Events

Bi-annually, DSW hosts its International Investors' Conference which especially addresses foreign institutional investors and other organisations from all over the world.

The conferences cover recent developments in the German and European corporate governance systems. Speeches are held in English. DSW invites keynote speakers from Germany and abroad.

The next International Investors' Conference will be held 2020 in Wiesbaden.

Conference impressions

Past events

In line with the topic "European Capital Markets Union – Update & Future" investors, board members and other financial market participants discussed the present status of the CMU and looked ahead to the next steps necessary to reach a real CMU. Furthermore, topics like boardroom transformation and performance as well as investor activism from the investor and the company perspective were intensely discussed at this unique conference.

Keynote speeches were delivered by Verena Ross (ESMA), John Berrigan (EU Commission), Deborah Sturman (Motley Rice/Sturman), and John Feldmann (Kion Group).

Here you can download the conference programme.

Below you find selected presentations from the conference:

Keynote speech, Markus Ferber (EU Parliament)

Keynote speech, Verena Ross (ESMA)

Keynote speech, Deborah Sturman (Motley Rice/Sturman)

Activist Investors conquering Europe, Cas Sydorowitz (Georgeson)

Under the headline "European Capital Markets Union" investors, board members and other financial market participants discussed topics like boardroom best practices, investors' expectations from board members, improvements through digitalisation, directors' pay as well as legal remedies for Volkswagen investors.

Keynote speeches were delivered by Steven Maijoor (ESMA), Niall Bohan (EU Commission), Manfred Gentz (German Corporate Governance Committee), and Gregor Pottmeyer (Deutsche Börse).

Here you can download the conference programme.

Below you find selected presentations from the conference:

Presentation of Mathieu Meyer, EY

Presentation of Deborah Sturman, Sturman LLC

Under the headline "Shareholder Rights in Europe 2020" topics like board elections, related party transactions, directors' pay as well as shareholders' legal remedies were covered during DSW's 9th International Investors' Conference. Keynote speeches were delivered by Steven Maijoor (ESMA), Jürgen Heraeus (Heraeus Holding, Manfred Gentz (German Corporate Governance Committee), and Paul Achleitner (Deutsche Bank).

Here you can download the conference programme.

Below you find selected presentations/speeches held during the conference:

Speech of Steven Maijoor, ESMA

Presentation of Markus Kaum, Munich Re

Speech of Markus Ferber, EU Parliament

Presentation of Philipp Turowski, EY

Presentation of Deborah Sturman, Motley Rice

Presentation of Ianika Tzankova, BarentsKrans

Under the headline "Shareholder Value meets Sustainability" topics like the Kay Review, sustainable pay for directors as well as remuneration structures for asset managers have been covered during DSW's 8th International Investors' Conference.

Here you can download the conference programme.

Below you find selected presentation/speeches held during the conference:

Presentation of Jeroen Hooijer, EU Commission

Speech of Norbert Steiner, K+S AG

Speech of Steven Maijoor, ESMA

Presentation of Charles Cronin, EuroFinuse

Presentation of Paul Lee, Hermes EOS

Presentation of Dr. Deborah Sturman, Sturman/Motley Rice LLC

Speech of Manuel Soto Serrano, Banco Santander

Under the headline "Impacts of the Crisis" topics like the new Stewardship Code, Say-on-Pay and Diversity were covered during DSW's 7th International Investors' Conference.

Here you can download the conference programme.

Below you find selected presentation/speeches held during the conference:

Presentation of Salvatore Gnoni, EU Commission

Presentation of Iberdrola

Presentation of Dr. Deborah Sturman, Sturman/Motley Rice

Presentation of Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Henkel

Presentation of Jella Benner-Heinacher, DSW

On December 2nd, 2008, DSW held its 6th International Investors' Conference in Wiesbaden. The Conference united institutional investors, company representatives, analysts and other professionals to discuss Corporate Governance-related issues, e.g. the need for a shareholder vote on directors' pay as well as the 'dream' of a European class action or the new demands of the new investors.

Here you can download the conference programme.

 

On December 6, 2006, DSW held its 5th International Investors’ Conference at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden/Germany.

’Who is responsible? Shareholder Responsibility vs. Corporate Responsibility ’ covered recent developments in this field in Germany and abroad.

"I and many of the other attendees at the conference really enjoyed the conference. It had much more substance than many of the usual CG conferences and effectively brought together investors and corporates." Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, Hermes Ltd.

Here you can download the conference programme.

DSW’s 4th Corporate Governance Conference "Corporate Governance - Heading For An International Platform" took place on 9th of December 2004 at the Kurhaus Wiesbaden.

Here you can download the conference programme.