Agenda May 2021

The East Coast Family Office Conference – May 12th, 2021, World Trade Center 


08:00 – 09:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
09:00 – 09:15  AM Opening Remarks
Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC Finance
Ms. Marcia Nelson, Managing Director & Registered Representative, ShareNett LLC – Conference Moderator
 09:15 – 09:35 AM Impact Investing: The Resilient, Post-Pandemic Investment Opportunity 
Mr. Kai Chen, Partner & Fund Manager, True North
Having forged their success in supplying $100M of PPE at the start of the pandemic, True North is now bringing to market two opportunities purpose-built to create both returns and impact in the post-pandemic economy.
09:35 – 09:55 AM Digital Decolonization®  
Ms. Lisa Diaz, President & CEO, Prince Street Capital Management, LLC
A Lens to Uncover Emerging Markets Innovators and National Champions in the e-commerce, healthcare, fintech and infrastructure sectors.
09:55 – 10:10 AM Investment Opportunities in Retail Technology
Ms. Diana Melencio, Partner, the XRC Opportunity Fund
CB Insights says retail funding is taking off – XRC is an early stage venture fund with track record focused exclusively on retail tech and consumer goods.
10:10 – 10:50 AM Keynote Speech: A Fireside Chat with Mr. Larry A. Silverstein
Mr. Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Ms. Wendy CraftChief of Staff, Fulcrum Equities, LLC
10:50 – 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:50 AM Keynote Speech: His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen
His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York
11:50 – 12:20 PM Keynote Speech: A Fireside Chat with Ms. Gina Diez Barroso
Ms. Gina Diez Barroso, CEO, Diarq Holdings, Founder, Centro University and President, Dalia Empower
Mr. Barry E. A. Johnson, Executive Advisor to Principals-Single Family Offices, Board Member, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, Investor, Entrepreneur
12:20 – 12:30 PM Vertical Disruption 
Adv. Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO & President of IATI, Israel’s Umbrella Organization of the High-tech, Life Science Industries
12:30 – 01:10 PM Panel: Innovation for the Post Covid Era
Mr. Gil Eyal, Advisor to the Chief Innovation Officer, Silverstein Properties – Moderator
Ms. Maya KomerovFounder & CEO,
Mr. Dan GoldsternCo-Founder, Dojo
Mr. Sean FitzgibbonsCo-Founder & CBO, ZUUL
It’s hard to quantify the impact Covid has had on the world economy. Perhaps the most susceptible to lose or sometimes gain from the tremendous shifts created by the epidemic were tech startups that saw their markets change dramatically overnight. We will speak with some amazing founders who faced these challengers head on and hear about their experiences.
01:10 – 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 – 02:40 PM Panel: From Venture Capital to Private Equity Deals
Ms. Marcia Nelson, Managing Director & Registered Representative, ShareNett LLC – Moderator
Mr.  Adil Adi, Founder & CEO, WorldLink, Ultra High Net Worth Entrepreneur, Founder & Owner, Worldcom
Mr. Evan Zwerman, Senior Vice President of Originations, Big Shoulders Capital
Mr. Benjamin duPont, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Chartline Capital Partners
Mr. Christian Bjelland V, The Bjelland Family
Family Offices are becoming more sophisticated and hiring industry professionals to help them source and manage direct and co-investments with an institutional flavor. Our panel of Family Office investors will discuss deal sourcing, sector interests, and finding the right partners and opportunities.
02:40 – 03:00 PM Bitcoin, Cryptos Outlook; 2017 –  Speculative Frenzy or Going Mainstream

Mr. Mike McGlone, Senior Commodity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence

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