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The 2018 Corporate Development Conference

Conquering Disruption and Capturing Deal Value
OCTOBER 03 - 04, 2018 | WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE | NEW YORK, NY

October 03 - 04, 2018

The 2018 Corporate Development Conference will cover the entire life cycle of an acquisition with a focus on capturing value--from portfolio management, to creating a pipeline, conducting due diligence, valuation all the way to post merger integration.  Attendees will discuss how to master the ability to adapt and anticipate growth opportunities, in its various forms. This year we are expanding the conference format to be more interactive and to include a mix of panel sessions, corporate practitioner led presentations to dive deeper into the strategy of the Corporate Development executive and the program will also include unique break-out sessions to explore leading case studies on the successes and failures of various deal structures.


Who Should Attend

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

Including Vice Presidents, Heads, and Directors of: 

  • M&A
  • Corporate Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Integration Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources 

Earn Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 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


Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved in this year’s conferences, please contact us.

LOCATION

Westin New York at Times Square 
270 West 43rd Street 
New York, NY 10036

Tel: (212) 201-2700

To book a room at a discounted rate by 9/11/2018, click here.

Please Note: Fees do not include hotel accommodations.

LEAD SPONSOR
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Corporate Development 201
MARKETING PARTNER
940018 - M&A Advisor
AGENDA
OCTOBER 03 - 04, 2018
WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE,NEW YORK, NY
October 03 - 04, 2018

The 2018 Corporate Development Conference will cover the entire life cycle of an acquisition with a focus on capturing value--from portfolio management, to creating a pipeline, conducting due diligence, valuation all the way to post merger integration.  Attendees will discuss how to master the ability to adapt and anticipate growth opportunities, in its various forms. This year we are expanding the conference format to be more interactive and to include a mix of panel sessions, corporate practitioner led presentations to dive deeper into the strategy of the Corporate Development executive and the program will also include unique break-out sessions to explore leading case studies on the successes and failures of various deal structures.


Who Should Attend

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

Including Vice Presidents, Heads, and Directors of: 

  • M&A
  • Corporate Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Integration Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources 

Earn Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 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


Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved in this year’s conferences, please contact us.

Daniel Apel, Chief Financial Officer, Bayer Corporation

Janice Beauchamp, Vice President, M&A HR, Pfizer Inc

Jim Blakemore, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, ConAgra Brands Inc.

Mark Bulanda, VP Acquisition Planning and Development, Emerson

Scott Cohen, Director, PwC

Timothy Crowhurst, SVP, Head of Corporate Development, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Jeannie Diefenderfer, Director Windstream Holdings, Windstream Holdings, Inc

David Ekizian, General Manager, Mitsui & Co.

Alison Furman, Partner, PwC

Joe Gagen, Sr. Director, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems Inc.

Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, Professor and Author of REMIX STRATEGY, Brandeis University, International Business School

Patrick Gordon, Partner, PwC

Matthew Heinz, Senior Managing Director, Aon Transaction Solutions

Nina Henderson, Director, HIKMA Pharmaceuticals, CNO Financial and IWG PLC, Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Tom Huang, M&A Associate Project Director, Dow Chemical Company, The

Paul Kukish, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Paula Loop, Partner, PwC

Claire Love, Partner, PwC

Tanaka Maswoswe, Principal, US Buyout Fund, Carlyle Group

Curt McClellan, Chief Financial Officer, ClubCorp International Inc.

Gregory Mendelson, Managing Director, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

Curt Moldenhauer, Partner, PwC

Kristina Nakanishi Le, Director, M&A Integration, Facebook, Inc.

Shana Randhava, Vice President, New Business, Estee Lauder

Zarifa Reynolds, Sr. Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, TIAA

Michelle Ritchie, Partner, PwC

Ross Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Belden Inc.

Bob Saada, Partner, PwC

Grant Smuts, VP, Corporate Development, QVC, Inc.

JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, MasterCard Incorporated

Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, The Conference Board

Raymond Wierzbicki, Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon Partner Solutions, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Liyuan Woo, Chief Financial Officer, SharkNinja

Mary Young, Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board, Inc.

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Getting it Right: Critical Success Factors for Every Stage of your Divestiture


October 3, 2018

Hear from deal makers who have delivered deal value through divestitures to maximize shareholder returns and transformed companies through portfolio optimization. This three-hour workshop will focus on guiding principles from years of real life experience to help you carefully evaluate, plan and execute every stage of your divestiture from devising a strategic plan to ensuring a successful transition post close.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss the key guiding principles of transformative Divestitures
  • Explore the different elements of a divestiture, before, during and post transaction
  • Understand the unique challenges at every stage of the divestiture journey and how to address each to maximize deal value
  • Discuss critical success factors throughout this journey to help capture the most value
  • Share real life examples from companies and firms like yours

Agenda at a Glance:

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Why and when should you do a divestiture?
    • Types of divestiture transactions
    • Drivers of divestiture transactions
    • Divestiture trends
  • Guiding principles at each stage of the divestiture:
    • Focus on value creation in total
    • Maintain optionality and establish data management early
    • Be deliberate on timing of stand-up activities and documenting costs
    • Identify and manage stakeholders and operational parameters
    • Establish mutual agreements to help ensure a smooth transition
    • Understand key challenges you are likely to encounter
  • Critical success factors in delivering deal value
  • Putting it into practice: Panel of real life divestiture transaction stories

Earn Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 3 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

Lead Sponsor
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Corporate Development 201
Marketing Partner
940018 - M&A Advisor