Conference For Directors, Officers To Examine Governance Issues

Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 01:00

The second annual Goizueta Directors Institute Conference aimed at officers and directors of publicly traded companies has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27 at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

During this intensive, two-day conference, participants will hear from officers, directors and other leaders in the corporate, financial, legal and governmental worlds whose experience in governance can help organizations adjust to the new requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and the exchanges.

Rather than focus on potential negatives, the conference will examine how management and board members can manage and execute strategies, resulting in success while creating a more open and dynamic culture of governance.

Among the speakers at the conference are Mike Eskew, chairman and CEO of UPS; Eric Pillmore, senior vice president of corporate governance of Tyco International; Donald Kempf, general counsel for Morgan Stanley, and Richard Kavanagh, president and CEO of The Conference Board. Some of the topics they will address include:

•How to assure proper board oversight while furthering enterprise value;

•Corporate governance reforms - has the pendulum swung too far?

•"Just enough" corporate governance? Which approach - meeting or exceeding legal requirements - maximizes shareholder value? Where is the cutting edge?

•What are the appropriate considerations when setting executive pay?

The session will review best practices that have been developed to date and the likely final protocols in these areas. The conference format promotes a high-level, frank and focused exchange on the corporate governance issues that directly affect value creation.

For cost information, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For registration information, call (404) 727-3902 or access

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