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Key Sessions

Gavin Serkin

Frontier: exploring the top 3 Asian markets of tomorrow

Frontier Funds

Kaushik Mohan

Education market opportunities in Asia: how investors can succeed

Parthenon-EY

08:15 - 08:45 30 mins
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Welcome coffee
08:45 - 08:50 5 mins
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Chairman’s welcome address
  • Mark O'Hare - Founder & CEO, Preqin
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08:50 - 09:20 30 mins
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Frontier: exploring the top 3 Asian markets of tomorrow
  • Gavin Serkin - Managing Editor and Author, Frontier Funds
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09:20 - 10:00 40 mins
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Keys to success: excelling in Asia
  • Moderator Vinit Bhatia - Partner, Bain & Company
  • Panellists Atul Kapur - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Everstone Capital
  • Jean Eric Salata - Founding Partner & CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Ashish Shastry - Member and Head of Southeast Asia, KKR
  • Padmanabh Sinha - Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund, Tata Capital Ltd
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How is the private equity market maturing in Asia-Pacific today? Given global uncertainty and volatility how do you make competitive returns and ensure not just survival but real success?

Data: 10 minutes. Panel discussion: 30 minutes.

10:00 - 10:40 40 mins
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Getting your money out
  • Moderator Mark O'Hare - Founder & CEO, Preqin
  • Panellists Nicholas Bloy - Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners
  • Renuka Ramnath - Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
  • Kyle Shaw - Founder & Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners
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Which exit strategies are prevalent across Asia and what are the benefits and challenges associated with each?


Data: 10 minutes. Panel discussion: 30 minutes.

10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
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Morning Coffee and networking break
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
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Australian LPs speak out: is their exposure increasing?
  • Moderator Yasser El-Ansary - Chief Executive Officer, AVCAL Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited
  • Panellists Alicia Gregory - Head of Private Equity, MLC
  • Adrian Kerley - Portfolio Manager - Private Capital, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
  • David Simons - Director, Private Equity, Future Fund
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What is holding superannuation funds and pension funds back from accelerating their private equity and venture capital programmes as a significant part of their strategy? Is this phenomenon here to stay, or will allocations to Australian and offshore GPs increase over the coming years?

11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Main agenda
Education market opportunities in Asia: how investors can succeed
  • Kaushik Mohan - Vice President, Parthenon-EY
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12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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LP quick-fire
  • Moderator Eric Mason - Managing Director - Asia Investments, The Church Pension Fund
  • Panellists Steve Cowan - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Kent Kirkpatrick - Senior Principal, Private Investments, Alberta Teachers' Reitrement Fund
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
  • Sebastiaan van den Berg - Chief Investment Officer, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited
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Quick-fire questions covering all LPs are thinking about concerning Asia-Pacific.

12:30 - 13:45 75 mins
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Lunch and networking break
12:30 - 13:45 75 mins
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Single family office lunch table
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This exclusive lunch is only open to pre-registered single family offices. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. The Chatham House Rule applies.

13:45 - 14:20 35 mins
Stream A: Countries in focus
Is India on the verge of change?
  • Moderator Sunil Mishra - Partner, Adams Street Partners
  • Panellists Gaurav Ahuja - Managing Director , ChrysCapital
  • Florian Kohler - Managing Director, Asia, Obviam
  • Viswanathan Parameswar - Head of Investments Asia, Schroder Adveq
  • Ranjit Shah - Managing Partner, Gaja Capital
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Are we seeing real growth and reform or does a lot still need to be done for this to reach the companies on the ground? Is the chance worth the risk?

13:45 - 14:20 35 mins
Stream B: Crossing borders
Cross-border M&A
  • Moderator Jay Tai - Partner, Proskauer
  • Panellists David Han - CEO & Co-Founder, Yao Capital
  • Tanguy Lesselin - CEO, Finquest
  • Greg McElheran - Head of Fund Investments, Export Development Canada
  • Michael Wang - Managing Partner & President, Abax Global Capital
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How do private equity funds facilitate cross-border M&A throughout Asia and beyond?

14:20 - 14:55 35 mins
Stream A: Countries in focus
Australia: a growing opportunity
  • Moderator Yasser El-Ansary - Chief Executive Officer, AVCAL Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited
  • Panellists Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital Management
  • Andrew Gray - Founder & Managing Director, Potentia Capital
  • Rob Koczkar - Managing Director, Adamantem Capital
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How will uncertainty and volatility in global markets affect Australian private equity and venture capital? Will fundraising and investment levels remain stable over the next few years?

14:20 - 14:55 35 mins
Stream B: Crossing borders
MENA, Africa and Asia relations
  • Moderator H. Richard Dallas - Managing Director of Private Equity, Gulf Capital
  • Panellists Harjit Bhatia - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Growth Capital Advisors (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Ravi Chidambaram - Co-Founder & President, TC Capital
  • Anand Kumar - Partner, Gateway Partners
  • Rodney Muse - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners
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What is the current relationship between these regions and how is this developing? What are the nuances and similarities of investing in these regions and how can cross border strategies be utilised to enhance growth?

14:55 - 15:30 35 mins
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Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:30 - 16:10 40 mins
Stream B: Too hot to touch
Veterans speak out: taking experience forward
  • Chairwoman Jaime Hildreth - Managing Director, Head of PE and LP Market Strategy, Ipreo Private Capital Markets
  • Discussion leaders Andrew Chung - Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital
  • Andrew Gray - Founder & Managing Director, Potentia Capital
  • Rob Koczkar - Managing Director, Adamantem Capital
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What have experienced investors learnt from their vast experience and what unique approach do they bring to the table when setting up a new fund? How do you overcome the challenges and risks associated with bringing in a team for a first-time fund?

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

15:30 - 16:10 40 mins
Stream A: Sectors in focus
Which sectors are delivering?
  • Moderator Katja Salovaara - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Ilmarinen
  • Panellists Ron Cao - Founder and Managing Director, Sky9 Capital
  • James Ieong - Chairman and Managing Partner, Pagoda Investment
  • Kaushik Mohan - Vice President, Parthenon-EY
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From healthcare to education, India to China, where are the interesting opportunities? Which markets are underserved and how are different sectors developing across the region?

16:10 - 17:00 50 mins
Stream B: Too hot to touch
Disintermediation: what’s the end game?
  • Chairman Marcus Simpson - Head of Global Private Equity, QIC
  • Discussion leaders Chris Culbertson - Managing Director, Verger Capital Management LLC
  • Raj Ganguly - Co-Founder & Partner, B Capital Group
  • Maninder Saluja - Partner, Quilvest Group
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What are the drivers for going direct and is this trend the natural result of increasing manpower and activity? How do LPs secure a competitive advantage and deploy enough capital to make direct investment a winning formula?

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

16:10 - 17:00 50 mins
Stream A: Sectors in focus
Fintech on the rise
  • Chairman Ganesh Rengaswamy - Co-Founder & Partner, Quona Capital
  • Discussion leaders Melissa Guzy - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Sally Rocker - Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC
  • Sebastiaan van den Berg - Chief Investment Officer, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited
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With growing levels of fintech investment in Asia-Pacific what innovations are set to disrupt the financial sector and change the face of the industry?

Is regulation overdue and how can companies ensure new regulations are met in an efficient way?

17:00 - 17:00 0 mins
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End of Main Conference Day Two
17:00 - 19:00 120 mins
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Main Conference Day Two networking drinks reception