Sunday, November 19, 2017

Event - Shareholder Activism Unlocking Shareholder Value

This event will take place on January 25, 2018 at the Time Warner Center, 10 on the Park, 60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY.  The Shareholder Activism  Unlocking Shareholder Value conference brings together activists, board directors and corporate management to discuss the state of play in activist engagement and what to expect in the upcoming shareholder season. The event includes full day of interviews, panel discussions, presentations by practice experts, strategists, advisors, activists and investors makes this one-day program an invaluable gathering, needed to effectively manage through the ever-evolving landscape of proxy fights and settlements.

Shareholder activism is an increasingly important issue as evidenced by the high profile Kraft Heinz shareholder sustainability motions earlier this year and many other similar motions.

Participants at the conference will share views and practices on the evolution and current state of shareholder activism in the US and abroad, with a focus on how engagements continue to shape efforts between directors, public company management and activist investors, all seeking positive outcomes.

Industry thought leaders will explore why and how ongoing shareholder engagement and activism play a vital role in affecting share value. The conference will also examine how activist investors cultivate relationships with companies to positively influence sustained value creation as well as the latest campaign practices of activists, how they unfold, their outcomes, and how boards and executives work constructively toward improved stock performance.

Speakers (Session Leaders)

Skytop Strategies session leaders are chosen from the highest caliber companies,foundations and funds for the express purpose of diversifying thought and creating balanced panels with all-encompassing viewpoints.
  • David Benoit Activism Reporter The Wall Street Journal New York, NY
  • Josh Black Editor-In-Chief Activist Insight New York, NY
  • Christopher P. Davis Partner Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen New York, NY
  • Paul Davis Partner and Co-Chair Capital Markets & M&A, McMillan Toronto, Canada
  • Charles Elson Director John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Newark, DE
  • Jeremy Fielding President and Chief Executive Officer Kekst New York, NY
  • Jason Frankl Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting Washington, D.C.
  • Andrew Freedman Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice Olshan Frome Wolosky New York, NY
  • Michael Garland Assistant Comptroller, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment New York City Office of the Comptroller New York, NY
  • Zachary George Portfolio Manager FrontFour Capital Group, LLC New York, NY
  • Bruce H. Goldfarb President and Chief Executive Officer Okapi Partners LLC New York, NY
  • Phillip Goldstein Founder Bulldog Investors Saddle Brook, NJ
  • Holly Gregory Partner and Co-Chair, Global Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Practice Sidley Austin LLP New York, NY
  • R. Taylor Ingraham Director ASC Advisors LLC New York, NY
  • David Katz Partner Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York, NY
  • Eleazer Klein Partner Schulte Roth & Zabel New York, NY
  • Charles A. Koons Managing Director, Activism & Contested Situations Morrow Sodali New York, NY
  • Jeroen van Kwawegen Partner Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann New York, NY
  • Patricia Lenkov Founder and President Agility Executive Search New York, NY
  • Kai Haakon Liekefett Partner Vinson & Elkins New York, NY
  • Jonathan Litt Founder and Chief Executive Officer Land & Buildings Greenwich, CT
  • Leah Malone Director PwC New York, NY
  • Tom Manning Lead Director Dun & Bradstreet Board Director CommScope Board Director Clear Media Ltd. Chicago, IL
  • Bob Marese Managing Director MacKenzie Partners, Inc. New York, NY
  • Damien J. Park Managing Director Spotlight Advisors, LLC New York, NY
  • Lissa Perlman Senior Vice President Kekst New York, NY
  • Steve Pully Member, Board of Directors Titan Energy Dallas, TX
  • KT Rabin Chief Executive Officer Glass Lewis LLC San Francisco, CA
  • David Rosewater Managing Director Morgan Stanley New York, NY
  • Jim Rossman Managing Director Lazard New York, NY
  • W. Graeme Roustan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roustan Capital Ontario, C
  • Matthew Sherman President and Partner Joele Frank New York, NY
  • Walied Soliman Chairman and Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Toronto, CA
  • Lex Suvanto Managing Director, Financial Communications & Special Situations Edelman New York, NY
  • Michael Swartz Head of Shareholder Activism Litigation Schulte Roth & Zabel New York, N
  • Greg Taxin Managing Director Spotlight Advisors New York, NY
  • Scott Winter Managing Director Innisfree M&A Incorporated New York, NY
  • Steve Wolosky Partner Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP New York, NY
  • Dan Zacchei Managing Director Sloane & Company New York, NY
Conference Price: Early bird special is $995.00. The price will be $1,695.00 as of December 1, 2017. Click here to register.

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