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The 2018 Executive Compensation Conference

The Executive Compensation Landscape – How The Present Will Inform The Future
NOVEMBER 08 - 09, 2018 | WESTIN NEW YORK AT GRAND CENTRAL | NEW YORK, NY

November 08 - 09, 2018

A “must” attend event. We will address important developments and how the executive compensation environment continues to change due to emerging best practices, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (162m), compensation design trends, impact of the Pay Ratio disclosure, reducing pay design complexity, pay disparity and more. 

This conference will be very interactive.  We will address new and emerging executive compensation trends during the 2018 Proxy season.  These important developments will be discussed and how Compensation Committee members, CHROs and Total Rewards Professionals are addressing them and preparing for 2019.  The executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change.  We will discuss how companies are implementing SEC rules (e.g. Pay Ratio), improved incentive designs to ensure greater pay-for-performance alignment and much better communications as our investors and other stakeholders are demanding enhanced disclosures. There is a major issue of public trust of compensation outcomes.  Other topics will include selecting performance metrics for short, medium and long-term and global issues in executive compensation, and 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

Register and Save!

Book your seat by September 1st and save $400!


 Earn Recertification Credits

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Earn up to 12 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
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

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 10.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 10.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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

LOCATION

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

Tel: +1 (212) 490-8900

Please Note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations. Room block is reserved with special pricing until 10/17/18. Book your room here

OUR MISSION

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FW Cook - Executive Compensation 2018 - Associate Sponsorship
Steven Hall & Partners - Executive Compensation 2018 - Lead Sponsor
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS
Compensation Advisory Partners - Executive Compensation 2018 - Associate Sponsorship
AGENDA
NOVEMBER 08 - 09, 2018
WESTIN NEW YORK AT GRAND CENTRAL,NEW YORK, NY
November 08 - 09, 2018

A “must” attend event. We will address important developments and how the executive compensation environment continues to change due to emerging best practices, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (162m), compensation design trends, impact of the Pay Ratio disclosure, reducing pay design complexity, pay disparity and more. 

This conference will be very interactive.  We will address new and emerging executive compensation trends during the 2018 Proxy season.  These important developments will be discussed and how Compensation Committee members, CHROs and Total Rewards Professionals are addressing them and preparing for 2019.  The executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change.  We will discuss how companies are implementing SEC rules (e.g. Pay Ratio), improved incentive designs to ensure greater pay-for-performance alignment and much better communications as our investors and other stakeholders are demanding enhanced disclosures. There is a major issue of public trust of compensation outcomes.  Other topics will include selecting performance metrics for short, medium and long-term and global issues in executive compensation, and 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

Register and Save!

Book your seat by September 1st and save $400!


 Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 12 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
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

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 10.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 10.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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

Donna Anderson, Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Timothy Bartl, Chief Executive Officer and President, Center On Executive Compensation

Erin Bass-Goldberg, Managing Director, FW Cook

Kenneth Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia

Robert Bostrom, EVP, Chief Compliance and Chief Legal Officer, Pier 1 Imports Inc.

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

Matthew DiGuiseppe, Head Americas Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Vismay Gada, Global Head of Financial Services & Customer Success, beqom

Rachel Gibbons, Consultant, FW Cook

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

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

Ken Hugessen, Partner, Hugessen Consulting

Arthur Kohn, Partner , Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Doreen Lilienfeld, Partner, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, Shearman and Sterling LLP

Kelly Malafis, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Michael Marino, Managing Director, FW Cook

Kathryn Neel, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC

Steve Pennachio, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Pfizer

Steven Root, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Andrew Storm, Director, PJT Camberview Partners

Janice Uhlig, Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits, General Motors Company

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

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

Dona Young, Lead Director, Foot Locker

Dennis Zeleny, Founder, Zeleny Leadership and Human Capital Advisory

Day One | Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:50 – 9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction

Greg Lau, Conference Program Director, The Conference Board

9:00 – 9:30 am

Current State of Executive Compensation and Why Pay Continues to Matter

Broad overview of the current U.S. environment on executive compensation and the political, regulatory and disclosure overlay, 2018 SOP votes, pay levels, practices and marketplace positioning, CEO pay, SEC and legislative developments will be addressed.

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

9:30 – 10:00 am

162(m) Exclusions Are Dead – What Does This Mean for Executive Compensation?

Following the changes to Section 162(m) included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, there was little time to implement design changes for 2018 performance-based awards. What can we expect in 2019? Can compensation committees exercise more discretion and innovation in compensation design? How do the new grandfathering rules affect compensation decisions?

Steven C. Root, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

10:00 – 10:30 am

Are Short-Term Plans Changing to Better Align with Performance?

Investor and other stakeholders’ preferences have long favored quantitative objectives in annual incentive plans. Financial results have taken the lion share of incentive metric weightings. But the tide seems to be changing as parties across the spectrum accept the importance of a broader range of strategic priorities (such as product mix or depth of customer relationships) and corporate priorities (such as ESG factors). How can you demonstrate the rigor that goes into the goal setting process and the goals themselves? How can shareholders get comfortable that non-financial objectives have a robust evaluation process and merit payout? How does all of this fit under the pay-for-performance umbrella?

Kathryn Neel, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC

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

What is Next in Long-Term Incentive Plan Design?

Using more discretion, usage of non-GAAP measures, should restricted stock have longer vesting periods, is the prevalence of relative TSR as a metric diminishing, country grant practices in a global plan, and more.

Michael R. Marino, Managing Director, FW Cook

Shamita Chatterjee, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Infosys

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Views – What is Right and Wrong with Executive Compensation?

How much is too much? We will discuss the CII Roundtable Report on “Real Talk on Executive Compensation” and address quantum issues, complexity and simplification, performance pay, discretion, equity vesting, disclosure and more.

Ken Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors

Donna Anderson, Vice President of Global Corporate Governance, T. Rowe Price

Matthew DiGuiseppe, Head of Americas Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

12:30 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 pm

Global Compensation Challenges

A brief overview of some of the practical challenges in compensation from our recent survey and conversations with customers. How is CEO pay perceived by your employees; challenges with pay complexity, frequency and transparency; interesting market pricing challenges; organizational readiness for future technologies. 

Vismay Gada, Global Head of Customer Success, beqom

2:00 – 3:00 pm

The New 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 and stress the importance of process. We will also look at the Dodd-Frank Act and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and assess litigation risks for directors and Compensation Committee members. What is next for the plaintiffs’ bar?

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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

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

Compensation Committee – What is Next in Governance?

How is the role of the Committee evolving? Are Committees broadening their charter – discussing pay disparity and gender gaps, ESG metrics, reviewing top talent, succession and development, using discretion, diversity, activists and more. How can the Committee counter short-termism and foster longer range thinking through compensation design. What defines a successful Committee?

Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Robert E. Bostrom, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Dona D. Young, Lead Director, Foot Locker, Inc., Supervisory Board Member and Risk Committee Chair, Aegon N.V. and Trustee of Save the Children US and Save the Children International

4:00 – 5:00 pm

2018 Proxy Disclosures – The Best, Most Effective and Some Surprises

We will discuss the transformation of proxy summaries both in terms of format and content, new CD&A trends in disclosure, SOP voting and shareholder proposals on executive compensation.

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia

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

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Ask the Experts

Your opportunity to ask a panel of expert’s questions on any issues not addressed by our speakers or that you would like more clarity on.

Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia

Steven C. Root, Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

5:35 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception

Day Two | Friday, November 9, 2018

7:30 - 8:25 am

Registration and Breakfast

Meet compensation Consultants during table discussions on selected topics.

8:25 am: Welcome Back

Greg Lau, Conference Program Director, The Conference Board

8:30 – 9:15 am

Compensation in a CEO Transition

Compensation in a CEO Transition: The CEO transition is one of the more challenging times for any business. There are many moving parts: What to do for the departing CEO as they leave the organization? What to do for the new CEO upon promotion or joining the organization if an external hire? What to do for the members of the management team when they are in the running and when they are identified as also-rans? We will provide background on market practices and share our experiences from recent CEO transitions. We will also provide perspective on the key issues in a transition and how to balance fairness to the executives involved with shareholder concerns.

Kelly Malafis, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Doreen Lilienfeld, Partner, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, Shearman and Sterling LLP

Dennis Zeleny, Dennis Zeleny, Founder, Zeleny Leadership and Human Capital Advisory

9:15 – 10:00 am

CEO Pay Ratio and Clawbacks / Hot Topic

What has been the ripple effect of disclosing the median employee compensation inside the company and industry comparisons. Some states are considering an increase in employer taxes based on the pay ratio (CA, MA, IL, CT, passed in Portland). We will review the status of the SEC proposed clawback rule and enhanced policies, how much room is there for discretion and are clawback policies expanding to include all employees, recoupment for reputational harm and/or risk oversight failures.

Erin Bass-Goldberg, Managing Director, FW Cook

Steve Pennachio, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Pfizer

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

Effective Shareholder Engagement: Is it Improving?

Focused, direct and proactive engagement with shareholders in advance of major compensation/governance program changes, in the face of a tough performance environment, or even in the normal course, can result in successful support of a company’s approach towards executive pay. 

Timothy Bartl, Chief Executive Officer and President, Center On Executive Compensation

Ken Hugessen, Partner, Hugessen Consulting

11:00 – 11:30 am

Best Practices in Communicating Executive Compensation to Participants

Management and Boards spend a lot of time to get compensation plans right. Ensuring that your executives understand and value their compensation and know how to drive for the results is just as important. We will look at a case study and discuss your ideas.

Janice Uhlig, Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits, General Motors Company 

Brit Wittman, General Manager, Executive Compensation, Chevron Corporation

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

What Can We Expect in Executive Compensation in 2019 and Beyond

What does the future look like? Will the U.S., U.K. and E.U. find common ground? The reaction to the U.K. disclosures by companies of their gender pay gap and the impact on compensation. How will ESG impact incentive design and metrics? Will we see more mega CEO compensation following approval of Elon Musk’s equity grant by shareholders? Are key governance principles for executive compensation evolving? 

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

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Closing Remarks
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FW Cook - Executive Compensation 2018 - Associate Sponsorship
Steven Hall & Partners - Executive Compensation 2018 - Lead Sponsor
Associate Sponsors
Compensation Advisory Partners - Executive Compensation 2018 - Associate Sponsorship