EVENT

Oct. 14-15, 2020

19th Annual M&A and Economic Forum

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



Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

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

+1 312-665-1916

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.

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.

Agenda

2020 Agenda in the works … stay tuned

Speakers

2020 speakers being finalized … stay tuned

Steering committee

Bryan Campbell

Bryan Campbell

Vice President, Finance, Global Controllership, American Express

Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger

Founder and CEO, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Dawn Manley

Dawn Manley

Chief of Staff, SPLUNK

Dan Tiemann

Dan Tiemann

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

+1 312-665-3599
Don McLellan

Don McLellan

Managing Director, BDT & Co. LLC

Elizabeth Betten

Elizabeth Betten

Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)

Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

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

+1 312-665-1916
Jack Daly

Jack Daly

Partner, TPG Global

Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

Principal, Joycap Advisory LLC

Dr. John Suh

Dr. John Suh

Vice President and CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company

Jim McKinney

Jim McKinney

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kemper Corporation

Kevin Cramton

Kevin Cramton

CEO , Tribar Technologies

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins

SVP, International Strategy & Business Dev, Walmart Stores

Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan

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

Matt Levin

Matt Levin

Chief Strategy Officer, ADP

Mark D. Copman

Mark D. Copman

Vice President, Stationery and Office Supplies Division, 3M

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Director Executive Education, University of Chicago

Nicole Agnew

Nicole Agnew

Partner, Goldman Sachs Group

Randy Kroszner

Randy Kroszner

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Rip Zinsmeister

Rip Zinsmeister

Chief Operating Officer, M&A, BP

Shoshana Vernick

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Avathon Capital

Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance Capital Partners

Tom Kichler

Tom Kichler

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


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

  • Ziad Ahmed, Co-Founder, CEO, JUV Consulting
  • David Axelrod,  Senior Advisor and Strategist to President Barack Obama  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
  • Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago
  • Tim Ingrassia, Co-Chairman, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking Div., Goldman Sachs
  • 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
  • Lil Mohan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Scott Parazynski, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Fluidity Technologies, Inc. & Author of “The Sky Below”
  • 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
  • Pietro Veronesi, Deputy Dean for Faculty and Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Shaina Zafar, Chief Product Officer, JUV Consulting
  • Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s GPS
  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Faces of the forum