The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Denver is gearing up to host its annual Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference on March 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center.
As the premiere event for the middle market, this event attracts more than 500 professionals working in corporate development, private equity, investment banking, management consulting, corporate and merger and acquisition law, tax/audit and advisory, human resource services and insurance. Individuals in these industries range from young professionals to C-level executives.
What value will this bring to my company?
The Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference provides opportunities for networking, deal sourcing and education.
What content can I expect?
ACG has curated a variety of topics and speakers to help companies prepare for the year ahead. The content is applicable to professionals at all levels promising to deliver valuable insights, premiere networking and deal sourcing.
• Inaugural Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Summit
Designed for the corporate executive, ACG Denver is hosting its first-ever M&A corporate summit. The panel discussion will focus on projected 2023 M&A activity, what founders are looking for in a buyer and how sellers can proactively maximize value.
• Morning session: Gaining operational efficiency and increasing return on investment
Getting the deal done is just the beginning. Learn from industry experts on the activities that drive operational efficiency and ROI within portfolio companies. Panelists will explore the role of operating partners, discuss best practices and provide insights from lessons learned in 2022.
• Keynote luncheon: Alex Banayan
The day before his freshman year final exams, Alex Banayan hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, sold it and used the money to fund is quest to learn from the world's most innovative leaders. Over the course of his unprecedented journey, Banayan interviewed Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones and more.
Banayan's keynotes have had far-reaching effects, acting as the catalyst for a new way of thinking. The Third LINK framework has helped individuals discover unconventional routes to achieve their biggest dreams and has aided Fortune 500 companies to take new approaches to sales, marketing and exponential growth.
• Afternoon session: Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for executives. Drawing from their experiences, middle market CISOs and industry professionals will provide insights and best practices on how you can best protect yourself from attacks, mitigate risks and evaluate cyber security in the M&A deal lifecycle.
How can I maximize my time at the conference?
With the various sessions, networking lounges and conference socials there are endless opportunities to engage. Those who find the most value out of the conference set a plan in advance – know the sessions you plan to attend, the times you are available to schedule meetings with other attendees and which evenings you are available for conference socials (both formal and informal).
The most popular and effective way to meet conference attendees. This event is hosted the first evening of the conference and is open to all conference attendees.
• Deal source lounge
Available throughout the conference, the deal source lounge is the ideal location to network, host meetings and grab a cup of coffee in between sessions.
• Pre-conference ski event
In town the weekend before the conference? Join ACG for a preconference ski event on March 18-19 at Keystone Ski Resort. This is a newer tradition to the conference, but a fan favorite. Registration is separate from the conference and can be found here.