Over the past year, business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region have faced a tough economic climate. In this same environment, we saw companies in various sectors take big steps toward achieving their strategic growth goals. 

In fact, M&A activity hit high notes as 2010 closed. As we discussed in a previous post according to Thomson Reuters data, M&A activity grew nearly a fifth in 2010 to a tune of $2.25 trillion, globally. Also, emerging markets made up 17 percent of the transactions and the energy sector was the busiest. 

Here in the D.C. metro region, ACG National Capital will discuss these market trends and corporate growth with the larger business community at its 17th Annual Strategic Growth Conference on March 17, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. The conference is our annual gathering of market leaders, business professionals, wealth managers, stockbrokers, insurance representatives, lawyers, and other service providers to talk in-depth about what will affect our respective businesses. It is the best place to share best practices as we all continue charting the course for our businesses in 2011, and the conference will feature major industry experts sharing their insight, such as: 

  • David M. Rubenstein,  Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group;
  • Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution, Co-Founder, America Online, Chairman, The Case Foundation; and
  • Knight Kiplinger, Editor and Chief, The Kiplinger Letter, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and Kiplinger.com

ACG National Capital’s Annual Strategic Growth Conference provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development. While the majority of ACG National Capital’s membership is made up of corporate members and equity providers, about 1/3 of the membership includes service providers. Service providers are eligible for ACG National Capital membership by bringing in two or more corporate members. 

The 17th Annual Strategic Growth Conference provides a great opportunity for service providers to network with regional business leaders involved in building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships, organic growth and capital funding. As part of ACG National Capital, I extend an invitation to the extended business community who would benefit from the conference and meeting our members. 

For additional information, and to register for the conference today, click here. I will see you on there March 17th!