We're thrilled to share the exciting news: our return to Dublin on February 8, 2024, for the GPA Payroll Symposium!
Join us at The Gibson Hotel - Dublin for a morning filled with insights and networking opportunities within the payroll industry.

Discover valuable information from expert speakers, engage in meaningful discussions, and connect with your peers during this informative session. We're looking forward to having you with us in the morning.

We hope you can make it!

Date:  8th February 2024
Time:  08.30am - 12.00 pm IST
Venue: The Gibson Hotel, The point square, Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2
Cost:  Free

Our Speakers


I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!”

A great day and so good to have so many payroll professionals under one roof! As always the speakers gave a very good overview as to what is going on in the real payroll world

The GPA team were very helpful, professional and welcoming. This really made the day most very enjoyable as well as being informative. The setting for the venue was well-chosen for getting there and the meetings were well-organised and structured. There was something for everyone concerned with the complexities and issues in payroll both in the UK and globally, thank you GPA!

Getting to the venue


Cordoba Suite
The Gibson Hotel, The point square, 

Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2

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The Venue

Graham Jenkins

Graham was previously the Global Process Owner for Payroll and T&E at IBM, where he was responsible for Payroll/T&E strategy, operations and resourcing during a 30 year career.

Patrycja Strzelecka 

Patrycja has many years of experience in outsourcing business services. She has built one of the biggest accounting companies in Poland, Extor S.A., which TMF acquired in May 2016. 

Joan Haafs

Joan leads TMF Netherlands' Global Business Services, including the Dutch international payroll business. He has over 17 years’ experience in the payroll outsourcing industry.


I had a very enjoyable day and it was great to catch up with delegates from last year. The event was very informative and featured some excellent presentations by your key speakers.

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Welcome and Registration.

8.30am - 9.00am

A Tale of Two Journeys: How to be Best Prepared for Success in a Global Payroll Consolidation 
Global payroll consolidation is a topic on the minds of many organizations and payroll teams, but not all are truly ready to go on this journey. Teams must have a deep understanding of their reasons for global consolidation before going to market for a new solution and they must ensure alignment of strategy between their department and the broader business. This session will guide attendees on articulating the desires of their future state, shape requirements for a new payroll solution and undergo the process of transforming their processes and technology on a global scale. We will tell the tale of two organizations who began on similar journeys and encountered with very different experiences – one who got it very right and the other who encountered pitfalls all along the way.  
During this session, you will learn –
-   Reasons to go to market for a new solution and what needs to be in place before you do
-   The factors that contributed to the success and to failure  
-   A roadmap for the success of your consolidation project

Nicole Hennessy - Director, Professional Services Consulting at Immedis, a UKG Company
Eoin Scully – Director, Professional Services at Immedis, a UKG Company

9.00am - 9.45am

9.45am - 10.30am 

Coffee and Networking 

10.30am - 11.00am



11.00am - 12.00pm

Optimising Payroll Efficiency: A Comprehensive Methodology

In the dynamic landscape of business operations, streamlining the payroll process is essential for organisational success. The session on "Optimising Payroll Efficiency: A Comprehensive Methodology" aims to provide participants with a strategic approach to enhance their payroll processes. This session will delve into proven methodologies and best practices that effectively empower Payroll to ensure accuracy, compliance, and efficiency.

By the end of this session, you will have gained valuable insights into improving your payroll processes, enabling you to implement practical methodologies that enhance accuracy, compliance, and overall efficiency within your organisation 

Bob Rehill, Founder & CEO Cintriq

What Is Payroll? 
In this interactive session, we'll discuss the key question of what is payroll? What is a payroll issue, and what isn't? What is payroll now vs what it used to be and certainly vs what it is likely to be in the future. We'll delve into technology, payroll management, tax treatments and implications, payroll reporting, and data analysis - at least! We'll start by unpacking some of the nuances of Irish enhanced reporting requirements, including discussing the key stakeholders who should be involved in this process for organisation. Join us for a practical, inspiring, discussion on the essentials of payroll.

Jessica Webbley-O’Gorman, Director - Payroll Solutions - Workforce - PwC

Melanie Pizzey
Global Payroll Association

Bob Rehill
Founder & CEO 
Jessica Webbley-O'Gorman
Director - Payroll Solutions - Workforce - PwC
Eoin Scully
Director, Professional Services at Immedis, a UKG Company
Nicole Hennessy
 Director, Professional Services Consulting at Immedis, a UKG Company