Executive Remuneration Conference

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European top executive remuneration:
What is (to come)?

Vlerick Business School’s Executive Remuneration Research Centre is internationally recognized for its yearly study on executive remuneration throughout Europe. In this year’s edition, the sample has been extended further by also including FTSE 250 firms, bringing the total number of observations to 869. 

As a yearly tradition, the results will be presented in a format providing the participants with information on executive remuneration levels and structure, international comparisons and with a specific focus on actual topics, such as pay ratios, drivers of executive remuneration and the link between pay and performance.

On top of this, the conference will pay specific attention to the stipulations of the Shareholder Rights Directive, issued in 2017, and its impact on executive remuneration design and disclosure. From a geographical perspective, the impact of the Shareholder Rights Directive will be clarified within a Belgian and Dutch context.

Broaden your network, enrich your knowledge & subscribe yourself for the Executive Remuneration Conference on 5 December 2017 in Brussels. This conference targets executive remuneration, HR professionals, board members, academics, and everyone looking to stay on top of the most important trends in executive remuneration.

Enroll now!


09.30 am

Welcome coffee

10.00 am

Executive Remuneration: evidence from listed firms throughout Europe with specific focus on:

  • Country differences in executive remuneration levels and structure 
  • Sector differences 
  • Pay ratios and their drivers 
  • Who gets the carrot and who gets the stick: are CEOs paid for performance? 
  • Is your CEO getting the right pay? Towards a model  

Xavier Baeten, Professor Reward & Sustainability, Vlerick Business School

11.00 am

Coffee break

11.30 am

Keynote: Executive remuneration seen from two key European perspectives: the Shareholder Rights Directive and the transition towards sustainable finance

  • Background and rationale of SRD
  • Objectives
  • What about remuneration in the SRD?
  • Executive remuneration in the transition towards sustainable finance

Zsofia Kerecsen, Policy Officer Corporate law and Governance Unit, DG Justice, European Commission

12.00 pm

Deep-dive into the implications of the SRD on executive remuneration’s 3Ds – a focus on Belgium and The Netherlands

  • What is and what will be? A concrete analysis of current practice and what future legislation in Belgium and the Netherlands might bring

Led by Jan Van Gysegem, Attorney-Partner, Claeys & Engels Law Firm
with panel sitting in the front that can give additional comments: Lutgart Van den Berghe, Executive Director GUBERNA and Patrick Derthoo, Partner at Deloitte

1.00 pm Walking lunch

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Kind regards,

Prof Dr Xavier Baeten
Head Vlerick Reward Centre
Partner Vlerick Business School

Lutgart Van den Berghe
Executive Director GUBERNA
Partner Vlerick Business School


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