PROGRAMME

Time
Description
Speakers
08:30

Registration and breakfast

09:00

Welcome and opening address

Andrew Thomas,
Publishing editor
Communicate magazine

09:05

Embedding the longer-term view

The enforcement of the Financial Reporting Council's 2014 UK Corporate Governance Code makes a number of requirements; remuneration needs to be more specifically and transparently linked to long term success, directors should pay more attention to reporting risk (in particular strategic risk) and reports need to address the company’s long term prospects.


The Financial Reporting Council is looking to drive a more long term approach to corporate reporting and this session will discuss how this will look in practice, and how it will affect those involved in the production of the report. Hear from the Financial Reporting Council, Board Intelligence and the CFA Society.

Chaired by Brett Simnett, director of investor engagement, Radley Yeldar

David Styles David Styles
director, corporate governance
FRC

Jennifer Sundberg Jennifer Sundberg
managing director
Board Intelligence

James Crawshaw James Crawshaw
advisor
CFA Society

09:45

Reporting internationally – a broader perspective

This session will examine the difference between the UK’s ‘comply or explain’ approach to reporting and other methods adopted internationally. The panel will be comprised of both dual and cross-listed companies ready to share their experiences and offer insights on addressing the contrasting regulations imposed across different countries.


Jonathan Labrey, chief strategy officer at the International Integrated Reporting Council will sit on the panel.


Chaired by Leon Milligan, corporate reporting consultant, Emperor

Jonathan Labrey Jonathan Labrey
chief strategy officer
Integrated Reporting

10:25

Governance reporting – from boiler-plate to gold-plate?

Investors and shareholders are taking more of an interest in the way that a company is led, directed and controlled. This session will look into the ascendance of the strategic report and how the divide between corporate governance and the strategic report is increasingly insignificant.


Hear from Tracy Gordon, corporate governance director at Deloitte, Victoria Whyte, company secretary at GSK and Frank Curtiss, head of corporate governance at RAILPEN Investments.


Chaired by Karen Almeida, head of narrative reporting, Conran Design Group

 Tracy Gordon Tracy Gordon
corporate governance director
Deloitte

Victoria Whyte Victoria Whyte
company secretary
GlaxoSmithKline

Frank Curtiss Frank Curtiss
head of corporate governance
RPMI Railpen

11:05

 Coffee break and networking

11:25

Beyond CSR reporting

In light of the EU directive and its implications for UK reporting, this session will consider the changing approach to social and environmental factors in preparation for the impending impact. Delegates will hear how inspiring sustainability programmes are successfully communicated in the annual report.

Caroline McCarthy-Stout, head of reporting: responsible business at Lloyds Banking Group will join to panel to talk the Helping Britain Prosper Planprogramme and how communicate this to their stakeholders.

John Swannick, committee member at The Delphi Project will explain how the progarmme helps to identity the most material environmental, social and governance drivers of company value.

Chaired by Glenn O'Hearne, partner, Pauffley & Co

Caroline McCarthy-Stout Caroline McCarthy-Stout
head of reporting: responsible business
Lloyds Banking Group

John Swannick
committee member
Project Delphi

12:15

How to convey your brand through digital investor relations?
 
 Companies are constantly looking to find tech solutions to investor engagement. As the standard PDF fades out and the developments of the online report become more advanced, the need to ensure the online report is consistent with your company’s brand becomes tougher. This session will discuss the best ways to translate your brand and its story through investor relations channels focusing on digital and online platforms.
 
Learn from Steve Nightingale, Silvia Lischetti and Jon Cox about how they convey their brands through its investor relations channels.

Chaired by Simon Gittings, global creative director, Investis

Stephen Nightingale Stephen Nightingale
director of investor relations
Britvic

Silvia Lischetti Silvia Lischetti
online content strategist
Telecom Italia

Jon Cox Jon Cox
investor relations
BT

12:55

The strategic report accolades

FutureValue presents case studies and awards to the best efforts of the 2014/15 reporting cycle:

•    Best business model
•    Best key performance indicators
•    Best strategic risk
•    Best strategic capability
•    Best governance
•    Best shared strategic value
•    Strategic leadership



13:30

Lunch and networking