MISSION:  Provide cutting-edge business intelligence, state-of-the-art solutions, and valuable social-networking opportunities that facilitate our “C-Suite” / Sr. Exec. Members' and their companies' success:  make profits, create jobs, and nourish growth, in a socially responsible manner.   WE SERVE ALL "C-Suite" / Sr. Executives.  -  SINCE 1991  -  

Call Us Now:
 (312) 399-1901





Thurs., March 19, 2020, $20, 6 – 9 pm (Sched. details below), at The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel, 505 N. Michigan, Chicago 60611;

Thanks to the 2020 Winter Harper Lecture Series of UChicago Alum Assn, Andrea Hodgman, AHodgman@UChicago.edu.

“Inequality in the Labor Market: Causes, Consequences, and Public Policy” - Featuring Magne Mogstad, UChicago Professor in Economics

Public debate is increasingly focused on a subject that economists have been analyzing for several decades: the causes and consequences of labor market inequality. Most popular discussion concerns the income or wealth shares of the very rich, often the top 1%. While relevant, the top 1% is only 1% of the population. In this talk, Magne Mogstad will focus on the
other 99%, answering two important questions: First, what are the key drivers of labor market inequality? Second, how is labor market inequality affected by public policy? 

6:00 p.m. = Registration, Networking, Welcome Reception for all Registrants
7:00 p.m. = Presentation, Discussion, and Q & A
8:15 p.m. = Post-Reception

REGISTER:  $20 https://www.cvent.com/events/2020-winter-harper-lecture-chicago/registration-3ba8d1ab302e460c9c3645147040619c.aspx?fqp=true

Featured Faculty:  Magne Mogstadis the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics at the U. of Chicago and the director of the Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets at the Becker Friedman Inst. His primary research fields are labor economics, public economics, and economic inequality, and his research focuses on how to address market failures and equalize opportunities. Mogstad has published extensively in leading scholarly journals, and he is currently an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He earned his PhD in economics from the U. of Oslo.


Tues., March 24, 2020, 5:30 – 7:15 pm, COMP., at The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60604; Thanks to our many friends at UChicago Booth, The Becker Friedman Institute – Initiative on Global Markets.

“Acting in the Face of Uncertainty:  A Conversation with Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King”

Most economic evidence involves some level of uncertainty. Some uncertainties are resolvable but in the case of radical uncertainty, historical data provide no useful guidance to future outcomes and accurate forecasting is not possible. In 2000, for example, no one could have predicted the introduction of the smartphone and how many would be sold in 2020. And policymakers have repeatedly pointed to uncertainty as a key factor in the Great Recession and the slow recovery.

5:30-6:00 pm = Cocktails & Networking
6:00-7:15 pm = Program, Including Q&A

REGISTER:  The last registration question is “How did you hear about this event?”  Please insert in the answer box:  “CEO Roundtable” https://bfi.formstack.com/forms/conversation_with_mervyn_king

Join former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King as he shares insights from his new book, Radical Uncertainty. King will be joined by UChicago Booth Professor Anil Kashyap to discuss the real-world implications of radical uncertainty on policy and business decision-making around the world. Some of the topics they will discuss will include what can we expect from post-Brexit Britain? How will the coronavirus epidemic impact the global economy? How should we manage uncertainties? The Chicago Tribune’s Gail MarksJarvis will moderate the conversation and direct a question and answer session with the audience.

Copies of Radical Uncertainty will be available for sale during the event.
With thanks to the Union League Club of Chicago for the generous use of their space

Anil Kashyap:  Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business

Mervyn King:  Former Governor, Bank of England; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University Stern School of Business


Gail MarksJarvis, Personal Finance Columnist, Chicago Tribune

Hosted by: 

The Becker Friedman Institute, Initiative on Global Markets


March 26, 2020, 8:15 am - 1:00 pm, COMP., at THE W Chicago, 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603; Thanks to our friends at Snowflake for this invite, Carly Hayden, Corp. Account Executive, San Francisco, CarlyCHayden@gmail.com


To stay competitive in today’s world, organizations must remove the barriers that prevent them from instantly accessing and sharing insights from all their data. Join Snowflake and DataRobot for a free, half-day event to learn about the latest advancements in cloud data analytics and data science. Industry experts will reveal how a single, integrated cloud data platform can deliver the performance and concurrency for all your workloads, including data integration, data science, and secure and governed access to all your data, at scale.

During the event, you will learn how to:
Leverage a single cloud data platform to enable and modernize your data warehouse, data lake, and data science projects
Deliver secure and governed access to all your data
Remove the overhead of maintaining infrastructure and managing databases by using a single platform as a service
Build, deploy and monitor highly trusted and accurate AI and machine learning models in a fraction of the time 
Once Data for Breakfast concludes, stay for an optional hands-on workshop, Zero to Snowflake, where instructors will walk you through how to set up your own data platform.

You’ll learn:
- Snowflake’s intuitive user interface
- How to easily load, join, and query structured and semi-structured data
- How to easily set up databases and multi-cluster warehouses for unlimited, elastic scalability
- How to easily and securely share or consume data from external entities

REGISTER:  https://events.snowflake.com/data-for-breakfast/Chicago/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=D4B-inmail-combo-targeting-linkedin

8:15 AM = Networking and Breakfast:  Network with fellow attendees while enjoying a full, complimentary breakfast.
9:00 AM = The Snowflake Cloud Data Platform:  Learn how a single, integrated data platform can deliver the performance and concurrency for all your workloads, including data integration, data science, and secure and governed access to all your data, at scale.
9:25 AM = Snowflake Deep Dive:  During this session, a Snowflake solution engineer will walk you through Snowflake’s unique cloud-built architecture that enables a wide range of workloads.
10:05 AM = Enabling the AI-Driven Enterprise, Featuring DataRobot:  Unlock additional ROI from your data investments through the power of AI and machine learning. The leader in data science, DataRobot will share how you can maximize the business value of your data by delivering AI at scale and continuously optimizing performance over time.
10:25 AM = Q&A with Speakers:  Join the Snowflake, DataRobot and Slalom to get all your questions answered about how to enable data-driven decision making in your organization.
10:45 AM = Break:  Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available during the break.
Optional: Hands-On Workshop, Download the Lab Guide Here
11:00 AM = Zero to Snowflake led by Slalom:  Join this instructor-led, hands-on workshop where instructors will walk you through how to set up your own cloud data platform.
1:00 PM = Wrap-up



1.) The
*NEW event on Tues. afternoon, March 31, is specifically for our tech co. Members / developers to learn first-hand from Boomi experts at DELL Technologies, 353 N. Clark St., how to build state-of-the-art, self-service and automation solutions.  This event is .1 miles (one block), a 2-minute walk, to our Tues. evening, March 31, *MONTHLY DINNER mtg. at 61 W. Hubbard St., Habits at Work co. location.  So, if you want to attend both events, it’ll be quite easy! 
*Don’t miss your MONTHLY DINNER, on a timely topic by a 3rd-time, CEO Roundtable, super speaker, Andrew Sykes, on an important topic for ALL of us! *This MONTHLY DINNER topic content is so important, we are WAIVING our $35 dinner-guest fee for all of your guests!  You still MUST REGISTER your guests (co-workers, clients, prospects, spouses, etc.), but DO NOT pay the dinner-guest fee!  


Tues., March 31, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, COMP., at DELL Technologies, 353 N. Clark St., 19th flr., Chicago, IL 60654; Thanks to our friends at DELL Boomi. 

“Hands-on Workshop to Design Self-Service Apps for The Digital World!”

Boomi invites you and your team to learn how you can accelerate business outcomes and deliver exceptional self-service in today’s digital world. We’re inviting creators and developers to converge to solve business problems, and push the boundaries of existing technology solutions.

REGISTER:  https://boomi.com/event/small/chicago-flow-workshop/

In this hands-on workshop learn:
- Quickly creating a low-code app in Flow and publishing for your users
- Connecting your application to any endpoint using Boomi’s integration core
- Designing an attractive UI to engage your users

Learn from the Boomi experts on how to build self-service and automation solutions.
Boomi Hands-on FLOW Workshop 2020

2:00 – 2:30pm = Registration/check in
2:30 – 3:30pm = Hands on Building with Flow
3:30 – 3:45pm = Break
3:45 – 4:45pm = Hands on Building with Flow
4:45 – 5:00pm = Q&A
5:00 – 7:00pm = Optional Cocktail Reception

@ Siena Tavern – 51 West Kinzie

Don’t miss your chance to network with Boomi customers and see first-hand some of the best and use cases for your business!  Looking forward to having you join us!


​Tues., March 31, 2020, MONTHLY DINNER MTG. #303, 5:15 - 7:30 pm, at the offices of Habits at Work, https://habitsatwork.com/, 61 W. Hubbard St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-890-3323; This is our third consecutive year meeting with Andrew Sykes, "back by popular demand!"  But this time with a new keynote that has not been showcased in public before and is designed to complement their new book being released later in 2020. 

“Accelerate Customer Success with 'RPM' Conversations!”

Don’t miss this:  Join us and you will easily learn to guide your customers’ preferred future into existence (and yours!) using the three, proven, high-impact conversation types from Habits at Work’s "RPM model." Discover a few of the habits that masters of conversation use every day, and see why everyone who works with customers,

can and should strive to make these high-impact habits a part of their daily life. You’ll leave knowing the latest research from Andrew Sykes, CEO and

Co-founder of Habits at Work and Tia Pappas, Head of Business Development and Co-founder, Habits at Work. 

REGISTER:  Your registration link will open after the previous month's dinner mtg.

The CEO Roundtable is also pleased to announce that Andrew Sykes has another, exciting, recently published “Talks at Google” presentation that you can see here: 

5:15 - 6:15 pm = Arrival, Network, Light Dinner
6:15 - 7:30 pm = Presentation, Discussion, Q&A


1.) Andrew Sykes, CEO & Founder, Habits at Work, @SykesAndrew; /andrewsykes1; andrew@habitsatwork.com; (312) 890-3223; 
2.) Tia Pappas, Head of Business Development & Partnerships, linkedin.com/in/tiapappas; 
tia@habitsatwork.com, (435) 820-2331


Andrew Sykes holds over 20 years of leadership, organizational performance and business development experience. He has consulted to some of the world’s largest companies, including Shell Oil, McDonald’s, Nokia, British Aerospace, Unilever, Blue Cross Blue Shield and many others. Although his consulting experience is the source for many of his insights, Andrew’s real passion is professional speaking. He brings new and challenging perspectives to the topics he discusses, honed by his experience working around the world, and from the practical application of his solutions in his consulting work. Wherever and whenever he speaks, his goal is to leave his audience feeling moved and inspired to join him in his personal mission to make the world a more productive place. As a result, his presentations are passionate, lively and entertaining and will challenge your views on the way the world works.

Tia Pappas Tia
is a co-founder of Habits at Work, where she and her team help leaders, customer success and sales teams master conversation skills. To do this, they activate 12 high-impact habits that accelerate growth and build deep and lasting relationships with customers.  Her roles at Habits at Work include speaking, facilitation, and speaking coaching, in addition to leading the business and partnership development efforts. She is responsible for relationships with Google, Pinterest, Astellas Pharma, Premera and more.  She is a member of the Kellogg Sales Institute, where she and her team connect leading companies with world-class thought leaders and facilitators in sales, entrepreneurship,

innovation and customer success.  Tia is a native of Utah. Her educational background is in genetics and the life sciences. This, in part, fuels her interest in human

behavioral research. She applies this interest and passion to building high-performing individuals and teams. Her current research focus is on understanding the

habits that create magnetic human beings. Tia is a co-author of Habits at Work’s next book on exactly that subject! 


More April meeting details coming soon!

Week of April 20, or, April 27, Monthly Dinner Mtg. #304, 5:15 - 7:30 pm, at: the offices of Orbit Media Studios, Inc., 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 316, Chicago IL 60613; This meeting is hosted by CEO Roundtable Member, Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder & CMO of Orbit Media Studios,http://orbitmedia.com,

An Award winning web design and development company; W: 773-353-8301; M: 312-375-5101;Andy@OrbitMedia.com

"How to Generate Website Leads:  The Digital Strategy of the Top 1% of B2B Brands"

From the first keyphrase to the final click, this presentation connects all the dots.  Learn how to build a bridge between Google and your website’s lead

generation form and make that bridge a fast-flowing highway of continuous demand.

What topics are the most engaging?  And how can you create content efficiently?

What formats are outperformers?  Which collaborators are most important?
Which tools and reports show you the best opportunities fast?

Learn the most effective tactics according to research, 20-years of SEO and experience with 1000+ clients. Andy will walk through the process for driving rankings, relationships and relevance. 


Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and CMO of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person digital agency in Chicago, and gives between 100 and 120 presentations and webinars per year.  Over the past 18 years, Andy’s provided guidance to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at national marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs and hosts a

little podcast.  Andy has written hundreds of articles on content strategy, SEO, influencer marketing, conversion and Analytics. 

Top 10 Online Marketing Experts, Forbes 
Top 50 Marketing Influencer, Entrepreneur Magazine 
Top 25 Content Marketers, Express Writers/Buzzsumo
Top 10 Social Media Influencers, Social Media Explorer

He is also the author of:  "Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing"

Some Links:  
https://twitter.com/crestodina |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/andycrestodina/

A bit more...
Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers to follow in 2019, Top Rank (source)
Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers to follow in 2019, Top Rank (source)
Top PR Influencers of 2018, Fit Small Business (source)
Top 25 Marketing Influencers, Live Agent 2018 (source) 
Top 50 Social Media Influencers, Top Rank 2018
Named one of the Top marketers by Entrepreneur, 2017 (source)
Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers on Twitter (source)
Judge for Content Marketing Awards
Instructor, Northwestern University
Top 12 Online Marketers to Watch in 2017 (Oberlo)
Top 25 B2B Influencers in 2017 (IZEA)
Top 10 Online Marketing to Follow for Inspiration and Growth, 2016 (Fox)
Guest Lecturer at Northwestern University
Mentor at 1871, the #1 rated startup incubator in the US

REGISTER:  Link will be available in March.


Tues., April 28, 2020, 9a - 12p, COMP., at the Westin Chicago, River North, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 744-1900 

"Key I.T. Trends and Best Practices"

Join your peers by registering now. Gather the key IT knowledge needed to be indispensible. This year's Tech Summit agenda is carefully designed to provide you with the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization. It will allow you to see the best practices other leading companies have

adopted, key IT challenges they are facing, and new solutions that are solving these challenges. The available seating is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as

possible to ensure you will have a seat. You are welcome to invite other key people on your team.

REGISTER:  https://secure-summit.com/nextrain/Register.aspx?EventID=1196&N=1&TitleID=504&cu=0&VIP=

9:00 am:  Registration Open, Signature Refreshments, Peer Networking.
9:30 am:  New Network and Wireless Technologies.
10:00 am:  What's New in Backup and Disaster Recovery.
10:30 am:  Data Privacy.
11:00 am:  BYOD Implementation and Management Strategies.
11:30 am:  Best Practices in Cloud Utilization & Security.
12:00 pm:  Lunch & Peer Networking.


TENTATIVE:  Tues., May. 12, OR, Tues., May 19, 2020, Monthly Dinner Mtg. #305, 5:15 - 7:30 pm, at:  Wipfli's Corp. Offices, 1 N. Wacker Dr., 17th flr., Chicago, IL 60606; 312.341.0100; https://www.wipfli.com/, A multi-discipline professional services firm:  230+ partners, 1,900+ associates, 49 US offices, 2 India offices, ONE Firm.

"New Tax Law Updates That Effect Everyone - with focus on 1.) "The S.E.C.U.R.E. Act, and, 2.) New Tax Regulations"

1.) What is the "Secure Act 2019?"
That's what some lawmakers envision with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019—better known as the SECURE Act. The far-reaching bill

includes 29 provisions aimed at increasing access to tax-advantaged accounts and preventing older Americans from outliving their assets.



2.) New Tax Regulations – 2020
Everything you need to know - EXPLAINED - to help save on taxes in 2020


Larry Horwich, Partner, CPA, CVA, ABV, Wipfli LLP, 1 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606; 312.341.0100; 

Ms. Robin Linklater, CPA, Mgr., Tax Dept., Tinley Park Office, 708-614-1166; 
Rich Salter, Partner, CPA, JD, LL.M., Lincolnshire, IL, office, 847-562-4605; 

5:15 - 6:15 pm = Arrival, Network, Light Dinner
6:15 - 7:30 pm = Presentation, Discussion, Q&A

July and August SUMMER social events and meeting details coming soon!​


$300 IDEAS Conf. Fee WAIVED for Members of The CEO Roundtable - Wed & Thurs, Aug. 26 & 27, (We’ll have an August monthly dinner mtg. on Wed. eve. = SEE BELOW); Schedule Below, at The Gwen Luxury Hotel, 521 N. Rush St, Chicago; Thanks to our friends at Three Part Advisors, Steven Hooser, Partner, Sr. Director & President

of IDEAS Conferences, 214-872-2710, or 214-923-3937, SHooser@ThreePa.com; Our generous, gracious hosts would like to remind that ALL attendees need to

agree to their attendee guidelines prior to reaching out for registration and note that they have a very strict no solicitation policy.  One differentiator that

distinguishes this conference is they do not have corporate sponsors and stress to their presenting companies that only actual investors attend their 

events; i.e., they will not be solicited for other business while participating in their conferences.  https://www.threepartadvisors.com

On Wed. eve., Aug. 26, CEO Roundtable Members will gather at the IDEAS Conf. “5:00 pm Cocktail Reception” and then walk 3 blocks north to “Big Bowl Restaurant” 60 E. Ohio St., Chicago 60611, (312) 951-1888, http://bigbowl.com, = 3 min. walk from The Gwen at 521 N. Rush St.  

REGISTER for this Aug. 26, monthly CEO Roundtable dinner BEFORE Mon., Aug. 24, at 5 pm:  Send:  SandyWeissent@CEORoundtable-Chicago.com an email with your contact info and plan to attend = for restaurant reservation and space planning!

 “11th Annual Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference” AND MONTHLY DINNER - One of our most popular events of the year!

This Independent Regional Investor Conf. brings together influential investors with underfollowed / underappreciated public companies’ CEOs and CFOs for in-depth scrutiny of the companies’ business models, their competition, their market strategies, their margins, their sector outlook and their general economic outlook, PLUS attendees in-depth, no-holds-barred Q&A. 

The Presenting Company list is generated directly from the buy side investment community and from Three Part Advisors' independent research.

Wed., Aug. 26, 2020, at The Gwen Luxury Hotel
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM      Registration and Sign In​​;
8:00 AM - 11:50 AM    Company Presentations​
11:55 AM - 1:05 PM    Keynote Lunch Program
1:10 PM - 5:00 PM      Company Presentations​
5:00 - 6:00 PM       Reception at The Gwen

CEO Roundtable Members will gather at the “5:00 pm Cocktail Reception at The Gwen" and walk 3 blocks north to Big Bowl Restaurant, 60 E. Ohio St., Chicago 312-951-1888,

for dinner = 5:30 – 7 pm, http://bigbowl.com

REGISTER for this Aug. 26, monthly CEO Roundtable dinner BEFORE Mon., Aug. 24, at 5 pm:  Send:  SandyWeissent@CEORoundtable-Chicago.com an email with your contact info and plan to

attend = for restaurant reservation and space planning!

Thurs., Aug. 27, 2020, at The Gwen Luxury Hotel
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        Registration and Sign In​​
8:00 AM - 11:50 AM      Company Presentations​
11:55 AM - 1:05 PM      Keynote Lunch Program
1:10 PM - 5:00 PM        Company Presentations​

CONFERENCE FORMAT:  There are 60 - 70 companies presenting over two days. Every presenting company will have a 30-min. group presentation with up to 3 companies presenting concurrently in separate rooms. 

LUNCH PROGRAMS & RECEPTIONS:  A lunch program with a keynote speaker is scheduled for each day and a cocktail reception is held after the first day of the conf. These events are open to both attendees and presenting companies and offer a great opportunity to network with investors.

REGISTER by Friday, Aug. 21, for attendance at this 2-day, Midwest IDEAS Investors Conf.:  EXCLUSIVE, PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS SENT DIRECTLY TO CEO ROUNDTABLE MEMBERS!

​$300 IDEAS Conf. Fee WAIVED for Members of The CEO Roundtable





​Tues., Jan. 14, 2020, Special Rate $10 Partner Event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Doors open: 5:15p, Presentation: 5:30 - 6:30p, at:  Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center, McCormick Foundation Hall, Chicago, IL 60601; This invite THANKS to our many friends at 

The Chicago Council from over MANY years working together, and:  Victoria Williams, Council Program Officer, VWilliams@TheChicagoCouncil.org, et al.; 
● SPECIAL RATE $10 for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members: vs. $30 for others who are not members of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
● CEO Roundtable Members are invited to gather for a “Dutch Treat” January monthly dinner #301 after this mtg. at the famous “Giordano’s” 

(no registration required) known for deep-dish pizza, but also serves other classic Italian food, beer, wine, in Prudential Plaza, 

open until 11 pm:  https://giordanos.com/locations/prudential-plaza-millenium-park/

"Morality in Foreign Policy" 

with renowned international relations scholar, Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor 

and former Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 

Presidents and their foreign policies are constantly subjected to moral judgments, but to what extent do ethical considerations actually guide policy making? To answer this question, renowned international relations scholar Joseph S. Nye assessed the foreign policies of each United States president from FDR to Trump on three ethical dimensions—their intentions, the means they used, and the consequences of their decision—and joins Juliet Sorensen for a conversation on his findings. What ethical quandaries did these presidents face, and could the reemergence of a great power rivalry and a host of complex, transnational threats complicate these questions for whoever wins the 2020 election?  Copies of Joseph S. Nye Jr.’s latest book, "Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump" will be available for purchase and signing from the Book Cellar.

REGISTER for presentation - CEO Roundtable Members enter the special code (SENT TO MEMBERS) on the final “PAYMENT” page:  https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events?page=1 

(no registration required for the optional CEO Roundtable Members' monthly dinner after this presentation)

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Joseph S. Nye Jr.  From 1977-1979, he was a deputy Undersecretary of State and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. From 1993-1994, he chaired the National Intelligence Council which prepares intelligence estimates for the president, and from 1994-1995 served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for 

International Security Affairs. Nye has published 14 academic books, a novel, and more than 150 articles in professional and policy journals, and in 2008, a poll of 2,700 international 

relations scholars listed him as the most influential scholar on US foreign policy. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University, was a Rhodes Scholar at 

Oxford University, and earned a PhD in from Harvard University.
MODERATOR:  Juliet Sorensen @JulietSorensen1 Clinical Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Exec. Dir., Injustice Watch  Juliet Sorensen is a clinical professor at Northwestern 

Pritzker School of Law, where she is associated with its Center for International Human Rights. She also serves as the executive director of Injustice Watch, an investigative journalism 

nonprofit focused on governance and the rule of law. Sorensen is the co-author of Public Corruption and the Law: Cases and Materials (West Academic 2017). She serves on American 

Bar Association's Global Anti-Corruption Task Force and the Health and Human Rights Legal Advisory Board, and the board of directors of the National Center for Civil and Human 

Rights in Atlanta; and is the recipient of the 2019 Walter J. Cummings Award for Pro Bono Service from the Federal Bar Association.


​​Wed., Jan. 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST, COMP., at 625 W. Adams St., 7th flr. North Conf. Rm., Chicago, IL 60661; Thanks to our friends at The Dream Exchange, https://dreamex.com/; Joe Cecala, Founder & CEO, and, Rita Lee, Business Development, 630 Chestnut St., Clearwater, FL 33756; 312.235.6752

“Successful Capital Raise: What You Should Know Before Speaking to Investors”

This informative and entertaining seminar aims to help companies understand & implement the critical activities & strategies needed to successfully complete a capital event.

REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/successful-capital-raise-what-you-should-know-before-speaking-to-investors-tickets-89317397741?aff=Rl

Topics Will Include:
- Overview of the 16 steps every company must complete for a successful capital event.
- Case study of the 7-year capital raising journey of a Midwest manufacturer to a NASDAQ-traded company guided by the principles of the Dream Exchange.
- Equilibrium Pricing: A revolutionary approach to bring companies and investors into agreement on future valuation.

We will answer important questions like:
- Why is it so difficult to raise money in today’s environment?
- What are the most effective strategies to find investors?
- What should I be doing NOW to prepare my company to receive investor funds?
- What do I need to do to make sure I get a fair deal?

Who should attend:
Sr. Executives:  CEOs, Key Executives, Owners & Investors in small and emerging businesses
Business advisors:  Attorneys, CPAs, Business Brokers, M&A Advisors, and Management Consultants
Professional investment organizations: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Family Offices, Business Incubators


Wed., Jan. 22, 2020, Partner event, Special Rate $10 for CEO Roundtable Members with our special CODE (was emailed to Members - $30 for others), 5:15p = Doors open – 6:30p, at:  Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conf. Ctr., McCormick Foundation Hall, Chicago, IL 60601; 
This invite THANKS to our many friends at The Chicago Council from over MANY years working together.

"A New Era of US - China Competition"

Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown U. and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; In conversation 
with Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Although the United States and China are set to sign a phase one trade deal in Washington, DC tomorrow, competition will continue to intensify between the two superpowers in 2020. Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea, and 5G are all areas of clear divergence between Washington and Beijing that could be magnified as the US election approaches. How is China’s rising power and confidence altering America's global outlook? Council president Ivo Daalder and Asia-Pacific security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro consider the US-China rivalry in 2020.

REGISTER:  Insert our exclusive CEO Roundtable Members’ CODE on the last page of the registration process: 


Thurs., Jan. 23, 2020, Partner event, Special Rate $10 for CEO Roundtable Members with our exclusive CODE sent to Members ($30 for others), 5:15p = Doors open – 6:30p, at:  Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conf. Ctr., McCormick Foundation Hall, Chicago, IL 60601; 
This invite THANKS to our many friends at The Chicago Council from over many years working together.

“US – Iran Conflict:  Prospects for De-Escalation”

With Kelly Magsamen, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

While the US-Iran relationship has been strained for the past 40 years, tensions sharply escalated after a US drone strike killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani earlier this month. Iran’s response, targeting two American bases in Iraq with missile strikes resulting in no US casualties, was seen by some as Tehran opening the door to de-escalation. Yet, the potential for further retaliations, as well as the unresolved status of Iran’s nuclear program, could trigger significant economic and political effects with serious security implications for the United States and its allies. Join Kelly Magsamen, National Security Council director for Iran under Presidents George W. Bush 
and Barack Obama, to discuss America’s policy options for Iran going forward.

REGISTER:  Enter our exclusive CEO Roundtable Members’ CODE (was sent to Members) on the last page of the registration process: 


Tues., Jan. 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, COMP., at The Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621, Chicago, IL 60611; Thanks to our friends at The UChicago Stigler Center.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-economists-reshaped-the-world-tickets-85679145631

“How Economists Reshaped the World” 

Join the Stigler Center and the College’s Law, Letters, and Society Program for a conversation with New York Times editorial board member Binyamin Appelbaum and Booth professor Erik Hurst (a frequent past speaker for The CEO Roundtable) on Appelbaum’s new book, The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, and the role of economists in the world. The conversation will be moderated by author and Vanity Fair journalist Bethany McLean.

5:30 p.m. = Registration and reception
6:00 p.m. = Discussion and Q&A
7:15 p.m. = Adjournment and book signing

REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-economists-reshaped-the-world-tickets-85679145631

According to Binyamin Appelbaum, before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power. In his book, Appelbaum traces the rise of the economists, first in the United States and then around the globe, as their ideas reshaped the modern world.

Binyamin Appelbaum is the lead writer on business and economics for the editorial board of the New York Times. He joined the editorial board in 2019. From 2010 to 2019, he was a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering the Federal Reserve and other aspects of economic policy. While he is the recipient of a Polk Award and a Loeb Award, he has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in public service. Appelbaum was born and raised in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and he previously worked for newspapers in Jacksonville, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Boston, and Washington. He officially joined the Times team in 2010. @BCAppelbaum

Erik Hurst is the Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. He is also the Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute. His research focuses on housing markets, labor markets and household financial behavior. His work has been covered in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Economist. In 2006, Hurst was awarded the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. In 2012, he was awarded the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. Hurst is a member of the Economic Fluctuations Group, Aging Group, and Public Economics Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is currently serving as the editor of the Journal of Political Economy and as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Bethany McLean (moderator) is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a contributor at CNBC. She was previously an editor-at-large at Fortune. Prior to joining Fortune, she was an investment analyst at Goldman Sachs. She is an investigative journalist known for her work on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis, and coauthored the bestseller, The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. A documentary based on the book was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. McLean also coauthored All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, and wrote Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants. Her latest book is Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World. @bethanymac12

Copies of Binyamin Appelbaum’s new book, The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, will be available for sale and signing.


Additional Resources


​Wed., February 5, 2020, Special Rate $10 Partner Event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Doors open: 5:15p, Presentation: 5:30 - 6:30p, at:  Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conf. Ctr., McCormick Foundation Hall, Chicago, IL 60601; This invite THANKS to our many friends at
The Chicago Council from over MANY years working together: Victoria Williams, Council Program Officer, VWilliams@TheChicagoCouncil.org, et al.; 
● SPECIAL RATE $10 for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members: vs. $30 for others who are not members of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
● CEO Roundtable Members are invited to gather for a “Dutch Treat” MONTHLY DINNER (#302) after this mtg. at the famous “Giordano’s” (no regstrtn req'd) 
also located in Prudential Plaza, open until 11 pm:known for deep-dish pizza, but also serves other classic Italian food, beer, wine.  

“The Presidency and the Bomb” 

For 75 years, presidents have stared into the abyss of nuclear war, able to destroy the world with a single command. Several of them have faced crisis in which they’ve thought about, threatened, broached, and in a few cases just barely averted this catastrophe. For his latest book, The Bomb, Fred Kaplan has held exclusive interviews with participants and excavated archives uncovering thousands of once-classified documents relating to these crises and maneuverings. He will share previously untold stories from inside the White
House, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of US Strategic Command to cast new light on the darkest aspect of our age, from Truman to
Trump.  Copies of Fred’s latest book, The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War will be available for sale and signing from the Book Cellar.

Fred Kaplan  @fmkaplan  Author and National Security Correspondent, Slate.  Fred Kaplan is the national security columnist for Slate and the author of five previous books, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, 1959, Daydream Believers, The Wizards of Armageddon, and The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, which was a
Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller. Previously, Kaplan was reporter for the Boston Globe, where he was bureau chief for Moscow and New York. He holds a
bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and master’s and PhD from MIT.

Ivo H. Daalder  @IvoHDaalder  President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  He served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009-2013. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to NATO by President Obama, Daalder was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, specializing in American foreign policy, European security and transatlantic relations, and national security affairs. Before joining Brookings in 1998, he was an associate professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and director of research at its Center for International and Security Studies. He also served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff from 1995-97. Ambassador Daalder is the author and editor of 10 books and is a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the world’s leading newspapers, and a regular commentator on international affairs on television and radio. He was educated at the universities of Kent, Oxford, and Georgetown, and received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

REGISTER FOR THE PRESENTATION: CEO Roundtable Members enter the special code (sent to you by email) on the final “PAYMENT” page:  https://www.cvent.com/events/the-presidency-and-the-bomb/event-summary-429132cef3344344a2b637ad16d84f4f.aspx?_ga=2.101362436.400526122.1578171267-143135476.1577140930&_gac=1.18451019.1578171793.CjwKCAiAjMHwBRAVEiwAzdLWGMDiVk6vin5zYjkoShfYTIwk2Y4xPiRSTTllqG-l8fipEJFxGwKlMRoCtAMQAvD_BwE 

(NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE "WEATHER DEPENDENT" CEO Roundtable Members' monthly dinner AFTER this presentation at Giordano's, also at 130 E. Randolph St.)


Thurs., Feb. 6, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00p, $30, at Gleacher Center, Room 621, UChicago Booth School of Business, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago 60611;
Thanks to our friends at The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge.  On occasion, our event partners will have a small fee.

"A Meeting of the Minds:  Why We Disagree"

Why is there so much disagreement in the world? Is all of it due to irrationality?
Or is it possible for rational people to disagree—even after people have laid out the reasons for their beliefs?

We will discuss these and other important questions at, Why We Disagree.  Speakers are professors Emir Kamenica and Ginger Schultheis. The conversation will be moderated by Marion Brooks.  This event is the third in a new discussion series co-hosted by Chicago Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago.
The Stevanovich Institute invites us to join them in sharpening our capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation, and in exploring new insights that can
fuel the development of business, as well as for the many areas of human endeavor with which it intersects.

REGISTER:  $30:  https://www.chicagobooth.edu/meeting-of-the-minds/why-we-disagree

Program / Agenda: 
Reception = 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Program = 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Featured Speakers:
Emir Kamenica is the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. He studies an eclectic set of topics in microeconomics with a focus on theoretical work on the design of informational environments.
Ginger Schultheis is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. She studies epistemology, with a particular interest in belief. She has studied the relationship between belief and credence, whether epistemic rationality is permissive, whether people can believe at will, and whether it can be rational to have imprecise credences.

Moderated By: 
Marion Brooks, award-winning anchor and reporter at NBC5 Chicago.

Learn More:  About the "Meeting of the Minds" Series = https://www.chicagobooth.edu/meeting-of-the-minds


Tues., Feb. 11, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CENTRAL, Exclusive National Conf. Call with the CDC’s Dr. Joseph Bresee, Deputy Incident Manager of the nCoV Response.  Thanks to 

our friends at The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition in Washington DC., Liz Schrayer, Jason Gross, et al.

"Combating Coronavirus - What's at stake for America and for global health security?"

In today’s interconnected world, a major pandemic only takes 36 hours to spread around the globe. Over the past month, the coronavirus has spread to nearly every continent, with cases reported in over two dozen countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, and Australia.  




Wed, Feb. 12, 2020, Optional dinner after this Special Rate $10 Partner Event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Doors open: 5:15p, Event: 5:30 - 6:30p, at: Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., lobby, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conf. Ctr., McCormick Foundation Hall, Chicago 60601; This invite is THANKS to our many friends at The Chicago Council over MANY years working together: Victoria Williams, Council Program Officer, VWilliams@TheChicagoCouncil.org, et al.; 
● SPECIAL RATE $10 for CEO Roundtable Members: vs. $30 for others who are not members of The CEO Roundtable or Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
● CEO Roundtable Members are invited to a “Dutch Treat” February monthly dinner #302 after this mtg. at the famous “Giordano’s” (no registration 
required) known for deep-dish pizza, but also serves other classic Italian food, beer & wine, in Prudential Plaza, open until 11 pm: 

“Election 2020 and the Pulse of the Heartland”

Home to the Iowa caucuses and a host of critical swing states, the Midwest is poised to play a defining role in the 2020 presidential election. Candidates and strategists are studying the region closely, using the latest polling data to plan campaign stops, fine-tune messaging, and capture the political mood. Will global trends and economic 
forces—tariffs, immigration, climate change—motivate voters, or will local concerns and controversies influence the result? One week after the Iowa caucuses, 
analysts from across the region convene to take the election-year pulse of the heartland.  Copies of Robert Leonard’s latest book Deep Midwest: 
Midwestern Explorations will be available for purchase and signing after the program from the Book Cellar.

REGISTER for presentation - CEO Roundtable Members enter the special code (SENT TO MEMBERS) on the final “PAYMENT” page:  https://www.cvent.com/events/election-2020-and-the-pulse-of-the-heartland/registration-796208102a8748caa21fecd6c22a08de.aspx?_ga=2.29026492.1621490708.1576880139-1804680339.1504196580&fqp=true  (no registration required for the CEO Roundtable Members' monthly dinner #302 after the presentation.  Meet up at the end of the Council meeting - presentation.)

PANELISTS:  John Austin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Director, Michigan Economic Center; Molly Beck, State and Government Politics Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Shia Kapos, Author, Politico Illinois Playbook; Robert Leonard, Host, KNIA/KRLS Radio Iowa. Moderated by Adam Roberts.

John Austin, @John_C_Austin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Director, Michigan Economic Center; John Austin serves as a nonresident senior fellow on the Global Midwest at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In these roles he leads efforts to support economic transformation in the 
American Midwest. Austin also directs the Michigan Economic Center, a center for ideas and network-building to advance Michigan’s economic transformation. Recently, Austin completed 
16 years of elected service on the Michigan State Board of Education, serving the past six years as president. In 2004, he also served as policy director for Michigan’s governor-appointed 
Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth.

Molly Beck, @MollyBeck, State and Government Politics Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Molly Beck is the state government and political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has covered Wisconsin politics for five years. She has worked at four daily newspapers over the last 14 years, all in the Midwest, covering politics at every level, from school board races to the 
last two presidential cycles. Before joining the Journal Sentinel, Beck worked at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, and the 
Owatonna People’s Press in Minnesota.

Shia Kapos, @shiakapos, Author, Politico Illinois Playbook, Shia Kapos is a reporter for POLITICO and author of the POLITICO Illinois Playbook, a morning newsletter covering government and politics in Illinois. Prior to joining POLITICO, Kapos wrote the popular “Taking Names” column for the Chicago Sun-Times, and before that worked for Crain’s Chicago Business. She has also worked at Dealreporter and the Salt Lake Tribune. Her work, which focuses on people in power and position, has also been published in People magazine and the New York Times.

Robert Leonard, @RobertLeonard, Host, KNIA/KRLS Radio Iowa, Robert Leonard is the host of a daily public affairs program for KNIA/KRLS radio, located in the south-central Iowa towns of Knoxville, Pella, and Indianola. His work mainly focuses on rural issues, including politics, agriculture, and climate change, and over the years has interviewed over 8,000 Iowans. 
Leonard is an occasional contributor to the New York Times, the Kansas City Star, the Des Moines Register, and other publications. He has appeared on CNN, "Meet the Press 
Daily" with Chuck Todd, MSNBC with Katy Tur, Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, Iowa Public Radio’s "River to River" and "Talk of Iowa," and WNYC, among others. 
Leonard is also the author of dozens of scholarly papers and books, including short stories and poetry about rural life titled, Deep Midwest.

Adam Roberts, @ARobertsjourno, Midwest Correspondent, The Economist, Adam Roberts is the midwest correspondent for The Economist covering politics, policy, and social affairs in America. Previously, Roberts was the South Asia bureau chief for The Economist, based in Delhi, where he oversaw political and general coverage from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and 
Nepal. He joined the paper as a writer in the foreign department in June 1998, with a particular focus on developing countries and transnational issues. Roberts moderates and 
participates in economist conferences and debates. He is also the author of two books: India: Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate Nation (2017) and The Wonga Coup (2006).



Wed.+Thurs., Feb. 19+20, 2020,
 COMP., $595 Conf. fee WAIVED for CEO Roundtable Members = TWO FULL DAYS at The Ritz Carlton - Chicago, 160 E. Pearson, at 
Water Tower Place, “McGuire Woods – RSM 17th Annual Healthcare Private Equity & Finance Conf.”  
THANKS to long-time CEO Roundtable Member and Board Member, Rick Mason; 

“17th Annual, McGuire Woods – RSM, Healthcare Private Equity & Finance Conference”

REGISTER:  Special private instructions sent to Members of The CEO Roundtable​
CONFERENCE DETAILS:  https://www.healthcareprivateequity.com/agenda (check back regularly)

Doris Kearns Goodwin
First-Day Keynote Speaker

McGuireWoods is pleased to announce that Doris Kearns Goodwin will be the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Healthcare Private Equity & Finance Conference. Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her seventh book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” was published in September 2018 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller.
Goodwin is seen frequently on all major television and cable networks including on programs such as “Meet the Press” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Most recently, she played herself as a teacher to Lisa Simpson on “The Simpsons” and a historian on “American Horror Story.”

Aneesh Chopra
Second-Day Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce Aneesh Chopra will be our second-day keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Healthcare Private Equity & Finance Conf. Chopra is the president of Care Journey, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded to incubate ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets.  From 2009 to 2012, Chopra served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public-private collaboration as described in his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.  In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” issue. He is a member of the Council on Virginia’s Future who earned his master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Topics Announced
This year we are prepared for some dynamic discussions with great speakers. A sample of the key topics on the agenda include:
Gastro-intestinal (GI) Practices and Ancillaries
Orthopedics & Podiatry Investments
Pain Management & Anesthesiology Investments
Ophthalmology & Optometry Spotlight
Autism-Related Services
Inpatient Behavioral Health
Achieving Success in a Value-Based Care World
Dermatology Spotlight 
Investment Strategies & Trends – Post Acute, Pain Management, DSOs, Orthopedic and Therapies
Advanced PPM Topics: Sub-Specialty Investing Strategies
The Evolution & Impact of Female Executive Leadership in Healthcare
Health Delivery Innovation: Social Determinants, Genetic Medicine, AI, Big Data and Other Innovations


Wed., Feb. 19, 2020, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, FREE, at Vinny’s Pizza Bar, 130 North Canal St., Chicago, IL 60661, www.vinnysbar.com; Thanks to sponsors:  Aon, Bradford Allen, FinTech Ranger, Convex Legal & LMAX Digital with Community Partners Chicago Blockchain Project & FinTEx, A community of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain enthusiasts helping develop relationships and community in the Chicagoland area.  

“FinTech Pursuit Happy Hour”

Come meet fellow FinTech Leaders in Chicago and discuss our city's growing ecosystem for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Enjoy Pizza, breadsticks and an open bar!  Chicago is a hotbed for Institutional FinTech companies, our community is supported by some of the best!  We look forward to seeing you February 19th!

REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fintech-pursuit-happy-hour-february-2020-tickets-92811352253 


Thu, Feb. 20, 5:00 – 6:45 pm, FREE, at The U. of Chicago Quadrangle Club, https://quadclub.uchicago.edu/, Main Dining Room, 1155 East 57th St., Chicago, Registration opens at 5:00 pm with coffee and very light snacks served for 30 mins.  Thanks to our many friends at The Becker Friedman Institute of Economics, Prof. Erik Hurst, 
Deputy Director (a multi-time, super speaker for The CEO Roundtable); and, Cara Cook, Senior Events Manager, et al., for this invite.

“Will the Coronavirus Derail the Global Economy?” 

The coronavirus outbreak has already had immense implications for the Chinese and global economies, with supply chains disrupted across Asia. Chinese tourist numbers are now falling sharply as China bars its citizens from group tours abroad, and many countries refuse or restrict the entry of Chinese people. Furthermore, Chinese energy executives are projecting that 
the country’s oil consumption will plunge by 25 percent this month as industrial activity and travel continue to shut down. As of mid-February, 
the virus has infected more than 44,653 people worldwide and caused more than 1,113 deaths primarily in China.

On February 20, the Becker Friedman Institute will host a panel of leading experts to discuss the repercussions of the crisis, including potential health and economic implications as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. The panel will feature Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth and a faculty director of BFI-China; Yanzhong Huang, Director of Seton Hall’s Center for Global Health Studies and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Emily Landon, Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director 
of the Infection Prevention & Control Program at UChicago Medicine. Eliza Barclay, Vox Science and Health Editor, will moderate the discussion with opening remarks by 
Zhiguo He, Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth and Project Director for MFR-China.

REGISTER:  https://bfi.formstack.com/forms/coronavirus_outbreak_impact?utm_source=US-China+Forum+Registrants&utm_campaign=9173d1e4b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_716edc6361-9173d1e4b4-330193909​

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis & Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, UChicago Booth School of Business; Dir. of Chinese Economic Growth Initiative, BFI-China
Yanzhong Huang, Prof., School of Diplomacy & International Relations, Seton Hall U.; Dir., Center for Global Health Studies; Sr. Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Emily Landon, Associate Professor of Medicine, UChicago Medicine; Executive Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Eliza Barclay, Science and Health Editor, Vox 

Can't make it in person?  Click the following link to receive a video link after the event:  https://bfi.formstack.com/forms/coronavirus_video_request?utm_source=US-China+Forum+Registrants&utm_campaign=9173d1e4b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_716edc6361-9173d1e4b4-330193909

For more information on BFI-China, visit our website:  https://bfi.uchicago.edu/center/bfi-china/?utm_source=US-China+Forum+Registrants&utm_campaign=9173d1e4b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_716edc6361-9173d1e4b4-330193909  
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Th, Feb 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WEBINAR:  Kepner-Tregoe (= Past Super Speakers for us on "Decision Making.").  View live, or after, on demand.

"How to Close the Gap Between Strategy Formulation and Execution"

Leaders need to control their destiny and invest wisely for the future. If “why have a strategy?” had to be answered in one word, that word would be “focus”. In addition to guiding daily decision making and channeling the allocation of resources, a strategy establishes an organization’s identity and serves as the backbone of its culture. In this webinar, Leo and Drew will provide ideas and recommendations to close the ever-present gap between strategy formulation and execution.

REGISTER:  https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/15581/384516?utm_source=Kepner-Tregoe&utm_medium=brighttalk&utm_campaign=384516

In the webinar you will:
. Review why many strategies are never executed and identify several implementation gaps that regularly occur in organizations.
. Learn processes and tools that you can use to formulate and effectively implement your business strategy across the whole organization or within a business unit or division.
. Understand why it is important to identify who is going to do what, when, and how
. Learn how to develop leading indicators to know when we are on track
. Develop a process to best prioritize projects for resource allocation, and define how we will hold people accountable

Regardless of your current position in your organization, this webinar will provide thoughts and ideas that you can implement to assist in the successful execution of your organization or divisional business strategy.

Leo Jolly, Practice Leader:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/leo-jolly-8183699/
Drew Marshall, Regional Managing Director:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewcm/


Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020, COMP., 5:00 pm = Doors Open, 5:30 – 7:30 pm = OPEN HOUSE Social Reception, at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center, McCormick Foundation Hall, 130 E. Randolph, Chicago 60601; Thanks to our many friends at The Chicago Council, incl. Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council; Karrie Miner, Asst. 
Dir., Major Gifts, KMiner@thechicagocouncil.org; Program Officers: Victoria Williams, VWilliams@thechicagocouncil.org; and, Karin Larson, KLarson@thechicagocouncil.org.

“Chicago Council on Global Affairs Open House”

Our many great friends for many years at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The CEO Roundtable-Chicago share many of the same concerns that affect the world, and the world of business. We both care about what’s happening and think it’s important for the United States to play an active role in global affairs. The CEO Roundtable encourages you to be part of both communities of Chicagoans who want to explore the issues that will shape our global future. 

REGISTER:  https://www.cvent.com/events/council-open-house/registration-eb817afb2bad41fa86af84291877fc51.aspx?_ga=2.38598752.271603392.1579626831-1804680339.1504196580&fqp=true

The Council invites us for an open house where you’ll to hear from the Council’s president, Ivo Daalder, a former US ambassador to NATO; meet and network with other globally minded Chicagoans; and learn about unique opportunities Council membership offers.  If lunching with Samantha Power, posing for a photo with General James Mattis, or asking Nobel Prize-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee a question is on your bucket list, learn how to take advantage of those opportunities at this open house. Bring a friend who might be interested, and if one or both of you join by the end of the evening, you’ll get 20% off your year-long membership.

There’s no fee to register, and your first drink is courtesy of The Chicago Council.


Fri., March 6, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, COMP., at International Women's Day at "1871 - Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center," 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Auditorium, Chicago, IL 60654.

"International Women's Day KEYNOTE ADDDRESS by Desiree Rogers, CEO of Black Opal, a global cosmetics co."

SPEAKER BIO:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/desiree-rogers-b2a5b8b/  Desiree Rogers, former Social Secretary to President Obama. 

REGISTER:  https://public.1871.com/checkout/event/29271/ticket/220900

From 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, join us in the 1871 auditorium to hear from keynote speaker Desiree Rogers. Rogers is CEO of Black Opal, a global cosmetics company providing for the skincare needs of women of color and was previously the Social Secretary to President Barack Obama. You won't want to miss this!