Returning to New York on January 25th, the third annual 2019 Shareholder Activism Summit brings together activists, board directors and corporate management to discuss the state of play in activist engagement and what to expect in the upcoming proxy voting season.

The conference agenda includes a full day of interviews, panel discussions, and presentations by practice experts, strategists, advisors, activists and investors. In addition, issuers can take part in a pre-conference workshop, with company boards and management going behind closed doors to examine how to effectively engage with activists.

Join a who’s who of stakeholders to share views and practices on the evolution and current state of shareholder activism in the US and abroad, with a focus on how engagements continue to shape efforts between directors, public company management and activist investors, all seeking positive outcomes. The conference is organized by Skytop Strategies, with Glass Lewis as strategic partner.

Engage with industry thought leaders on why and how ongoing shareholder engagement and activism play a vital role in affecting share value

Discover how activist investors cultivate relationships with companies to positively influence sustained value creation

Apply the latest campaign practices of activists, how they unfold, their outcomes, and how boards and executives work constructively toward improved stock performance

Agenda topics include:

  • Globalization of Activism: The Emerging Trendline
  • Activist Defense: Best Practices for Responsive Actions
  • Fortifying Board Defense: Ensuring Boards are Informed When an Activist Engages
  • Best Practice in Board Talent Recruitment and Retention
  • M&A Takeovers: The Latest in Addressing Underperforming Companies
  • ESG Activism: A Review of Large & Small Cap Engagements
  • Advance Notices and Public Rejections: The Game Book for Issuers and Activists
  • Regulatory Concerns: The Current Political Atmosphere and its Effect on Boards & Activists
  • Post Settlement: A Review of How Activists, Boards and Management Engage in Company Transformation

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Full Agenda

Full list of Speakers

List of current Registrants

Please Note: This program is under Chatham House Rule