The Drawdown Operational Leaders' Summit 2023
Winter Edition

Uniting senior operational leaders of private capital funds, to reflect and discuss all aspects of risk management in an increasingly complex world, in a relaxed and discreet environment.

8 - 10 November 2023
Wyndham Grand Algarve, Portugal

The Drawdown Operational Leaders’ Summit - winter edition took place on 10th & 11th November at one of Portugal's largest golfing resorts, Wyndham Grand Algarve.

Private equity operational leaders (including CFOs, COOs, CTOs, CDOs, Heads of Legal, Tax and Compliance) joined us to connect and discuss pressing challenges currently impacting their roles.

This two-day private format unpacked all aspects of risk management faced by operational leaders across Europe. Our expert lead discussions featured insights on the latest developments in technology, cybersecurity, tax regulation and compliance, diversity and talent retention, ESG and much more.

Throughout the two days industry experts joined us to:

This exclusive event is invitation-only, if you are interested in next year’s winter summit please register your interest and join us at our retreat-style forum.

Call for speakers

At each event, our dedicated team works hard to bring together the speakers you want to hear from on the topics that are close to your heart. A minimum of three months of desk, telephone and face-to-face research goes into creating each programme - so, if you would like to participate, please contact Amy Moon today.

I would definitely recommend the Operational Leaders’ Summit: I developed my understanding of some key challenges in the industry, engaged in in-depth discussions on very relevant issues and made some great connections. A conference you can actually enjoy and look forward to!

Past Delegate, Former Chief Financial Officer, UK Private Equity Fund

The Operational Leaders’ Summit is a well-located event where great value comes from networking with engaged individuals - all in all a great conference.

2017 Delegate, Chief Financial Officer, Swiss-based Secondaries Fund

The great atmosphere, venue and number of delegates are what make the Operational Leaders’ Summit a valuable event that stands out on the calendar.

Past Delegate, Managing Partner, German-based Direct Secondaries Fund