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ILPA Summit 2018

Save the Date for 2019! Join us in New York, November 5 - 7!

Registration will open mid-April

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The ILPA Summit is the private equity industry's premier networking event, bringing together top GPs and LPs from around the world for two unsurpassed days of private meetings and relationship-building opportunities.

Qualified GPs and engaged LPs are scheduled to meet based on optimized preferences to ensure productive and mutually beneficial meetings.

Attendees further benefit from exclusive access to the Professional Development Seminar and popular LP-Only Dinner.

Emerging Manager Showcase

The ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase will be returning to the Summit on November 6. The showcase will feature a curated group of up-and-coming managers, hand-picked by a committee of LPs. Don’t miss your chance to meet firsthand with this select group in their early years of operation.

Held from 12:00 – 6:00pm, the showcase will begin with lunch, followed by 30-minute group meetings with the managers in semi-private meeting spaces and ending with cocktails. In late September, LPs registered for the showcase will be invited to view participating emerging managers’ profiles in the event mobile tool and sign up for timeslots in advance.

More information about the Emerging Managers featuring in the showcase will be coming soon.

2018 Keynote Speaker, November 7

Sallie Krawcheck

Historically the most senior woman on Wall Street, Sallie Krawcheck has a record of turning around financial services businesses, even during the financial crisis, by employing an intense and unique client focus that earned her the title "The Last Honest Analyst."

Sallie Krawcheck’s professional pre-eminence spans several businesses: she is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women; she is the Chair of Ellevate Network, the global professional woman’s network; and she is the Chair of the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies in the world for advancing women.

Krawcheck is the past CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, the largest wealth management business in the world, at $2.2 trillion in client balances.

Krawcheck was named number 9 on Fast Company’s 2014 “100 Most Creative People in Business” list, as well as one of “10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine. During the research scandals, Fortune Magazine called her “The Last Honest Analyst” and noted that hers was the most influential voice for research quality and integrity.

Her keynote promises to be one of a kind, thanks to her unique position in the world of finance.

2018 Professional Development Seminar, November 6

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Critical Thinking for Success - Details

ILPA is pleased to offer a half-day professional development seminar on the neuroscience behind your best critical thinking, presented by Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE. Scott is a National Hall of Fame Speaker, Emmy Award winning writer and producer, and a long-time advisor to Fortune 500 executive teams. In this interactive workshop, learn about what sets us up for our best critical thinking and how it can work for you and your team. Strong critical thinking is an asset that contributes to every aspect of business; helping individuals and organizations spend time, effort and assets on ideas that benefit from applied deep thinking. By learning to set the stage for critical thinking, you will provide new insights and strategic direction for yourself and your organization.

Your brain has never been so switched on as it will be with practical new insights about how to be a more successful thinker with others - all from the latest research in neuroscience. This workshop explores how to set the right conditions for the brain to help you be more effective, make better decisions, be more creative and to help you attain your goals. Tactics and tips are science-based and proven in some of the world's most prestigious neuroscience labs.

Learning Objectives
This seminar will enable you to:

  • Understand and apply the neuroscience that sets the stage for our best thinking.
  • Discover the nine Gateways of Critical Thinking.
  • Participate in interactive activities that will guide you in generating new insights.
  • Identify and address flawed thinking in a constructive manner.

Why should LPs participate in the ILPA Summit?

  • Effective use of resources: Opportunity to meet with a number of select, high-quality GPs in a time-efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Relationship-oriented: Build and strengthen relationships with GPs, whether they are fundraising or not, and meet GPs that you have not met with before or who may be outside your geographic area.
  • LP-only networking: Prior to the ILPA Summit, ILPA holds an LP-only day for over 100 global LPs including the member-favourite LP-only dinner, sold out the last four years.
  • Timely sessions: The Summit committee seeks out relevant and timely speakers each year to discuss a current hot topic. Past sessions and speakers have included Sir Salman Rushdie discussing politics and modern literature, the Moneyball methodology with Billy Beane, climate change with Tom Steyer, futurist Ian Morrison discussing healthcare and the changing business environment, and panels on value and growth, incorporating ESG principles and distressed investing.
  • Additional educational opportunities: During the LP-only day, ILPA offers a Professional Development Seminar, customized for LPs, free of charge to LPs who fulfill their meeting schedule. Details on the 2018 seminar will be available later this spring.
  • Support ILPA: The ILPA Summit represents the means by which ILPA can provide its members with all of its current offerings. World-class educational programs, subsidized conferences and events, on-line tools for fund evaluation and best practices are all subsidized by the ILPA Summit. Member participation at the Summit ensures our continued focus on current and relevant PE issues.

SummitMatch Meeting Scheduling System – How it works

A Unique Scheduling Algorithm

Over the past 14 years, ILPA has created a proprietary meeting-scheduling algorithm, which continually receives outstanding reviews from attendees.

Meeting selections occur over a two-week period, during which, each organization must log into the meeting system to view a pre-filtered list of registered firms. These firms will have been selected based on the initial investment criteria provided by the lead registrant. From this list, each organization will “rank” firms based on a scoring system using the following scale:

  • Category 1: Ideal
  • Category 2: Preferred
  • Category 3: Neutral
  • Category 4: Prefer not to meet with
  • Category 5: Cannot meet with

They will also be asked to note:

  • Investor Status (Existing or Prospective)
  • Knowledge Level (Familiar or Unfamiliar)

Attendees will be provided with the GP participant list in an Excel file (to filter by sector, fund size or geography), or in a PDF (which includes detailed profile and fund history) to assist in the ranking process.

GP organisations will also rank LPs based on their desire to meet with them. During the optimization process, the SummitMatch algorithm will compute the LP and GP selections, generating a score for each LP/GP combination. Meeting schedules will then be populated based on this combined score, prioritizing the best scores to indicate mutual interest. The goal of the system is to fill both LPs’ and GPs’ meeting schedules with their top preferences.

For more information, please contact Grace Arnold, Event Manager on garnold@ilpa.org or +1 416-941-9393 Ext: 2250

Meet our ILPA Summit 2018 Sponsors!

Premier Lead Sponsor

UBS

Platinum Sponsor

Coller Capital

Gold Sponsor

Bloomberg

Gold Sponsor

EisnerAmper

Gold Sponsor

Torys

Bronze Sponsor

CEPRES

Bronze Sponsor

Dynamo Software

Bronze Sponsor

eFront

Bronze Sponsor

eVestments

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Intralinks

Bronze Sponsor

Ipreo by IHS Markit

Bronze Sponsor

MUFG

Bronze Sponsor

Pitchbook Data

Bronze Sponsor

Sherwood Partners

Bronze Sponsor

Solovis

Bronze Sponsor

SS&C GlobeOp

Bronze Sponsor

State Street

Bronze Sponsor

Street Diligence

Bronze Sponsor

TresVista

Emerging Manager Showcase Sponsor

BRG

Emerging Manager Showcase Sponsor

FD Fund Administration

Emerging Manager Showcase Sponsor

Foley & Lardner

November 5, 2018

6:30-9:00 pm

Insurance Network Dinner

Aquavit

6:30-9:00 pm

Family Office Dinner

Hunt & Fish Club


November 6, 2018

7:00am

Breakfast and Registration

Sheraton New York, 2nd Floor

8:00am

Professional Development Seminar

Empire Rooms, 2nd Floor

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

Metro West, 2nd Floor

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Emerging Manager Showcase

Central Park, 2nd Floor

5:00 - 6:00pm

Showcase Cocktails

Metro West, 2nd Floor

6:30pm - 9:30pm

LP-Only Dinner

Offsite - New York Yacht Club


November 7, 2018

7:00am

Breakfast and Registration

Sheraton New York, 2nd Floor

8:30am - 9:30am

Opening Remarks and Keynote

Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd Floor

9:50am - 10:40am

First GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

10:55am - 11:45am

Second GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Third GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Networking Luncheon

Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd Floor

2:30pm - 3:20pm

Fourth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

3:20pm - 3:45pm

Networking Break

Floors 5, 6 & 7

3:45pm - 4:35pm

Fifth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

4:50pm - 5:40pm

Sixth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

5:45pm

Cocktail Reception

Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd Floor


November 8, 2018

7:00am - 8:15am

Breakfast and Registration

Sheraton New York, 2nd Floor

8:30am - 9:20am

Seventh GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

9:35am - 10:25am

Eighth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

10:25am - 10:45am

Networking Break

Floors 5, 6 & 7

11:00am - 11:50am

Ninth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

12:05pm - 12:55pm

Tenth GP/LP Meeting

GP Suites - Floors 5, 6 & 7

1:00pm

Closing Luncheon

Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd Floor

ILPA Summit concludes following lunch


Emerging Manager Showcase 

Returning for a third year, the ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase will run as part of the ILPA Summit in November this year. The showcase will feature 12 up-and-coming managers for semi-private group meetings. Attendees will log into the event website in late September and October to select which managers they wish to meet.

ILPA Summit – Profile Participant Guide

ILPA is excited to announce the General Partner participants at this year’s ILPA Summit.

Click here to view the full profile information for each ILPA Summit GP participant.   Download

How will this guide assist me in the meeting selection process?

These guides have been designed to help you identify which GPs meet your investment criteria and assist you in making your rankings in the meeting selection process, which begins in September.

The excel document allows you to easily filter by investment segment focus/geographical focus/fund size/country, to identify which GPs meet your criteria.

During the meeting selection process in September, you will be asked to rank all GPs based on the following information:

  • Rank using the following scale:
    • Category 1: Ideal
    • Category 2: Preferred
    • Category 3: Neutral
    • Category 4: Prefer not to meet with
    • Category 5: Cannot meet with
  • Investor Status: Existing Investor or Prospective Investor
  • Knowledge level: Familiar or Unfamiliar

Should you have any questions on the GP listing, or on how the meeting selection process works, please contact summit@ilpa.org.

ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase

The ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase will be returning to the ILPA Summit on November 6, 2018. It’s your chance to meet with 12 exciting, up-and-coming managers, chosen by the LPs on our Emerging Manager Showcase Committee.

Click here to view the full profile information for each ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase GP.   Download

The ILPA Summit will take place at:

The Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Ave (7th & 53rd), New York, NY 10019.

ILPA has secured a special rate at the event venue. ILPA will subsidize LPs in this room block who fulfill their full meeting schedules, for the nights of November 5, 6, 7, so that they will be paying a rate of $299 USD per night (not including incidentals). When booking, reservations will be quoted at the standard room rate of $389 plus charges and taxes. The ILPA subsidy will be applied on check out to those LPs who fulfill their scheduled meetings.

Group rate is subject to availability with a final cut-off date of October 15, 2018. We encourage you to book ASAP to receive the special LP rate.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations through the hotel directly by visiting https://aws.passkey.com/go/ILPASummit18LP

Professional Development Seminar

November 6, 2018 | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Critical Thinking for Success

ILPA is pleased to offer a half-day professional development seminar on the neuroscience behind your best critical thinking, presented by Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE. Scott is a National Hall of Fame Speaker, Emmy Award winning writer and producer, and a long-time advisor to Fortune 500 executive teams. In this interactive workshop, learn about what sets us up for our best critical thinking and how it can work for you and your team. Strong critical thinking is an asset that contributes to every aspect of business; helping individuals and organizations spend time, effort and assets on ideas that benefit from applied deep thinking. By learning to set the stage for critical thinking, you will provide new insights and strategic direction for yourself and your organization.

Your brain has never been so switched on as it will be with practical new insights about how to be a more successful thinker with others – all from the latest research in neuroscience. This workshop explores how to set the right conditions for the brain to help you be more effective, make better decisions, be more creative and to help you attain your goals. Tactics and tips are science-based and proven in some of the world’s most prestigious neuroscience labs.