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The GPA is inviting all payroll and HR professionals to attend its FREE, Summit on Thursday 11th November 2021

Date: Thursday 11th November 2021
Time:  10.30 - 15.00 GMT
Cost:  Free

GPA Payroll Summit - Building For The Future

The GPA’s popular Summit is returning in person at Hatfield House! The day will be led by experts in their field who will address some of the challenges facing employers from 2021 onwards. This dynamic Summit continues to break new ground in our industry as together we explore the latest developments to affect the Payroll and HR industry.

During this summit, you will have the opportunity to attend sessions and put your own questions to our high calibre speakers. You will also have the chance to network with fellow payroll professionals and visit our booths.

Our experts will be discussing a range of subjects including the future of payroll, the impact of a Globally remote workforce on employers, what the future of payroll technology looks like and how essential it now is that we all stand together to bring payroll to the forefront of businesses.


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!

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.


Rewind and Fast Forward

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Payroll Professionals across the world might have felt they have been on a hamster wheel for the last 18 months but, if we take a breath, we can consider what the experience has taught us about the profession and what pointers there could be for the future of the profession and its professionals. Kate Upcraft reflects on the recent past and considers the lessons her career in payroll has taught her about what the future might look like.

Global Mobility - an uncertain future?  

Global mobility is in the midst of some substantial changes. Propelled by the pandemic, globally remote working looks set to become a permanent feature. Alongside the pandemic, the ever-pressing issues of climate change and sustainability are putting pressure on international business travel. In the perennial drive to reduce cost in the face of competitive global pressures and with rapidly improving communication technology, some are questioning the value of overseas secondments. With this backdrop, Lee McIntyre-Hamilton will be exploring the business and human drivers of global mobility, how mobility is changing and what this means for HR and payroll professionals.

Registration and Networking  | 10.30 - 11.00 

 11.00 - 11.45 

Kate Upcraft, 
Consultant, Payroll Technical Writer, Lecturer. 
Kate Upcraft Consultancy Ltd

Lee Hamilton - McIntyre 
Global Mobility Tax and International Employment Tax Expert
Partner of The Global Payroll Association


Future Payroll tech in Payroll - Blockchain and beyond relational data  

We will explore the potential disruption that blockchain technologies can bring to the industry to make payroll data decentralized, portable and always with you no matter what employer. Beyond relational databases will explore how new database technologies is playing a role in making payroll more efficient.

Alan Jue Liu 
Chief Technology Officer

Raising Payrolls Profile

Payroll is an often-overlooked critical business function and one you only really hear of when things go wrong but the reality is that it’s also the one business function that is essential if you want to keep the lights on. In this session, Will Jackson identifies the importance of all payroll professionals working to bring payroll to the forefront of businesses. Ultimately it is going to take all of us, in-house teams and suppliers, to raise payroll’s profile and give the industry the recognition it deserves.

Will Jackson 
Managing Director



 11.45 - 12.30 


Lunch and Networking  | 12.30 - 13.15 


13.15 - 14.00 


Coffee and Networking  | 14.00 - 14.30  


14.30 - 15.15 

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Zalaris are a leading European solution and services supplier within the Human Resources and Payroll Multi-Country Business Process Outsourcing space. Zalaris provide a technology platform (powered by SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors) and BPO services for transactional HR and payroll for via local offices and personnel based within the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and India. Zalaris also have legal entities in France, Austria, Switzerland, and Thailand. Our proven local and multi-country delivery models include on-premise implementations, software as a service (SaaS), integrated cloud and business process outsourcing (BPO) for both single country, and global businesses.


At Ceridian, we create innovative technology that organisations around the world use to attract, develop, manage, and pay their people. Our award-winning Dayforce solution helps our customers manage compliance, make better decisions, build great teams, and drive engagement with their employees. Ceridian has solutions for organisations of all sizes.

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™


Immedis is the leader in consolidated global payroll solutions. Processing payroll in over 150 countries, the Immedis Platform provides a unified view of global payroll operations, real-time data analytics, and advanced reporting capability, while ensuring legislative compliance and data security. Immedis’ deep integration capabilities with HCM and finance providers, dramatically simplifies multi-country payroll obligations. Immedis was founded and is majority-owned by Clune Tech.



The Global Payroll Association is a one-stop-shop for global and in-country payroll professionals. Our expansive range of resources offers everything from interactive training courses to comprehensive directories and in-depth country resources. Join us to connect with world-leading payroll experts and network with other like-minded professionals.

Being part of the GPA opens doors for our worldwide membership to access online and physical Payroll events across the globe, webinars and podcasts with guest specialists in their field and a series of training options on in-country payroll legislation. The GPA run summits and symposiums around the world and a dedicated awards event - the Global Payroll Awards - to celebrate the payroll industry.

We are passionate and dedicated champions of all things payroll and, most importantly, we are champions of the people in payroll.


Ebury specialises in global payments, currency risk management and financial solutions for outsourced and internal payroll teams making payments to employees and local authorities around the world. Our services aid the growth and accessibility many international companies struggle to achieve from typical financial providers, by developing our own technology and extensive liquidity partnerships. From international payments and trade finance to our integrated API system, our end-to-end solutions are built with our clients in mind.


Payslip delivers a scale-up advantage for today’s global business leaders, harmonizing global payroll operations to fuel growth efficiency. By standardizing and automating the complexities of global payroll, Payslip’s Global Payroll Control Platform empowers outperformers to achieve execution excellence, see a bigger picture and scale at any dimension.  Only Payslip’s Global Payroll Control Platform standardizes and automates workflow across HR, Finance and Global Payroll creating a highly efficient “zero touch” payroll execution process. Seamless integration and validation of employee and finance data across HCM and ERP systems eliminates the error-prone, manual back and forth transfer of payroll data. Payslip’s unified, global-first data approach unlocks and standardizes global payroll data for complete visibility into all payroll elements including salary expenses and taxes by region, by country, by employee. With Payslip businesses are finally able to harness payroll data for actionable insights and fully informed, real-time decision making.