November 7, 2019 | New York City

The Year Ahead

Change is constant

Change is the one constant that unifies global CEOs — and the pace of change only seems to be quickening. Which is why Bloomberg convenes The Year Ahead Summit, an invitation-only event creating a 360-degree view of the most urgent topics facing every executive in the coming year. The issues are myriad, from ongoing geopolitical uncertainty to the next generation of cyber security challenges to the radically changing nature of work in the age of A.I. to the most promising new global investment opportunities. Join Bloomberg this fall to help shape the conversation around the most important trends, issues and challenges every executive will need to consider in 2020 and beyond.

Featured speakers

November 6 - Wednesday

6:00 pm

Special Dinner: The Year Ahead in Art and Culture

Proudly sponsored by Hennessy Paradis Imperial. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
A conversation with internationally renowned artist John Currin and sculptor Rachel Feinstein. 



November 7 - Thursday

7:30 am

Special Breakfast Session: Tech's Role in Unlocking Medical Treatment & Health Care Outcomes

Proudly sponsored by Pfizer. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.

While innovation in health care runs wide and deep, it’s worth zeroing in on how technology is having a profound impact on the future of the industry and overall patient outcomes. Bloomberg will convene an exclusive breakfast panel of leaders leveraging facets of tech to optimize medical treatment and outcomes through data. At a time when the future of American health care is being widely debated, we will aim to cut through the noise to help business leaders understand how technology may hold the keys to the future.

Opening & Welcome Remarks



8:00 am

General Event Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks


9:10 am

In Conversation With Sheryl Sandberg

We’ll sit down with the COO of Facebook, and one of the most recognizable faces in Silicon Valley, for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of technology.



9:40 am

Jim Coulter Presents

The TPG Co-CEO gives the TYA audience an exclusive look at his annual TPG investor conference presentation, sharing his thoughts on the top global trends every business leader needs to know heading into 2020.



10:20 am

Bloomberg Intelligence Presents: 50 Companies to Watch

Bloomberg Intelligence — which tracks more than 1,900 companies in industries including energy, technology, retail, and finance — presents on the 50 companies to watch in the year ahead.


  • David Dwyer

    Global Director of Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:05 am

In Conversation With Jeff Gennette and David Simon

We’ll sit down with the CEO of Macy’s and the CEO of Simon Property Group for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of brick and mortar retail.



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

  • Jason Kelly

    Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

11:30 am

In Conversation With Howard Marks

From the future of asset management, to recession risks, and the outlook for credit, the Co-Chairman of Oaktree discusses the year ahead in finance and markets.



11:50 am

Bloomberg Intelligence Presents: Streaming Wars and The Future of Media


12:05 pm

In Conversation With Jonathan Nelson

We’ll sit down with the CEO of Providence Equity for a wide-ranging discussion on the year ahead in telecom, media, and technology.



12:30 pm

Special Lunch Session: The Year Ahead at Work

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
It’s a cliché at this point to talk about how technology is driving the future of work but the truth of the matter is most companies are still not keeping up with the pace of change—from the standpoints of operations, information security, regulations, and talent. Making the right investments to keep the right teams doing the right jobs at the right time can often be a guessing game. But harvesting and utilizing the right data and tools can help executives understand crucial linkages that can inform decision making and eliminate guesswork. In this panel, we’ll talk to senior executives about how they balance priorities, stay nimble, and build teams that succeed.



Networking Lunch // The Future of Logistics

From the boom in e-commerce to demand across the globe, we’ll sit down with XPO Logistics CEO and Blackstone’s Co-Head of Global Real Estate to discuss the future of logistics.



1:45 pm

In Conversation With Larry Merlo

We’ll sit down with the CEO of CVS Health for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of health care.



2:05 pm

The Future of Health Care Innovation

Innovations in healthcare have the power to redefine the medical industry and our lives. We’ll have a frank conversation with thought leaders across the health care and pharmaceutical industry to understand where innovation meets reality in the year(s) ahead.


  • Angela Hwang

    Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Pfizer


2:30 pm

In Conversation With Sarah Jessica Parker and George Malkemus

We’ll sit down with the award-winning actor and entrepreneur who teamed up with a 37-year veteran at Manolo Blahnik to create SJP Collection.



2:55 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm

In Conversation With Ambassador Susan Rice



3:40 pm

Bloomberg Intelligence Presents: Trade Drama Risks Fragmenting Tech Innovation


3:55 pm

In Conversation With Margo Georgiadis

We’ll sit down with the CEO of Ancestry for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of genealogy and its role in the wider health care system.



4:15 pm

In Conversation With Joseph Lusardi

We’ll sit down with the CEO of Curaleaf for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of the cannabis industry and just how high it can go.



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

4:35 pm

Closing Remarks and Networking


Jeff Burbank

Chief Technology Officer Fresenius Medical Care North America

John Currin


Jim Coulter

Co-CEO & Founding Partner TPG

Rachel Feinstein

Artist and Sculptor

Jeff Gennette

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Macy's

Margo Georgiadis

President & Chief Executive Officer Ancestry

Katy George

Senior Partner McKinsey & Company

Bobby Green

Chief Medical Officer Flatiron Health

Monique Herena

Chief Human Resources Officer American Express

Angela Hwang

Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group Pfizer

Bradley Jacobs

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer XPO Logistics

Joseph Lusardi

Chief Executive Officer Curaleaf

George D. Malkemus III

Partner, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker President & Chief Executive Officer Manolo Blahnik U.S.A.

Rod MacKenzie, PhD

Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President Pfizer

Howard Marks

Co-Chairman Oaktree Capital Management

Kathleen McCarthy

Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Real Estate Blackstone

Larry J. Merlo

President and Chief Executive Officer CVS Health

Vipul Nagrath

Global Chief Information Officer ADP

Jonathan M. Nelson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Providence Equity Partners

Sarah Jessica Parker

Award-Winning Actor, Producer, and Businesswoman Founder of SJP Collection

Aimee Quirk

Chief Executive Officer innovationOchsner

Ambassador Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer Facebook

David E. Simon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Simon Property Group

Drew Armstrong

Senior Editor, U.S. Health Care Bloomberg

Rachana Bhide

Global Talent Lead Bloomberg Engineering

Max Chafkin

Features Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

David Dwyer

Global Director of Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Caroline Hyde

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake Bloomberg

Cynthia Koons

Senior Reporter Bloomberg

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Timothy L. O’Brien

Executive Editor Bloomberg Opinion

Jonathan Palmer

Senior Analyst Healthcare Bloomberg Intelligence

Geetha Ranganathan

Media & Technology Analyst Bloomberg Intelligence

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large Bloomberg Television

Anand Srinivasan

Senior Analyst Technology Bloomberg Intelligence

James Tarmy

Arts Columnist Bloomberg Pursuits

Joel Weber

Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

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Supporting Sponsor

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

Supporting Sponsor

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