Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Monday, February 25th:
    • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - The MERC 2019 Conference Welcome Reception will be on February 25th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. At the Hewing Hotel 300 Washington Ave N., Minneapolis 55401 sponsored by Plus Relocation and Bristol Global Relocation. 
Tuesday, February 26th:
    • 7:00am-8:30am- Registration, networking and continental breakfast, Lanyards sponsored by Old Republic Relocation Services
    • 8:30am-8:35am- Presidents Welcome and Announcements
    • 8:35am-9:35am- Keynote: Pivot Concept - Adam Markel

Adam Markel is a Business Mentor, Best Selling Author, Renowned Speaker and Entrepreneur. He's worked with companies and individuals all over the world to increase their performance and build their resilience. For the past 10 years, Adam has studied the art and science of change and reinvention, and taught people how to breakout of mediocrity to create greater fulfillment, peace and profit!

    • 9:45am-10:45am-Session 1
      • Diversity - Trina Scott, VP at Quicken Loans
      • Mobility Pricing - Steven John, President and CEO at HomeSerivces Relocation
      • Talent Attraction/Retention - Chris Pardo, VP Consulting at Plus Relocation 
    • 11:00am-12:00pm-Session 2
      • Survey Results - Mitch Ulrich, SVP Global Mobility Strategies at NEI Global Relocation; Amy Smith, Senior Analyst Global Mobility Strategies at NEI Global Relocation
      • E-Closings - Faye Hoxworth, Strategic Operations Manager at Old Republic Relocation Services
      • Policy Segmentation - Martin Foxwell, Senior Vice President, Global Consulting and Industry Relations at Bristol Global Mobility

    • 12:00pm-1:30pm-Lunch - Stephen Cryne, President at the Canadian Employee Relocation Council - ongoing charity event as well
    • 1:45pm-2:45pm- Session 3
      • Real Estate Market Trends - David Arbit, Director of Research and Economics at the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors 

      • Tax Reform - Ashley Fewins-Kalb, Supervisor, International Assignment Services at RSM US LLP

      • Travel Safety Training, Sheryl Hill, President at Depart Smart Inc.
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm-Session 4
      • Corporate Roundtable
      • Supplier Session 
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm-Networking Reception brought to you by our sponsors Alexander's Mobility Services

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