International HR Challenge: Opening Offices in Foreign Countries
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM (CST)
Houston, United States
Our December Program
INTERNATIONAL HR CHALLENGE - OPENING OFFICES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
You are invited to the December meeting of the Houston International HR Roundtable.
In today's global economy companies are expanding internationally. This often takes the form of opening new offices. Do you know what to do if your company makes a decision that a new office will be opened - perhaps Europe, South America, or Asia, or in a developing country elsewhere in the world.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview for opening foreign offices, including a discussion of business ethics, workforce planning, visas, housing, transportation, security, etc. Additionally, first-person accounts of opening offices in N. America, S. America, Africa, Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent will be described. Finally, the group will review research completed by SHRM outlining the requisite global competencies for success in International HR.
This will be a highly interactive, engaging session with heavy emphasis on actual experiences when opening offices in a variety of countries.
Antonio P. Sevilla, GPHR, HR Manager for International & Deepwater Exploration & Operations for Anadarko Petroleum. Antonio has over 20 years of experience working for multinational oil and gas and software companies in both managerial and staff positions in U.S. and international locations. Holding his MBA, Antonio has been recognized for his work in community outreach, in worklife balance and his global HR expertise.
We look forward to seeing you!
2013 Membership Information will be available shortly.
Directions and Parking Information: Heritage Plaza is across from the downtown Doubletree Hotel. Parking is available at the Doubletree hotel or Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage, 200 Clay, Houston 77002.You can park at the Doubletree hotel and walk across the street to the building – proceed to the 45th floor. Alternatively, park in the Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage – address of the garage is 200 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002. If you park in the Clay Street Garage, park in any space that is not marked "Reserved." Take the elevator in the Clay Street Garage to the Basement (‘B’). Upon reaching Basement level, turn left and follow the hallway until you reach the wall with the large ‘H’ on it. Turn left and immediately on the right you will see two elevators. Take the elevator to the Sky Lobby (‘SL’). Once you reach the Sky Lobby, turn right and proceed to the middle bank of elevators. Proceed to the 45th floor to the Deloitte reception area – this is the floor where the meeting will take place.
Host Sponsor - Deloitte Tax LLP
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The Houston International HR Roundtable is committed to developing Houston as the Global Center of Excellence for International Human Resources. We are the leading education and networking organization in Houston for international HR professionals, including international and domestic service providers. Our members include international HR professionals from the largest multinational energy companies to small companies going global for the first time.
Members have the opportunity to enhance their careers through our exceptional learning programs. Our education programs feature internationally recognized experts in all aspects of international HR and expatriate management. Membership in the Houston International HR Roundtable also offers unique networking and mentoring opportunities.
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