MSI’s 2016 Executive Forum
The Four Seasons Troon North, Scottsdale, AZ
MSI’s 2016 Executive Forum, conference was held at the Four Seasons Troon North from September 14 – 16 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The 2016 forum was a great success. We explored the latest trends and key topics impacting our industry globally and the drivers that influence change in programs, policy and thinking. Our event commenced with a welcome cocktail reception on Wednesday evening and continued over the following two days with thought-provoking, insightful and engaging sessions.
This year’s agenda was designed to include the perfect balance of cutting edge industry education and networking opportunities with the feel of western lore and cosmopolitan culture.
Corporate Attendee Quotes:
It was an amazing event (as always) and very thought provoking! Great mix of partners, MSI personnel and clients. For sure one of the best events in our industry! I am looking forward to the next event! ~ Global Mobility Manager, Technology Company
This was the first forum I attended and found it to be extremely helpful overall – the keynote speakers were excellent and topics very relevant. The forum topics were directly applicable to some of the challenges we are facing and quite informative. I walked away with a wealth of knowledge and great networking opportunities to leverage going forward. ~ HR Director, Insurance Company
The MSI Executive Forum is a perfect balance of education, networking, and fun. Each year the speakers, presenters, and topics are very relevant and interesting. I’m always so impressed by the speakers. I come away from this event inspired and equipped with knowledge that I can use immediately to react to day-to-day challenges – while also being better educated to set up strategies for the long-term. ~ Director of Talent, Major Food & Beverage Company
Relevant topics! Would have liked to attend them all. Speakers were knowledgeable and were able to maintain the interest of participants with thought provoking questions and work-relevant content. I have been to many similar conferences over the years – this one was pitched just right in terms of content, quality of speakers, and relevance to my day-to-day work. ~ HR Global Mobility, Optical Company
Congratulations to MSI’s dedicated team for meticulously creating such an impressive event! Every detail had obviously been anticipated and refined to present an amazing experience in learning and interaction with like minded colleagues. So much to take away! The sessions, the venue, the wonderful evening events all combined to make the forum certainly the best I’ve experienced. ~ CEO, Expat International Pty. Ltd.
The value of this program is extremely high to our organization. In our experience, it is extremely rare that a company successfully puts together a robust program such as the Executive Forum AND experiences such an incredibly high attendance. The fact that suppliers, corporate clients, and MSI employees can all be together at the same event makes for a simply amazing experience. Also, the fact that attendees represented over 60 countries is just incredible. The MSI team who works so hard during the year to put these events together should be commended! It was another fantastic event and we can’t wait for next year! ~ Vice President, Customer Relations, ReloOlogy Inspection Management Services
This was my first time to attend a MSI convention. What I enjoyed most was the MSI culture. The clients and suppliers were able to meet and collaborate and work together. At so many of the conventions I attend, everyone is kept separate. The atmosphere with MSI was refreshing and makes me want to work with MSI more. Plus the resort was amazing and relaxing which set the tone for the entire event. ~ VP/Relocation Director, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Realty Group
The perfect opportunity to meet with MSI counterparts and MSI clients face-to-face in a wonderful relaxed environment. Great networking and valuable relationship building environment. ~ Director, Client Relations, Nomad Temporary Housing
I always look forward to this event. The venues are first rate, the educational sessions are useful and well thought out, and the keynote speakers are fantastic — sharing outside ideas that have a direct impact on our business. I’m already looking forward to 2017. ~ Global Account Manager, CORT
Highlights of the 2015 MSI Executive Forum
Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA
MSI’s 5th Annual Executive Forum 2015 from Nick Royle on Vimeo.
“Dear Timm, sending you a huge Thank You! I so enjoyed the MSI Executive Forum. The venue, the speakers, the dueling piano’s, and mostly the feeling we all received that we are all part of this amazing MSI family! Simply Fabulous!!
“Timm, It was a pleasure catching up with you in Virginia last week! The venue, presentations and special arrangements were impressive, however nothing is more valuable than hearing our client express their gratitude and appreciation of us. We are constantly looking for ways to add value to your network and we will always be committed to your success. Looking forward to our next visit!”
Corporate Attendee Quotes:
I’ve attended the MSI Executive Forum every year for the past 5 years. This is truly one of my favorite annual conferences. The forum provides me the opportunity to connect with friends, hear from an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, and learn about the latest trends in talent management. I always walk away with new insights, better understanding of new products/services, and lots of inspiration. ~Director of Talent Management, Major Food & Beverage Corporation
Amazing event! By far the best Global mobility event I have ever participated. Well done MSI!!! ~Global Mobility Manager, Technology Company
It is a good program because it connects all facets of the global mobility process – supplier, client, subject matter experts, and MSI employees. The education is valuable and if there is a question you have not answered in one of the sessions, the knowledge is certainly in the room somewhere and can be readily obtained. ~Director of HR, Corporate Education Company
This event clearly sets itself apart from other similar programs. The quality of the speakers and the program content was excellent; relevant to the changes in the marketplace and work force that face all companies/leaders today. ~Sr. VP – Sales Manager, Fidelity Residential Solutions, Inc.
This is truly a unique experience. In our industry, very few RMC’s take the time to put together such a wonderful forum. To have so many MSI folks together along with suppliers and corporate clients/prospects is truly unheard of in my experience. This was my 4th MSI event and it amazes me how they continue to improve the program each year. When you set the bar so high, it is extremely difficult to accomplish such improvements, but MSI masters this feat year after year. Can’t wait until next year! ~VP, Customer Relations, ReloOlogy Inspection Management Services
It is extremely valuable to interact with MSI and their clients at such a high level. The content is always taken back to my staff and agents for training. I always end an MSI Conference looking forward to the next one and the knowledge and partnership I will gain! ~Sr. VP, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
I have enjoyed attending 4 out of 5 MSI Executive Forum’s and feel that they provide wonderful insight and education on relevant topics for our industry. Meeting with the MSI team is extremely positive and likewise for meeting with Global Partners. There is not a lot of Client interaction during the event and yet we had opportunity to introduce ourselves and exchange cards with those who were interested. I’m grateful to work with MSI and enjoy the opportunity to build upon our partnership thanks to wonderful events like this. ~Sr. Director, Business Development, IOR Global Services
As mentioned, this was my first MSI Forum, and I was blown away by the program. The speakers were phenomenal. They were very different but each so powerful in their own way. I am still thinking about each of their talks and overall message! Additionally, I thought that the breakout sessions were extremely valuable and the material was timely. Overall, this was a wonderful experience for me. I met a lot of great people and walked away with new ideas, re-energized and truly inspired. Thank you. ~Relocation Director, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Once again, the MSI Executive Forum exceeded my expectations! The venue was unique and special. I felt as if I had taken a step back in time. The staff and service were both exceptional. The quality of this event is a testament to how MSI values its clients, partners and employees. ~President, ChamnessOnline
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2014 EXECUTIVE FORUM HELD IN AVON, CO
Corporate Attendee Quotes:
“The program provided opportunity to meet those I deal with on a daily basis and to network with others performing similar duties. In addition, we were provided with insightful perspectives provided by exceptional speakers. All in all, a fantastic symposium.” ~ Senior Manager, International Mobility, Aircraft Manufacturing Company
“This is my second event and I have to say I was very impressed. I thought the sessions I attended were very informative. It’s not just a “get away from the office” for me. I learned some very good key points that I can take back to my day job. And, the networking was awesome.” ~ Senior Recruiter, Software Solutions Company
“I thought it was excellent. The content was great and speakers were very knowledgeable. I walked away with a lot of new insight into capabilities and options for our global business units.” ~ HR Manager, Benefits Administration, Real Estate Investment Firm
“The MSI Global Talent Mobility Executive Forum 2014 was really incredible! The speakers were very engaging and thought provoking. All of the sessions added value for me as the lead at my company for recruiting talent into various new country locations in our quest for global expansion. The resources that are available to support our global expansion are just what we need and could save our company lots of time, money and headache. I feel the knowledge that I have gained at his forum helps me to be a credible source of information and a partner to the senior leadership team when considering working in new areas. The team has been very interested in the GEO model and I am pleased to be the one within the company to introduce this option for doing business. I have also learned how important the cultural integration piece is to our success as a company working internationally and would like to introduce some low cost but effective approaches to cultural awareness and training.” ~ Senior Corporate Recruiter, Environmental Construction and Remediation Contractor
“The program was diverse, informative and relevant for all. The venue was one of the best I’ve seen for a Forum like this. I learned a lot, made new acquaintances and came back feeling refreshed and energized. Thanks so much, MSI!” ~ CEO/President, REA
“It is very helpful to spend time with the clients and MSI team. Seeing the process from MSI and the client’s perspective helps me look for ways to improve how my company offers value to each of them.” ~ President, CWS Corporate Housing
“This was my first time at this conference and in one word, I was absolutely AMAZED! It was incredible and the first time in a long time that I can honestly say it was well worth the time away from the office.” ~ President, ChamnessOnline
“As a supplier partner of MSI’s, we look forward to this event every year! We feel it is a great networking opportunity and a great way to catch up with our contacts. The sessions and speakers are always extremely insightful and we feel MSI really “paves the way” with this type of event. None of our other customers coordinate such an event and it is always a wonderful experience!” ~ VP Customer Relations, ReloOlogy Inspection Management Services
“The 2014 MSI Executive Forum was an exceptional experience that offered many opportunities for supplier partners such as ourselves to network and strengthen relationships with MSI’s associates and clients in a breathtaking setting. The keynote and featured speakers were top notch, providing insight into current and useful topics of exceptional value for the diverse audience. A big thank you to the organizers, every detail was immaculately cared for and the event couldn’t have been better. We are looking forward to next year – toping this will be quite a challenge!” ~ Sales & Leasing Associate, Corporate Living
THE RITZ-CARLTON -2014
The beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Avon CO was the perfect backdrop to this exciting event for thought leaders in the field of global talent mobility.