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European employee equity forum: Vienna 2016

Date June 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - June 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The European Centre for Employee Share Ownership’s 28th annual employee equity plans conference will take place at the Steigenberger Herrenhof Hotel in Vienna between Wednesday June 1 and Friday June 3 2016.

The two-day event provides an ideal forum for keeping up to date with the latest legal, regulatory, and market trends in employee share schemes in Europe and beyond. Starting with an informal dinner on the Wednesday evening, the conference will continue through to lunch on Friday.

For more details,  download the Vienna 2016 e-brochure sponsored by Bedell Trust and Estera.


Delegates will hear from industry experts and policy makers along with top companies sharing their experience implementing all-employee share plans.

The programme includes presentations from Austrian and German companies, in addition to the UK and the US, such as Willis Towers Watson, Pett Franklin, Solium, Strategic Remuneration, SunPower Corporation, Tapestry Compliance, Voestalpine, White & Case, Lewis Silkin, and ButcherJoseph.

The trustee panel features Patrick Jones of Appleby and Claire Drummond of Bedell Group. Mark Higgins of Vodafone and Robert Head, former share schemes director at Pearson, and Claudia Yanez of SunPower will lead an employee plan issuers panel discussing plan launches and operational issues with advisers. In addition, Dr Barbara Kolm, director of the Austrian Economics Center, will moderate a panel discussion on employee share ownership in Austria and Germany.


The delegate package includes:

  • entrance to all conference sessions
  • two nights’ accommodation (on a single occupancy basis, with option to upgrade to double occupancy for a small fee) at the Steigenberger Herrenhof Hotel on June 1 and 2
  • breakfasts, lunches and refreshments
  • delegate pack with speech summaries
  • invitation to the cocktail party on the evening of Thursday June 2


  Practitioners Plan issuers
Centre members £1,055 £635
Non-members £1,750 £745

If you would like to attend, contact the Esop Centre’s international director, Fred Hackworth, at fhackworth@esopcentre.com (copying in esop@esopcentre.com).

Cancellation Policy

Due to the financial obligations incurred by the Esop Centre, our refunds for cancelled Vienna conference registrations are:

  • 90 percent – by February 12, 2016 (10 percent covers admin charges)
  • 75 percent – between February 13 and March 4, 2016
  • 40 percent – between March 5 and April 22, 2016
  • None – after April 23 (you still have the option of substituting a person from your organisation to attend in your place)

Brochure Sponsors

Bedell Trust

Bedell-TrustBedell Trust is an independent, award winning provider of fiduciary services located across key financial centres including Jersey, Guernsey, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Singapore and Cayman.

Working with world-class institutions, corporate clients, intermediaries and high-net worth individuals, Bedell Trust offers a broad range of offshore and onshore services.

Contact: Claire Drummond, Trust Director, Bedell Trust. Tel: +44 (0) 1534 814705 claire.drummond@bedellgroup.com


square_estera_logoEstera is a world-leading provider of offshore fiduciary and administration services.

Established for over 25 years, its strong legal heritage, rooted in its previous partnership with Appleby and a resolute commitment to the delivery of service excellence is what sets it apart.

Independent and truly global, Estera has over 350 dedicated, professional and highly qualified employees creating and supporting smart and integrated fiduciary solutions.

Its unique understanding of the complexities surrounding the world of fiduciary services inspires Estera to achieve the best possible results for its clients. This, combined with the team’s commercial acumen, attention to detail and responsiveness, enables it to meet clients’ needs on time, every time.

Supported by a corporate structure and ownership model that instils a collaborative, nimble and forward-thinking culture, it is focused on the quest for growth and progression and is committed to preserving its integrity every step of the way.

Contact Patrick Jones, group director, Estera Trust +44 (0)1534 818390 patrick.jones@estera.com


June 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
June 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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The Esop Centre
+44 (0)20 7239 4971


Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Herrengasse 10
Vienna, Austria
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