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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

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Showing of Streams
10:45 - 11:15

Morning coffee and networking break

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12:45 - 14:00
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Lunch and networking break + LP-only lunch

LP-only lunch: this exclusive lunch is for LPs to network with their peers. Open to 25 pre-registered development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. 

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15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

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17:00 - 18:30
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SuperReturn Asia Summit Day Drinks Reception

The Continental

Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

NB: Entry strictly restricted to Summit Day badge holders

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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Chairperson’s welcome address
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Southeast Asia Summit
Chairperson’s welcome address
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Chairperson’s welcome address
  • Chair Ralph Money - Managing Director, Commonfund Capital Inc.
09:05 - 09:35 30 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Venture capital performance across Asia-Pacific
  • Vish Ramaswami - Managing Director , Cambridge Associates
09:05 - 09:35 30 mins
Southeast Asia Summit
How has Southeast Asia performed? Where are the hotspots?
09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
The state of global and Asian venture
  • Panellists Ron Cao - Founder and Managing Director, Sky9 Capital

Will the bubble burst? How will the hunt for unicorns play out with so much promise resting on the shoulders of such highly valued companies? How is competition evolving and which VCs are taking the lion’s share? Is the USA losing its monopoly and has global politics muddied the waters?

09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Newcomers to the market: dipping your toe into Southeast Asia
  • Panellists Han Seng Low - Executive Director, UOB Alternative Investment Management
  • Ralph Keitel - Regional Lead East Asia, PE Funds, IFC

As LPs look to new markets in the hunt for diversification, what is best practice for LPs wanting to benefit from the growth in Southeast Asia? What are the benefits of investing with a regional perspective versus focussing on a couple of key countries and sectors?

09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Fundraising best practice: raising capital in a ‘wait and see’ environment
  • Panellists Wendy Zhu - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners Limited
  • Vicky Hu - Director, HQ Capital

With many LPs showing caution in their investment decision process how can GPs approach fundraising in this new era? With so many GPs successfully raising capital in recent years will this new environment identify the managers that have what it takes to survive?

10:10 - 10:45 35 mins
Venture Capital Summit
Keynote address
10:10 - 10:45 35 mins
Southeast Asia Summit
Keynote address
10:10 - 10:45 35 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Emerging managers: are they more incentivised to perform?
  • Panellists Frank Baker - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Siris Capital Group

When comparing first-time funds and spin-outs to larger more established brand names, does a focus on carry over fees lead to a greater incentive to achieve better returns? To what extent can LPs have more of a partner-relationship with emerging managers rather than being one of many passive investors? And with a need to put capital to work – how realistic is it for larger LPs to invest in emerging managers?

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Early stage investments across the region
  • Panellists Sunil Goyal - Managing Director & Fund Manager, YourNest Venture Capital

What are the nuances of investing in the early stage across Asia-Pacific? How is competition looking as new players enter the markets?

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Picking apart a diverse region: are we comparing apples to oranges?
  • Moderator Ee Fai Kam - Head of Asian Operations, Preqin
  • Panellists Eric Marchand - Senior Vice President, Unigestion
  • Josephine Price - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Anthem Asia

Which countries hold the most promise and potential in Southeast Asia today? What is the risk/reward profile when comparing developed, emerging and frontier markets in the region? What are some of the fundamental differences that make it hard or even impossible to treat Southeast Asia as a homogenous region?

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Fund structures and domicile selection: Asia, Europe and beyond
  • Arnaud Garel-Galais - Business Development Director, CACEIS

Where are GPs domiciling their funds and how much cross-border movement is there? What are the benefits of looking at markets outside of Asia-Pacific? And how much of a factor is the choice of domicile and the fund structure when LPs are evaluating a fund investment?

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Later stage investments across the region

How is the later stage developing? Are there more local players emerging or are the later stages the playground of international investors?

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Ripple effects of a maturing China and a tense US-China relationship
  • Panellists David Do - Managing Director, Vietnam Investments Group
  • Mattan Lurie - Senior Investment Director, Lan Kwai Fong Group

To what extent do the manufacturing hubs of Southeast Asia stand to benefit from the effects of the US-China trade war? As China matures and Chinese investors look to foreign markets that are close to home, how are the PE and VC markets in Southeast Asia being affected?

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Co-investment: knowing when to jump in
  • Moderator Amit Sachdeva - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners
  • Panellists Apurva Mehta - Managing Partner, Bay Capital Ventures

How should LPs evaluate co-investment opportunities? When have co-investments not worked or when have LPs decided against pursuing a co-investment opportunity? How are GPs viewing the increasing popularity of co-investments and are there new ways to approach it?

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Manager selection in VC: how do LPs identify the next set of star players
  • Moderator Jessica Archibald - Managing Director, Top Tier Capital Partners
  • Panellists Philipp von dem Knesebeck - Managing Partner, Blue Future Partners
  • Iris Zhao - Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor
  • Sandy Xu - CEO and Managing Director, Myrtus Capital

With a global explosion in funds, how do investors select the stronger managers that have what it takes to become leaders in their stage, sector and geo? How do LPs find managers that can access the next wave of tech companies and how can LPs asses the risks associated with each different strategy?

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Indonesia: is the jury still out?
  • Panellists Patrick Walujo - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Northstar Group
  • Melisa Irene - Partner, East Ventures

Has Indonesia been overlooked or over-hyped? With such a large population and economy, is Indonesia living up to the promise in its potential? How are PE and VC developing in Indonesia today and into the future? And what is the impact of portfolio companies expanding into multiple markets?

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
LP direct investments: taking control of your own destiny or too much of a risk?

To what extent can LPs get the same level of diversification and the same access to opportunities by investing directly? How can LPs source the necessary expertise and in-house personnel to go direct?

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
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Lunch and networking break + LP-only lunch

LP-only lunch: this exclusive lunch is for LPs to network with their peers. Open to 25 pre-registered development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. 

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Corporate VC: how are the motives different to traditional VC?
  • Moderator Arnaud Bonzom - Co-Founder, Map of the Money

With the emergence of CVC extending to all corners of Asia and all stages of the market, how is this model different to the traditional VC model? To what extent do corporates co-operate or compete with VC funds?

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Venture capital in Southeast Asia: how has the market evolved?
  • Panellists Kuo-Yi Lim - Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Ben Mathias - Managing Partner, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

What changes have there been in recent years to improve the breadth and depth of the Southeast Asian venture capital market?

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: The use of technology in alternative investments
  • Panellists Katrina Cokeng - CEO and Co-Founder, Xen
  • Gregor Kreuzer - CPO & Co-Founder, qashqade AG

How do LPs and GPs utilise technology within private equity and venture capital investing? What are the risks associated with technology and why is there reluctance to embrace technology as part of the process?  Will personal connections give way to more technology-oriented approaches?

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14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Emerging sectors to watch out for
  • B2B Enterprise Cloud Peter Cheng - Managing Partner, Eminence Ventures

A deep dive into three emerging sectors in Asian VC

3 10-minute case studies 

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
The final frontiers: in what ways are frontiers leading the charge?
  • Panellists Joshua Morris - Founding Partner, Emerging Markets Investments
  • Chong Chong Lim - Founder & Managing Partner, Ascent Capital

Where are the opportunities found in the frontier markets of Southeast Asia? With an LP base made up largely of sophisticated DFIs, is this leading to frontier markets leading in areas such as ESG, impact and reporting?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: Reporting – transparency, accountability and data integrity
  • Chair Lorelei Graye - Founder, CEO, and Independent Consultant, The ADS Initiative and Leodoran Financial

With such varying mandates and investor types, to what extent can LP needs be harmonised? In the push for greater transparency and accountability what progress is being made and to what extent can this all be regulated across different geographies and platforms?

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15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Off the record: One life cycle on – what have we learned so far and how can we use this looking forward?
  • Discussion Leader Sandeep Murthy - Partner and Co-Founder, Lightbox

As many VCs find that they have 5-8 years behind them, what are the positives and negatives about Asian VC and how is the market changing?

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press. 

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Off the record: Getting comfortable with geopolitical risk from further afield

How do investors factor in political risk when investing in the emerging and frontier markets of Southeast Asia and how much of a barrier is created by turbulent politics and in some cases, negative press? How do investors perform due diligence and understand the local dynamics?

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Off the record: LP/GP conflicts of interest – what are the sticking points?
  • Discussion Leader Hemal Mirani - Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.

Subscription line financing, succession concerns, GP stake sales and fees: what are the latest concerns that LPs share when considering the evolving LP/GP dynamic and to what extent are GPs alleviating those concerns?

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
16:00 - 16:50 50 mins
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Venture Capital Summit
Champagne roundtable discussions

Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day. First come first served. Each table will run for 40 minutes. For the remaining 10 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion. 

  1. Venture Capital Summit – Chinese VC: what does the future hold for the exit market?
  2. Venture Capital Summit – Indian VC: where is the liquidity?
  3. Southeast Asia Summit – Southeast Asian VC: update on the ecosystem
  4. Southeast Asia Summit – Vietnam: time to shine?
  5. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Due diligence best practice
  6. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Fundraising best practice
16:00 - 16:50 50 mins
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Southeast Asia Summit
Champagne roundtable discussions

Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day. First come first served. Each table will run for 40 minutes. For the remaining 10 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion. 

  1. Venture Capital Summit – Chinese VC: what does the future hold for the exit market?
  2. Venture Capital Summit – Indian VC: where is the liquidity?
  3. Southeast Asia Summit – Southeast Asian VC: update on the ecosystem
  4. Southeast Asia Summit – Vietnam: time to shine?
  5. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Due diligence best practice
  6. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Fundraising best practice
16:00 - 16:50 50 mins
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LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
Champagne roundtable discussions

Informal hosted roundtables featuring 2 topics for each Summit Day. First come first served. Each table will run for 40 minutes. For the remaining 10 minutes the session Chair will ask each host to summarise the key takeaways from the roundtable discussion. 

  1. Venture Capital Summit – Chinese VC: what does the future hold for the exit market?
  2. Venture Capital Summit – Indian VC: where is the liquidity?
  3. Southeast Asia Summit – Southeast Asian VC: update on the ecosystem
  4. Southeast Asia Summit – Vietnam: time to shine?
  5. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Due diligence best practice
  6. LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit – Fundraising best practice
16:50 - 17:00 10 mins
Venture Capital Summit
End of Venture Capital Summit
16:50 - 17:00 10 mins
Southeast Asia Summit
End of Southeast Asia Summit
16:50 - 17:00 10 mins
LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
End of LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit
17:00 - 18:30 90 mins
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SuperReturn Asia Summit Day Drinks Reception

The Continental

Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

NB: Entry strictly restricted to Summit Day badge holders