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

Interviewer: Dr. Cyril Demaria – Head of Private Markets, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.

Loïc Rentiers will provide the audience with a perspective on the private markets globally, their environment, current valuations and the evolution of investments. Among the topics which will be discussed are the use of lines of credit and its consequences, the environment to raise funds, the build-up of unused capital (dry powder) and the emergence of a "shadow capital" in private equity (co-investments). The Managing Director of Private Funds Group for PineBridge will also cover challenges in asset allocation, the evolution of fund managers and risk management, in an interactive conversation with the room.

Nico Taverna will explore the hot topic of secondary investments, their current dynamics and the evolution of the market over time. As secondaries are increasingly seen as a staple of private markets portfolios, the Head of Secondaries at Schroder Adveq will provide the audience with background on deal flows, market participants, market size, as well as deal negotiations and dynamics.

Keynote Sponsor

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 IoT to FinTech to AI: Opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs

Moderator: Kamales Lardi – Managing Partner, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

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

Session Partner

Wellershoff & Partners  

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?

Moderator: Louis Toscani – CEO, Swiss Active Capital

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

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

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

Session Partner

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: Elias Latsis – Chief Data Officer, Preqin

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

Innovative growth and monetization approaches for digital platform business models

Moderator: Montserrat Corominas – Founder & CEO, 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: TBA


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

M&A and Private Equity in Russia: Major 2017 Trends and Hypes in $5Mln-50Mln Segment

Karen Shahnazarov – Head, International Legal Practice, O2 Consulting

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 

Alternative investments on the blockchain: Why tokenized assets is the next big thing

Olga Feldmeier – CEO, SMART VALOR

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

The Future of Retail Real Estate

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

What drives LP allocation decisions in today's fast-evolving markets?

  • Jean-Philippe Burcklen – Deputy Director, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Steffen Wagner – Co-CEO & co-founder, investiere
  • Gavin Ryan – Partner, Wider Europe Capital Management Ltd.
  • Natalya Podsosonnaya – CEO and Board Member, SBERINVEST Asset Management; Board Member, Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA)

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

Forces and factors shaping the current exit climate

Moderator: Dr. Roberto Tracia – Partner, Oaklins Switzerland

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

The IPO environment for growth companies

Moderator: Leti McManus, CEO, Tiger Link Advisors

  • Trade sale vs IPO – why should a growth company go public?
  • What are VCs expected to do at IPO (stay in, invest more or exit)?
  • Are stock exchanges and markets different in terms of appetite and infrastructure for growth companies?
  • Do stock exchanges have preference for certain sectors?
  • How much does an IPO cost?
  • How do exchanges help companies get into shape for a listing?
  • Fundraising opportunities post listing
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

Session Partner

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

Navigating regulation and tax compliance in cross-border transactions

  • Yves Lacroix – Partner (Private Equity & Real Estate), Arendt & Medernach SA
  • Ivo Posluschny – Partner, Jones Day
  • Tobias F. Rohner – Partner, Dr. iur., Attorney at law, Certified Tax Expert, Baker McKenzie 
  • Giuliano Bidoli – Partner, KPMG – International Tax, Alternative Investments, Private Equity

Moderator: Olga Sorokina – Managing Partner, O2 Consulting

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)
  • Anna Hejka – Founder & Managing Partner, HCM Group, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
  • John Hucker, CFA – President & Board Member, Swiss Finance + Technology Association
  • Kamales Lardi – Managing Partner, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

Moderator: Jacques Putzeys – Chairman, Inclusive Growth Forum

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

FIRESIDE CHAT: Commercial real estate: Strategies for competitive yield and sustained high occupancy

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

GP-LP relations and deal structuring in the context of co-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
  • Charles Lorenceau – Managing Director (UK), ACE & Company

Moderator: Anja Cavigilli - Managing Partner, CH Advisors 

Session Partner

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 – Chris Houghtaling - Senior Analyst, Business Development for Investors, Corporate, Startups, Venionaire Capital

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

Hospitality Real Estate: Investment Outlook and Opportunities in Europe

Moderator: Jean François Desjacques, CEO, Swiss Family Office, UHNWI Expert

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

Case Study 1 (TBA)

Case Study 2 (TBA)

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

Case Study: CDNvideo exit to global public giant ChinaNetCenter

Nikolay Borisenko – Deputy Director VC, Leader Asset Management

Case Study: FinTech (case tbc) 

Oliver Holle – Founder and CEO, Speedinvest

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

Case study on cross-border investment 

05:00 - 06:30 PM | All Streams | Closing Reception & Networking

Cocktail Reception & Networking

Enjoy an evening of networking and socializing with industry leaders and peers in a serene and picturesque setting - the perfect milieu to explore your next winning deal

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OCT 13 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Demo Day - In collaboration with European Super Angels Club (ESAC)

EURUS Forum will host the European Super Angels Club (ESAC) roadshow event in Zurich, which is a pan-European investors network initiated by KPMG and Venionaire Capital partners. ESAC selects Top 5 startups to pitch in front of investors in Zurich as well as in Munich, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Hongkong as a side-event. 

Interested startups can apply until 15th of September here:


Core Investment Criteria

For further information, please contact the European Super Angels Club directly:

*EURUS 2017 delegates are welcome to join this event. Please indicate your interest when registering online for the forum. 

The European Super Angels Club is a pan-European co-investment scheme for high net worth individuals, family offices, business angels and corporate partners – in collaboration with KPMG and Venionaire Capital. Members combine their individual financial strength and know-how on large co-investments with ticket sizes well above EUR 1m. The international network of KPMG and Venionaire in terms of research capabilities, business development network, and global investor network is hard to beat. Only 5 selected startups are invited to join the quarterly roadshows and meet international investors personally. Up to 20 startups may be shortlisted as so-called club-offerings, where investors may call for action of our management team.


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

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