NIRI Annual Conference - 2014 Program Book

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The 2014 NIRI Annual Conference theme is Extreme IR, pushing the profession and your career to the limit. Extreme sport activities involve speed, the ability to reach new heights, a high level of physical exertion, and the use of highly-specialized gear. Extreme IR is really no different. Our profession is fast-paced, operates at the highest-level of the organization, is mentally/physically demanding, and requires the use of state of the art tools and resources. Your peers on the Annual Conference Committee have put together a program for you to:

• EXTEND your knowledge of current topics and leading IR practices
• EXCHANGE and share experiences with peers and industry experts
• EXCITE your career through collaborative learning, leading edge content, and unparalleled networking opportunities

Conference features the Experience Showcase where IR teams can “outfit” themselves for the extreme elements in today’s business environment. Come meet best-in-class service providers who partner and extend the capabilities of your IR program.
Enjoy everything Conference offers!

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NIRI Annual Conference - 2014 Program Book

  1. 1. EXTREME IR 2014 NIRI ANNUAL CONFERENCE CONFERENCE PROGRAM EXTEND EXCHANGE EXCITE
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  3. 3. CONTENTS Page Conference Co-Chair Message, Annual Conference Committee, and General Information......................................................................2 A Word of Thanks to Our Sponsors....................................................4 Speaker Index .....................................................................................6 Session Index....................................................................................12 Conference Agenda: Sunday ............................................................14 Monday............................................................17 Tuesday...........................................................23 Wednesday......................................................30 Experience Showcase: Giveaway, Floor Plan, & Demo Rooms ...........32 Sponsor Exhibit Booth List..............................33 Sponsor Profiles..............................................34 NIRI Information: Current Directors.............................................46 Previous Board Chairs.....................................46 NIRI Staff .........................................................46 Hotel Maps: Property Map...................................................47 Session Room Map.........................................48 (Back of Book) Printed Program Information as of May 30, 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WEB AND MOBILE APPS ac14.niristream.org National Investor Relations Institute 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 560 Alexandria, VA 22314 p: 703.562.7700 f: 703.562.7701 www.niri.org
  4. 4. 2 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Laura Graves Vice President, Investor Relations Polycom, Inc. Conference Co-Chair Mark Donohue Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Impax Laboratories, Inc. Conference Co-Chair Welcome to Vegas! The 2014 NIRI Annual Conference theme is Extreme IR, pushing the profession and your career to the limit. Extreme sport activities involve speed, the ability to reach new heights, a high level of physical exertion, and the use of highly-specialized gear. Extreme IR is really no different. Our profession is fast-paced, operates at the highest-level of the organization, is mentally/physically demanding, and requires the use of state of the art tools and resources. Your peers on the Annual Conference Committee have put together a program for you to: • EXTEND your knowledge of current topics and leading IR practices • EXCHANGE and share experiences with peers and industry experts • EXCITE your career through collaborative learning, leading edge content, and unparalleled networking opportunities Conference features the Experience Showcase where IR teams can “outfit” themselves for the extreme elements in today’s business environment. Come meet best-in-class service providers who partner and extend the capabilities of your IR program. Enjoy everything Conference offers! Annual Conference Committee Conference is made possible by a volunteer committee of your respected peers. Please thank them for their commitment to bring to our community the world’s most comprehensive IR event Elizabeth Allen FedEx Corporation Memphis TN Anita Booe Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Winston Salem NC Ronald Botoff Granite Construction Incorporated Watsonville CA Friederike Edelmann Finjan Holdings, Inc. New York NY Neal Goldner Avis Budget Group Inc. Parsippany NJ Fabiane Goldstein Ricca Ri Investor Relations Moema BRAZIL Alan Katz Covanta Energy Corporation Morristown NJ Jason McGruder BGC Partners Inc. New York, NY Welcome
  5. 5. ac14.niristream.org 3 Beate Melten CITI Global Markets, Inc. New York NY Theresa Molloy Prudential Financial, Inc. Newark, NJ Michael Neese Altria Group, Inc. Richmond, VA Kristy Nicholas Expedia, Inc. Bellevue, WA Christiane Pelz Safeway Inc. Pleasanton, CA Katie Royce, CFA CCRE, Inc. New York, NY Lori Scherwin New York, NY Cynthia Skoglund Beckman Coulter, Inc. Brea, CA Alexia Taxiarchos Hasbro, Inc. Pawtucket RI Matthew Tractenberg Belden Inc. Saint Louis MO Ruth Venning Hospira, Inc. Lake Forest, IL General Info Wear Your Badge at all Times The NIRI provided name badge is required for entry into all spaces. Obtain badge replacements at a registration area. Those who are not registered and do not have a name badge will be escorted from the event by security. A “Less-Paper” Conference Like all of its members’ corporate social responsibility initiatives, NIRI strives to reduce the environmental impact of our Conference. Session handouts and speaker biographies are available online. Special needs Please visit a registration area in person during registration hours with special needs requests. Conference Attire Conference attire is business casual. Get the app sponsored by Q4 Web Systems Spouses and Guests Spouses and guests are welcome to register to attend only evening functions for $100. Stop by a registration area to register. A guest is a spouse, significant other or friend who is not in an IR-related occupation. A co-worker or an associate within the IR profession may not be considered a guest. Such attendees must register and obtain a name badge at a registration area. Evening Receptions The Official Conference Kick-Off Reception, sponsored by Q4 Web Systems, Monday’s Extremely Happy Hour, sponsored by NYSE, and Tuesday’s Services Showcase reception. Experience Showcase Giveaway Win great prizes! Stop by every booth in the Experience Showcase and scan their QR codes. Play the Sunday/Monday and Tuesday games—the more you visit the greater your chances of winning. Emergency Situations Contact Bellagio hotel staff or alert NIRI staff if you have an emergency. Photographic and Video Permission By attending the 2014 NIRI Annual Conference you grant NIRI specific permission to publish, copyright, distribute and/or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in promotion material, education session replay, publications, or other applications. Plug In Share every idea, tool and tip you hear and make your digital presence known. • Twitter: #NIRI, @NIRI_National • eGroups: Connect at http://community.niri.org • Facebook: www.facebook.com/ NIRI.National • LinkedIn: Join NIRI’s member group and connect with other attendees
  6. 6. 4 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas A Word of Thanks On behalf of the IR Community, NIRI thanks sponsors and exhibitors for their support of Conference, the world’s largest IR event. Learn more about their products and services in the Experience Showcase and their listing pages starting on page 32. Highlighted Sponsors Sponsors BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts: Global IR Summit, Registration Bag Insert Board Vantage: Email Distribution, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.: Cyber Cafes, Email Blast, Hotel Key Sleeves, Program Book Ad, Service Demo Room Business Wire: Agenda-at-a-Glance, Notepads, Program Book Ad, Service Demo Rooms, Tote Bags Computershare | Georgeson: Badge Holder, General Sessions, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert, Service Demo Room Corbin Perception Group (CPG): On-Site Research, Sponsored Session, Program Book Ad Cowen Group: Conference Notebook, Extreme Boot Camp, Program Book Ad Equisolve: General Session Bubbles, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert, Sponsored Signage EZOnlineDocuments, LLC: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert FTI Consulting: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Sponsored Session ingage: Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Innisfree M&A Incorporated: Registration Bag Insert Investis: Program Book Ad Ipreo: Senior Titled Lunch, Sponsored Session, Service Demo Rooms IR Magazine: Registration Bag Insert JCSmedia, Inc.: General Session Production Lambert, Edwards & Associates: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Loews Hotels & Resorts: Ice Cream Break Marketwired: Sponsored Session ModernIR: Email Blast, Registration Bag Insert, Program Book Ad NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions: Service Demo Rooms NYSE Governance Services: Extremely Happy Hour PRNewswire | Vintage Filings: Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Q4 Web Systems: Conference App and Website, Official Conference Kick-Off Reception, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Rivel Research Group: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert, Sponsored Session SNL IR Solutions: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert, Service Demo Room, Sponsored Signage Solebury Capital Group: Program Book Ad theIRapp®: Program Book Ad, Sponsored Signage Toppan Vite New York: Registration Bag Insert Valuation Metrics: Program Book Ad W desk: Email Blast, Program Book Ad, Registration Bag Insert Thanks to Our Sponsors FedEx Office: Signage
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  8. 8. 6 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Speaker Index Karli Anderson Vice President, Investor Relations Royal Gold, Inc. ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Darin Arita Head, Investor Relations Voya Financial, Inc. ▫Guidance - Does it Still Matter? .........20 ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Steven Balet Managing Director FTI Consulting ▫FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists ............26 Hugh Barker Managing Director, Strategic Communications FTI Consulting ▫Doubling Down on the Competition for Capital: Going Global with your Investor Relations Program..............................27 Christopher Barry Vice President, Corporate Communications National Retail Properties ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Richard Barry Vice President/Floor Governor Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Elizabeth Bauer Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Communications CSG Systems International, Inc. ▫IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong? .............................21 Remy Bernarda Senior Director, Communications Galena Biopharma, Inc. ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Kenneth A. Bertsch Partner CamberView Partners ▫Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials...............20 David Bobker Senior Vice President AST Phoenix Advisors ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Jane Okun Bomba Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability, IR & Communications Officer IHS, Inc. ▫Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials .............. 20 Ronald Botoff Director, Investor Relations Granite Construction, Inc. ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Daniela Bretthauer IR Director Magazine Luiza ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part II: Comparing the US, Asia, LatAm and Europe................................................ 15 Eric Brielmann Partner Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher ▫Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios ........................................... 14 Marian Briggs Executive Vice President PadillaCRT ▫Table Topics....................................... 17 Jim Buckley Senior Vice President, Investor Relations CleanHarbors, Inc. ▫Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! ......................... 15 Bruce Burns Director Investor Relations Westar Energy, Inc. ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Robert Burton Managing Director Lambert, Edwards & Associates ▫NIRI Certification: the Journey ........... 17 David Calusdian Executive Vice President & Partner Sharon Merrill Associates ▫Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! ......................... 15 Fletcher Chamberlin Director, Investor Relations & Communications FEI Company ▫Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen?....................... 18 John Chevalier Director, Global Investor Relations The Procter & Gamble Company ▫NIRI Certification: the Journey............17 ▫Open Chat with NIRI Chairman and CEO ....................................................23 Steve Chuck Senior Vice President Rivel Research Group ▫Rivel: Keys Steps to Superb IR. . .Insights from the Buy-Side. . .Is There a Schism Between What The Investment Community Wants and What You Are Delivering?...................24 Derek Cole President Investor Relations Advisory Solutions ▫Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective .......................19 Rebecca Corbin Founder and President Corbin Perception Group ▫Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program..............................................26 Ruth Cotter Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations Advanced Micro Devices ▫NIRI Certification: the Journey............17 ▫Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility............................................27 Wendy Croker First Vice President, Shareholder Relations Hudson Valley Holding Corporation ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Dan D'Arrigo Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer MGM Resorts International ▫C-Level IR - ‘Going All In’ ...................19 Sajid Daudi Director, Investor Relations Avnet, Inc. ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence..........................................30 Patrick Davidson Vice President, Investor Relations Oshkosh Corporation ▫Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios............................................14
  9. 9. ac14.niristream.org 7 JoAnn DeGrande Vice President, Investor Relations Starbucks Coffee Company ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Rupert Della-Porta Chief Operating Officer Atlantic Equities, LLP ▫The Nuts and Bolts of Success with European Shareholders......................28 Scott Doniger Senior Vice President, Strategy and Service Sprinklr ▫Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today’s IRO........................25 Mark Donohue Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications IMPAX Laboratories ▫Conference Kick-Off Program and Reception ...........................................16 Elena Doom Vice President, Investor Relations Honeywell International ▫Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program..............................................26 ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Patricia Dougherty Senior Analyst, Investor Relations Colgate-Palmolive Company ▫Industry Summit .................................21 ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 David Dragics Senior Vice President, Investor Relations CACI International ▫Industry Summit .................................21 ▫Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility............................................27 ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Michelle Edkins Managing Director, Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Team BlackRock ▫Activism from the Other Side of the Table...................................................17 Serena Ehrlich Director, Social and Evolving Media Business Wire ▫Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective .......................19 Rachel Ellingson St. Jude Medical ▫Crisis Preparedness: Your Crisis Plan is on the Shelf, but Now What? ............. 31 Chris Evenden Senior Director, Investor Relations NVIDIA Corporation ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 J.T. Farley Managing Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications ITG ▫Ipreo: Straight From the Buy Side: Investors Speak on the Mechanics of Their Process ..................................... 25 David Fine Principal Fine Communications ▫Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! ......................... 15 Bradley Finkelstein Partner Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati ▫Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios ........................................... 14 Patrick Flanigan Investor Relations Celgene ▫Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! ......................... 15 Margaret 'Peggy' Foran Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary Prudential ▫Activism from the Other Side of the Table .................................................. 17 Cindy Fornelli Executive Director Center for Audit Quality ▫Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen?....................... 18 Andrew "Andy" Freedman Partner Olshan, Frome, Wolosky LLP ▫FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists............ 26 Mary Ellen Fukuhara Manager, Investor Relations Starbucks Corporation ▫Doubling Down on the Competition for Capital: Going Global with your Investor Relations Program.............................. 27 Michael Gallentine Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Scripps Networks Interactive ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Barbara Gasper Executive Vice President/Group Executive, Investor Relations MasterCard, Inc. ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Neal Goldner Vice President, Investor Relations Avis Budget Group ▫Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros.............27 ▫Industry Summit .................................21 ▫Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer ............................................................28 Fabiane Goldstein Founder & CEO Ricca RI Investor Relations ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics .....................15 ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Jason Golz, CFA Partner Brunswick Group ▫Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today’s IRO........................25 ▫Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective .......................19 Gerry Gould Vice President, Investor Relations Haemonetics Corporation ▫IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong? .............................21 ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Laura Graves Vice President, Investor Relations Polycom ▫Conference Kick-Off Program and Reception ...........................................16 Amy Greene Vinson Vice President, Investor Relations Herbalife ▫Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility............................................27 ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Chris Ann Grimmett Manager, Investor Relations GFI Group ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Anne Guimard President FINEO Investor Relations Advisors ▫Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros.............27
  10. 10. 8 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Speaker Index Valerie Haertel SVP, Investor Relations State Street Corporation ▫NIRI Certification: the Journey............17 Debbie Hancock Vice President, Investor Relations Hasbro, Inc. ▫Guidance - Does it Still Matter? .........20 Darrell Heaps President, CEO & Founder Q4 Web Systems ▫Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today’s IRO........................25 Natalie Heard Investor Relations Advisor FedEx Corporation ▫Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today’s IRO........................25 Simon Heath Communications Consultant Simon Heath ▫Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day!..........................15 Jeanie Herbert Consultant JH4IR ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Elizabeth M. Higashi President Highashi Advisors ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Lori Hillman Manager, Investor Relations Health Net, Inc. ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 Joon Huh Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations Yahoo!, Inc. ▫Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen? .......................18 Tim Human Web Editor CrossBorder Group/IR Magazine ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 Clay Jeansonne Vice President, Investor Relations Linn Energy, LLC ▫Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios............................................14 Katie Keita Director, Investor Relations EMC Corporation ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Dennie Kimbrough Investor Relations Manager Microsoft Corporation ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add?................... 28 Sonia Kimotsuki US Corporate Access Goldman Sachs ▫Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros ............ 27 Mary Beth Kissane Communications Consultant ▫Crisis Preparedness: Your Crisis Plan is on the Shelf, but Now What? ............. 31 Jenny Kobin Vice President, Investor Relations Web.com Group, Inc. ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Gregg Lampf Vice President, Investor Relations Ciena Corporation ▫Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program ............................................. 26 ▫Table Topics....................................... 17 Jared Landaw Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Barington Capital Group ▫Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda ............................ 19 Miranda Lane Managing Director FinanceTalking, Ltd ▫Understanding Valuation in an IR Context .............................................. 14 Coleman N. Lannum, CFA Vice President, Investor Relations Covidien, Plc ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add?................... 28 Sam Levenson Chief Executive Officer Arbor Advisory Group ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics .....................15 ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part II: Comparing the US, Asia, LatAm and Europe ................................................15 ▫Rivel: Keys Steps to Superb IR. . .Insights from the Buy-Side. . .Is There a Schism Between What The Investment Community Wants and What You Are Delivering?...................24 Christina Maguire Vice President, Proxy Voting & Governance Research BNY Mellon ▫Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials...............20 Anju Marempudi Founder & CEO EventVestor ▫Guidance - Does it Still Matter?..........20 Louis Martin Director, Strategic Initiatives and Capability Coca-Cola North America ▫Doubling Down on the Competition for Capital: Going Global with your Investor Relations Program ..............................27 Jason McGruder Head, Investor Relations BGC Partners, Inc. ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Brian McMahon Director, Investor Targeting, Americas NASDAQ OMX ▫Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer ............................................................28 Judy Meehan Vice President, Investor Relations American Eagle Outfitters ▫Guidance - Does it Still Matter?..........20 Beate Melten Director, Investor Relations Counsel Citi ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics .....................15 ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Matthew Miller Managing Editor Bloomberg News ▫Activism from the Other Side of the Table...................................................17
  11. 11. ac14.niristream.org 9 Theresa Molloy Director Prudential Financial ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 ▫Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials...............20 ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Delia Moore Director, Rating Agency and Investor Relations Aflac Incorporated ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 Jeff Morgan President & CEO NIRI ▫NIRI Certification: the Journey............17 ▫Open Chat with NIRI Chairman and CEO....................................................23 Michael Neese Director, Investor Relations Altria Group, Inc. ▫Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen? .......................18 Kristy Nicholas Director, Investor Relations Expedia, Inc. ▫How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics .....................15 ▫The Nuts and Bolts of Success with European Shareholders......................28 Jerome Nichols Director, Investor Relations Black Hills Corporation ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Chad L. Norton Vice President, Fund Business Management Group Capital Research and Management Company ▫Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials...............20 John Nunziati Senior Director, Investor Relations Avaya, Inc. ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence .........................................30 Nils Paellmann Vice President, Investor Relations T-Mobile US ▫Industry Summit .................................21 ▫IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? ...................28 Damien J. Park Managing Partner Hedge Fund Solutions ▫Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda ............................ 19 Jonathan Peisner Treasurer & Vice President, Investor Relations KAR Auction Services ▫IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong?............................. 21 Mark Pellegrino Executive Director and Head of Corporate Access UBS ▫Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer ........................................................... 28 Christiane Pelz Vice President, Investor Relations Safeway Inc. ▫Finding Opportunity in the Sell Rating?20 ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Tammy Perry Senior Manager, Investor Relations Edwards Lifesciences Corporation ▫Table Topics....................................... 17 Melissa C. Plaisance Senior Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations Safeway, Inc. ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 ▫Table Topics....................................... 17 Grant Pollworth Capital IQ ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence......................................... 30 Jim Polson Senior Director FTI Consulting ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence......................................... 30 Evan Pondel President PondelWilkinson, Inc. ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Christopher Probyn Chief Economist State Street Global Advisors ▫Challenging Global Economic Conventional Wisdom........................ 23 Phyllis Proffer Founder The Heights Company ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence..........................................30 Tim Quast President ModernIR ▫Broken Markets: An Interview with Joe Saluzzi ................................................29 William Quinn Head of Corporate Access Deutsche Bank ▫Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros.............27 Smooch Reynolds Executive Vice President, Global Investor Relations & Communications Practice Group Leader DHR International ▫Career Wheel Cogs.............................24 ▫Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility............................................27 Brian P. Rivel President Rivel Research Group ▫Rivel: Keys Steps to Superb IR. . .Insights from the Buy-Side. . .Is There a Schism Between What The Investment Community Wants and What You Are Delivering?...................24 Andrea Rose Managing Director Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher ▫Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios............................................14 Eric Rosenfeld Chief Executive Officer Crescendo Partners ▫Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda.............................19 Nicole McIntosh-Russell Vice President, Investor Relations Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ▫Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen?........................18 Ronan Ryan Chief Strategy Officer IEX ▫A Trading Revolt .................................24
  12. 12. 10 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Speaker Index Joseph Saluzzi Market Structure Expert Author ▫Broken Markets: An Interview with Joe Saluzzi ................................................29 Greg Secord Vice President, Investor Relations Opentext ▫Industry Summit .................................21 Anne Sheehan Director Corporate Governance California State Teachers' Retirement System ▫Activism from the Other Side of the Table...................................................17 Andrew Siegel Partner Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher ▫Crisis Preparedness: Your Crisis Plan is on the Shelf, but Now What?..............31 Keith Siegner, CPA, CFA Executive Director, Equity Research UBS Investment Bank ▫Finding Opportunity in the Sell Rating?20 Victoria Sivrais Managing Director FTI Consulting ▫FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists ............26 Gibson Smith Managing Director, Head of Americas Corporate Access Citi Global Markets & Banking ▫Finding Opportunity in Sell Rating?....20 Jeffrey Smith Staff Director, Investor Relations FedEx Corporation ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Steve Smith Leadership, Team Dynamics and Communication Expert, Co-Author of Egonomics ▫Emotional Intelligence and More Effective Communications..................30 Shawn Southard Principal 19 Squared IR ▫Industry Summit .................................21 ▫Table Topics.......................................17 Angela Steinway Head of Investor Relations and Director, Financial Strategy Integra LifeSciences ▫Finding Opportunity in the Sell Rating?20 Lynn Stout Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Business Law Cornell Law School ▫The Shareholder Value Myth.............. 23 Matthew V. Stroud Vice President, Investor Relations Darden Restaurants, Inc. ▫Table Topics....................................... 17 Chris Suh General Manager, Investor Relations Microsoft Corporation ▫Guidance - Does it Still Matter?......... 20 Bina Thompson Vice President, Investor Relations Colgate-Palmolive Company ▫The Nuts and Bolts of Success with European Shareholders...................... 28 Julie Tracy Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Wright Medical Group ▫Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program ............................................. 26 ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Charles Triano Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Pfizer ▫C-Level IR - ‘Going All In’................... 19 ▫Industry Summit................................. 21 Ruth E. Venning Director, Investor Relations Hospira, Inc. ▫Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective....................... 19 Mark Vierengel Managing Director, West Coast Institutional Equity Sales Northcoast Research ▫Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer ........................................................... 28 Wendy Markus Webb Chief Executive Officer Kestrel Corporate Advisory, Inc. ▫C-Level IR - ‘Going All In’................... 19 Glenn W. Welling Principal Chief Investment Officer Engaged Capital ▫FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists ............26 ▫Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda.............................19 Douglas Wilburne Vice President, Investor Relations Textron Inc. ▫Table Topics .......................................17 Maureen Wolff President & Partner Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc. ▫Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda.............................19 Darin Wolter Executive Vice President, Global Sales Marketwired ▫Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today’s IRO........................25 David Yates Instructor FinanceTalking, Ltd ▫Understanding Valuation in an IR Context...............................................14 Stacy Ybarra Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Blucora ▫Crisis Preparedness: Your Crisis Plan is on the Shelf, but Now What?..............31 Richard Yerganian Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations LTX-Credence Corporation ▫An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence..........................................30 David Young Second Vice President, Investor and Rating Agency Relations Aflac ▫IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong? .............................21 Elizabeth Zale Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Simon Property Group, Inc. ▫Industry Summit .................................21
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  14. 14. 12 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Session Index TITLE TIME/ LOCATION PAGE A Trading Revolt Tue, Jun 10 - 11:35 am - 12:20 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 24 Activism from the Other Side of the Table Mon, Jun 9 - 9:15 am - 10:20 am/ Tower Ballroom 17 An Ace Up the Sleeve: Tips and Tricks to Gain an Edge in Competitive Intelligence Wed, Jun 11 - 10:45 am - 12:45 pm/ Raphael 2-3 30 Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros Tue, Jun 10 - 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 27 Broken Markets: An Interview with Joe Saluzzi Tue, Jun 10 - 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm/ Bellagio 2 29 Career Wheel Cogs Tue, Jun 10 - 11:35 am - 12:20 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 24 Challenging Global Economic Conventional Wisdom Tue, Jun 10 - 9:50 am - 10:50 am/ Tower Ballroom 23 C-Level IR - 'Going All In' Mon, Jun 9 - 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm/ Bellagio 2 19 Conference Kick-Off Program and Reception Sun, Jun 8 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm/ Experience Showcase 16 Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program Tue, Jun 10 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm/ Bellagio 3,4,7 26 Crisis Preparedness: Your Crisis Plan is on the Shelf, but Now What? Wed, Jun 11 - 10:45 am - 12:45 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 31 Doubling Down on the Competition for Capital: Going Global with your Investor Relations Program Tue, Jun 10 - 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 27 Emotional Intelligence and More Effective Communications Wed, Jun 11 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am/ Tower Ballroom 30 Finding Opportunity in the Sell Rating? Mon, Jun 9 - 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 20 FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists Tue, Jun 10 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm/ Bellagio 2 26 Guidance - Does it Still Matter? Mon, Jun 9 - 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm/ Raphael 2-3 20 How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics Sun, Jun 8 - 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm/ Bellagio 3,4,7 15 How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part II: Comparing the US, Asia, LatAm and Europe Sun, Jun 8 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm/ Bellagio 3,4,7 15 Industry Summit Mon, Jun 9 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm/ In and around Tower Ballroom 21 Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda Mon, Jun 9 - 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 19 Ipreo: Straight From the Buy Side: Investors Speak on the Mechanics of Their Process Tue, Jun 10 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 25 IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? Tue, Jun 10 - 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 28 IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong? Mon, Jun 9 - 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm/ Bellagio 2 21
  15. 15. ac14.niristream.org 13 TITLE TIME/ LOCATION PAGE Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! Sun, Jun 8 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 15 Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today's IRO Tue, Jun 10 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 25 NIRI Certification: the Journey Mon, Jun 9 - 8:00 am - 8:45 am/ Raphael 2-3 17 Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen? Mon, Jun 9 - 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm/ Raphael 2-3 18 Open Chat with NIRI Chairman and CEO Tue, Jun 10 - 8:00 am - 8:45 am/ Raphael 2-3 23 Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility Tue, Jun 10 - 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm/ Bellagio 2 27 Rivel: Keys Steps to Superb IR. . .Insights from the Buy-Side. . .Is There a Schism Between What The Investment Community Wants and What You Are Delivering? Tue, Jun 10 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm/ Raphael 2-3 24 Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios Sun, Jun 8 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 14 Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials Mon, Jun 9 - 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 20 Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective Mon, Jun 9 - 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm/ Bellagio 1,5 19 Table Topics Mon, Jun 9 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm/ In and around Tower Ballroom 17 Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer Tue, Jun 10 - 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm/ Da Vinci 2-4 28 The Nuts and Bolts of Success with European Shareholders Tue, Jun 10 - 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm/ Raphael 2-3 28 The Shareholder Value Myth Tue, Jun 10 - 11:35 am - 12:20 pm/ Raphael 2-3 23 Understanding Valuation in an IR Context Sun, Jun 8 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm/ Raphael 2-3 14
  16. 16. Sunday, June 8 14 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda NIRI Boot Camp 10:00 am - 10:50 am Monet 4 Prepare for the physical demands of Extreme IR Registration 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Spa Tower Entrance to Conference Space Express and Need Assistance: ask questions, reprint a badge, make edits to badge content, register on-side, and get guest badges Understanding Valuation in an IR Context 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Raphael 2-3 Do you really know how your stock is valued? This workshop, taught by instructors who teach NIRI's highly rated finance seminar series, will help you appreciate the key drivers of value and see how excellent communications can help support your company's valuation. We cover commonly used discounted cash flow models as well as valuation using a range of multiples - all in a way that is easy to understand, even if you are not a finance specialist. Taking real company examples, we will look at the mechanics of a valuation model. You will appreciate where the inputs come from and why analysts ask the questions they do. And we look at how changes to the key variables, including guidance, impact the outcome and how it all ties into the company story. Finally, we will show you how to create a model that allows you to see assumptions built into the current stock value. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Appreciate the key valuation variables and their impact • Understand where analysts are coming from and be able to meet their needs • Be able to test the assumptions built into your stock's current valuation Miranda Lane, Managing Director, FinanceTalking, Ltd David Yates, Instructor, FinanceTalking, Ltd Shareholder Activism Workshop: Hands-on Preparation for Real-Life Scenarios 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Da Vinci 2-4 Participants will take an active role in a simulated activist campaign that is based on an actual proxy contest, during a fight. Breaking the group into small teams, experienced practitioners will guide the groups through five distinct, but sequential phases, which will include the initial activist contact, investor relations reaction, CEO and Board engagement, public disclosure and proxy fight. Presented with the facts of the business case, the teams will be challenged to build their own strategy. The workshop culminates in a debate over the likely outcome and alternative scenarios. Participants will leave this highly interactive workshop with an ability to leverage internal and external experts for an activist campaign, understanding the best ways to protect management's credibility and corporate reputation, and the tools to build a preemptive, offensive activist strategy. The five workshop scenarios will include the initial approach, IR engagement, management/board engagement, public disclosure, and a proxy fight. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn the fundamentals of addressing an activist at every stage in the game • Learn the do's and don'ts of activist shareholder engagement and proxy fights • Develop strategic communications plans • Learn who to hire and when in the process Why Now? Shareholder activism is increasing, and new players are constantly emerging. Any company can be a target, and activist goals and tactics vary widely. Each situation requires specific analysis, and, in all cases, good performance is the first defense and good investor relations the second. MODERATOR: Andrea Rose, Managing Director, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher SPEAKERS: Eric Brielmann, Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher Patrick Davidson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Oshkosh Corporation Bradley Finkelstein, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Clay Jeansonne, Vice President, Investor Relations, Linn Energy, LLC NIRI Boot Camp Sponsored by... REVIEWED
  17. 17. Sunday, June 8 ac14.niristream.org 15 Make or Break Your Career with a Blowout Analyst Day! 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bellagio 1,5 Although everyone knows an analyst/investor day is an excellent opportunity to showcase a company's strategy and management team, a lot of us, no matter how senior, secretly dread the preparation for an upcoming analyst/investor day - lots of work, late nights (and not the Vegas kind) - details, details, details! What if something goes wrong? What if instead of fearing failure, we feared success? What can you do to really impress your management team, add value and take your job to the next level? How can you impact delivery of the messages? Do you know how to prepare your management team to answer questions? Have you ever taught body language? How you plan the event is an opportunity for you to showcase your capabilities, build stronger relationships and truly add value to the team. Come with your questions/stories, and you will leave the session excited to plan your next day and showcase YOUR abilities! LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • To ensure IR practitioners understand how best to plan and execute an effective and impactful analyst day/investor conference - within your budget • How to add value in creating and delivering impactful presentations, including Q&A • To understand the non-verbal "body language" investors may be analyzing Why Now? Whether you need a refresher on tactical skills or not, an IR professional should think of the analyst day as his or her chance to shine. MODERATOR: Jim Buckley, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CleanHarbors, Inc. SPEAKERS: David Calusdian, Executive Vice President & Partner, Sharon Merrill Associates David Fine, Principal, Fine Communications Patrick Flanigan, Investor Relations, Celgene Simon Heath, Communications Consultant, Simon Heath How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part I: Evaluating the Metrics 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Bellagio 3,4,7 Does this sound familiar? You want to upgrade your IR program and learn from the best. But how do you find out who they are? And what do they do that makes them the best? How is that measured? And who is the judge? And if you find companies that you think qualify, how can you learn from them? What are the metrics that are important and would they work for your company, too? Are they the same globally? In Part I, we will start looking at these questions, and specifically address the issue of how to measure the success of an IR program and whether the same measurements can be applied globally. We will talk to you about what we found by looking at research and will have a lively discussion with IROs from different countries. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn what metrics are important for measuring the success of an IR program and how they compare globally Why Now? The best IROs are not just in the US or Europe anymore. They can be found all over the globe, in places such as Asia Pacific and Latin America. MODERATOR: Sam Levenson, Chief Executive Officer, Arbor Advisory Group SPEAKERS: Fabiane Goldstein, Founder & CEO, Ricca RI Investor Relations Beate Melten, Director, Investor Relations Counsel, Citi Kristy Nicholas, Director, Investor Relations, Expedia, Inc. How Do You Benchmark Globally? Part II: Comparing the US, Asia, LatAm and Europe 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bellagio 3,4,7 Continuing from Part I, this session will delve into the specifics of IR programs in different countries and what makes them successful. Find out where to start when you want to approach a global benchmarking effort, where you can find help, and what investors think about this issue. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how to successfully benchmark your IR efforts against your global peers, taking into account your company and country specific culture • Learn whether investors apply different filters when they evaluate the IRO efforts of companies from different areas of the world Why Now? IR professionals are searching for a way to benchmark themselves against global peers. MODERATOR: Sam Levenson, Chief Executive Officer, Arbor Advisory Group SPEAKERS: Daniela Bretthauer, IR Director, Magazine Luiza REVIEWED
  18. 18. Sunday, June 8 16 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda Global IR Summit Reception 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Monet Continue to build your global network! Conference Kick-Off Program and Reception 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Experience Showcase The Co-Chairs welcome you to Conference with fun while setting the stage for three days of learning and networking. You will be challenged to take every advantage of Conference to extend your knowledge, exchange and share experiences, and excite your career. New In 2014 The official kick-off is during the Welcome Reception Start playing the Showcase Giveaway Game for Sunday/Monday by scanning QR codes at sponsor booths. Winners will be announced at the Monday Extremely Happy Hour (must be present to win). CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Mark Donohue, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, IMPAX Laboratories Laura Graves, Vice President, Investor Relations, Polycom Global IR Summit Program and Reception Sponsored by... Conference Kick-Off Program and Reception Sponsored by...
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  20. 20. Monday, June 9 ac14.niristream.org 17 NIRI Boot Camp 7:00 am - 7:50 am Monet 4 Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Spa Tower and Bellagio Tower Entrances to Conference Space NIRI Certification: the Journey 8:00 am - 8:45 am Raphael 2-3 The NIRI certification program will certify investor relations competencies across a practitioner-developed, peer-validated practice domain framework. In September 2013, the NIRI National Board of Directors approved a proposal to launch an investor relations certification program. However, this journey began many years ago. Join representatives from the Board as they discuss how we arrived here, and where we are going next with the program. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Understand the rigor required to establish a program using global best practices for developing certifications • Provide feedback on early-stage program details MODERATOR: Jeff Morgan, President & CEO, NIRI SPEAKERS: Robert Burton, Managing Director, Lambert, Edwards & Associates John Chevalier, Director, Global Investor Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company Ruth Cotter, Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations, Advanced Micro Devices Valerie Haertel, SVP, Investor Relations, State Street Corporation BREAKFAST 8:15 am - 9:00 am Tower Ballroom Foyer General Session Welcome 9:00 am - 9:15 pm Tower Ballroom The Co-Chairs welcome you to Monday and set up the day. CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Mark Donohue, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, IMPAX Laboratories Laura Graves, Vice President, Investor Relations, Polycom Activism from the Other Side of the Table 9:15 am - 10:20 am Tower Ballroom IR, management, and Directors aren't the only ones impacted by activism. This diverse conversation will explore the views of 'more traditional' activists, a corporate secretary and Director, fund governance leaders, and others as they, too, must react to activists actions. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how activists impact a wide range of stakeholders • Understand the types of engagement others may want during activism Peggy's unique perspective as an Oxy Director and governance professional is joined with Michelle’s and Anne's views as investors in many, many companies. Why Now? Activism evolves as more investors take on this strategy, increasingly impacting our key stakeholders MODERATOR: Matthew Miller, Managing Editor, Bloomberg News SPEAKERS: Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Team, BlackRock Margaret 'Peggy' Foran, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Anne Sheehan, Director Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System BREAK in the Experience Showcase 10:30 am - 11:00 am Table Topics 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Various Rooms near Tower Ballroom Interactive breakouts on leading topics are back on the agenda after their successful launch last year. Join for rapid dialog and fast engagement on practice issues important to you. NIRI Boot Camp Sponsored by... General Sessions Sponsored by... REVIEWED REVIEWED Monday Experience Showcase Hours 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
  21. 21. Monday, June 9 18 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda Topics (The table topics below are all in the Tower Ballroom unless otherwise noted. Look for topic # on tables) 1. International Integrated Reporting (IIR) - Fabiane Goldstein 2. Branding - Beate Melten 3. Career / Professional Development: Distinguish Yourself - Jeanie Herbert (Room Raphael 3) 4. Corporate Governance - Marian Briggs 5. Credibility: Establishing and repairing when needed - Gerry Gould 6. Getting the Most out of First NIRI - Gregg Lampf 7. Guidance: More than earnings! - Elizabeth Higashi 8. IR in the IPO Process - Barbara Gasper 9. IR Communications - Amy Greene Vinson (Room Raphael 1) 10. How to hire an IRO (#2) - David Dragics 11. Mentoring: Meet a Fellow - Matthew Stroud 12. Open Chat: Come & chat - bring your own topic(s) - Jeff Smith 13. Regulatory (Disclosure) - Theresa Molloy 14. Shareholder Activism: What's the new horizon look like? - Melissa Plaisance 15. Strategic Planning (Part 1) - Shawn Southard (Room Raphael 2) (NOTE: Part 2 will be held from 4-5pm on Monday) 16. Tools of the Trade: Share tips on effectively kicking up your IR program - Tammy Perry 17. Managing the Sell Side: How to get the most impact while keeping the effort reasonable - Doug Wilburne TOPIC FACILITATORS: Marian Briggs, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT David Dragics, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CACI International Barbara Gasper, Executive Vice President/Group Executive, Investor Relations, MasterCard, Inc. Fabiane Goldstein, Founder & CEO, Ricca RI Investor Relations Gerry Gould, Vice President, Investor Relations, Haemonetics Corporation Amy Greene Vinson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Herbalife Jeanie Herbert, Consultant, JH4IR Elizabeth M. Higashi, CFA, President, Highashi Advisors Gregg Lampf, Vice President, Investor Relations, Ciena Corporation Beate Melten, Director, Investor Relations Counsel, Citi Theresa Molloy, Director, Prudential Financial Tammy Perry, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Melissa C. Plaisance, Senior Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations, Safeway, Inc. Jeffrey Smith, Staff Director, Investor Relations, FedEx Corporation Shawn Southard, Principal, 19 Squared IR Matthew V. Stroud, Vice President, Investor Relations, Darden Restaurants, Inc. Douglas Wilburne, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations, Textron Inc. 12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLUNCH in the Experience Showcase Another opportunity to meet with sponsors and play the Sunday/Monday Giveaway Game Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Useful Tool or Smokescreen? 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Raphael 2-3 Groupon, Twitter, Tesla, and others have recently been in the news regarding their use of non-GAAP financial metrics. In many industries, such as REITs, non-GAAP is the norm rather than the exception. Yet a substantial number of companies, sometimes even within the same industry or sub-sector, largely or exclusively report under GAAP. This session will explore when and why companies use non- GAAP measures as well as provide information when considering such metrics. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn why some companies report in non-GAAP while others do not and if it varies by industry • Learn what investors prefer and the SEC guidelines • Learn what the best practices are for your company or clients Why Now? More companies than not report non- GAAP metrics. IROs should know all sides of the issue before opining on the topic with management considering adopting or abandoning non-GAAP. MODERATOR: Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality SPEAKERS: Fletcher Chamberlin, Director, Investor Relations & Communications, FEI Company Joon Huh, Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations, Yahoo!, Inc. Michael Neese, Director, Investor Relations, Altria Group, Inc. Nicole McIntosh-Russell, Vice President, Investor Relations, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
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  24. 24. Monday, June 9 ac14.niristream.org 19 Inside the Shark Tank: Understanding the Activist Agenda 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Da Vinci 2-4 The threat of activist investors encircling your company can be intimidating - unless you understand how to engage, respond and communicate when they come calling. This unique panel brings together four prominent activist shareholders, including one unconventional investor who drives home his point by serenading his targets with song. This informative and lively panel will go in depth on the common issues that make a company ripe for activism, the triggers that typically spark a proxy fight, and ways to engage once an activist discovers your company. With companies of all market caps now facing pressure from dissident investors, the IRO's most important strategic role is arguably the ability to steer the C-suite around the potential pitfalls. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Evaluate your company from the activist's perspective • Prepare for the questions activists are most likely to ask your senior management • Become an indispensable source of information about shareholder activism for management and the board • Develop strategies for most effectively communicating with activists - and the rest of your shareholder base - in the event your company becomes a target Why Now? With activism activities increasing, IR needs to learn how to deal with them to achieve the best possible outcome for their companies. MODERATOR: Maureen Wolff, President & Partner, Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc. SPEAKERS: Jared Landaw, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Barington Capital Group Damien J. Park, Managing Partner, Hedge Fund Solutions Eric Rosenfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Partners Glenn W. Welling, Principal Chief Investment Officer, Engaged Capital Social Media: Monitoring the Chatter from an IR Perspective 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Bellagio 1,5 What's being said about your company, stock and industry by key influencers using social media? Do you even know who they are? Join us for a session devoted to the cutting-edge area of social media -- monitoring the social media output of key influencers -- not only determining who they are for your company and industry, but also learning how to monitor and leverage their output to enhance your overall IR program. Don't be the last person to find out that Carl Icahn just tweeted about your company! LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn about the "other side of social media" --monitoring what is being said about your company, stock or industry by key influencers -- and why you should monitor them • Determine the key influencers • Learn ways to effectively monitor the key influencers' social media output and how many people are following their output Why Now? The use of social media is becoming more widespread. And while research shows that few within the investor community value social media output by public companies, many do monitor blogs, tweets and other forms of social media produced by key influencers. MODERATOR: Ruth E. Venning, Director, Investor Relations, Hospira, Inc. SPEAKERS: Derek Cole, President, Investor Relations Advisory Solutions Serena Ehrlich, Director, Social and Evolving Media, Business Wire Jason Golz, CFA, Partner, Brunswick Group C-Level IR - 'Going All In' 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Bellagio 2 Everyone wants it - not everyone gets it. Is it a function of the IRO, the management team, or both? We are, of course, talking about having a strong voice at the table. We wear dual hats as IROs. While keeping the company's interests in clear sight, we support our management teams and simultaneously advocate for our investor constituents. This is easier 'said' than 'done.' How can you leverage your knowledge and skills to become one of the most influential members of your company's management team and establish yourself as the go-to resource for executives and the Board on investor relations matters? Our panel, which includes an IRO, Board member, and CFO, will discuss effective and respectful ways to gain greater recognition and more abundant resources to execute your role effectively in the face of increasing complexity. Hear knowledgeable perspectives and a lively interactive discussion on how you can add measurable value to your company, management, and board as well as optimize your ability to make impact. Why Now? The value an IRO can provide to an organization can greatly improve corporate reputation and street perception as well as individual career satisfaction and advancement. Facing resistance in this area is a common theme and hearing perspectives across constituents can help frame effective solutions to enhance IR's impact. MODERATOR: Charles Triano, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Pfizer SPEAKERS: Dan D'Arrigo, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, MGM Resorts International Wendy Markus Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Kestrel Corporate Advisory, Inc. REVIEWED REVIEWED
  25. 25. Monday, June 9 20 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn what value companies and boards get when first-rate IR leadership is in place • Learn how to assess your readiness to successfully operate and contribute at the top management and board levels, including what knowledge, skills, and ability are required • Learn how to heighten your awareness and value to the board even if your exposure is limited by management • Learn how to balance needs across constituents and overcome obstacles at the highest levels BREAK in the Experience Showcase 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Refreshments and your last chance to play the Sunday/Monday Giveaway Game Guidance - Does it Still Matter? 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm Raphael 2-3 Transparency in financial reporting is of paramount importance, but it hasn't necessarily translated into the guidance practices of U.S. public companies. Recently, U.S. public companies have increasingly discontinued or substantially pared back their quarterly and annual earnings guidance practices. While some companies have moved away from the quarterly guidance to annual guidance, others have completely discontinued the practice. Among those firms offering guidance, there has been a shift toward general guidelines rather than specific targets. Nonetheless, nearly half of U.S. public companies still provide some form of guidance. As IROs attempt to satisfy the insatiable appetite of investors for more forward-looking information, guidance is likely high on the collective agenda of every IRO, senior management team, and the Board. We'll help IROs understand the changes in earnings guidance practices, anticipated market reaction to these changes, and current best practices in communicating earnings guidance. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Gain insights into the changing trends in public company earnings guidance practices, including how they vary by company size, industry, depth, and breadth • Understand how the market is likely to react to changes in guidance practices in terms of both stock price and trading volume. • Learn how IROs have worked with senior management to set their current guidance practices and communicate them to Wall Street Why Now? Guidance is always a timeless AND timely topic for IROs. By understanding the practices of your peers and current trading trends, IROs will be in a better position to advise the management on the firm's guidance policies MODERATOR: Debbie Hancock, Vice President, Investor Relations, Hasbro, Inc. SPEAKERS: Darin Arita, Head, Investor Relations, Voya Financial, Inc. Anju Marempudi, Founder & CEO, EventVestor Judy Meehan, Vice President, Investor Relations, American Eagle Outfitters Chris Suh, General Manager, Investor Relations, Microsoft Corporation Finding Opportunity in the Sell Rating? 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm Da Vinci 2-4 Ouch! A sell-side analyst initiates with a 'sell' rating or downgrades the rating to a 'sell'. Hear experts discuss the reactions from the management team and the investor base. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how to turn a sell rating on the stock into an opportunity • Learn how to coach your management team when dealing with sell-side analysts with sell ratings • Improve IRO interactions with sell-side analysts, using the sell rating as a catalyst • Understand the mechanics of the rating system from the research point of view and how to leverage that with the buy-side MODERATOR: Christiane Pelz, Vice President, Investor Relations, Safeway Inc. SPEAKERS: Keith Siegner, CPA, CFA, Executive Director, Equity Research, UBS Investment Bank Gibson Smith, Managing Director, Head of Americas Corporate Access, Citi Global Markets & Banking Angela Steinway, Head of Investor Relations and Director, Financial Strategy, Integra LifeSciences Shareholder Engagement - Expectations and Essentials 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm Bellagio 1,5 The financial crisis created a framework that mandates increased accountability from the C-suite and boards while investors have the means and motives to wield influence over the core governing power in a public company. Some experts believe that we have reached a Why Now? The roles of IR and governance have converged on many levels. It is imperative to work collaboratively with your senior management team, REVIEWED
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  28. 28. Monday, June 9 ac14.niristream.org 21 tipping point on the balance of power among investors, the Board, and the C-Suite. Boards and management that adapt to the current environment and consider reasonable shareholder initiatives will succeed and flourish. Those that don't face increasingly onerous governance risk. With this as a backdrop, the panel will address changes in regulation and investor behavior that have served to shift the balance of power and how IR can equalize each stakeholder's influence by developing a strategy that prepares the board and C-suite to address the issues that are most important to investors. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how management, boards, and investors should engage with one another to lead to an optimally balanced system • Learn what investors believe are the most important governance policies and practices and how to align your company's objectives with your shareholders • Learn why it is critical to engage with both the portfolio manager and governance officer within your shareholder base • Learn how investors evaluate a Board's responsiveness to majority supported shareholder proposals investors and board throughout the year to understand where your company may be vulnerable. MODERATOR: Theresa Molloy, Director, Prudential Financial SPEAKERS: Kenneth A. Bertsch, Partner, CamberView Partners Jane Okun Bomba, Senior Vice President Chief Sustainability, IR Communications Officer, IHS, Inc. Christina Maguire, Vice President, Proxy Voting Governance Research, BNY Mellon Chad L. Norton, Vice President, Fund Business Management Group, Capital Research and Management Company IR Strategic Plan - Are You Doing Everything Wrong? 2:55 pm - 3:55 pm Bellagio 2 The starting point for an effective investor relations program goes well beyond investor outreach. It begins with a well thought out strategic plan that takes into account the organization's resources (financial, management time, etc.) as well as the goals and objectives that the IR program is trying to achieve (improving your shareholder base, increasing sell-side coverage, developing key messages, providing shareholder feedback to senior management and competitive intelligence to your business unit leaders, etc.) So, whether you're new to IR and looking to learn about the key elements of an IR strategic plan, or you're a seasoned pro looking to hear different perspectives on IR strategic planning, this session is for you. And as inertia can be hard to change, we're going to question the conventional wisdom of how we run our IR programs in the hope of obtaining new perspectives that we can use to improve our IR programs. This session will walk through some of the major buckets of an investor relations strategic plan and panelists will provide a point/counterpoint in debate form on why they believe that some tactics are better than others in achieving their annual investor relations goals and objectives. Resources to execute an IR program vary greatly based upon firm size, so the panel features IROs across market cap sizes, industries as well as differing career backgrounds. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how to develop an annual IR strategic plan that maximizes corporate resources and creates value beyond improving your shareholder base • Learn about differing perspectives on how your IRO colleagues approach multiple facets of their roles including target marketing, quiet periods, earnings guidance, how best to work with the sell-side in order to achieve their goals, etc. • Learn how to monitor and report on the performance of your plan and adjust tactics when needed Why Now? While investor relations is a critical activity for every public company, more than ever, today's IRO needs to present a clear and compelling case to senior management in order to obtain necessary corporate resources (senior management time, funding, etc.) so as to execute an effective investor relations program that will play a critical role in enhancing their firm's valuation. MODERATOR: Jonathan Peisner, Treasurer Vice President, Investor Relations, KAR Auction Services SPEAKERS: Elizabeth Bauer, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Strategic Communications, CSG Systems International, Inc. Gerry Gould, Vice President, Investor Relations, Haemonetics Corporation David Young, Second Vice President, Investor and Rating Agency Relations, Aflac Industry Summit 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Various Rooms near Tower Ballroom The popular industry breakouts are reformatted to build stronger connections and provide something for everyone, with additional table topics and table conversation. (Look for industry/topic # on tables) FACILITATORS: Karli Anderson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Royal Gold, Inc. Darin Arita, Head, Investor Relations, Voya Financial, Inc. Richard Barry, Vice President/Floor Governor, Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE
  29. 29. Monday, June 9 22 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda INDUSTRY CATEGORYS (Industry Breakouts below are all in the Tower Ballroom) 1. Aerospace Defense - David Dragics 2. Banking - Wendy Croker 3. Building Materials/Construction - Ronald Botoff 4. Consumer Products - Patricia Dougherty 5. Energy/Oil Gas/Fuel - Jerome Nichols 6. Financial Services - Chris Ann Grimmett 7. Food/Food Manufacturers - Melissa Plaisance 8. Healthcare - Remy Bernarda 9. Insurance - Darin Arita 10. Manufacturing/Conglomerates - Elena Doom 11. Media Entertainment - Michael Gallentine 12. Medical Technology Devices - Julie Tracy 13. Mining Metals - Karli Anderson 14. Pharma/BioTech - Chuck Triano 15. Real Estate - Christopher Barry 16. Restaurants - JoAnn DeGrande 17. Retail - Christiane Pelz 18. Semiconductor - Chris Evenden 19. Technology - Hardware Peripherals - Katie Keita 20. Technology - Internet Software - Greg Secord 21. Telecommunications - Nils Paellmann 22. Utilities Power - Bruce Burns TOPICS 23. IR Measurements: Quantitative vs. Qualitative - Jenny Kobin (Room Raphael 3) 24. Strategic Planning (Part 2) - Shawn Southard (Room Raphael 2) 25. Small Cap - Jason McGruder (Room DaVinci 2) 26. Mid Cap - Neal Goldner (Room DaVinci 3) 27. Large/XL Cap - Elizabeth Zale (Room DaVinci 4) 28. Capital Markets: What's Hot (A conversation with someone in the KNOW.) - Rich Barry (Room DaVinci 1) 29. Counselors IR Firms - Evan Pondel (Room Rafael 1) 30. IR Service Providers - David Bobker (Room Rafael 1) Christopher Barry, Vice President, Corporate Communications, National Retail Properties Remy Bernarda, Senior Director, Communications, Galena Biopharma, Inc. David Bobker, Senior Vice President, AST Phoenix Advisors Ronald Botoff, Director, Investor Relations, Granite Construction, Inc. Bruce Burns, Director Investor Relations, Westar Energy, Inc. Wendy Croker, First Vice President, Shareholder Relations, Hudson Valley Holding Corporation JoAnn DeGrande, Vice President, Investor Relations, Starbucks Coffee Company Elena Doom, Vice President, Investor Relations, Honeywell International Patricia Dougherty, Senior Analyst, Investor Relations, Colgate-Palmolive Company David Dragics, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CACI International Chris Evenden, Senior Director, Investor Relations, NVIDIA Corporation Michael Gallentine, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Scripps Networks Interactive Neal Goldner, Vice President, Investor Relations, Avis Budget Group Chris Ann Grimmett, Manager, Investor Relations, GFI Group Katie Keita, Director, Investor Relations, EMC Corporation Jenny Kobin, Vice President, Investor Relations, Web.com Group, Inc. Jason McGruder, Head, Investor Relations, BGC Partners, Inc. Jerome Nichols, Director, Investor Relations, Black Hills Corporation Nils Paellmann, PhD, Vice President, Investor Relations, T-Mobile US Christiane Pelz, Vice President, Investor Relations, Safeway Inc. Melissa C. Plaisance, Senior Vice President, Finance Investor Relations, Safeway, Inc. Evan Pondel, President, PondelWilkinson, Inc. Greg Secord, Vice President, Investor Relations, Opentext Shawn Southard, Principal, 19 Squared IR Julie Tracy, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Wright Medical Group Charles Triano, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Pfizer Elizabeth Zale, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Simon Property Group, Inc. Extremely Happy Hour 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Experience Showcase An extreme start to your evening, enjoy conversation, music, food, and fun. The Sunday/Monday Giveaway Winners will be announced (must be present to win). Sponsored by...
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  32. 32. Tuesday, June 10 ac14.niristream.org 23 NIRI Boot Camp 7:00 am - 7:50 am Monet 4 Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Spa Tower and Bellagio Tower Entrances to Conference Space Open Chat with NIRI Chairman and CEO 8:00 am - 8:45 am Raphael 2-3 Your opportunity to engage NIRI leadership in morning conversation. Ask your questions and receive a primer for the State of NIRI general session address. Jeff Morgan, President CEO, NIRI John Chevalier, Director, Global Investor Relations, The Procter Gamble Company BREAKFAST 8:15 am - 9:00 am Tower Ballroom Foyer General Session Welcome 9:00 am - 9:10 pm Tower Ballroom The Co-Chairs welcome you to Tuesday and set up the day. CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Mark Donohue, Vice President, Investor Relations Corporate Communications, IMPAX Laboratories Laura Graves, Vice President, Investor Relations, Polycom NIRI Fellows Honors and State of NIRI 9:10 am - 9:50 pm Tower Ballroom Jeff Morgan, President CEO, NIRI John Chevalier, Director, Global Investor Relations, The Procter Gamble Company Challenging Global Economic Conventional Wisdom 9:50 am - 10:50 am Tower Ballroom If all economists were to stand on one another, they would not reach a conclusion. This adage reflects the challenges faced by users of economic information and forecasts. In this unique approach to the debate on the global economy, Dr. Probyn offers jargon-free explanations about the economy, while providing clear examples of differing expectations and views of the economic community. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn where global economic theory and practices differ • Gain a deeper understanding of economic expectations and how they impact the company story Dr. Probyn has enthralled Senior Roundtable members, don't miss his address to the broader IR Community Why Now? The global economy has weaknesses that may help some companies and shutter others SPEAKER: Christopher Probyn, PhD, Chief Economist, State Street Global Advisors BREAK in the Experience Showcase 11:00 am - 11:30 am Start playing the Tuesday Giveaway Game, winners will be announced at the Experience Showcase Reception (must be present to win). The Shareholder Value Myth 11:35 am - 12:20 pm Raphael 2-3 The quest to maximize shareholder value, a pervasive mantra from the investment community and business press, may not be grounded in corporate law and may run counter to long-term value creation on behalf of equity owners. Professor Lynn Stout takes on the myth while exploring the downsides to shareholder value thinking. Meet Professor Stout in the Experience Showcase during her book signing at 2:30pm Hear more on the topic that prompted much debate on NIRI eGroups Why Now? Concern grows over the effectiveness of gold standard metric in maintaining long-term value creation SPEAKER: Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate Business Law, Cornell Law School NIRI Boot Camp Sponsored by... General Sessions Sponsored by... REVIEWED REVIEWED Tuesday Experience Showcase Hours 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  33. 33. Tuesday, June 10 24 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda A Trading Revolt 11:35 am - 12:20 pm Da Vinci 2-4 Come hear the latest on high frequency trading from IEX's Ronan Ryan, featured in Michael Lewis' latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. IEX is the first equity trading venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and family offices. Dedicated to institutionalizing fairness in the markets, IEX will provide a more balanced marketplace via simplified market structure design and cutting-edge technology. Why Now? HFT is directly impacting issuers and how their stocks trade. SPEAKER: Ronan Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer, IEX Career Wheel Cogs 11:35 am - 12:20 pm Bellagio 1,5 Prestigious college lineage, you say? Fortune 500 experience in your career war chest? Multiple degrees you've attained? So what! Lack of Ownership: Talent needs to stop pointing the finger to their bosses, the corporate culture in which they work, politics, or any other similar factors as the reason for their lack of success and unhappiness with their careers. Most professionals believe that their careers will take care of themselves or, worse yet, someone else will figure it out for them. Introspection and Self-Analysis: Professionals should invest in examining themselves and who they see when they look in the mirror--they need to contemplate broader considerations than just the obvious factors to which they can easily point their fingers. Ultimately the answer to career success lies in applying critical thinking skills about oneself as it relates to what they haven't done to advance their careers and how they haven't developed themselves. SPEAKER: Smooch Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Global Investor Relations Communications Practice Group Leader, DHR International LUNCH in the Experience Showcase 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm Remember to play the Tuesday Giveaway Game SPONSORED SESSIONS Rivel: Keys Steps to Superb IR. . .Insights from the Buy-Side. . .Is There a Schism Between What The Investment Community Wants and What You Are Delivering? 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Raphael 2-3 Based on insights gleaned from over 6,000 buy-side interviews that Rivel conducted last year, this fun and highly interactive session will demonstrate how to make your IR program most effective. This discussion will answer questions that IR executives have about the buy-side and their requirements, examine data points from our recent buy-side surveys and delve into case histories from Rivel's clients and executives. We will also feature live polling on various issues that IROs face on a regular basis. Topics will be derived from NIRI attendee requests. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Identify the gaps between what the buy-side wants and what IROs and management teams are providing • Learn what your peers are thinking about and discussing at their companies in order to prioritize your time on regular basis • Learn how to have a greater impact with your board and management team • Prepare for the unexpected and identify the issues before they surface Developed and Sponsored by... Why Now? IROs are faced with information overload. What are the most important things to focus on and what is noise? Questions about a company's investors arise continuously in the boardroom, C-Suite and IR department. Rivel has answers to these questions and we will cover a lot of ground in this session. MODERATOR: Brian P. Rivel, President, Rivel Research Group SPEAKERS: Steve Chuck, Senior Vice President, Rivel Research Group Sam Levenson, Chief Executive Officer, Arbor Advisory Group REVIEWED
  34. 34. WHAT YOU DON’T SEE CAN SINK YOU UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES BEFORE THEY SURFACE ACTIVISTS MISUNDERSTOOD STRATEGY MANAGEMENT CREDIBILITY IR’s IMPACT ON VALUATION MISINFORMED ANALYSTS OPAQUE DISCLOSURE POOR INVESTOR EVENTS INEFFECTIVE STRATEGY Barbara Sullivan | 203.635.4383 | bsullivan@rivel.comCONTACT:
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  38. 38. Tuesday, June 10 ac14.niristream.org 25 Ipreo: Straight From the Buy Side: Investors Speak on the Mechanics of Their Process 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Da Vinci 2-4 There's lots of research and discussion out there about buy-side investment criteria. But what do they have to say about it? A panel of buy-side analysts will share their methods and preferences regarding the mechanics - and logistics - of their decision process, where they go for information, what methods they use to connect with company management, and how IR can best facilitate this process. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Investment decision making process at the buy side • Interaction between various constituencies on the buy side • Buy side's interaction with sell-side - corporate access, research, execution • The buy sides expectations of investor relations and senior management Developed and Sponsored by... Why Now? Communicating with the buy side and fostering relationships with current shareholders and potential shareholders continues to be a critical aspect of an IRO's strategic and tactical responsibilities. This session looks to inform the IROs in attendance - through first-hand QA with the buy side - on how they can adapt their approach to best fit the way the internal investment decision making process works. MODERATOR: J.T. Farley, Managing Director, Investor Relations Corporate Communications, ITG Marketwired: 360 Degrees of Social Media for Today's IRO 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Bellagio 1,5 Opportunities abound for companies with a strong digital presence and robust social media program, and today's IRO needs to think outside the traditional 'IR box' when it comes to shareholder relations and investor engagement. Identifying and managing crises, tapping into investor sentiment, and fostering real-time communication help today's IROs lead the pack. This interactive panel features some of today's foremost experts in social IR who will discuss the state of investor communications, the social-savvy enterprise, and why Wall Street is paying attention to the social IRO. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Discover how Wall Street is using social media, and why companies with active social media personalities and programs are carving a niche of their own • Learn to leverage digital technology and incorporate social media into your communications strategy to better engage your shareholders and attract investors • Understand why it's important to operationalize social communications throughout the organization, why champions of social infrastructure are positioned for optimal performance • Realize that you can lead a social-savvy IR team and still keep your company compliant Developed and Sponsored by... Why Now? Social media usage and engagement are not widespread practices in investor relations circles. Concerns about regulatory compliance and the disclosure of material news make adopting social media and using its channels as primary communication tools something to be thoughtfully considered. But social media increasingly presents opportunities to directly access and build relationships with shareholders, media and influencers who are active on Twitter, Facebook and blogs. For those IROs who are social-media savvy, there can be a direct connection between their engagement, enhanced shareholder relations and an improved bottom line. MODERATOR: Darin Wolter, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Marketwired SPEAKERS: Scott Doniger, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Service, Sprinklr Jason Golz, CFA, Partner, Brunswick Group Darrell Heaps, President, CEO Founder, Q4 Web Systems Natalie Heard, Investor Relations Advisor, FedEx Corporation
  39. 39. Tuesday, June 10 26 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda FTI Consulting: Don't Roll the Dice When Engaging with Activists 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Bellagio 2 Engaging with activists - tips straight from an activist, a law firm that specializes in representing activists and FTI's activism specialist. The session will discuss what type of engagement works and what doesn't. From the activists perspective they will discuss both good and bad experiences they have had. FTI will provide advice on how to engage with activists and how to engage with your shareholder base to make activism less likely. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • A unique perspective from an activist and their counsel, including common misconceptions • Best practices for activist engagement in both a public and private setting • The increasing importance of other stakeholders in activism - particularly Washington • Where activism will be heading in 2014 and 2015 in MA Developed and Sponsored by... Why Now? In today's business world we ignore Washington at our own risk. With an increasing climate of shareholder activism companies need to make sure they have an appropriate relationship with Washington to help them in their potential engagements with activist investors. MODERATOR: Victoria Sivrais, Managing Director, FTI Consulting SPEAKERS: Steven Balet, Managing Director, FTI Consulting Andrew Andy Freedman, Partner, Olshan, Frome, Wolosky LLP Glenn W. Welling, Principal Chief Investment Officer, Engaged Capital Corbin Perception: Effective Investor Engagement - Strategy and Best Practices for a Differentiated IR Program Bellagio 3,4,7 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm This interactive forum will focus on best practices regarding engaging the buy side, from evolving the shareholder base to effectively communicating your investment thesis to evaluating and benchmarking your efforts. Hear from a panel of esteemed IROs, get answers to your questions, exchange ideas and access Corbin Perception's industry-leading research on the buy side perspective and best practices. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Investor engagement strategies and identifying must have investor presentation/investment thesis content • Developing critical messages that resonate with investors • Preparing for an Investor Day and evolving the shareholder base • IR Benchmarking Look for the Conference research report sponsored by Corbin Perception available at ac14.niristream.org/corbin Developed and Sponsored by... Why Now? With so many external factors influencing valuation, it is inherently critical for IROs to harness what is within their control and employ a strategic versus block- and-tackle approach. While each company is unique and industry nuanced, extensive research on the buy side reveals a clear-cut method to effectively engage investors and capture mindshare. MODERATOR: Rebecca Corbin, Founder and President of Corbin Perception Group, SPEAKERS: Elena Doom, Vice President, Investor Relations, Honeywell International Gregg Lampf, Vice President, Investor Relations, Ciena Corporation Julie Tracy, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Wright Medical Group BREAK in the Experience Showcase 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshments. book signings, and your last chance to play the Tuesday Giveaway Game BookSignings Ice Cream Sponsored by...
  40. 40. Perception Studies | Investor Targeting | Investor Presentations | Investor Days | Investor Communication | Strategy Development Positioning Corbin Perception assists publicly-traded companies with systematically understanding and positively influencing critical investor perceptions. We provide CEOs, CFOs and IROs with company-specific quantitative and qualitative feedback from investors and prospects and then draw upon our firm’s considerable expertise to guide management in shaping those perceptions and maximizing valuation. Our clients range from highly sophisticated mega-caps to micro-caps across industry sectors. To learn more about our services, visit CorbinPerception.com or call (860) 321-7309. Valuation = f (growth, returns, investor perceptions) Corbin Ad_8.5x11.indd 1 2014-05-05 5:54 PM
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  42. 42. Tuesday, June 10 ac14.niristream.org 27 Doubling Down on the Competition for Capital: Going Global with your Investor Relations Program 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm Da Vinci 2-4 While global issues such as corporate governance, social and financial activism, and MA are common place, the investment landscape from the U.S. to Europe to Asia is markedly different. A fruitful global IR program is no longer just a priority for multi-billion dollar consumer brands. Instead, thanks to increased technology and a broader set of resources, a productive global IR program can be established across a variety of industries and budgets Recent research by FTI Consulting conducted with global institutional investors identified some interesting trends that include increasing amount of funds seeking investment targets outside of their region; brokers becoming too conflicted to give impartial advice; and the geographic consistency of the core pillars driving investment decisions. In an increasingly competitive and global market, delivering the right messages and leveraging the right channels, beyond an international roadshow, is an essential to establishing your global IR program. Furthermore, understanding the differences, and similarities across various markets while implementing a program that is centered on value-driven messaging, strategic engagement and preparedness will be the key to maximizing the ROI of your program. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Understanding the dynamics of the global investment landscape • Utilizing investor relations and shareholder engagement research to maximize the ROI of your efforts and global program • How to build a global IR program on any budget Why Now? For companies looking to raise their profile and globalize their investor relations program, understanding the nuances and trends that define the different investment centers is imperative along with optimizing your management's time and budget. MODERATOR: Hugh Barker, Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting SPEAKERS: Mary Ellen Fukuhara, Manager, Investor Relations, Starbucks Corporation Louis Martin, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Capability, Coca-Cola North America Around the World in 60 Minutes: NDR Tips and Tricks from the Pros 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm Bellagio 1,5 Taking your message on the road has been an effective way to meet and educate new and existing shareholders for as long as the IR function has existed. The current reality of budget and time constraints paired with the global nature of equity markets has changed the nature of the NDRs and how it needs to occur. IROs want to know how to make their company's time and money matter. This session will explore the risks and opportunities of going on the road, whether, when and how to involve a sell-side corporate access team, an IR firm, or going solo; the cities and regions providing the most opportunity; targeting tips from the pros, streamlined logistics, marketing tools and messaging, as well as NDR measurement techniques. For those wondering about non-U.S. locations, a meaningful portion of this session will be devoted to the locations, investor care- abouts, and targeting tips for Europe and Asia. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn the big money centers in the US, Europe, and Asia and how to determine where, when, and who to visit • Gain tips on logistics and planning • Learn which corporate access teams, IR firms, cities, and investors you should consider based on your company profile and goals • Learn how to tailor your message with the appropriate metrics to investors and how to get management buy-in MODERATOR: Anne Guimard, President, FINEO Investor Relations Advisors SPEAKERS: Neal Goldner, Vice President, Investor Relations, Avis Budget Group Sonia Kimotsuki, US Corporate Access, Goldman Sachs William Quinn, Head of Corporate Access, Deutsche Bank Reputation - Protecting Your Personal Credibility 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm Bellagio 2 Reputation is the name of the game. Our job is to protect our company's reputation - and we can all learn a more structured approach to doing so. But, we often face situations when we personally or professionally do not agree with the approach and strategy management is taking - on business and or on communication. We get the heat from the street. How do we protect our own credibility while not disrespecting management? It's a delicate balance. Come learn how other IROs managed through these types of situations, or decided to move on. Situations can range from regulatory to MODERATOR: Smooch Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Global Investor Relations Communications Practice Group Leader, DHR International SPEAKERS: Ruth Cotter, Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations, Advanced Micro Devices REVIEWED REVIEWED
  43. 43. Tuesday, June 10 28 June 8-11, 2014 | Las Vegas Agenda ethical to simply dissonance on IR practices -- all of which have implications if the approach is inconsistent with our personal beliefs. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Understand IR's role in supporting reputation monitoring and management • Learn how to handle Reg-FD situations vs. non-legal IR practice situations where the street may take it out on you • Learn your colleagues' approaches when their personal views differ from management and whether you should stay or go David Dragics, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CACI International Amy Greene Vinson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Herbalife The Nuts and Bolts of Success with European Shareholders 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Raphael 2-3 When looking at European investors, we generally find a stable, long-term oriented shareholder base; all attributes that resonate well with IR professionals. Since the European crisis, these investors have become more interested in investing outside of Europe. Is there anything specific you can do to tailor your investment story towards European investors? How often do you typically need to see them before they invest? And is it enough to go to London and Edinburgh or are there other big pockets of money that are worth visiting? This session will give updates on the current investment appetite in Europe and provide practical tips on where to go and how a company should evaluate whether to include Europe in their IR outreach. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Learn how to evaluate whether targeting European shareholders is right for your company • Learn about the money centers in Europe and the profile of companies these investors are interested in Why Now? European investors have become more interested in investing outside of Europe. However, US stocks have seen a rally last year and forecasts for this year are lower. Has that diminished their interest in US companies? Should US companies still target this market? Are Europeans interested in other markets, such as emerging markets? MODERATOR: Rupert Della-Porta, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic Equities, LLP SPEAKERS: Kristy Nicholas, Director, Investor Relations, Expedia, Inc. Bina Thompson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Colgate-Palmolive Company Targeting to Find the Incremental Buyer 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Da Vinci 2-4 Effective investor targeting is critical to being successful in investor relations, yet with all the resources available, it has become more difficult. The typical buy-side analyst covers more than 100 companies and has their own screening tools and target lists, resulting in their openness to unsolicited inquiries fairly low. So how do you reach the right audience to optimize your shareholder base? Listen to our panel of experts to learn what works best in investor targeting, and what doesn't. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Create an effective investor target list • Learn effective tactics in targeting new and/or underweight investors • Learn ways to best utilize the sell-side in investor targeting • Learn how to target on a low budget MODERATOR: Brian McMahon, Director, Investor Targeting, Americas, NASDAQ OMX SPEAKERS: Neal Goldner, Vice President, Investor Relations, Avis Budget Group Mark Pellegrino, Executive Director and Head of Corporate Access, UBS Mark Vierengel, Managing Director, West Coast Institutional Equity Sales, Northcoast Research IR Services Shark Tank - Where Do You Get the Most Value Add? 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Bellagio 1,5 Your budget is always too small and you certainly want to get the maximum value add. How do you spend it to optimize outcome? IROs will pitch their favorite products and services, face down tough questions from a jury of three IROs as sharks or judges. Listen to their pitches and vote for the best! • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest) vs. IR apps • Virtual events (virtual conferences, one on ones) vs. live in person events (NDR, investor day) • News releases (newswire) vs. web-only disclosure MODERATOR: Tim Human, Web Editor, CrossBorder Group/IR Magazine SPEAKERS: Patricia Dougherty, Senior Analyst, Investor Relations, Colgate-Palmolive Company Lori Hillman, Manager, Investor Relations, Health Net, Inc. Dennie Kimbrough, Investor Relations Manager, Microsoft Corporation

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