8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Opening Keynote - The Big Picture: Global Private Equity Investment Outlook
An industry economist will discuss the impact of geopolitical tensions, inflation, and rising interest rates on Private Equity, and what this impact means for the outlook of the market for the year ahead.
Speaker: Benjamin Tal, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | State of the Union: Canadian Private Equity Power Panel
Private Equity experts will explore key topics in the industry, including growth equity and VC trends, the current fundraising environment, and trends in the secondaries market. The panel will also examine specialist vs generalist funds, mega vs mid-market GPs, and discuss where they are allocating their assets.
Anastasia Elia, Senior Principal, Private Equity, IMCO
Greg Delcourt, Chief Investment Officer, Alaris Equity Partners
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Morning Networking Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Closed Door LP & GP Workshops: Rebalancing Portfolios and Growth Strategies
These one-hour deep-dive workshops will provide LPs and GPs with practical advice on a targeted and specialized topic. The LP session will focus on Rebalancing Portfolios and the GP session will discuss Growth Strategies.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Spotlight Session 1
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Networking Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Business Sectors Ripe for Growth: Exploring Technology, Infrastructure and More!
This panel will explore investment strategies in growing sectors, including infrastructure, technology, and life sciences. Where are the best areas for reward, and how can risks be mitigated in these booming markets? How are investors rebalancing their portfolios to incorporate these growing sectors?
Nolan J. Bederman, Founder & Managing Partner, Bederman Capital Corp.
Loren Rafeson, Partner, Growth Equity Partners, BDC Capital
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Spotlight Session 2: Incorporating co-investments into a private equity portfolio
Co-investments have taken on a growing role in limited partners’ private equity portfolios. The session will discuss the important considerations and strategies needed to develop a successful co-investment program and cover the risks and benefits when undertaking a co-investment portfolio.
Moderator: David Gregoire, Vice President, Global Institutional Sales Consultant, Federated Hermes
Steve Reynard, Partner, Hermes GPE
Brooks Harrington, Head of US Investments, Hermes GPE
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Afternoon Networking Break
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | How to Move the Needle on ESG Data Measurement in Private Equity
Leading GPs and LPs have partnered on a standardized set of ESG metrics and data reporting through the ESG Data Convergence Initiative. This panel will discuss these benchmarks, and provide examples of how they are putting these metrics into place.
Herman Bril, Head of Responsible Investment, PSP Investments
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Spotlight Session 3
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM | Emerging Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in International Investments
Emerging Markets can be an opportunity to generate returns, but these markets also come with their own challenges. This session will explore the risks and rewards of international investments, including where to best invest next, and the logistical challenges of fundraising in emerging markets.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM | Gala Awards Dinner
**Separate Registration Required**
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM : Fireside Chat with Award Nominees
For this dinner fireside chat, industry leaders offer their insight and advice, and provide anecdotal examples of successful investments.
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM : Dinner
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Awards Presentation