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Oct 23
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08:45 - 09:30 45 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Day 2
Chair’s opening welcome
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Day 2
Regional economic overview

The changing risk landscape and the key geopolitical and macro-economic trends in MENA

10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
Day 2
Sector-focused versus generalist funds

How do you generate returns through country-specific investments? What is an LP appetite for investing in sector-specific funds? Choosing the most favourable strategy. Healthcare and Education take the spotlight

10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Day 2
Venture and tech investing

Analysing the VC funding landscape. UAE paving the way for venture and tech deal by value. Saudi as a hotspot of VC and tech investment activity. Egypt at the forefront of deals by volume. LP and GP perspectives of investing in venture and tech

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Day 2
Fintech, blockchain and ICOs

Is the ICO phenomenon set to take over MENA? How is blockchain changing VC investing? An overview of VC funding in blockchain technology. Why do VCs invest in fintech?

12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Lunch and networking break
13:30 - 14:15 45 mins
Day 2
Co-investments: structuring and financing an Ace co-investment deal
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Day 2
Benchmarking: which fund managers would make good co-investment partners?
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Day 2
Regional LP appetite for co-investing
15:15 - 16:00 45 mins
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Building sustainable private equity businesses

[Too hot to touch closed door session]

Run strictly under the Chatham House rules.

 No press allowed. How have private equity businesses been built in the Middle East and how conducive has this been to optimising corporate governance standards? What realities of doing business in the region need to be taken into account? How can expansion be handled, both while preventing strategy drift and ensuring that company culture is not compromised?

16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Day 2
End of SuperReturn Middle East 2018