World-renowned conference gathers financial community to raise millions for treatment and cure of pediatric cancer
New York, NY – April 2, 2019 – The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the speaker lineup for its 24th Annual Sohn Investment Conference in partnership with CNBC and 6th Annual Next Wave Sohn, to be held May 6, 2019 at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Sohn Investment Conference in partnership with CNBC is recognized worldwide as the original and premier investment idea conference. Since its inception in 1995, The Sohn Investment Conference has convened the global financial community for a highly-anticipated, fast-paced day of new market insights with the mission of raising critical funds for pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases.
"This year's Sohn Investment Conference will build upon the legacy of Sohn as a unique platform for exchanging ideas with other leading investors and thinkers," said Graham Duncan, Co-Chair of The Sohn Investment Conference. "Attendees return year after year because of the caliber of the ideas presented, which makes the Foundation's work to treat and cure pediatric cancer possible."
The 24th Annual Sohn Investment Conference will feature presentations in the signature format, as well as fireside chats.
The speaker lineup for the 24th Annual Sohn Investment Conference:
"The Conference is a unique opportunity to network with industry peers and hear investment insights from the best in the business – all to benefit an important cause of funding pediatric cancer research, which receives only four percent of the National Cancer Institute budget," said Christine Hamner, Co-Chair of The Sohn Investment Conference. "We are grateful that influential sponsors and the global financial community come together to support a great conference and a worthy cause."
"The Sohn Investment Conference is an unparalleled day of innovative market insights presented by speakers who rarely share them publicly," said Keith Johnson, Co-Chair of The Sohn Investment Conference. "Our exceptional speaker list continues to set the standard of excellence globally, and the new fireside chats will provide a forum for must-see leaders to dive into meaningful conversations. This is an opportunity for finance professionals, all of whom have been affected by cancer in some way, to put their intellect and ambition behind the cause of advancing cancer research."
In addition to the flagship afternoon program, the Foundation will host the 6th Annual Next Wave Sohn. Next Wave Sohn features the most promising emerging leaders of the finance community, who present their best investment ideas in the distinct format of The Sohn Investment Conference.
The speaker lineup for the 6th Annual Next Wave Sohn:
"We are excited to once again partner with The Sohn Investment Conference for this important event, which raises money for pediatric cancer," said Nick Dunn, Vice President and Managing Editor of CNBC Business News. "Our unique access to the worldwide investment community and unparalleled global-reaching platform allows us to help amplify the impact of this news-making conference, bringing on-stage interviews and resulting headlines into financially-minded homes and offices around the world."
The Sohn Conference Foundation also announced its inaugural Host Committee. Compromised of prominent Chief Investment Officers, the Committee will ensure that The Sohn Investment Conference is both a place to hear great ideas from the stage while getting business done in the seats of David Geffen Hall. With over 20 members, the Host Committee is committed to making The Conference an important stop on the financial tour as well as the premier fundraiser for pediatric cancer.
Host Committee members include:
For more information about The Sohn Investment Conference, visit http://www.sohnconference.org.
ABOUT THE SOHN CONFERENCE FOUNDATION
The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer. The Sohn Conference Foundation supports cutting-edge medical research, state-of-the-art research equipment, and innovative programs to ensure that children with cancer survive and thrive. The Sohn Conference Foundation raises its funds through premier investment conferences around the world, including the renowned annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York.
The Sohn Investment Conference honors the memory of Ira Sohn, a Wall Street professional who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. His friends and family founded The Sohn Investment Conference in New York in 1995. Since then, investment leaders from across the globe have been inspired to launch partner Sohn Conferences to bring the financial community together for charitable causes. Sohn Conferences include Sohn Australia, Sohn Brazil, Sohn Canada, Sohn Geneva, Sohn Hong Kong, Sohn India, Sohn London, Sohn Monaco, Sohn San Francisco, and Sohn Tel Aviv. To date, The Foundation has raised more than $85 million. For more information on The Sohn Investment Conference, visit www.sohnconference.org.
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