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HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum 2020

15 January, 2020

The Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (HKVCA) 10th Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) was convened on January 15, 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual event featured as many as 80 expert speakers and panelists representing general partners, limited partners and advisors. Its positioning as the region’s premier private equity forum was illustrated by the attendance of 750 delegates, more than half of whom were senior level and C-suite executives.     
  
As in previous years, APEF 2020 brought together a diverse and well-practiced group of private equity and venture capital professionals who invest across all stages and geographies in Asia, including private equity real estate and private credit. The event program was designed to ensure vigorous discussion of the many opportunities and current issues that face investors in Hong Kong, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. This year also saw the introduction of two new topics to the focused sessions - LPA negotiation and 2020 hindsight – with the former session covering such issues as fund formation and structuring, and the latter prompting expert predictions for 2020 and beyond.

Distinguished guests at this annual flagship HKVCA event included the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR, Paul Mo-Po Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP; David Liu, Chairman of DCP Capital; Chang Sun, Managing Partner of TPG China; Jim Hildebrandt, Managing Director of Bain Capital; and Georg Wunderlin, Global Head of Private Assets of Schroders.
     
Feedback received by the HKVCA during and after the event confirmed that year after year, APEF continues to be regarded by industry practitioners as an indispensable platform for them to meet and discuss issues with their peers as well as government representatives and professional colleagues from other industry associations across the globe. We would like to thank all attendees, many of whom traveled from countries within the region and beyond, for joining us. Our most sincere appreciation extends also to our valuable media partners and supporting organizations and, finally, to our generous sponsors, whose substantial contributions and support made this year’s event possible.

Paul Chan's speech: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202001/15/P2020011500486.htm
Media coverage: https://www.hkvca.com.hk/upload/APEF2020/APEF20-Media-Coverage.pdf  
Photographs: https://www.hkvca.com.hk/en/APEF2020PA.aspx
Video highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmDyEzxTMY4

HKVCA Gala Dinner 2020

14 January, 2020

The evening of Tuesday, January 14th was a special night for guests at the HKVCA’s annual 2020 Gala Dinner. The event was a sell out with more than 200 attendees gathering to enjoy a wonderful evening of splendid food and entertainment. Chin Chou, Chairman of the HKVCA, delivered a rousing speech that described some of the major activities that made up the HKVCA’s work in 2019. The dinner also featured an award ceremony where the two winners of the HKVCA’s ESG Award of Excellence 2020 received certificates in recognition of their achievements.

The evening’s entertainment was among the major highlights of the night, featuring a wonderful and spirited performance by two young Hong Kong pianists. And, with the Chinese New Year starting on January 25th, it seemed fitting that each dining table was decorated with colorful figures representing the upcoming year of the rat. The HKVCA was also pleased to be able to make a significant donation to a worthwhile charity, the Hong Kong Evangelical Dancing Troop Limited, which offers scholarship programs to talented youngsters in Hong Kong to support their development in the arts and music.

We would like to extend our very special thanks to our cocktail sponsors, King & Wood Mallesons and MVision, and to all of our guests, whose support helped make our annual dinner a truly unforgettable evening.

Please click here to view the photo album.