Aspen Institute Announced as Partner for Inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit


Partnership will enrich content and focus of summit in Chicago, November 20-21, 2013

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of data, news and analytics for the business and financial communities, today announced a partnership with the Aspen Institute, the nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., which will bolster the impressive speaker roster and deepen the global focus of the inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit. The Summit will be held November 20-21, 2013, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and will bring together more than 250 CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and thought leaders looking to test their assumptions and gain new ideas on sustaining success in 2014’s challenging economic climate.


“The Institute’s guidance will provide a richer experience for the CEOs joining us in Chicago, helping them push the boundaries of what it means to meet challenges in economically and socially sustainable ways.”

The Aspen Institute is renowned for convening globally and socially aware leaders to share their ideas, broaden their perspectives, and enhance their capacity to solve critical problems. As a partner for the Bloomberg Business Summit, the Aspen Institute will collaborate with Bloomberg on identifying the timeliest agenda topics and securing the most compelling speakers to spur the high-level attendees to engage in conversations about the people, values, markets and trends that will change business in 2014.

“The Aspen Institute stands for big ideas and constructive solutions, and we are thrilled that it is partnering with us on the first annual Bloomberg Business Summit,” said Norman Pearlstine, Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP. “The Institute’s guidance will provide a richer experience for the CEOs joining us in Chicago, helping them push the boundaries of what it means to meet challenges in economically and socially sustainable ways.”

“We are looking forward to working with Bloomberg to develop a program that will inspire dynamic interactions among the business and thought leaders who will be participating, helping them become catalysts for change and innovation,” said Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

Mr. Isaacson will moderate a session at the Summit on how on technology is transforming the future of global businesses.

More than 40 business leaders from diverse industries are already confirmed to speak at the Bloomberg Business Summit, including The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago; Madeleine K. Albright Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of State; Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC & Expedia, Inc.; Michael Chertoff, Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; Daniel R. Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel Corporation; Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Inc.; Henry R. Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Founders, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, KKR & Co. L.P.; Sallie Krawcheck, 85 Broads; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and Chairman, The Paulson Institute, University of Chicago; J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, The Pritzker Group; John G. Stumpf, Chairman, President and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company; Douglas C. Yearley, Jr., CEO and Director, Toll Brothers, Inc.

The Bloomberg Business Summit is being presented in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago and World Business Chicago. The two-day event will present findings from the Bloomberg Matrix, the first annual set of proprietary data on, and analysis of, the world’s 600 most valuable companies across 55 industries. Updates on the Bloomberg Business Summit may be found here:


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