In a previous post on Corporate Growth, Capital Style, we featured the first of many exciting videos from ACG National Capital’s annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference. This video featured one of the conference’s keynote speakers, Kenneth Feld, discussing his company, entertainment giant, Feld Entertainment, and why the company remains a family-owned business to this day.
In the second video in this series, we once again feature Kenneth Feld’s keynote presentation. During this part of Mr. Feld’s speech, he addressed an interesting time in the company’s history, when the acquisition of Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice – a business that had similar operations as the company’s core circus business – could have gone very wrong.
Instead, Mr. Feld describes how quick thinking and a relationship with one of the world’s largest and most beloved brands – The Walt Disney Company – was able to salvage what was turning out to be a failed acquisition, and fuel Feld Entertainment’s global expansion.
Here is what Mr. Feld had to say. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for even more exciting video content from this year’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, including the rest of Mr. Feld’s speech: