Innovation Festival

for global working






8 June



The Innovation Festival for Global Working

-The Afternoon Programme-

13:50 -18:30

Keynote Panel, Hub Streams, Workshop and  Award Ceremony

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The Innovation Festival for Global Working
– The Afternoon Programme –

Thursday 8th June
13:50 to 18:30

Stimulating Afternoon

Bring the ideas and stimulation of exploring the space sector and cutting edge technology to your own industry sector and leadership challenges. This is your opportunity to engage with peers and experts to explore growth, productivity and innovation to fast-forward your organisation and people.


Jayne Constantinis Presenter

Afternoon Programme

(see Morning programme here )

13:50 – 14:15: KEYNOTE PANEL

BAFTA-nominated TV presenter Jayne Constantinis will interview panel speakers, Ann Ellis, CEO, Mauve Group; Valérie Besanceney, International education and transitions consultant, author, Executive Director, SPAN and Demetra Marcantonio, Director, KPMG Global Mobility Services team, London to capture how the world of work has moved on from 2022.

A lively keynote panel discussion on the future of the workplace and the global trends affecting diverse industry sectors. 

Jayne Constantinis will tease out what is happening around the world and the biggest challenges and opportunities for international leaders and global talent. How are organisations responding to skills shortages? Where are the hotspots for growth and what is influencing supply chains today? What are the innovations that are helping organisations and international managers respond to change?

14:20 – 15:45 Innovation hubs

The afternoon will also feature two ‘innovation hubs’, where interactive workshops and facilitated discussions with experts from across leadership, business, global mobility and education will take place.  This is where business leaders will engage with their peers, to share ideas and explore how the ground-breaking, cutting-edge technology at the forefront of space science can be used to turbo-charge their own sectors, helping to boost growth and productivity and radically shape innovation.

16:00 – 17:00: AWARDS CEREMONY

Celebrate with us and find out who won our awards this year.




Join us to wind down, congratulate our winners and enjoy the countryside with local wine and beers, delicious nibbles and taste of Kent produce. A truly festive finale.


Attendees gathering for Morning Session
Tony Antonelli chatting with attendees at the Innovation Festival 2023
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Innovations Hubs

Attendees will enjoy breakouts in one of two stimulating Innovation Hubs:

Attendees at the Innovation Festival 2023
Leadership: The Future of Work Hub 1

Global Mobility & Education Hub:

14:20 – 15:45 Future of Global Mobility and Education

Jayne Constantinis will join the Global Mobility and Education Hub to showcase the expertise of our Hub in a lively panel exchange and set the scene for an interactive session on the Future of Global Mobility and Education.

Global Mobility:

  • Agnieszka Leja, Senior Manager, KPMG Global Mobilty Services team, London KPMG
  • Demetra Marcantonio, Director KPMG Global Mobility Services team, London KPMG
  • Georgina Hawkes, Head of Global Mobility, Performance & Reward, HSBC Group Management Services


Leadership Hub:

14:20 – 15:20 Leading through Dialogue Workshop with Sarah Rozenthuler – Part 1

Sarah Rozenthuler is a chartered psychologist, author, leadership consultant and dialogue coach. She has over 15 years international experience consulting to organisations and works at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford on their transformational leadership programmes.

We live in an increasingly interconnected world where talent can move more freely. This has many benefits, but also brings challenges. Individuals often struggle to talk with each other about what matters most. Teams compete rather than collaborate so that critical issues fall through the cracks. Organisations don’t serve their whole ecosystem of stakeholders and fail to connect people with an inspiring purpose.

Dialogue is a critical skill that enables leaders to mitigate these risks. It activates fresh thinking and energises people to do great work together. Research shows that better dialogue improves performance, wellbeing and profitability. There is an art and science to holding powerful conversations where people do their best thinking and commit to aligned action. This taster session explores how you can create the conditions for authentic dialogue and make positive change happen to build a better future, whether you are a leader, manager or change agent.

15:20 – 15:45 Leadership Hub: Future of work and the workplace interactive discussion – Part 2

  • Sarah Rozenthuler
  • Dr Susan Doering, international career and leadership consultant

Your chance to explore with international leadership experts and peers your challenges and what opportunities you see ahead encompassing changing patterns of work, diversity, equity and inclusion. How do you introduce a meaningful environmental, sustainability and governance agenda into your organisation? Discover from your peers what works in multi-generation organisations, large and small, wanting to grow their organisations and respond to market needs against a backdrop of constant change.

Continues to

16:00 – 17:00: AWARDS CEREMONY

Meet the winners, enjoy the video and share in their excitement here.



Join us to wind down, congratulate our winners and enjoy the countryside with local wine and beers, delicious nibbles and a taste of Kent produce. A truly festive finale.

“Make a space for reflection, networking and innovation in your working year”

The speakers, panellists and contributors

Introducing our panel of experts appearing at the Innovation Festival for Global Working, who will share their insights and expertise with delegates at our unique event.

Fiona Murchie Head shot 2023

Fiona Murchie, Founder & Managing Editor of Relocate Global/Think Global People

About Fiona Murchie

Fiona Murchie has over 25 years’ experience in management and HR publishing and global mobility. From this unique perspective, she combines understanding of the HR and global mobility market with knowledge of business drivers and an appreciation of management thinking and the wider influences on company and regional growth brought about by changing global markets, demographics, economics and geo-political factors.

She launched Relocate magazine in 2004, to promote creativity and best practice in mobility, explore new topics, and stimulate debate on relocation-related subjects. Relocate Global has become the leading multimedia for international managers, HR, global mobility and relocation professionals, with a growing international reputation for thought leadership, innovation and people support.

Jayne Constantinis Presenter

Jayne Constantinis, Presenter, Facilitator and Journalist

Festival Host

About Jayne Constantinis

Jayne Constantinis has been in the communications business for 25 years, as a live continuity announcer on BBC television; a business reporter/newsreader on BBC World; a financial services corporate presenter. She facilitates and speaks at live events (see her recent TEDx talk), moderates panels, and is a sought-after communication skills trainer for individuals and groups.

Valérie Besanceney

Valérie Besanceney, author, international education and transition consultant and Executive Director of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN)

Afternoon Keynote Panel speaker & Innovation Hub

About Valérie Besanceney

Valérie Besanceney (MA, MEd) is an international education and transition consultant, passionate about helping families thrive through transitions. Author of two children’s books, B at Home: Emma Moves Again and My Moving Booklet and founder of Roots with Boots, she currently consults for families, schools, and organizations. She is Dutch by birth, Swiss by nationality, and well-versed in cross-cultural awareness. Having moved often as a child, Valérie understands the challenges and impact of early transitions on your sense of identity and belonging as an adult. Valérie has been an international educator for the past 18 years in international schools and organizations across four continents. Valérie serves as the Executive Director of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) and is the co-creator and co-facilitator of the SPAN certificate course on the Laws of Transitions. Together with her husband and their two daughters, she lives in Gryon, Switzerland.

Valérie Besanceney

Sarah Rozenthuler, chartered psychologist, leadership consultant and dialogue coach

Afternoon Hub Speaker & Leadership Workshop

About Sarah Rozenthuler

Sarah Rozenthuler is a chartered psychologist, leadership consultant and dialogue coach. She has over 15 years international experience consulting to organisations including BP, Discovery Inc. and Standard Chartered Bank. As the author of How to Have Meaningful Conversations and Powered by Purpose: Energise your People to do Great Work, Sarah’s work has been widely featured in the media including The Sunday Times, Psychologies Magazine and BBC Business online.Where you could find Sarah at the Festival:

Read Sarah Rozenthuler’s full bio to learn more

Jayne Constantinis Presenter

Demetra Marcantonio, Director at the KPMG UK

Afternoon Keynote Panel speaker

About Demetra Marcantonio

Demetra is a Director in the KPMG  Global Mobility Services team in London. She has over 13 years of experience supporting organisations set up their Global Mobility programmes and improve their existing programmes, in alignment with broader business and talent priorities. Demetra has worked with numerous organisations across all industries, supporting with key areas like Global Mobility strategy, policy design, process and technology optimization, as well as training, communications and change management activities which go alongside any programme transformation/change.


Susan Stewart

Ann Ellis, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mauve Group

Afternoon Panel Speaker


About Ann Ellis

Ann Ellis is the CEO and co-founder of multi-national organisation Mauve Group; a leading provider of global HR, employment and expansion services.

Hailing from a remote Welsh farming community, Ann established Mauve Group in 1996 from a tiny cupboard-sized office in Northern Italy. Ann was Mauve’s first and initially only “back-office” employee, supporting workers on overseas telecommunications projects with local payroll, visas, contracts and more.

As globalisation and remote work became the norm in business, demand for Mauve’s unique solutions snowballed. Today, the organisation supports 70+ industry sectors through an operational network of more than 150 countries worldwide, and 70 of its own entities.

With 27 years at the helm of an international business, Ann’s incomparable global expertise have featured on the BBC and in the Times. Ann frequently travels the world to deliver talks at events such as the Millennials Engagement Congress, Think Women and Centuro Global’s Expansion Conference.

See Ann’s Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women Profile

Michelle Berners Price

Agnieszka Leja, Senior Manager at KPMG UK

Innovation Hub speaker

About Agnieszka Leja

Agnieszka is a Senior Manager in the KPMG Global Mobility Services team in London. She has 12 years of experience supporting organisations in the design and delivery of their Global Mobility programmes. Agnieszka’s experience includes working with FTSE100 companies, start-ups and individual senior executives, within industries ranging from Media and Technology, through to Energy and Manufacturing.

Claudine Hakim

Claudine Hakim, Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support at the International School of London (ISL)

Innovation Hub speaker

About Claudine Hakim

Claudine Hakim is Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support at the International School of London (ISL) and was one of the founding Head Teachers at ISL Surrey and is the leader of the award winning ISL Crossroads Transitions programme.

Having lived in three continents, Claudine is passionate about fostering well-balanced and inclusive international communities. Claudine is a member of the ECIS Admissions Special Interest Committee and is a Board member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) as Director of Partnerships.

Claudine holds a Masters degree from the University College of London, Institute of Education in Educational Leadership and Management and a BA in Psychology and Counselling from Richmond International University.

See Claudine’s Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women Profile

Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart, Director at Articulate Multilingual

Innovation Hub speaker

About Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is Director at Articulate Multilingual Ltd. With a foot in both local UK communities as well as global expatriate communities, Articulate Multilingual supports and advises multilingual families as they make choices about schooling and home language use.Susan has lived and worked in Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Belgium, Oman, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Susan, who has raised two bilingual global-nomad children, speaks (to varying degrees) English, French, German, Afrikaans, Swedish and Arabic.  Susan has a particular interest in the area of language policy as a driving force in promoting multilingualism within families, communities, organisations, and schools. With a background in international education, Susan’s work centres around building an understanding of diverse multilingual families and children and how these can be nurtured and developed. She delivers regular parent workshops around the questions of raising multilingual children, locally and internationally. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and French from the University of South Africa and an MA in Applied Linguistics and Communications from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Georgina Hawkes, Head of Global Mobility, Performance & Reward, HSBC Group Management Services

Georgina Hawkes, Head of Global Mobility, Performance & Reward, HSBC Group Management Services

Global Mobility Hub Speaker

About Georgina Hawkes

Dr Susan Doering

Dr Susan Doering, International Career and Leadership Consultant

Leadership Hub Speaker

See Dr Susan’s Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women Profile

About Dr Susan Doering

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Awards Ceremony
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The Relocate Global | Think Global People Awards Ceremony 2023

Tony Antonelli
Morning Programme
09:00 - 12:45
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