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 regional LPs and PDI50 firms

Join LP fireside chats with Korea’s biggest allocator, POBA and PDI Global Investor 30 #9 ranked, Zurich Insurance Group to discover the new opportunities and strategic plan during the pandemic. Take a deepdive with PDI 50 leading fund managers such as Ares Management Corporation and The Carlyle Group to discover 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 Lai 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

Platform opens for private meetings

15:30 - 16:00

PDI Seoul Forum - News and data showcase

16:00 - 17:00

PDI Seoul Forum - Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

Nicole Douglas

followed by Q&A

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

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Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 10th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Seoul Forum
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

09:00 - 09:05

PDI virtual conference tutorial and Welcome from PDI

A quick yet comprehensive walkthrough on how to make most out of your virtual pass

09:05 - 09:35

Keynote: Ares: Is the impending downturn the greatest opportunity or greatest challenge that private debt as an asset class has ever known?

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?
Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

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

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09:40 - 10:20

Panel: LP and GPs take a view on the next decade for private debt

Dalit Nuttall, Janghwan Lee, Greg Racz, David Ross
  • What is fuelling the rise in global private debt?
  • 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?
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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 - 10:50

Networking break: Visit the LP Lounge

10:50 - 11:30

Panel: North America vs Europe mid-market – what factors are driving exceptional returns?

Sandra Lee Montgomery, Rakesh Jain, Brad Marshall, Patrick Marshall
  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital
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Sandra Lee Montgomery

Partner, Proskauer

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Rakesh Jain

Partner – Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon Ventures (US)

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Brad Marshall

Senior Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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11:35 - 11:55

Interactive Roundtable: Looking beyond 2020 - Private debt opportunities in developed markets

All participants may join an interactive discussion on where they are seeing the next big opportunities in the private credit space. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break: Visit the LP Lounge

13:00 - 13:20

Interactive Roundtable: Corporate debt vs real asset debt

Jiroo Eoh, Jayme Younghee Han

All participants may join an interactive discussion on the private debt investing in financial vs non-financial assets. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

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Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle

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13:25 - 14:05

Panel: Korean LPs cut to the chase: How committed are they to private debt and to building new private credit manager relationships?

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

Deputy General Manager, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

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14:10 - 14:50

Panel: What is driving investors to commit to Asia’s credit markets?

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?
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Thomas Swain

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

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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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14:55 - 15:25

Networking break: Visit the LP Lounge

15:25 - 15:55

Keynote: Carlyle on the future of global private debt investment

Mark Jenkins
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Mark Jenkins

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group

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16:00 - 16:20

Interactive Roundtable: Why credit strategy will gain more traction in Q4 onwards?

Patrick Marshall

All participants may join an interactive discussion on which strategies will prove most attractive as the year closes out and into 2021. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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16:25 - 16:55

Panel: Korean gatekeepers’ perspectives during and after pandemic

Won Joon Park, Sang Hoon Kim
  • What are the key private market trends viewed by Korean professionals?
  • The role of the AMCs and security firms in the monitoring process, how do they help select and monitor GPs?
  • Covid-19 vs GFC: what did gatekeepers learn from the lessons?
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Won Joon Park

Chief Executive Officer, DS Networks Asset Management Company

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Sang Hoon Kim

Lead Portfolio Manager, Meritz Asset Management

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17:00 - 17:30

Keynote fireside chat: POBA

Dong Hun Jang, Adalla Kim
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Dong Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

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Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

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17:30 - 17:40

Closing remarks and the end of content sessions

Private meetings open until Friday 13th November, networking continues and on-demand access to session content until 31st December 2020

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

15:30 - 16:00

PDI Tokyo Forum - News and data showcase

16:00 - 17:00

PDI Tokyo Forum - Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

Nicole Douglas

followed by Q&A

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

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Agenda

Day 4 - Thursday 12th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Tokyo Forum
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

09:00 - 09:05

PDI virtual conference tutorial and Welcome from PDI

A quick yet comprehensive walkthrough on how to make most out of your virtual pass

09:05 - 09:35

Keynote: Ares: Is the impending downturn the greatest opportunity or greatest challenge that private debt as an asset class has ever known?

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?
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, Greg Racz, David Ross
  • Which markets will bounce back fastest from pandemic?
  • 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?
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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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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 - 10:50

Networking break: Visit the LP Lounge

10:50 - 11:30

Panel: Unravelling the mysteries of private debt for investors: Why are some LPs still hesitant to take the plunge?

Masao Konomi, Hiroaki Matsunami, Ken Shimasaki, Kazuo Nishimura
  • 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?
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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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Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

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11:35 - 11:55

Interactive roundtable: Which credit strategy will gain more traction in Q4 onwards?

All participants may join an interactive discussion on which strategies will prove most attractive as the year closes out and into 2021. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break: Visit the LP Lounge

13:00 - 13:40

Panel: What are the top issues on the agenda for investors who allocate to the private debt?

Ari Druker, Sakura Koumi, Noriko Ogawa, Koji Sugauchi
  • What are the latest trends to manage and mitigate risk in these times of pandemic?
  • How does the risk-return profile compare in private debt vs alternative asset classes?
  • Risk management and investment: What are the lessons learnt from Covid-19 and what to do if pandemics strike again?

 

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Ari Druker

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

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Sakura Koumi

Senior Investment Officer, Asset Management One Alternative Investments

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Noriko Ogawa

Investment Director, Benesse Group Pensiom Fund

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Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

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13:45 - 14:25

Panel: What is driving investors to commit to Asia’s credit markets?

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?
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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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14:30 - 15:00

Networking break: Visit the LP Lounge

15:00 - 15:35

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

Ian Jackson, Kanchan Jain, Damon Krytzer
  • 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?
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Ian Jackson

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

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Kanchan Jain

Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

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Damon Krytzer

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

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15:40 - 16:15

Panel: Navigating a hard contraction - European mid-market lending

Jingjing Bai, Patrick Marshall, Ramesh Yesodharan
  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital
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Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Ramesh Yesodharan

Head - Credit Strategy, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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16:20 - 16:40

Interactive Roundtable: Looking beyond 2020 - Private debt opportunities in developed markets

All participants may join an interactive discussion on where they are seeing the next big opportunities in the private credit space. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

16:45 - 17:15

Global LP keynote fireside chat: Zurich Insurance

Brian Olvany, Andy Thomson
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Brian Olvany

Head of Private Debt - Investment Management, Zurich Insurance Group

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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17:20 - 18:00

Panel: Japanese LPs cut to the chase: How committed are they to private debt and to building new private credit manager relationships?

Jiro Shimpo, Yoshi Kiguchi, Masashi Ono, Tsutomu Ishida, Takeshi Ito
  • How do LPs currently view private debt?
  • Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face? How does restricted travel affect LP / GP relationships?
  • What are the most pressing challenges facing asset allocations?What do Japanese investors want from their global fund managers and local asset managers?
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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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18:00 - 18:05

Closing remarks and end of content sessions

Private meetings open until Friday 13th November, networking continues and on-demand access to session content until 31st December 2020

Agenda

Day 5 - Friday 13th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens private meetings

Networking continues and on-demand access to session content until 31st December 2020

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.

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

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for PEI’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, studies, and projects on investors globally. She is… 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

Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, 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
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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

Kanchan Jain

Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

Ms. Jain has 26 years of experience across financial markets in Europe & Asia across deal origination, structuring, underwriting, portfolio & risk, and fundraising. Prior to joining BPEA, Ms. Jain spent 8 years focused on the mid-market corpo… Read full bio

Rakesh Jain

Partner – Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon Ventures (US)

Rakesh (Rick) Jain is a Partner and Global Head of Private Debt with 20 years of private markets experience. Prior to joining Pantheon, Rick was a Managing Director and an Investment Committee Member at Star Mountain Capital, a middle-market private… Read full bio

Dong Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

Mr. Jang has joined the firm in November 2015 as a Chief Investment Officer of POBA. As the CIO, he has senior management oversight of the firm's investments totaling around US$ 13 bil. and leads the firm's strategic expansion in overseas investment… Read full bio
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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

Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

Adalla Kim is a Reporter for Private Debt Investor at PEI Alternative Insight, where she covers private debt investments across Asia Pacific. She joined from a Financial Times publication, having covered Korean institutional investments across asset… Read full bio
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Sang Hoon Kim

Lead Portfolio Manager, Meritz Asset Management

Sang Hoon Kim is the lead portfolio manager in the Alternative Investment Team. Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, he was Head of Global Asset Management Team at Korea Development Bank Asset Management(KDB AM) and managed global investment funds of $… 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

Sakura Koumi

Senior Investment Officer, Asset Management One Alternative Investments

Sakura Koumi is a Senior Investment Officer of Asset Management Alternative Investments (“AMOAI”). She also serves as a Fund Manager of Asset Management One. Prior to joining AMOAI in the fall of 2017, she was engaged in originating project finance t… Read full bio

Damon Krytzer

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

Damon has nineteen years of industry experience and is responsible for leading Probitas Partners’ efforts in private and structured credit. Damon joined Probitas in 2018 after holding leadership positions with Highland Capital Management and Greywolf… 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

Brad Marshall

Senior Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

Brad Marshall is a Senior Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is a Co-Head of GSO's Performing Credit Group overseeing GSO’s Direct Lending effort and is a member of GSO’s Investment Committee. Mr. Marshall is also the CEO of BGSL, GSO’s… Read full bio

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

Patrick joined the international business of Federated Hermes in June 2015 to launch and manage the Direct Lending strategy, which invests in senior loans to UK and European mid-market businesses. In this role, Patrick is responsible for the day-to-d… Read full bio
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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

Sandra Lee Montgomery

Partner, Proskauer

Sandra is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups. Sandra represents first- and second-lien senior lenders, mezzanine investors, and equity sponsors in senior debt, mezzanine and private equity fina… Read full bio

Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

Kazuo Nishimura has been working in Private Equity gatekeeper industry in 17 years since he joined Nomura Group in 2002. Before joining Nomura, he worked for Fuji Bank (current Mizuho Financial Group) and was mainly involved in derivatives business a… 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

Noriko Ogawa

Investment Director, Benesse Group Pensiom Fund

Noriko Ogawa was appointed as an Investment Director of Benesse Group Pension Fund in Jan 2007. In Jan 2005, she transferred to Benesse Group Pension Fund. She joined Benesse Group Welfare Association in Jan 2001.

Brian Olvany

Head of Private Debt - Investment Management, Zurich Insurance Group

Brian is managing the team responsible for the implementation and performance management of a portfolio of private debt assets ($10bn) which consists of corporate loans (leveraged, middle market and private placements) and real asset loans (infrastru… Read full bio

Masashi Ono

Deputy General Manager, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Masashi Ono is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Department at the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company where he heads the Private Equity and Infrastructure Fund Investment Group. Prior to his current role, he served as an Executive Vice… Read full bio
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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

Wan Sun Park

Deputy General Manager, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

Wan Sun Park is a Deputy General Manager in Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance (“FHL”), where he focuses on alternative investment and covers private equity, private debt and infrastructure. Mr. Park has developed the overseas alternative investment platfo… 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

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

Director and 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

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… 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

Ramesh Yesodharan

Head - Credit Strategy, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Ramesh is a structured credit portfolio manager at The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, a Japanese bank. An Engineer/MBA from prestigious Indian institutes, he has over 20 years of financial markets experience. His current focus is on CLOs, Direct Lending… Read full bio
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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

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

Make your attendance flexible

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

PDI Japan Korea Week virtual experience

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

PDI Seoul Forum

virtual experience

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

PDI Tokyo Forum

virtual experience

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

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.