LATIN AMERICA FORUM 2018

A New Era of Productivity:

Revolutionize your Business to Succeed in the Digital Economy

Miami, 9–11 May 2018

Event Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

12:00–13:00Forum Registration Opens

12:00–13:30Lunch

13:30–14:15Welcome and Opening Remarks
Latin American Challenges and Perspectives

André MaxnukCEO — Mercer Mexico and Latin America Zone Leader

David AndersonPresident, Growth Markets Region, Mercer

14:15–15:15Cultivating a Thriving Workforce in an Era of Disruption

Our world is changing more rapidly than it ever has in human history. Technology is transforming the very fabric of our businesses and jobs. And as business leaders, we're expected to be at the forefront of change, ensuring our people processes are resilient and our businesses sustainable despite disruption.

The session "Cultivating a Thriving Workforce in an Era of Disruption" offers pertinent insights into how CEOs, CHROs and other professionals can make an impact and drive strategic goals in today's business environment. It also looks into the digitization of work and how best to use big data and analytics.

Ilya BonicPresident, Career, Mercer

Julie Van WaverenMultinational Client Group North America, Career, Mercer

15:15–15:45Networking Break

15:45–16:45Digital Disruption: Maximizing Benefits Engagement and return on Investment

For leading organizations, creating and executing a reward strategy fit for differing geographies, office environments and workforce demographics is challenging enough. But ever-increasing employee expectations of support for their mental and physical well-being as well as technology add another dimension of complexity for executive and HR teams alike. So how do benefits and technology fit in this rapidly changing HR landscape?

In this session, we explore whether employees' changing needs and expectations are being met by employers. We also examine how employee satisfaction with benefits impacts work experience, loyalty and connection with employers. With leading employers using technology such as Mercer's Darwin solution to offer a personalized benefits approach, maximum engagement and maximum return on investment are possible. This session shares the experiences of the disruptive pioneers who are empowering their people and transforming their approach to benefits management..

Joshua FisherCommercial Director, Thomsons Online Benefits

Catalina TrujilloLatin America and Caribbean Regional Benefits Management Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits

16:45–17:45Keynote Address

Frans JohanssonInnovation Thought Leader, CEO of The Medici Group and Author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment

17:45–18:00Wrap-Up — Closing Day 1

Sergio SabinoRegional Marketing Leader, Latin America, Mercer

18:30–19:00Break

19:00–22:00Conference Dinner

THURSDAY, MAY 10

07:30–08:30Breakfast

08:30–08:35Opening Day 2

Sergio SabinoRegional Marketing Leader, Latin America, Mercer

08:35–09:00Leading Through Disruptive Times

David AndersonPresident, Growth Markets Region, Mercer

09:00–10:00Megatrend Session 1

Megatrend sessions bring a new approach to global issues that organizations are living with and must address. There's no more time to wait. The future has arrived, and Mercer will play a protagonist role in discussing relevant topics and bringing interaction and reflection to the table so we can work toward a brighter tomorrow, today — together. Megatrend Session 1 presents three recently discussed business strategy megatrends to help you address them in your organization. We discuss the broad issues related to:

  • EMERGING MARKETS/GOING GLOBAL – The emergence of new global economic powers shifting the way our multinational organizations operate
  • INNOVATION AND AGILITY – Critical factors for leaders to consider as they evolve their organizations’ innovation capabilities
  • AGING SOCIETY AND LONGEVITY FOR THE BUSINESS – Aging, longevity and their impact on your business

Jeanniey MullenGlobal Chief Marketing Officer, Mercer

Clara KlukDirector, Center for Certification in Creativity

Cara WilliamsSenior Partner and Global Wealth Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer

10:00–10:30Networking Break

10:30–11:30Megatrend Workshop 1

Megatrend workshops bring you the opportunity to deepen the discussion and find possible answers to help you catch up with the future in your organization. Three facilitated discussions by some of our top global and regional experts create an open and transparent environment to make sure you bring home good insights for creating the future of your organization. Review the details below, and pick the discussions where you can bring more to the table! Let´s exchange ideas!

Workshop 1.1: Emerging Markets / Going Global

  • What does the full ecosystem of well-being look like in the future for thriving organizations in the digital and global economy?
  • How can you leverage financial security to improve global employee engagement and productivity?
  • What must be considered for efficient global workforce management?

Daniel NadbornyMultinational Client Group Leader, Latin America, Mercer

Cameron HannahGrowth Markets Multinational Client Group Leader, Mercer

Workshop 1.2: Innovation and Agility

  • What factors are critical for leaders to consider as they evolve their organizations' talent innovation capabilities?
  • When does innovation add value to the organization for effective investment management and achieving growth in a complex world?
  • How does innovation help organizations reimagine health so employees and their families can live healthier, happier and more productive lives?

Julie Van WaverenMultinational Client Group North America, Career, Mercer

Luna CorbettaPremier Program Lead, MCG, Rising Professionals BRG Lead, Mercer

Workshop 1.3: Aging Society and Longevity for the Business

  • What is the role of government, employers and individuals in managing health, wealth and careers for longevity?
  • What factors will be critical for managing health costs in an aging workforce?
  • How can we prepare all generations for the digital workplace and leverage overall company productivity?

Cara WilliamsSenior Partner and Global Wealth Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer

Ana Maria WeiszWealth and Growth Leader Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay and Women@Mercer Latam Leader, Mercer

11:30–12:30Megatrend Closing Panel 1

This megatrend panel summarizes the relevant findings from each workshop, giving delegates the opportunity to share and discover ideas for better business and people performance. This is a fun and interesting panel offered by the facilitators in the main plenary room, mediated by one Mercer leader and an invited guest. We clarify and review the main workshop findings to leverage the momentum of this great group of people generating ideas for a better tomorrow, today.

Jeanniey MullenGlobal Chief Marketing Officer

Clara KlukDirector, Center for Certification in Creativity

Cara WilliamsSenior Partner and Global Wealth Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer

12:30–14:00Lunch

14:00–15:00Megatrend Session 2

Megatrend sessions bring a new approach to global issues that organizations are living with and must address. There's no more time to wait. The future has arrived, and Mercer will play a protagonist role in discussing relevant topics and bringing interaction and reflection to the table so we can work toward a brighter tomorrow, today — together. Megatrend Session 2 presents three recently discussed people strategy megatrends to help you address them in your organization. We discuss the broad issues related to:

  • WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION AND THE FUTURE OF JOBS – The impact of AI/digital technology on workstyle transformation and the future of work
  • THE MULTIFACETED WORKFORCE – Using data to manage inclusion in the workplace
  • ACHIEVE HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGH ENGAGED EMPLOYEES – Engagement signals: How digitization is transforming employee engagement and productivity

Antonis ChristidisPartner, Mercer

Tania CosentinoPresident, Schneider Electric South America

Lewis GarradGrowth Markets Engagement Leader, Mercer Sirota

15:00–16:00Megatrend Workshop 2

Megatrend workshops bring you the opportunity to deepen the discussion and find possible answers to help you catch up with the future in your organization. Three facilitated discussions by some of our top global and regional experts create an open and transparent environment to make sure you bring home good insights for creating the future of your organization. Review the details below, and pick the discussions where you can bring more to the table! Let´s exchange ideas!

Workshop 2.1: Workforce Transformation and the Future of Jobs

  • How will AI/digital technology impact workstyle transformation and the future of work?
  • How technology and AI will impact efficiency and better financial decisions for companies and employees?
  • How might technology innovation impact our health and lifestyles?

Martin Ibanez-FrochamSenior Partner, Mercer

Antonis ChristidisPartner, Mercer

Workshop 2.2: The Multifaceted Workforce

  • How do we use data to thoughtfully design a consistent diversity and inclusion program in the workplace?
  • How can we implement effective saving strategies for a growing and diverse multigenerational workforce?
  • How can we implement a flexible benefits management program for a multigenerational workforce to create a more productive, efficient and engaged team?

Marcelo ModicaGlobal Chief People Officer, Mercer

Pam JeffordsPartner, Mercer

Workshop 2.3: Achieve High Performance Through Engaged Employees

  • How can we innovate more effectively to develop more compelling and healthier career pathways?
  • What is the role of financial security in overall employee engagement?
  • What actions should we take to drive high performance through an engaged workforce?

Diego RamirezGlobal Health Management Consultant, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Lewis GarradGrowth Markets Engagement Leader, Mercer Sirota

16:00–16:30Networking Break

16:30–17:30Megatrend Closing Panel 2

This megatrend panel summarizes the relevant findings from each workshop, giving delegates the opportunity to share and discover ideas for better business and people performance. This is a fun and interesting panel offered by the facilitators in the main plenary room, mediated by one Mercer leader and an invited guest. We clarify and review the main workshop findings to leverage the momentum of this great group of people generating ideas for a better tomorrow, today.

Antonis ChristidisPartner, Mercer

Tania CosentinoPresident, Schneider Electric South America

Lewis GarradGrowth Markets Engagement Leader, Mercer Sirota

17:30–17:45Wrap-Up — Closing Day 2

Sergio SabinoRegional Marketing Leader, Latin America, Mercer

17:45–18:00Break

18:00–20:00Networking Cocktails

FRIDAY, MAY 11

07:30–08:30Breakfast

09:00–10:10Country/Breakout Sessions 1

Argentina Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Valeria BohorquezCareer Leader Argentina, Mercer

Brazil Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Marcelo FerrariDirector, Market Development Brazil, Mercer

Mariana DiasConsulting and Products Director Brazil, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Chile and Peru Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Diego GuaitaCEO Mercer Chile

Gabriel RegaladoCEO Mercer Peru

Colombia and Central America Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Adriana GonzálezCEO Mercer Colombia

David CuervoWealth Leader, Colombia, Mercer

Mexico Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Rogelio SalcedoCareer Leader, Mexico, Mercer

Leandro RibeiroPrincipal, Wealth, Mexico, Mercer

Compensation Planning 2018 - Latin America Forecast and Trends

Gerardo Garcia RojasDirector of Information Services Mexico, Mercer

Ivana ThorntonCareer Products Leader, Latin America, Mercer

09:30–10:30Country/Breakout Sessions 2

Argentina Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Valeria BohorquezCareer Leader Argentina, Mercer

Brazil Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Marcelo FerrariDirector, Market Development Brazil, Mercer

Mariana DiasConsulting and Products Director Brazil, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Chile and Peru Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Diego GuaitaCEO Mercer Chile

Gabriel RegaladoCEO Mercer Peru

Colombia and Central America Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Adriana GonzálezCEO Mercer Colombia

David CuervoWealth Leader, Colombia, Mercer

Mexico Workshop — Hot Local Trends

Rogelio SalcedoCareer Leader, Mexico, Mercer

Leandro RibeiroPrincipal, Wealth, Mexico, Mercer

Diversity & Inclusion: Key Issues for a Consistent and Effective D&I Program in the Workplace

Marcelo ModicaGlobal Chief People Officer, Mercer

Pam JeffordsPartner, Mercer

10:30–11:00Networking Break

11:00–12:00Healthy, Wealthy and Work-wise – The New Imperatives for Financial Security

It's time to retire retirement. People expect to spend 15–20 years in retirement, but without better planning, many will outlive their income. Two out of three adults expect to live past 80, but only one in three is confident of having enough money to do so. Sixty-eight percent of people globally don't ever expect to retire or expect to keep working after retirement. Eighty-six percent say continuing to develop professional and personal capabilities is important.

Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise is an initiative that equips all decision-makers — governments, employers and individuals — with the insights, data and technology-driven solutions needed to create a new people experience. Join us to explore what leaders believe will be the biggest advancements impacting how people live, work and save — including structural and technological changes needed to address the financial security gap of at-risk segments.

Julio PortalatinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Mercer

Renee McGowanGlobal Leader for DC and Individual Wealth, Mercer

12:00–12:15Conference Close

André MaxnukCEO Mercer Mexico and Latin America Zone Leader

12:15–13:30Lunch

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