A unique interactive conference experience exploring transformational leadership and agility.

Festival of 

Global Mobility Thinking



Friday, 11 May, Festival of Global Mobility Thinking

Venue: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London NW1 2AR

09.15   Welcome and introduction         

Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate Global      


09.30   Keynote: transformational leadership         

Phyllida Hancock, Olivier Mythodrama ­

11.00   Coffee


11.30   Round table discussions on keynote themes

Leader: Dr Linda Holbeche, author of The Agile Organisation 

  • What are the external trends your organisation is experiencing that are driving the need for organisational agility?

  • How well prepared is your organisation to respond to these?

  • What are the implications, if any, for global mobility?


*11.30 Breakout workshop: Olivier Mythodrama


11.50 Developing & building an agile organisation

Dr Linda Holbeche

  • Agile ways of working and structures

  • Why is agility a challenge? (Cultural and structural barriers, challenges of scaling up from IT etc)

  • How can your organisation strengthen its ability to become agile? How can HR/Global mobility help?

  • How does international experience and a global mind set support the growth/agility of your organisation.


12.20   Agility case studies and panel discussion        

12.40   Agility roundtable discussion

13.00   Lunch           

Networking and conversation with experts in display zones 



14.00   Quality of Nationalities and Citizenship            

Professor Dimitry Kochenov: The latest findings from the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) 3rd Edition 2017


14.15   Implications of immigration for business growth & talent mobility  

Marianne Curphey: panel interview, followed by roundtable discussion



14.30   Industry 4.0: The impact on Global Mobility

Deloitte Global Workforce

15.20   Tea and networking


15.40   Diversity, inclusion and talent            

Case studies           

Dr Susan Shortland, Professor Emerita, London Metropolitan University           

Michael Grover, Senior Associate, Mercer’s Career Practice   


Inclusive leadership

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of the RES Forum     


Fiona Murchie: panel interview, followed by roundtable discussion

16.20  Preparing young people for 2030 & beyond           

Ledetta Asfa-Wossen: panel interview, followed by employer/ school discussion on future-proofing students

16.50  Roundtable & future steps


17.00   Close of event 

*Morning only L&D participants and schools. For full details click here.

Roundtable discussions are facilitated by our coaching partner, the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC).

Breaks & lunch are in the Gallery & Ladies Smoking Room with display areas.

Enjoy conversations with our experts, award winners and country specialists in a relaxed environment.

Gallery Networking sponsored by Derag Livinghotels.

Tickets for the Relocate Awards 2018 gala dinner and presentation ceremony are selling fast, so why not join us the night before the Festival for some pre-Festival networking?

Discounted tickets are available for those attending both the Festival and Awards. Book here!

When: Thursday 10 May, 7pm – 12.30am.

Venue: The Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London SE1 9DT

As well as a chance to toast success, innovation and best practice, the Gala Awards Dinner is a unique opportunity to network, build new relationships, and mingle with thought leaders from across our sector. Plus we’ve embraced the theme of creativity to deliver a sparkling evening of surprises!



Think Relocate Events and Relocate Global present a unique interactive conference experience exploring innovation, transformational leadership and agility. A first in the UK, our Festival of Global Mobility Thinking will help your company to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving and increasingly globalised business landscape.  

The theme for this event is how creativity and innovation can enable companies to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future. We will address transformation and change in the workplace across industry sectors and regions.

This interactive must-attend event will explore how your organisation can be more agile, respond to new markets and external disrupters from Brexit to political change, and put people at the heart of your business decision making.

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of the RES Forum, explains why the RES Forum's Learning Lab is sponsoring the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking.

“It’s great to welcome such a unique event that serves the global mobility arena. This interactive conference offers the opportunity to work with peers throughout the day on some of the toughest challenges facing global mobility professionals and will no doubt be hugely rewarding."

Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of The RES Forum. The RES Forum Learning Lab is a sponsor of the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking. 

Inspiring keynote from Phyllida Hancock of Olivier Mythodrama
Transformational Leadership ­– Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest


Shakespeare's genius provides timeless insights into the human nature of transformational leadership, while the narrative drive of his great play The Tempest reveals the vital ingredients of a successful change initiative.

What kind of ‘storm’ do you need to create? How can you tell a compelling story to truly engage others? Can you manage different reactions and reframe the challenge accordingly? How might you need to change in order for the bigger change to be successful?

This memorable keynote session, with a lively mix of input, discussion and experiential exercises, will engage delegates and provide insights to build on for the rest of the conference, and to take back to your workplace.

Olivier Mythodrama clients are full of praise for their energy, passion and approach.

“The finest and potentially highest yielding investment in our leadership development history to date”

CEO, Fujitsu

Find out more about the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking here.







Individual tickets are available at £530 + VAT


If you are an in-house HR Mobility Professional, please claim your complimentary ticket using the Eventbrite button to the right.


Service Providers

If you are a Service Provider to the in-house corporate HR sector, sponsor a table of ten for HR and Mobility delegates (two hosts plus eight guests) for £3,350 + VAT 


For more details or to discuss other options, contact Carla Foden on +44 (0) 1892 891334.




St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2AR, UK

The iconic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London combines Victorian splendour with contemporary style. It offers an inspiring setting which celebrates both heritage and renaissance. The main conference is held in the dramatic space of Hansom Hall which includes access to an outdoor patio area.


Refreshments will be served in The Gallery, a curved room framed by ornate ceiling and chandeliers. The Ladies’ Smoking Room – the historic first venue in which women were permitted to smoke – makes for unforgettable peer-to-peer networking during refreshment breaks throughout the day. It offers a relaxed space to engage with experts in informal display zones. It will also be used for the Olivier Mythodrama breakout workshop after the morning coffee break.


Location and travel connections

Located in the heart of London’s busy King’s Cross, the hotel adjoins the busy railway station with access to the Eurostar terminal.


Train routes from the nearby Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross overground stations (including easy connections to the key London Airports), the Eurostar international high speed rail and 6 underground tube lines mean King’s Cross is one of London’s most accessible neighbourhoods for both UK and international Festival delegates.




Rates from £209 per night when you book and pre-pay your stay at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.