Global Shareholder Engagement & Activism Summit

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
TORONTO, CANADA

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:00-8:25
AM
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:25-8:30 Welcoming Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-9:00 Opening Presentation
2018: Year in Review

Presenter:
9:00-9:40 Panel Discussion
Global Trends: Developments from a Regional Perspective

Moderator:
Panelists:
Jason Frankl, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
9:40-10:20 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of ESG and Activism: The Case for ESG and Unlocking Potential Shareholder Value

Moderator:
Panelists:
Patricia H. Lenkov, Founder and President, Agility Executive Search LLC
Alexandra Higgins, Managing Director, Okapi Partners LLC
10:20-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:30 Panel Discussion
Activist Short-Sellers: An Update on Practice and Performance

Moderator:
Panelists:
11:30-12:10 PM Panel Discussion
Activist M&A: Highlights and Horizons in 2018

Moderator:
Fred Pletcher, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Panelists:
Aneliya Crawford, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alfredo Porretti, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
12:10-1:10 Networking Luncheon
1:10-1:50 Panel Discussion
Regional Review: What Makes Canada Attractive to Activists

Moderator:
Panelists:
1:50-2:30 Panel Discussion
Long Term Value: Is It Achievable In a World of Quarterly Performance?

Moderator:
Panelists:
Stephen Zelkowicz, Equity Analyst, Wynnefield Capital
2:30-3:10 Panel Discussion
Crisis Mismanagement: Do’s & Don’ts from the Special Situations Team

Moderator:
Ian Robertson, Executive Vice President, Communication Strategy, Kingsdale Advisors
Panelists:
Kenneth Traub, Managing Partner, Raging Capital Management
3:10-3:40 Networking Break
3:40-4:20 Panel Discussion
Contested Mergers & Acquisitions: A Tool in Activist Fights

Moderator:
Amy Freedman, Chief Executive Officer, Kingsdale Advisors
Panelists:
4:20-5:00 Panel Discussion
“Passive” Investors: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Engagement

Moderator:
Panelists:
Kern McPherson, Senior Director of North American Research, Glass Lewis
5:00-5:30 Panel Discussion
Settlement Trends: Activist Priorities, Strategic Considerations and Engagement Outcomes

Moderator:
Panelists:
5:30 Closing Remarks
5:35 Program Adjourns, Networking Reception Begins

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