December 18, 2020


Returning and Expanded Events Series Include “Financial Advisor Summit,” “Disruptor 50 Summit,” “Healthy Returns,” and ”@Work,” among Others 

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., December  18, 2020 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced a robust, all-virtual events slate for 2021, building off a successful transition to virtual in 2020 which included its largest number of conferences, record revenue and attendance as well as double-digit percentage growth in sponsorships.

CNBC is committed to expanding its presence in the live news-making space while enhancing the virtual experience through deeper attendee engagement and sponsorship integration. The events, led by CNBC’s all-star roster of anchors and reporters, will continue to deliver notable, high-quality guests and offer advertisers powerful cross-platform sponsorship opportunities.

“Our 2020 events strategy was an incredible success with tremendous attendee engagement, best-in-class content and production, curation of high-caliber audiences and strong relationships with new and existing sponsors,” said Nick Dunn, Managing Director and Executive Editor of CNBC Events. “We plan to build on that momentum in 2021 and offer our attendees, speakers and sponsors even more of the unparalleled content and execution for which CNBC is known.”

New and returning events series in 2021 include:

CMO Exchange – January, April, July and October 2021 – For its second year, this initiative is focused on the evolving and growing role of the Chief Marketing Officer in the modern corporation. These smaller format, intimate discussions will feature in-depth conversations on matters critical to this group. From the strategic emergence of the corporate citizen to heightened opportunity and scrutiny to engage with Main Street, to shifting spending strategies to drive revenue and recognition. To learn more, visit:

Healthy Returns – This franchise brings top health care investors, Chief Executive Officers and technologists together to explore how innovators and investors are working with patients and providers to develop dynamic new solutions and create healthy returns. There will also be a Healthy Returns Livestream in March 2021. The event sponsor is Change Healthcare. To learn more, visit:

o   Healthy Returns Spotlight – February 9, 2021 – CNBC will host a Spotlight event associated with the Healthy Returns franchise to focus on key topics tailored to the audience.

o   Healthy Returns Summit – May 11, 2021 – This one-day event, led by CNBC anchors and reporters, will feature some of the most influential voices in health care and discuss various topics from vaccines and treatments, to new tech and processes, to modeling the financial impacts and effects on legacy and upstart health care companies.

@Work Summit – March 30, 2021 – This event examines the future of work including rapid technological advances leading to big changes in how and where we work. @Work taps CNBC’s unrivaled expertise and connections to examine the impact of new technology on three key areas of focus — workforce, information technology and financial opportunity. In addition to the Summit, there will be an @Work Fall Event on October 13, 2021. To learn more, visit:

CNBC Evolve Global Summit – June 16, 2021 – This new international event will offer provocative conversations about how great companies are embracing change, disrupting themselves and reinventing their businesses to win in a new era. Featuring best-in-class Chief Executive Officers, CNBC Evolve is programmed for business decision-makers who aim to make transformational change at their own companies. In addition to the Summit, the Evolve series will include livestreams on specific areas of interest throughout the year including energy, ESG, cybersecurity and retail. The event sponsor is Accenture. To learn more, visit:

CNBC Financial Advisor Summit – June 29, 2021 – This event brings together the country’s top advisory firms to explore the state of the markets. Forward-thinking advisors meet to hear from financial industry heavyweights about the state of the markets and the economy, and to discover new and innovative ways they can address the increasingly complex needs of their clients. There will be a second Financial Advisor Summit on December 8, 2021. To learn more, visit:

CNBC Investor Exchange – September 29, 2021 – The biggest names in the investment world will gather to share best ideas and strategies, top political leaders will give the outlook for policy and regulation, and investors of all levels, from allocators to individuals and sovereign fund managers to students, will partake in the discussion. Additional details to be announced.

CNBC Disruptor 50 Summit – October 21, 2021 – Each year, CNBC selects and ranks the top 50 private companies that are transforming the economy and disrupting their industries. This year-long program includes the annual ranking, robust cross-platform coverage and a live summit. To learn more, visit:

Workforce Executive Council (WEC) Summit – November 3, 2021 – In 2020, the global coronavirus pandemic, ensuing economic calamity, and corporate reckoning over racial justice thrust Senior HR and Diversity officers into the spotlight like never before. Those who stepped up and supported their organizations through the compounding crises redefined their roles – perhaps forever. In 2021, they will be among the most critical voices and decision-makers in shaping post-pandemic work for tens of millions of Americans. At CNBC’s second annual Workforce Executive Council Summit, members of the WEC, an exclusive C-suite HR community, will hear from top culture, benefits and leadership experts, and share their early learnings as the workplace moves beyond Covid-19. To learn more, visit:

Technology Executive Council (TEC) Summit – November 17, 2021 – The Technology Executive Council Summit is CNBC’s flagship technology event. Programmed exclusively for CNBC’s TEC members, the Summit brings together C-suite technology leaders from innovative public and private companies across industries and sectors, as well as from fast-growing startups, government and non-profit organizations. In this members-only event, newsmakers meet customers and competitors in a series of presentations and conversations addressing the most pressing challenges and opportunities brought about by rapid digital transformation and technology-induced disruption. The Summit dialogues build on content and community engagement fostered in TEC quarterly Town Halls and a Summer Forum. To learn more, visit:

Global CFO Council Summit – Date TBD – Now in its eighth year, CNBC’s annual Global CFO Council Summit brings together key members of this celebrated council to facilitate a dialogue on key issues and share their frontline insights and unique views on opportunities and challenges facing the modern CFO.

CNBC first began producing live events in 2011 and it has since expanded its portfolio to include must-see events targeted at specific niches within the network’s C-level business audience, amplified across CNBC’s television, digital and social platforms through special digital reports, branded content, newsletters, podcasts and regular on-air segments. Additional details regarding all of CNBC’s upcoming and past events are available on CNBC’s digital events hub,




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