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Executives from Tesla, Intel, Reddit, Pfizer and more discuss the challenges businesses face

The Wall Street Journal brings together prominent business and political leaders, including several members of President Biden’s cabinet, to its CEO Council summit on Monday and Tuesday for discussions on how CEOs can better navigate the world. the current political and economic climate and dealing with risks.

The event takes place as Mr Biden ends his first year in office – with an infrastructure bill enacted, with Democrats negotiating a social spending package of around $ 2 trillion and the US military, after withdrawing from Afghanistan, strengthening the defenses against Guam to counter China in the Pacific. Businesses, meanwhile, continue to face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid the uncertainty of the Omicron variant, as well as inflation, trade tensions, cybercrime, effects of climate change and ongoing regulatory changes.

Highlights from the summit include conversations with Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, on the new frontier of technology; Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer Inc. on the next chapter of Covid-19; Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the administration plan to rebuild the country’s infrastructure; Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the challenges of America’s standing in the world; and Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) on breaking the political deadlock in Washington. These sessions will be broadcast live either on, the WSJ app, or on Twitter.

The event also includes talks with Citigroup Inc. CEO Jane Fraser, BP PLC CEO Bernard Looney, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, economists and others.

Here is the program and the full list of speakers.