Annual conference

What to expect during Alfi’s annual conference

Image collage from a past edition of the ALFI PE & RE Conference. ALFI 

Image collage from a past edition of the ALFI PE & RE Conference. ALFI 

Alfi’s annual private equity (PE) and real estate (RE) conference returns in hybrid format this year with 40 speakers scheduled during the two-day event. The organisers highlighted some of the benefits for participants, including an opportunity to network and stay abreast of the latest regulatory changes.

The event, organised by the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), will gather the alternative investments community on 30 November and 1 December to discuss topical issues and analyse the outlook for private markets. 

Described as an “annual get-together for leading professionals”, the event will see experts from around Europe and beyond discuss the ever-changing business environment and best practices in the field of private equity and debt funds, real estate and infrastructure vehicles.

With just a few days left until the conference this year, the organisers underscored some main benefits for participants who wish to attend the event such as being “one of the first people to get the latest survey data” according to Anna Ferreri, ALFI’s head of communications.

Apart from this, participants can also expect to “benefit from discussions about operations challenges and industry best practices, learn about the latest regulatory updates, maximise business opportunities, and meet with the leading alternative investments community in person,” she says.

Last year, speakers at the event underscored the minimal impact of covid-19 on Luxembourg’s growth as a hub for international alternative investments. The conversation continues this year with some of the main topics looking into market trends in a post-pandemic era, the place of Luxembourg as a reliable hub for private equity and debt, infrastructure and real estate, and the shift in real estate demand following telework, among other topics. 

Similar to the virtual event held last year, the customary annual conference will take place both virtually and in-person this year with 40 high level speakers, who will be intervening during the two-day event, including Philipp von Restorff, deputy CEO Luxembourg for Finance, Nasir Zubairi, CEO Luxembourg House of Fintech (LHoFT), several partners from the Big Four, and many others.

The association, which was created in 1988 and represents over 1,500 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and several businesses in the sector, aims to “lead industry efforts to make Luxembourg the most attractive international investment fund centre.”

The PE and RE event drew over 600 participants in the 2018 and 2019 editions with about 500 participants attending the virtual edition held last year.

The event will take place at the European Convention Center (ECCL). More details can be found on the organiser’s website.