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Wharton to Host Biggest Business Event in its 125-Year History

100 Speakers Include Legends in Business, Academia, & Government
to Discuss Economic Challenges in 2007
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Wharton School to Host Biggest Business Event in its 125-Year History
100 Speakers to Include Legends in Business, Academia, and Government to Discuss Economic Challenges in �07

Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2007 -- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host the Wharton Economic Summit: Next Moves in a Global Industry, on April 12-13, 2007 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The event, to be the largest in the School's 125-year history, will feature 30 faculty-moderated panel discussions on topics including:

Emerging Markets Private Equity
Real Estate Mergers & Acquisitions
Sports Business Work/Life Issues
Media & Entertainment Executive Compensation
Globalization Risk Management
Outsourcing Family Business
Technology Energy
Hedge Funds Philanthropy
Business Strategy Leadership

The event will also feature four keynote speeches by global business and policy leaders, and a plenary session on leadership and ethics.

Key speakers include (in alphabetical order):

  • Art Collins, Wharton alumnus, chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Rajat Gupta, senior partner worldwide, former managing director worldwide, McKinsey & Company
  • Jon M. Huntsman, Wharton alumnus, founder and chairman, Huntsman Corporation
  • Michael Milken, Wharton alumnus, chairman, the Milken Institute; chairman, FasterCures
  • Stan O'Neal, chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
  • Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
�The Wharton Economic Summit will be a truly momentous event,� said Patrick T. Harker, dean of the Wharton School. �It marks the finale of Wharton's year-long 125th anniversary celebration and features some of the top names in global business. The Wharton School is honored to be able to present this unique forum to explore some of the most pressing issues in the global market, and we look forward to lively discussions and debate.

For a full list of panels, speakers and the event calendar, please visit the Wharton Economic Summit website.

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