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Join your AESC colleagues in New York City on March 7th and 8th, 2012 for exceptional speakers, high-level dialogue, and invaluable networking time.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Navigating Through Uncertainty: The Changing World for Executive Search." We are increasingly aware that the only certainty is that this is a time of uncertainty. What does this mean for us in the executive search industry—how can we prepare for this changing landscape while maintaining our client-focus and service to candidates?

The 2012 Americas Conference will feature a slate of distinguished speakers and engaging discussions, including:

  • Craig Walling, CEO, UBS AG Private Bank, Co-Head Wealth Management Americas International and Chairman of the Board, UBS (Bank) Canada, will tell his story of his journey to the top of the organization and his insights about what it takes for executives to stay at the top.
  • Ken Daly, President & CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors will lead an engaging discussion with board members from the US and Brazil and Board Practice Leaders about shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations for boards of directors.
  • Bryan Armstrong, Managing Director, FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications practice, will present case studies of recent CEO transitions and share his insights on why certain CEO transitions were successful and why others were not.
  • Barry Libert, Chairman, OpenMatters LLC, a distinguished social enterprise author, entrepreneur, and Board member will explore how the social, mobile and cloud technological revolution is impacting the requirements for building high performance executive teams.
  • David Swinford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Meyer & Partners, will explore how executive compensation trends are changing in our uncertain economic environment.
  • View the complete program! 

AESC thanks the 2012 Conference Committee:

  • Trina Gordon, Boyden (Chair)
  • Jeanne Branthover, Boyden
  • Teri Brooks, Albertini Group
  • Xavier de Zamacona, DeZaSearch
  • Ann Fastiggi, Korn/Ferry International
  • Tom Fuller, Epsen Fuller / IMD
  • Bernhard Kickenweiz, Spencer Stuart

Feedback and Pictures from the 2011 AESC Americas Conference:

  • "Great venue and great event."
  • "I think this year's conference added value to my business, and I am looking forward to implementing some of the things I learned with client engagements going forward. Always good to keep your sword sharp, meet/chat with colleagues, and learn a few new tidbits! Thanks!"
  • "The conference was well planned and represented the diversity of the profession in gender as well as the large versus small firm interests. Well done!"
  • In reference to Michael Feiner's presentation: "Great speaker with a lot to say about the themes of the day."



Individual Registration Rates:



AESC Member

USD $1,175

Non AESC Member

USD $1,625


Group Registration Rates for AESC Members:

Fee Per Registrant

2 or more registrants

USD $995

10 or more registrants *

USD $895

* Groups of 10 or more should contact Andrea Falk at 212-398-9556 x245 to register.

Cancelation Policy: No charge for substitute registrant. Full refund until January 15, 2012. 50% refund from January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012. No refund after February 15, 2012.