Date: 17 January, 2018 (Wed)
Time: 8:30 - 17:30 (Followed by Cocktail Reception)
Venue: S421, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Old Wing), 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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6.5 CPT points can be claimed after attending the full-day event.
Firm name
Chau Ly
Investment Specialist – Alternatives
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Omar Lodhi
Partner & Regional Head – Asia
Abraaj Capital Asia
Sunil Mishra
Partner, Singapore
Adams Street Partners
Brad Landes
Partner & CIO
ADV Partners
Katsuya Baba
Advantage Partners
Filippo de Vecchi
Managing Director & Co-head of Greater China
Advent International Hong Kong
Charles Target
Agripacific Holdings
Richard Ji
Co-founder & Managing Partner
All-Stars Investment
John Cheuck
Managing Director
Ant Global Partners
Steven Okun
Founder & CEO
APAC Advisors
Haide Lui
Head of Investor Relations
Ascendent Capital Partners
Anil Gorthy
Senior Portfolio Manager - Asia Strategy
Avenue Capital
Kei Chua
Managing Director
Bain Capital Credit
Kosmo Kalliarekos
Managing Director
Baring Private Equity Asia
Collin Lau
BEI Capital
Edward Huang
Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group
Karthik Reddy
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Blume Ventures
Kazushige Kobayashi
Managing Director, Head of Investment Management Asia
Capital Dynamics
Stuart Schonberger
Managing Director & Head of Investor Relations
CDH Investments
Dave Brochet
Managing Director & Head of Asia 
Patrick Ip
Managing Director
China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund
Eric Mason
Managing Director -
Asia Investments

The Church Pension Fund
Kenneth Koo
Deputy General Manager
Citi Orient Securities
Jaewoo Shim
Managing Director
Clearwater Capital Partners
Mark Chen
CEO & Managing Partner
Cobalt Equity Partners
Jayanta Basu
Managing Partner
CX Partners
Peter Lee
Partner, Financial Advisory
Jackson Chan
Managing Director
Eaton Partners
Alexander McCloskey
Head of Investor Relations & Business Development
Falcon House Partners
Yong Hak Huh
Founder & CEO
First Bridge Strategy
Jason Sambanju
Foundation Private Equity
Neil Mowery
Managing Director
Franklin Park Associates
KO Chia
Grace Financial
Hemal Mirani
Managing Director
HarbourVest Partners
David Pierce
Managing Director & Head of Asia
HQ Capital
Dongao Yan
HQ Capital
Shawna Kaufman
Managing Director
Yuelin Yang
Deputy Group Managing Director
IMC Industrial Group
Calvin Chou
Managing Director
Invesco Real Estate
Anthony Chan
Isola Capital
Eric Chan
Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management
Gregory Hara
President & Representative Director
Amit Anand
Founding Partner
Jungle Ventures
Vincent Huang
Founding Managing Partner
Juntong Capital
Jenhao Han
KCA Capital Partners
Matthew Chang
Managing Director
Sanjay Gujral
Regional Managing Director
L Catterton Asia
Varun Bery
Senior Advisor
Latitude Capital Management
Brooke Zhou
Managing Director - Private Equity, Asia Pacific
LGT Capital Partners
Mukund Krishnaswami
Founding Partner
Ekaluck Wangchucherdkul
Managing Director
Lombard Investments
Andy Lin
Founder & Partner
Loyal Valley Capital
Shirley Ma
Director, Private Equity Asia 
MetLife Investments Asia
Joe Chan
Founding Partner
MindWorks Ventures
Michael Chung
Head of Korea & Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia
Mounir Guen
Nicholas Bloy
Managing Partner
Navis Capital Partners
Amit Gupta
NewQuest Capital Partners
Patrick Walujo
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Northstar Group
Raju Ruparelia
Director (Hong Kong)
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Gabriel Li
Managing Partner
Orchid Asia Hong Kong Management Company
Broderick Storie
Partner & Managing Director
PAG Real Estate
Brian Lim
Pantheon Ventures (HK)
Daisuke Hayashi 
Managing Director
Phoenix Property Investors Japan
Jonathan English
Managing Director
Portfolio Advisors
Mark O'Hare
Founder & Chief Executive
Dong Hun Jang
Public Officials Benefit Association
Catherine Shih
Quilvest & Partners
Brian Bunker
Partner & Managing Director Asia
Riverside Asia Partners
Frewen Lam
Roc Partners
Gordon Cho
Head of Korea &
Managing Director

The Rohatyn Group
Kyle Shaw
Founder & Managing Partner
ShawKwei & Partners
Lorna Chen
Head of Greater China
Shearman & Sterling
Edwin Wong
Managing Partner & CIO
SSG Capital Management
Sebastiaan van den Berg
CIO & Head of Principal Investments
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited
Bobby Pauly
Tata Opportunities Fund
Srikrishna Dwaram
True North Managers
Tatsuo Kawasaki
Founding Partner
Unison Capital
View speakers' bio here.
08:30   Call to order and welcome
08:35  Keynote address: “Hong Kong and Private Equity”
08:50  Keynote address: “The State of the Private Markets in China”
09:10 Greater China Panel Discussion
09:55  Regional Funds Panel Discussion
10:40  Coffee break [After the coffee break there will be three simultaneous streams]
Stream A Stream B Stream C
11:10  Value Creation Panel Japan Panel  Venture Capital Panel
11:50 Private Equity
Real Estate Panel      
Korea Panel  Credit and
Special Situations Panel
12:40 Luncheon in Chancellor Room
13:30 Keynote address: “The Challenges and Opportunities of Investing Across Asia”
[After luncheon there will be three simultaneous streams]
Stream A Stream B Stream C
14:00 Fundraising &
Investor Relations Panel
India Panel ESG Panel
14:45 Co-Investments Panel Southeast Asia Panel Liquidity Solutions Panel
15:30 Coffee Break [After the coffee break the conference resumes in the main conference hall].
16:00 Performance Data Presentation: “Asian Private Equity Returns in Global Context”
16:20 Limited Partners Panel Discussion
17:00 Keynote address: “The Evolution of Private Market Investment in Asia”
17:20 Closing Remarks
17:30 Conference Cocktails
The Asia Private Equity Forum, a major industry event with a global footprint, is organized annually by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and forms an integral part of the Hong Kong Government-sponsored International Financial Week.
The 2018 forum will feature more than 80 speakers addressing key issues facing investors in Asian private markets, including those of China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. Keynote speakers include:
  • The Financial Secretary of the HKSAR on Hong Kong’s place in the regional private equity ecosystem
  • Bain Capital’s head of China investments on how a global leader is addressing Asia’s largest private equity market
  • The co-founder of one of Asia’s leading alternative asset management firms on how regional markets are evolving
  • The regional head of Canada’s national pension plan on their substantial commitments to Asia
Speakers from the limited partner sector will include representatives of leading institutional investors the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Officials Benefit Association of Korea as well as professionals representing many family offices, funds of funds managers and advisory firms.
Also on the program will be general partner professionals representing more than 40 Asian and global firms, including senior figures from Abraaj, Apollo, Avenue, Baring Asia, Blackstone, the Carlyle Group, CDH, J-Star, KKR, L Catterton, Mindworks, Navis, PAG, the Rohatyn Group and SSG, to name just a few.
Some 700 persons attended the 2017 forum, more than half of whom were partners and C-suite executives.  Given the dynamism that continues to characterize private investment activity in Asia, it is expected that APEF 2018 will attract an even larger audience.

The HKVCA will provide regular updates on the agenda for APEF 2018 on the website at Alternatively, please feel free to contact the HKVCA by email at
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