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Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie Headline Clinton Global Initiative America Conference

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Clinton Global Initiative America is an event taking place June 13-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The Clinton Global Initiative is a foundation that convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s challenges. Annual meetings have brought together heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, and the world’s leading CEO’s and philanthropists. CGI was founded in 2005 by Bill Clinton and advisor Doug BandCGI

The CGI America conference will focus on solutions to promote economic recovery and  how to create jobs. Classified as a “working meeting,” business, foundation, NGO and government leaders will be on hand to collaborate and present ideas.

Headlining the event will be Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Secretary Clinton will be participating at CGI America for the first time, and will give featured remarks along with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner of The Prtizker Group. Moderated by President Clinton, participants will also include:

Eva Longoria, Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation

Sara Martinez Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, National Math + Science Initiative

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, President and CEO, Chobani, Inc.

Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target Corporation

The focus of the group will be “American Dreams, American Realities: Achieving Economic and Social Mobility.”

Governor Christie will take the stage in the final session of the conference on Friday with President Clinton. They will participate in the plenary session “Cooperation and Collaboration: A Conversation on Leadership.”

Other notable participants at CGI America include, Jacob J. Lew, US Treasury Secretary, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation board member, and Bill Simon, President and CEO of Walmart US and Walmart Stores, Inc.