Few companies today are immune from shareholder activism, and the pace of new campaigns continues to accelerate. While front-page headlines highlight large company activist campaigns, smaller-cap companies are the primary target of activist investors. What trends are emerging in public activism? Besides board composition, what are the focus areas for campaigns? This program includes key learnings and case-study sharing from an experienced team of board directors with direct involvement in activist campaigns. Don't miss this program for directors who want to be prepared for a high-probability encounter with activist shareholders.
Please join us for a fireside chat with Tom James, chairman emeritus, and Paul Reilly, chairman and CEO, as they describe how important effective corporate governance and community involvement have been in the long-term success of Raymond James Financial. In addition to describing these important ESG principles, they will cover how these values are woven into the culture of the organization and brought to life in the communities where the firm operates. The venue for this program - The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art - is a living example of the importance of community involvement to the leaders of Raymond James Financial. You will be invited to tour the museum following the presentation.
Do you know who your next CEO will be? Is your board actively involved in CEO succession discussions? How is business transformation shaping your board's agenda? Learn how South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is dealing with transition and transformation. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from Spirit's new CEO and their former CEO (who remains on the board) about the changeover and the company's journey that has dramatically improved its on-time performance and guest experience amidst their planful approach CEO succession.
This year's NACD Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) is titled Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks. Join your fellow directors to discuss the findings of the report and learn how other boards are dealing with today's uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment. The volatility of global information networks, shifting business models, disruptive natural events and unpredictable global economics and geopolitics combined with fundamental transformative technology are causing boards to rethink how they govern and how decisions are made. As a result, directors need to assess, discuss, and oversee disruptive risks that could have a significant economic, operational, and/or reputational impact and provide guidance that helps our companies and organizations be better prepared to respond when the unforeseen does occur. Join directors from International Paper, Brighthouse Financial and Cross Creek Energy for a lively discussion on real world stories regarding the content of the 2018 BRC and best practices on building board proficiency in adaptive governance and turning uncertainty into sustainable advantage.
Prepare for the upcoming 2019 proxy season, which will soon be upon us. Hear about changes from ISS and Glass Lewis, new regulatory and legislative initiatives, and how Boards are thinking about executive compensation and corporate governance from a panel of experts including Compensation Committee Chairs and technical experts.
Recent research indicates that 77 percent of S&P 500 companies disclosed engagement with investors, with over 32 percent of respondents reporting director involvement. Why are investors engaging boards and what should board directors know, anticipate, and communicate through proxy statements? You will hear from experts from ISS, BlackRock, and Northern Trust, representing global institutions with trillions of dollars of shareholder assets, with insights on key issues for investors, investor engagements, and analytics on trends impacting corporate boards. This is a not-to-miss program to understand the evolving pace of change in the investor engagement/activism arena and hot topics for your board to consider.
Panelists: Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock, John Roe, Principal, ISS Capital, and Mamadou Abou-Sarr, Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing, Northern Trust.
With legal exposure for directors at an all-time high, you must be aware of the current threat landscape and options available to protect yourself from liability. In this session, you will hear from experts on where your exposure is likely to come from and how the areas of interest of the plaintiffsâ€™ bar are growing broader to encompass new territory such as cyber and #MeToo. Looking at examples and recent case law, this session will also delve into large general liability claims and shareholder derivative suits. Most importantly, our panel will provide you with the latest D&O liability insurance market observations and strategies for maximizing your own protection from claims.
Stuart Miller, executive chairman of Lennar Corporation, the country's largest home builder, will share his perspective on how data is altering our world.
Embracing change and rethinking everything is what it will take to succeed in the future. Get an insider's look at how Lennar Corporation is leveraging technology and being on the cutting edge as an innovator in their industry. Please mark your calendar for our launch event of the 2018-2019 season.
Join your director peers for a complimentary breakfast for an exclusive interview of John A. Quelch, Vice Provost of the University of Miami, and Dean of the Miami Business School.
Led by dynamic NACD Chapter Advancement Officer Susan Paley, whose career spans not only corporate governance but also the international media sector, including work with BBC, the Discovery Networks, C-SPAN, and The World Bank, you'll hear candid answers to questions.
Directors Oversight of Disruptive Risks (Cyber, Crypto, and Disruptive Economies)
All organizations are facing business model disruption, and directors play an important role in understanding the nature, pace, and impacts of disruptive risks, including rapid innovations in technology (e.g., robotics, digitalization), new forms of supply chains (e.g., Amazon), or even fundamental changes in the way business is conducted (e.g., blockchain, crypto currencies). While disruption can add to risks such as cyber security, it also presents organizations with significant opportunity to maintain or add to shareholder value.
NACD Florida, Protiviti, and Akerman are pleased to present a high-impact discussion to help directors identify and govern the ways their organizations deal with disruptive risks. Join experts in innovative strategies, public policy, and cyber as they provide perspective on ways directors can help take advantage of opportunities in emerging areas of digitalization, supply chain/blockchain, and cyber risk management and how these fast-paced risks can be managed along the way.
Please join us and an impressive panel of experts at the spectacular Pavilion at Steinbrenner Field for this event. A catered reception will follow the program.