Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — July 7, 2014

Steve Forbes to address New York business leaders at Business Council Annual Meeting

ALBANY, N.Y. — Author and chairman/CEO of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes will be the keynote speaker at The Annual Meeting of The Business Council of New York State.

Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes, the nation's leading business magazine, under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.

Mr. Forbes is also the author of several books including “How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy.”

“At a time when the issue of income inequality is fueling the public debate in Albany and in Washington, Steve Forbes is a passionate and articulate voice for free markets,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council. “I am thrilled that Steve Forbes will be the keynote speaker for our Annual Meeting.”

The Annual Meeting will be held September 17 19, 2014 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Mr. Forbes will speak on Wednesday evening, September 17.

Under Mr. Forbes' leadership, the company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses. They include ForbesLife, the dedicated luxury lifestyle and culture magazine; Forbes Europe; Forbes Asia; and Forbes licensee editions published in over 30 countries. The company also publishes a number of investment newsletters.

In 1996, Mr. Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Forbes.com. Through March 2014, Forbes.com, a leading business website, reached 27 million unique visitors, according to comScore worldwide. Other Forbes Media websites include: RealClearPolitics.com; RealClearMarkets.com; RealClearSports.com and RealClearWorld.com.

The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers.

More information on The Business Council's Annual Meeting can be found at www.bcnys.org.