Beginning in 2016, LinkC began holding a quarterly speaker series we call "Gab Lab". Gab Lab events feature a different topic of discussion, where speakers from our LinkC membership share their insights and perspectives related to their industry. This is followed by Q&A and additional discussion, before the group returns to the social portion of the event, where everyone can grab a few drinks while meeting new people and catching up with old friends.
Gab Lab - July [ ], 2017
Gab Lab - July 6th, 2016
Topic: Banking and Finance in Transition
Our inaugural Gab Lab event hosted two speakers who have spent decades in the heart of the banking and finance industry. They discussed a wide array of trends, opportunities and challenges that they have seen in the forefront as of late. These include the rise of Fintech, costs of dealing with tightening regulations, the increasing entry of non-traditional competitors, and other elements that are impacting the shape of the industry.
Gab Lab - October 19th, 2016
Topic: Real Estate - Asset Class in Focus
Our speakers at this event were long-time professionals in institutional real estate investment. They shared their views on where they think the market is today, and where it is heading, employing both micro and macro-economic lenses. We were able to hear their honest opinions about the ups and downs that they face in their day-to-day, and the early indicators of change in the institutional real estate market that keep it as exciting and unpredictable as ever.