We are The European Voice of Directors

New Governance Challenges for Board Members in Europe

2 Days of Professional Development for European Directors

31 March – 1 April 2020 – Cancelled until further notice


L42 business center & workspaces
Rue de la Loi 42
1040 Brussels

Draft programme

Hour31 March 2020
8:15 Welcoming coffee

8:30Welcoming speech / Course Overview

Chris Hodge, Director, Governance Perspectives
8:45 Overview of European Corporate Governance: Diversity or Convergence?

Chris Hodge
9:15Short presentations of key CG features in some major European economies

Gudrun Timm (Germany), Managing Director, Carpe Diem Partners Ltd
Per Lekvall (Nordic), Member of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Member of ecoDa
Policy Committee
Alessandra Stabilini (Italy), Member of the Directive Board of Nedcommunity
Chris Hodge (UK)
11: 15Coffee break
11:30Group discussion: Serving as a director in different European corporate governance systems - Group facilitators: the country experts

Gudrun Timm, Per Lekvall, Alessandra Stabilini, Chris Hodge
12:30Presentation of conclusions & specific questions addressed to the experts

Chris Hodge
13:45Corporate Governance practices in different ownership models

Chris Hodge, Director, Governance Perspectives
14:30Dialogue with the European Commission on topical issues (Due diligence through the supply chain)

Marija Simic (tbc), DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
15:20Coffee break
15:35Challenges, benefits and risks of being a director in Europe from a legal and insurance perspective

Frederic de Blieck, Financial Lines Manager BeLux for AIG Europe SA
Jérôme Wigny, Partner, Elvinger Hoss & Prussen, Luxembourg
16:45Governance trends in Silicon Valley

Evan Epstein, Founder and Managing Partner of Pacifica Global, LLC.
18:00Wrap up - Chris Hodge
18:15/20:00Individual preparatory work on the INSEAD case study
19:45Dinner: Speeach from Turid Solvang, Founder and CEO of FutureBoards, and a global corporate governance expert.
Location: Restaurant L'Atelier, Rue Franklin 28, 1000 Brussels
Hour1 April 2020
8:00Welcoming coffee

8:30Boardroom Megatrend: Developing an Ethical Business Culture

Anthony Smith-Meyer, Independent Director, Compliance and Governance Activist and Educator
Mark Chambers, Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

10:00The impact of Ownership and Governance on Board Work

Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, Deputy Member of NOWACO and Egmont. Former deputy of Electrolux, LEGO and Pandora. Plus other int'l companies

11:15Coffee break

11:30The European Market for Directorship

Sigrid Marz, Senior Client Partner Global Technology Markets, Head of Technology Systems
12:45Board simulation - Introduction

Prof. Jaap Winter, INSEAD Distinguished Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance
14:15-18:00Board simulation
Summary of the discussion
18:15Closing session – Synthesis - Chris Hodge
18:30End of the programme

Our Speakers

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