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SALT returns with a new venue

Friday, March 05, 2021

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

SkyBridge Capital's SALT Conference is returning as an in-person event in 2021, with a venue change. The event will be held September 13-15 at the Javitz Center in New York City. SkyBridge says the change is in support of New York as the city works through its recovery. Having the event in New York will also make it local for most of SALT's typical audience, limiting the need for business travel during the pandemic.

The Javitz Center recently completed an update and expansion and has installed a new ventilation system in response to COVID-19. SALT also plans to cap in-person attendance and require all attendees to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the venue. Other events will take place at the nearby Hudson Yards complex. A significant portion of the event will also be available for remote viewing and remote networking.

SkyBridge's John Darsie, who heads up the effort for the SALT Conference, tells Opalesque that SALT is working with New York Forward, an organization set up by New York state to provide rapid testing and monitoring at the event. He adds that the hybrid format will allow them to make tweaks to what happens in person in order to maintain safety as conditions around the pandemic continue to evolve throughout the summer.

Looking ahead, SkyBridge is also considering an in-person reboot of SALT Abu Dhabi in December.

SkyBridge anticipates that tickets for the New York event will......................

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