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We invite you to experience an event like no other.

Now in its fourth year, The Directors’ Experience brings together executive and independent directors of publicly-listed companies in an unforgettable location to debate, discuss and share best practices surrounding the most pressing boardroom issues. Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent Corporation, curates an experience that includes important community building and exclusive social activities.

About The Directors’ Experience

Diligent Directors Experience for boards

The Content

The heart of the event is a day-long forum to learn from peers and discuss how other boards tackle the most important issues currently impacting governance and oversight.

Past speakers include:

  • Richard Breeden, Former SEC Chair, on the changing landscape of activism
  • John Chandler, Former CMO of MassMutual, on leading digital transformation
  • Karenann Terrell, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at GSK, on cyber risk management
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Former CEO and Chair of Frontier Communication’s and 30+-time board member, on the board’s oversight of culture

Diligent's directors experience event

The Networking

With dedicated time each day set aside to network, the event allows participants ample opportunity to forge new relationships with other leaders. The outstanding caliber of attendees is managed through an invitation-only guest list and the size of the event is limited to no more than 50 people to ensure all participants can meet.

Past boards represented include:

• Advanced Micro Devices
• Allergan
• Barclays
• Booz Allen Hamilton
• Coca-Cola FEMSA
• Daily Mail & General Trust
• DocuSign
• Ericsson
• Mastercard
• Michael Kors
• RBS Group
• SeaWorld
• Snap Inc.
• Standard Bank
• Weight Watchers
• WPP plc

Diligent Directors Experience networking

The Experience

Five-star locations combined with exclusive access to amazing activities sets the stage for an experience that participants aren’t soon to forget. Spouses and partners are also invited and encouraged to attend all social activities, as well as participate in other dedicated activities.

Past locations include:

  • Meadowood – Napa Valley
  • Il Sereno – Lake Como
  • Belmond Castello di Casole – Tuscany

Napa Valley, California 2020

June 10-12 at Meadowood Napa Valley

The Directors’ Experience celebrates its fifth anniversary with another memorable event in the heart of California wine country.

Check back soon for more details. Past topics include succession planning, board culture and cyber risk oversight.

Ravello, Italy 2019

October 16-18 at the Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is set to provide a picturesque backdrop to an unforgettable experience with board members from around the world. Featuring special events in and around Ravello as well as Capri island.

Sessions include ESG, digital transformation and navigating geo-political uncertainty.


Who is eligible to attend?
All board members of companies, non-profits or educational institutions are eligible to attend. Because space is limited, preference is given to Diligent customers and board members that serve on at least one board of a publicly-traded company.

Is there a cost to attend?
There is no fee to attend; however, travel to and from the event location must be paid for by the participant.

How do I register?
Only accepted invitees will be allowed to formally register for the event. You can request an invitation and eligible board members will be contacted with additional information on how to participate.

Are spouses and partners able to attend?
Yes, all board member attendees are able to bring one guest to accompanying them to the event. Guests may participate in all event activities. Additionally, other guest activities will be offered for those not interested in attending the thought leadership discussions

Where will the 2020 events be held?
The Napa Valley event will be held June 10-12, 2020 at Meadowood. Dates and location for the 2020 European event are coming soon.

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