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Key Sessions

Sudhir Sethi

Keynote address

IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.

Ben Simpfendorfer

China’s Belt & Road Initiative: how China is changing the world’s commercial landscape

Silk Road Associates

Showing of Streams
17:05 - 19:00

SuperReturn Asia Summit Day Drinks Reception

08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Morning chairman's welcome address
  • Sudhir Sethi - Founder, Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.
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09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Real Assets Summit
Chairperson's welcome address
  • Vishnu Amble - Investments, GreenGen Group LLC
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09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Chairperson’s welcome address
  • Chair Ralph Money - Managing Director, Commonfund Capital, Inc.
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09:05 - 09:40 35 mins
Venture Capital Summit
From fundraising to returns, what has 2018 held for VC in Asia-Pacific and what can be expected from 2019?
  • Martin Haemmig - Adjunct Professor, CeTIM & GLORAD
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The latest data for VC and technology investing across Asia-Pacific and how it compares globally 

09:05 - 09:40 35 mins
Real Assets Summit
How are the real asset sub-sectors performing across the globe and in Asia-Pacific today?
  • Patrick Adefuye - Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
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The latest data for real estate, infrastructure, energy and natural resources investing.

09:05 - 09:40 35 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
The numbers that matter: are fund sizes set to continue to increase?
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Data on the latest fundraising trends and dynamics. How much dry powder is too much? And to what extent are the larger regional funds skewing the statistics?

09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Innovative Asia: the world’s hunting ground for new technologies?
  • Moderator Melissa Guzy - Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Panellists Joe Zhou - Founding Managing Partner, Keytone Ventures
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Which technologies does Asia have a head start on? Given the difference in constraints, regulations and the use of data across the world, who are the leaders in sectors such as bio-tech, AI and machine learning? How and where does Asia offer the most fertile ground for innovation and how do the hubs in Asia compare with Silicon Valley?

09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Real Assets Summit
Where are LPs allocating capital within real assets?
  • Panellists Jie Gong - Partner, Pantheon
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Which geographies and asset classes are generating attractive returns? How do LPs access investments and when and where are LPs going direct?

09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
How to approach Asia-Pacific: LP perspectives
  • Moderator Weichou Su - Partner & Head of Asia, StepStone Group
  • Panellists Vaishnavi Katamreddy - Director, Siemens Private Equity
  • Eric Marchand - Senior Vice President, Unigestion
  • Wen Tan - Co-Head, Asia Pacific Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments Asset Management
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How should LPs approach the Asia-Pacific region? What are the merits of building a concentrated portfolio versus one that is more diversified and made up of smaller tickets? Are regional funds and fund of funds the most logical first step? Can different approaches be combined and how might an LP change their approach as they become more comfortable with the market?

10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Morning coffee and networking break
10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
Real Assets Summit
Morning coffee and networking break
10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Morning coffee and networking break
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Keynote address
  • Sudhir Sethi - Founder, Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.
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11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Value creation in real assets
  • Moderator Vishnu Amble - Investments, GreenGen Group LLC
  • Panellists Anthony Liu - New Ventures Lead, Swire Properties
  • Ed Walters - General Partner, Tamarisc Ventures
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How is technology being utilised to drive value within real assets? Hoes does implementing ESG impact the commercial returns? How does this vary across the sub-asset classes within real assets?

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
First and second time funds: getting off the ground
  • Moderator Wendy Zhu - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners Limited
  • Panellists Pamela Fung - Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Ralph Keitel - Regional Lead East Asia, PE Funds, IFC
  • Gregory Lamb - Managing Partner, Alcazar Partners LLC
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How do you get started when you’re raising your very first and then your first institutional fund? From structures, to fee breaks and separate purpose vehicles what are the pitfalls to watch out for and what preparation is critical? How do LPs view first time fund managers, track records and spin-out funds?

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Venture Capital Summit
The depth and breadth of funding: understanding the landscape
  • Panellists Eric Benhamou - Founder & Global Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures
  • Xiao Li - Director & Head of Single Family Offices, Gopher Asset Management
  • Kelvin Teo - Co-Founder, Funding Societies
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How broad is the pool of investors looking at venture funding? From angel investors and family offices to crowd funding platforms and corporate venture funds how do these different groups fit into the ecosystem and compete or work with the more traditional VC models?

11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Real Assets Summit
Presentation
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Presentation
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Outlook for energy and renewables: where are the opportunities?
  • Moderator Patrick Adefuye - Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
  • Panellists Gary R. Petersen - Managing Partner, EnCap Investments, L.P.
  • David Rockecharlie - Member & Head of Energy Real Assets, KKR
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How healthy are the demand and supply dynamics and what is the outlook for global energy demand? How do LPs access the best opportunities in energy and renewables investing?  And what is the impact of regulatory changes and the transition to a lower carbon system?

11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Co-investment extended session: LP appetite for co-investment
  • Panellists Brett Hickey - Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital
  • Suneel Kaji - Director – Emerging Markets, UTIMCO
  • Maninder Saluja - Partner, Quilvest Group
  • Kelvin Yap - Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners
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How is co-investment defined and are deals requiring co-investment necessarily higher risk because they are outside the strike zone of GPs – or has co-investment evolved beyond this and are LPs now less sceptical? What is the impact of compressed co-investment timelines and how many LPs can really execute? How will LPs react when the going gets tough and co-investment portfolio companies start to get into financial difficulties?


12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Venture Capital Summit
ICOs as the next wave of disruption
  • Moderator Jay Eum - Co-Founder & Managing Director, TransLink Capital
  • Panellists Paul Veradittakit - Partner, Pantera Capital
  • Richard Ma - CEO, Quantstamp
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What does the rise of ICOs mean for LPs, VCs and the venture model? What are the pros and cons of looking to ICOs as an alternative or in addition to traditional venture funding? How is the regulatory climate around ICOs developing across the region and the rest of the world?

12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
China’s Belt & Road Initiative: how China is changing the world’s commercial landscape
  • Ben Simpfendorfer - Founder & CEO, Silk Road Associates
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12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Co-investment extended session: GP appetite for co-investment
  • Panellists Jinesh Shah - Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners
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How do GPs respond to growing co-investment interest? How much correlation should there be between capital committed to the fund and co-investment capital and what is the impact on the LPs that aren’t co-investing?

12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Fireside Chat
  • Vinnie Lauria - Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
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12:50 - 14:15 85 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Lunch and networking break + LP-only lunch
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Lunch break offering networking for all Summit attendees.  

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LP-only lunch

This exclusive lunch is for LPs to network with their peers. Open to 25 pre-registered DFIs, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Single Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. 

12:50 - 14:20 90 mins
Real Assets Summit
Lunch and networking break + LP-only lunch
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Lunch break offering networking for all Summit attendees.  

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LP-only lunch

This exclusive lunch is for LPs to network with their peers. Open to 25 pre-registered DFIs, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Single Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com.

12:50 - 14:20 90 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Lunch and networking break + LP-only lunch
more

Lunch break offering networking for all Summit attendees.  

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LP-only lunch

This exclusive lunch is for LPs to network with their peers. Open to 25 pre-registered DFIs, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Single Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com.

14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Afternoon chairperson's welcome address
  • Chair Martin Haemmig - Adjunct Professor, CeTIM & GLORAD
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14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Off the record: how are the markets evolving in China, India and Southeast Asia?
  • Chair Felice Egidio - Head of Venture Capital, Preqin
  • Discussion leaders Chua Kee Lock - Group President/CEO, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd
  • Kuo-Yi Lim - Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
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Are comparisons to China and India justified or is the market in Southeast Asia unlike either? How do LPs view these regions in comparison to each other and other venture markets that they’ve invested in?

Closed door session run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. No late admittance.  

14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Real estate: how can specialist strategies address unmet macro needs in Asia?
  • Moderator Heinz Blennemann - Principal, Blennemann Family Investments
  • Panellists Tim Albinson - Managing Partner, Emergent Capital Partners
  • James Goulding - Managing Partner, LimeTree Capital Partners
  • Brian Oravec - Managing Partner, IndoSpace Capital Asia
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How can specialist strategies leverage both Asian-consumer macro-trends and operational playbooks? An in-depth comparison of three unique strategies: parking garages in China, industrial logistics parks in India, and industrial logistics assets in Indonesia.

14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: fundraising mistakes and fundraising fame
  • Chair Gail Guerin - Founder, The Guerin Group
  • Discussion leaders Ganesh Rengaswamy - Co-Founder & Partner, Quona Capital
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What makes a fund marketable to LPs? What are some of the common errors made and what are some of the keys to achieving an outstanding fundraise? 

Closed door session run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. No late admittance.  

14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Infrastructure deep dive
  • Moderator John Crocker - Alternative Investment Executive, Matinicus LLC
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Which strategies and industry sectors are most appealing in 2018 and into the future?  

14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: challenges in due diligence and what to do when things go wrong
  • Chair Florian Kohler - Managing Director, Asia, Obviam
  • Discussion leaders Iris Zhao - Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor
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How can LPs effectively perform due diligence on Asian managers from further afield? Given the breadth of quality and geographic diversity how does this process vary? Do LPs have the ability to change arrangements in the event of a GP not acting in the right way? 

Closed door session run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. No late admittance.  

15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Venture Capital Summit
How to invest in AI, blockchain and digital health across Asia-Pacific
  • Chair Yinglan Tan - CEO & Managing Partner, Insignia Venture Partners
  • Discussion leaders Jake Goh - CEO, RateX
  • Danny Yeung - CEO, Prenetics
  • Chih-Han Yu - CEO & Co-Founder, Appier
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How do investors commercially benefit from these opportunities and how do you make money at the current juncture? How can LPs identify the managers that can generate attractive returns from these emerging sectors?

15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Real Assets Summit
Off the record: the risks in real assets investing in Asia
  • Chair Raj Pai - Managing Director, Global Environment Fund
  • Discussion Leaders Paul Heffner - CEO, Adamas Asset Management
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To hedge or not to hedge: how damaging are currency losses to net returns and to what extent can this be mitigated through a well-defined hedging strategy?

Foreign jurisdictions: how do you access collateral overseas? And how do managers overcome challenges associated with regulations and ESG considerations?


Closed door session run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. No late admittance.  

15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: breaking the LP/GP model: how will it evolve?
  • Discussion leaders Marcus Simpson - Head of Global Private Equity, QIC
  • Wendy Zhu - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners Limited
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Can LPs achieve a more integrated relationship with their GPs as an alternative to disintermediation? How can LPs and GPs work together to achieve transparency, alignment of interests and long term development? Who is the real asset owner and what needs to change so that LPs are no longer considered as passive investors but more as active partners? 

Closed door session run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. No late admittance.  

16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Champagne networking discussions
  • 1. Xiao Li - Director & Head of Single Family Offices, Gopher Asset Management
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Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day.

Each table will run for 45 minutes. For the remaining 15 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion. 

1. VC & Technology Summit: LP sentiment for VC in Asia-Pacific: is the appetite increasing?

2. VC & Technology Summit: The line between PE and VC: to what extent is there a disconnect between VC and PE and to what extent are the strategies getting closer together?

16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Real Assets Summit
Champagne networking discussions
  • 4. Ben Simpfendorfer - Founder & CEO, Silk Road Associates
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Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day.

Each table will run for 45 minutes. For the remaining 15 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion. 

3. Real Assets Summit: Infrastructure secondaries: how large is the secondary volume in the Asia-Pacific infrastructure market?

4. Real Assets Summit: Belt and Road: what does the initiative mean for investment opportunities?


16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Champagne networking discussions
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Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day.

Each table will run for 45 minutes. For the remaining 15 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion.

5. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit: GP succession in Asia: if a GP isn’t planning for succession what is the impact for LPs and how can GPs be better prepared?

6. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit: Fund formation: what are the key considerations when structuring a fund in Asia-Pacific?

17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
Venture Capital Summit
End of Venture Capital & Technology Summit
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
Real Assets Summit
End of Real Assets Summit
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
End of LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
17:05 - 19:00 115 mins
SuperReturn Asia Summit Day Drinks Reception