2023 Agenda

The eighth edition of our flagship Asia PE-VC Summit will be much bigger in scale and wider in scope. The two-day summit will feature 150+ top speakers who are leaders in the world of private capital investing. 

The conference format this year is slightly different. We will have four dedicated summit tracks to provide the most comprehensive picture of the alternative asset class. 

Day 1 (5th September)

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom


8:00 am – 9:00 am | Registration & Networking Coffee


9:00 am – 9:15 am | Welcome Address by Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia


9:15 am – 10:10 am | Big Picture: Private Equity: The glory days are over. Or are they?

  • Kenneth Cheong, Partner, BPEA EQT
  • Sandeep Naik, Managing Director, Head of India & SE Asia, General Atlantic
  • Manish Kejriwal, Founder & Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital
  • Michael Woo, Managing Director, Primavera Capital Group
  • Nainesh Jaisingh, Founding Partner & CEO, Affirma Capital
  • Deepshikha Monga, Senior Editor, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


10:10 am – 10:30 am | Networking Coffee Break


10:30 am – 11:15 am | What does it take to generate alpha in SE Asia?

  • Joshua Morris, Founding Partner & CEO, Emerging Markets Investment Advisers
  • Omar Mahmoud, Managing Director, Creador Private Equity
  • Diana Reeves, Co-founder & Director, Cabot Capital Partners
  • Rajendra Pai, Partner, Navis Capital
  • Wong Chee-Yann, Chief Investment Officer, Northstar Group
  • Anupum Khaitan, Executive Director, Capital Square Partners (Moderator)


11:20 am – 12:05 pm | A Trillion Dollar Opportunity: Can Middle Eastern funds fuel Asia’s investment boom?

  • Niklas Ponnert, Partner, eWTP Arabia Capital
  • Ghada Abdelkader, Senior VP of CE-Invests, Crescent Enterprises
  • Michael Lints, Partner, Golden Gate Ventures (Moderator)


12:05 pm – 12:35 pm | Keynote Chat: Why Indonesia Matters

  • Stefanus Ade Hadiwidjaja, Chief Investment Officer, Indonesia Investment Authority
  • In conversation with Aastha Maheshwari, Senior Reporter (Indonesia), DealStreetAsia


12:35 pm – 1:30 pm | Networking Lunch Break


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Fireside Chat: Asia-Pacific healthcare PE shows strength: What’s fuelling investor interest?

  • Dr. Helmut Schuehsler, Chairman & CEO, TVM Capital Healthcare
  • Dr. Amit Varma, Founder & Managing Partner, Quadria Capital
  • Dr. Ramesh Rajentheran, CEO & Co-founder, Miya Health (Moderator)


2:05 pm – 2:50 pm | Can the Indian PE ecosystem stay resilient in a globally challenging year?

  • Mayur Sirdesai, Managing Partner & Founder, Somerset Indus Capital Partners
  • PR Srinivasan, Founder & Managing Partner, Xponentia Capital Partners
  • Vijay Dhanuka, Managing Director, Motilal Oswal Alternates
  • Paramita Chatterjee, Editor (India), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


2:55 pm – 3:20 pm | Fireside Chat: Seizing Asia real estate opportunities through platform play & value-add strategy

  • Kenneth Gaw, President & Managing Principal, Gaw Capital
  • In conversation with Pimfha Chan, Correspondent (Thailand), DealStreetAsia


3:20 pm – 3:50 pm | Networking Coffee Break


3:50 pm – 4:30 pm | What is stopping GP-led secondaries from taking off in Asia?

  • Nigel Ng, Vice President, TR Capital
  • Dominic Goh, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Yuliang Chen, Founding Partner, Bee Alternatives Limited
  • Fi Dinh, Managing Director & Head of Fund Finance APAC, MUFG Investor Services
  • Michelle Teo, Senior Journalist & (former) Managing Editor, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


4:35 pm – 5:20 pm | How to play Asia’s infrastructure supercycle: Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Deglobalisation 

  • Takeshi Sasaki, Partner, Advantage Partners 
  • Kyle Shaw, Founder & Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners
  • Delphine Voeltzel, Managing Director, Omers Infrastructure
  • Sanjay Gujral, Chief Business Officer, Everstone & Eversource Capital
  • Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


5:20 pm – 6:00 pm | Closing Panel: Private credit is booming in APAC but what are the pitfalls?

  • Myron Zhu, Head of Private Markets, Asia, Manulife Investment Management
  • Abhishek Mittal, Partner, Aavishkaar Capital
  • Kerrine Koh, Head of SE Asia, Hamilton Lane
  • Sarit Chopra, Partner, Bain Capital (Special Situations)
  • Ngoc Nguyen, Deputy Editor (Vietnam), DealStreetAsia (Moderator) 


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Networking and Cocktails

Location: Crescent Ballroom


10:30 am – 10:40 am | Welcome Address by Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia


10:40 am – 11:25 am | LP-GP dynamics: How is it changing during turbulent times?

  • Carl Rodrigues, Private Equity Partnership Investments, Member of Management, Partners Group
  • Goh Hui Yang, Head of Alternative Investments Asia, Pictet Wealth Management
  • Audrey The-Dumas, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
  • Dr. Thomas Lanyi, Chief Executive Officer (Singapore), Head Southeast Asia & Co-Head Global Crossborder Transactions, CDH Investment Advisory Pte Ltd
  • Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


11:30 am  – 12:00 pm | Keynote Chat: Why LPs should increase India allocations

  • Kunal Shroff, Managing Partner & Co-founder, ChrysCapital
  • In conversation with Deepshikha Monga, Senior Editor, DealStreetAsia


12:05 pm – 12:35 pm | Keynote Chat: Can Asia deliver outsized returns for LPs in the current environment?

  • Brian Lim, Partner & Head of Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams, Pantheon Ventures
  • In conversation with Eudora Wang, Deputy Editor (Greater China), DealStreetAsia


12:35 pm – 1:30 pm | Networking Lunch Break


1:35 pm – 2:25 pm | The LP View: How are asset allocators looking at the SEA opportunity?

  • Sunil Mishra, Partner, Adams Street Partners
  • Saima Rehman, Investment Officer, Disruptive Tech And Funds Group, IFC
  • Lay Hong Lee, Managing Director, Flexstone Partners
  • Michelle Teo, Senior Journalist & (former) Managing Editor, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm | Have family offices emerged as a strong LP base for regional funds?

  • Sean Low, CEO & CIO, Golden Vision Capital
  • Rebekah Woo, CEO & CIO, Pioneer Generation and Serene Group of Companies
  • Tuck Meng Yee, CIO, JRT Partners
  • Serena Wong, Head of Client Advisory, Kamet Capital Partners 
  • Kristie Neo, Editor, VC (Southeast Asia), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


3:20 pm – 3:50 pm | Networking Coffee Break


3:50 pm – 4:40 pm | How market changes in China are influencing the private equity landscape in Asia?

  • Mingchen Xia, Co-Head of Asia Investments, Hamilton Lane
  • Mike Imam, Chief Executive Officer, Silverhorn Group
  • Gary Hui, Senior Vice President & Head of Hong Office, Wilshire
  • Vish Ramaswami, Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific Private Investments, Cambridge Associates
  • Simran Vaswani, Reporter (Hong Kong), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)

Day 2 (6th September)

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom


8:00 am – 9:00 am | Registration & Networking Coffee


9:00 am – 9:15 am | Welcome Address by Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia


9:15 am – 10:05 am | India and SEA – The two bright spots for VC investing amidst global turmoil?

  • Sachin Bhanot, Head of Investments, SE Asia, Prosus Ventures
  • Pinn Lawjindakul, Partner, Lightspeed
  • Saemin Ahn, Partner, 500 Global, Southeast Asia
  • Sheetal Bhat, Vice-President, Catamaran
  • Vinay Singh, Co-founder & Partner, Fireside Ventures
  • Kristie Neo, Editor, VC (Southeast Asia), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


10:05 am – 10:25 am | Networking Coffee Break


10:30 am – 11:10 am | Beyond Winters: Funding Strategies amidst a Downturn

  • Minette Navarrete, Co-founder, President & Vice-Chairman, Kickstart Ventures, Inc.
  • Mia Melinda, CEO, Telkomsel Mitra Inovasi
  • Rahul Shah, Partner & Co-head, EvolutionX
  • Ishpreet Singh Gandhi, Founder, Stride Ventures & StrideOne
  • Andi Haswidi, Head of Data & Research, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


11:15 pm – 11:55 pm | SEA’s frontier markets emerge as startup hotspots: Can they deliver for investors?

  • Geetali Kumar, Regional Lead for Venture Capital and Disruptive Technologies, East & SE Asia, IFC, World Bank
  • Jelmer Ikink, Founding Partner, Foxmont Capital Partners
  • Tu Ngo, Co-founder & General Partner, Touchstone Partners
  • Weisheng Neo, General Partner, Qualgro
  • Ngoc Nguyen, Deputy Editor (Vietnam), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


11:55 pm – 12:25 pm | Fireside chat: Applying PE approaches to early-stage tech investments in India

  • Sanjay Nayar, Founder & Chairman, Sorin Investments
  • In conversation with Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia


12:25 pm – 1:15 pm | Networking Lunch Break

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm | No more FOMO, as VCs approach startup funding with new metrics and priorities

  • Chua Kee Lock, CEO, Vertex Holdings
  • Jessica Huang Pouleur, Partner, Openspace Ventures
  • Kuok Meng Xiong, Founder & CEO, K3 Ventures
  • Pratip Mazumdar, Co-founder & Partner, Inflexor Ventures
  • Visa Kannan, Partner, Saison Capital (Moderator)


2:00 pm – 2:40 pm | The state of Web3 venture investing beyond the market status quo

  • Jirayut (Topp) Srupsrisopa, Founder & Group CEO, Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co. Ltd.
  • Mukaya (Tai) Panich, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, SCB 10X
  • Amy Zhao, Executive Director, Ocular Crypto (Openspace Ventures)
  • Samuel Tse, VP & Head of M&A, Animoca Brands
  • Stephanie Li, Correspondent, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


2:40 pm – 3:20 pm | Greater Bay Area Startups – Can they build bridges to Asia and other parts of the world?

  • Chibo Tang, Managing Partner, Gobi Partners
  • Cindy Chow, Executive Director, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  • Dr. Frank Pun, Head of Hong Kong office, Insilico Medicine
  • Eudora Wang, Deputy Editor (Greater China), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


3:20 pm – 3:40 pm | Networking Coffee Break


3:40 pm – 4:20 pm | SEA’s consumer opportunity: Let a thousand flowers bloom

  • Paul Srivorakul, Co-founder & Group CEO, aCommerce
  • Ha Nguyen, Co-founder & COO, MindX
  • Diego Lorenzo, Co-founder & CEO, Pickup Coffee
  • Charles Wong, Co-founder & Managing Partner, TNB Aura 
  • Sameer Mehta, Investment Director & Head of Southeast Asia, DSG Consumer Partners (Moderator)


4:20 pm – 5:00 pm | The future of fintech in Asia

  • Claudia Kolonas, Founder, Pluang
  • Piruze Sabuncu, Partner, Square Peg
  • Chris Kaptein, Managing Partner, Integra Partners
  • Albert Shyy, Managing Director – Venture, Eurazeo
  • Dmitry Levit, Founder, Cento Ventures (Moderator)


5:00 pm – 5:40 pm | Closing Session: The Red Shadow: How China’s influence is reshaping VC & startup play in SE Asia

  • David Yin, Partner, GSR Ventures
  • Wally Wang, Founding Managing Director, Scale Asia Ventures
  • Jianggan Li, Founder & CEO, Momentum Works
  • Conrad Tsang, Founder & Chairman, Strategic Year Holdings Limited
  • Edith Yeung, General Partner, Race Capital (Moderator)

Location: Cresent Ballroom


10:30 am – 10:40 am | Welcome Address by Deepshikha Monga, Senior Editor, DealStreetAsia


10:40 am – 11:10 am | Fireside Chat: Building a regional unicorn with a farmer-first approach

  • Dhianendra Laksmana, CFO, eFishery
  • In conversation with Tabita Diela, Correspondent (Indonesia), DealStreetAsia


11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Breakthrough climate innovation: The future that can be

  • Melvyn Yeo, Founder & Managing Partner, TRIREC
  • Jianrong Liu, Director, Decarbonization Partners
  • Milena Nikolova, Partner, Aera VC (Moderator)


12:05 pm – 12:35 pm | Fireside chat: What is driving BII’s plans to invest $1.6b in climate finance in South & SE Asia?

  • Srini Nagarajan, Managing Director & Head of Asia, British International Investment
  • In conversation with Dylan Loh, Singapore Correspondent, Nikkei Asia 


12:35 pm – 1:30 pm | Networking Lunch Break


1:35 pm – 2:20 pm | EV evolution in SEA: How to supercharge adoption and growth?

  • Julien Mialaret, Operating Partner, Eurazeo
  • Jack Yang, Managing Director, Electrum
  • Dr. Morgan Carroll, ESG Director, Vingroup & VinFast
  • James Chan, Founder & CEO, ION Mobility
  • Khamila Mulia, Senior Correspondent (Indonesia), DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


2:25 pm – 3:15 pm | Seizing opportunities in SEA’s burgeoning climate tech sector

  • Alina Truhina, CEO and Founding Partner, The Radical Fund
  • Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact
  • Helen Wong, Managing Partner, AC Ventures
  • Jack Lin, President, MioTech
  • Andi Haswidi, Head of Data & Research, DealStreetAsia (Moderator)


3:15 pm – 3:40 pm | Networking Coffee Break


3:40 pm – 4:25 pm |  How can private equity take the lead in sustainability?

  • Tang Zongzhong, Head of Sustainability, BPEA EQT
  • Chik Wai Chiew, CEO & Executive Director, Heritas Capital
  • Ivo Philipps, Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Affirma Capital
  • Natalie Koh, Senior Reporter, Pensions & Investments (Moderator)


4:25 pm – 5:10 pm | Is the spotlight on climate tech overshadowing financial inclusion & gender lens investing?

  • Fernanda Lima, Partner and Co-Head for Asia Financial Services, LeapFrog Investments
  • Rosalind Bazany, Partner & Head of ESG and Impact, Antler 
  • Joost Bilkes, Managing Partner, Impact Advisory Services, Double Delta
  • Rajat Arora, Principal Investment Officer & Head of Asia, WWB Asset Management
  • Shuyin Tang, Partner, Patamar Capital; Co-founder & CEO, Beacon Fund (Moderator)

Four Dedicated Summit Tracks

Private Equity (PE) & Investment Summit

Themes & trends: Fundraising landscape; investment opportunities in Asia; opportunities and challenges; exit landscape; the rise of private credit and more. 

Featured speakers: Top private equity fund managers and investors from a broad spectrum of strategies including middle-market to buyouts operating across a wide range of sectors.

Limited Partners (LP) Summit

Themes & trends: Capital allocations; rebalancing of portfolio amid changing global landscape; evolving LP-GP dynamics at play, risk-returns strategies, rise of co-investments and directs.

Featured speakers: Under our ‘The LP View’ sessions, we will feature top global LPs including pensions, fund-of-funds, family offices, corporate LPs and more.

Venture Capital (VC) & Founders Summit

Themes & trends: Consolidation; chasing profitability; shedding vanity metrics; cost-cutting; making capital work; deployment strategies; value-addition; crisis management; and more.

Featured speakers: A cross-section of early to growth-stage venture capital firms along with founders and startup leaders who will share their narratives on tough calls, pivots, drastic steps and operating businesses in a completely changed landscape.

Climate Tech and ESG Summit

Themes and trends: Mainstreamisation of ESG and sustainability-based principles; balancing impact investments with returns, the importance of due diligence to measure outcomes, capital allocations and bias. 

Featured speakers: Leaders from impact investment firms, businesses in the social and environment space, mainstream funds and enterprises adopting ESG metrics.


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