William Blair & Company, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today commenced its 42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference, a four-day event featuring more than 320 public and private companies.
After two years of hosting the event virtually, William Blair has returned to an in-person format at Loews Chicago Hotel. The conference features formal presentations, breakout sessions, and one-one-meetings between clients and management teams. Nearly 75% of our presenters come from the highest ranks of management (chairman, chief executive officer, president, or chief operating officer), a hallmark of our conference.
“We have an amazing conference lineup, living up to its decades-long reputation as the industry’s premier gathering for growth investors,” said Scott McLaughlin, William Blair’s head of equities. “More than 900 clients will be in Chicago to hear from top-level executives leading 300-plus innovative, growth-focused companies.”
He added, “Undoubtedly, the past couple of years have ignited more innovation and change than we could have dreamed. Growth-oriented companies continue to embrace those innovations while adapting to higher interest rates and inflationary environment.”
The 42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference will feature companies spanning the market-cap spectrum in six sectors—consumer; global industrial infrastructure; global services; financial services and technology; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications.
“Our 41 analyst teams across industry verticals strive every day to identify and provide insights on the highest-quality business models,” said John Kreger, interim director of research. “Our goal is to help our clients achieve superior investment returns that stand the test of time.”
Brent Gledhill, William Blair’s president and CEO, added, “At William Blair, our people are our greatest asset. Our culture leverages a rich diversity of thought and perspective, allowing us to bring the firm’s entire intellectual capital to the table when serving our growing, global client base.”