Conference venue in the executive boardroom of the Cadillac Fairview Corporation – 5th floor, 20 Queen St. West, Toronto M5H 3R4

June 28th participants include

US Tax Deduction for Continuing Professional Education:
A US income tax deduction is allowed for expenses of education including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging, undertaken to maintain or improve skills (Treasury Reg 1.1662-5; Coughlin v. Commissioner Internal Revenue, 203 F2d 307, 2d Circuit 1953)

Unlocking Your Organization’s Potential

With Higher Potential Talent 

Accelerating Development and Performance of the New Workforce via ‘mobile talent’ Assignments… Job development, transitioning, and job movement 



9:15, check-in desk opens, meet/greet, coffee

10, Program starts 


Edwin B Cohen, Content Developer & Moderator;  Producer/Director

Publisher –

10:30 – 11:15,  keynote on international trade

Driving Trade and Developing Relationships in China

Andrew Woods 张俊烨

ADW China Consulting Group


11:15 – 11:30, BREAK

11:30 – 12,  

New Workforce Acquisition; 

Employer Branding and Engagement/Customer Experience

Stefani Blazevic,

Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding


12 noon – 1pm,

LUNCH and Table Talk 

Mobility Career Development: Would you advise your kid to ‘go into’ Mobility?

Women & Diversity on Assignment? Social engineering ? Or simply good business getting closer to the customers


1 – 2:30

“The new short-term business traveller – are you effectively managing the risk”

Larry Linton, Partner, Canadian Immigration
PwC Law

B.A., LL.B, C.S* (* Certified as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law) 

Larry is a Partner in the Immigration Law practice of PwC Law LLP. He regularly works with Human Resource professionals and internal mobility teams on policies and procedures related to recruitment, retention, and related immigration matters. He also assists private clients meet their immigration needs and has significant experience interacting with domestic processing centers, Canadian Ports of Entry, and Canadian Consulate Generals, High Commissions and embassies abroad.  Areas of expertise:  Larry has extensive experience providing immigration advice and assistance to businesses from a wide range of industry sectors including telecommunications and information technology, engineering, banking and financial services, manufacturing, retail, education, oil and gas and professional services.   Qualifications and memberships:  In addition to his call in Ontario, Larry is duly admitted Attorney in South Africa and is called to the Bar in New Zealand. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Witwatersand, in South Africa. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Immigration and Citizenship Law. Larry is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Immigration and Citizenship Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Iryna Tkach, GMS

Tax -Manager,

Global Mobility Services


 As a manager within PwC Global Mobility Services practice, Iryna has over ten years of experience in personal taxation and global mobility. In this role, she resolves compliance and advisory matters for individuals and helps companies and their employees manage the complex financial, tax and benefits matters associated with overseas postings in Canada, the US and abroad.  Iryna devotes her time to providing day-to-day global mobility support to organizations and their employees in relation to expatriate and cross-border activities.  Using the experience she has gained from managing numerous accounts across various industries, she ensures assignees are provided with quality and timely service throughout their assignments.  Iryna also consults multinational employers in key areas around global mobility including program strategy, effectiveness reviews, and policy and process design. She works together with clients to face the circumstances of cross-border growth that require the development of, or enhancement of mobility strategies. Encourage the delivery of effective global mobility policies, practices and processes.  Iryna holds a GMS (Global Mobility Specialist) designation issued by Worldwide Employee Relocation Council. She is a Master of Finance and passed her US CPA exam.

 Steve White, PwC National Leader,

Global Mobility Strategy Consulting

Assisting clients with cross-border HR strategies including global talent management,

executive compensation, HR risk assessment, M&A due diligence and post-merger integration,

broad-based compensation and benefits associated with internationally mobile employees.



2:30, BREAK

2:45 – 3:15, keynote/workshop

Unlocking Your Organization’s Potential

With Higher Potential Talent

Norm Sabapathy, Executive Vice-President, Cadillac Fairview

Norm Sabapathy is a Human Resources executive with 25 years of management experience with global, multi-billion dollar industry leaders in industrial, transportation, manufacturing, services, food, consumer packaged goods, and commercial real estate sectors. 

Norm is currently Executive Vice President, People at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, one of North America’s largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class retail, office, and mixed-use properties, with a $30 billion portfolio across countries like Canada, USA, Mexico, Columbia and Brazil.

Norm has Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Industrial Relations degrees, has been granted the designation Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE), and is an International Foundation certified Trustee, as well as an Institute of Corporate Directors certified Board Director.

 He is involved with various industry and volunteer organizations such as Ryerson Real Estate Management Advisory Board (Chair), HRPA Board Nominating Committee, RUC Human Resources & Compensation Committee (Chair), Certified HR Executive Assessment Board, , Real Property Association of Canada, Strategic Capability Network, Focus 2040, Chief HR Officer Advisory Council, Conference Board Council of HR Executives, and US Society of HR Management.



3:20 – 5pm, Talk Show
  Moderator: Ed Cohen, Moderator;
Publisher –
How to get to Strategic Mobility
Terri Oliver, Senior Manager, Global Mobility
McCain Foods Limited

3:40 – 5,

TALENT MOBILITY  trends and issues

Single Point of Contact?

Going Global?  What about communicating across cultures, borders, and across time-zones?

Performance-monitored assignments

Repayment agreements?

Sheryll Young, Mobility Advisor; Amec Foster Wheeler

Shelley Beaudry, BSc, CHRL; TOTAL REWARDS – Scotiabank
Senior Manager, Global Mobility Policy & Program Design


Mala Cornell, Manager of Global Mobility | Human Resources;
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Alicia M. Browne, Senior Global Mobility Consultant;

FM Global

Enid Bigornia, Client Services; Del Suites

5pm, RECEPTION”The new short-term business traveller – are you effectively managing the risk”

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