How Blackstone’s CEO Conference Strengthens Our Portfolio
At Blackstone, we believe information sharing and networking is a key driver of value for all our portfolio companies. Every year, we convene our portfolio company CEOs to discuss the macroeconomic trends and common challenges they face in their businesses. By sharing experiences and spending time with one another, our leaders can better identify solutions, discuss areas for growth and develop action plans against these opportunities. This year, we focused on how technology is shaping businesses and the ways our leaders can enable new solutions to unlock value.
“We are exposed to so much data, so much insight around macro-realities that allows me to go back and work with my management team on secular drivers that emerge out of this conference.” – Girish Rishi, CEO of JDA Software, a Blackstone portfolio company
Watch our video recapping the 2018 CEO conference and the value our CEOs derive from convening with each other and Blackstone senior leaders.
This statement is provided by an executive of a portfolio company of certain investment vehicles advised by an advisory affiliate of Blackstone. This individual was not compensated for the statements made herein. As a result of the ownership structure of the portfolio company, a conflict of interest exists because this individual has an incentive to make positive statements about Blackstone and their experiences with Blackstone to maintain goodwill with Blackstone. Certain portfolio company executives are also investors in investment vehicles advised by an advisory affiliate of Blackstone. To the extent the individual making such statements is also an investor in any such vehicle, such individuals also have an incentive to make positive statements about Blackstone and the fund advised by its advisory affiliates in order to incentivize Blackstone, or its advisory affiliates, to, for example select the individual as an investor with respect to future fundraises and grant such individual better terms with respect to any such investment vehicles.