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HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum 2018

“I enjoyed all of the events, and found that these are so well organized. I also admired HKVCA because I saw so many active participants from VC/Buyout GP community as well as LP community. I strongly believe HK continues to be the main hub for Asia’s private equity community due to members serious dedication. — Gregory Hara, President & Representative Director, J-STAR

“Year-in and year-out, HKVCA’s Asia Private Equity Forum brings together many of the industry’s key players which allows those who attend to gather insights on the latest developments in the industry coupled with the ability to greatly expand one’s network. — Steven Okun, CEO, APAC Advisors
“We have been working closely with HKVCA since 2016, their events are of high quality, from speakers to delegates, programme and logistics arrangements. It’s a great forum to catch up with old and new business contacts in the alternative funds industry. Our sponsorship of HKVCA helps us to raise our profile in the market, while simultaneously helping support the industry. We look forward to continuing our close partnership in the years ahead. — James Donnan, Head of Fund Services, Intertrust Hong Kong
“The HKVCA Asia PE Forum is growing from strength to strength and kick-starts the year as the first major event in the Asian private equity calendar. — Brian Lim, Partner, Pantheon Ventures (HK)


Hong Kong, 17 January 2018 – The Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) 2018, organized by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), successfully concluded today. This one-day event featured more than 80 speakers and panelists and attracted over 700 delegates.
Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, distinguished guests included Paul Chan Mopo, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong SAR; Jonathan Zhu, Managing Director, Bain Capital, Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Alternatives; and Suyi Kim, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, CPPIB.
Eric Mason, Chairman of the HKVCA, said: “For eight years running, the HKVCA has provided the private equity community a platform to discuss trends, opportunities and issues facing the industry today. As Asian private equity investment continues to grow and mature, there is an increasing need for GPs, LPs, and service providers to come together to develop creative ideas and solutions.”
David Pierce, Chairman of APEF, added: “The Asian Private Equity Forum continues to attract a large host of high-level speakers and panelists to address the key issues, developments and trends in private market investing. Asia is a key market for private equity practitioners and will continue to bring opportunities and value to investors.”
During her keynote speech, Rebecca Xu said: “We see a resurgence of interest in Asian private equity. Asia’s strong fundamentals and structural reforms will continue to drive opportunities and growth in this region.”
At the Forum leading industry practitioners addressed Hong Kong’s ever changing role in private equity in Asia and the current state of Asian private equity investment. Other key issues discussed included coinvestments, fundraising and investor relations, private debt, private equity real estate, secondaries, value creation and venture capital.



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