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Now in its 16th year, the Global Conference annually attracts 3,000 leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, news media and more. These individuals represent some of the world's top firms, organizations, universities and governments. Attendees include:

  • Money managers
  • Financial executives
  • CEOs
  • Consultants
  • Business leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • International investors
  • Public policy makers
  • State and private pension fund managers
  • Family office representatives
  • Technology innovators
  • Academic experts
  • Journalists
  • Educators
  • Health-care executives and practitioners
  • Government officials

Below is a sampling of some of the firms and organizations that have been represented at the Global Conference.

Corporations and Organizations
20th Century Fox
AARP
ABC Studios
Academy of Business Leadership
Accenture Institute
Activision, Inc.
Advantage Capital Partners
AEG
Aetna
AEW Capital Management, LP
Affinity Investment Advisors
Affymetrix
Alameda Corridor Job Coalition
Allegiance Capital
Alliance Capital
Allstate Insurance Corp.
Ambient Advisors
America Online
American Cancer Society
American Century Investment Management
American Electronics Association
American Enterprise Institute
American Express
American Journal of Health Promotion
American Trucking Association
American Vantage Media
Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc.
Amgen, Inc.
Andersen, Weinroth & Company
AOL
Apax Partners
Apollo Advisors
Apple Computer, Inc.
Arcturus Capital
Ares Management
Asahi Shimbun
Asian Business Association
Asian Development Bank
Aspen Institute
AT&T
Axes America, LLC and Axes (Japan) Securities Co., Ltd.
Axes Investment Management
Babson Capital
Bain Capital
Baker McKenzie
Banc One Investment Management
Banc of America Securities
Banco de Mexico
Bank of America
Bank of Bermuda
Bank of England
Bank of Indonesia
Bank of Israel
Bank of New York
Bank of the West
Bank of Zambia
Barclays Capital
Barnes & Noble
Bastion Capital
Bausch & Lomb
Bay Area Economic Forum
BCBG Max Azria Group
Bear, Stearns & Company
Bechtel Enterprises
Beckman Research Institute
BenefitStreet Inc.
Big Sky Capital
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bioaccelerate, Ltd.
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Bloomberg
BMO Capital Markets
BNP Paribas
Boeing
Bombardier Aerospace
BondBook
Borghese,Inc.
Bowman Capital
BP North America
Brain Research Institute, UCLA
Brentwood Associates
Briggs LLC
Broad Foundation
Bronson Companies
Brookings Institute
Brown Brothers Harriman
Burgundy Asset Management, Ltd.
Burnham Asset Management
Calamos Investments
Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.
California Chamber of Commerce
California Community Foundation
California Council for International Trade
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California Trade & Commerce Agency
CalPERS
Calyon
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Cantor Fitzgerald & Company
Capital Management Group Advisors
Canyon Capital Advisors
Castle & Cooke, Inc.
Cathay Bank
Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd.
CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
CBS Corporation
CDO Capital (Caisse de Depot)
Caesars Entertainment
California Bankers Association
Centurion Capital Corporation
Cessna Aircraft
Charles Schwab & Co
Chevron
Chicago Climate Exchange
China Construction Bank International
China Investment Corporation
Chiron Corporation
CIBC Oppenheimer
CIBC World Markets
Cirque du Soleil
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C.
Citigroup
City National Bank
Clarion Capital Partners
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Clear Channel Communications
Clinton Group, Inc.
CLSA
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Coldwell Banker
Collins Foods International
CommerceNet
Community of Science
Comprehensive Financial Management
Computer Sciences Corp.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Consumer Electronics Association
Council on Foreign Relations
Credit Suisse
Cushman & Wakefield
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
David Geffen Foundation
DDB Worldwide Advertising
Deloitte & Touche
Deltec Asset Management, LLC
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Desert Inn
Detroit Police & Firemen Retirement System
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank AG London
Deutsche Bank Securities
Diamond Resorts International
Direct TV, Inc.
Discovery Center for Science & Technology
Dole Food Co.
Dow Chemical
Dow Jones Indexes
DreamWorks SKG
Dresdner Kleinwort Benson
Drobney Global Advisors
Dubai Capital Group
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Dwight Asset Management Company
East West Bank
EastWest Venture Group
eBay
Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Edelman
Edgewater Technology
Edison International
EK Investment Management Limited
Eli Lilly and Company
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Emirates Investment Authority, U.A.E.
Employee Risk Management Group
Empower America
Energy Capital, LLC
Entertainment Media Ventures
Ernst & Young
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
ExxonMobil
Far East National Bank
Farmers Insurance Group
Fayez Sarofim & Company
FB Heron Foundation
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Federal reserve Bank of Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Federation of American Scientists
FedEx Freight Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Fiji Water
Financial Management Advisors
Fitch Ratings
FleetBoston Financial
Forbes Family Trust
Ford Foundation
Fortis Group
Fortius Holdings, LLC
Fox Broadcasting Co.
Fred Alger Management, Inc.
Frito-Lay, Inc.
GE Capital Services, Inc.
General Electric
General Motors
General Nutrition Centers
Genetech, Inc.
George Smith Partners, Inc.
GMAC Commercial Mortgage Group
Golden Tree Asset Management
Goldman Sachs
Goodwin Procter
Google
Grameen America / Grameen Trust
Greenline Capital
Guggenheim
Hang Lung Group
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Hartford Financial Services
Harvard Business Review
Health Net, Inc.
Herbalife International of America, Inc.
Heritage Foundation
Hewlett-Packard
Hilton Hotels
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
Hoover Institute
Hoovers, Inc.
Horn Capital Realty, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
House of Commons, United Kingdon
Hudson Institute
Human Capital Corporation
Humana Inc.
Husic Capital Management
Hyundai Motor America
IBM
idealab!
ING Capital Advisors
Intel Corporation
International Monetary Fund
Irvine Company
Istithmar
Ivory Capital Group, LLC
J. Craig Venter Institute
J. Paul Getty Trust
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JP Morgan Securities
Jefferies & Company
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JetBlue Airways
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Kauffman Foundation
Kavli Foundation
KB Home
Kissinger McLarty Associates
Kmart
Knightsbridge Asset Management, LLC
Korea First Bank
Korn/Ferry International
KPMG
Kraft Foods
Kroll, Inc
Larkspur Capital Corporation
Landmark Capital, Inc.
Latham & Watkins
Latin Business Association
League of Women Voters of California
Learjet
LeapFrog School House
Lefrak Organization
Legg Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc.
Lehman Brothers
Lennar Corporation
Liberty Mutual Group
Lido Capital
Lionsgate
Loews Corp.
London School of Economics Foundation
Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System
Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System
Los Angeles Venture Association
MacArthur Foundation
Macerich Company
Magic Johnson Enterprises Mandalay Pictures
Mann Investment Company
Manpower Inc.
MatchCraft
Maybach Foundation
Mayo Clinic
McGee Capital Management
McKinsey & Company
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mercer Human Resources Consulting
Mercury Advisors, LLC
Merrill Lynch
MetLife
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Inc.
Metropolitan West Financial, Inc.
Miavita
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Microsoft
Middletown Regional Health System
Midland National Life Insurance Co.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mitsubishi Corporation
MOCA
Monsanto Company
Moody's Investors Service
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Motorola
MW Post Advisory Group
NAACP
NASA
Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
National Academies of Science
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Women Business Onwers
National Cancer Institute
National City Corporation
National Community Investment Fund
National Institutes of Health
NATO
Nature Conservancy
Nehemiah Corporation of California
Neiman Marcus
Nestle, USA
New Global Markets
New York Yankees
News Corporation
Nextera Enterprises
Nike Foundation
Nissan North America
Nordstrom,Inc.
Nokia
Northern Trust Company
Northern Trust Value Investors
Northrop Grumman
Occidental
Okabena Investments
Olympius Capital
O'Melveny & Myers
OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
Opportunity Capital Partners
Orange County Business Council
Oregon PERS
Pacesetter Growth Fund, LP/MVHC
Pacific Council on International Policy
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
Paramount Pictures
Parthenon Group
Payden & Rygel
Peltz Capital Managements
PeopleSoft, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Persumma Financial
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pfizer
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
Philadelphia Health Care Trust
Phoenix Capital Partners
Phoenix Pictures
PIMCO
Port of Los Angeles
Portland Trailblazers
Post Advisory Group, LLC
Pratt & Whitney
Premier Asset Management
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Princess Cruises
Putnam Investments
Qualcomm
Quantum Group
Quest Investment Management
Quincy Jones Media Group
Rabobank
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
RAND
Ranieri & Co.
Raytheon
RealNetworks, Inc.
Regent Capital Partners
Research in Motion
Research Institute for International Affairs
Rhythm and Hues
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robertson Stephens & Co.
Rockefeller Group
Roll International
Roll & Ross Asset Management
Rothschild, Inc.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Rustic Canyon Ventures
Saban Capital Group, Inc.
Saban Family Foundation
Safeway
Sakura Bank
Salomon Smith Barney
Sam's Club
Samsung Securities
Sandia National Laboratories
San Diego World Trade Center
San Paolo Bank IMI
Sandia National Laboratories
Sanofi
SBC Capital, LLC
SBI Group
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
Scripps Health
Seagate Global Advisors, LLC
Sephora
Shamrock Capital Advisors
Shenkman Capital
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
Siemens
Sierra Club
Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group
Sit Investment Associates
Sizzler USA
Smith Barney
Snyder Capital Management
Sony Pictures Entertainment
South African Reserve Bank
Southern California Association of Governments
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Spieker Properties
Spring Group
Sprint
Standard & Poors
Standard Chartered Bank
Starbucks Coffee Company
Stark Investments
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
State Farm Insurance
State Street Global Advisors
Stein Roe
Stern Stewart & Co.
Stone Investments, Inc.
Stonington Capital
Stratford Advisory Group, Inc.
Sturm Group
SunAmerica
Sunkist
Sun Microsystems
Target Corp.
TBWA Chiat Day, Inc.
TEC
Telefonica Group
Tennenbaum Capital Partners
Texas Pacific Group
Thayer Capital Partners
The Ahmanson Foundation
The Andre Agassi Foundation
The Broad Foundation
The Carlyle Group
The Coca-Cola Company
The Donna Karan Company
The Gallup Organization
The Home Depot
The Kroger Co.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The World Bank
ThinkEquity Partners
Thomas H. Lee Capital
Thomas Weisel Partners
Thomson Corporation
Thomson Financial
Ticketmaster Group
Time Warner
Toll Brothers
Toshiba Corporation
Tower Communications
Tower Management
Town Hall of Los Angeles
Trammel Crow Company
Transamerica Insurance & Investments
Tri City Brokerage
Troika Dialog
Trump Group
Trust Company of the West
TTI / Vanguard
Tudor Investment Corporation
Turner Investments
UBS PaineWebber
UBS Investment Bank
UNext
Union Bank of California
United Nations
United Parcel Service
United States Mexico Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Universal Music Group
US Bancorp
USA Networks
US-China Business Council
Verizon Communications
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Viacom, Inc.
Virtual International Community
Vistage Group
Vivendi Universal Net USA
Vornado Realty Trust
Wal-Mart
Walt Disney Company
Warner Bros.
Washington Mutual, Inc.
Watson Wyatt
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
WebMD Corp.
Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Wellington Management Company, LLP
WellPoint Health Networks
Wells Capital Management
Wells Fargo Private Asset Management
Wells Fargo
Western International Securities, Inc.
Westfield Group
Weston Asset Management
Westpac Banking Corp.
White House Writers Group
William Morris Agency, Inc.
Wilshire Associates
Windsor Media
Wirth Associates, Inc.
World Bank
World Economic Forum
World Gold Council
World Health Organization
Wynn Resorts
Xinhua Finance
Yahoo!
YaYa
Zappos
Zenith National Insurance
ZF Linux Devices


Colleges and Universities

American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Baylor University
Boston University
California Institute of Technology
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Chapman University
City University of New York
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont McKenna College
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Corinthian Colleges
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Howard University
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis & Clark College
London School of Economics
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University
Miami University
Mount St. Mary's College
National University of Costa Rica
New York University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Peking University
Pepperdine University
Pierce College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockefeller University
Rutgers University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tel Aviv University
Thomas Jefferson University
Tulane University
University at Buffalo SUNY
University of Alberta
University de Guadalajara
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles - School of Medicine
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Helsinki
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of La Verne
University of Maryland University College
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix Online
University of Redlands
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Tokyo
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of West Los Angeles
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Washington University at St. Louis
Western University
Whittier College
Yale University


Media

ABC News
Al Jazeera English
ARD German National Public Radio
Associated Press
Barron's
BBC
Bloomberg News
Boston Globe
Business 2.0
Business Week
CBS Marketwatch.com
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Chief Executive Magazine
Christian Science Monitor
CIO Magazine
Clear Channel Communications
CNBC
CNN
Cox Newspapers
C-SPAN
Dallas Morning News
Dish Network
Dow Jones News Service
Financial Times
Forbes
Foreign Policy Magazine
Fortune
Fox News
Globes
Hispanic Business Magazine
Hollywood Reporter
Huffington Post
Il Sole 24 Ore
Inc magazine
Institutional Investor Magazine
Investment Dealers' Digest
Investor's Business Daily
ITAR-TASS News Agency
KNBC TV
KNX/CBS Radio
KPCC, Southern California Public Radio
L.A. Business Journal
LA Magazine
La Opinion
Los Angeles Times
Marketplace
Marketwatch.com
Minyanville Media
Morningstar
MSNBC.com
National Public Radio
Nihon Keizai Shimbum
Nikkei
New York Post
New York Magazine
New York Times
Newsweek
Orange County Register
Radio Free Europe
Reader's Digest
Red Herring
Reuters
Rocky Mountain News
San Diego Union - Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
The Atlantic
The Economist
The Philadelphia Inquirer
TheStreet.com
Time Magazine
United Press International
U.S News and World Report
Variety
Voice of America
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Wired
Women's Wear Daily
Xinhua Financial Network


Countries

Abu Dhabi
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belgium
Belize
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Latvia
Liberia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Morocco
Montenegro
Mexico
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Paraguay
Philippines
Peru
Poland
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uraguay
Venezuela
Zambia


U.S. Government

Central Intelligence Agency
Congressional Budget Office
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Drug Enforcement Administration
Food and Drug Administration
General Accounting Office
House of Representatives
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Vice President Joe Biden
Small Business Administration
U.S. Army
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Embassy - Spain
U.S. Embassy - Tel Aviv
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Marina Corps
U.S. Mission to the European Union
U.S. Navy
U.S. State Department
United Parcel Service
United State General Accounting Office
United States Congress
White House - Council of Economic Advisors


State, City and County Governments

California Board of Equalization
California Department of Education
California Department of Justice
California State Assembly
California Technology, Trade & Commerce Agency
City of Beverly Hills
City of Hartford
City of Los Angeles
City of Memphis
City of New York
City of Oakland
City of Orlando
City of Pasadena
City of Phoenix
City of San Diego
City of San Francisco
City of Santa Monica
City of Sacramento
Clark County, Nevada
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
County of Fresno
County of Los Angeles
County of Orange
District of Columbia
Hawaii Dept. of Education
Los Angeles County Board of Education
Los Angeles Unified School District
Nevada State Treasury
New York State Office of the Comptroller
Oakland Unified School District

San Francisco Unified School District
Southern California Association of Governments
State of Alaska
State of Arizona
State of California
State of California Controller's Office
State of California Employment Development Department
State of California Treasurer's Office
State of Colorado
State of Florida
State of Illinois
State of Indiana
State of Maryland
State of Michigan
State of Montana
State of Nebraska
State of Nevada
State of New Jersey
State of New Mexico
State of New York
State of North Carolina
Stat of Tennessee
State of Utah
Warren County, Ohio
Washington, D.C.
Washoe County, Nevada