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.

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Context Summits Alternative Lending 2017

Context Summits Alternative Lending 2017 January 30-31, 2017 Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach FL

Attendees: Alternative asset managers, allocators, platforms and key service providers.

The Event: Context Summits is excited to announce the 2017 Alternative Lending Summit to be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. This Summit will bring together leading asset managers, allocators, platforms and key service providers that shape and influence the Alternative Lending landscape. As with all Context Summits’, the Alternative Lending Summit will be focused, efficient and productive for all participants. This two-day Summit will feature educational topics from the front-runners in the alternative lending space.

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Context Summits Miami 2017

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.

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Context Summits Europe 2017

Context Summits Europe 2017 May 7 - 9, 2017 Hotel W Barcelona, Barcelona Spain

Attendees: Fund Managers, Institution Allocators, and family offices.

The Event: Context Summits, the pioneer of the one-on-one conference format is bringing its proven structure to Barcelona Spain. Allocators and managers will have exposure to two full days of focused, efficient and productive one-on-one meetings. Unparalleled social events will provide additional opportunities for effective networking. Overall, participants gain solid leads, cultivate tangible opportunities, and build meaningful relationships.

The Venue: W Barcelona is a striking sail-like structure next to Barceloneta Beach, offering breathtaking design and fantastic views over Barcelona. It features a spa, infinity pool, rooftop bar and luxurious rooms. The W Hotel’s impressive rooms feature avant-garde design and views of the Mediterranean or the city. They all come with a chaise lounge, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and rainfall shower.

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Context Summits West 2017

Context Summits West 2017 - September 17-19, 2017 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA

Attendees: Alternative Asset Managers, institutional allocators, and family offices.

The Event: Context Summits' west coast event will be held again at the Monarch Beach Resort 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: A five-star experience awaits guests of the exclusive Monarch Beach Resort, 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.

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Context Summits Texas 2017

Context Summits Texas 2017 - November 12-14, 2017 Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Attendees: alternative asset managers, institutional investors, endowment & foundations and family offices

The Event: Context Summits is bringing its proven structure and systematic approach to the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. The Context Summits experience provides participants with effective and productive 30 minute, one-on-one meetings with vetted, interested allocators, keeping their time and efforts highly productive. In addition, inclusive, single-site social events provide unmatched opportunities to network with the industry’s top professionals. 

The Venue: The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas, one of the most affordable cities in America. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street. It has easy access to I-35 and is a short distance from 6,500 downtown hotel rooms.

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Experience

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.

Benefits

Building relationships that matter to drive long-term success.

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.

Elevating the conference experience through distinctive, well-organized, and well-executed events.

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.

Superior format, structure, and service, which leads to unmatched results.

Investors can perform substantive due diligence during targeted one-on-one meetings with hedge fund managers. In addition, a robust technology platform provides transparency and maximizes attendees’ use of time before and during the event.

Leadership

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.

Ron Biscardi,
Chairman of the Board
Ron Biscardi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, an investment alternatives specialist focused on seeding and overseeing funds in hedge fund, liquid alternatives and private equity sectors.  At Context, he is responsible for overall firm management, including growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and investment activities. He has over 20 years of business management, strategy and investment experience across start-ups, hedge funds, private equity and asset management.

In addition, Mr. Biscardi is a General Partner of Context Asset Management, a mutual fund platform focused on the liquid alternatives market. Mr. Biscardi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry, as well as Chairman of the Board of Context Jensen Partners, an executive search firm focused on marketing professionals for alternative asset managers. In 2016 he co-founded Context Family Network, a global initiative to unite single-family offices and provide an unbiased forum for affluent families and their executives to network with like-minded peers. Mr. Biscardi also co-founded Context BH Partners, LP in 2012, an event driven financial services hedge fund specializing in regional and community bank investing. He serves on the investment committees of Context BH Equity Funds I and II, Context Liberty Bell Capital, Context Business Lending and the Titan Loan Investment Fund.

He is currently on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he chairs the investment committee for the Kimmel Center Endowment and co-chairs the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Mr. Biscardi is a founding trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools. Mr. Biscardi served as a trustee for over 15 years.

Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently works and lives in the Philadelphia area.
Mark Salameh,
Chief Executive Officer

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 Context Summits, Mark held several management and senior level positions with financial media and event companies including MARHedge, Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial.

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