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On Friday April 8, nearly 140 IMAP members are due to gather in Paris to celebrate IMAP’s Spring 2022 conference, and the first time the M&A partnership can reunite its teams from Africa, the Americas, and Asia since the COVID outbreak.

Preceding the Friday kick-off, conference hosts Degroof Petercam – IMAP France & Belgium, are holding an exclusive invite-only symposium on Thursday April 7 at Bridge – Pont Alexandre III. Presiding will be Degroof Petercam Chairman, Mr. Gilles Samyn, with renowned Chairman of the Institut de l’Engagement and CEO of the Greater Paris University Hospitals (AP-HP), Mr. Martin Hirsch, the afternoon’s keynote speaker.

Then, on Friday morning, select journalists have been invited to attend a special geopolitical monitor panel session in which IMAP and external experts will be looking behind the headlines of the events in Ukraine and discussing the medium and long-term consequences for Europe, together with the war’s implications on M&A, the financial markets and industry, as well as international ESG policy. For the first time during a conference, senior IMAP dealmakers will be available to journalists for exclusive interviews and commentary.