VMSA Live is a one-day annual conference that brings together the full spectrum of the contingent workforce supply chain: from the Enterprise Buyers to the Suppliers of Contingent Labor, and every one in between including: Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Vendor Management Technologies (VMS tools) and the other providers that support the global talent ecosystem.

Sustainability (from ‘sustain’ and ‘ability’) is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

Who Should Attend?

Why should Enterprise Attend? Enterprise attendees will have unfettered access to supplier insights and technological advancements in Contingent Workforce Management. Hear how the supply chain is innovating to service the next generation of Contingent Workforce Programs.

Why should Suppliers Attend? Suppliers, MSPs and Technology partners will meet with their Clients face-to-face. Understand their challenges and identify new market opportunities in a uniquely collaborative environment. Find out what the Enterprise wants and needs at VMSA Live.

Why Should Enterprise Attend?

Enterprise members will have access to the entire Contingent Workforce Supply Chain at VMSA Live. Meet the top MSP’s, VMS Technologies and SOW and Supplier partners in the ecosystem. Learn about the latest technological advances in Talent retention and Global Workforce Manage-ment. Hear how the supply chain is inno-vating to service the next generation of Contingent Workforce Programs.

Why should Suppliers attend?

Suppliers, MSP’s and Technology companies will meet the Enterprise clients face-to-face and be able to hear first hand their challenges, and market opportunities in a truly collaborative environment. Find out what the client wants without having to guess.

What Can I Expect?


  • Levity It will be fun so people let their guards down
  • Intensity Focused conversations on hot topics
  • Group Interactions Lots of collaboration and breakout discussions (no lectures, .ppts & panels)
  • Honesty Engage in transparent and candid dialogue.
  • Thought Leadership The experts are participating side-by-side with you.


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Club MemberNon-Club Member
  • EarlyEnds Sept. 30, 2018         $1,499               $1,999
  • RegularOct. 1 – Jan 15, 2019         $1,799               $2,299

Opportunities to connect and engage include:

  • 6 hours of breakout sessions, panels and case studies on CWM strategies and real-world implementations
  • 1 Evening Poolside Networking Cocktail Reception
  • Negotiation Training and Workshop
  • Communication & Innovations Keynote
  • Current Legal rulings & updates related to Contingent Workforce Ecosystem
  • Professionally-facilitated dialogues with world class consultants
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Florida Sunshine and ocean breezes in a sustainable, eco-friendly and luxurious environment
  • Swag Bag of Sponsor & VMSA Goodies

View VMSA Live’s cancellation & substitution policies.



Jay Shetty

Meet the British-born, former monk & award-winning digital strategist turned captivating social media influencer and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Jay’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 1 BILLION views and gained over 9 MILLION followers globally.

Dr Peter Lovatt

Dr Peter Lovatt is a Psychologist based in the UK. Dr Lovatt carries out research in to the effects of movements on a range of human attributes, such as reading, writing, mood, pro-social behavior, problem solving, health and well-being. Dr. Lovatt is TED Talk contributor and is the author of Dance Psychology, a book about the psychology of dance. Get ready to wake and stimulate new pathways of thinking!


TUESDAY, January 29, 2019

  • Time


  • 6:00 PM

    Cocktail Reception Rooftop by ICON Information Consultants

WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2019

  • Time


  • 7:30 AM


  • 8:30 AM

    Welcome, Jeannine Parise & Jim Coughlin, ClubVMSA

  • 8:45 AM

    Keynote Talk on “Connectedness” by Jay Shetty

  • 9:45 AM

    Talent Supply Chain Keynote Panel – Mike Schiappa, MetLife (Enterprise), ZeroChaos (MSP/VMS), Facilitated by Jim Coughlin

  • 10:30 AM

    Transition to Breakouts

  • 11:00 AM

    5 Concurrent Meetup Dialogues (Pick 1 or bounce around)

    • Topic 1: Impacts & Solutions of H1-B Immigration Changes and Reforms for Q1 with Stephanie Leonard, CareFirst BCBS + Jim Levine, BakerHostetler
    • Topic 2: Diversity & Inclusion in the Contractor Population
    • Topic 3: Compliance & Risk: How to protect confidential data while still using freelancers Mark Zisholtz, BakerHostetler
    • Topic 4: Limit or expand your Supplier Base. A pro and con debate by Chris Friedl, CapitalOne
    • Topic 5: The Building Blocks of a Valuable CW Program, by Enterprise, MSP, VMS, Staffing
    • Topic 6: Conscious Business Practices, Jay Shetty, Keynote Speaker

  • 12:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM

    Keynote: How Moving your body can change the way you think and solve problems – Dr. Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist

  • 2:00 PM

    Transition to Breakouts

  • 2:15 PM


    • Executing a Successful Global MSP A case study with Liana Anderson, Manager Workforce Solutions, GSK and Jamiel Saliba, Global Vice President/General Manager, TAPFIN
    • Panel: “Total Talent Acquisition: Myth, Plan, or Reality?” Jyothi Hartley, Indirect Procurement Business Partner Global HR and Marketing, Smith and Nephew Jim McCoy, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, Scout Exchange
    • Unique Partnership Strategies
    • Panel: AI & Data Analytics How to utilize AI for direct sourcing without creating unintended biases, Mark Zisholtz, BakerHostetler

  • 3:45 PM

    Regroup & Recap + Awards presentation + Charity Auction

  • 4:00 PM

    8 Cabana Hangouts by Interests, Cabana Pool SOW, IMP, MSP, VMS, Supplier Insights, Self-Sourcing, IC/Compliance, Going Global

  • 5:00 PM

    VMSA Live Completion Party, Cabana Pool

  • 7:00 PM

    Program Concludes


1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139

Discounted rooms rates are until January 7, 2019. After this date, rooms may not be available. We encourage you to book your housing early as the room block could sell out prior to the cut-off date.

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