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, transparent, and enhanced networking events for managers and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.
Context Summits Texas 2016 June 5- 7, 2016 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Attendees: Alternative asset managers, institutional allocators, and family offices.
The Event: AT&T Stadium is an engineering marvel that sets the standard of excellence for all other stadiums. As one of the largest domed structure in the world, it serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. The facility has the fourth largest high-definition video screen scoreboard ever built, at 160 feet long and which hangs from one 25-yard line to the other.
Context Summits West 2016 September 25 - 27, 2016 St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
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 in Dana Point. The event includes two-and-a-half days of one-on-one meetings between select managers and allocators. To maximize the time, 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 seven stories overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 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.
Context Summits Miami 2017 February 1 - 3, 2017 Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Attendees: Hedge fund managers, institutional allocators, and family offices.
The Event: Context Summits’ flagship event will be held again in Miami in 2017 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: Fontainebleau 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 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 some of the world’s most notable chefs.
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 elevate 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 attendee’s individual 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; and 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 format, structure, and service by paying close attention to the details, which leads to unmatched results. Distinctive resorts with world-class amenities, inclusive, single-site social events, and seamless service enhance the conference experience. Dedicated web portals are available to encourage participants to get a head start on leads, opportunities and relationship building and 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 the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits. Mark brings over 20 years of business management, sales, and marketing experience across the alternative asset management industry with a specific focus on events.
Over the past two decades, Mark’s primary focus has been on building solution based businesses within the alternative asset management industry that cater to allocators and managers. Prior to pioneering and perfecting the one-on-one conference format, Mark held several management and senior level positions with financial media and event companies including MARHedge, Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial (Thomson Reuters). During this period Mark launched and oversaw several successful conference businesses, which are still in operation 15-20 years later.
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.
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