If you wish to take part in VIP Connect, don’t forget to sign up during the registration process. This is an optional session.
VIP Connect is a series of short one-on-one meetings that allow managers, consultants, and institutional investors to share information on their investment programs, areas of focus, considerations, and processes.
VIP Connect is open to all LPs, GPs, fee-earning LPs, and consultants. We highly recommend these attendees take part in VIP Connect. Consortium prides itself on creating an environment that facilitates authentic connections to continue to drive forward the diverse manager industry. Note that these meetings are for information exchange only.
VIP Connect takes place on June 11 at 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Each meeting will be 12 minutes, with a 3-minute transition period.
We highly encourage LPs and consultants to take part in VIP Connect, as managers use this time to gain access to institutional investors and consultants who are interested and/or investing in the diverse and women manager space.
The new algorithmic-based system will especially benefit LPs. It will allow you to view, sort, and filter all managers taking part in VIP Connect, to help indicate with whom you are interested in meeting – as well as those you are not.
The VIP Connect system will pair you with individuals that match your top criteria or use the information collected during registration to assist in the matchmaking process.
In how many meetings may I participate?
You may have up to 6 meetings with managers.
How do I view my meeting requests?
Meeting requests will no longer be applicable to the new system. Thus, you will not need to accept/deny meeting requests, and this time-consuming step has been removed from the process.
When can I view my meeting schedule?
Your schedule will be created via the algorithm once all participants have had the opportunity to indicate their preferences. Your meeting schedule will be sent several days before the conference to allow you to review the individuals and/or firms that have been selected for you.
What if I must cancel prior to the event?
If you are unable to participate in VIP Connect either partially or in its entirety, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so we can update the system.
VIP Connect is allotted time for you to meet one-on-one with LPs and consultants who are interested and/or investing in the diverse and women manager space.
The new algorithmic-based system will allow you to view all LPs and consultants taking part in VIP Connect. You may sort and filter attendees and indicate with whom you are interested in meeting – as well as those you are not. Please note, the system will set meetings based on criteria for the best possible match. Due to time constraints, not all preferred meetings will be matched.
How do I book my meetings?
The online platform allows you to view all LPs and consultants participating in VIP Connect. The system does not allow you to “request” meetings, although it does allow you to submit names of those you prefer to meet with, as well as those you do not.
How many meetings may I select?
You may provide your preferences on an unlimited amount of individuals. We recommend you use the filter and sort tools to ensure you best identify the firms/individuals with whom you are highly interested in meeting. You will have a minimum of 3 meetings, based on availability.
When can I view my meeting schedule?
Your agenda will be selected by the algorithm, based on meeting criteria and mutual matches. LPs and consultants have the same option to select their preferences of individuals/firms for their meetings.