BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, a student club at Harvard Business School, will hold its 24th annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference on Saturday, January 27, 2018, on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston. One of Harvard Business School’s most anticipated student-run conferences, the one-day event will bring together several hundred venture capital and private equity professionals, academics, and students to discuss the most prominent issues in today’s alternative investing space.
Several new and exciting panel topics will be introduced this year, including infrastructure, energy, oil, renewables and gas and growth equity. Also on the agenda are several of last year’s popular topics, including cross border investing, diversity in private equity, turnarounds, operational value creation, healthcare, technology, consumer, and more. Over 60 panelists and moderators with extensive experience in venture capital and private equity will help cultivate engaging and informative discussions around each topic.
A selection of distinguished keynote speakers are slated to present at the VCPE conference this year, including:
- Kewsong Lee, Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group
- Sean Klimczak, Global Head of Infrastructure, Blackstone
- Paul Maeder, Co-Founder, Highland Capital Partners
- Holly McConnell, Managing Director, General Catalyst
Conference panels will comprise a wide variety of leading alternative investment professionals, including general partners, limited partners, intermediaries, and industry consultants, among others. To view the full schedule of speakers and events, and to register to attend the conference, please visit: www.thevcpeconference.com.
“We are very pleased to once again bring together talented financial professionals and the next generation of leaders in private equity and venture capital in a knowledge sharing and interactive atmosphere at the 2018 VCPE conference,” said Pete Suberlak, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2018 and co-chair of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “We have worked diligently to develop thought-provoking panels that will address the latest topics, trends and issues in the alternative investment space. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a prominent and longstanding event here at Harvard Business School, and we look forward to a day filled with insightful information and terrific networking opportunities.”
“As one of the largest and most popular events on campus, the VCPE conference has played a critical role for our student body from a career advisory and developmental standpoint,” said Rashard Green, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2018 and co-chair of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “Harvard Business School students are fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with so many passionate and seasoned professionals from various asset classes within the financial world. It is a privilege and honor to host such an impactful event, and we sincerely thank the speakers, panelists, moderators, sponsors, organizers and attendees who make this conference successful year after year.”
Sponsoring the conference are esteemed members of the financial community, including Ernst & Young, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Dechert LLP, Preqin, First Republic Bank, and BackBay Communications.
About the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club
The Venture Capital & Private Equity (VCPE) Club is a student-run club at Harvard Business School. The Club is committed to providing its members with career and educational opportunities focused on the venture capital and private equity sectors. The VCPE Club’s goal is to provide members with an opportunity to learn about venture capital and private equity, interact with some of the industry’s leading players, and meet fellow students who share similar interests. The Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference is the Club’s marquee event and is one of the largest student-run conferences on campus. Each year the VCPE Club brings in high-profile venture capitalists as well as LBO and private equity investors from around the world.
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