HVCA-Portfolio CEE Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Conference 2017

2017.06.01

Topics:

  • The dynamic relationship between business and academia
  • Challenges in private equity sector
  • The role of women in the private equity sector
  • New financial system of Europe. What are the changes after Brexit?
  • How do the state funds influence the VC market?

Portfolio and the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association once again organize a regional conference concerning the industry. This event is one of the most important meetings with regards to company financing, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity professionals.

What will be the status of and the challenges facing the Eastern and Central European Venture and Private Equity Industries in 2017?

At the venture capital, private equity and corporate finance conference, taking place on 1 June 2017 in Budapest, the challenges of the region’s venture capital and private equity industry will be discussed through domestic and foreign presentations and panel discussions.
The conference agenda will include items that engage the attention of the conference participants:  What transformations have taken place in the private equity industry? What effects will Brexit have on this sector? Why is the proportion of women in this industry low? Can we expect change in the future?
In recent years, a new phenomenon has emerged, i.e. the emergence of large companies financing innovative new companies. Is this a temporary phenomenon, or has a new structure emerged? What is the ideal role of the European Union in terms of financing early-stage companies? This year, we will also discuss the opportunities of raising capital in the sector, new and successful investment strategies, exit opportunities, and the changes in the regulatory environment.

 

OUR SPEAKERS AND CONVERSATION PARTICIPANTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector, CEU
  • Hugh Owen, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Ben Luckock, Head of Policy, British Embassy Budapest
  • Levente Zsembery, Chairman of the HVCA and CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.
  • Hassan El Khatib, Managing Director, Equity, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Robin Vaudrey, Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development, European Investment Fund
  • Andrew Byrne, Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Anikó Kircsi, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Éva Talmácsi, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Nikolaus Bethlen, Partner, Mid Europa Partners
  • Andrea Lauren, Investment Partner, Rockaway Capital
  • Dörte M Höppner, Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe Fund, Riverside Europe Partners GmbH
  • Margaret Dezse, Leading Partner Transaction Advisory Service, EY
  • Marzena Bielecka, Partner, Experior Venture Fund
  • Krisztina Havas, Partner, Bancroft Private Equity 
  • Krisztina Förhécz, CFO, AImotive
  • Magdalena Magnuszewska, Partner, Innova Capital
  • Zoltán Lengyel, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Dr. Júlia Király, Professor, IBS Budapest
  • András Molnár, CEO, PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund
  • Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  • Alexandra Reich, CEO Telenor, Hungary
  • Dr. György Bacsa, SVP Strategy and Business Development, MOL Group
  • László Czirják, Partner, iEurope Capital
  • Kornél Kisgergely, CEO, Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Ltd.
  • József Kövér, Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
  • István Sűdy, Entrepreneur in Residence, NN Insurance Hungary

 

PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONFERENCE:

3TS Capital Partners, AImotive, Allen & Overy, Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda, Aon Strategic Advisors & Transaction Solutions, CEE Region, ARX Equity Partners, Bán és Karika Ügyvédi Társulás, Bancroft Private Equity, Belfry.IO, Bosch Venture Capital, British Embassy Budapest, Budapesti Értéktőzsde Zrt., Buran Venture Capital, Capital Communications, Central European University, CIB Bank Zrt., CMS, Deloitte Zrt., Ernst & Young, Erős Ügyvédi Iroda/Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Fund, Experior, Faludi Wolf Theiss Ügyvédi Iroda, Financial Times, FINATECH Capital Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Franklin Templeton Private Equity, Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda, Hiventures Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Horváth és Társai Ügyvédi Iroda, Hubraum, HVCA, X-Ventures Ltd., IBS Budapest, iEurope Capital, Innova Capital, Intesa Sanpaolo Spa, Invescom Corporate Finance, K&H Bank Zrt., KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., M27 ABSOLVO, Mid Europa Partners, MKB Bank Zrt., MOL Csoport, NN Insurance Hungary, Noerr és Társai Iroda, PortfoLion Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., Réczicza Dentons Europe LLP Ügyvédi Iroda, Riverside Europe Partners GmbH, Rockaway, Schoenherr Hetényi Attorneys at Law, Szecskay Ügyvédi Iroda, Telenor, UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, X-Ventures Alpha Zrt., X-Ventures Béta Zrt. ...

 

THE EVENT:

DATE: June 1, 2017 (Registration: 08:30-09:00, Programme: 09:00-16:00)  

PLACE: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel

Hotel Information, Map & Location

COST: HUF 137,300 + VAT / person or EUR 443 + VAT
Fee includes: conference documentation, full lunch and 2 coffee breaks.

DISCOUNTS:

  • 30% discount for HVCA members
  • 30% discount for Partners of Allen & Overy
  • 20% discount for for EBAN, BAMOSZ, NESsT and Hungarian Association for Innovation members
  • 15% discount for NVCA partners (AVCO, PSIK, CVCA, LTVCA)
  • 10% discount for Partners of EY, CMS, PortfoLion, OTP Csoport

Discounts can not be combined.
The conference is in English with Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.


Our conference is expected not only to provide an opportunity to expand the participants’ knowledge base, but also to create an excellent forum for high-level networking and the forging of new professional relations. Our goal is more than just to organise another cut an dry event; we strive to make this conference a regular, interactive and international forum that keeps its finger on the pulse of the market.

The Portfolio conferences are highly renowned for their great opportunities of networking and building business relationships, merely not just giving new professional knowledge. Our aim is not to have a one time occasion event, but creating a yearly international interactive forum about the changes of the market.


Who should attend?


The conference may provide essential information to
  • private equity and venture capital investors,
  • corporate finance professionals,
  • company owners willing to sale or acquire companies,
  • finance directors,
  • pension funds,
  • lawyers,
  • entrepreneurs and company owners.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Program:
Ibolya Pintér , Executive Secretary, HVCA, Phone: +36 1 475 0924, E-mail: ibolya.pinter@hvca.hu

Sponsorship:
Ibolya Pintér , Executive Secretary, HVCA, Phone: +36 1 475 0924, E-mail: ibolya.pinter@hvca.hu

Organisation, general questions:
Kata Tóth , Event Organiser, Phone: +36 20 386 0751 , E-mail: toth@portfolio.hu

HVCA-Portfolio CEE Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Conference 2017

2017.06.01

Moderators:

Andrew Byrne

Correspondent, Financial Times

Andrew Byrne is the Financial Times correspondent for Hungary, Romania and the western Balkans since 2014. Prior to this he worked in the FT's Brussels Bureau and was a policy analyst at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome.

Margaret Dezse

Leading Partner Transaction Advisory Service, EY

Margaret is a Partner, leading the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) based in Hungary. She is also the TAS Cluster leader for the Central Cluster including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Serbia. She is a seasoned corporate finance professional with extensive experience in the fields of M&A and Valuations. She has spent the last 20 years dealing in privatization, mergers, and acquisition from both buy side and sell side perspective. Margaret has broad experience in serving multinational and local companies in their investment and divestment strategy and the acquisition and sales process in various industries

András Molnár

CEO, PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund

András Molnár is the CEO of PortfoLion that manages seed and growth-stage venture capital funds and a later-stage focused private equity fund, totaling EUR 60 million. András joined PorfoLion in 2010 right at the start of the company. Throughout his career he has gained experience in investing across multiple-stages and managing innovative, technology focused start-ups both in the United States and in Hungary. Previously, he worked as an analyst at the Central Bank of Hungary, then he was the head of international business development at KÜRT Ltd., after that he became the CEO of the American KÜRT Security LLC which was funded with venture capital investment. Later on he joined a Northern Virginia-based VC firm, McLean Capital, where he was working until the start of PortfoLion.

Hugh Owen

Partner, Allen & Overy

Hugh Owen is a partner at Allen &Overy Budapest and heads its South Eastern Europe and Ukraine Desks. Hugh specialises in M&A, including private equity, and has extensive experience advising clients in various sectors, particularly financial institutions, telecommunications and media, energy and infrastructure. IFLR has said of Hugh “He's an excellent lawyer and one of the best M&A lawyers around” and Chambers “He is a calm, sensible and commercial lawyer who is good with clients.” He is named as Band 1 among only 4 lawyers for Chambers CEE, which said "Impressed clients call him a "very good negotiator." Hugh frequently participates as a guest expert in local and international conferences; on a regular basis he moderates round-table discussions in connection with private equity and M&A.

Éva Talmácsi

Partner, International Corporate/M&A (Hungary and CEE), CMS

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US (NY) and Hungarian qualified partner of CMS based in London. Eva focuses her international practice on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, restructurings as well as equity capital markets transactions in Central and Eastern Europe and other emerging markets and advises clients including private equity funds, corporates, financial institutions and investment banks in a broad range of industry sectors.. She has lead and acted on some of the most complex and significant transactions across the region. Prior to joining CMS Eva had practiced in the Budapest, London and New York offices of other leading international law firms.

Dr. Levente Zsembery

Chairman of the HVCA, CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.

Levente is the CEO of X-Ventures and the Chairman of the HVCA. Before joining the team he gained experience as investment banker at UniCredit CAIB, director of capital market transactions at Hungarian State Motorway Management Company and independent adviser for different institutions like the Budapest Stock Exchange, the Hungarian Development Bank, the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority but also worked on the World Bank’s project for the development of the Hungarian Student Loan System. Levente graduated and got his PhD degree at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Speakers:

Dr. György Bacsa

SVP Strategy and Business Development, MOL Group

György Bacsa joined MOL Plc. in 2003 as legal counsel. In 2006 he became advisor to the MOL Group General Counsel for M&A matters, and after 2009 he was responsible also for co-ordination for SEE Legal Affairs of MOL Group. Between 2009 and 2010 he was the advisor to the President of INA Management Board for the MOL-INA integration project. Before becoming Managing Director of Corporate Business Development he was project manager at the same department as of 2010. Currently he is leading the Group Strategy and Business Development organization which is responsible for Group-level M&A projects, strategy development processes and business evaluations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Budapest Stock Exchange, MET Holding AG and the Dunamenti Power plant. Mr. Bacsa received an MBA from Corvinus University Budapest, a Masters degrees in Law from the Duke University School of Law and the University of Heidelberg, and a Juris Doctor degree from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest.

Nikolaus Bethlen

Partner, Mid Europa Partners

Nikolaus Bethlen is a Partner at Mid Europa Partners and is based in Budapest. He is responsible for sourcing and executing direct equity investments across Central Europe. Previously, he was with Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. in London executing investments in a wide range of industries and geographies in Europe. Prior to joining KKR he was with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its European Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Departments in London where he was involved in a number of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and financings.

Marzena Bielecka

Partner, Experior Venture Fund

Marzena is a Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund, responsible for Fund’s operations, including deal sourcing, supervision of investment process, fund raising for portfolio companies, supervision of exits from investments as well as for relations with the Fund’s private investors and KFK. Marzena has a key role in value creation and supervision of EVF portfolio companies, including chairing of Supervisory Boards of Algolytics, Tourmedica, WeGirls, and DrOmnibus. Marzena has also led the successful exit from EVF portfolio company - ZenCard to PKO BP. Marzena has spent almost 20 years managing investment banking operations of several international institutions in Poland, including Raiffeisen Investment Polska, West LB Panmure, HSBC Financial Services. She has extensive experience in managing companies as well as in investment supervision, including as Chairman of the Supervisory Board (BPH TFI SA (2015 - present), Celtic Property Developments SA, Polski Gaz SA and other) and as Member of the Supervisory Board (Polbank EFG SA, Ferrum SA, MZCh Organika SA, Unimil SA. and other). She is an expert in the areas of capital markets, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring. Marzena is active in supporting women led companies – she is a mentor in Foundation for Women Entrepreneurship.

László Czirják

Partner, iEurope Capital

Laszlo R. Czirjak, Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner at iEurope Capital, a private equity/venture capital fund management firm. Investment and board role experience includes successfully building businesses in services, Internet, software, manufacturing and media including: ATech, Beerides, Tjobs, Vatera, Wunder and many others. Earlier was Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company/BT Alex Brown in the London Investment Bank. Also served as current or past Chair roles at American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (including its Governance, Transparency and Entrepreneurship Committee), Fulbright Foundation Hungary, United Way Resource Foundation, and Columbia University Club of Hungary. Received an MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering, both with honors, from Columbia University in New York.

Hassan El Khatib

Managing Director, Equity, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Hassan ElKhatib is currently the Managing Director, Equity at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, overlooking the Bank direct investments, Equity Funds, value creation unit and the Equity Portfolio management Unit. From June 2012 to March 2014, Hassan ElKhatib was the Director of the Southern Eastern Mediterranean Region, Industry Commerce and Agribusiness at EBRD. Between June 2011 and June 2012, he served as chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Development Company, Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Hotel Company, The Egyptian Touristic Company; Board member of Egypt Capital Tourism Holding company and Philae Cruisers Company; and Senior Advisor to the Carlyle Group MENA Fund focusing on North Africa. Between February 2007 and June 2011 Mr. ElKhatib was Managing Director, the Carlyle Group, MD Carlyle Egypt Investment Advisory services, overlooking investments in North Africa and part of Carlyle MENA fund. With 25 years experience of which 21 years are of direct Private equity and investment banking experience, Mr. ElKhatib had been through all stages of direct investments; fundraising, investing, value creation and notably exit realization primarily in Egypt and North Africa which he embraced successfully. Mr. ElKhatib had served as board member in numerous boards that cover insurance, industry, pharmaceutical, tourism, real estate, oil and gas, telecommunication and textiles.

Krisztina Förhécz , CFA

CFO, AImotive

Krisztina Förhécz is CFO at AImotive, a Hungary-based, VC backed start-up with the goal of developing artificial intelligence-powered self-driving vehicles. She graduated at the Corvinus University for Economics and started her career at Hungarian Telekom as a portfolio manager. Later she became the head of Investor Relations which she lead for 6 years. She also headed a start-up company and the accounting department of the Hungarian Post. She is a manager with sound experience in corporate finance and capital markets. She is highly customer oriented and has strong analytical, communication and leadership skills.

Krisztina Havas

Partner, Bancroft Private Equity

Krisztina Havas joined Bancroft in 1990, an MA advisory at the time, and a regional PE fund manager since 1996, and has been instrumental in the firm’s activities since its inception. She has been active in sourcing, executing, monitoring and exiting investments for all of Bancroft’s funds. A Hungarian citizen, she holds an MA in humanities from ELTE University and a graduate degree in finance from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. She lives in Vienna with her family and besides English speaks passable German and French.

Dörte M Höppner

Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe Fund, Riverside Europe Partners GmbH

Dörte joined Riverside in 2017 bringing extensive experience in European private equity. At Riverside she serves a multifaceted role to lead initiatives in Europe and work closely with the HR and Investor Relations teams. Dörte came to Riverside from P+P, a leading German law firm. Prior to that she was Chief Executive and Secretary General at Invest Europe and Managing Director at the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. She began her career in financial journalism and communications. Dörte earned her diploma in economics from the Freie Universität Berlin. She has been recognized by a number of trade publications for her contributions to private equity, among them Most Influential Person in European PE and Best PE Personality of the Year.

Michael Ignatieff

President and Rector, Central European University

Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard, Michael Ignatieff is a university professor, writer and former politician. His major publications are The Needs of Strangers (1984), Scar Tissue (1992), Isaiah Berlin (1998), The Rights Revolution (2000), Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (2001), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004), and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013). Between 2006 and 2011, he served as an MP in the Parliament of Canada and then as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds eleven honorary degrees. Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently the Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest.

Dr. Júlia Király

Professor, IBS Budapest

Ms. Júlia Király is an associate professor of finance and monetary economics of the International Business School (IBS) Budapest and reader of the ELTE and Corvinus universities. She was the Deputy Governor of the Magyar Nemzeti Ban (Central Bank of Hungary), responsible for financial stability during the crisis years (2007-2013). Prior to this she was one of the owners and CEO of the ITCB Budapest, a well-known training and consulting company in the banking sector. Ms. Király took part in the privatization of several Hungarian banks as a board member, since 2013 she has been an independent board member of the KBC Group Belgium. Ms. Kiraly is the Research Associate of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest, she has had several publications on monetary policy, banking and finance.

Anikó Kircsi

Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A, CMS

Anikó Kircsi is a partner and Head of the Corporate/M&A practice and the Consumer Products sector group at CMS in Hungary. Anikó leads on both domestic and inbound deals and coordinates regional, cross-border transactions for major private equity, venture capital funds as well as large corporates from various sectors. Anikó also has vast experience in take over transactions for public companies, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures.

Kornél Kisgergely

CEO, Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Ltd.

Kornél graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest in 2006 in Finance and Accounting, and he also completed successfully the CFA program in 2013. Kornél started his career in risk management at MOL and then worked at the Hungarian Central Bank for 4 years in the fields of financial analysis and monetary strategy. Kornél is the author of many scientific publications. Joined to the Ministry for National Economy in 2011, then he was Deputy State Secretary for Fiscal Policy from March 2013. Through this period Kornél had a mandate in the European Economic and Social Committee and chairman in the board of Government Debt Management Agency. From 2013 to 2016 Kornél was the managing director of the Department of Supervision of Financial Institutions at the Hungarian Central Bank. As of 1 September 2016, Kornél is the chief executive officer of Hiventures.

Dr. József Kövér

Partner, 3TS Capital Partners

Jozsef KÖVER, Partner at 3TS Capital Partners since 2007, working on VC/growth investments. Previously he had been private investor and advisor at several ICT businesses. Earlier in his career he was Managing Director of the Hungarian affiliate of Advent International and also worked as an investment banker. He has degrees in law and business administration from universities in Hungary and Australia

Andrea Lauren

Investment Partner, Rockaway Capital

Andrea Lauren is Investment Partner of Rockaway Capital, a strategic internet investment group based in Prague which manages assets in e-commerce, comparison shopping, online travel and other areas of digital economy with reach across more than 70 countries worldwide Prior to joining Rockaway, Andrea acted as Managing Director of Roklen, a Czech investment bank with strong focus on Fintech, founded in 2014. Within Roklen, Andrea was CEO of Fundlift, the first investment crowdfunding platform in the Czech market. By background and training, Andrea is a senior investment banking professional with over 20 years of work experience in CEE, Russia and Turkey. Andrea spent 13 years working in London, as a senior M&A banker in HSBC and JPMorgan. Prior to that she was with Citigroup, Credit Lyonnais and ABN AMRO Bank in Prague where she started her career in 1995. Andrea has a strong M&A execution track record at team leader level, having advised on 30+ transactions with total volume in excess of EUR25bn. Andrea has a BA in Business Administration from Odense University, Denmark, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Andrea acts and Chairperson of the Czech Fintech Association (CEFTAS)

Zoltán Lengyel

Partner, Allen & Overy

Zoltán is head of the Corporate Group in the Budapest office of Allen & Overy, and has been advising on corporate and capital market transactions, as well as countless M&A deals for over 20 years. He is consistently recommended in the major legal directories and was part of the team that was awarded "Hungarian Law Firm of the Year" by the IFLR.

Ben Luckock

Head of Policy, British Embassy Budapest

Ben has been Head of Policy at the British Embassy in Budapest since 2013. In this role, Ben leads the Embassy’s political and economic policy formulation and delivery and advises the British Ambassador. Much of his work is now focussed on Brexit. During his career as a diplomat and prior to his posting in Budapest, Ben has worked in Botswana (2009-2013 as Deputy High Commissioner), Pakistan and London.

Magdalena Magnuszewska

Partner, Innova Capital

Magdalena Magnuszewska holds a position of a Partner at a CEE midmarket private equity fund - Innova Capital. She joined the company in 2004, working as an Analyst, Associate, Director, and subsequently Managing Director, and from April 2016 onwards as a Partner. Her focus has been on investments in new technologies and online markets. Magda’s latest transaction in this sector was Innova’s investment in the Netsprint Group, the Polish technological marketing and big data leader. She has also been a team leader and mentored new talent at the fund. Magdalena has been involved for the entire investment period in several portfolio companies including the following Innova investments: Mercor, Meritum Bank, Libet, GTS/Benestra, Emitel, WP and the NetSprint Group. Mrs. Magnuszewska graduated from Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management with Honors. She holds a master degree in Finance and Banking.

Cosmin Ochisor

Investment Manager, Hubraum

Experienced professional with more than 15 years experience in various business fields (almost all related to new business & innovation areas) with a strong focus in the last years in the early stage investments & partnering area. Passionate about tech startups, experienced in early stage funding within Central & Eastern Europe, Cosmin is currently managing the portfolio companies of hubraum for CEE region. Active role in developing the Startup scene within CEE region by mentoring, matching founders with corporate players and early-stage investors, and by actively supporting and creating various Startups programs and events. Interested in product design, G2M and tech industry, strong believer in data driven decision. Avid reader of tech magazines, blogs and proud supporter of Space-X.

Hugh Owen

Partner, Allen & Overy

Hugh Owen is a partner at Allen &Overy Budapest and heads its South Eastern Europe and Ukraine Desks. Hugh specialises in M&A, including private equity, and has extensive experience advising clients in various sectors, particularly financial institutions, telecommunications and media, energy and infrastructure. IFLR has said of Hugh “He's an excellent lawyer and one of the best M&A lawyers around” and Chambers “He is a calm, sensible and commercial lawyer who is good with clients.” He is named as Band 1 among only 4 lawyers for Chambers CEE, which said "Impressed clients call him a "very good negotiator." Hugh frequently participates as a guest expert in local and international conferences; on a regular basis he moderates round-table discussions in connection with private equity and M&A.

Ingo Ramesohl

Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director at RBVC, is located in the Stuttgart office and responsible for the technical strategies and decisions at RBVC. Apart from serving as a partner in RBVC he maintains the contacts to the Bosch management organization. After 16 years with Bosch in different positions in Germany, Korea and China he joined RBVC beginning of 2015. Ingo gained insight into various markets, such as automotive electronics and into different management challenges starting from, development, corporate functions, quality and production, P&L responsibility and general management. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Technology Aachen in Electric Engineering.

Alexandra Reich

CEO, Telenor, Hungary

Alexandra served as EVP and Head of Mobile Business for Swisscom Enterprise from 2014 to 2016, after joining the Swiss company in 2009. Having initially started her career in investment banking, Alexandra became a pioneer in the online business with her first own digital business start-up in 1986. In 2001, she joined the telecommunications industry, holding roles at VIAG Interkom, General Manager of T-Online Austria, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at 3G Hutchison Austria and COO for private customers at Sunrise in Zurich. Alexandra joined Telenor Hungary as CEO and EVP Telenor Group in October 2016. She holds a Business Management Degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria.

István Sűdy

Entrepreneur in Residence, NN Insurance Hungary

Istvan is Entrepreneur in Residence at NN Insurance Hungary, in charge of fostering innovation within the company. He is head of Sparklab, an incubator that aims to find and mentor startups that can potentially be a partner for NN. Istvan has 6 years experience with startups as a startup founder and mentor in many events including Pioneers Festival, WebSummit and The World Bank Investment Readiness Program, among others.

Robin Vaudrey

Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development, European Investment Fund

Robin is an investment professional who has been working at the European Investment Fund (“EIF”) since 2003 in various areas of the company including the Risk Management division and as an Investment Manager for Venture Capital fund-of-fund investments across the EU. He recently spent a stint away from head office establishing and heading the EIF’s Bratislava office and is currently responsible for business development in the CE region. He holds a BA Hons degree from the University of Durham, and is a CFA charterholder.

Dr. Levente Zsembery

Chairman of the HVCA, CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.

Levente is the CEO of X-Ventures and the Chairman of the HVCA. Before joining the team he gained experience as investment banker at UniCredit CAIB, director of capital market transactions at Hungarian State Motorway Management Company and independent adviser for different institutions like the Budapest Stock Exchange, the Hungarian Development Bank, the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority but also worked on the World Bank’s project for the development of the Hungarian Student Loan System. Levente graduated and got his PhD degree at Corvinus University of Budapest.

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08:30-09:00 Registration

Section I

09:00 - 09:10

Chair: Hugh Owen, Partner, Allen & Overy

Speaker:
Hugh Owen, Partner, Allen & Overy

09:10 - 09:15

Opening Speech

Speaker:
Dr. Levente Zsembery, Chairman of the HVCA, CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speech - The dynamic relationship between business and academia.

How and why is academic freedom important to business? How does higher education influence innovation, and in turn, economic growth?

Speaker:
Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector, Central European University

10:00 - 10:30

Q&A session with the keynote speaker, moderate by Andrew Byrne, FT Correspondent

Moderator: Andrew Byrne, Correspondent, Financial Times

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee break

Section II

10:50 - 11:00

Transformation of PE

Speaker:
Anikó Kircsi, Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A, CMS

11:00 - 11:30

Panel discussion: Transformation of PE

From the start to a matured CEE PE ecosystem.
Impact of global financial crises.
Competition with non-PE investors and other challenges.
How does the current PE landscape look like in the CEE?
Looking forward: what can we expect?

Moderator: Éva Talmácsi, Partner, International Corporate/M&A (Hungary and CEE), CMS

Conversation participants :
Nikolaus Bethlen, Partner, Mid Europa Partners
Hassan El Khatib, Managing Director, Equity, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dörte M Höppner, Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe Fund, Riverside Europe Partners GmbH
Andrea Lauren, Investment Partner, Rockaway Capital

11:30 - 12:00

Panel discussion: Women in PE sector

Moderator: Margaret Dezse, Leading Partner Transaction Advisory Service, EY

Conversation participants :
Marzena Bielecka, Partner, Experior Venture Fund
Krisztina Förhécz , CFA, CFO, AImotive
Krisztina Havas, Partner, Bancroft Private Equity
Magdalena Magnuszewska, Partner, Innova Capital

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break

Section III

13:30 - 13:35

Chair: Zoltán Lengyel, Partner, Allen & Overy

Speaker:
Zoltán Lengyel, Partner, Allen & Overy

13:35 - 14:00

Afternoon speech: Transformation of the European financial system

Speaker:
Dr. Júlia Király, Professor, IBS Budapest

14:00 - 14:30

Panel discussion: Brexit - New financial system of Europe. Who is going to win after Brexit?

Moderator: Hugh Owen, Partner, Allen & Overy

Conversation participants :
Dr. Júlia Király, Professor, IBS Budapest
Ben Luckock, Head of Policy, British Embassy Budapest

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

Section IV

15:00 - 15:30

Panel discussion: Corporate Ventures

CVC is defined as the practice where a large firm takes an equity stake in a small but innovative firm, to which it may also provide management and marketing expertise; the objective is to gain a specific competitive advantage. Let’s have a debate over advantages and potential disadvantages of that venue.

Moderator: András Molnár , CEO, PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund

Conversation participants :
Dr. György Bacsa, SVP Strategy and Business Development, MOL Group
Cosmin Ochisor, Investment Manager, Hubraum
Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Alexandra Reich, CEO, Telenor, Hungary
István Sűdy, Entrepreneur in Residence, NN Insurance Hungary

15:30 - 16:00

Panel discussion: How do the state funds influence the VC market?

According to Invest Europe’s statistics Government Agencies are the most active investors of venture capital funds in Europe. Are these sources necessary for the development of the ecosystem? Can state funds have similar efficacy than their privately financed competitors? Is there a crowding-out effect on the ventures capital market?

Moderator: Dr. Levente Zsembery, Chairman of the HVCA, CEO of X-Ventures Ltd.

Conversation participants :
László Czirják, Partner, iEurope Capital
Kornél Kisgergely, CEO, Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Ltd.
Dr. József Kövér, Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
Robin Vaudrey, Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development, European Investment Fund

16:00 - 16:10

Closing remarks

16:10 - 17:00

Drink reception

HVCA-Portfolio CEE Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Conference 2017

2017.06.01
137 300 HUF + VAT/person

443 EUR + VAT/person
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Fee includes: conference documentation, full lunch and 2 coffee breaks.

The conference is in English with Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.

 



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