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M & A East: The Middle Market Corporate Growth Conference

September 17, 2008

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
8:00 am-2:00 pm Golf Outing at Commonwealth National Golf Club
9:30 am-4:30 pm DealSource - Private equity firms meet with investment banks in brief, pre-scheduled meetings. Union League of Philadelphia This portion of the program is open ONLY to those private equity firms participating in our PE Marketplace and Investment Banks who are sponsors of M&A East. (Advance registration required)
2:00-4:30 pm Corporate DealMakers' Roundtable - launched in 2007, enabling strategic buyers to share strategies about dealmaking with peers in a highly interactive format. Union League of Philadelphia Open by invitation to corporate buyers.
5:00-6:00 pm Opening Keynote Address featuring Forrest Sawyer. Kimmel Center, Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. Open to all registered attendees. Click here for driving directions and parking.
6:00-8:00 pm Welcome Reception - Kimmel Center, Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. Open to all registered attendees Click here for driving directions and parking.
7:00-9:30 pm Corporate DealMakers' Dinner - XIX at the Park Hyatt. 200 South Broad Street, 19th floor. Open by invitation to corporate buyers.
8:00-10:30 pm DealMakers' Private Equity Dinner - Estia Restaurant, 1407 Locust Street at the corner of Broad & Locust Street. Open by invitation only to firms participating in the Private Equity Marketplace and sponsoring investment banks.
Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Pennsylvania Convention Center
8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Welcome & Keynote Address featuring Erik Peterson Senior VP, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Director, Global Strategy Institute. Ballroom B
9:30 am-12:15 pm Private Equity Marketplace - Visit with over 80 national private equity firms.
9:40 am-10:50 pm The Art of Woo: Strategic Negotiations Workshop presented by Professor Richard Shell of The Wharton School.
11:00 am - 12:10 am Breakout #1: Fight for the Close: Credit Market Update
11:00 am-12:10 pm Breakout #2: Selling to a SPAC: What You Need to Know Now
12:30-2:00 pm Luncheon & Closing Keynote Address featuring Darrell Hammond, Saturday Night Live
Grand Giveaway Prize
Noteworthy Conference Features
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Deal Room
Sponsored by CSC Trust Company of Delaware

For your concierge needs: print boarding passes, check email, charge phone, schedule/hold meetings and stay connected.

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Break and Water Bottles
Sponsored by LLR Partners

For your convenience, break and bottled water stations will be offered throughout the conference venue.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cappuccino Bar
Sponsored by TransPerfect Deal Interactive

Stop by the Private Equity Marketplace for a midmorning pick-me-up.

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