Tesla CEO expected to skip the gathering.
Top executives from several tech giants, including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle, have been invited to join a summit held by the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday this week, December 14.
According to many sources, entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also received an invitation, but will most likely skip the tech summit, because “critical work obligations might prevent him from attending,” as Recode says.
While the information is not confirmed yet, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Oracle CEO Safra Catz are among the invited for the meeting, and have reportedly all agreed to attend.
“I plan to tell the president-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can,” Safra Catz, Oracle CEO, told Reuters in a recent statement. “If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation, and negotiate better trade deals, the U.S. technology community will be stronger and more competitive than ever.”
On the other side, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky have also been invited, but won’t attend because they are out of the country. Recode reports Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston are also going to skip the event for different reasons. The same source is quoting one of the big names as saying “I think my invite got lost in the mail,” but his identity is not known.
The tech gathering will be held this coming Wednesday at Trump Tower in New York City, Recode and Reuters report.