Board Members and C-Suite to Prepare for Year Ahead at Directors Forum Conference in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Changes in the political landscape have created changes in taxation and governance. Global risks are ever increasing, as are security concerns. Activism and technology interruptions such as blockchain are stirring up what was once the status quo. Laws, such as the SB 826 in California, requiring public companies headquartered in California to have female directors, has the potential of serving as a pilot for many other states. What will these changes mean for the year ahead, and how are directors, managers and shareholders navigating these changes? 

Directors Forum 2019, hosted by Corporate Directors Forum from January 13 – 15, 2019 at the University of San Diego campus, brings together investors, directors and management to engage in open, off-the-record dialogue about today’s pressing governance issues. It is designed to encourage personal interaction between attendees and the nation's leading corporate governance authorities. Attendance at the event is limited to ensure maximum participation and provide quality networking opportunities.

Panel Topics Include:

  • The Shareholder Perspective
  • Global Risk Factors: Preparing for the Unpredictable
  • What Directors Need to Know About Blockchain
  • The Evolution of Activism and What’s Ahead for Businesses of All Sizes
  • Case Study: The Board’s Role in Strategy – How Did GE Get it So Wrong?
  • A Debate: Does it Make Sense to Mandate “Good”?
  • The International Director: Bringing the Global Perspective to Every Board

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Ray Cameron, Head of Investment Stewardship – The Americas, Blackrock
  • John Carreyrou, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Author, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • Lenny Comma, Chairman, President & CEO, Jack in the Box Inc.
  • Robert Jackson Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Sally Q. Yates, Fmr. Attorney General, US Department of Justice; Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations, King & Spalding LLP

“For 14 years, San Diego’s Corporate Directors Forum has proven itself to be the place for directors, shareholders, and content experts to network, share ideas, and learn from each other in a uniquely intimate setting.  It provides value beyond its size and is not to be missed,”says Michael J. Berthelot, conference co-chair and Director, Fresh Del Monte. 

Directors Forum 2019 (Twitter handle: @corpdirforum) is open to the public, and registration is $2,050 per person. Discount and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register or inquire about discount and sponsorship opportunities, please call 858/455-7930 or register online at   

Corporate Directors Forum is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization found in 1991.  Its purpose is to help directors and those who support them build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking.  Corporate Directors Forum believes better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

Gina Fascilla
Corporate Directors Forum