We have been overwhelmed with your wonderful feedback and believe it was one of our best events to date. The theme of this conference was ‘Shaping Culture’. HR leaders consider culture and engagement their number-one challenge, according to a recent study by Deloitte. It’s clear that in order to attract, retain and engage the modern workforce, we need to focus on company culture. During this event, attendees were able to talk about their own approach, hear from experts, listen to other members and discuss how we together as IR can differentiate ourselves from other networks. Within this pack, you will find details of all presentations, along with links to photos and video galleries. In 2018, we will have 3 events These being Lisbon 8-10th February, Toronto 16-18th May and the Annual Conference will be back in London 14th-16th October. We hope to see many of you there. As a reminder, these are all limited ticket events, as we purposely keep ticket numbers limited, to ensure most effective relationship development time. To ensure you don’t miss out, please reserve a ticket via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep a close eye on group updates, as there are many exciting developments coming soon. It is an exciting time to be part of IR Global and we thank you again for your ongoing support.
Pre–Event Dinners - Evening
Historic Tour & Champagne Reception hosted by DSC Legal
On Saturday 9th September DSC LEGAL held a guided tour of the historic Story of Berlin and bunker for fellow IR members, beginning at 17:00. The reception was hosted at DSC offices and begin at 19:00 where Champagne and canapés was served.
Drinks Reception At The Ritz Carlton - Evening
Held in the Ritz’s Brasseries Desbrosses, members met for cocktails and canapés. It was a wonderful way to kick of our official programme in a relaxed environment before the professional sessions began.
Break Out Sessions At The Ritz Carlton - Day
During the 2017 annual conference, there were a series of sessions for the various working groups including breakfast meetings for Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Insolvency, Corporate Services and Women in Leadership. Followed by break out sessions for the Accountancy,Commercial Law, Tax, M&A, Disputes,IP, Employment, Private Client and Real Estate groups.
The structure of these sessions followed a common format:
Time for all members to introduce themselves, learn about other attendee practices and connect with as many colleagues as possible.
A mixture of topics were discussed ranging from jurisdictional updates to sharing firm management experience on subjects such as marketing and business development.
IR Group Development Session
Open discussion on how members in each practice group can collaborate and work more closely together.
The notes from these sessions have been submitted to IR management by the various steering committee members.
Networking Dinner - Evening
Hosted at Berlin’s former Waterworks, attendees came together for a wonderful networking dinner including surprise entertainment throughout the evening.
Presentations Day At The Ritz Carlton -Day
Hear from experts on a variety of firm management and marketing issues, from IR management about the groups development, the member of the year award chosen live by you the members and a special headline speaker kept as a surprise until the day.
After the event, members staying in the city or with a late flight and invited to join us for goodbye drinks