MAYOR SCOTT JOHNSON - "WELCOME TO SARATOGA!"
BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE: "EXECUTIVE SUCCESSION"
There are few more important issues in business than executive succession. If selecting a company's CEO is the key responsibility of corporate boards, then grooming or identifying that CEO's successors runs a close second. And, succession can occur through transactions as well. Join this year's roundtable discussion with Terry Phinney (Fmr. C-Suite, Benjamin Moore), Dane Belden (CEO, McGregor Metal) and others with host, David Deutsch (President, David N. Deutsch & Company).
"A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND"
New York and its largest city (NYC) remain one of the most important financial capitals, gateways for immigration, and business and cultural centers of the U.S, yet New York State and City budget problems and other issues persist. Where does the Empire State go from here? Ed Cox (NYS Republican Committee Chairman and Counsel, Patterson Belknap), Kevin Halpin (Director, DeltaPoint Capital Management), Andreas Rothe (SVP Global Controller, Parsons Brinkerhoff), Timothy Wells (Managing Director, Pine Street Capital Partners) and William Zatorski (Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers) explore the current state of New York business.
MID-MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
"FROM THE EDITORS' DESK"
Long-time BusinessWeek editors Mara Der Hovanesian and Anthony Bianco and Wall Street Journal reporter, Katherine Rosman, discuss some of the more noteworthy news items of the day.
"THE ART OF THE WOODEN BOAT: The Story of Hacker-Craft"
Hacker Boat is the oldest builder of wooden motorboats in the world and the company's iconic "Hacker-Crafts" are among the most beautiful lake cruisers ever made. From its founding in 1908 to its recent revival, Hacker Boat is chock-full of business lore and lessons. Join Weekend host David Deutsch in a conversation with Hacker Boat Chairman and co-owner, George Badcock.
"AND, THEY'RE OFF..."
C. STEVEN DUNCKER, CHAIRMAN, NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION
The New York Racing Association, operator of Saratoga, Belmont and Aquaduct Race Courses, has been at the epicenter of recent New York State budget discussions. Join NYRA Chairman (and fmr. Goldman Sachs partner) Steve Duncker, as he shares his views on the future of thoroughbred horseracing in America and, Saratoga Race Course, the most august organized sporting venue of its kind in North America.
Friday afternoon, August 20th
Whitney Polo Field, corner of Denton & Bloomfield Roads (jackets and summer dresses)
THE 12th ANNUAL DAVID N. DEUTSCH & COMPANY POLO CUP
An evening of world-class polo, cool summer jazz and comraderie. Think "elegant family picnic." Special activities for the children. Fancy hats welcome.