The Annual Corporate Conference

The Council on Foreign Relations' annual Corporate Conference takes place each spring at CFR's headquarters in New York. Open exclusively to CFR corporate members, the conference offers a unique opportunity for senior executives from a variety of industries to gather with their peers for candid dialogue on the pressing global issues affecting business, competitiveness, and the economic outlook.

The thirteenth annual Corporate Conference kicks off the evening of Thursday, April 6, 2017, and runs through the day on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.



Conference Highlights (2010–2016)

Indra Nooyi - CFR Corporate Conference 2016

Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, Inc., opened the 2016 Corporate Conference with CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Ahmet Davutoglu - CFR Corporate Conference 20154

Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, opened the 2015 Corporate Conference with CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Mayor Bloomberg - CFR Corporate Conference 2014

Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and chief executive officer of Bloomberg, opened the 2014 Corporate Conference with CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Ginni Rometty IBM

The 2013 annual Corporate Conference marked the Corporate Program's sixtieth anniversary and featured an opening plenary session with Ginni Rometty, chairman, president, and CEO, IBM, moderated by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Zhang Xin

SOHO China's CEO and co-founder Zhang Xin discusses China's outlook at the 2012 Corporate Conference.

Jeffrey R. Immelt and Maria Bartiromo

Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric, opened the 2011 conference with CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo.

Alan Blinder, Nouriel Roubini, Robert E. Rubin, and Chrystia Freeland

Economists Alan Blinder and Nouriel Roubini and former treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin participate in a plenary session on the U.S. economy at the 2010 Corporate Conference.

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