On 15 November, 2013, GEO was pleased to host attendees at our European One-Day Event in Amsterdam. Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as to our speakers and event sponsors for their support. Presentation materials are available here.


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. Thank you to everyone who joined us for updates on topics important to you in addition to face-to-face time for valuable networking with your peers and colleagues.

Event Information

Thursday Evening Drinks Reception
14 November 2013
18.30 to 20.30 Drinks and Canapés
Sponsored by Monidee
    Artis Zoo - Aquarium
    Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

Friday Meeting
15 November 2013
8.30 to 17.45 Presentations
17.45 Drinks Reception
Hosted by ING
    Offices of ING
    Bijlmerplein 888
    1102 MG Amsterdam Zuidoost




Sponsorships for this event are closed.


View the presentations here.


  14 November 2013
18.30 – 20.30  

Thursday Evening Drinks Reception
Artis Zoo - Aquarium
Sponsored by Monidee

  15 November 2013
08.30 – 09.00


Registration and Continental Breakfast
09.00 – 09.10


09.10 – 09.20


GEO Update - Danyle Anderson, GEO (US)
09.20 – 10.00


Plenary Session I - Principles for Linking Sustainable Goals to Executive Incentives
    Giuseppe van der Helm, VBDO (NL)
10.00 – 10.15


Transition to Breakout Rooms
10.15 – 11.15


Breakout Series I
A) Philips New Performance Share Plan and Trends in the Market
    Linda Vos, Philips (NL)
    Karine Casanova-Munnik, Philips (NL)
    Sander Agterhof, EY (NL)
    Marcel Teeuwen, EY (NL)

B) Share Plan Tax and Governance Update – France, Netherlands and UK
    Etienne Pujol, Granrut Avocats (FR)
    Rients Abma, Eumedion (NL)
    Stephen Diosi, Ashurst (UK)

11.15 – 11.45


Morning Coffee/Tea Networking Break

11.45 – 12.45


Breakout Series II
A) Risk Aligned Relative TSR Plans
    Sven Slavenburg, Towers Watson (NL)
    Bram van Oenen, Towers Watson (NL)
    Ferry Kooijman, Towers Watson (NL)

B) U.S. Global Share Plan Update
    Carine Schneider, Exact Equity™, NASDAQ Private Market (US)
    Jon Ocker, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (US)
    Sean Trotman, Deloitte (US)

C) Health Check Your Plan Rules – Is Your Global Share Plan Fit for Purpose?
    Graham Rowlands-Hempel, Linklaters LLP (UK)
    Mark Higgins, Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
    Nancy Price, Linklaters LLP (UK)

12.45 – 13.45


Lunch / Optional Guided Tour of ING's Private Art Collection at 12.45 or 13.15

13.45 – 14.45


Plenary Session II - What Does the Changing Regulatory Environment Mean for Executive Reward?
    Carl Sjöström, Hay Group (UK)

14.45 – 15.00


Transition to Breakout Rooms

15.00 – 16.00


Breakout Series III
A) Executive Reward 2.0 – An Alternative Form of Variable Compensation
    Caroline Zegers, Deloitte (NL)

B) Challenges in Share Plan Communication Around the Globe – The Siemens Case Study of Localized Communication
    Marc Muntermann, Siemens (DE)
    Rona Knells, Siemens (DE)
    Ulrike Zschoche, University of Göttingen (DE)

16.00 – 16.30


Afternoon Coffee/Tea Networking Break

16.30 – 17.30


Plenary Session III - Financial Services Regulations in Europe – What You Need to Know Now!
    Janet Visbeen, PwC (NL)
    Nicholas Greenacre, White & Case (UK)
    Janet Cooper, Tapestry (UK)

17.30 – 17.45


Closing Remarks

17.45 – 19.30


Drinks Reception / Optional Guided Tour of ING's Private Art Collection at 18.00



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