February 10, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WCD Leadership Meeting

*Advisory Board Members and Chapter Chairs only
Location: Conrad Hotel

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration and networking

Light lunch to be provided

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Opening of the Americas Institute
Susan C. Keating
(United States), CEO, WCD Foundation

12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

A Conversation With

  • Martha Finn Brooks (United States), Director, Jabil Circuit, Inc. Bombardier, and Constellium; WCD Member
  • Brenda Chamulak (United States), CEO, Jabil Packaging Solutions
12:50 p.m. – 1:10 p.m


1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel 1: Culture Cues – Setting Direction, Mitigating Risk
Recent media reports have focused on companies with toxic corporate culture and demanded changes to policies and practices. This panel will examine the board's role, key questions that board members need to ask of management, and why culture is linked to overall corporate strategy.

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Conversation With

  • Fernando Aguirre (United States), Director, Aetna and Barry Callebaut; former Chairman, President and CEO, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
  • Margaret Keane (United States), (United States), Director and CEO, Synchrony Bank
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m

Industry Roundtable Discussions

  • Consumer Products - Hosted by Jabil Packaging Solutions
  • Energy - Hosted by Vinson & Elkins
  • Financial Services - Hosted by Oliver Wyman
  • Healthcare - Hosted by Latham & Watkins
  • Technology - Hosted by KPMG
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

A Conversation With

  • David Crane (United States), Leader, The B Team; former CEO, NRG Energy
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Panel 2: Reassessing Corporate Purpose
This panel will discuss why many corporations around the world are taking a fresh look at how to incorporate environmental, social and governance practices into their business models, and whether those actions were spurred by institutional investor pressure or a renewed focus on the importance of the greater good.

6:00 p.m.

Closing of Day 1

Depart for Dinner Cruise (Transportation provided)

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner Event- Enjoy networking with other attendees on the Biscayne Lady. Cocktails and dinner will be offered as you enjoy an evening cruise around Biscayne Bay.

February 11, 2020

Location: Conrad Hotel

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Panel: My Journey to the Boardroom 

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Opening of the Day

9:10 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

A Conversation With

  • Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (United States), President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises
9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Panel 3: Is Cash Still Queen? How New Technology is Changing Society
Technology is changing the way consumers bank, pay their bills, shop, and interact with others. Humans no longer need cash in their pocket, just a mobile phone and a bank or credit account. Stores like Amazon and others have pioneered cashless stores and kiosks, but local governments are challenging the legalities of cashless commerce. This panel will review the challenges to innovation.

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Panel 4: Is Seeing Believing? How AI-enabled Deepfakes are Challenging Ethics in Technology
Technology is changing rapidly - too rapidly for legislation and defensive solutions to keep pace. In the wake of convincing video and voice manipulation, known as deepfakes, individuals and corporations need to be aware of the dangers of this new technology, and how it can be combated.

12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Closing of the Institute

  • Camile Asaro (United States), Partner, KPMG
12:35 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Board Opportunity Briefing: Conversation with IFC on Nominee Directorship Program