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Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.1 Opening the Chamber of Secrets: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Goals and Incentive Programs

Design, Strategy & Trends
What do sustainability goals have to do with incentive programs? It’s a fact that employees prefer to invest in a company whose values align to their own... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.2 What is the Deal with France?

Compliance & Regulatory
Everyone knows that France can be difficult to maneuver when it comes to share plans. Ever wish you could get a guide to help you approach issues practically? In this session... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.3 Performance Awards: The Down and Dirty

Design, Strategy & Trends
As performance awards play an even more significant role in global compensation, we continue to evaluate their importance in the ever-changing equity... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.4 The Clock is Ticking—The Impact of Real-Time Equity Reporting and Other Payroll Considerations

Finance & Tax
Around the globe employers are facing increasingly tight deadlines when it comes to ensuring payroll withholding, reporting and deposits. Changes such as the new T+2... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.5 Company Culture and Equity Plan Design: A Powerful Pair

Program Management
With increasing workforce diversity comes benefits and challenges. While company’s focus on actionable steps to strengthen their internal cultures and inspire... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.6 Ready or Not, Here Comes the Global Audit

Program Management
Join us for some practical tips for global stock plan administrators when prepping for the annual audit. The panel will review why SOX continues to be important... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Series I
1.7 Global Versus Local—Can One Size Ever Fit All?

Design, Strategy & Trends
What influences companies to make the decision to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to designing their employee share plan versus tailoring their plan at a local... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.1 Enough with the Millennials: Let’s Talk Equity Comp and Retirement

Design, Strategy & Trends
The equity compensation conversation is appropriately centered around “attract, retain, and motivate”. While retirement considerations are not necessarily part... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.2 The Missing Link: The Perspectives, Challenges, and Roles of the Manager in the Equity Compensation Chain

Communications
In any long-term incentive program, how and what you communicate to employees about their equity awards is critical. But as managers consider recommendations for... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.3 CEO Pay Ratio: Lessons Learned From the First Year

Executive Pay
As proxy statements continue to roll in, experiences with the pay ratio calculation roll-out—from information on the numbers reported to the experiences of... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.4 Divergent: A Global Mobility Adventure Featuring eBay and PayPal

Program Management
Featuring eBay and PayPal as the center of the discussion, this session will explore how these two organizations, which were once one company, have adapted and... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.5 The ESPP Dilemma: Why Doesn't Everyone Participate?

Communications
To most equity professionals and even behavioral economists, every eligible employee should participate in his or her company’s ESPP. Despite the “obvious-to-us" benefit... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.6 Getting Strategic—Global Plan Design

Design, Strategy & Trends
Does the increasing cost of global compliance have you rethinking your global share plan? This session will take a deep-dive into the strategy behind the design... more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Series II
2.7 Why ONE is Much More Than Two

Design, Strategy & Trends
With the completion of the merger of TUI AG and TUI Travel PLC in December 2014, two TUI’s became one and today, TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.1 Big 4 View—Tax Reform and Horizon of Compensation

Finance & Tax
Given the passage of the most sweeping tax reform bill to impact the US in more than three decades and with many other countries looking at tax reform as a revenue... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.2 Reinvigorating Your Equity Plans for a Global Business

Design, Strategy & Trends
Ever thought about throwing out your current equity plan and starting over? While for most of us this is akin to the impossible dream, for Australia-based CSL... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.3 Applying Consumer Marketing Techniques to Increase Equity Program Participation

Communications
Effective communication is the difference between companies that see employee engagement with their equity programs and those that don’t and few companies... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.4 Gender Pay: Mind the Gap!

Compliance & Regulatory
A recent article in the Washington Post claimed that most women work the equivalent of 10 weeks a year for free, when comparing median male and female salaries... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.5 Powering Equity Program Decisions using Data Visualization

Program Management
Companies are increasingly utilizing data visualization and advanced analytics tools to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of their equity programs... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Series III
3.6 Implementing a Financial Wellness Plan to Increase How Participants View Their Equity

Program Management
Companies grant more than $110B annually in equity to their employees yet continue to question if there is understanding of how equity works and its potential... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.1 Fantastic Performance Awards and Where to Find Them: The Ever-Evolving World of Performance Equity

Design, Strategy & Trends
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or perhaps in a magical mist in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, you are probably aware that performance awards... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.2 Keeping up on the Latest Key Developments in Equity Compensation Around the Globe

Compliance & Regulatory
Keeping up with changes in the tax, legal and regulatory environment surrounding global stock plans can be a challenge. This panel of experts has made the... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.3 Maximizing Returns. The Stock Function as a Revenue Generator!

Finance & Tax
The traditional mindset is that settled stock-based compensation represents a sunk cost when offered to employees around the world. This session aims to... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.4 It’s a Small Equity Universe After All: Localizing your Global Plan

Compliance & Regulatory
Global companies look to have one plan that works around the world to make life simple. This session will look at how companies accommodate and celebrate local... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.5 Getting Your Point Across the Globe—Communicating and Measuring the Value of Equity Award Programs

Communications
Do your employees view their grants as part of their compensation, a lottery ticket, or a long-term investment? Do your company’s awards... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Series IV
4.6 Global ESPP Administration—Top Challenges for 2018

Program Management
While Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) are more prevalent in the US, many multinational corporations offer these programs globally, and with... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.1 EU Requirements in Bite-Size Pieces

Compliance & Regulatory
The global share plan regulatory environment is again under review and a number of new provisions come into effect in 2018. While we ushered in a new... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.2 Executive and Equity Digital Omnichannel Strategy—Digital WHAT?

Program Management
This session will take you on a journey to reach the goal of having a truly digitized and customer-centered approach in delivering best-in-class solutions in the... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.3 Is it Time for Your Annual Equity Tune-up?

Design, Strategy & Trends
Most people visit the doctor or dentist once a year to ensure their medical fitness and avoid festering problems. You take your car for a regular oil change and... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.4 X and Y—Gender Differences in Equity

Design, Strategy & Trends
Eliminating pay inequities based on gender (or, any other protected status) is a critical compensation challenge of our time. Coupled with the front page gender... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.5 Overcoming the Challenges of Forecasting

Accounting
Finance professionals are always trying to better predict volatility to the company's income statement and dilutive earning per share and this session will help... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Series V
5.6 Unilever’s New Reward Framework: “Act Like an Owner, Be Rewarded Like an Owner”

Design, Strategy & Trends
In 2017 Unilever commenced the rollout of a new reward framework to their top 500 employees globally and are now preparing to roll it out to 3,000 Directors globally with... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
6.1 Two Truths and a Lie

Compliance & Regulatory
Join this cutting-edge approach to combining global equity education and maximizing audience engagement. By presenting several common but important scenarios and... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
6.2 Pay it Forward: Executive Compensation and Philanthropy

Executive Pay
Your executives and employees have needs that require careful attention and focus outside of the typical compensation constructs. Increasingly employees are looking... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
6.3 Navigating the Universe of Shareholder Engagement

Communications
When you think about engaging with your investors and winning their support, is it like trying to navigate a theme park – at times, overwhelming? Don’t... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
6.4 Rio Tinto—What Happened Next?

Compliance & Regulatory
Hear from Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, five years on from the launch of their multi-award winning plan, myShare. With more than a quarter of... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
6.5 Equity and Retention—What is Your Score?

Program Management
Talent retention is repeatedly noted as a primary goal of granting equity to employees but corporations don’t always measure this data point. This panel of experts... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Series VII
7.1 Peer Watching: Global Equity Insights Survey 2018—Results

Design, Strategy & Trends
The Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS) is a leading global assessment of current market practice and trends regarding equity compensation across the world. Now... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Series VII
7.2 I Can Show You the World

Compliance & Regulatory
Join us on our version of Aladdin’s magic carpet ride around the world as we fly through the hotspots of global stock plan issues! Our session will include global... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Series VII
7.3 Making Wise Choices: Implementing an Employee Choice Program

Design, Strategy & Trends
Many companies are offering employees the choice of equity types—is it right for you? This panel will explore how two top multinational companies implemented their... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Series VII
7.4 Execution of the Centralized LTI Management Approach

Program Management
To properly manage and assure global tax compliance of the equity plans - especially with regard to their cross-border population - DPDHL implemented a... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Series VII
7.5 Winning the Talent War Through Strategic Stock Policy Enhancements

Design, Strategy & Trends
In an aggressive talent market what can your company do to make sure it stays competitive? There are plenty of ideas surrounding the use of equity compensation... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Series VIII
8.1 Share Plan Communication Challenges—Overcome!

Communications
Are you a communications thermostat – reading, understanding, adapting and leading the situation? It’s a well known fact that share plan communications are... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Series VIII
8.2 Generational Perceptions: A Study of Views on Employee Share Plans in China

Design, Strategy & Trends
For the first time in history, there are four generations in the western workforce. However, due to their unique political and historical background, the Chinese... more

Thursday, 26 April 2018
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Series VIII
8.3 The Awards of Tomorrowland: How to Make the Most of Your Award Agreements

Compliance & Regulatory
If you think an award agreement just serves to communicate the basic award terms and make your lawyers happy, think again! More and more companies are... more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Series VI
CANCELLED 6.1 Blockchain: To Boldly Go Where no Equity Plan Has Gone Before

Program Management
Say hello to the decentralized economy—blockchain is about to change everything! In this lucid session on the complex (and sometimes confusing) blockchain and smart... more

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