EVENT

October 14 - 15, 2020

19th Annual M&A and Economic Forum

Held virtually and at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center (in-person space will be limited) | Chicago, IL



Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

Global Head of Automotive, KPMG US

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

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Steering committee
  • Thought leadership

Overview

KPMG and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business invite you to the 19th 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.

This year we are excited to be offering a virtual experience as well as an in-person event (subject to COVID-19 guidelines). For those attending in-person there will be limited space and we will be following all University of Chicago classroom safety protocols.

For those attending virtually, we are planning a dynamic, interactive event that will immerse you right in the conversation with some of the world’s leading thought luminaries.

Agenda

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Virtual and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center 

Time Session & Presenter(s)
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.

2020 Presidential Election 

  • Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush and Bestselling author, Courage and Consequence
  • David Axelrod, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Virtual and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center

Time Session & Presenter(s)
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Dan Tiemann, U.S. Service Group Leader for Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG LLP (US)
  • Madhav Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Global M&A Outlook and Trends

  • Tim Ingrassia, Co-Chairman of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs
10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

State of the Global Economy

  • Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, Director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
11:35 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch featured speaker
  • Bret Stephens, Journalist, Editor, and Columnist, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize Winner 
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Future of US-China Relations

  • Speaker to be announced
2:30 p.m.  – 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

The Future of Higher Education

  • Madhav Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Break
3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

The CRISPR Revolution – the amazing possibilities and ethical implications

  • Henry T. (Hank) Greely, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain – Panel Discussion

  • Nicole DeHoratius, Professor of Operations Management (Adjunct), The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Francesca DeBiase, EVP, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, McDonald's Corporation
  • Sean Halligan, SVP Supply Chain, Cardinal Health
  • Ritu Chandy, Regional CEO, BMW Group Financial Services Asia Pacific

Speakers

David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Ritu Chandy

Ritu Chandy

Regional CEO, BMW Group Financial Services Asia Pacific

Francesca DeBiase

Francesca DeBiase

EVP, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

Nicole DeHoratius

Nicole DeHoratius

Professor of Operations Management (Adjunct), The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Henry T. (Hank) Greely

Henry T. (Hank) Greely

Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University

Michael Greenstone

Michael Greenstone

Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, Director of the Interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago

Sean Halligan

Sean Halligan

SVP, Supply Chain Operations, Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health

Tim Ingrassia

Tim Ingrassia

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

Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan

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


Karl Rove

Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush and Bestselling author, Courage and Consequence,

Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Journalist, Editor, and Columnist, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winner,

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

U.S. Service Group Leader for Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG LLP (US)

Steering committee

Nicole Agnew

Nicole Agnew

Partner, Goldman Sachs Group

Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger

CEO and Founder, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

Elizabeth Betten

Elizabeth Betten

Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)

Bryan Campbell

Bryan Campbell

Vice President, Finance, Global Controllership, American Express

Mark D. Copman

Mark D. Copman

Vice President, Stationery and Office Supplies Division, 3M

Kevin Cramton

Kevin Cramton

Operating Partner, HCI Equity Partners

Jack Daly

Jack Daly

Partner, TPG Global

Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

Principal, Joycap Advisory, LLC

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins

Executive Vice President, International Strategy and Development, Walmart International

Tom Kichler

Tom Kichler

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

Randy Kroszner

Randy Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Matt Levin

Matt Levin

Chief Strategy Officer, ADP

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Executive Director, Executive Education, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Dawn Manley

Dawn Manley

Chief of Staff for the Office of the CTO, SPLUNK

Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance Capital Partners (CCP)

Jim McKinney

Jim McKinney

Chief Financial Officer, Kemper Corporation

Don McLellan

Don McLellan

Partner, BDT Capital Partners 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

Global Head of Automotive, KPMG US

Dr. John Suh

Dr. John Suh

Vice President and Founding Director, Hyundai CRADLE

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

U.S. Service Group Leader for Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG LLP (US)

Stellar Tucker

Stellar Tucker

Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development & Strategic Initiatives, HCL Technologies

Shoshana Vernick

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Avathon Capital

Rip Zinsmeister

Rip Zinsmeister

CEO, BP Midstream Partners


Thought leadership






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, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics
  • Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
  • 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
  • Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
  • Thomas Insel, Former Head of the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Susan Kilrain, Navy Fighter Pilot and American Astronaut
  • Randy Kroszner, Former member of the Board of Governors for the United States Federal Reserve
  • Larry Kudlow, Director of the United States National Economic Council
  • 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, Journalist, Editor, and Columnist, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
  • George Tenet, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s GPS

Faces of the forum