Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright and Karl Rove headline speakers for a leadership conference in Naples in two months.
The fifth annual Global Financial Leadership Conference is Nov. 12-14 at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort.
The event's intent is to allow decision-makers from leading financial institutions to provide perspectives on future developments in the financial marketplace, emerging geopolitical trends and debate critical economic issues. Discussion topics will include the Nov. 6 U.S. elections effect on domestic and international markets and the new global energy landscape.
In addition to Rice and Albright, both former U.S. secretaries of state, and political strategist Rove, other speakers include Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group; James Carville, political strategist; television news personality Ted Koppel; John Lipsky, first deputy managing director, International Monetary Fund; Edgar Perez, author of "The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World"; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; and Jerry Webman, chief economist, Oppenheimer Fund.
The conference is by invitation only but individuals can request to receive an invitation. A team decides whether to accept or reject the individual. The cost to attend is $2,250 per person, which increases in mid-November to $2,495.
Anyone seeking an invitation can call 800-677-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CME Group, which will host the conference, owns and operates securities and commodities exchanges in Chicago and New York City, as well as online trading platforms. It also owns the Dow Jones stock and financial indexes.
Past speakers have include former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.