Conference concept and key topics

International Conference “Past and Future of Corporate Governance:
Practices, Reforms and Regulations” Rome (Italy), May 26, 2016

The way of doing business has changed unrecognizable since the time when the first corporations were created. It has chained substantially even during the last 20 years. Separation of the ownership and control in corporations creates the whole range of sophisticated processes and procedures in the activity of any company and its governance. Company’s performance and strategy mostly depend on whether shareholders and directors can create efficient control system over managers and whether managers can provide a smooth day to day activity of business without excessive risks. To what extent the corporation should be transparent, what level of the shareholder activism is optimal, how to motivate but not to force executives to gamble with the company, how to manage risk, how to work ethically: all these issues arose from the corporate governance, ownership and control paradigm.
Very important role in this the process of corporate governance plays the third party – regulators who on their side wish to increase market stability and efficiency through new reforms and stricter rules of the “game”. The conference will provide the platform for academics and practitioners to analyze past and actual practices and regulations in corporate governance and estimate future trends and upcoming challenges for the mentioned issues and outline possible scenarios of their development.

The broad key topics of this international conference include but is not limited to:

  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate Governance regulation
  • Reforms in Corporate Governance
  • Board of directors
  • Minority/Majority shareholders
  • Shareholder activism
  • State/Private/Family ownership
  • M&As, corporate reorganization
  • Audit
  • Executive remuneration
  • Transparency, accountability and misreporting
  • Risk management and corporate governance
  • etc.