Emerging Manager Showcase

Virtual ILPA Summit Europe – Emerging Manager Showcase | April 27-28, 2021

ILPA is thrilled to announce that we will be bringing the Emerging Manager Showcase the to European Summit for the first time in 2021.

In January 2020, ILPA successfully brought our highly efficient and proven approach to building LP /GP relationships to Europe for the first time. The 2021 ILPA Summit Europe will be brought to you virtually and will include the EM Showcase which will be integrated into the main Summit. Qualified EMs and engaged LPs are scheduled to meet based on optimized preferences to ensure productive and mutually beneficial meetings. ILPA uses a proprietary algorithm created specifically for this unique event and including a ranking system which is modified annually to continue improving attendee schedules.

Join us for the 2021 Virtual ILPA Summit Europe, April 27-28. 

The application process for the Virtual ILPA Summit Europe 2021 is now open. If interested, please fill out an application located on the right hand side of this screen. For any questions at this time, please reach out to Sara Mikolich at summit@ilpa.org.

Ideal Applicants are:
  • Raising a first or second fund (first institutional fund or small spinout of existing manager) but all candidates will be considered.
  • Focusing on any sector, strategy & geography with the exception of  infrastructure, real assets or real estate
  • Seeking a minimum target fund size of $100 million
Application process is now open!  Deadline for applications is February 10, 2021.

More about the Virtual ILPA Emerging Manager Showcase

In response to our members and their needs, we have decided to integrate the Emerging Manager Showcase with the main Virtual ILPA Summit Europe this year which means 2 days of networking and more 1-on-1 time with LPs. The Emerging Manager Showcase brings the proven process and energy of the ILPA Summit to the highest caliber, up-and-coming teams of new managers.  This highly-anticipated, event leverages the groups meetings to optimize time and maximize connections, creating an experience like no other.

How does the event work?

NEW THIS YEAR - The Emerging Manager Showcase will feature up-and-coming managers for LP attendees to meet in carefully coordinated group sessions running simultaneously with the main Virtual ILPA Summit Europe event on April 27-28. Each manager has an exclusive meeting with LPs during 40-minute periods, offering a deeper dive meeting opportunity.  Your Virtual ILPA Summit experience includes two days of content, networking events and a custom meeting schedule based on your preferences. The virtual experience will use an interactive platform so that you can connect directly with other attendees during scheduled meetings, participate in interactive small group networking events, and hear keynote speakers and leading service providers about best practices.

Why do Emerging Managers Participate in the Showcase?

  • It’s Exclusive:  The event is strictly limited to 5 managers. Previous NY Summit events' Emerging Manager spots were oversubscribed
  • It’s Targeted: In previous years at NY Summit, ~75 LP organizations (125 individuals) specifically interested in Emerging Managers participate in the EM Showcase
  • It’s High Caliber: Attendees consistently note the high quality of attendees (both GPs and LPs) at the showcase
  • It Works: Managers met on average 20 LPs and cultivated new, productive relationships through their attendance

EM Showcase Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 event.

Please note: As ILPA is an association for investors in private equity, GPs applying should note that funds that are very niche focused or focused on real assets, infrastructure and real estate are most likely not a fit for the ILPA Summit. General Partner attendees include Buyout, Growth, Distressed, Mezzanine, Secondary, Venture Capital, and select specialty funds from around the world.

How do Emerging Managers attend?

To be considered for the showcase, all potential managers must submit an application form.  Managers are then reviewed and qualified during an application process by a committee of LPs active and interested in this space, to ensure a diverse and broad group of managers.

Please submit an application using the form on this page.


Managers at the EM Showcase 2021



Questions? Contact Summit@ilpa.org.