2022 Northeast Private Equity Conference

New dates!

The 2022 SBIA Northeast Private Equity Conference will take place on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Lotte New York Palace. The event offers insight into U.S. economic trends, updates about potential policy changes affecting your fund’s bottom line, and strategic, high-level networking opportunities with middle market colleagues.  

The Northeast Private Equity Conference…

  • attracts nearly 200 lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and industry professionals
  • offers a close, collegial networking environment with senior-level decision makers
  • provides substantive, thoughtful content on the latest data, trends and best practices, and timely legislative and regulatory updates from Washington


SBIA members get significant discounts on participation in our events – join SBIA today


Please note that all times are Eastern Standard.

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Tuesday, June 28
12:00 p.m. Conference Registration Opens with Vaccination Verification Station
12:30 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Networking Lounge
12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Women Investors Networking Luncheon
(Invitation only, please.)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SBA Licensing and Operations: A Candid Interview with Investment Division Leadership
Andrew Panzo, NewSpring Capital, Session Moderator
Art Spivey, Director of Licensing, Office of Investment and Innovation (Invited)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Navigating Today's Unique Supply Chain Challenges
Ron Kerdasha, Fifth Third Bank, Session Moderator
5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Finding Deals and Building Networks Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, June 29
7:30 a.m. Conference Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Sponsor Recognition
Andrew Panzo, NewSpring Capital, Northeast Regional President
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Inside Washington from the SBIA's Perspective
Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Help Wanted: A Micro View of Labor Issues
Joe Deluca, NewSpring Capital, Session Moderator
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Networking Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Keynote Presentation: A Macro View of the Labor Crisis and Critical Risks Ahead
John Manzella, ManzellaReport.com, Manzella Trade Communications, Inc.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch


The Northeast Private Equity Conference offers attendees the opportunity to meet and network with lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, intermediaries, and select professional service providers.


  • SBIA Members                        $625
  • Non Members*                        $750

For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or at 202.628.5055.

Cancellation Policy:
All Northeast Conference registration cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to SBIA via email. A full refund for the registration fee is available on or before January 6, 2022. After January 6, 2022 no refund is available for registration fees. You may transfer your registration to another member of your firm, by sending us an email. Northeast Private Equity Conference registration is non-transferable to registrants outside of your firm. SBIA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

*Please Note: We are limiting attendance from Professional Service Providers (e.g. accountants, consultants, lawyers, etc.) to only those firms who are sponsors of the event or members of SBIA. For questions, please contact us at (202) 628-5055. 

Code of Conduct:
As we remain in the lingering stages of a pandemic, SBIA is requiring all registrants who will be present at the 2022 Northeast Private Equity Conference to show at least one of the following at registration to receive credentials and be allowed into the event:

  • Proof of full COVID vaccination (photo from your phone is acceptable) OR
  • Test results from a negative COVID-19 viral/PCR test (not a rapid antibody test) taken within the 48 hours prior to arrival at the conference.

The proof of vaccination or proof of negative PCR test is a requirement without exception and in addition to any hotel safety requirements.

There will also be mandatory COVID symptom questionnaire/screening at registration (Do you have any of the COVID symptoms: fever, chills, infection of the lungs or sinuses, etc.) If you are feeling ill or think you may have COVID then please do not attend the event.

SBIA expects to host all scheduled events in person during 2022; however, due to health and safety concerns or government-imposed requirements because of the ongoing Covid pandemic, SBIA reserves the right to modify the in-person format and instead host an event virtually.

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

The Northeast Private Equity Conference speaker lineup includes  a variety of experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field. 2022 Conference speakers include:

Keynote Speaker: John Manzella
Manzella Report.com, Manzella Trade Communications, Inc.
Session: The Macro View of the Labor Crisis and Its Impact on the Economy

Joe DeLuca
NewSpring Capital
Session: Help Wanted: A Micro View of Labor Issues



Ron Kerdasha
Fifth Third Bank
Session: Navigating Today’s Unique Supply Chain Challenges



Andrew Panzo
SBIA Northeast Regional President
NewSpring Capital
Session: SBA Licensing and Operations: A Candid Interview with Investment Division Leadership


Brett Palmer
Small Business Investor Alliance
Session: Inside Washington from the SBIA’s Perspective

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!



Eversheds Sutherland

Matthews Carter BoyceZookDinon




As a courtesy for the registrants of the Northeast Private Equity Conference, there will be a room block at:

Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street
New York, NY  10022


June 28 and 29 2022

Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue
New York , New York 10022

For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or at 202.628.5055.