NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will again convene nearly 100 leading global chief financial officers from the world's top corporations at the annual meeting of the CFO Network. The invitation-only event, which will take place June 16-17 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C., will address the most pressing business and policy issues facing corporate finance today.
The gathering will feature policymakers and leaders from a range of sectors. PepsiCo Chairman & CEO Indra Nooyi will open the program in an interview with Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker (@gerardtbaker) on moving up to CEO from the role of CFO in today's corporate environment.
Other speakers include:
- Ron Wyden, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee; U.S. Senator (D., Oregon);
- Andrew Ceresney, Director of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission;
- Jeff Knox, Chief of the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice;
- Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and SVP, The World Bank;
- Jason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers;
- Peter D. Hart, Chairman, Peter D. Hart Research Associates;
- Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-founder, Public Opinion Strategies;
- Alexandra Wrage, President, TRACE International;
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin,President, American Action Forum;
- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP);
- John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care.
Speakers will be interviewed by top editors from The Wall Street Journal, including Deputy Editor in Chief Rebecca Blumenstein (@RBlumenstein), Global Economics Editor Neil King (@NKingofDC), Money and Investing Editor Francesco Guerrera (@guerreraf72), Business Editor Dennis Berman (@DKBerman), and Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib (@GeraldFSeib).
In addition to the on-stage discussions, The Wall Street Journal CFO Network meeting includes subject-specific Task Force sessions in which the CFO members collaborate to develop a strategic agenda for financial leadership in key areas facing global corporate finance executives.
The results of the meeting will be published in a worldwide special report on June 23 in The Wall Street Journal and on WSJ.com. For more information on The Wall Street Journal CFO Network and its annual meeting, please visit: cfonetwork.wsj.com/. Follow the social conversation at #WSJCFO.
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