2017 CMO Summit


Nov 1–3, 2017


Dana Point, CA



About the Event

The Test of Time: How CMOs Build Enduring Brands and Businesses

In a world in which companies increasingly compete on customer experience, marketing leaders are now asked to lead the charge in translating marketing initiatives into enhanced customer engagement that drives business growth. But how many companies are truly built for success in this new era? Who are the organizations walking the talk? What are the tech innovations to pursue? We’ll explore the CMO’s role in this universe, what expertise they need to bring, where they need to be doubling down, what levers they need to pull and the metrics that will lead to future success.

The world’s top marketing leaders from a wide variety of industries join together at Forbes CMO Summit to exchange insights, enhance leadership skills, and address the challenges of today’s complex marketing landscape.


Top Chief Marketing Officers


Different Industries Represented


Have Attended Multiple Events


  • Paul Acito

    Paul Acito

    Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Terry Angelos

    Terry Angelos

    Global Head

    Visa Commerce Solutions

  • Leslie Berland

    Leslie Berland

    Chief Marketing Officer & Head of People


  • Vincent Cacace

    Vincent Cacace

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer


  • Kelly Campbell

    Kelly Campbell

    Chief Marketing Officer


  • Chris Capossela

    Chris Capossela

    Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Matt Collins

    Matt Collins

    Senior Vice President of Marketing


  • Rishi Dave

    Rishi Dave

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Dun & Bradstreet

  • Elissa Fink

    Elissa Fink

    Chief Marketing Officer


  • Steve Forbes

    Steve Forbes

    Chairman & Editor-in-Chief


  • Malcolm Frank

    Malcolm Frank

    Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Steve Fund

    Steve Fund

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Intel Corporation

  • Julz Goddard

    Julz Goddard

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer


  • Glen Hartman

    Glen Hartman

    Senior Managing Director, Digital Transformation

    Accenture Interactive

  • Alicia Hatch

    Alicia Hatch

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Deloitte Digital

  • James Heller

    James Heller

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


  • Ted Krantz

    Ted Krantz


    App Annie

  • Esther Lee

    Esther Lee

    Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer

    MetLife, Inc.

  • Ann Lewnes

    Ann Lewnes

    Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Tim Mahoney

    Tim Mahoney

    Chief Marketing Officer; Global Chevrolet & Global GM Marketing Operations Leader

    General Motors Company

  • Tim Mapes

    Tim Mapes

    Senior Vice President, Marketing

    Delta Air Lines

  • Marc Mathieu

    Marc Mathieu

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Samsung Electronics America

  • Rebecca Messina

    Rebecca Messina

    Senior Vice President & Global Chief Marketing Officer

    Beam Suntory

  • Jillian Michales

    Jillian Michales

    Chief Wellness Officer


  • Moira Forbes

    Moira Forbes

    Executive Vice President, Forbes and President & Publisher


  • Ericka Pittman

    Ericka Pittman

    Chief Marketing Officer


  • Rob Price

    Rob Price

    Chief Executive Officer

    School of Rock

  • Justin Rezvani

    Justin Rezvani

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer


  • Andrea Riley

    Andrea Riley

    Chief Marketing & Public Relations Officer

    Ally Financial Inc.

  • Bruce Rogers

    Bruce Rogers

    Chief Insights Officer & Head of the CMO Practice

    Forbes Media

  • David Roman

    David Roman

    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Jenny Rooney

    Jenny Rooney

    CMO Network Editor


  • Ty Shay

    Ty Shay

    Chief Marketing Officer, Norton & LifeLock


  • Marisa Thalberg

    Marisa Thalberg

    Strategic Advisor

    Yum! Brands

  • Chris Twogood

    Chris Twogood

    Senior Vice President, Marketing

    Teradata Corporation

  • Jeremy Wacksman

    Jeremy Wacksman

    Chief Marketing Officer


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Interested in Attending?

The Forbes CMO Summit is by invitation only, open to CMOs from Forbes Global 2000 companies or equivalent. Attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants. If you are interested in attending, please use the link below to request an invitation.

Across All Platforms

CMO Network

The CMO Network on Forbes.com is the must-read, one-stop shop for the latest marketing, advertising and media news, trends, insights and analysis. This online digital hub serves as the ultimate destination for CEOs, CMOs and other top executives to connect, learn and share in what their peers are doing.

Check It Out

CMO Practice

Forbes CMO Practice fosters deep relationships with CMOs through networking opportunities, editorial content, research, education, workshops and consulting, in order to help sales and marketing leaders get the most impact from their investments and discover practical solutions to their challenges.

Learn More

CMO Interview Series

Jenny Rooney, Editor of the Forbes CMO Network, hosts in-depth one-on-one interviews with the world’s leading CMOs—affording our audience transparency and insight into how their organizations operate.

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  • Presenting

    Accenture Interactive
    App Annie
    Deloitte Digital


The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629


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