18th Annual M&A and Economic Forum
18th Annual M&A and Economic Forum
EVENT

Oct. 16-17, 2019

18th Annual M&A and Economic Forum

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

co-hosted by KPMG LLP and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

Partner, Deal Advisory & National Automotive Industry Leader, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1916
  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Steering committee
  • Thought leadership
  • Accommodations

Overview

KPMG and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business invite you to the 18th Annual M&A and Economic Forum, an invitation-only event for C-suite executives from the 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 unique opportunity to engage in strategic and intellectual discussions with some of the world’s leading thought luminaries.

Space is limited so register today!

 

Agenda

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Time Session & presenter(s)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Keynote
Handicapping the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates



Thursday, October 17, 2019

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center

Time

Session & presenter(s)

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Opening remarks

  • Dan Tiemann, U.S. Service Group Leader for Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG LLP
  • Pietro Veronesi, Deputy Dean for Faculty and Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, The 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.

China: collision or collusion?

  • 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.-11:55 a.m.

The global energy challenge

  • Michael GreenstoneMilton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, Director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago 

11:55 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch featured speaker

The complexities of keeping a global city safe

2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Gen Z and their impact on the economy

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Special deals with Chinese characteristics

  • Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

4:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The power & influence of social media | Understanding the beauty and the beast
  • Lil Mohan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception & networking

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Keynote

Space in the 21st century: Hype or hyperdrive?

  • Scott Parazynski, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Fluidity Technologies, Inc. & Author of “The Sky Below”

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Speakers


Featured speakers

Scroll down to learn more about our 2019 confirmed speakers.

 

Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed

Co-Founder, CEO, JUV Consulting

Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

Michael Greenstone

Michael Greenstone

Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, University of Chicago

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago

Tim Ingrassia

Tim Ingrassia

Co-Chairman, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking Div., Goldman Sachs

Eddie T. Johnson

Eddie T. Johnson

Superintendent of Police, Chicago Police Department

Lil Mohan

Lil Mohan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Scott Parazynski, MD

Scott Parazynski, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Fluidity Technologies, Inc. & Author of "The Sky Below"

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

U.S. Service Group Leader, Deal Advisory & Strategy, KPMG US

+1 312-665-3599
Pietro Veronesi

Pietro Veronesi

Deputy Dean for Faculty and Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Shaina Zafar

Shaina Zafar

Chief Product Officer, JUV Consulting

Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Steering committee


Nicole Agnew

Nicole Agnew

Partner, Goldman Sachs Group

Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger

CEO and Founder, MOBI

Elizabeth Betten

Elizabeth Betten

Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)

Bryan Campbell

Bryan Campbell

Vice President, Finance, Global Controllership, American Express

Kevin Cramton

Kevin Cramton

Operating Partner, HCI Equity Partners

Jack Daly

Jack Daly

Partner, TPG Global

Joseph Heyer

Joseph Heyer

Former Global Business Development, Ford Motor Company

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins

Senior Vice President, Wal-Mart

Tom Kichler

Tom Kichler

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

Randy Kroszner

Randy Kroszner

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Matt Levin

Matt Levin

Chief Strategy Officer, ADP

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Director, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education

Dawn Manley

Dawn Manley

Chief of Staff, Splunk

Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance Capital Partners

Jim McKinney

Jim McKinney

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kemper Corporation

Don McLellan

Don McLellan

Managing Director, BDT & Co. LLC

Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan

Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

Partner, Deal Advisory & National Automotive Industry Leader, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1916
Dr. John Suh

Dr. John Suh

Vice President and CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

U.S. Service Group Leader, Deal Advisory & Strategy, KPMG US

+1 312-665-3599
Shoshana Vernick

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Rip Zinsmeister

Rip Zinsmeister

Chief Operating Officer, M&A, BP

Thought leadership





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 16 at 7:00 p.m. CST with a welcome reception. The event will conclude on Thursday, October 17 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.

 

 

Previous forums

  • Prior forum speakers
  • 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
  • Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, The University of Chicago

Other luminaries and leaders

  • David Axelrod,  Senior Advisor and Strategist to President Barack Obama  Director, University of Chicago, Institute of Politics
  • Mick Ebeling, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Not Impossible Labs
  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago
  • Mark Fields, Former 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
  • Thomas Insel, Former Head of the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Susan Kilrain, Navy Fighter Pilot and American Astronaut
  • Lawrence Kudlow, Current Senior Economic Advisor to President Donald Trump
  • 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
  • Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Joshua Cooper Ramo, Vice Chair, Kissinger Associates
  • Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush and Bestselling Author, Courage and Consequence
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, Columbia University
  • Nate Silver, Founder of the award winning political website FiveThirtyEight.com
  • Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism, The Wall Street Journal and New York Times
  • George Tenet, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s GPS

 

Faces of the forum