EVCA SYMPOSIUM
 
 

 

EVCA SYMPOSIUM 2014

Hotel InterContinental Vienna, Austria

11-13 June 2014

 

Private Equity as a Transformational Economic Force

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Wednesday 11 June

 

19.00

 

Registration and Welcome Reception at the Kursalon

 

 

 

Thursday 12 June, Hotel InterContinental, Vienna

 

08.15

 

Registration & Breakfast

 

09.00

Welcome Address by the Conference Chair

 

Vincenzo Morelli Partner Emeritus and Senior Advisor, TPG Capital LLP

 

09.10

Opening Keynote

 

George Anson Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners and EVCA Chairman 2013-2014

 

09.30

Panel: A World View - Trailblazers and the New Frontiers

 

Comprised of private equity insiders, this panel will discuss the impact of private equity on societies and economies and explore ways the industry can improve its position as a transforming economic force. This panel will set the stage for the overall conference covering the influence of private equity among its stakeholders and the global trends the will in turn impact the industry.

 

Moderator: Nigel van Zyl Partner, Proskauer

 

Marleen Groen Senior Advisor, Stepstone Group LLP

 

Xavier Moreno Chairman, Astorg Partners

 

Francesco Trapani Executive Vice Chairman, Clessidra

 

10.15

 

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

10.45

Beyond the Economics: European Corporations Views on Global Trends

 
  • How will developed markets develop in the coming years?
  • Is the Eurozone really out of the woods?
  • How does emerging Europe compare to other emerging market regions?
  • Are multinational corporations doing so far this year around the world?
  • How are global corporate strategies changing these days and why?
 

Nenad Pacek President, Global Success Advisors GmbH

 

11.15

Panel: Boosting Investor Confidence for Investment in Europe

 

This panel of leading investors will deliver analysis of the private equity microcosm from the investors perspective.

  • How does private equity fit into their overall mix?
  • What is the appetite for investment in Europe compared to other regions?
  • What can be done to overcome the hurdles of building investor confidence in both the asset class and the region?
 

Moderator: Karsten Langer Partner, The Riverside Company

 

George Anson Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners and EVCA Chairman 2013-2014

 

Anne Fossemalle Director of Equity Funds Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

Christophe Nicolas Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners B.V.

 

12.00

A Brave New World: A Fresh Perspective on Risk

 

Peter Vessenes CEO, CoinLab and Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation

 

12.30

 

Networking lunch

 

13.45

Panel: Smart Cities, Smart Technology, Smart Society

This session will look at the investment opportunities that rise from urbanization trends: infrastructure, IT and healthcare. It will explore the financial mechanisms in the pipeline and strategies to attract private investment. Investors, global experts and government officials will review the financial mechanisms in the pipeline designed to leverage public sector and philanthropic funding to attract private investment.

 

Moderator: Anne Glover Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital Partners and EVCA Chairman-Elect 2013-2014

 

Paula Hirst Executive Director, Integrated City Systems, Future Cities Catapult Board

 

Martin Kelly Partner, HealthXL

 

Peter Vessenes CEO, CoinLab and Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation

 

14.30

Panel: Remapping Europe

 

The European investment landscape changes year after year, with countries emerging as investment hotspots and engines for growth. This panel examines Europe and explores how the European investment map and growth cycle is evolving.

 

Moderator: Ayesha Javed Editor, Private Equity News, Dow Jones

 

Thierry Baudon Founder and Managing Partner, Mid Europa Partners

 

Rudolf Kinsky Managing Director, @VISORY partners and Board Member, AVCO

 

Eugenio Morpurgo CEO, Fineurop Soditic

 

15.15

Summary and Closing Remarks

 

Vincenzo Morelli Partner Emeritus and Senior Advisor, TPG Capital LLP

 

16.30

EVCA Ordinary General Meeting

 

The Ordinary General Meeting is the annual opportunity for EVCA members to participate in the formative decisions guiding the association’s activities for the next year, including ruling on the accounts, the appointment and dismissal of directors, and budgets. Full members will have the right to vote; associate members are welcome to attend. EVCA’s members are encouraged to take part in this important exercise as part of the impactful dialogue shaping the private equity industry during the Symposium.

 

17.30

First Remarks by the New EVCA Chairman

 

Anne Glover Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital Partners and EVCA Chairman-Elect 2013-2014

 

19.15

 

Depart for Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner

 

19.30

 

Reception & Black-Tie Gala Dinner at the Palais Liechtenstein

 

 

 

Friday 13 June, Hotel InterContinental, Vienna

 

09.00

Welcome by the Conference Chair

 

Dörte Höppner Chief Executive, EVCA

 

09.10

Keynote Interview

 

Joschka Fischer former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, Germany

   
09.40

Panel: The Global Sphere of Influence

 

The private equity world is flat. The panel will explore the policy trends and issues that will impact international markets and cross-border investments.

 

Moderator: Michael Collins Public Affairs Director, EVCA

  Burkhard Balz Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Coordinator of the EPP Group
  Joschka Fischer former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, Germany
 

Yves Leterme Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development & Former Prime Minister of Belgium

 

10.30

 

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

11.00

A Look Forward: The Trends & the Trendsetters

 

Thomas von Koch Managing Director, EQT Partners

 

11.15

Panel: European Evolution - A Look Into the Crystal Ball

 

A panel comprised of industry insiders, this session closes the Symposium with meaningful discussion of the things to come in the near and short term.

  • How will the private equity industry evolve?
  • What innovations are needed in order for the industry to mature further?
  • What role do private equity leaders and stakeholders play in solidifying the industry’s position as a change agent?
 

Moderator: Rory Macmillan Director of External Affairs, The Carlyle Group

  Sir Brendan Barber Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council and Stakeholder Advisory Council member, EVCA
  Hanns Ostmeier Executive Chairman, Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
  Amit Pau Director, Ariadne Capital
 

Thomas von Koch Managing Director, EQT Partners

 

12.00

 

Closing Networking lunch

 

 

 
 

 

Lead sponsor

Exhibitor

 

Proskauer SIX - Swiss Exchange

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