Merger Integration Conference

Learn from the most experienced serial acquirers in this interactive, focused conference that is designed to get to the core of what it takes to build a successful integration capability



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McKinsey & Company
JUNE 12 - 13, 2014
June 12 - 13, 2014

Merger Integration 2014 offers solutions for the most confounding integration challenges in M&A

Acquiring companies tend to outperform industry peers that don’t pursue an active M&A strategy--in good times and bad.  Yet despite the increasing professionalism of corporate M&A efforts over the last decade, acquisitions are still a high-risk endeavor even for the most seasoned, serial acquirer. 

The 10th Annual Merger Integration Conference has been redesigned to reflect the growing demands to get value from M&A.  New and experienced integration managers will gather for two interactive days to get to the core of what it takes to build a successful integration capability from expert speakers with proven value from their integration efforts.        

Why You Should Attend   

  • Discover the habits and best practices of successful serial acquirers to grow your business
  • Tackle the most common pain points and integration challenges including sales and IT integration
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of reverse integration
  • Examine how to tailor your integration approach by deal type
  • Overcome the challenges of cross-border M&A to build a global organization
  • Hear from integration experts from Google, Johnson & Johnson,, ghSmart & Company, Microsoft, Schneider Electronic, Cognizant, Adobe, CISCO, DePuy Synthes Companies, Autodesk, FedEx, Harvard Business School, McKinsey & Company and many more

Additional topics include:

Jump-start Your Integration

The Power of Integration Clusters

Revenue Focused Integration:Honing in on Your Sales Force and Your Customer Experience

Tackling the Challenge of IT Integration

Boosting M&A Value with the Right Integration Leader

More and more companies are sending teams of people to attend this event! If you’re interested in sending a team, please email to inquire about special pricing. 

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Can’t attend in San Francisco in June?  Join us in New York in May! 



Earn up to 13.5 CPE credits in the Business Management and Organization field of study

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Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher-level education
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required

Steven Aronowitz, Associate Principal , McKinsey & Company

Patricia Belotti, Senior Manager Acquisition Integration , Cisco Systems, Inc.

Nathalie Benzing, Chief Operating Officer former Head of M&A Integration, Autodesk, TradeGecko Pte. Ltd.

Elena Botelho, Partner , ghSMART & Company

Marc Coroler, Senior Vice President Invensys Integration, Schneider Electric

Victor de la Vela, Aerospace Managing Director, Airbus Group

Oliver Engert, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dwight Fontilla, Assistant Vice President Corporate Development Integration, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Jack Garrett, Vice President, M&A , Air Liquide

Scott Harrington, Implementation Leader , McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Sam Kamel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Ingram Micro

Stephen Kaufman, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

James Kemp, Director, Business Operations , Adobe Systems, Inc.

Kameron Kordestani, Partner , McKinsey & Company

James Lynch, Director Cisco Commerce , Cisco

Moni Miyashita, Partner, Innosight Consulting

Jonathan Moore, Vice President , American Express

Michel Orsinger, Worldwide Chairman , Synthes, Inc.

Paul Price, Director, M&A Integration , IBM Corporation

Dean Robison, Senior Vice President, M&A Integration,

Robert Rosiello, Senior Partner , McKinsey & Company

Justin Smith, Director, Corporate Development - Integration, Google

Aileen Stockburger, Worldwide Vice President, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson

Andy West, Senior Partner , McKinsey & Company

Joe Whittinghill, General Manager, Talent, Learning & Insights, Microsoft Corporation

Martin Wirtz, Associate Principal , McKinsey & Company

Rebecca Yang, Associate Principal , McKinsey & Company

Other scheduled dates and locations for Merger Integration Conference:

May 20 - 21, 2014 – Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

Sponsored by
McKinsey & Company