Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets With High Power Execs at Sun Valley Retreat


Apple CEO Tim Cook returned for his fourth Sun Valley conference in Idaho this week. Cook along with SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, met with high-power executives from tech, media, and beyond.

As seen in the photos posted by Cult of Mac, Cook was spotted with the likes of Bill Gates, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, and Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann.


The retreat is hosted by the investment firm Allen & Company each year and it attracts around 300 high-power executives from a wide variety of industries. Activities include lectures, panels, and roundtables where industry leaders can discuss topics of the day. The scene is best known for groundbreaking new deals, which are often struck behind closed doors.

During a brief encounter with a reporter, Cook was asked about the Apple Watch. Apple’s CEO referred to recent reports of stagnating sales. Cook declined to give any other comments, instead giving a thumbs-up as he passed by.


Cook is attending the Sun Valley conference for the fourth time since first being invited in 2011, while Cue is making his second appearance.