For the third year, Jim Cramer and The Deal hosted an exclusive gathering of corporate decision makers and their key advisors to discuss the best strategies to meet and master the latest and most critical challenges in managing their companies to maximize shareholder value.

The conference’s keynotes, one-on-one interviews and panel discussions provided actionable insights into how to identify and implement practices that rise to the occasion.

To learn how your organization can participate in this conference, 
contact Jonathan McReynolds at jmcreynolds@thedeal.com
 or +1 212-321-5259.

Registration and Breakfast

Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Davis, President, The Deal

How is the Agenda Changing?
As assets shift from active managers to passive investors, how will the biggest index funds exert influence on boardroom battles and the overall corporate governance agenda? This panel will look at governance standards and the role of the proxy advisory firms, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, in setting governance standards. Plus, what differentiates good vs. bad activists?

Moderator: Paula Loop, Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC

Panelist: Michelle Edkins, Global Head, BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship Team

Panelist: Matt DiGuiseppe, Head of Asset Stewardship, North America, State Street Global Advisors

Panelist: Gary Retelny, President & CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services

Panelist: Sarah Teslik, Partner, Joele Frank

8:15-8:45 AM

8:45-8:50 AM

8:50-9:20 AM

9:20-10:05 AM 

PARTNERS

AGENDA

ABOUT THE EVENT

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JW Marriott Essex House | 160 Central Park South | New York, NY 10019

LOCATION

10:35-10:55 AM

10:55-11:25 AM

10:05-10:35 AM

Networking Break

Keynote Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Nelson Peltz, Founding Partner & CEO, Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Shareholder Engagement: Examining Board and Stakeholder Interaction
Now more than ever, companies must have clarity and transparency with shareholders so they have a clear understanding of the corporate plan. How can companies create long-term value by effectively engaging with shareholders, influential investors and the market? Panelists will also examine key regulatory issues, such as retail investor participation in proxy battles, a potential proxy fight rule change and a shifting SEC view of "wolf pack" investors.

Moderator: Ronald Orol, Senior Editor, The Deal

Panelist: Arthur Crozier, Chairman, Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Panelist: Steven Lipin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gladstone Place Partners

Panelist: Jeffrey Marell, Partner, Paul Weiss

Panelist: Suzanne Nora Johnson, Lead Director, Intuit Inc.; Director, American International Group, Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Visa Inc.

How a Positive Corporate Culture Can Drive Long Term Value
Headlines across the country highlight how poor corporate culture can lead to reputational disaster and negatively affect long term value. However, companies that foster a positive culture tend to drive bottom line results, increase customer satisfaction and attract top talent. Despite all best efforts, there is always a risk that things could go wrong. Is your company prepared with a strong, proactive crisis management plan? This panel examines the secrets to success as well as how to manage a crisis if one arises.

Moderator: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Panelist: Sean Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Conagra Brands

Panelist: Stephen Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Worldwide

Panelist: Cynthia Jamison, Director, Office Depot, Inc.; Darden Restaurants, Inc.; Big Lots!, Inc.; Chairman, Tractor Supply Company

Panelist: Paula Loop, Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC

1:45-2:30 PM

11:25-12:10 PM

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Presentation

Speaker: Ron Shaich, Founder and Chairman, Panera Bread

4:50-6:00 PM

4:15-4:45 PM

3:30-4:15 PM

3:05-3:30 PM

2:30-3:05 PM

12:35-1:45 PM

Keynote Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Scott Wapner, Host, "Fast Money Halftime Report”, CNBC

How Do You Handle Insurgents?
This panel will examine whether companies should dig in and fight, or settle and allow an activist investor into their boardroom. Why does one shareholder matter so much, and why should you bother to stop them? How do you keep the discourse civil – and what happens if you don’t, and that insurgent wins?  How can boards be their own activist?  Our experts will provide real-life examples of discourse that has worked, and discourse that has not worked.

Moderator: Ronald Orol, Senior Editor, The Deal

Panelist: Declan Kelly, Chairman & CEO, Teneo Holdings

Panelist: Bob Marese, Managing Director, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

Panelist: Steven Williams, Partner, Paul Weiss

Panelist:  Lauren Taylor Wolfe, Founding Partner, Impactive Capital

Cocktail Reception

Closing Remarks

THE HOST

James J. Cramer
Founder, TheStreet, Inc.
Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer”
Co-Anchor, “Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

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Nelson Peltz

Founding Partner & CEO
Trian Fund Management, L.P.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

4:45-4:50 PM

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Scott Wapner

Host, "Fast Money
Halftime Report"
CNBC

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

Michelle Edkins

Global Head
BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship Team

Gary Retelny

President & CEO
Institutional Shareholder Services

SOLD OUT!

Opening Keynote Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer”,
Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated

Keynote Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Scott A. Barshay, Partner, Paul Weiss

Steve Mollenkopf

Chief Executive Officer
Qualcomm Incorporated

Scott A. Barshay

Partner
Paul Weiss

Keynote Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Paul Singer, Founder and President, Elliott Management Corporation

Declan Kelly

Chairman & CEO
Teneo Holdings

The Deal is a business unit of TheStreet, Inc.

Ron Shaich

Founder and Chairman
Panera Bread

Paul Singer

Founder and President
Elliott Management Corporation

12:10-12:35 PM

Keynote Address and Interview

Speaker: Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Closing Interview

Interviewer: James J. Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc., Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC

Speaker: Jeff Gennette, Chairman and CEO, Macys, Inc.

Jeff Gennette

Chairman and CEO
Macys, Inc.

CONTACT

Sponsorship:

Jonathan McReynolds

P: 212-321-5259

Registration/Press:

Nicole Harris

P: 212-321-5567

Speakers:

Eric Salvarezza

P: 631-664-1311

Cynthia Jamison

Director, Office Depot, Inc.; Darden Restaurants, Inc., Big Lots!, Inc.; Chairman, Tractor Supply Company

Arthur Crozier

Chairman
Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Sarah Teslik

Partner
Joele Frank

Sean Connolly

President and Chief Executive Officer
Conagra Brands

Stephen Holmes

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Wyndham Worldwide

Steven Lipin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gladstone Place Partners

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Steven Williams

Partner
Paul Weiss

Suzanne
Nora Johnson

Lead Director, Intuit Inc.; Director, American International Group, Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Visa Inc.

Paula Loop

Leader, Governance Insights Center
PwC 

Bob Marese

Managing Director
MacKenzie Partners, Inc. 

Ronald Orol

Senior Editor
The Deal

Jeffrey Marell

Partner
Paul Weiss

Lauren Taylor
Wolfe

Founding Partner
Impactive Capital

Matt DiGuiseppe

Head of Asset Stewardship, North America
State Street Global Advisors