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Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.1 There's no Business Like Share Business ― Best Bang for your Buck

Program Management

Too often, companies are disappointed and frustrated that budgets are blown, administration systems don't do what they thought they might... >> Read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.2 After 20+ Years of Managing Global Share Plans, it is Getting Easier…Or Is It?

Program Management

Surely after 20+ years of managing global share plans, it is getting easier…or is it?... >> Read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.3 Keep Talent from Walking Away with Equity Compensation

Design and Strategy

Unemployment is at record low levels. Great news for employees, but rough waters for employers trying to hang on to their top talent... >> Read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.4 Using Data Analytics to Identify and Retain at Risk Talent

Business Intelligence

Companies have seen the “great resignation” of talent during the last couple of years. While virtually every company has experienced... >> Read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.5 Around the World with ESPP

Trending Now

ESPPs have been a favorite way to share company ownership on a broad basis since the 1960s. Since stock purchase plans... >> Read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Breakout Series I
1.6 Harnessing the Power of Financial Wellness Benefits to Help You Retain and Attract Talent

Trending Now

Employees want a better work-life balance. They want the flexibility to work remotely and to work in a way that will allow them to... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.1 11 Things You Should Know Before Your Company Goes Public

Trending Now

2021 set a record in IPOs, with more than 150% of 2020's already jaw-dropping number. With so much IPO and SPAC activity... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.2 First Look: Communication Insights Research Paper

Communications

Communication in equity plans is an essential component of plan success. Join this session to hear about the... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.3 A Change of Plans (the 10b5-1 type, that is!)

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Join this timely panel for a much-needed update and lively discussion on the proposed changes to Rule 10b5-1. Don’t let this long-awaited... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.4 The Equity Professionals Speak on Problems Solved, Lessons Learned and Charting a New Path Forward

Program Management

It's been far too long since we've had a chance to be with each other in the same place and time to swap notes and share... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.5 Leveraging Equity to Stay Ahead

Trending Now

As employers navigate one of the most challenging and most competitive labor markets in our lifetimes, companies are getting more... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series II
2.6 Can equity compensation power an inclusive corporate culture?

Business Intelligence

Compensation and organizational culture are deeply intertwined. We take a look at the relationship between the two... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.1 Mobile Equity Explosion ― Calculating the Risk and Compliance Exposure

Finance, Tax & Accounting

Many companies don’t fully understand where their risks lie when they provide equity compensation to mobile employees... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.2 Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS) 2022

Business Intelligence

The Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS), celebrating its 10th year of delivering insights, is the foremost assessment of current market practice... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.3 Takeover / Merger / Spin-off : How To Preserve The French Awards Qualified Status

Design and Strategy

Join this session for up to the minute information on the tax implications of share and asset deals on French qualified plans... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.4 Blazing Trails with Genius Plan Design Concepts

Design and Strategy

There are many common, yet ineffective and counterproductive equity compensation practices. Unfortunately, this problem is perpetuated... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.5 Behavioral Economics: A Key to Understanding How Employees Make Equity Compensation and Financial Decisions

Business Intelligence

Join this session for an enticing look into behavioral economics and behavioral finance theories that shed light... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series III
3.6 Let’s Be Frank About Global Corporate Governance

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Investor and regulator expectations can play a big part in determining a company’s approach to compensation... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.1 “Fractionally” Better Employee Experiences

Program Management

While rising stock values are always good, challenges can emerge for companies with high stock prices and issue equity... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.2 Crypto Compensation Goes Global - One Light Year Later

Business Intelligence

Just one year ago we introduced cryptocurrency to the GEO as the new form of equity compensation. In one year, it has grown... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.3 Reacting to the Changing COVID Landscape

Trending Now

This session will explore companies' ongoing reactions to the impact of the COVID pandemic in relation to compensation... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.4 Designing, Accounting, and Reporting Meaningful ESG Metrics in Global Long-Term Incentive Awards

Finance, Tax & Accounting

No matter where you look in 2022, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a topic being discussed frequently... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.5 Competing for Talent During a Pandemic

Design and Strategy

Equity is an important element in the total reward package for new hires and is becoming increasingly vital for companies... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series IV
4.6 Going Public during the Pandemic: 5 Lessons Learned

Program Management

Did you have the pleasure of experiencing the fun/busy/crazy time involved in a traditional IPO or SPAC in the last several years... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.1 France: Looking Back to Look Forward

Design and Strategy

Long-term incentive plans in France may not have seen any major changes in the last 5 years, but look out, it may be time!... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.2 Onboarding Excellence! Best Practices in Educating New Senior Leadership on the Equity Compensation Programs

Program Management

It’s no exaggeration to say that leadership transitions are critical to the success of a business. Nine out of ten teams... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.3 Winds of Change: Tips and Considerations for Implementations

Program Management

Join this session to learn the ins and outs of automating HR, payroll and global mobility operations. This experienced panel... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.4 Navigating IFRS and GAAP and Successfully Weathering the New Changes

Finance, Tax & Accounting

Getting swept away by constantly changing accounting standards? Feeling overwhelmed by multiple reporting frameworks and the... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.5 Efficient Equity Administration – Digitally Managing Equity-Based Compensation

Business Intelligence

Join this session for insights into how large companies efficiently manage and administer equity-based compensation. This panel... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series V
5.6 Value Creation and Value Capture in M&A

Trending Now

Today, more than ever, deals are not just about financial engineering, but instead are increasingly focused on value creation... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.1 The Power of Emotion in Equity Compensation: A New Approach to Communications

Communications

Why is understanding emotion key to the success of your equity plan? We have changed dramatically post-pandemic... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.2 Is it Time to Widen The Scope of Employee Equity Plans?

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Gig workers, consultants, self-employed workers―do they deserve an equal shot at equity compensation? Many think so... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.3 New to Tax Mobility? A Primer Session on Managing Your Mobile Workers

Finance, Tax & Accounting

Mobile employees are here to stay. And regardless of the cause of the mobility, each state and country have their own tax obligations... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.4 Global Equity, the Future of Work, and Leveraging Technology

Trending Now

With employees working remotely more than ever before, understanding the concept of global equity and formalizing the compliance plan... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.5 Designing And Delivering A Post-Acquisition Stock Offering That Delivers Value And Engages Employees

Design and Strategy

In 2021 SK Hynix and Intel reached an agreement for SK to acquire Intel’s NAND memory and storage business – a deal worth $9 billion... >> Read more

Thursday, 28 April 2022
Breakout Series VI
6.6 Using Financial Wellbeing Programs to Help Employees Understand Equity Comp – the Toast Story

Case Study

When employees feel confident about their equity comp, everyone wins.... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.1 Reimagining Stock Plan Communications

Communications

The "rinse and repeat" method has taken over stock plan communications. At most companies, communications look the same... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.2 Key International Developments and Trends Impacting Global Equity Plans

Trending Now

Join this session to hear from this esteemed panel as they share the latest critical international regulatory and tax developments... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.3 Scaling the Mega Grant Mountain

Executive Pay

In 2004, the Wall Street Journal (perhaps prematurely) reported that “[t]he nation's mountains of 'mega grants' are melting,”... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.4 Equity Awards - The Hidden Issues

Design and Strategy

This session will explore numerous special situations that can arise with equity awards and how they can leave a disaster... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.5 Benchmarking a Unicorn - Art or Science?

Design and Strategy

Equity compensation is a compelling incentive for start-up companies to attract and motivate employees and consultants... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VII
7.6 Best Practices and Solutions for Global Equity Plans

Case Study

Hear your fellow seasoned issuers draw from their experiences on managing large global plans as they share lessons learned on today's hottest topics... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VIII
8.1 Purpose, People, Planet, Profit: Creating a Sustainable Future and the Impact on Equity

Business Intelligence

The pandemic and constant climate change challenges have brought the role companies play into sharp focus. A number of companies are leading the way... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VIII
8.2 Personalising Communications with Data: Rio Tinto’s Unique Approach

Communications

Rio Tinto has an extraordinary challenge in reaching their 20,000+ share plan participants around the globe, with employees based in 30 countries... >> Read more

Friday, 29 April 2022
Breakout Series VIII
8.3 A Rose by Any Other Name… Is Granting Equity to a PEO / EOR "Employee" As Sweet as Granting to a Direct Employee?

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

It is challenging for an organization granting equity around the world to understand and stay in compliance with tax and regulatory requirements... >> Read more