New this year at InterGrowth, the featured sessions focus on timely, relevant and sometimes provocative topics and explore their impact on society and lifestyle, as well as your business.

Be sure to catch any of the following and join the open debate and lively interaction.

The Importance of Gender-Diverse Boards and Management When Investing in Companies

Presented in partnership with Antares Capital and Atlantix Partners

Thursday, May 3
8:15 – 9:50 a.m. (Networking Breakfast & Panel)
Complimentary session with separate registration required.

This session will dive into the importance of investing in women-owned and -led businesses. An esteemed panel of women will discuss how they focus their investment strategies on companies and boards led by women.


Updates from the Capitol – The Latest on Tax Reform and M&A

Thursday, May 3
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Don’t miss this important discussion of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in this past December. Hear how the tax reform provisions impact your deal flow and upcoming mergers and acquisitions.


Innovation Investing: How to Be on the Right Side of Disruption

Presented in partnership with Ansarada

Thursday, May 3
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Today’s increasingly innovative economy has taken old business models and turned them upside down. More than ever, it’s important to look outside normal investment criteria to make better investment decisions to yield higher returns. In this session, the panel will discuss and explore: 1) How to successfully evaluate a deal; 2) Signals you should look for prior to investing to end up on the right side of a disruption; 3) Case studies of investments where the disruption wasn’t on the radar and took everyone by surprise; and 4) Understand how disruption has allowed people to get into spaces they never imagined.


Filling the Workforce Gap: Talent Management Best Practices for Your Midmarket Business

Friday, May 4
10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Gain insights from industry experts on the role businesses play in recruiting, developing and retaining desirable staff members.


Thomas A. Stewart
Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market

Amy Fields

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer,
HBM Holdings

Kathleen Quinn Votaw
Founder & CEO, TalenTrust

Sarah L. Sladek
Founder & CEO,
XYZ University

Please check back soon as more panelists are confirmed.