2022 Southern Private Equity Conference

The 2022 SBIA Southern Private Equity Conference will take place on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. 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 Southern Private Equity Conference offers…

  • substantive, thoughtful content on the latest data, trends and best practices
  • timely legislative and regulatory updates from Washington
  • senior-level, high quality networking


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


Please note that all times are Central Standard.
Click here to download a copy of the agenda.

Thursday, March 3
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SBIA’s Women Investors Networking Luncheon
An exclusive networking event for senior-level women fund managers, limited
partners, and investment bankers. (By invitation only, please.)
2:30 p.m.Conference Registration
2:30 -5:00 p.m.Networking Lounge
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Adding Value as a Lender or Minority Investor
Scott Chappell, Barings Global Private Finance, Session Moderator
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.CEO Reflections: Workforce and Supply Chain Challenges Facing Today's Management Teams
Steven Silvers, CEO, Express Flooring
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Networking Cocktail Reception
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while connecting with colleagues from around the Southern region and across the U.S.
Friday, March 4
7:30 a.m. Conference Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and enjoy connecting with your fellow colleagues.
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Sponsor Recognition
A warm welcome and special thanks to our sponsors from the regional president.
Heather Hubbard, Valesco Industries, Southern Regional President
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Legislative and Regulatory Update
A review of critical legislative and regulatory issues that may impact private equity investors.
Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Due Diligence on Operations and the Labor Force
Raquel Alvarenga, Haynes & Boone, Session Moderator
Patrick Floeck, Valesco Industries
Michael Kornman, NCK Capital

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Networking Break
Re-caffeinate and reconnect during this intermission between sessions.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Keynote Presentation: A Luminary’s Perspective on Private Equity Investing in Today’s Challenging Environment
Suzy Kriscunas, The Riverside Company
Heather Hubbard, Valesco Industries
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Networking Luncheon
No speakers, no formalities, just valuable networking with colleagues while enjoying a great meal.
1:30 p.m.     Conference Concludes


The SBIA Southern Private Equity Conference will be held on Thursday, March 3 – Friday, March 4, 2021 and offers attendees the opportunity to meet and network with lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and select professional service providers.



Registration Category

 2022 Pricing

SBIA Member $625
Non-Member* $750

Cancellation Policy:
All Southern 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 February 10, 2022. After February 10, 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. 

For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or 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.

Thank You to Our 2022 Distinguished Speakers

The SBIA Southern Private Equity Conference speaker lineup feature experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field. 2022 Conference speakers include:

Keynote Speaker: Suzy Kriscunas
The Riverside Company 
Riverside Capital Appreciation Founding Partner
Keynote Presentation: “A Luminary’s Perspective on Private Equity Investing in Today’s Challenging Environment”


Brett Palmer

Small Business Investor Alliance
Session: “Legislative and Regulatory Update”


Heather Hubbard
Valesco Industries
SBIA Southern Regional President
Session: “Welcome and Sponsor Thank You”


Patrick Floeck
Valesco Industries
Session: “Due Diligence on Operations and the Labor Force”


Michael Kornman
NCK Capital 
Managing Partner
Session: “Due Diligence on Operations and the Labor Force”




As a courtesy for the registrants of the 2022 Southern Private Equity Conference, there will be a room block at:

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Tel: 214. 922.0200

Unless sold out sooner, the SBIA room block will be available until February 10, 2022.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!



Eversheds Sutherland

Matthews Carter BoyceZookDinon



March 3 and 4 2022

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
2121 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

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