Investors' Forum Agenda 2020

 

The 2020 agenda is currently in development, under the leadership of the Investors' Forum 2020 Advisory Task Force. Service providers are not eligible to speak on this programme unless they are an Invest Europe member or event sponsor. 

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2020 Investors' Forum Agenda

 

 

24 March 2020 - Tuesday

 

 

18:00 - 20:00

Badge pick-up opens for delegates

 

25 March 2020 - Wednesday

 

 

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 1 

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome by Conference Chair and Invest Europe Chair

Kathleen Bacon, Senior Advisor, HarbourVest
Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa

09:30 - 10:30

Performance in Private Equity

A highlight of the Investors' Forum each year, this opening panel will highlight the latest data and trends in European and US markets.
T. Bondurant French, Chairman, Adams Street Partners
Ivan Vercoutere, Managing Partner, CIO, LGT

10:30 - 11:30

Global LP Panel

Looking at the latest data from the Coller Barometer, the panel will discuss the implications for the industry.
Francois Aguerre, Partner, Co-Head of Origination, Coller Capital
Mercedes Fernandez Elias, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Michael Lindauer, Global Co-head of Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners
Joe Topley, Director, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

11:30 - 12:00

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 2 

12:00 - 12:45

Keynote Presentation

Helen Steers, Partner, Head European Investment Team, Pantheon

12:45 - 13:30

Industry Leader Interview: Blackstone & BC Partners

Insights on the strategy behind the partnership.
Olivier Meyohas, Sr. Managing Director, Global Head of Investor Relations & Business Development, Blackstone
Jean-Baptiste Wautier, Partner, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Member of the Executive Committee, BC Partners

Moderator: Thierry Baudon, Invest Europe Chair

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 3 

14:30 - 18:00

Roundtables
The roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for debate and discussion on both LP or GP-only topics and between LPs and GPs.

 

  • LP-only: Emerging Fund Managers
    A roundtable discussion on allocation to emerging fund managers.
    J. David Enriquez, Head of Private Equity, NYC Retirement Systems

     

  • Turnaround Case Study
    A presentation of a remarkable case study will highlight the key elements and challenges in creating a successful turnaround.
    Catherine Brossard, Managing Director - Investor Relations, Cerberus Capital Management
    Henry Jackson, Chief Executive, OpCapita

     

  • GP-only: ESG and how to approach it?
    Moderator: Rishi Kotecha, Head of EMEA Private Markets, IHS Markit
    Nino Tronchetti-Provera, Founder, Managing Partner, Ambienta

     

  • Diversity and its impact
    A constructive discussion on the impact of diversity in organisations and successful strategies for supporting a sustainably diverse organisation.
    Benjamin Hammer, Executive Director, CCPTE, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
    Amanda Tonsgaard, Head of Investor Services, Triton
    Rory Macmillan, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

     

  • LP-only: Allocating capital in the current market cycle
    This LP-only roundtable will look at considerations in allocating, given market conditions and projections.
    Philipp Patschkowski, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
    Marc Roijakkers, Senior Fund Manager, Blue Sky Group

     

  • Ask the LPs
    An opportunity for direct discussion with LPs on GP chosen topics. Delegates will be invited to submit questions in advance or onsite.
    Tim Creed, Head of Investments Europe, Schroder Adveq
    Joana Castro, Principal, Unigestion
    Myra Khanna, Director, PSP Investments
    Merrick McKay, Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

     

  • Co-investment – latest developments
    An LP-GP discussion on the new developments in co-investment strategies.
    David Jeffrey, Partner, Stepstone Group

     

 

18:30

Departures to Networking Cocktail and Dinner

Rotating Networking Dinner at Domaine du Grand Malagny

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

All delegates are invited to join the ever-popular rotating networking dinner, which provides an exceptional opportunity to network with fellow LPs and GPs.

This year the dinner will be held at the Domaine du Grand Malagny, which offers a wonderful view of Mont Blanc. The Grand Malagny estate is owned by the Swiss watchmaker, Maison Franck Muller, who will provide delegates with a watchmaking demonstration.

 

 

 

26 March 2020 - Thursday

 

 

08:00 - 09:00 ILPA Breakfast (invitation only)

 

 Main Conference - Day 2 - Part 1  

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome by Conference Chair

Kathleen Bacon, Senior Advisor, HarbourVest

09:15 - 09:45

Invest Europe Update

Eric de Montgolfier, Invest Europe Chief Executive Officer

09:45 - 10:45

Myths and trends in private markets

Anne Fossemalle, Director, Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Richard Hope, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
Francesco di Valmarana, Partner, Pantheon

Moderator: John W. Rife III, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

10:45 - 11:15

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 2 - Part 2  

11:15 - 12:30

Current dynamics in European Venture Capital and their impact on fund strategies

Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director – Equity Investments, EIF
Dina Chaya, Partner, Neomed Management
Staffan Helgesson, General Partner, Creandum
Nenad Marovac, Founder, Managing Partner, DN Capital
Katya Smirnyagina, Director Capricorn Health-tech Fund, Capricorn Partners

12:30

Closing Keynote

13:15

Conference closing remarks followed by lunch

 

Meet the Investors' Forum 2020 Task Force

Thierry Baudon
Invest Europe Chair
Mid Europa Partners 
Anne Fossemalle
Director, Equity Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Rune Jepsen
Principle
QIC
Jesse de Klerk
Director, Private Equity
Robeco Institutional Asset Management
Rory Macmillan
Managing Director - Global External Affairs
The Carlyle Group
Nenad Marovac
Founder, Managing Partner
DN Capital
Philipp Patschkowski
Managing Director
NB Alternatives Advisers
Katya Smirnyagina
Director Capricorn Health-tech Fund
Capricorn Partners