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 Welcome remarks by Invest Europe’s Chair

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
Giovanni Orsi, Senior Director, Head of Funds, Private Equity, PSP Investments
Bruno Sollazzo, Head of Alternative Investments, Generali Investments
Joe Topley, Director, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

 

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

Moderator: Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Franz M Hoerharger, Founding Partner, Mezzanine Management
Amanda Tonsgaard, Head of Investor Services, 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
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.

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

Philipp Patschkowski, Managing Director, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC

 

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: Claus Stenbaek, Managing Partner, Keyhaven Capital Partners
Richard Damming, Head of Investments Benelux, France & Italy, Schroder Adveq
Claas Heise, Executive Director, NRW Bank
Merrick McKay, Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Alexandra Pailhes, Private Equity Manager, CNP Assurances

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

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

Elias Korosis, Partner, Hermes
Georgia Pappas, Principal, CPPIB

 

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

J David Enriquez, Head of Private Equity, New York City Comptroller’s Office
Matt Jones, Partner, Pantheon
Jim Strang, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane
Frans Tieleman, Managing Partner, Eurazeo

 

18:00 Closing remarks followed by cocktails

 

19:30 Rotating Networking Dinner @ Red Cross Museum

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.

 

1830 Bus Transfer to Red Cross Museum Departs for Private Tours of Current Exhibition
1900 Bus Transfer for Dinner (No private tour)

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

 

 

 

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.

 

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
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
David Jeffrey, Partner - Head of Europe, StepStone Group
Maggie Loo, Partner, Bridges Fund Management
Anders Strömblad, Head of External Management, AP2

 

12:30 – 13:00 Closing Keynote

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

 

13:00 Closing remarks by conference chairman followed by lunch

 

 

Meet the Investors' Forum 2019 Task Force