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March 2016


 Global AgInvesting Middle East 2016
Date: February 29 - March 2, 2016
Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, UAE

Organized By:
High Quest Partners
www.globalaginvesting.com

Description:  Global AgInvesting Middle East 2016 (29 February - 2 March) offers a comprehensive overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. The fourth annual GAI conference in the UAE, this year's program in Dubai will feature unrivaled networking along with analysis and discussions on opportunities and strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, dairy and livestock plays, agriculture technologies, logistics, and agri-food investments.



 PRIVATE WEALTH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORUM
Date: March 1, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA

Organized By:
Markets Group
www.marketsgroup.org

Description:  The Private Wealth Northern California Forum brings together the leading regional private banks, RIAs and family offices for a one day networking & peer education platform. The forum's agenda covers asset allocation, trust & estate planning, family governance,risk management and asset class specific sessions.



 Co-Investment Summit
Date: March 2, 2016
Location: New York City

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com
Discount: Hedge Connection members receive 10% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE

Description:  iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the upcoming Co-Investment Summit, taking place in New York on March 2nd. This event will discuss the sector of co-investing as it grows in popularity among both LPs and GPs. LPs are searching for lower costs and additional transparency, while GPs are using co-investments as a way to increase dealflow and attempting to target larger investments. New challenges for LPs when entering into the co-investment space are making it difficult to navigate, but here we will discuss how to overcome short timeframes for valuations, due diligence, governance, tax, rights, and other issues. A case study done on Closing the Deal will reveal how co-investments are carried out in practice to find a successful strategy, as well as highlight the pitfalls to avoid. 1-on-1 networking will allow LPs and GPs to connect, during a series of concise and focused meetings, and evaluate the potential for mutual business endeavors. Plus, an interactive luncheon workshop will cover the recent move to direct investing and the opportunities within this structure. The co-investing environment is ripe with new opportunities, and iGlobal Forum's Co-Investment Summit will examine the strategies that LPs can use to create a successful co-investment program. The event will bring together senior-level representatives from: LPs, private equity firms, mezz lenders, investment bankers, law firms, and industry advisors.



 Debtwire European Opportunities Forum
Date: March 2, 2016
Location: The Metropolitan Club, New York New York

Organized By:
Debtwire
www.mergermarketgroup.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 20% discount
Discount Code: HC20

Description:  Debtwire is pleased to announce its inaugural European Opportunities Forum in New York City, providing US-based restructuring advisers and credit investors with a dedicated forum exploring opportunities within the European marketplace.

This afternoon event will feature expert speakers discussing:
- Bond restructuring

- Diversification plays in the European distressed sector

- Restructuring regimes across European jurisdictions


Full agenda on the website. An audience of senior investors, creditors, financial sponsors and advisers from the US and Europe will attend this Clifford Chance sponsored event.

Check-in begins at 11:30am with the networking lunch beginning at 12:00pm.



 3rd Annual European Payment Forum
Date: March 3 - 4, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences
www.glceurope.com

Description:  In an ever changing, risky and competitive economical atmosphere, there is a global need to focus on risk mitigation and on safety improvements while investing in innovative customer solutions. Regulations and further strictness is aggravating the challenges in the banking sector. Innovations in mobile and online banking with the emerging cryptocurrency availability are making the financial market lively and active. By attending our 3rd Annual European Payment Forum you will have an outstanding opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer discussions and share valuable information on the current market situation and future prospects.
We cordially invite you to meet, interact and create business relations with the representatives of world-leading corporate and financial institutions!



 4th Annual Internal Audit Forum
Date: March 3 - 4, 2016
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences
www.glceurope.com

Description:  Recently a number of emerging topics have taken centre stage for the financial services industry and Internal Audit is one of those areas that never seize to be relevant and interesting for millions of organizations around the world. The focus of internal audit practitioners' roles is also changing dramatically. Professionals will need to consider their approach to these matters and to deal with several delicate and at times ambiguous topics, meanwhile they are trying to catch up with the shifting regulatory landscape.



 Trading Show West Coast 2016
Date: March 3, 2016
Location: JW Marriott Union Square San Francisco, CA

Organized By:
Terrapin
www.bit.ly

Description:  Trading Show West Coast unites delegates from leading West Coast quant funds, trading firms, banks, asset managers and vendors to network, strategize and uncover the latest technology solutions powering the industry. Over the past two years, it has played host to globally recognized quant gurus like David Leinweber, leading money managers like former Mellon Capital President Lex
Huberts, and Silicon Valley tech wizards from Google, Microsoft and YouTube.

Drawing a bigger crowd each year, there is no better venue for making new connections and conducting business with BlackRock, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, PIMCO, PAAMCO, Tulip Trading, Passport Capital, Charles Schwab and other leading West Coast trading firms, banks, asset managers and quant funds.

Now, in 2016, with an infusion of exciting new content and dynamic formats including roundtables, panels, inspiring sessions, 1-2-1 partnering and Speed Networking, this year is set to be the biggest and best event yet! You should join us too. If you're not, you're missing out!



 IBC’s 10th Clearing, Settlement & Custody Asia
Date: March 8 - 11, 2016
Location: PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore

Organized By:
IBc asia
www.clearingcustodyasia.com

Description:  IBC's 10th Clearing, Settlement & Custody Asia is the region's leading and longest running must attend event for post trade industry professionals. This event will continue to provide a platform for greater networking opportunities and gain first-hand insights from Asia's CSDs and regional experts.



 Investment Consultants Forum
Date: March 8, 2016
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal Financial Group's Investment Consultants Forum 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.



 Family Office Winter Forum
Date: March 8, 2016
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  The Big Apple is host to Opal Financial Group's Family Office Winter Forum. Whether you take a bridge, tunnel, or pedi cab to get through Times Square, the schlep will be well worth it. Held in one of the world's largest financial capitals, this one day event perfectly aligns with the culture of the city that never sleeps. Families and financial managers will enjoy a fast pace day of interactive panel discussions and networking breaks. With over 700 delegates, and in combination with the Investment Consultants Forum, there is always an opportunity to meet potential clients. While in the session room, trending investment topics will be addressed by some of Wall Street's most sought after managers and advisors. Themes of family governance, alternatives, and impact investing, will have even the most cynical of New Yorkers believing in their financial future. To end the conference, both the Family Office & Investment Consultants Forum, will come together for a cocktail or two, before heading out on the town. The Family Office Winter Forum will leave each delegate stimulated, enlightened and in that New York State of Mind.



 Power Purchase Agreement
Date: March 8 - 11, 2016
Location: Johannesburg

Organized By:
Infocusinternational
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electricity power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardized take-or-pay contracts - today's market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout Africa urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today's negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.



 Women's Private Equity Summit
Date: March 9 - 11, 2016
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

Organized By:
Falk Marques Group
www.womensprivateequitysummit.com

Description:  The 2016 Women's Private Equity Summit, to be held March 9 - 11, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California, will bring together an impressive group of more than 500 private equity and venture capital leaders for two days of high-level discussion and non-stop networking.



 Integrated Offshore Commissioning
Date: March 9 - 11, 2016
Location: Perth, Australia

Organized By:
Opus Kinetic
www.opuskinetic.com

Description:  Cost, (or loss) analysis on offshore mega projects very consistently show that it is during commissioning that the loss potential = overrun potential, will manifest itself. This is the phase where all the design flaws and construction errors will surface, and this is the phase where the expensive and time consuming changes and modifications will have to be undertaken.



 Unleashing Innovation Summit
Date: March 10 - 11, 2016
Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Organized By:
Global Executive Events
www.cvent.com

Description:  Join us for our 6th Unleashing Innovation Excellent Summit 2016 to enjoy useful networking, benchmarking opportunities and an agenda which offers all innovation stakeholders, including Front and Back-end Innovation Leaders, Research & Development Heads, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Academics and Investors the chance to be part of an dynamic new programme of leading innovation speakers.



 Integrated Offshore Commissioning
Date: March 13 - 16, 2016
Location: Abu Dhabi

Organized By:
Opus Kinetic
www.offshorecommissioning.com

Description:  Cost, (or loss) analysis on offshore mega projects very consistently show that it is during
commissioning that the loss potential = overrun potential, will manifest itself. This is the phase where all the design flaws and construction errors will surface, and this is the phase where the expensive and time consuming changes and modifications will have to be undertaken.



 Advanced Well Integrity along WIF Guidelines
Date: March 13 - 16, 2016
Location: Abu Dhabi

Organized By:
Opus Kinetic
www.wellintegritytraining.com

Description:  Well Integrity Management should have the highest priority and attention in each E&P Company. It is simply about protecting the most valuable Asset of the Company, preventing costly environmental incidents and whilst protecting the Operators reputation, it is securing extension of Production licenses and/or securing future licenses; being the Operator of Choice.



 Operational Data and Information Management Practices
Date: March 13 - 15, 2016
Location: Abu Dhabi

Organized By:
Opus Kinetic
www.dataoilgas.com

Description:  In the oil and gas industry, organizations must apply new technologies and processes that will capture and transform raw data into actionable insight to improve asset value and yield while enhancing safety and protecting the environment. The biggest challenge the industry faces is so-called "data democratization," or making the data available to decision-makers across several departments in a way that allows everyone to use it meaningfully. Often, data is in silos and these are all closed-shell systems, and not easily accessible.



 Financial Modelling for Energy Industry
Date: March 14 - 17, 2016
Location: Johannesburg

Organized By:
Infocusinternational
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  Today, Financial Modelling is uniquely challenging. Even the most carefully structured deals can face difficulties in attracting sufficient funding from international and local investors. More than ever, project developers, equipment suppliers, bankers and other credit agencies and investors must be properly equipped to analyse and explain the risks and prospects for a project's future performance.



 15th Annual Wall Street Green Summit
Date: March 14, 2016
Location: New York City

Organized By:
Global Change Associates
www.wsgts.com

Description:  The 15th 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 2016 Wall Street Green Summit XV is the "one-stop shop" to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Finance.

* Renewable Energy Finance
* New Corporate Sustainability Initiatives
* Impact Investing Updates
* Crowdfunding for Renewables
* Smart Grid & Energy Story Opportunities
* Financing the Built Environment
* Insights into Carbon Trading & Finance
* Microgrid Innovations & Deployment
* Green Fund Strategies
* Cleantech Investment Today
* Corporate Sustainability Today
* Innovations in Solar Finance



 Lean Maintenance & Lean Plant / Asset Management
Date: March 15 - 17, 2016
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Organized By:
Infocus International
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  This course is very interactive and supplemented with abundant practical exercises and case studies. This course is beneficial for all Industrial Sectors (Manufacturing Industry, Continuous Process Industry, Construction Industry, Service Establishments, Engineering) and for Public/Governmental and semi-Public Bodies and Institutions active in all sizes Maintenance works.



 Women In Hedge Funds
Date: March 16, 2016
Location: Morningstar, Chicago

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

Description:  HFA's symposium Women in Hedge Funds will provide timely insights and lively discussion covering gender differences in hedge fund investing, as well as opportunities and obstacles for women in alternative investments. Panelists include women principals/portfolio managers.

Our moderator, Meredith Jones, is an internationally-recognized author, researcher, speaker and alternative investment industry consultant.

This event is hosted by Morningstar, Inc. Our networking and refreshment break sponsor is Baker Tilly.

This event is complimentary for HFA members. Space is limited. RSVP today.



 Deal Ring
Date: March 16, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Hedge Connection, Inc.
www.dealringlive.com

Description:  The Deal Ring is a Shark Tank style event for the alternative investment industry. Hedge Connection will be hosting the event at Morningstar headquarters in Chicago on March 16th. 8 fund managers will pitch our allocator judges, Ringmasters, with the hope of landing a meeting to discuss their fund for a potential allocation. Audience tickets are $75 and are available for purchase on http://www.dealringlive.com

Managers will be coached by James Rosebush, Former Deputy Assistant to Ronald Reagan and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, who would prep President Reagan for his public appearances.



 HFA Chicago Symposium: Women in Hedge Funds
Date: March 16, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL

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

Description:  HFA's symposium Women in Hedge Funds will provide timely insights and lively discussion covering gender differences in hedge fund investing, as well as opportunities and obstacles for women in alternative investments. Panelists include women principals/portfolio managers.



 HFA & Bloomberg Forum: Operations Strategy for Emerging Managers
Date: March 17, 2016
Location: Bloomberg Global Headquarters, New York City

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

Description:  HFA & Bloomberg Forum: Operations Strategy for Emerging Managers

Please join us in New York for the HFA & Bloomberg Forum: Operations Strategy for Emerging Managers. An accomplished panel of industry executives and investment managers will provide valuable insights to help hedge fund firms address key operational challenges, implement best practices and accelerate capital raising by making smart choices right from the start.



 FX Update China 2016
Date: March 18 - 19, 2016
Location: Shanghai, China

Organized By:
Opplandcorp
www.opplandcorp.com

Description:  In recent years, the RMB settlement of cross-border trade continued to grow, and RMB has become the world's fifth largest payment currency. Due to the development of the offshore market, RMB trading are becoming increasingly active, ranked the ninth trading currency in the global FX market. Some monetary authorities have been or are going to involve RMB into their FX reserves, since RMB has become the world's seventh largest reserve currency. After joining SDR, RMB will, to a greater extent, get involved into the current dollar-dominated international monetary system. The rise of RMB will have a profound impact on China, Asia and even the world as a whole.

Amongst such a context, FX Update China 2016 (FUC 2016) will be held during 18-19 March 2016 in Shanghai, China. Now, we sincerely invites you to attend the premier event to get together with approximately 300 global leading players at the high-end interviews and dialogues, focusing on the hot topics such as RMB internationalization in the context of FX reform, global trade settlement and FX hedging, customized FX investment strategy, the business opportunities arising for banks, the latest trading technology, and etc.

Should you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai!!!



 Unleashing Innovation Summit
Date: March 23 - 24, 2016
Location: India House, New York City

Organized By:
Global Executive Events
www.cvent.com

Description:  Technology is transforming the way we do business. Innovation requires new ways of thinking about our products, our business and our partners. The goal of this summit is to facilitate dialogue between innovation executives involved in product development, R&D, business development and marketing with the goal of exploring challenges and successes of putting in place an effective ecosystem for increased innovation ROI. Addressed will be the challenges associated with developing new customer-centric business models, pioneering novel relationships with partners, acquisitions and non-profits as well as exploring expanding internal systems and ecosystems through strengthened employee engagement and learning.



 SEO Seventh Annual Alternative Investments Conference
Date: March 24, 2016
Location: The New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

Organized By:
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
www.seoaltinvestments.org

Description:  This must-attend conference features industry-leading speakers, educational panels and robust networking opportunities designed to increase access and career development for more than 400 professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in alternative investments. It is a key part of SEO's pioneering work to expand diversity in the sector. AICON is a valuable chance to hear the insights of prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, venture capital, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers, and recruiting firms.



 Real Estate Investors Summit: Dealmakers Conference
Date: March 29 - 30, 2016
Location: Eden Roc Miami Beach, FL

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Network with the industry's leading experts as they analyze the opportunities in the real estate market! Our 2015 event was a great success, with some of the top industry leaders in attendance. Opal's 2016 Real Estate Investors Conference will focus on the latest developments in the marketplace.

Opal's Annual Real Estate Investors Summit is designed for real estate managers, operators, hedge funds, private investors, family offices, pension plans and other institutional investors. It will provide various networking opportunities along with an educational platform.



 Alternative Investment Management Summit
Date: March 30 - 31, 2016
Location: Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi

Organized By:
AIMA
www.hfsummit.com

Description:  The topics to be discussed will include:

*Challenges to implementing Risk Parity strategies in a rising rate environment

*Contribution of Risk Parity rebalancing to recent market turmoil and broader implications

*Impact of oil prices on market performance

*The New Alternative

*Rebalancing strategies

Register today !