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MERC 2024 Conference Call for Speaker Submissions

MERC invites proposals for session presentations that will form the educational portion of our 2024 conference.

We encourage motivating and inspiring topic submissions that deliver thought provoking ideas and leave participants with new perspectives on current mobility challenges and trends.  Submissions must include practical tools and applied learning with concrete action plans for implementation.

Human Resources professionals from some of the region’s largest corporations will attend the MERC 2024 Conference, together with relocation management specialists, corporate housing providers, realtors, movers, consultants, lawyers, and related relocation services providers. They expect to receive valuable information about the relocation industry including trends in the management of relocation and workforce mobility, real estate, legal, immigration, tax, human resource management, and international assignments.  Presentations should deliver information and knowledge that will help them improve their business operations and address organizational priorities.  Suggested topics include:

  • Mobility ROI/Cost savings
  • U. S. Immigration Issues
  • Labor shortages, Legislation, and Layoffs
  • Remote Work
  • Mobility Tax
  • AI in Mobility

A Supplier Only session that will run concurrent to the International Corporate Roundtable is still open for topic selection.  New and innovative ideas including personal development or motivational presentations are welcome.

Please note compensation, travel, and hotel accommodations are typically not covered by MERC.

Benefits for Presenters

  • Enhanced reputation as an industry expert
  • Opportunity to present your best ideas and influence industry practices.
  • Improved profile for your organization
  • New contacts and business relationships
  • Recognition in all MERC 202conference materials
  • Free conference registration fee (Corporate Speakers Only)
Presentation Expectations

MERC has a commitment to ongoing professional development and our annual conference has been recognized as a valuable forum for relocation professionals and workforce mobility specialists.

  • Presenters are expected to share information and experience. Presenters may not use the conference for commercial purposes, to solicit clients, or for self-promotion.
  • Presentations vary in length with 45-minute workshops, 60-minute seminars and a limited number of 75-minute panel presentations offered.  Please indicate your interest in your submission.
  • If selected, presenters must confirm their attendance upon being notified.  All presenters must agree to adhere to conference regulations and sign an agreement to present.

Dates to Remember

May 17th, 2024:  Submission Deadline

June 7, 2024:  Notification of Acceptance

July 26, 2024:  Notification of presentation date and time

July 26, 2024:  Receipt of presentation PowerPoint template

August 2, 2024:  Deadline for receipt of final presentation materials to MERC

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MERC is 501(C)(6) non profit organization.  Minnesota Employee Relocation Council | PO Box 582752 | Minneapolis, MN | 55458

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