The premier global event focused on executive search and leadership consultants, and the clients they serve.


As industries rapidly transform, impacted by globalization, technology, regulation and a multi-generation workforce, organizations worldwide look to search and leadership consultants as their trusted advisors to help navigate this lightning fast and increasingly complex business environment.

Our profession has more opportunities than ever to help business leaders around the world achieve a competitive advantage. How can we take our profession to new heights in order to deliver peak results for our clients?

Session Highlights:

Where Machines Could Replace Humans | with Michael Chui of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

The State of the Global Economy | with Bart van Ark of The Conference Board

Crossing the Thinnest Line: Why Embracing Diversity & Overcoming Bias are Critical to the Future | with Lauren Leader-Chivee of All In Together

And many more thought leaders, panels, and industry experts! View complete program >


For registration inquiries, group bookings or more information, please contact Brian J. Glade (bglade@aesc.org).

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Nominate your peers in the profession for the annual AESC Awards, to be presented on March 29.
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  • Kate Bullis

    Chair, AESC Americas Council and Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SEBA International, LLC - San Francisco

  • Lauren Leader-Chivee

    Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together

  • Michael Chui

    Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

  • Karen Greenbaum

    AESC President & CEO

  • Bart van Ark

    Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, and Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board

  • Krista Walochik

    Chair, AESC Board of Directors and President, Talengo - Madrid



Wednesday, March 29 - Day One | Conference

8:00am - 9:00am | Registration and Partner Exhibits

9:00am - 9:10am | Welcome

Krista Walochik: 2017 Chair of the AESC Board of Directors

9:10am - 10:10am | Opening Presentation: The Global Economy

Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, and Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board

10:10am - 11:10am | Where Machines Could Replace Humans

Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

11:10am - 11:25am | Coffee Break

11:25am - 12:15pm | 2017 Gardiner Heidrick Lifetime Achievement Award

“Transformative Leadership: Elevating Pause, Purpose, and Performance”
with Kevin Cashman, bestselling author, Senior Partner of CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry, and Gardner Heidrick Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be presenting a keynote session on the journey to “Transformative Leadership.” He will share ten years of leadership research on how to elevate from transactive management which emphasizes immediate speed and information, to transformative leadership which fosters enduring significance and innovation.

The session will make seemingly paradoxical connections between pause, purpose, and performance. Blending research, stories, and interaction, Kevin will help us to elevate our professional and personal leadership in 2017 and beyond.

2017 Award Presentation

12:15pm - 1:15pm | Lunch and Partner Exhibits

1:15pm - 1:45pm | Industry 4.0

1:45pm - 2:30pm | Panel Discussion with Technology Experts

Panelists of practice leaders from AESC member firms

2:30pm - 3:00pm | The Organization of the Future

Karen Greenbaum, President & CEO, AESC

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Refreshment Break

3:30pm - 3:40pm | Presentation of the 2017 Eleanor Raynolds Award

3:40pm - 4:25pm | Human Capital Trends

4:25pm - 4:40pm | Presentation of the 2017 Future of the Profession Award

4:40pm - 5:55pm | Crossing the Thinnest Line: Why Embracing Diversity & Overcoming Bias are Critical to the Future

Lauren Leader-Chivee, Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together

5:55pm - 6:00pm | Closing Remarks

Kate Bullis: 2017 Chair of the AESC Americas Council

6:00pm - 7:30pm | Cocktail Reception

Thursday, March 30 - Day Two | Boutique & Independent Firm Forum

8:00am - 3:00pm | Speakers, Panels & Discussions tailored for Boutique & Independent firms



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The above rates are valid until February 25, 2017. Rates are exclusive of taxes. All reservations have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations and No Shows will be charged by the hotel for one night’s accommodation.