New York, NY- Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of data, news and analytics for the business and financial communities, and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, today announced that BCG will serve as the knowledge partner for Bloomberg’s “2014: The Year Ahead” franchise.

BCG, globally recognized for its 50-year record of helping organizations improve performance and achieve their potential, will collaborate with Bloomberg on identifying the trends, technologies and newly emerging markets that will change business in 2014. The output from this collaboration will be explored in the pages of an expanded issue of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and drive the conversation at the inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit.

The Bloomberg Businessweek issue, “2014: The Year Ahead,” to be published November 14, 2013, will give key decision makers forward-looking insights into 2014’s unique challenges and findings from the Bloomberg Matrix, the first annual set of proprietary data on, and analysis of, the world’s 600 most valuable companies across 55 industries. The Summit, which will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 20-21, 2013, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago and World Business 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 the current global economic climate. Results from the Bloomberg Matrix will be highlighted at the Summit, as well.

“For fifty years, BCG has been helping leaders anticipate and respond to a changing world,” said Rich Lesser, President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group. “We look forward to lending this deep understanding of how to move organizations ahead, along with our insights into virtually every industry, to our partnership with Bloomberg. We share Bloomberg’s commitment to providing the world’s most prominent executives with the information, discussion points, and strategies they need to successfully navigate key challenges and opportunities.”

“We are thrilled that BCG will lend its singular expertise to Bloomberg’s ‘2014: The Year Ahead,’” said Norman Pearlstine, Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP. “We are confident we are building an indispensable resource for corporate decision-makers, and know it will be made immeasurably keener due to BCG’s thoughtful contributions.”

BCG is expected to release one of its highly anticipated lists of Global Challengers at the Bloomberg Business Summit, which will be followed by a discussion among attendees. Global Challengers is BCG’s multi-year project to chart the rise of the top companies with global aspirations from rapidly developing economies (RDEs).

More than 40 business leaders from diverse industries are already confirmed to speak at the Bloomberg Business Summit, including The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago; Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Inc.; Karen W. Katz, President and CEO, The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.; Henry R. Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Founders, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, KKR & Co. L.P.; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and Chairman, The Paulson Institute, University of Chicago; and John G. Stumpf, Chairman, President and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company. Updates on the Bloomberg Business Summit may be found here: http://go.bloomberg.com/bsummit/

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About The Boston Consulting Group The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 78 offices in 43 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com.

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Contact for Bloomberg: Rachel Nagler,212.617.7187, rnagler@bloomberg.net

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