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The 24TH Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

at the New York Athletic Club, Mahattan, NY

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

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Conference Overview

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?

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
2018 Keynote Speakers Include:
Sean Cunningham corner
Sean Cunningham
GTCR
Managing Director
Christian Kallen corner
Christian Kallen
Hamilton Lane
Managing Director (Moderator)
Scott Kleinman corner
Scott Kleinman
Apollo Global Management
Co-President, Lead Partner for Private Equity
Tom Lister corner
Tom Lister
Permira
Co-Managing Partner
Beth Ferreira corner
Beth Ferreira
Managing Director
FirstMark Capital
CONFERENCE PANELS
2018 Panels Include:

Limited Partner & Fundraising Perspectives

  • Robert Blaustein – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (moderator)
  • Andrew Kwee – Co-Founder & Partner, Quantum GBL
  • David Chiang – Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Investments, $30 Billion Family Office
  • Joanne Douvas – Principal, GreenOak Real Estate
  • Steve Lessar – Managing Director, Co-Head Private Equity Secondaries/Vintage Funds, Goldman Sachs
  • Thomas Scriven – Managing Director, Penn Office of Investments

Middle Market Private Equity

  • Henry Nassau – Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Dechert (moderator)
  • David Gorton – Managing Director, Head of Business Development & Investor Relations, Tailwind Capital
  • David Tayeh – Head of Corporate Investment, North America, Investcorp
  • Jason Miller – Partner, Olympus Partners
  • Spyro G. Alexopoulos – Managing Director, Golub Capital

Kirkland & Ellis Distressed and Special Situations

  • Steve Hessler – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (moderator)
  • Amy Rice – Senior Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management
  • David Posnick – Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
  • Jason Scheir – Managing Director, Head of US Illiquid Opportunistic Credit, Apollo Global Management
  • Scott Graves – Partner, Portfolio Manager and Head of Distressed, Ares Management

Large Cap Private Equity

  • Mark Thierfelder – Chair of Global Private Equity Practice, Chair of Corporate and Securities Group & Partner, Dechert (moderator)
  • David Roberts – Principal, Advent International
  • Eric Friedman – Principal, Warburg Pincus
  • Sachin Bavishi – Principal, The Blackstone Group

International Private Equity

  • Christopher Field – Partner, Dechert (moderator)
  • Eric Schaefer – Managing Director, Eurazeo Capital
  • Roberta Brzezinski – Managing Principal, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
  • Saqib Rashid – Principal, The Abraaj Group
  • Yann Pambou – Head of Africa, Principal Investment and Private Equity, Swiss Re Direct Investments

Venture Capital

  • Hadley Harris – Eniac Ventures, Founding General Partner (moderator)
  • Adam Rothberg – Co-Founder and Partner, BoxGroup
  • Gary Deutsch – CFO, LiveIntent
  • Joanne Chen – Partner, Foundation Capital
  • Patrick Chung – Founding Partner, xFund
  • SC Moatti – Managing Partner, Mighty Capital
Event Information
8:15am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Opening Remarks and Sean Cunningham Keynote with Christian Kallen Moderating
10:00am – 11:00am Breakout Panel Sessions
• Limited Partner & Fundraising Perspectives
• Middle Market Private Equity
• Kirkland & Ellis Distressed and Special Situations
11:15pm – 12:15pm Tom Lister Keynote
12:30pm – 2:00pm SAP Seated Lunch and Scott Kleinman Keynote
2:15pm – 3:15pm Breakout Panel Sessions
• Large Capital Private Equity
• International Private Equity
• Venture Capital
3:15pm – 4:00pm Golub Capital Coffee Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Beth Ferreira Keynote
5:00pm – 6:00pm Cocktail Hour

Dress code:

Gentlemen – Jacket and tie required.

Ladies – Permitted attire refers to business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles, and dresses.

Room block:
The PE/VC Conference has reserved a block of rooms at the Penn Club in NYC. Please contact Natalya Martynuk by February 21, 2018 to reserve a room at a discounted rate.

Natalya Martynuk

Group Reservations/Front Desk | The Penn Club of New York
30 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-403-6648 | Email: group@pennclubny.org

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Keynote & Panelist Gift Sponsor
Donated in the honor of Michele Wharton
MBA Conference Team
Co-Chairs
Bobby Rosenbleeth corner
Bobby Rosenbleeth
Erica Gluck corner
Erica Gluck
Kate Salzman corner
Kate Salzman
Patrick Elyas corner
Patrick Elyas
Conference Team
Alexandra McLaughlin corner
Alexandra McLaughlin
Operations
Blair Melocik corner
Blair Melocik
LP & Fundraising Perspectives
Blake Boardman corner
Blake Boardman
Middle Market
Chong Ni corner
Chong Ni
Sponsorships
Elizabeth Qian corner
Elizabeth Qian
Large Cap
Geoffrey Lim corner
Geoffrey Lim
LP & Fundraising Perspectives
JJ Caffey corner
JJ Caffey
Venture Capital
John Pennington corner
John Pennington
Venture Capital
Justin Karfo corner
Justin Karfo
International
Katie Miller corner
Katie Miller
LP & Fundraising Perspectives
Kyle McGinnis corner
Kyle McGinnis
Operations
Leigha Field corner
Leigha Field
Marketing
Matt Circle corner
Matt Circle
Middle Market
Matt Potter corner
Matt Potter
Large Cap
Max Francois Poncet corner
Max Francois Poncet
Sponsorships
Milo Tong corner
Milo Tong
Operations
Negin Navab corner
Negin Navab
Marketing
Ramy Matar corner
Ramy Matar
Finance
Rohit Gupta corner
Rohit Gupta
Sponsorships
Rooshy Roy corner
Rooshy Roy
Large Cap
Sabah Shaikh corner
Sabah Shaikh
International
Samantha Stowers corner
Samantha Stowers
Distressed & Special Situations
Steven Kozhimala corner
Steven Kozhimala
Middle Market
William Guo corner
William Guo
Distressed & Special Situations / Operations
Yi-Jie Wang corner
Yi-Jie Wang
Finance