business visa. You won't want to miss this educational one hour session!

Webinar 1 Details:
Wednesday, January 27th
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CET
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GMT
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. IST
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. EDT

Webinar 2 Details:
Wednesday, January 27th
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CET
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. GMT
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. IST
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT

To Register:
For all inquiries or to register for the webinar, please contact Aubree Thomasian at aubree@employmentimmigration.com.

Attendees:
Fakhoury Global Immigration is pleased to sponsor this complimentary webinar which is available to Corporate HR or Corporate Global Mobility Professionals.
January 26, 2016
Detroit Chapter FEM: Global Mobility Policy Design
Kelly Services: 999 W Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084
The Detroit Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management is pleased to announce our next Global Mobility event entitled "Global Mobility Policy Design".

Please join us for a discussion on January 26th as we will share important aspects of an effective and successful global mobility policy for your organization. Mobility policies can be complex and difficult to administer. How do you ensure your policies are the right fit for your organization, employees, and overall talent strategy? We will walk through a structured framework of designing a mobility policy from start to finish. We will discuss integrating HR strategy, different international compensation approaches as well as policy segmentation. We will also provide tips to help ensure your philosophy is sending a message that is aligned with company culture and that your mobility policies are set up for ongoing success through effective and timely bench-marking.

Mercer, our featured presenter, will facilitate a discussion centered on this complex and important topic. This event will be an interactive session with a presentation and group discussions. We will feature corporate speakers to personal offer insight on the design of their own company's global mobility policy.

Date:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Location:
Kelly Services Inc.
999 W Big Beaver Rd.
Troy MI 48084

Agenda:
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 - 11:00 am Presentation and Q&A

Cost:
• Complimentary to Corporate HR or Corporate Mobility resources that are involved in the administration of their company's mobility program.
• $150 USD for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of $550.


For questions about this event, please contact Desiree Schultz at:
desiree@employmentimmigration.com