Investors' Forum Agenda 2020


The agenda is under development by the Investors' Forum Advisory Task Force and will be updated regularly.

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The Advisory Task Force

Thierry Baudon
Invest Europe Chair
Mid Europa Partners 
Anne Fossemalle
Director, Equity Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Rune Jepsen
Jesse de Klerk
Director, Private Equity
Stafford Capital Partners Nederland
Nenad Marovac
Founder, Managing Partner
DN Capital
Philipp Patschkowski
Managing Director
NB Alternatives Advisers
Katya Smirnyagina
Director Capricorn Health-tech Fund
Capricorn Partners



Investors' Forum Agenda 2020



Day One



 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 1 

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome by Conference Chair and Invest Europe Chair

Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa

10:30 - 10:50

Coller Barometer

Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer is a unique snapshot of worldwide trends in private equity.
Francois Aguerre, Partner, Co-Head of Origination, Coller Capital

11:00 - 11:40

Global LP Panel Discussion

Looking at the latest data from the Coller Capital 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
Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO, British Patient Capital
Michael Lindauer, Global Co-head of Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners

Moderator: Christophe Nicolas, Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

11:40 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:00

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 2 

12:00 - 12:20

Keynote Presentation


12:20 - 12:30

Moderated Q&A


12:35 - 13:00

Blackstone/BC Partners Interview
Scott Soussa, Senior Managing Director – Blackstone
Jean-Baptiste Wautier, Partner, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Member of the Executive Committee - BC Partners

Interviewer: Thierry Baudon, Invest Europe Chair - Mid Europa Partners


12:35 - 14:30

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 3 

14:30 - 15:15

Roundtables - Part 1
The roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for debate and discussion on both LP or GP-only topics and between LPs and GPs.


  • LP-only (By Invitation): Allocating capital in the current market cycle
    This LP-only roundtable will look at considerations in allocating, given market conditions and projections.
    Claire Gawer, Investment Director, BNP Paribas Principal Investments
    Philipp Patschkowski, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
    Marc Roijakkers, Senior Fund Manager, Blue Sky Group


  • 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

15:15 - 15:30

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 1 - Part 4 

15:30 - 16:15

Roundtables - Part 2
The roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for debate and discussion on both LP or GP-only topics and between LPs and GPs.


  • LP-only (By Invitation): Emerging Fund Managers
    A roundtable discussion on allocation to emerging fund managers.
    J. David Enriquez, Head of Private Equity, NYC Retirement Systems
    Amy Jupe, Executive Director, Alternative Investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    Elias Korosis, Partner, Hermes GPE

  • Co-Investment
    David Jeffrey, Head of Europe, StepStone Global
    Claus Stenbaek, Chairman of the Board, DARAG Group Limited

  • ESG and how to approach it?
    A frank and open discussion on how GPs can approach ESG so that resources are being directed towards positive, measurable actions.
    Nino Tronchetti-Provera, Founder, Managing Partner, Ambienta
    Dörte Höppner, Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe &  Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations
    Erwann Le Ligne, Managing Director, Eurazeo PME

16:30 - 17:15

Roundtables - Part 3
The roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for debate and discussion on both LP or GP-only topics and between LPs and GPs.


  • 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
    Benoit Rolland, CEO, Reydel


  • 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.
    Benjamin Alt, Head of Investments DACH, Nordics & CEE, Schroder Adveq
    Joana Castro, Principal, Unigestion
    Ryan Karaian, Senior Director, PSP Investments
    Merrick McKay, Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments


17:30 - 18:10

Performance in PE
T. Bondurant French, Chairman, Board of Directors, Adams Street Partners
Ivan Vercoutere, Managing Partner, LGT Capital Partners

18:10 - 18:30

Live Q&A session.

18:45 - 19:30

Close of day and "Coller Cocktail"
Intro by Invest Europe
Hosted by Jeremy Coller, CIO and Chairman of Coller Capital


Day Two



 Main Conference - Day 2 - Part 1  

09:45 - 09:50

Welcome by Conference Chair

Kathleen Bacon, Senior Advisor, HarbourVest

10:00 - 10:20

Myths & Legends


Richard Hope, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane

10:25 - 11:00

Panel Discussion, Q&A

Louis Flamand, Director - Head of Europe & Asia Private Equity, MetLife Investments
Anne Fossemalle, Director, Equity Funds, European Bank for 

11:00 - 11:15

Networking Break

 Main Conference - Day 2 - Part 2  

11:15 - 11:45

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

Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director – Equity Investments, EIF

11:50 - 12:40

VC Panel Discussion
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

13:45 - 14:05

Closing Keynote - Professor Stéphane Garelli, Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness, IMD business school and at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

14:05 - 14:25

Q&A Keynote


Conference closing remarks

Conference Chair