Shareholder Activism

Unlocking Shareholder Value

JANUARY 24, 2019
NEW YORK, NY

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 Breakfast
8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:45-9:25 Panel Discussion
Globalization of Activism: The Emerging Trendline
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Panelists:
9:25-10:05 Panel Discussion
Fortifying Board Defense: Ensuring Boards are Informed When an Activist Engages
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Panelists:
10:05-10:35 Networking Break
10:35-11:05 Panel Discussion
Activist Defense Tactics: Best Practices and Case Scenarios

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Panelists:
Alfredo Porretti, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
11:05-11:45
Board Dynamics: Expectations for Recruitment, Diversity and Professional Qualifications
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Panelists:
Patricia Lenkov, Founder & President, Agility Executive Search, LLC
11:45 -12:15 PM Panel Discussion
M&A Takeovers: The Latest in Addressing Underperforming Companies

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Panelists:
12:15-1:15 Networking Luncheon
1:15-1:45 Interview
ESG Activism: A Review of Large & Small Cap Engagements

Interviewer:
Interviewee:
1:45-2:25 Panel Discussion
Advance Notices and Public Rejections: The Game Book for Issuers and Activists

Moderator:
Panelists:
Kai Haakon E. Liekefett, Partner & Chair of Shareholder Activism, Sidley Austin LLP
2:25-2:55 Networking Break
2:55-3:35 Panel Discussion
Regulatory Concerns: The Current Political Atmosphere and its Effect on Boards & Activists

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Panelists:
3:35-4:15 Panel Discussion
The Necessity of Activists: Fostering a High Performance Company
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Panelists:
4:15-4:45 Panel Discussion
The Changing Face of Business and the Road Ahead

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4:45 Closing Remarks
4:50 Program Adjourns, Networking Reception Begins

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