Driving diversity in a time of change

Europe’s largest diversity event focused on private markets will be virtual again in September.

Join the industry at this crucial time to hear how private markets are faring in the current downturn, what industry leaders are doing to address diversity, raising funds remotely, investor perspectives and much more.

The event platform will provide extensive opportunities to network virtually. Connect with your peers through one-to-one meetings, group discussions, build relationships and compare career advice.

This year’s Women in Private Debt Forum will once again be co-located with the Women in Private Equity, Women in Infrastructure and Women in Real Estate Forums. All registered attendees will have access to the four forums allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.

Explore the virtual experience

Essential market insight

Hear from industry leaders including CIBC, DWS, Hg, LGT, Permira Debt Managers, Stepstone and Tikehau Capital on how they are actively addressing diversity, raising funds remotely and engaging with investors. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

12 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 11 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event so you can set up your meetings ahead of time and 11 months after to continue making connections.

Covering Women in Private Equity, Infrastructure & Real Estate

One Summit: Four Forums

2020 Advisory Board

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Testimonials from 2020

Julie Dunne

Investment Operations Manager, The Church of England Pensions Board

An incredibly inspirational event that would be a real benefit to any woman or man, in the industry to attend.

Katalin Gallyas

Managing Director, c*funds

Well curated, high-quality private equity conference with the very best of industry passionate and practitioners. Lots of new insights and market trends. Cannot…

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Louisa Yeoman

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

A virtual success for Women in Private Markets Summit this year with fantastic representation across the different asset classes and excellent content from the…

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Investors who attended last year

Aberdeen Private Equity
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AMCS Privatstiftung
bcIMC
Bregal Private Equity Partners
Brunel Pension Partnership
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CDC Group
Chatham House
CPP Investment Board
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Investment Bank
Future Fund
Hamilton Lane
Korea Investment Corporation
Lyrique Private Equity
Manulife Capital
Metlife
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
PGGM
PSP Investments
Public Investment Corporation
QIC
Quadrivio SGR
Rothschild and Co
The Silferfern Group
The Wellcome Trust
UBS AG Wealth Management
Unigestion
USS

One click access to the leaders in private markets from the safety of your workspace

Essential market insight

Hear from industry leaders including CIBC, DWS, Hg, LGT, Permira Debt Managers, Stepstone and Tikehau Capital on how they are actively addressing diversity, raising funds remotely and engaging with investors. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

12 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 11 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event so you can set up your meetings ahead of time and 11 months after to continue making connections.

Hear from leading investors and managers

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for the next year.

Access 16 hours of interactive content from 100 speakers across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 11 months

Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with leading investors and managers through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 12 months access to the platform and the private markets community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Connect with private market professionals

The virtual experience allows you to find and connect with the people you want to meet more easily. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange meetings with private market professionals.

Find the people you want to meet

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new contact with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Share strategies and discuss the state of the industry with your peers in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees. Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining the conversation and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

12 months access to the community

You will have 12 months of access to the platform. Login 4 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meetings with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will be available 11 months after the event.

View the 2020 agenda

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 11 months

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 2nd

Pre-event networking sessions
14:45 - 15:10

Pathable tutorial & Icebreaker Speed networking

Before the start of the day, this session will help to give you a brief overview of the Pathable platform to ensure you are comfortable with its use. We will follow this with 20 minutes of speed networking to get participants in the mood for interactive sessions.

15:15 - 16:00

LP only ILPA Networking Session

Jennifer Choi

Join Jennifer Choi, ILPA’s Managing Director of Industry Affairs, for an LP-only session on November 2nd alongside PEI’s Women in Private Equity Forum. This Chatham House Rules discussion will focus on latest diversity initiatives and working with fund managers on addressing diversity. Attendees will be encouraged to share best (and worst) practices and experiences in this closed-door roundtable session. Off-the-record and invite only

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Jennifer Choi

Managing Director of Industry Affairs, ILPA

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16:00 - 17:00

Hg Diversity Workshop

Pamela Jones, Dorett Jones, Martina Sanow, Elizabeth Wallace

In this interactive workshop hosted by Hg, Europe’s leading investor in software and services, you will be placed in a zoom call to discuss important topics with members from across the private capital industry. The session will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers who will kick-off the discussion.

Please be prepared to switch on your camera and contribute with questions and input.

Pamela Jones, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy
Dorett Jones, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy
Martina Sanow, Partner and Deputy COO, Hg
Elizabeth Wallace, Head of Portfolio Talent, Hg

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Pamela Jones

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy

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Dorett Jones

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy

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Martina Sanow

Partner and Deputy COO, Hg

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Elizabeth Wallace

Head of Portfolio Talent, Hg

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Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 3rd

Plenary
09:00 - 09:30

Begin the day with speed networking

Start the conference as you mean to go on with short 3-minute meetings to build your contacts across private markets. Meetings will be randomly generated over 25 minutes of intense networking. Be prepared to switch on your camera and make connections

09:30 - 09:35

PEI Welcome

09:35 - 09:45

Chairperson's opening remarks

Laurie Mahon
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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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09:45 - 10:15

How are private markets faring in the current downturn?

Ludovic Phalippou, Rune Jepsen, Beverley Kilbride, Erin Sarret, Rhonda Ryan
  • What can the last economic crisis teach us about today’s markets?
  • How are investors allocating to managers to put money to work in private markets?
  • Concerns around increased public scrutiny on transparency
  • Is addressing ESG now a priority across private markets?
  • Predictions for the state of private markets in the next five years

Moderator: Ludovic Phalippou, Professor of Financial Economics, Said Business School

 

Ludovic Phalippou, Said Business School

Ludovic Phalippou

Professor of Financial Economics, University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Rune Jepsen, QIC

Rune Jepsen

Principal, Global Private Capital, QIC

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Beverley Kilbride, LaSalle

Beverley Kilbride

Country Manager - France, LaSalle

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Erin Sarret, StepStone Group

Erin Sarret

Director, StepStone Group

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Rhonda Ryan

Head of European Private Equity - Alternatives, Mercer

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10:15 - 10:20

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
10:20 - 11:00

How industry leaders are working to create a diverse and inclusive environment

Mary Kuusisto, Nic Humphries, Pam Jackson, Wol Kolade, Deborah Zurkow
  • How diverse are the panellist’s investment teams? How has this changed in the past decade?
  • Making the business case for diversity from a fund managers perspective
  • Are LPs demanding more from funds? What questions have been asked?
  • The advantages of a modern approach to HR when recruiting & retaining millennial men as well as women
  • Case studies of how industry leaders have made changes to their organisations and lessons learnt in the process

Moderator: Mary Kuusisto, Managing Partner, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto

Managing Partner, Proskauer

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Nic Humphries, Hg

Nic Humphries

Senior Partner, Hg

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Pam Jackson, Level 20

Pam Jackson

CEO, Level 20

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Wol Kolade, Livingbridge

Wol Kolade

Managing Partner, Livingbridge

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Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

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11:00 - 11:35

Networking Break

Opportunity to meet the speakers from session before: How industry leaders are working to create a diverse and inclusive environment – Open zoom meeting giving you the opportunity to quiz industry leaders

Women in Private Debt Forum 2020
11:35 - 11:40

Private debt chairperson's opening remarks

Dalit Nuttall
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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11:40 - 12:20

State of Play: To what extent is private debt recession proof

Dalit Nuttall, Ivelina Green, Christina Lee, Verena Letzerich, Cécile Mayer-Lévi
  • How has private debt fared over the past few months in comparison to other public & private assets?
  • Which vehicles and strategies are proving particularly resilient to the downturn?
  • What shortcomings and limitations have threatened private debt markets? How have these been overcome?

Moderator: Dalit Nuttall, Principal, West Valley Capital

Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Broadstone Credit Partners

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Christina Lee, Oaktree Capital Management

Christina Lee

Managing Director - Middle-Market Finance, Oaktree Capital Management

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Verena Letzerich, GSO Capital Partners

Verena Letzerich

Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

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Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

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12:20 - 12:25

Quick break to stretch and move between rooms

Women in Private Debt Forum 2020
12:25 - 13:00

Investor view: The evolving role of private debt within your alternative asset portfolio

Julia Demidova, Alesia Dawidowicz, Jocelyn Lewis , Candace Shaw
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Julia Demidova

Commercial Director, DMI, Official Monetary and Financial institutions Forum

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Alesia Dawidowicz, StepStone Group

Alesia Dawidowicz

Director - Private Debt & Hedge Funds, StepStone Group

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Jocelyn Lewis IHS Market

Jocelyn Lewis

Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, IHS Markit

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Candace Shaw, SLC Management

Candace Shaw

Senior Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, SLC Management

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13:00 - 14:00

Mid-day lunch break - 1:1 Meetings

13:30 - 14:00

Speed networking

Women in Private Debt Forum 2020
14:00 - 14:35

Where are opportunities in alternative credit due to current market disruption?

Ulla Fetzer, Kirsten Bode, Carey Davidson, Nicole Downer, Lorna Robertson

Moderator: Ulla Fetzer, Client Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

Ulla Fetzer, NNIP

Ulla Fetzer

Client Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

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Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

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Carey Davidson, Monroe Capital

Carey Davidson

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, Monroe Capital

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Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

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Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

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14:35 - 14:40

Quick break to stretch and move between rooms

Women in Private Debt Forum 2020
14:40 - 15:20

To what extent is ESG leading investment decisions in private debt?

Polly O'Brien, Sabrina Fox, Kristina Matthews, Nicole Waibel, Michelle Winters

Moderator: Polly O’Brien, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Polly O'Brien, Schulte, Roth & Zabel

Polly O'Brien

Partner, Schulte, Roth & Zabel

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Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit

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Michelle Winters, Northleaf Capital Partners

Michelle Winters

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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15:25 - 15:45

Speed networking

This unique session will allow delegates to participate in at least 5 private one-on-one meetings.

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 4th

08:30 - 09:30

Invitation only think-tanks

Anamica Broetz, Laurie Mahon, Dalit Nuttall, Matina Papathanasiou, Josien Piek

These closed-door sessions will allow women to speak freely about the issues impacting their office and asset class. It is a closed door, open conversation where attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to gain solutions for common concerns.

  • Infrastructure
    Matina Papathanasiou, Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC
    Laurie Mahon, Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
  • Private Debt
    Dalit Nuttall, Principal, West Valley Capital
  • Real Estate
    Josien Piek, Head of EMEA, GRESB
  • Private equity
    Anamica Broetz, Head of Investor Relations, Private Equity – DWS
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Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations -Private Equity, DWS

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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

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Josien Piek

Head of EMEA, GRESB

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Plenary
09:40 - 10:15

Raising funds remotely: Can you raise millions without a handshake?

Emily Brown, Anamica Broetz, Gabrielle Joseph, Ellinor Schrewelius
  • Completing due diligence remotely
  • Starting a new fundraise vs. completing one that had already begun
  • Examples from the past few months and any learnings for future fund raising

Moderator: Emily Brown, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel 

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Emily Brown

Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

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Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations -Private Equity, DWS

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Gabrielle Joseph, Rede Partners

Gabrielle Joseph

Head of Due Diligence and Client Development, Rede Partners

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Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

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10:15 - 10:20

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
10:20 - 11:00

To what extent has covid-19 impacted ESG implementation across private markets

Sinead O'Shea, Megan Starr, Mary Nicholson, Rayan Taleb
  • To what extent have investments performed better in the past few months as a result of ESG implementation
  • Moving sustainability from a reporting function to top of the CEO’s inbox
  • What can investors do to prioritise action on ESG issues?

Moderator: Sinead O’Shea, Partner, Simpson Thacher

Sinead O’Shea, Simpson Thacher

Sinead O'Shea

Partner, Simpson Thacher

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Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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Mary Nicholson

MIRA Head of Responsible Investment, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

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Rayan Taleb, IFM Investors

Rayan Taleb

Senior Associate-Asset Management, IFM Investors

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11:00 - 11:15

Highlights of the PEI LP Insight findings

Nicole Douglas

The PEI Investor Research & Analytics team surveyed over 100 LPs to capture investor sentiment on asset allocation, relationships with GPs, and performance predictions. The study also features insight on gender diversity and inclusion. Investors range from established players with diverse fund portfolios, to those planning to make their first alternatives commitments in 2021

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

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11:15 - 11:45

Speed networking half hour

Plenary
11:45 - 12:25

Will secondaries return to growth in the next stage of a new cycle?

Sunaina Sinha, Martha Heitmann, Kristin Shearer, Laura Shen
  • How have GP led deals performed in the past few months?
  • Comparing risk/return/pricing to pre-covid levels
  • To what extent are secondaries firms specialising in strategies and asset classes?
  • Predictions for growth and size of the secondaries market in the next year and decade

Moderator: Sunaina Sinha, Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

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Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

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Martha Heitmann

Partner, LGT CP

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Kristin Shearer, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

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12:25 - 12:30

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
12:30 - 13:00

Innovations in driving diversity in private markets

Ruulke Bagijn, Anna Follér, Lauren Harris, Adebanke Adeyemo

This unique session will feature 5-minute thought provoking presentations on how business leaders have addressed diversity within their organisations

Ruulke Bagijn, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

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Anna Follér

AP6

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Lauren Harris, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris

Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Adebanke Adeyemo

General Counsel, Vantage Infrastructure

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13:00 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:00

Meet the innovators

Adebanke Adeyemo, Lauren Harris, Anna Follér, Ruulke Bagijn

This session will allow delegates to meet with presenters from the earlier session featuring
Lauren Harris, Director, Northleaf Capital Partners
Anna Follér
, Sustainability Manager, AP6
Ruulke Bagijn
, Head of Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group
Adebanke Adeyemo
, General Counsel, Vantage Infrastructure

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Adebanke Adeyemo

General Counsel, Vantage Infrastructure

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Lauren Harris, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris

Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Anna Foller RIFTOKYO20

Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)

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Ruulke Bagijn, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

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14:00 - 14:05

Stretch break

Plenary
14:05 - 14:35

Meet a Mentor Session

Kate Campbell, Sue Hunter, Ben Loomes, Louisa Yeoman

This unique session will split the event into zoom meetings with a representative on each table offering practical career advice to the table.

  1. Embracing new challenges & career advancement hosted by Louisa Yeoman & Kate Campbell, Astrid Advisors
  2. Aspiring NEDs in PE – what it takes to be a female NED hosted by Sue Hunter, Frog Capital
  3. Being a CEO hosted by Ben Loomes, CEO, John Laing
Kate Campbell, Astrid Advisors

Kate Campbell

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

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Sue Hunter, Frog Capital

Sue Hunter

Non-Executive Partner, Frog Capital

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Ben Loomes, John Laing

Ben Loomes

CEO, John Laing

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Louisa Yeoman, Astrid Advisors

Louisa Yeoman

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

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14:35 - 14:40

Closing remarks

Laurie Mahon
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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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Speakers in 2020

For more information on speaking, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Adebanke Adeyemo

General Counsel, Vantage Infrastructure

Prior to joining Vantage, Banke worked as a capital markets lawyer at Linklaters LLP and Shearman and Sterling LLP before moving in-house to focus on multinational M&A, restructuring and divestments. She holds a J.D from Georgetown Law School and… Read full bio
Ruulke Bagijn, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn is Head of Carlyle's Investment Solutions segment and Chair of the AlpInvest Board. Ms. Bagijn is also Co-Head of AlpInvest Partners' Primary Fund Investments team and a member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Bagijn is a member of the… Read full bio

Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

Kirsten Bode is Co-Head of the Pan-European Private Debt activities at Muzinich focused on direct lending to lower middle market sponsor driven and family owned companies. Prior to joining Muzinich, she spent six years as a Managing Director in the p… Read full bio

Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations -Private Equity, DWS

Anamica Broetz is Head of Investor Relations for DWS Private Equity. She is responsible for coordinating the private equity platform’s global fundraising campaigns and leading investor relations for our diversified LP base, including sovereign wealth… Read full bio

Emily Brown

Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Emily Brown is a partner in SRZ's Investment Management Group. Emily advises private equity and venture capital sponsors on fundraising, managed accounts and the capital-raising process, as well as on executive and employee co-investment arrangements… Read full bio
Kate Campbell, Astrid Advisors

Kate Campbell

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

Kate is a co-founder of Astrid Advisors. She has 20 years’ experience of capital raising and capital markets. Prior to setting up Astrid Capital, Kate was co-Head of European Distribution for AMP Capital and established their European client business… Read full bio

Jennifer Choi

Managing Director of Industry Affairs, ILPA

As Managing Director of Industry Affairs for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Jennifer Choi directs the association’s engagement with external industry stakeholders to inform and enhance ILPA’s education, research, membership an… Read full bio
Carey Davidson, Monroe Capital

Carey Davidson

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, Monroe Capital

Ms. Carey Davidson is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets of Monroe Capital. She is responsible for buy side club originations, relationship management, and marketing as well as sell side syndications. She joined the firm in 2015 and is a… Read full bio
Alesia Dawidowicz, StepStone Group

Alesia Dawidowicz

Director - Private Debt & Hedge Funds, StepStone Group

Mrs. Dawidowicz* is a member of the private debt team, focusing on sub-investment grade corporate credit and other liquid and illiquid credit strategies. Mrs. Dawidowicz joined in summer 2013 and oversees investments in broadly syndicated loans and h… Read full bio

Julia Demidova

Commercial Director, DMI, Official Monetary and Financial institutions Forum

Julia Demidova Commercial Director, DMI. Responsible for building and enhancing relationships with senior officials from central banks, sovereign funds, public pension plans, and debt management offices in the public sector, and private sector counte… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

Nicole - joined 2005 is a Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations, managing a number of strategic relationships of the firm. She is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director at Deutsche B… Read full bio
Ulla Fetzer, NNIP

Ulla Fetzer

Client Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

Ulla is a Client Portfolio Manager within the Alternative Credit Team of NN Investment Partners, being responsible for growing NN IP’s Alternative Credit platform in partnerships with sales, marketing and product management. Ulla has a bridging funct… Read full bio

Anna Follér

AP6

Anna Follér joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2014 as sustainability manager. Anna’s work includes supporting the investment organisation in integrating ESG factors into the investment and ownership processes as well as refining… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transparency, improving disclosure standards, and educating market participants on the importance of lender protections in documentation. Most recently, Sab… Read full bio
Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green is the Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner and Co-CIO at Broadstone Credit Partners, a Firm primarily focused on Distressed and Special Situations investing. Prior to launching Broadstone, Ivelina was a Partner at CQS where she headed the G… Read full bio
Lauren Harris, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris

Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris is a Director at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. Lauren is involved in all aspects of the investor relations, business develop… Read full bio

Martha Heitmann

Partner, LGT CP

Martha Heitmann is a Partner at LGT Capital Partners., and has been with LGT CP since 2007. Ms. Heitmann is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of secondary transactions in Europe. She has lead transactions related t… Read full bio
Nic Humphries, Hg

Nic Humphries

Senior Partner, Hg

Nic is the Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of Hg and Head of the Saturn fund. He has ultimate responsibility for Hg’s strategy, management and governance. He focuses on larger software investments that provide daily-use mission critical applica… Read full bio
Sue Hunter, Frog Capital

Sue Hunter

Non-Executive Partner, Frog Capital

Sue contributed significantly to the launch of Frog Capital, Europe’s leading Operational Expert in Software Growth Equity, joining as Non-Executive Partner in 2008. She has 33 years of PE and VC experience in a broad range of roles including deal le… Read full bio
Pam Jackson, Level 20

Pam Jackson

CEO, Level 20

Pam’s appointment as CEO of LEVEL 20 in late 2019 follows over 30 years of advising corporate and private equity clients on international mergers and acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and IPOs. A senior business leader, running and growing busin… Read full bio
Rune Jepsen, QIC

Rune Jepsen

Principal, Global Private Capital, QIC

Rune joined QIC in 2006 and is one of four senior investment professionals responsible for developing and implementing a global private equity investment strategy on behalf of QIC and its clients. Since 2006, Rune has been responsible for the develop… Read full bio
Gabrielle Joseph, Rede Partners

Gabrielle Joseph

Head of Due Diligence and Client Development, Rede Partners

Gabrielle is responsible for Rede's origination and due diligence activities including, leading the comprehensive due diligence process carried out prior to any new Rede engagement. With over 13 years’ private equity experience, Gabrielle joined Rede… Read full bio
Beverley Kilbride, LaSalle

Beverley Kilbride

Country Manager - France, LaSalle

Beverley is responsible for leading the operations of LaSalle France, overseeing the local acquisitions and asset management teams. Beverley is also co-Fund Manager of LaSalle's pan-European Value Add fund series. Beverley joined LaSalle in 2006 and… Read full bio

Audrey Klein

Head of Fundraising, Kennedy Wilson

Audrey Klein is Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe.  Prior to this she held roles at Cromwell and Corestate but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone. … Read full bio
Wol Kolade, Livingbridge

Wol Kolade

Managing Partner, Livingbridge

Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at Kings College, London. After obtaining an MBA from Exeter University, he spent three years with Barclays before joining Livingbridge. Wol takes an active role in… Read full bio

Nina Kraus

Vice-President, Hamilton Lane

Nina is a Vice President on Hamilton Lane’s Global Investment Team. Nina is based in the firm’s London office, where she is focuses on fund investment opportunities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nina began her career at Hamilton Lane in… Read full bio
Mary Kuusisto, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto

Managing Partner, Proskauer

Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department and head of the London office. Mary has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations of private… Read full bio
Christina Lee, Oaktree Capital Management

Christina Lee

Managing Director - Middle-Market Finance, Oaktree Capital Management

Ms. Lee joined Oaktree in 2009 and is primarily responsible for originating, underwriting and executing new investment opportunities within the Middle-Market Finance Group. She sources new opportunities from financial sponsors and intermediaries in N… Read full bio
Verena Letzerich, GSO Capital Partners

Verena Letzerich

Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

Verena Letzerich is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners based in London. Ms. Letzerich is part of Blackstone’s global Institutional Client Solutions team with a focus on fundraising and investor relations for European investors. Before join… Read full bio
Jocelyn Lewis IHS Market

Jocelyn Lewis

Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, IHS Markit

Ms. Lewis is responsible for our private debt strategy globally, product development and client engagement. Previously, she was the regional head of Private Valuation Services for North America at IHS Markit. Ms. Lewis joined IHS Markit in 2016 with… Read full bio

Dorett Jones

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy

Dorett's expertise covers organisational development, addressing inequality, intersectional analysis, racial justice and anti-oppressive frameworks, coaching and leading on transformational programmes. A speaker and lecturer on race, gender, sexualit… Read full bio

Pamela Jones

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy

Pamela is Co founder & Executive Director at Genesis Consultancy, Public Speaker, Transformational Action Agent, Mentor, Activist and Creator. Pamela is a UK London city veteran, having worked for Investment Banks and Brokerage houses globally fo… Read full bio
Ben Loomes, John Laing

Ben Loomes

CEO, John Laing

Ben joined FTSE 250 company John Laing Group Plc as Chief Executive in May 2020. John Laing Group Plc is a responsible investor and active manager of infrastructure projects internationally. Ben brings over 20 years of experience in the infrastructur… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure sp… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director at Brightwood Capital Advisors where she leads business development and fundraising strategy. The engagement originally commenced in February 2014 in a Consulting role and led to Ms. Matthews joining Brightwoo… Read full bio

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

Mary Nicholson

MIRA Head of Responsible Investment, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mary is the Head of Responsible Investment for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). Supported by a global team of experienced sustainability professionals, Mary sets and guides implementation of best practices globally across MIRA’s inves… Read full bio
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following an institutional career with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia, Dalit founded WestValley Capital in 2007 to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that addre… Read full bio
Polly O'Brien, Schulte, Roth & Zabel

Polly O'Brien

Partner, Schulte, Roth & Zabel

Polly O’Brien is a partner in SRZ’s Finance & Derivatives Group. Polly’s practice covers a diverse range of alternative asset classes, including structured products, distressed debt, litigation finance, fund finance and direct lending. ‘She has e… Read full bio
Sinead O’Shea, Simpson Thacher

Sinead O'Shea

Partner, Simpson Thacher

Sinead O’Shea is a Partner in the Firm’s London office concentrating on debt finance matters. Sinead has deep experience in a range of cross-border senior and subordinated financings, with an emphasis on infrastructure finance, leveraged acquisition… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the deputy head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Josien Piek

Head of EMEA, GRESB

Josien is responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for GRESB. As a macro economist she views the transformation of the economic system into a just and sustainable eco-structure as the challenge of our time. She has a 25-year background in t… Read full bio
Ludovic Phalippou, Said Business School

Ludovic Phalippou

Professor of Financial Economics, University of Oxford - Said Business School

Ludovic is currently Head of the FAME Group at Saïd Business School and specialises in private equity and asset management. Ludovic is the author of the bestseller 'Private Equity Laid Bare', and professor of Financial Economics at Saïd Business Scho… Read full bio

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Lorna joined Connection Capital from Invesco, where she was responsible for managing relationships and fund investments with investment and private banks and developing strategic partnerships. Her role covered a range of fund strategies including fix… Read full bio

Rhonda Ryan

Head of European Private Equity - Alternatives, Mercer

Rhonda Ryan is Head of Private Equity Europe at Mercer Alternatives based in London. Rhonda Ryan joined Pavilion Alternatives Group in 2013, which was acquired by Mercer in 2018. Rhonda Ryan leads the European Private Equity investment team and overs… Read full bio

Martina Sanow

Partner and Deputy COO, Hg

Martina is a Partner and the firm’s Deputy COO, with responsibility for the firm’s operations including HR, Finance, IT and ESG. She has a focus on developing the firm’s talent and chairs Hg’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group. She sits on the… Read full bio
Erin Sarret, StepStone Group

Erin Sarret

Director, StepStone Group

Erin is a specialist in investor relations across both public and private markets. Currently a Director at StepStone Group and part of the Firmwide Responsible Investment Committee, she covers investors in France, Belgium and Monaco. StepStone is a g… Read full bio

Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

Ellinor Schrewelius joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2018 as an Investment Director. Ellinor’s work includes sourcing, investing in and managing European and US buyout fund investments. Prior to joining AP6, Ellinor spent three… Read full bio
Candace Shaw, SLC Management

Candace Shaw

Senior Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, SLC Management

Candace oversees an extensive team of professionals who manage one of the largest private fixed income portfolios in North America, comprising private debt, mid-market loans, project finance loans private securitizations and private real estate finan… Read full bio
Kristin Shearer, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer is a Vice President at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. As a member of Northleaf’s private equity team, Kristin is focused on… Read full bio
Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

Laura is a founder of Headway Capital. Prior to Headway Capital, Laura was part of the investment team of Coller Capital where she sourced, evaluated and closed private equity secondary investments. Before Coller Capital, Laura was a direct investor… Read full bio

Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

Sunaina Sinha is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a global private funds advisory group. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in capital raising and secondaries market advisory to both… Read full bio
Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle’s cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm… Read full bio
Rayan Taleb, IFM Investors

Rayan Taleb

Senior Associate-Asset Management, IFM Investors

Rayan supports the delivery of best practice and continuous improvement in asset management across the Global Infrastructure portfolio, leading the implementation of value creating opportunities within the European portfolio and the development and e… Read full bio

Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit

Nicole Waibel is a Managing Director at Crescent Capital focusing on European private debt investments. From 2001 to 2012 Nicole was with Indigo Capital, a leading European specialist lending fund, where she was most recently a partner. At Indigo Cap… Read full bio

Elizabeth Wallace

Head of Portfolio Talent, Hg

Elizabeth Wallace is the Head of Portfolio Talent at Hg and is responsible for ensuring outstanding talent continues to be hired and supported in our portfolio companies. Before joining Hg in 2019, Elizabeth worked at BlackRock, the world’s largest a… Read full bio
Michelle Winters, Northleaf Capital Partners

Michelle Winters

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Michelle Winters is a Vice President at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. Michelle is involved in all aspects of the investor relations, busin… Read full bio
Louisa Yeoman, Astrid Advisors

Louisa Yeoman

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

Louisa is a co-founder of Astrid Advisors. She has 20 years’ experience of capital raising and investment management. Prior to setting up Astrid Capital, Louisa was co-Head of European Distribution for AMP Capital and established their European clien… Read full bio

Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

Deborah Zurkow is Global Head of Investments at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the Executive Committee. In January 2020, Deborah took on responsibility for leading AllianzGI’s investment platform, which comprises Alternatives, Equities, Fi… Read full bio
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Sponsorship opportunities

The Women in Private Debt Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for private debt professionals focused on increasing diversity within the asset class.

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns and find ways to improve the service for your customers.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities in 2021 please fill in the enquiry form or contact Christopher Wagland at chris.w@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 207 566 5475.

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Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

1.

What time zone is the event held in?

All times show on the event website are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
2.

What if I have a question or any problems during the event?

    • Members of our team will be available for the duration of the event to answer any of your questions and help in any way we can.
    • To get in touch with us:

    • Go to the menu bar within the platform, select ‘People’, filter by ‘PEI Media’ and select a member of staff on the Event Operations Team. Then send a message by clicking their profile and they will respond as soon as possible.
    • If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com
3.

What equipment do I need?

All you need is your computer and an internet connection to experience the Women in Private Markets Summit. We recommend that you access the event from a desktop or laptop computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. We also recommend you enable your webcam while at the Forum. You will not be visible during the main sessions, but this will make interacting with other delegates easier when you take part in roundtable discussions, networking sessions and one-to-one video meetings.
4.

How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 4 weeks prior to the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique to you and cannot be shared with anyone else.
5.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We have a dedicated “Virtual experience” page to help you navigate the platform. The advantage of having access a few weeks before is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event.
6.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 11 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.
7.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation. You will be able to:
  • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
  • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
  • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
  • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
  • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they have given
8.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own personal agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.

9.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has inbuilt video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.
10.

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computers timezone. For example, if you are based in London, a meeting you set for 12 pm from your account will show to a recipient in Paris as 1 pm, reducing the human error impact of incorrectly guessing timezones. It is worth noting that event timings will be running on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is CET+1. The platform will note the timezone abbreviation next to most timings to avoid confusion.