Executive Conferences

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The Wall Street Journal's Executive Conferences convene decision makers, innovators and thought leaders from the public and private sector to spark new ideas and impact change.

CEO Council
Marco Rubio
2016 Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator (R-FL)
WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
WSJD LIVE
Global Startup Showcase
Mindful Scientific Pitch
CEO COUNCIL
Lou Holtz
Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame (1986-1996)

2016 Executive Conferences

Throughout the year, editors of The Wall Street Journal host exclusive, invitation-only conferences that fuel dynamic discussions with global experts on the most pressing topics of our time.

CEO Council
November 14-15, 2016
The Four Seasons | Washington, D.C.
A platform for leading global CEOs to debate and formulate action plans that address key business and public policy issues, alongside senior policymakers and other influential thought leaders.

CEO Council

The rapid pace of today’s global economy has profound impacts on modern corporations, and with it, the role of the chief executive officer. The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council convenes 100 leading chief executives and senior policymakers to discuss priority topics and provide a window into what lies ahead in business and policy.

The unique format of CEO Council inspires unusually dynamic discussions including member-only task force sessions, where participating CEOs work together to develop recommendations for more effective collaboration between business and government on pressing economic and social issues.

ceocouncil.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in CEO Council Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for CEO and 2 senior executives
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo in promotional materials, on website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
CFO Network
June 13-14, 2016
Park Hyatt Hotel | Washington, D.C.
A membership of chief financial officers convenes annually to collaborate on the most pressing issues affecting global financial leadership.

CFO Network

The Wall Street Journal CFO Network, a membership of chief financial officers from the world’s top corporations, convenes annually to develop a strategic agenda for financial leadership.

Senior WSJ editors engage policymakers, economists and subject-matter experts in provocative interviews on subjects that include the global economic outlook, activist shareholders, taxation, health care and cybersecurity. Member-only task force sessions challenge the 50-100 attending CFOs to draft recommendations for change in critical areas affecting their business.

cfonetwork.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in CFO Network Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for CFO and 2 senior executives
  • Opportunity to host an attendee roundtable discussion
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo in promotional materials, on website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
CIO Network
February 1-2, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton | Half Moon Bay, CA
A forum for CIOs and CTOs to develop concrete strategies for meeting the challenges of today’s world of rapid innovation and increasing threats.

CIO Network

Rapid changes in technology have led to new demands—and new opportunities—for global executives, in particular the CIO. The invitation-only CIO Network convenes 50-100 chief information and chief technology officers from the world’s largest corporations to identify challenges in enterprise technology, new opportunities for innovation and best practices in strategic leadership.

CIOs will engage in working task force sessions to discuss, deliberate and present globally vital issues that impact technology trends, cybersecurity imperatives, recruiting and retaining talent, and more.

cionetwork.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in CIO Network Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for CIO and 2 senior executives
  • Opportunity to host a luncheon roundtable discussion
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo in promotional materials, on website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
Converge
June 2-3, 2016
Grand Hyatt | Hong Kong
An exploration of how the technology revolution is unfolding across Asia, held in partnership with f.ounders.

Converge

Technology in Asia is at an inflection point with enormous potential for further global impact. Now, more than ever, it is essential for business and technology leaders to understand how the Asian technology boom fits into the global economy.

Converge, an event partnership between The Wall Street Journal and the elite tech conference group f.ounders, seeks to provide the answer. Converge gathers 150 key stakeholders from the East and the West to explore technology opportunities in Asia.

converge.asia

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in Converge Journal Report
  • Event passes for senior executives and/or clients
  • Sponsorship of networking element, such as nightcaps or refreshment break
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo on promotional materials, on website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
ECO:nomics
April 6-8, 2016
The Bacara Resort | Santa Barbara, CA
ECO:nomics convenes C-suite executives each year to focus on the relationship between business and the environment and address how companies can respond to the constantly evolving energy landscape.

ECO:nomics

Today, with new technologies and business models allowing companies to balance sustainability with productivity, green business and good business are one in the same. Launched in 2008, WSJ’s ECO:nomics was the first C-suite event to focus on the relationship between business, energy and the environment.

ECO:nomics gathers 200 C-suite executives, investors, entrepreneurs and topic experts annually to explore how companies can respond and adapt to the constantly changing energy landscape. Beautiful and vibrant Santa Barbara—the epicenter of the sustainability movement—serves as a fitting backdrop.

economics.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include a print unit in the ECO:nomics Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for 6 senior executives and/or clients
  • Opportunity to host a luncheon roundtable discussion
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo in promotional materials, on website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
Global Food Forum
October 6, 2016
Park Hyatt Hotel | New York, NY
In response to food's growing impact on the world's economy, WSJ is launching the first annual Global Food Forum to further explore the opportunities and challenges facing the United States.

Global Food Forum

With global populations and incomes on the rise, the demand for food is projected to grow by 70 to 100 percent between now and 2050. This provides a wealth of opportunities—and challenges—for the United States.

Featuring eye-opening conversations with Wall Street Journal senior editors and topic thought leaders, WSJ's newest Executive Conference provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for sponsors to surround key topics affecting the global food supply, including agribusiness, trade, social responsibility, innovation and regulation.

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in Food Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for 3 senior executives and/or clients
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo in promotional materials, website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
Accelerating America's
Middle Market
May 23-24, 2016
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
This first-of-its-kind conference leverages the editorial expertise of The Wall Street Journal and the industry authority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to address the priorities of the middle market.

Middle Market Summit

Middle market businesses are at the heart of the American economy, fueling $10 trillion in annual revenue and one third of American jobs. Despite this significant economic impact, however, the middle market remains an underrepresented segment in economic and policy discussions.

Accelerating America’s Middle Market, an event partnership between The Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, seeks to fill this gap by focusing on the critical issues faced by the 150 mid-market executives in attendance.

wsj.com/midmarketsummit

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include a print unit in Middle Market Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for 5 senior executives and/or clients
  • Opportunity to host a luncheon roundtable discussion
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo on promotional materials, website, invitations and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
WSJDLive
October 24-26, 2016
The Montage | Laguna Beach, CA
A vibrant, international technology conference that explores compelling tech opportunities in an environment of unparalleled discussion, debate and global discovery.

WSJDLive

WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal's annual technology conference, focuses on the promises and challenges of our increasingly digital world. Each year, WSJDLive convenes game-changing innovators and thought leaders to explore the predominant digital trends and opportunities emerging across the globe.

Dynamic on-stage interviews, intimate roundtable luncheons and interactive demonstrations create an environment of unparalleled discussion, debate and discovery.

wsjdlive.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital; must include print unit in WSJDLive Journal Report
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for 3 senior executives and/or clients
  • Opportunity to host a luncheon roundtable discussion
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo on promotional materials, website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview
Leadership Event Series
4x per year or more
New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco
The Wall Street Journal’s Leadership Event Series gathers 50-100 senior executives, policymakers and thought leaders in cities across the country for a morning of insight, revelation and networking.

Leadership Event Series

 

VIEWPOINTS
The Wall Street Journal’s executive leadership series, where senior editors interview world-class business leaders on the issues, ideas and trends that are top-of-mind.

wsj.com/viewpoints

CAPITAL JOURNAL
Each quarter, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib brings his Capital Journal column to life via a morning interview, which focuses on the latest issue dominating the political conversation.

TECH UNDER THE HOOD
WSJ editors explore the latest technology trends, and their short- and long-term implications, with leading Silicon Valley innovators.

wsj.com/viewpoints

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital
  • 15 complimentary passes for senior executives and/or clients
  • Opportunity to host opening remarks
  • Logo on invitations, onsite signage, program and website
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Attendee and press list preview
Women in Tech
March 21, 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Women in the Boardroom
June 29, 2016 | Washington, DC
Women in the Workplace
September 27, 2016 | New York, NY
This invitation-only dinner series celebrates the findings of the Women in the Workplace Study, conducted by Lean In and McKinsey & Company, as it relates to the workforce at large and specific industries.

Women In Series

With women representing half of the global labor supply, their economic participation is crucial to long-term competitiveness. With this in mind, The Wall Street Journal partnered with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and McKinsey in 2015 to launch the Women in the Workplace series.

The dinner series presents the results of the Women in the Workplace Study, a survey of more than 120 major companies, to an audience of 75-150 senior executives, technologists, economists, advocates and thought leaders. Dinner conversations held in cities across the country will focus on the implications for the workplace as a whole, as well as to specific industries.

womenin.wsj.com

Sponsor Benefits
  • Earned rate media package in print and/or digital
  • Customizable onsite presence
  • Event passes for 2 senior level executives and/or clients
  • Opportunity to host opening remarks
  • Ad within conference program
  • Logo on promotional materials, website and onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute gift/collateral
  • Onstage sponsor acknowledgment
  • Attendee and press list preview

For more information about Executive Conferences, please contact:
Alisha Hathaway at alisha.hathaway@wsj.com | 202.285.1166
Molly Dahl at molly.dahl@wsj.com | 212.597.5665
or ConferenceSalesTeam@dowjones.com

Making an Impact On-Site

The sponsorship of an Executive Conference allows partners to develop custom activations that engage a C-suite audience in meaningful ways.

VIEW RECENT ACTIVATIONS
  • BMW
    BMW showcased its premier i8 hybrid vehicle at WSJDLive and offered test drives of the i3 electric vehicle.
    A.T. KEARNEY
    During the CEO Council Welcome Reception, A.T. Kearney offered appetizers and cocktails prepared by two award-winners from Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2015, Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas. Each selection featured a modern spin on a classic American food and drink, tying into A.T. Kearney's America@250 campaign theme.
    WORKDAY
    Following CFO Network's opening dinner, Workday hosted a whiskey and chocolate pairing at their display area. The pairing was hosted by an expert from Blue Duck Tavern, a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant located within the Park Hyatt Hotel.
    TECH MAHINDRA
    Tech Mahindra hosted a morning yoga session for CIO Network attendees, led by celebrity instructor Stephanie Snyder.