CEE M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2017

26 - 27 September 2017, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, WARSAW

Day One: 26 September 2017

    • 12:00

      Registration & Networking Lunch

    • 12:45

      Chair’s opening remarks

      Ronald Given
      Ronald Given
      Co-Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 12:55

      Keynote Presentation: CEE Deal activity and capital investing

      • An association will analyse the current deal activity in the region and give an overview of the capital investing opportunities
      Barbara Nowakowska
      Barbara Nowakowska
      Managing Director, PSIK - Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    • 13:15

      Panel: Fundraising strategies and where is LP capital coming from today?

      • How has the investor group in the CEE region developed and
      • What type of investors, local and international, are showing growing interest in t he region and what types of LPs?
      • What experience have LPs had already in the region?
      • What are the factors to why investors look towards the region today?
      • Are there any special fundraising trends emerging within the region?
      • What are the most common issues LPs face when investing in CEE today?
      • Placement agents – should they be used going forward?
      Ondřej Vičar
      Ondřej Vičar
      Partner, Genesis Capital
      Brian Wardrop
      Brian Wardrop
      Managing Partner, ARX Equity Partners
      Maciej Ćwikiewicz
      Maciej Ćwikiewicz
      Head of PFR Ventures, Polish Development Fund
      Kinga Stanislawska
      Kinga Stanislawska
      Managing Partner, Experior Venture Fund
      Femy Mouftaou
      Femy Mouftaou
      Director - Head of Business Development, Luxembourg, JTC
    • 13:50

      Panel: Co-investments - What are the short and long term goals of co-investing?

      • Will the increasing co-investment appetite risk driving general partners into strategy stray?
      • How can limited partners better position themselves to be the first call for a general partner?
      Pierre Mellinger
      Pierre Mellinger
      Managing Partner, ForeVest Capital Partners
      Przemek Glebocki
      Przemek Glebocki
      Managing Director and Head of Poland, Mezzanine Management
      Peeter Saks
      Peeter Saks
      Managing Partner, Baltcap Management Ltd
      Kimberly Romaine
      Kimberly Romaine
      Founder, Private Equity Communications
    • 14:25

      Networking Coffee

    • 14:55

      Private Equity Leader’s Debate: What are the key drivers of dealflow in Central and Eastern European private equity?

      • Is Central and Eastern Europe still an emerging market?
      • How do international funds compare and compete with local players?
      • What do you see as the drivers for your investments: what factors define the companies see as attractive?
      • Hot sectors – Where are the opportunities and expert trend forecasting?
      • What do you see as the drivers for your investments: what factors define the companies see as attractive?
      • What have been the main challenges to the CEE PE Industry?
      • Cross-border buy-and-build strategies have historically been a value driver for PE – what scope is there to build portfolio companies into CEE-wide operations?
      Piotr Nocen
      Piotr Nocen
      Managing Partner, Resource Partners
      Tomasz Czechowicz
      Tomasz Czechowicz
      CEO & Managing Partner, MCI Capital / Private Equity Managers
      Paweł Padusiński
      Paweł Padusiński
      Partner & Co-head of Warsaw, Mid Europa Partners
      Krzysztof Krawczyk
      Krzysztof Krawczyk
      Head of Poland, CVC Capital Partners
      Leszek  Muzyczyszyn
      Leszek Muzyczyszyn
      Senior Partner, Innova Capital
      Horst Ebhardt
      Horst Ebhardt
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 15:35

      Dealmaker’s outlook panel: Inbound Investors – what opportunities is attracting them into the area?

      • Outlook of deal activity in the CEE region and beyond with a focus on emerging markets, inbound and cross-border deals.
      • Who are the main inbound investors into the region and what are their long-term goals?
      • How are they sourcing their deals and what successes have they had?
      • How have they adapted their investment models to suit these markets?
      • What are local expectations for them for the future?
      Jacek Chwedoruk
      Jacek Chwedoruk
      Managing Director, Head of Poland and Co-Head of CEE, Rothschild Global Advisory
      Dorian Macovei
      Dorian Macovei
      Managing Director, EMSA Capital
      Robert Chmelař
      Robert Chmelař
      Investment Partner, Rockaway Capital
      Ludomir Biedecki
      Ludomir Biedecki
      Partner, Noerr
    • 16:10

      Presentation: Investment Climate in CEE

      • Overview of the Shared Service Center, Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Outsourcing and Research and Development industry and Poland’s No 1 position in Europe
      Jacek Levernes
      Jacek Levernes
      President, Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL)
    • 16:30

      Panel: Investment opportunities in the business services, outsourcing, and offshoring space in Poland & the region

      Slawomir Soszynski
      Slawomir Soszynski
      Executive Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      Tomasz Kwiecień
      Tomasz Kwiecień
      Member of the Management Board, OEX Business Services
      Rafal Bator
      Rafal Bator
      Partner, Enterprise Investors
      Jacek Levernes
      Jacek Levernes
      President, Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL)
    • 17:00

      Chair’s closing remarks

    • 19:00

      Wolf Theiss Drinks Reception

      Delegates are invited to join Wolf Theiss for an evening of cocktails, networking and a speech from Blockchain, ICOs and Venture Capital Disruptions. Please add this to your booking or contact Clare Hope at clare.hope@acuris for more information. 

      WHEN: 26th September 2017 at 7 p.m.

      WHERE: Wolf Theiss, Mokotowska Square, 49 Mokotowska Street, Warsaw, View On Map

      Pawel Kuskowski
      Pawel Kuskowski
      CEO, Coinfirm