4th International Search Fund Conference

4th International Search Fund Conference

Barcelona, October 8-9, 2020

4th International Search Fund Conference

IESE Business School will be hosting the 4th International Search Fund Conference with the support of Pacific Lake Partners and DLA Piper on Thursday and Friday, October 8-9, 2020 in Barcelona. The conference will be an opportunity for search-CEOs, active searchers, new searchers, and search fund investors from around the world to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest.

On Thursday, October 8, there will be private meetings for search-CEOs and searchers with their investors, scheduled throughout the day. Conference registration and the opening session of the conference will take place later on Thursday afternoon, followed by a cocktail gathering for all registered attendees.

Friday, October 9, will be a full day of conference sessions, with noted speakers from the international search fund community. The conference will conclude with a networking cocktail party for all attendees on a roof-top terrace overlooking the city of Barcelona.

Throughout the conference there will be ample time and spaces for informal, impromptu meetings among attendees.

Note to search-CEOs: In addition to the investor meetings on October 8, we have reserved conference rooms on October 7 for search-CEOs who would like to hold board meetings. These rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing SMunne@iese.edu.


We are grateful for the support of:

Organizing Team

Advisory Board

Student Volunteers

Partial list of speakers (To be announced)

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, October 8, 2020

16:00 – Registration (Aula Reception)

17:00 – Meeting for New Search Funds For new active searchers and potential searchers

17:00 – Introduction to Search Funds Investing For new investors and potential investors in Search Funds

18:30 – Coaches leave for cocktail networking event

19:00 – Cocktail Reception (Location to be announced)

Friday, October 9, 2020

8:15 – Registration (Aula Reception)

9:00 – Welcome (Aula Magna)

• Rob Johnson, Visiting Professor, IESE Business School

• Franz Heukamp, Dean, IESE Business School

9:15 – Session 1

10:30 – Coffee

11:00 – Session 2

12:15 – Lunch (Dining Room)

14:15 – Session 3

15:30 – Coffee

16:30 – Session 4

17:45 Cocktails on the terrace (Roof Terrace)

19:30 – Depart for dinner
Dinner in small groups in Barcelona

Dates and Venue

Dates and Venue

October 8-9, 2020

IESE Barcelona
North Campus, Aula Magna
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
08034 Barcelona
Tel.:+34 93 253 4200