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Agenda

5 October, The Landmark, London 7 November, The Belgravia, London

Private Capital.

Public Value.

This year's Summit theme will focus on the industry's continued dynamic evolution across LPs, GPs, investee companies and the public value that it contributes.

Join 800+ attendees to hear from experts discussing what operational changes private equity and venture capital firms are adopting to create value, alongside the current macro-economic and political environment leading up to the UK general election.

In our commitment to transparency, education and understanding, hear from private equity and venture capital firms on the ways in which they are addressing sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion matters.

Day 1 Events7 November (NEW DATE)

Emerging Managers Summit 09:00-14:30
LP Summit 14:00-18:30
LP-GP Dinner 18:30-22:00

Main Summit Conference5 October

Morning Sessions 08:00-11:15
Dual PE/VC Stages 11:15-13:40
Breakout Streams 13:40-15:55
Afternoon Sessions 15:55-17:40
Drinks Reception 17:40-20:00

Day 1 Events

09:00

Emerging Managers Summit registration and networking breakfast

09:25

Welcome

Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

09:40

Market overview Keynote

Jonathan Hollis

Managing Partner, Mountside Ventures

09:50

How are investors' expectations changing against the current economic backdrop? Panel

Moderator: Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Myles Deniran

Private Wealth Adviser, Apollo Private Wealth

Levi Levenfiche

Head of Capital Raising, Pi Labs

Russell Metcalfe

Senior Director, Diversified Alternative Equity, Barings

Tom Rutter

Principal, Investor Relations, HarbourVest Partners

10:15

Market overview Presentation

Milan Hirani

Manager, Private Capital, Research, Preqin

10:30

Emerging Manager: Quick fire presentations Pitching

Host: Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

Filippo Falaschi

Partner, Spex Capital

Jessica Rasmussen

CEO & Co-Founder, Two Magnolias

10:40

Emerging Managers pathway: Preparing for the next raise Panel

Moderator: Gabriel Shin

Partnership Lead, Carta

Daniel Anderson

Partner, Cordovan Capital

Chloe Dagnell

Principal, Isomer Capital

Mike Reid

Senior Partner, Frog Capital

11:05

Emerging Manager: Quick fire presentations Pitching

Host: Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

Tim Funnell

Partner, Monograph Capital

Marcus Love

General Partner, Love Ventures

11:15

The perfect pitch: how to market to investors and stand out from the crowd Panel

Moderator: Matt Dickman

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Walid Fakhry

Co-Managing Partner, Soho Square Capital

Lydia Guett

Head of Growth, Systemiq Capital

11:40

Networking break

12:15

Roundtable sessions
Synopsis: Roundtable 1 - How should emerging managers approach ESG?

Roundtable 2 - Changing expectations of investors

Roundtable 3 - Challenges of fundraising against the current economic backdrop

Roundtable 4 - How to stand out from the crowd in a competitive environment
Read more

13:15

Discussion of findings

13:25

Closing remarks

Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

13:30

Networking lunch

14:30

Emerging Managers Summit closes

14:00

LP Summit registration & networking lunch

14:30

Introductions

Amy Abbott

Director of Events, BVCA

14:32

Welcome address Keynote

Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director, Neuberger Berman, and Chair, BVCA LP Committee

14:40

Private Capital. Public Value. Keynote

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

14:50

BVCA annual LP survey: results and analysis Presentation

Geoffrey Geiger

Head of Private Equity Funds & Co-investments, USS Investment Management and member, BVCA LP Committee

15:00

Macro and Geopolitical Trends Presentation
Synopsis: This presentation will assess the macro-economic global environment and outlook, exploring the key issues and trends impacting the private capital industry.
Read more

Aidan Corcoran

Managing Director, Global Macro, Balance Sheet and Risk, KKR

Neil Brown

Managing Director, KKR, KKR Global Institute and Infrastructure, KKR

15:30

Macro trends and issues: how is the LP community responding? Panel
Synopsis: This panel will explore how the LP community is approaching and responding to the macro-economic issues and headwinds facing the industry.
Read more

Moderator: Tom Taylor

Head of Policy, BVCA

Vladimir Balchev

Senior Director, Hayfin Capital

Ian Connatty

Managing Director, Direct and co-investment, British Patient Capital and member, BVCA LP Committee

Simon Faure

Managing Director, IH International Advisors and member, BVCA LP Committee

16:00

Roundtable discussions

16:15

Networking break

16:35

Market cycle and future trends: fundraising and fund performance Presentation
Synopsis: This presentation will explore the latest market trends and cycles, including insights on fundraising and fund performance.
Read more

Navina Rajan

Senior Analyst, EMEA Private Capital, PitchBook

16:45

Adjusting portfolios Panel
Synopsis: This panel will explore how portfolios and commitments are being reviewed and adjusted in the current market and will address allocations, distributions, credit facilities, and the spike of NAV facilities to fund M&A and DPI inflation.
Read more

Moderator: Delaney Brown

Head of Capital Solutions, Bregal Investments

David Mullock

Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, BP Investment Management Limited

John Stake

Managing Director and Co-Head of the Fund Investments, Hamilton Lane

Robbie Young

Investment Director, abrdn

17:15

Roundtable discussions

17:30

In conversation: Continuation fund guidance Fireside
Synopsis: This fireside chat will address the key principles and evolution of continuation funds, liquidity options and how transactions can be structured to support LP-GP aligned interests.

Read more

Interviewer: Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director, Neuberger Berman, Chair, BVCA LP Committee

Jennifer Choi

CEO, ILPA

17:50

Policy update Presentation

Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Isobel Clarke

Director of Policy, BVCA

18:10

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

18:15

LP Drinks Reception

18:30

LP Summit closes

18:30

LP-GP Dinner welcome reception (standing starters)

19:15

Welcome address

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

19:45

Call for dinner

21:00

Guest speaker address

Ed Balls

Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

21:20

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

21:30

Further networking

22:00

Carriages

Main Summit Conference

08:00

Registration & networking breakfast

08:55

Welcome

Amy Abbott

Director, Events, BVCA

Laura West

Head of Membership, BVCA

09:00

State of the market Fireside
Synopsis: 40 years of BVCA: Private Capital. Public Value.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity and platform to showcase the industry to key stakeholders from across the policy and government arena – as we approach a likely 2024 general election the issue of how the UK can attract talent and investment to grow our economy is top of the agenda, and the BVCA is at the heart of that debate.
Read more

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Garry Wilson

Managing Partner, Endless, and BVCA Chair 2023-24

09:15

Macro-economic outlook Keynote
Synopsis: From macro-economic challenges to the political picture at home and abroad, Mark Gregory assesses the trends and provides an unmissable market overview.
Read more

Mark Gregory

Business Economist

09:30

The value of private capital in building Britain’s economy Panel sponsored by WE ARE GUERNSEY
Synopsis: From creating jobs and growing new industries to channelling funds into finding solutions to our low-carbon future, private capital, including global finance centres such as Guernsey, plays a critical role in addressing the future challenges we face as a society.
Read more

Moderator: Henry Freeman

Non-Executive Director and Strategic Adviser, Guernsey Finance

Ross Hamilton

Managing Director, Private Equity Partnership Investments, Partners Group

Stephen Rouxel

Head of Business, HSBC Asset Management

Rachel Wolf

Founding Partner, Public First

09:55

Turning private capital into public value Fireside sponsored by Aon
Synopsis: Alistair and Pam will be interviewed by Michael Moore and will share their perspectives of the PE and Growth Capital industry and its role as one of the major sources of capital enabling and backing businesses from start ups to family owned manufacturing firms and high street brands through to nationwide infrastructure investments. Hear how the UK compares on a global stage and how insurance and pensions sector underpins the whole ecosystem, protecting the investments and enhancing returns for investors while delivering economic growth and societal value for all.
Read more

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Pam Hendrickson

Chair, The American Investment Council (AIC), Vice Chair, The Riverside Company, and Aon Advisory Board Member

Alistair Lester

Global co-CEO, Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions

10:15

Keynote Fireside

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

Deputy Prime Minister

10:35

Networking break

11:15

Is the runway long enough? How additional growth funding options can lessen restraints on the UK economy Venture Capital Stage Fireside sponsored by Aon
Synopsis: Will Kier will interview key figures from the investment community, providing an exciting sneak preview of Aon’s forthcoming industry insights report, which shares in-depth analysis and business leaders’ up-to-the-minute perceptions of the growth funding options available to UK businesses and investors, including leveraging the sleeping value of IP.
Read more

Interviewer: Will Kier

Head of IP Solutions EMEA, Aon M&A Transaction Services

Amelia Armour

Partner, Early Stage Funds, Amadeus Capital Partners

Julian Attfield

Finance Director, Aquapak

Carolyn Dawson

CEO, Founders Forum Group

11:15

What’s unique in tech? Private Equity Stage Fireside
Synopsis: What’s unique in tech and how does tech in Europe compare to tech in the US, plus, how big is the AI hype cycle and what it means for productivity and talent.
Read more

Interviewer: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

Petri Oksanen

Partner, Francisco Partners

11:35

Challenges & opportunities in venture capital Venture Capital Stage Panel
Synopsis: AI has been described as the biggest macro trend this year and white hot. Don’t miss this debate on the challenges and opportunities for venture, as promises to make Britain a growth superpower are being made by both sides of the political spectrum.
Read more

Moderator: Nalin Patel

Lead Research Analyst, EMEA Private Capital, PitchBook

Laura Connell

Partner, Atomico

Stephanie Opdam

Partner, Notion

Harry Raikes

Co-Portfolio Manager, Schroders Capital

11:35

Challenges and opportunities in private equity, throughout the lifecycle Private Equity Stage Panel sponsored by 17Capital
Synopsis: Discover the challenges and opportunities in private equity, including the availability of finance, valuations and talent.
Read more

Moderator: Amy Mahon

Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Mattias de Beau

Partner, Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners

Rebecca Gibson

Partner, Oakley Capital

Stephen Quinn

Senior Managing Director, 17Capital

Lucia Villamor

Partner, Endless

12:00

Wellness and health tech in VC Venture Capital Stage Panel

Moderator: David Mott

Founder Partner, Oxford Capital

Rachel Bremer

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Balderton Capital

Christoph Ruedig

Partner, AlbionVC

Dr Rumina Taylor

Chief Clinical Officer & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, HelloSelf

Charlie Wells

Founder, HelloSelf

12:00

ESG and Climate considerations throughout the investment lifecycle Private Equity Stage
Synopsis: As COP 2023 convenes in Dubai and TNFD issues a new framework, this panels looks at the increased scrutiny of ESG and climate considerations throughout the investment lifecycle. Aon will discuss how the Financial Sponsor community is addressing ESG and Climate concerns in a deal and portfolio context; why they present both a risk and opportunity and how data will change the future.
Read more

Moderator: Luise O’Gorman

Global Head of ESG Transaction Advisory Services, Aon

Neil Krawitz

Head of ESG & Asset Management, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Ashim Paun

Head of Sustainable Investing, Triton

Adinah Shackleton

Vice President, Head of ESG, Permira

12:25

Venture Darwinism: Thriving through adaptability Venture Capital Stage Fireside
Synopsis: This fireside chat will explore the world of venture investing over the last 7+ decades as it transformed from a niche asset class into one of the biggest drivers and predictors of a successful economy.
Read more

Yaron Valler

Founding Partner, Target Global

Interviewer: Chris Elphick

Senior Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

12:25

Private equity spotlight Private Equity Stage Keynote
Synopsis: Nassim Cherchali, AnaCap, in conversation with Leon de Bono, BVCA.
Read more

Nassim Cherchali

Co-Managing Partner, AnaCap

Interviewer: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

12:40

Networking lunch

13:50

Breakout Stream 1: ESG litigation risk for private equity - greenwashing Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton
Synopsis: Greenwashing – what are the risk drivers, with case studies and best practice on how to mitigate.
Read more

Moderator: Natasha McCarthy

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Specialist – Environmental, Social and Governance, Mayfair Equity Partners

James MacLeay

Investment Director, WestBridge

David Vyravipillai

Senior Investment Manager, Railpen

13:50

Breakout Stream 2: Generating transformation: Practical insights on the use of generative AI Sponsored by Proskauer
Synopsis: Senior staff from Deliveroo, Beringea and True will discuss how they are using generative AI to transform their businesses. The expert panelists will focus on the practical realities of the much-hyped technology, including their respective procurement processes, successful use-cases, portfolio collaborations and risk management methods.
Read more

Moderator: Oliver Howley

Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Proskauer

Carrie Babcock

Investment manager, Beringea

Liam Buswell

Director, Innovation, True

Tom Hepburn

Head of Corporate & Commercial Legal, Deliveroo

13:50

Breakout Stream 3: Democratisation of private markets Sponsored by Preqin
Synopsis: The impact of tech on democratisation and customisation, plus transparency, regulation and risk.
Read more

Moderator: Nicole Lee

SVP, Head of Content, Preqin

Sanjay Gupta

Head of Co-investments, Moonfare

Victor Mayer

Managing Director, Pantheon

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Claudio Siniscalco

Founder and Managing Partner, Fiduciary Co-investment Partners

13:50

Breakout Stream 4: Space: The next frontier for investment Sponsored by ESA
Synopsis: The UK is a investment hotspot for a global space sector now worth over £370 bn. We investigate the ROI on space investing, including the financial, social and economic impact, and the value of ‘space data’ and how it can help companies beyond the space community.
Read more

Moderator: Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi

Head of Ventures and Financing Office, European Space Agency

Mark Boggett

Chief Executive Officer, Seraphim Space

Craig Brown

Investment Director, UK Space Agency

Avantika Gupta

VP, UK and Europe, Type One Ventures

Vinoth Jayakumar

Partner, Molten Ventures

Dr Christopher Magazzeni

Associate, IQ Capital

13:50

Breakout Stream 5: Gen Alpha - Fully digital and living through screens
Synopsis: We examine what their virtual world means for investment trends across gaming, retail, hybrid working, health and more.
Read more

Moderator: Chris Elphick

Senior VC Manager, BVCA

Daniel Fisher

General Manager, Whatnot

Harriet Rosethorn

Investment Director, Puma Private Equity

Vinay Solanki

Founder/Head, Channel 4 Ventures

Tanya Yankova

VC Investor (Healthtech), Octopus Ventures

14:40

Breakout Stream 6: Private debt funds – navigating an evolving market Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton
Synopsis: Challenges, opportunities, innovation: private debt fundraising and investing in the current environment and beyond.
Read more

Moderator: John Anderson

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Ruediger Blank

Partner, Park Square

Andrea Fernandez

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, European Credit, Ares

Michael Massarano

Partner, Arcmont Asset Management

Harriet Steel

Global Head of Clients, Pemberton

David Wilmot

Partner, Apera

14:40

Breakout Stream 7: The new priority: How the supply chain is a focus for regulation, reputation, and value creation Sponsored by Ramboll
Synopsis: A brief market insight presentation followed by panel looking at the practicalities of value creation and enhancing reputation in the current supply chain ESG landscape. Topics such as human rights (CSDDD), biodiversity (TNFD) and broader data collection & reporting (SFDR/CSRD) will be covered.
Read more

Presentation by: Tomas Sys

Principal - ESG M&A Advisory Lead, Ramboll

Moderator: Andrew Mather

Director - Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll

Thomas Bonnisseau

Sustainability Senior Manager, Ardian

Ritu Kumar

Senior Director, TPG

Georgina Thomas

Senior ESG Associate, Cibus Capital

14:40

Breakout Stream 8: The Impact of tech and AI: How it is shaping the future of the private markets Sponsored by Ontra

Moderator: Karim Palant

Director, External Affairs, BVCA

Marissa Clark

Director, Ontra

Max Jackson

Investment Manager, ECI Partners

Jose Rodriguez

Managing Partner, Queen's Park Equity

Adam Shepherd

Investment Partner, TempoCap

14:40

Breakout Stream 9: Investment trends in Women’s Sport
Synopsis: Investment trends in women’s sport - following record-breaking viewing figures and a flurry of new sponsorship deals.
Read more

Moderator: Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Louise Beltrame-Bawden

Managing Editor, Stats Perform

Madeleine Burns

Deputy Director Campaigns and Sports Economy, Department for Business and Trade

Sabrina Colin

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Equity, Divergent Investments

Lisa West

Head of Policy, Partnerships and Public Affairs, Women in Sport

14:40

Breakout Stream 10: Investing in Impact - what are LPs looking for?
Synopsis: Don’t miss our pitching and private networking session where impact funds can pitch to LPs, and then meet for coffee. Plus, the winners of the BVCA’s 2023 Excellence in Impact Awards.
Read more

Harriet Assem

Head of Sustainability, BVCA

15:25

Networking break

16:00

Fireside

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Tulip Siddiq MP

Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

16:20

Diversity in private capital: Level20, 10,000 Interns, and The Rose Review Panel
Synopsis: Discover more about advocacy and allyship, and promoting diverse talent through sponsorship and networks.
Read more

Interviewer: Gurpreet Manku

CEO, Level20

Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell

CEO, 10,000 Interns

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

Co-Founder and Trustee, 10,000 Interns

Addie Pinkster

Board Member, Rose Review Board

16:45

Global LP-GP perspective: shifting dynamics Panel
Synopsis: What will drive liquidity and international allocations to private equity looking forwards?
Read more

Moderator: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

Neal Costello

Partner, AlpInvest, Carlyle

Hani El Khoury

Partner, Investment Team, Coller Capital

Bashak-Julianna Demir

Global Head of Client Relations, ICG

Karen Rode

Senior Partner - Private Investments, Aon Investments

17:10

Keynote
Synopsis: Major Tim Peake was the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the international space station, launching on 15 December 2015 and returning to Earth on 18 June 2016, after 186 days in space. Tim is now an ambassador for the UK space sector, working closely with the UK Space Agency and ESA, and will be speaking about the role space plays in tackling some of our greatest global challenges, the impact of new technologies on the horizon for the space sector and the value of private capital investment in the future of space.
Read more

Major Tim Peake

Former Astronaut and UK Space Ambassador

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

17:35

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

17:40

Drinks Reception

20:00

Summit closes

Day 1 Events7 November (NEW DATE)

Emerging Managers Summit

09:00-14:30

09:00

Emerging Managers Summit registration and networking breakfast

09:25

Welcome

Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

09:40

Market overview Keynote

Jonathan Hollis

Managing Partner, Mountside Ventures

09:50

How are investors' expectations changing against the current economic backdrop? Panel

Moderator: Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Myles Deniran

Private Wealth Adviser, Apollo Private Wealth

Levi Levenfiche

Head of Capital Raising, Pi Labs

Russell Metcalfe

Senior Director, Diversified Alternative Equity, Barings

Tom Rutter

Principal, Investor Relations, HarbourVest Partners

10:15

Market overview Presentation

Milan Hirani

Manager, Private Capital, Research, Preqin

10:30

Emerging Manager: Quick fire presentations Pitching

Host: Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

Filippo Falaschi

Partner, Spex Capital

Jessica Rasmussen

CEO & Co-Founder, Two Magnolias

10:40

Emerging Managers pathway: Preparing for the next raise Panel

Moderator: Gabriel Shin

Partnership Lead, Carta

Daniel Anderson

Partner, Cordovan Capital

Chloe Dagnell

Principal, Isomer Capital

Mike Reid

Senior Partner, Frog Capital

11:05

Emerging Manager: Quick fire presentations Pitching

Host: Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

Tim Funnell

Partner, Monograph Capital

Marcus Love

General Partner, Love Ventures

11:15

The perfect pitch: how to market to investors and stand out from the crowd Panel

Moderator: Matt Dickman

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Walid Fakhry

Co-Managing Partner, Soho Square Capital

Lydia Guett

Head of Growth, Systemiq Capital

11:40

Networking break

12:15

Roundtable sessions
Synopsis: Roundtable 1 - How should emerging managers approach ESG?

Roundtable 2 - Changing expectations of investors

Roundtable 3 - Challenges of fundraising against the current economic backdrop

Roundtable 4 - How to stand out from the crowd in a competitive environment
Read more

13:15

Discussion of findings

13:25

Closing remarks

Natalie Whiley

Head of Training, BVCA

13:30

Networking lunch

14:30

Emerging Managers Summit closes

LP Summit

14:00-18:30

14:00

LP Summit registration & networking lunch

14:30

Introductions

Amy Abbott

Director of Events, BVCA

14:32

Welcome address Keynote

Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director, Neuberger Berman, and Chair, BVCA LP Committee

14:40

Private Capital. Public Value. Keynote

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

14:50

BVCA annual LP survey: results and analysis Presentation

Geoffrey Geiger

Head of Private Equity Funds & Co-investments, USS Investment Management and member, BVCA LP Committee

15:00

Macro and Geopolitical Trends Presentation
Synopsis: This presentation will assess the macro-economic global environment and outlook, exploring the key issues and trends impacting the private capital industry.
Read more

Aidan Corcoran

Managing Director, Global Macro, Balance Sheet and Risk, KKR

Neil Brown

Managing Director, KKR, KKR Global Institute and Infrastructure, KKR

15:30

Macro trends and issues: how is the LP community responding? Panel
Synopsis: This panel will explore how the LP community is approaching and responding to the macro-economic issues and headwinds facing the industry.
Read more

Moderator: Tom Taylor

Head of Policy, BVCA

Vladimir Balchev

Senior Director, Hayfin Capital

Ian Connatty

Managing Director, Direct and co-investment, British Patient Capital and member, BVCA LP Committee

Simon Faure

Managing Director, IH International Advisors and member, BVCA LP Committee

16:00

Roundtable discussions

16:15

Networking break

16:35

Market cycle and future trends: fundraising and fund performance Presentation
Synopsis: This presentation will explore the latest market trends and cycles, including insights on fundraising and fund performance.
Read more

Navina Rajan

Senior Analyst, EMEA Private Capital, PitchBook

16:45

Adjusting portfolios Panel
Synopsis: This panel will explore how portfolios and commitments are being reviewed and adjusted in the current market and will address allocations, distributions, credit facilities, and the spike of NAV facilities to fund M&A and DPI inflation.
Read more

Moderator: Delaney Brown

Head of Capital Solutions, Bregal Investments

David Mullock

Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, BP Investment Management Limited

John Stake

Managing Director and Co-Head of the Fund Investments, Hamilton Lane

Robbie Young

Investment Director, abrdn

17:15

Roundtable discussions

17:30

In conversation: Continuation fund guidance Fireside
Synopsis: This fireside chat will address the key principles and evolution of continuation funds, liquidity options and how transactions can be structured to support LP-GP aligned interests.

Read more

Interviewer: Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director, Neuberger Berman, Chair, BVCA LP Committee

Jennifer Choi

CEO, ILPA

17:50

Policy update Presentation

Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Isobel Clarke

Director of Policy, BVCA

18:10

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

18:15

LP Drinks Reception

18:30

LP Summit closes

LP-GP Dinner

18:30-22:00

18:30

LP-GP Dinner welcome reception (standing starters)

19:15

Welcome address

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

19:45

Call for dinner

21:00

Guest speaker address

Ed Balls

Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

21:20

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

21:30

Further networking

22:00

Carriages

Main Summit Conference5 October

Morning Sessions

08:00-11:15

08:00

Registration & networking breakfast

08:55

Welcome

Amy Abbott

Director, Events, BVCA

Laura West

Head of Membership, BVCA

09:00

State of the market Fireside
Synopsis: 40 years of BVCA: Private Capital. Public Value.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity and platform to showcase the industry to key stakeholders from across the policy and government arena – as we approach a likely 2024 general election the issue of how the UK can attract talent and investment to grow our economy is top of the agenda, and the BVCA is at the heart of that debate.
Read more

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Garry Wilson

Managing Partner, Endless, and BVCA Chair 2023-24

09:15

Macro-economic outlook Keynote
Synopsis: From macro-economic challenges to the political picture at home and abroad, Mark Gregory assesses the trends and provides an unmissable market overview.
Read more

Mark Gregory

Business Economist

09:30

The value of private capital in building Britain’s economy Panel sponsored by WE ARE GUERNSEY
Synopsis: From creating jobs and growing new industries to channelling funds into finding solutions to our low-carbon future, private capital, including global finance centres such as Guernsey, plays a critical role in addressing the future challenges we face as a society.
Read more

Moderator: Henry Freeman

Non-Executive Director and Strategic Adviser, Guernsey Finance

Ross Hamilton

Managing Director, Private Equity Partnership Investments, Partners Group

Stephen Rouxel

Head of Business, HSBC Asset Management

Rachel Wolf

Founding Partner, Public First

09:55

Turning private capital into public value Fireside sponsored by Aon
Synopsis: Alistair and Pam will be interviewed by Michael Moore and will share their perspectives of the PE and Growth Capital industry and its role as one of the major sources of capital enabling and backing businesses from start ups to family owned manufacturing firms and high street brands through to nationwide infrastructure investments. Hear how the UK compares on a global stage and how insurance and pensions sector underpins the whole ecosystem, protecting the investments and enhancing returns for investors while delivering economic growth and societal value for all.
Read more

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Pam Hendrickson

Chair, The American Investment Council (AIC), Vice Chair, The Riverside Company, and Aon Advisory Board Member

Alistair Lester

Global co-CEO, Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions

10:15

Keynote Fireside

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

Deputy Prime Minister

10:35

Networking break

Dual PE/VC Stages

11:15-13:40

11:15

Is the runway long enough? How additional growth funding options can lessen restraints on the UK economy Venture Capital Stage Fireside sponsored by Aon
Synopsis: Will Kier will interview key figures from the investment community, providing an exciting sneak preview of Aon’s forthcoming industry insights report, which shares in-depth analysis and business leaders’ up-to-the-minute perceptions of the growth funding options available to UK businesses and investors, including leveraging the sleeping value of IP.
Read more

Interviewer: Will Kier

Head of IP Solutions EMEA, Aon M&A Transaction Services

Amelia Armour

Partner, Early Stage Funds, Amadeus Capital Partners

Julian Attfield

Finance Director, Aquapak

Carolyn Dawson

CEO, Founders Forum Group

11:15

What’s unique in tech? Private Equity Stage Fireside
Synopsis: What’s unique in tech and how does tech in Europe compare to tech in the US, plus, how big is the AI hype cycle and what it means for productivity and talent.
Read more

Interviewer: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

Petri Oksanen

Partner, Francisco Partners

11:35

Challenges & opportunities in venture capital Venture Capital Stage Panel
Synopsis: AI has been described as the biggest macro trend this year and white hot. Don’t miss this debate on the challenges and opportunities for venture, as promises to make Britain a growth superpower are being made by both sides of the political spectrum.
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Moderator: Nalin Patel

Lead Research Analyst, EMEA Private Capital, PitchBook

Laura Connell

Partner, Atomico

Stephanie Opdam

Partner, Notion

Harry Raikes

Co-Portfolio Manager, Schroders Capital

11:35

Challenges and opportunities in private equity, throughout the lifecycle Private Equity Stage Panel sponsored by 17Capital
Synopsis: Discover the challenges and opportunities in private equity, including the availability of finance, valuations and talent.
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Moderator: Amy Mahon

Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Mattias de Beau

Partner, Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners

Rebecca Gibson

Partner, Oakley Capital

Stephen Quinn

Senior Managing Director, 17Capital

Lucia Villamor

Partner, Endless

12:00

Wellness and health tech in VC Venture Capital Stage Panel

Moderator: David Mott

Founder Partner, Oxford Capital

Rachel Bremer

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Balderton Capital

Christoph Ruedig

Partner, AlbionVC

Dr Rumina Taylor

Chief Clinical Officer & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, HelloSelf

Charlie Wells

Founder, HelloSelf

12:00

ESG and Climate considerations throughout the investment lifecycle Private Equity Stage
Synopsis: As COP 2023 convenes in Dubai and TNFD issues a new framework, this panels looks at the increased scrutiny of ESG and climate considerations throughout the investment lifecycle. Aon will discuss how the Financial Sponsor community is addressing ESG and Climate concerns in a deal and portfolio context; why they present both a risk and opportunity and how data will change the future.
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Moderator: Luise O’Gorman

Global Head of ESG Transaction Advisory Services, Aon

Neil Krawitz

Head of ESG & Asset Management, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Ashim Paun

Head of Sustainable Investing, Triton

Adinah Shackleton

Vice President, Head of ESG, Permira

12:25

Venture Darwinism: Thriving through adaptability Venture Capital Stage Fireside
Synopsis: This fireside chat will explore the world of venture investing over the last 7+ decades as it transformed from a niche asset class into one of the biggest drivers and predictors of a successful economy.
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Yaron Valler

Founding Partner, Target Global

Interviewer: Chris Elphick

Senior Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

12:25

Private equity spotlight Private Equity Stage Keynote
Synopsis: Nassim Cherchali, AnaCap, in conversation with Leon de Bono, BVCA.
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Nassim Cherchali

Co-Managing Partner, AnaCap

Interviewer: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

12:40

Networking lunch

Breakout Streams

13:40-15:55

13:50

Breakout Stream 1: ESG litigation risk for private equity - greenwashing Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton
Synopsis: Greenwashing – what are the risk drivers, with case studies and best practice on how to mitigate.
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Moderator: Natasha McCarthy

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Specialist – Environmental, Social and Governance, Mayfair Equity Partners

James MacLeay

Investment Director, WestBridge

David Vyravipillai

Senior Investment Manager, Railpen

13:50

Breakout Stream 2: Generating transformation: Practical insights on the use of generative AI Sponsored by Proskauer
Synopsis: Senior staff from Deliveroo, Beringea and True will discuss how they are using generative AI to transform their businesses. The expert panelists will focus on the practical realities of the much-hyped technology, including their respective procurement processes, successful use-cases, portfolio collaborations and risk management methods.
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Moderator: Oliver Howley

Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Proskauer

Carrie Babcock

Investment manager, Beringea

Liam Buswell

Director, Innovation, True

Tom Hepburn

Head of Corporate & Commercial Legal, Deliveroo

13:50

Breakout Stream 3: Democratisation of private markets Sponsored by Preqin
Synopsis: The impact of tech on democratisation and customisation, plus transparency, regulation and risk.
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Moderator: Nicole Lee

SVP, Head of Content, Preqin

Sanjay Gupta

Head of Co-investments, Moonfare

Victor Mayer

Managing Director, Pantheon

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Claudio Siniscalco

Founder and Managing Partner, Fiduciary Co-investment Partners

13:50

Breakout Stream 4: Space: The next frontier for investment Sponsored by ESA
Synopsis: The UK is a investment hotspot for a global space sector now worth over £370 bn. We investigate the ROI on space investing, including the financial, social and economic impact, and the value of ‘space data’ and how it can help companies beyond the space community.
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Moderator: Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi

Head of Ventures and Financing Office, European Space Agency

Mark Boggett

Chief Executive Officer, Seraphim Space

Craig Brown

Investment Director, UK Space Agency

Avantika Gupta

VP, UK and Europe, Type One Ventures

Vinoth Jayakumar

Partner, Molten Ventures

Dr Christopher Magazzeni

Associate, IQ Capital

13:50

Breakout Stream 5: Gen Alpha - Fully digital and living through screens
Synopsis: We examine what their virtual world means for investment trends across gaming, retail, hybrid working, health and more.
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Moderator: Chris Elphick

Senior VC Manager, BVCA

Daniel Fisher

General Manager, Whatnot

Harriet Rosethorn

Investment Director, Puma Private Equity

Vinay Solanki

Founder/Head, Channel 4 Ventures

Tanya Yankova

VC Investor (Healthtech), Octopus Ventures

14:40

Breakout Stream 6: Private debt funds – navigating an evolving market Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton
Synopsis: Challenges, opportunities, innovation: private debt fundraising and investing in the current environment and beyond.
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Moderator: John Anderson

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Ruediger Blank

Partner, Park Square

Andrea Fernandez

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, European Credit, Ares

Michael Massarano

Partner, Arcmont Asset Management

Harriet Steel

Global Head of Clients, Pemberton

David Wilmot

Partner, Apera

14:40

Breakout Stream 7: The new priority: How the supply chain is a focus for regulation, reputation, and value creation Sponsored by Ramboll
Synopsis: A brief market insight presentation followed by panel looking at the practicalities of value creation and enhancing reputation in the current supply chain ESG landscape. Topics such as human rights (CSDDD), biodiversity (TNFD) and broader data collection & reporting (SFDR/CSRD) will be covered.
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Presentation by: Tomas Sys

Principal - ESG M&A Advisory Lead, Ramboll

Moderator: Andrew Mather

Director - Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll

Thomas Bonnisseau

Sustainability Senior Manager, Ardian

Ritu Kumar

Senior Director, TPG

Georgina Thomas

Senior ESG Associate, Cibus Capital

14:40

Breakout Stream 8: The Impact of tech and AI: How it is shaping the future of the private markets Sponsored by Ontra

Moderator: Karim Palant

Director, External Affairs, BVCA

Marissa Clark

Director, Ontra

Max Jackson

Investment Manager, ECI Partners

Jose Rodriguez

Managing Partner, Queen's Park Equity

Adam Shepherd

Investment Partner, TempoCap

14:40

Breakout Stream 9: Investment trends in Women’s Sport
Synopsis: Investment trends in women’s sport - following record-breaking viewing figures and a flurry of new sponsorship deals.
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Moderator: Sarah Adams

Director of Policy, BVCA

Louise Beltrame-Bawden

Managing Editor, Stats Perform

Madeleine Burns

Deputy Director Campaigns and Sports Economy, Department for Business and Trade

Sabrina Colin

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Equity, Divergent Investments

Lisa West

Head of Policy, Partnerships and Public Affairs, Women in Sport

14:40

Breakout Stream 10: Investing in Impact - what are LPs looking for?
Synopsis: Don’t miss our pitching and private networking session where impact funds can pitch to LPs, and then meet for coffee. Plus, the winners of the BVCA’s 2023 Excellence in Impact Awards.
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Harriet Assem

Head of Sustainability, BVCA

15:25

Networking break

Afternoon Sessions

15:55-17:40

16:00

Fireside

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Tulip Siddiq MP

Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

16:20

Diversity in private capital: Level20, 10,000 Interns, and The Rose Review Panel
Synopsis: Discover more about advocacy and allyship, and promoting diverse talent through sponsorship and networks.
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Interviewer: Gurpreet Manku

CEO, Level20

Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell

CEO, 10,000 Interns

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

Co-Founder and Trustee, 10,000 Interns

Addie Pinkster

Board Member, Rose Review Board

16:45

Global LP-GP perspective: shifting dynamics Panel
Synopsis: What will drive liquidity and international allocations to private equity looking forwards?
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Moderator: Leon de Bono

Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA

Neal Costello

Partner, AlpInvest, Carlyle

Hani El Khoury

Partner, Investment Team, Coller Capital

Bashak-Julianna Demir

Global Head of Client Relations, ICG

Karen Rode

Senior Partner - Private Investments, Aon Investments

17:10

Keynote
Synopsis: Major Tim Peake was the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the international space station, launching on 15 December 2015 and returning to Earth on 18 June 2016, after 186 days in space. Tim is now an ambassador for the UK space sector, working closely with the UK Space Agency and ESA, and will be speaking about the role space plays in tackling some of our greatest global challenges, the impact of new technologies on the horizon for the space sector and the value of private capital investment in the future of space.
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Major Tim Peake

Former Astronaut and UK Space Ambassador

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

17:35

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Chief Executive, BVCA

Drinks Reception

17:40-20:00

17:40

Drinks Reception

20:00

Summit closes



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