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Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.1 Pull up a Chair: Getting a Seat at the Table

Business Intelligence
How do senior compensation experts build their brand in their firm or in their industry? This session will show you how to master just FOUR easy steps that will help you... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.2 Asia Awakening: Watch out for the Crouching Tigers and Furious Dragons!

Design and Strategy
As Asia continues to grow, major changes in local tax, immigration, securities and foreign exchange control regulations have taken place just in the past... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.3 Riding the Big Data Wave: Using Data and Analytics to Get More from Your Share Plans

Trending Now
In an effort to streamline processes and better understand outcomes, technological advances and the study of big data have popped up in almost all industries... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.4 Going Live with Style! Communicating Change to Equity Plan Participants Worldwide

Design and Strategy
Everyone knows that change is never easy. Join this unique case study session and explore how International Paper conquered the “change” challenge... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.5 Brave New World—Global Updates You Need to Know Now

Compliance & Regulatory
Join this panel of share plan experts for a trip around the world of global stock plan regulatory challenges, and get up-to-the-moment updates on the equity... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I LIVE BROADCAST
1.6 The (Equity Plan) Choices are IN. What Have We Learned?

Design and Strategy
The choices are in. What have we learned? Join this panel of experts as they discuss equity compensation Choice programs—one of the hottest emerging trends... more

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:30 - 15:20

Breakout Series I
1.7 Back-to-School: 2019 Share Plan Research

Design and Strategy
Join members of GEO’s Academic and Government Council for an enlightening dialogue on the current landscape of academic research in share plans... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II
2.1 Seven Simple Techniques to Build Share Ownership at Your Company

Communications
How is participation in your stock purchase program? If the answer is something other than good or great, it might be time to reassess or fine-tune your... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II
2.2 Navigating the Global M&A Minefield

Compliance & Regulatory
This session will outline some of the most significant challenges our panelists have faced when dealing with global equity plans in the context of mergers... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II
2.3 Launching a Global Share Plan—the Infosys Story

Program Management
After a break of more than a decade, Infosys revived its share plans with a BANG by creating the largest and most complex Stock Incentive Rewards program... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II
2.4 One Size May NOT Fit All: Finding a Grant Sizing Strategy That Fits Just Right

Trending Now
Equity compensation is a critical component of an effective total rewards strategy, but grant sizing is a little bit art, and a little bit science! A top-down... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II
2.5 GDPR (Almost) One Year Later—Lessons Learned and Strategies Scuttled

Compliance & Regulatory
GDPR introduced stricter requirements and higher penalties for violations, so it is important for companies to review their data privacy compliance not... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
11:00 - 11:50

Breakout Series II LIVE BROADCAST
2.6 Stop Talking and Start Communicating—Effective Global Tax Communication

Communications
Keeping track of your global employees is hard enough, but throw in the task of ensuring they have access to the right tax information at the right time... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III
3.1 Exploring Differences between US and International Stock-Based Accounting Standards

Finance, Tax & Accounting
It is becoming increasingly common for corporate entities to face dual reporting requirements under US GAAP and IFRS. This imposes the potentially tricky... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III
3.2 IPO and Its Impact on Employee Equity Programs

Design and Strategy
Siemens Healthineers (formerly: Siemens Healthcare) is a leading global healthcare company with 2017 revenue of €13.7 billion and approximately... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III
3.3 Preparing for the EU Shareholders' Rights Directive: The Time Is Now!

Executive Pay
EU member states have to transpose the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II) into local law by the Summer 2019 and the European Commission has issued draft... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III LIVE BROADCAST
3.4 Diversity—Strategic Priority or Compliance?

Compliance & Regulatory
Do companies look at diversity in their workforce as a global strategic priority or a local compliance necessity? Join us for this timely session as the panelists... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III
3.5 The Doctor Is in: Preventative Tests for Healthy Equity Programs

Program Management
You and your employees may experience symptoms that are signs of an unhealthy equity plan. Regular equity program checkups are as important for... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
13:00 - 13:50

Breakout Series III
3.6 Total Rewards for a Flexible Future

Design and Strategy
As an industry, we spend most of our time focused on the challenges in front of us, on the details and daily effective management of our share plans. But to... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV
4.1 Equitable Equity—Does It Really Work?

Design and Strategy
With a key strategy of transforming Allianz into a truly digital company, it was vital to the company’s success that all employees operate as ONE Allianz and... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV
4.2 What’s the Deal?! Strategies for Managing Employee Expectations During a Transaction

Trending Now
Merger, spin-off, acquisition, special dividend, go-private, IPO—the list goes on, but often a common theme remains. If you have... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV LIVE BROADCAST
4.3 Tilting at Windmills and Giants (and How to Know the Difference)—the Latest Key Developments in Global Share Plans

Compliance & Regulatory
This expert panel will address the most relevant legal, regulatory and tax updates impacting equity compensation in... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV
4.4 The Sky’s the Limit—Share Price Challenges and Your Equity Plans

Program Management
Sky-high share prices can create unique challenges for the successful use of global share plans and this expert panel from companies that have experienced... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV
4.5 Extreme Makeover Live—Performance Award Communications Edition

Trending Now
This session will take you on the journey of a communications makeover for a performance program that went from drab to fab overnight... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
14:10 - 15:00

Breakout Series IV
4.6 Global Equity Insights Survey 2019—Looking Back to the Future

Design and Strategy
The Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS) is a leading global assessment of current market practice and trends in equity compensation... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V
5.1 Share Plans in Israel—Thinking Big in a Details World

Finance, Tax & Accounting
Israel, as the 'start-up nation' has become a center of interest to many global issuers. Whether you currently have share plan participants in Israel or are just... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V
5.2 Straight Talk from the Next Generation

Design and Strategy
Developing your equity strategy requires your company understand how various generations react to the design, administration, communication... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V
5.3 Transforming Equity Compliance for Mobile Employees

Communications
This interactive session focuses on how Novartis transformed its historical approach to equity compliance for mobile employees, a path that... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V LIVE BROADCAST
5.4 Best in Breed or Global Harmonization? Finding the Right Share Purchase Plan for Your Company

Design and Strategy
Broad-based employee share purchase plans are enjoying a resurgence of interest, but it is not always as easy to make this great idea into... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V
5.5 The Trek to IPO: Reaching the Summit

Program Management
The IPO market has exploded and the number of companies listing to go public continues to increase. When is the best time to consider this crucial step... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
15:30 - 16:20

Breakout Series V
5.6 Telling Your Equity Plan Story Through Data Visualization

Trending Now
A picture paints a thousand words! In the world of big data, companies continue to invest in data visualization, or the visual representation... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI
6.1 Staying Ahead of the Curve—Let’s Play GEO Jeopardy!

Program Management
Join this lively and interactive session on the hottest global share plan topics today! This experienced panel will share their secrets on how they are handling... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI
6.2 RESPECT! The Global Compliance Balancing Act—Identifying Your Risk Tolerance

Compliance & Regulatory
Operating global plans involves navigating a web of complex regulation. Issuers and their advisors are faced with tough judgement calls on a daily basis... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI
6.3 Are French-Qualified Plans "Plus Chics"?

Design and Strategy
If “be global, act local” is your motto regarding global long-term incentives, this is a must-attend session for you! The interest in qualifying plans... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI LIVE BROADCAST
6.4 'Til Death Do Us Part: Marrying Equity and Mobility

Finance, Tax & Accounting
When signing up for this conference, did you know that you would be attending a marriage counseling session? Do your mobility and equity programs... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI
6.5 Into the Wild: Taking Your Local Share Plan Global

Finance, Tax & Accounting
Join this panel on their journey away from Australian shores following the adventures of CSL Limited and Dulux Group as they offer their equity in over 20 locations... more

Thursday, 11 April 2019
16:40 - 17:30

Breakout Series VI
6.6 Tips from the Masters—How Creativity Drives Global Share Plan Success

Communications
This group of global share plan experts will delve into their reward landscapes and discuss the role creativity is playing in the success of their employee... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII LIVE BROADCAST
7.1 Smart Practices for Workflow Automation

Program Management
First this and then that…request a file from payroll, test and validate content, route reports to HR, and so on and so on. Think about the regular... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII
7.2 Buckle Up—Navigating the Road to Implementing Your Global Tax Policy

Finance, Tax & Accounting
You have probably heard that you need to have a solution for your mobile employees. But how exactly does a company get started? And how can a... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII
7.3 Three Simple Steps to Engaging Your Employees

Communications
Employee engagement is the key to a successful share plan, but how do you really make this happen? Join our panel of share plan veterans to find out... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII
7.4 "Oops!...I Did It Again"—Discretions, Amendments and Mistakes

Compliance & Regulatory
Have you ever granted an award to the wrong person, or to the right person for the wrong value? Join our panel to discuss how you can practically deal... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII
7.5 Project Lifecycle: The Share Plan Journey from Pre-IPO and Beyond!

Design and Strategy
Join this unique case study panel as they explore the business lifecycle and related share plan strategy of two popular, Silicon Valley-based entities, Twitter... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
09:40 - 10:30

Breakout Series VII
7.6 Growing Pains: Managing Explosive Growth While Maintaining an Ownership Culture

Program Management
Achieving company growth is a victory, but how do you grow while preserving the essence of what made you successful in the first place? Attendees of... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Series VIII
8.1 Skyscanner’s High-Flying Share Plan Success Story

Design and Strategy
Achieving high levels of share plan participation can seem challenging at best, often times it can seem darn right unachievable. Not the case for the team... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Series VIII
8.2 Measuring the Impact of Employee Equity Plans on Employee Engagement

Executive Pay
Join this exciting look into measuring the impact of employee share plans on employee engagement. This panel will introduce the concepts surrounding... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Series VIII LIVE BROADCAST
8.3 The “Why” Meets the “How”: Deciphering the World of Global Share Plan Strategy

Design and Strategy
In a constantly evolving, increasingly complex business environment, with ever greater demands on organisations to provide a compelling employment... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Series VIII
8.4 Implementing an Employee Stock Portal the Amazon Way

Program Management
Today’s share plan participants want quick, complete access to their employee share plan information and a seamless way to view their data and make... more

Friday, 12 April 2019
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Series VIII
8.5 The Strategy and Practice of Relative TSR Around the Globe

Trending Now
Relative TSR remains one of the most popular performance metrics in the global marketplace, but plan design varies widely and it can be difficult to... more