Fragomen virtual conference puts focus on global immigration challenges

Source: press release, 30 September 2021

Expertise – Edinburgh-based Kelly Hardman, a solicitor with global immigration firm Fragomen
Expertise – Edinburgh-based Kelly Hardman, a solicitor with global immigration firm Fragomen (photo: Fragomen)

A two-day conference focusing on how the world of work has changed in the past 18 months is being held by global immigration firm Fragomen.

The Fragomen EMEA Conference 2021 puts the spotlight on immigration trends across UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa as businesses and organisations continue to navigate through the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual conference takes place on Wednesday, October 6 & Thursday, October 7 (12:00 pm-3:30 pm, BST) and is open to participants worldwide.

Seminars will bring together industry thought leaders and will feature keynote guest speaker Professor Matthew J. Goodwin, an internationally respected academic, writer, advisor to government agencies and speaker on European political and social issues covering immigration, extremism, referendum, public opinion, political volatility, populism, elections and the European Union.

Leaders within Fragomen are also among the speakers, including chairman Austin T. Fragomen, Jr.; Nadine Goldfoot, managing partner, UK; George Koureas, managing partner, Europe and Murtaza Khan, managing partner, Middle East & Africa.

Edinburgh-based Kelly Hardman, solicitor, Fragomen, says, “Our conference presents an opportunity to learn from a range of leading immigration experts about one of the defining issues of our times. Companies and organisations are facing a variety of challenges posed by the ever-changing immigration environment, and I’m confident the knowledge and insights to be shared at this event will prove invaluable to many.”

Matthew is an academic, bestseller writer and keynote speaker known for his work on political volatility, risk, public opinion, populism, British politics, Europe, elections and Brexit. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, has served as Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, Senior Fellow with UK In a Changing Europe and Senior Advisor to the UK Education Committee.

Matthew has consulted with more than 300 organisations around the globe, from the UK Prime Minister’s Office to the President of Germany, U.S. State Department, European Commission, Deutsche Bank, UBS, JP Morgan, Rothschild and Cie, Trilateral Commission, Goldman Sachs and Clifford Chance. He has given evidence to various parliamentary committees including the Home Affairs, Education and Public Bill committees. He is also the author of six books, including the 2018 Sunday Times bestseller, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, listed by the Financial Times as a politics book of the year.

Fragomen, a global immigration firm and member of the Am Law 100 and Am Law Global 100, is a leading firm dedicated exclusively to immigration services worldwide. The firm has more than 4,500 immigration professionals and support staff in more than 50 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Fragomen offers immigration support in more than 170 countries.

A long-time leader in the immigration technology space, the firm supports all aspects of global immigration for both corporate and private clients, including strategic planning, quality management, reporting, and case management and processing, compliance programme advice, representation in government investigations, government relations, complex matter solutions and litigation.

These capabilities allow Fragomen to represent a broad range of companies and organisations of all sizes as well as individuals, working in partnership with clients to facilitate the transfer of employees worldwide.

There will also be plenary and breakout sessions at The Fragomen EMEA Conference 2021.