Thursday, December 2, 2021

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Opening Keynote Address--The Big Picture: Global Private Equity Investment Landscape

A leading economist outlines the emerging trends, threats and opportunities in the current private equity investment landscape 
and where the market is headed. 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | State of the Union: The Future of Canadian Private Equity

A panel of Canadian LPs and GPs discuss deal-making, fundraising and  exit activity, investment preferences, threats to growth, and approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, as well as, what they have learned from the pandemic and what does it mean for investment and portfolio construction as they head into 2022?

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Morning Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Closed Door Workshops

Two concurrent workshops will take place:

LP Workshop:  Open to endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

GP Workshop:  Open to GPs, Investment Banks, Law Firms, Consultants, and Advisory Firms.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Best Practices in Due Diligence and Fund Terms

This session will provide private equity executives and investors tangible best practices they can implement. Drilled down topics include:

  • How firms are using data to generate value
  • The role of artificial intelligence in due diligence
  • Market intelligence
  • Reporting and transparency

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Finding Wins In Emerging Industries and Markets

As institutional investors revisit their long-term allocation plans, which industries and markets present the most reward? Risk? And, how are private equity leaders putting capital in these markets while navigating an increasingly competitive landscape?  

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Sector Spotlight

This session will take a deeper dive into a specific business sector 
ripe for growth.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | The Importance of LP/GP Collaboration and Transparency on ESG

With institutional investors eager to gain deeper insight into their investments and General Partners tasked with meeting the appropriate standards while maximizing returns for their LPs this session will dive into the importance of alignment, transparency and standardization when it comes to data and reporting on ESG investments. 

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Best Practices in ESG & Sustainable Investing

This session will take a deeper dive into the critical ESG aspects keeping private equity executives awake at night including:

  • Performance
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Reporting
  • Climate Change
  • Impact Investing

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM | Why Secondaries Are Proving to Be Priority One

2021 is well on its way toward being another record year for secondary transactions. In this session, get insights on why the secondary market is growing and why GP liquidity solutions including continuation funds are outpacing traditional LP sales. Topics include GP-Led Secondaries, optimal capital structure, and active portfolio management.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:15 PM | Gala Awards Dinner

Gala Awards Dinner Schedule

7:00 - 7:30 PM:  Fireside Chat
7:30 - 8:15 PM:  Dinner
8:15 - 9:30 PM:  Awards Presentation