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12 - 13 October, 2017

About the Conference

The 2017 Corporate Development Conference will focus on "Transformational Dealmaking"and how to use it as a springboard for creating value. We will take a sharpened view into effective strategies of serial acquirers, divestitures, digital deals, and cross-border M&A. This conference will cover a variety of other topics from the current transaction landscape including a discussion around relevant trends, why diversity in deals matter, technology-led deals, best practices for integration and what the board needs to know about dealmaking. Join your peers in thought-provoking dialogue and group discussions led by some of the most experienced corporate development and private equity executives in the country. Topics covered will include: 

  • Finding Opportunities in this Uncertain Global Dealmaking Economy
  • Building the M&A Function of Tomorrow:  Diversity Across Portfolios, People and Points of View
  • The Habits of Serial Acquirers     
  • Divesting for Value     
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Globalization: Cross-border M&A
  • Conducting Deals in the Digital Age
  • Influencing the Influencers: What the Board Needs to Know about Dealmaking
  • M&A as a Catalyst for Transformation
  • Capture the Promised Value:  Building a Leading Integration Capability
  • Disrupt or be Disrupted: Non-tech Acquirers and their Increasing M&A Appetite for Tech 
  • Moderated Roundtable Discussions Highlighting the Most Pressing Dealmaking Opportunities

Register early and save $200. Offer expires September 2, 2017.


Who Should Attend

Executives from private, corporate or private equity organizations involved in driving and executing inorganic value creation strategies


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Earn up to 12 CPE credits
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Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

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Lead Sponsor
PwC - Corporate Development 2017 - Lead Sponsor
Marketing Partner
M&A Advisor
12 - 13 October, 2017

About the Conference

The 2017 Corporate Development Conference will focus on "Transformational Dealmaking"and how to use it as a springboard for creating value. We will take a sharpened view into effective strategies of serial acquirers, divestitures, digital deals, and cross-border M&A. This conference will cover a variety of other topics from the current transaction landscape including a discussion around relevant trends, why diversity in deals matter, technology-led deals, best practices for integration and what the board needs to know about dealmaking. Join your peers in thought-provoking dialogue and group discussions led by some of the most experienced corporate development and private equity executives in the country. Topics covered will include: 

  • Finding Opportunities in this Uncertain Global Dealmaking Economy
  • Building the M&A Function of Tomorrow:  Diversity Across Portfolios, People and Points of View
  • The Habits of Serial Acquirers     
  • Divesting for Value     
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Globalization: Cross-border M&A
  • Conducting Deals in the Digital Age
  • Influencing the Influencers: What the Board Needs to Know about Dealmaking
  • M&A as a Catalyst for Transformation
  • Capture the Promised Value:  Building a Leading Integration Capability
  • Disrupt or be Disrupted: Non-tech Acquirers and their Increasing M&A Appetite for Tech 
  • Moderated Roundtable Discussions Highlighting the Most Pressing Dealmaking Opportunities

Register early and save $200. Offer expires September 2, 2017.


Who Should Attend

Executives from private, corporate or private equity organizations involved in driving and executing inorganic value creation strategies


CPE logo

Earn up to 12 CPE credits
Management Services
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Scheduled Speakers 12 - 13 October, 2017

Scheduled Speakers 12 - 13 October, 2017
  • Michael Annes, SVP, Business Development, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Matamba Austin, Partner, PwC
  • Mark Avagliano, VP, Corporate Development, Pfizer
  • Anita Balaji, Managing Director, Carlyle
  • Vinay Bassi, SVP, Corporate Development, The Nielsen Company
  • David L. Calhoun, Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations, The Blackstone Group Director, Caterpillar Inc. and The Boeing Company
  • Carol Challed, VP, Business Operations, Henry Schein 
  • David Cole, VP and Head of Integration, Intuit
  • Lori Cuneo, Managing Director, JP Morgan
  • Mike Cunning, Managing Director, PwC
  • Steven Cutler, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, IAC
  • Robert Duffy, VP, Global Business Development, General Electric
  • Charles Elson, Director, HealthSouth Corp.; Director, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.; and the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance and Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware
  • Trampas Gunter, Staff VP, Corporate Development & Integration Planning, FedEx
  • James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration, Google
  • Peter C. Hawthorne, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Cargill
  • Ronny Iversen, VP, Corporate Development, Pitney Bowes
  • Tara Long, VP, Strategy & Corporate Development, Seagate Technology
  • Tim McBride, General Manager, M&A Integration, Microsoft
  • Emily McNeal, VP, Corporate Development/M&A, Walmart
  • Mwemba Mwemba, Finance Director - Mergers and Acquisitions, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Mike Niland, US Divestitures Services Leader, PwC
  • Laura Parrott, Head of Private Placements, TIAA
  • Alastair Rimmer, Global and US Deals Strategy Leader, PwC
  • Annette Rodriguez, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
  • Bob Saada, Partner, US Deals Leader, PwC
  • Elizabeth Satin, SVP, Head of M&A, Wolters Kluwer
  • Kristen Scholer, Senior Anchor, Cheddar 
  • Gwen Watanabe, VP of Global Corporate Development and Strategy, Teleflex
  • Margaret Whelan, CEO, Whelan Advisory Services; Independent Director, TopBuild Corporation
  • Mike Zimmerman, VP, Corporate Development, Dell Technologies Capital
Lead Sponsor
PwC - Corporate Development 2017 - Lead Sponsor
Marketing Partner
M&A Advisor