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EMPEA's commitment to developing the emerging markets private equity industry is demonstrated in our educational initiatives, including organizing and participating in training programs around the world designed to empower our members and global network with the tools to raise funds, make good investments, manage successful exits, and achieve superior returns.


Upcoming Training Opportunities: Hong Kong, South Africa and Washington, DC


EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass | Hong Kong - 16 January 2014
The Park Lane, Hong Kong
Following the success of the series in Washington, London and Mumbai, the EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass is travelling to Hong Kong and partnering with BerchWood Partners, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and HKVCA to arm local fund managers with proven fundraising tools and global best practices. Learn more and register today »

Limited Partners-Only Materclass | South Africa - 10 February 2014 
Spier, Stellenbosch
Presented in conjunction with Private Equity in Southern Africa 2014, hosted by SAVCA, EMPEA and the Financial Times, this half-day session is open exclusively and on a complimentary basis to LPs. Learn more and register today »

Value Creation through the Private Equity Lifecycle: An EMPEA Masterclass with Faculty Leader EY | South Africa - 12 February 2014
EY House, Cape Town
Join EMPEA, EY and leading African PE investors for an EMPEA Masterclass on Value Creation through the Private Equity Lifecycle. Led by our expert faculty, this in-depth workshop will feature candid, closed-door discussions designed to leave attendees better equipped to maximize the value of their investments within the unique landscape of the African market. Learn more and register today »

4th Annual Institutional Investors Only-Summit | Washington, DC - 12 May 2014 
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Save the date for this annual summit which gathers over 120 institutional investors to participate in targeted, data-driven sessions  addressing questions about EM PE and creating a dialogue with peers about investing in the asset class. Part of EM PE Week in Washington, DC featuring the IFC/EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference.

EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass | Washington, DC - 15 May 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Save the date for the third annual EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass in DC, an in-depth workshop designed for managers with funds in the market, first-time fund managers, and new hires to hear directly from leading LPs and industry insiders on actionable fundraising advice and common pitfalls. Part of EM PE Week in Washington, DC featuring the IFC/EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference.


Past Training Opportunities


EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass

Institutional Investors-Only Summit

The EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass is an opportunity or fund managers to gain practical insight from emerging markets private equity's largest investors. Whether you're a first-time fund manager or have funds in the market, this Masterclass will provide you with real world fundraising perspectives, lessons learned and industry best practices.

The Institutional Investors-Only Summit convenes over 120 institutional investors for data-driven presentations and peer-to-peer exchanges on allocating to EM PE. Open only to qualified institutional investors, each summit hosts a select group of over 120 delegates from foundations, endowments, family offices, and public and private pension funds.


EMPEA Supports Private Equity Training for African Institutional Investors


EMPEA was pleased to support the African Venture Capital Association's (AVCA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat's, Emerging Markets two-day workshop on Private Equity for African Institutional Investors in Accra on 25-26 April 2012.

The workshop was part of the series of Private Equity Roundtables organised across Africa by the Commonwealth Secretariat over the past two years, which provide a practical introduction to private equity for African institutional investors. The key objective is to provide participants with a basic understanding of issues and questions to consider when evaluating investment opportunities in private equity in Africa, through a combination of lectures and panel discussions led by experts working in private equity in the region and other markets.