The 2017 WERC Global Workforce Symposium took place in the great city of Chicago under the theme, NOW is the Time. This is a huge event in the mobility calendar and EuRA members from across the world gathered in the high temperatures of a mid-western Indian summer for meetings, learning, networking and of course the annual EuRA Global USA Reception. Both Tad and I were invited to speak at the event – Tad on the responsibilities associations have to their members in the increasingly complex world of global compliance. A panel of industry leaders included Peggy Smith WERC, Terry Head IAM and Freddy Paxton FIDI President. With the advent of the new GDPR rules, this session was as timely as it was relevant. I was invited to join a panel looking at how certification processes can assist at all levels of quality control within the supply chain alongside Ebru Demirel FIDI VP, Mark Lozano Wells Fargo, Bill Mulholland ARC Relocation, Debra Burton Grant Thornton and moderator Morgana Somers Paxton Companies. We were able to bang the drum about the importance of the EGQS and how it’s changing the landscape of mobility. 200 people joined us for the 13th annual EuRA Global USA Reception and it was a privilege to welcome them to this celebrated event! We had a great time and look forward to next year in Seattle!