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Executive Compensation Summit - Agenda

Monday, June 12

Noon - 8:00 PM

Summit Registration

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Golf Outing at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club (meet in hotel lobby)

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Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the hotel. Space is limited to 40 participants.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and Wrigley Field Tour (meet in hotel lobby)

Hosted by

Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the hotel. Space is limited to 40 participants.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Partner Showcase/Exhibit Hall Opening and Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Entertainment

Hosted by

Tuesday, June 13

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Barista Stand

Hosted by

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

  • David Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Equilar, Inc.

8:15 AM – 9:05 AM


  • Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Market Competitiveness
  • Interviewed by TK Kerstetter, Host, Inside America’s Boardrooms

The Center for Capital Market Competitiveness was established in March 2007 to advocate legal and regulatory policies for the U.S. capital markets to advance the protection of investors, promote capital formation, and ensure U.S. leadership in the financial markets in the 21st century. Mr. Quaadman oversees the Center’s policy and lobbying operations. He has testified on a number of occasions before congressional committees on issues covering capital formation, financial reporting, and corporate governance.

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM

Point Counterpoint: Debating Compensation Practices

  • Ira Kay, Managing Partner, Pay Governance

  • Doreen Lilienfeld, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

  • Michael Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn

  • Cimi Silverberg, Principal, FW Cook

A set of compensation consultants and attorneys will debate some of the major executive compensation issues of the day. This high-energy deliberation will shed light on key considerations facing key governance principals.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Refreshments & Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Breakout Tracks (select one)
Global CEO Pay Trends: An Update

Game of Thrones: Performance Grants Revisited

Effective Incentive Plan Disclosure in a Skeptical World

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Breakout Tracks (select one)
Peer Groups: Helping or Hurting Your Comp Program

Incentive Goal-Setting in Difficult Times

CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Case Studies: What to Expect

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Power Lunch and Keynote

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Collaboration, compensation, engagement … all tied into an entertaining short-form improvisation show. Don’t miss this entirely original set with live audience participation to address executive compensation in the most interesting way imaginable!

1:50 PM – 2:40 PM

The Reality of Restrictions: Post-Vesting Holding Restrictions

Incentive Design Strategy in a Post-TSR World

Reevaluating Compensation Disclosure and Shareholder Engagement

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Refreshments & Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM

Insights from the Boardroom: What Comp Committees Want

  • Jamie McGough, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners

  • Moderator: Meridian Compensation Partners

Gain firsthand perspectives from experienced compensation committee members to help you establish more productive interactions with your board. Topics will include developing the compensation committee calendar and preparing the most relevant materials to help the compensation committee plan for their meetings, best processes for coordinating annual compensation reviews and feedback to the board, coordinating with the compensation committee on the CD&A and shareholder engagement needs, and other practical guidance to ensure that your HR and compensation team is an indispensable, strategic resource for your board.

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Through the Looking Glass: What Does the Future Hold for Executive Compensation?

  • Shelly Carlin, Vice President, Center On Executive Compensation

  • Eric Hosken, Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

  • Blair Jones, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC

  • Jan Koors, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

  • Gregg Passin, Senior Partner – North America Executive Rewards Practice Leader, Mercer

A distinguished panel will look at key takeaways from the 2017 proxy season and provide valuable guidance on how companies should be preparing for SEC rules and investor recommendations impacting executive compensation design, shareholder engagement, and corporate governance practices in the year ahead.

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

Dinner on own.

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Barista Stand

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM

The Investors’ Perspective

  • Panelists to be announced

  • Moderator: Irv Becker, Senior Client Partner & North American Leader, Executive Compensation Practice, Korn Ferry Hay Group

How are investors really evaluating executive pay practices? Hear from an esteemed group of investors as they share firsthand insights on red flags that garner scrutiny, as well as when and how they want to engage with companies.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Industry Roundtables and Product Training

Attendees can choose to attend industry peer group discussions or a product training session with Equilar product experts who will walk through the different features and capabilities of Equilar’s award-winning executive compensation benchmarking and shareholder engagement platform.

  1. Financial Services & Insurance

  2. Technology

  3. Industrials Products

  4. Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

  5. Energy

  6. Utilities

  7. Retail & Leisure

  8. Consumer Products

  9. General Counsel - New for 2017

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Refreshments & Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:50 AM – Noon

Industry Roundtables and Product Training Reconvene

Noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch Buffet in Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Optional Workshop

The Art of Gaining Shareholder Approval of Equity Compensation Plans

How do you get buy-in from your shareholders when your company needs more shares for your equity pool or you need to redesign your long-term incentive plan? Your proposal needs to be comprehensive and delicately balanced to ensure your shareholders understand the value this change has for the company, but also how it will lead to increased shareholder value. Why should they give up shares and approve this plan? Careful planning is critical to gain acceptance for the equity plan or request for additional shares.

In this educational session, you will gain the knowledge, tools and insights to gain shareholder approval. You will learn about the processes and challenges you may face when working with senior management, compensation committees and shareholders. Also, learn how to identify key stakeholders and tailor your approach to address their concerns. Join our panel of expert practitioners, and learn from their experience.

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