CFGI / Our Network / About CFGI / CFGI in the News CFGI’s Shotwell Addresses Impact of Geopolitical Disruptions on Skills Mobility and Competitiveness at GBTA Convention 7/17/2017 CFGI Page ContentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2017 CFGI Contact: Pete Janhunen The Fratelli Group(202) 822-9491CFGI’s Shotwell Addresses Impact of Geopolitical Disruptions on Skills Mobility and Competitiveness at GBTA ConventionBoston, MA – Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director of the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), today joined other leaders of major organizations at the 2017 Global Business Travel Association Convention (GBTA) for a panel discussion on the impact of geopolitical disruptions on global business travel. CFGI represents the legal and human resource professionals who handle immigration issues for their organizations. In her comments, Shotwell highlighted the challenges facing employers who depend upon global talent and skills mobility and highlighted the need for effective compliance programs. “In the modern economy, employers in the United States and across the world rely on a mobile workforce and international business travel to function,” said Shotwell. “For our members, immigration means competitiveness, job creation and growth – it is simply indispensable.”“Unfortunately, the failure of immigration policies to keep pace with modern business practices has presented significant challenges for many businesses, universities and other organizations,” Shotwell continued. “As CFGI advocates for more balanced policies that strengthen security, provide access to global talent and grow our economy, we are working with our members every day to help them overcome these challenges at the ground level.”CFGI has developed a comprehensive set of resources to illustrate its views on creating employment-based immigration policies that are fair, innovative and competitive.###The Council for Global Immigration (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel), a strategic affiliate of SHRM, comprised of over 200 corporations, universities and research institutions is engaged in the global movement of talent. CFGI members are in-house professionals responsible for ensuring compliance with immigration and related employment laws worldwide. Learn more about us at www.cfgi.org.