Modern Governance Summit is hitting the road.
Join us for our European event!
In September 2020, our Modern Governance Summit took place virtually for the first time, bringing together more than 2500 company secretaries, general counsels, board administrators, executive assistants, and other governance professionals across all industries for networking and product training opportunities—with some fun along the way!
Now the Modern Governance Summit is (virtually) hitting the road and coming to a country near you! This half day event will take the key learnings from our flagship event and add a local flavour with guest speakers, industry leaders and more! From thought-leadership sessions to product training, this virtual event is designed to elevate governance practices across your organisation.
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At the 2020 Modern Governance Event Europe, each virtual session will discuss powerful ideas around topics that matter the most today – cybersecurity & collaboration, diversity & inclusion, and reputation & transparency. As a registrant, you will be able to access all session content after the virtual conference concludes.
All times listed in GMT
09:30AM – 10:00AM | Networking Lounge open
10:00AM – 10:15AM | Opening Keynote
Join us as EMEA Managing Director, Liam Healy, kicks off the 2020 Modern Governance Event Europe with insights on leading during this unique time, accelerating digital transformation and emerging stronger on the other side.
- Liam Healy – SVP and Managing Director, Diligent
10:15AM – 10:45AM | Secure Virtual Board Meetings: Lessons Learned
Now that most organisations have moved to virtual work, it’s important that governance professionals are rapidly adapting board and executive processes to virtual settings. How are other boards and governance teams streamlining the virtual meeting process? How can you ensure sensitive board materials remain protected? How are they learning to leverage Diligent to build your agenda, take meeting minutes and onboard directors virtually? In this panel session, Diligent customers will share how they are navigating these challenges and leveraging technology, all while avoiding security risks.
- Toby Rogers – Governance Solutions Advisor, Diligent
- Angie Boothroyd – Senior Manager, Company Matters
- Colum Lavery – Member Services Manager, World Rugby
- Hannah Chouikhi – Deputy Company Secretary, BGL Group
10:45AM – 11:00AM | Break
11:00AM – 11.30AM | What You (and Your Board) Need to Know about the Future of ESG
At the beginning of 2020, it seemed that climate change and climate action would dominate board agendas for the rest of the year. Then the pandemic hit, quickly followed by a global social movement against systemic racism and injustice. Boards are now challenged to adopt an “ESG-mindset” on everything from the health and safety of employees and customers, to aligning strategy to environmental sustainability, to ensuring their governance practices keep pace with social movements. What does all of this mean for those of us who support the work of boards? This session features a panel discussion on ESG topics, providing perspectives on where we are headed and what governance professionals and their boards should know for the future.
- Nathan Birtle – Senior Vice President, Diligent
- David Shammai – Corporate Governance and ESG specialist
- Dr Filipe Morais – Lecturer in Governance, Henley Business School
11:30AM – 12:15PM | From Surviving to Thriving Through a Corporate Crisis
For many organisations, 2020 has been all about survival. The pandemic and resulting turbulence in the global economy was a “black swan” event that created an unprecedented set of challenges for many organisations; and some were already dealing with changing market dynamics, pressure from shareholders and activists, and scandal. When times are tough, what are the best ways for governance professionals to help their organisations to not only survive, but thrive? Our speakers from industries hit hard by recent challenges will share their top survival strategies and lessons learned to help you thrive.
- Dottie Schindlinger – Executive Director, Diligent Institute
- Andy Casey – Head of Corporate Secretarial Services, Konexo
- Lauren Osman – Transformation & Compliance Manager, The Avenues Trust Group
12:15PM – 12:30PM | Break
12:30PM – 1:00PM | Breakout Sessions
- Diligent Boards: Training on Essential Features
- Key Considerations when Assessing Board Management Software
- Subsidiary Governance Best Practices
- How to Effectively Use Evaluations & Questionnaires to Assess Director Performance
- Understanding Risk Analytics & How to Deliver Insights To Your Board
- Best Practices for Remote Sensitive Communication, Collaboration and Meeting Workflow
- BoardEffect Roadmap: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
- Brand Updates hosted by Ben Bourne (select customers only)
1:00PM | Close of event
Head of Corporate Secretarial Services, Konexo
Senior Manager, Company Matters
Corporate Governance and ESG specialist
Dr Filipe Morais
Lecturer in Governance, Henley Business School
SVP and Managing Director, Diligent
Member Services Manager, World Rugby
Deputy Company Secretary, BGL Group
Transformation & Compliance Manager, The Avenues Trust Group
Engage with your peers in the governance industry
Learn about emerging governance trends from a range of speakers and panelists
Get the Inside Scoop on new products Diligent is bringing to market
Gather best practices to enhance your effectiveness and leadership skills
2020 MODERN GOVERNANCE SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS
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