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The Private Equity Group at Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation were delighted to host the 18th Annual Private Equity Conference.

The Private Equity Conference (PEC) brings together financiers, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy. The PEC aims to provide high value to private equity practitioners by combining knowledge from both the industry and academia that would be hard to find in any other setting. Through a series of engaging keynote addresses and panel sessions, leading industry individuals offer expertise and thought leadership on issues important to both the financier and entrepreneur.

This years conference was themed "Developing an Edge in Increasingly Competitive Markets" and featured a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, including: Phil Canfield, '96, Managing Director of GTCR; Joe Osnoss, Managing Director of Silver Lake; and Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners and the 38th US Secretary of Commerce.


Past Conferences

The 2018 PEC was themed "Remaining Nimble and Achieving Returns While Facing Uncertainty and Volatility" and featured a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, including: Marcel Erni, ’91, Partner, Cofounder, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Investment Officer of Partners Group, Martin Nesbitt, ’89, Cofounder and Co-CEO of The Vistria Group, and Raymond Svider, ’89, Co-chairman and Managing Partner of BC Partners.

To learn more, visit the 2018 PEC website or download a copy of the 2018 PEC program. A full list of past conferences can be found on the Private Equity Group web site.


Date & Location

Friday, March 1, 2019
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue


Download the
2019 PEC Program