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The 2017 Executive Compensation Conference

Focusing on Success Strategies for 2018 Programs and Beyond
NOVEMBER 07 - 08, 2017 | WESTIN NEW YORK AT GRAND CENTRAL | NEW YORK, NY

November 07 - 08, 2017

About This Conference

A “must” attend opportunity as you prepare for 2018 Proxy season and your 2018 executive compensation structure. We will review the outcome of the 2017 Proxy season, new approaches to pay-for-performance and a discussion on best practices. We will also challenge attendees on following Proxy advisors’ rules and to look broadly at internal equity.

We will address new and emerging executive compensation trends during the 2017 Proxy season. These important developments will be discussed and how Compensation Committee members, CHROs and Total Rewards Professionals are addressing them and preparing for 2018.

The executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change. We will discuss how companies are implementing SEC rules, improved incentive designs to ensure greater pay-for-performance alignment and much better communications as our investors and other stakeholders are demanding enhanced disclosures, as there is a major issue of public trust of compensation outcomes.

Other Topics for Discussion Will Include:

  • Shareholder outreach and what investors want
  • Selecting performance metrics for short, medium and long-term
  • The Perfect Team – Compensation Committee, external compensation consultants, Total Rewards Professionals, and management working together
  • Global issues in executive compensation
  • Board of Directors compensation issues

Who Should Attend:

  • SVP, VP and Directors of: Executive Compensation, Total Rewards, Compensation and Benefits
  • CHROs
  • Legal Executives
  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • Senior Communications Executives
  • Member of Board Compensation Committees

Get Involved!

For sponsorship opportunities, contact michael.felden@conferenceboard.org

For marketing partnerships, contact melissa.mianulli@conferenceboard.org

For speaker opportunities, contact glau@rsrpartners.com

 

CPE logo

Earn up to 11.5 CPE credits
Management Services
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

HRCI

This program has been approved for 9.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

SHRM This program is valid for 9.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
LOCATION

Westin New York at Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1 (212) 490-8900

Hotel Cut-Off Date: 10/20/17

Please Note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations.

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

Compensation Advisory Partners - Executive Compensation 2017 - Associate Sponsor
Steven Hall & Partners - Executive Compensation 2017 - Lead Sponsor
AGENDA
NOVEMBER 07 - 08, 2017
WESTIN NEW YORK AT GRAND CENTRAL,NEW YORK, NY
November 07 - 08, 2017

About This Conference

A “must” attend opportunity as you prepare for 2018 Proxy season and your 2018 executive compensation structure. We will review the outcome of the 2017 Proxy season, new approaches to pay-for-performance and a discussion on best practices. We will also challenge attendees on following Proxy advisors’ rules and to look broadly at internal equity.

We will address new and emerging executive compensation trends during the 2017 Proxy season. These important developments will be discussed and how Compensation Committee members, CHROs and Total Rewards Professionals are addressing them and preparing for 2018.

The executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change. We will discuss how companies are implementing SEC rules, improved incentive designs to ensure greater pay-for-performance alignment and much better communications as our investors and other stakeholders are demanding enhanced disclosures, as there is a major issue of public trust of compensation outcomes.

Other Topics for Discussion Will Include:

  • Shareholder outreach and what investors want
  • Selecting performance metrics for short, medium and long-term
  • The Perfect Team – Compensation Committee, external compensation consultants, Total Rewards Professionals, and management working together
  • Global issues in executive compensation
  • Board of Directors compensation issues

Who Should Attend:

  • SVP, VP and Directors of: Executive Compensation, Total Rewards, Compensation and Benefits
  • CHROs
  • Legal Executives
  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • Senior Communications Executives
  • Member of Board Compensation Committees

Get Involved!

For sponsorship opportunities, contact michael.felden@conferenceboard.org

For marketing partnerships, contact melissa.mianulli@conferenceboard.org

For speaker opportunities, contact glau@rsrpartners.com

 

CPE logo

Earn up to 11.5 CPE credits
Management Services
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

HRCI

This program has been approved for 9.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

SHRM This program is valid for 9.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Anil Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Global Compensation, American Express Company

Erin Bass-Goldberg, Managing Director, FW Cook

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia, Inc.

Nathan Brake, Vice President, Executive Compensation and Financial Wellness, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Shelly Carlin, Executive Vice President, HR Policy Association and its Center on Executive Compensation, Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Motorola Solutions

Robert Centonze, Vice President, Total Rewards, Campbell Soup Company

Douglas Chia, Senior Fellow, ESG Center, The Conference Board

Michael Davis, Senior HR Advisor, Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota, Former Executive Vice President, General Mills

Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Reuven Falik, Counsel-Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, Paul, Weiss

Todd Gershkowitz, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Global Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship, State Street Corporation

Steven Hall, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Steven Hall Jr., Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

G. Steven Harris, President & Head of Atlanta Office, FW Cook

Lori Hernando, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance, Pfizer

Paul Hodgson, Partner, BHJ Partners

Ken Hugessen, Partner, Hugessen Consulting

Lisa Hunter, Program Director Councils, The Conference Board

Arthur Kohn, Partner , Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

W. Robert Main, Vanguard Investment Stewardship, Head of Portfolio Company Engagement, Analysis, and Voting, Vanguard Group

Kelly Malafis, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

David Martin, Principal, CamberView Partners, LLC

Robert McCormick, Partner, CamberView Partners, LLC

Silvana Nuzzo, Director, Executive Compensation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Sandra Pace, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Steve Pennacchio, Senior Vice President Total Rewards, Pfizer Inc.

Lowell Robinson, Director, EVINE Live, former Director, Higher One and The Jones Group, member of the compensation committee

Michael Sherry, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Joseph Sorrentino, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Christopher Wightman, Partner, CamberView Partners, LLC

Jeffrey Wilson, Global Head of Total Rewards, Caterpillar Inc.

Brit Wittman, Corporate Vice President of Total Rewards, Applied Materials, Inc.

Amy M. Wood, Partner, Compensation and Benefits Practice Group, Cooley LLP

Day One | Tuesday, November 7, 2017

8:00 – 8:45 am | Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 am | Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 9:30 am

Current State of Executive Compensation and Why Pay Matters

Broad overview of the current U.S. environment on executive compensation and the political, regulatory and disclosure overlay. 2017 SOP votes, pay levels and practices, preparing for the CEO Pay Ratio, and marketplace positioning will be addressed.

Steven Hall,Founding Partner and Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

9:30-9:45 am

Trends: Annual Incentive Plans

Review the current state of annual incentive plans, including recent trends, policy changes among shareholder advisory groups, and challenges compensation committees are facing, including targeting bonus at median, use of discretion and payout curves.

Joseph Sorrentino, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

9:45 - 10:00 am

Trends: Long-Term Incentive Plans

Update on long-term incentive grant practices at the 250 largest U.S. companies in the S&P 500 index. Will discuss length of performance periods, use of relative measures as a metric or modifier, impact of policy changes by shareholder advisory groups, extending vesting provisions, greater use of stock options and impact of currency fluctuations.

Erin Bass-Goldberg, Managing Director, FW Cook

10:00 - 10:30 am

The Complete Executive Compensation Structure

Will review how to design an effective total compensation structure with competitive incentive programs while mitigating excessive risk. We will look at the proper role of peer groups, rigor in performance linkages, metrics, vesting, clawbacks and retention. Does the structure depend on whether you are growing your own talent? Calibrate the structure for NEOs, executives and the rest of the organization, when and how often payouts should be at or exceed the 75th percentile.

Brit Wittman, General Manager, Executive Compensation, Chevron Corporation

Joseph Sorrentino, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Erin Bass-Goldberg, Managing Director, FW Cook

10:30 – 10:45 am | Networking Break
10:45 - 11:30 am

In the Spotlight: The Governance of Compensation Committees

How does Committee governance shape effective compensation programs? How does it deal with the charges of short-termism, excessive compensation, and internal equity? How much time is required for succession planning and talent development. How prevalent is the “Two Meeting Rule”? These are some of the topics that will be explored.

Steve Pennachio, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Pfizer

Robert McCormick, Partner, CamberView Partners, LLC

Lowell Robinson, Director of EVINE Live, Inc.; former Director Higher One; and The Jones Group and member of the Compensation Committee

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Following the Herd – Can You Differentiate Your Pay Plans?

How to differentiate pay to create a competitive advantage; ISS and Glass Lewis are not the customers. Can improved data analytics and proxy disclosure support company specific incentive plan designs?

Silvana Nuzzo, Director, Executive Compensation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Robert J. Centonze, Vice President, Total Rewards, Campbell Soup Company

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Non-Profit Compensation – What is New?

An overview of recent trends in non-profit executive compensation, governance best practices and the similarities and differences in executive compensation among for-profits and non-profits.

Sandra Pace,Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Lisa Hunter, Founder, Newport Consulting Group, Inc.; Program Director, Compensation Councils, The Conference Board

12:30 - 1:30 pm | Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:15 pm

Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Performance Metrics in Incentive Plans Compared to Peers

Will discuss a new incentive plan analytics tool which encompasses financial metric correlation and incentive plan design. Will explain how to determine the statistical relationship of specific financial metrics to TSR for a peer group over various time horizons. Will also compare prevalence of metrics and LTI plan effectiveness to a selected peer group.

Shelly Carlin, Executive Vice President, HR Policy Association and its Center on Executive Compensation; Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Motorola Solutions

Nathan Brake,Vice President, Executive Compensation and Financial Wellness, Cardinal Health

2:15 - 3:00 pm

CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2017 Edition

The session will present the key findings from the new edition of The Conference Board’s CEO and Executive Compensation Practices research, a review of five years of data on compensation disclosure across the Russell 3000 and the S&P 500. The presentation will illustrate trends in executive pay, covering pay movements and composition, industry, size and market index effects. Copies of the report will be available to attendees.

Paul Hodgson, Partner, BHJ Partners

Anil Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Global Compensation, American Express

Lori Hernando, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance, Pfizer

3:00 – 3:15 pm | Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm

Best CD&A Disclosures and Telling Your Story to Maximize SOP Votes

A review of the 2017 Proxy season, best disclosure models, growing complexity and length of disclosures, update on Choice Act 2.0 and CEO pay ratio implementation issues. What will 2018 look like?

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia, Inc.

Jeff A. Wilson,Senior Vice President, Global Total Rewards, TD Bank Group

Amy M. Wood, Partner, Cooley LLP

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Board of Directors Compensation: Pay Levels and Practices

While executive compensation at public companies typically receives the most interest from investors, shareholder advisory firms and the media, director compensation can be just as important to an organization to attract and retain top-tier talent for the board of directors. This session with focus on current trends in director compensation, the corporate governance issues and concerns associated with director compensation and ideas for consideration when conducting a director compensation program review.

Michael Sherry, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Steven Hall, Jr., Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Ask the Experts

Your opportunity to ask a panel of experts about anything keeping you up at night.

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia, Inc.

Joseph Sorrentino, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Amy M. Wood, Partner, Cooley LLP

5:30 – 5:35 pm

Day One Wrap Up

Networking Reception: 5:35 - 6:30 pm

Day Two | Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7.30 - 8:25 am | Registration and Breakfast
8:25 – 8:30 am | Welcome Back and Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9:15 am

The Legal Landscape Impacting Executive Compensation

We will survey the most common sources of litigation over executive compensation and discuss strategies for companies and their counsel to reduce the risk. Will also look at Dodd-Frank Act sections 953 and 954 and assess litigation risks. What is next for the plaintiffs’ bar?

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Douglas Chia, Executive Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board

9:15 - 10:00 am

What Consultants Would Like to See Differently

Executive compensation experts share some past experiences regarding issues and challenges faced when dealing with the compensation committee and/or management, offer insights to previous resolutions, and advice on what can be improved in the area of executive compensation.

Michael L. Davis, Senior HR Advisor, Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota; Former Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Mills

Steven Hall, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

G. Steven Harris, President, FW Cook

Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

10:00 – 10:15 am | Networking Break
10:15 - 11:00 am

Effective Shareholder Engagement: Is It Improving?

A panel comprised of advisors and investors describe what they are looking for in terms of executive compensation programs and rigorous performance goals, shareholder engagement, ESG disclosures and metrics, how much is too much pay, and new ways to communicate.

David Martin, Principal, CamberView Partners, LLC

W. Robert Main, Vanguard Investment Stewardship, Head of Portfolio Company Engagement, Analysis, and Voting, Vanguard Group, Inc.

Ken Hugessen, Partner, Hugessen Consulting

1:00 - 12:00 pm

What Can We Expect in Executive Compensation in 2018 and Beyond

Our panel will discuss trends in executive compensation that we expect to develop in the coming years. We will consider changing practices in annual and long-term incentive plan design, concerns of compensation committee members and shareholders. Discussion will also touch on reactions to the changing regulatory landscape and the influence of international developments on pay. We will engage the audience to identify pressure points for change.

Kelly Malafis, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Reuven Falik, Counsel-Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, Paul, Weiss

Todd Gershkowitz, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Global Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship, State Street Corporation

12:00 – 12:15 pm

Wrap Up

Compensation Advisory Partners - Executive Compensation 2017 - Associate Sponsor
Steven Hall & Partners - Executive Compensation 2017 - Lead Sponsor