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A conference presented by the Closely Held Companies Committee

8th Global Entrepreneurship Conference: Venturing and Discovering Overseas Markets  
13 – 14 May 2024 | Madrid, Spain

Join us in Madrid for our dynamic and interactive conference, organised by the Closely Held Companies Committee, where we will discuss highly topical aspects of doing business in cross-border markets, with keynote and industry speakers, other panellists and conference attendees from around the world. Madrid was one of the centerpieces of the first globalisation of our modern era and continues to play a central role and unique position as a global hub linking together the Old Continents with the Americas and it is thus best placed for a get together of professionals from all corners of the world to discuss the most relevant topics of corporate practice. 

We will discuss a variety of substantive topics from different angles, with our Closely Held Companies Committee hallmark of extensive audience participation. This includes our popular moderated table workshops on a range of highly practical questions when advising closely held companies. Enjoy the Closely Held Companies community and our unrivalled networking and social program including a private dinner on Monday.

Topics, keynote and roundtables will include:

•    Keynote introduction to trends and challenges in international trade and cross-border investments
•    Keynote debate: a few success stories of growth in new markets 
•    A general counsel’s view – supporting business and hedging risks in overseas markets
•    Inorganic growth through acquisitions and strategic alliances
•    Challenges of good governance in closely held companies and alignment of diverging interests
•    Forum shopping and trends in corporate laws  
•    Trends in corporate and venture capital to fuel growth of disruptive businesses

Workshops will include:

•    Interactive Workshop 1 - current corporate governance topics
•    Interactive Workshop 2 - current M&A, financing and growth topics

For those who arrive the day before the official program commences, the Madrid Host Committee is organising a fantastic informal Sunday afternoon and evening program including a cocktail/dinner at the Museo del Prado that you would not want to miss.

Important Dates

05
Apr

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05
Apr

Early bird deadline

Book by this date to receive early bird discounts.

26
Apr

Cancellation deadline

Cancellations are subject to an admin charge as stated in the conference programme. After this date, no refunds can be made.

07
May

Online registration deadline

Registration may still be possible after this date via the IBA office, but is subject to availability. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

07
May

Online amendment deadline

No further amendments can be made to your booking after this date. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

Online registrations received:

  Until 7 May

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

€1,055

Academics / judges (full-time)

€1,055

Public lawyers

€1,055

Corporate counsel**

€1,055

IBA member

€895

Non-member*

€1,055

After 7 May Registrations must be received in hard copy at the IBA office


Hard copy registration forms and fees received:

  After 5 April

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

€1,170

Academics / judges (full-time)

€1,170

Public lawyers

€1,170

Corporate counsel**

€1,170

IBA member

€995

Non-member*

€1,170

* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
  • Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
  • Pay the member rate

** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee

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Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the relevant Chair/Co-Chairs in the IBA Closely Held Companies Committee with your request; please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.