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Oct 22
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08:15 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Showing of Streams
10:30 - 11:00

Morning coffee and networking break

Showing of Streams
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and networking break

Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

Showing of Streams
17:15 - 17:20
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1

Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1

17:20 - 18:45

12th Annual SuperReturn Middle East Evening Reception

08:15 - 09:00 45 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Day 1
Chair’s opening remarks
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Day 1
Putting MENA on the map: A path to becoming a viable investment destination
09:30 - 10:30 60 mins
Day 1
State of the union
  • Panellist Karim El-Solh - Co-Founder & CEO, Gulf Capital
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Followed by an interactive Q&A session

  • Can we produce the risk adjusted returns under the current macro-economic environment?
  • How much dry powder is there and what is its effect on pricing?
  • Where do you find quality deal flow? 
  • Examining the most prevalent exit routes. How supportive is the current political landscape of growth and exits?
  • What are the best practice for adjusting to higher valuations?
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
Day 1
Best practices in deal sourcing
  • Panellist Jameel Anz - Head of SME Fund Management, Arab Bank Group
  • Panellist Kartik Patel - Head of Alternatives, Ashmore Saudi Arabia
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  • What practices are the leading firms adopting and what are the reason for some to fall behind?
  • Examining and overcoming common pitfalls in deal origination
  • Moving from away from the traditionally strategic initiatives to narrowly focused ones 
  • Finding targets: what sectors and geographies offer the best investment opportunities? 
  • How do you enhance the quantity and quality of deals entering your pipeline?
  • Practical tips on gaining an edge even before a deal comes to market
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Day 1
Value creation and portfolio company management
  • Panellist Haseeb H. Shaikh - Vice President, Head of Portfolio Management, SENAAT - General Holding Corporation
  • Panellist Omar Rifai - Head of Portfolio Management, Standard Chartered Private Equity
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  • A complete guide to adding operational value for portfolio companies
  • Outsourcing versus in-house: which option works best for you?
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Lunch and networking break
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
Day 1
MENA and other markets of opportunity
  • Moderator Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
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  • Introduction
    • How is MENA performing compared to other markets? 
    • What opportunities can be realised in the region and not elsewhere? 
    • GCC: is it perceived as an emerging or a growth market?
  • Followed by panel discussion 

  • India in the spotlight:

    • What makes the region so successful for deal makers?

    • Where do you source investment opportunities?

    • What can MENA deal makers learn from peers in other developing markets?

14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Day 1
Has investment in Turkey gone cold?
  • Panellist Marco Natoli - Head of Lower Mid-Market, Northern, Eastern & Southern Europe, European Investment Fund
  • Panellist Ihsan Sancay - Senior Vice President, Private Equity, Global Investment House
  • Panellist Florian Münkle - Director for Turkey & Middle East, DEG
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  • What are the growth prospects for Turkey and how attractive is it for international investors?
  • How have FX changes affected the performance of investments? What other risks are at the top of mind?
  • Are international mid-market players still targeting investments in Turkey? What does it take to build a successful Turkish investment practice if you are not locally based?
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Too Hot To Touch
Addressing the diversity issues and promoting regional talent
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Run strictly under the Chatham House rules. No press allowed

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Day 1
Investors on due diligence when selecting fund managers
  • Panellist Sriram Jaganmoham - Chief Investment Officer – Private Markets, Miras Investments
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  • What do MENA funds need to do to present themselves as a viable investment opportunity? 
  • How are fund managers being assessed? 
  • How important is a strong performance track record? 
  • How do you define a “good” and “bad” manager? 
  • What do GPs need to do to stand out from the crowd? 
  • LPs on top tips for choosing a better fund manager
16:15 - 16:30 15 mins
Day 1
Global private equity evolution
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Fundraising activity and deals under review. Where do you find Alpha and where does PE asset class heading in the near future? 

16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
Day 1
Accessing global investment hotspots
  • Panellist Mosbah Kahaleh - VP (Private Equity), SEDCO Capital
  • Panellist Janusz Heath - Managing Director and Head of Investment Management, Emerging Markets, Capital Dynamics
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  • How are global economic and political events affecting private equity, venture capital and private debt investment?
  • Where are the hotspots of best opportunity?
  • What can Middle Eastern investors do to better interpret these trends and make the optimum investment decisions?
17:15 - 17:20 5 mins
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1
17:20 - 18:45 85 mins
12th Annual SuperReturn Middle East Evening Reception