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London, England at Canary Wharf

3/3/2015 to 3/5/2015
When: March 3 - 5, 2015


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2015 European Institute

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Please join your colleagues at the WomenCorporateDirectors 2015 European Institute, March 3 - 5, 2015.

Location: Dates: March 3 - 4, 2015
Mercer/Marsh & McLennan
1 Tower Place
London EC3R 5BT, UK
Thames Room


KPMG Offices
Canary Wharf
15 Canada Square
London E14 5GL, UK

Welcome Reception and Dinner Event on March 3


 


New Directors Seminar on March 4

Location: Dates: March 4 - 5, 2015

KPMG Offices
Canary Wharf
15 Canada Square
London E14 5GL, UK

 

European Institute Event on March 4 and 5

 

 

PRE-INSTITUTE NEW DIRECTORS PROGRAM

AGENDA:   
   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
   
18:00 - 19:00 New Directors Registration and Cocktail Reception
   
19:00 - 19:10 New Directors Dinner Opening
   
  Fiona Dunsire (United Kingdom), UK Market Leader and CEO, Mercer Limited
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
19:10 - 20:50 New Directors Roundtable Dinner Event
   
  Audit led by KPMG – Karen Wightman, Audit Partner
  Nominating/Governance led by Spencer Stuart – Anjali Bansal (India), Managing Director, Spencer Stuart; Board Member of GSK Pharma India and Bata India; WCD Member
  Compensation led by Mercer – Sophie Black (United Kingdom), Partner at Mercer
  Risk and New Committees led by  – Margaret Pederson (United States), President, Amirexx LLC; Director, Viad, Xamax Industries, and TextureMedia, Inc.; WCD Advisory Board Member
   
20:50 - 21:00  New Directors Dinner Closing
   
  Siobhan Martin (United Kingdom), UK Board Member and HR Director, Mercer
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
Wednesday, March 4, 2015  
   
8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
   
9:00 - 9:10 New Directors Program Opening
   
  Fiona Dunsire (United Kingdom), UK Market Leader and CEO, Mercer Limited
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
9:10 - 10:10  Panel 1:  If Only I Had Known:  Tips for New Directors 
   
  E. Noel Harwerth (United Kingdom and Canada)(Moderator), Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited; Non-Executive Director, Standard Life plc, GE Capital Bank Limited, Avocet Mining plc, Alent plc, and Dominion Diamond Corporation; WCD Chapter Chair
  Anjali Bansal (India), Managing Director, Spencer Stuart; Board Member of GSK Pharma India and Bata India; WCD Member 
  Kay Ellen Consolver (United Kingdom), Non-Executive Director and Strategic Advisor, Natural Resources Industry; Supervisory Board Member, Thyssen Petroleum; Former Senior Global Executive, ExxonMobil; WCD Member 
  Martine Ferland (United Kingdom), UK  Board and Europac Retirement Business Leader, Mercer
  Eileen Kamerick (United States), Director, Associated Bank and Westell Technologies, Inc.; Director, Closed End Mutual Funds, Legg Mason; WCD Member 
   
10:10 - 10:25 Break 
   
10:25 - 11:25  Panel 2:  Joining Global Company Boards:  Best Practices 
   
  Susan Stautberg, (United States)(Moderator), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
  Liora Katzenstein (Israel), Founder and President, ISEMI Entrepreneurship Ltd.; Director, Biondvax Ltd., Synergy Ltd., Lito Group, and Clal Insurance; WCD Chapter Chair
  Melanie Richards (United Kingdom), Vice Chairman, KPMG
  Herta Von Stiegel (East Africa), Founder and Executive Chair, Ariya Capital Group Limited; Independent Chair, CHAPS Clearing Company Ltd; Former Managing Director, AIG Financial Products; WCD Chapter Chair
   
11:25 - 11:30  New Directors Program Closing 
   
  Siobhan Martin (United Kingdom), UK Board Member and HR Director, Mercer
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
   
   

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE

AGENDA:  
   
Wednesday, March 4, 2015   
   
13:00 - 13:45 Registration, Greetings, and Networking
Light lunch provided
   
13:45 - 14:00 Opening of the European Institute 
   
  Isabelle Allen (United Kingdom), Global Head of Clients and Markets, KPMG; WCD Member
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
14:00 - 14:40  "A Conversation With" Gail Fosler and George Magnus on Europe and the Global Economy
   
  Gail Fosler (United States), President, The GailFosler Group LLC; Director, Baxter International and Swiss Re America Holding; Former Deputy Staff Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee; Former Director, Caterpillar Inc., DBS Holdings; Chair, Deschner Corporation
  George Magnus (United Kingdom), Senior Economic Adviser, UBS Investment Bank; Author: Uprising, Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy?
   
14:40 - 14:55 Break 
   
14:55 - 15:55 

Panel 1:  Fostering Innovation

Innovation is key to ensuring Europe's competitiveness. Where should boards look for innovation -- inside the company? As a result of M&A? What innovative approaches can boards take to "hard-wire" a culture of innovation?

   
  Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli (Switzerland) (Moderator), Vice President, Innovation and Technology Transfer, EPFL; Director, Swiss Life AG and Plumettaz SA; WCD Chapter Chair
  Gülsüm Azeri (Turkey), Chief Executive Officer and Director, OMV Petrol Ofisi AS; Executive Vice President, Trakya Cam Sanayii AS; Director, Izocam Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S; WCD Chapter Chair
  Margaret Pederson (United States), President, Amirexx LLC; Director, Viad, Xamax Industries, and TextureMedia, Inc.; WCD Advisory Board Member
  Corinne Vigreux (Netherlands), Co-Founder and Managing Director of Consumer Business,TomTom Director, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands; WCD Chapter Chair
   
15:55 - 16:10  Break 
   
16:10 - 16:50  "A Conversation With" Barbara Kux 
   
  Barbara Kux (Switzerland), Director, Umicore, N.V., Total S.A., Pargesa Holding S.A., and Firmenich S.A.; Supervisory Board, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; WCD Member
  Interviewed by Annalisa Gigante (Switzerland), Head of Innovation, Holcim; Board Member and Trustee ZIS; WCD Chapter Chair; European Institute Co-Chair
   
16:50 - 17:05 Break 
   
17:05 - 18:05

Panel 2:  Effective Director Behaviour

As directors, we know that challenge, as well as teamwork, is necessary for productive boardroom deliberations. How do we probe and challenge in a way that burnishes our individual reputation, while avoiding traps that reduce our effectiveness on the board? What cultural differences do we face on multinational boards? 

   
  Marina Brogi (Italy) (Moderator), Member, Supervisory Board, UBI Banca; Director, Salini Impregilo S.p.A. and Prelios S.p.A.; WCD Chapter Chair
  Tessa Bamford (United Kingdom), Consultant, Spencer Stuart Board Practice; Non-Executive Director, Wolseley plc and Barratt Development plc; WCD Member
  Patricia Cross (Australia), Non-Executive Director, Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited; Director, Grattan Institute, Australian Institute of Company Directors Ambassador, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation; WCD Member
  Diane de Saint Victor (France), Director, Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC; Former General Counsel Honeywell, GE Healthcare; WCD Member
   
18:05 - 18:15  Closing of the Day 
   
18:15 - 19:00 Cocktail Reception 
   
19:15 - 21:00  Roundtable Dinner Event
   
Thursday, March 5, 2015  
   
8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Greetings,and Networking
Continental breakfast provided 
   
9:00 - 9:10   Opening of the Day 
   
  Barbara Reno (Belgium), Trustee, The American University of Paris; Board Member, Columbia University Club of Belgium; Director, Stewart Investments; Former Executive Director, Chief Executives Organization; WCD Chapter Chair; European Institute Co-Chair
   
9:10 - 10:10 

Panel 3: “A Conversation With” 

Tax Transparency and What it Means for Boards 

Company reputation is adversely affected if a company's tax payments are perceived as "unfair." The issue of companies paying their fair share is undergoing intense scrutiny by governments, the media and the public. How do supervisory boards best understand and respond to this latest boardroom challenge?

   
  Christopher Morgan (United Kingdom) (Moderator), Head of Tax Policy and Head of EU Tax Group, KPMG
  Hilde Wampers (Belgium), Director Group Tax, Belgacom
   
10:10 - 10:25 Break 
   
10:25 - 11:25

Panel 4:  Embedding the Societal Agenda

Many European companies are among world leaders in embedding the social agenda. What case examples can we learn from? What doesn't work and why? How are Millennials transforming the "Shared Value" agenda?

   
  Janet Voûte (Switzerland)(Moderator), Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé S.A.; Director, Bamboo Finance; WCD Member
  Maria Livanos Cattaui (Switzerland), Director, Criss Group, ICT4Peache, Institute of International Education; WCD Member
  Mylena Pierremont (Netherlands), Board Member, World Future Society, French Foreign Trade Advisor, WINCHE; WCD Chapter Chair
  Ann Veneman (United States), Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Former US Secretary of Agriculture; Board Member, Nestle S.A., and S&W Seed Company ; WCD Member
   
11:25 - 12:00  Break 
   
12:00 - 13:15  Luncheon and Women on Board:  Insider secrets to getting on a board and succeeding as a director Book Discussion
   
  Nancy Calderon (United States)(Moderator), Global Lead Partner for IBM, KPMG LLP; Director, Global Delivery Center, Ltd., KPMG India; Former Chair, Women’s Advisory Board, KPMG; WCD Advisory Board Member; Co-Author of Women on Board
  Marina Brogi (Italy), Member, Supervisory Board, UBI Banca; Director, Salini Impregilo S.p.A. and Prelios S.p.A.; WCD Chapter Chair
  Margaret Pederson (United States), President, Amirexx LLC; Director, Viad, Xamax Industries, and TextureMedia, Inc.; WCD Advisory Board Member
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
13:15 - 13:45  Break 
   
13:45 - 14:45 

Panel 5:  Successful Family Companies:  Driving Factors Across Generations 

European based family businesses are impacted significantly by the countries in which they operate -- differing cultures, policies, governance practices. Despite this, some European family businesses sustain themselves through crises and manage to thrive in the face of currency devaluations, economic downturns, wars, governmental and political turmoil. How do they keep their steady focus on growth and innovation?

   
  Anne Berner (Finland)(Moderator), Chief Executive Officer, Vallila Interior; Potential Investor, Sweden and Finland, Dragons Den TV show; WCD Chapter Chair and Co-Chair of WCD Family Business Council
  Leyla Alaton (Turkey), Director of Alarko Holding A.S., Alvimedica Medical Technologies; WCD Chapter Chair
  Sophie Bellon (France), Vice Chair, Sodexo’s Board of Directors; Member of Sodexo Board since 1989, Chairman of Bellon SA. ; WCD Member
  Christine Blondel (France), Founder and Advisor, FamilyGovernance; Adjunct Professor, Family Enterprise, INSEAD
   
14:45 - 14:55  Closing of the European Institute 
   
  Susan Stautberg (United States), Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, WCD; President, PartnerCom; Co-Author of Women on Board
   
 
   
   

Institute Cost


New Directors Program USD $200
Institute Member USD $450  (Receive a 15% discount for registration prior to February 15, 2015)
Institute Non-Member USD $500  (Receive a 15% discount for registration prior to February 15, 2015)
  

Planning Your Trip



The London Edition
10 Berners Street
London, England W1T 3NP

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Canary Wharf
22 Hertsmere Road
London, England E14 4ED

*Institute Location: Canary Wharf

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