8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Future of Exec Comp – Regulatory Expectations for 2018
Industry advisers will provide comprehensive insights on the status of outstanding Dodd-Frank rules and how compensation committees need to address CEO pay ratio and pay for performance disclosure.
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
You Might Lose Your Say on Pay Vote If…
This panel will share lessons companies can lean based on outcomes from the 2017 proxy and shareholder engagement seasons. Gain a better understanding of proxy advisor and investor scrutiny around executive pay to establish stronger governance practices that will help your board avoid a poor Say on Pay vote.
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
The Art and Science of Creating Peer Groups for Executive Pay
Peer groups garner investor scrutiny for a variety of reasons, and selecting the right group is critical to ensure proper pay-for-performance and executive retention analysis. Obtain advice on how to select the most relevant peers and use the benchmarking process to drive strategic and defendable compensation decisions.
11:35 am – 12:05 p.m.
Table Talk – Peer Insights on Compensation Challenges
12:05 pm – 12:50 p.m.
12:50 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Balancing Act: Aligning Goals, Incentive Metrics and Executive Performance
A number of factors influence the way companies select incentive metrics and, in turn, grant equity. Part of the equation is finding the right balance of qualitative and quantitative metrics to support short- and long-term goals. This panel will explore the process of goal-setting, metrics selection and the use of discretion. Additionally, panelists will address how competitive influences and market volatility impact the equation to align pay for performance with strategy and risk-taking.
1:35 pm – 2:20 p.m.
Expanding the Scope: The Comp Committee’s Role in Talent Strategy and Compensation Below the CEO
CEO succession is inevitable. Whether this inevitability is rapidly approaching or looming in the distance, every company should be fully prepared to address it at any moment. This panel will look specifically at how to approach compensation as part of the process to retain and reward key talent below the CEO as part of a strategic CEO succession plan.
2:20 pm – 2:35 p.m.
2:35 pm – 3:20 p.m.
Avoiding the Front-Page News: Exploring Reputational Risks of CEO Termination Pay
CEO exit packages often land on the front page news with strikingly rich pay-outs and perks. This panel will delve into executive severance arrangements and related considerations, including triggers, incentive treatments, benefits and clawbacks, as well as debate the use of golden parachutes.
3:20 pm – 4:05 p.m.
Order From Chaos: Interpreting Your Pay Program to Win Investors’ Confidence
Shareholder engagement is an ongoing focus in board governance. This panel will help you prepare for the 2018 proxy season with tips to improve your proxy and CD&A disclosures to effectively communicate your pay decisions. In addition, gain tangible feedback on shareholder engagement best practices.
4:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.