|7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
||Continental Breakfast and Registration
|8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
||Event Kickoff and Welcome
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
||Aligning Pay with Performance in a Down Economy
Amid the clamor for increased links between pay and performance, few casual observers realize that setting performance targets in a volatile economy is fraught with difficulties. With little insight into future results, companies are adopting a plethora of new practices to manage the current environment. However, concerns about 'excessive risk' loom over compensation professionals who must balance short-term goals with long-term stability. Our panel will discuss the complex interplay between current needs and broader incentive plan design issues.
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
||Long-Term Incentives and Equity Grant Practices
Although option exchanges and repricings grab headlines, they represent only a small fraction of the
many changes companies made to equity grant practices in the last year. Some companies granted
shares more frequently to address market volatility, others extended vesting terms to add new life to
sinking stock options and a few firms 'doubled down' on equity grants to boost incentives in a
down market. As these diverse practices proliferate, a new, more nuanced, equity compensation
landscape is emerging. Our panel will discuss the pros and cons of new equity strategies.
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
||2009 Management Pay Trends — Insights from Equilar's Top 25 Survey
Leveraging a complete set of data from proxy season 2009 and new findings from Equilar's annual
Fortune 1000 survey, this data driven presentation will look at key compensation trends for management
positions. We will take an in-depth look at several key management positions, compensation and long
term incentive grant practices along with comparisons to Top 5 pay trends.
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
||The Changing Regulatory Landscape and its Impact on SEC Disclosure
New leadership in Washington has ushered-in an unprecedented wave of legislation regarding executive
compensation. In the midst of these regulatory changes, a reinvigorated SEC is starting to take aim
at a number of key disclosure issues. Our panel will discuss the new SEC agenda including, improved
disclosure of director qualifications, broadened disclsure of the intersection between incentives and
risk and calls for information on the pay of executives beyond the top-5.
|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
||Let's Hear from the Institutions — Getting Ready for Say on Pay
While shareholder votes on compensation are not yet a reality for all companies, the winds of change
are blowing strongly in favor of Say on Pay. As Say on Pay approaches, companies need to know where
the battle lines will be drawn. Will investors focus on governance practices, the link between pay and
performance or potential termination payments? Or all of the above? Our panel of shareholder advisors
and institutional investors will offer their opinions on the key issues for shareholders and companies
to consider. With these possibilities in mind, our panel will discuss what's in store for 2010.
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
||Looking Ahead — What's in Store for 2010
2008 and early 2009 were periods of tremendous upheaval in the world of executive compensation.
And while we would all appreciate some rest and recuperation, that is probably not in the cards for 2010.
Still, next year offers some promise of resolution. We will likely have new disclosure rules, Say on Pay,
more guidance on dealing with excessive risk and hopefully more visibility on when an economic recovery
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
||Networking Wine Reception