This is the Immigration Conversation presented by Fragomen. A series of talks and discussions by leading immigration lawyers and professionals from around the world, who will bring you the most up-to-date business immigration news, issues of concern, and strategies in the world of global immigration and mobility.
Lifelong Learning with Horst Gallo
In this “back to school” feature of The Immigration Conversation, Fragomen’s Julia Onslow- Cole from our London office spoke with special guest Horst Gallo, VP, HR Talent Management at IBM to discuss his passion for lifelong learning. Listen as Horst shares his perspectives on life, career, embracing different cultures and finding balance (with Warriors!).
Global Skill Partnerships
In this episode of the Immigration Conversation, Fragomen’s Marius Tollenaere from our Frankfurt office is joined by Helen Dempster, Assistant Director, Center for Global Development (CGDEV) and Franziska Gehrmann, Advisor, on Partnership Approaches for Development-oriented Vocational Training and Labor Migration (PAM) Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to discuss the concept of global skill partnerships. This is in light of a study by CGDEV with the World Bank, published in July 2021, with a focus on skill partnerships. They will also discuss the potential application of the skill partnership model to Nigeria and Germany within the construction sector.
The Oil & Gas Landscape, Part 3 - Africa
In the third episode of Fragomen’s oil and gas podcast series, Jarred Milner, Immigration Manager, leads a discussion on business visas and work permits and how they are used across the oil and gas industry in Africa. He is joined by Senior Manager, Caroline Kanzara and Assistant Manager, Nompumelelo Mdletshe.
Topics covered include:
Key differences between a business visa and a work permitAssessing whether it’s a business visa or a work permitKey considerations for compliance
Investing in Brampton, Ontario (Part 2)
This episode of The Immigration Conversation looks at Canada, in particular at Brampton, Ontario. Senior Manager Cosmina Morariu is joined by Senior Advisor of Investment Attraction for the city of Brampton, Jayesh Menon for part 2 of a discussion about Brampton as an ideal investment location for individuals and businesses using the newly established business incubator with a focus on India.
What Global Mobility and HR Should Know About Remobilizing their Business Travel Programmes
In this episode of the Immigration Conversation, Fragomen’s Axel Boysen and Kari Foss discuss companies and their mobile employee populations now having the task of adapting to new requirements due to COVID-19. As countries ease travel bans, HR and global mobility teams are encouraged to review their programs to fully understand how a successful remobilization will be measured.
The Flickering Torch: The Olympics and Japan’s Covid-Impacted Immigration Policy
In this episode of the Immigration Conversation, Fragomen professionals Kenneth Lau, Adrian Goh, Jonathan Ying and Jeremy Chua discuss the challenges faced by Japan in relation to COVID-19 related restrictions that have exponentially increased while Japan has been in the international spotlight as the host of this year’s Olympic games. As this year’s Olympic games approach, we discuss how Japan has had to adapt during the pandemic in terms of the government’s current immigration policies.