The Allen Valley Sun Valley conference entered a second day on Thursday with more familiar faces flocking to the annual event.
Now, in its 36th year, the only inviting summit in Idaho, known as the Billionaire summer camp, offers the rich and powerful media and technology worlds the rare opportunity to meet in person.
The event runs until the end of the week and is held at the Sun Valley Resort, a luxury retreat whose walls are lined with photos of presidents, athletes and other valued guests who have been playing golf on the site in recent years.
CNN host Anderson Cooper was seen early in the morning on Thursday morning, while Microsoft Executive VP Peggy Johnson jogged leisurely around the resort grounds, sporting floral layouts.
CNN host Anderson Cooper was seen early in the morning on Thursday morning
While Microsoft Executive VP Peggy Johnson jogged leisurely around the resort grounds, with sporty flower leggings
Uber & # 39; s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also used the early morning sun to squeeze some cardio with a spin on his bike – but business didn't seem to get far from his mind because he was regularly looked down on an iPad that was attached to his handlebars.
The appointment to attend the event is e-commerce giant and & # 39; the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, but day two of the conference failed to catch him.
In a tweet, the Fox correspondent from the Fox Business Network, Charles Gasparino, claimed that he had enjoyed the morning with the beau of the billionaire, Lauren Sanchez, in a nearby café.
Although Gasparino said Sanchez was alone, she confirmed that Bezos was already in Sun Valley, evoking speculation that he could eventually appear on Friday.
While the event in previous years was the source of a number of high-profile deals – including the AOL Time Warner merger in 2000 – its primary function is to serve as a platform for industry leaders to discuss dynamics and emerging changes in their respective fields.
Details about specific visits behind the doors of the exclusive summit are notorious, but predict to be on the agenda this year, the upcoming streaming service from Apple and the increasing pressure that American legislators are exerting on Silicon Valley.
Uber & # 39; s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also used the early morning sun to squeeze some cardio with a spin on his bike – but business didn't seem to get far from his mind because he was regularly looked down on an iPad that was attached to his handlebars
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC / InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. announced their appearance on Thursday morning
Zander Lurie, chief executive officer of SurveyMonkey, all smiled over the grounds of the Sun Valley Inn
Kitty Hawk Corporation CFO and co-founder of Udacity, Sebastian Thrun (left), seemed to enjoy day two of the conference and gave the camera a thumbs up. Charles Rivikin (right), CEO of Motion Picture Association of America, opted for a stricter expression
The so-called & # 39; Millionaire summer camp & # 39; also welcomes the arrival of Ahmet Muhtar Kent, the former CEO of Coca-Cola
Donald Graham – former Washington Post publisher and chairman of Graham Holdings Company – and Amanda Bennett, director of The Voice of America, were ecstatic on their way to the first conference of the day
Monday saw Colorado governor and 2020 presidential candidate John Hickenlooper and his wife Robin spotted among those spotted through the grounds of the Sun Valley Inn, where dress codes oscillated from polar fleece jackets and hoodies to a $ 5,500 lurex jacquard blazer and Dolce & Gabbana pants.
The latter was supported by Felicia Horowitz, who was in Sun Valley for another year with her husband Ben, the CEO of Opsware and co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz.
Much more dressed were film and TV producer Brian Grazer and his wife Veronica, together with investor Michael Ovitz and the always stylish fashion entrepreneur Tamara Mellon.
The four instead made their accessories shine, with Grazers and Ovitz all looking for luxury shoes, while Mellon closed her perfectly tailored jeans and sweater with a leather jacket and five-digit Hermes Birkin.
She also wore her very chic engagement ring, which was estimated to be worth somewhere in the high six to the lowest seven-digit series.
The main function of the event is to serve as a platform for market leaders to discuss dynamics and emerging changes in their respective fields (photo: Yahoo founder Jerry Yang)
Owner of Liverpool Football Club, the Boston Red Sox and The Boston Globe, John Henry is shown with his wife Linda
Murdoch, the head of News Corp, has fallen to the ground since the closure of a pneumonia earlier this year. But Murdoch & # 39; s sons Lachlan (above) and James were both at hand, both with their husbands
Alex Von Furstenberg (left), founder and chief investment officer of Ranger Global Advisors LLC and his wife Ali Kay (right)
Mike Cannon-Brookes, chief executive officer of Atlassian (left) and John Noseworthy, retired CEO of The Mayo Clinic (right)
Roberto Mignone, managing partner at Bridger Management LLC
During the annual conference, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and businessman Bobby Kotick were also reunited, with Variety the couple & # 39; deep in conversation & # 39; caught.
And lifelong partners, media magnate Barry Diller and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, once again made a scene.
Media exec Shari Redstone all smiled on Tuesday when she arrived at the conference, almost a year after she had successfully led the charge to expel CBS's former president and CEO, Les Moonves.
It was a far cry from last year's meeting, where tensions were high, as both Redstone and Moonves attended the event.
Moonves was not the only poobah to skip this year's gathering, with former guests Robert Kraft and Rupert Murdoch also no-shows this year.
The absence of the owner of New England Patriots Kraft is because he is besieged by his own sex scandal.
And Murdoch, head of the British Army head, has been sinking since he contracted pneumonia earlier this year.
But Murdoch's sons Lachlan and James were both at hand, both with their husbands.
George Tenet (left), general manager of Allen and Co. LLC and former director of the CIA and Hank Crumpton (right), who is now chairman of the Crumpton Group
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies (left) sportswear, such as Stewart Butterfield (right), Slack CEO and co-founder opts for casual wear
Jon Oringer, chief executive officer of Shutterstock, and his Talia walk arm in arm on Thursday morning
Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (left) walks just behind Mark Dankberg (right), chief executive officer of Viasat, and his wife Cindy
Douglas Leone, venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital appeared at the top in a completely blue ensemble
Wendell Brooks, president at Intel Capital and corporate vice president for mergers and acquisitions at Intel Corporation (left) and attorney Bob Werbel (right)
Colorado governor and 2020 presidential candidate John Hickenlooper and his wife Robin
Film and TV producer Brian Grazer and his wife Veronica (together left) and investor Michael Ovitz and fashion entrepreneur Tamara Mellon (together, right)
Singer, actor and producer Wang Leehom walks with his wife Lee Jinglei
Felicia Horowitz and Ben Horowitz, chief executive officer of Opsware and co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz (left) and Canadian businesswoman Marie-Josee Kravis with her husband, investor Henry Kravis (right)
Stockbroker David Rubulotta and his wife, CNN news anchor Erin Burnett (left) and innovator Sebastian Thrun and Doreen Xia (right)
James Quincey, chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Company and his wife Jacqui
Walt Disney Chairman Bob Iger will be in Idaho this week, but chose to spend the first night of the Los Angeles conference with Beyonce and the cast of The Lion King at the premiere of the studio's new live action movie.
The guests at hand at that premiere – where Beyonce and co-stars Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard and Marsai Martin walked on the red carpet – were in stark contrast to the scene in Sun Valley, where the rulers in Allen & Co. again cultivated a guest list with a surprising lack of diversity.
Bryan Lourd and Tim Cook have also been present this year.
The whitewashed conference offered only a handful of its female guests invitations on their own initiative, most of them taking the place of guests of their husbands and partners.
David Wehner, CFO of Facebook, and his wife Cathy
Mexican TV mogul Alfonso de Angoiti with his wife Concha (left) and Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar with her husband
The few who managed to lean were General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments CEO, 23 & Me founder Anne Wojcicki and two Facebook employees – Vice President of Global Partnerships, Business and Corporate Development Marne Levine and COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Nasdaq, Inc. Adena Friedman was also at hand, just like EVP and Executive Creative Director of Energy BBDO Susan Treacy.
Among the accomplished plus points at the event were the stylish and business savvy Tamara Mellon and Stacey Bendet, who arrived with fiancee Michael Ovitz and husband Michael Eisner respectively.
LGBTQ representation did not go better, and like the rest of the guest list was dominated by white men.
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