Wall Street Journal to Convene Global CFOs to Address Critical Issues Facing Corporate Finance

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NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal announced today plans to convene nearly 100 leading global chief financial officers from the world's top corporations at the annual meeting of the CFO Network to address critical business and policy issues facing corporate Finance today. The invitation-only meeting will take place June 17-18 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

The gathering will feature policymakers and leaders from a range of sectors. To open the program, David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International Inc., co-leader of "Fix the Debt" and President Obama's appointee to the Simpson-Bowles deficit-cutting commission, will be interviewed on the key role business can play in solving big policy issues like the national debt.

Other speakers include:

  • Alan Krueger, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers;
  • Timothy Pawlenty, President and CEO, Financial Services Roundtable; Governor (R., Minn., 2003-2011);
  • Sandy Levin, Ranking Member, House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Representative (D., Mich.);
  • Dave Camp, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means; U.S. Representative (R., Mich.);
  • Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.;
  • Josh Gotbaum, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation;
  • Patrick S. McGurn, Executive Director and Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services;
  • Nell Minow, Co-Founder and Board Member, GMI Ratings;
  • Lynn Turner, Managing Director, LitiNomics;
  • Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer, Mandiant;
  • H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
  • Sheila C. Bair, Senior Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS, Inc.
  • Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates, Federal Reserve Chairman (1987-2006).

Speakers will be interviewed by top editors from The Wall Street Journal, including Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Blumenstein (@RBlumenstein), Chief Economics Correspondent Jon Hilsenrath, Economics Editor David Wessel (@DavidMWessel), Business Editor Dennis Berman (@DKBerman), Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor John Bussey (@JohnCBussey), WSJ Digital Network Deputy Managing Editor Gabriella Stern (@GabbyStern1), and Wall Street Journal Senior Contributing Editor Alan Murray (@AlanSMurray.

The Network collaborates to develop a strategic agenda for financial leadership in uncertain times. Participants meet both as a group and in interactive working sessions to identify solutions for key challenges facing global corporate finance executives.

The results of the meeting will be published in a worldwide special report on June 24 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/.

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with nearly 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 2,000 journalists in more than 50 countries, 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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