Achieving a Successful Annual Meeting
John C. Wilcox
Responsibility for successful annual general meetings (AGMs) rests with each company’s management and board. Both should ensure the meeting informs and educates stakeholders on the links between governance and business strategy, brings transparency to boardroom processes, and eliminates contentious issues before they lead to activism. Companies thinking of rebuilding their AGMs to meet these goals can often find a useful model in their own market research, marketing, and customer relations activities.