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April 2015


 Growth Capital Expo 2015
Date: April 12 - 14, 2015
Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Organized By:
Market Nexus Media
www.growthcapitalexpo.com

Description:  Ideas for Investors and Executives of Microcap and Pre-IPO Emerging Growth Companies

The Growth Capital Expo brings together the best ideas, the most promising companies and the top deal makers in emerging growth finance for three days of education and networking in the nation's premier destination for meetings and entertainment. Join 300 of the top growth company executives, investors and finance specialists focused on the pre-IPO and public microcap market for an unparalleled experience in education, networking and deal making.



 Advanced Renewable Energy Project Finance & Analysis
Date: April 13 - 14, 2015
Location: Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Organized By:
Infocast
www.infocastinc.com

Description:  Tax incentive and public policy changes are complicating renewable energy project finance. Now, more than ever, the profitability of a renewable energy project is ultimately tied to being able to accurately assess the risks associated with the project, analyze the impacts of project structures on obtaining financing, and model the trade-offs of pursing various equity and debt financing strategies. New structures are needed and due diligence is becoming stricter.



 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
Date: April 13 - 16, 2015
Location: Dubai, UAE

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in Emerging Market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised 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 Asia urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today's electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.

This 4-day comprehensive workshop gives you clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, of designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets. Case Studies will include real examples from Asia, Europe and North America. Furthermore, cases stimulate independent thinking and discussion among participants.



 FundForum Asia 2015
Date: April 13 - 16, 2015
Location: JW Marriott Hong Kong

Organized By:
ICBI
www.fundforumasia.com

Description:  What Makes FundForum Asia A Must-Attend For The Asian Investment Management Industry

High Level Discussion And Idea Exchange With Some Of The Industry's Most Prominent Figureheads: FundForum Asia attracts a line-up of 50+ key Asian and International CEOs for a top-down view of the business.



 Risk EMEA 2015
Date: April 14 - 15, 2015
Location: London, UK

Organized By:
CFP Events
www.risk-emea.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: HC15

Description:  Risk EMEA 2015 is Europe's premier risk & regulation Congress taking place in London on April 14-15. The Congress will feature presentations and panels from more than 75 leading EMEA-based CROs and Heads of Risk, over two days, four streams and 30+ sessions. There are also Forums and masterclasses on CCP, Clearing & Risk Management, Cyber Crime & Fraud, and Reporting to the Board.



 Family Office & Endowment Investment Forum
Date: April 15 - 16, 2015
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Canada

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Following the success of Opal Financial Group's annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum in the United States, we are proud to bring this event to Canada!
As part of the Private Wealth Series, this Family Office & Endowment Investment Forum is one of Opal's premier events. Investors and asset managers from around the world will engage in two days of discussions on the latest investment trends.

Today's new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many investors 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 engaging discussions on the latest investment trends with some of the most well established investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe.



 Mumbai Innovation 2015
Date: April 15 - 16, 2015
Location: Ramada Powai Hotel, Mumbai, India

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.



 Liquid Alts 2015
Date: April 20 - 21, 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:  The liquids alternatives space is growing rapidly. Many fund firms have launched new products and are eager to find an investor audience. Advisors, consultants, and investment platforms are hungry for more information on how to incorporate these products into the mainstream. Liquid Alts 2015 provides fund firms and wealth managers with a roadmap to successfully utilizing liquid alt products in the retail and institutional markets.



 Bid & Tender Management
Date: April 20 - 23, 2015
Location: Singapore

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  In this 4 days masterclass, we will outline the 3 keys that are crucial to your bidding success - Position Yourself To Win, End-To-End Control & Pricing To Win.

On day 3, we will introduce the 3Ps Process and explore how to stop selling to your clients so they want to buy from you. During this intense day you will discover how to structure your bid so that your messages are easily understood; how to answer questions in a way that gets the best results; and how to use persuasive language to instantly connect with your client.

Throughout this highly interactive masterclass you will complete a variety of exercises to challenge and develop your thinking. On day 4, you will finalise your Personal Bid Structure Plan that you can use on future bids to improve quality of your responses so you win more work.



 Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry
Date: April 21 - 23, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective contract management. Appropriate practical "know-how" of EPC contracts will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to minimise or manage such risks.

This intensive workshop provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts. It has been designed specifically for the professionals and management of energy industries throughout Asia Pacific and will be of particular interest to those with current or planned projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the CIS.

You will analyse an EPC contract, clause by clause, focusing on your challenges in international and domestic projects. This unique interactive master class discusses the key issues in EPC contracts which are relevant for lenders, sponsors and borrowers in international construction projects and the keys to deliver successful projects.



 Fourth Annual OCIO Summit
Date: April 22 - 23, 2015
Location: Fairmont Copley Place, Boston, MA

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

Description:  Attend the 4th Annual OCIO Summit, April 22-23 to get cutting-edge, actionable insights from top foundations and endowments. This conference provides critical intelligence about governance and fiduciary issues surrounding the management of the CIO relationship, ways to benchmark and evaluate the partnership, and challenges surrounding the maintenance of the agreement and potential pitfalls to be wary of.



 Private Placements Forum
Date: April 22, 2015
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Organized By:
Fleming Europe
www.finance.flemingeurope.com

Description:  At FE we understand the growing importance of the private placements market - this is why we have collaborated with experts in the field to tailor the perfect one-day event in Frankfurt for you. We are inviting you to meet with the industry's leading professionals to discuss trends and initiatives such as the Pan-European private placements market, European regulations and what they mean for you.



 NPL international
Date: April 23 - 24, 2015
Location: Paris, France

Organized By:
SmithNovak
www.smithnovak.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: HCNPLP15

Description:  NPL international is a major summit for the international distressed debt market bringing together Bankers, Investors and Servicers from around Europe, CIS, the US and the globe.

Featuring panel discussions, short presentations and multiple opportunities to network, this summit represents a unique opportunity to learn practical new information and meet valuable new potential business partners.



  ILS & CAT Bonds Australasia 2015
Date: April 24, 2015
Location: Sydney, Australia

Organized By:
Aventedge
www.catbonds-australasia.com

Description:  Australasia's ONLY dedicated CAT bonds and ILS forum for investors, funds, brokers and re/insurance companies.

CAT Bonds and Insurance Linked Securities Australasia 2015, 24 April 2015, Sydney, Australia is a leading one-day forum which will unite the capital market and re/insurance industry to explore and discuss the latest issues, trends and challenges surrounding the development of CAT bonds and the ILS market in Australasia !



 Big Data TechCon 2014
Date: April 26 - 28, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

Organized By:
BZ Events
www.bigdatatechcon.com
Discount: $200 dollars off for Hedge Connection Members
Discount Code: BIGDATA

Description:  Big Data TechCon, April 26-28 in Boston, is the "how-to" show for big data developers, IT managers and practitioners. Big Data TechCon is technology-agnostic and will apply to organizations using relational databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases, unstructured data, flat files and data feeds. Come up to speed on the latest big data technologies like Yarn, Apache Spark and Cascading.



 Co-Investing 2015
Date: April 27 - 28, 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:  Co-Investing 2015, an interactive forum, jumps right into the fray, highlighting the biggest challenges and concerns in this growing trend. Due diligence on deals and sponsors, governance, investor rights, regulatory concern, valuation, and recordkeepingit all changes in co-investing. Register today and join us at the Princeton Club of New York on April 27 -28, 2015



 Global AgInvesting
Date: April 27 - 30, 2015
Location: Waldorf Astoria, New York

Organized By:
High Quest Partners
www.globalaginvesting.com

Description:  Global AgInvesting in New York City, April 27-30, 2015 will offer a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. In addition to the main conference, participants can choose to register for the popular Short Course on Ag Fundamentals on April 27 and the third annual GAI AgTech Investment Summit on April 30