| 10/13/2016

iNTERACT London 2016 kicks off a new phase in peer learning and networking

Building on the highly successful North American event, Ipreo Private Capital Markets (PCM) hosted the inaugural iNTERACT for EMEA and Asia Pacific clients.
On September 14, 2016, representatives of more than 30 of the industry’s top private capital market firms gathered at BAFTA to attend the first-ever iNTERACT event in London.
Founded in 2012, iNTERACT brings the Ipreo PCM community together to network, learn, and influence the future. Attendees explore the latest industry trends, see how peers are using products to enhance performance, preview our product roadmap, and share user experiences to guide future development.
iNTERACT London was launched to support the client base in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, which has increased by 700% since 2014. Ipreo PCM has tripled the staff in its London office since 2013 to better serve this fast-growing market and is launching a team in Hong Kong by the end of 2017 to service its growing Asia Pacific client base.
The London event was inflected with a uniquely European perspective, including a Speaker Spotlight delivered by Tim Hames, Director General, British Venture Capital Association, that explored the impact of Brexit on the alternatives industry. Other highlights included panels on valuations and LP communications, and a Q&A with EQT, a global private equity firm and valued Ipreo PCM client.
“iNTERACT is a rare opportunity to learn, share, and network with an elite group of private capital participants,” said Melissa Ferraz, Managing Director and Global Head Client Development, Ipreo PCM. “As our solution suite and client community expands, it gives more of our clients the opportunity to benefit from and contribute to this global knowledge base.”
The event wrapped up with a client-appreciation cocktail reception featuring live entertainment.
Attendees said:
“It has been great to meet with people facing the same challenges as myself.”
“I was really impressed with the content, your European client base and the venue.  You guys did a great job!”
”Excellent idea. Great to meet similar users to exchange roll-out experiences and best practices.  Would come again!”
For more information on iNTERACT or upcoming events, please contact interact@ipreo.com