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WSJ CEO Council Assembles World’s Top Chief Executives for 2016 Annual Meeting

Speakers Include: Senior Trump Campaign Advisor Rudy Giuliani, Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway, Clinton Campaign Advisor Gene Sperling, Director of the National Security Agency Michael S. Rogers, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Tom Frieden, CEO of the Gates Foundation Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Hart & Over 125 Global CEOs

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NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will again bring together more than 125 of the world’s top chief executives to address critical business and policy issues at the ninth annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council (http://ceocouncil.wsj.com). The meeting will take place November 14-15 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. The opening program will address U.S. leadership in the world and the goals of President-elect Trump.

Led by the Journal’s senior editors, this year’s annual meeting will focus on what new approaches will be taken on subjects such as: energy policy, immigration and national security and other matters.

“This year’s meeting of the CEO Council will provide an unparalleled opportunity for business leaders to learn the myriad implications of the biggest change in Washington in many years,” 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; Senior Trump Campaign Advisor Rudy Giuliani, Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway, Clinton Campaign Advisor Gene Sperling, Director of the National Security Agency Michael S. Rogers, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Tom Frieden, CEO of the Gates Foundation Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Hart and many more.

Following the interviews, CEO Council members will separate into breakout sessions to debate some of the most pressing issues facing business today. This year’s breakout topics include: the digital transformation, searching for growth, income inequality, the changing workplace, business reputation and healthcare redux.

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 Berman, Financial Editor; Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Editor in Chief; Paul Gigot, Editor of the Editorial Page; John Bussey, Associate Editor; Neil King, Global Economics Editor; Laura Landro, Assistant Managing Editor; Kimberly A. Strassel, Editorial Board Member; and others.

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

A report on the annual meeting will be published in the Journal on November 22 in the U.S., Europe and Asia print editions 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 at #WSJCEOCouncil.

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Tom Amos at 212.416.4952 or tom.amos@wsj.com

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