NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will again bring together more than 100 of the world's top chief executives to address critical business and policy issues at the seventh annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council (http://ceocouncil.wsj.com). The meeting will take place December 1-2 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Led by the Journal's senior editors, this year's annual meeting focuses on the most pressing issues challenging global businesses today, including political and economic leadership priorities; the impact of the midterm election results on future policy; the biggest security risks – including cyber security – facing nations, economies, and business; and the effectiveness of financial regulation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act.
"This year's meeting of the CEO Council takes place in the wake of an election that has dramatically shifted the balance of power in U.S. politics. With a cast of some of the most powerful people in business and politics, we will be exploring the new dispensation in Washington, hearing about the areas of potential progress between a Republican Congress and a Democratic White House, and assessing the broader policy outlook in the U.S. and around the world at a critical time for the global economy," said Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, who will deliver the opening remarks.
The two-day program includes on-stage interviews with influential policy makers and subject-matter experts, including Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida (1999-2007); Stanley Fischer, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor, The White House; General (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal, Co-Founder, McChrystal Group & Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF (2009-2010); Robert Menendez, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee & U.S. Senator (D., N.J.); Rand Paul, U.S. Senator (R., Ky.); Paul A. Volcker, Chairman, The Volcker Alliance & Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-1987); and many more.
Following the interviews, CEO Council members will break into six 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 business relations with China, the corporate life cycle, the future of health care, disruptive technology, rethinking energy and the environment, and an agenda for growth.
A group of The Wall Street Journal's most senior editors will join Mr. Baker to 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; Paul Gigot, Editorial Page editor and vice president; Jon Hilsenrath, chief economics correspondent; Laura Landro, assistant managing editor; Almar Latour, executive editor; Matt Murray, deputy editor in chief; Gerald F. Seib, Washington bureau chief; and others.
A full list of CEO Council members can be found at http://ceocouncil.wsj.com.
The results of the CEO Council annual meeting will be published in a special Journal Report on December 9, 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.
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