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 Chat
Fiduciary Duty of Care and Loyalty of Directors: The Story of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
Graeme Roustan, Active Investor
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Corporate Governance Developments: Outlook for 2020
Moderator:

Vipal Monga, Canada Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
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
Fred Pletcher, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
10:00-10:40 Presentation
Update on the Cannabis Industry: A Review of Governance and Other Related Issues
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
Sunny Puri, Principal and Associate Portfolio Manager, Anson Funds
Teresa Tomchak, Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
10:40-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion
M&A Activism: Rising Prevalence and the Latest in Strategic Engagement
Moderator:

Jeffrey Jones, Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business
Panelists:
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
Stephen Zelkowicz, Analyst, Wynnefield 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 Armchair Chat
Settlement Headlines: Recent Developments in Settlements and Post Settlement Execution
Moderator:
Mohammad Khimji, David Allgaad, Professor of Business,  Queens University
Discussants:
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Walied Soliman, Global Chair & Co-Chair, Special Situations Team, Norton Rose Fulbright
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:30 Panel Discussion
Board, Management and Activist: Engagement Analysis
Moderator:

Elana Duré, Senior Financial Journalist, Activist Insight
Panelists:
Laurie Gaborit, former VP Investor Relations, Detour Gold Corporation
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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