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2013 ICGN Regional Milan

The first 2013 ICGN regional event took place on 4 – 5 March in Milan, Italy.
Kindly hosted by Borsa Italiana high res
And supported by  assonime and ASSOGESTIONI

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Breakfast hosted by Assogestioni - Comparison of Italian and US AGM Voting Systems
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment BlackRock, USA and Chairman, ICGN Professor
  • Fabio Galli, Director General, Assogestioni, Italy
  • Marco Ventoruzzo, Director, Max Planck Institute. Faculty, Bocconi University and Penn State Law, Italy

Conference welcome
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment BlackRock, USA and Chairman, ICGN

The Italian corporate governance framework: recent developments and impact on comany and shareholder engagment    
  • Massimo Tononi, Borsa Italiana Chairman, Italy

Plenary 1: Priorities for reform from a regulatory perspective - EU corporate governance framework: next steps and key priorities
  • Ugo Bassi, Director, Capital and Companies, Director General Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Belgium

Italian response to EU developments
  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman, Italian Corporate Governance Committee Chairman, Assicurazoini Generali, Italy 
  • Moderator: Marcello Bianchi, Chairman of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and Head of Corporate Governance Division, CONSOB, Italy

Plenary 2: Is there a "return on engagement?"

  • Marina Brogi, Chairman Remuneration and Nomination Committee Impregilo and Deputy Chairman Remuneration Committee A2A, Italy
  • Paolo Andrea Columbo, Chairman, ENEL, Italy
  • Peter Montagon, Senior Investment Advisor, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council, UK
  • Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal and General, UK
  • Moderator: Stefano Micossi, Director General, Assonime, Italy

Plenary 3: The impact of regulation on proxy advisory transparency and accountability

  • Frank Curtiss, Head of Corporate Governance, RPMI Railpen, UK
  • Laurent Degabriel, Head of Investiment and Reporting Division, ESMA (European Securities and Market Authority), France
  • KT Rabin, Chief Executive Officer, Glass Lewis, USA
  • Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, ENI, Italy
  • Gary Retelny, President, Institutional Shareholder Service, USA/ Europe
  • Moderator: Dario Trevisan, Managing partner, Trevisan & Associates Law Firm, Italy

Presentation of ICGN Award

Plenary 4: Board independence, diversity and performance

  • Magda Bianco, Head of Law & Economics Division, Bank of Italy Research Department, Italy
  • Emma Howard Boyd, Susitable Investment & Governance Director, Jupiter Asset Management, UK
  • Leena Linnainmaa, Deputy DG, Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Finland
  • Moderator: Antonino Cusimano, General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Telecom Italia, Italy

Plenary 5: Slate voting and minority shareholder rights

  • Luigi G. Zingales, Finance Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA - by prerecorded video link
  • Joyce Bigio, Independent Board Member, Fiat Chrysler, Italy
  • Franco Bruni, Independent Director, Pirelli, Italy
  • Donald Cassidy, Director of Corporate Governance Research, Fidelity International, UK
  • Moderator: Fabio Galli, Director General, Assogestioni, Italy


  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment BlackRock, USA and Chairman, ICGN

Breakfast hosted by Centre for Audit Quality

Connection Day: Company and Shareholder Engagment
  • Pirelli 
  • Prysmian
  • Telecom Italia
  • Assicurazioni Generali

Company and Proxy Advisor Dialogue
  • Carmine DiNoia, Deputy Director General, Assonime, Italy
  • Dario Trevisan, Managing Partner, Trevisan & Associates, Italy

Roundtable Discussion – Proxy voting in Italian market.Alberto Bagnara, Senior Associate, Institutional Shareholder Services'
  • Carloa Topino, Analyst, Glass Lewis
  • Alan MacDougal, PIRC