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Private Equity Panel Topics

Keynote Speaker:

Bon French '76, CEO of Adams Street Partners

The Broadening Scope of Opportunistic PE Funds and Their Competitors

The Opportunistic Investing Panel will focus on funds that have adopted the strategy of providing diversification to their Limited Partners in a variety of fashions including: investing in different levels of the capital chain, taking positions in liquid and illiquid securities, and providing investors with a suite of fund options under one roof.

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Fundraising in the New Private Equity Environment

The Fundraising Panel will focus on a variety of topics related to fundraising in the post-recession environment, including: continued attractiveness of the category, greater demands from Limited Partners, and what truly separates the funds that have been able to raise capital from those that have not.

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Operational Expertise: Adding Value Beyond the Transaction

The Operational Expertise Panel will highlight funds that focus on adding value by providing operational expertise to their portfolio companies.  Which strategies are successful and how do funds clearly demonstrate the benefits of those strategies to generate superior returns and win deals at attractive prices?

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Venture Capital Panel Topics

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Approaches to Impact Investing

The Social Impact Panel will center around  investors  with a focus beyond just profits, emphasizing environmental and social consciousness in their investment decisions. The panel will discuss ways in which VCs can generate profits while producing a positive social impact.

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A New Wave of Mobile Technology

The Mobile Technology Panel will highlight the  influence of mobile consumers’ emerging “local” mindset and the influence this trend will have on future VC investing. As the usage of mobile devices and applications increases, developers are looking for ways to connect people with the immediate world around them.

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Investing in Clean Technology: Opportunities Ranging from Renewable Energy to the Smart Grid

The Investing in Clean Technology Panel will cover issues in the clean technology sector, from renewable sources of energy to the development of the smart grid. Many players are vying for premier status within these nascent fields, and our panelists will provide a glimpse into the thought process of clean tech VCs.

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