ABOUT SWISS GROWTH FORUMSBY ANDREEA PORCELLI
ABOUT SWISS GROWTH FORUMSBY ANDREEA PORCELLI
Swiss Growth Forums (SGF) is an exclusive, invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure. Andreea Porcelli, SGF founder and president, has more than 20 years’ experience as an international investment banker, finding investors for small cap companies on a world scale. She and her team select, by invitation-only, companies seeking international investor exposure to present and then socialize over three days with institutional fund managers, private asset managers, high net-worth individuals, and industry-related sponsors and foundations—all of whom are also exclusively invited to match SFG’s highly selective criteria.
Each conference features a different, socially-responsible theme that the sponsors incorporate into their keynote speeches. Our elite mix of speakers and presenters from the business and financial sectors, as well as from academia and charitable foundations, maintain the exclusive mix that our audience seeks at our three-day events.
SGF has garnered significant press exposure, and the number of international media outlets covering our events—already in the double digits—is projected to expand significantly with each forum edition that we offer. According to testimonials from many of the guests, the Swiss Growth Forum has distinguished itself as the one of the most international conferences of its kind.
Swiss Growth Forums is the brainchild of Andreea Porcelli. An international investment banker with over 20 years’ of experience in finding investors for small cap companies on a world scale, she is an expert at communicating with investors according to their own cultural and professional requirements. Fluent in five languages, and having lived in numerous countries throughout Europe, Porcelli is a renowned expert in her field.
She began her career at Barclays Investment Banking division in London in 1992. In 1995, Porcelli moved to New York City, and at 28, she became the youngest syndicate manager on Wall Street for MH Meyerson & Co., a 500-broker, 1990s trading powerhouse. In 1998, Porcelli founded Continental Advisors SA, a Luxembourg-based boutique investment advisory.
During her 20-year career, she has obtained over $1 billion in financing for US small cap companies, financed over 250 separate entities and obtained investments from funds from over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. A distinguished expert on international public listings, her company, Continental Access Ltd., has represented companies from $25 million to $10 billion in market capital in developing their international investor base.
FOUR REASONS TO JOIN THE SWISS GROWTH FORUMS
Andreea Porcelli has been a growth company financier for over two decades. Her network of bankers and fund managers from North America, Europe, and Asia provides Swiss Growth Forums with a constant flow of companies seeking financing options from international institutions. Using strict criteria to assess market niche value and/or management team potential and productivity, SGF offers a wide array of outstanding public and private companies from which to select. The variety of offerings coupled with the standards by which we select companies for invitation makes SGF a unique networking event.
An Exceptional Networking Opportunity
Our notable forums feature a plethora of networking opportunities in a variety of settings, including cocktail parties, wine tastings, seated lunches, and dinner. Company executives and investors have ample time to become acquainted in an informal, relaxed setting. This is the hallmark of an SGF conference, and it is something that we will continue to build upon with our future editions.
The SGF Premier Conference has hosted close to 475 institutional investors from over 44 countries, including heads of family offices, fund managers, and private asset managers from major institutions. All attendees at SGF events foster a shared interest in high-growth companies.
Our vast network of institutional investors affords us access to various locales for international business. Some of the world’s most prestigious business groups have a presence in locations such as Monaco, Dubai, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong to name a few. Because of this presence, Swiss Growth Forums created events that would allow top decision makers and investors from around the world to consider investment opportunities in various prestigious, convenient, and beautiful locations all hosted by Swiss Growth Forums.