-Thursday, October 18, 2018 21:00
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile and University of Chicago Gleacher Center | Chicago, IL
The 17th Annual M&A and Economic Forum co hosted by KPMG LLP and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is an invitation-only event for c-suite executives from Global 1000 and Private Equity. The Forum brings together some of the brightest minds in economics, industry and government to debate and discuss the big ideas and issues impacting global business and investments. Set in an intimate classroom environment, you will have the opportunity to engage in strategic and intellectual discussions with some of the most intriguing thought luminaries in the world. Space is extremely limited so register today.
|Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
|7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 18, 2018|
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center
|8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.||
|8:10 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.||
|9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.||Break|
|9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.||
|10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.|
|10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||
|11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||
|3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.|
|3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.|
|4:10 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.|
|4:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
Scroll down to learn more about our 2018 confirmed speakers.
David Axelrod, Senior Strategist and Advisor to President Barack Obama: Analyzing the 2016 Presidential Election
Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush: Analyzing the 2016 Presidential Election
Thomas Sargent, Ph.D, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, New York University: The European Monetary Union Now, the U.S. Then
Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: The Global Economy: Where we are at and where we are heading
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. Steven Chu: Future Outlook of the Energy Landscape
Gary Cullen, Partner Mergers and Acquisitions, Skadden: How to prepare against shareholder activism
Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ingredion Incorporated: Working with the board to make smart transactions
Scott Moore, United States Navy SEAL Admiral (ret.), Naval Special Warfare Command: Navy Seal Leadership vs. Corporate Leadership
Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago: The effects of the Affordable Care Act on taxes, unemployment, and income
Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade, Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: The impact of Fed policy on assets
John Cochrane, AQR Capital Management Prof. of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Equating government spending to economic productivity
Paul Maritz, CEO, Pivotal: The technological and economic implications that surround big data and the cloud
Erik Hurst, Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Aspects affecting unemployment rates
Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, University of California at Berkeley: The Imminent Energy Olympics: Shale vs. Coal vs. Nuclear vs. Renewables
Lonny Reisman, CEO HealthReveal: Healthcare Revolution – Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning, What it could mean
Atul Arya, Senior Vice President, IHS, Markit Energy: Energy Economics
Amy Francetic, SVP of New Ventures and Corporate Affairs, Invenergy: Energy Economics
We recommend the following properties, as they are in close proximity to the event. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly to reserve your accommodations. Room and Tax will be the responsibility of all attendees.
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60611
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60611
Phone: +1 312-836-0100
301 East North Water Street
Chicago IL, 60611-4300
As a reminder, the event begins on Wednesday evening, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. CST with a welcome reception. The event will conclude on Thursday, October 18 with a reception, dinner, and keynote address. Please plan your travel accordingly.
If you need assistance registering for this program, please contact the KPMG Events & Meetings Department or call +1 201-307-8488.
For your reference, when making travel arrangements, please take into account the following times and locations in regards to the 17th Annual M&A and Economic Forum.
Wednesday, October 17
Evening keynote address
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. CST
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60611
Phone: +1 312-944-4100
Thursday, October 18
Day sessions and evening keynote address
7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. CST
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: +1 312-464-8787
You are responsible for making your own air and ground transportation arrangements.
The W Hotel, Chicago and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center are conveniently located within 30 minutes from the two major airports in the region, O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Cab fares are approximately US $44 one way to/from O'Hare and approximately US $34 one way to/from Midway.
Air travel arrangements should be made using the Concur Travel Tool accessible through SYNC. Click on the Concur Travel/Expense link on the right column of the firm’s SYNC homepage or by typing Travel into your browser.
To obtain group air discounts and to have your name included on the travel manifest for the upcoming meeting you are required to book your travel via Concur Travel and then accessing the Meetings tab.
Before making your air arrangements, please note the following:
Please note: Two meetings will display in Concur for each KPMG meeting: One Concur Meeting is aligned to KPMG Employee Travel; The other is aligned to Non-KPMG Employee Travel.
Kindly ensure you book travel under the correct meeting.
View a parking map of the Gleacher Center and the surrounding area to access available parking lots for day 2 of the M&A and Economic Forum on October 18th.
The M&A and Economic Forum brings together luminaries in economics, finance, business and politics to debate and discuss the big ideas affecting global M&A.
This program is worth approximately 7–9 credits (1 credit equals 50 minutes of instructor-led training).
KPMG is registered with the National Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual course credits.
C-Level Executives (CEO and CFO) and Heads of Corporate Development/Strategy from the Global Fortune 1000 and Private Equity.
Advanced preparation & prerequisites
There are no prerequisite or advanced preparation requirements for this course.
Instructional delivery method
This will be a Group-Live (instructor-led) training consisting of presentations from KPMG professionals and 3rd-party external speakers.
Refund/cancellation policy: This program is offered free of charge. As such refunds are not applicable.
Questions: Contact the Events & Meetings Support Center at 1-800-290-8925 or send an e-mail to US-NSS BPG EMS Support Center.
KPMG provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations in order to participate in any KPMG sponsored meeting, event, or training program. Individuals requiring such accommodation(s) should contact the KPMG Events & Meetings Support Center at US-NSSEMSSupportCtr@kpmg.com or 201-307-8488 at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program.
KPMG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final Authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addresses to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. www.nasba.org