Welcome to GEO’s 24th Annual Conference

On 19 – 21 April 2023 more than 500+ company directors, senior managers, stock plan, HR, reward and benefits professionals will fill the halls at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Our flagship conference is where the best equity minds meet. It brings together academics, thought leaders, stock plan experts and policy makers from across the globe to explore best practice in equity compensation and work together to drive a vision for future employee share ownership.

Whatever your level of experience, there is something for everyone - this really is a must attend event!

Executive Compensation Matter one day event

What to Expect

The three-day data conference will feature around 50 knowledge sessions, keynote speakers, certification opportunities, a special events schedule and VIP access to the GEO Awards gala dinner for all delegates.

GEO's Annual Conference aims to provide 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.


Get inspired by the headlining speakers; remarkable individuals will motivate, enlighten, and move you.

Big Ideas

Explore big ideas presented directly from the innovators and thought leaders of the global share plan industry designed to help you transform your organization, your business, and yourself.


Enjoy the company of share plan industry leaders and senior stakeholders at memorable networking events that are fun and engaging.

Opening Keynote - Karren Brady

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Be in Great Company

The conference attracts inspired individuals from around the world. You will meet representatives from public household name companies and smaller, private companies who are looking to share their knowledge and connect with you.

Attendees offer share plans and equity compensation as part of their company’s remuneration and serve in the roles of analyst, manager, senior manager, director, senior director, vice president and various other executive level positions in functions such as human resources, accounting, finance, tax and stock plan administration.

You’ll also meet employees and management of the top companies providing services to companies who offer share plans.

  • Skyscanner
  • Walmart
  • Zurich
  • Nike
  • Nestle
  • Hilton
  • BP
  • Rio Tinto
  • Shopify
  • Infosys
  • Shell
  • Dulux
  • Danone
  • Cisco
  • Ebay

What Attendees Say

"This industry is always evolving and I find that not only is GEO on top of the new trends, but they are able to attract household named companies to share best practices."

Manager, Global HR Operations


"If you want to share your experiences in equity-based compensation with international experts, then GEO is the perfect place for you."

Head of Compensation & Benefits

Siemens Energy

"In my view, GEO offers the best conferences for HR professionals designing equity programs."

Director, Total Rewards and Equity Compensation

Hewlett Packard

"The caliber of GEO attendees and the tight network that exists within the organization has been the basis of many long-lasting professional relationships in my career."

Director, Advanced Solutions

Morgan Stanley at Work