Biographies & Session Highlights:

 

A NEW AGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND EMERGING GROWTH COMPANIES - SHIFTING THE STAGE OF WORLD MARKETS - Stuart Sugarman, CEO of Attollo Capital, and Wall Street veteran who has raised billions of dollars in private and public structures to capitalize companies. He is a known speaker at conferences worldwide from Bloomberg to CNN.

CATCHING A UNICORN; HOW TO TRANSACT IN THE SECURITIES OF LATE STAGE PRIVATE (NON-LISTED) COMPANIES led by Glen Anderson, Founder & CEO of Rainmaker Securities, an industry leader in executing on secondary market transactions for late stage private securities.completing 291 transactions across 41 issuers in 2016. 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD AND HOW DO INVESTORS CAPITALIZE led by Sharon Daniels, CEO of ARRIA, NLG, partner to IBM Watson, and leader in NLG technology. Sharon was a co-founder and board member of Diligent, a US-based SaaS company that listed on NZX in 2007and recently sold to Insight Venture Partners for US $624 million

CAPTURING THE ALPHA OF MEDICAL iNNOVATION led by Kevin Raidy of Cowen Inc., leading equity underwriter for life sciences companies turning public, shows how to invest in mid-to late-stage, private biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies to produce venture capital like returns with reduced risk and shorter duration.

ALIGNMENT & ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY DEAL FLOW AND TRUSTED PARTNERS: led by Ariel Shien, Founder of SureFire Capital, is a serial entrepreneur, operator of businesses in a wide variety of industries across 28 countries, and aligns co-investment partners to provide growth capital and to connections business owners.

UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHE OF DONALD TRUMP; FROM FAMILY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES led by John E. Messervey, Private Advisor to America’s Leading Families, President of NATIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS COUNCIL..

THE STATE OF AMERICAN POLITICS, TRUMP, CONGRESS - AND THE MEDIA led by John LeBoutillier, a former U.S. congressman and a nationally recognized political commentator.

VOICES FROM THE HEART; LIFTING THE VEIL ON EPILEPSY - CHALLENGES CREATE OPPORTUNITIES - JOSEPH A. STANISLAW - Louis Stanislaw compiled, edited and illustrated Voices from the Heart, a newly published book of personal stories about lives affected by epilepsy. He also wrote and produced a documentary about the social impact of epilepsy that was distributed nationwide by public television (PBS) in 2016 and 2017. Joseph Stanislaw, father of Louis, will show a clip from the documentary, On the Edge, and speak on behalf of his son about living with epilepsy -- the challenges and the inspiration.