Agenda

 

The 2019 agenda is currently in development. Please note that speaker recommendations will be reviewed by the steering committee for this event and that Invest Europe members will receive priority. Service providers are not eligible to speak on this programme unless they are an Invest Europe member and one of our event partners. For more details contact Steinar Liverud.

 

 

Investors' Forum Agenda 2019

 

26 March

 

18:00 – 20:00 Badge pick-up opens for delegates

We recommend you picking your badge up during this time. We require your business card for check-in.

 

 

Day 1: 27 March

 

8:30 Badge pick up open for delegates

 

9:00 Welcome by Conference Chair

George Anson, Chairman (2013/14), Invest Europe and Chair, Level 20

 

9:10 Europe Has Never Been Better

Nenad Marovac, Founder & Managing Partner, DN Capital and Chair, Invest Europe

 

9:30 – 10:30 Performance in Private Equity: an Overview of European and US performance and trends

Carolina Espinal, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners
T. Bondurant French, Chairman, Adams Street Partners LLC

 

10:45 – 11:15 Networking Break

 

11:15 – 12:15 Global LP Panel

Building off the latest data presented in Coller’s Barometer, this panel discussion by global LPs will take a closer look at the latest trends in the private equity industry

Moderator: Michael Schad, Partner and Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital
Claire Gawer, Investment Director, BNP Paribas
Christina Pamberg, Managing Partner, Alcyon Holding
Joe Topley, Director, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Susanne von Gültlingen, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Asset Management, Siemens Financial Services GmbH

 

12:15 – 13:15 Latest Trends in Fund Terms and the Implications for Managers and Investors

Moderator: Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Christiaan de Lint, Founder & Partner, Headway Capital Partners
Franz M Hoerhager, Founding Partner, Mezzanine Management
Patrick Muuls, Investor Relations, Triton Partners
Adam Turtle, Partner, Rede Partners

 

13:15 Lunch

 

14:15 – 15:15 Parallel sessions

Unless otherwise indicated, parallel sessions are open to all registration categories. We invite you to join one of these highly interactive sessions or instead opt to arrange meetings at one of the meeting pods (bookable via the networking platform). LP-only sessions are only accessible to those with an investor flag on their badge.

 

Adding Value: ESG, How It’s Done (Apollon Room)

Facilitator: Melissa Ferraz, Managing Director, IHS Markit
Graeme Ardus, Head of ESG, Triton
Silva Deželan, Director Sustainability, Private Equity, Robeco
Maaike van der Schoot, Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest

Hot Topics Townhall (room S, lower level)

A closed door discussion between LPs and GPs on timely topics including bridge financing, fees and carry.

John Holloway, Board Chairman, AMUF, Luxembourg
George Anson, Chairman (2013/14), Invest Europe and Chair, Level 20

 

Please note that capacity of this session is limited to 50 attendees. We recommend reserving your seat on the networking platform or by emailing events@investeurope.eu. Attendees are able to add themselves to a waiting list should we reach capacity.

LP ONLY DISCUSSION SESSION: LP of the Future (room 0, lower level)

Philipp Patschkowski, Managing Director, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC

Please note that capacity of this session is limited to 50 attendees. We recommend reserving your seat on the networking platform or by emailing events@investeurope.eu. Attendees are able to add themselves to a waiting list should we reach capacity.

 

15:15 Networking Break

 

15:45 – 16:45 Parallel sessions

Unless otherwise indicated, parallel sessions are open to all registration categories. We invite you to join one of these highly interactive sessions or instead opt to arrange meetings at one of the meeting pods (bookable via the networking platform). LP-only sessions are only accessible to those with an investor flag on their badge.

 

Ask the LPs (Apollon Room)

Held under the Chatham House rule, a panel of LPs answer your most pressing questions

Facilitator: Tim Creed, Head of Investments Europe, Schroder Adveq
Joana Castro, Senior Vice President, Private Equity, Unigestion
Claas Heise, Executive Director, NRW Bank
Merrick McKay, Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital

Raising the Value Creation Bar (room S, lower level)

A group discussion session debating the latest strategies to increase value and optimise returns

  • New value creation levers
  • Digital centric operational improvements
  • What delivers returns: capital efficiency and other measures
  • Deep specialization – how to create a competitive edge

Carles Ferrer Roqueta, General Partner, Nauta Capital
Ingrid Teigland Akay, Managing Partner, Hadean Ventures

 

Please note that capacity of this session is limited to 50 attendees. We recommend reserving your seat on the networking platform or by emailing events@investeurope.eu. Attendees are able to add themselves to a waiting list should we reach capacity.

LP ONLY DISCUSSION SESSION: Co-Investment, How it’s Done (room 0, lower level)

Elias Korosis, Partner, Hermes
Georgia Pappas, Principal, Direct Private Equity, CPPIB

Please note that capacity of this session is limited to 50 attendees. We recommend reserving your seat on the networking platform or by emailing events@investeurope.eu. Attendees are able to add themselves to a waiting list should we reach capacity.

 

16:50 Invest Europe Industry Update

Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe

 

17:15 Closing Data Keynote Panel: Trends and Outliers Shaking Up the Industry

How we view the industry and what the data is really telling us and what this will mean to the business in the near and midterm

Moderator: Jim Strang, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane
Francesco di Valmarana, Partner, Pantheon
J David Enriquez, Head of Private Equity, New York City Comptroller’s Office
Anne Fossemalle, Director, Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Frans Tieleman, Managing Partner, Eurazeo

 

18:15 Closing remarks

 

19:30 Rotating Networking Dinner @ Red Cross Museum

hosted by Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Chairman, Coller Capital

The innovative format of this rotating dinner maximises networking in a collegiate environment with a different set of dining companions at each course. Each table will feature a mix of LPs and GPs, with each course seeing a rotation, allowing time-efficient networking. All participants will be assigned a seat for each course of the dinner. Because of this, your confirmation is required by 21 March.

 

Invest Europe delegates are invited to join a private tour of the current exhibition at the Red Cross Museum. Delegates may also explore the exhibition independently, without a tour guide. The Red Cross Museum is located at Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland, a 5 minute taxi ride from the conference venue. We will also arrange for bus transfers.

 

1830 Bus Transfer to Red Cross Museum Departs for Delegates on Private Tours (Private tours are now at capacity. You are welcome to explore the museum independently.)
1900 Bus Transfer to Red Cross Museum
1930 Bus Transfer for Dinner Only

Dinner will start at 8pm. Please plan to arrive by 7:45pm.

Buses returning to the President Wilson leave at 15 minute intervals from 10pm to 11pm.

 

 

 

Day 2: 28 March

 

7:45 – 8:45 ILPA Regional Breakfast Meeting (invitation only)

Open to institutional investors registered for the Investors’ Forum or ILPA members.

Please email events@investeurope.eu to request an invitation.

 

An Inside Look at ILPA’s New Guidance for LPs in GP-Led Secondary Transactions
with Steven Nelson, CEO, ILPA

 

With GP-led secondary transactions and fund restructurings becoming more commonplace in the market, limited partners are increasingly faced with tougher decisions regarding such transactions as they seek to maintain alignment of interests in their partnerships. In response to this growing trend, ILPA is developing industry guidance to ensure the process surrounding such transactions is efficient, transparent and fair to the limited partner.

 

Please join us at the LP-only breakfast discussion at Invest Europe’s Investors’ Forum in Geneva where we will share experiences, discuss lessons learned, and contribute to ILPA’s efforts to understand the “best practices” guidance to GP-led secondary transactions and fund restructurings. In this interactive session, we share the preferred timeline for LP engagement and decision making, structure of the process including use of intermediaries, transparency of economics, expense allocation and more. In the addition to the discussions around the guidance, we’ll look to incorporate the input into our forthcoming Principles 3.0. document due out in 2019.

 

9:00 Welcome by Conference Chair

 

9:05 - 10:05 The Changing Mid-Market Landscape

With opening data presentation on: LP Portfolio Construction Trends

Ruulke Bagijn, Managing Director and Co-head Primary Investments, AlpInvest Partners
Thomas Boulman, Partner, MidCap, LBO France
Andrea C Bonomi, Founder and Chairman, Investindustrial
Henry Jackson, Chief Executive, OpCapita
Robert Knorr, Co-Managing Partner, Mid Europa Partners

 

10:05 - 11:05 Europe's Dragons, Reshaping Industries and Rocking Private Investment Trends

With opening data presentation on: Europe Delivering Returns

10:15 - 10:30 LP Viewpoint Presentation by Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
10:30 - 10:45 GP Viewpoint Presentation with Pär-Jörgen Pärson, General Partner, Northzone and Nenad Marovac, Founder & Managing Partner, DN Capital and Chair, Invest Europe

Facilitator: Ekaterina Smirnyagina, Partner, Capricorn Ventures
Jean Bourcereau, General Partner, Ventech
Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
Christoph Jung, General Partner, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Pär-Jörgen Pärson, General Partner, Northzone
Steve Schlenker, Managing Partner, DN Capital
Edward van Wezel, Managing Partner, BioGeneration Ventures

 

11:05 – 11:30 Break

 

11:30 – 12:30 Impact Investing: Taking It from Niche to Mainstream

Anita Bhatia, Investment Director, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Menno Derks, Partner, MD Fund Investments, Sarona Asset Management
David Jeffrey, Partner - Head of Europe, StepStone Group
Maggie Loo, Partner, Bridges Fund Management

 

12:30 – 13:15 Closing Keynote

David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

 

13:15 Closing remarks by conference chairman followed by lunch

 

 

Meet the Investors' Forum 2019 Task Force