Business Perspectives on Regional Mobility: Learning from the Now to Shape the Future

Join us to compile business input on labour migration and regional integration in Asia and to discuss migration policies with decision-makers.

The Business Mechanism, coordinated by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), is the ideal platform to enhance public-private dialogue and deepen the engagement of international companies in the development of migration policy. The Business Mechanism is the private sector track of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), where it articulates the priorities of the private sector and brings its expertise in promoting more transparent, effective and humane migration policies, taking into account labour market needs and economic perspectives.

The network of companies and employers federations play a prominent role in advocating for fair and open immigration policies and for the economic case for migration. Its expertise feeds both in the GFMD, as well as in the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), which reached agreement at the United Nations on 13 July 2018.

The outcome of the meeting will be presented at the GFMD Summit on 5-7 December in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Join us to raise the voice of the private sector to promote regulatory frameworks that promote fair and transparent migration policies.

Location of the meeting : Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5 reasons to participate

Decrease the Difficulty and Cost of Recruitment

Shape policy that would ease recruitment efforts, decrease costs, and help scale your business. Improvement in migration policies and frameworks will allow your company to attract and retain top talent. The dissemination of evidence-based regional and global data indicating benefits from talent flow is necessary. Your expertise and experience are invaluable as we refine migration policy recommendations.

Make your Company Shape the Rules of the Game

The UN member states are negotiating a historic compact that aims to establish a global framework for managing migration. We are giving business a voice in the negotiations. We offer an avenue to contribute to the solutions of one of the largest current global challenges: the vast number of migrants moving around the globe.

Share Strategies for Integrating Immigrants into Your Workforce

The demographic challenges will make it harder to fill positions in your company. The economic case for migration is well proven. The private sector is a key actor in integrating immigrants into the workforce and thereby contributing to closing the skills gap.

Network with Peers and Engage Policymakers

We bring together business representatives from around the world and from a variety of industries. Our events convene representatives from national governments and international institutions, giving you a chance to hear from policymakers and share your perspectives.

Acquire Tools to Navigate the Complex World of Migration Policy and Regulation

Business and migration intersect in many ways. The Business covers a wide range of migration issues, giving you a fuller understanding as to the complexities of migration policy.