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March 2015


 Trading Show West Coast
Date: March 5, 2015
Location: Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco

Organized By:
Terrapinn
www.terrapinn.com

Description:  Trading Show West Coast 2015 will be held on March 5, 2015 at the Parc 55 Wyndham in San Francisco, California. The event will feature quant world, big data in finance and automated trading.

Whether you're focused on trading in Asian markets or looking to adapt new machine learning techniques, The Trading Show West Coast provides unparalleled opportunities to network and do business with top trading firms, quant funds, investors, and technology providers. The Trading Show West Coast is the conference for traders, quant investors and technology providers focused on the West Coast market.



  EPC in Oil and Gas
Date: March 9 - 12, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:
InVida Events
www.epcoilandgasconf.com

Description:  EPC in Oil and Gas is an event intended for efficient and effective management of EPC projects, negotiation and contracts, and procurement and supply chain. Preventing delays and cost overruns is a key in improving large scale and complex projects in the industry. With the development and increase of demand in oil and gas, it is necessary that people involved in the industry are fully equipped with advanced training and in-depth understanding of the process of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) in oil and gas.



 Wearables TechCon
Date: March 9 - 11, 2015
Location: Santa Clara, CA

Organized By:
BZ Events
www.wearablestechcon.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a $200 discount for 3-day pass
Discount Code: WEARIT

Description:  Wearables TechCon, March 9-11 in Santa Clara, expands beyond its DevCon roots to include a focus on both the hardware and software behind the coming generation of wearable technology. Classes and tutorials in the TechCon tracks will focus on embedded computing, hardware design, sensors, and physical technology, while tracks in the DevCon portion will focus on programming apps and mastering the SDKs of the next wave of computing devices. 2,000 attendees.



 Mutual Funds Marketing and Sales Summit
Date: March 9 - 10, 2015
Location: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Sales and marketing teams must innovate and collaborate to get the attention of gatekeepers and investors. The Mutual Fund Growth Strategy Summit brings together an all-star speaking faculty to discuss how marketing & sales teams can work together to develop a consistent brand message and utilize data to create targeted content marketing and streamlined sales strategies for your retail and institutional offerings. Plus, earn up to 14.5 CPE Credits!



 Smart Grid Technology
Date: March 10 - 13, 2015
Location: Singapore

Organized By:
Infocus International
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  The days when Customer Service, IT, Human Resources, Engineering, Operations and Construction could operate in silos is drawing to close. Smart Grid implementation is a key reason for this change. While specialised knowledge will be necessary in each of these disciplines, knowledge of the big picture and the ability to work in ways that cut across the organisation will be an absolute requirement in the future.

This master class covers aspects of the Smart Grid that touch all departments in the utility. It is suitable for participants from any of these disciplines. This 4-day course will help you and your organisation to build the big picture along with practical information and lessons learnt to succeed on the next generation energy supply system.



 9th Clearing, Settlement & Custody Asia Forum
Date: March 10 - 13, 2015
Location: ParkRoyal On Beach Road, Singapore

Organized By:
ibc asia
www.clearingcustodyasia.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: WEARIT

Description:  IBC's 9th Clearing, Settlement & Custody Asia Forum is the region's leading and longest running must attend event for post trade industry professionals. With the internationalization of RMB, HK Shanghai Stock Connect inauguration, T2S integration and more, this event will continue to provide a platform for greater networking opportunities and gain first-hand insights from regional exchanges and industry experts.



 Family Office Winter Forum
Date: March 10, 2015
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  As part of the Private Wealth Series, the Family Office Winter Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more.

With today's changing landscape in the wealth industry, family offices are becoming more and more prevalent. Today's new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace all over North America and in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many high net worth families are taking with their investments. With, a rise in the need to include philanthropic endeavors into a family's portfolio and making investments from an impact investing standpoint, soft issues are just as important as investment management to the family office now more than ever.

Come and join us for a highly intense day of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the most well established and senior Family offices, Private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe.



 Investment Consultants Forum
Date: March 10, 2015
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal Financial Group's investment consultants conference provides a unique environment for developing dialogue between plan sponsors, managers and consultants. The role of the institutional consultant is more important than ever in making investment decisions, often being asked to take on more than just the evaluation of investment managers. This event will feature panel-driven discussions focused on specific investment techniques of fixed income and hedge fund managers, the evolving role of institutional consultants, the manager evaluation process, transition management, investing in global markets, and more.



 CFO Rising East Summit
Date: March 11 - 12, 2015
Location: HYATT REGENCY MIAMI, FL

Organized By:
IEG Summits
www.theinnovationenterprise.com

Description:  CFO Publishing has been holding the CFO Rising Summit for over twenty years. We use our resources and extensive networks to deliver the most influential CFOs, who demonstrate their expertise across all the challenges facing finance professionals.



 Marketing in Banking and Finance
Date: March 11 - 13, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organized By:
Salvo Global
www.salvoglobal.com

Description:  Measuring the Marketing ROI in Financial Product Marketing Effectively - In this master class, the facilitator will introduce the most updated methodology in analyzing marketing ROI, which may help you to establish your own measurement more scientifically.

Innovating New Strategies to Attract Customer Patronage in Financial Institutions - This master class will be very hands-on and appropriate for today's financial markets by using cost-effective methods and tools to achieve desired goals, understanding a deeper knowledge of customer expectation, developing tools to meet their expectations and satisfying the financial institutions' defining goal for profitability and sustainability.



 Amsterdam Innovation 2015
Date: March 12 - 13, 2015
Location: Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Organized By:
Global Executive Events
www.cvent.com

Description:  The summit's format is structured to maximise learning and networking with a time efficient two- day interactive and diverse knowledge-sharing format to provide a collaborative delegate and speaker sharing opportunity. It aims to be both fun and informative - to provide the maximum networking so that presenters and attendees are given equal chance to contribute. There will be panel discussions, interviews, TBDs, case studies and networking sessions throughout the programme to enhance the learning and ability to make personal contacts throughout.



 AWA Mergers & Acquistions Executive Forum 2015
Date: March 16, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

Organized By:
AWA Conferences & Events
www.awa-bv.com

Description:  Merger and acquisition activities continue to pick up the pace across many sectors. The resin and fiber based packaging, coating, and converting sector is no exception. Companies seem to be finding it easier to achieve growth objectives through acquisition rather than organic growth. Packaging in general is a hot topic, and it is expected the industry will continue to see an increase in both deal and volume in the next year. Over the last decade the wave of buying and selling of companies across this sector, by other companies (for strategic reasons) or by private equity and investment groups (for financial reasons), has increased and the industry is still poised for further consolidation.



 SEO Sixth Annual Alternative Investments Conference
Date: March 20, 2015
Location: The Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Organized By:
SEO
www.seoaltinvestments.org

Description:  The SEO Alternative Investments Conference promotes diversity by providing a day of dynamic speakers, educational panels and networking activities, increasing access and career development for more than 350 professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives sector. The Conference features the insights of prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers, and career placement firms, while fostering valuable exposure and interaction for participants.



 14th Annual Wall Street Green Summit
Date: March 23, 2015
Location: Columbia University Club, New York

Organized By:
Global Change Associates
www.wsgts.com

Description:  The 14th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. The emergence of the "Impact Economy" is where main street investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs and government to solve environmental and social problems while generating financial returns.

The 2015 Wall Street Green Summit XIV is the "one-stop shop" to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Finance.



 The Hedge Fund Pacific Investor Forum
Date: March 24, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA

Organized By:
Markets Group
ch124.infusionsoft.com

Description:  The Hedge Fund Pacific Investor Forum is a one day meeting of family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations, consultants and fund of funds in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. The event provides educational updates on contemporary hedge fund, opportunistic & structured credit investments and asset allocation & portfolio construction strategies for institutional and private clients.

Through a series of interactive panel discussions with industry leaders, more than 100 institutional investors and family offices will explore innovative hedge fund and credit investments, discover new approaches to portfolio construction and asset allocation, and engage on the utility of hedge funds in the modern investor's portfolio.



 New York Innovation 2015
Date: March 25 - 26, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Global Executive Events
www.cvent.com

Description:  The summit's format is structured to maximise learning and networking with a time efficient two- day interactive and diverse knowledge-sharing format to provide a collaborative delegate and speaker sharing opportunity. It aims to be both fun and informative - to provide the maximum networking so that presenters and attendees are given equal chance to contribute. There will be panel discussions, interviews, TBDs, case studies and networking sessions throughout the programme to enhance the learning and ability to make personal contacts throughout.



 Southwest Q1 Idea Dinner
Date: March 26, 2015
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association
www.icontact-archive.com

Description:  Come and join your fellow investment professionals for a night of ideas, prognostications, food, and drink.

So start shining up your investment models and give the magic "8" Ball a shake...because it's time to pitch an idea to your fellow investment pros.



 Real Estate Investors Summit
Date: March 30 - 31, 2015
Location: Eden Roc, Miami, FL

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal's Annual Real Estate Investors Summit promises to be 2015's leading conference and exposition for real estate professionals, hedge fund managers, private investors, family offices, pension funds and other institutional investors. Network with the industry's leading experts as they analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market! Our 2014 event was a great success, with some of the top industry leaders in attendance. Opal's 2015 real estate investors conference will focus on the latest developments in the marketplace. It will analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market; examine best practices and explore new deal making strategies.



 ESG, SRI, & Impacting Investing Summit
Date: March 30 - 31, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Attend Financial Research Associates' conference on ESG, SRI & Impact Investing on March 30-31 in New York City to get the latest information from thought leaders in this unique investment space. Through in-depth research with a wide-array of quality thought leaders, we've carefully crafted an agenda that's primed to be the ultimate ESG/SRI/Impacting investing event of the year.