GEO European Event

On 16 November, 2012, GEO was pleased to host attendees at our European One-Day Event in Paris, France. Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as to our speakers and event sponsors for their support. Presentation materials are available here.

The Global Equity Organization presented a day of stimulating and insightful discussions with representatives from GEO Award-winning firms and other global employee share plan experts at this GEO European One Day Event.

This event featured practical guidance on the latest hot topics in global equity compliance, administration and design, as well as feature case studies highlighting some of the most important issues facing global employee share plan professionals. Attendees received updates on topics important to you in addition to face to face time for valuable networking with your peers and colleagues.

Hugh Carnegy, Paris Bureau Chief & European Managing Editor of the Financial Times, shared his insights on the current state of Europe’s political, economic and business environment and the impact that these have on your company and your employees.

Location: White & Case LLP, 19, Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris France MAP

Speakers included: Nicholas Greenacre of White & Case, Danyle Anderson of GEO, Colin Bernier of E&Y, Bill Cohen of Deloitte, Dave Peterson of KPMG, John Bradley of UBS, Bettina Gohm of Siemens, Dr. Stephen Hosteller of Hostettler, Kramarsh & Partner, Juan Bonilla of Cuatrecasas, Janet Cooper of Tapestry, David Nugent of Diageo, Markus Nyblom of Skanska, Jean Monroy of EADS, June-Anne Burke of Baker McKenzie, Richard Reilly of Baker McKenzie, Susan Vondron of GlaxoSmithKline, Mark Sheppard of Copperfield Communications, Marcus Mcevoy of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Franics O’Mahony of BT, Michael Sterchiof KPMG and Britta Schmitt of E&Y.


8.30 Registration
9.00 Welcome
9.10 GEO Update
9.20 Plenary Session 1: 
  The State of European Politics, Economics & Business
Hugh Carnegy, Paris Bureau Chief & European Managing Editor, Financial Times
10.00 Break
10.15 Breakout 1:
  A) Global Mobility
  B) Equity Based Compensation & the Euro Crisis
  C) Disputes & Clawbacks
11.25 Breakout 2:
  A) Which Plans Work Best Globally?
  B) How do Local Plans Differ across Europe? 
  C) GEO DACH Chapter Case Study 
12.30 Lunch 
13.45 Plenary 2:
  View from the Top:
What Senior HR and Reward Leaders Think about Today's Challenges 
14.30 Breakout 3:
  A) Say on Pay & European Regulatory Environment 
  B) Updates on CHINA SAFE & FATCA US Regulation 
  C) Effective Global Communications for Employee Share Plans 
15.30 Tea 
15.45 Plenary 3:  
  GEO Award Winners
16.30 Wrap-Up 
16.45 GEO Annual Conference 2013 in Munich Germany 
17.00 Drinks 

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Stetson at or +1 (813) 920-3812.



16 November 2012

The offices of
White & Case LLP
19, Place Vendôme
75001 Paris France

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