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Key Sessions

Felice Egidio

How does Asian VC compare?

Preqin

Michael Hoffman

Fundraising trends: what’s hot and what’s not?

Probitas Partners

08:15 08:55 (40 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Registration and welcome coffee

08:55 09:00 (5 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Morning Chairman’s welcome address

  • Sudhir Sethi - Founder, Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.

09:00 09:40 (40 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Asia as a leader

Where and why is Asia leading the way in technology and venture investing? What does this mean for the future of the global industry and how do you cut through the hype to see the real opportunities?

  • Moderator Jay Eum - Co-Founder & Managing Director, TransLink Capital
  • Panellists Amit Anand - Founding Partner, Jungle Ventures Pte Ltd
  • Jenny Lee - Managing Partner, GGV Capital
  • Duane Kuang - Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  • Joe Zhou - Managing Partner, Keytone Ventures

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Keynote address

  • Sudhir Sethi - Founder, Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

10:40 11:10 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

What does good look like?

What returns can investors expect from venture investments? When it comes to cash returns, does the reality meet the expectation?

  • Moderator Vish Ramaswami - Managing Director , Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Raj Ganguly - Co-Founder & Partner, B Capital Group
  • Jie Gong - Partner, Pantheon
  • Melissa Guzy - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • David Lam - General Partner, Atlantic Bridge Capital

11:10 11:30 (20 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

How does Asian VC compare?

The latest data on how Asian VC stacks up against other alternative investments.

  • Felice Egidio - Head of Venture Capital, Preqin

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Putting startup hubs to the test

Which cities are fostering the right talent and opportunities to entice entrepreneurs? Are the markets big enough and where are the gaps in each ecosystem?

  • Moderator Akio Tanaka - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
  • Panellists Shane Chesson - Partner, NSI Ventures
  • Jay Krishnan - Managing Partner at T-Fund & CEO, T-Hub
  • Vinnie Lauria - Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Yinglan Tan - Founder, Insignia Venture Partners

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

LPs speak out on VC

How much interest is there for VC across Asia? What countries and sectors are piquing LPs’ interest?

  • Moderator Kit Jong Tan - Founding Partner & Managing Director, Eagle Asia Partners
  • Panellists Xiao Li - CIO, CJ Capital
  • Alison Nankivell - Vice President, Global Scaling, BDC Capital
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
  • Alexa Zhang - Managing Director, Wilshire Associates

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Lunch and networking break

13:30 13:35 (5 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Afternoon Chairman's welcome address

  • Martin Haemmig - Adjunct Professor , CeTIM & GLORAD

13:35 14:00 (25 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Company fireside chat

Invaluable insights into the real opportunities in India. 

  • Jaydeep Barman - Founder & CEO, Faasos
  • Interviewed by Sandeep Murthy - Partner and Co-Founder, Lightbox

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Startups speak out on co-investments

What are the benefits and challenges of working with a fund manager and a co-investing LP?

The Chatham House Rule applies. Closed to press.

  • Moderator Kuo-Yi Lim - Founding Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Panellists J.P. Ellis - Chief Executive, C88 Financial Technologies
  • Richard Lauder - Principal, Telstra Ventures
  • Pravan Malhotra - Venture Capital, IFC

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Does it pay to be specialised?

Do generalist or sector-specific funds come out on top? Are LPs shifting more towards sector specialisation? How do you limit the risks when chasing hot sectors?

  • Moderator Jessica Archibald - Managing Director, Top Tier Capital Partners
  • Panellists Vineet Chadha - Partner, Tata Capital Innovations Fund
  • Greg Lindae - Senior Investment Officer, FMO (Dutch Development Bank)
  • Jinesh Patel - Partner, Dymon Asia Ventures

15:30 16:20 (50 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Sector workshop

Exploring the nuances of investing in the hottest sectors.

This session consists of a 20-minute introductory panel discussion. Each panellist will then host a 20-minute roundtable. Finally, the panellists will return to the stage to provide a 10-minute summary of the discussion points from each table.

  • Moderator Jireh Li - Chief Representative, Commonfund Capital
  • AI Boyu Hu - Founder and Partner, XVC
  • Bloackchains and cryptocurrencies Ramin Behzadi - Managing Partner, 7 Gate Ventures
  • Robotics Benjamin Joffe - Partner, HAX (SOSV)

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

Welcome drinks reception

16:00 - 17:00

16:20 16:20 (0 mins)

Venture Capital Summit

End of the Venture Capital Summit

08:15 08:55 (40 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Registration and welcome coffee

08:55 09:00 (5 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Chairman's welcome address

09:30 10:10 (40 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Global real assets: where should you put your money?

How do you define the asset class and determine an appropriate allocation? What is the opportunity set in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific? How is the fundraising market evolving and how does the capital get deployed?

  • Panellists Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital Management
  • Jie Gong - Partner, Pantheon
  • Ian Schapiro - Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

10:40 11:20 (40 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Outbound investment: giving real assets a place in a diversified portfolio

Where do real assets sit within a diversified portfolio and how are global opportunities best accessed by Asian and global investors? What are the drivers for greater investment in one or more of the real asset sub-sectors?

  • Panellists Paloma Esteve Gastaldo - Managing Director, K5
  • Niel Thassim - Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Brookfield Asset Management
  • John Tsui - Managing Principal, Peninsula House

11:20 11:50 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Keynote address

  • Senior representative, Cindat

11:50 12:30 (40 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Real estate in a new world

What is the likely effect of recent political shifts in the UK and the USA on global real estate investments? Have investors changed how they calculate political, currency and other types of risk? Which regions and countries in Asia-Pacific hold the most opportunity and what are the risks associated with investing in this part of the world?

  • Panellists John Saunders - Head of APAC, BlackRock Real Estate

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Lunch and networking break

13:30 14:00 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Keynote address

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Is the energy sector still delivering?

Where are the best returns found and how is value created? Which sub-sectors are attracting the most demand and how does energy fit into a broader investment strategy?

  • Panellists Gary R. Petersen - Managing Partner, EnCap Investments, L.P.

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Renewables vs. conventional energy: what is the key to the future?

On a global scale, which offers the most attractive opportunities?

  • Moderator Ee Fai Kam - Head of Asian Operations, Preqin
  • Renewables Vishnu Amble - Investment Executive, Traverse LLC

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Real Assets Summit

ESG: a real consideration for real assets

How is ESG used to identify potential risks and to create value? What are LPs’ expectations when it comes to implementing ESG in this asset class and how does this differ when compared to private equity more broadly?

The Chatham House Rule applies. Closed to press. First come, first served. No late admittance.

  • Chairman Vishnu Amble - Investment Executive, Traverse LLC
  • Discussion leaders Lynn Nguyen - Acting VP/Head of Investment Funds, OPIC
  • Raj Pai - Managing Director, Global Environment Fund

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

Real Assets Summit

Welcome drinks reception

16:00 - 17:00

16:20 16:20 (0 mins)

Real Assets Summit

End of the Real Assets Summit

08:15 08:55 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Registration and welcome coffee

08:55 09:00 (5 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Chairman’s welcome address

  • Ralph Money - Managing Director, Commonfund Capital, Inc.

09:30 10:10 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Accessing Asia for the first time

Veteran LPs take us back to the start. What are the merits of testing the water with a global fund, a regional fund or a fund of funds? How does the approach differ for developed and emerging Asia?

Chatham House Rule applies. Closed to press.

  • Moderator Michael Hoffman - President & Managing Director, Probitas Partners
  • Panellists Ralph Keitel - Regional Lead East Asia, PE Funds, IFC
  • David Lindstrom - Managing Director, MetLife Investments Limited
  • David Pierce - Managing Director & Head of Asia, HQ Capital

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

10:40 11:15 (35 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

LPs speak out on investor relations

When has investor relations made a significant difference? What do LPs need from their GPs?

  • Moderator Yong Hak Huh - Special Advisor, General Atlantic
  • Panellists Kimihiro Fukuyama - Deputy Director General, Growth & Cross Border Investment Department, Development Bank of Japan
  • Yoshi Kiguchi - CIO, Okayama Metal and Machinery Pension Fund
  • Eric Marchand - Senior Vice President, Unigestion

11:15 11:50 (35 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Terms and conditions: are all LPs equal?

What does the increase in preferential terms and co-investment rights mean for the industry? What other trends are we seeing?

  • Moderator Florian Kohler - Managing Director, Asia, Obviam
  • Panellists Akhil Awasthi - Managing Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund
  • Audrey The - Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
  • Ryan Wagner - Portfolio Director, Intermediated Equity (Asia Funds), CDC Group

11:50 12:30 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Co-investment on the rise

With LPs increasingly looking to build out their co-investment capability how is co-investment being used? What are the pitfalls behind this kind of investment decision?

Data: 10 minutes. Panel discussion: 30 minutes.

  • Moderator Eser Keskiner - Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Panellists Yup Kim - Senior Portfolio Manager, Special Opportunities, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
  • Weichou Su - Partner & Head of Asia, StepStone Group
  • Yan Yang - Director, BlackRock
  • Myron Zhu - Co-head of Private Equity Asia Pacific , Aberdeen Asset Management

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Lunch and networking break

13:30 13:50 (20 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Under the spotlight: Asia performance

How has Asian private equity performed relative to other asset classes?

  • Simon Tang - Partner, CEPRES GmbH

13:50 14:30 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Spin-outs: disruption or opportunity?

Are the high rates of team turnover a sign of the industry maturing? How do LPs view this shift in the industry and how do LPs conduct due diligence on new teams with experienced individuals?

  • Moderator Hemal Mirani - Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.
  • Panellists Nupur Garg - Regional Lead - South Asia, PE Funds, IFC
  • Kazushige Kobayashi - Managing Director, Capital Dynamics
  • Han Seng Low - Executive Director, UOB Asia Investment Partners
  • Fraser van Rensburg - Managing Partner, Asante Capital Group

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

15:00 15:40 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Fundraising workshop: top tips for success

Getting out of the gate: how do you raise your first and subsequent funds? What are some of the errors made by first time GPs and what preparation is critical?

3 speakers will lead this interactive workshop. Participants will be able to ask questions and share their own insights and experiences.

  • Chairwoman Gail Guerin - Founder, The Guerin Group
  • Discussion leaders Gregory Lamb - Managing Partner, Alcazar Partners LLC

15:40 16:20 (40 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Due diligence workshop: top tips for success

How can LPs effectively perform due diligence to ensure they work with GPs who can succeed in the current market? As investors become ever more sophisticated and thorough, how can GPs become sharper and better prepared?

3 speakers will lead this interactive workshop. Participants will be able to ask questions and share their own insights and experiences.

  • Chairwoman Wendy Zhu - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners (The Carlyle Group)
  • Discussion leaders Hemal Mirani - Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.
  • Robert Teeter - Managing Director, Head of the Investment Policy & Strategy Group, Silvercrest Asset Management Group

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

Welcome drinks reception

16:00 - 17:00.

Sessions continue through to 16:20. 

16:20 16:20 (0 mins)

LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit

End of the LP/GP Relations & Fundraising Summit