Newport Global SummiT
The Newport Global Summit is a leadership retreat held annually in Newport, Rhode Island since 2009. The summit attracts CEO's, successful entrepreneurs, notable investors, family offices and private business principals from around the globe who actively collaborate in a program that is designed to broaden perspectives.
This year, the event will be held on August 21-22, 2018 at the historic Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame. The opening dinner will be held at The New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court and closing reception will be at the Newport Art Museum.
In this inspirational setting of Newport, Rhode Island, known for its Gilded Age mansions and waves of renaissance driven by entrepreneurial spirit, we are inspired to explore new potential for economic prosperity.
Guests of previous summits have commented that it is the entrepreneurial spirit, and the quality of long term relationships formed, that set Newport Global Summit apart from other conferences they have attended.
Tuesday, August 21
Opening Day Activities & Opening Dinner:
New York Yacht Club
5 Halidon Ave., Newport, RI 02840
3:00- 6:30 pm David Thill, Managing Director of Cowen Group, will host guests for a harbor cruise aboard a classic Hinckley boat departing from the New York Yacht Club. Groups of 20 guests per boat will be organized for various times during the afternoon based on various topics for discussion during tour of Newport harbor. Forms will be sent out to registered guests to select times for departure and discussion topics.
6:30 – 9:00 pm Opening Reception & Dinner
6:30 -9:00 pm Opening Dinner Keynote: Opening Dinner Keynote Speaker: Ryan Nece, Managing Partner of & Co-Founder of Next Play Capital
THE PASSION TO PERFORM
Ryan Nece, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Next Play Capital has continuously driven success, whether as an elite professional athlete, successful entrepreneur, disciplined investor, or social impact innovator. Inspired by his father, San Francisco 49er Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, Ryan is a second-generation Super Bowl champion.
Wednesday, August 22
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840
8:00-8:45am Continental Breakfast and informal networking
8:45 am Introductory Remarks, Katharine (Kitty) Cushing, Founder of Newport Global Summit & Managing Principal of 7Sisters LLC
8:50 -9:20 am VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE: THE LANDSCAPE FOR INVESTING & VENTURE CAPITAL - THE WINDOW TO INNOVATION IN THIS ECONOMY
Jon Gosier, Founder of Southbox Ventures
Ryan Nece, Managing Partner of Next Play Capital
R. Todd Ruppert, Founder & CEO of Ruppert International & venture partner of Greenspring Associates
9:20 – 9:50 am THE INTERSECTION OF IMPACT: PRIVATE EQUITY & FAMILY BUSINESSES & INVESTING WITH PURPOSE TO HARNESS INNOVATION
Led by Joseph A. Stanislaw, Senior Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners, Special Advisor WAVE Equity Equity Partner: Mark Robinson Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners & Lindsey Tannenbuam, Brightstar Capital Partners
9:50 – 10:20 am CAPTURING THE ALPHA OF MEDICAL INNOVATION 2.0:
Kevin Raidy, Managing Partner of Cowen Healthcare Investments, returns to Newport to discuss mid-to late-stage private biopharmaceutical and healthcare investments that can produce venture capital-like returns with reduced risk and shorter duration. Rapid advances in genetics, pathology, and technology are creating new and novel treatments for previously intractable conditions, while the regulatory environment in the United States is growing increasingly accommodating to these world-changing advances and innovations.
10:20 -10:25 am Break
10:35-11:05 am Keynote speaker: NANO-INNOVATION AND NANO-TECHNOLOGY - THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE
Jim Phillips, multiple time Edison Award winner and nationally recognized innovator in technology will dazzle us with the fast-evolving world of nanotechnology
11:05 - 11:35 am DIRECT INVESTMENTS - FAMILY OFFICE PERSPECTIVES
Hadi Al Alawi, Chairman of Al Hayat Group
11:35 – 12:55 pm LIFE INSURANCE; ASSET, INVESTMENT, OR BOTH?
Richard Beleutz, Founder & Managing Partner of AIR Asset Management & Amy Boyet, CCO of AIR Asset Management
12:00 – 12:25 INSURANCE – AN ESTATE PLANNING ASSET
Vance Syphers, Co- founder of CIC Management, Ltd
12:35 – 1:45pm Lunch Speaker: Philip K. Howard
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 – 2::30 pm Jon Epstein, President of FILA
GROWING A GLOBAL BRAND AND MARKETING TO THE MILLENNIAL THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
John Epstein, President of FILA, left the world of private equity eleven years ago to run FILA, a global sports brand. Mr. Epstein has been a close advisor to Fila's Chairman and chief architect behind the brand’s global transformation.
2:30- 2:50 pm Jon Gosier Ted Talk, Technology, music industry and the entrepreneurial spirit
2:50 -3:10 PM FAMILY WEALTH AND CHOICES THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE
John Messervey, Founder & President of National Family Business Council & Private Advisor to America’s Leading Families
3:10 - 3:25 PM BREAK
3:25 – 3: 55 pm WHY RUSSIA MATTERS
Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack (Ret.) | and Former United States Senior Defense Official and Attache to the Russian Federation
3::55 -4:25 pm US BUSINESS, SECURITY & COMPETITIVENESS
Are we on the verge of a Cyber 911?
led by John LeBoutillier, Political Commentator
Deborah L. Wince-Smith President & CEO U.S. Council on Competitiveness
Jim Philips, CEO of Nanomech
4:25 -4:30 pm Closing Remarks Katharine (Kitty) B. Cushing
5:00 pm Closing Reception, Newport Art Museum
7 Sisters LLC offers interactive forums to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in a variety of industries throughout the world. Participants derive value by engaging with other accomplished leaders, family business enterprises, and successful entrepreimbued with an entrepreneurial spirit. Speakers and participants exchange ideas and form new relationships as a result of the diversity of experience among attendees and their energy and creativity. 7Sisters attracts participants who want to step out of their day-to-day environment and into a setting that stimulates new thinking and freshens perspective.
Events include the annual two-day Newport Global Summit held in Newport, Rhode Island each year since 2009 and smaller special briefings in various locations are held periodically.
7Sisters LLC was formed as an international advisory firm in 2011 with the primary purpose of helping U.S. companies broaden global business relationships in a world of increasing demand for adaptability.
My own traditional business acumen was inspired by generations of great business leaders whom I have had the privilege to know. Among them, my own grandfather and great mentor, Forrester (Tim) Clark, was the CEO of HC Wainwright & Co, where I built the foundation of my business career. My step-grandfather, Benjamin Brewster Jennings, Chairman of Socony, was one of the legendary Seven Sisters of the oil industry and one of the 4 partners to form ARAMCO (now by far the biggest energy company in the world). This great legacy of partnership is a symbol of our commitment to foster lasting global relationships.
7Sisters LLC has a broad and deep set of relationships with CEOs and family business enterprises from around the world. We believe in bringing our clients and relationships together to share knowledge, and build bridges for cooperation.