Highlights of APEF 2015
The 5th Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF), organized by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), was held on 21st January 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This one-day event featured 64 speakers and panelists representing general partners, limited partners and advisors, and attracted over 550 delegates, of which more than half were senior level and C-suite executives.
Distinguished guests at this annual flagship event included: Tsang Chun-wah, John, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR; Gabriel Li, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Member of Orchid Asia Group Management; H. Chin Chou, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; and Christoph Rubeli, Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partners Group.
Leading industry practitioners addressed the most relevant topics currently facing the private equity industry and investors in many of Asia’s leading private markets, including China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. Among the issues discussed were value creation strategies, the latest real estate market trends in Asia, fundraising, investor relations and challenges in exits and liquidity.
Conrad Tsang, Chairman of the HKVCA, said: “The HKVCA is again delighted to have collaborated with the Hong Kong Government in Asia Financial Week and to provide at the Asia Private Equity Forum a venue for in-depth discussion and analysis of the increasing quantity and quality of private equity investment activity in this region”.
David Pierce, Chairman of APEF, said: “We have been fortunate to secure a formidably talented and experienced group of more than 60 speakers and panelists addressing the broad scope of private market investing in Asia, making APEF 2015 one of the most content-rich events of its kind anywhere”.
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