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The Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI), in conjunction with the American Payroll Association’s (APA) 35th Annual Congress, will present the 2nd Annual Global Payroll Management Forum in Orlando, Florida, May 16-20.

This event provides progressive payroll education and enhanced networking opportunities for professionals in global payroll, accounts payable, finance, HR, and benefits from all over the world. Delivering crucial international payroll updates as well as priceless answers to your international payroll questions, this year’s conference packs more education than ever before into 4½ days. You have the chance to:

  • Learn from experts on complex global compliance and employment issues
  • Gain insights to country-specific payroll laws and regulations
  • Optimize your company’s global strategies and global payroll delivery models
  • Network with 2,000 payroll professional peers
Some of the international speakers stepping up to the mic this year are James McKerrell (Chair, South African Payroll Association); Jason Low (Head of TAPS, The Association for Payroll Specialists, Australia); Eira Hammond, FCIPPdip (Board Chair, The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, United Kingdom); and Lucy Zambon, CPM (Chair, The Canadian Payroll Association). Plus, there is a Global Payroll Pavilion, where payroll pros are encouraged to join in on discussions, participate in demonstrations, and network with various global payroll specialists and service providers.

Plenty of Global Workshops

There are 32 new workshops debuting this year. These include global payroll workshops such as "Global Payroll: Myths Resolved," "The Global Automation Cycle, It’s Not Just Finance Anymore!" and "Can You Afford the Global Payroll Compliance Risk?"

In the new workshop "Global Payroll: Your Passport to Adventure," speakers will help you plan your first global journey so that it is a successful one. Learn what to expect from systems and vendors, how to gain knowledge, what registrations are needed, how critical different partnerships are, and what milestones your project should meet.

During another new workshop, "Are You GDPR Ready? What You Need to Know About Global Data Privacy Regulations," find out what action organizations need to take now to ensure they are compliant when the European Union’s Global Data Privacy Regulation takes effect in May 2018.

Other new workshops include, "Termination Requirements in Australia," "Payroll in India," "Payroll in South Africa," and "Payroll in The Netherlands."

Along with the 32 new workshops this year, the APA Power Hour includes sessions such as "Creating and Executing a Successful Global Payroll Strategy" and "Global Strategic Alignment for HR and Payroll Professionals."

During the Pre-Congress workshops on Tuesday, May 16, global sessions will include "Payroll in China," "Global Business Services Leading Practices," and "Canadian Payrolls: Taxation Issues."

Sian Odgers, CPP, MCIPP Dip, Director, Active Payroll, attended last year and called it "The Ultimate’ Global Payroll Networking Event."

World-Class Expo and Global Pavilion

In one convenient place you will find a wide array of world-class vendors with the latest products, technologies, and services you require to enhance your operational efficiency and reduce costs!

Visit the GPMI Global Payroll Pavilion featuring global payroll providers servicing EMEA, APAC, and the Americas markets. The Pavilion will provide a dedicated area for global payroll professionals to have productive discussions, participate in product demos, and network with various experts on country-specific compliance issues, technology, and overall strategy.

Extra Value With Headline Speakers

Author, activist, entrepreneur, and music producer Russell Simmons will be the first keynote speaker of the week on Tuesday, May 16. Best known for co-founding the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, Simmons, 59, has also written several motivational books, including his 2014 New York Times bestseller Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple.

During his presentation, Simmons will sit down with motivational speaker Linda Larsen to talk about how meditation has been fundamental to his success and explain his philosophy on how to access one’s own "rock star" potential through a healthy physical and mental lifestyle.

Be sure to register for the 2nd Annual Global Payroll Management Forum, May 16-20, in Orlando, Florida. Register online at www.GlobalPayrollForum.com. Save $50 when you register by April 18.



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