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08:00 - 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

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Showing of Streams
10:15 - 10:45

Morning coffee and networking break

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Showing of Streams
12:25 - 13:30
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Lunch and networking break + LP hosted roundtables

LP hosted roundtables: 4 LPs will each host lunch topic tables on the following subjects:

  1. International LP appetite for Asia
  2. Risk/reward: are LPs in ‘wait and see’ mode?
  3. Developed versus emerging Asia: too different to compare?
  4. Manager selection: how do LPs identify a GP’s potential?
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Showing of Streams
14:20 - 15:00

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

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Showing of Streams
16:50 - 17:30

End of Main Conference Day One

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17:30 - 19:00
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Main Conference Day One Networking Drinks Reception

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse

31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

NB: Entry restricted to SuperReturn Asia Main Conference badge holders only

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08:00 - 08:30 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30 - 08:35 5 mins
Day One
Chairperson’s welcome address
08:35 - 09:15 40 mins
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Day One
Paradigm shifts in global politics and economics
  • David Rennie - Beijing bureau chief and "Chaguan" columnist, The Economist

In this new era of two powers how are China and the US settling into this new dynamic? And what are the implications for other economies, such as the EU and global emerging markets?

09:15 - 09:55 40 mins
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Near-term challenges and long-term outlook of Asia Private Equity amid global market volatility
  • Moderator Rebecca Xu - Co-Founder & Managing Director, Asia Alternatives Hong Kong Advisor Limited
  • Panellists Gregory Hara - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, J-STAR
  • Manish Kejriwal - Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital
  • Jong-Ha James Yoon - Partner, MBK Partners
  • Yichen Zhang - Chairman & CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”)

What geopolitical and economic forces are causing today’s market volatility? How are Asian markets affected? Do you have to adjust investment strategy to remain effective in the current market cycle? How do technology advances and demographic shifts change your long-term market outlook? How do you factor in such near-term & long-term challenges when looking at cross border investments and/or opportunities in tech related sectors?

09:55 - 10:15 20 mins
Day One
Keynote address
  • Jeffrey Li - Managing Partner, Tencent Investment
10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
10:45 - 11:05 20 mins
Day One
Keynote address
  • Victor Ai - Managing Director, China Everbright Limited
11:05 - 11:35 30 mins
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The transition and maturation of PE in Asia-Pacific
  • Moderator Vish Ramaswami - Managing Director , Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Padmanabh Sinha - Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund
  • PV Wang - Managing Director and COO, Legend Capital
  • Martin Mok - Partner & Head of Asia, Mid Market, EQT Partners Asia Ltd
  • Rodney Muse - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners

With the market maturing each year and the uptake in buyout and specialist strategies increasing what are the long terms effects on the industry? What is the impact of the sheer scale of the fundraising market, the deal opportunity set and the dry powder over recent years?

11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
Day One
Keynote interview
  • Kewsong Lee - Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group
11:55 - 12:25 30 mins
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Achieving success in Asia-Pacific: do first movers always win?

As the market transitions and the track records are more visible, is it easier to assess which strategies are plausible for the market in Asia-Pacific? When it comes to fundraising and exits is the market bifurcation more pronounced?

12:25 - 13:30 65 mins
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Lunch and networking break + LP hosted roundtables

LP hosted roundtables: 4 LPs will each host lunch topic tables on the following subjects:

  1. International LP appetite for Asia
  2. Risk/reward: are LPs in ‘wait and see’ mode?
  3. Developed versus emerging Asia: too different to compare?
  4. Manager selection: how do LPs identify a GP’s potential?
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Day One
Keynote address
  • Anna Xu - Founding Partner, Hike Capital
13:50 - 14:20 30 mins
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Asia-Pacific LP perspectives: Asia-Pacific versus global investments
  • Moderator Weichou Su - Partner and Head of Asia, StepStone Global
  • Panellists Jie Gong - Partner, Pantheon
  • Takahiro Kato - Head of Global Fund Investment, DBJ Asset Management

How do Asian and Australian LPs factor diversification and risk into portfolio construction? How does Asia-Pacific private equity fare across the spectrum of global investments?

14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:00 - 15:35 35 mins
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Stream A – Sources of liquidity: exits and secondaries
Routes to liquidity: what are the real exit options in Asia and is the market becoming more innovative?
  • Panellists JP Gan - Founding Partner, INCE Capital

How can investors get comfortable with the volatile IPO exit markets? What are the options for the many funds that are coming to the end of their lives? And to what extent is the secondary market being used as a source of liquidity?

15:00 - 15:35 35 mins
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Stream C – Staying ahead when the going gets tough
Standing out from the crowd: finding alpha in turbulent times
  • Moderator Teck Loon Goh - Head of Investor Relations, GGV Capital
  • Panellists Mark McDonald - Global Head, DWS Private Equity
  • Kiki Yang - Partner, Bain & Company

How are managers setting themselves apart and finding alpha in a period of high valuations and sustained uncertainty? Are there sectors that are more attractive and storm-proof and what can managers do from an operational perspective to differentiate themselves?

15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
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Stream A – Sources of liquidity: exits and secondaries
What’s next in secondaries: have Asian secondaries gone beyond the mainstream?
  • Moderator Cari Lodge - Managing Director, Commonfund Capital
  • Panellists Chris Perriello - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners
  • Yong Ren - Partner, Beijing, Proskauer
  • LN Sadani - Founder & CEO, Lensbridge Capital Pte. Ltd.

How is awareness and acceptance of different secondary transactions evolving in Asia-Pacific today? What niches are managers finding in the secondary market? To what extent are secondaries being used as a source of liquidity?

15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
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Stream C – Staying ahead when the going gets tough
Standing out from the crowd: enhancing portfolio company performance
  • Panellists Jason Cheng - Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Kerogen Capital
  • Vinnie Lauria - Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

How are private equity firms using digital technology to enhance the performance of their portfolio companies?

16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
Day One
Closing keynote address
16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
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Speed networking
Speed networking

10 LPs and 10 GPs will have the opportunity to speak for 2 minutes before the timer sounds and the GPs rotate. 

For LP registration, please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. For GP registration please use the sign-up sheet available at the registration desk from 08:00. Please note that this session will start promptly at 16:10 and if you are late you may lose your place.

16:50 - 17:30 40 mins
End of Main Conference Day One
17:30 - 19:00 90 mins
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Main Conference Day One Networking Drinks Reception

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse

31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

NB: Entry restricted to SuperReturn Asia Main Conference badge holders only