Asia PE-VC Summit 2019 begins today

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

The go-to event for private equity, venture capital and startup executives in Southeast Asia is here. We kick off the fourth edition of the Asia PE-VC Summit on Tuesday and have lined up two exciting and action-packed days for our attendees this year.

We will begin the first day with highlights from our 2019 State of the Ecosystem report, including updates on deals and investments in the year so far, the updated unicorn list (and who could join them next) as well as trends emerging and catching on in Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem.

The first session of the day will be ARA Asset Management co-founder and group CEO John Lim in conversation with Warburg Pincus managing director and Southeast Asia head Jeffrey Perlman. Lim will talk about the growing global ambitions of ARA, which manages more than S$83 billion in gross assets along with its associates across more than 100 cities in 23 countries.

Through the course of the day, we will hear from both general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) on how they are seeing the PE space evolve in the region — the opportunities and the challenges — as well as their own changing relationship with each other.

Join us for candid fireside chats with Southeast Asia-based private equity firms Creador and Asia Partners as well as India’s Everstone Group on its journey so far and its Southeast Asia plans. With panels on topics ranging from an impending market correction to a likely opportunity in special situations investing, we have you covered on all that’s trending in the market.

Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup Grab’s co-founder Tan Hooi Ling will deliver our evening keynote address on the firm’s super app strategy and all that goes on in building one.

Ending the day on a high note — before networking over cocktails can begin — would be L Catterton Asia chairman and managing partner Ravi Thakran who will talk about the opportunity for PE to help Asia produce global consumer brands.

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