The 20th Annual NASPP Conference
The NASPP is pleased to announce that our 20th Annual Conference will be held from October 8-11 in New Orleans. Building on two decades as the premier event for stock plan professionals, this year's Conference includes four days of critical and timely sessions.
Another crazy season of Say-on-Pay votes, as well as ever-increasing shareholder and media scrutiny, will dramatically impact pay practices. Expect landmark changes in the coming year for executive compensation, stock plan administration, and disclosure—that will impact every public company.
The NASPP is the unquestioned leader in providing critical guidance to all those involved with any role in design, oversight, administration, and disclosure of stock and executive compensation. With public scrutiny and huge exposure at stake like never before, this year's Conference will save every company many times more than its cost. This is the one Conference you cannot afford to miss.
Your stock plans are under siege from Congress, the SEC, investors, the media and the economy. You cannot afford to fall behind in this rapidly changing environment—all companies need to be considering new plan designs and it is critical that you—and your staff—have the best possible guidance. The NASPP Conference brings together top industry luminaries to provide the latest essential—and practical—implementation guidance that you need.
Highlights from this year's program include:
The NASPP Conference will be essential to ensuring you can keep up during this time of unprecedented change. With the most respected experts in the field—the 2012 NASPP Conference will be a "must" for anyone who has any role in design, oversight, or administration of stock and executive compensation.
Nell Minow Speaks on Executive Pay
Nell Minow, Director and Co-Founder of The Corporate Library/GMI, will present the opening keynote address on executive compensation at the "20th Annual NASPP Conference" and "9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference" on October 9. Nell is known for not pulling any punches when it comes to any topic; she is a candid and enthusiastic speaker. One reporter profiling her said: "I've long suspected that the seven most terrifying words to a corporate executive are, 'I have Nell Minow on Line Two'." Nell will be addressing executive compensation, corporate governance and movies (she has a second career as the "Movie Mom") in her keynote; don't miss it—you're going to want to hear what she has to say.
The Future of Equity Compensation
The leaders in the banking and brokerage industries have a very large ear to the ground to predict the future for our industry. They utilize Washington, leading industry experts, and their own vast experience to carve a path ahead; their vision and actions have a significant impact on how you manage your plans, your employees and what's in store for equity compensation. Join leaders of three prominent institutions for a candid discussion of their vision for stock compensation.
Featuring Joe Vaccarino, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; James Wulforst, President, E*TRADE Financial; and Kevin Crain, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and moderated by Elizabeth Dodge, VP, Product Management, Stock and Option Solutions.
Meredith Cross on Proxy Disclosures
As Director for the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, Meredith Cross has stated that one of her imperatives is ensuring that the proxy voting process work well—and that includes effective executive compensation disclosures. She'll provide an update on her priorities for today's proxy disclosures. Remarks from SEC Staffers at past Conferences have been groundbreaking; Meredith's keynote is sure to be equally as enlightening.
Say-On-Pay has put executive compensation in the cross-hairs like never before. This critical "9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference," led by the nation's top authorities—and included in the NASPP Conference at no extra charge—will provide the latest up-to-the-moment guidance that you need to make sure your executive pay passes muster with shareholders.
In addition to the NASPP Conference, you won't want to miss the following pre-Conference programs:
Do not head into the 2013 proxy season unprepared. "Tackling Your 2013 Compensation Disclosures: The 7th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference" will be a "must" for anyone who has any role in setting/approving compensation or the preparation or review of proxy statements—particularly for small companies, which will face Say-on-Pay for the first time.
As more companies implement restricted stock and units on a broader basis, unique challenges continue to emerge. This program will go beyond the basics to offer practical solutions to the difficult issues companies are grappling with today.
The NASPP Conference is the premier event for stock plan professionals and has long been a "must" for anyone responsible for executive or stock compensation. As a service or solution provider in this industry, these are your core customers. And now, more than ever before, Conference attendees are seeking new solutions and providers to help them adapt to today's rapidly shifting regulatory landscape.
Many repeat exhibitors tell us that the exposure and leads developed at the Conference easily pay for the booths and sponsorships many times over. Most exhibit and sponsor year after year because the Conference is such a successful event for them. The pre- and post-Conference mailing lists alone are worth the cost of exhibiting.
All exhibitors at the 20th Annual NASPP Conference will qualify to participate in the Proposal Assistance Program for the 2013 Conference. This innovative program gives your speaking proposals an invaluable edge; all firms that participated in the Proposal Assistance Program for this year's Conference were awarded speaking slots.
For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gary Hill at Gary@naspp.com or (925) 685-9271. Space is limited and we expect to sell out again this year.
This year's program includes a full schedule of critical and timely sessions:
The Say-on-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference: October 9, 2012
NASPP Annual Conference
NASPP Conference registration includes CompensationStandards.com's "The Say-On-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference" at no extra cost.
Advanced Issues for Restricted Stock
Tackling Your 2013 Compensation Disclosures: The 7th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference
All registrations are non-refundable.
All Conference programs will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Reserve your room online or call (888) 421-1442 to make your reservations. Be sure to mention the NASPP Conference to get the best rate.
The Hyatt New Orleans is sold out on Monday, October 8, and they are down to just a few rooms on October 9 and 10. They still have room available on all the other dates. As rooms become available through cancellations, they will be made available on a first come first serve basis. You will need to check back with the Hyatt—they will not use a waiting list—even up to the day of arrival.
Here are our overflow hotels:
Airfare: United Airlines is providing discounted fares for Conference attendees. To make reservations under this rate, call (800) 521-4041 and mention meeting ID number 590MY (currently this discount is not available for online bookings, you must call United reservations to receive the discount).
Car Rental: Hertz is offering discounted rates for car rentals. To receive this special rate, book online or call (800) 654-2240 and mention Meeting CV Number 02CN0016.
Attendees of the 20th Annual NASPP Conference and related programs can earn CLE, CPE, and continuing education credits for CEP purposes. There is a $100 administrative charge for CPE credits; CLE and continuing education credits for CEP purposes are offered at no additional cost.
The NASPP is happy to answer any additional questions you have about our Conference. Please contact us at (925) 685-9271 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions related to the Conference, including questions about registration, cancellations and complaints, and program content.
NASPP members are eligible for discounted rates on the NASPP Conference and pre-Conference sessions. If you aren't a member, what are you waiting for? We can give you eleven reasons to join the NASPP today and begin benefiting from all the NASPP's valuable resources. Join online, email us at email@example.com or call us at (925) 685-9271.