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May 08
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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Showing of Streams
10:50 - 11:20

Morning coffee and networking break

Showing of Streams
12:55 - 14:10

Lunch and networking break

Showing of Streams
15:50 - 16:20

Afternoon coffee and networking break

Showing of Streams
17:00 - 19:00

The SuperReturn China 2018 drinks reception

08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Chair's welcome address
09:10 - 09:35 25 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Keynote address – economic, social and political developments
  • Christopher Balding - Associate Professor, Peking University HSBC Business School
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09:35 - 10:15 40 mins
Main Conference Day 1
New opportunities and horizons in Chinese private equity
  • Panellists Liang Meng - Founding Managing Partner, Ascendent Capital Partners
  • Drew Chen - Managing Director, Bain Capital Asia
  • Frank Tang - CEO, FountainVest Partners
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What is the opportunity set in Chinese private equity today? What recent market developments have had the most significant impacts and how can private equity plan ahead for what comes next? Who will be the private equity investors of the future?

10:15 - 10:50 35 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Keynote address
  • Ravi Thakran - Chairman and Managing Partner, L Catterton Asia
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10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:20 - 11:55 35 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Belt and Road, and private equity
  • Paul Haenle - Senior Advisor, Teneo Strategy & RiceHadleyGates LLC and Director, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
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What are the implications and opportunities for private equity in the Belt and Road initiative? How much scope is there for private capital involvement in the projects? What opportunities are there and how can private equity access the deals?

11:55 - 12:35 40 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Changing dynamics of buyout and control investment
  • Moderator Pamela Fung - Principal, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Panellists Jim Tsao - Chairman and Head of Greater China, Permira
  • Alex Ying - Managing Partner, Rivendell Partners
  • David Wong - Managing Director, PAG
  • Jun Qian - Head of Investments China, Schroder Adveq Investment Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
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How far has China come when it comes to buyout and control investment? What are the different approaches and what capabilities are required to make this work?


12:35 - 12:55 20 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Investing in education - opportunities to win
  • Anip Sharma - Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
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12:55 - 14:10 75 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:10 - 14:50 40 mins
Stream A - Venture capital
Valuations and the ‘next big thing’
  • Moderator Xiaomin Mou - Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation Venture Capital
  • Panellists Jenny Lee - Managing Partner, GGV Capital
  • Chuan Thor - Managing Partner & Co-Founder, AlphaX Partners
  • Anna Fang - Partner & CEO, ZhenFund
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Is venture capital overpaying in China? How can venture capitalists get ahead of the curve and identify the next big trend? What can be done to assess a company’s worth at such an early stage of investment, and with so much competition and low barriers to entry?

14:10 - 14:35 25 mins
Stream B - Private debt
Developing opportunity in Chinese NPLs
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How is the Chinese NPL market developing and what are the trends? Practically, how do you structure deals in the optimum way? How important are NPL investments in diversification and what are the key factors in success?

14:35 - 15:10 35 mins
Stream B - Private debt
Product overview – moving beyond NPLs
  • Panellists Barry Lau - Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer (Private Investments), Adamas Asset Management
  • Donald Yang - Managing Partner & CEO, Abax Global Capital (Hong Kong) Limited
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With NPLs grabbing so many headlines in China, what opportunities are out there across different structures, tranches and strategies in Chinese private debt? How does investment differ between RMB and USD?  

14:50 - 15:15 25 mins
Stream A - Venture capital
Case study: monetising early stage business models
15:10 - 15:50 40 mins
Stream B - Private debt
Workshop: Structuring, regulation, tax and private debt in China
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How can different vehicles, domicile locations, tax structures and other regulatory requirements be evaluated?

15:15 - 15:50 35 mins
Stream A - Venture capital
Venture capital under the microscope
  • Moderator Alexa Zhang - Managing Director, Wilshire Associates
  • Panellists Alison Nankivell - Vice President, Global Scaling, BDC Capital
  • Boyu Hu - Partner, XVC
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What are VCs in China doing to differentiate themselves at both a fund and deal situation? What is the role of VCs today – what are they bringing to the table aside from capital? Is power in the hands of the entrepreneur now? How concerned should LPs be?

15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
Afternoon coffee and networking break
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Champagne roundtables
  • TMT sector update Boyu Hu - Partner, XVC
  • TMT sector update Duncan Turner - General Partner, SOSV
  • Integrating ESG Vishnu Amble - Investment Executive, Traverse LLC
  • ICOs in China Xiaochen Zhang - President, FinTech4Good, Blockchain Frontier Group
  • ICOs in China Tomas Martunas, Managing Partner, Goldfishfund & Co-Founder, Decentra Fund
  • Governance and private debt Barry Lau - Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer (Private Investments), Adamas Asset Management
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Enjoy a chance to dig deeper into informal discussions in a more relaxed environment.

  1. TMT sector update – what is the opportunity set in TMT in China, and is that too broad a definition for the sector? How will portfolio companies in new sectors such as AI and virtual reality monetise the tech?
  2. Integrating ESG – how are ESG considerations coming to the fore in Chinese private equity and venture capital and how high is it on a list of LP considerations?
  3. ICOs in China – what are ICOs and what does it mean for investors in companies pursuing one? How is the regulatory environment developing?
  4. Consumer growth – how is the opportunity set in consumer growth sectors such as fashion and retail developing in China? Are the right deals still accessible and how do you maximise return?
  5. Too Hot To Touch: Governance and private debt - how concerned are LPs about the legal framework surrounding private debt in China? As a GP, how do you explain this and keep your investors comfortable? Is the diversification play worth the risk?
17:00 - 19:00 120 mins
The SuperReturn China 2018 drinks reception