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2015 Global Conference
April 15 — 16, 2015
Location: 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center
60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
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AESC Americas Regional Meeting
June 10 — 11, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Americas Regional Breakfast Meeting
October 20 — 21, 2015
Location: Dallas, TX
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AESC Publications

Please note that some AESC Publications and Reports will require an AESC Member login in order to view.


  • President's Letters - a monthly letter to Search Consultants from AESC President Peter Felix regarding top-level issues or trends affecting the executive search industry.
  • Researchers' Forum - a monthly newsletters for Researchers and Associates featuring a peer Q&A section, a Researcher of the Month, tips from industry experts and news about upcoming events.
  • SearchWire - SearchWire is both a dynamic newsfeed updated daily on the AESC website, and a bi-weekly email newsletter which pulls together the top stories of interest to search professionals, employers, senior executives and the press. AESC members are encouraged to submit their announcements for inclusion in SearchWire.

Research & Reports

  • Executive Search In Transition - a strategic study of the executive search profession by the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

  • State of the Industry Quarterly Statistics Reports - quarterly reports of search industry trends including information on the number of searches started and a breakdown by geography and industry. The quarterly State of the Industry Reports are available exclusively to AESC members.

  • Annual Member Outlook Reports - semi-annual reports showing the 6-month forecast of AESC member search consultants around the world.

  • BlueSteps Executive Mobility Reports - bi-annual surveys of senior executives around the world on the topic of mobility and the factors that go into an executive's decision to change careers.

  • Industry Reports - each year the AESC will survey members working in a particular industry sector to get an in-depth look at trends within that sector.

  • Equity and Compensation Structures Reports - anonymous surveys of equity structures and compensation at AESC member firms. Survey reports are available exclusively to AESC members.

  • Human Resources and Talent Management Reports - The AESC frequently surveys HR and Line Managers around the world on their experiences with senior executive recruitment and their use of retained executive search.

  • Work / Life Balance Reports - Bi-annual surveys of senior executives around the world to gain feedback on the importance and development of work-life balance issues.

  • AESC White Papers - Detailed reports on executive search topics and regions, exclusively for AESC Members. Emerging Markets White Papers are also publicly available for download.


    Executive Search At 50 - A history of retained executive search consulting presented in 2009 by the AESC in celebration of its 50th anniversary.