Most conferences and associations are built around sponsors, speakers, and having brief connections with a large number of people. Most of these events do not allow for suﬃcient open time for attendees to hear what their peers are doing and learn from them. At a typical conference, when a presenter shares their knowledge and experiences with a room full of people, there it isn’t the ability to go deeper and ask questions most relevant to you. You can’t have a conﬁdential dialog about a sensitive topic in a crowded ball room. Short cocktail conversations rarely dig into deeper philosophical topics or allow for emotional intimacy. Typical conferences are not a fertile environment for building deep and lasting friendships, having delicate conversations, or building a collection of peers to contact when challenges arise.
In contrast, Cross Pollinate curates an intimate environment of peers, interested in going deeper, sharing diverse perspectives and personal experiences, in a conﬁdential environment. Cross Pollinate creates experiences where a wealth creator or inheritor, without any investment background can feel at home sharing their experience and perspective. Likewise, investment professionals, and family oﬃce managers feel at home discussing their personal goals as well as the intricacies of wealth and values transfer.