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25 May 2011 - Melbourne Australia
Special event for global mobility and human resources professionals - next event in Sydney 29 June 2011 - register NOW

Gold Sponsor
Toll Transitions - Your Complete Relocation Partner

Door Prize - One Night's Accommodation at any Quest Serviced Apartment in Australia

Event link: http://www.globalmobilitynetwork.com/events/australia/
Title: Global Mobility Network International Launch
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2011
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am (plus extra networking time until 11:00am)
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel
The Ballroom
328 Flinders Street (between Elizabeth and Queen Streets)
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Organiser: Sue Ellson
Telephone: 0402 243 271 or +61 402 243 271
Map: Google Map 37.818497, 144.963547
Melways map 1A ref G11
Transport: Public Transport information: Metlink Melbourne
Closest Train station: Flinders Street
Closest Trams: Flinders Street
Greenco Parking is next door at 300 Flinders Street (enter from left lane of Flinders Street when travelling from Queen Street towards Elizabeth Street, directly after Rendezvous Hotel building)
Details: Launch of the information, links and resources international portal for people in the Global Mobility Industry. All guests are welcome, particularly those travelling from interstate or overseas.
Cost: Register before 6/5/11 $25
Register before 25/5/11 $40
Sponsors: GOLD SPONSOR - Toll Transitions - Your Complete Relocation Partner
Silver Sponsor - Quest Serviced Apartments - Business and Executive Accommodation
Other sponsors
Entre Nous - Dating agency introductions for professional singles
Newcomers Network - information, events, advocacy
Master of Ceremonies: Sue Latina-Cohen, National Corporate Account Manager,
Toll Transitions
Format: Formal launch event with guest speakers in an interactive panel interview with networking time before, during and after the main discussion.
Speakers: Sue Ellson, Founder and Director of Global Mobility Network (Melbourne)
Rhonda Singer, Consultant at Chemistry of Culture and Chair of Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) National Steering Committee for Immigration Initiatives (Canada)
Sharyn Gowans, Senior Manager Recruitment, RMIT University
Richard Sharp, Business Development Director, International SOS
Speaker biographies: Sue Latina-Cohen LinkedIn Profile
Sue Ellson LinkedIn Profile

Rhonda Singer LinkedIn Profile
Sharyn Gowans LinkedIn Profile
Richard Sharp LinkedIn Profile
Suggested participants: This event is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds including:
Corporate HR professionals (either generalist or with a focus on international HR or global mobility), HR consultants and advisors, global mobility/relocation professionals and service providers, senior HR managers, recruitment specialists, migration experts, migration agents/lawyers, migrants and newcomers
Participant benefits: Learn more about the Global Mobility Industry and the new Global Mobility Network, network with people in the industry, hear inspirational stories.

Provide a copy of your business card to be in the running for the Door Prize - One Night's Accommodation at any Quest Serviced Apartment in Australia
Guest List: 77 guests attended (93 registered)

Christiaan Smith IT Manager  
Lucero  Carpenter  HR Professional  
Pablo Albornoz Legal Recruitment Consultant  
Sebastian Immaraj Musician  
Nimal Alwis Producer/Director Alwis Digital Multimedia Pty Ltd
John Wilson  Director Bayside Group
Bernie Ellson Director Bernwen Enterprises
Wendy Ellson Director Bernwen Enterprises
Peter Vitnell Student Blackburn High School
Carmen Vitnell Student Camberwell High School
Sarah Porter Director CaS Personnel
Rhonda Singer Consultant Chemistry of Culture
Christine Hall Senior Rental Consultant Compleat Interiors
Neil Lancashire Managing Director Compleat Interiors
Hayley Bracken Account Manager Corporate Housing
Mary Tsaganas General Manager, VIC, SA, WA Corporate Housing
Nathan West General Manager Corporate Housing
Bruno Torres Business Development Manager Corporate Keys
Estelle Curtis Account Manager Corporate Corporate Keys
Jacqui McNiven Sales Administrator Corporate Keys
Kassey Irving Reservations Manager Corporate Keys
Katrina Beech Operations Manager  Corporate Keys
Kelly Watson Consultant Corporate Keys
    Corporate Leasing Consultant Corporate Keys
Serita Burger Residence Relationship Manager Corporate Keys
Monita Mascitti-Meuter Program Manager for (Crossing Cultures) Crossing Cultures
Theresa le Duc Melbourne Consultant Crossing Cultures
Subhash Kakumanu Videographer DS Photomedia
Anna Michielsen General Manager ECA International
Rosalind Baker Principal and Author Entre Nous
Tom Baker Director Entre Nous
Diane Metelovski Executive Director Ernst & Young
Erika Grummitt Manager Ernst & Young
Margaret McCartney CEO Expat International
Trish Hansen MD HR & Mobility Services Expat International
Vanessa Yemm HR Officer Experian Asia Pacific
Suzanne Packer Professional Coach Familystay Australia 
Lynsey Hampton Global Mobility Specialist Fluor Australia Pty Ltd
Ian Wood Managing Director Fun, Food and Friendship
Sue Ellson Founder and Director Global Mobility Network
Anna Koren Managing Director Interculture
Cathy Addison HR Consultant International Consultants Centre
Elspeth Fink-Jensen Consultant - Employee Mobility International Consultants Centre
Jane Hayman Intercultural Trainer International Consultants Centre
Richard Sharp Business Development Director, People Risk Services International SOS
Linda Pendlebury Director Life Relocation
Lily Ong Principal, Solicitor Lily Ong Business Lawyers and Migration Consultants
Regina McInnes Director and Licensed Estate Agent McInnes Property Management
Mike Dawson-Smith Manager - Human Resources Melbourne City Council
Barbara  Munro Director Melbourne Training Associates
Sarah  Cather Director Melbourne Training Associates
Roger  Phillips  Director Corporate and International  Open Universities
Krystal Edwards National Recruitment & Talent Manager Orica Mining Services
Clare Neeson People Executive Parsons Brinckerhoff
Robyn Vogels Director Personnel Relocations
Sonya Gomes Consultant Process HR
Joan Lee Zhang Business Development Quest Royal Gardens Serviced Apartments
Johnson  Zhang Director Quest Royal Gardens Serviced Apartments
Josh  Dolan Sales and Marketing Manager Quest Serviced Apartments
Rosane Gossner Extended Stays Supervisor Quest Serviced Apartments
Tim Cross National Account Executive Quest Serviced Apartments
Paul O'Shannassy Education Consultant Regent Consulting
Adam Strauss Director Relocation Specialists
Shani Alexander Director Relocations-Made-Easy
Sharyn  Gowans Senior Manager Recruitment RMIT University
Danielle Lane Global Mobility and Immigration Manager ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd
Gemma Ruddick People Lead ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd
Kara Nelson Corporate Relationships Executive Toga Hospitality (Medina/Vibe/Travelodge/Adina)
Lisa Casey Group Remuenration & Rewards Manager Toll Group
Gemma Bee Senior Client Service Manager Toll Transitions
Holly Fraser Real Estate Service Coordinator Toll Transitions
Julie Wyatt Communications Manager Toll Transitions
Keryn Donald Client Service Manager Toll Transitions
Sue Latina-Cohen National Corporate Manager Toll Transitions
Wendy Allgood National Real Estate Services Manager Toll Transitions
Wahyu Novalianto Student Victoria University
Peter Layton Photographer Visual Accents

Refreshments: A light breakfast will be available before and after the guest speaker presentation
Registration details: Registrations have now closed as this event has passed.
Maximum participants: 100 people, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Refunds not available. Substitutions welcome.
A confirmation email will be sent before the event start.
Registration closing date: Tuesday 24 May 2011
Newcomers Network was launched at the Victorian Arts Centre on 22 May 2001 and has now been online for 10 years. This enterprise has advocated on behalf of newcomers directly to Human Resources and Global Mobility Professionals, so it is now time to launch a new international portal for people in the Global Mobility Industry.

All of our events are open to anyone who would like to attend, but this particular event is specifically designed for people working in the Global Mobility Industry.
Purpose: To launch the Global Mobility Network - proudly sponsored by

Gold Sponsor
Toll Transitions - Your Complete Relocation Partner
Toll Transitions - your complete relocation partner

Silver Sponsor
Quest Serviced Apartments Business and Executive Accommodation
Quest Serviced Apartments - business and executive accommodation

Other events: Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Second Thursday Every Month Newcomers Network events in Melbourne
Global Mobility events
Global Mobility Network Sydney Launch 29 June 2011
Video/audio/photos: Photos taken by Peter Layton AIPP of Visual Accents and below

Audio file available at http://www.globalmobilitynetwork.com/audios/

Video file will be available soon

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To be added to the Global Mobility Network Mailing List: Email info@globalmobilitynetwork.com
Other ways to connect: LinkedIn profiles of speakers
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58 evaluation forms were collected from our registered guests. Some questions had multiple options ticked and the 'other' category was also used.

1. Why did you decide to come today?
35 - Hear the speakers
32 - Meet other professionals
35 - Network
2 - Sponsor
1 - Involvement at ground floor
1 - To encourage promotion of global mobility in Australia
1 - Long time supporter of Sue Ellson and her work
1 - To find out about the Global Mobility Network
1 - To celebrate Sue's success

2. Which of the following applies to you?
16 - Global Mobility Professional
10 - HR Professional
29 - Relocation Service Provider
7 - Networker
5 - Newcomer
2 - Accommodation Provider
1 - Recruitment
3- Cross Cultural Consultant
1 - Transcultural Service Provider

3. Have you enjoyed the function overall?
56 - Yes
1 - No Answer
1 - Well done!
1 - Thanks Sue!

4. What has been the best part so far?
9 - Question and answer session
3 - Group discussions
Audience Questions
Group Questions
Question period
The forum interaction
Learning about issues
Question session
Organising small groups to elect questions of interest
2 - Ideas
Information sharing
Discussion topics
Group session
Group questions and answers
Opportunity to discuss various topics

2 - Panel
Panel introductions
Panel responses to questions
Discussion panel
Hearing different professionals insight on mobility issues

3 - Guest Speakers
Guest speakers - Rhonda
Guest speakers - particularly Richard
Speakers from different areas in global mobility
Listening to the speakers
Questions to the speakers
International SOS

10 - Networking
Making contacts
Meeting people
The contacts I have made
Meeting people in my network
Exposure to the network
Understanding others roles to be able to provide better service
Discussing other people's role in the sector
Learning more about competing needs
The common interest of people in IHRM

5. What would you like at future events for Global Mobility Professionals?
29 - Training/Workshops
29 - Information/Updates
14 - Group Activities
24 - Networking
9 - Webinars
Interested in doing a cross cultural event as fundraiser for Teachers Across Borders

6. Any other ideas or suggestions?
Speakers were good. Rhonda - conceptual. Sharon - direct Australian experience. Richard - compliance
Good that you will publish relevant information
More time allocated to discussion
Speed networking
More functions
A very professional event. Well done
Great presentation. Well done
Great work Sue
Include more government representation
Current mobility trends
Industry views on risks/data recovery
Stick to time
Focus on a current issue affecting Global Mobility. Opportunity to discuss how others are addressing the issue
More information/consultation assistance for self funded migrants
Event where two industries that use each other have a forum ie relocation companies and property managers and furniture hire
I'm pleased to have attended and learnt so much. Thanks
Must have good speakers to attract audience
Thank you
Too many questions from too many groups
More fruit next time please
Process mobility ideas for inpats and expats
Release a list of attendees before the event (this was on the website)
More speakers. Good session. Thank you
More time for questions/answers to panel

Videos 14/05/11 00:00:41
Global Mobility Network Launch Sponsor Quest Serviced Apartments Video of Sue Ellson providing details of the door prize of one night's accommodation anywhere in Australia at the Global Mobility Network Launch in Melbourne on 25/05/11


27/04/11 00:00:29
Global Mobility Network Launch Sponsor Toll Transitions
Video of Sue Ellson providing details of the Global Mobility Network Launch in Melbourne on 25/05/11


16/04/11 00:00:25
Global Mobility Network Launch Invitation
Video of Sue Ellson inviting guests to attend the Global Mobility Network Launch in Melbourne on 25/05/11





GOLD SPONSOR                                      

Newcomers Network - information, events, advocacy

SILVER SPONSOR                                   

Interculture Cross Cultural Training and Consultants

BRONZE SPONSOR                                  

to be advised