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Corporate Development Conference

Pivot to Prepare: Transforming Business Models through Dealmaking
OCTOBER 22 - 23, 2019 | CONVENE | NEW YORK, NY

October 22 - 23, 2019

About the Conference

This year’s conference will take an up-close look at the strategies of successful CorpDev executives with a focus on defining value drivers and how to capture value across the spectrum of acquisition and divestiture. A range of highly interactive sessions will cover topics including: portfolio management, creating a pipeline, conducting due diligence, valuation, post-merger integration, and divestment. Join your CorpDev peers in sharing experiences and first-hand knowledge of anticipating and adapting to growth opportunities in its various forms.

Session Highlights Include:

  • Growth Strategy Design: How to strategically position yourself for growth in your industry
  • Selling to grow
  • Big Data: How data analytics Improves deal-making
  • How to accelerate technology and innovation: buy or build?
  • Culture as an enabler of digital transformation
  • Getting a Seat at the Table: How to influence capital allocation at your organization
  • Creating Value in an Uncertain World: How to reshape your business to thrive amid market and economic disruption  

The Benefits to You

By attending this conference, you will

  • Discover the latest challenges, trends, and best practices in corporate development.
  • Examine successes and failures of various deal structures through leading case studies.
  • Learn how leading practitioners have developed best-in-class M&A integration capabilities.
  • Explore the differences in strategies and outcomes of alliances, JVs, and partnerships.
  • Find out how AI, machine learning, and digital transformation can impact CorpDev.
  • Better understand how to work across business groups, units, and functions to develop and execute value strategies involving M&As and divestitures.
  • Learn from EY’s newly launched 2019 Global Capital Confidence Barometer report.
  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with your corporate development peers.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed especially for executives from private, corporate, and private equity organizations involved in driving and executing inorganic value creation strategies. Titles include Vice Presidents, Heads, and Directors of:

  • M&A
  • Corporate Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Integration Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Strategy & Development
  • Business Operations
  • Business Transformation
  • Private Equity

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 9.5 CPE credits
Management Services
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Three Things to Do Now

1. View this year's agenda

Download the agenda above to get an idea of what to expect.

2. Save the Date

Block off your calendar for the following dates:

Event Dates: October 22-23, 2019 at 605 Third Avenue (between 39th & 40th), New York, NY.

3. Get Involved! If you would like to get involved in the 2019 conference, please contact us:

LOCATION

Convene
605 Third Avenue (between 39th & 40th)
New York, NY 10158

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

LEAD SPONSOR
EY - Corporate Development 2019 - Lead Sponsor v2
MARKETING PARTNER
M&A Advisor 2019 Corp Dev
AGENDA
OCTOBER 22 - 23, 2019
CONVENE,NEW YORK, NY
October 22 - 23, 2019

About the Conference

This year’s conference will take an up-close look at the strategies of successful CorpDev executives with a focus on defining value drivers and how to capture value across the spectrum of acquisition and divestiture. A range of highly interactive sessions will cover topics including: portfolio management, creating a pipeline, conducting due diligence, valuation, post-merger integration, and divestment. Join your CorpDev peers in sharing experiences and first-hand knowledge of anticipating and adapting to growth opportunities in its various forms.

Session Highlights Include:

  • Growth Strategy Design: How to strategically position yourself for growth in your industry
  • Selling to grow
  • Big Data: How data analytics Improves deal-making
  • How to accelerate technology and innovation: buy or build?
  • Culture as an enabler of digital transformation
  • Getting a Seat at the Table: How to influence capital allocation at your organization
  • Creating Value in an Uncertain World: How to reshape your business to thrive amid market and economic disruption  

The Benefits to You

By attending this conference, you will

  • Discover the latest challenges, trends, and best practices in corporate development.
  • Examine successes and failures of various deal structures through leading case studies.
  • Learn how leading practitioners have developed best-in-class M&A integration capabilities.
  • Explore the differences in strategies and outcomes of alliances, JVs, and partnerships.
  • Find out how AI, machine learning, and digital transformation can impact CorpDev.
  • Better understand how to work across business groups, units, and functions to develop and execute value strategies involving M&As and divestitures.
  • Learn from EY’s newly launched 2019 Global Capital Confidence Barometer report.
  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with your corporate development peers.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed especially for executives from private, corporate, and private equity organizations involved in driving and executing inorganic value creation strategies. Titles include Vice Presidents, Heads, and Directors of:

  • M&A
  • Corporate Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Integration Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Strategy & Development
  • Business Operations
  • Business Transformation
  • Private Equity

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 9.5 CPE credits
Management Services
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Three Things to Do Now

1. View this year's agenda

Download the agenda above to get an idea of what to expect.

2. Save the Date

Block off your calendar for the following dates:

Event Dates: October 22-23, 2019 at 605 Third Avenue (between 39th & 40th), New York, NY.

3. Get Involved! If you would like to get involved in the 2019 conference, please contact us:

Jim Blakemore, VP Strategy & Corporate Development, ConAgra Foods

William Casey, Americas Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Timothy Crowhurst, Head of Corporate Development, Cognizant

Andy Donner, SVP, Music & Corporate Development, Eventbrite

David Fister, Director, M&A Integration, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Malinda Gentry, Principal / US Analytics Leader for Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Douglas Giordano, VP, Business Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Brian Hamilton, Managing Director, Business Development, Blue Sky Vision

James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration, Google

John Hauser, Americas Transaction Support – Cyber Due Diligence Leader, EY

Peter Hawthorne, CEO & Managing Partner, Paine Schwartz Partners

Tom Jessop, Head of Corporate Business Development, Fidelity Investments

Tara Long, SVP Strategy and Corporate Development,, McAfee

Todd Manley, Senior Director, CorpDev & Head of M&A Integration, Symantec Corporation

David Martin, Head of Strategy, Corporate Development & Venture Capital, Caterpillar

Bruce McConnell, Director, Corporate Finance, Global Head of M&A, CAE Inc.

Chuck Moritt, Managing Director, People Advisory Services,, EY

Torsdon Poon, Americas International Tax and Transactions Integration Lead, EY

Brian Salsberg, Global Buy & Integrate Leader, EY

Elizabeth Satin, Senior Vice President and Head of M&A, Wolters Kluwer U.S. Corporation

Shari Yocum, Principal, People Advisory Services, EY

Lead Sponsor
EY - Corporate Development 2019 - Lead Sponsor v2
Marketing Partner
M&A Advisor 2019 Corp Dev