GEO's Americas Regional Conference is one of the industry's best, and most anticipated, events. It addresses the most pressing issues in equity and executive compensation today and is an exclusive learning and networking opportunity for strategic-minded attendees who are knowledgeable about employee share plans and interested in topics that address current issues vital to the application of equity in all of its core disciplines.
Attendees expect high-level program content that provides timely and relevant updates, including changes to existing laws and legal precedents, explanations of new laws and regulations, as well as tips and practical tools that can be implemented immediately. GEO's Americas Regional Conference aims to provide both new and innovative solutions for strategic and operational challenges and ideas on how to lead organizations forward.
Presentation proposals that are comprehensive and complete will receive the highest level of consideration. Proposals must be submitted via this website by 14 June 2019. Only complete proposals, including biographies and names of potential speakers, will receive consideration.
Issuer speakers attend free of charge.
Provider member speaker rate of $1,399 applies to provider speaker registrations received by the speaker registration deadline.
In order to complete your proposal, please consult the following list before starting the process. If you begin the process with all the information below at hand, it should take a maximum of 10-15 minutes to complete your submission. Before you start, please ensure you have the following information:
GEO's Americas Regional Conference will focus on topics relevant to both public and private companies providing share plans to their employees located around the globe. Our multi-track approach will provide attendees a choice of sessions to address issues relevant to their role including strategic issues, administration considerations and regulatory, tax and compliance matters related to global share plans.
To ensure GEO's Americas Regional Conference is an EXPERIENCE attendees won't forget, we need sessions that incorporate the following:
Please note that “sales pitches” of any kind will not be considered; this is an opportunity to educate and engage the global share plan community, and it is not appropriate for service providers to use a GEO conference presentation as an opportunity to openly promote their firm’s services.
The audience at GEO’s Americas Regional Conference tends to be both sophisticated and generally knowledgeable about employee share plans. In recent years, the ‘typical’ issuer conference attendee works in stock plan administration, executive compensation, program design or compliance for their organizations.
GEO is interested in topics that are relevant and timely for our audiences. When choosing your topic, consider the following topics of particular interest to GEO for presentation at this conference:
Selected presentations are not limited to the above topics. Presentations that address the strategic application of equity in the above areas will be given priority in the selection process.
All presentation proposals for GEO's 2019 Americas Regional Conference must be submitted via our online tool. Submissions close on 14 June 2019.
There is no limit to the number of proposals you or your firm may submit. A wide variety of submissions are needed in order to find the best-of-the-best, so all creative ideas are appreciated. Please remember, however, that incomplete submissions will not be considered.
All proposals for GEO's Americas Regional Conference are carefully considered by a selection team. Once final decisions are made, GEO will notify everyone who submitted a proposal of the outcome.
If your proposal is accepted:
GEO reserves the right to retract any offer to present that does not comply with the registration requirements outlined above.
If your proposal is not accepted you may be offered an opportunity to present at a local chapter event, or to convert your presentation proposal into a GEO webinar or article for future publication.
All speakers must be 'paid-in-full' members of the Global Equity Organization. Due to a limited number of speaking slots, complimentary registration for speakers will be limited to issuer speakers only. Provider speakers who complete registration by the speaker deadline are required to pay the provider member/speaker rate of $1,399. Provider speakers registering after the stated deadline will be required to pay the registration rate in effect at time of registration.
We appreciate your interest in presenting at GEO's 2019 Americas Regional Conference to be held in Huntington Beach, California, at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on 21-23 October. If you have questions, please contact us.