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Governance Week Package 3 - Opening & Closing Gala & Conference only

  • 28 Jun 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • 04 Jul 2020
  • 9:30 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad

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This package includes attendance at both the opening & closing gala and conference only

Gala Opening  

Sunday June 28th 2020

Buffet Dinner –  6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

Topic: Focus on Director’s Duties – An analysis the Privy Council decision in the Eteck Case!

On July 27th we held a seminar to a sold-out audience as we discussed what is meant by fiduciary duty and the ways in which directors can face pitfalls. This was followed by Part 2 of these discussions when we looked at the various court matters involving Petrotrin, Eteck and UTT, and what may amount to breach of fiduciary duty. Our gala opening will now feature discussions on how to fulfil your duty as director, particularly since the Eteck case made it clear that directors can be held liable for breach long after they have demitted office.

Join us as we dissect the issues in these and other state enterprises and bring a panel of experts to provide advice on how to serve with distinction, in an age where disruption is the new normal.

Target attendees

This dinner will be of interest to all directors in state enterprises as well as the private sector, corporate secretaries, general counsel, external attorneys advising boards of directors and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in good governance, who may want to understand the inner workings of the Board may also find this session of great value. Members of executive management team and executive directors must definitely attend.

2 day Conference - 29th & 30th June 200

8:30am to 4:30pm

Governance in the Age of Disruption

The Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mrs Marlene Street Forrest will be delivering the opening keynote for the Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the CCGI on June 29th 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad and Tobago.

The conference forms a significant part of the CCGI’s inaugural Governance Week 2020 which will  comprise of the two-day conference as well as modules, masterclasses and workshops from June 28 to July 4th, 2020. Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest is heralded for her leadership with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) which she led to global excellence over the last few years. The JSE was voted best performing stock exchange in the world for two consecutive years, and last November, Mrs Street Forrest was flying the Jamaican flag high at the top of the Nasdaq building in commemoration of her great work.

She will be spending the week in Trinidad and Tobago when she will be addressing the theme of the conference – Governance in an Age of Disruption. She will be joined by a number of distinguished speakers from Barbados, Guyana, Curacao, the US, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Persons include the CEO for the Barbados Stock Exchange, Mr Marlon Yarde, Corporate Governance expert Professor Frank Kunneman, SBTNO director Mr Donald de Palm and senior advisor to McKinsey Mr James McPhedran. Local speakers include the CEO for the TT Stock Exchange Mrs Amoy Van Lowe as well as former Central Bank deputy Chair Dr Terrence Farrel, retired Permanent Secretary Mrs Arlene McComie, executive chairman of CLICO Mrs Claire Gomez Miller and consultant and former government minister Mr Mariano Browne.

Gala Closing

Saturday July 4th, 2020:

Cocktail reception  – 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Topic: Corporate Governance Ranking – A presentation by the UWI/Lok Jack Global School of business (ALJGSB) on the Trinidad and Tobago Annual Corporate Governance Ranking.

The initial ranking was done between the ALJGSB and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2018. Last year, under the guidance of corporate governance expert Dr Ron Sookram, the ALSGSB completed the review and presented the rankings.

The objectives of the study are intended to:

i.      improvevoluntary disclosure practices to meet international standards

ii.     assess the level of compliance with the T&T Corporate Governance Code

iii.    encourage greater disclosure on non-financial information such as environmental, social and governance issues (ESGs)

The assessment was done by comparing information from the annual reports of listed companies with the principles of the Trinidad and Tobago Corporate Governance Code and with Internationally recognized Disclosure factors.

Target attendees

This dinner will be of interest to all directors of listed companies, as well as corporate secretaries, general counsel, and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in improving governance practices, and promoting greater disclosure and transparency among listed companies should also attend.

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