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Inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit in Chicago

June 17, 2013

New York–Bloomberg LP, the City of Chicago and World Business
Chicago (WBC) announced today the initial speaker line-up for
the first annual Bloomberg Business Summit to be held on
November 20 and 21, 2013, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The
Summit will bring together more than 250 CEOs, senior
executives, public sector officials and thought leaders from
around the world to engage in conversations focused on the
challenges, opportunities and trends facing them in the coming

The Summit is presented in partnership with the Mayor’s Office
of the City of Chicago and WBC as part of their ongoing
engagement with the business community.

More than 40 business leaders from diverse industries are
already confirmed to speak at the Bloomberg Business Summit,

-Sean Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer, The
Hillshire Brands Company

-Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Chairman and
Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc.

-The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago

-Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer, The IMAX Corporation

-Daniel R. Hesse, Chief Executive Officer, Sprint Nextel

-Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments, LLC

-Thomas W. Horton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer, AMR Corporation and American Airlines

-Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm

-Karen W. Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer, The
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

-Donald R. Knauss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The
Clorox Company

-Henry R. Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive
Officer, KKR & Co. L.P.

-Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former United States Secretary of the
Treasury; Chairman, The Paulson Institute, University of Chicago

-George Roberts, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive
Officer, KKR & Co. L.P.

-Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP Group

-John G. Stumpf, Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Wells Fargo & Company

-Gregory D. Wasson, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Walgreen Company

The Summit is part of “2014: The Year Ahead,” a new Bloomberg
Franchise powered by proprietary data, analysis and rankings.
This unique research, called the Bloomberg Matrix, examines
issues cutting across 55 industries, inspiring a special issue
of Bloomberg Businessweek and driving conversation at the event.

“By the end of November, leaders in business, technology,
finance, and government will be making critical decisions about
their business plans for 2014,” said Norman Pearlstine,
Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Chief Content Officer,
Bloomberg LP. “At the Bloomberg Business Summit, C-level
leaders will get an early glimpse at the agenda-setting trends
that will prevail in 2014. They can test their assumptions with
their peers, and generate new ideas through discussions with the
world’s foremost thought leaders. We are confident ‘The Year
Ahead’ franchise – with its Summit, unique analytics and
incisive editorial – will become an indispensable resource to
corporate decision-makers.”

Updates on the Bloomberg Business Summit, including program,
speaker, and partner details, may be found here:

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Rachel Nagler, Bloomberg LP, 212.617.7187,

Mayor’s Press Office, 312.744.3334,

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