The Exchange

Designed to encourage interaction and deep discussions, the Exchange gives senior executives the knowledge, the network, and the know-how to succeed.

What is the Exchange?

The Exchange is an award-winning program hosted by PwC Advisory that gathers senior executives, academicians, scientists and entrepreneurs to discuss pressing business issues.

Held multiple times a year, this in-depth, program provides a respite from the daily pressures, and allows executives to exchange knowledge and ideas while building stronger networks.

The invitation-only forum tackles topics facing executives today, but keeps a keen eye on emerging trends, and the strategies that can help your company succeed.

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Upcoming Exchanges

PwC's Cyber Exchange - Sold out

December 4-6, 2019
Andaz, Napa, CA

As technological, demographic and political changes occur at an accelerating rate, the risks facing most companies continue to escalate. The role of the cyber executive has never been more challenging—requiring knowledge, preparation, and cross-organizational collaboration. This Exchange we will discuss these challenges, and possible solutions, to help you protect sensitive information, critical systems and reputation while enabling the company thrive and grow. 


PwC's Emerging Tech Exchange at the AT&T Pro-Am

February 5-9, 2020
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA

At this Emerging Tech Exchange, on Humanizing the Autonomous Enterprise, we’ll discuss practical applications of emerging technologies. We’ll examine the future of these technologies, and how to make sure you have the right platform to support them as you experiment, and as you scale. The Emerging Tech Exchange features our Next Tech Studio—a playground where you can interact with relevant, real-life applications that can transform functions and redefine competition, including robotics, collaborative VR, data analytics, and more.

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PwC's Deals Exchange

April 21-22, 2020
One Hotel Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

The technological, demographic and political landscapes are changing at an accelerating pace—capitalizing on the opportunity these changes present requires knowledge, preparation and collaboration. At Deals Exchange, we examine the topics central to our clients’ strategy as they plot a course forward. This is a 1½ day of business content, and includes a private viewing of a film debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival along with a Q&A with the producers afterwards.


PwC's Spring Exchange

May 2-5, 2020
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC

How must business leaders prepare their organizations for massive workforce changes fueled by technology, automation, globalization and demographic trends? PwC’s spring Exchange, New World. New Skills. will bring together cross-functional business leaders, luminaries, entrepreneurs and investors to share how they are shaping the future they want for their companies and employees. 

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Who attends the Exchange?

The Exchange is intended for senior executives who are interested in driving successful strategy. Attendees are chosen from an array of business sectors in an effort to facilitate a cross-fertilization of ideas.

After each Exchange, every single attendee said they would return for another program. The forum receives top marks for its quality of content and outstanding networking opportunities.

Capacity at each Exchange is limited, so if you are interested in attending the next program, please contact us.

“PwC is uniquely positioned to bring leaders across the industry, customers and thought leaders to generate a really interesting conversation. It’s time that I’m able to think strategically without a lot of the distractions of the office, and so it’s becoming an important part of my year.”

Senior Vice President of Lincoln Financial Group

Recent Exchanges

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Responsible technology: With great data comes great responsibility
Fall 2019 Exchange

At this Exchange, we discussed the value of exercising responsible technology. Customers and investors increasingly expect it, the risks are great, and companies that fail to take a leadership role will have the expectations defined for them. We examined the ethics, the actions you can take around data governance, cyber, and regulations, and examples of firms who are using technology responsibly in different ways — to reskill their workforce, to improve accuracy and efficiency and to enhance the client experience. Most importantly, we discussed how approaches to solve these issues increasingly require a collaborative, cross-functional approach.

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Roadmap to readiness: How to compete in the 4th industrial revolution
Spring 2019 Exchange

Embracing the vision and promise of digital transformation is the cornerstone to competing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). And with CEOs’ increasing wariness about the economy, companies aren’t wasting any time developing their “4IR-readiness” roadmaps. According to PwC’s 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey, over the next 12 months key drivers of revenue growth for CEOs include an investment in operational efficiencies (77%) and organic growth (71%). At this Exchange we took a closer look at this invigorated internal focus on customer solutions, operations, technology, and people.

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The bionic organization: Profiting from new technologies
Emerging Tech Exchange at the AT&T Pro-Am 2019

At this Exchange we discussed how to stay ahead of the curve, know which technologies to invest in, and how to reap real benefits quickly. PwC’s recent research shows how companies that successfully fuse people and technology dominate their markets -- we call these “bionic” organizations. Because technology changes faster than humans and organizations can adapt, achieving and maintaining bionic leadership is hard. We explored technologies on the horizon, their implications across industries and functions, and what you really need to know to incorporate them successfully into your business.

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Mastering Scale in a Volatile World
PwC’s Deals Exchange 2019

The 2019 Deals Exchange addressed top issues deals executives must grapple with across different industries. The technological, demographic and political landscapes are changing at an accelerating pace — capitalizing on the opportunity these changes present requires knowledge, preparation and collaboration.

Our goal at this year’s Exchange, was to help you figure out which path to growth is right for your company and how you can leverage M&A, divestitures, joint ventures or an IPO to accomplish your objectives. We discussed the topics central to your strategy, including: emerging technologies, technological disruption, workforce and cultural hurdles, regulatory and risk concerns, the state of capital, and keeping sight of the social good.

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The bionic organization: Building the stronger, faster firm of the future
Spring 2018 Exchange

At this Exchange, The bionic organization: Building the stronger, faster firm of the future, we explored how firms can successfully develop into regenerative, adaptive organizations, competing effectively in evolving ecosystems. We also discussed how you migrate your talent to the workforce of the future, how to manage the balance of human and machine, and how you integrate the right technologies into your organization.

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Gold or Dust? The alchemy of tomorrow's dealmaking
Spring 2018 Deals Exchange

At this Exchange we explored the art of the possible, and the investment reality for today’s dealmakers. We will discuss how technology is shaping the future of deals - and what it means for your company, whether you are seeking growth, expansion, technology talent or a sound investment.This program will help executives think about how to manage technological disruption and significant shifts in megatrends. This day and one half program in New York City is about connecting business leaders with people who can help senior executives think through their toughest business problems.

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A digital crossroads
Spring 2017 Exchange

At this Exchange, A digital crossroads: Balancing humans and machines to fuel growth, we examined how firms can thrive at the intersection of business, experience and technology. Among the CEOs that PwC surveyed, more than half are currently exploring the benefits of humans and machines working together. Another 39 percent are considering how AI will impact their future skill needs. We looked in-depth at the new technologies that can enable growth, how to cut costs to reinvest purposefully, and the importance of creating a strong set of values. 

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Premier Experiences Leader, PwC US

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Vice Chair, PwC US

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Premier Experiences, Director, PwC US

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