On behalf of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, we are delighted to welcome you to the 17th annual Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference. This year's conference, themed "Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: Navigating a New Economic, Regulatory, and Financial Reality”, will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate some of the key issues resulting from the major changes in the investment landscape that impact private equity and venture capital firms, investors, and portfolio companies, and the way forward for the various industry stakeholders.
Keynote and Panel topics will focus on issues such as the state of the industry's recovery and prospects for the future, value creation opportunities and challenges, understanding and adapting to new regulations, and delivering expected returns given the current market conditions. We are honored to have a distinguished group of Keynote and Panel speakers who will contribute their time and insight for the benefit of all attendees. The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity for learning and networking with others interested in thoughtful discourse on these key topics and on the industry as a whole. We are also grateful to our sponsors, whose generosity and support make this conference possible. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the enthusiasm and dedication of the entire Conference planning team and the school administration.
We invite you to engage with those around you, build new relationships, and critically consider the fascinating and challenging climate facing the private equity and venture capital communities. We hope that you will enjoy this year's conference, and we look forward to your continued support and participation.
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