KPMG Board Leadership Conference

Board directors, business leaders, and governance professionals explore challenges and priorities driving board agendas through a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and committee-focused peer exchanges.

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2020 KPMG Board Leadership Conference - concluded

Aligning near-term goals with long-term value

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, California

More than 250 directors, governance experts, and speakers joined KPMG leaders at KPMG’s Board Leadership Conference in Huntington Beach, California, to hear current thinking and practical takeaways on the issues driving board and committee agendas in 2020, including the economic and geopolitical outlook, the future of capitalism and corporate purpose, the board-CEO relationship, talent, culture, cybersecurity, technology innovation, and digital disruption. Keynote speakers included presidential historians and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, and General James Mattis (Ret.), former U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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KPMG Board Leadership Center

The KPMG Board Leadership Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. Through an array of programs and perspectives—including KPMG's Audit Committee Institute, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and more—the Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement of public- and private-company governance. Drawing on insights from KPMG professionals and governance experts worldwide, the Center delivers practical thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting and audit quality, and more—all through a board lens. 

Conference co-sponsor

National Association of Corporate Directors


The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for board leadership for more than 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit

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