7th Annual European Summit

 

 

2020 Agenda

NETWORKING BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

Welcome Address


Keynote Presentation


Keynote Panel: Women in Private Equity - what has changed and what still needs to be done?

  • • To what extent are companies tackling the issue of retaining female talent, especially at the top level?
  • • Why is there a particularly pronounced gender pay gap in financial services and PE?
  • • What have been the key drivers behind an increase in female-owned PE firms?
  • • Should LPs be using diversity (gender or otherwise) as a fund selection criterion? If so, why?
  • • To what extent have you seen training on issues such as unconscious bias being implemented in an effective way?
  • • Are we seeing a backlash in both the mainstream media and within your respective firms? If so, why?
  • • What are the lessons learned through a climb to the top and what advice would you give other women starting in the industry?

Networking Break

Board Director Panel: Enhancing Board Diversity, Maintaining and Growing Tomorrow’s Talent


Fireside Chat – What is the outlook for diversity in PE over the next 5-10 years?

Where are the key opportunities across the private debt market?

  • • To what extent are more recent entrants prepared for a downturn?
  • • What are the driving factors behind a surge in LP capital for private debt over past 5 years?
  • • Where are the most promising regions across Europe?
  • • Which strategies are likely to attract the most interest over the next 12-18 months?
  • • Given increasing levels of dry powder, how should LPs evaluate manager deal flow strategy?

The shifting dynamics of European infrastructure

  • • How can infrastructure investment be leveraged to drive women’s economic and social empowerment?
  • • What are the most concerning challenges that lie ahead for the infrastructure asset class?
  • • How has sentiment toward UK PFI projects and the collapse affected infrastructure both locally and further afield?
  • • How do sectors such as fibre optics and district heating fit into a wider portfolio vs car parks and motorway services?
  • • How are LP requirements changing and how are managers meeting these needs?
  • • What new trends are coming out of the debt markets?
  • • How will the sector respond to interest rate hikes, at various times, across the globe?

Lunch

Presentation - The Venture Perspective


Institutional Investor Outlook: Where are the hotspots in private investment?


  • • Which LP types are leading the way in all facets of diversity? How can we learn from them?
  • • Are GPs adhering to LP concerns when it comes to diversity?
  • • How can LPs gain access to top performing fund managers that become oversubscribed?
  • • What do first-time fund managers need in order to gain credibility and traction amongst investors?
  • • How has the shift toward direct investing impacted the LP-GP relationship?
  • • To what extent will recent political shifts affect investments, regulation, deal flow and fundraising?

BREAK

GP Strategies: What is driving the latest approaches?

  • • What are the keys to maintaining a successful fundraising strategy?
  • • How can managers ensure a robust deal sourcing strategy in a saturated environment?
  • • To what extent will PE be impacted by increased complexity post-Brexit?
  • • How are investors tapping into opportunities at the lower end of the market?
  • • Where are PE firms seeing technology have the largest impact?

Roundtable Discussions & Networking Drinks

End of Summit

NETWORKING BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

Welcome Address


Keynote Presentation


Keynote Panel: Women in Private Equity - what has changed and what still needs to be done?

  • • To what extent are companies tackling the issue of retaining female talent, especially at the top level?
  • • Why is there a particularly pronounced gender pay gap in financial services and PE?
  • • What have been the key drivers behind an increase in female-owned PE firms?
  • • Should LPs be using diversity (gender or otherwise) as a fund selection criterion? If so, why?
  • • To what extent have you seen training on issues such as unconscious bias being implemented in an effective way?
  • • Are we seeing a backlash in both the mainstream media and within your respective firms? If so, why?
  • • What are the lessons learned through a climb to the top and what advice would you give other women starting in the industry?

Networking Break

Board Director Panel: Enhancing Board Diversity, Maintaining and Growing Tomorrow’s Talent


Where are the key opportunities across the private debt market?

  • • To what extent are more recent entrants prepared for a downturn?
  • • What are the driving factors behind a surge in LP capital for private debt over past 5 years?
  • • Where are the most promising regions across Europe?
  • • Which strategies are likely to attract the most interest over the next 12-18 months?
  • • Given increasing levels of dry powder, how should LPs evaluate manager deal flow strategy?

The shifting dynamics of European infrastructure

  • • How can infrastructure investment be leveraged to drive women’s economic and social empowerment?
  • • What are the most concerning challenges that lie ahead for the infrastructure asset class?
  • • How has sentiment toward UK PFI projects and the collapse affected infrastructure both locally and further afield?
  • • How do sectors such as fibre optics and district heating fit into a wider portfolio vs car parks and motorway services?
  • • How are LP requirements changing and how are managers meeting these needs?
  • • What new trends are coming out of the debt markets?
  • • How will the sector respond to interest rate hikes, at various times, across the globe?

Lunch

Karen McCormick: The Venture Perspective


Institutional Investor Outlook: Where are the hotspots in private investment?


  • • Which LP types are leading the way in all facets of diversity? How can we learn from them?
  • • Are GPs adhering to LP concerns when it comes to diversity?
  • • How can LPs gain access to top performing fund managers that become oversubscribed?
  • • What do first-time fund managers need in order to gain credibility and traction amongst investors?
  • • How has the shift toward direct investing impacted the LP-GP relationship?
  • • To what extent will recent political shifts affect investments, regulation, deal flow and fundraising?

BREAK

GP Strategies: What is driving the latest approaches?

  • • What are the keys to maintaining a successful fundraising strategy?
  • • How can managers ensure a robust deal sourcing strategy in a saturated environment?
  • • To what extent will PE be impacted by increased complexity post-Brexit?
  • • How are investors tapping into opportunities at the lower end of the market?
  • • Where are PE firms seeing technology have the largest impact?

Roundtable Discussions & Networking Drinks

End of Summit

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