Agenda

Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference 2016 will take place at Intercontinental Hotel on 4th of March 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

For this one-day event, we are once again gathering 250+ top PE Executives (70+ GPs | 60+ LPs | 50+ CxOs), granting the opportunity to network and share best practices in a truly international environment and yet with a strong focus on the Central and Eastern European market alone.

PPEC 2016 Delegates List

PPEC 2015 Delegates List

PPEC 2015 Agenda

See the 2016 edition’s agenda below. 

TimeAgenda
8:00 – 09: 00Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00OPENING PANEL
PE Performance in Central and Eastern Europe

• What are the driving forces of the PE investments in Central and Eastern Europe?
Ralf Huep
General Manager
Advent International

Brian Wardrop
Co-Managing Partner
Arx Equity Partners

Joe Giannamore
Co-Managing Partner
AnaCap

Henry Potter
Partner
Alpha Associates

MODERATOR
Marek Kosnik
Manager
Bain & Company
10:00 – 10:30Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30SMALL/MID CAPS

• What are the winning strategies of the top performing small-mid cap segment in CEE?
FUNDRAISING

• How to fundraise successfully for the underinvested markets?
EARLY STAGE INVESTMENTS

• Does the region provide a competitive environment for the VC investments and optimal startup development?
Alex Kacprzyk
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Resource Partners

Dawid Walendowski
Managing Partner
Highlander Partners

Peeter Saks
CEO and Managing Partner
BaltCap

Przemek Szczepanski
Partner
Syntaxis Capital

Jakub Havrlant
CEO
Rockaway Capital

MODERATOR
Rafał Wiza
Partner
KPMG
Kristīne Bērziņa
Founding Partner
Livonia Partners

Margus Uudam
Founding partner
Karma Ventures

Pawel Zabrzycki
Partner
BPM Capital

Andrzej Mierzwa
Managing Partner
21 Concordia

Anne Hutton
Senior Banker
EBRD

MODERATOR
Piotr Gębala
Head of VC Investments
National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of EU Programmes
Marcin Hejka
Vice President
Intel Capital

Pawel Chudzinski
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Point Nine Capital

Jacek Adamski
Chairman
Lewiatan Business Angels

Arkadiusz Swierczewski
Director of Innovation
PKN ORLEN

Bartłomiej Gola
CEO & Managing Partner
SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

MODERATOR
Chris Rose
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
11:30 – 12:00Networking & Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:00DEAL SOURCING

• Where and how to source for superior returns in the region?
LP PERSPECTIVE

• How do LP’s select the best opportunities for investment in CEE (vs. rest of Europe)?
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

• How to Ensure Maximum Value Creation?
Tomasz Stamirowski
Managing Partner
Avallon MBO Fund

Bill Fawkner-Corbett
Investment Director
CEE-Equity Partners

Krzysztof Krawczyk
Senior Managing Director, Head of Poland
CVC Capital Partners

Sylwester Janik
Partner
MCI Capital

Piotr Misztal
Partner
Value4Capital

MODERATOR
Michał Karwacki
Partner
Head of PE/VC practice, Warsaw
Squire Patton Boggs
Marco Natoli
Head of Lower Mid-Market Eastern and Southern Europe
European Investment Fund

Kristjan Tamla
CEO
Swedbank Investment Funds

Wlodzimierz Bielinski
Director, Alternative Investments
PZU Group

Debbie Philippides
Partner
Seligman Private Equity Select

MODERATOR
Christoph Kossmann
Real Estate Leader
SGG group
Dariusz Pronczuk
Managing Partner
Enterprise Investors

Bill Watson
Managing Partner
Value4Capital

Franz Hörhager
Founding Partner
Mezzanine Management

Anna Hejka
CEO
Heyka Capital Market Group

Cezary Pietrasik
Principal
Warburg Pincus

MODERATOR
Jaroslaw Dabrowski
Chairman of the Board & CEO
DF Capital & Management
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:30LUNCH KEYNOTE
Bartłomiej Gola
CEO & Managing Partner
SpeedUp Venture Capital Group
14:30 – 15:00Networking Break
15:00 – 16:00EXIT ROUTES

• What are the best exit strategies in the region now?
LP/GP DYNAMICS

• How do GPs and LPs see the PE model changing?
CEO PERSPECTIVE

• What are the key factors shaping a succesful enterprise, both in PE andPublic ownership?
Tomasz Czechowicz
Managing Partner
MCI Capital SA

Artur Tomala
Managing Director
Head of Goldman Sachs Warsaw

Zbigniew Lapinski
Partner
3TS Capital Partners

Piotr Misztal
Partner
Value4Capital

MODERATOR
Marek Sawicki
Partner
CMS Poland
Pierre Mellinger
Managing Director & Head of CEE
PineBridge Investments

Janusz Heath
Managing Director
Head of Investment
Management Emerging Markets
Capital Dynamics

Krzysztof Kulig
Managing Partner
Innova Capital

Till Burges
Principal
HarbourVest Partners

Baris Gen
Regional Lead, PE Funds EMEA
IFC (World Bank Group)

MODERATOR
Arkadiusz Rumiński
Associated Partner
Noerr Warsaw
Steve Keil
Founder & CEO
MammothDB

Jon Martinsen
CEO
FCR Media Group

Aymeric Monod-Gayraud
CEO & Co-Founder
Freebee

MODERATOR:
Krzysztof Nowakowski
Managing Director
Korn Ferry
16:00 – 17:30Cocktail Reception