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Global Forum to Give Attendees Tools to Overcome Industry Challenges

By Kiko Martinez

The global payroll world is yours to explore at the 5th Annual Global Payroll Management Forum , which will take place in conjunction with the APA’s 38th Annual Congress. The forum runs from 5-8 May at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

International payroll professionals from around the globe will convene for a series of educational workshops, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. Be sure to browse the 2020 brochure so that you know what’s in store for this year’s event.

“Whether your concern is international topics, international employee data privacy, or global risk management, the Global Payroll Management Forum  will provide the education and information you need to handle the challenges,” said Dan Maddux, President of the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI). “This year’s forum is packed with more education than ever before.”

Global Workshops Galore

A host of global workshops will be available at the forum starting 5 May. Some classes will have  attendees traveling around the world to places like India, Ireland, and Spain to learn about country-specific payroll. Others include the following:

  • “The State of Global Payroll: Facts, Fears, and the Future for Your Organization”—Hear about key trends, technology, and innovations in the global payroll community.
  • “The Global Payroll Culture Map"—Learn how payroll leaders can work effectively and sensitively when managing payroll teams from different cultures.
  • “Danger Ahead: Navigating the Perils of Global Employment”—Explore topics that address how to stay compliant when managing and paying a new global staff.

“The Global Payroll Management Forum is an unparalleled opportunity to network with payroll professionals, share knowledge and ideas, and learn about new technology and best practices,” said Nicole Gill, CPP, VP Tax Manager of Global Payroll Services-Regulatory Specialties at Wells Fargo, who attended the forum last year. “This event goes beyond the classroom to offer information from vendors, motivational speakers, and panel discussions led by industry experts.”

Hitting All the Right Keynotes

Along with top-tier global workshops, the forum will introduce attendees to keynote speakers and industry experts who will talk about everything from leadership skills to advancements in machine learning. Presentations include:

1. “On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership”—Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, teaches attendees how to push themselves to the limit in competitive business environments.

2. “Cultural Currency”—Kira Rubiano, Head of International Payroll Management Department and Head of US CRM HUB Auxadi, will talk about how being worldly is about understanding people whether you work locally, regionally, internationally, or globally.

3. “Money, Work, and Life in Exponential Times”—Entrepreneur and writer Tarun Wadhwa will speak about how information and data are fueling a tech-driven revolution.

More Highlights

Don’t forget to attend the Leadership Excellence Series, which will be headed by renowned motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author Pegine Echevarria. Her books include 1996’s “For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up” and 2002’s “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt.” Also, visit the largest payroll Expo, which starts 6 May.

“The Expo brings together the people most interested in the global marketplace,” said Danita Lewis, Global Account Director for iiPay. “Global payroll professionals want to know how they can get it all in one place and are looking for ways to keep from being overwhelmed by so many vendors.”

Delivering crucial international payroll updates as well as invaluable answers to your international payroll questions, this year’s forum packs more education than ever before.

To make sure you don’t miss a moment, register for the 5th Annual Global Payroll Management Forum today.

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Kiko Martinez is Associate Editor for the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) and the American Payroll Association (APA).