Webinar – Delivering VSM 2.0: An open discussion of this season’s shareholder meetings and expectations for next year

Webinar – Delivering VSM 2.0: An open discussion of this season’s shareholder meetings and expectations for next year

Thursday, December 17, 2020

In partnership with

Thursday, December 17, 2020
8.00 am PT / 11.00 am ET / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 45 minutes

Listen on-demand

The circumstances around Covid-19 this year prompted a faster adoption of virtual shareholder meetings (VSMs) than even the most optimistic VSM provider could have wished for. If you’re reading this, you probably hosted or participated in a VSM this year – and it may have been your first time. According to data from Broadridge, it will have hosted about 2,000 online gatherings by the end of this year, up from 326 events in 2019. 

While some issuers may never return to in-person annual meetings, there are many who are weighing the pros and cons of VSMs ahead of next year’s season. Consideration will be given to the participant experience – enhancing the functionality for issuers, directors and shareholders – as well as enhancing the Q&A section and presentation of shareholder proposals to provide more transparency. 

In this webinar, we will engage a range of virtual shareholder participants to debrief on this year’s season and look ahead to discuss the enhancements we can expect for next season. We will cover: 

  • The additional functionality expectations that issuers, directors and shareholders have of technology providers heading into next year 
  • How issuers can manage full-length meetings next year and the tools required to do so
  • What can be done to create greater transparency in the handling of the Q&A, to ensure investors feel their voice can still be heard in the virtual format.

Speakers include: 

Moderator: Ben Ashwell, editor, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary
Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow
Cathy Conlon, head of corporate issuer strategy and product management, Broadridge
Eileen Kamerick, non-executive director, Legg Mason Closed End Funds, AIG Funds, Associated Banc-corp, Hochschild Mining

Listen on-demand

Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 45 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by Corporate Secretary.

Corporate Secretary has partnered with Broadridge to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Broadridge will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Broadridge. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Broadridge's privacy policy: www.broadridge.com/intl/legal/privacy-statement-english.

Cs logo Cs logo