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 your 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 new personalities to our panels.
Programs start roughly at 8:30, lunch is served at 12:30, and the program winds up at 4:30.
Because we limit the number of speakers to 20 or so, we use a single agenda during the course of the day. That way the audiences and speakers stay together all day long, and enjoy the same panel topics and networking breaks.
Can you get a conference attendance list?
When you arrive at the conference, you’ll receive a 3-ring binder with 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 and 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 marketing director. 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 join.
Where are your conferences held?
All of our conferences are held in midtown Manhattan. As a courtesy to the membership, 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?
We hold our conferences at a famous private club in midtown New York. Its managers strictly enforce the dress code established by the club’s members. It prescribes jackets, dress shirts, and ties for men, and the business equivalent for women.
Can I make phone calls at 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 club members prohibit using cell phones or other electronic devices in its public areas.
Can the venue accommodate special diets?
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. However, transcripts are not available.