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10.00 am PDT / 1.00 pm EDT / 6.00 pm BST
Duration: 30 minutes
 

Registration opening soon!


While the risks of operating in a digital world are known, it is now more important than ever for corporate secretaries to fully understand how to protect a company’s board materials from coming under attack. This webinar will address these real and growing threats, the security differences between various technology tools, and the new standards for data protection.

Discussion topics:

  • The rising risk to companies and what's at stake
  • Responsibilities of corporate secretaries and the board
  • Best practices companies should adopt to proactively address cyber-risks and cyber-threats

Registration opens soon for our upcoming free webinar.

This is part of Corporate Secretary’s program of content-driven webinars. Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, the webinar will bring you up to speed on this critical issue in just 30 minutes.


On Wednesday, November 5 over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world will gather together to celebrate the best of the best in GRC with the seventh annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards.  Both teams and individuals will be recognized for excellence in their industry at a gala event held at Gotham Hall in New York City.

View 2013 winners! 

Best Practices Symposium

New York, UNITED STATES

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You take your career seriously. 

You want to excel in your industry and get recognized for it. 

Now you can learn first-hand what the winners of the Corporate Governance Awards are doing that puts them at the top of the industry and gains them awards and recognition. 

Best Practices Symposium 

9.00 am – 1.00 pm
 

  • Listen as past winners and current nominees of the Corporate Governance Awards discuss in detail their successful practices  
  • Meet the judges who select the award winners and hear what impresses them
  • Learn key take-aways that you can implement immediately in your own practice
  • Network with the best of the best in GRC
  • Complimentary registration 
  • Early end to the day, allowing you to get ready for the Corporate Governance Awards that evening, when the 2014 winners will be announced (and you’ll know the “why” behind it!)

Coming soon: location, full agenda and speakers 

Click here to view the 2013 Best Practices Symposium agenda and speakers.

Contact:
Renee Walton
+1 212 430 6872

On Thursday, November 14 over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world gathered together to celebrate the best of the best in GRC with the sixth annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards.  Both teams and individuals were recognized for excellence in their industry at a gala event held at Gotham Hall in New York City.  An esteemed panel of 14 judges reviewed over 100 nominations and determined the following companies and individuals to be top of their game.  Awards were presented throughout the evening to the 14 winners, and the evening culminated with congratulations and a celebratory party.


Please join Corporate Secretary and our sponsors in congratulating the winners:


Rising star: 
ConocoPhillips – Shannon Weinberg

Sponsored by Innisfree

 

Most innovative CSR disclosure policy:  Life Technologies

Sponsored by the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

 

Best use of technology by a corporate secretary or GC:  Zillow

Sponsored by Computershare Georgeson

 

Best proxy statement (small to mid-cap): Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Sponsored by RR Donnelley

 

Best proxy statement (large cap):  General Electric

Sponsored by RR Donnelley

 

Best overall legal team for governance:  Best Buy

Sponsored by MacKenzie Partners

 

Best overall governance, compliance & ethics program (small to mid-cap): CMS Energy

Sponsored by Center for Audit Quality



Best overall governance, compliance & ethics program (large cap): PepsiCo

Sponsored by Center for Audit Quality

 

Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap): H&R Block

Sponsored by American Stock Transfer

 

Corporate governance team of the year (large cap): Best Buy

Sponsored by National Association of Corporate Directors

 

Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap): ACADEMI – Suzanne Folsom

Sponsored by National Association of Corporate Directors

  

Governance professional of the year (large cap):  Johnson & Johnson – Doug Chia

Sponsored by Broadridge

 

Best overall corporate governance – international: BCE

Sponsored by Diligent

 

Lifetime achievement:  William Crane, former chairman Georgeson

Sponsored by Corporate Secretary


Corporate Secretary’s Best Practices Symposium

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Attend the Corporate Governance Awards 2013 in the evening!

Theme: On the convergence of investor relations and corporate governance

The Corporate Secretary IR Magazine Think Tank 
– Midwest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together corporate governance and investor relations professionals for a day of stimulating and thought-provoking peer-to-peer discussion.

 Senior executives from diverse corporate functions
— investor relationscorporate secretarialgeneral counsel
compliancerisk management and governance — will enjoy the
unique opportunity to talk about pressing issues that public companies face as
they interact with investors and adapt to today’s challenging regulatory environment.  

 The Corporate Secretary IR Magazine Think Tank
– Midwest 2013
 is a joint production of IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary. By invitation only, this think tank will be attended by a select group of heads of IR, corporate secretaries, general counsel and corporate governance executives.


Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity


Contact Connie Blackman at +1 212 430 6855 to request an invitation.

Corporate Secretary Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level corporate secretaries, in-house counsel and governance professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused our Think Tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

'The best part of the Think Tank is the opportunity to connect and discuss important issues with colleagues and thought leaders. To share ideas and be inspired to new insights.'

'Great session and atmosphere for exchanging ideas and information.'

‘The networking opportunities were great and the discussions were superb!’

‘Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the program yesterday. I thought it was very interesting and I enjoyed it immensely.’

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

Participants

Attendees are leading governance and compliance professionals, many of whom have been highlighted at our Corporate Governance Awards. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic governance and compliance role within his or her company.


10.00 am PDT / 1.00 pm EDT / 6.00 pm BST
Duration: 30 minutes

Listen back to the recording here!


Corporate boards often need to take critical votes in times of crisis or when directors’ schedules conflict. Getting everyone together quickly in the same place may not be possible, but board portal voting can be a viable option. Listen back to our free 30-minute webinar that covers how to conduct a legally valid vote with board portal technology and learn other uses for the voting function on your board portal.

Topics discussed include:
    •    Creating policies and procedures for conducting valid votes
    •    In-person voting and how to share results
    •    Secure voting remotely from anywhere in the world

Listen back to this free webinar to learn from our expert panel on specific ways to leverage new techniques and technology when organizing board voting.

This is part of Corporate Secretary’s new program of content-driven webinars. Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, the webinar will bring you up to speed on this critical issue in just 30 minutes.

Watch the recording today for this essential briefing and find out how you can improve the effectiveness of your board through electronic voting.




10.00 am PDT / 1.00 pm EDT / 6.00 pm BST
Duration: 30 minutes

Download the slides here

View the recording here!


The most effective, engaged boards are more often than not supported by a corporate secretary team that has embraced a variety of tools and techniques that improve overall efficiencies. Meeting management and, in particular, minute-taking and distribution, remains a critical element to success.

Hear from experienced corporate secretaries on their own tips and best practices that have not only saved them time, but also enhanced their board governance. Topics include:

  • Collecting, distributing and storing board meeting documents safely
  • New techniques you can implement to speed up your minutes
  • How to get a vote done quickly, and more!

Listen to the recording of our free webinar to learn from our expert panel on specific ways to leverage new techniques and technology when taking minutes and managing board meetings.

This is part of Corporate Secretary’s new program of content-driven webinars. Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, the webinar will bring you up to speed on this critical issue in just 30 minutes.

Listen back to this essential briefing and find out how you can improve the effectiveness of your board through better meeting management.

Contact information

For more information about any of our events, please contact:

THINK TANKS
Connie Blackman