Chances are, you have rethought the format of your annual meeting given recent global events. You’re not alone. Many companies are evolving towards new formats.

In 2021, January through July, 40% of annual meetings globally were fully virtual, compared with 27% in the whole of 2020.  If virtual is here to stay, shouldn’t you be sure you love your solution?



By the numbers:

7000+ meetings globally each year
2500+ virtual/hybrid in 2021 through June
2000 virtual/hybrid in 2020



Here are 7 reasons clients love our upgraded shareholder meeting solution, which was built on the experience of conducting over 7,000 meetings worldwide each year:


 

7. A constantly updated solution that addresses the latest industry developments

 

You get a solution that is continually evaluated in the context of the latest global best practices and market requirements, and improved to meet your evolving needs.

 

6. Extensive regulatory and industry expertise across jurisdictions worldwide

 

You are advantaged when you work with a partner that can draw from experiences and insights around the world, leveraging decades of knowledge working with clients, industry groups, regulators, and law firms across regions. You also benefit from unmatched experience with and understanding of the US market.

 

5. Advanced data protections including a proactive cyber security strategy

 

Your solution is rigorously tested, highly secure and built with advanced cyber and infrastructure protections, and layered, sophisticated defenses. It has independent assessments external information security agencies. It also has a well-developed, rigorous risk management, compliance and interconnected governance framework that is actively managed.

 

4. A scalable, modern solution with advanced tech and reliable quality

 

Life moves quickly and even the best laid plans change. Your solution has the latest, scalable tech that can flex to meet your dynamic needs: changing dates, greater meeting participants, more dress rehearsals, adding in an in-person component. Modern technology enables stakeholders to participate seamlessly and easily. Performance is monitored and measured and post meeting satisfaction levels are collected and addressed.

 

3. You can easily control Q&A and give your chairperson a special view

 

You have effortless Q&A management that helps you easily sort, group and revise questions, revise questions, add answers for speakers, limit the number of characters typed or total questions asked per attendee. You also have the ability to communicate one on one with attendees before promoting their question to the board.  You can quickly check the volume of submitted questions and their status as well as engage directly with attendees to seek clarification or address concerns related to their questions. Your chairperson will enjoy a dedicated view designed just for them, including the ability to present questions privately to the chairperson to address them live during the meeting.


Your chairperson and other members of your board will appreciate having a dedicated view designed just for them with key meeting information and updates. You can present questions privately to the chairperson to address them live during the meeting.

 

2. An intuitive, easy to use shareholder experience

 

Be sure your virtual/hybrid meeting solution provides an intuitive and interactive interface for your shareholders. The shareholder interface should be sleek, modern and customizable so your shareholders have a positive, on brand experience.

 

1. Addresses your broader governance needs

 

An annual meeting is one milestone in your annual corporate governance cycle.  As your virtual/hybrid meeting solution partner, Computershare addresses your broader governance agenda.  Having experts in your corner that can connect dots between your meeting and your company’s ESG position, proxy voting circumstances and shareholder engagement and communication needs means you’ll be prepared for all possibilities.





WHY COMPUTERSHARE?

For over 43 years, Computershare has been delivering mission critical issuer services to companies both public and private worldwide. With over 25,000 clients globally, 75 million shareholders and 7,500 annual meetings managed annually, we’re ready to help you position for success.
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