Last week, at Beauty & Essex in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Axial hosted more than 100 attendees at its fifth and final Concord conference of 2019.
Axial Concord is an event designed to produce the single most productive day of business development for each and every attendee. Launched in 2014, Concord has grown from a once-a-year happening in New York, to a full-fledged conference series with additional events in Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver each year.
The Axial team coordinates one-on-one meetings throughout the day for every attendee, producing a full meeting schedule for each firm with virtually no prep required by attendees. Each attendee can expect up to 13 meetings, curated based on deal criteria from buyside members and live and pre-market deals provided by investment banks and private companies. The format is designed to take all the legwork away from clients and increase the likelihood that members will make connections that lead to closed deals.
No prep, no wasted time, no service providers. Concord is in-person business development done right.
A few interesting takeaways from this year’s event:
- 114 attendees from 101 firms
- 154 live and pre-market deals represented by 52 bankers
- 676 one-on-one meetings
- 46% sell-side firms
- 14% family offices