Exploring the business benefit of corporate reporting - Black Sun Global

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Exploring the business benefit of corporate reporting

Black Sun's annual conference was again a huge success. As the UK's only exclusively focused corporate reporting conference, the day provided the forum for discussions and insights into reporting trends and hot topics.

Black Sun Corporate Reporting held its 4th annual conference on Wednesday 15 June, which was the must attend event in corporate reporting, for all those that have an interest in where the future of corporate reporting is going and how to best communicate to investors and other shareholders.

Building on the success from last year’s conference, which saw in excess of 100 delegates from FTSE 100 & 250, investor, legal and accounting bodies and the media all joining in the debate; this thought provoking conference gave delegates more insight into: the impact of recent reforms on transparency and disclosure; the trend towards integrating financial and non-financial performance and; the evolving needs, expectations and behaviours of stakeholders through web based communications.

The conference featured a keynote address by Charles Tilley, Chief Executive of CIMA, followed by a mixture of debate and discussion from industry leading experts, bringing delegates up to date with the ever changing environment of corporate reporting and offering practical tips and solutions to aid them going forward.

Immediately following the conference there was an elegant drinks reception, set in the picturesque grounds of Fulham Palace, which provided delegates with a fantastic opportunity to unwind and enjoy further networking with their peers.

The conference was aimed at individuals from key positions within Company Secretariat, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and attracted representatives from companies such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, BG Group, BT Group, Centrica, GSK, Rio Tinto, RSA Insurance, Tullow Oil and Unilever. Other relevant industry bodies also included individuals from the ABI, ACCA, CIMA, Deloitte, PwC, ICSA, Investor Relations Society, Tomorrow’s Company and Railpen Investments.

Some of the feedback included comments such as:

‘Thank you for your excellent corporate reporting conference. Not only was the organisation and event management flawless; but also the subject matter, quality of speakers and breadth of the delegates were exceptional. Rarely amongst such events, I was left wanting more.’

‘I thought your event was excellent - there were some great speakers and the audience interaction made it a very worthwhile use of time. (The canapés were great too!)’

A summary of the event and the seminars is available here.