The 2019 agenda is currently in development, under the leadership of the advisory task force. We are actively recruiting leading industry practitioners - CFOs, COOs, and heads of finance from private equity and venture capital firms  - to be part of the 2019 speaker roster. If you are interested in speaking on the programme, please complete the speaker submission form.  Service providers interested in speaking on the programme, please contact Steinar Liverud by filling in this form to discuss sponsorship of the event.

2019 Agenda


Here's the latest version of the 2019 agenda.


Day 1: 11 June


08:30 - 09:00 Badge Pick Up Opens


09:00 - 09:15 Opening Remarks by Chairman

Edward Lee, Partner, Proskauer


09:15 - 09:45 Opening Keynote

     09:45 - 10:00 Q&A


10:00 - 10:30 Delivering value: how best in class CFOs/COOs add value to teams and portfolio companies

     10:30 - 10:45 Q&A


10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break


11:15 - 11:35 Invest Europe Update

Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe

     11:35 - 11:45 Q&A for keynote


11:45 - 12:15 The race to get ahead: the strategic CFOs plan for Brexit, AIFMD II and the latest regulatory hurdles

     12:15 - 12:30 Q&A for panel


12:30 - 13:00 Tactical ESG: The practicalities of aligning LP and GP interests, to measure and demonstrate value

     13:00 - 13:15 Q&A for panel

Paul Cunningham, CFO, Helios Investment Partners


13:15 - 14:15 Network Lunch - Leonidas Room


14:15- 14:45 Tricky tech: how peers are balancing cost, efficiency and rising demand for data

     14:45 - 15:00 Q&A for panel


15:00 - 15:30 Data Keynote: Evolution of Value Creation

Professor Bernhard Schwetzler, Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity (CCTPE), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

     15:30 - 15:45 Q&A for keynote


15:45 - 16:15 Networking Break


16:15 - 17:00 Rotating Networking Roundtables - Session I

There will be three consecutive roundtable sessions allowing delegates to participate in multiple topics. These sessions will include:


Discussion roundtables of max 15 participants on:

  • Building and sustaining your team: Succession planning, retention and recruitment
  • Valuations by fund size, valuation methodologies specific to VC
  • Managing unsuccessful investments
  • AIFMD II is coming, how to get ahead
  • Scalable Fundraising & Efficient Investor Relations
  • Portfolio/fund management: software vs excel
  • Portfolio reviews: how to do portfolio reviews, who should be involved and what should be covered
  • IPEV guidelines and implications
  • Active risk management: ethics risk in a portfolio, FX hedging, tackling different exposures

There will be also be closed door discussions, held under the Chatham house rule, and open only to practitioners on:

  • Compensation and carry structures
  • Technology: What’s being used? How it’s being used? Overcoming common challenges
  • Outsourcing: Which providers? How to integrate? Overcoming common challenges


Interested in leading one of the roundtable topics, let us know by completing the speaker nomination form.


17:00 - 17:45 Rotating Networking Roundtables - Session II


17:45 - 18:30 Rotating Networking Roundtables - Session III


18:30 Drinks Reception




Day 2: 12 June



09:00 - 09:05 Opening Remarks

Edward Lee, Partner, Proskauer


09:05 - 10:00 Key LPA Terms Driving the LP/GP Dynamic

     10:00 - 10:15 Q&A for panel


10:15 - 10:45 LP Views: Capital call bridge facilities, reporting realities, aligning standard

     10:45 - 11:00 Q&A for Keynote

Daniel Gregor, Head of Controlling, Allianz Capital Partners
Neel Mehta, CFO, DWS Private Equity


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:00 Diversity and Gender Balance – What are people doing? How to achieve a more balanced work force? How is this applied to portfolio companies?

     12:00 - 12:15 Q&A for panel

Richard Butler, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, ESO Capital Partners


12:15- 12:45 Portfolio resilience – What kind of portfolio to construct to be more resilient; How the CFO and operations team can add value to the portfolio?

     12:45 - 13:00 Q&A for panel

Steven Dunne, Portfolio Partner and CFO, Frog Capital


13:00 Closing remarks followed by lunch