PROGRAMME

Time
Description
Speakers
12:30

Registration

 



12:55

Opening address



13:00

A contextual look at the UK’s changing approach to corporate reporting

In this session we’ll be looking at the current context for corporate reporting. With Brexit on the horizon, changes in government and an increasing influence from the United States in terms of reporting styles, what is the position that financial reporters find themselves in this financial year?

Session sponsored by Gather 

Mei Ashelford
Director of reporting intelligence
Gather

Mark O'Sullivan
Director of corporate reporting
PwC

Phil Fitz-Gerald
Director- Financial Reporting Lab
Financial Reporting Council

13:45

Adapting to changes in annual reporting

Investis Digital will lead a discussion on the details of how changes during the past year have and will affect corporate reporting. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently introduced the European Single Electronic Format, but where will this leave corporate communicators in a post-Brexit financial world? Will the US annual report format influence the UK’s approach when it is no longer obliged to follow a European protocol? These and other questions will be addressed during this session.

Session sponsored by Investis Digital

 

Simon Gittings
Creative director
Investis Digital

Andy Blackstone
Company Secretary
M&C Saatchi

14:30

Tea and coffee break

 



14:50

Roundtable discussions

These breakout sessions will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their own approaches to reporting, whilst learning from their peers. With several topics to choose from, each table will be chaired by an industry-leading agency representative.



15:15

Roundtable discussions

These breakout sessions will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their own approaches to reporting, whilst learning from their peers. With several topics to choose from, each table will be chaired by an industry-leading agency representative.



15:40

Tea and coffee break



16:00

A showcase of successful corporate reporting

This session will feature four winners from the 2018 Corporate & Financial Awards for the opportunity to share their work, and their success, in corporate reporting. Featuring case studies from FTSE 100, FTSE 250, AIM and international companies, the session will focus on the unique challenges they face when communicating with investors. Speakers will also address the strategies they used in developing their award-winning annual reports.

Session sponsored by Ctrl Print

Mariana Jackson
Head of Corporate Reporting
Coats

Matt Gower

LeasePlan

16:45

Beyond reporting: driving reputational resilience

Modern annual reports are incomplete without a sense of a company’s purpose and corporate governance outlook. This session focuses on the role of sustainability content in shaping corporate narrative and how it links to corporate value, talent attraction and reputational resilience.

This will be considered with the knowledge that often this content sits in reports, however companies have not always unlocked this ROI. 

Session sponsored by MSL and Salterbaxter

Tom Bell
Director
MSL

Sarah Wood
Head of Digital Insight and Engagement
Salterbaxter

17:30

Drinks reception 

Join us for a drink and further networking until 18:30

Drinks reception sponsored by Investis Digital



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