December 6th, 2023
The Southeast Investors Annual Meeting is a closed-door program that gathers the world's leading managers along with institutional and private wealth investors from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. This meeting offers a unique platform to learn from and alongside industry thought leaders. Panel sessions and Private meetings throughout the day will allow for deepening relationships, developing partnerships and fostering business. This one-day conference will host leading investors, managers and other professionals to discuss investment opportunities and new trends in the market.
Past Keynote Speakers
Joseph Kruger II, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Kruger Inc.
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Kruger Inc., a Montreal based privately-owned family company which produces toilet paper, facial tissue as well as towel and napkin paper products in North America and South America. The company also produces newsprint, coated paper, linerboard packaging and electricity. It also invests in real estate. His main purpose is to build a company and/or business that will be passed onto his two children, and the next generation. To produce essential products and to create a company that employs people who are proud to work for it. To help communities where a Kruger business exists so that it can thrive and grow. Under his leadership, Kruger Inc. survived the recession of 2008/2009 as the only paper company that did not declare bankruptcy. From a young age he started working in the family business, shadowing his father. His father also asked him to take care of the family, including extended family members which he has lived up to and continues doing to this day. His values are honesty, follow the rules and be a good corporate citizen. A world-renowned corporation deeply rooted in the Montreal economy, Joseph Kruger II has taken to heart the principles of sustainable development, blending modernization with sound management of) natural resources. Under his direction Kruger has maintained its headquarters in Montreal, becoming the hub of network extending from the United States into Latin America, Europe and even Asia. Thanks to a management vision focused on technological innovation, this Montreal industrial jewel has positioned itself at the leading edge in its field, thereby contributing to the economic vitality and international influence of Quebec’s metropolis. As a philanthropist, Joseph Kruger II has also contributed to the social vitality of Montreal by supporting a wide variety of causes in the areas of scientific research, health care, environmental protection, community solidarity, high education, culture and entrepreneurship. Mr. Kruger is a past Director of the Bank of Canada. He is the recipient of one of Quebec’s highest distinction, Knight of the Order of Quebec (1994), a Member of the Order of Canada (1998) and most recently a Member of the Order of Montreal (2020).
Tim Draper | Founder and Managing Partner | Draper Associates
Tim Draper founded Draper Associates, DFJ and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds. Funded Coinbase, Baidu, Tesla, Skype, SpaceX, Twitch, Hotmail, Focus Media, Robinhood, Athenahealth, Box, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC and 15 other unicorns from early/first rounds. He is a supporter and global thought leader for entrepreneurs everywhere, and is a leading spokesperson for Bitcoin and decentralization, having won the Bitcoin US Marshall’s auction in 2014, invested in over 50 crypto companies, and led investments in Coinbase, Ledger, Tezos, and Bancor, among others.He is regularly featured on all major networks as a proponent for entrepreneurship, innovative governance, free markets and Bitcoin, and has received various awards and honors including the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur of the World,” and is listed as one of the top 100 most powerful people in finance by Worth Magazine, the top 20 most influential people in Crypto by CryptoWeekly, #1 most networked VC by AlwaysOn, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, member of the Global Guru 30 Startup Gurus in the world, and #48 most influential Harvard Alum