Friday, August 7, 2009

Major September Insider Conference

More plotting and scheming.

The following are among those who have confirmed their attendance at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting:

35 current and former heads of state
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Obama's top economist Larry Summers
Obama insider, going back to the Chicago days, Valerie Jarrett
Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs,
Angela Braley of WellPoint
John Chambers of Cisco
James Dimon of JP Morgan Chase & Co
Mike Duke of Wal-Mart
Carlos Ghosn of Nissan Motor
Muhtar Kent of The Coca-Cola Company
Jack Ma of Alibaba Group
Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Inc.
Carlos Slim HelĂș of Grupo Carso S.A. de C.V.

Key underwriter of the event is billionaire Blase Thomas Golisano, founder of Paychex.

Others sponsors include:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
Booz Allen Hamilton (A subsidiary of Carlyle Group)
The Economist
Energy Developments and Investments Corporation
Exxon Mobil
Goldman Sachs
The Rockefeller Foundation



  1. If I'm not mistaken, Golisano came and gave a talk to my high school once when he was running for office. (I grew up in Rochester, NY.) He gave a very free market ra ra speech. I guess Bill Clinton showed him the light?

  2. @BobMurphy

    Good memory. He did run for gov's seat in NY.


    Isn't that where Abbie Hoffman hid out when he was on the run?