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Agenda for "3rd Annual Executive Compensation Conference"

8:00 - 8:10 am
Opening Remarks
  • Speakers:
  • John Olson - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Jesse Brill - Chair of CompensationStandards and NASPP Chair
8:10 - 8:25 am
8:25 - 9:15 am
Meeting the New Standards: What Compensation Committees (and Consultants and Counsel) Should Now Be Doing
Learn from these respected board advisors what actions every director now needs to focus on, understand and do; what every committee should be asking from its consultants, lawyers, company's HR department and other staff; and how the compensation committee should review CEO compensation.
9:15 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 10:45 am
What Now Needs to Be Disclosed in the Proxy Statement
Now that new SEC disclosure requirements will be in place for the upcoming proxy season, disclosure practices are changing dramatically. Learn how to meet the SEC's new requirements for more detail and specificity in compensation disclosures, including specific examples; how directors will need to take greater responsibility, including new board - and CEO/CFO - action items (among them, reviewing and approving disclosures and representations about all aspects of the CEO/NEO's package); including:
  • the new CD&A disclosures (the "big sleeper") - the latest guidance
  • ongoing perk developments
  • deferred compensation plans' annual interest income and accumulated total amount
  • SERPs and other retirement benefits and severance/change in control arrangements
  • tally of total compensation, wealth accumulation and internal pay equity
Also learn why the CD&A should include a statement that all compensation arrangements were reviewed and tallied up and deemed not excessive and what compensation contracts and arrangements need to be filed with the SEC - when, where and how.
No director or advisor should miss this critical session. This will be the one session that advisors will want to furnish to every director!
10:45 - 11:15 am
11:15 - 12:30 pm
"The Consultants Speak" on What You Need to Do Now
Hear candid guidance from the top consultants about where we have gone astray - and how to make the necessary fixes. These experienced experts will share changes you can implement to restore integrity to the process - and to avoid liability for directors and their advisors.
12:30 - 1:45 pm
1:45 - 2:30 pm
How to Devise and Utilize the Appropriate Tally Sheets
Many companies have implemented tally sheets and are grappling with "what do we do now with the results?" Learn what practices are being adopted with respect to both developing tally sheets and taking action once the tally sheets are prepared - and hear a host of practice pointers on how to get the greatest value from your tally sheets.
2:30 - 3:00
How to Create and Implement a Wealth Accumulation Table: What Directors Now Need to Address
A key companion to the tally sheet is the new "wealth accumulation table." Factoring in wealth accumulation has now become a "must" in order for directors to make informed decisions. Learn how to implement this critical tool so that boards can more accurately assess the amount of compensation that they have already granted and to take the appropriate actions once the table is prepared, including making the new disclosures that will now be required in the new CD&A regarding wealth accumulation.
3:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:15
What Still Needs Fixing: Pay-for-Performance; Annual Option Grant Practices; Post-Retirement Provisions and More
Under the SEC's new rules, directors will now need to focus on the new disclosures and assessments that will need to be addressed and explained in the new CD&A. Everyone is talking about pay-for-performance - but implementing it is not as easy as you would think. Critics and respected consultants are calling for boards to revisit annual grant practices and post-retirement provisions - learn what boards (and CEOs) need to do now.
4:15 - 4:45
Why - and How to - Implement Internal Pay Equity
Traditional benchmarking practices have been widely criticized - and for good reason. Learn why respected consultants are advocates of internal pay equity methodologies as a better benchmark - and how to actually implement this growing practice.
4:45 - 5:15
How to Fix Outstanding CEO Pay Packages and Agreements
Learn about: obligations to re-examine and modify existing arrangements; fixing and adding "cause" provisions and clawbacks; ways to address current excessive compensation and how to have a difficult conversation about rolling back pay; how to implement meaningful holding periods for outstanding equity compensation; and how to avoid traps for the unwary director when negotiating employment contracts and other compensation arrangements.
Bonus! In addition to the jam-packed agenda above, the Conference will include a number of additional panels that will be available via audio webcast. Due to time limitations, they won't be played in Las Vegas - but will be archived to be listened to at any time. These panels include:
  • "Compensation Issues and Policies for 2007" featuring Pat McGurn and Martha Carter of Institutional Shareholder Services
  • "The Institutional Investor's New Focus on Executive Compensation: What It Means For You" featuring Paul Hodgson of The Corporate Library
  • "How to Establish Strategic Pay Packages" featuring Mark Van Clieaf

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