Innovation Symposium
at Global Alpha Forum

Speakers and Panels

For the 2016 edition of the Global Alpha Forum, we will be hosting an Innovation Symposium during the conference. The symposium will provide detailed insight into the current state of Innovation Incubation, Finance and Commercialization and will address issues and opportunities that arise from Innovation investing.

The Innovation Symposium will provide industry leading panels and speakers augmented by unprecedented industry access to the active investment community through robust networking opportunities.

Innovation Business Presentations and Contest

Startups and Established businesses will have the opportunity to present their company to an audience that includes some of the most influential industry participants and financiers. Each participant will be allocated a 15-minute time slot, with 10 minutes allotted to present their business model and 5 minutes to answer questions.

Presenting companies will have a one-page write up provided to conference attendees, and will compete for the Global Alpha Innovation Trophy, with the winners to be showcased throughout the Global Alpha community. The top three businesses will be invited to compete for the chance to present to one of the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

Who Attends?

Innovative Businesses

Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Corporate Innovation Teams


Angel Investors

Family Offices

Venture Capitalists

Strategic Partners



Industry Businesses

Industry Media

Mainstream Media

Innovation Bloggers

Day 1, Thursday, 6th October 2016

08:00 AM
07:00 PM
Check In for Global Alpha Forum
08:50 AM
09:00 AM
General Session
Opening Remarks
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Innovation Symposium
Incubators and Innovation
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Featured Keynote
Keynote Presentation by Doug Haynes, President of Point72
Featuring Doug Haynes
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
Innovation Symposium
Corporate Partnering
12:15 PM
01:15 PM
Meals and Breaks
Buffet Lunch
01:15 PM
02:00 PM
General Session
Family Office Invesment Panel
Featuring Angelo Robles, Pierre duPont
05:00 PM
07:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Cocktails and Networking

Day 2, Friday, 7th October 2016

08:00 AM
03:30 PM
Check In for Global Alpha Forum and Symposiums
09:00 AM
09:10 AM
General Session
Day 2 Opening Remarks
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
Innovation Symposium
Innovation Company Presentations
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
Innovation Symposium
Innovation Company Awards Ceremony
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
General Session
Price Transparency in the Cannabis Industry
Featuring Brian Liston, Johnathan Rubin, Roy Bingham
Moderated by Matt Karnes
12:00 PM
01:15 PM
Meals and Breaks
Buffet Lunch
02:00 PM
04:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Closing Cocktails and Networking

Day 3, Monday, 20th March 2017


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1 Elmcroft Rd
Stamford, CT 06902

By Air

There are three airports convenient to the Stamford, CT

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN) 18.5 miles.
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) 31.9 miles.
  • Kennedy Airport (JFK) 37.9 miles.

By Train


  • Take Metro-North to Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Silicon Harbor.


  • Take Amtrak to Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Silicon Harbor.


Providing the Alternative Investment Industry with the most relevant speakers and networking since 2007

  • 2007

    Conference Launch

    First annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker Nouriel Roubini, who warned about the impending banking crisis. Other notable speakers included Anthony Ryan of the US Treasury Dept. and Roger Ibbotson of Yale University and Zebra Capital.

  • 2008

    Rudy Giuliani & Larry Summers

    Global Alpha Forum hosted its second annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speakers including Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City.

  • 2009

    CT Hedge Fund Day

    Global Alpha Forum’s third conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker John Thain, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch, who spoke about how Wall Street has not yet learned its lessons. Connecticut Governor Jody Rell declared the day “Connecticut Hedge Fund Day”.

  • 2011

    Gov. Malloy Delivers Keynote

    In 2011, Global Alpha Forum conference in Greenwich, CT featured a keynote speech by Dan Malloy, the Governor of Connecticut. Other notable speakers were Michael Darda of MKM Partners and Richard Breeden of Breeden Capital.

  • 2013

    Global Alpha in NYC

    In 2013, the Global Alpha Forum was held for the first time in New York City at the New York Athletic Club. Keynote speakers included Greg Lippman of LibreMax providing his unique perspective on global markets.

  • 2015

    Global Alpha Returns To CT

    Global Alpha Forum returned to Connecticut, hosting its conference in Greenwich. Our best-in-class content included Marc Lasry and Nouriel Roubini and was augmented by one-on-one meetings between Investors and Fund Managers.

Keynote Speaker

Contact us for speaking opportunities at or call 203.202.1622

Doug Haynes

Point72 Asset Management


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