Agenda

We would like to sincerely thank you for attending the 6th edition of the Swiss Private Equity Conference. It has been a pleasure to welcome you and have you as a part of our incredible audience. We truly hope you enjoyed our event and greatly benefited from it.
Stay tuned for next years Edition !

The conference is dedicated to Limited Partners, Private Equity Management Companies and Funds, Venture Capitalists, Wealth Managers and exclusive service providers (Law Firms, Investment Banks, Consultancies) and provides the best platform to follow the latest industry insights and to gain top quality peer-level networking opportunities.

6th Swiss Private Equity Conference – April 7th, 2016 – Park Hyatt Hotel – Zurich.
SPEC 2016 Delegates List

5th Swiss Private Equity Conference – April 10th, 2015 – Dolder Grand Hotel – Zurich.
SPEC 2015 Delegates List
SPEC 2015 Agenda
SPEC 2015 Video

4th Swiss Private Equity Conference – April 4th, 2014 – Marriott Hotel – Zurich
SPEC 2014 Delegates List

TimeTHURDSDAY 7th APRIL 2016
8.00 - 8.55Registration & Breakfast
8.55 - 10.00Opening Keynote
Juergen Pinker
Managing Director
Blackstone
10.00 - 10.30Networking Break I
10.30 - 11.30Life Science / HealthcareFamily Offices
What are the incredible innovations in this space? What can PE bring to them?How can Family Offices & PWM use PE to increase the returns for their clients?
Pascal Noth
Partner
Palamon Capital Partners

Anja König
Managing Director
Novartis Venture Fund

Falco Pichler
Principal
BC Partners

Michèle Ollier
Partner
Medicxi Ventures

Maarten Vervoort
Managing Director
Alpinvest Partners

MODERATOR
Jürgen Habichler
Managing Partner &
Founder
Jadeberg Partners AG
Michael Gastauer
President
Gastauer Family Office

Alexandre de Vaivre
Partner
Neuerburg Group

Claus Kuehn
Managing Director
Hamburg Family Office GmbH

Tomas Aubell
CIO
Jacobs Holding AG

MODERATOR
Lucas Schellenberg
Managing Partner &
Global Leader Private Equity
Stanton Chase
11.30 - 12.00Networking Break II
12.00 - 13.00Small and Mid-CapCEO PerspectiveFundraising
What are the differences between the small-mid market in the Swiss region and the rest of Europe?What are the differences noticed between managing a company under P.E ownership vs. shareholders?What are the factors for fundraising success?
Guido May
Partner
Silverfleet

Christian Nagel
Partner
Earlybird

Guy Semmens
Partner
Argos Soditic

Ralf Flore
Managing Director
Ufenau Capital Partners

Kaarina Suikkonen
Partner
Lyrique

MODERATOR
Øyvind Bjordal
Head of Switzerland & Managing Director
Lincoln International
António Menezes
CEO
PrivatAir

Pierre-Emanuel Meyer
CFO
MindMaze

Alain Bandle
CEO
Mediaspectrum

Dr. Michael Bauer
CEO & Co-Founder
Cellestia Biotech AG


MODERATOR
Ralf Herrmann
Partner
N+1 Swiss Capital AG
Petra Salesny
Managing Partner
Alpha Associates

Marco Wulff
Partner
Montana Capital Partners

Mark Nicolson
Partner
SL Capital

John Kremer
Partner & Head of Business Development (EMEA)
Adams Street Partners

MODERATOR
Dr. Jonas Zeller
CFO
INNOMEDICA
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 14.30Lunch Keynote
Rasoul Jalali
General Manager
Uber
14.30 - 15.00Networking Break III
15.00 - 16.00Operational ExcellenceDeal SourcingLP Perspective
What are the key elements of operational improvement within a portfolio company?Which industries to source in for superior returns?Is this a good time to inject fresh capital into the region?
Andreas Schmid
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking

Ueli Eckhardt
Partner
Capvis Equity Partners AG

Martin Spirig
Partner
Invision Private Equity AG

Nico Helling
Partner
Ambienta SGR

Stefano Santarelli
Senior Principal
OTPP - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Werner Schnorf
Founder & CEO
Zurmont Madison

MODERATOR
Thomas Georgen
Managing Partner
Luxembourg Investment Solutions SA
Rogier Engelsma
Managing Director
Gilde Buy Out Partners

Wolfgang Pietzsch
Managing Director
Ardian

Peter Hammermann
Managing Director
Equistone Partners

Stefan Dziarski
Principal
Permira

Peter Wirtz
Partner
3i

MODERATOR
Jürgen Vanselow
Senior Partner
Egon Zehnder
Philippe Roesch
Managing Partner
Riam Partners

Nathalie von Niederhäusern
Managing Director
Blackrock

Nils Rode
Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Management
Adveq

Ralph Guenther
Partner
Pantheon

Debbie Philippides
Partner
Seligman Private Equity Select LLP

MODERATOR
Anja Grenner
Private Equity & Real Estate Leader
SGG Group
16.00 - 17.30Closing Cocktail

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