January 24-25, 2013 | The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove | Miami, FL


Pre-Event Webinar (included in Boot Camp registration fee!)

January 10, 2013
Top 10 Issues for Compensation Committees in 2013
Presented by Equilar
Access to live and on-demand webinar is included in conference registration.

Pre-Event Golf Tournament (*additional registration fee applies)

January 23, 2013

Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
11:45 a.m.: Bus departs The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
1:00 p.m.: Tee-time, shot-gun start
5:30 p.m. (or at tournament conclusion): Bus returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
6:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception for golfers and all attendees

Compensation Committee Boot Camp

January 24, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
TK Kerstetter, President, Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company
David Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Equilar

8:10 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Building a Best-in-Class Compensation Committee
Neil S. Novich, Director, Analog Devices Inc., W.W. Grainger Inc., Hillenbrand Inc., and Beacon Roofing Supply
Steven Hall, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners
Additional speaker to be announced

The role of the compensation committee is changing radically as a result of increased scrutiny, compliance, and regulation. Expectations for independence and accountability are greater than ever. A functional and focused committee is the foundation to creating, monitoring, and adapting appropriate compensation plans. This session will look at the needed skill sets among committee members, review how the most effective committees operate, and share best practices and practical tools to help make your committee best-in-class.

8:55 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Investors’ Expectations Around Compensation for 2013
Stephen Brown, Senior Director of Corporate Governance, TIAA-Cref
Robert McCormick, Chief Policy Officer, Glass, Lewis & Co.
Robert Zivnuska, Director & Head of Americas Corporate Governance and Responsibility Team, BlackRock

Prepare for the proxy season! Find out what issues are sure to raise red flags for investors, what moves will gain positive feedback, and what compensation concerns will take center stage. In addition, learn how your board can create a positive relationship with your institutional investors and proxy advisory firms.

9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Networking Break

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Communicating Your Compensation Strategy to Investors and the Media
Lisa Kelly-Croswell, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
J. Veronica Biggins, Compensation Committee Member, Avnet Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co.
Additional speaker to be announced

Shareholders and the media are scrutinizing how boards compensate the C-suite and themselves more than ever before. This panel will share suggestions for delivering the right compensation message to third parties. Learn how to ensure your compensation plan is understandable and gains acceptance, and keep your board off the front page.

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Trends and Fundamentals of Effective CEO Pay
Lyle Ganske, Partner, Jones Day
Jeffrey W. Joyce, Partner, Pay Governance
Charles Tharp, Chief Executive Officer, Center On Executive Compensation
Moderator: David Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Equilar

A panel of respected compensation professionals will review executive compensation trends and share tips to help your board create the right compensation plan in today’s environment. Gain insight on designing compensation programs that deliver a competitive edge, while rewarding the CEO and balancing the needs of the company.

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Networking Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Peer Groups
Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss issues such as:
(1) The role of the board in communicating with shareholders;
(2) Revising the fundamental structure of your pay packages to remove any red flags;
(3) Crafting the right message regarding your company’s compensation plan.

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Setting CEO Pay – Short-Tem Incentives
Mike Davis, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Mills
Margaret Engel, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners LLC
Jonathan F. Foster, Compensation Committee Chair, Chemtura Corp.; Director, Lear Corp.

Companies must remain competitive with their compensation programs to retain top talent. Find out how to set short-term performance metrics that stand up to both internal and external scrutiny and develop short-term incentive plans that motivate your management while meeting regulatory and investor guidelines.

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Setting CEO Pay – Long-Term Incentives
Brit Wittman, Director, Executive Compensation, Intel Corp.
Bob Romanchek, Partner & Senior Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC
Additional speaker to be announced

In today’s environment, how do boards ensure performance measures and goals are aligned with business objectives and don’t encourage excessive risk-taking? Learn how to create meaningful long-term incentives that support your company’s strategic growth plan and drive the right behaviors.

2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Networking Break

2:55 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Peer Groups
Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss specific issues and examples of incentive pay challenges and solutions.

3:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Networking Break

3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
What Do You Do When Conditions Change … And Your Comp Plan Isn’t Relevant
Sara E. Wade, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Express Scripts
Janet M. Clarke, Compensation Committee Chair, Asbury Automotive Group Inc.; Previously Compensation Committee Member, Efunds (sold in 2007) and Expressjet (sold in 2010) 
Blair Jones, Partner, Semler Brossy

So you have an established compensation plan. … But then your company’s business strategy changes mid-course in response to market conditions, a merger or acquisition, or other factors. And your executive compensation plan must remain appropriately connected to the strategy. This panel will review how HR and the board should monitor changes that necessitate adjustments to your executives’ compensation, and share advice on how to make midstream modifications seamlessly.

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Comments

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

Optional Add-On Workshop (*additional fee applies)

January 25, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Establishing Peer Groups, Understanding Best Practices, and Analyzing Market Trends
-Presented by Equilar

Often described as more of an art than a science, creating the right peer group is essential to setting appropriate pay for your executives. Picking a peer group isn’t as simple as just selecting competitors from a list. You’ll need to consider a host of interested parties such as shareholders, the media, and proxy advisors. This workshop will provide directors with the tools to understand the factors necessary in putting together a well-constructed and representative peer group.

Post-Event Webinar (included in Boot Camp registration fee!)

February 13, 2013
Board Compensation Trends
Don’t forget the board! How should you be compensating your board members, committee chairs, lead directors for their services?

Access to live and on-demand webinar is included in conference registration.

Registration Rates

Individual Rate
Standard Rate - $1,895

Group Rate
Standard rate - $1,595*

Vendor Rate
Standard rate - $2,495

Extra Workshop
Individual Rate - $295
Group Rate - $195
(per person)


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