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Congress Xstream, GPMI's Totally Virtual Conference & Expo Launches

Congress Xstream Conference & Expo
By: Scott Wilson, CAE, PMP | 15 May 2020

You may be familiar with GPMI's Virtual Congress, however were you aware GPMI, in cooperation with APA, has launched a larger event, Congress Xstream: An Online Conference & Expo, 2-5 June. Congress Xstream brings you online world class payroll education for professionals in payroll, tax, finance, global mobility, human resources, and benefits. Delivered over four days, this exclusive virtual payroll event provides opportunities to explore a wide spectrum of payroll topics and offers virtual networking opportunities with payroll professionals and vendors.

Four general sessions combined with 28 workshop options (18 that provide globally focused content or are of interest to global professionals) divided over eight workshop sessions will provide a variety of content and educational opportunities for all levels of payroll professionals. GPMI participants can choose from workshops such as:

  • Expatriate Payroll 101: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
  • Global Payroll Models in Detail: Which Is Right for You?
  • The Payroll Global Culture Map
  • U.S. Employers and Global Payroll Challenges
  • Winning Globally: Discovery, Strategy, Governance
Providing a well-rounded and balanced experience is our goal with Congress Xstream. Participants will also have access to a staffed and interactive Expo and networking lounges. Chat with leading service and resource providers, including being able to participate in demonstrations. Interact with colleagues from around the globe in the networking lounges; share experiences and war stories. Each day allows for something new.

Virtual Congress & Expo, 24-25 June
Included with your registration to Congress Xstream, is Virtual Congress on 24-25 June. These sessions are all NEW, no repeats! There are three general sessions, including "Cultural Currency" presented by the 2019 Global Vision Award Winner, Kira Rubiano. Attendees can choose between 13 concurrent sessions to customize their learning experience, expand their payroll knowledge, and explore new areas available to payroll professionals. Workshops for the two-day event include:
  • Global Money Moving Mania
  • Storytelling With Payroll Data
  • The Future of Global Payroll - Maximize Impact Through the Global Governance Framework
  • The Role of Shared Services in Global Payroll
Both events, separate or together, offer participants an immense opportunity to learn and grow as payroll professionals. Participants will have on-demand access to Congress Xstream until 5 September and Virtual Congress until 25 September. For complete information and to register, please visit

Scott Wilson, CAE, PMP, is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Global Payroll Management Institute and American Payroll Association