Amplify your fundraising with our immersive virtual experience anytime, anywhere

Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conferences

Secure capital allocations from Japanese and Korean LPs at the PDI Japan Korea Week virtual experience from 9-13 November.

Giving you to access Japan and Korea’s most influential LPs from anywhere in the world, the immersive virtual experience will give you full access to 5-day virtual networking, live and on-demand conference content, and connectivity until the end of 2020.

Join the virtual meeting place for private credit leaders to connect with Japanese and Korean LPs to equip yourself with regional fundraising tips and the knowledge to make smart business decisions.

Discuss the new era of private debt with PDI50 firms

Join the discussion with leading fund managers such as Ares Management Corporation and The Carlyle Group to discover the new trends in private debt investment in a covid-19 world.

2020 confirmed speakers

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Expand your fundraising horizons in Asia

The Week is the place to meet influential players in the private credit space, discover the unrivalled opportunities provided by Private Debt Investor today.
ABL Life Insurance
Affiliated Managers Group
AIALife Korea
CapitaLand Fund Management
Catella Asia
Crescent Capital Group
Crestline Investors Inc
DGB Life Insurance
Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS)
Hanwha Life Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
I Squared Capital
KB Life Insurance
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Korea Post Savings
KTB Asset Management
Lotte Non-Life Insurance
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
MetLife Investment Management
MG Non-Life Insurance
Mizuho Group National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
National Pension Research Institute
National Pension Service (NPS)
Payton Capital
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (SFMI)
Samsung Life Insurance
Seoul Guarantee Insurance
Shinhan Life Insurance
The K Non-Life Insurance
Willis Towers Watson

Reconnect with global private debt community

Redefining the conference experience

Meet the right people through enhanced virtual networking

Personalise your agenda, meetings and visits to suit your schedule

Enjoy live conference content and networking from anywhere

Replay the content as you want, don’t miss a minute of the insights

Connect with fellow attendees until the end of 2020

Two industry-leading virtual experiences in one week

10 November

Virtual event KST/UTC+9

The 3rd annual Seoul Forum will continue to connect Korea’s most active LPs and allocators with global fund managers. Supercharge your fundraising in South Korea and be ahead of the curve in the private credit cycle.

 

12 November

Virtual event JST/UTC+9

The PDI Tokyo Forum will maximise your fundraising efforts and exposure to Japanese LPs. Meet key Japanese investors, emerging private credit LPs and their gatekeepers, seeking global credit opportunities.

 

Join the new era of networking

The immersive virtual conference will give you greater access than ever before, with increased visibility, extended 5-day face-to-face networking, premium content and connectivity with fellow attendees available until the end of 2020.

At the touch of a button, you will be able to continue your fundraising journey in Japan and Korea for the rest of the year by connecting with the region’s leading LPs, as well as your global peers, from the comfort of your (home) office.

Meet the right people

Enhanced search capabilities, including the ability to see the list of attendees to an agenda session and sophisticated filtering allow you to narrow down potential business partners by region, investment strategy and sector to ensure you don’t miss a single new opportunity.

  • Check out who is attending through the attendee list and schedule a meeting with them
  • Use the filter function to meet the right people

Chat and arrange 1-to-1 video meetings

Book unlimited 1-on-1 video meetings with Japanese and Korean LPs, speakers and global attendees in virtual meeting rooms. Just search for your desired attendees and invite them for a chat. Once you have set up your meeting you can invite other event attendees to join.

  • Create a want to meet list to help you gather the people you want to meet in one simple place
  • Connect & chat with peers using conversations tab to start a new conversation
  • Schedule 1-to-1 video meetings in your built-in schedule

Lead the global conversation

Through “birds of a feather” sessions, you can knowledge share with the global Private Debt Investor community. “Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with like-minded peers to discuss the asset class’ latest trends and strategies.

  • Join birds-of-a-feather sessions from to discuss the trends moving the industry forward
  • In public forums, create new topics and chat with your global leaders

Ask questions to the titans of industry

Following panels during the conference week speakers will be available in live Q&A for your questions. Discuss challenges and strategies with the panellists and your peers during and after the sessions.

  • Engage through live polling and surveys
  • Built-in calendar to create your own daily schedule so you don’t miss your favourite sessions
  • Automated reminders

On-demand when you need it

All content will be streamed live and then available on-demand through the platform until the end of 2020. Watch the live content or arrange your replays at the comfort from your home (office).

  • On-demand playback gives you access to sessions until the end of 2020
  • Private messaging and discussions are also available until the end of 2020 to connect privately and directly online

Get your full access today

The immersive virtual conferences offer you limitless cross-border access to the global private credit’s most influential community and 5 days of unlimited virtual private meeting with the region’s largest LPs and global GPs.

Maximise your time in Asia at PDI Japan Korea Week

Invigorate your fundraising strategy by spending a week with Asia’s most influential and most active outbound institutional investors in Japan and Korea by purchasing a single ticket. Connect with leading Japanese and Korean LPs across two industry-leading events in Seoul (10 November) and Tokyo (12 November).

If you are fundraising in Asia, do not miss the chance to meet the regions’ largest LPs this November!

Key features of the Forums:

  • Influential Japanese and Korean LPs in attendance across the week
  • Countless hours of premium networking leading up to and across the week  with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Unparalleled content, featuring exclusive Japanese and Korean LP insight on the private credit industry
  • 1-to-1 meeting scheduler in event app to connect with key targets prior to event day

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Strengthen and diversify your LP connections in Korea and Japan

Year-on-year attendees include:

The Week is the place to meet influential players in the private credit space, discover the unrivalled opportunities provided by Private Debt Investor today.
ABL Life Insurance
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Hanwha Asset Management
Hyundai Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
Mirae Asset Life Insurance
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
National Pension Service of Korea
Pension Fund Association
Police Mutual Aid Association
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
Samsung Life Insurance
Sungdam
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The K Non-Life Insurance
The Korea Development Bank
The Korean Teachers' Credit Union (KTCU)
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Zenitas Investment

Know your LPs through bespoke agenda and discussion

Panel: Meet the Korean LPs and gatekeepers

· Why debt is preferred by Korean insurance companies when equity yields are higher than debt
· Target returns and risks acceptable and unacceptable on private debt investments
· What due diligence do Korean LPs perform now and in the future?

 

Panel: Meet the Japanese LPs and gatekeepers

· Where do Japanese investors find more risk, crowding out and undervalued opportunity?
· How Japanese LPs are evaluating asset evaluations in the current environment
· The plan to deploy more, same or less capital in the market, in terms of geography, strategy, and implementation approach

 

Gain in-depth global market insight

Investors’ appetite for private debt strategies

1 Ticket, 2 Forums, 200+ LPs, Unlimited Opportunities

Join both the Tokyo and Seoul Forums in the same week to maximise your time in Asia

Invigorate your fundraising strategy by spending a week with Asia’s largest and most active outbound institutional investors in Japan and Korea by purchasing a single ticket. Connect with leading Japanese and Korean LPs across two industry-leading events in Seoul (10 November) and Tokyo (12 November).

If you are fundraising in Asia, do not miss the chance to meet the regions’ largest LPs this November!

Key features of the Forums:

  • Influential Japanese and Korean LPs in attendance across the week
  • 14 hours+ of premium networking across the week with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Unparalleled content, featuring exclusive Japanese and Korean LP insight on the private credit industry
  • New and improved networking app to connect with key targets prior to event day

Why attend both forums?

Supercharge your fundraising

Secure your next capital allocation by connecting with senior decision-makers from Japanese and Korean LPs.

Knowledge-sharing with opinion leaders

Strengthen your investment strategy by sharing ideas with the most influential debt investment community that gathers at all PDI global events.

Maximise your time and money

Take advantage of your time out of the office to gain the greatest business results possible by connecting with both of Asia’s major outbound LP communities in the space of one week.

Past attendees to Japan & Korea series events:

Why should I attend

Why are the 2019 Forums are a must-attend series? Find out the confirmed attendee list, speaker line-up and agenda highlights in the digital brochure.

Which package is for me?

Check out package options available and then secure your place today to maximise savings.

PDI Tokyo & Seoul Forums

PDI Japan Korea Week full access

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 10th and 12th November.

Includes:

  • Access to leading LPs from Japan and Korea
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • 14+ hours networking with global private debt’s most influential community
  • Access to both luncheon and cocktail networking receptions in Japan and Korea
  • Dedicated networking time for intimate knowledge-sharing with like-minded individuals
  • Contact PDI Tokyo and Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,895 before 27 May 2020

PDI Tokyo Forum only

The second annual Tokyo Forum on 12 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Japanese LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private credit event in Japan
  • 7+ hours networking
  • Access to luncheon and end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Tokyo Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May 2020

PDI Seoul Forum only

The third annual PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Korean LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference in Korea
  • 7+ hours of networking
  • Access to end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May 2020

2020 Agenda

We are preparing the 2020 agenda. Tell us what you like to hear at PDI Japan Korea Week by contacting Niann La at niann.l@peimedia.com.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 9th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Online networking for "PDI Japan Korea Week" starts at 06:00 on 9th November and ends at 23:59 on 13th November

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 10th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Seoul Forum
08:00 - 08:30

Tutorial in English

08:00 - 08:30

Tutorial in Korean

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote: The impact of covid-19 on private debt

Kipp deVeer
  • What are the impacts that the pandemic and subsequent downturn will have on competition within the private debt market?
  • Why is private debt attractive for investors relative to other asset classes?
  • What changes have we seen to investor and manager behaviour in anticipation of the correction?

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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09:40 - 10:20

Panel: What is fuelling the rise in global private debt?

Dalit Nuttall, Janghwan Lee, Greg Racz, David Ross
  • What are the key learnings from the covid-19 crisis?
  • Which private debt strategies have emerged well in the face of covid-19 and which have suffered?
  • What are leading GPs and LPs predicting for the next decade?
  • Will ESG investing be the new norm?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Janghwan Lee

Managing Director, Financial Investment Group Head, LOTTE Insurance

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Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

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10:20 - 11:00

Panel: Private corporate debt – US middle market lending

  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

11:00 - 11:30

Birds of a feather - Session 1: US market

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

11:00 - 11:30

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Senior debt

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

11:00 - 11:30

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Mezzanine

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

11:30 - 12:00

Presentation: Australian private debt

  • Market outlook: how allocation levels are going to change?
  • What is working best and why?
  • What factors could accelerate or derail future growth?

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

12:00 - 12:40

Panel: How LPs feel about committing capital to private debt amid a pandemic

Andrew Shin, Byung Kyu Cheon, Jin Won Lee
  • How do LPs currently view private debt?
  • Recent challenges facing asset allocations
  • Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face? How does restricted travel affect LP / GP relationships?
  • What do Korean investors want from their global fund managers and local asset managers?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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Byung Kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

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Jin Won Lee

General Manager, Local Finance Association

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12:40 - 14:00

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Direct lending

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

12:40 - 14:00

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Co-investing

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

12:40 - 14:00

Birds of a feather - Session 3: LP Lounge

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

14:00 - 14:30

Panel: Where to find uncrowded opportunities in Asia?

Thomas Swain, Carol Lee Park, Robert Petty, Edward Tong
  • Opportunities and key challenges ahead for private debt in Asia
  • What should investors be aware of when approaching different markets across Asia?
  • How are different managers approaching open-ended and closed-ended vehicles and what are potential considerations for each?
  • What are the opportunities at the larger end of the market? How does it differ in type and attractiveness with more mid-market plays?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Thomas Swain

Director, Private Fund Group, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

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Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

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Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

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Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

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14:30 - 15:00

Panel: Prepared to ride the wave of distressed and special situations

Won Joon Park
  • Where are the opportunities in the enormous market?
  • How can distressed funds make the current environment work for them?
  • Will there be a growing appetite in the post-downturn world?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Won Joon Park

Chief Executive Officer, DS Networks Asset Management Company

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15:00 - 15:30

Panel: Private corporate debt – Europe middle market lending

  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

15:30 - 16:00

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Data Download: Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

15:30 - 16:00

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Europe market

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

15:30 - 16:00

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Distressed & special situations

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

16:00 - 16:30

Panel: Alternatives away from direct lending

Jayme Younghee Han, Jiroo Eoh
  • Opportunities seeing in real asset debt and specialty finance
  • Risks and returns compare to corporate debt
  • Why real asset debts fit into a mixed asset portfolio or something else?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Jayme Younghee Han

Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

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16:30 - 16:50

Keynote: The future of global private debt investment

Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins PDISEOUL20

Mark Jenkins

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group

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16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Online networking

Agenda

Day 4 - Thursday 12th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Tokyo Forum
08:00 - 08:30

Tutorial in English

08:00 - 08:30

Tutorial in Japanese

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote: The impact of covid-19 on private debt

Kipp deVeer
  • What are the impacts that the pandemic and subsequent downturn will have on competition within the private debt market?
  • Why is private debt attractive for investors relative to other asset classes?
  • What changes have we seen to investor and manager behaviour in anticipation of the correction?

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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09:40 - 10:20

Panel: How the landscape for private debt is developing in response to covid-19?

Dalit Nuttall, Symon Drake-Brockman, Greg Racz, David Ross
  • Which markets will bounce back fastest from Covid-19?
  • What a private credit deal looks like today and over the multiple cycles?
  • Are sponsor-backed transactions still appealing and what benefits do they offer private lenders?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

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Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

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10:20 - 10:40

Presentation

Michael Patterson

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

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Michael Patterson

Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners

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10:40 - 11:10

Birds of a feather - Session 1: US market

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

10:40 - 11:10

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Senior debt

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

10:40 - 11:10

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Mezzanine

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

11:10 - 11:40

Panel: Private corporate debt – US middle market lending

  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

11:40 - 12:10

Panel: Risks vs Yields

Ari Druker, Koji Sugauchi
  • What GPs and banks do anything to manage and mitigate risk, in terms of country, sector and performance?
  • Senior debt, mezzanine and CLO: Which strategies have emerged well in 2020 and which have suffered?
  • How does the risk-return profile compared in developed and developing regions?
  • Risk management: What if pandemics strike again?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Ari Druker

Director, Loan Origination - Real Estate, Investment Banking Coverage, Deutsche Securities

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Koji Sugauchi

Executive Officer General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

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12:10 - 12:40

Panel: Where to find uncrowded opportunities in Asia?

Thomas Swain, Robert Petty, Edward Tong, Carol Lee Park
  • Opportunities and key challenges ahead for private debt in Asia
  • What should investors be aware of when approaching different markets across Asia?
  • How are different managers approaching open-ended and closed-ended vehicles and what are potential considerations for each?
  • What are the opportunities at the larger end of the market? How does it differ in type and attractiveness with more mid-market plays?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Thomas Swain

Director, Private Fund Group, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

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Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

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Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

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Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

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12:40 - 13:30

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Direct lending

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

12:40 - 13:30

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Co-investing

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

12:40 - 13:30

Birds of a feather - Session 3: LP Lounge

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

13:30 - 14:00

Panel: Mysteries of private debt - Why private debt not yet into some LP's portfolio

Masao Konomi, Hiroaki Matsunami, Ken Shimasaki
  • Nuances of investing in private debt – how it compares to private equity investing
  • What is giving LPs the confidence to increase allocations to private debt after a pandemic?
  • What are Japanese LPs’ risk appetite and geographic focus?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Masao Konomi

President, Konomi Inc

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Hiroaki Matsunami PDITOKYO20

Hiroaki Matsunami

Senior Vice President, Global Investment Management Department, DBJ Asset Management

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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14:00 - 14:20

Presentation

Nicole Gates

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

Nicole Gates PDITOKYO20

Nicole Gates

Chief Credit Officer, Pemberton

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14:20 - 14:50

Panel: Private corporate debt – Europe middle market lending

  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

14:50 - 15:20

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Data Download: Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

14:50 - 15:20

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Europe market

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

14:50 - 15:20

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Distressed & special situations

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class.

15:20 - 15:50

Presentation: Australian private debt

  • Market outlook: how allocation levels are going to change?
  • What is working best and why?
  • What factors could accelerate or derail future growth?

Followed by live Q&A with the speaker

15:50 - 16:20

Panel: Prepared to ride the wave of distressed and special situations

Jingjing Bai, Ian Jackson
  • Where are the opportunities in the enormous market?
  • How can distressed funds make the current environment work for them?
  • What are factors that accelerate or derail future growth?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

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Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

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Ian Jackson

Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, The Carlyle Group

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16:20 - 16:50

Panel: How LPs feel about committing capital to private debt amid a pandemic

Jiro Shimpo, Yoshi Kiguchi, Masashi Ono, Tsutomu Ishida, Takeshi Ito
  • How do LPs currently view private debt?
  • Recent challenges facing asset allocations
  • Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face? How does restricted travel affect LP / GP relationships?
  • What do Japanese investors want from their global fund managers and local asset managers?

Followed by live Q&A with the speakers

A speaker photo for Jiro Shimpo

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

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Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

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Masashi Ono

Deputy General Manager, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

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Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

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16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 1: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 2: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

16:50 - 17:00

Birds of a feather - Session 3: Topic TBC

“Birds of a feather” is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with likeminded peers and a specialist moderator to push forward the asset class – you decide what the topics will cover!

Agenda

Day 5 - Friday 13th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Online networking for "PDI Japan Korea Week" ends at 23:59 on 13th November

2020 Speakers

View the 2020 speaker line-up below. Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Ms Niann Lai at niann.l@peimedia.com.

Anthony Biddulph

Chief Executive Officer, Capra Global Partners

Anthony is based in London. He has over 20 years of experience in raising capital from institutional investors for Real Estate investment. Prior to joining CAPRA, Anthony was a Director at BlackRock where he led the Institutional Investor Relations… Read full bio

Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

Jingjing Bai is an advisor to bfinance in Asia since 2019, based in Hong Kong. In the recent years, Jingjing led a global alternative investment program mandated by Chinese State Owned Enterprises, covering Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Asset… Read full bio

Byung Kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

He has 26 years experiences in both the Korean and International financial markets holding progressively more senior positions, first in the trading area, then the fund management industry and finally insurance industry. He has built a well proven an… Read full bio
Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

Mr. deVeer is a Director and Partner of Ares Management Corporation and Head of the Ares Credit Group. He is a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the firm's Management Committee. He additionally serves as a Director and Chief Execu… Read full bio

Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

Symon Drake-Brockman is the founder and Managing Partner of Pemberton Asset Management, a leading Private Credit manager in Europe. Symon has over 32 years’ experience in leading credit trading and investment businesses at RBS, ING Barings and JPMorg… Read full bio

Ari Druker

Director, Loan Origination - Real Estate, Investment Banking Coverage, Deutsche Securities

Ari is a member of the Structured Products Origination team within the Corporate Finance group. Ari specializes in originating real estate and private equity related financing opportunities. Previously, Ari held senior positions at Tokyo Star Bank an… Read full bio
Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh is the Team Head, leading infrastructure and real assets (real estate) investment team, at ABL Life Insurance (Korea). Previously, Jiroo worked with Macquarie Group (Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, both Austr… Read full bio
Nicole Gates PDITOKYO20

Nicole Gates

Chief Credit Officer, Pemberton

Nicole is Chief Credit Officer at Pemberton, responsible for the independent credit function. She co-chairs the Credit Review Committee at Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP and holds primary responsibility for implementing restructuring and recovery str… Read full bio

Jayme Younghee Han

Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jayme Han, Executive Director, Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, is responsible for JLL Asia Pacific mandates and distribution in the firm's Global Funds Advisory team. Ms Han takes on regional responsibilities focused on advisory mandates and di… Read full bio

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

Takeshi Ito is the Senior Investment Officer of AISIN Employees' Pension Fund. Ito has been supervising the investment and management of the pension’s funds since 1998 when he joined Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Ito started his career at Nomura Investment M… Read full bio
Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

Tsutomu Ishida is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Group. He took this position in April 2015 and has been responsible for managing alternative investment which includes investment in private equity fund, hedge fund, debt fund and r… Read full bio

Ian Jackson

Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, The Carlyle Group

Ian Jackson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, focusing on distressed and special situations investment opportunities. He is based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jackson was a Director and Senior Analyst with… Read full bio
Mark Jenkins PDISEOUL20

Mark Jenkins

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group

Mark Jenkins is a Managing Director and Head of Global Credit based in New York. He is also a member of Carlyle's Management Committee. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jenkins was a Senior Managing Director at CPPIB and responsible for leading CPPIB’s… Read full bio

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

Yoshi Kiguchi is CIO of West Japan Machinery Pension Fund in Japan. Yoshi focuses innovative asset strategies and products with the investment term structures. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment and risk management. He is also CEO… Read full bio

Masao Konomi

President, Konomi Inc

Masao Konomi (B.E., Electrical Eng., Tokyo University; M.B.A. Harvard Business School) has been running, Konomi, Inc., his own Tokyo-based international investment banking firm, since 1983. Before starting his own firm, he worked with Morgan Stanley… Read full bio

Janghwan Lee

Managing Director, Financial Investment Group Head, LOTTE Insurance

Janghwan Lee has led alternative investment team in Lotte non-life insurance company covering real estate, infrastructure, acquisition financing, aviation, private debt and private equity. He has led a couple of landmark deals in alternative investme… Read full bio

Jin Won Lee

General Manager, Local Finance Association

Jin Won Lee is General Manager of Alternative Investment Division at Local Finance Association from May 2019, after joining the company December 1993. He had been working Alternative Investment Division, Risk Management Office, etc. at Teachers’ Pens… Read full bio
Hiroaki Matsunami PDITOKYO20

Hiroaki Matsunami

Senior Vice President, Global Investment Management Department, DBJ Asset Management

Mr. Matsunami has been involved with private debt and private equity fund investments at DBJ Asset Management as a gatekeeper for Japanese clients. Prior to DBJ Asset Management, Mr. Matsunami worked at the Investment Division of Meiji Yasuda Life. M… Read full bio

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following a career in banking, Dalit Nuttall founded WVC in 2007 in order to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that address the investors’ market views and required consid… Read full bio

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings

Deborah Ogawa is a senior director in the U.S. Structured Credit group at Fitch Ratings, focusing on collaborative CLO and leveraged loan research. Prior to joining Structured Credit, Deborah was a corporate ratings analyst, specializing on high yiel… Read full bio
Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

Ms. Park is a Managing Director of Lending Ark Asia Secured Private Debt Fund and a member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Park has over 25 years of experience across investment banking, private equity, and private debt investments in New York and H… Read full bio

Won Joon Park

Chief Executive Officer, DS Networks Asset Management Company

Mr Park is the Chief Executive Officer of DSN AMC. Mr Park has over 20 years of asset management and investment experience. Prior to joining DSN AMC, Mr Park was a Senior Managing Director of Hana Alternative Asset Management where he invested and ov… Read full bio

Michael Patterson

Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners

Michael Patterson is a Governing Partner of HPS Investment Partners and is the Portfolio Manager for the Specialty Loan Funds and Core Senior Lending Funds. Mr. Patterson joined HPS in 2007, establishing the European business before returning to the… Read full bio

Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

Rob Petty is Co-Founder of the Clearwater Funds and Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital (Asia). Since founding the Clearwater Funds in 2001, Rob and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies, building an As… Read full bio

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, Mr. Racz was President of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy fund and was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, R… Read full bio

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets fund manager with more than $14 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under management… Read full bio

Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Ken Shimasaki is responsible for the sourcing new managers and strategies globally in the alternative investment space with a focus on the credit strategies including credit related HFs and private debt funds. Before joining Mitsui & Co. Alternat… Read full bio

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

Jiro Shimpo has 30 years of buy-side asset management experience including two decades in alternative investments. He runs his own advisory/investment firm to serve institutional investors. Prior to that, he spent each decade in a trust bank, life in… Read full bio
Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Andrew Shin joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012 and is Head of Investment Services, Korea, advising Korean institutions. Andrew commenced his investment career in Canada progressing through a number of roles including product development, research an… Read full bio

Koji Sugauchi

Executive Officer General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

Sugauchi Koji joined Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank in 2016 as a head of investment. His responsibilities include alternative investment, equity and fixed income investments. Prior to the Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank, he joined Dai-ichi Life in 1983. He worked… Read full bio

Thomas Swain

Director, Private Fund Group, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

Thomas joined the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group in 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for leading PFG’s advisory and fundraising execution activities in Asia Pacific across both primary fundraisings and secondary liquidity solutions… Read full bio

Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

Edward Tong is Head of the Private Debt Asia business unit and Deputy Head of Partners Group's Singapore office. He is a member of the Global Direct Debt Investment Committee. Edward has been with Partners Group since 2013 and has 16 years of industr… Read full bio
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Partner with the PDI Japan Korea Week

The PDI Japan Korea Week will offer a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile among senior private debt decision-makers across the world.

For exclusive sponsorship package for the PDI Japan Korea Week, please contact sponsorship team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com, call +852 3704 4624.


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Creating valuable connections and unlimited fundraising opportunities

As we all continue to search for ways to maximise business efficiency and returns during the covid-19 pandemic, Private Debt Investor is committed to connecting the global private debt community so the business can continue as normal as possible.

To deliver on this commitment of creating valuable connections and fundraising for the asset class, PDI Japan Korea Week is now available as a virtual experience, alongside the live conferences in Tokyo and Seoul.

You can navigate the virtual experience through one-click access from the comfort and safety of your time zone available on your device and on-demand, with real-time content on 10 and 12 November and extended networking running from 9-13 November.

Private networking without borders

Launch your fundraising campaign in Japan and Korea through the extensive networking platform which allows you to book unlimited 1-on-1 video meetings with Japanese and Korean LPs speakers and global attendees in virtual meeting rooms. Risk-free, safe connections to advance your business plans.

Talk to headline speakers

Learn the strategies, investment preferences, and more from our headline speakers by joining Live Q&A sessions with keynotes, major Japanese and Korean LP speakers, and global leaders of private debt.

Themed discussions with specialists

Moderated by private credit leaders, Infrastructure Investor brings you opportunities to join in-depth discussions focused on trends, strategies, assets and many more. Knowledge-share with regional leaders and advance your investment and fundraising strategies.

Communicate without language barriers

All premium content will be bilingual –Korean and English or Japanese and English– to ensure you gain the maximum insight available. With virtual pass, you can access the content after the event until the end of the year.

First access to industry-shifting Insights

Access headline speakers’ presentations directly after the sessions to enact the learnings from the session straight away.

Early access to bespoke LP profiles

Platinum subscribers can download LP profile before the conference and know their appetite ahead of connecting with them in our virtual face-to-face networking.

Maximise your time, maximise your returns

By going virtual, you can build the same personal connections with Japanese and Korean LPs whilst saving yourself valuable time that ensures you are only focusing on what is most important to your business.

All content on-demand, when you need it

Replay the agenda items most relevant to you at your convenience to ensure you don’t miss a second of the content no matter which time zone you are in.

Your wellness is our first priority

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement

That these are challenging times is plain for all to see. We hope you are keeping safe and well as “Business as usual” is taking a new shape. Like you perhaps, we’re working out what that looks like.

The well-being of our customers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. Further information regarding the virus, best practice hygiene advice and travel recommendations can be found on the can be found on the WHO website.

At this time, we expect PDI Japan Korea Week will run as scheduled on 10-12 November.

You can secure your place at the conferences today to take advantage of the savings available. We are committed to providing the Private Debt Investor community with safe access to our industry-leading community and content this November, as well as digital access leading up to and during the conference. Secure your place today to gain maximum benefit.

For any further inquiries, please contact our customer services team on +852 2153 3844 or at asiaevents@peimedia.com.

 

Explore Japan Korea Week your way

Private Debt Investor offers various passes for you to navigate the new world of private debt from the comfort of your (home) office. As we continue to connect global private debt leaders, bring insight directly from the market through our industry-leading conference series that you can now enjoy from wherever you are through our immersive, interactive virtual platform.

Which package is for me?

PDI Japan Korea Week full access

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 10th and 12th November.

Includes:

  • Access to leading LPs from Japan and Korea
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • Countless hours of premium networking leading up to and across the week with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Access to both luncheon and cocktail networking receptions in Japan and Korea
  • Dedicated networking time for intimate knowledge-sharing with like-minded individuals
  • Contact PDI Tokyo and Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,595 before 5 Aug

PDI Seoul Forum only

The third annual PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Korean LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference in Korea
  • 7+ hours of networking
  • Access to end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$700 before 5 Aug

PDI Tokyo Forum only

The second annual Tokyo Forum on 12 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Japanese LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private credit event in Japan
  • 7+ hours networking
  • Access to luncheon and end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Tokyo Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$700 before 5 Aug

Make your attendance flexible

Virtual pass offers you immersive 5-day extended face-to-face networking, premium content on-demand, and connectivity across the globe available from wherever you are.

PDI Japan Korea Week virtual pass

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 9-13 November.

Includes:

  • Access to full PDI Japan Korea Week
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • 5-day unlimited face-to-face networking, including live speaker Q&As, birds of a feather sessions, themed discussions and more for intimate knowledge-sharing with likeminded individuals
  • Contact PDI Japan Korea Week attendees before, during and after the event utilising our virtual conference platform until the end of 2020
  • Book now and save up to US$200 before 5 Aug

PDI Seoul Forum

virtual pass

The third annual PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Includes:

  • Access to PDI Seoul Forum attendees, including influential Korean LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference focus in Korea outbound investment
  • 5-day unlimited face-to-face networking, including live speaker Q&As, birds of a feather sessions, themed discussions and more for intimate knowledge-sharing with likeminded individuals
  • Contact attendees before, during and after the event utilising our virtual conference platform until the end of 2020
  • Save up to US$155 before 5 Aug

PDI Tokyo Forum

virtual pass

The second annual Tokyo Forum on 12 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.

Includes:

  • Access to PDI Tokyo Forum attendees, including influential Japanese LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference focus in Japan outbound investment
  • 5-day unlimited face-to-face networking, including live speaker Q&As, birds of a feather sessions, themed discussions and more for intimate knowledge-sharing with likeminded individuals
  • Contact attendees before, during and after the event utilising our virtual conference platform until the end of 2020
  • Save up to US$155 before 5 Aug

Ticket definitions

General delegate

For in-house experts at fund and asset managers, developers, and banks.

Service provider

For employees of any professional services organisation which provides advisory service and/or technology solutions to investment professionals.

Subscriber

For all current Platinum or Gold subscribers to PERE. Only the named subscriber of an account is eligible for the discount, confirmation subject to approval.

Qualified investor

For permanent employees from foundations, endowments, insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. Confirmation subject to approval.