November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California

Join the nation’s top executives to unleash your ambition and realize your growth potential in the now, next and beyond.

The Strategic Growth Forum® US is a by-invitation-only CEO event and the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, bringing together more than 2,000 of the nation’s top executives, entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and other business leaders.

CEOs attend this four-day event to supercharge company growth; learn the latest on the strategic transaction marketplace and available capital; meet potential customers, investors, partners, acquisition targets and buyers; and hear inspiring success stories from game-changing entrepreneurs.

The Forum concludes with the Entrepreneur Of The Year® US National Awards gala, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America.

|    Speakers

arianna-huffington

Arianna Huffington
Founder of The Huffington Post
Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

shantanu-narayen

Shantanu Narayen
President & CEO
Adobe Inc.

kara-goldin

Kara Goldin
Founder and CEO
Hint, Inc.

chuck-robbins

Chuck Robbins
Chairman & CEO
Cisco

alex-morgan

Alex Morgan
Co-Captain, US Women’s National Team, and Two-time World Cup Champion

carli-lloyd

Carli Lloyd
Co-Captain, US Women’s National Team,
and Two-time World Cup Champion

brad-keywell

Brad Keywell
Founder & CEO, Uptake Technologies, and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019

lindsey-vonn

Lindsey Vonn
Three-time Olympic Medalist and Entrepreneur

|    Agenda

This year’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California will feature four days of insight-driven content to help you realize your company’s growth potential in the now, next and beyond. The Forum will culminate with the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala, hosted by Seth Meyers, host, Late Night With Seth Meyers.

  • 2:00 p.m.   Registration opens, Hotel Lobby

    6:00 p.m.   Welcome reception and dinner for all Strategic Growth Forum attendees, The Grove 

  • In this special session, family business leaders discuss what’s next for the entrepreneurial family enterprise and how they create lasting legacies.

    12:30 p.m.   Lunch with Lindsey Vonn, Three-time Olympic Medalist and Entrepreneur, Sinatra Ballroom

    1:45 p.m.   Welcome: Family enterprise leadership summit

    2:00 p.m.   Optimizing your family’s ambitions and succession alternatives 

    3:20 p.m.   Family enterprise breakout sessions

    • Breakout 1 – Next gen engagement and the family enterprise
    • Breakout 2 – Strategic planning and the role of the board
    • Breakout 3 – Family office fundamentals
    • Breakout 4 – Best practices in parallel governance for the family enterprise 

    4:25 p.m.   CEO interview:  Crystal Maggelet, CEO & Chairman of the Board, FJ Management Inc.

    5:00 p.m.   Free time

    6:30 p.m.   Dinner and entertainment – a taste of California, Tennis Lawn 

  • In this special session, obtain the latest outlook on the capital markets and learn strategies to prepare for a successful IPO or other strategic transaction.

    12:30 p.m.   Lunch with Lindsey Vonn, Three-time Olympic Medalist and Entrepreneur, Sinatra Ballroom

    1:45 p.m.   Welcome: A CEO’s guide to strategic transactions

    2:00 p.m.   Market trends and outlook

    2:30 p.m.   CEO interview: Chad Robins, CEO & Co-founder, Adaptive Biotechnologies 

    3:00 p.m.   Securing late-stage capital and exploring exits

    3:30 p.m.   CEO interview

    4:00 p.m.   Mitigating and managing transaction risk: Priya Huskins, SVP & Partner, Woodruff Sawyer

    4:20 p.m.   CEO interview: James Scapa, CEO, Altair

    5:00 p.m.   Free time

    6:30 p.m.   Dinner and entertainment – a taste of California, Tennis Lawn 

  • 7:00 a.m.   Yoga wake-up: unleashing your ambition requires mental energy and effort, The Pointe  

    8:00 a.m.   Breakfast, Springs Terrace

    9:15 a.m.   Welcome, Sinatra Ballroom 

    9:30 a.m.   CEO interview: Shantanu Narayen, President & CEO, Adobe Inc., Sinatra Ballroom

    10:10 a.m.   Market leaders meet market upstarts, Sinatra Ballroom

    10:40 a.m.   Unbounded ambition in action: Stéphanie Gicquel, Elite Athlete, Polar Explorer, Entrepreneur and Author, Sinatra Ballroom

    11:00 a.m.   Introduction of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2019, Sinatra Ballroom

    11:30 a.m.   Unleashing ambition in sport: US Women’s Soccer champs –  Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd

    12:10 p.m.   Lunch and networking, Springs Terrace/The Grove 

    1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Unleashing potential across your enterprise: choose two sessions to deep-dive with peer CEOs and savvy advisors on topics that matter most to you

    1:30 p.m.   Session options

    • Safeguarding your wealth as your company prospers
    • Tapping the power of private equity
    • Preparing and fueling your growth ambitions through an IPO
    • Protecting your company and assets from a cyber attack
    •  Increasing innovation via buy or build
    • Tapping a new source of growth capital: family offices
    • Building alliances with major corporates to drive growth
    • EY Innovation Center: making advanced technologies work for your business 

    2:30 p.m.   Break

    3:00 p.m.   Session options

    • Safeguarding your wealth as your company prospers
    • Tapping the power of private equity
    • Preparing and fueling your growth ambitions through an IPO
    • Protecting your company and assets from a cyber attack
    •  Increasing innovation via buy or build
    • Tapping a new source of growth capital: family offices
    • Building alliances with major corporates to drive growth
    • EY Innovation Center: making advanced technologies work for your business 

    4:15 p.m.   CEO interview: Arianna Huffington, Founder, The Huffington Post, and Founder and CEO, Thrive Global, Sinatra Ballroom

    5:00 p.m.   Free time

    6:30 p.m.   Dinner and entertainment - I ♥ the ’80s, Driving Range 

  • 7:00 a.m.   Yoga wake-up: unleashing your ambition requires mental energy and effort, The Pointe 

    8:00 a.m.   Breakfast, Springs Terrace

    8:00 a.m.   Breakfast session: Unleashing your idea: CEO discussion, Track 1

    9:15 a.m.   Welcome back, Sinatra Ballroom

    9:30 a.m.   CEO interview: Chuck Robbins, Chairman & CEO, Cisco, Sinatra Ballroom

    10:10 a.m.   Power of story: Dr. Jennifer Aaker, Behavioral Psychologist, Author and Stanford Professor, Sinatra  Ballroom

    10:35 a.m.   What is the purpose of a corporation?, Sinatra Ballroom

    11:20 a.m.   CEO interview: Carl S. Armato, President and CEO, Novant Health, Sinatra Ballroom

    12:00 p.m.   Lunch and networking, Springs Terrace/The Grove 

    1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Unleashing potential across your enterprise: choose two sessions to deep-dive with peer CEOs and savvy advisors on topics that matter most to you

    1:30 p.m.   Session options

    • Attracting, engaging and retaining top talent across your workforce
    • Being a mindful leader in the modern world
    • Adapting nimbly to today’s demanding consumer
    • Positioning your company for growth in your industry
    • How FinTech innovation is impacting traditional consumer finance 
    • Engaging health and care: anytime, anywhere
    • EY Innovation Center: how to make advanced technologies work for your business 

    2:30 p.m.   Break

    3:00 p.m.   Session options

    • Attracting, engaging and retaining top talent across your workforce
    • Being a mindful leader in the modern world
    • Adapting nimbly to today’s demanding consumer
    • Positioning your company for growth in your industry
    • How FinTech innovation is impacting traditional consumer finance 
    • Engaging health and care: anytime, anywhere
    • EY Innovation Center: how to make advanced technologies work for your business 

    4:15 p.m.   Geopolitical Interview: TBD, Sinatra Ballroom

    5:00 p.m.   Free time

    6:30 p.m.   Dinner and private concert with Lenny Kravitz, GRAMMY Award-winning Musician, Tennis Lawn 

  • 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast, Dining Pavilion

    9:15 a.m.   Welcome back, Sinatra Ballroom

    9:30 a.m.   CEO interview: Brad Keywell, Founder & CEO, Uptake Technologies, and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019, Sinatra Ballroom

    10:15 a.m.  Unleashing ambition in the next generation: NFTE student

    10:25 a.m.   Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winners with unstoppable ambition, Sinatra Ballroom 

    11:05 a.m.   Celebrity interview, Sinatra Ballroom 

    12:00 p.m.   Lunch and networking, The Grove 

    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Free time

    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Tuxedo rental

    1:00 p.m.   Tennis Tournament

    5:00 p.m.   Champagne cocktail reception

    6:00 p.m.   Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Awards dinner, Springs Ballroom

    7:30 p.m.   Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Awards gala, hosted by Seth Meyers, Host, Late Night with Seth Meyers (black-tie), Sinatra Ballroom

    10:00 p.m.   Celebration under the stars, immediately following the gala, Springs Terrace and Springs Ballroom

  • 4:30 a.m.   Continental breakfast in the hotel lobby

    7:00 a.m.   Breakfast buffet, Springs Terrace

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