King & Wood Mallesons has confirmed its participation to IPEM 2016. We had the pleasure to discuss with Managing Partner Christophe Digoy who explained us why KWM decided to join IPEM in 2016.
- Why did you choose to participate in IPEM ?
Since our creation, KWM is at the heart of Private Equity. Therefore it was obvious for us to be part of this first edition in Cannes. The private equity sector is continuously innovating and growing, becoming more and more international. It’s time to bring together all the market leading players. This conference is the perfect place to meet new people (including GPs, LPs, Corporates), discover new ideas, and explore more business opportunities from all over the world. I also believe that the particular format designed as a « marketplace » with time dedicated to dialogue and exchanges is the best way to get to know people as well as to establish strong relationships. Lastly, I am sure that the location in France and especially in Cannes with its Palais des Festivals will enable the participants to work and have some fun at the same time.
- What do you expect from IPEM ?
We hope to find new ways to think about the industry, a sort of revolution in the private equity conferences. This event should be a place where every actor will be directly involved in conversation by sharing their thoughts and ideas. It would also be an easy way to increase our network and establish relationships with our existing clients thanks to the VIP Invitation Program. Regarding the format, we expect the Meeting Arrangement Service to be helpful and efficient by saving us some time along those three days. But one thing that we really hope for the IPEM is to become a tradition and “the place to be for private equity” over the coming years.
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