BIONEERS: Annual Conference 2017

Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with breakthrough solutions and each other.

Our acclaimed annual national and local conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach including an award-winning radio series, book series, and role in media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour. Our programs further focus on Women’s Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Community Resilience Networks, and Leadership Development and Youth.


FALK MARQUES GROUP: Women’s Private Equity Summit

Every year, the industry’s top leaders gather together at the Women’s Private Equity Summit. For two days, these accomplished women — a thoughtfully balanced audience of GPs, LPs, and advisors to the industry — do business. They network, swap stories and information, initiate deals and forge new relationships. For these women, the Summit is the place to be.


The highly interactive Summit features informative sessions and candid conversations.

• Keynote sessions and moderated panel discussions with an international roster of industry leaders
• Dedicated tracks focused on each asset class and investment opportunities
• Topic-driven small group conversations
• Our TINA Talks −fast-paced talks focused on the future of our world delivered by engaging luminaries
• The Private Equity Trailblazer Award, honoring pioneering women who have paved the way for their peers in private equity.

Evening networking functions and a variety of optional pre-Summit and early morning networking activities round out the program. The backdrop for the conference is the rugged seacoast of Half Moon Bay, where stunning views and a relaxed spa setting inspire conversation and reflection.


Our extraordinary speakers are among the most accomplished women in private equity and venture capital as well as top limited partners and leading economists.

Attendees are drawn from the ranks of giant private equity firms and influential boutiques; centuries-old endowments and new family offices actively investing in private equity; start up VC firms and seasoned pros. In short, Summit participants are successful women from across the spectrum who want to see other women succeed, who have profound industry experience and information to share, unique stories to tell and lessons to teach.

The Women’s Private Equity Summit is the ideal venue for making new contacts, renewing old friendships and building a trusted network to help advance your firm — and your place — in the industry.

NEW HOPE NETWORK: Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West is where new products turn into record profits, relationship building and ROI is always high, and brand awareness builds momentum with each better business practice. Experience over 3500 exhibits showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products.

Nowhere else can you get your products in front of so many buyers within the natural and organic products industry.

Join over 60,000 professionals and peers in an experience guaranteed to help your business grow.

Connect with other attendees and exhibitors from the Natural Products Expo West community. This vibrant community is the premier place to offer tips, reviews and start discussions related to events, education and products from Natural Products Expo trade shows.