2019 NDI Executive Exchange

14-15 November 2019 Chicago, IL Event

Location

The Westin Chicago
River North
320 N Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact Information

Karen Larkin
klarkin@foley.com 

Invitation-Only Event: For more information, contact Karen Larkin at klarkin@foley.com. Our 18th annual National Directors Institute (NDI) Executive Exchange, a national forum where prominent corporate governance leaders will continue the in-depth, interactive peer group discussion that began with our first NDI in 2002.* 

For more than a decade, Foley’s National Directors Institute has been the forum of choice for business leaders looking to explore the latest developments in the corporate finance and governance landscape. As you navigate the legal risks arising from increasing governmental regulation and reform and shareholder activism, count on NDI’s series of interactive programs to help keep you on target.

Agenda

Thursday, November 14

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres (Westin River North) 

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Presentation of Board of the Year Awards (Westin River North) 

Friday, November 15  

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

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. – Welcome: Steve Barth and Jessie Lochmann Allen, Foley & Lardner LLP 

8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Featured Speaker – Key Governance Trends in 2019 and 2020  

Patrick McGurn, Director of Strategic Research, Institutional Shareholder Services

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Breakout Session I

  1. Private Company Corporate Governance Best Practices
  2. Preparing Your Board to Deal with Activist Shareholders
  3. Public Company Executive Compensation Hot Topics
  4. Audit Committee Hot Topics
  5. Cross-Border M&A Transactions
  6. CEO and Key Executive Succession Planning
  7. ESG Topics in the Boardroom 

10:45 a.m. – Noon – Breakout Session II 

  1. Private Equity Portfolio Company Corporate Governance
  2. Evaluating Acquisitions in the Boardroom
  3. Best Practices in Director Recruitment and Onboarding
  4. Public Company Corporate Governance Hot Topics
  5. The Board’s Role in Crisis Management
  6. The Board’s Role in Overseeing Cyber Security
  7. Director and Investor Liability for Labor and Employment Matters 

Noon – 1:00 p.m – Lunch

Guest Speaker: Bonnie Reitz, Chairman of the Board, Airlines Reporting Corporation – “How Your Board Can Help Instill A Culture of Customer Service.” 

1:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks: Steve Barth and Jessie Lochmann Allen, Foley & Lardner LLP 

 

Insights

2019 NDI Executive Exchange

Location

The Westin Chicago
River North
320 N Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact Information

Karen Larkin
klarkin@foley.com