About the 20th Anniversary Conference
Private capital fund managers have been at the front lines driving growth in emerging markets for over 20 years. By contributing capital and operational expertise, investors have helped lay the foundation for thriving markets that have far outlived the investment period. Today the private equity industry is quickly evolving to meet the market’s needs. In an era of rapid digital, economic and societal transformations, the rise of alternative investment strategies inside and outside the traditional private equity model are prompting investors to explore new ways to put capital to work that inspire innovation, create impact and generate returns. We hope you will join us to discuss the industry’s way forward and celebrate the 20th anniversary of this unparalleled global gathering of leading private equity professionals.
About the Global Private Equity Conference
The Global Private Equity Conference is the leading emerging markets private equity event in the world, convening over 850 investment professionals from more than 60 countries annually. The conference brings a wide array of industry practitioners together—from family offices, private and public pension funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, development finance institutions, fund-of-funds, established global fund managers, new investors, international and national government officials and regulators, to private equity consultants and advisors—for thought-provoking discussions, debates and analyses that are most top-of-mind for today’s business and industry leaders.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. IFC utilizes and leverages its products and services, as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group, to provide development solutions customized to its clients’ needs. IFC applies its financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help its partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges. Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment. IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Its willingness to engage in difficult environments and its leadership in crowding-in private finance enable the organization to extend its footprint and have a development impact beyond its direct resources.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. An independent, non-profit organization, the association’s membership comprises 300+ firms representing institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors who together manage more than US$5 trillion in assets across 130 countries. EMPEA’s members share the organization’s belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, with a unique ability to deliver attractive long-term investment returns and promote the sustainable growth of companies and economies. In support of its mission, EMPEA researches, analyzes and disseminates authoritative information on emerging markets private capital fundraising, investment and exits while continuously monitoring and reporting on industry trends, benchmarks, best practices and market developments; convenes meetings and conferences around the world, which provide its members, prospective investors and other interested stakeholders with forums and opportunities to debate, network and learn about key issues affecting private capital investing in emerging countries; collaborates with industry partners, including national and regional venture capital/private equity associations, to strengthen the network and knowledge base of emerging markets private capital practitioners; and advocates for policy and regulatory reforms that strengthen the environment for private capital investing in emerging markets.