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Public Boards Taking Advantage of Superb Conference Lineup - Directors Forum 2019

December 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Several public companies have registered members of their board of directors to attend the annual Directors Forum conference, held each January in San Diego.

One such example, WD-40 Company, has made the conference an integral part of their strategy to stay abreast of key governance issues. Says their CEO, Garry Ridge, “We find the in-depth discussion regarding today’s critical governance issues a key factor in preparing for the year ahead. As a company, we are firm believers in good corporate governance, and the dialogue between directors, executives and investors provides great value and insight each year. We are proud to both attend and sponsor the Directors Forum once again in 2019.”

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

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

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. Participants can earn 12 MCLE or CE education credits (recognized in California with transferability subject to other states’ accreditation agencies).

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 https://directorsforum.com/directors-forum-conference/.

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.

Contact: Gina Fascilla Corporate Directors Forum 858/455-7930 gfascilla@directorsforum.com