NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jefferies today announced that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference June 6 - 9 in New York City.
“We are honored to welcome President Clinton to the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference, given his continued commitment to improving the lives of others through a variety of global healthcare initiatives,” commented Richard B. Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies. “Conference attendees will benefit from his unique perspective, and we all look forward to hearing his commentary on the opportunities and challenges currently facing healthcare globally.”
As the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton presided over the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. During his two terms, the nation enjoyed the lowest unemployment rates in recent times, the lowest inflation rate in decades and the highest homeownership rates in its history. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative (formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) which is helping 4 million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs. Other initiatives -- including the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative -- are applying a business-oriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America. As a project of the Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow.
The Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference will bring together hundreds of industry leaders to help investors identify near- and long-term investment opportunities and discuss the mechanisms driving healthcare in the U.S. and internationally. The event will feature informative presentations from more than 300 leading public and private healthcare companies across the biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, and healthcare services sectors.
For further information about the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference, please contact your Institutional sales representative at Jefferies.
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