Barry Diller, Henry Kravis, Charles Schwab, Mellody Hobson among 60-Plus
Leaders to Speak at Inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit
In partnership with the City of Chicago and World Business Chicago, Bloomberg
LP will convene business leaders to provide insight on key trends and issues
that will impact companies in 2014
NEW YORK -- September 16, 2013
Bloomberg LP, the City of Chicago and World Business Chicago (WBC) today
announced key updates to the program, speaker roster and sponsors for its
inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit on November 20-21, 2013. The two-day
Summit at the Art Institute of Chicago will bring together more than 250 CEOs,
senior executives, public sector officials and thought leaders looking to test
their assumptions and gain new ideas on sustaining success in 2014’s
challenging economic climate.
“The mixture of 60-plus C-level executives, government leaders and investors
now scheduled to speak at the Bloomberg Business Summit ensure that the forum
will generate thought-provoking discussions and new ideas,” said Norman
Pearlstine, Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Chief Content Officer,
Bloomberg LP. “The senior-level audience will leave the Summit with invaluable
insights that will help them make informed decisions and better prepare their
companies for global market changes in the year ahead.”
More than 60 leaders from across a wide range of industries are now on the
list of prestigious speakers for the Summit, including:
*Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice, Supreme Court of Canada
*Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former
Secretary, U.S. Department of State
*Walter W. Bettinger II, President and CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation
*David Boies, Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
*Carol Browner, Former Administrator of the EPA; Former Director of the
White House Office of Energy and Climate Change; Senior Counselor of the
Albright Stonebridge Group
*James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
*Michael Chertoff, Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; Former
Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
*Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Chairman and Senior
Executive, Expedia, Inc.
*The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
*Sen. William H. Frist, M.D., Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
*Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
*Sen. Judd A. Gregg, CEO, SIFMA
*Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, The NASDAQ OMX Group
*Henry R. Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts & Co.
*Ted Leonsis, Owner & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Chairman,
Groupon; Partner, Revolution Growth
*Gary Loveman, CEO and President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
*George E. Pataki, Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Former Governor, New
*Gov. Bill Richardson, Former Governor, New Mexico; Former Secretary of
Energy, United States
*Joseph A. Ripp, CEO, Time Inc.
*Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
*George Roberts, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts & Co.
*Charles R. Schwab, Chairman of the Board, The Charles Schwab Corporation
*Donald Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald's
For the full list of speakers, agenda and additional information, please
The Summit will explore the state of the U.S. economy, including lessons
learned from the financial crisis and the outlook for the next five years, as
well as a conversation with the CEO of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank
James Bullard on monetary policy. Speakers are scheduled to discuss what CEOs
need to know about the global business environment, including geopolitical
risk; the outlook for Burma, the Middle East and Africa; and how to disrupt
industries abroad. Speakers will also debate how sectors such as energy and
technology are transforming the ways companies operate.
The lineup will consist of notable interviews, including one featuring
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. co-founders, co-chairmen, and co-CEOs Henry R.
Kravis and George Roberts, during which they will discuss the shifting roles
of conglomerates and private equity firms. During another panel, Chairman of
the Board Charles R. Schwab and President and CEO Walter W. Bettinger II will
discuss the leadership transition at The Charles Schwab Corporation.
To supplement the impressive lineup of speakers, panels and breakout sessions,
the Summit will also feature a session on “The Future of Cities” with The
Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, and VIP dinners at some of Chicago’s
finest restaurants. On November 20, Boston Consulting Group and Samsung will
sponsor VIP dinners at Girl and the Goat, Grace and Sepia, hosted by Daniel L.
Doctoroff, CEO & President, Bloomberg LP; Walter Isaacson, President & CEO,
Aspen Institute; and Norman Pearlstine, Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and
Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP.
The Summit is part of “2014: The Year Ahead,” a new Bloomberg franchise
powered by proprietary, industry-specific data, analysis and rankings. This
unique research examines issues cutting across 55 industries, inspiring a
special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek and driving conversation at the event.
The Boston Consulting Group, the globally recognized management firm and
leading advisor on business strategy, will serve as knowledge partner for the
event, and the Aspen Institute, the renowned educational and policy studies
organization based in Washington, D.C., is an event partner. Zurich Insurance
Group (Zurich) and Samsung Electronics Co. have joined as sponsors of the
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http://www.bloomberg.com/about. The hashtag for this event is #BBG2014.
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