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14-16 September 2015
Scottsdale, AZ, US

NECF 2015 - Conference Agenda
This unique conference brought the most forward-thinking equity and executive compensation discussions to an intimate gathering of innovators, issuers, suppliers and thought leaders.
Keynote Addresses
 
Conference Schedule (Subject to change)
Download the Full Conference Agenda, including session description and speakers.
Monday, 14 September
9:30am 7:30pm Registration
10:30am 12:00pm Issuer Advisory Council Meeting – Great Resource Discussion
12:15pm 2:00pm Issuer Luncheon and Roundtable Raffle Prizes Exclusively Sponsored by KPMG
2:00pm 2:30pm Room Transition
2:30pm 4:30pm Extended Learning Sessions (offered at no additional cost, separate registration required)
Keys to Aligning Executive Pay with Performance in association with WorldatWork
Mindful Working Workshop led by Christy Cassisa of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness
4:30pm 4:45pm Room Transition
4:45pm 5:45pm Networking Mixer
5:45pm 6:00pm Room Transition
6:00pm 7:30pm Opening Reception Sponsored by Morgan Stanley
Tuesday, 15 September
7:00am 8:00am Sweatworking
8:00am 6:30pm Registration
8:30am 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am 10:00am Welcome Remarks and Keynote I: The Philosophy and Practice of Executive Pay Disclosure
10:00am 10:30am Morning Networking Break
10:30am 11:30am Program Management Communication Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay
Breakout Series I Currencies and Global Money Movement Channel Surfing - Selecting the Right Outlets to Reach Your Participants Focus on 10b5-1 Plans: Fundamentals, Trends and Best Practices Tax Morality and Tax Transparency: An Overview for the "Non-Tax” Professional About Face? Rethinking the Role of Time-Based Awards Best in Class Shareholder Engagement Practices
11:30am 11:45am Room Transition
11:45am 12:45pm Program Management Communication Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay
Breakout Series II How to Provide Small and Midsize Companies with Efficient Equity Plans Financial Wellness in the Workplace—Maximizing Equity Going Global—Purpose, Policy, Programs and Practice Tax Compliance and the W-8 Data, Demographics and Design Keeping Current: The SEC’s Broadened Clawback Restrictions
12:45pm 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm 2:45pm Program Management Communication Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay
Breakout Series III Obtaining Employee Consent in a World of Strict Data Privacy Stories from the Road on Employee Education Proposed ASC 718 Amendments: Simplifying and Improving the Accounting for Share-based Payments A Chevron Case Study–Compensation Reporting Design Is Cash Truly King? Why More Companies are Incorporating Cash into their Equity Programs How Does Equity Fit into the Total Compensation Equation?
2:45pm 3:15pm Afternoon Networking Break
3:15pm 4:15pm Program Management Communication Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay
Breakout Series IV Corporate Action on the Menu? A Recipe for Success Giving Equity to Your Participants: Why They Need to Understand it to Appreciate it! Tricky Equity Compensation Issues Faced by Private and Newly Public Companies State and Local Taxation of Equity Awards: Hard Hitting Ideas from the Field Performance Pontification: Assessing Metrics and Setting Expectations Pay Practices and Trends: What Can We Learn from the Top Performers?
4:15pm 4:30pm Room Transition
4:30pm 5:30pm Program Management Communication Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Design Strategy & Trends
Breakout Series V Creating Efficiencies Around the Total Mobile Employee Experience Executive Rewards: Energizing your Communications for Impact and Results Rightsizing your Global Stock Plan Compliance Best Practices and Trends in Financial Reporting What’s Hot and Trending for Private Companies? Fact-Based ESPP Trends: What We Learned By Analyzing 100+ New Plan Documents
5:30pm 6:30pm Happy Hour
6:30pm   Dinner on Your Own or Optional Vendor Events
Wednesday, 16 September
8:00am 2:00pm Registration
8:00am 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am 9:30am Keynote II: A Conversation with the Heroic and Extraordinary Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
9:30am 9:45am Room Transition
9:45am 10:45am Provider Council Meeting
9:45am 10:45am Program Management Compliance & Regulatory Finance & Tax Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay  
Breakout Series VI No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Tying Equity Awards to Retirement Global Hot Spots—New Issues, Trends and Difficult Developments Tax Trips and Traps–Pitfalls to Avoid What's the BIG DEAL with BIG Data? Executive Long-Term Incentives: Best Fit Trumps Typical Practice  
10:45am 11:30am Morning Networking Break
11:30am 12:30pm Program Management Compliance & Regulatory Design Strategy & Trends Executive Pay    
Breakout Series VII Plan Design Diplomacy: Dealing with and Communicating Complex Design Features Challenges and Strategies for Selecting Share Requests and Equity Design Changes A Surgical Approach to Global Long-term Incentive Design Best Practices for Compensation Committee Interactions    
12:30pm 12:35pm Room Transition
12:35pm 2:00pm Lunch and Keynote III: The Leadership Link to Business and Career Success
2:00pm   Post-Event Activities (Golf, Spa, etc.)