Day 1 - Monday, May 14, 2018

Registration & Coffee
C5 Global Immigration Law Summit Introduction And Welcome
Chair’s Opening Address

Julia Onslow-Cole
Global Head of Immigration and Legal Markets Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Opening Keynote: 360° Focus Session

Glyn Williams
Director General of Border Immigration & Citizenship System Policy and Strategy Group
the Home Office

All Eyes on US Immigration: The Status of Immigration Policy and Global Impact

Jeffrey Vick
Chief of Visa Services
U.S. Embassy, London

Anastasia Tonello
Managing Partner
Laura Devine (USA)

Why should I attend?

  • US immigration and visa policy in the Trump era – what has changed, what has not and what reactionary strategies can you deploy?
  • New disruptions and delays: Sharing tips and best practice for success, including what review and screening mechanisms are minimally necessary
  • Immigration battles in the courts and congress – more changes to look for in 2018 and beyond
  • How are US conglomerates adapting to their own prohibitions in immigration law?
  • Assessing the short and long- term impact of the NAFTA termination
  • Practical insight from those in the trenches

How does it work?
This panel session will provide interactive navigation on how participants are preparing/ reacting to changes in the US immigration field and seeks the audience’s inclusion. When arriving for the session, you will be asked to write down the answers to questions being asked of the panel. As an icebreaker, you will discuss your answers in tables, before feeding back to the panel to ignite the session.

The UK’s Future Immigration System – Practical Insight

Sir Mark Boleat
Deputy Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee
City of London Government UK

Mark Hilton
Director of Education
London First

Graeme Kirk
Senior Partner
Gross and Co

Neil Carberry
Managing Director

Martin Maddocks
UK Immigration Manager
Ferguson Snell

Sophie Barrett-Brown
Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice
Laura Devine Solicitors

  • How should the UK’s immigration system be aligned with a modern industrial strategy?
  • Should free movement end, but migration continue?
  • What is the current impact of immigration on the competitiveness of UK industry, including on productivity, innovation and labour market flexibility?
  • Are there advantages to focussing migrant labour on highly skilled jobs or across the entire skills spectrum? Will talented people still want to relocate to the UK?
  • Assessing the net migration fall against the economic impact of students of being here versus what they contribute
  • What lessons can be drawn from the approach taken by other countries?
  • What provision should be made for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs

Morning Break And Networking
The Other Side To The Coin: EU Immigration Considerations

Elspeth Guild
Jean Monnet Professor ad personam
Queen Mary, University of London

Claude Moraes

Andrea Als
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Why should I attend?
Too busy concentrating on what the impact will be for the UK upon Brexit? This session flips immigration on its head and hears what the EU will function like without the UK on matters such as immigration:

  • Insight into what the EU is thinking: Replacements for the current EU asylum system post Brexit
  • What really is” freedom of movement” and how do different European countries apply the rules?
  • Latest developments as of the date of the conference and how they impact on UK Nationals living and working in the EU
  • What does the future look like for the EU and Schengen border controls?

Lunch And Networking


Nicolas Rollason
Head of Business Immigration
Kingsley Napley

Geraldine Noel
Managing Partner
Acumum - Legal & Advisory


Olga Nechita
Solicitor and Senior Manager

Future proofing your Global Mobility programme

Angela Gawel
Immigration Area Director North Europe and Gulf States
Canadian High Commission, London

Stephan Judge
Senior Manager

Wendy Maynard
Director, International Mobility
InterContinental Hotels Group

  • Case study: Rolls Royce
  • Understand the most pressing challenges faced to run a successful global immigration programmes
  • The importance of understanding and connecting your organisation’s culture with global mobility
  • Challenges in managing business travellers from an immigration, tax and PE perspective
  • Supporting a virtual workforce
  • Addressing the implications of the Posted Worker Directive

Networking Break
Global Update On Spouse and Partner Permits

Gill Gordon
UK HR Director

Kathleen van der Wilk
Executive Director, Board Secretary
Permits Foundation

Lessons Learnt From Around The World: Going Forwards Or Going Backwards?

Andreea Haulbert
Karl Waheed Avocats (France)

Dieter Kohlfürst
Rechstanwaite Kohlfurst & Faber (Germany)

Shalini Agarwal
Managing Partner
Se Legal (India)

Kunle Obebe
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria

Angela Gawel
Immigration Area Director North Europe and Gulf States
Canadian High Commission, London

Adrian Berry
Chair of Immigration Law Practitioners
Association (ILPA)

Why should I attend?
As the Migration Advisory Committee is commissioned to conduct research and advice on the ramifications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, what can the UK learn about successful and not-so-successful immigration policies from around the world?

How does it work?
The panel, comprising of experts from both emerging and developed countries, highlight how their regimes are progressing and regressing and ultimately what a ‘perfect’ system could look like. Most importantly, this session will highlight how immigration and employment policies can interact with tax and social security initiatives, to bring practical and effective considerations for the UK to consider post- Brexit. Kicking off with mini case studies, this session will then lead into an interactive Q & A.

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Julia Onslow-Cole
Global Head of Immigration and Legal Markets Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Cocktail Reception