Tech execs, biz media heavyweights get together at no-press event
Peter Kafka of All Things Digital writes Tuesday about a technology conference where some top technology industry executives are talking with business journalists, but theÂ private equityÂ event is closed to media who would like to cover it.
Kafka writes, “Thatâ€™s because thereâ€™s no press allowed at the private equity shopâ€™s annual conference, which starts this afternoon at New Yorkâ€™s Plaza Hotel.
“Or rather, thereâ€™s some press at the event. But theyâ€™ll be on stage. And they wonâ€™t be telling their readers and listeners what they saw and heard.
“CNBCâ€™s David Faber, Becky Quick and Maria Bartiromo, for instance, will be moderating panels over the next few days. So will the New York Timesâ€™ Andrew Ross Sorkin. And network TV news bigshots Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos and Brian Williams will answer questions themselves (Portfolioâ€™s Matt Cooper will be moderating that one).
“Am I crabby because I asked (nicely) and couldnâ€™t get in myself? Nah. Itâ€™s Quadrangleâ€™s event, and they can run it any way they want. But it does look like a pretty good gathering of worthies. Maybe Iâ€™ll park myself in the Plazaâ€™s lobby and see if I can bump into some of them.”
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