The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Washington, D.C. region’s preeminent association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and M&A, announced its program today of nationally recognized speakers to present at their 18th Annual Strategic Growth Conference, ACG DealSource, and Capital Forum.

At this must-attend business event, top corporate growth and dealmaking executives will come together to network, discuss trends, share market intelligence and hear insights from distinguished speakers, including:

 Thad Allen, SVP, Booz Allen Hamilton, former Incident Commander of Hurricane Katrina & BP oil spill responses
In this role, Mr. Allen sought to bring unified efforts to response operations by working closely with BP, state and local entities, including the EPA, DHS, DOD, as well as the Departments of Interior, Commerce, and Health and Human Services.

 Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
An advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and makes frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was ranked No. 52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard University alumni, and No. 7 on Forbes’ Midas List.

Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina Enterprises, former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Carly Fiorina has proven her leadership in tough times. Her pursuit of the controversial merger between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq Computer is acknowledged as the most successful in high-tech history and positioned HP to become the first $100 billion information technology company.

William D. Green, Executive Chairman of Accenture
Mr. Green chairs Accenture’s board of directors and works closely with the leadership team on the company’s long-term business strategy. He represents Accenture with clients around the world, key alliance partners, business and government leaders, and other key external groups. He has served on Accenture’s board of directors since its inception in 2001.

In addition, ACG is unveiling two new programs for private equity groups and investment banks. The first is ACG DealSource, an event which provides investment banks with opportunities to host tables for in-depth dialogue in 15 minute scheduled meetings with private equity groups.

The other new program is the Capital Forum, which provides private equity groups with an opportunity to introduce conference attendees to their firms, existing portfolio companies, and deal criteria. This sets the stage for invaluable networking between deal sources and the senior partners of exhibiting private equity funds.

The event will be held on April 16 – 17, 2012 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, VA. Registration for attendees is $395.00 at or 703-584-0246.