Day One: 26 September 2017

    • 12:00

      Registration & Lunch

    • 12:45

      Chair’s welcoming remarks

    • 12:55

      Keynote: The future of Private Equity in CEE

    • 13:15

      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
      Horst Ebhardt
      Horst Ebhardt
      Partner , Wolf Theiss
    • 13:50

      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?
      Stuart Pinnington
      Stuart Pinnington
      Group Head of Client Services – Funds & Corporate , JTC Group
    • 14:25

      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
    • 15:00

      Networking Coffee

    • 15:30

      Panel: Exits routes in a volatile market environment

      • How Private Equity funds are planning to exit their investments in a volatile market?
      • What are the current dual track processes and challenges faced?
      • Low interest rate environment effects/large and strong balance sheets of big corporates
      • What are some signs of even very small companies considering IPOs?
      • Non local buyers, SBO’s or corporates?
      Paweł Gieryński
      Paweł Gieryński
      Senior Partner & CIO , Abris Capital
      Sylwester Janik
      Sylwester Janik
      Senior Partner , MCI Capital / Private Equity Managers
      Aleksander Kacprzyk
      Aleksander Kacprzyk
      Co-founder and Managing Partner , Resource Partners
      Michał Karwacki
      Michał Karwacki
      Partner , Squire Patton Boggs
    • 15:35

      Panel: Financing outlook

      • Private Equity and Debt Financing in 2017 expectations
      • Where are the opportunities for alternative financing?
      • Fund and bank collaboration – what potential does this have?
      • How can a fund best complement banks in deals?
      • HY bonds as a mean of financing deals – are they still regard as a secondary option?
    • 16:10

      Presentation: Investment climate - Regional overview of the Shared Service Center, Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Outsourcing and Research and Development businesses

      Jacek Levernes
      Jacek Levernes
      President , Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL)
    • 16:30

      Panel: VC opportunities in the shared services space

      Jacek Levernes
      Jacek Levernes
      President , Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL)
    • 17:00

      Fireside chat: Uptake of VC transactions in CEE region

      • How do the private equity and venture capital investors meet and work together?
      • Why VC is becoming more of an attraction to corporates investors and where will the largest amount of VC activity take place?
      • Why are cross border-transactions becoming more attractive?
      • Do LPs interests lay with cross border deals or investments in early stage companies?
      • Sector focus in CEE – region specific expertise
      • Does the CEE start-up environment differ from western Europe
    • 17:20

      Chair’s closing remarks

    • 19:00

      Warsaw Skyline Cocktail Reception

      Delegates are invited to join us and Wolf Theiss for this very special evening event which will be held in connection with the CEE M&A & Private Equity Forum 2017. Come and enjoy an informal gathering of M&A investors and advisors at a splendid venue offering a unique view of the Warsaw skyline.

      WHEN: 26th September 2017 at 19:00

      WHERE: WOLF THEISS, Mokotowska Square, 49 Mokotowska Street, Warsaw

      To reserve your place, simply add the cocktail reception to your booking.

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