The Deal Economy Conference: Predictions & Perspectives for 2018
November 30, 2017 - New York City, JW Marriott Essex House


Each year, The Deal and its senior editors host an exclusive, by-invitation-only gathering of the most influential members of the deal community for a series of discussions forecasting the outlook for dealmaking in the coming year. The live stream of these discussions will be open to the public for free. Follow @TheDealNewsroom for updates on the event and use hashtag #dealeconomy to join the conversation.

During the conference, winners of the Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers Awards will be recognized and honored as the best corporate development teams by deal size.

Videos From The Deal Economy Conference


Sense of the Markets

CNBC's Brian Sullivan leads a discussion on Brexit, the US election and the macro economic outlook for 2017 with executives from EY, Global Market Advisors and Goldman Sachs.

Regulatory Outlook for Corporate America and Wall Street

Chief Justice Leo Strine and Yale University's Jonathan Macey discuss their perspectives on the 2017 regulatory environment under a new administration.

Divestitures, Carve-Outs and Other Strategies for Value Creation

Matthew Herman of Freshfields leads a discussion with EY, Honeywell and Siemens on important results-focused mandates for companies that will carry into 2017.

Transformation through M&A in an Era of Slow Growth

McKinsey's Michael Park discusses the latest findings and data that recaps the health of M&A activity this past year, and sets the tone for what to expect in 2017.

Keynote address with Jim Cramer

TheStreet founder and CNBC host gives his annual prediction of 10 companies that are top takeover candidates in the coming year.

Winning Deal Strategies

CNBC's Robert Frank leads a discussion with Pepper Hamilton and top M&A executives from Walmart, Microsoft and Berry Plastics who say a new administration won't cause them to change their deal strategies in 2017.

Private Equity: Industries for Global Growth Investors in 2017

Morrison & Foerster along with seasoned pros from General Atlantic, Blue Point Capital Partners and Ardian discuss where they see risk and rewards for investors in 2017.

Engaged Shareholders and their Impact on Corporate Governance in 2017

Corporate governance is examined through different perspectives from Latham & Watkins, the National Association of Corporate Directors, AMN Healthcare and a former chairman of Performance Sports Group Ltd.




Conference Contacts


To attend this conference in-person, you must fulfill several strict criteria. To find out if you are eligible, fill out our request form.



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