June 3, 2021

Virtual Summit to Feature Programming across Multiple Time Zones Originating from APAC, EMEA and the Americas for the First Time in CNBC Events History

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 3, 2021 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the preliminary lineup of speakers for its inaugural Evolve Global Summit being held on June 16. For the first time in CNBC Events history, the CNBC Evolve Global Summit will feature programming across multiple time zones originating from APAC, EMEA and the Americas to reflect the borderless nature of business today. The summit will examine the driving forces, both through the lens specific to each region, as well as the global economy, creating opportunities for change.

By leveraging the power of the CNBC brand with its global roster of anchors and reporters, the CNBC Evolve Global Summit will host executives from around the world to network and learn from leaders and innovators who will share strategies and tactics necessary for adapting, innovating and transforming in this new era of business.

Featured CNBC Evolve Global Summit speakers include:

Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OYO Hotels & Homes, Cristiano Amon, President and Chief Executive Officer-Elect, Qualcomm, Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Albert Bourla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer, Ursula Burns, former Chief Executive Officer, Xerox, Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE Group, Jay Clayton, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Arnold Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation & PLC, Jennifer Doudna, 2020 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Luke Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Man Group, Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia Group, Fiona Frick, Chief Executive Officer, Unigestion, Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director and Executive Board Chairman, International Monetary Fund, Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motown Records, Ralph Hamers, Chief Executive Officer, UBS, Lauren Hobart, Chief Executive Officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mark Hoplamazian, Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Hotels, Catherine Keating, Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Investor Solutions, Chris Kempczinski, President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s, Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP, William Lee, Chief Economist, Milken Institute, David Daokui Li, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the Department of Finance of the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Yan Li, Chief Executive Officer, NIU Technologies, Yimei Li, Chief Executive Officer, ChinaAMC, Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Novartis, Takeshi Niinami, Chief Executive Officer, Suntory, James Peng, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, William Rodgers, Chief Economist, Rutgers University Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer, Adidas, Mudassir Sheikha, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Careem, Jane Jie Sun, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member,, Nadja Swarovski, Chairwoman, Swarovski Foundation, Carol Tomè, Chief Executive Officer, UPS, Darren Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Ford Foundation,, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Lawrence Wong, Finance Minister, and Co-chair, Singapore’s COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Task Force, Jin Xing, Dancer and TV Host, Edward Xu, Chief Strategy Officer, EHang Holdings, Jochen Zeitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Accenture, Chevron, City National Bank, Comcast Business, ServiceNow and Ten-X are sponsors of the CNBC Evolve Global Summit. To join the conversation, use #CNBCEvolve.

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