Join us for our 10th Anniversary!

The premier national conference, “Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue,” uniquely brings together institutional investors, directors, management and regulators in an intimate setting designed for genuine access and interaction between speakers and attendees.


Keynote Speakers

Martin Lipton

Martin Lipton

Founding Partner,
Wachtell, Lipton,
Rosen & Katz

- Bio -

Thomas J. Ridge

Thomas J. Ridge

Fmr. Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Homeland
Security; CEO, Ridge Global, LLC

- Bio -

Patricia Russo

Patricia Russo

Lead Director, HP;
Director, GM, Merck,
Alcoa Inc., KKR Management

- Bio -

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

Managing Member, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Starboard Value LP

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In an environment of ever-expanding investor activism, stakeholder concerns, political and regulatory intervention, and geo-political unrest, boards and management must adapt and react – quickly and astutely. Directors Forum provides the venue to both listen – and be heard —by these keynote speakers and many of the top corporate governance thought leaders in the U.S.


Take part and help shape the dialogue & direction for business in 2015!

Meet and learn from other leading directors and officers from around the country, across all industries

Hear from and communicate directly with your major shareholders

Attendance is limited to allow high–quality interaction and networking

Address what matter most to companies and investors, in an ideal environment—San Diego in January!


Who Else is Speaking?

Directors &
Management Panelists

from...

  • Hospiria, Inc.
  • DeVry, Inc.
  • Tennant Corp.
  • Chiquita Brands
  • CVS Caremark Corp.
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Hewlitt Packard
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Prudential Financial
  • Target Corporation
  • Yum! Brands
  • and more!

Shareholder
Panelists

from...

  • AFL–CIO
  • AFSCME
  • BlackRock
  • CalSTRS
  • CalPERS
  • Relational Investors
  • and more!

Additional
Speakers

from...

  • Berkeley's Haas School of Business
  • CamberView Partners
  • MacKenzie Partners
  • Pearl Meyer & Partners
  • RAND Corporation
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
  • Business Roundtable
 

Who Will Be There?

  • Board Chairs
  • Corporate Directors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Senior Corporate Officers
  • Advisors to the Board
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Academics
  • Board Candidates
  • General Counsels
  • Corporate Secretaries

Keynote Sponsors


Affiliate Sponsors

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available
For sponsorship information, please contact Corporate Directors Forum at 858-455-7930 or via email at cdf@directorsforum.com.


What is Corporate Directors Forum?

Corporate Directors Forum, is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking. We believe that better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.


Continuing Education

The Corporate Directors Forum is an approved provider of MCLE credits with the State Bar of California. Transferability of these credits to other state bars should be verified with those states. Participation at all conference sessions will provide 11 MCLE total credit hours.

The Corporate Directors Forum is an approved provider of CPE credits. California certified public accountants can earn a total of 11 CPE credit hours. Transferability of these credits to other state bars should be verified with those states.