President Trump, Vice President elect Mike Pence and Peter Theil met with CEOs from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon Facebook and others. Attendees included Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Satya Nadella and Brad Smith of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Safra Catz of Oracle, Chuck Robbins of Cisco and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. Thiel’s business partner, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, attended as well.
Trump’s children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka also attended, along with Ivanka’s husband and Trump advisor Jared Kushner.
The two-hour meeting with the president-elect covered jobs, immigration policy, China, cybersecurity, government procurement and protecting intellectual-property rights, repatriating foreign profits, reforming taxes and regulations so companies build more jobs in the U.S., building better infrastructure, and improving education.
The transition team also announced this morning that Musk will join Trump’s strategic and policy forum, along with Uber Technologies’ Travis Kalanick.
Created by the President-elect earlier this month, the forum includes some of the biggest names in American business, including: GM head Mary Barra; Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive of JP Morgan Chase; Larry Fink, the chairman and chief executive of BlackRock; Bob Iger, the head of The Walt Disney Company; Rich Lesser, the head of the Boston Consulting Group; Ginni Rometty, the head of IBM and retired executives like Jack Welch from General Electric and Jim McNerney, who led Boeing.
It’s not clear how often the forum will meet — but its first meeting is slated to occur at the White House in February.