In conjunction with the Swedish Presidency of the EU, the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, in co-operation with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), organised an international conference on current issues in European corporate governance. The overall theme of the conference, which was held in Stockholm on 2-3 December 2009, was Beyond the Crisis – New Challenges for Corporate Governance.
The conference was organised with the support of The Association for Generally Accepted Principles in the Securities Market and a number of Swedish companies and organisations as Partners.
This conference is part of a series of conferences on corporate governance within the European Union organised by most of the EU Presidencies during the last five years. The target groups of these conferences are shareholders and directors of primarily listed companies, public and private corporate governance regulators at national and EU levels, international capital market actors, academic researchers, advisory companies and organisations, and others who are affected by or active within corporate governance. In all, approximately 450 delegates were registered for the conference, about two thirds of which were non-Swedish participants from all around the European Union, as well as other parts of the world.
The conference opened with a Welcome Reception at the Opera Terrace on the evening of 2 December, organised in co-operation with the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation.
Under the general theme Beyond the Crisis – New Challenges for Corporate Governance, three main topics were covered at the conference (see Programme, incl. biographies of speakers). Overall moderator of the conference was Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Affairs, OECD.
Session 1, The Future of Corporate Governance Regulation in the EU
Session 2, Remuneration – A Case for Regulation?
Session 3, Government in Corporate Governance