"CD Forum" is a quarterly dinner meeting/ discussion forum for Corporate Development Officers (CDOs) and other M&A, Transactional and Strategy executives, generally from larger corporations. Over the years more than 100 CDOs have attended, with many current "regulars." A typical dinner discussion group has a CDO leading the discussion on an important topic of interest, with 15 to 20 CDOs attending.
Value proposition: This exclusive, strictly peer-to-peer, meeting is an excellent forum for Corporate Development Officers and other corporate transactional executives to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable and relaxing setting.
"Since its inception, over 10 years ago, the CD Forum has been for me a great vehicle for exchanging ideas and insights with many other CD executives." Joe Dunning, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, J.M. Huber Corporation.
"The CD Forum is an intimate and valuable venue for business development professionals to discuss openly topical issues and best practices, and to network for new ideas. I have developed relationships with high-level colleagues from other companies here who I never would have met otherwise," George Koutsaftes, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Honeywell Specialty Materials.
Attendees: Prior attendees of the CD Forum include Hercules Angelatos, SVP-Administration/Finance, Hapag-Lloyd (America); David Blaskey, SVP, Development & Integration, Avis Budget Group; Brian Buchert, Director, Corporate Strategy and M&A, Church & Dwight; Pierce Cleary, Manager of Business Development, Metal Improvement Co., Subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright; Pat Fetaya, New Business Development, Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company; Kevin Kilroy, Head of Business Planning, RBU NA, Linde Group; Mitch Koppelman, VP, M&A & Planning, Minerals Technologies; John Lillis, VP, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances, Pitney Bowes Management Services; Bob Lurie, VP North American Business Development, Ocean Power Technologies; Koshi Okamoto, Executive Director, Corporate Business Development, Hitachi Metals America; Laurent Paty, Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar; and Rick Surett, SVP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Ports America.
The CD Forums are kindly supported by IntraLinks and Grant Thornton LLP.
Our Upcoming CD Forums:
May 8, 2019: Robin Sitver, Vice President, Global Business Development, Diabetes Care, and Brian Chen, Senior Director, Transition Leader, Johnson & Johnson, will lead a group discussion among Corp Dev/M&A/Strategy and other Senior Executives on the topic of “J&J’s $2.1 Billion sale of LifeScan: Balancing the Needs of Stakeholders: Patients, Employees, Shareholders (value) and J&J (transition) to optimize the transaction. An inside look at the role each played in the competitive auction and how extensive separation planning provided a strategic advantage to the seller”.
September 19, 2019: Details to come.
November 13, 2019: Details to come.
For more information contact email@example.com PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified to attend this forum, please register via the link in the email invitation or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is invitation-only and therefor the registration link is not public on the website.