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Monday, November 4
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Opening Reception
W Dallas - Victory, Cook Hall Restaurant (1st Floor)
Tuesday, November 5
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Networking Breakfast
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Opening Keynote: A Macroeconomic Outlook & the Impact on Corporate M&A Trends
The Summit’s opening Keynote will discuss the current state of the economy’s impact on the world of corporate M&A dealmaking.
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Breakout Session: Everything You Want to Know About Insurance But Were Afraid to Ask
This in-depth panel discussion will pertain to the increasing importance of corporate transactional risk assessment and management, including Reps and Warranties insurance and cyber considerations.
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Breakout Session: Lessons Learned on the Road to Successful Deals
Seasoned strategic acquirers share lessons learned from their most successful deals and pitfalls from ones that went awry. Learn how to position your deals for success and monitor performance through KPIs and other metrics.
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Continue the Conversation Round Table Discussions
Topics: Everything You Want to Know About Insurance But Were Afraid to Ask, Lessons Learned with Successful Deals, Cyber Security, and Acquisition Integration Challenges and Solutions
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Networking Lunch
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Breakout Session: Divestitures: Knowing When to Sell and How to Find the Right Buyer
Serial sellers and buyers of divestitures will share insight to successful divestiture transactions. Learn how to identify the right time to sell, create standalone cost check lists and execute successful Transition Service Agreements (TSAs).
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Breakout Session: Multinational Deals: Managing Across Borders to Ensure a Successful Outcome
Successful international strategic acquirers will share lessons learned and tactical best practices when executing complex cross-border transactions, including risk assessment, navigating across jurisdictions and overcoming cultural obstacles.
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Continue the Conversation Round Table Discussions
Topics: Divestitures: Knowing When to Sell and How to Find the Right Buyer and Multinational Deals: Managing Across Borders to Ensure a Successful Outcome
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Breakout Session: Value of Being a Strategic Buyer Against Competition
Identify and leverage the value of being a strategic buyer. Creating and executing successful strategies around efficient capital allocation, origination and competing against private equity will be discussed.
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Breakout Session: Deal Teams: Creating the Right Team
Top corporate development and integration professionals will educate on the value of understanding multiple touch points of a deal, how it enhances the creation of collaborative deal teams, and optimizes the entire deal life cycle.
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Evening Reception
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Keynote Dinner & Dessert Reception
Relax after a busy day of programming and networking at the Summit's closing keynote dinner with Emmitt Smith, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back, Businessman and Entrepreneur.
Wednesday, November 6
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