For 31 years, PartnerConnect East has brought together the most influential private equity and venture capital professionals for two nights of networking and a day and a half of high-level dialogue and debate.

Recognized for creating an invaluable ecosystem for the industry & led by the award-winning journalists at Buyouts InsiderPartnerConnect East 2020 will feature 2 tracks: Buyouts East and Venture Capital East

The PartnerConnect experience centers around productive networking with the right people. Convening over 400+ investment industry practitioners, including 200 LPs and 200 fund managers, bankers and lenders.

Register by 2/26/2020 to take advantage of ExecConnect at PartnerConnect East!

As well as benefitting from the forward-thinking educational opportunities, the conference offers our unique ExecConnect program, hosting over 400 private one-on-one meetings between capital providers, fund managers, independent sponsors, and family offices. Moving from our LP-GP meetings program, you will now have more flexibility to create additional interactive meetings. Family offices are invited to meet with other family offices. LPs are encouraged to meet with other LPs. And as always LPs and GPs can start the conversation to see if they are a good match. Since inception, we’ve organized over 11,000 meetings, through which billions of equity capital have been committed by LPs to fund managers.

What better way to build and bolster industry relationships and forge the partnerships for the next chapter in your business’s growth. We look forward to hosting you and the PE community at what we anticipate will be the most talked about the conference this coming Spring.

Who Should Attend?

  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private partnerships
  • Managers in the following categories: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Mezzanine & Senior Debt, Growth Equity, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow opportunities in private capital
  • Placement Agents / Fundraising advisors / intermediaries between GPs and LPs
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit opportunities for private capital funds
  • Private Real Estate Funds

Who Attends PartnerConnect Events?

Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms that have attended PartnerConnect events.

  • Harvard Management Company
  • College of the Holy Cross Endowment
  • QIC
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • UPS Group Trust

ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our seventh year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 11,000 1:1 meetings between fund managers and limited partners. Based on feedback from our participants, billions of dollars in commitments have been made by LPs to GPs they met in our program. Participants efficiently move through 20 minute private meetings. For more information, click here.

LP-Only and Dealmakers Dinner

We host dinners for LPs and GPs/bankers/lenders on the middle night of our event. Each dinner typically has 40-50 attendees. For sponsorship opportunities reach out to Kevin McCaffrey at Or Andrew C. Yale

Dinners by invitation only

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PartnerConnect conferences bring together qualified investors, fund managers, independent sponsors, family offices & service providers for unbeatable networking and award-winning panels.


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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Day 1 - Monday 16th

Opening Night
18:00 - 19:30

Ice Breaker Reception


Day 2 - Tuesday 17th

07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:30 - 08:35

Welcome Address

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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08:35 - 08:55

Featured Presentation: Alix Partners

08:55 - 09:30

Keynote Panel: CIO Roundtable

09:30 - 10:15

Keynote/Fireside Chat - Politics and Private Equity

10:15 - 10:30

Networking Break

Morning Main Tracks
10:30 - 11:00

Featured Content Panel 1: Does PE have a bad rep on Main Street? If so, how can it be fixed?

10:30 - 11:00

Focus Panel 1: VC Saas/Cloud Computing Panel

Rick Grinnell
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Rick Grinnell

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

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11:00 - 11:30

Featured Content Panel 2: Family Offices as Fund Investing LPs

11:00 - 11:30

Focus Panel 2: Healthcare PE Panel

11:30 - 12:00

Featured Content Panel 3: Instructional- Building an LP Base From Start to Funded

11:30 - 12:00

Focus Panel 3: Operating Partners Tell-All: How GPs are Actually Delivering Value in Their Portfolio Companies

12:00 - 12:30

Featured Content Panel 4: Asian Based LPs Discuss Their US Private Markets Strategy

12:00 - 12:30

Focus Panel 4: Creative Capital Structures

Networking Lunch
12:30 - 13:30


Keynote Presentation
13:30 - 14:00

After Lunch Keynote

Afternoon Main Tracks
14:00 - 14:30

Featured Content Panel 5: Finding the Sweet Spot- LPs Dish Out Their Thinking When Investing in VC Funds of Various Sizes

14:00 - 14:30

Focus Panel 5: RCP Advisors Research Launch- A Quantitative Look at ESG Performance in PE

14:35 - 15:05

Featured Content Panel 6: The (R)Evolution of Deal Sourcing

14:35 - 15:05

Focus Panel 6: LP Corner- How are GP's Valuing Their Portfolio Companies?

15:05 - 15:35

Afternoon Networking Break

Break Out Sessions
15:35 - 16:00

Featured Content Panel 7: The 2020 Exit Market- What Are the Options for GPs?

15:35 - 16:00

Focus Panel 7: Success Stories of Seeding/Anchoring GPs

Featured Content
16:00 - 16:30

Featured Panel

Keynote Presentation
16:30 - 17:00

Closing Keynote

17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception

19:00 - 21:30

LP Dinner (By Invitation Only)


Day 3 - Wednesday 18th

08:00 - 08:55

Networking Breakfast

Featured Content
09:00 - 10:00

LP Think Tanks

09:00 - 10:00

GP Think Tanks

10:10 - 11:10

Welcome Remarks

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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Keynote Presentation
10:10 - 11:10

Duelling Economists

11:10 - 11:30

Networking Break

Afternoon Main Tracks
11:30 - 12:00

Featured Content Panel 8: Investor Outlook-Sovereign Wealth Funds/Mega Institutional Investors

12:00 - 12:30

Featured Content Panel 9: A New Type of Institutional Investor-Exploration of This Firm Type Who Seeks to Partner With Emerging Managers

Ryan Bailey
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Ryan Bailey

Managing Partner, Pacenote Capital

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12:30 - 13:00

Featured Content Panel 10: Governance at the Seed Stage- Should Seed Investors Establish Formal Boards? What's Best for LPs, GPs and Founders?

13:00 - 13:05

Closing Remarks

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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Ryan Bailey

Managing Partner, Pacenote Capital

Ryan Bailey is a Managing Partner at Pacenote Capital where he oversees fund sourcing and research efforts. Pacenote Capital is focused on partnering with preeminent emerging investment managers. Previously, Ryan functioned as the Head of Investments… Read full bio

Rick Grinnell

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Rick Grinnell is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, focusing on investments in AI-enabled security and enterprise infrastructure. Rick has led investments and serves on the Board of Directors of Allure Security, Armored Things, Norms… Read full bio
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The ExecConnect Private Meeting Program:

  • Connects active LPs looking for VC / GP managers who are fundraising or seeking to build new LP relationships
  • The 20 minute private minute meetings are pre-arranged and pre-screened
  • In almost a decade over 11,000 LP-GP meetings have been facilitated with 2700+ in 2018 alone
  • Billions of dollars raised with past commitments ranging from a few million dollars to larger checks as high as $100 million

If you’re an LP- ExecConnect gives you the opportunity to meet and screen new GPs in a time-efficient, personalized manner. Instead of looking over spreadsheets and pitchbooks, you’re able to hand-pick a schedule of face to face meetings from a selection of PE and VC fund managers of various sizes and strategies.

Qualified LPs who take three or more 20-min meetings, attend our event complimentary as well as the VIP LP dinners and workshops.

If you’re a GP- As a participant in our ExecConnect program, simply show up on-site and you’ll have a roster of 1:1 LP meetings arranged through our ‘match-making’ platform. The LP’s who participate in ExecConnect are fund investing decision-makers at Pensions, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Companies, Family Offices, Fund of Funds and more.

Each meeting is set-up based on the LPs interest in your firm and/or your firm’s strategy, ensuring that each meeting is productive.

For more information on attending as a qualified investor, please contact:

Grant Catton


General Partners raising capital have a variety of options to enter the meetings program.
For more information on ExecConnect packages and maximizing your participation, please contact:

Kevin McCaffrey

Andrew C. Yale


General Partner Packages Includes:

  • Multiple passes
  • ExecConnect – A quota of LP meetings; ability to review and rank LP preferences
  • Branding
  • Speaking opportunities
  • VIP Dinner invitation
  • Other creative opportunities include: meeting space sponsorship


Count on PartnerConnect to Introduce You to Your Next Investor

If you’re interested in raising funds then you don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet with our LPs privately at one of our PartnerConnect events through our ExecConnect private meeting program. With ExecConnect, you can maximize your time by letting us handle the introductions.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Contact Kevin McCaffrey at, who can get you set up with an ExecConnect profile and explain next steps on LP meetings.
  • Institutional Investors review profiles of all GPs and prioritize those whom they are interested in meeting.
  • We arrange private one-on-one meetings at our PartnerConnect events with LPs who have indicated an interest in your firm.

More than 11,000 meetings have been arranged between PE/VC Fund Managers & Institutional Investors since the start of ExecConnect 9 years ago, with $1B plus in confirmed commitments from LPs who first met GPs at our events.

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective investors. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of pension plans, foundations, endowments, and fund of funds, all of whom are looking to place capital specifically into private equity funds.



There’s not a more efficient way to make in-person connections with fund managers than at PartnerConnect

What is the PartnerConnect Institutional Investor Pass?

PartnerConnect offers qualified investors the opportunity to attend our events free of charge, with a complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. To be considered, you must be a qualified investor or advisor who allocates capital to alternative asset managers or advises institutional investors to make such commitments.

Here’s What You Can Do with the Institutional Investor Pass:

  • Attend our events free of charge, taking advantage of all conference sessions
  • Sift through scores of GPs in the PE, venture, real estate, and growth equity spaces, and pick the meetings that you want, which we schedule for you.
  • Attend any post event workshops
  • Bring a colleague for free
  • Network with other institutional investors during a private dinner, usually at a 5-star restaurant or special venue

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective fund managers. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of the managers you want in a quick and efficient manner. For more information, please contact our LP relationship manager, Grant Catton, at

Requirements of an Institutional Investor Pass:

In exchange for all the benefits listed above, we ask that you participate in our ExecConnect private meeting program, which enables you to meet directly with fund managers whose investment goals match yours. These meetings are pre-arranged by conference organizers, and you get to choose the firms you meet with for focused, efficient networking. We ask that you take at least 3 meetings with managers.


Shake Hands With 150+ Financial Sponsors at Each of Our PartnerConnect Events

Our events are designed with bankers, lenders and service providers squarely in the middle of all of the action at our PartnerConnect events throughout the year. Unlike most competing events, our attendee rosters are typically 90% or more comprised of limited partners and fund managers, which means a strikingly low amount of service providers. Your ticket includes first rate networking with senior decision-makers at private market funds (PE, VC, Real Estate and more), as well as limited partners who back them. Group passes and discounts are available. Bankers and lenders also receive a complimentary pass to our well-known Deal Makers’ Dinner, alongside PE firms on the middle night of the conference. For service providers, a select few passes are available through dinner sponsorship.

To get still more out of the event with sponsorship opportunities, including attendee lists, branding, and speaking roles, please contact Julis Pacardi at

For further benefits of PartnerConnect events, the Banker/Lender package and our special group rates. Contact Julius Picardi at or call +1 646-356-4507 for more information.


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Hotel Phone: 617.912.1234


Discounted Rates: $299 (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Phone Reservations: 1-877-803-7534
Online Reservations

(Enter arrival & departure dates and click “check dates” box.  This will automatically default to group discounted rates and display room types available).


Requests for room assignments may also be made by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-803-7534 and referencing the PEI LLC/ Argosy PartnerConnect East conferenceDiscounted rates are good through, February 22, 2020. However, please note that the discounted group block is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Rooms are available on a first come first served basis, be sure to book your room early.

Hyatt Regency

Advanced Rates – SAVE 10%
Expires 1/03/2020)
Fund Managers – $2,700
Independent Sponsors – $1,350
Service Providers – $4,500
Limited Partners – Complimentary

Early-Bird Rates – SAVE 5%
(Expires 1/31/2020)

Fund Managers – $2,850
Independent Sponsors – $1,425
Service Providers – $4,500
Limited Partners – Complimentary

Standard Rates
(After 1/31/2020)
Fund Managers – $3,000
Independent Sponsors – $1,500
Service Providers – $4,500
Limited Partners – Complimentary

The ExecConnect Deadline for this event is February 26, 2020.
After this date we cannot guarantee LP-GP one-on-one meetings.

Contact Kevin McCaffrey at 646-356-4503 or
Packages Includes:

  • Multiple passes
  • ExecConnect – A quota of LP meetings; ability to review and rank LP preferences
  • Branding
  • Speaking opportunities
  • VIP Dinner invitation
  • Other creative opportunities include: meeting space sponsorship

Contact Julius Picardi at or call +1 646-356-4507 for more information.

Contact Grant Catton at 646-321-4864 or for more information.

As an accredited institutional investor you may qualify for a Complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. Recipients of this Investor Pass may attend the entire conference program and the general networking reception, if you agree to participate in our ExecConnect 1:1 meeting program for at least three 20-minute private meetings with fund managers of your choice at a time of your choice.

By applying for a complimentary pass below, you certify that your firm is a qualified institutional investor that commits capital to alternative asset managers, or that your firm advises institutional investors to make such commitments. You also certify that your firm is an accredited investor as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. You agree to take at least 3 private meetings as part of the ExecConnect Meetings Program.

Please note: Fund of Funds who qualify for a complimentary pass are restricted to those who are responsible to approve, oversee or research primary commitments to fund managers. Professionals who work on secondaries, directs, fundraising, marketing, business development, or in an administrative capacity, would not qualify. We will be in touch once you have submitted your application. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact

PartnerConnect On-Demand Webinar Series

Cutting-edge resources curated for private market fund managers, institutional investors,
family office & financial advisors, wealth managers, GPs and LPs.

Here you will find thought leadership webinars to assist financial professionals in the fund marketing and investor servicing industry — highlighting the markets and investment opportunities that matter to you. Due to compliance regulations, we are only able to share the recording with you. We do not provide the presentations for download. You will be asked to register prior to viewing the recordings.


Best Practices: Trends in Compensating Top PE/VC Talent

Unsure what to pay in salary, bonus and carry to attract the best of the best? Worried about losing talent to the competition? Wondering how quickly rival firms are building up their payrolls?

Family Office Master Class: Making Money, Doing Good with Opportunity Zone Funds

Watch this webinar on opportunity zone funds—partnership or corporations set up by entrepreneurs, developers and money managers to invest in the nearly 9,000 state-designated opportunity zones across the country. Looking to save millions of dollars in capital gains taxes? Eager to have a positive impact in poor communities by investing in real estate, infrastructure projects and private equity? Don’t miss this webinar

GP Fundraising: Identifying Active Family Offices for Funds, Co-Investments

Family offices make great limited partners. They’re open to investment strategies of all kinds. They have a soft spot for debut funds and emerging managers. They like to co-invest. They decide quickly. And family offices are shifting money from hedge funds to private equity. So how do you break into or expand in this lucrative market?

PE/VC Masterclass: Building Processes for Agile and Flexible Deal Flow Management

Did you know that most PE professionals review just a small percentage of the universe of deal flow in their target markets? It’s true, according to the latest research. But it’s also true that you can take steps right now to see more deals and better-quality deals. This webinar brought to you by Backstop Solutions Group, the leading provider of productivity tools to private equity firms and their investors.

IR Masterclass: Keeping LPs Satisfied in an Age of Transparency

As a private equity professional, you know how critical it is to keep investors happy at every stage of the fund lifecycle—from courtship to final close to that final distribution. Find out best practices in LP reporting and annual meetings.

Want to Drive Operational Efficiency? The C-Suite Needs to Lead Organizational Change

Is your firm still leaning a little too heavily on Excel spreadsheets? Feel like you’ve lost a step to rival deal sponsors quicker to adopt new platforms? You’ll hear executives from blue-chip private equity and venture capital firms share best practices for getting their firms to adopt new technologies to streamline both fundraising and deal-making.

PE/VC Best Practices: How Independent Sponsors Source Deals and Raise Capital

Are you an independent sponsor looking for fresh sources of proprietary acquisitions? Looking for tips on raising capital for your next purchase? Don’t miss this special webinar on critical strategies for working with attorneys, family offices, investment bankers and business brokers, and business owners who can open doors to great deals.

PE/VC Best Practices: How Independent Sponsors Can Identify and Win Profitable Deals

Are you an independent sponsor looking to expand your circle of proprietary deal sources? Looking for an edge in winning limited auctions? Don’t miss this webinar on the latest strategies for working with accountants, attorneys, business brokers, investment bankers and, of course, business owners who can lead you to your next great deal.

PE/VC Best Practices: Putting LPs at Ease on Cybersecurity and IT Outsourcing

Limited partners have little tolerance for fund managers that aren’t up to speed on their cybersecurity and privacy requirements. Fall behind in these critical areas and your days raising institutional money will be numbered. Don’t miss this webinar.

IR Masterclass: Avoiding Top Timewasters in LP Communications and Reporting

Join Buyouts Insider for an important webinar on the new normal in transparency in the PE and VC industry. More than ever LPs expect GPs to be open and forthcoming with information related to the performance of funds, the performance of the underlying portfolio companies, and the ongoing allocation of partnership fees and expenses; LPs also want a full accounting of how co-investment opportunities and expenses are allocated. GPs need to provide these services in a time-efficient and cost-effective way.


PE/VC Best Practices: How to Compensate Top Talent
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GP Best Practices: How to Expand Your Portfolio Companies Abroad
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What to Do NOW to Prepare for Coming Regulatory, Legislative, Tax changes
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Ready for a Downturn? New Strategies for Cutting Portfolio Company Costs
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GP Fundraising: Identifying Active Family Offices for Funds, Co-Investments
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Inside the LP Mind: Allocating to Private Real Estate in the Current Environment
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LP Perspective: Best Practices in Benchmarking Private Equity Returns
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The Fundraising Survival Guide for Emerging Real Estate Managers
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Emerging Managers: How to Build a Successful Co-investment Program for Investors
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LP Perspective: What Public Pensions Want From PE/VC Fund Managers
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IR Master Class: Keeping LPs Satisfied in an age of Increasing Transparency
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Top Strategies for Raising Money from Family Offices
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Top Trends Generating Investment Opportunities in The Tech Sector
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Improving Your Deal Sourcing Operations
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Identifying Potential Investors for Emerging Manager Funds
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PE/VC Roadshow Bootcamp: Getting Your Pitch Ready for Prime Time
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Pre-Event Resources