Want to meet up with others from across the nation who are involved in exploring the same business questions that concern you? Then head to Denver and attend the 2015 Employee Ownership Conference, April 20-23, 2015 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. With more than 1,200 attendees expected, the conference includes more than 90 breakout sessions featuring the nation's leading experts, case studies, analysis of recent developments, and resources you can bring home to your company and start using immediately. We think you'll agree with one participant, who said, "For me, this was the most useful conference ever since I was able to find a breakout in each time slot dealing with matters I face each business day."
The conference also offers a variety of individual and small-group interactions, giving participants a chance to network with both peers and service providers. Another participant said, "Networking opportunities were fantastic, especially the industry roundtables. And the energy of the group was palpable, positive, and infectious."
Some of the conference highlights include:
- Keynote speaker Mary W. Tilley from W.L. Gore & Associates, speaking on Cultural Practices That Drive Business Results: What Ownership Inspires.
- Five learning tracks: ESOP basics, ESOPs beyond the basics, compensation and benefits, communications and culture, and leadership and governance.
- Three half-day preconference sessions on April 20, including one on compensation systems, one on ownership culture, and one hosted by the Beyster Institute on corporate governance.
- Exhibit hall with a wide representation of firms doing business in the employee ownership and equity compensation field.
The conference is designed to meet the needs of those new to employee ownership, with sessions on ESOP feasibility, the basics of valuation, repurchase obligation, S corporation ESOPs, and various forms of equity compensation. Those with more experience in the field can get up to date on the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling on ESOPs, explore creative approaches to corporate finance, evaluate alternative approaches to acquisitions, or tune up their compensation and benefits packages. Participants can design their own curriculum, whether they want to focus on legal issues, finances, communication, or management, and sessions range from core topics to the more provocative, such as multinational ESOPs, using employee ownership in marketing, wellness programs, social responsibility, and contingency planning.
For more information and to register, go to www.nceo.org/conference or call the NCEO at 510-208-1300. We urge interested companies to register soon, as this conference often sells out in advance!
The NCEO (www.nceo.org) is a nonprofit research and education organization established in 1981. It is widely recognized as the main source for accurate, unbiased information on ESOPs, other forms of equity compensation, and ownership culture.