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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.

Janice Beauchamp, Vice President, M&A Human Resources, Pfizer Inc

Mark Bulanda, Senior Vice President, Acquisition Planning and Development, Emerson

Jeannie Diefenderfer, Director, Windstream Holdings, Inc

Ali Furman, Deals Partner, PwC

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

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

Patrick Gordon, Deals Partner, PwC

Michael Guptan, Chief Strategy Officer, DXC Technology

Matt Heinz, Senior Managing Director, Aon

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

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

Paul Kukish, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Paula Loop, Assurance Partner and Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC

Curt McClellan, Chief Financial Officer, ClubCorp International Inc.

Curt Moldenhauer, US Deals Solutions Leader, PwC

Kristina Nakanishi Le, Integration Manager, Facebook, Inc.

Chris Nuttall, Vice President, Corporate Development & New Ventures, Qurate Retail Group

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

Michelle Ritchie, Deals Partner, PwC

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

Bob Saada, US Deals Leader, PwC

JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard Incorporated

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

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

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