Wednesday, January 19 Day 1

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

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Steve Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

9:35 - 10:00 AM

Presentation

State of The Market

  • SPAC deal flow in 2020-21
  • Blank-check growth in Europe
  • Hot sectors for doing deals

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Doug Ellenoff

Partner
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Speaker

10:05 - 10:35 PM

Presentation

SPACs: A look Forward

  • The next stage for blank-check companies
  • 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 - 11:10 PM

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- 12:00 PM

Networking Break

12:00 - 12:55pm

Panel

Cross-Border SPAC Activity

  • EMEA / APAC Sponsors registering SPACs to go public in the US
  • Non-US companies choosing to align with US SPACs
  • Navigating the rules and regulations

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Mike Schlanger

VP Solution Sales
Toppan Merrill

Moderator

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Steve Levine

Partner
EarlyBird Capital

Panelist

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George Kaufman

Partner
Chardan

Panelist

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Geoffrey Weinberg

Senior Managing Director
AST

Panelist

12:55 - 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Josh DuClos

Partner
Sidley

Speaker

2:35 - 3:05pm

SPACS and The Importance of Readiness

  • The SPAC / De-SPAC process
  • Increase in SPAC related litigation
  • Due diligence of the business combination

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Jim Zukin

Partner
Zukin Partners

Speaker

3:05pm - 3:35pm

Networking Break

3:35 - 4:05pm

Presentation

Evolution of the de-SPAC Process

  • Successful sponsors understand the target’s industry
  • Communication (SPAC shareholders, institutional investors, employees, business partners, media)
  • Establish effective investor relations as stock transition begins

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Kevin Kelly

Senior Director
Morrow Sodali

Speaker

4:10 - 5:00pm

Market Listing Do's and Dont's

  • Advantages of a US listing
  • Advantages of European listings
  •  Crucial points to consider

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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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Jennie Dong

Head of SPACs
NYSE

Panelist

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Aurélien Narminio

Head of Equity Listing
Euronext

Panelist

5:00 - 5:30pm

Presentation

The Rapid Growth of SPACs in Italy

  • SPAC Underwriters and SPAC Investors in Italy
  • Key players on the Italian Market
  • Why SPACs are the perfect 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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Arietti Attilio

Promoter and Director
Industrial Stars of Italy

Speaker

5:30 - 5:35pm

Closing Remarks

5:35 - 7:00pm

Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Toppan Merrill)

Thursday, January 20 Day 2

9:00 - 9:20am

Presentation

Opening Remarks

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Steve Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

9:25 - 10:20am

Plumbing the Pipes - Why Raising Private Equity has Become a Critical Component in Closing Deals

  • Why Raising Private Equity is a critical component in closing deals
  • Backstop against redemptions, a growing trend
  • Reliable capital source

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Will Braeutigam

Partner
Deloitte

Speaker

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Matt McCloskey

Managing Director
I-Bankers Securities

Speaker

10:25- 11:00am

Presentation

Nasdaq: How Requirements are Evolving With SPACs

  • Requirements for entry
  • Regulations governing SPACs are changing fast
  • Get up to speed on the current and proposed listing rules

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Eklavya Saraf

Global Head of SPACs
Nasdaq

Speaker

11:00 - 11:45pm

Networking Break

11:45 - 12:40pm

Benefits for SPAC Sponsors.

  •  Pre-IPO SPACs are compelling investments in times of zero-interest bonds and bearish markets
  • Sponsors who know the sectors they target can make serious money
  •  Sponsors receive founder shares from 20-25% of shares to be offered

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Karim Anani

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

Speaker

12:45 - 1:15pm

Presentation

UK SPACs: Practical Structuring Considerations

  • Aligning sponsor and founder incentives with investors
  • Acquisition targets ideally identified through SPAC management sector expertise, but without conflicts of interest
  • Explaining the deal valuation process to investors & target acquisition

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Paul Amiss

Partner
Winston & Strawn

Speaker

1:15 - 2:15pm

Lunch

2:15 - 3:10pm

Cultural Considerations

  • Working (and negotiating) with corporate executives across international borders
  • Maintaining transparency
  • Aligning SPACs, corporate management and investor interests

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Sally Baraka

Chief Administrative Officer
Agile Growth Corp.

Speaker

3:10 - 340pm

Networking Break

3:40- 4:35 pm

Panel

Advising SPACs & Targets in the UK

  • Post-Brexit rules on foreign ownership
  • Issues of trading liquidity on London Exchange versus other markets
  • UK optimism – banking firms see 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
Nuvo Group

Panelist

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Amy Nauiokas

CEO/Founder
Anthemis

Panelist

4:40 - 5:15 pm

London or Amsterdam?

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

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Daniele D’Alvia Vulanovic

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

Speaker

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

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Steve Dresner

CEO
DealFlow Events

Speaker

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