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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
15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
17:00 - 17:05
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1

Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1

17:05 - 18:30

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
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Followed by an interactive Q&A session

  • Can we produce the risk adjusted returns under the current macro-economic environment?
  • The amount of dry powder and 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?
  • 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
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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
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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 - 14:15 45 mins
Day 1
MENA in the context of emerging markets
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  • How is MENA performing compared to other emerging markets? 
  • What opportunities can be realised in the region and not elsewhere? 
  • What can MENA deal makers learn from peers in other developing markets? 
  • GCC: is it perceived as an emerging or a growth market?
  • India in the spotlight: what makes the region so successful for deal makers, and where do you source investment opportunities?
14:15 - 14:30 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? 

14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Day 1
Accessing global investment hotspots
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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?
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
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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 - 17:00 45 mins
Day 1
Emerging managers get the spotlight
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  • What is driving GPs to raise long-dated funds?
  • How do the appeal to institutional investors?
  • Is it set to become a long-term trend?
  • Transitioning to a longer period of hold – how risky can it be?
  • How do long-dated funds compare to those following a traditional PE fund model?
16:15 - 17:00 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

17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Day 1
17:05 - 18:30 85 mins
12th Annual SuperReturn Middle East Evening Reception