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The Plaza Seoul, Autograph Collection, Ruby Hall 22nd Floor


Preliminary Agenda - Seoul  on 4 December:

Sessions will be simultaneously translated from English to Korean


12:00  Delegate check-in opens


12:15 Lunch begins with introduction to the Invest Europe Delegation


12:20 European Economics & Politics: What should matter to the Korean investor

Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe


12:35 - 13:00 First course of Lunch


13:00 Winning Investment Strategies: Mastering the Art of GP Selection

The best practices on GP selection, including how to identify the future winners, how this may differ in Europe, delivering recent academic analysis on:

  • PE in the portfolio and how it offsets risk, actual risk vs perceived risk
  • GP selection as a driver of returns
  • Balanced/diversified portfolio to manage risks while driving value

Oliver Gottschalg, Professor of Strategy Dept, HEC Paris


13:15 Unlocking Investment Returns: Value Creation in European Private Equity

Louis Godron, Partner, Argos Wityu

Firm expertise: Buyouts of SMEs


13:30 Investment Opportunities in German Speaking Countries: How these deliver value compared to the US

Philipp Jacobi, Managing Partner, Quadriga Capital

Firm expertise: Buyouts of medium sized growth companies


13:45 Macroview of the European VC Ecosystem

Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of VC ICT and Business Angel Investing, EIF

Firm expertise: Fund of funds financing SMEs


14:00 - 14:30 Main course of Lunch


14:30 Debt vs Preferred Equity: Bespoke Financing for Private Equity Portfolios

Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner, 17Capital

Firm expertise: Private Debt


14:45 Mid Market Value-Add Infrastructure: Opportunities in Europe

Michael Allen, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Firm expertise: Telecom, Transport and Energy Infrastructure


15:00 New Growth Factors in Established Markets: Technology Trends that are Shaping Northern Europe

Staffan Mörndal, Partner, Verdane Capital
Frida Einarson, Head of IR & Business dvpt, Verdane Capital

Firm expertise: Tech-enabled Growth in Northern Europe


15:15 European Tech – Creating Operational and Strategic Value

Rouven Dresselhaus, Managing Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Firm expertise: Early stage tech


15:30 Final course of Lunch


15:45 Optional session: Infrastructure in Detail

A leading European institutional investor will discuss in detail how to build a successful infrastructure portfolio


15:45 Optional session: Advanced Risk Mitigation in Portfolio Construction

Oliver Gottschalg, Professor of Strategy Dept, HEC Paris



The Invest Europe delegation are available for one-on-one introductory meetings during the event. Private meeting stations will be available. Members of the delegation will also be available for introductory meetings at your offices. Please email to secure an appointment. 




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