IBA Global Immigration Virtual Conference

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 Online, Online, England

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IBA Global Immigration Virtual Conference presented by the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee

The conference will provide an invaluable update on the complexities of the current post pandemic global immigration landscape. Discussions with include new immigration policies aimed at the future of work, attracting talent and protecting resident labour, the needs of business, the impact of climate change and humanitarian immigration issues

Thursday 18 November

1300 – 1500 GMT Plenary session

The Plenary session, co chaired by the Conference Co Chairs, Julia Onslow-Cole and Karl Waheed, will include key note presentations from Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration UK and His Excellency and Helal S.K. Al Marri, DTCM, Dubai. In addition there will be contributions from leading global mobility professionals including Kerwin Guillerme, Hewlett Packard Enterprises and Akanksha Gupta, Google as well as contributions from Rebecca Peters, Samsung and Helen Frew, Permits Foundation.

The rest of the Conference will be uniquely set up as Workshop Tables arranged under “Themes” with each table having two or more co-hosts. The Themes will be broad but will cover at least three round-tables, with participants being able to hop between tables to maximize the benefit of the discussions. Eminent speakers from around the world will briefly introduce each theme, as well as the round table and hosts. Each theme would be covered in 90 minutes.

1500 – 1630 GMT Theme 1: Protectionism and Immigration in the Post Pandemic Global Economy

There will be four tables: on the impact of protectionism on immigration policy, domestic workers, the search for Global Talent, and Corporate social and environmental responsibility.

Friday 19 November

1200 – 1330 GMT Theme 2: Business, Trade Innovation & Trade and Mobility – a review of EU-UK and other trade agreement impacting mobility.

There will be four tables : on the impact of technology , a comparative workshop on countries with the most efficient systems for work visas, challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and trade agreements.

1400 – 1530 GMT Theme 3: Environment, Health and Humanitarian Immigration

There will be four tables : on the impact of climate change, lessons from the pandemic and the future of work and impact on investment migration.

Do join what will be a very enjoyable and informative debate!

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** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee

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Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for each session will be provided, automatically, to all delegates who have registered in advance and attended the live broadcast for a minimum of 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your Certificate of Attendance, please email webinars@int-bar.org