Who are our speakers?
For each conference we recruit as many as 20 to 25 senior-level private equity investors as speakers. Panels may also include investment bankers, lenders, and portfolio company executives.
Can prospective speakers volunteer to speak?
If you wish to nominate yourself or a colleague to speak, please send a bio to our chief production officer, Kellie Green, with the name of the program or topic you’re interested in. Please note that we avoid inviting recent former speakers because we prefer to attract a variety of panels.
Programs start roughly at 8:30, lunch is served at 12:30, and the program winds up at 4:30.
We use a single agenda during the course of the day so that audiences and speakers stay together all day long, and enjoy the same panel topics and networking breaks.
Are attendance lists available?
When you arrive at the conference, you’ll receive a 3-ring binder that includes the attendance roster — as well as a 2-page agenda and biographies with contact details for each of the speakers.
What types of professionals attend?
Most registrants fall into one of the following categories –
- Private equity & family office investors
- Limited partners
- Investment bankers
- Operating partners
- Independent sponsors
- Placement agents
- Business development consultants
- Portfolio company managers
- Executive recruiters
Contact Claire Notton, our chief marketing officer. We prepare conference materials a month or two ahead of time, so the sooner you inquire, the higher the odds of your being able to participate.
Where are your conferences held?
Our conferences are held at a famous private club in midtown Manhattan. We don’t publicly use the name of the venue because it’s not a commercial or public facility, but you will receive the name and location upon registering.
What is the dress code at our venue?
Can I use my mobile phone during the conference?
The venue has a handful of call-booths outside the conference area. Just ask one of our on-site staff to point out the nearest one. The managers of the venue prohibit using mobile phones or other electronic devices in its public areas.
Can the kitchen at the venue accommodate special diets?
Just contact Chris Agar at least 48 hours ahead of time to request a special meal. Alternatively, we can direct you to nearby restaurants.
Can you recommend conveniently located hotels?
We can email you a list (feel free to request it here).
Can I get an audio recording of the conference?
We offer audio packages for each of our conferences. They are available for purchase on the registration page for each conference. Transcripts are not available.