2018 Certified Trade Mission to Paris, France — January 30 – 31, 2018

2018 Certified Trade Mission to Paris, France
For All Alternative Asset Fund Managers including Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital, Real Estate & Infrastructure Fund Managers

Tuesday January 30 – Wednesday January 31, 2018


  • Introduce US Alternative Asset Fund Managers to the leading French LPs who are investing and planning to invest in US Alternative assets.
  • Minimum of fifteen private LP:GP one-on-one matchmaking meetings for each U.S. participant


  • Fifteen to twenty-five one-on-one personal meetings with leading institutions and family offices
  • Focused, structured, organized and pre-arranged private meetings
  • Convened by the U.S Department of Commerce International Trade Administration and the U.S. Embassy Paris
  • No placement agency fees or commissions
  • Full contact information and background provided to GPs prior to all meetings
  • Promotion of your firm to 150+ local institutional investors, single- and multi-family offices



Brian Beams
International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

A veteran of the United States Air Force and graduate of Central Florida University, BS Finance, Brian’s private sector career began at International Assets Advisory as a Registered Representative (Series 7, 63, 65, & FL-215). After some years at the boutique firm, he joined the U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions – USUN, where his focus was diplomacy and national security.

Brian joined the U.S. Commercial Service in September 2013 as an International Trade Specialist for the Northern New Jersey Export Assistance Center. He counsels U.S. businesses that wish to begin exporting or increase their exports throughout the global marketplace. He is the area sector coordinator for financial services and energy, to list a few. Lastly, he is the Deputy Team Leader for USCS’s Global Finance Team where he leads the financial services subsector. He was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, has lived in Germany, France, and Bosnia, and traveled to 23 additional countries.

Benefits to Fund Managers

  • Exposure to top level investors from France in an exclusive setting.
  • Knowledge gained from French investors.
  • Serve as a delegate in a US government initiative aimed at promoting the nation’s leadership in private equity, hedge, alternative assets, venture capital, infrastructure, and real estate to foreign institutional investors.
  • Showcase your firm’s investment expertise directly to interested investors.
  • Direct, pre arranged LP:GP one on one match making meetings.

LP Participant Profile

LPs from France will be invited by our French national co-chairmen and the US embassy in Paris. We expect strong attendance from more than twenty-five highly qualified pension funds and insurance companies, banks, single- and multi-family offices, wealth management advisors, and high net worth individuals that either have an exposure to US alternative assets or have expressed an interest in doing so in the future. This Certified Trade Mission will provide you the opportunity for one-on-one private meetings with each LP in attendance.

In Hong Kong we had forty-one LP meetings and in Singapore over fifty LPs attended one of the two events.

The LP list will be qualified once the US delegation is selected to ensure compatibility with the US Funds attending.


Tuesday January 30, 2018

Arrival in Paris.
Check in at the five star Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel.
Evening at leisure.

Wednesday January 31, 2018
Certified Trade Mission
All Trade Mission events will be held at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at your leisure in the Café de la Paix Restaurant, Hotel Lobby, included as part of the Trade Mission.

8:30 – 9:00 Networking and Registration of US GP delegates and French LP delegates in the foyer of the Lulli Ballroom.

9:00 – 12:30 One-on-one meetings, in the Lulli-Charpentier Ballroom.
Members of the US delegation will meet one-on-one with each investment professional from the leading French institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, and family offices. Each attendee will meet with each French LP. Meetings will be approximately twenty minutes long.

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch in the Messager Ballroom.
A Buffet Lunch will be served. It will be an opportunity for the GPs and LPs to continue their discussions in an informal setting.

1:30 PM Trade Mission Ends
Depart hotel. Extensions available upon request.

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.