Daalder to Speak at Inaugural Bloomberg "Year Ahead: 2014 Conference"

November 15, 2013
November 15, 2013 – Ivo H. Daalder, president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former US ambassador to NATO, will participate in a panel discussion as part of the inaugural Bloomberg “Year Ahead: 2014” conference on November 20-21. Daalder will join former US Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, EU Ambassador to the United States João Vale de Almeida, and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia group, in the session titled “Oracles of Geopolitical Risk” at 5:05 pm on November 20. Bloomberg View columnist Jeffery Goldberg will moderate the panel.

The two-day conference, organized by Bloomberg LP, will take place at the Art Institute of Chicago and will bring together more than 250 CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and thought leaders looking to test their assumptions and gain new ideas on sustaining success in 2014’s challenging economic climate.

The conference is hosted in partnership with the City of Chicago and World Business Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will speak about the futures of cities and Chicago.

The session featuring Daalder, Albright, Vale de Almeida, and Bremmer will offer CEOs a guide to geopolitical risk, including global opportunities, data vulnerabilities, and political hotspots, and examine the business environment abroad, including the outlook for Burma, the Middle East and Africa.

Bloomberg’s inaugural conference will focus on “The Year Ahead,” examining key themes that will shape businesses in 2014, including monetary and fiscal policy, regulatory issues, banking trends, disruptive companies and visionaries, and geopolitical risk. The Summit will also analyze opportunities across 55 industries, such as energy, healthcare, technology, airlines and retail.

For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: go.bloomberg.com/bsummit. The hashtag for this event is #BBG2014.

The Boston Consulting Group, the globally recognized management firm and leading advisor on business strategy, will serve as knowledge partner for the event, and the Aspen Institute, the renowned educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., is an event partner. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), Samsung Electronics Co., UPS, RetailMeNot Inc., PCW, and the National Bank of Canada are sponsors of the event.

To request media attendance, please email Angela Martin at angelamartin@bloomberg.net. There will also be a conference line, if you are interested in listening to the sessions. To request general attendance, email Ryan Gavaghan at rgavaghan@bloomberg.net.