What's new at Winter Conference?

Extended Meeting Time!

Winter Conference will feature
3 more hours of 1:1 meeting time!

Larger Deal Connect Space!

This pinnacle session presents transaction opportunities from standout companies in the M&A industry.
Deal Connect is extended by 4 hours to help bring your deal of the year to fruition.

New Education Formats

This conference unveils two new engaging and insightful education opportunities:
Learning Labs & Breakout Sessions.

Stay ahead of the competition with your knowledge of market trends with different valuable professional enhancements offered. 

Stay the Course

Move your networking and dealmaking out to the fairways of The Vinoy Golf Club. 

Arrive early to meet on the course or stay through Feb. 10 to continue the action after the conference!

Event Agenda

Agenda details are subject to change, please check back regularly for updates and speaker additions.

All listed times are Eastern Time Zone (ET).

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AM&AA Advisory Council Breakfast

The AM&AA Advisory Council will discuss the organization's initiatives & strategies.

Breakfast served
Open only to AM&AA Advisory Council Members

AM&AA Advisory Council Breakfast
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration & Exhibit Hall 

The AM&AA Registration & Hospitality Desk can help you gather all of your registration materials, confirm the locations of conference events, and answer any questions you may have. Stop by the Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and learn how their services can take your deal to the next level!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AM&AA Deal Connect

Kicking off the Winter Conference, the highly anticipated Deal Connect provides a prime free-form networking space for private equity professionals to meet with middle-market intermediaries and investment bankers, all bearing transaction opportunities, at designated tables. Stop by to make the most of your conference experience with this valuable opportunity! 


Learning Labs


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome Lunch & Networking

Join us for the official kick off of the Winter Conference and celebrate the recipients of the Thought Leader of the Year Award, presented by Forvis, and Chapter Leader of the Year Award!


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

General Session #1 - Market Update



2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

General Session #2 


2:15 PM - 5:00 PM

AM&AA Deal Connect

Looking for a deal? Stop by Deal Connect and meet with middle-market intermediaries and investment bankers bearing transaction opportunities stationed at designated tables within this free-form networking space. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity for private equity professionals!

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Learning Labs & Breakout Sessions


4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

General Session #3


5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Night Reception

The opening reception is your opportunity to connect and network with professionals while meeting potential new partners in a relaxed, social setting.

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Conference Breakfast & Networking



AM&AA Membership Committee Breakfast Meeting

The AM&AA Membership Committee will discuss membership growth and initiatives.

Breakfast served
Invitation only


AM&AA Membership Committee Breakfast Meeting
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Exhibit Hall

The AM&AA Registration & Hospitality Desk will remain open throughout the day to assist with any questions you may have. Be sure to connect with exhibitors to learn how their services can help your business. 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session #4


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DealWare M&A Market Survey Report Update

Hear the results from AM&AA and DealWare's National Q4 M&A Survey. Areas of insight include:

  • Detailed data for deals closed in Q3 and Q4 of 2022
  • Detailed data for active deals in the current pipeline as of January 2023
  • Factors that will impact M&A in 2023 and beyond, including: Interest Rates, Supply Chain, Labor Shortage, Geopolitics, and more


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session #5


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Conference Lunch & Networking


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Labs & Breakout Sessions


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AM&AA Deal Connect

Calling all private equity professionals! This is the last opportunity of the conference to schedule 1:1 meetings or drop by stationed middle-market intermediaries and investment bankers with open transaction opportunities. 


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

General Session #6


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Reception
Join your colleagues and new connections for the closing reception to celebrate your deals!

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AM&AA Chapter Leader Breakfast & Workshop

This interactive workshop is designed for Executive Committee Members to identify and implement chapter growth strategies through multiple outlets, such as events, sponsorships and resources.

Breakfast served
Invitation only to AM&AA Executive Committee Members


AM&AA Chapter Leader Breakfast &  Workshop