Global Shareholder Engagement & Activism Summit

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
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
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:20 Armchair Chart
Proxy Season Recap: The State-of-Play of Engagement Canada
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Corporate Governance Developments: Outlook for 2020
Moderator:

Panelists:
Professor Charles Elson, Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics
10:00-10:40 Presentation
Global Perspective: Canada as an Attractive Market for Outside Investors
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
Sunny Puri, Principal and Associte Portfolio Manager, Anson Funds
10:40-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion
M&A Activism: Rising Prevalence and the Latest in Strategic Engagement
11:50-12:30 PM Presentation
Activist Case Story: How U.S. Activists Engage in Canada
Presenter:

Jeffrey Olin, President and CEO, Vision Capital Corporation
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of ESG and Activism: What Boards Need to Know About ESG Risk
Moderator:

Sandra Odendahl, President and CEO, CMC Research Institutes
Panelists:
Arthur Einav, Senior Managing Director & General Counsel, Sprott, Inc.
Alan Hibben, Corporate Director and Advisor, DHX Media, Hudbay Minerals, Extendicare, Home Capital
2:10-2:50 Interview
Shareholder Activism and Control Transactions: A Regulatory Perspective
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission
2:50-3:20 Panel Discussion
Settlement Headlines: Recent Developments in Settlements and Post Settlement Execution
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:30 Panel Discussion
Board, Management and Activist: Engagement Analysis
Moderator:

Panelists:
Samir Manji, Chief Executive Officer, Sandpiper Group
Gilbert Palter, Chairman and CEO, Egads Group
Mark Tredgett, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vantage Asset Management
4:30-5:00 Closing Keynote
Global Shareholders: From Regional Variations to Global Best Practices
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:05 Networking Reception

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