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Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

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Steven Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation

State of The Market

  • SPAC deal flow in 2020-2021
  • An overview of blank-check growth in Europe
  • Discussion of the hot sectors for doing deals

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Doug Ellenoff

Partner
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Speaker

10:05 AM - 10:35 PM

Presentation

SPACs: A Look Forward

  • The next stage for blank-check companies
  • Understanding potential hurdles, regulatory and otherwise
  • Finding opportunity across Europe

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Mitch Nussbaum

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate
Loeb & Loeb

Speaker

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Presentation

SPAC Risk Management and Insurance

  • Potential risks, historical perspectives and emerging trends
  • Discussing Nuanced Insurance for SPAC transactions
  • Managing and optimizing current market conditions

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John Marchisi

National Director – SPAC Segment
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Speaker

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Panel

Cross-Border SPAC Activity

  • Why EMEA / APAC sponsors are registering SPACs to go public in the US
  • Non-US companies choosing to align with US SPACs
  • Navigating the rules and regulations of cross-border transactions

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Mike Schlanger

VP Solution Sales
Toppan Merrill

Moderator

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Steve Levine

Partner
EarlyBirdCapital

Panelist

speaker-3

George Kaufman

Partner
Chardan

Panelist

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Geoffrey Weinberg

Senior Managing Director
D.F. King

Panelist

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Jennie Dong

Head of SPACs
NYSE

Panelist

12:55 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation

Deal Protections to Ensure Closing & Cash Certainty in De-SPAC Transactions

  • Bridging the cash gap amid a tightening PIPE market
  • Limiting redemptions in a bearish SPAC market
  • Managing market volatility between signing and closing
  • Closing conditions and termination rights

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Josh DuClos

Partner
Sidley

Speaker

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Networking Break

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Presentation

Evolution of the De-SPAC Process

  • Why successful sponsors need to truly understand the target’s industry
  • Effective communication tactics for SPAC shareholders, institutional investors, employees, business partners, and media
  • Establishing proactive investor relations strategies as stock transition begins

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Kevin Kelly

Senior Director
Morrow Sodali

Speaker

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel

Market Listing Do's and Dont's

  • Advantages of a US listing
  • Advantages of European listings
  • Crucial points to think about when considering a listing venue's pros/cons

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Kristi Marvin

Founder
SPACInsider

Moderator

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Adam Kostyál

Head of Listings
Nasdaq Nordic

Panelist

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Aurélien Narminio

Head of Equity Listing
Euronext

Panelist

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentation

A Look At The Rapid Growth of SPACs in Italy

  • A discussion of SPAC underwriters and SPAC investors in Italy
  • Key players on the Italian Market
  • Why SPACs are a viable tool to take public mid size companies in Italy and other EU countries
  • Innovations to fuel the next generation of Italian SPACs

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Attilio Arietti

Promoter and Director
Industrial Stars of Italy

Speaker

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM

Closing Remarks

5:35 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Toppan Merrill)

Day 2

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Presentation

Opening Remarks

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Steven Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

9:25 AM - 10:20 AM

Presentation

Plumbing the PIPEs: SPACs and Private Equity

  • Why raising private equity is a critical component in closing deals
  • Understanding the growing trend towards creating a backstop against redemptions
  • Identifying reliable capital sources

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Will Braeutigam

Partner & US National SPAC Execution Services Leader
Deloitte

Speaker

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Matt McCloskey

Managing Director
I-Bankers Securities

Speaker

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David Ni

Capital Markets Partner
Sidley

Speaker

10:25 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation

Nasdaq: How Requirements are Evolving with SPACs

  • Requirements for entry on the Nasdaq Market
  • How you can prepare for fast-changing regulations governing SPACs
  • Getting up to speed on the current and proposed listing rules

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Eklavya Saraf

Global Head of SPACs
Nasdaq

Speaker

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking Break

11:45 AM - 12:40 PM

Presentation

Benefits for SPAC Sponsors

  • Why pre-IPO SPACs are compelling investments in times of zero-interest bonds and bearish markets
  • How sponsors who know the sectors they target can make serious money
  • Discussion of sponsor deal structure for "founder shares"

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Karim Anani

Partner, Americas FAAS Transactions Accounting Advisory Leader & SPAC Transactions Leader
Ernst & Young

Speaker

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Presentation

UK SPACs: Practical Structuring Considerations

  • Aligning sponsor and founder incentives with investors
  • Identifying targets using sector expertise and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Explaining the deal valuation process to investors and target acquisitions

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Paul Amiss

Partner
Winston & Strawn

Speaker

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM

Presentation

Cultural Considerations in Cross-Border Deals

  • Working (and negotiating) with corporate executives across international borders
  • The importance of maintaining transparency
  • Aligning SPACs, corporate management and investor interests

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Sally Baraka

Chief Administrative Officer
Agile Growth Corp.

Speaker

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Networking Break

3:40 PM - 4:35 PM

Panel

Advising SPACs & Targets in the UK

  • Post-Brexit rules on foreign ownership
  • Issues related to trading liquidity on the London Exchange versus other markets
  • UK optimism – why banking firms see a bright future
  • Thinking ahead: Five-year plan for trade agreements to expand access to London market

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Steven Nelson

President & Chairman
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Moderator

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Tony Barletta

Managing Partner
The Nuvo Group

Panelist

speaker-3

Amy Nauiokas

CEO/Founder
Anthemis

Panelist

4:40 PM - 5:15 PM

Presentation

Listing Options: London or Amsterdam?

  • A perspective on which listing venue is the preferable market for a new European SPAC
  • Amsterdam advantages (and drawbacks)
  • The London edge (and disadvantages)

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Daniele D’Alvia

CEO
SPAC Consultancy/Research Fellow in Financial Regulation at IALS in London

Speaker

5:15 PM - 5:20 PM

Closing Remarks

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Steven Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

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