The BVCA’s Retail and Consumer forum will bring together investors, entrepreneurs and specialist advisers for a morning of interactive and informative discussion focused on the retail/consumer sector. From the effect of Brexit and economic uncertainty through to the relationship between consumer/brand and how environmentally responsible brands and green consumerism might drive future valuations speakers will provide cutting edge content and the latest thinking from the private equity and venture capital investment space. This forum is part of the BVCA’s member only Sector Series of events, which brings together industry to better understand what potential opportunities there may be for private equity and venture investors across the UK, Europe and globally.
08:00 – Registration and Networking
08:45 – WelcomeLeon de Bono, Assistant Director General & Director of Member Services, BVCA
08:50 – Consumer and retail market outlook
Xander Pelgrom, Director, Dealroom
09:00 – CEO Interview – Dr Martens
Kenny Wilson, CEO, Dr Martens
Tara Alhadeff, Principal, Permira
09:10 – Where are we in the cycle for consumer and retail investing?
Moderator: Tom Leman, Partner Head of Retail & Consumer, Pinsent Masons
Cheryl Potter, Head of Consumer, Permira
Kenny Wilson, CEO, Dr MartensBeth Pickens, Principal, TSG ConsumerDaina Spedding, Investor, BGF
09:40 – CEO presentation – Unmade
Hal Watts, CEO, Unmade
09:50 – Reinventing retail - how technology is changing the brand/consumer relationship and influencing investors’ appetite
Moderator: Susanne Vanner, Partner, EY
Isabel Bescos, Associate, Balderton
Melis Kahya, Head of Consumer (EMEA), General AtlanticHal Watts, CEO, Unmade
Louis Schena, Founder & CEO, Swipii
10:20 – CEO presentation – SwipiiLouis Schena, Founder & CEO, Swipii
10:30 – Coffee break
11:00 – Are LPs looking for sector-specific funds or simply best in class sector-focused teams to generate returns?
Nicolas Schellenberg, Head of EMEA VC & PE Research, Cambridge Associates
11:10 – How do innovative brands remain innovative
Moderator: Mary Say, Founder & CEO, Brand Potential
Matt Truman, CEO & Co-Founder, True Global
Alex Roberts, Commercial Director, Forest Holidays
Katie Peacock, Director of Innovation, Innocent Drinks
Yasha Estraikh, Associate Partner, Piper PE
11:40 – CEO Presentation – Daye
Valentina Milanova, CEO & Founder, Daye
11:50 – CEO Presentation – The Cheeky Panda
Chris Forbes, Co-Founder, The Cheeky Panda
12:00 – The rise of green consumerism, can ethics drive valuations?
Moderated by Anna Missouri, Membership & Regional Engagement Manager, BVCACamila Dolan, Founding Partner, EKA VenturesValentina Milanova, CEO & Founder, DayeChris Forbes, Co-Founder, The Cheeky PandaHjalmar Stahlberg, Co-Founder, Karma
12:25 – Closing remarks
12:30 – Lunch and Networking
The IET: Savoy Place,
2 Savoy Place, London,
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Professional Services £435.00 + VAT Per Place
BVCA member GP's and LP's can attend complimentary
Non-members please contact Jack Hughes for more information. Entrepreneurs (PE/VC backed) Please click here to register your interest
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