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Press Release

Innovative Thought Leaders and Next-Generation Tech Players Slated to Appear at 2015 WIRED Business Conference

Diverse Group of Speakers Includes Instagram’s Mike Krieger, Pinterest’s Tracy Chou, Etsy’s Chad Dickerson, Architect Bjarke Ingels, and Skateboard Legend Rodney Mullen

NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The WIRED Business Conference, in partnership with MDC Partners, returns to New York City on Tuesday, May 12. The exclusive one-day experience will introduce attendees to cutting-edge visionaries in the modern business and technology arenas. A dynamic group of thought leaders will share their forward thinking, new products, and tools that are shaping the future. Expect groundbreaking discussions from this next generation of innovators, who are poised to fuel a new evolution of business.

“The WIRED Business Conference offers attendees the opportunity to engage with and learn from dynamic industry leaders on a diverse range of topics,” said Kim Kelleher, CRO and publisher of WIRED. “This year, we are looking beyond the usual tech-conference suspects, to introduce you to the true doers in the modern business and tech universe. These are the people who are developing the ideas that will power tomorrow.”

The 2015 WIRED Business Conference will feature a live interview with Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger on how he has steered the company through rapid and massive growth; a discussion with Pinterest engineering leadTracy Chouon her efforts to quantify Silicon Valley’s diversity issue; a conversation with Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson on the creative company’s vision for the future; plus a brand-new talk by “godfather of street skating” Rodney Mullen on how people can achieve excellence by embracing the hardships that are integral to innovation; and more. Additional speakers will include: CEO of CyPhy WorksHelen Greiner, whose aim is to make robots a reality; starchitect and founding partner of BIG Bjarke Ingels; CEO of Privateer HoldingsBrendan Kennedy, whose firm is taking a unique business-centric approach to legal cannabis; CEO of Wattpad AllenLau, who is transforming the way people experience reading and writing via a free app; president and CEO of WealthfrontAdam Nash, who runs the largest automated-investment service; CEO of Networked InsightsDan Neely, who analyzes how companies are making marketing investments; the New York Times best-selling author of “After,” Anna Todd, and others.

“MDC Partners and WIRED are dedicated to supporting the exciting diversity of thought leadership that drives change in the modern business world,” said Miles Nadal, Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners. “As a champion of entrepreneurial talent, we’re thrilled to partner with WIRED on a day that will closely examine the disruptions that matter most right now, and the ways in which today’s business leaders are bringing about the most powerful and leading-edge innovations.”

The WIRED Business Conference will be livestreamed on WIRED.com.

The event is made possible with support from presenting sponsor: Qualcomm Incorporated and official sponsors: Cartier, Century Link, Deloitte, and Seagate. For more information visit wiredbusinessconference.com and follow @WIREDInsider #WIREDBusinessConference for event news and updates.

About WIRED

WIRED is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. We tell an ongoing adventure story—the invention of the future. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we cover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. We introduce you to the people, companies, and ideas that matter. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through WIRED.com, our tablet edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is one of the world’s largest Business Transformation Organizations that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

MDC Partners’ durable competitive advantage is to Empower the Most Talented Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders to Drive Business Success to new levels of Achievement, for both our Clients and our Shareholders, reinforcing the Company’s reputation as “The Place Where Great Talent Lives.”

MDC Partners’ Class A shares are publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol “MDCA” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDZ.A”.

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