For 2018, there will be three tracks of content available to attendees, including Hedge Fund, Blockchain and Private Equity/Deal Flow. Day 1 will begin with all attendees participating at Table Talks before breaking into each track. At 4:00 PM all attendees will gather in the Columbus Room to listen to the keynote speakers. The welcome reception begins at 6:00 PM and will lead into a casino themed party.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Morning - Columbus Room
7:30AM Registration Opens
7:30AM - 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45AM Wecome Remarks
Lisa Vioni, CEO, Hedge Connection
Robert Akeson, Head of Prime Brokerage, Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc.
8:45AM - 9:30AM John Sitilides - Global Risks, Geopolitical Strategy under the Trump Presidency
9:30AM - 10:15AM Keynote by Mark Yusko, CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management
10:15AM - 10:30AM Break
10:30AM - 12:00PM Three Rounds of Table Talks
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
Hedge Fund Track - Columbus Room
1:00PM - 1:45PM Smart Money Trade: Billions Going to Emerging Managers
1:45PM - 2:30PM Will A.I. Strategies Outperform?
2:30PM - 3:15PM Global Macro Trends: Insights from Tim Seymour of CNBC's Fast Money
3:15PM - 4:00PM Investor Panel - Finding Alpha in 2019
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
Blockchain Track - Towers East/West
1:00PM - 1:45PM Debunking the Misconceptions of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
1:45PM - 2:30PM Institutionalizing the Crypto Market
2:30PM - 3:15PM Cryptocurrency: A Regulatory and Tax Update
3:15PM - 4:00PM How New Blockchain Ledger Technology will Disrupt Financial Services
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
Private Equity/Deal Flow Track - Hudson Room
1:00PM - 1:45PM Raising Capital & Sourcing Deal Flow - Platform Solutions
1:45 - 2:30PM Doing Good & Doing Well with Responsible Investing
2:30PM - 3:15PM How Technology is Making Private Equity Investing More Efficient
3:15PM - 4:00PM Raising Money - A discussion with Founders and Angel Investors
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
Afternoon/Evening - Columbus Room
4:15PM - 5:00PM A Conversation with Joe Fedele - Redefining the Supply Chain
5:00PM - 6:00PM Richard Turner - Winning with the Hand you Have Been Dealt
6:00PM - 8:30PM Casino Party and Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM - 12:30PM One-on-One Meetings
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM - 4:00PM One-on-One Meetings
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
4:15PM - 6:00PM Deal Ring
Moderated by James Rosebush, CEO, GrowthStrategy, Inc.
6:00PM - 8:00PM Cocktail Reception
8:00PM End of Conference
Zach Halpern

"As a fund manager, I found Global Fund Forum to be an invaluable experience. It was both educational in terms of understanding what investors are looking for in a manager as well as an excellent platform for meeting with these investors in a beautiful setting."

-Zach Halpern

Chief Investment Officer, Dwight Securities