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Investors’ Forum 2021

24 - 25 Mar 2021


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Keynote Speakers

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Michel Barnier

On March 25th, Invest Europe welcomes Michel Barnier, to the Investors’ Forum – Virtual.
Michel Barnier is currently special advisor to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Monsieur. Barnier will deliver the keynote address and open questions and answers session, moderated by Invest Europe Chief Executive, Eric de Montgolfier.  

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Christian Sinding

Christian Sinding will be presenting his keynote on 24 March, an interactive Q&A will follow his address.
Christian joined EQT Partners in 1998 from AEA Investors Inc., a leading U.S.-based private equity firm. Since 1 January 2019, he is Managing Partner and CEO of EQT AB. He is Board Member of the EQT Foundation, as well as on the board of a leading Scandinavian Family Office.

All times indicated below are in CET

Day 1 24 Mar 2021
Day 2 25 Mar 2021
10:00 – 11:00

The State of the Private Markets

Delving into both 2020 and historical data, this session will look into the current state of the private markets, including returns, value creation and key trends.

Richard Hope Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane

11:00 – 11:50

What's next for European VC?

This close look at European VC will focus on the impact of covid on the industry with the most recent data, including Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. Uli Grabenwarter, a familiar face at the Investors’ Forum, will walk us through an analysis of the latest EIF data, looking at some key questions: Have we seen the full impact of Covid yet? What has been the actual impact of the liquidity support provided to portfolio companies? What disruption is the industry facing? What new approaches are needed?

Ulrich (Uli) Grabenwarter Deputy Director, Equity Investments, EIF

12:00 – 12:45

Keynote address by Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier Special Advisor to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

13:00 – 14:30


15:30 – 16:15

Climate Change: How to approach due diligence and portfolio company engagement

Roundtable Session

Francesco Cavallini Client Relationship Director – Luxembourg ESG Leader, IQ-EQ

Silva Dezelan ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Patrick Sheehan Founder and Managing Partner, ETF Partners

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