Media Advisory - 2009 National Governance Conference: New Risk, Accountability and Leadership Challenges



    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Tough questions will soon be asked about
what went wrong in corporate governance leading up to the financial crisis.
Governance practices such as executive compensation, risk management, and
mergers and acquisitions will be discussed at 2009 National Governance
Conference: New Risk, Accountability and Leadership Challenges, hosted by The
Conference Board of Canada.

    
    When:  May 6 and 7, 2009

    Who:   Jim Goodfellow, Former Vice-Chairman, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and
           Don Wilkinson, Vice-Chairman, Deloitte & Touche LLP, will assess
           the current governance
           (http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/gcsr/default.aspx) landscape
           in Canada and the U.S. and discuss changes needed to address
           economic turbulence, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday

           William A. Dimma, Chairman Emeritus, Home Capital Group Inc., and
           Author, Tougher Boards for Tougher Times and Excellence in the
           Boardroom, will discuss executive compensation, at 2:30 p.m.,
           Wednesday

           Joel A. Kazman, Partner, Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc., and
           Ava G. Yaskiel, Partner, Ogilvy Renault LLP, will explore the new
           environment for M&As in the aftermath of the BCE deal collapse, at
           10:30 a.m., Thursday

           The 2009 winners (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=727C820EEB25ECF6">http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=727C820EEB25ECF6</a>)
           and top contenders of The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart
           National Awards will be featured at the conference.

    Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 100-123 Queen St W.
    

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/09-0118/default.aspx

    This event is sponsored by Deloitte, Ogilvy Renault, CSCS, Corporate
Knights, Corporate Secretary, Institute of Corporate Directors and the
Institute of Internal Auditors.




For further information:

For further information: Media must register in advance. For more
information or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations,
(613) 526-3090, ext. 221, corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca


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