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FORBES MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AT CELEBRATION HONORING WORLD’S GREATEST BUSINESS MINDS

September 19, 2017, Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York

Celebration will feature remarks by Forbes Media CEO and Executive Chairman Mike Perlis, Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes and Warren Buffett, as well as a musical performance by a special musical guest. Global Citizen will serve as Charity Partner.

Also, on September 19, Forbes magazine will release its special centennial issue highlighting essays, ideas and lessons from 100 of the world’s greatest living business minds

#ForbesAt100

NEW YORK (September 7, 2017) – Forbes announced today that, on September 19, 2017, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York, the company will mark its 100th anniversary at an exclusive invite-only celebration honoring the world’s greatest business minds. Global Citizen will serve as Charity Partner for the event.

“Forbes is proud to have served for the past century as the global champions of free market enterprise, entrepreneurial capitalism and the power of the entrepreneur,” said Mike Perlis, CEO and Executive Chairman of Forbes Media. “We look forward to honoring at our centennial celebration some of the world’s greatest business minds and toasting to our heritage and shared goal of helping to change the world for the better.”

"Through decades of media disruption, the Forbes brand remains one of the most powerful and trusted names at the newsstand. Global Citizen is proud to partner with Forbes for this historic moment in their history and we look forward to collaborating for many more years to come in our shared vision of a world without extreme poverty," said Hugh Evans, CEO, Global Citizen.

The event will feature remarks by Forbes Media CEO and Executive Chairman Mike Perlis, Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes and Warren Buffett. There will also be a special musical performance. Guests will include the world’s greatest business minds, honorees of Forbes lists, dignitaries and celebrities.

September 19, 2017: Forbes magazine unveils its special centennial issue

Also, on September 19, Forbes magazine will release its special centennial issue, which will feature essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.. The special Forbes issue will also showcase portraits by photographer Martin Schoeller.

Forbes magazine published its first issue on September 15, 1917. Over the past century, Forbes has been exploring and recording pivotal moments in business with the goal of inspiring the doers to help change the world. Today, the company is leveraging technology to stay true to its mission of championing the entrepreneur as it continues to evolve from a traditional magazine publisher into a technology-driven media and branding business.

Presenting sponsors of Forbes’ Centennial Celebration are Alfa Romeo, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, NetJets and The Macallan.

"We’re proud and honored to be sponsoring the Forbes@100 Centennial Event as they recognize some of the greatest business minds of our time,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Just as Forbes has been a key leader in the journalism world for a century, Alfa Romeo has been the heart and soul of the automotive industry for more than a century and we continue to build upon our iconic heritage with vehicles like the all-new Stelvio premium mid-size SUV and Giulia premium mid-size sedan."

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Forbes Centennial celebration and to recognize the impressive business minds that made the list," said Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “As advisors to some of the most successful individuals, families and institutions around the world, we applaud the unparalleled guidance and insight that Forbes has delivered to generations of entrepreneurs over the last 100 years.”

“It’s our honor to support the Forbes Centennial event recognizing Warren Buffett and other great business minds. For almost 20 years, NetJets has been part of Berkshire Hathaway, allowing our leadership to learn from one of the most brilliant minds of our generation,” said Adam Johnson, Chairman and CEO of NetJets. “Without question, Warren’s guidance has enabled NetJets to maintain its position as the industry leader for more than 50 years. One day, like Forbes, we too will celebrate our centennial.”

“It is our great honor and privilege to raise a toast amongst such acclaimed business leaders at the Forbes Centennial Event,” said Raul Gonzalez, VP of Marketing and Business Development of The Macallan. “Like Forbes, The Macallan shares a strongly rooted heritage but has our eye on the future as we constantly strive to ‘go beyond’, by surpassing expectations, celebrating the achievements of the entrepreneur, and inspiring people to achieve greatness in the world.”

For more information on Forbes’ 100th anniversary, please visit: https://www.forbes.com/forbes-at-100/ For more information on the Centennial Celebration, please visit: https://www.forbes.com/forbes-live/event/100th-anniversary/. Follow the conversation with #ForbesAt100.

About Forbes Media

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo continues to design and craft some of the most stunning and exclusive cars in automotive history, all while building on a racing heritage that includes some of the most talented and storied drivers and victories. Today’s Alfa Romeo lineup starts with the award-winning 280-horsepower Giulia and Giulia Ti as well the 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio featuring a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that earns the title of the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, plus it enabled a record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 7:32 – the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016, it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 8th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2016. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has nearly $216 billion in total private client assets, as of June 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About NetJets
NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014, having been established in 1964 as the world’s first private jet charter and management company. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership—offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions, including fractional ownership, leasing and jet cards, through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America and Europe. For more information on NetJets customer programs and services, please visit www.netjets.com Twitter: @NetJets Instagram: @NetJets

About The Macallan
Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s finest single malt whiskies. The story of The Macallan is built on the Six Pillars, each influencing the whisky in its own distinct way. From the spiritual home of Easter Elchies House; curiously small stills giving richness to the pure spirit; finest cut or the best of the best of the distillation to exceptional oak casks which account for over 80% of the final flavor of the whisky; natural color and finally peerless spirit, The Macallan itself.

Wood sits at the heart of The Macallan. The vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, together with true mastery, set it apart from the rest. For more information on The Macallan, visit www.themacallan.com. The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is a social action platform for the global generation who are passionate about learning and taking action on the world’s biggest issues. In six years, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible movements of engaged activists in the world. The organisation drives over 20 million engaged Global Citizens a month through content, campaigning, social media and video. This community works to influence world leaders and decision-makers to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to help end extreme poverty by 2030.

PR Contact:
Laura Daunis, Forbes Media, ldaunis@forbes.com

 

Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017