Frequently Asked Questions: Conferences
Q: Why should I attend your conference?
A: Our process is the most efficient way to market yourself to private equity decision makers. Attending just one of our events will save you over $20,000 that would have otherwise been spent on travel and countless hours that would have been spent scheduling meetings with individual firms. Because private equity decision makers need to meet executives in person, we bring the firms to meet YOU. This event is designed specifically to save you time and money.
Q: Who are the conference and networking events geared towards?
A: Executives who have P&L experience(>$50M), are interested in meeting private equity decision makers, and who seek to secure a role within a portfolio company or funding for an investment idea.
Q: What do I need to have done in order to be prepared for your conference?
A: We provide all of the support you require leading up to each event through our “Roadmap To Success” process. The result is a deal thesis designed to get the attention of private equity decision makers. A final version will be due approximately one week before the event. Preparation is also provided through live coaching webinars and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Q: What is the cost to attend?
A: The retail price of any single event is $2,000.
Q: Where are the events held?
A: All of our events are held in Chicago, IL at The University Club of Chicago.
Q: How many of my executive peers can attend?
A: The maximum number of executives allowed at a single event is 30. Our deal and talent division reviews over 900 executive resumes per quarter and conducts hundreds of calls to ensure that we have the most qualified executives at our conferences.
Q: How many private equity firms will I have access to if I attend?
A: You will have a minimum of 6, and as many as 12, one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings with private equity decision makers. This ultimately depends on the number of private equity decision makers in attendance and how many schedule you during the networking session from 3:30PM to 6:30PM.
Q: How often do these events occur?
A: Our events take place six times per year. The dates for 2018 are as follows: 4/11, 6/13, 8/15, 10/17, and 12/12.
Q: But what if I don’t have an investment idea or deal thesis when I register as a member of BlackmoreConnects™?
A: You do not need a deal thesis or investment idea when you are applying for either our Gold or Bronze memberships. When you sign up for our service, you will be matched with one of our deal partners to support the crafting of a deal thesis or investment idea.
Q: What is your efficacy in getting executives placed in a private equity role?
A: If you are wanting to be ‘placed’ in a role, then you are definitely not ready to venture into the private equity world. We do not ‘place’ executives. We work alongside executives to develop a unique idea or angle and leverage their experience, to monetize their background, and secure funding from a sponsor and/or a private equity role. Your thesis is your calling card.
Q: What other PE conferences would you recommend and what are the associated costs?
- – Buyouts(PartnerConnect) – $2,999
- – ACG – $999 – $3,000 + annual membership
- – AMAA – $1,500 – $2,000 x 2 per year
- – iGlobal – $1,600
Q: What is the BronzePlus+ membership package?
A: The BronzePlus+ membership package constitutes a full year of Bronze membership and entrance into one conference of your choice absolutely FREE(a $2k value!). Not only do you receive a free conference, you also have access to PitchBook, the world’s largest and most comprehensive private equity database, which can be leveraged to identify the most relevant firms as they relate to your experience/deep domain expertise. In addition, we will run tailored campaigns to these firms in an effort to set up meetings between you and the decision makers at those firms.