ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OVER, HOWEVER, YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE DOOR.
Mass Software & Internet Council and the Boston chapter of Financial Executives International present:
Corporate Governance & Risk Management for Small Cap and Private Companies
Wednesday, February 5, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Newton Marriott, Newton, MA
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. This is event is $60 for MSIC/FEI members, and $100 for non-members.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is having an unexpected impact on private companies. The Act establishes a new framework for corporate governance by public companies, by requiring improved internal controls and imposing increased criminal penalties for non-compliance. But, insurers and investors are demanding that private companies comply with the Act in order to obtain business risk insurance and new financing.
The program will also focus on the experience small cap companies have had complying with Sarbanes-Oxley, the federal government's expectation of business practices, and the role the SEC will play in the post Sarbanes-Oxley environment. Further discussion will focus on current trends in D&O insurance and what impact compliance with the Act will have on the companies' ability to obtain this insurance.
Welcome and Introduction by:
- Irina Simmons, Treasurer, EMC Corporation
- Gerry Laporte, Director of Small Business Policy, Securities & Exchange Commission
- Steve Johnson, CFO, Centra Software
- Ellen Richstone, President & CEO, ERG andCEGMA Enterprises
- David Fine, Esquire, Ropes & Gray
- Jay Mattie, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
- Richard Goldman, CFO, BrassRing
- Eugene Sheehan, Managing Director, Marsh FINPRO
- Theresa Bresten, Treasurer, HP Hood
Register now and learn why compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley makes good strategic and business sense!