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Agenda Announced for Feb 9 Palm Beach CorpGov Forum with Vinson & Elkins and NYSE

The second annual Palm Beach CorpGov Forum will held on Thursday, February 9 (following a hurricane-related postponement from November), featuring a full day of panels and fireside chats followed by a cocktail reception at the rooftop ballroom of The Ben Hotel in West Palm Beach, FLThe in-person event will include over 200 attendees including corporate directors and C-suite executives, institutional investors, pension funds, attorneys, investment bankers, key advisors, select financial media and other prominent members of the financial community. 

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Agenda

8:30 am – Registration

9:00 am – IPOs: Waiting for a Window and Alternative Sources of Growth Capital

  • Tara Dziedzic, Head of Listings – US Sectors, New York Stock Exchange​
  • Ramey Layne, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins
  • Craig DeDomenicoManaging Director, Equity and Equity-Linked Capital Markets, Stifel
  • Don Duffy, President, ICR
  • John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge and CorpGov (Moderator)

9:40 am – Women in Technology, Media and on Corporate Boards

  • Ashley DeSimone, Partner, ICR
  • Brandee Daly, CEO and Co-Founder, Knightswan Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: KNSW)​
  • Gail Glazerman, Senior ESG Integration Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • Charlotte Kiaie, Partner, Longacre Square (Moderator)

10:20 am – Morning Coffee Break

10:35 am – The Retail Investor: Meme Stocks and Beyond

  • Charles Gradante, Co-Founder, Hennessee Group LLC
  • Patrick Murphy, Head of NYSE Market Making & Listing Services, GTS
  • Jason W. AlexanderSenior Managing Director, Okapi​ Partners
  • John Ferguson,Senior Partner, Saratoga Proxy Consulting
  • Jeff ZavatteroCEO, Goodfill LLC
  • Jarrett Banks, Editor-at-Large, IPO Edge and CorpGov (Moderator)

11:15 am – Green Energy: From Solar to Rare Metals

  • John DeMaio, CEO, Graphex Technologies and President, Graphex Group (NYSE: GRFX)​
  • Ronald W. Pickett, CEO, KiNRG, Inc
  • J.T. Starzecki, Chief Marketing Officer, 5E Advanced Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: FEAM)
  • John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge and CorpGov (Moderator)

11:55 am – Lunch Served

12:35 pm – A Message from Take Stock in Children Palm Beach

  • Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach

12:45 pm – Bear Market Investing – Fireside Chat

  • Jenaro Cardona-Fox, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, North Ground Capital ​​
  • John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge and CorpGov (Moderator)

1:00 pm – Contested M&A

  • Bruce Goldfarb, President and CEO, Okapi​ Partners
  • Lawrence Elbaum, Partner, Co-Head of Activism Defense, Vinson & Elkins
  • Mark Grothe, Senior Research Analyst, Glass Lewis (Moderator)
  • Chris Young, Managing Director and Global Head of Contested Situations, Jefferies 
  • Jonathan Feldman, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Goodmans LLP

1:40 pm – ESG Meets Activism: from Exxon to Chevron 

  • David Pogemiller, CEO, Boardroom Alpha
  • Andrew Freedman, Partner, Co-Head Activist & Equity Investment Group, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
  • Keith Rosenbloom, Founder, Cruiser Capital
  • Adam Kommel, Senior Activism Analyst, Bloomberg LP (Moderator)

2:20 pm – Afternoon Coffee Break

2:35 pm – Sustainable Real Estate Investing

  • Anna Malhari, Chief Operating Officer, Veris Residential​ (NYSE: VRE)​
  • Danica Holley, Chief Operating Officer, Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE: GMRE)
  • Tara Dziedzic, Head of Listings – US Sectors, New York Stock Exchange​ (Moderator)

3:05 pm – Universal Proxy

  • Jordan Kovler, Managing Director, Harkins Kolver (Moderator)
  • John Grau, President, InvestorCom
  • Keith Rosenbloom, Founder, Cruiser Capital
  • Chris Young, Managing Director and Global Head of Contested Situations, Jefferies 
  • Mark Grothe, Senior Research Analyst, Glass Lewis

3:45 pm – SPACs: SEC Rules and Liquidation Deadlines

  • John Marchisi, National Director, SPAC Segment, Gallagher
  • Alysa CraigManaging Director, Mergers & Acquisitions and SPACs, Stifel 
  • Ramey Layne, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins
  • Nicholas Petruska, Executive Vice president & CFO, Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V and VI (Moderator)

4:20 pm – ESG: Investor Demands and GOP Resistance 

  • Michael W. Robinson, Chairman and CEO of The Montgomery Strategies Group, Counselor at ACG Analytics, and former Chief Spokesman & Policy Director at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)​
  • Mark Grothe, Senior Research Analyst, Glass Lewis
  • John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge and CorpGov (Moderator)

4:40 pm – Taking Truth Social Public – Fireside Chat with Patrick Orlando

  • Patrick Orlando, CEO, Digital World Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DWAC)
  • Ramey Layne, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins (Moderator)

5:00 pm – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Speakers and Sponsors:

Contact:

CorpGov

www.CorpGov.com

John Jannarone

Editor-in-Chief

editor@CorpGov.com

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