2017 EMEA Compensation and Benefits Conference

Thriving in the New World through Agile Rewards

London 5–6 October

Event Agenda

Titles with an arrow can be expanded


19:00–20:30Welcome Reception


08:15–09:00Registration and Refreshments

09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

Chris JohnsonMercer

09:15–09:25Welcome to London!

Neil HurstMercer

09:25–10:25Keynote Speech – Thriving in the New World – the Political, Economic, Social, Environmental Landscape at a Global Scale

Emily MaitlisBroadcast Journalist

10:25–11:10Plenary Session #1 – The Future of Work

Christian KuhnaHR Strategy Leader, Adidas

11:10–11:30Networking Break

11:30–12:15Plenary Session #2 – The Future of Rewards

Dr. Gabriel WiskemannVice President Global Total Rewards, SAP

12:15–13:00Plenary Session #3 – Implementation of a Share Unit Plan

Christopher JerebGlobal Head HR Center of Expertise, Avaloq

13:00–14:00Lunch Break

14:00–14:20Intermezzo #1 - Thriving in a Disrupted World

Julia HowesMercer

14:20–15:05Plenary Session #4 – An Agile HR Approach to International Transactions

Hazuki SugawaraNikkei

Kirsty GillARM Holdings

Peter BorehamMercer

15:05–16:05Interactive Sessions A

Q&A with SAP

Q&A with Avaloq

15:05–16:05Workshop Sessions A

C&B Trends in Europe

Patrick GutmannMercer

Creating a Company of Owners as a Way of Changing Corporate Culture - Barrick Gold Case Study

Amanda FlintMercer

Peter BorehamMercer

The Critical Answers to the Critical Question: Employee Engagement – Is it Even Worth It?

Nick StarrittMercer

Flexible Employee Benefits

Callum Burns-GreenMercer

Matthew GregsonThomsons Online Benefits

The C-suite Is Wrong — We Cannot Recruit Our Way Out of the Skills Shortage Crisis

Julia HowesMercer

16:05–16:30Networking Break

16:30–17:20Plenary Session #5 – Panel about Flexible Working


Chris HenleyAmerican Express

Jane WheelerHine Legal

John O'SullivanTen2Two


David WrefordMercer

17:20–17:30Wrap-up of Day One

Chris JohnsonMercer

18:45Depart for Offsite Gala Dinner



08:30–08:35Welcome Day 2

Chris JohnsonMercer

08:35–09:20Plenary Session #6 - An Agile Reward Director, the True Story

Cy MurrayReward Director

09:20–09:30Intermezzo #2 – Workforce Metrics & Analytics

Patrick GutmannMercer

09:30–10:15Plenary Session #7 – Setting Up a Global Business Service Center – The Reward Challenges

Ina SchreckenbergerProgram Stream Lead for Organisation and People, Swarovski

Michael SchafferVice President Corporate Compensation & Benefits, Swarovski

10:15–10:45Networking Break

10:45–11:45Interactive Roundtable B

Q&A with Swarovski

Q&A with Cy Murray

10:45–11:45Workshop Sessions B

C&B Trends in Europe

Patrick GutmannMercer

Reward Communication and Digital Experience

Susannah HinesMercer

C&B Trends in Growth Markets

Puneet SwaniMercer

Sales Force Compensation

Mark McGowanMercer

Marta WisniewskaMercer

Cloud Implementation

Karen ClaxtonMercer

Margaret RuiséalMercer

12:00–12:45Plenary Session #8 – The Future of Executive Remuneration

Gordon ClarkMercer

12:45–13:15Plenary Session #9 – Artificial Intelligence – the Impact on Work

Antonis ChristidisMercer

13:15–13:30Conference Close

Chris JohnsonMercer

13:30–14:30Networking Lunch

14:30–15:15One to One Meetings with Mercer Consultants

Companies Speaking

Mercer's European Packages

European Information Package

Become a holder of our European Information Package or our new European Knowledge Package and you could gain free attendance to our 2017 conference.

Learn more

Contact Us

For more information about Mercer's EMEA Compensation & Benefits events please contact Maylis Chollet:

Contact the Mercer Global Events Team MercerGlobalEvents@mercer.com


Follow us:


By attending Mercer's 2017 EMEA Compensation and Benefits Conference, you could earn recertification credit for WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals' designations.

For more information on recertification, visit the WorldatWork Society recertification webpage at www.worldatworksociety.org/recertification.

© 2019 Mercer LLC, All Rights Reserved.