News Release

CME Group to Host 10th Annual Global Financial Leadership Conference

Wed Nov 08 2017

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will host the 10th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) Nov. 13-15, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The GFLC is an exclusive, invitation-only event that brings together decision-makers from the world's leading financial institutions to discuss the global investment climate and outlook, debate critical economic issues and share insights and analysis of geopolitical trends and the global financial landscape.

Keynote speakers for this year's conference include:

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group
  • George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)
  • Jeb Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida (1999-2007)
  • Jeff Immelt, Retired Chairman of General Electric Co.
  • Ban-Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

Additional featured speakers include:

  • David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)
  • Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, New York Times (2001-2014)
  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group
  • David Feherty, Professional Golfer and Golf Commentator for CBS Sports
  • Brit Hume, Managing Editor and Chief Washington Correspondent, Fox News
  • Craig Silverman, Media Editor of Buzzfeed News, Author and Journalist
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Italgas and Chiantibanca
  • Adam Schenck, Principal and Managing Director, Portfolio Management Group, Milliman Financial Risk Management, LLC
  • Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
  • J.D. Vance, Investor, Commentator and Author
  • Vincent Viola, Chairman, Owner and Governor of Sunrise Sports and Entertainment

Topics of discussion will include insight and analysis of the investment climate and the evolving media and political landscape.

The full agenda for the conference can be found at  

To follow GFLC coverage during and after the 2017 conference, visit CME Group's online blog, OpenMarkets, at To access additional information about the conference as well as previous GFLC video, photo and press highlights, visit the conference website at

Media wishing to attend GFLC should contact Laurie Bischel at 312.648.8698 or at

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