Directors Forum 2008 Advances Dialogue between Directors, Management and Shareholders

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As directors deal with complex issues, the need to share ideas and understand different viewpoints becomes paramount - and Corporate Directors Forum offers a solution with Directors Forum 2008.

Having such a diverse group and a limited number of attendees in the same room will provide unmatchable networking opportunities and increase understanding of a variety of relevant topics and viewpoints

    The conference, Jan. 13-15 at the University of San Diego, welcomes the nation's leading corporate governance authorities and distinguished keynote speakers to interact with equally high-caliber attendees. Attendance at the event is limited to 250.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include:

-- James A. Johnson, director of UnitedHealth Group, KB Home, Goldman Sachs, Target Corp. and others

-- Ralph Whitworth, founder and principal of Relational Investors LLC and director of Sovereign Bancorp Inc.

-- Patricia C. Dunn, former chair of Hewlett-Packard Co. and former CEO of Barclays Global Investors

-- Alan Murray, executive editor, online, of The Wall Street Journal

"Having such a diverse group and a limited number of attendees in the same room will provide unmatchable networking opportunities and increase understanding of a variety of relevant topics and viewpoints," said Larry Stambaugh, program chairman.

Directors Forum 2008 will allow attendees to hear and interact with top business leaders about the hottest topics in corporate governance, such as: finding the right balance for management and shareholders, how to deal with innovative structured financing, corporate governance for smaller companies, compensation disclosures, board evaluations, executive sessions and more.

Some of the companies represented at the conference include: Coca-Cola Co., Pfizer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., The Home Depot Inc., Target Corp., Chevron Corp., and Time Warner Inc., among others. Major U.S. shareholders from TIAA-CREF, CalPERS, AFL-CIO, CalSTRS and others will also attend.

Directors Forum 2008 is open to the public, and ticket prices are $1,695 per person if postmarked before Dec. 10, 2007, and $1,995 after that date. Corporate Directors Forum and Forum for Corporate Directors (Orange County) members receive a $200 discount off the registration fee. To RSVP, please contact Corporate Directors Forum at 858/455-7930 or register online at http://www.directorsforum.com/conference/sign_up.html.

More information about Directors Forum 2008 and Corporate Directors Forum can be found online at http://www.directorsforum.org.

The Corporate Directors Forum was founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors be better directors through education and peer networking. CDF's core beliefs are that boards are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make better boards and better boards make better corporations.

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