Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.1 Make Life Sweeter...with a New Global Share Plan

Communications
Aviva helps 33 million customers save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life and is one of the oldest companies in the world, with the first company in the group s... more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.2 A Corporate Action: An Opportunity to Engage or a HR Nightmare?

Trending Now
Corporate actions can be difficult for all areas of an organization, but they can be particularly difficult for the HR department. This session brings together several very diff... more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.3 2017 Global Equity Insights Survey — Results

Design, Strategy & Trends
Established in 2013, the Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS) captures the market practice of participants from all over the world. Now in its fifth year running, GEO is please... more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.4 Successfully Managing Equity Disbursements Around the Globe

Program Management
As companies expand their equity offerings to participants deeper into their organizations and further around the globe, a host of issues can arise related to the timely and has... more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.5 Corporate Governance Best Practices for Global Stock Plans

Compliance & Regulatory
This panel of global experts will share the very best corporate governance practices for global stock plans—key concepts, best practices and important characteristics of good ... more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.6 Focusing, Preparing, Executing and Improving: Employee Stock Plans in a Multinational Environment

Compliance & Regulatory
The variety and complexity of matters impacting executive compensation and equity plans is at an all-time high—from political and market uncertainty and regulatory scrutiny to... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.1 The Future of HR

Trending Now
The way we work is changing. The workforce is becoming more demanding, mobile and diverse in terms of gender, age, culture and nationality. People are looking for more powerful,... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.2 Does One Size Really Fit All? Comparing Equity Compensation Plans Across the Globe

Design, Strategy & Trends
Contributory plans are a great example of a way to provide a benefit to a broad base of employees. Offering tax qualified plans can further enhance these benefits. As companies ... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.3 Mama Mia! Ingredients to a Tastefully Authentic ESPP

Program Management
Employee Stock Purchase Plans are a favorite choice for delivering broad based ownership opportunities around the globe. With the unique ability to offer a single form of compen... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.4 Let’s Talk: Truth in Negotiations with the Regulators

Compliance & Regulatory
Regulations and rules around equity and executive compensation are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to comply with. What happens when non-compliance occurs and is sub... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.5 La Dolce Vita—Keeping up on the Latest Developments in Equity Compensation Around the Globe

Compliance & Regulatory
Ah, the good life. Want to make your professional lives simpler, easier, and more enjoyable? The panelists in this session can help. In this not to be missed talk, industry expe... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.6 Show Us the Money - Executive Pay in the Spotlight

Executive Pay
Executive reward remains in the spotlight with serious attention from the media and politicians and tensions between all related stakeholders. This panel, featuring a range of g... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:30 - 11:20

Breakout Series II
2.7 Discussion Den: Technology

Discussion Dens
A small group session where the speakers will guide a discussion centered on technology. Kelley Garrett, Amazon (US) Jennifer Kirk, Go... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.1 Augmented Reality – Tomorrow’s Communications Today

Trending Now
Augmented Reality (AR) overlays video animation, 3D models and audio onto images of the real world, immersing consumers in an interactive environment. With a sudden increase in ... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.2 Allianz: A Story About Change and Transformation

Program Management
Allianz is one of the largest German multinational companies with offices and participants around the globe. Allianz is currently implementing a new solution for a variety of it... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.3 Rock Your Share Plan Risk Management Programs

Compliance & Regulatory
Companies continuously face challenges identifying and managing risk associated with their global equity programs. Relationship management, with both internal audit and control ... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.4 Getting the Deal Done: Motivation and Retention During Corporate Actions

Design, Strategy & Trends
Employee retention is arguably one of the most important elements in a successful corporate action. Experts in this session will discuss and highlight the many and varied challe... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.5 People First: Launching the adidas Group Stock Purchase Plan

Design, Strategy & Trends
As one of the largest sportswear manufacturers worldwide, the adidas Group has a uniquely diverse multi-generational global workforce. With the implementation of their Strategic... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.6 The Business Traveler: Progressing from Problems to Solutions

Finance & Tax
The business traveler challenge, determining who business travelers are or knowing where they are working, is not a new one. However, more and more companies are making concerte... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 - 13:20

Breakout Series III
3.7 Discussion Den: Financial Education

Discussion Dens
A small group session where the speakers will guide a discussion centered on financial education. Nicole Sloane, Kimberly-Clark Corporation... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.1 Modernizing the Tax Collection Process in France

Trending Now
Beginning in 2018—for the first time, employment income taxable in France will be subject to a withholding tax system. Until now, French taxes were paid on a self-assessment p... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.2 Mobility Taxation—Sizing Up A Solution

Program Management
We’ve all heard that equity mobility taxation is “the” problem to be solved and have seen the many shiny solutions built by various companies. But each company is differen... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.3 Learning by Example: Teva Pharmaceuticals' Acquisition of Actavis Generics

Program Management
Teva Pharmaceuticals' acquisition of Actavis Generics is one of the hottest topics to-date. This session is their story! Hear both the opportunities and challenges related to th... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.4 How Employee Benefits Foster Growth: Lessons From the “Start-up” Nation

Design, Strategy & Trends
Fearless, inventive and insanely ambitious, startups bristle with virtues and lessons worth learning. This session will offer real insight into some of those lessons, including ... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.5 An Insider’s Perspective on the Market Abuse Regulations

Design, Strategy & Trends
In July 2016, with the greatest of intentions, the EU introduced new rules on market abuse and insider dealing, which apply automatically to all EU countries without amendment o... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.6 The Real Impact of an International Tax Structuring on Global Employee Equity Plans

Finance & Tax
Attend this session and get a broader understanding of the corporate tax implications of your equity plans on your company’s bottom line. Get proven tips on how you can work m... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
13:30 - 14:20

Breakout Series IV
4.7 Discussion Den: Innovative Reward Strategies for Special Situations

Discussion Dens
A small group session where the speakers will guide a discussion centered on Innovative Reward Strategies for Special Situations. Martyn Fi... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.1 Yes, You Can! Technology in Share Plan Communications

Communications
Plan communication and education have long been challenges, especially as companies become more global and technology overtakes the old ways of communicating.  Times have c... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.2 Moving from Design to Delivery with an Innovative Plan

Trending Now
A 2016 winner of GEO’s Award for Most Innovative and Creative Plan Design, the “Own SAP” plan is one pillar of the new SAP Shares equity plan landscape. Own SAP is a decep... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.3 The Impact of Increased Regulation on Global All-Employee Stock Plans

Trending Now
Increased consumer, investor and public scrutiny of executive pay has led to increased regulation in many countries. While originally focused on executive pay proposals in certa... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.4 Rome Wasn’t Built in Day…A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Effective Global Equity Program

Program Management
It’s no secret that important work takes time—share plan programs are no exception. Join us for a discussion with some of the industry’s most seasoned professionals who wi... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.5 Project "By the Slice" - Alphabet's Fractional Share Project

Program Management
Would you rather order a slice of pizza or a whole pie? This interesting and innovative case study session will highlight Alphabet’s Fractional Share Project (Project "By the ... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.6 Moving Out—The Impact of Global Restructuring on Global Incentive Plans Through the Eyes of Deutsche Bank

Compliance & Regulatory
Get an inside look—through the eyes of a global bank, at what it takes to exit operations in a country, particularly as it relates to global incentive plans and, specifically,... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout Series V
5.7 Discussion Den: Communications

Discussion Dens
A small group session where the speakers will guide a discussion centered on communications. Clinton Shoap, Cargill (US) Debbie Tsoi-... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.1 Winds of Change: Global Share Purchase Plans

Program Management
Share purchase plans are alive and well, but the methods for designing, implementing and making them thrive are always evolving. In this session, hear the contrasting—new vers... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.2 SHARES—The Next Generation

Program Management
After the positive distribution of Unilever’s new SHARES plan in 103 countries within only a year, Unilever continues to actively look for new ways to deliver the plan to more... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.3 Keeping Your Grant Practices Fresh for Your Millennial Workforce

Design, Strategy & Trends
Millennials are now the largest generation in America, and as they work their way into the corporate world, they are responsible for driving big changes in business. Much has be... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.4 Mind the Gap! The Challenges of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Finance & Tax
Against the backdrop of increasing use of data analytics, gender pay equality is transforming from a qualitative to a quantitate issue. Equal pay policies and fair hiring pract... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.5 Executive Compensation and Global Uncertainty

Executive Pay
What is the current and potential impact of today’s global political and economic uncertainty on executive compensation? Across the world, extreme parties espousing "anti-esta... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.6 Hitting the Road to Share in our Success: DHL’s Story

Program Management
DHL, a brand as recognisable as Coca-Cola, is the world's fifth largest employer with a presence in every country in the world. Its new all-employee stock purchase plan in the U... more

Thursday, 27 April 2017
16:00 - 16:50

Breakout Series VI
6.7 Discussion Den: The Impact of Foreign Currency on Incentive Plans

Discussion Dens
A small group session where the speakers will guide a discussion centered on the impact of foreign currency on incentive plans. Veena Bh... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Series VII
7.1 The View from the Valley—What Drives Global Share Plan Design and Implementation in Silicon Valley and Does it Lead to Company Success?

Trending Now
Silicon Valley companies are often at the forefront of innovation when it comes to offering competitive equity programs to their employees. Join us for a talk with some of Silic... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Series VII
7.2 Secrets to Minimizing Global Communication Challenges and Maximizing Benefits

Communications
Effectively communicating information about a share plan is always challenging. Mixed with a diverse global workforce, these challenges expand. From ensuring your participants h... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Series VII
7.3 Disruptors in the Stock Plan World

Design, Strategy & Trends
With new technologies and corporate culture changing every day, this session will take a look at the latest disruptors in the stock plan space. Come learn about the newest devel... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Series VII
7.4 Global Update—What's New and What's Changing?

Finance & Tax
Emails, webcasts, white papers and more act as the cornerstone to keeping current with recent developments in equity compensation around the world. But nothing beats the power o... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
9:30 - 10:20

Breakout Series VII
7.5 Eyes Wide Open: Global Investor Perspectives on Share Requests

Executive Pay
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how investors and proxy advisory firms evaluate stock plan proposals globally. In addition to summarizing key aspects of ISS’ approach to share... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series VIII
8.1 When in Rome: Adapting Equity Practices to Specific Markets

Trending Now
Multinational companies struggle to maintain a balance between standardized equity programs and local adaptations that are either required by law or necessary to appeal to the u... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series VIII
8.2 Betting on Change and Banking on Design

Communications
Everyone wants innovative programs and processes for their plan participants, but how do you decide what to keep, pursue and what to kill? This informative session will offer in... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series VIII
8.3 Centralization or Decentralization, Which is the Key for Compliance?

Program Management
Centralization and decentralization are the two process types that can generally be found in practice to manage the tax compliance of a globally rolled out equity plan. This se... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series VIII
8.4 A World of Difference: Exploring Stock-Based Accounting Standards and the Impact of New Guidance

Finance & Tax
It's becoming increasingly common for corporate entities to be subject to dual reporting requirements under US GAAP and IFRS. This imposes the potentially tricky task of maintai... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
12:00 - 12:50

Breakout Series IX
9.1 Project Mint—Google's Refreshing Approach to Global Mobility Compliance

Compliance & Regulatory
You've set up your global equity plan, and are tracking and reporting your mobile employees…or you’re thinking about it, but before you take well-deserved time-off, consider... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
12:00 - 12:50

Breakout Series IX
9.2 How to Get the Most Out of Your Equity Plan Covering a Diverse Employee Population

Design, Strategy & Trends
How do employee characteristics and country location influence an employee’s perceived value of equity awards and how can companies take these characteristics into account to ... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
12:00 - 12:50

Breakout Series IX
9.3 Trends and Tensions Putting Executive Compensation Under the Global Microscope

Executive Pay
The structure and quantum of executive compensation is regularly under scrutiny from shareholders, investor organisations, regulators, the general public and media. This sessi... more

Friday, 28 April 2017
12:00 - 12:50

Breakout Series IX
9.4 Smart Technology Solutions for Automating Difficult Processes

Trending Now
As we continue to race into a tech-driven era of greater connectivity and automation, our behaviors, communication styles, processes and decision-making methods are changing jus... more