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Global Payroll Professionals to Be Represented Well at 3rd Annual Forum

By Kiko Martinez

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With the American Payroll Association’s (APA’s) 36th Annual Congress taking on a James Bond theme this year, it only makes sense that global payroll has a major role in the conference, especially since Agent 007 was such a jet-setting spy.

In the 26 films that have been released since 1962, the British operative has been everywhere in the world—from Jamaica to Switzerland to Turkey, and all destinations in between—to foil a villain’s evil plans.

This year, the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) will also host its 3rd Annual Global Payroll Management Forum at the APA’s Annual Congress, where visitors can join international attendees at workshops and meet with exhibitors from more than 20 countries from around the world.

The GPMI’s Forum will take place 15-19 May at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

At the Forum, global payroll professionals can stay informed about payroll updates in the countries where they do business and around the world. Whether it’s learning about international topics, such as paying nonresident aliens, or getting the latest information on international employee data privacy requirements, the GPMI Forum is a great way for you to get the education needed to face the challenges that will come your way in 2018 and beyond.

“The GPMI Forum is the only event that provides progressive global payroll education and enhanced networking opportunities for professionals in payroll, AP, finance, HR, and benefits from all over the world,” said Dan Maddux, President of GPMI and APA. “This year’s forum packs more education than ever before.”

There are three global educational tracks: Global Forums, Global Payroll: Country-By-Country, and Expatriate Payrolls. Workshops include:

  • Demystifying GDPR: How to Prepare and Comply
  • Brexit: The Long Divorce and Insights Into Processing International Payroll
  • Global Payroll: Country-By-Country
  • Business Traveler Considerations for Payroll and Corporate Tax Departments
  • Global Payroll Project Management: Live to Pay Another Day
  • Understanding Tax Treaty Benefits and Limitations
  • Expatriate Payrolls
  • And 30+ more!

Some of the special international speakers this year are Jason Low, C.P.S. (Head of TAPS, The Association for Payroll Specialists, Australia); Eira Hammond, FCIPPdip (Board Chair, The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, United Kingdom); and Frank Lilley, CPA, CGA (Chair, The Canadian Payroll Association).

Also, the Forum has several special presentations including the “The Future of Work and Pay: How Will Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Predictive Analytics Change Your World?” with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin™, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Don Weinstein, Chief Strategy Officer at ADP; and Martin Hartshorne, VP of Product at Ultimate Software, as well as the Forum’s keynote opening speaker Jane Seymour, internationally acclaimed actress, humanitarian, author, and entrepreneur.

Plus, there will be a Global Payroll Pavilion, where payroll professionals can go to see the latest products, technologies, and services required to enhance their operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Be sure to register for the 3rd Annual Global Payroll Management Forum at GlobalPayrollForum.com. Save $50 when you register by 18 April.


KikoMartinezKiko Martinez is the Associate Editor for the American Payroll Association and for the Global Payroll Management Institute. He has 15 years of experience in journalism and public relations.