The 26TH Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

New York Athletic Club, Manhattan, NY

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Conference Overview

After 26 years of success, this year’s conference theme is a tribute to our silver anniversary and is intended to spark discussions amongst attendees, keynote speakers, panelists, and moderators alike.

This year, the conversation will center around “finding the silver lining.” Given the growing feeling that the market is experiencing a calm before the storm, it’s important now, more than ever, for private equity professionals to find a way to see the silver lining. In an overvalued market and with the speculation of a potential downturn, the Conference is intended to bring together leading minds in the private equity and venture capital industries to discuss how to capitalize on opportunities as we move forward into this complex landscape.

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2020 Panels Coming Soon

Buyout (Large Cap & Middle Market)

  • Nazim Zilkha – Partner, Dechert (moderator)
  • Carl Press – Principal, Thoma Bravo
  • David Roberts – Principal, Advent International
  • Elisabeth Dong – Principal, Bain Capital
  • Eric Friedman – Principal, Warburg Pincus
  • Sachin Bavishi – Principal, The Blackstone Group

Consumer Private Equity

Healthcare Private Equity

Impact Investing & ESG

Limited Partner & Fundraising

  • Robert Blaustein – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (moderator)
  • David Chiang – Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Investments, $30 Billion Family Office
  • Derek Dietrich – Co-Founder & Partner, Quantum GBL
  • 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

Private Credit

Real Estate Private Equity

Special Situations & Distressed

Venture Capital

  • Hadley Harris – Eniac Ventures, Founding General Partner (moderator)
  • Adam Rothenberg – Co-Founder and Partner, BoxGroup
  • Gary Deutsch – CFO, LiveIntent
  • Patrick Chung – Founding Partner, xFund
  • SC Moatti – Managing Partner, Mighty Capital
Event Information
8:15am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Opening Keynote
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Panel Group 1
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Panel Group 2
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm Post-Lunch Keynote
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Panel Group 3
3:30pm – 4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Keynote
5:00pm – 6:00pm Cocktail Reception

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 March 22, 2019 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

MBA Conference Team
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Andrew Eckert
Gary Chalik corner
Gary Chalik
Justin Anderson corner
Justin Anderson
Ravali Parsa corner
Ravali Parsa
Conference Team
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Cassie Ryding
Morgan McKee corner
Morgan McKee
Chelsea Zhang corner
Chelsea Zhang
Daniel McKinnon corner
Daniel McKinnon
Eryn Ashlei Bailey corner
Eryn Ashlei Bailey
George Simmons corner
George Simmons
Gritt Trakulhoon corner
Gritt Trakulhoon
Henry Anderson corner
Henry Anderson
Karlos Bledsoe corner
Karlos Bledsoe
Sam Rosen corner
Sam Rosen
Samuel Tang corner
Samuel Tang
Sylvie Shi corner
Sylvie Shi
Meghan Hsu corner
Meghan Hsu
Kevin Weinstein corner
Kevin Weinstein
John Gordon corner
John Gordon
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