CEI Dinner 2016 Keynote Address

CEI was pleased to have the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes, deliver the keynote address at our Annual Dinner and Reception on June 2, 2016.


Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Forbes Magazine is the nation’s leading business magazine with a circulation of more than 900,000. Combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company’s licensee editions, Forbes Magazine reaches a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers. Forbes.com is one of the world’s most influential websites, with more than 60 million unique visitors each month.

In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination. A flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits, and a strong national defense were key to Forbes’ platform, and he continues to promote this agenda.

The author of several books, Forbes co-authored “Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity” with Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional), which was published in December 2015. He is the only writer to win the prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times.

In 1985, President Reagan named Forbes Chairman of the bipartisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB). He was reappointed to this post by President George H. W. Bush and served until 1993.