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Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On
November 13-17 in
Palm Springs, Calif., EY will gather close to 2,000 of the nation's top CEOs, entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and senior business leaders at its annual EY Strategic Growth Forum to share insights, make connections and celebrate success. Attendees will be joined by a full line-up of featured guests and keynote speakers, such as
David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group,
Jeffrey Immelt of GE,
Bernard Tyson of Kaiser Permanente and
Jeffrey Sprecher of IntercontinentalExchange, as well as household names, such as actress
Sally Field, supermodel
Kathy Ireland, Hall-of-Fame coach
Pat Riley and tennis legends
Steffi Graf and
"Every year, I'm inspired by the breadth and depth of insights, powerful stories of entrepreneurial tenacity and combined accomplishments of our honored guests, and I know this year will be no exception," said
Herb Engert, EY Americas SGM leader. "I know our invited guests are excited to get out to
Palm Springs for what promises to be an unforgettable conference."
The Forum's unique convening power offers attendees opportunities to connect with potential customers, investors, partners, acquisition targets and buyers, and hear inspiring success stories from game-changing entrepreneurs. The agenda is jam-packed with sessions addressing issues that are top-of-mind for today's high-growth, market-leading companies, including panels on the Affordable Care Act, talent acquisition and retention and value creation. Attendees will acquire fresh ideas for supercharging company growth and hear from respected leaders on tackling tough challenges.
This year's keynote speakers include:
David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE
Bernard J. Tyson, Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO, IntercontinentalExchange
Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, President and CEO, Chobani, Inc. and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Award Winner
Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide®
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström, business author and Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Pat Riley, President and former head coach of the Miami Heat
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, former World No.1-ranked tennis players
Sally Field, Academy Award-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer
In addition to compelling keynote addresses, there will be two concurrent special sessions on
Wednesday, November 13 – "Going public" and "Family Business." Panel discussions throughout the event include:
"The role of the board: unlocking the potential"
"Value creation: high-impact levers to pull"
"Building a resilient organization"
"Interactive technology: what it means for the consumer and your business"
"Health care reform: early adopters share lessons learned"
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.