Highlighting the latest trends in the CEE region

01-02 October 2019


Warsaw
#CEEwarsaw19
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  • Day 2: M&A and Corporate Development

    • 09:00

      Registration

    • 09:30

      Chair's welcoming remarks

    • 09:40

      Breakfast workshop: Transactional risk insurance

      How can M&A professionals reduce risk for both parties in transactions to minimise the time needed to help reach an agreement and close the deal?

    • 10:10

      Keynote: The investment case for the CEE region

      In this keynote, a prominent speaker will give an overview of business relations in the CEE region touching on the drivers for international and domestic trade and the business case for the CEE.

    • 10:40

      Panel: M&A deal drivers

      The opening quarters of 2019 showed mixed results for the CEE region recording 74 deals worth €4.1bn and six private equity buyouts for €449m. Innovation was a key driver for activity as traditional firms look to compete with disruptive technologies. This panel will discuss the value drivers for M&A, pricing expectations and how macroeconomic events might affect inbound investment decisions.

      Julie-Anna Needham
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
    • 11:20

      Fireside chat: Commercial due diligence digitisation

      Big data, analytics and AI have the potential to transform the effectiveness of due diligence procedures, but are yet to reach their full potential particularly in M&A. How can companies use technology to make better deals?

    • 11:45

      Networking coffee

    • 12:15

      Panel: Sector spotlight - transportation

      Transportation deals in CEE accounted for €1.4bn during the first quarter of 2019. However, changes in core technologies of service provision could disrupt the industry in the next five years. Transportation firms will need to keep up with digitisation and shifts in international trade; M&A could provide new solutions to the sector.

    • 12:50

      Panel: Managing the downturn – the outlook for distressed M&A in CEE

      CEE restructuring opportunities are growing again following a quieter period in the region. How will CEE economies perform in the coming year and how will this translate into new restructuring opportunities?

      Lech  Gilicinski
      Lech Gilicinski
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 13:25

      Networking lunch

    • 14:25

      Sector spotlight: The future of the energy sector

      Energy, Mining & Utilities was the highest performing sector by value with EUR 2.5bn (13 deals) accounting for a 25.1% share in the CEE region during H1. PKN Orlen and Lotos’ upcoming merge in a stock-swap deal is set to be a large upcoming deal. This panel will discuss the pipeline for energy deals in the region as well as the move towards greener energy. 

    • 15:00

      Panel: Divestment and consolidation strategies

      This panel will review current trends in spin-offs across in the CEE region. Panellists will review the most recent divestments and exits from portfolios in the region. What is the best time to divest and how does this play into consolidation strategies? What is best practice for divestments and spin-offs?

      Marek Malik
      Marek Malik
      Partner & Member of the Board of Directors, Jet Investments
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
    • 15:35

      Panel: Regional spotlight - the Baltics

      The panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Baltic M&A. Upcoming elections in the Baltics may affect M&A in the coming months and could result in a rise in privatisation. The Baltics also remains a fast-expanding technology market attracting interest from foreign firms looking to invest in FinTech and payment systems.

      Andrius Nacajus
      Andrius Nacajus
      Head of Corporate Banking, Baltics, Luminor
    • 16:10

      Case study: A day in the life

      Head of M&A discusses their daily routine from deal origination, corporate strategy and integration.

    • 16:40

      Chair's closing remarks and networking drinks

  • Day 2: M&A and Corporate Development

    • 09:00

      Registration

    • 09:30

      Chair's welcoming remarks

    • 09:40

      Breakfast workshop: Transactional risk insurance

      How can M&A professionals reduce risk for both parties in transactions to minimise the time needed to help reach an agreement and close the deal?

    • 10:10

      Keynote: The investment case for the CEE region

      In this keynote, a prominent speaker will give an overview of business relations in the CEE region touching on the drivers for international and domestic trade and the business case for the CEE.

    • 10:40

      Panel: M&A deal drivers

      The opening quarters of 2019 showed mixed results for the CEE region recording 74 deals worth €4.1bn and six private equity buyouts for €449m. Innovation was a key driver for activity as traditional firms look to compete with disruptive technologies. This panel will discuss the value drivers for M&A, pricing expectations and how macroeconomic events might affect inbound investment decisions.

      Julie-Anna Needham
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
    • 11:20

      Fireside chat: Commercial due diligence digitisation

      Big data, analytics and AI have the potential to transform the effectiveness of due diligence procedures, but are yet to reach their full potential particularly in M&A. How can companies use technology to make better deals?

    • 11:45

      Networking coffee

    • 12:15

      Panel: Sector spotlight - transportation

      Transportation deals in CEE accounted for €1.4bn during the first quarter of 2019. However, changes in core technologies of service provision could disrupt the industry in the next five years. Transportation firms will need to keep up with digitisation and shifts in international trade; M&A could provide new solutions to the sector.

    • 12:50

      Panel: Managing the downturn – the outlook for distressed M&A in CEE

      CEE restructuring opportunities are growing again following a quieter period in the region. How will CEE economies perform in the coming year and how will this translate into new restructuring opportunities?

      Lech  Gilicinski
      Lech Gilicinski
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 13:25

      Networking lunch

    • 14:25

      Sector spotlight: The future of the energy sector

      Energy, Mining & Utilities was the highest performing sector by value with EUR 2.5bn (13 deals) accounting for a 25.1% share in the CEE region during H1. PKN Orlen and Lotos’ upcoming merge in a stock-swap deal is set to be a large upcoming deal. This panel will discuss the pipeline for energy deals in the region as well as the move towards greener energy. 

    • 15:00

      Panel: Divestment and consolidation strategies

      This panel will review current trends in spin-offs across in the CEE region. Panellists will review the most recent divestments and exits from portfolios in the region. What is the best time to divest and how does this play into consolidation strategies? What is best practice for divestments and spin-offs?

      Marek Malik
      Marek Malik
      Partner & Member of the Board of Directors, Jet Investments
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Julie-Anna Needham
      Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
    • 15:35

      Panel: Regional spotlight - the Baltics

      The panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Baltic M&A. Upcoming elections in the Baltics may affect M&A in the coming months and could result in a rise in privatisation. The Baltics also remains a fast-expanding technology market attracting interest from foreign firms looking to invest in FinTech and payment systems.

      Andrius Nacajus
      Andrius Nacajus
      Head of Corporate Banking, Baltics, Luminor
    • 16:10

      Case study: A day in the life

      Head of M&A discusses their daily routine from deal origination, corporate strategy and integration.

    • 16:40

      Chair's closing remarks and networking drinks