Agenda

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08:00 - 08:50 AM | All Streams | Registration

Registration. Coffee, tea, refreshments will be served.

08:50 - 09:00 AM | All Streams | Chair's Welcome

Welcome and opening remarks

  • EURUS 2017 Chair
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
09:00 - 09:40 AM | All Streams | Keynote Interview

How Private Capital Will Shape the Global Economy and the Markets

  • Keynote (TBA)

Interviewer:  

09:45 - 10:25 AM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

Raising the mid market game: Strategies for scouting and investing in high-growth companies at attractive valuations

Moderator: Gavin Ryan – Partner, Wider Europe Capital Management Ltd.

09:45 - 10:25 AM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Emerging technology trends - from AI to FinTech to IoT: Opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs

Moderator: 

09:45 - 10:25 AM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

Maturing cycle, cautious lenders, growing competition: What's next for Europe's real estate markets?

Moderator: Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn – Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

10:25 - 11:05 AM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

Engineering for profit: How GPs can balance financial, governance and operational levers to enhance portfolio value

Moderator: Dirk Kohlen – Managing Partner (former), eCAPITAL Entrepreneurial Partners AG

10:25 - 11:05 AM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Picking and building stellar startups: What have venture capital firms learnt from the past to succeed in the future?

  • Denis Cherkasov – CEO, SBVC Asset Management, Sberbank Group
  • Anna Hejka – Founder & Managing Partner, HCM Group, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
  • Frank Seehaus – Partner, Acton Capital Partners

Moderator:

10:25 - 11:05 AM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

Which asset classes, investment strategies and geographies will lead the markets in 2018?

Moderator:

11:25 - 12:05 PM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

Dry powder, cheap debt, high asset prices: How can fund managers meet their target returns and allocations in an increasingly competitive market?

Moderator:

11:25 - 12:05 PM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Innovative growth and monetization approaches for digital platform business models

Moderator: Montserrat Corominas – Managing Partner, Intergroup Partners AG

11:25 - 12:05 PM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

Structuring real estate deals for profitability, tax efficiency and reduced downside risk

Moderator:

 

12:05 - 12:35 PM | Private Equity | Sector Spotlight

Investing in the digitalization of infrastructure, and what it means to asset managers

Bruno Derungs – Managing Partner, Adaxia Capital Partners LLP

12:05 - 12:35 PM | Venture Capital | Sector Spotlight

What does the future hold for SaaS technologies?

Sebastian Markowsky – Director, GP Bullhound

  • New vendors will win meaningful share of the USD 321 billion software market with M&A and fundraising activity in SaaS being at an-all time high
  • Cloud is today's reality and appears unstoppable in replacing on-premise solutions
  • Convergence of enterprise and consumer software is on the way 

Ripe or Hype? Investing in FinTech in the near term

Oliver Holle – Founder and CEO, Speedinvest

12:05 - 12:35 PM | Real Estate | Sector Spotlight

European hotel acquisitions: Has the strategy paid off, and will it in the future? 

Featured speaker 1:

A silent marketplace: How entrepreneurial developers make their mark on luxury real estate

Featured speaker 2:

12:40 - 01:10 PM | All Streams | Panel Interview

What drives LP allocation decisions in today's uncertain markets?

  • Jean-Philippe Burcklen – Deputy Director, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Gavin Ryan – Partner, Wider Europe Capital Management Ltd.
  • Richard Wilson – Richard C. Wilson, CEO & Founder, Family Office Club (tbc)

Interviewer: Julia Lundström, Private Equity Investor Relations, Lombard Odier Investment Managers

01:10 - 02:10 PM | All Streams | Networking Lunch

Networking lunch (menu details forthcoming)

02:10 - 02:50 PM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

A new normal? Forces and factors behind Europe's cautious exit climate, and how to adapt

  • Dominic Reed - Senior Managing Partner, UFG Private Equity
  • Speaker 2
  • Speaker 3

Moderator: Hans van Swaay - Partner, Lyrique Private Equity

02:10 - 02:50 PM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Booming start-up environment, lackluster IPO scene. Will public markets in Europe catch up with technological shifts?

Moderator: 

02:10 - 02:50 PM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

Threat or Opportunity? Assessing the impact of disruptive technologies on commercial real estate

Moderator: Jens-Peter Schulz – CEO of Dresdner Invest & Advisory; President of ReTechDACH.org

02:50 - 03:30 PM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

Navigating the regulatory maze in cross-border transactions

  • Oxana Balayan – Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moscow)
  • Giuliano Bidoli – Partner, KPMG (Luxembourg) – International Tax, Alternative Investments, Private Equity
  • Speaker 3

Moderator:

02:50 - 03:30 PM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Building the next Europe-wide innovation ecosystem: How private and public sector leaders can collaborate to advance and support entrepreneurship

  • Philippe Vanrie Head of Secretariat, EUREKA Network (former CEO, EBN)
  • Speaker 2
  • Speaker 3

Moderator: Anna Hejka – Founder & Managing Partner, HCM Group, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

02:50 - 03:30 PM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

CRE Smart Investing: Strategies for sustained high occupancy and competitive returns

  • Speaker 1
  • Speaker 2
  • Speaker 3

Moderator:

03:50 - 04:30 PM | Private Equity | Panel Discussion

GP-LP relations in the context of co-investments and deal-by-deal investments

  • Jean-Philippe Burcklen – Deputy Director, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Irakli Menabde – Managing Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF)
  • Alexander Frick – Private Equity, Senior Investment Manager, Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Moderator: 

03:50 - 04:30 PM | Venture Capital | Panel Discussion

Complementary or competitive? The rise of corporate venture hubs and how they fare with technology start-ups and seed accelerators

Moderator: Chris Houghtaling – Founder and Managing Director, VisioneersPartner

03:50 - 04:30 PM | Real Estate | Panel Discussion

Hospitality Real Estate: Investment Outlook and Opportunities in Europe

  • Marco S. Rentsch, Head Hospitality Investor Services, EMEA Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC (tbc)
  • Rastko Djordjevic MRICS, Executive Vice President, Asset Management EMEA I JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
  • Speaker 3

Moderator:

04:30 - 04:50 PM | Private Equity | Case Study

Renewable energy and infrastructure: Opportunities in emerging markets

Irakli Menabde – Managing Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF)

The Georgian Co-Investment Fund (“GCF”) is a USD $6bn private investment fund, with the mandate to provide investors with unique access through a private equity structure to opportunities in Georgia’s fastest growing industries and sectors. The GCF has prominent members of the international and domestic investment communities as LPs, including sovereign wealth funds, major global corporations and private family offices.

04:30 - 04:50 PM | Venture Capital | Case Study

Case study on cross-border investment (details forthcoming)

04:30 - 04:50 PM | Real Estate | Case Study

Case study on cross-border investment (details forthcoming)

OCT 13 | 09:30 - 11:00 AM | Demo Day (10 intl startups)

Pitch session with 10 entrepreneurs from across Europe (details forthcoming)

What to expect in a nutshell

Bringing you a smart, well-structured, high-impact programme across all streams with highly engaging sessions and authoritative speakers imparting key insights and experiential know-how around issues affecting your business and industry.


Opening ⇒ Markets  ⇒ Strategy ⇒ Fundraising ⇒ Co-investments ⇒ Exits ⇒ Sector analysis ⇒ Regulation ⇒ Cross-border transactions ⇒ Case studies ⇒ Networking