2017 Latin America Forum

The New Digital Workplace

Unlocking Opportunities to Achieve Business Outcomes and Drive Organizational Change

May 24–26, Miami

Breakout Sessions

These sessions will provide insights and data to help you make powerful business decisions. Breakout sessions are offered in both English and Spanish. When you register, you can select the sessions based on your language preference.

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Compensation Planning 2017: Latin America Forecasts and Trends

A tradition of our HR conference, this session presents a detailed overview of compensation and benefits trends in Latin America as identified by Mercer’s Total Remuneration Survey, focusing specifically on what’s behind the numbers. By correlating information and indicators from different countries and contrasting the region’s results with trends identified by Mercer’s global surveys, delegates receive an updated overview of key compensation and benefits issues and trends across Latin America.

Gerardo García RojasInformation Solutions Leader – Mexico, Mercer

Christian PereiraExecutive Compensation and Pay For Results Leader – Mexico, Mercer

Inside CEOs' Minds: CEO Challenge Survey 2017

Daniel NadbornyPartner and Global Consulting Leader, LA – Argentina, Mercer

Martín UmaranChief of Staff, Globant

Is Latin America Ready to Face the Pension Crisis That's Hitting the World? Country Perspectives

According to a Mercer report, employees in the US spend 13 hours a month on average addressing financial issues. How do financial courage and financial knowledge help?
Concerns about retirement are complicated by several issues:

  • The existing financial gap in most social security systems
  • The lack of a long-term savings culture and individual products
  • Employee mobility across Latin America
  • The corporate perspective on managing retirement programs

In this session, our presenters cover a macro perspective for the region surrounding these issues as well as case studies on how companies are dealing with them.

Clara EstevarenaActuarial Manager, Wealth — Argentina, Mercer

Jorge ServínSenior Consultant Wealth — Mexico, Mercer

Emotional Salary: How Can Intangible Rewards Improve Engagement, Reduce Turnover and Optimize HR Strategy?

The phenomenon of employees moving laterally from one company to another due to offers they believe are more attractive — and then regretting the decision after some months on the new job — is especially common in Latin America. People don't appreciate what they have until they lose it.

Companies currently invest heavily in HR strategies to improve the workplace experience and enhance engagement. Over time, employees become used to their environments, focus only on their base salaries and lose the total rewards concept, which includes intangible remuneration.

Emotional salary is a program with an individual perspective that helps companies and employees identify value and optimize their total rewards, taking into consideration differences in age, gender and hierarchical levels. This concept has been helping companies increase engagement, reduce turnover, improve the results of organizational climate surveys and validate their remuneration strategies.

Leandro RibeiroSenior Associate – Mexico, Mercer

Rosa María EspinosaRegional Director of Compensations and Benefits for LA, American Express

A Holistic Approach to Gender Diversity: Leveraging Technology to Address the Unique Career, Health and Financial Needs of Women in Your Workforce

Is your company one of the growing number of organizations rethinking their approach to gender diversity — as a driver of growth and innovation? Marcelo Modica, Mercer's Chief People Officer, along with Ana María Weisz, leader of Mercer's When Women Thrive team, share how to propel your business and people strategy through the use of data analytics and technology. This session focuses on proven best practices and lessons from Mercer's own journey to identify gaps, drive behavioral change, accelerate diversity and, as a result, unlock one of the most important elements of an integrated talent and business strategy.

Marcelo MódicaChief People Officer — Mercer

Ana María WeiszWealth Leader for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay, and Women@Mercer LatAm Leader — Argentina, Mercer

Digital Recruiting – New Technologies for Hiring Best-Fit Talent

Social, mobile, video, text, artificial intelligence, machine learning and gamification are all changing the way companies connect with candidates. Companies that don't embrace these new technologies won't be able to attract and engage the best candidates, whether outside or already in your organization. In this session, we learn about new digital technologies that both improve the candidate experience and provide valuable information and insights to hiring managers. Find out how your company can make better hiring decisions by using new technologies and data to supplement human instinct in hiring.

Barbara MarderSenior Partner and Global Innovation Leader, Career, Mercer

Martin Ibañez FrochamSenior Partner, Career — Latin America, Mercer

Interactive Session: Practicing Innovation in Healthcare

The goal of the session is to expose the audience to some leading digital health companies working in the employer space to give participants a sense of how these solutions can work in their environments.

The session attendees will roleplay venture capitalists with a set amount of money to invest. Four companies will pitch their products, emphasizing the value proposition for employers and how their solutions work. At the end of the session, each investor will divide his or her investment fund among the four companies, and we will see which pitches most resonated with the audience. Attendees will leave the session with a clearer notion of the role digital health companies can play in their employee strategy.


David KaplanSenior Partner – San Francisco, Mercer


Tatiana PieperCo-Founder and Marketing Director, Flowing

Daniel EtraCEO, Rethink

Manny HernandezSVP, Member Experience and Strategic Product Alliances, Livongo

Mark MillerVP, Provider Solutions, Wildflower Health

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Early Registration

The early registration fee is US$1,750. Delegates can take advantage of this fee if they book before February 28, 2017.

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