The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit — better known simply as CAIS — will have a technology theme for its 2018 conference, which will take place Feb. 7 through Feb. 9 at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
The annual CAIS conference, which is hosted by Dart Enterprises, is designed to help shape, guide and sustain a vibrant alternative investment industry and provides a platform for the industry to share ideas, insights and networking opportunities.
The 2018 CAIS event will explore how technology is impacting the alternative investment industry through the theme, “WIRED: The Rise of Alternative Investments in a Digital Age.” In addressing the theme, CAIS 2018 panel discussions with industry experts will cover such topics as, “Rise of Quants: The New Kings of Wall Street” and “Harnessing the Transformative Powers of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”
The conference also features celebrity guest speakers, including American race car driver Danica Patrick, the most successful woman in the history of open-wheel racing. Also joining the CAIS 2018 line-up is highly decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O’Neil, who will describe the mentality needed to succeed in a career where failure is not an option.
A promotional video for the conference was filmed in late August featuring a robot named “Brian Bionic” – actually an actor in a robot costume – as he walked around Kimpton Seafire in front of astonished guests. That video, which announced the theme of the conference on Sept. 25, can be viewed along with other details of the conference, on the CAIS website at caymansummit.com/hub.
More than 500 people are expected to attend the 2018 event. Early bird registration prices are available until Dec. 30, 2017, on the CAIS website. Prices start from US$2,625 for a full-delegate pass or $1,650 for the newly launched one-day pass, offered exclusively to Cayman Islands residents.