March 8-11, 2017 - China Import and Export Fair Complex

2017 Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo (AAA  2017) will take place in China Import and Export Fair Complex during March 8-11, a 4 days’ Event covering an exhibition area of 80,000m2, aims at building up the largest event for parks in Asia.

Covered an exhibition area of 60,000m2, with 3,000 booths and more than 400 exhibitors, AAA (integrated with CIAE & TPAE) has become the largest event of games, amusement, theme parks and attractions in Asia and the second one in the world.

Immense Popularity & Sparkling Highlights

AAA has attracted a lot of visitors from its first day and exhibitors were busy in introducing while purchasers were busy in experiencing. Following are the highlights of AAA.

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November 8 – 9, 2016 - Nairobi Kenya

With high hopes Alhuda CIBE has planned to conduct The 6th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya on 29th and 30th November 2016. The notion behind conducting these forums is to create awareness of Islamic Microfinance for the benefit of humankind and to help poor to survive at their best. This is the reason why these events are conducted internationally so that masses can enjoy its perquisites.
This year it is expected that the forum will unbolt new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry thus helping them eliminate poverty with support of Islamic Microfinance.

Main Objectives of 6th Islamic Microfinance Global Forum:

- Nurturing awareness of Islamic Microfinance among the masses, government and non-governmental institutes and multilateral donor agencies.

- Innovation in Islamic Microfinance Industry, e.g. Crowd funding, Micro Takaful, Youth Development Programs etc.

- Promotion of Islamic microfinance model that is compatible with the conventional Microfinance models being used.

- Encouraging practitioners, microfinance institutions, donor agencies and Government institutions by building up the acknowledgment of Islamic Microfinance system.

- Creation of a more favorable milieu for Islamic Microfinance at national and international level.

- Recognition of Islamic Microfinance as a sustainable system worldwide.

- Encourage Islamic microfinance as a social phenomenon instead of a business oriented model.

- Gain global practices on Islamic microfinance by using learned national and international scholars and experts.

- Provision of a platform for dialogue between multilateral donor organizations and Microfinance networks.

- Provision of up to date knowledge of various aspects of Islamic microfinance.

- Provision of opportunities for collaboration or partnership with donor agencies, Islamic banks, and Islamic microfinance institutions or networks.

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October 28th-29th, 2016 - Shenzhen, China

The third China (Shenzhen) Forex Expo was held successfully from April 16th to 17th. We are thrilled for the extraordinary achievements in the last event, with 5000+©O expo area, 50+ exhibitors and more than 6000 attendees from worldwide. Well-known  industrial players and brands from home and abroad networked with Chinese investors, IBs, affiliates and enterpreneurs through the colorful welcoming cocktail party, exciting conference sessions and free talks at booths. The eye-catching award ceremony was also held simultaneously to honor excellent companies and individuals.

The upcoming 2016 China Forex Expo will take place on October 28-29, 2016 at Shenzhen, China. It is going to be the most beneficial as well as funniest expo in Asia. We will bring together the latest fintech and products in the industry to expand your horizon. Thought-provoking seminars, interesting games, mysterious gifts also await you.

China Forex Expo is the most professional and influential forex expo in China, covering forex, precious metals, CFDs, stocks, indices, binary options, and commodities like oil and gas etc. Since the very first event, the China Forex Expo aims at bringing together professional forex market players from different countries and help to get an unrivalled opportunity to promote their products and services to the international market. It also offers a variety of sessions that allow participants to discuss industry trends, learn expert views on key issues and new products and needs, such as workshops, company presentations, seminars, trading shows of the world professional traders. For more information, please go to www.chinaforexexpo.com.  

To watch our last 2016 China (Shenzhen) Forex Expo video, please visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDHZ3LcP1g8

Organizer:Interaction Pros Limited
Tel: +86-21-3126 1015
Skype: chinaforexexpo
Email: info@chinaforexexpo.com
Website: www.chinaforexexpo.com
 

October 13, 15, 2016 - Zhongshan Convention Center

China Int. Games and Amusement Fair (China Zhongshan Int'l Games and Amusement Fair ) takes place in Zhongshan, China from 13.10 to 15.10.16. Trade show is organized by Guangzhou Grandeur Exhibition Services Co., Ltd.

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September 13, 15, 2016 - Tokyo, Asia

HighQuest’s sixth annual Global AgInvesting Asia – the world’s premier agricultural investment seminar – is moving from Singapore to Tokyo for 13-15 September 2016 at Hotel Odaiba. This seminar is designed to help investors understand the breadth of the agricultural asset classes, key regions for investment, and ways to participate in the sector through investment allocation. Intensive panels and presentations will provide a comprehensive overview of where the money is moving in the sector. www.globalaginvesting.com

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June 21, 23, 2016 - San Francisco

The annual GAI AgTech Week, a product of Global AgInvesting, will provide two-and-a-half days of engaging keynote presentations by industry leaders, thought-provoking panels, innovative company presentations and interactive workshops, all designed to educate and inspire investors and entrepreneurs with a broad range of investment opportunities in the food and agriculture technology sectors worldwide.

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April 25-28, 2016 - Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Global AgInvesting in New York City, April 25-28, 2016 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. Participants can also choose to register for the popular Short Course on Ag Fundamentals on April 25 and the third annual GAI AgTech Investment Summit on April 28.

For more info, please click here: http://www.globalaginvesting.com/GAI16

April 20, 21, 2016 - Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Hotel ,Beijing, China

With the support and suggestion of China Energy Association, CNPC, Sinopec, CNOOC, Shanxi Provincial CBM Association, building on the massive success of the past Seven Events during 2011-2015, the 8th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2016 (UOG 2016) will be held in Beijing, China during 20-21,April ,2016. We are expecting more than 30 speakers,20 sponsors and exhibitors, and 200 delegates from both China and Overseas in this great event. We believe our UOG 2016 will be the best platform for you to learn about the unconventional oil & gas market and policy of China, communicate and do networking with china unconventional oil & gas players and develop your business in China.

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April 15,16, 2016 - Great China International Exchange Square

The China (Shenzhen) Forex Expo will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of April 2016 at Great China International Exchange Square. It is a two-day event for traders, investors, affiliates, IBs and brokers from across China and the world. With a growing affluent and upper middle class in China, we hope this event will provide the know-how about what’s moving the markets via a range of free seminars and an exhibition of forex products and services.

The China Forex Expo is also a great opportunity for brokers from around the world to promote their online forex trading platforms and get direct access to the most exciting forex market here in China. Tens of thousands attendees are expected at the two-day event. We welcome you to register and share with us!

April 12, 13, 2016 - Istanbul /Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 12-13 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on banking solutions and finance technologies. IFINTEC is one of the biggest events in EMEA region in its category. Banking Technology, Finance Technology, Core Banking, Retail Banking, Universal Banking, Commercial Banking, Branchless Banking, Payment Systems, Mobile Banking, Branch Automation, Lending Solutions, Credit and Operational Risk Management, Debt Management, Fraud Prevention, Governance Risk Compliance, Banking IT, Secure Banking and Insurance Technology are key topics of the conference.    

With 1000+ attendees, attendance from 15+ countries, 24 Sponsors/Exhibitors, 45+ speakers, 45+ speaking sessions, IFINTEC 2015 was organized very successfully. An intensive participation is expected to the IFINTEC 2016 from Turkey and many other countries as well. IFINTEC is an unmissable event.

IFINTEC Conference serves a platform at where speakers will share their experience, knowledge, visions and future forecasts with the visitors. The speeches will be either Turkish or English and simultaneous translation to Turkish or English will be available. There will be an exhibition area at where sponsor companies will introduce their solutions to the visitors.

For more information about IFINTEC Conference, please visit event website www.ifintec.com or contact info@ifintec.com.  

March, 30-31, 2016 - Zhengzhou City, China

The Silk Road Economic Belt will link China with Europe through Central and Western Asia, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will connect China with Southeast Asian countries, Africa and Europe. Known collectively as “One Belt, One Road” initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, it is aimed at rejuvenating two ancient trade routes and further opening up markets within and beyond the region. This national strategy currently under implementation in China is expected to diversify trade, investment and bilateral ties with countries along the region and enable easier domestic market access for foreign companies, creating opportunities for airlines and airports in China and around the world. Authoritative data show that in the next 20 years the global air cargo industry will increase at an annual pace of 5% on average with China and Asia growing 7.4% and 6.8% per year. Therefore, after the great success of China Airport Construction and Investment Forum 2015, Henan Airport Group and Gicc Group will continue to co-organize the China Air Logistics Development Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China during 30-31, March which aims to be a leading communication and networking platform for both international and domestic air logistics industry players.

This event will present recent trends in the delivery of air cargo services and the regulatory framework to be implemented for the sustainable development of air cargo. An outlook of the challenges preventing the air cargo industry from reaching its potential will be provided in relation to specific areas, such as liberalization of air cargo services, the development of an air cargo security system, the enhancement of air cargo facilitation and the air cargo hub and its value chain.

March 18,19, 2016 - Shanghai, China

FX Update China 2016 (FUC 2016) will be held during 18,19 March 2016 in Shanghai, China. Now, we sincerely invites you to attend the premier event to get together with approximately 300 global leading players at the high-end interviews and dialogues, focusing on the hot topics such as RMB internationalization in the context of FX reform, global trade settlement and FX hedging, customized FX investment strategy, the business opportunities arising for banks, the latest trading technology, and etc.

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February 29, March 2 2016 - Dubai

Global AgInvesting (GAI) Middle East 2016 (29 February - 2 March) offers a comprehensive overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. The fourth annual GAI conference in the UAE, this year's program in Dubai will feature unrivaled networking along with analysis and discussions on opportunities and strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, dairy and livestock plays, agriculture technologies, logistics, and agri-food investments. www.globalaginvesting.com

January 26-28, 2016 - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Don’t miss your gateway to this vital region as we enter our 4th year of successful business networking with local top players and financial experts from all over the globe. Asia is no longer the future of the world, it is the present and this expo aims to grow and nurture valuable business ties between the East and West.
Join us in Hong Kong on the 26 – 28 January 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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December 14, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on Private Equity Funds investing.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

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December 2-4, 2015, Park Hyatt Aviaria Resort, Carlsbad, CA

Opal is proud to present our CLO Summit. The CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market. This event promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2015.

30 November - 2 December 2015 - Landmark London

Global AgInvesting (GAI), the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, returns to London, 30 November - 2 December at the Landmark London. This year's conference will help to solidify and grow the community of thought leaders who believe in the strong fundamentals of agriculture and are committed to putting real money to work in the space. A discussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, social and environmental responsibility, and an exploration of new technologies are the focus of this year's conference. www.globalaginvesting.com

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December 1, 2 2015 - Central Hall, Westminster, London

The Global African Investment Summit will attract over 750 qualified global investors, including family offices, sovereign wealth funds, international DFIs, ultra high net worth individuals and pension funds.  Join the global leaders at Africa’s premier investment summit for the power, agriculture, financial services, capital markets, oil and gas and critical infrastructure sectors – your window to African project origination and global finance.

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November 26,27 - 2015 - Renaissance Wien Hotel - Vienna, Austria

Retail lending remains the marginal source of income despite regulation restrictions and legislative pressure. Today's macroeconomic challenges forced banks to change and adjust its strategy in retail lending. In recent years the growth rate of retail banks slowed rapidly with ever-changing economy which radically changed the situation on the world financial markets. In a competitive environment, the struggle for customers’ acquisition and retention imposes increased requirements for banks in general and development of strategies of retail banking. But at all times what remains unchanged is the value of the customer! With the light of the growing number of the new technologies, niches and opportunities – now is the time to make a breakthrough and become the market leader.

The conference will be focusing on what banking products and services are currently in demand, which sales channels are the most efficient, which methods of promotion of banking products are more successful, an insight from the regulators on best ways of rules implementation, how to attract new customers and retain existing ones.

Contact person: Lara Ventoso [lara.ventoso@glceurope.com]Conference Manager
Phone number: +361 848 0550, +361 848 0549


November 24-25, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

AlHuda CIBE is an established name in Islamic Microfinance sector focusing on Research, Capacity Building Products Development and Publications to promote Islamic Microfinance globally for the last ten years.

In pursuance of our goal to promote Islamic Microfinance globally for poverty alleviation, financial inclusion and social development, AlHuda CIBE pleased to announce“5th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” which is scheduled on November 24-25, 2015 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a “Post Event Training Workshop on Shariah Foundation, Sustainable Operational Strategies and Innovation – Conception to Practices” dated for November 26 -27, 2015.

Global Islamic Microfinance Forum (GIMF) is an annual apex gathering of Islamic Microfinance, Microfinance, Rural Finance, funder/ donor agencies, multilateral organizations and other allied sectors of Microfinance to address the poverty problems and their solutions through Islamic Microfinance, these series of forums were started in  2011 and previous forums were held in different countries but this year 5th GIMF will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Core Objective:

Promoting awareness of Islamic Microfinance among the masses, government and Non

Governmental Sectors and Multilateral Donor agencies.

Promote Islamic Microfinance Model which is compatible with the models being used in Conventional Microfinance.

Create a more favorable environment for Islamic Microfinance at national and international level

To promote Islamic microfinance as a social phenomenon instead of business oriented model

Gain global practices on Islamic microfinance through learned national and international scholars and experts

To recognize Islamic Microfinance as sustainable system worldwide

Awareness of Islamic Microfinance system as sustainable and viable solution for poverty alleviation

Buildup the recognition of Islamic Microfinance system, for the encouragement of practitioners/microfinance institutions/ donor agencies/ Government institutions

To provide a Platform to start a dialogue with multilateral donor organizations and Microfinance Network

Providing innovative knowledge of the various aspects of Islamic microfinance

To provide the opportunities for collaborations/partnerships with donor agencies, Islamic banks and Islamic Microfinance Institutions/Networks.

To ensure continued growth of Islamic Microfinance Institutes

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November 19, 20 - 2015 - Renaissance Wien Hotel - Vienna, Austria

Backed by popular demand, we are happy to announce of the 3rd Annual Back Office Operations Forum, which will be held in Vienna, Austria this year. Europe has gone through a number of rules to see its banks through the next financial crisis. The biggest barrier to effective oversight now is the bureaucratic labyrinth that scares to undermine the whole banking operation.
 
As a tradition, top peers from the industry will share their first hand experiences and forecast the future of back office operations. Get inspired by new technologies, which will lead the industry and provide a guideline for the new generation. Gain practical insights in emerging phenomena such as gamification, right-sourcing, BPM or SSCs and many more. Join debates and drawdown conclusions with our industry experts, learn winning strategies and bring back the expert know-how’s to your very own operation.
 
The objective of the event is for the attendees to engage with speakers, network with peers and build connections that will encourage strategic discussions even after the event. Exploit the benefits of listening to best practices of compelling issues Back Office is facing nowadays from pioneers from across the globe in a 5-star environment.

Contact person: Lara Ventoso [lara.ventoso@glceurope.com]Conference Manager
Phone number: +361 848 0550, +361 848 0549

November 17,18, 2015 - Dubai - UAE

7th World Islamic Retail Banking Conference, will revolve around the theme “Creating Smarter Banking”, brainstorming, exploring and analyzing all aspects of innovative, technically advanced and competitive strategies to provide customers smart Islamic retail banking experience. industry leaders from around the world will gather to network, discuss future opportunities and brainstorming on the CEO roundtable, sharing their experience in focused spotlight speaker presentations, panel discussions, case-studies and much more.

Email us at mohor.mukherjee@fleminggulf.com OR Call us on +971 4609 1570/55 to request conference agenda featuring complete speaker panel, minute-by-minute agenda and list of all presentations.

November 16-18, 2015, Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, MA

The 17th Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum will provide a forum for free exchange of ideas concerning portfolio planning and investment strategies. Rather than focusing on a particular investment style, this endowment and foundation conference will tackle issues that are most germane to nation's endowments and charitable foundations by examining critical investment topics, as well as need to align fiscal strategy with goals of a particular organization.

Participants and delegates will speak on a range of issues, including necessity for non profit governance for endowments, means of capturing alpha in a portfolio, methods of choosing money managers, and problems of ethics and liability in fiduciary planning, as well as addressing pros and cons of investing in equity, fixed income, alternative, and real estate products. By targeting industry sectors, guest speakers and participants can gain a greater understanding of how organizations can utilize and dovetail with particular investment strategies.

October 19, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alternative investing sectors.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.


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15-16, October, 2015, Beijing, China

With the support and suggestion of China Energy Association, CNPC, Sinopec ,CNOOC, Shanxi Provincial CBM Association , building on the massive success of the past Seven Events during 2011-2015, the 8th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2015 (UOG 2015) will be held in Beijing, China during 15-16, October, 2015. We are expecting more than 30 speakers,20 sponsors and exhibitors, and 200 delegates from both China and Overseas in this great event. We believe our UOG 2015 will be the best platform for you to learn about the unconventional oil & gas market and policy of China, communicate and do networking with china unconventional oil & gas players and develop your business in China.

For more information, please click here

October 14, 16, 2015 - Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Opal is proud to present our European CLO Summit: The Annual CLO, Leveraged Loan, & Loan Liquidity Conference. The European CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market. This event promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2015.

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October 12, 13 - 2015 - Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

After Opal confirms participation, attendees will fill out a unique investment profile which will assist in pairing participants. Using the surveyed information, Asset Gatherers and Allocators have the opportunity to request the delegates whom have similar investment interests. The system will then pair the delegates that have a mutual interest in meeting with one another. While at the event, Asset Gatherers will have a private Meeting Room in which they will host up to 14 intimate meetings with potential allocators. Each exchange will last 25 minutes.

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October 7,8, 2015 - Perth, Australia

This forum to bring together leading industry experts to share best-practices procedures for efficient TAR project. This program will incldue multiple case studies from leading Mining, Oil and Gas plants.

The Forum will have some of the best industry experts sharing their learnings from their years of experience.
The Forum will have success stories of efficient management for the reduction of down time.
A Focus on best industry methods for monitoring and assessing of the work.
Showcasing of Innovative technologies for cleaner operations.
High quality exhibitors with a industry specific focus.

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October 7,8, 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At this Summit we are providing an opportunity for domestic and multinational insurers to share knowledge on the most pressing issues, such as rising competitiveness, servicing a more sophisticated customer and the growing use of technology in the insurance value chain.

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October, 1, 2 2015 - Intercontinental Hotel, Miami

In FIBA's well-developed tradition, the leading practitioners, solution providers and other industry specialists will convene once again and bring the industry players together to learn from each other, network and share best practices.  Join us and be part of the much anticipated 2015 FIBA Wealth Management Forum.  


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September 29-30, 2015, Boston

BHA Select Hedge Funds: Boston 2015 is an exclusive event providing investors the opportunity to meet with the premier Hedge Fund managers of 2015 individually selected by BHA. The Conference will be hosted at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on September 29th and 30th. It is a private, invitation-only conference presenting investors the opportunity to meet with the industry’s premier Hedge Fund Managers in a private, professional setting.

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Sept. 28-30, 2015, Four Seasons, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA

This year's Investment Trends Summit is implementing additional networking components which will encourage education and deal flow. Combining provoking panels and one-on-one meetings, attendees can expect to discuss various investment opportunities that have promising outlooks for the years ahead. The event will also offer unique networking opportunities and the beautiful sights Santa Barbara has to offer.

We have designed this Investment Trends conference to meet the needs of money managers, pension fund managers, pension fund officers, trustees, and family office executives who prefer smaller, more structured programs. The decision to limit the size of the summit opens the event as a casual and intimate environment perfect for both networking and our innovative one-on-one meetings.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/itsc1514.html

Estimated Attendance: ~350

Audience Description: investors, consultants, attorneys, women owned firms, minority owned firms, emerging hedge funds, emerging fund of funds, emerging Real Estate Managers, Emerging Equity Managers, Emerging Venture Capitalists, Emerging Private Equity, Insurance Companies, Broker Dealers, Financial Planners, and Industry Service Providers.

22-24 September 2015, Singapore - Marina Bay Sands

Global AgInvesting, the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, returns to Singapore, 22-24 September 2015, for the fifth annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. A discussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, the major role of water and an exploration of new technologies will be the focus of this landmark conference.

For more info, go to www.globalaginvesting.com

September 21-23, 2015 - Nanjing International Expo Center

Following the success of the last edition, 2015 Biotech China—The All China Biotech Conference & Exhibition will be held on Sept.21-23 in Nanjing International Expo Center. Biotech China,  Sponsored by Nanjing Municipal Peoples’ Government Exhibition Office and China Quality Association for Pharmaceuticals, represents the top level of China bio industry. 2015 Biotech China will welcome more world wide famous exhibitors, pay more attention to build trade platform, hold more frontier conferences and forums. The curtains of distinguished Bio Party will be opened.
 
Supported by China Quality Association for Pharmaceuticals, Jiangsu Province Biomedical Industry Associations and other institutions more than 20 institutions, organizers will hold a series of forums, salons, matchmaking and other high-quality concurrent events for different themes during the exhibition. Dynamic events will include: I.The 3rd International Academic Conference on Biological medicine and Pharmaceutics, II. The 2nd China Health Service Conference and Internet+ enlarged Healthplex Upgrading Seminar, III. the discussion of the safety and quality of integrity among pharmaceutical companies, as well as pharmaceutical products salon and a number of promotions on-site.

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September 21, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the L/S Equity | Event Driven alternative investing space.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

For more information, please click here

September 11th-13th, 2015, Shanghai, China

The 2015 China (Shanghai) Forex Expo will be taking place on September 11th-13th, 2015 in Shanghai. It will be a THREE-DAY event for brokers, traders, investors, affiliates and IBs from across China as well as across the world. With all kinds of activities including forex award ceremony and B2B networking, brokers and financial technology providers will not only have the opportunity to communicate with each other, but also will have the chance to meet with people from the forex and binary option area.

It is a money show and traders expo. Forex conference will be held paralleled with the exhibition. Visitors will benefit from this well organized financial event. Shanghai is the optimal choice for many brokers who first start their business in China. We expect more than 60 forex and binary option exhibitors and dozens of forex media will join the expo.

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September 9, 11, 2015 - Johannesburg, South Africa

The 7th Annual Retail Banking Africa 2015 is taking place on the 9th to 11th of September 2015 and it promises to inspire you with a speaker faculty across Africa who have wet their hands in being able to turnaround their organizations into a client focused superior Retail Bank. The conference is then followed by a Post Conference Workshop on the 11th of September 2015 which focuses on how you could digitally enhance the customer’s user experience and intensifying financial inclusion through an agent banking network.

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Sept. 10-11, 2015, Pinnacle Vancouver Habourfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC

The Family Office and Endowment Investment Forum West will take place in scenic Vancouver.  While it may be mild and beautiful outdoors, the financial climate in Canada is ever changing.  During this two day event, Family offices and Endowments will review the various landscapes in which they are able to invest. Panel discussions, presentation by managers, and peer to peer meetings will allow for education and networking. Topics will address real assets, commodities, real estate, and provide delegates with new perspectives. After stimulating conversation, everyone will find their way to the top floor of the hotel where they will be able to enjoy the sunset over the mountains.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/focwc1506.html

Estimated Attendance: ~350

Audience Description: family offices, endowments, foundations, consultants, attorneys, financial planners, accountants, tax planners, estate planners, philanthropy specialists, succession and generational wealth planners, asset protection specialists, trust companies, long-term care specialists, hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate managers, equity managers, venture capitalists, academics specializing in family businesses, private equity, and luxury companies.

September 10, 11 - 2015 - Renaissance Wien Hotel - Vienna, Austria

Following the great success of our 1st Annual Post Trade Forum with more than a 100 participants, GLC 2nd Annual Post Trade Forum is aiming to unveil an exclusive gathering of experts from across the Globe. Discover the latest innovations to the issues in the field of post trade. This event will provide you guidance in the upcoming implementation of T2S, and listen to the first hand experiences of those, who are one step ahead of the game.

Uncover the very latest updates on CCP Clearing, securities financing transactions, Capital Markets Union and many more.

Unearth a number of best practices that has assisted the top dogs in the competition, not only from the Europe banking sphere, but also from Stock Exchanges, Clearing Houses, Asset Managers, Associations, Governmental Bodies and Regulators. Without a doubt, an opportunity, that cannot be missed out for those involved in the post trade operations.

Acquire the above at a five star environment coupled with qualified and diversified selected set of peers this September in Vienna, Austria.

Contact person: Lara Ventoso [lara.ventoso@glceurope.com]Conference Manager

Phone number: +361 848 0550, +361 848 0549

September 9,10 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The biggest power and asset of any nation is its people. The prosperity and success of the people are measured by the standard of their education, economical and legal empowerment. Today every nation is working towards supporting the prosperity of its people by setting better policies and bringing in major reforms. Most of the nations have significant numbers of educated and skilled women and it is imperative to encourage these women to join the work force and assist them to set a career path which would not only help in enriching the national economy but also will be beneficial to communities, companies and Organizations.

In the region the governments and the leadership are supporting women by implementing policies to promote opportunities for women and bringing in reforms to empower them. This makes it very important for businesses to integrate women into the workforce and empower them for leadership roles. Engaging women to take leadership roles and to support and empower women entrepreneurs is one of the keys to help maintain and accelerate the economic growth rate in the region.

The 2nd Edition of The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit is a platform for women to seek their highest level of professional development by providing them with information, strategies, insights and perspectives on Leadership.

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August 22 - 24, 2015 Tanzania

As a medium-sized company, Expogroup began its operations in 1996 starting with export-oriented International Trade Exhibitions in the Middle East & Africa. Since then, it has been organizing annual trade fairs in 14 countries within the region itself. Apart from that, Expogroup has presented several other events in emerging markets such as the CIS, Australia, Latin America & India.
 
After 17, years Expogroup has spread its network in more than 37 countries managing more than 20 trade fairs annually in various counties. Most of the hard work was done in absence of modern communication systems and facilities but come another 15 years, we foresee double the growth.

August, 18, 20, 2015 - China Import and Export Fair Complex

Water Heating Guangzhou 2015 will be held in China Import and Export Fair Complex. Thanks for your attention and please take the chance to attend.

GWHE 2014 ended its big three-day run in great success and recorded 13,000 estimated visitors at China Import and Export Fair Complex during August 26-28, 2014. More about 210 National & international exhibitors participated in. The number of paying buyers (1,656) increased by 18.5% compared to the previous year. Tens of hundreds of new innovations was displayed at GWHE2014. The mass Media CCTV was invited to do the show report.

After 9years of development and Accumulation, GWHE has been a brand expo known by the industry insiders. GWHE will be the best platform for you to find Asia suppliers or tap into market in China.

For more details, please click here

August, 12, 13, 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the success of the 5th Asia Islamic Banking Conference held August 2014, Fleming Gulf is delighted to present the 6th Asia Islamic Banking Conference.  The focus of this year's event would be on the maiden sovereign sukuk issues, stages of development  for Asia, MENA, Africa, Europe and North America as well as Islamic Banking Assets.

For more details about the event, please click here

August 7, 9 2015 - Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon

Myanmar Medical & Health Care Conference will discuss all important issues impacting Trade & Investment in Myanmar Medical & Health Care sector. Please refer to Agenda for details.
Organized by MiTA, a consulting company providing Consulting for Trade & Investments in Medical & Health Care Sector in Myanmar, including Pharmaceutical Products & Medical Equipment Registration with FDA (Ministry of Health) in Myanmar, MIC Permit and Myanmar Company Registration.
Follow-up on the business & investment opportunities that may ensue from this Myanmar Medical & Health Care Conference & Exhibition.

Who Should Attend MiTA Myanmar Medical & Health Care Exhibition & Conference?

Doctors, Hospital Administrators, Medical Professionals, Investors, Directors, CXOs, GMs, Marketing Managers, Policy Makers, Lawyers;
Industry Associations, Developmental Organizations, Institutes, Media.

For more info, please click here

July 20-22, 2015, Newport Marriot, Newport, RI

Opal Financial Group's annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the new millennium. Concerns of funding liabilities for beneficiaries in a world of declining returns yet maintaining a balance between the risk/reward paradigms is center in the mind of many trustees and representatives of pension plans around the country. The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. We will discuss how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans; closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers.

Beyond the investment sphere we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethic regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants.

Opal will kick off the event with its Annual Regatta Cup, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/pfsec1523.html

July 20-22, 2015 - Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, RI

As part of the Private Wealth Series, the Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum is Opal's premier conference and the preeminent event in North America for high net worth individuals and family offices from around the world.

With today's changing landscape in the wealth industry, family offices are becoming more and more prevalent. Come and join us for three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the most well established and senior Family offices, Private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe. The event will be held in Newport, Rhode Island, where the history of private wealth spans many generations dating back the early settlement dates of America.

This event will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more. Opal will kick off the event with its Annual Regatta Cup, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/fopwc1521.html

July 10, 11 2015 - National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)

2015 iMoney Expo will be held on 10th - 11th July 2015 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). It is China's most prestigious payment and financial service event which covers mobile, retail, data, technology and marketing  services. The exhibition offers attendees the opportunity to meet with many major innovators in the payments and  technology sector. Here you will get insights into global and China's payment landscape and probe cooperation between  payment and online merchants, retailers, new companies and so on. iMoney Expo is the only marketplace where key decision  makers from merchants, payment companies, banks and technology firms meet to develop new business, exchange cutting edge  industry insights and network with peers and partners. iMoney Expo is now the intersection of retail, prepaid, alternative financial services and technology between China and the world.

We expect 5,000 attendees with 600+ CEOs and 3,000+ senior managers. Registration is needed to attend the expo. For more  information, please contact info@imoneyexpo.com or skype: imoneyexpoor, or visit www.imoneyexpo.com


June 22, 24 2015 - San Francisco

GAI AgTech Week, June 22-24, 2015 in San Francisco, is hosted in association with Larta Institute, and working with the thought leaders who comprise our Innovation Advisory Board, will feature compelling keynotes, company presentations, interactive think tanks, industry panels and more. This landmark event is focused on building and growing the community of innovators and intrepid investors who are catalyzing the sector.

www.agtechweek.com

June 22, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Emerging Markets alternative investing space.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of
fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Catalyst has a reputed history as one of the leading, specialist cap intro providers, with an investor events model showing a track record of resulting allocations.

For more information, please click here

June 15-16 2015 - New York

Financial Research Associates very popular Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class is back- June 15-16 in New York! This extraordinary event features our Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds conference and our Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices conference and brings them together to run concurrently giving attendees the benefit of mixing and matching sessions according to their preference.

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B957.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com  

June 9-11, 2015 - Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Opal Financial is happy to announce the launch of their new networking platform, Opal Exchange! By using a sophisticated interface, Opal Exchange provides the platform to schedule private and purposeful meetings between Managers and like-minded Investors. Opal Exchange creates an opportunity to develop connections with those who have similar investment goals.

Opal Exchange is by invitation only. After Opal confirms participation, attendees will fill out a unique investment profile which will assist in pairing participants. Using the surveyed information, Managers and Allocators have the opportunity to request specific one-on-one meetings through the Opal Exchange messaging tool. While at the event, Asset managers will have a private “Exchange Hub” in which they may host up to 24 intimate meetings with potential allocators. Each exchange will last 25 minutes. After business wraps up for the day, the networking continues with a cocktail reception and a presentation from a keynote speaker.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/oexc1506.html

June 8-9, 2015, Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Opal's Emerging Managers Summit is a great way for investors to find, meet, network with and learn from new managers as well as minority owned managers. Research suggests that Emerging Managers are out performing some of their larger counter parts making them a great contender for allocation from pension plans who are in need for returns, as well as for family offices, endowments and other institutional investors who are looking to be aggressive with their allocations.

The Emerging Managers Conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The conference will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program.

Emerging managers will not only have a great opportunity to network with institutional investors, they will also be able to learn how to overcome the challenge of getting overlooked by investors and consultants. They will also be able to meet companies that can help them in building the infrastructure and placing the correct team in place to allow providing investors the service they require. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/emsc1506.html

Estimated Attendance: ~350

Audience Description: consultants, attorneys, women owned firms, minority owned firms, emerging hedge funds, emerging fund of funds, emerging Real Estate Managers, Emerging Equity Managers, Emerging Venture Capitalists, Emerging Private Equity, Insurance Companies, Broker Dealers, Financial Planners, and Industry Service Providers

June 3-4, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opal Financial Group's International Team is excited to bring you the European Family Office & Institutional Investment Forum. This two day event will bring together family offices, corporate pensions, public funds, and investment managers from all over the world. The Netherlands is an exciting location with endless financial opportunities and investment philosophies.

By providing incentives to the world's wealthiest families and institutions, the Netherlands has stimulated exceptional financial growth and advancement. As a source of development and innovation in globalization, solar energy, and fixed income, the Netherlands has become a promising financial hub. This conference will generate engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and be the foundation for stimulating conversations and networking opportunities.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/efopwc1507.html

May 20-21, 2015, New York, NY

ISmart Beta 2.0 takes a 360 degree view of the challenges, opportunities, and future trends of this innovative strategy, dissecting and analyzing everything you’ll need to know before jumping in.

Equip yourself with the tools needed to successfully navigate the smart beta landscape!  Register today and join us May 20 -21 at The Princeton Club of New York!

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B959.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com

May 18, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on Private Equity Funds focusing on growth company investing.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of
fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Catalyst has a reputed history as one of the leading, specialist cap intro providers, with an investor events model showing a track record of resulting allocations.

For more information, click here

AFRICA details

Africa details is the preferred online provider of all related matters, discussions, events & services in the African continent.

We are the market-leading online portal about Africa aimed at a cooperate & professional viewership which contains a selection of key articles from the African continent:

Africa details also provides a platform for stakeholders to promote their investment opportunities in the website and through an online advertising campaign as well as a monthly email journal distributed to over 50 000 business people with a track record of all African details. 

May 02 - 04, 2015 Kenya

As a medium-sized company, Expogroup began its operations in 1996 starting with export-oriented International Trade Exhibitions in the Middle East & Africa. Since then, it has been organizing annual trade fairs in 14 countries within the region itself. Apart from that, Expogroup has presented several other events in emerging markets such as the CIS, Australia, Latin America & India.
 
After 17, years Expogroup has spread its network in more than 37 countries managing more than 20 trade fairs annually in various counties. Most of the hard work was done in absence of modern communication systems and facilities but come another 15 years, we foresee double the growth.

April 27-30, 2015 - New York City

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. 

www.globalaginvesting.com

April 27, 28 2015 - New York, NY

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 recordkeeping—it all changes in co-investing.  Register today and join us at the Princeton Club of New York on April 27 - 28, 2015 to get the most out of your co-investment deals!

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B956.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Joshua Price at 704-341-2441 or jprice@frallc.com

April 22, 24 - 2015 - Chongqing, China

With the support and suggestion of CNPC,Sinopec ,CNOOC, Shanxi Provincial CBM Association and International Energy Agency ,our company will organize the 7th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2015 (UOG 2015) in Chongqing, China during 22-24, April, 2015.We are expecting more than 25 speakers,20 sponsors and 200 delegates from both China and Overseas in this great event. Building on the massive success of the past SIX Unconventional Oil & Gas Events, the 7th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2015 has generated a timely and strategic three-day program to discuss the promotion policies, investment and the exploration and production technologies in the field of coalbed methane and shale gas industry.

This unique gathering will be a must-attend event for industry professionals by bringing together China national oil companies, energy regulators, IOCs, local oil service companies, international producers, suppliers, seismic, drilling and oilfield service companies.

Web:www.giccgroup.com/uog7

April 22-23, 2015, Boston, MA

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.

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B952.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com

April 22-23, 2015 - Boston, MA

There are many factors in today’s complex and ever-competitive landscape that are changing the course for sub-advisory. Join us this April 22 – 23, 2015 at Boston’s historic Fairmont Copley Plaza and ensure that you continue to stay in-tune and relevant with all of the latest twists and turns this industry will face.

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B951.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com

April 20-21, 2015, New York, NY

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.

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B958.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com

April 20, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alternative investing sectors.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of
fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Catalyst has a reputed history as one of the leading, specialist cap intro providers, with an investor events model showing a track record of resulting allocations.

For more information, please click here

April 14-16, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 14-16 April 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey at Istanbul Congress Center which is the biggest convention center in Turkey. IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on technology solutions for finance industry. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate platform, system, hardware, software, consultancy, training, security and service solutions. Finance Technology, Banking Technology, Core Banking, Retail Banking, Payment Systems, Mobile Banking, Asset Management, Fraud Prevention, Governance Risk Compliance, Insurance Technology, Banking IT and Big Data are key topics of the conference.  

With 1000+ attendees, attendance from 15+ countries, 24 Sponsors/Exhibitors, 65+ speakers, 60+ speaking sessions, IFINTEC 2014 was organized very successfully. IFINTEC is one of the biggest events in EMEA region in its category. An intensive participation is expected to the IFINTEC 2015 from Turkey and many other countries as well. IFINTEC is an unmissable event.

IFINTEC Conference serves a platform at where speakers will share their experience, knowledge, visions and future forecasts with the visitors. The speeches will be either Turkish or English and simultaneous translation to Turkish or English will be available. There will be an exhibition area at where sponsor/exhibitor companies will introduce their solutions to the visitors at their booths.

For more information about IFINTEC Conference, please visit event website www.ifintec.com or contact info@ifintec.com.  

April 15-16, 2015, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

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.

The GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management™ is the world's fastest growing professional society with approximately 50,000 members in over 150 countries hosting and accrediting certification training worldwide and offering exclusive board certified designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria.

The GAFM will grant full annual CE (7.5 Credits for 1 day, 15 Credits for 2 days) for those who attend this conference.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/focc1508.html

March 30-31, 2015 - New York, NY

Crafting a portfolio of investments that gives solid returns while helping your fund meet social and environmental goals is no easy task. As you increase your investments in the SRI/ESG and impact investing space, how can you sift amongst the various options while performing adequate due diligence? Do you have a solid strategy in place for integrating these investments into your portfolio? And how will you assess performance both in terms of ROI and impact? Join us March 30-31 at the Princeton Club in New York, where Financial Research Associates’ brings together leading minds into this niche area to thoroughly explore these topics.

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B954.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Joshua Price at 704-341-2441 or jprice@frallc.com

March 25, 26 2015 - Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China

With the support and suggestion of CAAC and Henan Province Airport Group ,our company will organize the China Airport Construction and Investment Forum 2015 (ACIF 2015)in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China during 25-26, March, 2015.We are expecting more than 25 speakers,20 sponsors and 200 delegates from both China and Overseas in this great event. We believe our ACIF 2015 will be the best platform for you to learn about the airport market and policy of China, communicate and do networking with china airport players and develop your business in China.

Event Web: http://www.giccgroup.com/acif/

March 20, 22 2015 - University of Central Punjab - Lahore

IMFN is organizing a conference on March 20-22, 2015 to deliberate on the efforts of the Islamic microfinance industry in Pakistan. The conference will provide the launching pad for this effort by reviewing the demand for the sector, analyzing the possible impediments to its growth and determining a road map for future endeavors. It will provide an avenue to bring together varied industry stakeholders including practitioners, business community, academia, students and representatives from different regulatory authorities to delve into different facets of the poverty endemic and to come up with more innovative and efficient solution through an industry consensus.

The conference will also provide a platform for international practitioners to showcase their efforts so that their efforts may be adapted and adopted for Pakistan. It is hoped that this effort will go a long way in making the industry sustainable and in serving the poor and destitute of this country using a strategic approach and with a determined vigor.

For more info, please click here

March 19-20, 2015 - Sea Island, GA

BHA Select Private Markets Summit is a two day conference dedicated to 1-on-1 meetings between premier institutional and family office investors from around the globe and select private equity, venture capital, and real estate firms. Intimate meetings will take place in private suites at the luxurious Five-Star Sea Island Resort on the beautiful Atlantic coast of Georgia. As with all BHA Select events, attendance is by invitation only and governed through an application process. Those granted access will have an unrivaled opportunity to find new LP capital, meet, and diligence managers currently raising new capital and network in one of the most beautiful golf resorts in the world.

For more information, please click here

March 11, 13 - 2015, Inter Expo Center, Sofia

The 2015 edition will promote the latest energy developments and encourage their large-scale implementation in South-East Europe as well as speed up foreign investment in the regional economy. It is a great networking place for the international and local industry players.

The Exhibition in 2014
 
Leading companies from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Netherlands and Ukraine showcased products and innovations.   

Among the exhibitors were AB Energy Romania, Austep, Biogest Energie- und Wassertechnik, CPM Europe, Dreyer & Bosse, Eqtec, Global Hydro Energy, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Nahtec, Polytechnik Luft-und Feuerungstechnik, Solare Datensysteme, Weiss, etc.    

For 5th  year in a row there was an Austrian Pavilion, located at a larger exhibition area.
   
Exhibition index: energy efficient solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting; bio-, hydro-, solar-, geothermal- and wind energy, waste-to-energy, electric vehicles, etc.  


For more info, please click here

March, 11, 12, 2015 - Miami

One of the most influential CFO summits, the CFO Rising East Summit is returning to Miami on March 11 & 12.

We are offering all IAIR members an exclusive 20% off all summit passes.

View the current agenda here: http://bit.ly/1Khj4AO

This year hear how:

- Stanley Black & Decker are implementing Hyperion to transform their global planning and reporting processes.

- Northrop Grumman is adapting to cyberterrorism and the evolving risk landscape.

- Sears is integrating data science into decision making.

- Walmart are using financial plans to monitor corporate performance.

- Sprint is developing financial leaders through its CFO program.

If you are interested in attending or you would like more information, please contact Simi at simigarcha@cfo.com (+1 415 992 6362) and quote the discount code 'IAIR20.' Alternatively you can confirm you place here:

http://bit.ly/13SREjq

March 9-10, 2015, Boston, MA

Sales and marketing teams must innovate and collaborate to get the attention of gatekeepers and investors. The Mutual Fund Growth Strategy Summit brings together an all-star speaking faculty to discuss how marketing & sales teams can work together to develop a consistent brand message and utilize data to create targeted content marketing and streamlined sales strategies for your retail and institutional offerings. Plus, earn up to 14.5 CPE Credits!

View the conference brochure:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B953.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com

March 10, 2015 - New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

Opal Financial Group's investment consultants conference provides a unique environment for developing dialogue between plan sponsors, managers and consultants. The role of the institutional consultant is more important than ever in making investment decisions, often being asked to take on more than just the evaluation of investment managers. This event will feature panel-driven discussions focused on specific investment techniques of fixed income and hedge fund managers, the evolving role of institutional consultants, the manager evaluation process, transition management, investing in global markets, and more.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/icfc1522.html

March 10, 2015 - New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

As part of the Private Wealth Series, the Family Office Winter Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more.

With today's changing landscape in the wealth industry, family offices are becoming more and more prevalent. Today's new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace all over North America and in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many high net worth families 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 a highly intense day of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the most well established and senior Family offices, Private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/fowfc1510.html

March 5, 2015, The Yale Club, New York

Private Equity 2015, March 5, The Yale Club New York:  Accepting nominations for companies seeking capital.

The upcoming conference will provide you or your nominee with a target-rich environment and a most favorable setting to reach a paid roster of qualified investors who are there to see deals, not to be speakers, panelists or judges.

This series of deal-oriented venues has been the best investor-attended events of its kind in the U.S. for the last 14 years.  Many private and angel investors with principals from 150+ investment groups representing more than $25 billion in capital for early and later-stage companies are expected to attend.   A list of recent investor attendees by sector focus can be found at http://www.starlightcapital.com/?id=276

For more information, please visit https://starlight.isrefer.com/go/events/alessandropirani/ or write Bryan Emerson at emersonb@starlightcapital.com

February 23-25 - Dubai

Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015 (February 23-25) will offer a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks, and return profiles across all major global production regions. The third annual GAI conference in the UAE, this year's program in Dubai will feature discussions on strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity,liquid investments, water, and protein plays.

The agenda highlights include policies and opportunities for ensuring food security, including outsourcing and technological advances, and panel discussions will provide attendees with a picture of the agriculture investing landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. www.globalaginvesting.com

February 23, 2015 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the L/S Equity and Quant investing sectors.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of
fees.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Catalyst has a reputed history as one of the leading, specialist cap intro providers, with an investor events model showing a track record of resulting allocations.

For more information, click here

February 23, 2015 - The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, New York City

The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) announced that its Fifth Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference will be held on February 23, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.

LISA’s annual gathering for institutional investors is the largest event in the industry that brings together executives from pension funds, hedge funds, family offices, foundations and endowments to discuss the latest developments in the life settlement and secondary market for life insurance. A life settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy to a third party for more than its cash surrender value, but less than its net death benefit.


For more information, please visit:  http://www.lisa.org/

February 17, 2015 - New York

Join Financial Research Associates on February 17, 2015 at the Princeton Club in New York, for an insider event that will bring together chief compliance officers as well as in-house general counsel and chief financial officers to address the challenges posed by an environment where the regulatory burden means costly fines and severely damaged reputations.

View the conference brochure: https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B950.pdf

Subscribers of I.A.I Review are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, please contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com

February 11-13, 2015 - Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA

This investment education conference aims to provide broad education and information on investing, fiduciary responsibility and selection of money managers to the key decision makers and other representatives of the nation's largest pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors. Participants of this conference will have the chance to exchange ideas and learn from other delegates and presenters who manage some of the largest capital flows within both the traditional and the alternative investment communities.

Institutional investors will come from across the country not just to network but also to learn from the nation's leading institutional investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, consultants and more.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/iesc1510.html

February 10, 11 2015 - Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With the theme “Bringing the Strands Together: Continuity, Preparedness, Response & Recovery”, the conference endeavours to be a dynamic congregation focusing on how to uncover unlimited business opportunities by gradually instilling and developing strong, effective business continuity management coordination in businesses.  Zenith’s Disaster Management 2015 is a comprehensive event for business continuity professionals that covers everything from Continuity/Resiliency to Response and Recovery.

For more information, please click here

February 9-10, 2015, London Hilton on Park Lane, London, UK

The European Family Office Winter Symposium will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.

This family office event is the premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this intimate setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/efopwwc1509.html

February 4, 5 - 2015 - Hotel Royal Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

Following the subsequent success of the 3rd Annual Retail Banking Conference held from 29-30 January 2013 in Singapore, the conference featured diverse pool of industry leaders from renowned organisations. The focus of the conference was the emerging trends and analytical challenges in Retail Banking, the influence of social media and the engaged banking customer and technology influence towards mobile payments.

The agenda catered for the upcoming 4th Annual Retail Banking Conference  underlines the importance and changes in consumer behaviour, the rapid competition with new entrants as well as adherence to new regulation. The 4th Annual Retail Banking , aims to provide a forum for an exhange of views on recent developments with regards to Specialisation, Diversification, Agility, Resilience and Efficiency in a dynamic point of view for Retail Banks.

For Registration Details, kindly hyperlink the following: http://bit.ly/4thAnnualRetailBanking or email emerson.dinesh@fleminggulf.com or contact us at 603-2027 4767.

January 25-27 2015, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Opal Financial Group and the National Association of Police Organizations proudly introduce The 27th Annual Police, Fire, EMS, and Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar scheduled for January 25-27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our advisory board members, Opal, and NAPO, we have been receiving an overwhelming response to our newly updated and cutting-edge program to ensure you fulfill your fiduciary obligation to your fund.

The goal of this event is to educate your members of pension and union representatives along with their providers on the latest issues surrounding the pension and benefits industry.
At the 27th Annual Seminar, we're putting the spotlight on key issues you want to know about, including reducing healthcare costs in the midst of new regulations, revising your asset allocation strategy, responding to DB versus DC plan debate, the outlook nationally and internationally on realistic projections of earnings and assumption rates, preservation of assets, and much more!

We implore you to take an active role in improving the future of your fund by registering for this enlightening and challenging seminar. You owe it to yourself and your membership.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/napoc1504.html

January 19, 21 2015 - Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE

From January 19 through January 21, 2015 the Economic Identity of Business Women in the Arab World Convention & Exhibition will take place at the Intercontinental in Dubai Festival City, United Arab Emirates: offering Women in the Arab World a Chance to gain knowledge of Innovative Strategies to Succeed in Business.

This convention will host experts from around the world pertinent to the Arab business world and international women in business. There will be a wide range of different organizations in attendance and this will be a great opportunity to meet powerful decision makers.

Women will learn how to create and own a brand identity that will make an impact, the power of global brand economics, and the opportunity for socio-economic positioning.  The workshop sessions are designed for women to gain knowledge of those three major key points.

A variety of popular and well-known speakers will present at the Convention including Fawaz Gerges of London School of Economics, Katie Day of The High-Heeled Leader, Omar Aloyoun of Brick2Click, Nada Alawi of Annada and Dr. Hanan Al Mutawa of Education Consortium.

For more information, please click here

Jan. 12-14, 2015 - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ

This year's event will draw focus to the topic of reform in the pension state and how funding policy and goals will change to address those concerns. Concerns of funding liabilities for beneficiaries in a world of declining returns yet maintaining a balance between the risk/reward paradigms is center in the mind of many trustees and representatives of pension plans around the country. Furthermore, the role of investment and its returns are essential to the concern of meeting obligations to pension members - how investment managers, across various strategies, can aid public pension plans in ensuring a safe future for its members will be key in the conversations at the event.  

The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. Beyond the investment sphere we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethic regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries.

Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants.


For more information, please click here

December 14th, 2014 - Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai

Do you understand the importance of the country’s, the community’s and your economic brand identity in the region?

This CONVENTION focused on innovative women will teach you everything you need to know about:

    * Creating and Owning a Brand Identity That Will Create Impact
    * The Power of Global Brand Economics
    * The Rising Opportunity for Socio-economic Positioning

and much more.

For more information, please click here

December 8-10, 2014 - Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center

The Shanghai Forex Expo will be taking place on the 8th and 10th of December 2014 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention&Exhibition Centre. It is a three-day event for traders, investors, affiliates, IBs and brokers from across China and the world. With a growing affluent and upper middle class in China, we hope this event will provide the know-how about what’s moving the markets via a range of free seminars and an exhibition of forex products and services.

The Shanghai Forex Expo is also a great opportunity for brokers from around the world to promote their online forex trading platforms and get direct access to the most exciting forex market here in China. Over 50,000 attendees are expected at the three day event.

For more information, please click here

December 7-9, 2014, St. Regis, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA

Opal is proud to present our CLO Summit. The CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market. This event, scheduled to run concurrently with our Annual Alternative Investment Summit, promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2014.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/cloc1432.html

December 7-9, 2014 - Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA

The Alternative Investing Summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. As a strategy, alternatives offer investors a method to obtain the returns they require and break the paradigm of the 60/40 rule, however not all alternatives are the same nor do they come without certain risks.

Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets. With the current struggle of obtaining these returns, the question of fees has become of particular relevance, especially within the field of alternatives as investors measure their risks v. rewards.

We will also look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/aisc1438.html

7-9 December 2014 - Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, NV

The 15th Private Wealth Management Summit is the premium forum bringing leaders from America’s leading single and multi-family offices and service providers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers service providers and executives from single and multi-family offices an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the future of the industry.

For more information, please click here

December 8th, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Emerging Markets and Macro alterative investing sectors.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

December 3, 4 2014 - Boston

The Controller Summit is taking place in Boston on December 3 & 4.



View details here: http://bit.ly/1wf3Qow



Bringing together finance, corporate and business control professionals from across the world, this has grown into the highest level must attend Controller Summit around.

Confirmed speakers include:

 - Vice President, Corporate Controller, EMC

 - Executive Director, Business Controls, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 - Controller, Americas, Microsoft

 - Senior Vice President, Controller, Primerica

 - Assistant Controller, Dover Corporation

 - Controller, Marketing, Dell

 - Executive Director, Finance, Johnson Controls

   & many more…

Please contact Pedro at pedroyiakoumi@cfo.com (+1 415 992 5658) and quote discount code IAIR10 for 10% off or alternatively you can confirm your place here: http://bit.ly/ZNvb5G

December 3, 2014 - New York, The Yale Club

The upcoming conference will provide you or your nominee with a target-rich environment and a most favorable setting to reach a paid roster of qualified investors who are there to see deals, not to be speakers, panelists or judges.

This series of deal-oriented venues has been the best investor-attended events of its kind in the U.S. for the last eleven years.  Many private and angel investors with principals from 150+ investment groups representing more than $25 billion in capital for early and later-stage companies are expected to attend.   A list of recent investor attendees by sector focus can be found at http://www.starlightcapital.com/?id=276

For more information, please visit http://events.starlightcapital.com/

December 1-3 2014 - Landmark London

Global AgInvesting, the premier global agriculture conference series, returns to London, 1-3 December, 2014 for the fifth annual Global AgInvesting Europe conference at the Landmark London.

The event brings together leading global end investors, fund managers, academics, policy experts and agribusiness industry executives and representatives of multilateral, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture.

www.globalaginvesting.com

24-25 November 2014, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Dubai has become increasingly important as a key regional trading hub for coal as well as many other commodities.  The UAE sits in the centre of a vibrant area where some of the countries have traditionally used coal – such as Turkey which is a major coal consumer – and some have traditionally ignored coal but, like Dubai, are now reviewing that.  Meanwhile, the central nature of the region has meant that it has been at the forefront of coal trading and coal shipping.

Coaltrans is delighted to announce Coaltrans Middle East - a new event designed to showcase the Dubai coal trading hub, whilst allowing the global coal trading and coal shipping community to converge in sunny Dubai this November.

Coaltrans Middle East will be a networking opportunity par excellence.  The many shippers in the region will be able to meet the coal producers, buyers and traders who commission ships whilst the traders will get a chance to meet the producers of coal and the buyers of coal.

For more information, please click here

coaltrans@euromoneyplc.com

Phone Number: +44 20 7779 7222


23 - 24 November 2014, Dubai - UAE

Revolving on a central theme of "New Thinking in a Dynamic Region", the 6th edition of WIRBC will bring forth global practitioners and phenomenal networking opportunities with key policy makers, global Islamic and conventional bankers, takaful companies and shariah experts to boost the growth of Islamic retail banking sector.

Over two days this conference will provide opportunity to grasp and brainstorm market trends and insights on the challenges, innovations, latest developments and technological solutions essential for the further growth of the global Islamic retail banking sector.

Call us on +971 4609 1570 or mail us at mohor.mukherjee@fleminggulf.com to request conference agenda featuring complete speaker panel, minute-by-minute agenda and list of all presentations.

November 20, 21 2014 - JW Marriot, Miami

The CFO Playbook for Private Companies is taking place on November 20 & 21 at the JW Marriot in Miami.

With over 150 finance professionals from private companies in attendance, they will share the strategies that are driving their success.

 View details here: http://bit.ly/1tf0QJ4

 Confirmed speakers include:

 - CFO, Mailchimp

- CFO, AccuWeather

- CFO, Polaroid

- CFO, Imagen Music

- CFO, Apple & Eve

- CFO, Munger Farms

- Head of Finance, Swarovski

- CFO, Greenleaf Hospitality Group

- CFO, Firehouse Subs

  & many more...

Please contact Andrew at andrewtaylor@cfo.com (+1 415 670 9102) and quote discount code IAIR10 for 10% off or alternatively you can confirm your place here: http://bit.ly/VGvm0D

November 17-19, 2014 - Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, MA

The 16th Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum will provide a forum for free exchange of ideas concerning portfolio planning and investment strategies. Rather than focusing on a particular investment style, this endowment and foundation conference will tackle issues that are most germane to nation's endowments and charitable foundations by examining critical investment topics, as well as need to align fiscal strategy with goals of a particular organization.

Participants and delegates will speak on a range of issues, including necessity for non-profit governance for endowments, means of capturing alpha in a portfolio, methods of choosing money managers, and problems of ethics and liability in fiduciary planning, as well as addressing pros and cons of investing in equity, fixed income, alternative, and real estate products. By targeting industry sector, guest speakers and participants can gain a greater understanding of how organizations can utilize and dovetail with particular investment strategies.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/effc1427.html

November 13-14, 2014 - Shanghai

China has determined to steadily expand its asset securitization program to decentralize risks in the banking system as well as to vitalize capitals for economic investment. China is the world third largest debt capital market, with total outstanding amount of about 30 trillion RMB, of which, the securitization market only accounts for 90 billion or 0.3%, which leaves the securitization market in China with a huge growth potential. According to official data released recently, by the end of May this year, a total of 23 financial institutions had issued credit asset securitization products worth 179.3 billion RMB.

In June of 2014, Ping An Bank has successfully issued the first asset backed security to be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchanges as the request for a broader investor base in Chinese ABS intensifies, which has marked a debut of the credit assets backed securities product on the SSE and a major progress made in the expanded trial of credit asset securitization in China. Ping An Bank’s credit assets backed securities has explored and built a new model for the interflow of China’s bond markets and exerted a profound influence on the Chinese bond market’s long-term growth.

However, given the risks securitization poses could be devastative, issues regarding how to explore the optimized asset securitization product design, issue and trade approach to fit into Chinese financial market and how to improve product innovation and risk control capability of relevant financial entities has become vital to realize regular and healthy growth of credit asset securitization in China.

Therefore, The 2nd Annual ABS Forum will be held on Nov 13-14, 2014 in Shanghai to gather regulators, banks, issuers, securities, trusts, institutional investors, law and accounting firms etc together to explore the development, challenges and opportunities of capitalizing on China's fledging asset securitization market.

For more information, please click here

12-14 November 2014 - Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland

The Elite Summit is the premium forum bringing together the family offices and independent financial advisors of Europe's wealthiest individuals and families with internationally-renowned fund and asset managers. The Summit offers regional wealth managersan intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping both family governance and global asset allocation.

For more information, please click here

11-12 November, 2014, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

Organised by international events organiser, Beacon Events in partnership with Harvey Law Group in Hong Kong, over 250 immigration experts will be gathering in Hong Kong on 11-12 November, 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel for the Investment Immigration Summit. Delegates and attendees expected to be in attendance include China & Asia’s many others from the immigration industry chain.

The gathering is set to cover 30 of the world’s top immigration destinations, offering some of the most competitive investor immigration, or citizenship by investment programmes targeted at China’s HNWIs.
2014 Speakers include:

•    Honourable Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis
•    Hon. Sergio Marchi, Former Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Canada    
•    Hon. Tuariki Delamere, Former Minister of Immigration New Zealand    
•    Vitor Sereno, Consul-General of Portugal to Macao and Hong Kong
•    Jean-Francois Harvey, Managing Partner, Harvey Law Group
•    Managing PartnerJonathan Cardona, CEO, International Investor Program of Malta
•    Richard Kurland, Attorney, Kurland, Tobe Immigration    
•    Larry Wang, Founder, Well Trend United    
•    Bernard Wolfsdorf, Managing Partner, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal    
•    Eugene Chow, Principal, Chow, King and Associates

For more information on speaker line up and the programme, download the brochure at HERE.

For sponsorship / exhibition opportunities, please contact King Tai at +852 2531 6125 or email to King.Tai@BeaconEvents.com  for recommendations on sponsorship packages that suits your company’s objectives this year.

November 11 2014, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva, Switzerland

Expand new market and meet new partners. More than 300 delegate from more than 30 countries will vome to share thier experience and unique high wuality services.

Meet Top level professionals in business fields:

- Wealth Management and Asset Protection
- Business Development and New Markets
- Property and Estate Planning
- Financial Services
- Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds
- Independent Asset Managemet
- Life Style
- Banks and Private Banking
- International Tax Planning
- Corporate Structuring
- Trust & Fiduciary Services
- Trust Risk Management

The Forum will attended by key people of the companies and decision makers, HNWI and private investors. Ask the delegate's list to find partners and clients on the Wealth Innovation Forum.

For more information, please click here

November 6-7, 2014 - Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX

If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers.

The event will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program. If you are an emerging manager, you will learn the procedures used by institutions to launch and maintain successful emerging manager programs. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/emssc1427.html

November 3-4, 2014, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, UAE

As part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office and endowment conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals, family offices, and endowments. The Dubai program is tailored to Middle Eastern investors who have an interest in new and exciting investment opportunities world wide. Whether you are interested in learning more about real estate, real assets, or how to continue to build on existing wealth, this conference gives delegates the opportunity to learn and mingle with industry experts.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/fodc1429.html

November 1-2, 2014 - Dubai

AlHuda CIBE is going to organize 4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum in Dubai on November 1 -2 with Two Days Post Event Workshop on November 3 -4 . The objective of the series of conferences is to evaluate the scope of Islamic Microfinance and its potential in the developing and under developing countries which will definitely help poor to survive at their best.

This year, the forum will open the new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry which will help them in eliminating poverty with the support of Islamic Microfinance. The vision of Global Islamic Microfinance Forum is to transfer the importance and value of Islamic Microfinance for Microfinance institutions and to create awareness to the masses of International Market.

The Core Objective of this forum are:

·         Provide the opportunities for collaborations/partnerships with donor agencies, Multilateral organization, Charities, philanthropist organizations, Islamic financial institutions.

·         To discuss the Islamic Microfinance Industry business models.

·         IT Integration in Islamic financial institution and how they can benefitting from technological solutions

·         Provide a platform to start a dialogue and find solutions to ensure sustainable growth of the industry Islamic Microfinance Institutions.

 For more information, please click here

Oct. 27-29, 2014 - Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa, CA

The Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum West is Opal's premier West Coast conference in North America for high net worth individuals and family offices. This event will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, venture capital, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more.

With today's changing landscape in the wealth industry, family offices are becoming more and more prevalent. Today’s new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace all over North America and in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many high net worth families 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.

Held in Napa, CA, meet many of the generation's newly structured family offices from the technology arena of Silicon Valley and Northern California's wine country. Come and join us for three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the newly formed family offices in North America as well as many well established and senior family offices, private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from the biggest hot bed of new private wealth in North America.


For more information, please click here

October 27th, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alterative investing sectors.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

Oct. 22-24, 2014 - Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Opal is proud to present our European CLO Summit: The Annual CLO, Leveraged Loan, & Loan Liquidity Conference. The European CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance.

An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market. This event promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2014.

For more information, please click here

Oct. 20-21, 2014 - Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

By using a sophisticated interface, Opal Exchange provides the platform to schedule private and purposeful meetings between Managers and like-minded Institutional and Private Wealth Investors. Opal Exchange creates an opportunity to develop connections with those who have similar investment goals.

How it works: Opal Exchange is by invitation only. After Opal confirms participation, attendees will fill out a unique investment profile which will assist in pairing participants. Using the surveyed information, Asset Gatherers and Allocators have the opportunity to request specific one-on-one meetings through the Opal Exchange messaging tool. While at the event, Asset Gatherers will have a private Meeting Room in which they will host up to 24 intimate meetings with potential allocators. Each exchange will last 25 minutes.

For more information, please click here

October 14, 15th 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Financial Services Institution have taken action to bolster operational effectiveness and productivity while the current trend shows a gradual and more pronounced move towards optimizing operating models in three ways. They are boosting organizational and process efficiency, increasing employee productivity and enhancing customer experience.

Given the Global Financial Meltdown which has given rise to customer attrition, financial services institution are investing significant amount of resources, to transition of customer centricity which is believed to be the solution to the financial predicament. 

The upcoming Operational Excellence forum would bring distinguished personnel from banks, regulatory bodies and technology leaders to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities and make it effective for the industry. Join the leaders from PMP Investment, Citi Bank, Phillipines Business Bank, HSBC, India , Bank Muamalat Indonesia and many more to harness opportunity to meet other delegates and gain insights from the best in the industry.

Form more information, please click here

October 5,7 2014 - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ

LISA's Annual Fall Life Settlement Conference will once again assemble a wide range of outstanding speakers whose expertise and viewpoints are in high demand both in and outside the life settlement industry. The fall event will also include specialized tracks for those focusing on the compliance portions of the industry as well as advisors looking to learn more about the life settlement option for their clients.

The main conference will bring together attendees participating in all aspects of the life settlement industry including but not limited to brokers, providers, investors, funding entities, actuaries, attorneys and many other industry service professionals. The dialogue and networking opportunities sparked by our first class line-up of speakers and agenda topics will enhance the conference experience even further.  With new opportunities for consumers and capital to participate in the life settlement market and increased activity and investments being made in the market, this is sure to be an event that is not to be missed for both veterans and newcomers to the life settlement industry.

For more information, please click here

October 2, 2014, New York, The Yale Club

The upcoming conference will provide you or your nominee with a target-rich environment and a most favorable setting to reach a paid roster of qualified investors who are there to see deals, not to be speakers, panelists or judges.

This series of deal-oriented venues has been the best investor-attended events of its kind in the U.S. for the last eleven years. Many private and angel investors with principals from 150+ investment groups representing more than $25 billion in capital for early and later-stage companies are expected to attend. A list of recent investor attendees by sector focus can be found at http://www.starlightcapital.com/?id=276

For more information, please visit: http://events.starlightcapital.com/

Sep 29 - Oct 1 2014 - Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt, Deutschland

The third annual DACH Elite Summit is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional SFOs, MFOs, wealth advisors, and  international  fund  managers  and  consultants  an  intimate  environment  for  a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping wealth preservation and investment strategy.

For more information, please click here

25 - 27 September, 2014 - Yangon

MiTA Myanmar Investment Trade and Technology Conference, Exhibition & Workshop will be held during 25 - 27 September, 2014 in Yangon. Venue of the conference & exhibition will be the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) Building on 25th Sept 2014. Among many eminent persons, 5 Director Generals from Ministries, MPs, Myanmar President's Advisor, 5 Ambassadors (Bangladesh, EU, India, Myanmar & Norway) have confirmed to speak in our conference. About 200 delegates are expected to attend this event. For better networking, Myanmar & Foreign delegates will be almost equal in number.

MiTA Myanmar Investment Conference 2014 – Key Differentiators:

1.    The High Quality of the Content.
2.    The Value for Money - Conference Registration Fees (Singapore Dollar 450 per Delegate till 5th August 2014) are just Reasonable! No Hype, No Overcharging.
3.    VALUE ADDED -  Key Ingredients for Successful Business:
•    MiTA, a consulting firm in Myanmar, can organize customized business match making sessions.
•    MiTA can also follow-up on the business that may ensue from this conference.
•    Add-on programs: Yangon City Tour for Accompanied Persons, Myanmar Cultural Shows and Golf are included in Agenda – business, networking, relationship & pleasure combined!

For ONLINE REGISTRATION as delegate / exhibitor / sponsor, please visit: https://mitaservices.com.sg/conference-registration/myanmar-investment-business-trade-technology-conferences-exhibitions-workshops/    

September 23-25, 2014 - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Global AgInvesting, the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, is returning to Singapore, September 23-25, 2014 for the fourth annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference at the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

More than three hundred allocators, fund managers, and industry executives will come together to discuss the burgeoning asset class of agriculture and its surrounding themes. This conference will help to solidify and grow the community of thought leaders who believe in the strong fundamentals of agriculture and are committed to putting real money to work in the space. Adiscussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, the major role of water, and an exploration of new technologies are the focus of this landmark conference.

www.globalaginvesting.com

September 23, 24, 2014 - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Banking is no longer somewhere you go, but something you do. A continuation of past trends and the introduction of new trends this year include delivery, payments, competition, operations, customer experiences and marketing. Whilst the impact of any of these trends on a specific bank may differ based on market and strategic goals, none of these trends should be ignored.

The banking industry will be taken into a different level each year, thanks to the guaranteed disruption from these trends. The usage of tablets and smart phones is going to continue at a rapid pace. Wearable devices to enter mainstream use are much faster than most industry experts are predicting.One of the biggest switches as the mobile banking is evolving is the use of the camera and apps, to replace the computers and laptops.

Banking will be transformed by technology as the revolution is happening online and not in the physical branches. Outdated technologies in banking could lead to catastrophic outcome.By sharing your experiences with the speakers at BankTech Asia 2014, we can help you to not only curb any potential crisis, but to place your organization at the fore front and stay ahead in the business for the next 20 years.


For more information, please click here

September 22, 23 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In today’s time a business not only needs to invest capital but also needs human capital to ensure returns on the investments. With talent shortages projected to become more severe in both developed and the developing world. It is important for businesses to have access to local female talent. In the region we have a significant number of women who possess a great resource of talent, encouraging these women to join the work force and assisting them to set a career path will not only help boosting the regional economy but also will be beneficial to communities, companies and Organizations. It is imperative for businesses to integrate women into the workforce and empower them for leadership roles.

Engaging women to take leadership roles and to support and empower women entrepreneurs is one of the keys to help maintain and accelerate the economic growth rate in the region. Companies and governments have strongly considered and continue to implement policies to promote opportunities for women.

The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit aims at inspiring women to seek their highest level of professional development by providing them with information, strategies, insights and perspectives on Leadership.

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September 22, 23 2014 - Lagos, Nigeria

African Islamic Banking & Finance Road Show aims to provide an excellent opportunity for the inhabitants of African countries and rest of the world to develop stronger knowledge of Islamic Banking & Finance procedures that will create genuine global opportunities for the long term development of this growing and increasingly transcending Islamic financial sector.

The controversy surrounding the issue of Islamic Banking & Finance has raged for quite some time. Many Nigerians do not understand the need for this form of banking and the reasons for the controversy.

This road show will remove the fissure and the controversy will be vanished with the introduction of Islamic banking & finance.

To know more about the Nigeria event, please click here

September 22nd, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the L/S Equity and Event Driven sectors.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993+1 212 966 2993

19, 21 September 2014 - China Import and Export Fair Complex

The China Guangzhou International Investment and Finance Expo is the ideal event for international businesses and institutions to market their services and products in China. It is the largest financial exhibition in China and offers one-stop financial services for Chinese customers.

As a member of WTO, the Chinese government has opened its financial markets to the world. This not only allows more international companies to have access to the largest number of consumers in the world, but also gives Chinese customers an opportunity to invest in more services and products. The Chinese government now encourages individuals and companies to develop their business abroad; this in turn allows more individuals to invest abroad and more Chinese companies getting listed on foreign stock exchanges.

As it is carefully designed, China Guangzhou International Investment and Finance Expo will allow exhibitors and Chinese customers to meet and discuss the latest financial services, products and technologies through a series of activities. As most highly anticipated financial event in China, China Guangzhou International Investment and Finance Expo is the best and most effective solution for both exhibitors and Chinese customers. It is vital that you come face to face with clients in this great event. If you don't, your competitors will!

China Guangzhou International Investment and Finance Expo is not only a financial gala, but also an excellent opportunity for companies in other industries to promote their services and products and make valuable business connections. It is a truly global business congress!


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September 16,17 2014 - Johannesburg, South Africa

African Islamic Banking & Finance Road Show aims to provide an excellent opportunity for the inhabitants of African countries and rest of the world to develop stronger knowledge of Islamic Banking & Finance procedures that will create genuine global opportunities for the long term development of this growing and increasingly transcending Islamic financial sector.

Islamic Banking & Finance is becoming an important player in the finance sector. In South Africa, the market share of Islamic finance is still small in comparison with conventional banking, but this is expected to change with more education, information and awareness about Islamic banking. It could become an attractive alternative for consumers and investors irrespective of their religion.

To know more about the South Africa event, please click here

September 15, 16 2014 - Marriott Marquis, Downtown Miami, Florida

After the success and excellent feedback from 2013 conference participants, almost 275 in attendance, FIBA will be hosting the program under the theme “Providing value to clients in an era of fundamental change.”

The FIBA Wealth Management Forum will provide an overall perspective on the industry as well as explore the challenges and opportunities resulting from global and regional changes. The program will include presentations, debates and interactive breakout sessions delivered by prominent experts in the field.
 
This event will tackle an array of crucial topics, including the impact of increased regulatory action and global tax transparency on business models, profitability and ultimately clients’. Event attendees will discover how to manage these issues while maintaining client confidence in times of macroeconomic uncertainties. The relevant content will also delve into strategic questions such as:

Where has our industry gone and where is it going?
What is the impact of legal, regulatory and tax trends on the delivery model?
What are the drivers of profitability in today’s market?
What is the evolution of the delivery model for wealth management onshore? Offshore?
What can we do to maintain client confidence during transformational changes and economic uncertainty?
Are we reaching the next generation and how?
What are the best practices for cross-border marketing?
Is the industry adapting to meet clients’ evolving needs?
 
In FIBA’s well-developed tradition, the leading practitioners, solution providers and other industry specialists will convene to bring the industry players together to learn from each other, network and share best practices.


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September 15, 16th 2014 - Boston

BHA Select Hedge Funds: Boston 2014 is a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to 1-on-1 meetings between the premier hedge funds of 2014 with institutional and family office investors from around the globe. Intimate introductory meetings will take place in the Executive Suites overlooking Fenway Park. The event will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, entertainment, and excellent networking opportunities. Attendance at BHA Select Hedge Funds: Boston 2014 is open to selected managers and qualified investors and closed to service providers or third parties.

For more information, please click here

Sept. 15-16, 2014 - Renaissance Vancouver Habourside Hotel, Vancouver, BC

As part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office and endowment conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals, family offices, and endowments. The Vancouver program is tailored to Canadian investors who have an interest in new and exciting investment opportunities world wide. Whether you are interested in learning more about real estate, real assets, or how to continue to build on existing wealth, this conference gives delegates the opportunity to learn and mingle with industry experts.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/focwc1420.html

September 1 and 12th 2014 - Wien

Ever since the financial crisis of 2007 the world and mainly financial institutions realized how essential it is to aim not only for success but also to plan out various strategies for undesired scenarios in case the lightning struck. Hence Risk Management reborn and got into the spotlight and although lot of time and effort have been invested into this field, risk management continues to challenge the industry.  The constantly changing regulatory framework, the diverse perceptions of risks emerging from different cultures and the wish to reach financial stability are all fueling the need to explore more innovative strategies and methods for dealing with risks in business.

At the 4th Annual Risk Management Forum you will hear about these changes, learn about their foreseeable effects on the economy, understand how to avoid the common mistakes and integrate risk management more efficiently into everyday procedures. Here the participants will have the opportunity to get familiar with the newest and most relevant regulatory changes focusing on Europe meanwhile the event provides a platform for networking with other financial professionals and share constructive ideas with leaders in risk management.


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September 11, 12 2014 - Boston

The Risk Management Summit is taking place in Boston on September 11 & 12. The exclusive summit will gather leading Risk Management professionals and Finance leaders for two days of key note presentations, interactive workshops and in-depth panel sessions.


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Sept. 8-10, 2014 - The Four Seasons, The Biltmore - Santa Barbara, CA

Opal Financial Group's Investment Trends Summit will serve as an educational forum focused on analyzing trends for the future, as well as exploring ways to implement new strategies in particular investment plans. Speakers and attendees will discuss topics such as investor's perspectives, investment management theories, emerging market trends, socially responsible investing, venture capital investing, commodities and more.

As one of our Platinum Series Events, we have designed this investment trends conference to meet the needs of money managers, senior pension fund officers and trustees who prefer smaller, more structured programs. By limiting this event to select managers, participants will be able to more carefully examine a distinct set of topics specifically tailored to their interests.


Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/itsc1428.html

September 8,9 2014 - Mauritius

African Islamic Banking & Finance Road Show aims to provide an excellent opportunity for the inhabitants of African countries and rest of the world to develop stronger knowledge of Islamic Banking & Finance procedures that will create genuine global opportunities for the long term development of this growing and increasingly transcending Islamic financial sector.

Mauritius is an active player in the global Islamic finance industry. Indeed, a combination of fiscal and non-fiscal factors has made Mauritius particularly attractive as a jurisdiction in which to structure Islamic financial system.

To know more about the Mauritius event, please click here

7,8 September 2014 - Manama - Bahrain

Risk Management Conference 2014, will provide a clear understanding of the region's risk management initiatives pertaining to the financial sector. Opportunities will be explored, options will be evaluated and knowledge sharing experiences will lay the proceedings to minimise the wide range of financial risk and subsequently develop proper methods of risk management. The forum will also delve into the future challenges and brainstorm solutions to eradicate possible threats in the industry.

Call us on +971 4609 1570+971 4609 1570 or mail us at mohor.mukherjee@fleminggulf.com to request a free PDF featuring complete speaker panel, minute-by-minute agenda and list of all presentations.

August 26, 28 2014 - China Import & Export Fair Complex

9th Water Heater Guangzhou 2014 starts now. For the great success of GWHE 2013, we believe that GWHE 2014 will be upgraded, be constantly improving, and be giving the surprise to the industry insiders. Please stay focused!

We are willing to provide following services for you.

1/ A Booth (9 sqm) is worth of $2200 if you want to publicize yourself.

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I believe your joining will surely reach a win-win situation for us.

Your kindly reply will be highly appreciated!

Guangzhou Grandeur Exhibition Services Co.,Ltd.

Address: Room 2303-2305, 4th Tower, Dong Jun Plaza, No.836 of Dong Feng Dong Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China

Contact : Tina Chang

Tel: +86 20 22106418+86 20 22106418

Fax:+86 20 82579220

E-mail: grand.ti@grahw.com         

Website: www.whstgz.com/en

August 25, 26 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

African Islamic Banking & Finance Road Show aims to provide an excellent opportunity for the inhabitants of African countries and rest of the world to develop stronger knowledge of Islamic Banking & Finance procedures that will create genuine global opportunities for the long term development of this growing and increasingly transcending Islamic financial sector.

Islamic or Shari'ah compliant banking is a fast-growing segment of the financial sector in Kenya. Its principles include banking without giving or receiving interest payments and investing in Muslim friendly enterprises.


To know more about the Kenya event, please click here

August 18,19 2014 - Tunis, Tunisia

African Islamic Banking & Finance Road Show aims to provide an excellent opportunity for the inhabitants of African countries and rest of the world to develop stronger knowledge of Islamic Banking & Finance procedures that will create genuine global opportunities for the long term development of this growing and increasingly transcending Islamic financial sector.


Presently, in Tunisia there are only 2 banks operating under Islamic banking which include Zitouna Bank and Noor Islamic Bank. Total assets of these 2 banks are 1.4 billion Tunisian dinars ($893 million).


However Government is planning to promote Islamic Banking & Finance in the country. Last year Prime Minister said that Tunisia is looking to become a regional centre for Islamic Banking in the country.


To know more about the Tunisia event, please click here 

12-13th August 2014 (16-17 Shawwal 1435 A.H) - Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The development of Islamic Finance in general has been significantly correlated with the general state of the financial sector in the region. This event brings together distinguished personnel from Islamic Banks, regulatory bodies and technology leaders to discuss benchmark issues on how to seize opportunities and make it effective for the industry. The agenda is packed with in depth scrutiny , keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions.

For more information, kindly visit http://bit.ly/ISLAMICBANKING14 or contact Emerson Dinesh at +603 2027 4767 or email emerson.dinesh@fleminggulf.com

June 23rd, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Emerging Markets alternative investing space.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: Catalyst Financial Partners: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

19-20 June, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

The 2nd European Credit and Counterparty Risk Conference will bring together leading professionals from the banking, insurance and investment sectors from across Europe. Credit and Counterparty Risk are a vital part of the banking system which needs to be improved going into 2014 and beyond. Our 2nd European Credit and Counterparty Risk Conference program offers you a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts to overcome future challenges.

Secure your seat and and request event agenda today!


Web: http://umievents.com/home

June 17,19 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This training covers in breadth and depth all aspects of operational risk management and its challenges in the financial services industry, such as the definition of risk appetite statement, selection and design of preventive key risks indicators, demonstrating value of risks management to gain management buy-in.

Professionals of the sector will find here an opportunity to benchmark themselves to the best and most recent industry practices and debates, learn and apply the most effective tools and methods for risk management, some of them being inspired from top practices in other industries.Training style is interactive and participative, focusing on learning by doing and exchanges between participants: each session is illustrated by industry examples, interactive discussions and group work.


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June 16,18 2014 - Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo

Developed via a profound dialogue with key market players and our extensive proprietary research, the Elite Summit programme offers indispensable insights.

• A Panoramic View – Defining the future development of Europe’s financial and industrial sectors to engineer a long-lasting core investment strategy
• Amping up Deal Flow – Zooming in on asset classes from corporate lending to real estate and markets from Europe to Asia to pinpoint emerging return potential
• Safeguarding Wealth – Identifying the ultimate jurisdictions and investment structures to pump up portfolio protection
• Smooth Operator – Neutralising client and family office risk to secure sustainable and profitable portfolio construction and governance models
• Standing out in a Crowd – Paving the way for differentiation of the family office in a saturating market through effective in-house specialisation and solid external partnerships
• Big Brother is Watching – Ironing out the implications of evolving tax regimes and increasing government oversight to smooth out personal, financial and family office security
• Cultivating a Modern Legacy – Engaging wealth holders across generations to empower stewardship amidst rapidly changing family dynamics


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June 8-10, 2014 - Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Opal's Emerging Managers Conference is a great way for investors to find, meet, network with and learn from new managers as well as minority owned managers. Research suggests that Emerging Managers are out performing some of their larger counter parts making them a great contender for allocation from pension plans who are in need for returns, as well as for family offices, endowments and other institutional investors who are looking to be aggressive with their allocations.

The emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The conference will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program.

Emerging managers will not only have a great opportunity to network with institutional investors, they will also be able to learn how to overcome the challenge of getting overlooked by investors and consultants. They will also be able to meet companies that can help them in building the infrastructure and placing the correct team in place to allow providing investors the service they require. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.


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June 4-6, 2014 - Intercontinental Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

Following the success of Opal's annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum in the United States, we will bring this event back to Europe in 2014. A part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this picturesque setting for three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.

The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/efopwc1412.html

June 5-6, 2014, The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com        

Financial Research Associates proudly presents the Sustainable Family Office Operations and Management Summit, taking place June 5-6, 2014 at The Princeton Club of New York.  Their advisory board has designed a unique and focused agenda centered on the structural burdens, challenges and missteps family offices face in their day-to-day, year-to-year, and decade-to-decade operations. Reporting, the administration of trusts, legal protection, and continuity planning – it’s all on the table.

Topics at a Glance:

•    The Lifecycle of the Family Office
•    Is It Getting More Expensive in Here, or Is It Just Me? Understanding Costs and Core Services
•    Best Practices for Sustainability as Offices Expand and Contract
•    Is the World Really Flat for U.S. Families Investing Abroad?
•    Internal Controls, Agreed-Upon Procedures, and Expense Management—Laying Out the Groundwork for Success
•    Hidden Risks Embedded within the Family Office
•    The Paperless Office—Costs, Considerations, and Security Protocols
•    Keeping the Office Running: Creating a Business Continuity Plan
•    Transparency in Reporting: A How-To Guide
•    Selecting the Correct Trustee to Take Your Office to the Next Level
•    Why Private Trust Companies and Estate Planning Go Hand-in-Hand
•    Staying out of Litigation--Legal Protections for Families in Conflict
•    Change Management Practices in the Family Office: Policies and Procedures for Smooth Transitions
•    Best Practices in Operationalizing Sustainable Philanthropy

Find more info here:  https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B923.pdf

June 5, 6 2014 - Budapest

At a time of persisting uncertainty and never seen economic changes with aggressive mandatory frames of demanding, non-indulgent ordinances, corporates’ focus has shifted in a compulsive way. While complying with given guidelines of deploying new requirements, institutes still have to deal with staying innovative and alert, while managing their liquidity on the financial market.

Our participants will find out how corporates are managing implementing NSFR & LCR obligations and hear their representatives’ feedbacks and evaluation of the current process. The audience can learn how Systematically Important Financial Institutions with increased contagion-trigger effect deal with additional obligations. Have a look into how Stress Testing Models are functioning and what their benefits are. Gain insight into how risk appetite has changed and what are the new strategies and methods of managing liquidity risk.

Meet new  and innovative  approaches in the sector from experts. Join a discussion on determining what the future may bring to the financial market.

For more info, please click here

June 5th, 6th 2014 - Wien

The European Bonds & Loans Forum is the only European forum dedicated to the bonds and loans market.
This sector has gone through a lot of essential market changes and Regulatory resrictions in the recent years.
Investigate why the high yield bond market is booming and why the bank lending has experienced a significat decrease.

This event offers you the opportunity to explore and examine the most pressing issues facing the European bonds and loans market.
Join issuers and investors as they share their knowlegde, discuss about the future challenges and discover trends and tendencies that had impact on the industry.


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June, 5 6 2014 - Budapest

Over the last years all financial institutions and insurance companies have been faced with an increasingly complex set of domestic and international challenges. Meeting new requirements is an increasing challenge for both sectors particularly when it comes to Bancassurance. Bancassurance can play a more strategic role within the European insurance market including identifying and adapting the needs of the clients and with a customer-based approach providing strategic insight to improve business performance for both sectors. Bancassurers must focus on creating value by identifying, monitoring and providing early warning of new risks, improving distribution and efficiency, being the catalyst for improvement, creating proactive relationship with Shareholders and Customers without jeopardizing the existing partnerships between banks and insurance companies. Delivering all these requirements is one of the biggest challenges for Bancassurers.

The aim of our 2nd Annual Bancassurance Forum 2014 is to look at the impact of these new requirements Bancassurance has to face and explore how the financial and insurance sector can develop the Bancassurance market and so that it find its place at the heart of the European insurance market.


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June 3, 5 2014 - Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong

Building on the success of the first edition, Asia Biotech Invest will return to Hong Kong from 3-5 June 2014! Join us again at Hong Kong’s one and only life science investment showcase and hear even more biotech and medtech companies present their pipelines, have insightful discussions with industry leaders, meet with life science investors and make deals!

What’s new in 2014?

Extended session on key developments in biotech and healthcare in Greater China
    
Session on investment opportunities in Medical Devices and Diagnostics
    
Presentation on investing in non-medical biotech (e.g. industrial, agriculture, energy & food)
    
Wider range of presenting life science companies from across Asia-Pacific, Europe and US
    
Extended exhibition of 30+ life science companies showcasing their products and services
    
Pre-conference workshop on “Building a Succesful Biotech Company”
    
BioInvest Online Partnering tool to set up 1-on-1 meetings with potential investors


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May 21-22, 2014 - The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Theresa Powers at 704-341-2437 or tpowers@frallc.com       

Financial Research Associates’ 5th Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class features the Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds conference and our Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices conference and brings them together to run concurrently giving attendees the benefit of mixing and matching sessions according to their preference. Whether your focus is on hedge fund tax or private equity tax, we’ve put together tracks just for you!

Top Reasons to Attend:

•    Learn how to effectively address the countless new legislative changes that have come down the pike recently
•    Understand how new and pending tax legislation affects your fund’s tax planning strategies
•    Gain invaluable insight on how to best address the many foreign tax issues both inbound and outbound
•    Develop new and innovative tax strategies that you can use to increase your fund’s returns in this ever-complicated environment
•    Promote optimum profitability by obtaining useful tips, techniques, and strategies from the industry’s most renowned experts
•    Get insight on cutting edge fund structures that promote efficient tax practices
•    Hear directly from some of the industry’s most esteemed tax leaders
•    Customize your conference experience by travelling between the hedge fund and private equity fund tracks as you wish
•    Grow your network of high-level private equity and hedge fund tax professionals
•    Earn up to 14 CPE/CLE Tax Credits!

Find more info here:   https://www.frallc.com/pdf/B920.pdf

May 19th, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on Private Equity funds.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: Catalyst Financial Partners: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

May 15,16 2014 - Wien

Join your industry peers for the must-attend Private Banking event of the year for a unique opportunity to get insight into growth opportunities, focusing on segmentation, new delivery models, digital change that provides an opportunity of competitive differentiation. This forum will bring together the most respected private banks and leading wealth managers to discuss challenges and actual trends which professionals are facing currently.

Don’t miss out! Attendees will gain a competitive advantage by keynote presentations, success stories from Western Europe and CEE, CIS and SEE region and discerning panel discussions which maintain an interactive and highly practical guide for all industry fellows.


For more information, please click here

May 15,16 2014 - Wien

In the 21st century’s unfollowable pacing economic climate, businesses have to drive new ways of working, react quickly and efficiently, and so it is essential for HR to do the same. Organisational readiness has become the biggest competitive advantage and HR has become the leader of this transformation. We are saying goodbye to the old methods of seeing the relationship of Finance and HR, putting the emphasis on flexibility and efficiency instead of cost-cutting initials. With the 24/7 pace of constant meetings, incoming calls and mails, people tend to feel like they are kept from doing their real works, and this is where HR comes to the scene.

While feeling tested every moment, employees need to adapt to new working practices and feel engaged to the corporate’s objectives. As the biggest asset today is the power of human capital, leaders are to be found at every level of the organization, mostly driven by job satisfaction when it comes to production and creativity. The will to win The Talent War has become a key business priority, while corporates have to update internal methods of work with the technological breakthroughs of today to stay in the game.

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May 9, 10 2014 - Shanghai Pudong Expo Center, China

The 2014 Shanghai Real Estate Expo is the ideal event for international businesses and institutions to market their housing and projects in China. It is the largest Real Estate exhibition in China and offers one-stop Real Estate services for Chinese customers.

As it is carefully designed, The 2014 Shanghai Real Estate Expo will allow exhibitors and Chinese customers to meet and discuss the latest real estate projects, information through a series of activities. As most highly anticipated real estate event in China, Shanghai Real Estate Expo is the best and most effective opportunity for both exhibitors and Chinese customers. It is vital that you come face to face with clients in this great event. If you don't, your competitors will!

It is the ideal place to discuss the latest trends in real estate now. The 2014 Shanghai Real Estate Expo warmly welcome you to be sponsor for the event or register as visitors. The Entrance is free of charge.


Contact Details:

Contact person: Anna.chen
Email:anna.chen@chinarealestateshow.com
Website:www.chinarealestateshow.com

For more information, please click event Website!

May 9, 10 2014 - Shanghai Pudong Expo Center, China

2014 China International Online Trading Expo (CIOTEXPO) will be on 9-10 May 2014 at Shanghai Pudong Expo Center, China. It is the largest and most professional forex and options trading expo in China and Asia. Our sponsors including Alpari, IronFX, MIG, Dukascopy, Interactive Brokers, Axitrader, Easy-forex, Tradency, IFX, RoboForex, HotForex, SpotOption, Tradologic etc. More than 150 brokers and 80,000 attendees will be expected. And 2014 CIOTEXPO will target at several issues such as trading signals, money management, binary options, social trading, technology innovation, trading education.

There will be famous analysts, experts, CEOs, media representatives from both home and abroad to share their insightful ideas with visitors.  It is an ideal place to discuss the latest trends in online trading. Welcome to join us.

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April 30th-May 2nd 2014, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.

The Life Insurance Settlement Association's 20th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference will be hosted in Washington D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park on April 30th-May 2nd, 2014. LISA will once again assemble a wide range of outstanding speakers whose expertise and viewpoints are in high demand both in and outside the life settlement industry. 

Attendees will join together to celebrate 20 years in the Life Settlement Industry as we examine our past, evaluate our present and explore our possibilities. With new opportunities for consumers and capital to participate in the life settlement market and increased activity and investments being made in the market, this is sure to be a grand celebration and a monumental educational and networking conference.

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April 28- May 1, 2014 - Waldorf Astoria in New York City

Now in its sixth year, Global AgInvesting 2014 offers 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. Concurrent track sessions will highlight the surrounding themes of ag venture capital and agricultural technology, water opportunities, and protein plays in livestock and dairy, global fisheries and aquaculture.

After the success of last year, a fourth day has again been added to cover the burgeoning AgTech sector, and venture capital and private equity opportunities therein. The GAI AgTech Investment Summit will take place on Thursday, May 1 (additional registration required).

Global AgInvesting 2014 is produced by global agribusiness consultancy, HighQuest Partners, and will provide attendees with a picture of the agriculture investing  landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. www.globalaginvesting.com

April 27th - 29th - Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

The third edition of Power & Energy Africa is an imposing demonstration of its importance for the successful development of power and energy sector in Kenya. The expectations with the second show were not only fulfilled, but clearly surpassed.

The 3rd Power & Energy Africa is being held from the 27th of April to the 29th of April, 2014 at Kenya's prime international venue, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.  The event will once again provide comprehensive coverage of the power needs, resources, New & Renewable Energy, Nuclear Technology, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, IT Solutions in Power Sector, Power Transmission Equipments, Captive and Co-generation Plants, Generators & UPS Systems, Transmission & Distribution, Industrial Control and Automation, Environmental & Safety Management.

For more information, please click here

April 28-29, 2014 - The Standard Club – Chicago, IL

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com      

Financial Research Associates’ Midwest OCIO Summit will discuss critical steps in selecting, interviewing, analyzing, and onboarding an OCIO. Other conference highlights include governance and fiduciary issues surrounding the management of the relationship, ways to benchmark and evaluate the partnership, and challenges surrounding the maintenance of the agreement.

Top Reasons to Attend:

•    Hear directly from peers who have gone through the outsourcing process
•    Learn critical steps in performing due diligence when selecting a provider
•    Examine unique ways to request information on outsourcing
•    Gain specific takeaways on benchmarking and evaluating performance
•    Discuss best practices in governance and policy constraints
•    Learn ways to ease the transition into an outsourced system
•    Understand the complexities around terminating the arrangement
•    Connect with colleagues and expand your network!

Find more info here:  http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B919.pdf

April 23,25 2014 - Chongqing, China

China is sitting on the world's largest technically recoverable shale finds. To tap the potential of China’s shale gas reserves, the Chinese government has unveiled a string of policies to boost production.

On 16th, March, 2012, China national energy bureau officially released the “China Shale Gas Development Plan (2011-2015)”which point out that the national shale gas production will reach 6.5 billion cubic meters by 2015 and aim to reach 60-100 billion cubic meters by 2020. On 21, January, 2013,China Ministry of Land and Resources awarded 19 shale gas blocks to 16 domestic companies which comprise six state-owned enterprises, eight enterprises owned by local governments and two private-owned companies.

The total investment for all 19 blocks is expected to be Yuan 12.8 billion ($2.06 billion) within the first three years of exploration. In addition, the ministry of land and resources of China will start the 3rd round shale gas block auction very soon in early 2014. There is no doubt that the development of shale gas will begin its golden period of development in China.

So building on the massive success of the past FOUR Unconventional Oil & Gas Events, the 6th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit 2014 has generated a timely and strategic three-day program to discuss the promotion policies, investment and the exploration and production technologies in the field of shale gas industry. This unique gathering will be a must-attend event for industry professionals by bringing together China national oil companies, energy regulators, IOCs, local oil service companies, international producers, suppliers, seismic, drilling and oilfield service companies.


For more information, please click here

April 10, 11 2014 - Shanghai, China

With the outstanding excellence of Asia Semiconductor Pioneer Forum 2012 and the support from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, ASE Group, SSIA, YXLON International, we’re going to host 2nd Asia Semiconductor Pioneer Forum 2014 on April 10th-11th , 2014 in Shanghai, China.

The forum gathers Government Officials, IDM/Brand Company, Foundry, IC Design/Fabless Design House, Assembly Packaging & Test Company, Equipment Supplier, Materials Supplier, OEM/ODM, Research Institute & lab, Investment Bank/VC Capitals, Logistic &Supply Chain Company, Consulting Companies & Law Firm, IP Provider, etc. and attracts more than 300 industry elites through which you can get the opportunity to listen to precise presentations from leading enterprises from all over the world.

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Connie CAO

Email: conniec@cdmc.org.cn

Website: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/aspf/

April 8,10 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition is a dedicated conference focusing on technology solutions for finance industry. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate system, hardware, software, consultancy, training, security and service solutions. Banking Technology Solutions, Core Banking Solutions, Payment Solutions, Fraud Prevention Solutions, Governance Risk Compliance Solutions, Insurance Technology Solutions, IT Technology Solutions, Service Solutions and Management Solutions for financial institutions are the key topics of the conference. An intensive participation is expected to the IFINTEC Conference from many countries including Turkey, USA, EMEA and Asia countries.   

At IFINTEC Conference, speakers will share their experience, knowledge, visions, future forecasts, trends and new developments in the technology with the visitors. At the conference exhibition area, sponsor/exhibitor companies will have the chance of introducing their solutions to the visitors at their booths. IFINTEC Conference is an unmissable event.

 
For more information, please visit event website: www.ifintec.com

April 7,9 - 2014, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

The Middle East Retail Banking Series is the only platform in the region that is being hosted successfully on an annual basis, bringing together industry guru’s and practitioners all under one roof. This event has evolved over the last 8 years and is now widely recognized in the region as the best retail banking event.

If your organization provides a product, services, solution, consultancy to the Retail/Consumer/Personal Banking sector and is keen to expand your business and increase your client base in the Middle East region, there is no better platform than Middle East Retail Banking Forum.

I welcome all of you to the upcoming, ‘9th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Forum’ scheduled from 7th to 9th of April 2014 in Dubai.

For more information, please click here

April 7-8, 2014 - The Fairmont Copley Plaza – Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com.     

Financial Research Associates’ 17th Sub-Advised Funds Forum focuses solely on achieving astonishing success within the sub-advised industry. Whether you’re an advisor, sub-advisor or fund sponsor, you’ll get great insight on how to develop, nurture, and elevate relationships that promote results!

Top Reasons to Attend:

Gain insight on how to maximize the success of a relationship between and advisor and sub-advisor
    
Profit from the understanding of what new products are out there and how they can be beneficial
    
Position yourself for success by truly understanding key due diligence and advisor selection criteria
    
Understand the new paradigm of asset allocation and learn how to effectively fine-tune and reshape your strategies accordingly
    
Get a relevant outlook on the future of the sub-advisory industry by hearing up-to-date research findings and data
    
Evaluate the use of some of the industry’s most alluring alternative assets and find out how they can enhance your fund’s viability
    
Find out what products VAs are finding to be appealing in this shifting landscape
    
Investigate key factors impacting the prosperity of sub-advisor relationships in this challenging market
    
Learn about the potential lucrative opportunities in the insurance industry’s general accounts assets
    
Network with some of the industry’s top players and decision-makers

Find more info here:   http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B909.pdf

April 7th, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.


This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alternative investing sectors.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.


Contact: Catalyst Financial Partners: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

March 31-April 1, 2014 - Eden Roc Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Network with the industry's leading experts as they analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market! Our 2013 event was a great success, with some of the top industry leaders in attendance. Opal's 2014 real estate investors conference will focus on the latest developments in the marketplace. It will analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market; examine best practices and explore new deal making strategies.

Opal's Annual Real Estate Investors Summit promises to be 2014's leading conference and exposition for real estate professionals, hedge fund managers, private investors, family offices, pension funds and other institutional investors. It will provide various networking opportunities along with an educational platform.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/reisc1411.html

April 1, 2014- The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com.     

In just one day, you'll learn the ins-and-outs of how to develop and nurture a successful liquid alternative fund at Financial Research Associates’ conference on Establishing a ’40 Act Alternative Fund, taking place April 1 at The Princeton Club of New York.

Top Reasons to Attend:

•    Get an understanding of which products and strategies are having the most success in this space
•    Position yourself for success by truly understanding key due diligence and advisor selection criteria
•    Gain insight on how to successfully distribute your fund in the retail market
•    Develop an effective and cost-efficient operational blueprint that will allow your fund to thrive
•    Evaluate the pros and the cons of sub-advising your strategies to other funds
•    Compare various distribution channels to understand what methods will work best for your fund’s strategies
•    Explore different fee and pricing structures
•    Understand the legal and regulatory ramifications
•    Expand your horizons by exploring the lucrative DCIO/401K space
•    Network with some of the industry’s top players and decision-makers who have found success with liquid alternatives

Find more info here:   http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B916.pdf

March 27th and 28th - Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel, Vienna

Over the last years all financial institutions have been face with an increasingly complex set of domestic and international challenges. Meeting new requirements is an increasing challenge for the financial community particularly when it comes to Internal Audit.

Internal Audit can play a more strategic role within the organization including identifying enterprise-wide cost efficiences, and with a risk-based approach providing strategic insight to improve business performance. Internal Auditors must focus on creating value by identifying, monitoring and providing early warning of new risks, improving processes and efficiency, being the catalyst for improvement, creating proactive relationship with the Management and the Audit Committee without jeopardizing their independence. Delivering all these requirements is one of the biggest challenges for Internal Auditors.

The aim of our Forum is to look at the impact of these new requirements Internal Audit has to face and explore how the financial sector can develop Internal Audit and so that it find its place at the heart of financial institutions.

For more information on the event or to register to attend, visit our Event Website.

March 27,28 2014 - Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China

China is currently the fourth biggest gas consuming country in the world. China has one of the world's largest reserves of CBM, mostly located in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, up to 36.8 TCM, including recoverable CBM reserves 11 TCM.

So One of China’s strategic priorities is to develop the CBM industry in order to establish domestic sources of energy, move to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, and promote safer energy production including mine safety.

Many foreign investors are entering the Chinese CBM sector as the Chinese government has set out a series of preferential policies for overseas investment to enter the methane exploitation sector, including tax rebates.On December 31st, 2011, China National Energy Bureau officially released China's "the 12th five-year plan of Coalbed Methane’s development and utilization” (hereinafter referred to as the "Plan"). Plan point out that the national Coalbed Methane production will reach 30 billion cubic meters by 2015, which is 20 times more than the capacity of 2010.

So building on the massive success of the past FOUR Unconventional Oil & Gas Events, the 5th China Unconventional Oil & Gas Summit 2014 has generated a timely and strategic two-day program to discuss the promotion policies, investment opportunities and the exploration and production technologies in the field of CBM/CMM industry. This unique gathering will be a must-attend event for industry professionals by bringing together China national oil companies, energy regulators, IOCs, local oil service companies, international producers, suppliers, seismic, drilling and oilfield service companies.


For more information, please click here

March 26th & 27th 2014 - Stamford Bridge, UK

BHA Select Hedge Funds: London 2014 is hosting the largest European Capital Introduction Conference in 2014. This two-day conference is dedicated exclusively to 1-on-1 meetings between the premier hedge funds of 2014, individually selected by BHA as best of breed, with approximately 300 private and institutional investors from around the globe.

Top Reasons to Attend:

Better than 3:1 Investor-to-Manager attendee-ratio
Both of our previous events SOLD OUT months early
Participate in over 2,000 Investor/Manager meetings

For more information, please click here

March 25-26, 2014 - The Princeton Club of New York – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Theresa Powers at 704-341-2437 or tpowers@frallc.com    

Financial Research Associates’ Hedge Fund Due Diligence Master Class will feature seasoned investors, fund managers and prominent industry leaders who can detail their approaches to today’s intricate due diligence challenges.

Top Reasons to Attend:

•    Review upcoming regulatory developments, examine their impact on due diligence and strategize what you should be doing now to prepare
•    Network with your peers and discuss how and why their expectations for due diligence have changed
•    Map out effective tactics to obtain essential but undisclosed information
•    Discover strategies to avoid conflicts of interest resulting from consolidation and outsourcing
•    Identify important considerations when keeping vital corporate information in the cloud
•    Dig deeply into the nuances of pricing and valuation
•    Understand the industry impact as more institutional investors make direct investments
•    Discern the “yellow flags” involving counterparty risk that you should never ignore
•    Investigate the new best practices in hedge fund due diligence
•    Earn 14 CPE credits!

Find more info here:   http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B912.pdf

March 24-25, 2014 - The Harvard Club – Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com.     

Financial Research Associates’ Mutual Fund Growth Strategy Summit will discuss how marketing and sales teams can work together to develop a consistent brand message and utilize data analytics to create targeted content marketing and streamlined sales strategies that will boost your firm’s bottom line.

Top Reasons to Attend:

•    Discover how sales & marketing can work together for a shared goal
•    Hear what advisors and distributors are looking for
•    Find out how firms are integrating digital into their marketing strategy
•    Examine the changes the wholesaling model has undergone in recent years
•    Develop a toolkit to position against EFTs and passive funds
•    Find out how to obtain wider brand exposure through content marketing, syndication, and social media channels
•    Find out how to make sense of and utilize all that data
•    Gain tools to convey alternative products in a way that is accessible and easy to understand
•    NETWORKING!

 

For more information, please click here

March 18,20 2014 - Shanghai New International Expo Centre

SEMICON China attracts the world’s leading technology companies who design, develop, manufacture, and supply the technologies to manufacture the microelectronics that drive today’s most sophisticated consumer and commercial electronic products.

For more information, please click here 

March 14, 16 2014 - China National Convention Center - Beijing, China

China Golf Show / PGA Merchandise Show-China is the only dedicated trading and sourcing event covering the entire supply chain in China which is endorsed by the China Golf Association, the PGA World Alliance, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and other leading associations. The event keeps you ahead of your competition by offering you the cost-effective platform to showcase your latest products and services, get market updates, find new partners, and meet buyers and trade professionals including general managers, assistant general managers, directors of golf, superintendents, PGA Professionals, retail buyers and facility owners.

Who should attend?   

Golf Course Superintendents, Golf Course GMs and Assistant GMs , PGA Professionals , Turf Superintendents and maintenance staff, Coaches , Real Estate Developers , Distributors and Retailers , Golf B2BMedia, Private Club Member , High-end B2C Media, Golf Course Executives, Investors, Golf Enthusiasts.

Interested to visit? Please contact our staff Andreas Schonning for assistance for pre-registration or follow the link to our website.
Tel: +86-755-2383-4556

More information about the show visit our show website: 
www.chinagolfshow.com

March 12, 14 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa

Risk is proud to introduce its 7th annual Risk & Return South Africa conference, taking place on 12-14 March 2013. This pivotal event brings together renowned experts from asset management firms, banks and key regulatory bodies, who engage in lively discussions on the dynamics shaping South African financial landscape.

For more information, please click here

March 12, 2014 - New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

As part of the Private Wealth Series, the Family Office Winter Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more.

Today's new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace all over North America and in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many high net worth families 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 a highly intense day of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the most well established and senior Family offices, Private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/fowfc1407.html

March 12, 2014, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

Opal Financial Group's investment consultants conference provides a unique environment for developing dialogue between plan sponsors, managers and consultants. The role of the institutional consultant is more important than ever in making investment decisions, often being asked to take on more than just the evaluation of investment managers.

This event will feature panel-driven discussions focused on specific investment techniques of fixed income and hedge fund managers, the evolving role of institutional consultants, the manager evaluation process, transition management, investing in global markets, and more.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/icfc1420.html

March 10, 12 2014 - Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore – Pakistan

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan is proudly hosting the second Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), after the successful conduction of the first GFIF, another platform for scholars from around the globe in the field of Islamic finance to share latest developments in Islamic finance and related fields and all participants to quench their desire to be informed more about the field due to its increasing success in the world market. The theme of the Conference is “Developments and The Way Forward”.

For more information, please click here

March 5, 7 2014 - Sofia, Bulgaria

Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Smart Cities, Elevators, Waste Management & Recycling

South-East European Exhibition and Forum

Responding to the climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the 10th edition of the Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe from 5th to 7th March 2014.

The Exhibition will provide participants with a quick market entry and lucrative opportunity to showcase their advanced technologies to all the important players in the Region. Its aim is to transfer these innovations on the local market.

An impressive speaker lineup including experts from the EU institutions and associations will acquaint the attendees with key updates on related legislative and technology issues: renewable decentralized energy, nZEB, smart buildings, digital infrastructure, resource efficiency and biogas production. Among speakers are experts from Euroheat & Power, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, European Renewable Energy Federation, etc.

A special highlight is the European Conference Day ‘Best Practices in Waste/Resource Management among the EU 28’, organized in collaboration with ACR+ and ENEP.

Organizer: Via Expo Ltd. www.viaexpo.com

February 26-28, 2014 - Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA

This investment education conference aims to provide broad education and information on investing, fiduciary responsibility and selection of money managers to the key decision makers and other representatives of the nation's largest pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors.

Participants of this conference will have the chance to exchange ideas and learn from other delegates and presenters who manage some of the largest capital flows within both the traditional and the alternative investment communities. Institutional investors will come from across the country not just to network but also to learn from the nation's leading institutional investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, consultants and more.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/iesc1413.html

February 26, 2014 - The Princeton Club of New York - New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention
FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com


Financial Research Associates' Hedge Fund Compliance Master Class http://www.frallc.com/conference.aspx?ccode=B900 will deliver advantageous dialogue on how all the latest regulatory developments affect your hedge fund and explore ways to navigate around potentially costly pitfalls.

Top Reasons to Attend:

*         Learn what's on the current radar of the SEC, CFTC and other key
authorities

*         Hear from funds that have recently gone through the latest SEC
examination and learn what exactly to expect

*         Explore ways to safeguard your fund from conflicts of interest

*         Discover the regulators' current protocols and avoid getting
blind-sided in an examination

*         Learn how some of your peers are fine-tuning their successful
compliance programs to meet today's complex standards

*         Gain useful insight on how to be compliant with your marketing and
advertising

*         Get a crash-course on everything you need to know to make sure
your compliant with the EU's new AIFMD

*         Network with a diverse range of peers and learn how they're
dealing with the countless issues facing the hedge fund industry

*         Earn 8 CPE and CLE credits

Find more info here:  http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B900.pdf

February 24, 26 2014 - InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Global AgInvesting Middle East 2014 (February 24-26) offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks, and return profiles across all major global production regions.

The second annual GAI conference in Abu Dhabi, this year's program will feature discussions on strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, liquid investments, water, and protein plays. Global AgInvesting Middle East 2014 will highlight policies and opportunities for ensuring food security, including outsourcing and technological advances, and panel discussions will provide attendees with a picture of the agriculture investing landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space.  GAI Middle East is produced in conjunction with the Food Security Center of Abu Dhabi.


For more information, please click here

February 24-25, 2014 - The Fairmont Copley Plaza - Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention
FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com

Don't miss Financial Research Associates' DC Defaults Forum, February 24-25,
2014 in Boston! This defined contribution and target-date funds conference will discuss the rapidly expanding selection of QDIAs available to plan sponsors, advisors, and participants. Hear the latest trends across several default investment alternatives, including managed accounts, target-date, balanced funds, target-risk, and stable value.

Top Reasons to Attend:

*         Hear directly from plan sponsors and consultants - get an inside
look into the types of products and strategies they'd like to see in their funds

*         Receive current market research findings and growth projections
from the industry's top firms

*         Explore innovative methods to improve your risk-to-return
correlation

*         Find out how experts are approaching product and portfolio design
in today's market

*         Uncover new ways to benchmark so that you can better serve your
participants

*         Bring home new and useful methodologies to maximize success

*         Obtain up-to-the-minute legal and regulatory guidance

*         Expand your network of industry contacts!

Find more info here: http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B908.pdf

February 24th, 2014 - New York City

Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.


This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the L/S Equity and Quant sectors.
Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

Contact: Catalyst Financial Partners: cap-intro@catalystforum.com; +1 212 966 2993

February 24, 2014 - Westin New York

LISA’s Fourth Institutional Investor Conference is the hallmark event that links pension funds, hedge funds, family offices, foundations and endowments to the latest developments in the life insurance secondary market, known as life settlements.   This year’s one-day conference will include a discussion of the recently published Harvard Business School case study, “Seeking Alpha in the Afterlife: CMG Life Services and the Life Settlement Industry.”  This is a must attend event.


For more information, please click here

February 10-11, 2014 - London Hilton on Park Lane, London, UK

This Institutional Investors conference will bring together industry professionals throughout Europe and North America for two days of engaging discussion on a wide range of common investment challenges and opportunities in both traditional and alternative investments. The leaders and practitioners from the institutional investment community will bring to the fore lively discussion and insight on contemporary investment topics in a relaxed environment optimized for information exchange, education and relationship development.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/iicc1411.html

February 10-11, 2014 - London Hilton on Park Lane, London, UK

The European Family Office Winter Symposium will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.

This family office event is the premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this intimate setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/efopwwc1412.html

February 6th and 7th - Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel, Vienna

Continuous market inflation, resulted from the crisis situation, and the changing regulatory environment has put a pressure on the Corporate Banking business nowadays, which had a huge impact on the industry.
Discovering the best practice in risk management, reallocation of resources and setting of the liquidity ratios, in order to comply with the fluctuated regulatory situation and to succefully conduct business.

The forum in mainly focusing on the innovations of the Corporate Banking both in the field of payment methods and in the maximization of customer experience.
The customer satisfaction is always a key issue, when it comes to create loyal customers. As usual, the event will provide solutions for the most emerging topics and bring together senior C-level executives from the biggest and top European banks, institutions, regulatory bodies.

For more information, please click here

January 30-31, 2014 - The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com 

Financial Research Associates’ Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp will help funds of all sizes and strategies ensure absolute efficiency and compliance. Attend day one, day two, or gain an optimum level of tax prowess and attend both days!

Top Reasons to Attend

Comprehend all of the latest tips, tricks, techniques, and methods for solving basic tax and K-1 issues
Ensure that you have the right skills in place to not only be in compliance with the many tax rules but are also executing the right strategies to promote efficiency
Learn from some of the best in the business
Get line-by-line guidance on the K-1s
Have some of the industry’s most celebrated experts answer your specific tax questions
Receive practical, working examples that will make your tax plan more efficient
Grow your network with other industry tax professionals
Earn up to 16 CPE Tax Credits
Bottom line… Come away with an assortment of tax and K-1 basics that will contribute to the most effective tax plan possible!

January 23-24, 2014 - The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com  

Financial Research Associates’ Research & Due Diligence for Wealth Management Platforms, taking place January 23-24, 2014 in New York City, focuses on the product selection and advisor resource development process of the leading wirehouses, independent and regional broker/dealers, and independent advisor networks in the country.  This conference brings together gatekeepers, professional buyers, research and due diligence experts, and asset managers.

Topics at a Glance:
•    Current Trends in Research and Due Diligence Organizations
•    New Risk Metrics for a Changed World
•    Selecting the Right Indexes and Benchmarks for Performance Measurement and Model Portfolio Construction
•    Expert Guidance on Research and Manager Selection
•    From Asset Gathering to Asset Managing: Building Resources for Different Types of Advisors
•    Hallmarks of an Effective Gatekeeper/Asset Manager Partnership
•    Outsourcing: What, Why and How
•    The Art of the Portfolio Manager Interview
•    Developing Research and Due Diligence Infrastructure for New and Alternative Investments
•    The Anatomy and Behavioral Science of ETFs
•    Evaluating Alternative ’40 Act Funds

 

Find more info here: http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B905.pdf

January 23rd and 24th - NH Danube Hotel, Vienna

Having an effective Back Office Operations function is as crucial as a heart in body in a well working company. To succed in financial sector, Monitoring nd controlling excellence in different process is essential. Top priorities in the area of back office operations are including but not limited to:

Staying Updated about Regulations, which have stormed the market during the past couple of years, such as Basel III, Dodd Frank, and how to successfully comply with them.

Investigating the dilemma of out-sourcing vs. in-sourcing as a common issue in financial institutions, mainly from the cost-saving point of view.

Gaining insights into the innovative techniques, benefits of automated systems, and principles of centralization processes in order to maximize operational performance.

Back Office Operations Forum is organized to bring together professionals from leading financial institutions all over Europe, and discover trends and tendencies that have an either positive or negative impact on the future of the banking environment.  


For more information, please click here

January 21, 22, 2014 - Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel

GLC Europe is delighted to invite you to the Middle East Retail Banking Forum 2014, to be held on 21st and 22nd of January in Dubai, at Radisson Royal Hotel.

With a blend of incisive commentary and lively debate, the Middle East Retail Banking Forum 2014 will be a vibrant platform for attracting decision-makers from  the retail sector, aiming to become one of the best deal-making and networking events of the year, with helping to overcome the most recent retail challenges in the Middle East region and sharing the best practices and solutions to contribute in shaping  the industry for tomorrow. To make this happen, first and foremost we would like to thank the contribution of our prestigious speakers which is indispensable for the success of the Forum.

We look forward to meeting you there and sharing all these experiences with you.

For more information on the event or to register to attend, visit our Event Website

January 21-22, 2014 - Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Canada

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!

A part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this exotic setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.

The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.


Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/focc1412.html

January 14-15, 2014 - The Harvard Club – Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com     

Hear the latest trends, updates and information surrounding the defined contribution investment-only industry!

Topics at a Glance
Where to find opportunities in the target date space
Shifting trends in distribution channels
How the fee disclosure regulations have affected DCIO
What regulators have their sights on next
A closer look at how DC plan structures are changing
Best practices for managing an effective sales and support team
The growing use of alternatives in DC plans
Why brand recognition and value-add services are important to your distribution strategy
How the issue of retirement income is being addressed

For details and registration information, click:  http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B895.pdf

January 7-9, 2014 - The Phoenician - Scottsdale, AZ

Opal Financial Group's annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the new millennium. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds.

We will discuss how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans, closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers, investigate legal concerns with fund investment and management policies, as well as explore the benefits and pitfalls of a wide variety of investment strategies. By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants.

Link: www.opalgroup.net/trk/pfsc1410.html

December 8-10, 2013 - Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Dana Point, CA

The Alternative Investing Summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits involving private equity, investigating the risks and rewards involved with hedge funds, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets.
 
The label "alternative" describes a nebulous investment class to many investors, especially those in the institutional world who have strict ethical and fiduciary obligations to their organizations. However, pursuing alternative investments is essential to maximizing returns while maintaining proper asset allocation in plan portfolios of endowments, foundations, family offices, and public and corporate funds.

December 8-10, 2013 - Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas NV

In light of current market conditions, implementing wealth preservation strategies remains a top priority for family offices executives. Keeping abreast of economic developments and capitalizing on investment opportunities as they arise will be the key for ensuring that portfolio goals are met.

With the increasing demand to address non financial issues such as family governance, legacy, philanthropy and taxes etc., family offices must now effectively balance the investment aspect of the business with the “softer side” issues, to ensure that their clients’ needs are catered to.

The primary objective of the Private Wealth Management Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to family offices as business drivers for innovation and growth. The Summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by the private wealth industry as the top critical issues they face.

Current Speakers Include:

Chairperson: Todd Benjamin, Former Financial Editor, CNN
Ernest Dawal, Chief Investment Officer, GenSpring Family Offices
Ted Cronin, Chief Investment Officer, Manchester Capital Management
Kristin Fafard, Chief Investment Officer, Federal Street Advisors
Justin Pawl, Chief Investment Officer, Covenant Multifamily Offices
Dryden Pence, Chief Investment Officer, Pence Wealth Management      
 and other presentations from groups including Abbott Downing, CTC Consulting, The Friend Family Office, The Rotter Family Trust, Cooper Family Office and Wealthbridge Partners to name a few.

Current Topics Include: 

What to Expect in the Year Ahead – Assessing the global market outlook for 2014
The Evolution of Private Wealth Management – Examining key trends reshaping the industry
The Business of the Family – Looking through the lens of the wealth enterprise
Thinking Outside the Traditional Framework  – Pinpointing Fresh Approaches to Portfolio Construction
Upholding the Family Heritage  – Fundamentals for Sustaining a Meaningful Legacy across Generations

Contact: Jenny Keane
Phone: 248-935-2567

December 9th, 2013 - New York City

Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active end-investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in emerging markets.

At the Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they seek: targeted one-on-one private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.

Register now - space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: 
info@catalystforum.com 
+1 212 966 2993

December 3, 5 2013 - London, The Landmark

Global AgInvesting returns to London in December for the fourth annual GAI Europe conference at the Landmark London.

GAI Europe will once again bring together leading global institutional and private investors, fund and farm managers, academics, policy experts and agribusiness industry executives to explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture.

For more information, please visit: http://www.globalaginvesting.com/Conferences/Home?eventId=21

December 1, 3 2013 - Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center - Shenzhen

The Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show-Asia, organized by Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, is the sister show to the China Golf Show. Located in Shenzhen, it covers the fast-developing South China and Asian markets that are home to millions of golf enthusiasts. As the leading trade, education and networking platform in South China's golf industry, the event is dedicated to connecting suppliers of golf products with distributors, golf course decision makers and amateur enthusiasts. Diverse complementary activities are held on-site, including new product press conferences, educational forums and PGA main stage clinics. Participants in the Asia Golf Show come to discover fresh opportunities in South China and Asia by engaging directly with the most active players in the burgeoning continental golf market. 
 
Who should attend?   
 
Golf Course Superintendents, Golf Course GMs and Assistant GMs , PGA Professionals , Turf Superintendents and maintenance staff, Coaches , Real Estate Developers , Distributors and Retailers , Golf B2BMedia, Private Club Member , High-end B2C Media, Golf Course Executives, Investors, Golf Enthusiasts.
 
Interested to visit? Please contact our staff Andreas Schonning for assistance for pre-registration or follow the link to our website.
 
Tel: +86-755-2383-4556
 
More information about the show visit our show website: www.chinagolfshow.com

December 2-3, 2013 - The Harvard Club – Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com            

Thought-leading distribution strategists from the mutual fund giants to the boutiques will share their perspectives and practices as they relate to gatekeeper relationships, partnering with professional buyers, leading sales teams, and challenges relating to fees and pricing pressure. 

Top Reasons to Attend:
Survey the current state of mutual fund distribution, contextualize important recent developments, and explore opportunities that shape the future
Expand your knowledge of pioneer technology in the mutual fund distribution universe and its strategic applications
Examine channel segmentation strategies executed by heads of distribution
Profit from frank conversations with gatekeepers and professional buyers from wirehouses, regional and independent broker/dealers, and RIA networks on cardinal subjects such as fees, velocity of asset movement, and access
Hear the strategies of lauded sales managers on territory management, compensation, customer segmentation, and the use of technology and training
Explore untapped opportunities in boosting distribution through internal advisor consultants
Gain insight on how boutique funds navigate tight distribution channels
Understand the challenging arena of distribution fees as it relates to negotiation, SEC exams, revenue-sharing, itemization, and communication with fund boards
Learn from a wide range of distribution executives across the spectrum of AUM, human capital, and other resources

For details and registration information, click: http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B898.pdf

26 – 27 November 2013 - Shangri La Hotel - Dubai, UAE

The 5th Annual World Islamic Retail Banking Conference is the platform that brings together key policy makers, global Islamic retail bankers and business decision makers to put a spotlight on the challenges, innovations, latest developments and technological solutions essential for the further growth of the global Islamic Retail Banking sector. 
 
WIRBC brings Global C level Islamic Retail Bankers together every year, platforming a powerful networking opportunity for conventional bankers, Islamic retail bankers, takaful companies, leading law firms and shariah experts to ensure that the strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic retail banking are probed every year and best practices shared to boost the asset growth.
The summit is committed to address the trends and market insights, in-depth dialogues from global and local practitioners and phenomenal networking opportunities. Annual Open Fatwa Session has always been a highlight in all our World Islamic Retail Banking Conference editions. This year, renowned Shariah Scholar Sheikh Nizam Yaquby will acknowledge the queries of our participants during the Annual Open Fatwa Session.
 
Over 30 global speakers and industry peers will involve in over 30 knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions, relevant case-studies, interactive workshops along with networking sessions toto discuss, understand and analyze the importance of Islamic finance in regards with retail banking.

Call us on +971 4609 1570 or mail us at mohor.mukherjee@fleminggulf.com to request a free PDF featuring complete speaker panel, minute-by-minute agenda and list of all presentations.

25 – 26 November 2013, Germany

The DACH Investment Summit 2013 uses a unique and flexible format that has been proven to ensure a highly effective and productive direct channel to the market. The programme consists of inspiring keynote presentations, case studies and interactive sessions by world-class industry leaders. Delegates at this event will have the opportunity to meet with sponsors through a number of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings. In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates will have extensive opportunities for informal networking and discussions with top industry executives during lunches, cocktail receptions and gala dinners. Moreover, the luxurious surroundings of our venue provide the perfect setting for developing business relations.

You are interested in attending the DACH Investment Summit 2013, would like to have more information about our sponsorship opportunities or benefit from our delegate discount, please send us an email at summits-emea@marcusevans.com or visit us at http://www.dach-investmentgipfel.com/IAIR_el

November 20, 22 2013 - Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland

The 12th Elite Summit is the premium forum bringing together independent advisers of wealthy private investors and international fund and asset managers.  The summit offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping wealth and management asset allocations.

Key Speakers include:

Todd Benjamin, Former Editor, CNN International
Tariq Ramadan, Chairman, Tharaa Holdings
Hakan Hillerstrom, Owner, Hakan Hillerstrom
Kurt Moosmann, Co-Founder, Dara Capital
Alejandro Martinez Fuster, CIO, EFE & ENE
Aton Gans, CEO, Zenith Capital Management

If you are interested in attending, sponsoring or speaking at this event, please contact Laurel Zevitz at l.zevitz@marcusevansch.com

November 19-21, 2013 - Rabat, Morocco

Morocco is an emerging market at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With a fast and efficient customs service and 16 regional investment centers, Morocco is now being recognized as a promising country for foreign investors.

Following the successful Libya Summit last year, Fleming Gulf Conferences now launches The Morocco Summit. This summit will bring together government officials, business leaders and policy makers from industries such as solar & wind energy, power & desalination, tourism, agriculture, logistics, ICT, retail, automotive, offshoring & more.

For more information, contact:

Tikenderjit Singh | Marketing Manager
T: +971 4609 1570 | E: tikenderjit.singh@fleminggulf.com
W: finance.fleminggulf.com/the-morocco-summit

November 19-20, 2013 - The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com            

Financial Research Associates’ conference on Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices, taking place November 19-20 in New York, will provide concise, practical guidance on pressing issues currently facing hedge funds, while also sharing applied strategies employed by the industry's most successful funds.

Top Reasons to Attend:
Get some cutting-edge insight on year-end tax planning strategies
Receive up-to-the-minute developments on the ever-changing federal and state tax rules and find out how they’ll affect your fund
Learn how to effectively comply with ECI reporting obligations
Ensure that your fund is entirely ready for FATCA registration and compliance
Find out how to effectively handle taxation of various swaps products in light of new regulations
Be in the know of all the latest tips, tricks, techniques, and methods for solving tax complications from some of the industry’s most distinguished professionals
Hear what Tax Notes’ contributing editor Lee Sheppard has to say about current developments on the hedge fund tax front!
Network with other hedge fund tax professionals
Earn 15.5 CPE/CLE Credits

For details and registration information, click: http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B899.pdf

November 19, 20 2013 - Hong Kong

Bringing the best of Mongolia’s investment opportunities to Asia’s leading investment hub

Featuring a line-up of Government representatives, business leaders and international investors, the 4th Annual Mongolia Investment Summit provides investors and companies seeking to do business in Mongolia with a thorough update of Mongolia’s investment and business climate and showcases its actual investment opportunities. Key sectors covered include Mining and Mining Services, Infrastructure, Energy, Financial Services, Retail, Real Estate, Construction and Agribusiness.

What’s new in 2013?

·   Dedicated session on navigating Mongolia’s legal framework for foreign direct investment

·   Panels on successfully managing risk and doing business in Mongolia

·   More investors sharing their tips and insights

·   Focus session on Mongolia’s growing retail market

·   Online business matching tool to help you set up meetings and make more deals!

·   Extended networking opportunities, including the Special Mongolian Evening Drinks Reception co-organised with the Consulate General of Mongolia to Hong Kong and Macao

Click here to download the latest brochure and speaker line up.

To register, contact Beacon Events at +852 2219 0111 or email to mailto: info@beaconevents.com

November 11-12, 2013 - Park Hyatt Dubai - Dubai, UAE

Following the success of Opal Financial Group's annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum in Geneva, we are proud to bring this event to the Middle East! A part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this exotic setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends. The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.


November 11, 12 2013 - Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

With more HNWIs surfacing in China and around the world, their need to protect personal assets, diversify investments and ensure financial safety for themselves and their family has become the driving factor for the huge demand for investment immigration options around the world.

Held in Hong Kong on 11-12 November, Beacon Events in partnership with Harvey Law Group, the Investment Immigration Summit will take place, bringing together the representatives and advisors of Chinese HNWIs to get the latest information on citizenship-by-investment and investment immigration schemes from around the world.

With a focus on international investment opportunities in key countries of interest, the conference also brings to the forefront issues around: tax consideration, investment due diligence, anti-money laundering, proof of funds and immigration processes. 

Around 300 immigration officials, family offices and trusts for HNWIs, private banks and immigration consultants will be expected for two days of networking, information gathering and deal making. It is the best place to hear first-hand about the latest immigration compliant investment opportunities from places such as Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Antigua, Grenada, Portugal, Greece, Cyrpus, France and Malta from international immigration officials and immigration experts. 
 
For more information, please click here 

October 31st, November 2nd 2013 - Kampala, Uganda

The World Clean Technology Summit every year brings together world leaders
in renewable energy, exhibitors, investors, scientists and clean
technology providers from around the world to engage, interact with each
other, exchange business contacts, forge partnerships, and pave a way
forward for a sustainable future.
 
More information:
 
 

October 28,29 2013 - Melbourne

Jointly organised by AusBiotech and Beacon Events, Australia Biotech Invest 2013 will be Australia’s largest biotech investment event to date, attracting over 300+ senior life science professionals from Australia and across the globe. 

To be held on 28-29 October in Melbourne, one of the great life science hubs in the world, Australia Biotech Invest 2013 features a mix of expert keynotes, investor panels and biotech company presentations. As such, the conference merges valuable market intelligence with actual investment opportunities.

Come and meet with the leading investors and big pharma representatives that are funding biotech today and discuss investment, partnership or business opportunities with the line-up of cutting-edge biotech companies presenting at the event.
 
For more information, please click here 

October 28th, 2013 - New York City

Cap Intro: Credit / Fixed Income Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in Credit and Fixed Income strategies.

At the Cap Intro: Credit / Fixed Income Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they need in their allocation and capital raising efforts: targeted private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.

Register now - space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: 
info@catalystforum.com 
+1 212 966 2993

October 23-25, 2013 - Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa - Napa, CA

As part of the Private Wealth Series, Opal Financial Group's annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum West is set to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy and numerous other asset types. Other topics being covered will include tax and regulatory issues, asset protection and fiduciary responsibilities of consultants/family offices/family members.
 
Opal will end the event with a wine tour through the heart of beautiful wine country in which attendees will have the opportunity to sample wines from some of the vineyards in Napa Valley while networking with their peers. Attendance for the conference is encouraged for family offices, multi-family offices, high net worth individuals and consultants (in an advisory role, with no fund raising intentions). Others who should attend include representatives of asset management firms, insurance companies, broker-dealers, law firms and service providers.

October 22-23, 2013 - The Princeton Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com           

This conference is designed for investors from pension funds, foundations & endowments, fund of funds and hedge fund managing partners and operations officers.

Top Reasons to Attend:
Gain insights into the role of hedge fund investing in global capital markets expansion
Capitalize on the strategies and approaches ODD experts have developed for the on-site visit, find out how much hard-to-get information you can mine
Discover possibilities in partnering with emerging funds to maximize returns and success
Uncover what other investors are negotiating for and getting in agreements and understand the ins and outs of fund documents
Evaluate governance structures favored by experts
Assess how the industry is managing compliance demands
Refine your perspective on valuation and its attendant risks
Gauge the integrity of your counterparty risk management
Know what to look out for in your funds’ service provider relationships
Understand what drives vetoes and redemptions for seasoned investors

For details and registration information, click: 

October 21,23 - 2013 - Conrad Hong Kong

Direct Access to Strategic Partnership & Investment Opportunities in Indonesia

The Indonesia Investment Summit Hong Kong 2013 is officially supported by BKPM (Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board). With over 3 days of expert insights, case studies and project showcases, the summit will give access to strategic partnership and investment opportunities into Indonesia. Hosted in Hong Kong, the mobile risk capital of the world, with access to over $350 billion of investable capital, the summit connects foreign investors to mining operators for investment and capital raising opportunities.

Join us and gain insights into the pre-election regulatory environment in Indonesia to better understand the investment risks and rewards into Indonesia. Examine growth opportunities across the archipelago in resources (domestic demand and for regional export) and demand for power and physical infrastructure.

Distinguished speakers include:

·         Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Chief, Fiscal Policy Body, MINISTRY OF FINANCE 

·         Alana Wilson, Policy Analyst, Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Studies, FRASER INSTITUTE

·         Arun Bhalla, Chief Executive – Power Business Development, SHREE CEMENT

·         Dr. Ir. Bastary Pandji Indra, Director for PPP Development, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AGENCY (BAPPENAS)

·         Eddy Satriya, Division Head for International Cooperation, Committee for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (KP3EI), COORDINATING MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

·         Edimon Ginting, Deputy Country Director, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

·         Fazil Erwin Alfitri, President Director, MEDCO ENERGI POWER 

·         Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, President Director, INDONESIA INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE (IIF)

·         Nasrizal Nazir, Director, PT SARANA MULTI INFRASTRUKTUR (PERSERO)

·         Ndiame Diop, Lead Economist for Indonesia, THE WORLD BANK

·         Sarvesh Suri, Country Manager, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE COOPERATION (IFC)

 
Click here to download the brochure for latest programme agenda and speaker line-up.

To register, contact Beacon Events on +852 2219 0111 or email to info@BeaconEvents.com. Alternatively, you may register online.

October 17-18, 2013 - The Princeton Club of New York - New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com.   

Learn the "Secrets of Success" from plan sponsors, consultants, and industry leaders that will energize your client relationships and super-charge your RFP/consultant database responses. 

Top Reasons to Attend:
. Hear directly from plan sponsors and consultants on what they expect from their managers
. Gain insight on how to assemble and manage your RFP and database response team
. Learn how to tell clients about bad news in ways that keep relationships smooth
. Examine trends that are increasingly impacting managers with alternative assets
. Find strategies to seamlessly support international sales teams
. Explore the real cost of transitions
. Elevate your understanding of outsourcing pros and cons
. Discuss regulatory considerations affecting your RFP and consultant database strategies
. Advance your understanding of how to manage competing requests and projects
. Expand your network of industry contacts!

For details and registration information, click:  
 

October 17-18, 2013 - The Harvard Club – Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com    

Join seasoned veterans and industry leaders as they address strategies to achieve aggressive growth and increased retention through Plan Transfers and IRA Rollovers.

Top Reasons to Attend:
Learn how to acquire more rollover assets through better marketing and service to intermediary distributors
Find the best techniques for establishing and managing relationships with the ever-important advisor channels
Learn about major changes to regulations affecting the retirement industry directly from the responsible government agencies
Hear from the experts on the current state of the market: Understand how the industry is evolving and what you should know to capitalize on that evolution
Learn how the industry leaders are differentiating themselves—the key to success in this inundated market
Bring home new and useful methodologies to maximize success
Expand your network of industry contacts

For details and registration information, click:

October 15-16, 2013 - The Princeton Club of New York - New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com.      

This forum will bring together money managers, wholesalers and distributors from banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, mutual funds and institutional investment managers to discuss and exchange critical information, ideas and insights in this lucrative market segment.

Top Reasons to Attend:
. Gain insight on how to maximize the success of a relationship between an advisor and sub-advisor
. Get a relevant outlook on the future of the sub-advisory industry by hearing up-to-date research findings and data
. Understand the new trends in asset allocation and learn how to effectively fine-tune and reshape your strategies accordingly
. Investigate key factors impacting the prosperity of sub-advisor relationships in this challenging market
. Expand your horizons by learning about new distribution channels that are opening up for sub-advisory
. Position yourself for success by truly understanding key due diligence and advisor selection criteria
. Receive insight on how to potentially tap into the vastly growing retirement space
. Evaluate the use of some of the industry's most alluring alternative products and find out how they can enhance fund viability
. Find out what products and strategies VAs are finding to be appealing in this shifting landscape
. Learn about the potential lucrative opportunities in the insurance industry's general accounts assets
. Network with some of the industry's top players and decision-makers!!!

For details and registration information, click:  
 

October 6, 2013 - Dubai World Trade Centre

Last year, AlHuda CIBE has convened Global Islamic Microfinance Forum on December 8 , 2012 - Dubai, U.A.E to expand the vision of microfinance all over the world. Supporters, sponsors and attendees admired the conference that served as a spokesman of the poor community to arouse the need of micro financing as a whole. AlHuda-CIBE is going to arrange 3 International 
Conference on Islamic Microfinance entitled as “Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” that will be held on October 6 at Dubai, U.A.E with Two Days Post Event Training Workshops on October 7th and 8 , 2013. The main cause of the series of conferences is to increase the scope and trend of Islamic Micro Financing in the developing and under developed countries to open the horizon of 
helping the poor to survive to their best. 

We are quite hopeful that this forum will help to fairly and broadly distribute new opportunities and innovations across Microfinance field so as to build an even stronger movement to eliminate poverty. We intend to collate the manpower for a collective social movement to support Islamic microfinance as the best tool to eradicate poverty. The vision of this Islamic Microfinance Global Forum is to create a value in the line of Islamic microfinance for the benefit of human kind and motive to create awareness in the masses and International Market through this event. 
 
For more information, please click here
 

October 2nd, 3rd 2013 - Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BankTech Asia ’13 will feature a 2-day multi streamed conference and panel discussion sessions by some of the top experts in the financial industry. This event will also feature a 2-day exhibition that showcases all the latest technology in the banking arena.

Asia’s premium Banking Technology event will offer you a unique perspective on some of the most talked about IT issues and emerging trends to help industry professionals identify and rationalize their IT investments and at the same time it will provide a platform for senior executives working in specific areas of the banking sector to meet, share experiences, raise issues and find solutions with their peers and business partners.
 
For more details, please click here 

September 30 – October 2, 2013 - Fairmont Monte Carlo - Monte Carlo, Monaco

The European Alternative Investing Summit will bring together institutional investment and private wealth management industry professionals from throughout North America and Europe for three days of engaging discussions on a wide range of common investment challenges and opportunities in both traditional and alternative investments. As we move forward, the ever-quickening pace of globalization compels investors and managers to continuously look beyond their own borders for innovative solutions to increasingly complex investment decisions. This event is a unique opportunity for meaningful exchange with colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic on a wide range of investing topics that are common to all who are charged with the management of institutional and sizable private assets.


September 25th – 27th, 2013 - Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

The global bio-industry has entered a rapid growth era. As one of the key fields for the development of strategic emerging industries, China’s bio-industry has been developing rapidly in recent years, and it will bring new development opportunities. The Shenzhen International Biotechnology Innovation Forum & Exhibition (referred to as Shenzhen Bio Expo) was born in this context. 

Shenzhen Bio Expo is the first professional exhibition initiated by Shenzhen High-tech Fair. It is an important platform, through which the bio-industry, the business enterprises and research institutions can accurately master bio-industry development trends. It can guide corporate positioning and research and development direction, and it is an international platform for exchanges and cooperation in the field of bio-resource, bio-science, bio-technology and bio-industry. 

The 2nd Shenzhen Bio Expo’s theme is "Biotechnology is Changing Our Future Lives". The expo venue is at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 6, and the forum will be held in the conference rooms on the 5th and 6th floors. 

The 2nd Shenzhen Bio Expo is divided into four large exhibition areas, including technology resource, health and medicine, agriculture and environmental protection, and service and financing in a scientific and reasonably way in accordance with the latest “Bio-industry Development Plan” published by the State. The well-known enterprises, research institutions, institutions of higher learning, industrial parks, and incubation organizations with representativeness at home and abroad will be invited to participate in the exhibition to fully display the latest scientific result, application technology and high-end product in biology field. 
 
For more information, please click here 

September 25-27, 2013 - The Four Seasons, The Biltmore - Santa Barbara, CA

Opal Financial Group's Investment Trends Summit will serve as an educational forum focused on analyzing trends for the future, as well as exploring ways to implement new strategies in particular investment plans. Speakers and attendees will discuss topics such as investor's perspectives, investment management theories, emerging market trends, socially responsible investing, venture capital investing, commodities and more.

As one of our Platinum Series Events, we have designed this investment trends conference to meet the needs of money managers, senior pension fund officers and trustees who prefer smaller, more structured programs. By limiting this event to select managers, participants will be able to more carefully examine a distinct set of topics specifically tailored to their interests.


September 26-27, 2013 - Renaissance Vancouver Habourside Hotel - Vancouver, BC

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! A part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this exotic setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends. The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.

September 25,26 - 2013 - Beijing, China

On December 31st, 2011, China National Energy Bureau officially released China's "the 12th five-year plan of Coalbed Methane ‘s development and utilization” (hereinafter referred to as the "Plan"). Plan point out that the national Coalbed Methane production will reach 30 billion cubic meters by 2015, which is 20 times more than the capacity of 2010. On 16th, March, 2012, China national energy bureau officially released the “China Shale Gas Development Plan (2011-2015)”which point out that the national shale gas production will reach 6.5 billion cubic meters by 2015 and aim to reach 60-100 billion cubic meters by 2020.
 
On 10th, September, 2012, Ministry of land and resources of China offered 20 shale gas blocks in a second tender, with a total area of 20,002 square kilometers in 8 provinces: Chongqing, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Anhui, and Henan. On 21, January, 2013,China Ministry of Land and Resources awards 19 blocks to 16 domestic companies which comprise six state-owned enterprises, eight enterprises owned by local governments and two private-owned companies .The total investment for all 19 blocks is expected to be Yuan 12.8 billion ($2.06 billion) within the first three years of exploration. In addition, the ministry of land and resources of China will start the 3rd round shale gas block auction very soon in 2013. There is no doubt that the development of unconventional oil&gas will begin its golden period of development in China.
 
With this special background, The 4th China Unconventional Oil& Gas Summit and Exhibition 2013 has generated a timely and strategic two-day program to discuss the latest Policy and Market of China Unconventional Oil & Gas, Exploration and Production Progress, Fund Raising, Investment, M&A, Technology Innovation, etc. Based on the success of past three UOG events, we are expecting 25 famous speakers, 20 sponsors and 200 delegates in 2013.
 
For more information, please click here 

September 24,26 2013 - Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

Global AgInvesting returns to Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, September 24-26, 2013, to discuss the burgeoning asset class of agriculture and its surrounding themes. A discussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, the major role of water, and an exploration of new technologies will be the focus of this landmark conference. 
 
 
For more information, please click here 

September 26, 2013 - The Yale Club New York

Benefits of Attending:

Improve the likelihood of your getting funded soon
Network with 150+ investment professionals, top venture capitalists, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs
Find out what angel investors, venture firms, and private equity funds are looking for today when making new investments
Deliver your vision to a captive audience of receptive investors and direct funding sources
Enjoy being part of a world-class event for the investment community
Benefit from the network that we have developed with our 12+ year history and 45 consecutive fully-booked events
Present to the group for 3, 5, 7 or 10 minutes followed by 20+ minute in-depth investor breakout sessions

For more information, please click here

September 24, 25 2013 - Boston MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com 

The Outsourced CIO Summit will delve deeply into the specifics of investment outsourcing. Hear directly from investors who have gone through the outsourcing process as well as from prominent providers of outsourcing services.

Top Reasons to Attend:
* Hear directly from investors who have gone through the outsourcing process
* Thoroughly examine the various types of outsourcing models and the differences between them
* Tackle the thorny issues of governance and policy constraints
* Hear case studies on how to hire an outsourcer from those who have been through the process
* Learn exactly how to manage the complex due diligence process in provider selection
* Gain valuable insights on how to evaluate and monitor your outsourcing provider
* Attend a roundtable discussion session and hear outsourcers discuss what they're offering
* Hear the provider perspective on what they're looking for in selecting sub-advisors and the investment strategies they're currently emphasizing
* Get a grasp of the outsourcing process from hiring to ongoing monitoring
* Discuss how boards, committees, and finance/investment staff can better integrate policies and decision making across assets and liabilities 

For details and registration information, click here: http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B883.pdf 

September 23,24 2013 - The Union League of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Theresa Powers at 704-341-2437 or tpowers@frallc.com   

The 2013 Small-Dollar Credit Symposium brings together thought leaders from  across an evolving industry to highlight new opportunities in a solution-oriented environment. An array of experienced professionals, key opinion leaders, and market innovators has assembled to address the spectrum of issues bearing down on short-term lending, while identifying unique ways to gain ground.

Topics at a Glance:
* Putting the Marketplace Under the Microscope
* Shortcoming and Opportunities in Credit-Risk Assessments, and Why There's a Push for Different Data
* Analyzing the Performance of the Product
* Trends and Opportunities in Small-Dollar Product Design
* Marketing for a New Era of Short-Term Lending
* Making Headway in Online Lending and Other Distribution Channels
* New Horizons in Small-Dollar Credit-Mobile Tech and Beyond
* What Can We Learn from the Short-Term Loan Pilot Program?
* Partnering Small-Dollar Lenders with Credit Unions and Financial Institutions

For details and registration information, click:  http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B888.pdf 

September 23rd, 2013 - New York City

Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Event Driven Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in L/S equity and Event Driven strategies.

At the Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Event Driven Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they need in their allocation and capital raising efforts: targeted private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.

Register now - space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: 
info@catalystforum.com 
+1 212 966 2993
 

September 13, 14 - 2013 - Shenzhen Grand Theatre, China

The 3rd China International Online Trading Conference (Bilingual) will invite brokers, businessman, company CEOs, fund managers, trading analysts, technologist, policy makers to address more than 10 dedicated speeches, hot topics and share their latest insights, best strategies, and specific recommendations to help private investors, active traders, like you. Attendees will not only have the opportunities to listen to industry latest trends and case studies, but also the platform to interact face to face with speakers. We expect there will be a heat discussion and you will benefit a lot from speakers provoking thoughts! There will be online trading award presentation and all kinds of activities during the conference and forum.
 
For more information, please click here 

September 10-11, 2013 - The New York Athletic Club – New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer.
 
For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@globalalphaforum.com 
 
The 5th Annual Global Alpha Forum is designed by investors, for investors, to assist in their search for global alpha. Created in 2007, the Forum strives to cover topics and showcase strategies that are vital to investors. You’ll hear directly from leading institutional investors, strategists and innovative money managers about new and exciting ways to boost alpha in your portfolio. We’ll discuss strategic issues such as pension de-risking, and explore various investment opportunities in-depth as well.
 
Important Topics of Interest Include:
 
Long-Term Asset Allocation Trends:  Risk Allocation vs. Strategic Asset Allocation
Investors Speak -Out on their Objectives, Expectations, Investment Style, & Risk Strategies
Dissecting the Pros & Cons of Liquid Alternatives for Your Portfolio
Hedge Fund Double Digit Expectations with Single Digit Returns: Managing Investor Expectations
How Hedge Fund Investors Cope with AUM, Redemption Terms, Lock Ups, & Fees
Custom Fund of Funds & Multi-Strategies: Examining the Next Generation of Customized Investment Strategies for Investors
Chasing Growth Yet Circumventing Inflation through Real Assets
How Should Investors Approach Real Estate Investing in Today’s Market:  Optimal Buying Opportunity or Still a Long Road Ahead?
Alternatives as the New Active
Credit Strategies in a Low Yield Environment:  Where are the Opportunities Now?
Examining Risk, Return, Volatility, & Liquidity for Emerging & Frontier Markets
Volatility Risk Premia and Exchange Rate Predictability
Examining the Future of Secondary Markets for Alternatives
Emerging Managers: Finding A Fruitful Harvest of Managers
 
For details and registration information, click:
 

August 19, 21 2013 - China Import & Export fair Pazhou Complex

Why attend GWHE 2013?
 
GWHE is the exclusive exhibition specialized in water heating industry, which is strongly support by government branch, associations and media both at home and abroad.
Until now, most of the famous brands have been our exhibitors, such as MEDIA, Msrite, SHIM CHEN, M.UNIVERSE, Himin, Aigete, Linuo Ritter, Chigao, New Times, Micoe, Solartech and so on. Moreover, more than 12,000 domestic and at least 1000 overseas visitors will attend GWHE every year in August.
In the past 7 years, GWHE is always an indispensable platform for insiders from all over the world to tap into China’s water heating market or find reliable partners.
 
Who should attend GWHE 2013?
 
Insiders on below industry are welcome to our show:
Solar water heating equipment: Various types of flat panel solar collector, heat pipe tubular collector, split pressurized solar water heater, etc.
Heat pump product and equipment: Household & commercial air source water heater, air-source heat pump water heater, water source heat pump, etc.
Electric & gas water heater& related accessories and equipment, water management system, hot water solution, energy-saving hot water project, etc.

If you are interested in GWHE 2013, please contact Mr. Jacob Kong for registration.
 
8th Guangzhou International Water Heating Exhibition
Add: Room 2303-2305, The 4th Tower, Dong Jun Plaza, No.836 of Dong Feng Dong Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China
Tel: +86 13416279371/ +86 20 22074185
Fax: +86 20 82579220

July 25-26, 2013 - The Princeton Club - New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com<mailto:keberhard@frallc.com>

Financial Research Associates' Hedge Fund Accounting and Compliance Forum is aimed at keeping hedge funds of all strategies and sizes well-prepared for this new era of operations and compliance.

Top Reasons to Attend

 *   Ensure that your fund's infrastructure is streamlined to take on today's countless challenges
 *   Hear from funds that have recently gone through the latest SEC examination and learn what exactly to expect
 *   Fully understand how FATCA will affect your day-to-day operations so that your fund is well-prepared to face its encumbrances
 *   Learn what's on the current radar of the SEC, FASB, IRS and other key authorities
 *   Explore ways to safeguard your fund from conflicts of interest
 *   Get a crash-course on everything you need to know to make sure your compliant with the EU's new AIFMD
 *   Explore cutting-edge strategies that can help your fund's back and middle office run cost-effectively
 *   Network with a diverse range of peers and learn how they're dealing with the countless issues facing the hedge fund industry
 *   Earn 15 CPE and CLE credits (by attending both days)

For details and registration information, click here

July 22, 24 2013 - Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, IL, USA

The Foundations and Endowments Investment Summit is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers senior investment executives and service providers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping institutional asset allocations.

For more information, please click here 

July 22, 24 2013 - Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL, USA

Amidst the post economic crisis era, market volatility and impaired funding levels, pension fund administrators are re-evaluating strategic asset allocation across the entire investment scale. With views to determine whether high levels of equity risk are suitable, investors are examining alternatives, currency, tactical allocation and different asset liability models to maintain a competitive edge.

For more information, please click here 

June 25-26, 2013 - The Ritz-Carlton South Beach - Miami, FL

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention
FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com<mailto:wbetts@frallc.com>.

Financial Research Associates' DCIO Market Share Summit is focused on accessing, supporting, and distributing to consultants and advisors across the various defined contribution investment-only markets. Interact directly with consultants, advisors, platforms, and DCIO thought leaders as they discuss the keys to success in the retirement planning industry.

Top Reasons to Attend:

*         Find out what consultants, advisors, and platforms are looking for
in a product

*         Get insights from professionals and end-users in small, mid-tier,
large, and mega markets regarding successful best practices in distribution

*         Hear side-by-side comparisons of the different structures and
vehicles available to product developers

*         Identify ways to gain recognition with platforms and plan sponsors
through marketing and brand development strategies

*         Learn how to effectively navigate your DCIO business through the
different tiers available to you

*         Develop unique methods to differentiate your sales strategy and
get your fund on the analyst's radar

*         Build your network! This is one of the best attended DCIO
conferences available!

For details and registration information, click here

24th June 2013 - New York City

Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in emerging markets.

At the Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they need in their allocation and capital raising efforts: targeted private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.

Register now - space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: 
info@catalystforum.com 
+1 212 966 2993

June 17 – 19, 2013, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland

The  11th semi-annual Elite Summit is the premium forum bringing together the family offices and independent investment advisors of Europe’s wealthiest individuals and families with the most renowned international fund and asset managers. 
 
As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional wealth managers an intimate and secure environment for in-depth discussion of the key drivers shaping both family governance and global asset allocation.
 
Click here for more information or send us an email
summits-emea@marcusevans.com 

June 17-18, 2013 - The Princeton Club - New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com<mailto:keberhard@frallc.com>

Financial Research Associates' back-to-back conferences FATCA Implementation Summit and Preparing for the AIFMD tackles two of the most challenging compliance issues facing alternative funds today - FATCA and AIFMD. Don't fall behind on these two crucial regulations - proper implementation is essential to the long-term success of your fund!

Top Reasons to Attend:

*         Get an up-to-the-minute report on the current state of the regulations

*         Learn about registering as an FFI via the FATCA Registration Portal

*         Examine the critical differences you will encounter when dealing with IGA and non-IGA countries

*         Find out how to address troublesome IT and operational challenges associated with FATCA

*         Determine which processes can - and should - be outsourced

*         Examine the impact the AIFM Directive with have on U.S. managers marketing in the EU

*         Learn about the reporting and transparency requirements under the AIFMD

*         Determine what the depositary responsibilities and liabilities will be and how prime brokers will be involved

*         Uncover delegation rules, conditions, and liability

*         Examine remuneration requirements and guidelines and which entities are subject to the requirements

For details and registration information, click here

June 10-11, 2013 - Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf - San Francisco, CA

In light of our current geopolitical climate, there is a growing debate over renewable energy versus natural resources like oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels as compared to its counterpart in clean energy technologies. The energy conference is a necessary forum that will allow energy experts, utility companies, money managers and institutional investors network and educate each other on the debate surrounding renewable energy versus natural resource investment opportunities.

For more information, please click here 

June 10-11, 2013 - Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf - San Francisco, CA

The Real Asset Investing Forum is designed to educate investors on how to use real assets to generate alpha and guard against inflation. In-depth discussions offer strategies and solutions that will help investors integrate real assets and create a completely diversified portfolio.

Experts and industry professionals from across the globe will travel to San Francisco to speak on the hottest topics in the industry, including:
 
Agriculture 
Timber 
Precious Metals and Gems 
Energy — Renewable vs. Natural Resources 
Real Estate 
Infrastructure 
Mining 
Impact Investing 
and many more!
 
For more information, please click here 

June 5,6 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic

EBCG’s 2nd Annual Private banking conference Serving the Needs of the Wealthy in CEE, SEE & CIS will bring together the most respected private banks and leading wealth managers to discuss actual trends and challenges which professionals are facing these days.
 
The event is filled with keynote presentations, hot topics and insightful panel discussions which provide an interactive and highly practical guide for all industry peers.
 
What You do not Want to Miss from the Serving The Needs of The Wealthy:
 
1. Discussions about regulatory changes happening in Europe and beyond
2. Insightful presentations into new commercial strategies for the region
3. Strategies how top companies and industry leaders are improving their portfolio of services
4. Latest improvements to quality of services and added value for customers
5. Experiences with performance levels enhancement, elevating leadership impact & accelerating business results
6. Updates on wealthy clients' interests, alternative investments and philanthropy trends 

The Private banking conference is a not to be missed event for all experts providing private banking services in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. This meeting provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable first-hand information and the opportunity to meet and network with industry peers.

What Distinguishes This Event From Others?
 
Best in Class: 15+ Awarded Speakers (by Euromoney survey)
Focused Brainstorming Circles for Interactive Discussions
Networking "Czech Style" Dinner
Your Favorite Networking Coffee Breaks 

For more information, please click here

3-5 June 2013, Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong

Connecting Capital with Innovation

With Asian countries rapidly emerging as drivers of growth in both research and investment in biotechnology, Asia is the place to be to find new biotech projects, partners and investors.

Featuring a mix of expert keynotes and biotech company presentations, Asia Biotech Invest merges market intelligence with investment opportunities and will act as your guide to successful biotech investment.

Join 300+ cutting-edge biotech innovators together with Asia’s investment community to discover and fund the future of biotech at Asia Biotech Invest in Hong Kong this June.
 
Visit www.AsiaBiotechInvest.com to get an overview of the programme and topics to be addressed.  Alternatively, contact us on info@BeaconEvents.com or call our customer services team on +852 2219 0111 for more information.

 


03 – 04 June, 2013, Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

The Alternative Returns Summit 2013 unites Europe’s leading institutional investors in their mission to redefine alternative strategies and discover fresh alpha opportunites in the face of uncertainty.
 
As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers institutional investors and international fund managers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping diversified asset allocation.
 
Click here for more information or send us an email
summits-emea@marcusevans.com  

03 – 04 June, 2013, Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

The Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 is the premium forum bringing institutional investors and emerging market fund managers and consultants together.
 
As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping institutional asset allocations.
 
Click here for more information or send us an email
summits-emea@marcusevans.com  

June 2, 4 2013 - Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA

The Private Wealth Management Summit will highlight the current challenges and opportunities through visionary conference sessions and keynote presentations delivered by your most esteemed peers and thought leaders from America’s leading single and multi-family offices. The one-on-one meetings with leading service providers will offer vast expertise in the area of investment and asset allocation strategies.

For more information, please click here 

May 29-30 2013, Willard InterContinental Washington, Washington, D.C.

Investing in the Defense of America is a unique set of 4 programs that when combined will bring together some of the world's leading private sector and government experts on Cyber Arms and Security, along with private equity, venture and hedge fund managers, all focused on investing in this space. 

For more information, please click here 

22-23 May 2013, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Building on the success of the last seven years, the 8th Annual Asian Investment Summit will once again bring together Asia’s largest and most active institutional investors and the best Asian and Global asset managers for open discussions of the most pressing investment management topics. For more information please visit www.AsianInvestmentSummit.com

Contact: Annie Ng, Marketing Manager (E: annie.ng@asianinvestor.net; T: +852 3175 1981) 
Registration Code: AISIAIR
Organiser: AsianInvestor 

* Complimentary places are on a first-come first-served basis. AsianInvestor reserves the right of admission.

May 15-17, 2013 - Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Chicago, IL

If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up
 
If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up.
 

For more information, please click here: www.opalgroup.net/trk/emsc1306.html

 

14-15 May 2013, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

 

Myanmar is receiving a phenomenal amount of interest from foreign investors, and the recent finalisation of the foreign investment law, further easing of sanctions and economic reform, means that investors are considering investment opportunities now more than ever.

Key opportunities for investors include:

Accessing over 60 million potential customers in Myanmar's lucrative consumer market

Investing in Myanmar's infrastructure projects key to the country's growth

Development of the local banking sector and capital markets

Myanmar's dire need for new property: office space, residential, and shopping centers

Capitalising on the rise of oil & gas, mining and agriculture opportunities in Myanmar

Myanmar as the next manufacturing hub of Asia

Investment into the growing tourism and hotels sector of Myanmar

300+ senior executives from the Myanmar government, Myanmar-related and multinational companies, real estate professionals, major infrastructure companies, leading banks, financiers and professional services companies, in additional to fund, portfolio, asset management and private equity advisors, as well as institutional and private investors will converge under one roof on 14-15 May in Hong Kong to explore investment opportunities in Asia’s last frontier market.

 

Confirm your attendance with them now by visiting www.MyanmarInvestmentSummit.comor email us at info@BeaconEvents.com.

 

April 29 – May 2, 2013 - New York City, New York

Global AgInvestingSM expects its fifth anniversary conference to be the largest agriculture investment event ever held, with a projected audience of over 800 institutional investors, farm and fund managers, and industry stakeholders. This flagship event in the landmark series will take place in New York City at the historic Waldorf=Astoria® hotel on Park Avenue, April 29-May 2, 2013.

Since its inception in 2009, Global AgInvesting (GAI) has been the premier agriculture investment conference series, hosting nearly 4,000 attendees worldwide at annual events in New York, London and Singapore. 

“Agriculture as an asset class has been gaining increased interest and momentum in tandem with the Global AgInvesting events, which have nearly doubled in attendance year-on-year in every location,” said Philippe de Lapérouse, chairman of GAI, noting that the series is expanding in 2013 with an inaugural event to be held in the Middle East in February.  

Lapérouse explained that investing in farmland and farming operations is an attractive long-term investment as it provides an opportunity to hedge against inflation and is negatively correlated to stock markets. “According to Bloomberg data, of all of the real assets professionals who were hired in 2012, 18% were appointed specifically to manage farmland investments,” said Lapérouse.  “This is clear indication of the intensified focus on the global agriculture investment sector, where capital allocations remain well below the industry’s needs and potential.”

Five years ago, GAI pioneered the first conference dedicated to the asset class and remains on the forefront of the sector today. Global AgInvesting 2013 in New York will present an expanded agenda that includes peripheral themes such as water theme investments, aquaculture and global fisheries, dairy and livestock, and venture capital, all of which will complement panel discussions addressing farmland opportunities across all major production regions.

To delve deeper into the topic of innovations and investment opportunities in new technologies, GAI is launching the first AgTech Investment Summit in conjunction with the main conference. This new four-day format gives a wider range of prospective investors the opportunity to consider including agriculture in their overall portfolio, whether through real assets, private equity, public equities, venture capital, or a combination of different strategies. 

Those interested in joining this preeminent gathering of agriculture investment players can view the full agenda and register to attend, using code PRGAINY-NE, at www.globalaginvesting.com

April 25-26, 2013 - The Langham Boston, MA

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com<mailto:keberhard@frallc.com>

Join us for Financial Research Associates' 15th Annual Sub-Advised Funds Forum, taking place April 25-26, 2013 at The Langham Boston to learn how to achieve great success from fresh products and concepts and get the most from your strategic relationships.

Top Reasons to Attend:


*         Gain insight on how to maximize the success of a relationship between and advisor and sub-advisor

*         Profit from the understanding of what new products are out there and how they can be beneficial

*         Position yourself for success by truly understanding key due diligence and advisor selection criteria

*         Understand the new paradigm of asset allocation and learn how to effectively fine-tune and reshape your strategies accordingly

*         Get a relevant outlook on the future of the sub-advisory industry by hearing up-to-date research findings and data

*         Evaluate the use of some of the industry's most alluring alternative assets and find out how they can enhance your fund's viability

*         Find out what products VAs are finding to be appealing in this shifting landscape

*         Investigate key factors impacting the prosperity of sub-advisor relationships in this challenging market

*         Learn about the potential lucrative opportunities in the insurance industry's general accounts assets

*         Network with some of the industry's top players and decision-makers!!!
 
For more information, click here 

22 – 24 April, 2013, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland

The 13th annual European Pensions & Investments Summit is a premium forum bringing together leading pension investors with world-renowned investment management firms and solution providers.
 
As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers pension investors and asset amanagers an intimate environment for a focused discussion on meeting return expectations in the current economic environment.
 
Click here for more information send us an email:
summits-emea@marcusevans.com 

22nd April 2013 - New York City

Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Quant Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in L/S equity and Quant strategies.

At the Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Quant Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they need in their allocation and capital raising efforts: targeted private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.

Register now - space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: 
+1 212 966 2993

15 – 17 April 2013, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Fleming Gulf conferences is back with it's most anticipated retail banking event that has been running successfully every year in the Middle East  region - the 8th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Forum. 

Over 150 senior retail banking professionals will gather in Dubai from 15 - 17 April 2013 to attend one of the most sought after finance events in the Middle East. 

For seven consecutive years, Fleming Gulf has brought together industry leaders, decision makers and leading solution providers from across the Middle Eastern region to learn, network, and do business. And this year is no exception!

April 14,16 2013 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Islamic market is about 1.8 billion consumers and worth more than 2 trillion dollars. This constitutes an enormous market where Islamic values help shape the societal structures, culture and legal norms that influence consumer preferences and behaviour.

In many cases, Islamic customers and businesses think and act outside the conventions of ‘Western Business’ theory and practice.

The chief objective of the forthcoming conference is to assess the future of this sector, taking note of the historic events that have been unfolding in the world generally, and, more particularly, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Matters relating to government policy, raising new finance, regulation, Sharia-compliant financial instruments, corporate performance, and acceptability of Islamic products will be analyzed and discussed in depth.
 
For more information, please click here 

April 14-16 2013, InterContinental Frankfurt, Germany

The private wealth management industry has to adapt to market changes more quickly. Large assets worldwide have increased substantially in the past decades and family offices, foundations and trusts are operating within more complex structures. Not only is the transfer of wealth to the next generation an important issue but also the tendency to separate the so-called family business from family wealth. Investment strategies are often very heterogeneous and influenced by the affinity of the beneficial owner. Therefore, the need for excellent advice, coupled with the demand for a high degree of customization in consulting and asset management solutions, are gaining importance.
 
The DACH Elite Summit 2013 will focus on important and widely-discussed topics such as optimal diversification and optimization of yields as well as new trends and pioneering solutions in the private wealth management industry. Thus, a balanced and groundbreaking summit program is created for visitors at the DACH Elite Summit 2013.
 
Click here for more information or send us an email: summits-emea@marcusevans.com 

12-13 April 2013 - Grand Theatre, Shenzhen

The economy of China is growing rapidly and the GDP of the country increases continuously at an average rate of nearly 10% annually when Europe and America are in the financial crisis. Chinese market is the most important market for many world forex brokers.
 
The China International Online Trading Expo(CIOTEXPO), held on 12-13 April 2013 in Grand Theatre, Shenzhen, aims to attract growing wealthy Chinese investors to put their money into trading. It also provides a B2B platform for financial solution providers and financial institutions to meet, chat, discuss and cooperate with each other.
 
We also invite famous analysts both from home and abroad to share with Chinese traders so to make trading more smart and profitable. The CIOTEXPO has been the most professional and well known forex event for Chinese traders and introducing brokers.

April 3-4, 2013 - InterContinental Miami - Miami, FL

Network with the industry's leading experts as they analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market! Our 2012 event was a tremendous success, with hundreds of delegates at the Gansevoort in Miami, Florida. Opal's 2013 real estate investors conference will focus on the latest developments in the marketplace.
 
It will analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market; examine best practices and explore new deal making strategies.
Opal's Annual Real Estate Investors Summit promises to be 2013's leading conference and exposition for real estate professionals, hedge fund managers, private investors, family offices, pension funds and other institutional investors. It will provide various networking opportunities along with an educational platform.
 
For more information, click here
 
 

March 20th 2013 - Marriot Marquis, New York, United States

FXIC is a one-day event focused on Shaping the FX Industry. The conference will feature five panels covering areas impacting the global FX industry along with a keynote presentation by Jim Trott, former Chief Dealer at Bank of England. The event will be attended by global regulators, buy-side funds, retail and institutional FX and CFD brokerages, banks and non-bank liquidity providers, introducing brokers, hedge funds, CPOs, CTAss, and investment advisors. FXIC 2013 is the premier global FX industry event of the year. Hosted by Shift Forex.
 
For more information, please click here 

March 12,14 2013 - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Now in its 9th year, Private Banking Asia brings together Asia’s leading private banks, family offices and independent wealth managers to discuss strategy, investment allocations, changing business models and new business opportunities in the Asian private wealth sector. 

Co-located with the Asian Family Office Forum, for 8 years Private Banking Asia has been the premier forum for the leading private banks, family offices and wealth managers to access Asia’s ever growing private wealth industry.

March 11, 13 2013 - Pearl-Continental Hotel Lahore, Pakistan

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan is hosting Global Forum on Islamic Finance with the collaboration of Lancaster University UK to provide an opportunity to share latest developments among scholars from around the globe in the field of Islamic finance. The theme of the Conference is “Islamic Finance: New Realities New Challenges”. The Global Forum on Islamic Finance will consider the spectacular political and socio-economic developments that we have been witnessing, and their probable effects on the performance and future position of Islamic financial institutions, the regulatory set-ups, and popularity of Islamic products being offered to the public, governments and business.

Much has been said about the phenomenal growth of the Islamic finance industry over the past decade - and the growth rates have been outstandingly impressive. Industry supporters have also lauded how successfully Islamic banking has largely weathered the global economic crisis that engulfed the conventional banking industry. However, despite these achievements, much still needs to be done if the industry is to truly come of age and play its part on the world stage.

Leading industry players, academics and researchers will address key factors around achieving scale through novelty to strengthen Islamic financial institutions and ensure long-term industry stability; GFIF 2013 will be a key platform that will assist industry players to innovate the next generation of Islamic finance solutions that will meet the increasingly complex needs of corporate borrowers, consumers, issuers and investors; and create the conditions that will enable a more globally harmonized footprint for Islamic financial institutions - that, if achieved, will propel the Islamic finance industry to the next level of success.

March 4, 5 2013 - Yangon - Myanmar

Following democratic reform and the ending of international sanctions, Myanmar is predicted high levels of economic growth in the coming years and is widely tipped to be the next “rising star” in Asia. Myanmar is currently experiencing record levels of international investment with investors showing huge levels of interest in a country that boasts plentiful natural resources, a young labour force, and close proximity to some of the world’s most dynamic economies, including India and China.

Despite the global economic downturn, Myanmar has attractive opportunities and huge potential in almost all sectors of its economy. The long-awaited Foreign Investment Law in Myanmar now sets out to facilitate and make it easier for foreign companies to trade & invest in Myanmar. As such the trade & investment opportunities in Myanmar have never been greater.

The Myanmar International Trade & Investment Summit is a not-to-be-missed event for any international company looking to do business in the New Myanmar. The two-day Summit will feature a multi-streamed Conference covering a multitude of fast-growth industry sectors in Myanmar. Extensive networking opportunities will be integrated throughout the two-day event allowing you to meet, interact, and do business with.

March 4, 2013 - Crowne Plaza Times Square - New York, NY

Opal Financial Group's Investment Consultants Conference provides a unique environment for developing dialogue between plan sponsors, managers and consultants. The role of the institutional consultant is more important than ever in making investment decisions, often being asked to take on more than just the evaluation of investment managers.
 
This event will feature panel-driven discussions focused on specific investment techniques of fixed income and hedge fund managers, the evolving role of institutional consultants, the manager evaluation process, transition management, investing in global markets, and more.
 
For more information, please click here 

March 3rd, 2013 - Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort - Birmingham Alabama

On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 the Southern States Business Coalition (SSBC) hosts its 2013 Alternative Investment Symposium at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort, Birmingham Alabama. 

Born out of the incredibly successful Alternative Investment Roundup that the executives at SSBC designed, developed and ran each February in Arizona from 1997 through 2008, this events brings some of the country’s (and if not the world's) leading Plan Sponsors, Institutional Investors, and Alternative Investment professionals to the South. 

Leveraging the knowledge, experience and contacts of the advisory board, plus the knowledge, contacts and experience of the executives at SSBC (each year the Arizona event attracted more than 130 Institutional Investors representing over $2 Trillion in investible assets), the content and faculty of the event is world-class.

Designed primarily for Institutional Investors, Plan Sponsors, Endowments and Foundations that are based in the South and active or interested in Alternative Investing Strategies, SSAIS 2013 is an educational and networking environment that will provide attendees and sponsors alike with the kind of information and contacts they need to succeed.
 
For more information, click here 

February 28, 2013 - The Yale Club New York

Benefits of Attending:

Improve the likelihood of your getting funded soon

Network with 150+ investment professionals, top venture capitalists, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs

Find out what angel investors, venture firms, and private equity fundsare looking for today when making new investments

Deliver your vision to a captive audience of receptive investors anddirect funding sources

Enjoy being part of a world-class event for the investment community

Benefit from the network that we have developed with our 12+ year history and 36 consecutive fully-booked events

Present to the group for 3, 5, 7 or 10 minutes followed by 20+ minute in-depth investor breakout sessions
 

26 February 2013 - 27 February 2013 - The Landmark London Hotel, London , UK

Euromoney Seminars’ prestigious Islamic Finance Summit is renowned for assembling the most important players in the global Islamic Finance industry. Now in its 12th year, the conference continues to play a pivotal role in the further consolidation and development of the Islamic finance market worldwide.

Islamic finance is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to conventional forms of banking and finance meaning that there has never been a more vibrant and exciting time for the industry. It is rapidly becoming more complex and sophisticated in the core, traditional markets of South East Asia and the Gulf and expanding to new, emerging markets in North Africa and the CIS region. 

This year has seen an explosion of sukuk issuance which, according to IFIS data, had exceeded $104bn year to date by October 2012, a staggering 45% increase from the same time last year.

A truly international audience will assemble in London, at the home of global finance and banking. Join them in February and benefit from: 

▪ Unparalleled networking opportunities with over 400 industry stakeholders and decision-makers assembled from leading investment and retail banks, corporations, law firms, asset management companies and institutional investors. 
 
▪ Top quality discussion and in-depth analysis of the most pressing and pertinent issues for the market 
 
▪ Expert insight from The Annual Open Fatwa and Shariah Audience Discussion, the largest open discussion with senior Shariah scholars which encourages interaction with the audience.  This has been extended this year to encompass even greater critical analysis and debate 
 
▪ A unique opportunity to hear from the Governors of the central banks of Kazakhstan, Oman and Turkey.  What policies are these countries putting in place to develop Islamic finance? 
 
▪ The views of IFSB, AAOIFI and IIFM on the key regulatory aspects affecting the heart of the industry   

For more information, click here

25-27 February 2013 - Abu Dhabi

Global AgInvestingSM Middle East offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks, and return profiles across all major global production regions. Hosted by HighQuest Partners and the Food Security Center of Abu Dhabi, the conference will highlight strategies for ensuring regional food security, including outsourcing food production and financing technological advances.

For more information, please click here 

17-19 February 2013 - Encore at Wynn Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

Opal Financial Group and the National Association of Police Organizations proudly introduce The 25th Annual Police, Fire, EMS, and Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our advisory board members, Opal, and NAPO, we have been receiving an overwhelming response to our newly updated and cutting-edge program to ensure you fulfill your fiduciary obligation to your fund. The goal of this event is to educate your members of pension and union representatives along with their providers on the latest issues surrounding the pension and benefits industry.
 
At the 25th Annual Seminar, we're putting the spotlight on key issues you want to know about, including reducing healthcare costs in the midst of new regulations, revising your asset allocation strategy, responding to DB versus DC plan debate, the outlook nationally and internationally on a new presidential administration, realistic projections of earnings and assumption rates, preservation of assets, and much more!
 
For more information, please click here 

11-12 February 2013 - London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel - London, UK

The European Family Office Winter Symposium will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types. This family office event is the premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this intimate setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.

This conference will run in conjunction with the Institutional Investors' Congress.
 
For more information, please click here 

February 6-8, 2013 - Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans, LA

This investment education conference aims to provide broad education and information on investing, fiduciary responsibility and selection of money managers to the key decision makers and other representatives of the nation's largest pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors.

Participants of this conference will have the chance to exchange ideas and learn from other delegates and presenters who manage some of the largest capital flows within both the traditional and the alternative investment communities. Institutional investors will come from across the country not just to network but also to learn from the nation's leading institutional investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, consultants and more.

For more information, please click here 

January 28-29, 2013 - The Harvard Club, Boston, MA

Financial Research Associates' 6th Annual Profit-Driven Strategies in the DCIO Market is back in Boston with a redesigned agenda that reflects the significant changes we've seen in the DCIO space over the past year.
Discussion Topics Include:

· The growth of custom target date funds

· Innovative distribution options

· How the fee disclosure regulations have affected DCIO

· The latest trends in product strategies and development

· A closer look at DC plan structures and products

· Best practices for getting your operational processes running
smoothly

· ETFs and alternatives; where they fit in TDFs and DC plans

· Why building brand recognition is important to your distribution
strategy

· What it means to take on the fiduciary standard-

· and much more!

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention
FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer.

For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com>

For details and registration information, click:
http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B836.pdf

January 23-24, 2013 - The Princeton Club, New York, NY

Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp

Financial Research Associates’ Hedge Fund Tax 101 and The K-1 Boot Camp feature guidance from some of the industry’s most prominent tax experts on how to implement the most profitable tax plan possible! These two back-to-back courses will teach you the fundamentals of hedge fund tax practices and provide you with applied information and examples that will make your tax plan more efficient. PLUS: Earn up to 14 CPE Credits for both days (7 CPE Credits per each day attended).

Subscribers of IAIR are eligible for a 10% registration discount. Mention Priority Code FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. To register, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com>.

For details and registration information, click:
http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B837.pdf

 

January 16-17, 2013 - New York Athletic Club, New York, NY

Optimizing Hedge Fund Operations: The Hedge Fund Business Operations Association’s Annual Meeting

The Hedge Fund Business Operations Association’s Annual Meeting: Optimizing Hedge Fund Business Operations, is specifically designed to benefit hedge funds and fund of funds executives, and will provide cutting-edge perspectives on some of the hottest topics facing funds today. Hear from a fine mix of the industry’s thought leaders – from key asset allocators to significant players in the hedge fund industry – and receive the tools and strategies necessary to elevate the productivity and cost-efficiency of your hedge fund!

Subscribers of IAIR are eligible for a 10% registration discount. Mention Priority Code FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. To register, contact Kathie Eberhard at 704-341-2439 or keberhard@frallc.com>.

For details and registration information, click:
http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B850.pdf

 

January 9-10, 2013 - The Phoenician - Scottsdale, AZ

Opal Financial Group's Indexing and ETF Summit will address issues surrounding the effective uses of traditional, synthetic, and enhanced indexing strategies as well as the use of ETFs and closed-end funds.

In a world of volatile and unstable markets, the ongoing discussion between active versus passive management and how to reduce asset management fees. Asset allocators, managers, product providers and the entire gamut of the industry will be on hand to discuss, educate and network with each other on the proper uses and best practices using these strategies for best execution. 

January 8-10, 2013 - The Phoenician - Scottsdale, AZ

Opal Financial Group's annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the new millennium.
 
Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. We will discuss how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans, closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers, investigate legal concerns with fund investment and management policies, as well as explore the benefits and pitfalls of a wide variety of investment strategies.
 
By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants. 

12-13 December 2012 - Central London

Managing the Consequences of the AIFM Directive Level 2 Implementation Measures - Across Non-Alternative & Alternative Funds
 
Click Here to claim your exclusive 10% discount, quoting VIP code: FKM62454IAIL 

The Level 2 measures are now with national regulators for implementation across Europe. By December firms will be armed with Level 2 guidance, and preparing for implementation.
This one day conference is ideally timed to facilitate detailed discussion of the Level 2 measures and how implementation will affect you.

Attend the AIFM Directive Conference to:
Drill down into the September 2012 Level 2 Measures publication
Be prepared for July 2013 transposition into national law
Understand the latest EU updates on policy and regulation and how it
 
applies to the UK
 
Examine new remuneration guidelines and how they will work in practice
Overcome practical challenges in operating under the directive
Gain industry insights into the changing trustee and depository liability
Address the challenges of leverage and transparency requirements
Hear a comparative overview from four leading EU member states
Plus don’t miss the associated workshop taking place on Dec 13:
 
Designing Effective Business Responses to the 
Operational Implications of the AIFMD

This workshop gives a practical insight into the detailed requirements of this Directive and its likely Level 2 provisions. It will furnish participants with appropriate tools and resources so they can apply its requirements and identify when and where change is needed.

 

December 12-13th, 2012 - Hong Kong

Recognizing a lack of conferences focusing exclusively on the growing quantitative hedge fund community, hedge fund visionary Bartt C. Kellerman's Global Capital Acquisition created Battle of the Quants in 2006. Together with Academia, Asset Allocators and Quantitative focused hedge funds, the conference combines the various quant disciplines in one location to explore and discuss the critical issues confronting the quantitative approach to finance. One of the most innovative components and biggest draws of the event is the stimulating discussion between the systematic approach vs. the discretionary approach to investing, also referred to as the Main Battle. Other panels have included the Investor Panel (very popular with managers seeking how to increase AUM, the How to Extract Alpha Panel and new for this year is the Current Financial Market Review which explores the quantitative field's impact on the current financial crisis).

After careful planning, the first conference was launched in New York City in 2007 to great acclaim. The event was taken overseas to London and has now become an annual international event always filling venues to capacity.

With an audience made up of hedge funds, wealth management, investment and asset management firms as well as solution providers, The Battle of the Quants brings together an outstanding faculty of advanced thinkers in the quantitative space. No other forum provides this level of content innovation, critical thinkers and networking opportunities that continue to build each year. The event has evolved and continues to attract high profile speakers from Nassim Taleb to Paul Wilmott.
 
For more information about Battle of Quants - Hong Kong - Please click here 

December 10, 2012 – New York City

Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active end-investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in emerging markets strategies.
At the Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they seek: targeted one-on-one private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.
Register now – space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: info@catalystforum.com +1 212 966 2993 www.catalystforum.com

December 8, 2012 – Dubai U.A.E.

In continuity of the last year’s conference, AlHuda-CIBE is going to arrange a 2nd International Conference on Islamic Microfinance entitled as “Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” scheduled to be held on 8th December at Dubai, U.A.E.

A good number of valued professionals attended the event and renowned speakers shared their valuable knowledge and experience.

For more information, please visit: http://www.alhudacibe.com/IMFC2012/index.php

December 6, 2012 - The Princeton Club, New York, NY

*Subscribers of IAIR are entitled to a 10% registration discount. Mention
FMP180 during registration to enjoy this offer. For more information, contact Whitney Betts at 704-341-2445 or wbetts@frallc.com<mailto:wbetts@frallc.com>

Topics at a glance:

· FATCA Today: The Current State of the Regulations

· The Long Arm: Who is Affected by FATCA?

· Entering into the FFI Agreement: Registering as an FFI with the
IRS

· Managing Your Clients: Due Diligence in Identifying Existing
Investors and Developing On-Boarding Processes for New Investors

· Reporting and Withholding Obligations Under the FATCA Regime

· Considerations for IGA and Non-IGA Countries

· The Devil's in the Details: IT and Operational Challenges
Triggered by FATCA

For details and registration information, click:
http://www.frallc.com/pdf/B835.pdf

December 3,5 2012 – London, Global AgInvesting

Global AgInvesting, the premier global agriculture series, comes to Europe at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Dec. 3-5, 2012. The event brings together leading global end investors, fund managers, academics, policy experts and agribusiness industry executives and representatives of multilateral, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture.

For more information, please visit: http://www.globalaginvesting.com/Conferences/Home?eventId=11

December 2,4, 2012 - Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Dana Point, CA

The Alternative Investing Summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits involving private equity, investigating the risks and rewards involved with hedge funds, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets.
The label “alternative” describes a nebulous investment class to many investors, especially those in the institutional world who have strict ethical and fiduciary obligations to their organizations. However, pursuing alternative investments is essential to maximizing returns while maintaining proper asset allocation in plan portfolios of endowments, foundations, family offices, and public and corporate funds.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/alternative_investing_summit/alternative_investing_summit.php

December 4, 2012, Swissτtel Zόrich

Your Guide for Governance, Investment and Succession Planning
You may have heard the expression ‘it is all in the family.’
If you have or have not – it is an apt phrase for the 3rd Annual Family Office Forum (Zurich Edition) which marries advisers with a Family Office background and Family Office representatives to analyse strategies and their own case studies on:

·         Governance
·         Investment
·         Succession Planning
·         Dispute Resolution
·         Risk Management

With 30+ Family Offices in attendance in the London edition and 12 sessions featuring 6 interactive round tables this is an event that gives you all the topics in one day.

For more details and to register visit: http://www.iiribcfinance.com/event/Family-Office-Forum-Zurich-Conference?xtssot=0

Quote VIP Code FKW52468IAIB for your exclusive 10% discount

November 28,30 2012 - Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland

The  10th semi-annual Elite Summit is the premium forum bringing together the family offices and independent investment advisors of Europe’s wealthiest individuals and families with the most renowned international fund and asset managers.

As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional wealth managers an intimate and secure environment for in-depth discussion of the key drivers shaping both family governance and global asset allocation.

Click here for more information or send an email to: summits-emea@marcusevans.com

November 24-25, 2012 - Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel, China

The China International Online Trading Expo, held on 24th-25th November 2012 in Sheraton Hotel, Shenzhen, aims to cater for the growing wealthy Chinese investors who seek finance investment opportunities. It will provide a platform for online IBs and brokers to meet with their traders not only from China but also from around the world. This time it will focus on Forex online trading, binary option, gold, bullion and other financial service. It is a good platform for all overseas companies who want to explore the market in China.
The China International Online Trading Expo will also see a communication conference and forex adward presentation. We will fist time discuss the latest forex market trend and the newest online trading technology in the challenging world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ciotexpo.com/

November 12 – 13, 2012 – Park Hyatt, Dubai, UAE

Following the success of Opal Financial Group’s annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum in Europe, we are proud to bring this event to the Middle East!
A part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal’s premier event for high net worth individuals and family offices. Private investors and asset managers from around the world will visit this exotic setting for two days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends.
The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, global credit & fixed income markets along with numerous other asset types.

For more information, please visit opalgroup.net

November 1-2 2012, Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar’s open door policy amid global economic uncertainties is the beacon of hope for companies seeking new markets and sustained growth. The Myanmar Private Sector Investment Summit (MPSIS) highlights the importance of the private sector in building up the economy of Myanmar and aims to provide guidance and clarity to investors in the uncharted waters of the Myanmar market.

For more information, please visit: http://www.advantiquegroup.com/mpsis

October 24-26, 2012 - Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley, CA

As part of the Private Wealth Series, Opal Financial Group’s annual Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum West is set to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy and numerous other asset types. Other topics being covered will include tax and regulatory issues, asset protection and fiduciary responsibilities of consultants/family offices/family members.Opal will end the event with a wine tour through the heart of beautiful wine country, in which attendees will have the opportunity to sample wines from some of the world’s top vineyards while networking with their peers. Attendance is encouraged for family offices, multi-family offices, high net worth individuals and consultants (in an advisory role, with no fund raising intentions). Others who should attend include representatives of asset management firms, insurance companies, broker-dealers, law firms and service providers.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/family_office_private_wealth_west/family_office_private_wea

October 22nd 2012 – New York City

Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Event Driven Alternative Investing is a highly focused capital introduction event bringing together active investors and successful, growing alternative investment managers focusing especially on opportunities in L/S equity and Event Driven strategies.
At the Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Event Driven Alternative Investing, investors and investment managers get what they seek: targeted private meetings. It is an extraordinary opportunity to get first round or continued meetings with your potential investors/investment managers underway.
Register now – space is limited!

For more information or to register contact us on: info@catalystforum.com +1 212 966 2993 www.catalystforum.com

October 14, 16 2012 – Adu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Hotel

The prime theme of this event will be the impact of the recent rapid changes on the Islamic finance sector in all pertinent aspects. The Conference will consider the spectacular political and socio-economic developments that we have been witnessing and their probable effects on the performance and future position of Islamic financial institutions, the regulatory set-ups, and popularity of Islamic products being offered to the public, governments and business firms.

For more information, please visit: http://www.islamicandmiddleeasternfinance.com/index.htm

October 10-11, 2012 - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – Las Vegas

If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The event will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program. If you are an emerging manager, you will learn the procedures used by institutions to launch and maintain successful emerging manager programs. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/emerging_managers_summit_south/emerging_managers_summit_south.php

October 10 – 11, 2012 - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – Las Vegas, NV

The Asset Allocation Summit, is designed to explore strategies and techniques employed to augment returns and mitigate risk in global asset allocation. This asset allocation conference addresses asset allocation strategies relevant to Public Pensions, Endowments, Foundations, Taft-Hartley Funds and Family Offices.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/global_asset_allocation_summit/global_asset_allocation_summit.php

October 8, 10 2012 – Baku, Azerbijan

The aim of this training is to provide edification and trainings to Microfinance and Finance Professional with an additional opportunity for their educational uplift under Islamic financial system. An individual would be able to learn new techniques and opportunities in this field.

For more information, please visit: http://www.alhudacibe.com/azerbaijan2012/agenda.php

September 25-27, 2012 – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Global AgInvesting Asia 2012 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks, and return profiles across global production regions. Produced by HighQuest Partners, GAI Asia features keynote speaker Jim Rogers, and panel discussions highlight themes of farmland, private equity, protein plays, palm oil opportunities and more.

For more information, please visit: http://www.globalaginvesting.com/calendar/EventDetail?eid=1

September 17-18, 2012 – Abu Dhabi

After the success of  2 editions of SME conferences, The 3rd Middle East SME Forum 2012 will gather more than 150 participants comprising of entrepreneurs, commercial banks, government support institutions, private equity firms and management consultants to highlight the awareness and significance of education, innovation and facilitating entrepreneurs with the platform to do business. Eminent speakers and industry peers will participate in over 20 knowledge-sharing sessions, 5 intriguing panel discussions, relevant case studies and engage in networking opportunities to boost the region’s SME sector.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fleminggulf.com/conferenceview/The-3rd-Middle-East-SME-Forum-2012/316

September 12, 14 2012 – The Four Seasons, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA

Opal Financial Group’s Investment Trends Summit will serve as an educational forum focused on analyzing trends for the future, as well as exploring ways to implement new strategies in particular investment plans. Speakers and attendees will discuss topics such as investor’s perspectives, investment management theories, emerging market trends, socially responsible investing, venture capital investing, commodities and more.
As one of our Platinum Series Events, we have designed this investment trends conference to meet the needs of money managers, senior pension fund officers and trustees who prefer smaller, more structured programs. By limiting this event to select managers, participants will be able to more carefully examine a distinct set of topics specifically tailored to their interests.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/investment_trends_summit/investment_trends_summit.ph

August 21-23 2012 - China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex

7th Guangzhou Water Heater Exhibition will be held in China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex during August 21-23,2012.Our exhibition scope include heat pump product and equipment,solar water heating equipment,electric water heater,gas water heater,related accessories and equipment,water management system,hot water solution,etc.And in this year,more new products and technology will be displayed.

Please do not miss our GWHE 2012.For More information please browse: http://www.whstgz.com/en/index.asp

July 23, 25 2012 - Newport Marriott, Newport, RI

Opal Financial Group’s annual public funds conference will address issues that are most critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees. The Summit will cover how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans, the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers, legal concerns with fund investment and management policies as well as the benefits and pitfalls of a wide variety of investment strategies.Opal will kick off the event with its 5th Annual America’s Cup Regatta, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.opalgroup.net/conferencehtml/current/public_funds_summit_east/public_funds_summit_east.php

July 23-25, 2012 - Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, RI

As part of the Private Wealth Series, the Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum is Opal’s premier conference and the preeminent event in North America for high net worth individuals and family offices from around the world. Some of the most well established and senior Family offices, Private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from around the globe will return to this picturesque setting for three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues surrounding this generation and future generations of families. The event will take place in historic Newport, Rhode Island, which is rich in history and wealth alike.
The Private Wealth Conference will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more. Opal will kick off the event with its 6th Annual America’s Cup Regatta, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.

For more information, please visit: www.opalgroup.net/trk/fopwb1202.html

July 5, 6 2012 – Zurich, Switzerland

In an environment that continues to pose numerous challenges, the need to develop succession wealth planning and to protect portfolios from downside risks has perhaps never been greater. The ongoing rapid economic changes call for cautious approach and new strategies.
Uniglobal’s “World Wealth Management & Family Office Forum” will bring together the market leaders and C-level experts from around the globe to discuss these strategies and the latest issues and trends in planning and managing wealth and family offices for HNWIs & UHNWIs.
The event is an unique networking platform that will equip the participants with knowledge on improvement in the areas of wealth preservation, investment solutions, tax & estate planning etc.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uni-global.eu/en/event/2012-116

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