100 Top Global Chief Executives to Convene at Wall Street Journal CEO Council Annual Meeting

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NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Next month, The Wall Street Journal will again assemble more than 100 of the world's top chief executives to address critical business and policy issues at the sixth annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council (http://ceocouncil.wsj.com). The meeting will take place November 18-19 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Led by senior editors from the Journal, this year's annual meeting focuses on the most urgent issues of 2013, such as political leadership in America today; key national security threats, including cyber espionage; new challenges in the global economy; and the emerging risks – and opportunities – in health care, energy and higher education.

In on-stage interviews led by The Wall Street Journal's editorial team, influential policy makers and subject-matter experts will share insights to inform the meeting's deliberations, including Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey; Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee and U.S. representative (R., Wis.); James Clapper, director of national intelligence; Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank; Cass Sunstein, the Obama administration's former chief regulator; Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia University School of Business; Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary and director of the national economic council; and many more.

Following the interviews, CEO Council members will break into five task forces to debate and collaborate on identifying the most urgent priorities for action in business, government, and the economy. This year's Task Force topics include the future of capitalism, energy, health care, cyber espionage and staying competitive in today's global markets.

"With the government shutdown just behind us, but continuing uncertainty about the fiscal outlook, this year's CEO Council takes place at a critical time for the U.S. economy. We are bringing together an unrivaled group of corporate leaders and Washington policymakers to explore ways to develop a sustainable policy framework for renewed growth and stability," said Gerard Baker, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, who will deliver the opening remarks.

A full list of CEO Council members can be found at http://ceocouncil.wsj.com.

A group of The Wall Street Journal's most senior editors will moderate the discussions throughout the two-day meeting, including: Dennis K. Berman, business editor; Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief; John Bussey, assistant managing editor and executive business editor; Jennifer Forsyth, U.S. editor; Laura Landro, assistant managing editor; Gerald F. Seib, Washington bureau chief; David Wessel, economics editor; and others.

The results of the CEO Council annual meeting will be published in a special Journal Report on November 25, available in the U.S., Europe and Asia print editions of The Wall Street Journal and on WSJ.com.

For more information about The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, please visit http://ceocouncil.wsj.com. And follow the social conversation with #WSJCEOCouncil.

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. In recent years, The Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world's largest news gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, The Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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