LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ADISA, the nation’s largest trade association representing the alternative and direct investment industry, announced today that its 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show is on pace for record attendance, including its highest registration to date of broker-dealers, registered investment advisors (RIAs), and registered representatives. Professionals of these specialties are expected to constitute nearly 50 percent of attendees at the conference.
“Hosted each fall, ADISA’s annual conference is an unparalleled event with in-depth and insightful education, as well as unrivaled networking opportunities,” said John Harrison, executive director and chief executive officer of ADISA. “It’s a unique forum where professionals from every facet of alternative and direct investments gather together for comprehensive education to better themselves and better our industry as a whole. We’re thrilled with the reception we have received through registration thus far, and look forward to a great event.”
Held September 26 – 28 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, ADISA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show is expected to host approximately 1,000 attendees. Educational sessions at the conference will discuss new alternative products such as life settlements, interval funds and private equity; business development companies; real estate investment trusts; Section 1031 exchange; an update on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule; energy; oil and gas, and more. The conference also delivers education specifically focused on aiding broker-dealers, RIAs and registered representatives.
Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer and former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, will keynote ADISA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show.
The three-day program will also include a presentation by award-winning actress Linda Gray at its Women’s Leadership Forum luncheon. The purpose of this forum is to connect women in the alternative and direct investment industry; strengthen their professional networks; and enhance their personal and professional growth.
ADISA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show is designed for all industry professionals who sponsor, analyze, market, distribute or sell alternative investments. Several educational sessions qualify for continuing education credit. The event is expected to host approximately 80 exhibitors.
The Alternative and Direct Investment Securities Association is the nation’s largest trade association dedicated to serving alternative investment and securities industry professionals who are active in offering, managing and distributing private and public direct investments. ADISA connects members directly to key industry experts through leading edge conferences, trade shows and publications providing timely trends and education. The association was founded in 2003 and has approximately 4,000 members who are key decision makers representing more than 40,000 professionals throughout the nation. ADISA advocates for and works to maintain the integrity and reputation of the industry by promoting the highest ethical standards and providing education, networking opportunities and resources to its members.
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