Global Cleveland Global Employer Summit 2017
InterContinetal Hotel May 31, 2017
The Global Employer Summit was presented by Global Cleveland to help realize the Untapped Potential of Global Talent in Northeast Ohio. This first-of-its-kind conference showed employers how to take advantage of the global talent being educated, resettled or immigrating to Cleveland to fill workforce needs and become a driver of economic growth.
Many Cleveland companies are already benefiting from high-skilled immigrants to enhance their competitiveness. The Summit presented information on:
Hiring international how-to's: The basic steps for hiring an international student, scientist or executive
How to partner with resettlement agencies to secure refugee workers renowned for loyalty and a strong work ethic
Making the business case for international hires
The keys to building a globally competitive team and retaining international employees
The summit featured expert speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and an exhibition of business ideas generated by international students, all in the ambience of the InterContinental Hotel.
Global Cleveland President Joe Cimperman welcomed the crowd and then introduced Dany Bahar, Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development Fellow and Associate, Harvard University Center for International Development for the first presentation.
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Next, Joe Cimperman introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson who gave welcoming remarks.
Joe Cimperman and Mayor Frank Jackson
Mayor Frank Jackson
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish also gave welcoming remarks.
The keynote address was given by Jon Baselice, Director of Immigration at US Chamber of Commerce who came in from Washington DC.
During the Q&A session Jon Baselice was asked about ramifications of the proposed Travel Ban.
Joe Cimperman asked keynote speaker Jon Baselice if he foresees a new Gang of 8 in the US Senate.
Baselice was also asked about the Tech Industry and immigration.
The next question was about H-1B visas.
Baselice was also asked about the EB-5 Program.
The final question was about the Travel Ban effects on Tourism and Higher Education.
After the Jon Baselice keynote there were 2 panel discussions.
First was The Global Economy and Northeast Ohio Business Connections with:
Jack Schron, President of Jergens, Inc.
Dr. Nizar Zein, Chief of Hepatology and Chairman of Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic
Peter Clarke, General Manager and Director of Regional Operations, InterContinental
In the afternoon, break-out sessions hosted by content experts in each of their fields provided attendees the opportunity to discuss their organization's questions in an open, honest environment. Peer-to-peer conversations with case studies and examples from other employers, including many small to mid-sized companies, showcased the potential for growth and competitiveness that comes with international talent attraction, engagement and retention.>/p>
Breakout session hosts included: Envoy, the Refugee Services Collaborative, DwellWorks, Fwd.us, JumpStart, and Thompson Hine
Immigration Trends for Globally Competitive Organizations with Envoy
Business Case for International Hires with Thompson Hine
Creating a Globally Competitive [tech] Team with FWD.us
Engaging and Retaining Global Talent, Locally with the Refugee Services Collaborative
Managing and Developing Global Teams with Dwellworks
Throughout the day, there was an International Student and Entrepreneur Showcase featuring inspiring and talented young students and entrepreneurs.
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