The Westin Singapore
The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, tower 2 Asia Square, Singapore 018961

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Event Date Wed Jul 17 +08 - Thu Jul 18 +08 (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jul 16 8:00pm - Thu Jul 18 5:00am
Location The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, tower 2 Asia Square, Singapore 018961
Region APAC

The 9th annual AVCJ Singapore Forum will bring together more than 350 senior private markets professionals for two days of insightful presentations, thought-provoking discussions and networking.

With a backdrop of economic uncertainty, political changes and record dry powder, the emergence of Southeast Asia as an attractive investment destination is further highlighted with strong fundraising, investment and exit activity. The innovation and technology driven solution of local problems is creating regional success stories and this trend is poised to continue.

The forum will cover all the key trends across the various asset classes including the private equity strategies funds are deploying in the region, growing portfolio companies and cross-border activities, venture capital funding and impact of the digital economy and the institutional investor view on the market.

Programme highlights 2019

• Discover the outlook for Asia’s private investment markets
• Learn to what extent is rising competition putting pressure on valuations
• Find out what are the most common operational pitfalls in Southeast Asia
• Gain an insight on how GPs in Southeast Asia differentiate themselves
• Examine how competition has evolved in the VC ecosystem
• Hear how to overcome challenges of scaling up a business in the region
• Understand where credit fits into an LP’s allocation strategy
• Uncover the main challenges to implementing an ESG policy in Asia
• Get the LP view on Southeast Asia’s private markets evolution
• Mix and network with over 350 senior industry leaders


2019 Speakers


Teh Kok Peng
Senior Adviser, China International Capital Corporation

Oliver Rippel
Founding Partner, Asia Partners; Former Chief Executive Officer, B2c E-commerce, Naspers

Maninder Gulati
Global Chief Strategy Officer, Oyo


Usman Akhtar
Partner, Bain & Company

Ahmed Aljunied
Vice President, Engineering and Product, Gojek

Melanie Alshab
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Advisor Board of Commissioners, Nwp Retail

Amit Anand
Founding Partner, Jungle Ventures

Rashna Bhojwani
Head of Strategic Partnerships-north Asia, Uber

Andrew Brereton
Partner, King & Spalding Llp

Shane Chesson
Partner, Openspace Ventures

Huai Fong Chew
Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Tim Huang
Partner, Lexington Partners

Kanchan Jain
Managing Director, Baring Private Equity Asia

Abhishek Kapur
Director, Kkr Capstone

T.j. Kono
Partner, Unison Capital

Geetali Kumar
Vice President, Private Equity Asia (Corporates / Funds), Deg

Thomas Lanyi
Managing Director, Cdh Investments

Blake Larson
Managing Director, Lalamove

Brian Lau
Managing Director, Shawkwei & Partners

Alvin Lim
Senior Managing Director, Cvc Capital Partners

Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Cooley Llp

Sunil Mishra
Partner, Adams Street Partners

Yoshi Okubo
Vice President Investment, Ev Growth

Steven R. Okun
Chief Executive Officer, Apac Advisors & Asean Representative, Empea

Raj Pai
Partner, Navis Capital Partners

Dayu Dara Permata
Senior Vice President, Go-jek;, Co-founder, Go-life

James Riney
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Coral Capital

Sam Robinson
Managing Partner, North-east Private Equity Asia

Ranjit Shah
Managing Partner and Co-founder, Gaja Capital

Terence Sim
Associate Director, Vickers Venture Partners

Yar-ping Soo
Partner, Adams Street Partners

Jeanne Stampe
Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, Wwf

Hendrik Susanto
Chief Investment Officer, Traveloka

Lee Taylor
Partner, Head of M&a/private Equity, Asia Pacific, King & Spalding Llp

Emmett Thomas
Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Advantage Partners

Andrew Thompson
Head of Private Equity Asia Pacific, Head of Deal Advisory, Kpmg

Yasushi Ujioka
Partner & Head of Climate Change Investments, Jupiter Impact Partners

Roger Zhang
Vice President, Private Debt Asi, Partners Group

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitor


• Adams Street Partners
• Advantage Partners
• Asia Partners
• Bain & Company
• EV Growth
• Gaja Capital
• Jungle Ventures
• Jupiter Impact Partners
• Lexington Partners
• Openspace Ventures
• Navis Capital Partners
• ShawKwei & Partners
• Strait Capital
• Unison Capital

• King & Spalding

• Cooley

• Merrill Corporation

• Alter Domus