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The Women's Private Equity Summit   November 2-3, 2017 - Midtown Manhattan, New York City
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Women's Alternative Investment Summit Frequently Asked Questions

From the Producers of
The Women's Private Equity Summit
Falk Marques

Updated FAQ's for the 2018 Summit coming soon!

When does the Summit officially begin and end?
  • The 2017 Women's Alternative Investment Summit programming begins on Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m. with Registration/Sign-In and Keynote Sessions from 2:00 – 4:50 p.m. at The Pierre, followed by a Thursday Evening Networking Reception from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Avra Madison (located at 16 E. 60th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues, just around the corner from The Pierre).
  • The Summit Sessions and Networking Functions continue on Friday, November 3, at 7:15 a.m., with Sessions starting at 8:15 a.m. The day concludes at 4:15 p.m.
  • Please visit our website at for updates on the conference agenda.
What meals are included in my registration fee?
Your registration fee includes a refreshment break at The Pierre on Thursday afternoon and refreshments and hors d'oeuvres on Thursday evening at the Networking Reception. On Friday, November 3, you will be provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as two networking refreshment breaks.
May we bring a guest to the Thursday Evening Networking Reception?
The Networking Reception is open to Summit attendees only.
Does the registration fee cover accommodations and/or travel?
Accommodations and transportation for the event must be reserved separately by attendees as these are not included in the conference registration fee.
Is there a preferred Summit hotel?
The Pierre, New York City is the preferred hotel of the 2017 Women's Alternative Investment Summit. As such, we have negotiated an exclusive room block rate of $695.00 plus applicable taxes per night. For room reservations, please call the hotel at +1.212.838.8000 by Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and reference "The Women's Alternative Investment Summit room block" to receive this special rate. Space is limited: the room block and hotel may sell out before October 11th so please make your reservations early. For more information visit our Venue page.
Is there a deadline for registration?
There is no deadline for registration. However, an "early" registration discount is available. Please visit our registration page for more information.
I believe I qualify for the special $495 rate offered to Institutional Investors. What are the specific qualifications that I must meet to register at this rate?
To register at the $495 rate you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Be an investment officer of a public pension plan*
  • Be an investment officer of a university endowment*
  • All others must meet the following criteria:
    • Be actively investing/allocating private equity capital as a limited partner rather than as a general partner
    • Be investing/allocating your organization's own capital as a limited partner in private equity funds

Any one of the following is a disqualifying factor for the $495 rate:

  • Organization is a fund of funds
  • Organization is a fee-earning entity
  • Organization raises funds from pensions, endowments, foundations, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, or other limited partners
  • Organization manages funds for pensions, endowments, foundations, for multiple family offices, or other limited partners
  • The entity the person represents raises private equity capital with a private placement memorandum or similar marketing materials
  • The entity the person represents manages private equity capital for multiple third parties (that is, multiple institutional investors)

* A limited number of complimentary registrations are available for pension funds, endowments and foundations actively investing in private equity funds. Please contact Rebecca Greenlee, conference coordinator, at to apply.

Can I register to attend only part of the Summit but not the full event, e.g. for only the Thursday Evening Networking Reception or for only the Friday sessions?
The Summit has a 'no partial registrations' policy. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason.
Do you offer shared registrations, e.g., one person attends on Thursday and one person attends on Friday?
It is the policy of the Summit not to offer shared registrations. Each attendee must register separately for the full conference. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason.
Do you offer discounts to students who are interested in attending the Summit?
We are not able to offer student discounts. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason.
I am currently between positions. Can I get a discount to attend the Summit?
It is the policy of the Summit not to offer discounts to attend, outside of our early registration rate. Please visit our registration page for more information.
As a speaker at the Summit, can I invite my colleagues to attend at a discount?
We do not offer registration discounts to guests of Summit speakers.
Several members of our firm plan to attend the Summit. Do you offer a group discount?
We do not offer registration discounts for multiple attendees from one company.
I may need to cancel my registration; can you tell me about your cancellation policy?
Written cancellations received via email at or by telephone at +1-781-652-0900 through October 4, 2017 will receive a refund less a $350 administrative fee, per person. After that date, no refunds will be made. If you contact us to cancel within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a refund less a 5% processing fee. Shared registrations are not permitted. Registrations may not be transferred to a future Summit. There will be no exceptions to these policies for any reason. Falk Marques Group is not responsible for cancellations that were never received. Please call to confirm receipt of any such requests.
I am registered to attend, but am no longer able to attend; can I send someone else in my place?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend the conference, a substitution from the same company may take his or her place at any time without an additional charge as long as Falk Marques Group is notified in writing prior to the conference. On-site transfers are not accepted. Please submit written transfer requests to Ariel Welch, Summit conference coordinator, at
As a member of the press, can I receive a press pass?
The Summit is closed to the press in order to encourage open discussion amongst speakers and attendees during the sessions and networking breaks. As the conference approaches, we would be pleased to put you in touch with selected speakers directly for a telephone interview.
What is the suggested attire for the Summit?
We recommend business attire for attendees participating in the conference program.
How will my name and title appear on my name badge?
Your name and business information are taken directly from your Summit registration form. If you prefer to use a "nickname" or your title has changed since registering to attend, please contact Rebecca Greenlee, Conference Coordinator, at +1 781-652-0900 or, and we will update your information.
When will I receive the attendee list and the other conference-related materials?
Registered attendees will receive the conference materials on-site, including the Program Guide and Attendee List. Please note that the Attendee List will be available upon check-in at the Summit, and will not be distributed in advance. Access to conference materials will only be provided to those who attend the event.