EXECUTIVE FORUM

msi’s Executive Forum has been a platform for some of the world’s foremost thought leaders to share the latest data and insights affecting our world. This event is a gathering for our teams, corporate attendees, and partners from around the world. It provides the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas, socialize and spend time together, network, learn, and much more.

2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Parag Khanna, acclaimed global strategist and bestselling author – Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

FEATURED SPEAKER

Chris Bashinelli, TV host and producer, actor, UN speaker, and National Geographic explorer – Tales from “The Stoop”: A Path to Global Citizenship

SESSION TOPICS

  • Building Cross-Cultural Competence in an Increasingly Global Workplace
  • Beyond Borders: Identifying and Developing Globally Adaptive Leaders
  • Understanding Work Styles: The Key to Impactful Workplace Interactions
Great actionable information that helps on so many levels. Great speakers...best speakers I have seen since I have started to come to the conference.”
Vice President, HR, Real Estate Investment Management Group
It always re-energizes me. It's great to network and see what is out there.”
Immigration Executive, Global IT Consulting Company
It was a very well organized event and the speakers were outstanding. ”
Global HR, Communications Company
Provides an opportunity to learn about emerging trends in expat services. ”
Director, Global Benefits, Technology Company

2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dambisa Moyo, Ph.D

  • Is China the New Idol for Emerging Economies?

FEATURED SPEAKER

Adm. James Stavridis

  • Beyond the Horizon: 21st Century Global Security and Risk

SESSION TOPICS

  • Strangers in a Strange Land; How New Leaders Break Through
  • Mis-Classification in a Global “Gig” Economy: Compliance Tips for Managing International Independent Contractors, Freelancers and Employees
  • Global Talent Acquisition: Innovating Our Future Workforce
"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!"”
HR Executive, Technology Company
"a perfect balance of education, networking, and fun. I come away from this event inspired & equipped... to react to day-to-day challenges."”
Director of Talent, Food and Beverage Company
"the keynote speakers were excellent and topics very relevant. The forum topics were directly applicable to some of the challenges we are facing. I walked away with a wealth of knowledge and great networking opportunities to leverage going forward."”
HR Director, Insurance Company

2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Professor Ian Goldin
    • Navigating our Global Future

FEATURED SPEAKER

  • Bill Taylor
    • Don’t Let What You Know Limit What You Imagine: A New Agenda for Leaders

SESSION TOPICS

  • Cross Border Compliance – Navigating the Gray between Immigration and Tax Compliance
  • Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce: How Mindfulness, Company Culture, and Strengths Assessment Can Provide the Basis for Successful Succession Planning
  • The Science of Organizational Networks: How Understanding the Inner Workings of a Company’s Human Interactions can Yield Valuable Business Results
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.”
Director of Talent Management, Food and Beverage Corporation
"Amazing event! By far the best talent mobility event I have ever participated. Well done msi!!!"”
Talent Mobility Executive, Technology Company
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

2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jared Cohen

  • The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

FEATURED SPEAKER

Dr. Mansour Javidan

  • The Essential Attributes of Successful Global Leadership

SESSION TOPICS

  • GEO: Gateway to Rapid Global Expansion
  • Know Before You Go: International Expansion Best Practices
  • The Dis-United States of America: Managing the Intra-National Cultural Differences of Work and Life in the USA
“The Executive Forum 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."”
Senior Corporate Recruiter, Environmental Construction
"I learned some great 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 Executive, Benefits Administration, Real Estate Investment Firm