A collaboration between built environment industries to unearth and explore the global opportunities for women and men, and the skills (and mindset) needed to succeed.
The world is witnessing enormous economic transformation. To some degree fostered by the global flows of goods and services but mostly driven by the rapid advancements in technology. A laptop and an internet connection is all that is needed for many individuals to work (and live) around the world in ways not seen before. In addition, what with many companies looking to grow Internationally, expatriate secondments, place based projects and relocation packages are becoming more common place.
With these opportunities will undoubtedly come a number of challenges, but what are they in practice? and how to they differ for women and men? Most will play out in similar way for sure, but women may find themselves having to consider variances in cultural practices, salaries and general expectations differently.
This evening reception will explore these issues and uncover the secrets of International career success.
Participants will hear from a mix of speakers’ working across the global platform including their experiences as expatriates, in nailing work-life balance, in adapting to different cultural practices and in benefiting from technological advancements.
The event will also be CPD certified; contributing to professional development and institutional accreditation #BEGlobal
18:30 Delegate arrival and welcome drinks
19:15 Introduction, BRE
19:30 Panellists running pecha kucha's:
20:00 Panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE, FREng - Chief Executive Officer of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, Non Executive Director of DEFRA and Grenfell expert advisory panel member for DCLG.
20:45 Networking and refreshments
The event is predominantly aimed at women but will be of interest to all wanting to globally expand their careers boundaries.
A built environment sector event, those working within associated research, science and engineering, architecture, construction, manufacturing, surveying and planning; both public and private will be targeted.