CONNECT Global Benefits Summit


We look forward to seeing you at next year's CONNECT Global Benefits Summit, June 7-9, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. We are now accepting session proposals for the 2021 event. If you have a case study or presentation you would like to share, we want to hear from you! Submit your proposal here.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020 program is being canceled. If you have immediate concerns, please reach out to us directly at (888)334-3327, option 2 or email at

The Newest Event for Global Employee Benefits Professionals

Expert-led sessions, comprehensive case studies and a focus on networking make CONNECT Global Benefits Summit a must-attend event for global benefits professionals.

Explore the latest industry trends and the best practices of a dynamic global benefits strategy while gaining the unique perspective of elite global professionals.

​Keynote Session

Global Trends Shaping the Future of Work and Skills
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracey Wilen, Researcher and Speaker, Santa Monica, California
The world is in disruption! You are at the forefront of rapid change. The continued accelerated pace of technology and competitive forces are causing workplace environments to become more volatile and in need of disruptive leaders, employees to challenge the status quo and executives to lead the way. This presentation focuses on key trends that impact jobs, new skills that are needed today to remain relevant and what this means for global benefits professionals.

Conference Sessions

CONNECT will feature expert-led sessions and innovative case studies drawing from emerging trends and challenges in the global benefits industry. Session topics include:

  • Developing a Centralized Global Benefits Strategy
  • Managing Global Benefits for an Expanding and Diverse Workforce
  • Global Family-Friendly Benefits—A Holistic Approach
  • Multinational Pooling Governance
  • Global Benefits Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions: From Start to Finish
  • Challenges and Solutions to Meet Impossible Acquisition Terms From Seller
  • Global Benefits Governance and Harmonization During Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Global Medical Trends
  • Global Mobility—Insuring the Mobile Employee
  • Sneak Attack: The Top Global Mobility Employment Issues Organizations Face . . . Or Ignore at Their Peril
  • What All Employee Benefits Professionals Should Know About the Changing Landscape of Data Privacy
  • Working Effectively with Finance and Accounting Teams 

See full session descriptions in the conference brochure.

Roundtable Discussions

These engaging small-group discussions provide the niche information you need for your specific role.

  • Roundtable Discussion: Asia Pacific
  • Roundtable Discussion: Europe
  • Roundtable Discussion: Latin America
  • Roundtable Discussion: Global Mobility 

​Benefits of Attending

  • LEARN from industry experts about the latest issues in global benefits management.
  • NETWORK with an elite group of global benefits professionals—building connections while you learn.
  • GAIN an insider view of how other organizations have found success through comprehensive case studies and lively roundtable discussions.

Who Should Attend

CONNECT Global Benefits Summit provides advanced-level education for professionals in the global benefits industry. Those who should attend include:

  • Human resource, employee benefits and compensation professionals who work for multinational corporations

  • Professionals working for global benefit consulting firms

  • Individuals who have completed the International Foundation Certificate in Global Benefits Management and are looking for the next step in global benefits education.


  • Nicholas C. Dobelbower, Ph.D., CEBS, DipIEB, GPHR Practice Leader, Global Benefits Lockton Companies
  • Pamela S. Enright, GPHR Senior Director, Expatriate Benefits Solutions, Global Services and Solutions Willis Towers Watson
  • Jordan L. Fischer, Esq. Co-Founder and Managing Partner XPAN Law Group, LLC
  • Matthew G. Flynn Senior Analyst - Employee Benefits The Sherwin-Williams Co
  • Wilfredo J. Gaitan, ASA, CCP, EA, FCA, MAAA Principal and Global Consulting Actuary Alta Actuaries & Consultants, LLC
  • Edward B. Gow, GBA, GBA Assistant Vice President, Global Employee Benefits Senior Account Executive ABD Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
  • Belinda S. Harris, CEBS, GPHR Global Total Rewards Senior Manager Accenture
  • Brian D. Makuck, FSA, EA, FCA Global Practice Leader, International Consulting Buck Global, LLC
  • Lisa Mohr Area Vice President Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Stephen Nied Operating Partner Francisco Partners Consulting
  • Albert Phelps, Jr., CEBS, CEBS Compliant Area Vice President Arthur J Gallagher & Co
  • Rebecca Rakoski, Esq. Co-Founder and Managing Partner XPAN Law Group, LLC
  • Miguel Santos, CCP, GRP Principal and Global Consulting Actuary Alta Actuaries & Consultants, LLC
  • Lavanga V. Wijekoon Associate Littler
  • Dr. Tracey Wilen Researcher and Speaker
  • Phillip W. Wismar, CEBS Director, Total Rewards HelloFresh

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Continuing Education

​Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE)​ web page. 

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

Please register for Service Provider Pricing if you support external clients, providing a product or service to other employers. Register for Employer Pricing if you work in an internal function that supports your employer’s own employees.

Registration Information
Service Provider PricingMemberNonmember
Through 4/9/2020US $1,195.00US $1,415.00
After 4/9/2020US $1,495.00US $1,715.00
Employer PricingMemberNonmember
Through 4/9/2020US $795.00US $1,015.00
After 4/9/2020US $1,095.00US $1,315.00

Registration Information
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