HKVCA Venture Capital/ Private Equity Partnership Conference
13 September 2004, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The past year is one of extraordinary recovery for private equity in Hong Kong and Asia. The industry has seen a healthy rise in activities relating to exits, fund raising, new markets and new paradigms. Private equity in Asia Pacific has grown from one asset class, development capital, to the full range of private equity products including buyouts, technology, mezzanine and distressed debt. The industry has not only weathered the crises of 2001 to 2003, it has strengthened its value added role in assisting companies in creating value through enhanced business strategies and management, financial engineering, governance and communication. Many of the companies supported by private equity have recently achieved excellent returns as evidenced by the steady stream of exits throughout the year.

The Venture Capital Partnership Conference organised in association with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is the major annual event for the HKVCA. This year the discussions will focus on how venture capitalists and private equity funds have invested with excellent results and the opportunities they now seek to sustain this trend. It will provide an understanding of the way they support a company and the value they add to achieve the next level of development. The conference will be useful for CEOs, CFOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs as well as leading industry practitioners.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet many of the leading private equity firms and professionals operating in Asia.

Morning session
Afternoon session
0830 Registration
0900 Opening remarks
Hanson Cheah, Chairman, HKVCA
Anthony Nightingale, Chairman, HKGCC
0915 Landscape
The past 5 years were fraught with a series of crises. But the future looks bright. Reflections on how VCs and their companies have found creative ways of coping with the challenges while seeking new opportunities.
The range and growth of domestic and regional private equity funds.
The challenge and how they were overcome
Moderator: K.O. Chia, Managing Director, Walden Int'l
Paul Wang, Chairman, Taiwan VCA
Wang Songqi, Chief Secretary, Beijing VCA
Alain Vandenborre, Chairman, Singapore VCA
Michael Cronin, EVP, ASIMCO Technologies
1030 Coffee break
1100 Exists & Returns
With the improvement in investment environment throughout Asia, companies backed by VC/PE have made excellent returns and are now poised for growth into the next level.
Cases covering different sectors on how value was created
Is the trend sustainable
Moderator: Allan Homeming, Director, PPM Ventures
Humphrey Leung, President, Solomon Systech
Ming Lu, Partner, JP Morgan Partners Asia
Adrain Warner, Director, CVC Asia Pacific
1230 Lunch
Keynote speaker - Victor Fung, Chairman, Li & Fung

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1415 Flow of Funds
Asia private equity investment environment has benefited from a number of positive factors in recent years and intrigued institutional investors to reconsider their view and to re-evaluate their allocation of fund to Asian.
Why the Interest in Asia today?
Return Expectation and other considerations
Views on new relationships
Moderator: Eric Chan, Partner, Pantheon Capital
Christoph Rubeli, Partner, Partners Group
Mitsuru Koguchi, Director, Sumitomo Trust
Richard Radez, President, Russell &Co.
1500 New Opportunities
Where are the new opportunities in Asia that will generate substantial returns? Venture capitalist, private equity investors and entrepreneurs define strategies for new areas of growth.
Manufacturing, Telecom, Logistics
Regional and China strategies
Moderator: Jamie Paton, Director, 3i Asia Pacific
Jong-Dae Lee, CEO, China HealthCare Holdings
Emmett Thomas, President, Asia Pacific, Monitor Group
Josephine Price, Managing Director, CLSA Private Equity
Kathy Xu, Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners
1600 Coffee break
1630 The Capital Markets
How the recent changes and reforms in the capital markets have assisted the growth of private equity in the region.
Current market environment
Helping businesses develop strong financial structures: Debt, IPO, Refinancing

Moderator: Nick Seddon, Regional Managing Partner, DLA Asia
Frank Au, Managing Director, Latitude Capital Group
Peter Kuo, Senior VP, WR Hambrecht

1730 Closing discussion
Observations from the panel
Marcus Thompson, CIO, HSBC Private Equity
Roger Marshall, Managing Director, Persimmon Capital
Hanson Cheah, Managing Partner, AsiaTech Ventures


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Israel-India-China Global Hotbed Showcase – Call for Presenting Company Nominations

The Ernst & Young Venture Capital Advisory Group is seeking nominations for companies from Israel, India and China to participate in the Global Hotbed Cross-Border Showcase on November 4, 2004 in San Mateo, California.

Event Overview
  • The Showcase will provide a forum for early-stage companies from Israel, India and China seeking U.S. venture capital financing to make their pitch to leading Silicon Valley venture capital investors, corporate investors and corporate development officers.
  • Each participating company will have individual time to present to the attending investors and answer questions. Coffee breaks, lunch and a networking cocktail will provide further informal opportunities to meet and interact with investors. Based on previous showcases, at least 150 investors and corporate development professionals are expected to attend.
  • Showcase attendance is strictly limited to investors and corporate development officers by invitation only, ensuring that presenting companies have exposure to a high quality audience. In addition to company presentations, the Showcase will feature keynote panel discussions on investing and doing business in Israel, China and India as well as on emerging technologies from these countries.
Benefits to Participating Companies
  • Dedicated time on the event agenda to present their investment opportunity to the attending investors
  • Exposure to a large number of Silicon Valley investors interested in opportunities in Israel, India and China
  • Exposure to leading corporate development officers interested in partnerships, alliances and investment opportunities in Israel, China and India
  • Visibility with the blue-ribbon Showcase Advisory Board responsible for selecting company participants
  • Multiple informal networking opportunities with attendees and sponsors during the event
Company Eligibility Criteria:
  • Company is venture-backed / equity-backed and received at least one round from local investors
  • Will raise an additional round of financing within 12 months following the Showcase
Selection Process:
Company participants in the showcase will be selected by an advisory board made up of leading VC investors and corporate development executives based on the information provided on the Showcase nomination form.
Showcase Advisory Board
Currently confirmed as Showcase Advisory Board members are Mike Moritz of Sequoia Capital, Steve Krausz of USVP, Isaac Appelbaum of Lightspeed, Claude Leglise of Intel Capital, Rob Chandra of Bessemer, Kevin Fong of Mayfield, Dick Kramlich of NEA, Ray Rothrock of Venrock, Peter Fenton of Accel, Paul Vais of Apax, Barry Taylor of Warburg Pincus, Matt Murphy of KPCB, Moshe Mor of Greylock, and Yoram Snir of Cisco.
June 1, 2004: Country teams begin seeking nominations  
June 25, 2004: Nomination website opens  
August 27, 2004: All company nomination information entered into Advisory Board website  
September 17, 2004: Advisory board evaluation completed. Website closed  
September 21, 2004: Companies notified of selections  
September 24, 2004: Deadline for selected companies confirm participation  
October 25, 2004: Company presentations due  
November 4, 2004: Showcase Event  
How to nominate Your company
Complete the attached nomination form and return Fax: +852 2118 4302

Please do not hesitate to contact Gigi Chow:
Tel: +852 2849 9207



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The 12th East Asian Entrepreneurs' Summit
The 12th EAFS will take place in Gyeonggi Province from October 19 to 21, 2004, under the theme of Searching for New SME Paradigms in an Era of Emerging Asian Economies. This summit, held in conjunction with Trade Mart 2004 and Venture Show 2004, offers a far-reaching venue through which the representatives of the Asian economies can pursue their common development and prosperity.

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