APEF 2018


  • Immediate Release 
  • Program
  • Speech by Financial Secretary
  • Media Coverage
  • Photo Album
  • Video Highlights
  • The HKVCA’s annual Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) was held on 17 January, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The focus of this year’s event was on the many challenges – but also the many opportunities – that exist for value creation within the industry. It featured more than 80 expert speakers and panelists representing general partners, limited partners and advisors. There were more than 700 delegates, most of whom were senior level and c-suite executives investing across all stages and geographies in Asia.
    As it has in previous years, the 2018 Forum brought together diverse and experienced groups of private equity and venture capital practitioners, including private equity real estate and private debt. Among the topics discussed as part of the event’s programme were the key issues emerging in fundraising, investor relations, performance reporting and investor demands for greater attention to environmental, social and governance standards. There was robust discussion on key issues facing investors in private markets, including the making, managing and exiting of investments across key markets.
    Among the distinguished guests who participated in APEF 2018 were Paul Chan Mo-po, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR; Jonathan Zhu, Managing Director of Bain Capital; Rebecca Xu, Co-founder of Asia Alternative; and Suyi Kim, Head of Asia for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.