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2023 Agenda

8:15-9:00 - LP breakfast - invite only
8:30
Registration and morning coffee
9:00
Chairperson’s welcome and opening remarks
9:10
Keynote: Macroeconomic and geo- political overview
9:30
Opening panel session
European mid- market outlook for 2023
  • War in Ukraine and energy price growth- impact on PE
  • Inflation and supply chain challenges
  • How to navigate an impending recession - fundraising and deals
  • Debt market - how do bankers and advisors see the market at the moment?
10:10
Panel session
Fundraising: how to identify real capital
  • Which fund types are best able to fundraise in the current climate and how?
  • Democratisation of PE- what does it mean for the industry?
  • Comparing primary and secondary fundraises in the market
  • How ESG and SFDR requirements are impacting fundraising
10:45
Coffee and networking
11:15
Panel session
ESG: what really matters?
  • How to integrate ESG and measure it well
  • What happens to non-sustainable assets?
  • Should we support companies deemed non-ESG?
  • How can GPs prove that they are focusing on ESG? What is truly relevant for investors?
11:40
Sectors analysis: Data Presentation
11:50
Panel session
Sectors generalist versus sector specialist
  • Does investing in more than one sector make a GP a generalist?
  • What is a benchmark to be considered a sector focused specialist?
  • If investors don’t embrace tech, will they achieve the same returns?
  • Is sector specialism just marketing or does it actually add value?


12:30
Lunch and networking
13:30
Fireside- chat
GP-led as part of a much bigger secondaries market
13:55
Panel session
Investing in Europe
  • How to successfully establish yourself as a pan-European fund
  • What geographic regions are most welcomed by investors, and what are the challenges to invest in?
  • Nordic countries- why do they welcome PE much more compared to other countries?
  • Is Southern Europe becoming the geography to invest in? What has led to this market opening up?

14:35
Coffee and networking
15:00
Panel session
LP perspective- where are the opportunities for investors?
  • Where have LPs seen the best return in the past? How much does this influence where future allocations are directed towards?
  • How do LPs expect their portfolio to respond in a potential recession?
  • GPs are paying high prices- will they continue to do so? What are the expectations for the future?
  • How do investors intend to deploy capital in the current market?
15:40
Panel session
Latest innovations in value creation
  • Best approaches and strategies for value creation
  • What should be avoided during an investment?
  • What are the primary drivers in the current economic environment?
  • Multi Strategies - pros and cons
  • What are the challenges that value creation teams are facing?

16:20
Champagne roundtable discussions
  • Buyouts strategies and diversified approaches - what LPs want
  • How do firms attract and keep talent?
  • Navigating succession
17:00
Chair’s closing remarks
17:05
Networking drinks

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