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2016 Communications Industry Executive Forum

August 16-18, 2016
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Featured Speakers

CoBank presents its

2016 Communications Industry Executive Forum

An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2016 Communications Industry Executive Forum will bring together some of the nation’s leading experts on regulation, geopolitical risks, technology trends, communications, cyber security, the economy and politics. Through a series of thought-provoking and informative sessions, the leaders of America’s rural communications providers will gain valuable knowledge, insight and information they can use in their business and personal lives.


Bob Engel ~ Chief Executive Officer, CoBank
Mark Bartolomeo ~ Vice President, Connected Solutions - Internet of Things, Verizon
Nick Bilton ~ Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Former Lead Technology Writer for The New York Times
Stephanie Cutter ~ Political Consultant and Former Adviser to President Obama
Zachary Karabell ~ Authority on the Global Economy and Politics and Author, “The Leading Indicators”
Willis Sparks ~ Director of Global Macro, Eurasia Group
John Sununu ~ Former U.S. Senator
Chris Tarbell ~ Former FBI Cyber Security Special Agent and Director, Berkeley Research Group
Nicolle Wallace ~ Former Director of Communications for George W. Bush

Additional Information

Please click on the registration tab to access our online registration site. There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses.

Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please click on the hotel tab for additional information.

Dress code for the business meetings and meal functions is business casual.  For further information, contact CoBank’s Corporate Communications Division at 303-740-4384 or by email at


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