Seventh Annual Microsoft CEO Summit: “The Agile Business”

Who: More than 100 CEOs from the top global 1000 companies, joined by senior executives from Microsoft Corp.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2003

9:30 a.m. PDT, Bill Gates’ keynote address

12:45 p.m. PDT, media briefing

Where: Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus

Building 33, Executive Briefing Center

What: The Microsoft®
CEO Summit is a business- and technology-oriented event developed specifically for CEO-level business leaders. It provides a forum in which participants can explore high-level, top-of-mind issues, including the business implications of shifting geopolitical power structures, the need for business agility in light of the economic climate, and leadership strategies and technological innovations that can help companies boost productivity.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will give a keynote address on Wednesday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m. PDT. Invited members of the media will not have direct access to the event, but Gates’ keynote address will be broadcast in the media viewing room. No audio or video recording of the speech will be permitted, and no photography will be allowed. Portions of Gates’ keynote address will be made available to the broadcast media later in the day via satellite feed.

A media briefing and Q & A session with Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and several CEO attendees is scheduled from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. PDT. Broadcast cameras, recording equipment and still photographers will be permitted at the media briefing. Flash photography will be allowed during the first minute of the briefing only.

R.S.V.P.: Reporters should register to attend by responding to one of the media contacts listed below. Invited and credentialed reporters only; media credentials and photo ID must be shown at registration in the Executive Briefing Center lobby before access will be granted.

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