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2018 Singapore Program rundown

The Asia Investment Conference in Singapore on 4 May 2018 will convene more than 250 delegates coming from around the globe to share their perspectives on what investors are looking out for when investing in Asia.

Pre-Conference Networking Drinks

Thursday 3 May 2018 | From 6:30 PM

Empire Lounge @Singapore Land Tower

50 Raffles Place, 45 Floor

Singapore 048623

Asia Investment Conference 2018 - Registration

Friday 4 May 2018 | 9:00 AM

Constellation Ballroom

One15 Marina, 11 Cove Drive

Sentosa Singapore 098497

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Welcome Note

9:30 AM

AIC 2018 Singapore welcome note


Fireside Chat

9:45 AM

Riding the Consumer Wave in China

Christian Nothhaft, Chairman, China Group International Investment; former CEO of Watsons China (a Hutchison Whampoa Group company)


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Building Global Greats from Emerging Markets

Seong Jeongmin

Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute, Head of China Hub


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

LP Perspective: Strategies for Investing the Innovation Age

Edouard Merette

Chairman, Unigestion Asia

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Constellation Ballroom


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Private Equity in Asia: The Evolving Landscape

Javad Movsoumov

Managing Director, Head of Private Funds for Asia-Pacific, UBS Private Funds Group


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Fundraising in the New Economy: What's Hot and What's Not

Josefin T. Ohman, Director, Capstone Partners (moderator)

Faisal Sarkhou, CEO, KAMCO

Jacob Chiu, Managing Director, HQ Capital

Ted Low, Partner, GAO Capital

LN Sadani, Managing Director, Lensbridge Capital

Olzhas Zhiyenkulov, CEO, Paradigm Capital


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

An insight to LP-GP Dynamics - Bridging the Gap

Anne Kim, Founder, Alphavita Capital (moderator)

Robert Teeter, Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management

Zhang Xiaying, Executive Vice President, Hamilton Lane

Ralph Keitel, Principal Investment Officer, Asia Pacific Lead

Lydia Hao, Principal, Neuberger Berman

Vincent Chan, Senior Managing Director, Samena Capital

Networking Lunch

12:20 PM - 13:55 PM

Area outside the Constellation Ballroom

Interactive Roundtable Sessions

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

(Networking Lunch ongoing)

Venue: Constellation Ballroom

Table 1: A New Approach to Due Diligence in China [more info]

Table 2: Europe's fastest growing economies: the new "Eastern Tigers" [more info]

Table 3: Opportunities in Russia/Central Asia [more info]

Table 4: ASEAN Credit [more info]

Table 5: Future of Expert Networks [more info]

Table 6: Healthcare [more info]

Table 7: Disruptive Communication and Connectivity Technologies [more info]

Register for a table


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Bridging Southeast Asia to Russia & Central Asia

Tatiana Sheremetieva, CEO, Russian Asian Business Union


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

ICOs: What History Tells Us About the Possibility of Long-term Success

John Patrick Mullin

Managing Director of Research & Business Development,


2:30 PM – 3:10 PM

A New Age of Investing: The Impact of Technology on Traditional Industries

Chris Tran, Head of Asia, North Ridge Partners (moderator)

Richard Piliero, Partner and Head of Private Equity SEA, Templeton Private Equity

Albert Shyy, Principal, Burda Investments

Brooke Zhou, Managing Director, LGT Capital Partners

Christopher Smith, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations and Business Development,ADM Capital


3:10 PM – 3:50 PM

The Venture Capital State of Industry

Ganesh Rengaswamy, Co-founder & Partner, Quona Capital (moderator)

Joey Tan, Head of Strategic Alliances, Alibaba Cloud

Chua Kee Lock, CEO, Vertex Ventures

Willson Cuaca, Managing Partner and Co-founder, East Ventures

Nikhil Kapur, Principal, Gree Ventures

Networking Coffee Break

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Area outside Constellation Ballroom


4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

Seeking Alpha: Innovative Investing in Real Estate 

Chris Bishop, Allen & Overy (moderator)

Hugh Andrew, Managing Director, BlackRock

Niel Thassim, Managing Director, Brookfield Asset Management

Ethan Penner, Founder & Partner, Mosaic Real Estate

Mak Hoe Kit, CIO, Frasers Hospitality


5:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Expert Insights on M&A: Value Creation or Murder and Assassination? 

Manas Tamotia, L.E.K. Consulting (moderator)

Grace Xia, Principal, Jungle Ventures

Anand Kumar, Co-founder and Partner, Gateway Fund

Sujey Subramanian, Managing Director, PAG Asia Capital

Eugene Lai, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Southern Capital Group

Veiverne Yuen, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, tryb Group

Closing Remarks

5:40 PM – 5:50 PM


Constellation Ballroom

Main conference end

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunset Cruise 

Southern Islands, One15 Marina

Networking Dinner

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner for all delegates

Constellation Ballroom

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