Conference Agenda

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration at the East Bank Club 

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Introductory Remarks by Gerald O’Dwyer,  Managing Director – Blackmore Partners (10min)

Introduction of Executives (20min)

11:30 PM – 12:10 PM

Panel 1 – How To Pick The Right Private  Equity Firm Partner (Gerald Odwyer)

  • Questions to Ask
  • Actions/Signals to observe
  • Capital
  • Big vs. Boutique Firms

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Lunch Buffett

12:40 PM – 1:20 PM

Panel 2 Debunking The Private Equity  Myth- Having A PE Investor Will Not Destroy Your Company 

  • Operational control vs. PE Interference
  • Investments in business vs wholesale cost cutting
  • Efficient hiring and firing
  • Growth/ROI-oriented capital

1:20 PM – 1:25 PM

5 minute break

1:25 PM – 2:05 PM

Panel 3- Understanding How/What It’s Like  to Work with a PE Investor

  • Different styles between firms
  • Communication
  • Board Meetings
  • Operational vs. strategic influence
  • Introductions
  • 100-day plan
  • Budgets

2:05 PM – 2:15 PM

Gerald O’Dwyer gives closing remarks to executives prior to their networking rounds with the private equity firms; Personal Break for Private Equity  groups.

2:15 PM – 2:25 PM

10 minute break

2:25 PM – 5:30 PM

Speed Networking Sessions Between Private  Equity and Executive Attendees