Driving operational excellence across Asian private equity

Discover the optimized portfolio company operating strategies key to driving high exit valuations the PEI Value Creation Forum: Asia virtual experience 2020 on 2-4 December.

Operational professionals and C-Suite executives from across Asia and the globe will build relationships and discuss value creation strategies on our immersive virtual platform. Held over 3 days, you have the flexibility to arrange 1-to-1 meetings around your schedule and catch up on insightful sessions at your leisure.

Equip yourself with the knowledge to optimise your PortCo operating strategies to drive high exit valuations across Asia to deliver on your firm’s vision in this unprecedented time.

Irwin Lim

Operating Partner, Novo Tellus Capital Partners

The speakers shared great experiences in the jobs as operating partners.

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

The Forum offered operational professionals a very relevant, broad range of panel discussions with experienced Asian OPs speakers as well as professional servic…

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Peter Colman

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Useful event to meet existing and new Operating Partner contacts!  

Advanced price ends on 28 October, save up to US$100 now!

Why Value Creation is important

 

 

Value creation should be the key priority from day one for dealmakers

 

Research has found that over 61% of dealmakers think if they were to do their deal again, they would prioritise value creation earlier.

Who to expect at the Value Creation Forum

 

 

Value Creation Forum: Asia brings together the elite of the operational side of private equity in Asia, with the speaking faculty featuring the most forward-thinking minds on value creation.
Discussions range from human capital through robotic value creation, from choosing the right operating model to efficiently using the value creation function pre-acquisition.

 

 

What to expect at the Value Creation Forum Virtual experience?

On-demand  strategic insights in value creation

Access exclusive panels on operational excellence and value-creation with pioneering operations executives in Asia anytime, anywhere

Unlimited face-to-face networking opportunities with top value creators

Be at the forefront of the operational excellence discussion in Asia and discover how to thrive in the “new normal”

Build the most operationally efficient portfolio

Learn from senior decision-makers on how to drive value and deliver on your firm’s vision in the current climate

The A-Z of Value Creation

Key Content includes-

  • Harnessing the potential of digital
  • Enhancing the value of due diligence
  • The human capital challenge for private equity firms
  • Reaping the benefits of RPA

and more…

2020 featured speakers

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Extended
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Optimised
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2020 sponsors

For any enquiries on the 2020 programme, please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 2nd

Networking sessions and private meetings
08:00 - 14:00

Platform opens for Private Meetings

14:00 - 14:20

Welcome to Value Creation Forum 2020, Tutorial

14:20 - 14:40

IN SESSION: Networking panel (Value creation in the “new normal” – Quick lift-off strategies & how to hit growth in Y1)

Shane Lauf

Value creation in the “new normal” – Quick lift-off strategies & how to hit growth in Y1

Join your peers in a networking roundtable designed for interactive discussion covering what the new normal is for value creation and what best practice Y1 strategies will look like.

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Shane Lauf

Principal, Permira Advisers

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14:40 - 15:00

IN SESSION: Networking panel (The family run business)

THE FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

A high percentage of investments in Asia are into family run enterprises. What are the nuances that PE firms need be aware of and how to manage the transition smoothly

16:00 - 17:00

Mixer Networking

16:00 - 23:59

Private Meetings

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Day 2 - Thursday 3rd

Virtual event
09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PEI

09:10 - 09:30

Opening Keynote: Rising to the challenge of creating growth during and post the COVID-19 era

09:30 - 10:10

Keynote Panel: Reimagining business processes in a crisis

Sean Epstein

As many businesses operate in survival mode, what is the opportunity to go back to fundamentals in portfolio management to create lean, intelligent businesses that can weather the storm. Hear from a range of executives on how they are future proofing their businesses and the role that digital and automation is playing in creating efficiencies in procurement, supply chain, cash collection, forecasting and risk management. Panel discussion followed by Q&A session

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Sean Epstein

SVP and Global Head, SAP Private Equity

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10:10 - 11:00

Keynote Super-Panel: How private equity giants are tackling the covid challenge

Menno Veeneklaas, Abhishek Kapur, Kyle Shaw, Tim Sims

How PE operating groups – in Asia and globally – are taking on the unique challenges presented by the 2020 pandemic. What are their key crisis-response strategies? How are they helping and working with their portfolio companies and what long-term effects do they predict they will be working through.

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Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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Abhishek Kapur

Director, KKR Capstone US

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Kyle Shaw

Founder and Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners

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Tim Sims

Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners

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11:00 - 12:00

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions: Crisis Response Strategies (SESSION I: PORTFOLIO WAR ROOM: CRISIS REPONSE STRATEGIES)

11:00 - 12:00

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions: Crisis Response Strategies (SESSION 2: C-SUITE STRATEGY ROOM: CRISIS RESPONSE STRATEGIES)

12:00 - 12:30

Talk: Monetizing innovation

12:30 - 13:30

Mixer networking and Lunch break

13:30 - 14:10

Panel: Carving out the role of the operating partner

Menno Veeneklaas

Why you need an operating partner and the role of the operating team in generating momentum. Measuring the operating team’s value-add and incentivisation based on performance. Building your in-house capabilities and supplementary network based on resources and needs -functionalists vs generalists and consultants. Panel discussion followed by Q&A session.

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Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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14:10 - 14:30

Talk: What does customer centricity look like in a crisis?

Raghu Kolli
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Raghu Kolli

Head of Customer Centricity, LeapFrog Investments

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14:30 - 15:30

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions (SESSION 3: PORTFOLIO WAR ROOM HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT)

Dynamic, interactive sessions for stakeholder subsets to enable open discussion and problem solving

 

SESSION 3: PORTFOLIO WAR ROOM HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Human Capital management during the current crisis. How to optimise portco executive team capability to speed-up post-COVID recovery. Transitioning to a virtual workforce – is it sustainable long-term? 

14:30 - 15:30

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions (SESSION 4: TECH & VALUE CREATION)

Dynamic, interactive sessions for stakeholder subsets to enable open discussion and problem solving

 

SESSION 4: TECH & VALUE CREATION

Leveraging technology and automation to drive transformative value creation and operational efficiencies at the PortCo level. How technology and digital solutions can help firms navigate through the crisis.

15:30 - 16:00

Panel: Views from the high-tech sector: Driving operational excellence in a booming sector

Lisya Bahar Manoah

Understanding high tech firms and their unique value creation challenges

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Lisya Bahar Manoah

Partner, Catalyst Investments

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16:00 - 16:30

Panel: Exit strategies in a crisis – what to cut, what to keep and how to successfully exit

  • Cutting losses and reorganising a portfolio.
  • The value creation/operating team’s involvement in the exit process – driving growth to exit and beyond
  • Continuity planning: Preparing the company and management for exit to minimise disruption
16:30 - 17:30

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions (SESSION 5: PORTFOLIO WAR ROOM POST COVID PRICING STRATEGIES)

Dynamic, interactive sessions for open discussion and problem solving

 

SESSION 5: PORTFOLIO WAR ROOM

POST COVID PRICING STRATEGIES

Tackling demand volatility, consumer behaviour and building recession-proof pricing strategies

16:30 - 17:30

IN SESSION: Deep Dive Discussions (SESSION 6: SUPPLY CHAIN & VALUE CREATION)

Dynamic, interactive sessions for open discussion and problem solving

 

SESSION 6: SUPPLY CHAIN & VALUE CREATION

How have global supply chains of your portfolio companies changed in response to the pandemic and how to re-evaluate and optimize cost going forward? Best practice in cross-portfolio programs.

17:30 - 23:59

Closing remarks from the Stage, mixer networking and private meetings

Agenda

Day 3 - Friday 4th

Networking sessions and private meetings
08:00 - 10:30

Platform opens for Private Meetings

10:30 - 11:30

Deep Dive Discussion Group (Operational Due Diligence)

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

Assessing and managing investment and op-risk is not a simple undertaking at the best of times. During a crisis, when stakes are even higher, what should be top of the list in the diligence process?

11:30 - 23:59

Mixer Networking, Private Meetings & platform closes at midnight.


Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com.

2020 speakers

Lisya Bahar Manoah

Partner, Catalyst Investments

Lisya Bahar Manoah is the Partner at Catalyst Fund, Israeli Private Equity founded in 1999 and focusing on growth-to late stage high-tech companies. Lisya has over 14 years of experience in private equities and global leading corporations, in particu… Read full bio

Sean Epstein

SVP and Global Head, SAP Private Equity

Sean Epstein is SVP and Global Head of the SAP Private Equity. His team handles all strategic partnerships and initiatives with Private Equity funds, Institutional Investors, & Family Offices and helps drive portfolio companies’ success throughout th… Read full bio

Abhishek Kapur

Director, KKR Capstone US

Abhishek Kapur (Singapore) joined KKR Capstone in London in 2011 and currently leads the team in South East Asia. He has primarily been involved with KKR portfolio companies Avincis Group, Cognita, Goodpack, Japfa, Northgate, RigNet, and KKR's Specia… Read full bio

Raghu Kolli

Head of Customer Centricity, LeapFrog Investments

Raghu works closely with the global portfolio companies to accelerate customer growth and impact. He created the CX Launchpad program which supports management teams in building differentiated customer experience (CX) and innovative digital services… Read full bio

Shane Lauf

Principal, Permira Advisers

Shane is a member of the Portfolio Group. His primary focus is on value creation in the Asia portfolio and diligence of new investment opportunities from an operational perspective. Prior to joining Permira, Shane worked for KKR Capstone for 6 years,… Read full bio

Kyle Shaw

Founder and Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners

Mr. Shaw founded ShawKwei & Partners in 1998, a Hongkong and Singapore based Private Equity manager investing and building advanced manufacturing and automation business in Asian to compete in today’s global markets. ShawKwei’s investment managem… Read full bio

Tim Sims

Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners

Tim is a founder of Pacific Equity Partners and is a member of the firm's Operating Committee. Prior to founding PEP, Tim was the Chairman and Managing Director of Bain & Company's Australasian and African operations and a member of Bain & Co… Read full bio

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

Menno is General Operating Partner with Allegro Funds, a mid-market private equity fund which specialises in hands-on turnaround investing. Allegro Funds has A$1.1 billion of FUM and currently manages a portfolio of 11 companies with a team of 15 inv… Read full bio
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Partner with Value Creation Forum: Asia

The Value Creation Forum: Asia will offer a unique opportunity for organizations to raise their profile by meeting with leading operational leaders and senior executives across the globe.

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2020, contact sponsorship team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com, call +852 2153 3846.

Maximise portfolio valuation in Asia

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

To deliver on this commitment of creating valuable connections for operational professionals and C-Suite executives, the Value Creation Forum: Asia is now running as an immersive virtual experience on 2-4 December.

You can navigate the conference through one-click access from the comfort and safety of your time zone available live on your device and on-demand, with real-time content on 3 December and extended networking running from 2-4 December.


Limitless cross border interactions

Connect with top operational professionals and C-Suite executives through virtual networking. The platform allows you to book unlimited private video meetings with value creation experts, headline speakers and many more.

Exclusive insights and data analysis

Value creation leaders from across the globe will keep you at the forefront of the markets and opportunities available across Asia.

Maximise your time, maximise your returns

By joining our scaled-up virtual conference, you will receive unlimited networking opportunities with enhanced search capabilities to ensure you meet everyone relevant to your business.

All content available when you need it

Tune in live as it happens or on-demand when you need it so you don’t miss a second of the content, no matter which time zone you are in.

Join the new era of networking

The Value Creation Forum: Asia will connect you with operational professionals, C-Suite executives and the world’s leading value creation experts to light a path for value creation in private equity across Asia.

Our immersive virtual platform allows you to connect with the opinion leaders shaping the future of Asian and global value creation from the comfort of your (home) office.

The virtual conference will give you greater access and interactivity than ever before, with increased visibility, extended 3-day face-to-face networking, premium content available and connectivity with fellow attendees until the end of 2020.

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.

  • See 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 operating partners, 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 equity 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 your questions to the titans of industry

Following panels during the conference week, speakers will be available for live Q&A to answer 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

Content on-demand when you need it

All content will be streamed live and then available on-demand through the platform. Watch live or watch when it suits you from the comfort of your home (office).

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

Join the virtual experience today

The immersive virtual platform offers you limitless cross-border access to the Asian value creation community to discuss the challenges facing markets and upcoming portfolio valuation strategies. Connect through 3-days of unlimited virtual private meetings with influential value creation experts.