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Program of APEF 2015



08:30 Call to order by
David Pierce, Managing Director & Head of Asia, HQ Capital; Conference Chairman, APEF2015
08:32 Welcome and introduction of Guest of Honor by
Conrad Tsang, Chairman, HKVCA
08:35 Opening Remarks by Guest of Honor
The Hon. John Tsang, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government
08:45 Opening Keynote: “The State of Private Markets in China”
Gabriel Li, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Member, Orchid Asia Group Management
09:05 Greater China Panel
Moderator: Wendy Zhu, Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners
Panelists: Liang Meng, Managing Partner, Ascendent Capital Partners
Edward Huang, Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Blackstone
Martin Mok, Partner, EQT Partners Asia
Tun Lin, Deputy General Manager, Hony Capital (Hong Kong)
Yi Li, Partner, Lunar Capital
09:50 Regional Funds in Asian Private Equity Markets
Moderator: Robert Mast, Partner, Monument Group
Panelists: Steve Martinez, Head of Asia-Pacific, Senior Partner, Private Equity, Apollo Management, L.P.
Marcus Thompson, CEO, Headland Capital Partners
John Lewis, CEO, Unitas Capital
Steve Sun, Partner & Managing Director, TPG Capital
10:40 Coffee break
[After Coffee Session Split in Two Streams].


Stream A
11:10 Value Creation in Private Equity Investing
Moderator: Joseph Wan, Operating Partner, Cinven HK
Panelists: Larry Chan, Executive Vice President, Bain Capital Asia
Michael Thorneman, Managing Partner, Bain & Company
Christian Paul, Principal, Permira Advisors
Velisarios Kattoulas, CEO, The Poseidon Group


11:50 Private Equity Real Estate in Asia
Moderator: Stephanie Gutleber, Vice President, Portfolio Advisors, LLC
Panelists: Mark Fogle, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia
Alex Mong, Senior Investment Director, InfraRed NF Investment Advisers
Bryan Southergill, Director, KKR Asia
Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman, Landmark Holdings
Broderick Storie, Managing Director & Partner, PAG

Stream B
11:10 State of Private Markets in India
Moderator: Alexander McCloskey, Partner & Head of South Asia, Emerald Hill Capital Partners
Panelists: Rahul Bhasin, Managing Partner, Baring Private Equity India
Dhanpal Jhaveri, Partner and India CEO, Everstone Capital Advisors
Gopal Jain, Co-founder and Managing Parter, Gaja Capital
Rahul Chowdhri, Partner, Helion Advisors


11:50 State of Private Markets in Southeast Asia
Moderator: Jelmar C.J. de Jong, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital (Hong Kong)
Panelists: Brahmal Vasudevan, Founder and CEO, Creador
Dominic Scriven, CEO, Dragon Capital Group
Nicholas Bloy, Co-Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners
Ashish Shastry, Managing Partner, Northstar Group




12:40 Luncheon
13:30 Luncheon Keynote:
“The Challenges and Opportunities of Investing Across Asia”
H. Chin Chou, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
[After Lunch Session Split in Two Streams]

Stream A
14:00 Current issues in fundraising and investor relations
Moderator: Eric Mason, Managing Director – Asia Investments, The Church Pension Fund
Panelists: Josh Porter, Managing Director, Advantage Partners
Stuart Schonberger, Managing Director, CDH Investments
Javad Movsoumov, Executive Director, UBS Private Funds Group
Alexa Zhang, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates
14:45 Exits and Liquidity Panel
Moderator: Jesse Sheley, Partner, Corporate, Kirkland & Ellis
Panelists: Peter Fuhrman, Chairman & CEO, China First Capital
Patrick Yip, National M&A Leader, Deloitte China
Brock Williams, Senior Vice President, Neuberger Berman
Jie Gong, Partner, Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP


Stream B

14:00 Current State of the Private Equity Markets in Japan
Moderator: Akihiko Yasuda, Managing Director, Asia Alternatives Advisor HK
Panelists: Tamotsu Adachi, Managing Director and Co-Representative in Japan, The Carlyle Group
Hidemi Moue, CEO, Japan Industrial Partners
Greg Hara, Director and CEO, J-Star
Mark Chiba, Group Chairman and Partner, The Longreach Group
14:45 Current State of the Private Equity Markets in Korea
Moderator: David Seex, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, Adveq Management (Hong Kong)
Panelists: Brian Hong, Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners
Gary Lawrence, Managing Partner and Founder, Excelsior Capital Asia
Hans Jung, Executive Vice President, STIC Investment
Jason Shin, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Vogo Investment Group

15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Performance Data Presentation: Mark O’Hare, Founder and Chief Executive, Preqin
16:20 Limited Partners Panel
Moderator: Jayne Bok, CFA, Head of Sovereign Advisory, Asia, Towers Watson
Panelists: Ernest Boles, CEO, Auda International
George Anson, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.)
Eric Chan, Managing Director, Private Equity Group, JP Morgan Asset Management
Raju Ruparelia, Senior Principal, Teachers’ Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Asia)
17:00 Closing Keynote: “The Evolution of Private Market Investment in Asia”
Christoph Rubeli, Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partners Group AG
17:20 Closing Remarks
17:30 Conference Cocktails (Conference hall foyer) Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling


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