2020 Agenda

Thursday, November 19, 2020

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM | Opening Remarks from the Co-Chair

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote Address with a Chief Economist

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Panel Session: Current Outlook in the World of Private Equity

Discussion on the current challenges within private equity. How have private equity firms survived the economic downturn? Has the credit market made any improvements? What has been the effect on the volume and size of private equity transactions?

Confirmed speakers:
Jeremy Busch, Partner - Turtle Holdings 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Panel Session: Navigating Through a Challenging Economic Environment

Topics include examining the issues in the current environment, Finding value investment opportunities in the current economic downturn, How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for real estate investing? Private equity real estate funds vs. private REITS, Implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards into your investment portfolio strategies and Can ESG improve returns and reduce risk?

Confirmed speakers:
Miles Nadal, CEO – Peerage Capital


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Closed-Door Breakout Session – LP Spotlight

LPs struggle with different concerns than GPs – and one of those is constructing a private equity portfolio in a costly and uncertain investment environment caused by COVID-19 pandemic situation.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Closed-Door Breakout Session – GP Spotlight

In this exclusive session amongst private equity firms, learn their thoughts and ideas about how they are proceeding forward in 2021 during these times of market uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel Session: Solo presentation

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | Panel Session: Reporting, Valuation and Performance Measurement

This session will spotlight firms and companies who provide software for reporting, valuation and performance measurement. RegTech and due diligence will be featured. The session will be constructed to ensure that speakers do not overlap content and time within their presentations.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Panel Session: Pension Investors in Private Equity: Weather Report

Topics include current environment for pension investors in Canada, U.S. and Europe, balance sheets and leveraging portfolios to take advantage of the dislocation in the markets, stress testing portfolios and delivering strong financial performance for multiple generations, governance, long term focus and skill set in order to weather this crisis and return expectations for the next 5 – 10 years.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM | Networking Refreshment Break

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Panel Session: How to Create Deal Flow in an Economic Upheaval

Here we are once again, in another economic upheaval in the private equity landscape. We need to ask ourselves, how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the nature of creating deal flow in the world of private equity?  What changes are expected in the generating and sourcing of future deals?  Our respected panelists will share with you the current state of deal flow, what they have experienced and learned over the past 12 months.

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM | Middle-Market Roundtables: What Lies Ahead for Canadian PE Firms

Discussion topics include what aspects of the middle market make it a compelling investment opportunity? What structural and cyclical factors are relevant for investors across different geographies and sectors? How can General Partners ("GP") operating in this segment think about value creation? What practices are particularly relevant? How can institutions lacking the time and resources to independently evaluate middle-market opportunities gain access to these offerings in a sustainable and cost-effective manner? Roundtables for the following industries – Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Technology, Health.

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM | Closing Remarks From Chairs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Private Equity Awards Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Fireside Chat, Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner