The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania invites you to attend

The 24TH Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

at the New York Athletic Club, Mahattan, NY

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018



Over the past two decades, Wharton students and alumni have built a leading forum for Private Equity and Venture Capital professionals to share ideas and discuss the future of the industries. The Conference is one of the most recognized student-run events of its kind, and among the largest professional conferences for Private Equity and Venture Capital worldwide.

This year, the conversation will take place through the lens of Separating from the Herd. The Private Equity and Venture Capital industries have become increasingly crowded. Ample capital and ever-more funds compete for opportunities in a low-return environment. How does a firm overcome the trend towards converging returns and separate itself from the herd?

2018 Keynote Speakers Include:
David Pakman corner
David Pakman
2018 Panels Include:

Venture Capital

  • Gary Deutsch – CFO, TagMan
  • Yujin Chung – Partner, Market Development Group
  • Joanne Chen – Partner, Founding Capital

K&E Distressed and Special Situations

  • Amy Rice – Oaktree

Middle Market Private Equity

  • David Tayeh – Head of Corporate Investment-NA, CVC Capital Partners

Large Cap Private Equity

  • TBD – Partner, Partners

Limited Partners Perspective

  • TBD 1 – Private Equity Industry Entrepreneur
  • TBD 2 – Private Equity Industry Entrepreneur

International Private Equity

Keynote Speaker

  • David Pakman – Head of Corporate Investment-NA, CVC Capital Partners