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The Information SPAC Conference 2020 -- The Dawn of a New Era, or the Beginning of the End?

Friday, November 13, 2020 • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

2020 is the year of the tech SPAC, and we’re convening the leading managers and advisors to demystify this massive new phenomenon.  Will it bring an exciting new era to the innovation economy or is it a transient over-hyped fancy?

We will break down why we are seeing a flurry of new SPAC funds and what to expect in the year ahead. This half-day virtual event will include discussions, interviews and one-on-one conversations with leading SPAC sponsors and the investors and the bankers and lawyers advising them.

Topics to include:

  • The history of SPACs and the "Why Now" answer  
  • Comparing the SPAC, direct listing and IPO 
  • Growing competition in the field/pressure on fees
  • Public investor perspective on SPACs 
  • Recruiting board members to a SPAC
  • Targets for acquisition
  • Why should a team consider a SPAC

Speakers (more to be announced shortly):

  • Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder & CEO, A*
  • Pamela Marcogliese, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • David Panton, Managing Partner, Navigation Capital Partners 
  • Betsy Cohen, Founder, The Bancorp & Chairman, Fintech Acquisition Corp. IV 
  • Joanna Coles, CEO, Northern Star
  • Olympia McNerney, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Michael Harris, Head of Capital Markets, Citadel Securities
  • George Arison, Co-founder & Co-CEO, SHIFT
  • Elinor L. Hoover, Global Co-Head of the Consumer Products Group, Citi

Ticketing Information

  • Tickets are $500
  • Current Information subscribers can purchase a discounted ticket for $250
  • All Access subscribers will receive free access to the event
  • VIP Tickets available for $1,000 and include an intimate networking reception and personalized introductions.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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R.S.V.P.
When
Friday, November 13, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where
Virtual Event
Speakers

Olympia McNerney

Managing Director,

Goldman Sachs

David Panton

Managing Partner,

Navigation Capital Partners

Kevin Hartz

Co-Founder & CEO,

A*

Joanna Coles

Chairwoman & CEO,

Northern Star Acquisition Company, Executive Producer, and former Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines

Pamela Marcogliese

Partner,

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Betsy Cohen

Founder,

The Bancorp & Chairman, Fintech Acquisition Corp. IV

Michael Harris

Head of Capital Markets,

Citadel Securities

George Arison

Co-founder & Co-CEO,

SHIFT

Elinor L. Hoover

Global Co-Head, Consumer Products Group

Citi

     
Agenda

Agenda details to come.

The event will start at 9:00 am Pacific // 12:00 pm Eastern