4th Annual Compensation and Benefits Forum

23-24 May 2019

Vienna, Austria


A good Human Resource Department owns the overall talent management processes focusing on the company’s greatest resource – its employees. Without good employees, even the best business plan and ideas will fail. Companies need to attract, retain, energize and engage their talents to meet the set objectives. When companies attract and retain the best employees, where exactly does an employee compensation and benefits package stand? According to Common Bond statistics (2018), 75 percent  of HR executives think their benefits offerings are innovative, but 50 percent of workers disagree seeing them as standard once in workplaces; In addition, 29 percent of employees say that benefits are “moderately important” and 22 percent that “very important”. Moreover, according to Aon Pulse research (2018), 44 percent of employees would prefer salary increase instead of additional benefits at work. What is important for your employees? What are the best strategies to empower human responses and improve organizational culture to achieve the desired result?

The aims of the two-day event are to provide participants with new insights into the latest and future trends of compensation and benefits that could be valuable to their organizations. This event will gather together top internationally recognized industry leaders who will have a great chance to connect and exchange valuable insights.

  • Employee compensation and benefit trends: opportunities today
  • Key trends in the adoption of digital HCM solutions
  • Linking performance and reward system: engagement, reward and recognition
  • Flexible working and work-life integration
  • How to set up an employee centric Total Rewards Framework?
  • Linking Reward with Triple Bottom Line performance “The Body Shop Global Management Bonus Program”
  • Employee wellness programs: the impact on employee
  • Evolution of health care: digital tools to improve health program
  • Innovative and proven ways of non-monetary rewards companies are currently adopting
  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: case studies of efficient business practices. What employees need and employers can afford
  • Pension plans: what can we learn and improve?
  • How to ensure pay equality -focus on gender pay gap
  • How to Design and structure employee benefits program
  • WORKSHOP: Compensation and talent development
  • How to innovate by learning from other companies
  • Finding and retaining promising employees: major human capital challenges
  • Q&A Session



Manuela Kreiselmeyer

Global Manager of Total Rewards

REHAU, Germany

Emre Kucukkayukci

Global Head of Reward

The Body Shop, United Kingdom

Doris Jeckle-Upton

VP of Compensation & Benefits / HR Operations

ConvaTec, Germany

Sardar Dilawar Khan

Expert of Organizational Development & Change

Abu Dhabi Airports, United Arab Emirates

Alparslan Soysal

Head of Total Rewards in EU

PMI, Spain

Kirsten Meyerhoff

Head of Compensation & Benefits

Siemens Gamesa, Germany

Lucie Edwards

Head of CEE Compensation, Benefits & Mobility

UniCredit, Austria

Georg Schlotter

Head of Business HR, Polyolefins & Innotech

Borealis, Austria

Esteban Erick Alva Morales

Compensation & Benefits Expert

Siemens Gamesa, Germany

Nicolas Van Den Steen

Director Total Rewards & Data Analytics

Bridgestone, Belgium

Mikael Wegelius

Head of Compensation & Benefits

Outokumpu, Netherlands

Patricia Bianca Valencia

Marketing Sr. Specialist

Birches Group, USA

Xavier Baeten

Professor of Reward Management & Sustainability

Vlerick Business School, Belgium

Mikael Wegelius

Head of Compensation & Benefits

Outokumpu, Netherlands

Conrad Pramböck


Upstyle Consulting GmbH, Austria



“Good range of C&B topics. Very interactive conference, a lot of questions from the audience”
— Corporate compensation & Org. Management Director, JTI, Switzerland

“Interesting group of participants from different countries and industries. Everything was well organized and presented. I really satisfied and the event was even better than I expected. I will definitely attend again”
— Senior in-house consultant C&B, Eisenmann SE

“Good speakers and a lot of valuable topics were presented. The networking breaks were great”
— Global Compensation and Benefits Specialist, Sandoz, Germany

Who should attend?

Vice-Presidents, Directors, Managers and Heads responsible for:
Compensation & Benefits
Global Benefits  
Health & Wellness
Global Retirement Plans
Remuneration / Rewards
Performance Management
Total Rewards
Human Resources & Recruitment
Corporate Governance
International Mobility
Executive Compensation
Insurance Companies
Health Insurance
Pension Funds
Consultancy Companies
Law Firms
IT, Software companies
Reward and benefit Providers

Why Should Experts Attend Our Event?

  • Meet the world leading companies to understand what strategies HR department uses and what result achieves
  • Improve worker retention across the organization
  • Learn which technologies are worth implementing
  • Get B2B support on how to improve organizational culture
  • Keep up with the growing competition in the market
  • Learn how to better focus on labor
  • To align total rewards with business strategy
  • To improve return on investment for rewards expenditures
  • To create a rewards program that reflects the culture and goals of the organization 

Where and When?

23-24 May 2019

Vienna, Austria

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