in New York are $5500 and $6888 in Hong Kong. This is for 18
minutes with 10 minutes allowed for questions by our panel
Please note: we adhere to a "Swiss" on time schedule. This
makes it convenient and predictable for both attendees and
presenters to drop in and out of our conference.
"Mother-Daughter" presentations where two companies basically
share the same management and in related industries may also opt
to present for 26 minutes with 15 minutes for questions for $8000.
Our audience was initially composed primarily of market
professionals: institutional investors, hedge funds, portfolio
managers, analysts, investment bankers and brokers who
collectively manage multi-billion dollar investment portfolios.
Starting in 2007, we began inviting business press,
newsletter writers, family offices and high net worth individuals
Starting In 2010, several of our
conferences and luncheons have been cosponsored by a
variety of quality BDs, investment banks, market research,
legal and accounting firms.
Starting in 2015, we added a "red" or Health Care track to our
Triple Gold Conference program.
Note: Originally "Triple Gold" referenced
Yellow (Gold), Black (Oil) and Blue (Water) companies. Over
time, we have added Silver (Silver), White (Special Situations),
Green (Clean Energy) and Red (Biotech/Healthcare).
Because of our selectivity in choosing presenters, our conference
company choices have consistently outperformed both market and
sector benchmarks. Coupled with world class talks and panels, we
have numerous testimonials as to why AFUND conferences are well
Attendance is by invitation only.
Our conference venue is meant to be intimate and optimized for
business networking. We are single track for
maximum audience attendance and you will have several
opportunities to network throughout our conference.
You are welcome to attend the entire day you are presenting to
maximize your networking opportunities and watch the presentations
of other companies. You will find many opportunities for one on
If your schedule permits, we especially
recommend attending our cocktail hour as well as lunch and/or
breakfast on the day of your presentation.
Note: We run on "Swiss Time": Presentations are precisely
timed and may not exceed the allotted time slot. For the
benefit of our attendees with busy schedules, we stop and start
presentations On Time.
Winter & Summer Triple Gold Conference audiences are mixed:
with both experience industry investors e.g natural resource,
healthcare, energy etc. as well as generalists. Try to address
both in your presentation by using a middle ground emphasizing
your company's distinct features and assets, program and future
plans. Some technical data is appropriate, but if extensive have
it ready in an appendix or website reference.
Remember to focus on the points that make you company an
attractive investment opportunity.
Spring & Fall Investment Conference audiences vary from top
fund managers to market analysts. We recommend
emphasizing a broad stroke introduction to your company. For
example, if in the life sciences, it should not be necessary to
have a medical degree to follow your presentation! Instead,
discuss your overall market strategy: the uniqueness of your
IP, the status of your clinical trials, the size of your potential
market, etc. However,
expect some technical questions from audience to follow.
NOTE: Instead of Spring & Fall Conferences we have the AFund/Wall Street Next Week
Symposium Luncheon SERIES - see below.
Your invited audience: Please send your invited
complimentary list two weeks in advance. For food purposes, we
need to have counts for the Princeton Club within one week.
Presenters are allowed two guests, in addition to two company
representatives. If you wish to invite more, providing they are
qualified attendees (fund managers, analysts, brokers and HNW
investors), we will try to accommodate you if we can as long as we
are given sufficient notice.
Note: All of our recent past events have been full often with a
waiting list. Some Recent Testimonials
"It was a great event. Lovely setting, good
audience, great food. We will be back."
Thank YOU for a great conference, and for high
quality and very attractive and investable companies!
"The event was a success and the
audience was excellent. I look forward to working with you and
your team again and will recommend working with your group to my
contacts within the industry."
"You and your team do an excellent j2ob in filling the room with
the right people and creating an atmosphere that encourages
interaction and business which is very difficult but something you
again for creating the opportunity for such interesting
and fruitful forum."
"The lunch the Princeton club puts on is
worth the trip alone, notwithstanding the fun I have had in the
past with your group of investors."
"I wanted to thank you for extending the
invitation to the event on Wed. You certainly have an
interesting cross section of companies from both a market cap
and metals focus, and each look like they are poised for some
Street Next Week Symposium Luncheon SERIES
March 30 HK
May 5 NY
May 22 or 25 HK
June 5 NY
also offer a unique 2 1/2 hour luncheon tracks
usually beginning with a keynote speaker and followed by
three or four company presentations. We provide the same
high quality audience as with AFUND conferences but in a
more intimate setting (~ 50 attendees) for enhanced
networking. These are offered though out the year to
better accommodate your New York visits. As of
November 2010, we
have often invited quality BDs, investment banks, research
firms, legal and accounting firms as cosponsors.
Note: While luncheons are 11.00 to 2pm, many
attendees stay until 3pm to informally network with
company presenters while enjoying more of our luncheon
Beginning in 2013, Private
companies that plan to go public within one year have an
additional presentation option limited to 15 minutes in length
including any questions from the audience for a fee of $2500.
Note as of 2017, we now offer 1/2 "lightening round slots" to CSE
listed companies as well as select micro caps [< $10M market cap]
for a fee of $2500.
EARLY REGISTRATION ADVISED
1) To insure your participation and 2) Additional exposure
time on our website www.afund.com and multiple emails to
Global fund managers as well as many investors often review our
conference participants given our historical out performance.
This ongoing marketing exposure through our website and emails to
markets professionals is often highly beneficial before as
well as after the conference itself.
We provide the use of a lectern, microphone, computer, LCD
projector and presentation screen at each conference. We
also bring our own Tech who controls all the audio/visual during
the presentation. A portable clicker and microphone
will be available for your use at the podium. We will pre-load
your presentation and request its receipt no later than one week
Send copies to email@example.com and please
remember to bring a back up copy of your presentation with you on
a flash drive.
We recommend you upload your power point presentation to
the investor relations portion of your website after the event.
RAFFLE PRIZES &
Small gifts, such as an embossed pen, company T-shirt or hat, can
create a positive emotional connection with your company. If
you are a consumer product company, e.g. if you sell sodas or
wine, let conference attendees taste them. If a
Silver company, a silver coin or an one ounce of silver
engraved with your company name would make a great desk
We welcome companies who wish to offer a raffle prize.
This can range from the fun bottle of wine or liquor to
the exotic mine or property visit. Any attendee
would love to win shares in your company! etc. Let
your creativity and imagination be your guide.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS These are made by us as well as news stories issued by our
media partners. We welcome a mention of your conference
presentation in your press release prior to our event.
We recommend that you post your conference presentation on
your web site after it is made. We also may link it on our website
which receives many visitors [individual investors as well as
market professionals] both before
and after each
conference to see who is presenting. Note: by registering early,
you will benefit from longer web presence.
Sponsorship packages are available to those companies who would
like to raise their level of exposure and expand their presence as
a leading market player.
The costs range from $1000 to $25,000 for Dining, Conference
Program and Exhibit Tables.
Conference Options include: Coffee Break ($1,500) Breakfast
[$3000], Lunch [$7,500], Wine [$2,500], Cocktails [$10,000
Cosponsor, $20,000 Full Sponsor] or Conference
Sponsor/Cosponsor ($10,000 to $25,000). Luncheon Symposium
Options include: Morning Coffee ($1000), Wine Sponsor ($1,200),
Symposium Sponsor/Cosponsor ($2500 or $5000).
Sponsorship benefits include one complimentary meeting
registration for every $1000 committed, the opportunity to
display promotional brochures in the company profile room and
signage to acknowledge your firm's sponsorship.
Additionally, sponsors may elect to host company sponsored dinners
for analysts and fund managers attending our conference.
Call for details.
We have made arrangements for conference presenters who wish
to stay at the Princeton Club New York.
If interested, please first email firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com or call Jessica Maidat at 212 596
1266 and mention that you will be guests of member Susan Hahn,
and you will be presenting at the ASTROLOGERS FUND conference
[give the date]. These
often fill up fast, so time is of the essence.
You will be required to give your credit card number
and will be responsible for all charges.
Note: If you make a reservation in advance and your plans
change but you do not cancel it in time, you will be charged
for one night's lodging.
If you need further assistance, please contact Nikki Spagnoli, Catering Sales Manager at 212 596 1210 or
HANDOUTS Literature: These days most attendees refer to
your website for information. However a one page handout is
recommended and always a good reminder.
Some presenters like to offer copies of their presentation slides
printed out and they is considered good form.
We suggest 50 handouts for luncheons and 50-75 copies for
Packages can be sent
directly to the Princeton Club to arrive 2-3 days in advance. Mark
THE ASTROLOGERS FUND INVESTMENT CONFERENCE [DATE]- Ship to
Shannon Zafonte, Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York,
N.Y. 10036. .
While every normal care is taken, neither we or any venue at
which we are presenting is responsible for the receipt and
distribution of your materials.
Company information kits will *NOT * be returned after the conference.
MORE OPTIONS Our cosponsors offer a number of services to public and
private companies. These range from company financings, executive
coaching and communication review of speaker presentations to fee
based analyst coverage. The Astrologers Fund itself offers
Corporate Astrology and Strategic
Planning by the Stars! Please feel free to inquire about
details should you have potential interest in any of these
Q: How do you choose companies?
A: We invite companies that we believe will outperform their
benchmarks over the next 6-12 months.
Q: Do you web cast or record the conference?
Q: Do you have exhibit booths?
A: No, but we do provide exhibit tables where attendees can pick
up your conference material.
Q: How many handouts should I send?
A: Previously 50-75 information kits was ideal. These days
more and more investors look up information online. If you have a
one page information sheet- then 75-100 is good. If a print
out of your power point 60-75. If a traditional kit, 40-50,
although over time, those numbers keep shrinking.
Q: Can my guests attend all day or just my presentation.
A: Qualified registered guests are most welcome to attend
any part of our conference they wish as long as they RSVP.
The Company presenter and one representative may attend all
or any part of the day of their presentation.
Q: Do you have a video for the conference that we
A: No. We don't make videos or record our conference as
we consider each a select event. This allows more freedom of
expression for participants.
Q: How many attendees do you expect?
A: Average conference attendance has been 100-125+ when two
days and 75-100+ when one day. By restricting participation, this
allows for increased interaction among delegates and presenters.
Symposium investor luncheons average 55 to 60 attendees.
Q: Is it possible to get a
list of the attendees?
A: No that is not our policy as in the past several major
fund attendees objected. However, it is very easy to network, and
presenting companies often receive extensive coverage afterwards. Q: How many companies
per day usually?
A: Luncheons 3-4; Conferences 7-10 (2
We are not interested in doing sponsored dinners or lunches. It is
inappropriate and ineffective. A:
ineffective, I hate to say this, but you are WRONG!
Unfortunately, it is true that many NYC “lunch crowd” events are
worthless. However, if you
are presenting one of the top quality events such as
ours, there is serious audience and good value. Simply ask
several of the companies that have presented recently.
me a list of small juniors who have done this in the last year.Always willing to
listen. A:We list our
previous conferences and luncheons above with which companies
presented. I am sure you will recognize many of the names
and please call a few you know. I
personally don’t trust lists
that give only selected names to call. Some companies we
have invited and presented for years, the latter beginning when
very small, but there are also plenty of small ones listed to
Q: We receive (so) many invitations to present. Why should
we present at your event?
A: Because we believe we have one of the best and most effective
small (and microcap) venues in New York. The reason is
simple: We choose higher quality companies, organize our events to
be enjoyable and we constantly upgrade our list to investors who
can and want to BUY small cap stocks. Too many non-sell side
events in New York are of poor quality and are largely populated
by our "black" list of non-serious attendees.
Q: We get invitations from investment banks to present at no or
lower cost? We would be happy to present if there were no
A: Investment banks have a different pricing model. While we
could charge attendees, those who actually invest in stocks, do
not see the need to PAY for the privilege of being pitched.
Consider the difference between advertising and marketing.
Both have value IF done well. Also remember even is there is
"no charge" it costs money and time to attend an event. The
question should be answered by: What payback can be
expected. Given we have many regular presenters, we know the
answer as to the value of AFUND events!
Q: Can you
recommend a nice hotel around the Princeton Club?
A: If you wish to stay at the
Princeton Club, we reserve a few rooms for presenters at
In addition see web sites such as
Hotel.com, nyc.com/hotels & Cheaprooms.com for room
discounts. The following are some recommended hotels in New York,
all within walking distance of The Princeton
Reservations should be made as soon as possible
by calling the phone number listed below or using a hotel
Q: Can we choose the time to present?
A: We organize each track to maximize interest and attendance.
However, if you need an earlier or later time slot, we will
accommodate whenever possible.
Anything else? Please ASK!
All suggestions to make our conferences better in
future will be greatly appreciated.
Finally, if you need any assistance during your trip,
please feel free to contact either Susan Hahn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Irene
or myself, Henry Weingarten.