As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format where targeted relationship building leads to unmatched results.
Context Summits, the pioneer of the one-on-one conference format, utilizes a proven structure to deliver effective and transparent networking events that elevate the conference experience for managers and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.
Context Summits Miami 2015 January 28 - 30, 2015 at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Attendees: Hedge fund managers, institutional allocators, and family offices.
The Event: Context Summits flagship event will be held again in Miami in 2015 for a broad spectrum of high-quality managers and allocators. The conference will bring together qualified investors and hedge funds for two days of highly targeted and productive prescheduled one-on-one meetings. Unparalleled networking events for all conference participants will be scheduled at conveniently located sites on or near the resort grounds.
The Venue: The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, situated on 20 acres of oceanfront land, is considered one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in Miami. It was named the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach in 2008 and features exquisite amenities, including an expansive poolscape, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach and the exclusive LIV nightclub. Home to 12 restaurants, bars, and lounges, the Fontainebleau offers global culinary experiences under the direction of the world's most notable chefs.
Context Summits West 2015 September 16th - 18th, 2015 at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Attendees: Hedge fund managers, institutional allocators, and family offices.
The Event: The alternative asset management industry’s preeminent invitation-only conference will be held at the exclusive St. Regis resort in Dana Beach. The event includes two and a half days of one-on-one meetings between select managers and allocators. Meetings are scheduled for the majority of each day with speakers featured during meals only.
The Venue: A five-star experience awaits guests of The St. Regis, which sits on the California coast between San Diego and Los Angeles. This 172-acre resort is in Orange County's beachside community of Dana Point and features a 7-story resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Laguna Beach resort features an exclusive private beach club, three swimming pools, an award-winning spa, on-site championship Monarch Beach Golf Links, Sandcastle Kids Club and six ocean-view restaurants.
Attendees: Fund managers, RIAs, allocators and advisors.
The Event: Context’s premier conference on Liquid Alternatives was held in Las Vegas for leading RIA’s, fund managers, investors and other industry professionals to build productive relationships and hear leaders in the space speak on the current issues facing a changing landscape.
As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits utilizes an innovative format to deliver effective and transparent networking events that elevates the conference experience for participants. World-class venues are selected that provide sophisticated surroundings, first-class meals and accommodations, impeccable service, convenient meeting spaces, and seamless event execution. The team is known for providing quick, solution-oriented responses to ensure that each individual attendee’s needs are met. Through Context Summits robust web portal, registrants are able to view the profiles of other guests, evaluate prospective meeting partners, schedule appointments, communicate one-on-one, or join discussion groups. Attendees can arrange back-to-back meetings with vetted, interested parties, keeping their time and efforts highly productive. Inclusive, single-site social events provide additional opportunities for effective networking.
Fund managers and qualified investors will have the opportunity to network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships needed to drive success and grow assets. Context Summits uses a diligent prescreening process to identify quality managers across a broad spectrum of strategies that appeal to a large audience of institutional investors. At the same time, the Context Summit’s team vets each investor individually for suitability.
Context Summits seamlessly delivers a superior experience for attendees by paying close attention to the details. Distinctive resorts with world-class amenities, inclusive, single-site social events, and seamless service enhance the conference experience. Before the event, a robust web portal is available for participants to view the profiles of other guests, evaluate prospective meeting partners, schedule appointments, communicate individually, or join discussion groups.
Context Summit’s accomplished leadership has unmatched industry expertise. Their invaluable insights into the needs of their constituents combined with an entrepreneurial approach to generating creative business-building solutions have generated a track record of individual and collective success.
Mark Salameh is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits. Mr. Salameh has over 20 years of business management, sales, and marketing experience across the alternative asset management and financial media industries.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Salameh’s primarily focus has been on business and relationship building within the alternative asset management space and providing in-depth growth strategies to the high-end conference and networking space. Prior to co-founding Context Summits, Mr. Salameh served as an Executive Director of AlphaMetrix Events, a division of the organization that focused on connecting qualified investors with alpha generating fund managers. There he led the business development and events management efforts for the firm.
Prior to pioneering the one-on-one conference format, Mr. Salameh served in several senior level roles, including Partner, Head of Sales and Marketing at HedgeWave, Head of Prime Services at Direct Access Partners, and President of the hedge fund technology firm Alden Technology Partners.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Salameh was a Senior Vice President in the Global Sales group at MARHedge, where he was tasked with rebuilding the brand globally and assisted in the eventual sale to Euromoney, PLC. Prior to MARHedge, he held management positions at Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial (Thomson Reuters).
Ron Biscardi is a Co-Founder and the Chairman of the Board of Context Summits. Mr. Biscardi has over 15 years of business management, strategy, and investment experience in private equity and the alternative asset management space.
Mr. Biscardi is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Context Capital Partners, a seeding firm focused on the hedge fund, liquid alternatives, and private equity sectors. At Context Capital Partners, he is responsible for overall firm management, including growth initiatives, strategic partnerships, and investment activities. In 2006, Mr. Biscardi led the effort to create Context BH Partners, LP, a family of funds that invests in the community and regional banking sectors. He is the Chairman of Context BH Equity Funds I and II.
Currently, Mr. Biscardi serves on the board of Context Liberty Bell Capital, a real estate investment partnership, and is on the Investment Committee of the Titan Loan Investment Fund, which invests in distressed commercial real estate loans in the eastern half of the United States. He is on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and is the Secretary of the Mastery Charter School’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.