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Alternative Investments Conference

Thursday March 5, 2020
The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Private Capital

Since 2008, the Alternative Investments Conference has served as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends. This conference serves as a forum for investment managers, institutional investors and academics to network, share ideas and stay abreast of the latest industry trends. More

Launch of the North Carolina Capital Scan Report

Thursday March 5, 2020 • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC

Hosted by the North Carolina Investment Forum, this invitation-only breakfast will bring together members of the private capital community to launch efforts in compiling a comprehensive analysis of capital availability in North Carolina. More

Conscientious Capitalism: Labor Trafficking Symposium

Friday March 27, 2020 • 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Kenan Center, #204

The modern day slave trade is a multi-billion dollar industry. Worldwide, 40.3 million individuals are trafficked for labor, sexual exploitation, and profit. Globally, the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.1 million people trapped in forced labor in industries including agriculture, construction, domestic work and manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 148 goods from 76 countries made by forced and child labor. Labor trafficking is a global problem that is happening right here in North Carolina's backyard. More

2020 Kenan-Flagler Research Expo

Wednesday April 8, 2020 • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
3rd Floor, McColl Building, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Scholars program are excited to announce the inaugural Student Business Research Symposium. The symposium will highlight exemplary student research with a focus in business. We define business research broadly, and invite students from a wide range of disciplines to submit a proposal. More

Quantum Fintech Symposium

Wednesday April 15, 2020 • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC

Rethinc. Labs and the NC State IBM Q Hub will co-host the Quantum Fintech Symposium at the Carolina Inn. Quantum fintech – or Q Fintech – promotes interdisciplinary research in quantum computer science and quantitative finance. More

Creating An Effective Family Business Board Forum

Thursday April 16, 2020 to Friday April 17, 2020
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Are you a family business owner interested in creating a board or making your board more effective? Are you an independent director serving a family business interested in learning how to help the business and the family achieve their goals? Join the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Family Enterprise Center for a two-day conference dedicated to supporting high-achieving boards for family businesses. More

UNC Technology and Business Strategy Forum

Thursday April 16, 2020 • 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC

Join us as we explore the current challenges facing businesses and policy makers as disruptive technologies alter operations and strategies -- as well as entire industries. The Forum hosts business leaders, top scholars, and policy experts debating the most pressing current issues in a novel format. Join us to make connections with other leading professionals providing insights into the important technology issues facing businesses today. More

Exploring International Tax Policy Issues

Thursday May 21, 2020 • 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Urban Institute, 500 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest, Washington DC, 20024

Join the UNC Tax Center and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center as experts in accounting, taxation and economics offer their perspectives. More

2020 PERC Spring Symposium

Thursday May 28, 2020 to Friday May 29, 2020
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Institute for Private Capital

Similar in structure and style to the longstanding PERC Symposium held in the fall in Chapel Hill, this event will supplement and bring new topics to light in the ever-expanding field of private equity research. This spring symposium will feature new research and trends in private equity by some of the top academics and industry experts. More