About the Global Private Equity Conference
The Global Private Equity Conference (GPEC) is the world’s leading event dedicated to exploring private investment opportunities across emerging and frontier markets, convening over 900 industry professionals from more than 70 countries annually. The conference brings together practitioners from a broad array of institutions—from family offices, endowments, pensions, sovereign wealth funds, experienced fund managers and new investment teams to private equity consultants and advisors, academia, multilateral organizations and governments—for thought-provoking discussions, debates and networking opportunities organized around topics and themes that are top-of-mind for today’s finance and industry leaders.
IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country. IFC leverages its products and services, as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group, to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. 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.