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Annual Global Funds Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 25 May 2017. The conference will be held this year in the InterContinental Hotel (formerly The Four Seasons Hotel) Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

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Conference Overview

Now in its 19th year this conference is a landmark in the international funds industry calendar and it attracts a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community. The conference brings together prominent industry speakers to discuss current issues and challenges facing the international investment funds industry. It will include thought provoking and informative presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions from internationally respected industry experts and will look at Irish solutions for managers globally.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this conference and other events. 

View agenda, venue and accommodation details using the tabs below.

Pre- and Post-Conference Events 

Golfwe will also be hosting a pre-conference golf networking event on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Golf bookings are available to those who register for the Annual Global Funds Conference.

Annual Gala Dinner - the annual gala dinner will take place following the conference in the evening.

Distribution Workshop - For asset managers, distributors and investors, there will also be a distribution workshop hosted by William Fry on the morning of Friday, 26 May To attend this, please select this option on the conference registration page. 

InterContinental Hotel, Simmonscourt Road, Dublin, Ireland
25 May 2017
8.00 - Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast kindly sponsored by MUFG

9.00 - Welcome Address
9.10 - Keynote Address
9.30 - Panel Discussion: CEOs
10.10 - Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by The Panel 

10.30 - Panel Discussion: Securities Lending
11.10 - Panel Discussion: Brexit
11.50 - Government Address
12.20 - Lunch

Kindly sponsored by Northern Trust 

13.30 - Focus on China
15.00 - Panel Discussion: Regulation
15.40 - Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by Fundrock

16.00 - Parallel Sessions

1 - Panel Discussion: Gender Diversity

2 – Panel Discussion: Distribution

16.40 - Panel Discussion: Real Assets
17.20 - Panel Discussion: Fintech & Millennials
18.00 - Closing Remarks
18.10 - Networking Drinks
19.40 - ​Gala Dinner

Dinner kindly sponsored by Blackrock & Deutsche Bank 



Conference Accommodation

The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge (next door to Intercontinental) are offering the following room rates per night for the 24 & 25 May 2017:

  • €179.00 Bed & Breakfast, single occupancy
  • €189.00 Bed & Breakfast, double occupancy

To book online visit www.claytonhotelballsbridge.com and choose the dates and input the promo code IRIS240517 into the box.

Alternatively phone the hotel on +353 1 668 11 11 or email reservations.ballsbridge@claytonhotels.com and mention the promo code to avail of the agreed rate.

The deadline for booking at this rate is the 12 April 2017.

The Conference Hotel (Intercontinental) are not offering any special group rates for the event.

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