Here are the 17 executives who met with Trump for his first business advisory council


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President Donald Trump, center, sits next to Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwartzman and GM CEO Mary Barra at the first meeting of the Strategic & Policy Forum on Feb. 3, 2017.


President Donald Trump assembled a table of 17 high-powered executives for the first meeting of his business council Friday.

The Strategic & Policy Forum is chaired by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, who recruited the advisory committee's members. They include the CEOs of General Motors, JPMorgan, and Walmart. For the first meeting, the council discussed tax and trade, regulation, infrastructure, women in the workforce, education, and immigration.

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Notably absent were Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, who said he could not attend due to a scheduling conflict, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who resigned just a day prior to the meeting in response to pressure from his employees and customers in the wake of Trump's immigration ban.

"We're bringing back jobs, we're bringing down your taxes, we're getting rid of your regulations, and there are some really exciting times ahead," Trump told the press ahead of the meeting.


Here's who had a seat at the table in the White House's State Dining Room.