EVENT

Oct. 17-18, 2018

Join us at the 17th Annual M&A and Economic Forum

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 19:00

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 21:00

Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile and University of Chicago Gleacher Center | Chicago, IL

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Steering committee
  • Faces of the forum
  • Prior forum speakers
  • Video highlights
  • Forum logistics

Overview


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.

Agenda


Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Time
Session & presenters(s)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Welcome reception with featured speaker: Virtual and augmented reality: Cutting-edge technology and the profound economic implications
Jeremy Bailenson, Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication, Stanford University and author of Experience On Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, And What It Can Do
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center
Time
Session & presenters(s)
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Opening remarks
Dan Tiemann, U.S. Group Leader Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG LLP
Madhav Rajan, Dean, George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
8:10 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Global M&A outlook and trends
Tim Ingrassia, Co-Chairman of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs
9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.Break
9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
The global economy – Where we are at and where we are heading
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Transforming brain health
Thomas R. Insel, MD, Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Co-founder and President, Mindstrong Health
11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch featured speaker: A global view of foreign affairs
Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Op-Ed Columnist - The New York Times
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Making the impossible possible
Mick Ebeling, CEO an Founder of Not Impossible Labs
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Break
3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Driverless Cars: From software to society
Christian Gerdes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director Center for Automotive Research (CARS), Dynamic Design Lab, Stanford University
4:10 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Break
4:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
2018 U.S. midterm election – Data, analytics, and the impact on the voter
Patrick Ruffini, Lead Digital Strategist for President George W. Bush election campaign, Partner and Co-Founder Echelon Insights
Dan Wagner, Chief Analytics Officer for the 2012 re-reelection campaign for President Barack Obama, CEO and Founder, Civis Analytics
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail reception & networking
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Keynote address: The psychoanalysis of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Kim Jong-un
Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner

Speakers


Featured speakers

Scroll down to learn more about our 2018 confirmed speakers.

 

Jeremy Bailenson

Jeremy Bailenson

Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

CEO and Founder , Not Impossible Labs

Christian Gerdes

Christian Gerdes

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Timothy J. Ingrassia

Timothy J. Ingrassia

Co-Chairman of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs

Thomas R. Insel

Thomas R. Insel

Neuroscientist, Mindstrong Health

Patrick Ruffini

Patrick Ruffini

Partner & Co-Founder, Echelon Insights

Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan

Dean, Accounting, University of Chicago

Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

Deal Advisory and Strategy Leader, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-3599
Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner

CEO and Founder, Civis Analytics

Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago

Marvin Zonis

Marvin Zonis

Professor Emeritus , University of Chicago

Steering committee


Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

Deal Advisory and Strategy Leader, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-3599
Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

National Automotive Leader, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-1916
Douglas Skinner

Douglas Skinner

Deputy Dean, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger

CEO and Founder, MOBI

Elizabeth Betten

Elizabeth Betten

Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)

Kevin Cramton

Kevin Cramton

Operating Partner, HCI Equity Partners

Jack Daly

Jack Daly

Partner, TPG Global

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins

Senior Vice President, Wal-Mart

Tom Kichler

Tom Kichler

Partner, U.S. Head of Industrials and Energy, CVC Capital Partner

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Director, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education

Matt Levin

Matt Levin

Managing Partner, Psilos Group

Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance Capital Partners

Don McLellan

Don McLellan

Managing Director, BDT & Co. LLC

Dawn Manley

Dawn Manley

Chief of Staff, Splunk

Duncan O’Brien

Duncan O’Brien

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cox Enterprises

David C. Parry

David C. Parry

Principal, Arrowhead Investments LLC

Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan

Dean, Accounting, University of Chicago

Randy Kroszner

Randy Kroszner

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

+1 773-702-8779
John Suh

John Suh

Vice President, Hyundai Ventures

Shoshana Vernick

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Rip Zinsmeister

Rip Zinsmeister

Chief Operating Officer, M&A, BP

Faces of the forum

Prior forum speakers


Nobel laureates

  • Gary Becker, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Stanford University
  • Robert Fogel, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • James Heckman, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • Robert Lucas, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences,The University of Chicago
  • Roger Myerson, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • Thomas Sargent, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, New York University
  • Myron Scholes, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago

Other luminaries and leaders

  • David Axelrod, Senior Strategist and Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • Susan Cain, Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of the bestseller: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts
  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago
  • Mark Fields, Former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company
  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Austan Goolsbee, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers (2010-2011) Obama Administration
  • Susan Kilrain, Navy Fighter Pilot and American Astronaut
  • Randy Kroszner, Former member of the Board of Governors for the United States Federal Reserve
  • Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of “Lone Survivor”, Navy Cross Recipient in 2005 for acts of bravery in Afghanistan
  • Eva Moskowitz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Kevin Murphy, Winner of the Mac Arthur Foundation "Genius Grant", Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
  • Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Joshua Cooper Ramo, Vice Chair, Kissinger Associates
  • Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, Columbia University
  • Nate Silver, Founder of the award winning political website FiveThirtyEight.com
  • Brett Stephens, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times
  • Kimberley Strassel, Author of The Intimidation Game and Editorial Board Member,The Wall Street Journal
  • Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • George Tenet, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s GPS

Video highlights



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

Forum logistics



Accommodations

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.

Hotel information

InterContinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 N. Michigan Avenue

Chicago IL, 60611

+1 312-944-4100

Chicago Marriott Downtown 

540 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago IL, 60611

Phone: +1  312-836-0100

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

301 East North Water Street

Chicago IL, 60611-4300

+1 312-464-1000

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.

Forum overview:

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.

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

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

Air travel and transportation:

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 – KPMG employees:

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:

  • Concur Meetings will only display flights that have been aligned to the meeting parameters. Should you select flights that arrive after the program begins or departing before the program ends, you may be asked to change your originally booked flights. If this occurs, you will be responsible for any penalties or additional fares assessed. These charges will be applied to your MasterCard/Diners Club card.
  • You are required to book your group travel on the Concur Travel tab and subsequently accessing the Meetings tab. Do not make your air reservations through individual business travel as group negotiated airfares are NOT available and you will not be registered with Travel Services as a meeting attendee.
  • Please review the Concur Group Meeting Travel User Guide for more information.

To make your air reservations:

  • Type “travel” into your browser or via SYNC
  • If you are a travel delegate or arranger, select your traveler and wait for the screen to refresh.
  • Select Travel on the left side of the Concur header
  • Select Meetings from the Concur Travel page on the right side of the sub-header
  • Review the Upcoming Meetings list. These are listed in order of start date.
  • Select the meeting you are attending.

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.

Parking

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. 

Continuing professional education

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. 

Program specifications

Estimated CPE credits

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.

Target audience

C-Level Executives (CEO and CFO) and Heads of Corporate Development/Strategy from the Global Fortune 1000 and Private Equity.

Program level

Overview

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.

Policies & questions

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