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We are excited you are joining Poets&Quants for our first preMBA Networking Festival in New York City!

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Please be sure to sign up for Thursday’s opening reception and Friday’s closing reception at J.P. Morgan in addition to your Friday company sessions. The facilities and companies we’ll be visiting have specific security requirements and you must be registered in advance and bring a government-issued photo ID.


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Thursday, May 5
 

6:00pm

Welcome kick-off at NYU Stern School of Business Reception
Reception Location:  NYC Stern School of Business - Paulson Auditorium / Patron's Lobby -- Tisch Hall, UC-50

Welcome kick-off at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Wondering what it’s like to work in consulting, finance, technology, and CPG/healthcare? How should you prepare for your MBA career in each industry? Hear executives from the world’s leading companies, such as J.P. Morgan, McKinsey & Co. and Anheuser Busch inBev, in the pre-festival welcome and panel discussion. Spend time networking with peers and execs after the panel.

Moderators
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John A. Byrne

Editor-In-Chief, Poets&Quants
I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of Poets&Quants.com, one of four websites owned and operated by my company, C-Change Media, Inc. Before creating C-Change in 2010, I had been executive editor of Businessweek magazine and editor-in-chief of Businessweek.com. Author or co-author of more than ten business books, including two New York Times' bestsellers, I also have served as editor-in-chief of Fast Company where I helped to bring along a buyer... Read More →

Speakers
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Taylor Burroughs

VP of Treasury, North America, AB InBev
Taylor Burroughs joined AB InBev in 2013 as part of their Global MBA Program. During his time with the company, Taylor has grown through the Finance function starting as a Global Treasury Manager, then Director of Global Trading until today, where he holds the role of Vice President, Treasury of our North America Zone.  As Treasurer for North America Taylor oversees the zone’s cash flow, commodity and FX risk management, pension... Read More →
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Angela Guido

Founder, Career Protocol
Hi, I’m Angela Guido, the Founder of Career Protocol. Over the last two decades, I’ve helped thousands of aspiring business leaders define and achieve ambitious goals, embrace learning opportunities, and have more fun in their work. Above all, I consider myself a student of human nature. My education in the nature of being human has spanned three continents, included some of the world’s foremost institutions – Yale College... Read More →
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Peter Blair Henry

Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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Paul Ollinger

Writer & Stand-up Comedian
Paul Ollinger is a writer and stand-up comedian who has opened for some of thebiggest names in the business. He also has an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School andwas one the first 250 employees of Facebook, where he served as VP of Sales for the Western United States. When he’s not on the road speaking, doing stand-up and sharing his unique POV on business and life, he is playing golf, binge watching Charlie Rose orchecking... Read More →
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Chris Pritchard

Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
Chris Pritchard joined J.P. Morgan in 2004 and is currently a Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking group, with a focus on Life Sciences companies. His experience includes corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisory, and equity and debt financings for a variety of healthcare clients. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Chris worked as a consultant at Cambridge Technology Group, and as Director of Business Development at... Read More →
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Patricia Sheikh

Head of Global Sales Program Operations, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn Corporation
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pattysheikh
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Dominic Skerritt

Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
Dom is an Associate Principal in McKinsey’s New York office. His work focuses on Global Energy and Materials. Prior to joining McKinsey he earned an MBA and MA joint degree from Wharton and the Lauder Institute. In a former life he was a paratrooper and fought in Afghanistan. He and his wife live on the UWS and love running through the woods with their dog.



  • Special Instructions Enter on West 4th Street between Mercer & Stand Schwartz Plaza at Greene Street. When you arrive at NYU Stern School, look for the Tisch Hall main entrance on W 4th Street and Green St. A security guard will have your name and direct you to Paulson Auditorium.
 
Friday, May 6
 

8:30am

Citi
Limited Capacity seats available

**Coffee and a light breakfast will be served
Session Room: 
Tribeca

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Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products. We strive to create the best outcomes for our clients and customers with financial ingenuity that leads to solutions that are simple, creative and responsible. At Citi you will be part of a dynamic, global team that has a presence in more than 160 countries. With a focus on individual development and a belief in recognizing talent from within, Citi is a place where you can build a career of broad experience and global exposure. Join us to learn about opportunities for MBAs within Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Consumer Banking and Citi Finance. Hear from senior leadership about the future of our firm and industry and meet recent MBA graduates who’ve chosen to build their careers at Citi. 

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Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Citi 388 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013
  • Special Instructions Closet subway stops are A,C,E or 1,2. The office is located between Hubert & N Moore Streets. Entrance is on Greenwich St. After you check-in through security, follow directional signage up the escalators to session room. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

8:30am

Deloitte
Limited Capacity full

*Breakfast will be served

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At Deloitte, we celebrate individuals who aspire to be extraordinary and surround themselves with the same. Harnessing diversity of thought, experience, and background, Deloitte colleagues make a tangible impact on both the marketplace and society-at-large. From a rich heritage ofexcellence to modern innovations, Deloitte is unique in the market and in our culture. We’ve built a powerful platform to support individual influence and legacy – and we’re known for the companywe keep.

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  • Special Instructions Enter the building & security is located straight ahead. You will be directed to the correct floor when you check-in. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

8:30am

Amazon
Limited Capacity full

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At Amazon, our evolution has been driven by the spirit of innovation which is part of our DNA. The work environment is fast-paced and continually evolving, and every Amazonian is passionate about ownership and delivering results for the company.  If you want to learn about an environment that relentlessly seeks to improve the Amazon experience for our customers, join us for a tour of a Prime Now Fulfillment Center.  Additionally you will network with Amazonians while learning about the many career opportunities available to MBAs through our internship program.

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  • Special Instructions The office is located between W 35th & W 34th Streets. Proceed to 6th floor - Amazon reception. Take elevators to 6th Floor.

9:30am

Travel Time
Friday May 6, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Varies

10:15am

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Limited Capacity full

Session Room:  Central Park Room

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At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and use the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.   Our MBA programs offer you the chance to combine your education and experience with our broad business platform to achieve success. We offer full-time and summer internship opportunities across our Global Corporate & Investment Banking and Global Markets Businesses, including instructor-led and on-the-job training, mentor support and extensive networking.

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  • Special Instructions Closest subway stops are B,D,F,M. The office is located between W 43rd & W42nd Streets. Entrances are located on either 43rd or 42nd Streets. Please bring your government-issued photo ID and you will be escorted up to our second floor conference room.

10:15am

Bain and Company
Limited Capacity full

Session Room:  Brooklyn Room

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When the leaders of the world's largest, fastest-growing companies look for help with their most complex challenges, they call Bain & Company. At Bain we work with global organizations, alongside their most senior executives, to solve their toughest challenges. The opportunity to make a truly global impact combined with unlimited support make joining Bain an incredibly unique opportunity – one we hope you’ll explore with us. 

At Bain & Company we believe the best way for you to get to know our company is by understanding the incredible impact we make every day. During the Festival we invite you to join us and learn about a recent piece of our client work, get emerged in the details to see firsthand the incredible results we are able to deliver and learn why our consultants consistently rank Bain as the very best place to work. There will also be time for networking to ensure there’s time to ask any questions you may have. We can’t wait to meet you! 

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  • Special Instructions Go to Visitor's Center in the building for pass. Proceed to farthest elevator bank for the 43rd floor. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

10:15am

Pepsi
Limited Capacity seats available




Session Room: Pantheon Conference Room

Session Topic: Why Design Innovation is a Differentiator for PepsiCo
Presenter: Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer
Session Description:Mauro Porcini, as PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer, is responsible for leading innovation by design across the company’s food and beverage portfolio. His work extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands, including product, packaging, events, retail activation, architecture, and digital media.  Mauro’s broad approach to design has earned him numerous professional and personal recognitions. In 2015, the newspaper “Il Giornale” named him as “One of the 10 Italians that will change the world” and in 2014, Fast Company listed him as one of the “Most Creative People in Business 1000”.  In addition, his work has been featured in the Louvre in Paris and the Seoul Art Center. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2012, Mauro served as Chief Design Officer at 3M where, during his tenure, theWall Street Journal’s CFO Journal in 2011 called him “the man putting 3M on the design map”.  He began his career at Philips Design and went on to create his own firm, Wisemad Srl, based in Italy.


  • Special Instructions Take the Subway 1, 2 and get off at Hudson Street. The office is located between King & Charlton. You will need to check-in with the lobby security team and provide a government issued picture ID.

10:15am

Linkedin
Limited Capacity seats available

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LinkedIn is on a mission to connect every member of the global workforce with economic opportunity. How? Through amazing member experiences that happen both on and off LinkedIn. Join us to experience our unique culture while learning more about where we are, where we're going and what we aspire to be. 

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  • Special Instructions Linkedin is located in the Empire State Building. Closet subway stops are 4,5,6 or B,D,F,M or N,R,Q. Entrance on 34th. St. Check in at security with government issue ID and say you are there for Linkedin. You will be escorted to the session room.

11:15am

Travel Time
Friday May 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Varies

12:00pm

Goldman Sachs
Limited Capacity full

**Attendance is first come, first served.
Lunch will be served

Session Room: 104

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. Join us to learn more about opportunities in our Private Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Securities Divisions, and how you will make an impact.

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Friday May 6, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Goldman Sachs 200 West St., New York, NY 10282
  • Special Instructions Closet subway stops are 1,2,3 or A,C, E. The office is located between Murray & Barclay Streets. Entrance is on West St. Go up the elevators to the Sky Lounge and follow directional signage upstairs to session room. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

12:00pm

McKinsey and Company
Limited Capacity full

**Attendance is first come, first served
Lunch will be provided 
Session Room:  2104BCD

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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over eight decades, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in more than 100 offices in over 60 countries, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution. The talent of our people makes all this possible.

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  • Special Instructions Enter atrium. Go up escalator/stairs/elevator. The Security is on wall opposite the elevator banks. Use the elevators on far left and go to the 21st floor. You must have government issued ID for security check.

12:00pm

LUNCH with CommonBond
Join CommonBond for lunch & a deep dive into the startup world!CommonBond is a fintech startup that is disrupting the $1T student loan category. They were built by MBA students during their 1st year at Wharton Business School. The company has raised $500+ million dollars in capital to date, has grown from 15 employees in the beginning of 2015 to over 80 people now. They recently moved into their new SoHo office & plan to hire another 100 people this year.After lunch, the session will focus on how to use time in business to test your own business ideas, what it really means to work at a startup and how MBAs can effectively position themselves to get the job they want within this space.

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Friday May 6, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
CommonBond 524 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10012
  • Special Instructions You'll check in with security and head to the 6th floor. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

2:00pm

Travel Time
Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Varies

2:45pm

Morgan Stanley
Limited Capacity seats available

If you wish to attend this session, you must register through Morgan Stanley's website.  Click HERE to register.

Join us to learn more about..
At Morgan Stanley, we are committed to helping clients manage capital to advance ideas and create positive change. As a Summer Associate, MBA students have the opportunity to contribute to this mission and experience the collaboration and collegiality that are core to Morgan Stanley’s culture. We invite you to visit our offices to learn about the Associate experience from current Morgan Stanley professionals, as well as network with a variety of members from our Firm.

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Friday May 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway, New York, NY
  • Special Instructions The office is located between 47th & 48th Streets. Entrance is on either 47th or 48th streets. Allow 15 minutes to enter the building. After checking in at the security desk with your government-issued photo ID, proceed to the 6th Floor.

2:45pm

Accenture
Limited Capacity full

Session Room: Grand Central Station

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Meet Accenture Strategy in our New York office and learn how our 8,000+ strongteam of strategists are combining deep business insight and technologyunderstanding within the context of our clients’ industries to create the strategyfirm of the future. At Accenture Strategy, we bring together scale and integration to help our clientsimprove their performance, create sustainable value for their stakeholders anddrive innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

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Friday May 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Accenture 1345 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10105
  • Special Instructions You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check and then head to the 6th floor to check in with reception. Contact Rizzalyn, 908-420-2900 with any questions on the day of the Session.

2:45pm

Start Up Sessions
Hear from different startups with offices in the New York area on what it's like to work in the entrepreneurial culture where the only constant is change!  Hear from pymetrics, RelishMBA and WeSolv.

About pymetrics
Founded out of HBS/MIT, pymetrics is the next generation job marketplace. Using proven neuroscience and big data, we match candidates to jobs and companies where they'll perform at the highest levels. We assess career aptitude in candidates with neuroscience games, the latest scientific innovation in cognitive and personality assessment. We create proprietary, data-driven profiles from top employees’ performance on the games to find top-suited job candidates. Companies using pymetrics see massive efficiency gains in recruiting and overall performance management.
Visit https://pymetrics.com to create an account and get more info. 

About RelishMBA
Founded by MBA alumni, RelishMBA is designed to help MBA students and employers streamline their recruiting processes and make more informed hiring and career decisions. We combine an exclusive professional network of top MBAs and employers from around the world with customized networking management and data analytics tools. Think of it like a dating site for business school students and the companies who recruit them. Match.com for MBAs.

Visit www.relishmba.com to create an account and get more info. 

About WeSolv
Stella Ashaolu, Founder and CEO of WeSolv, is a visionary focused on changing the way diverse talent connects with companies to learn and solve real business challenges. Originally from California’s Silicon Valley, Stella founded Westside Student Tutors, an affordable supplemental education assistance company, and managed a boutique entertainment and business law firm after earning her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She later earned her MBA from USC, Marshall School of Business and went on to serve as a senior management consultant in Gallup’s Chicago office.  Stella has 8+ years of experience in business growth strategy, client development, and business operations. 

Friday May 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
CommonBond 524 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10012
  • Special Instructions Enter the building on Crosby, between Spring & Broome (temporary entrance during main lobby remodel). You'll check in with security and head to the 6th floor. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

2:45pm

Securities & Exchange Commission
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn more about...
The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission strives to promote a market environment that isworthy of the public’s trust and characterized by transparency and integrity.

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  • Special Instructions You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

3:45pm

Travel Time
Friday May 6, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Varies

4:30pm

J.P. Morgan
Limited Capacity seats available

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J.P. Morgan is a global leader across investment banking global wealth management and conducts business in more than 100 countries. With $18.8 trillion of assets under custody and $366 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Our Asset Management division has 1.7 trillion dollars under management and our investment professionals provided strategies that span the full spectrum of assets classes. 
To learn more about our businesses and career opportunities at J.P. Morgan for MBA students please join us for this panel discussion. We will discuss the current market conditions, day to day work and career trajectory within these dynamic fields.

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Friday May 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
J.P. Morgan 270 Park Avenue., New York, NY
  • Special Instructions Enter building and pass through security and go up escalator onto 2nd floor Conference Center. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

4:30pm

BCG
Limited Capacity full

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The Boston Consulting Group now has 85 offices in 48 countries, more than 12,000 employees, more than 900 partners, and more than 18,000 alumni. Now in our sixth decade, we continue not only to grow but also to embody the same timeless sense of purpose and the constant call for renewal that our founder Bruce Henderson instilled at our inception. At the core of our business and our organization is close collaboration—among our employees at all levels and with our clients. We strongly believe in working with our clients, not on them.  Working together, our people continually challenge themselves and their colleagues to develop and implement innovative new approaches.

You don’t have to fit into a mold at BCG—there isn’t one. We do, however, seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, the desire to create their own path, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact. As a member of our consulting team, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s top minds on cases that reshape business, government, and society. You’ll collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, increasing your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience to help you at every stage of your career—at BCG and beyond.

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Friday May 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
BCG 430 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022
  • Special Instructions Office is located between E 56th and E 55th Streets. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check and then go to 18th floor - group will go from there to 19th floor.

4:30pm

PwC
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn more about...
At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients. From strategy through execution, PwC Advisory helps clients build their next competitive advantage. As the world's second largest global consulting provider, we combine the breadth of knowledge of over 35,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. A long history of working with many of the world's largest and most complex companies means we really understand the unique business challenges our clients face better than most consultancies.

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Friday May 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PwC 300 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10021
  • Special Instructions Enter the building and security is located up escalators. You will be directed to the correct floor when you check-in. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check.

4:30pm

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Limited Capacity full

Session Room: Anheuser-Busch Bar

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At AB InBev, we believe nothing should come between talented individuals and an accelerated career. We value talent over title and we look to the future, not the past. Come learn hear first-hand from our senior leaders about what it's like to work at a Top Five Consumer Products Company with a start-up feel is all about. You will also have the opportunity to network with our MBAs and learn about our Global MBA Summer Internship Program! Beers on us!

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  • Special Instructions The office is located between 46th and 47th St. Entrance is on Park Ave. You will need to bring your government-issued photo ID to get through security check. Go up elevator to 2nd floor and then you will be escorted to the bar.

6:00pm

Closing Reception sponsored by J.P. Morgan
A cocktail round-up not to miss. Festival Day ends with a closing reception sponsored by J.P. Morgan on the  50th floor of their midtown offices.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Nason

Jennifer Nason

Global Chairman of Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
Jennifer Nason is a Managing Director and Global Head of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Investment Banking based in New York. | Ms. Nason has been with J.P. Morgan for 25 years having joined the Melbourne, Australia office in 1986.  After an initial period working in Asia as part of the Project Finance team she relocated to New York where she spent several years in the M&A Group.  In 1994 Ms. Nason joined the coverage team... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
J.P. Morgan 270 Park Avenue., New York, NY
  • Special Instructions You must bring a government issued ID to get into the building. You must wear your attendee badge to get into Reception.