Program 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017Friday, 15 September 2017
10.45 – 11.15

Registration & Welcome Coffee

11.15 – 11.30

Chairman´s welcome

Daniel Schäfer

Daniel Schäfer
Head of financial newspaper

Global, political and economic developments

11.30 – 11.50

Brexit, Trump, Macron: risks and opportunities for economic growth and capital markets

Carsten BrzeskiCarsten Brzeski
Chief Economist

11.50 – 12.00

The world in 2 charts

explained by an expert of the Handelsblatt Research Institute

12.00 – 12.15 POWER TALK

Market outlook: Future market developments and the impact on the Private Equity industry

Astrid Dörner Carsten Brzeski

Moderator: Astrid Dörner, Handelsblatt with Carsten Brzeski

Future of Private Equity

12.15 – 12.30 KEYNOTE

Looking ahead: Trends and strategies in the European Private Equity market

SenequierDominique Senequier

12.30 – 12.45


12.45 – 14.15

Networking Lunch

13.00 – 13.45

NEW: Next Generation Corner

Next generation corner for young professionals
An extra session specially for young talents (maximum age 40 years) will take place in a closedoff lounge, where they will have the opportunity to meet leading figures from the private equity industry face to face.

Maria Basler Dr. Jürgen Diegruber Martina Pfeifer

Maria Basler, Head of German Private Equity Practice, Egon Zehnder
Dr Jürgen Diegruber, Partner, Partners Group
Martina Pfeifer, Director, Advent International

14.00 – 14.15

Fireside Chat

Steve RobertsSteve Roberts
Private Equity Leader
PwC and Daniel Schäfer

14.15 – 14.30 KEYNOTE

What is the next generation of deals?

Kurt BjörklundKurt Björklund
Co-Managing Partner

14.30 – 14.45 POWER TALK

5 questions – 5 answers

Johannes P. HuthJohannes P. Huth
Member & Head of KKR EMEA

14.45 – 15.00

The changing relationship between corporations, private equity investors and m+a advisors

Stefan JentzschStefan Jentzsch
Perella Weinberg Partners

15.00 – 15.45 PANEL

Future of Private Equity

Daniel SchäferModerator:
Daniel Schäfer


Kurt Björklund Johannes P. Huth Stefan Jentzsch Senequier

Kurt Björklund, Co-Managing Partner, Permira
Johannes P. Huth, Member & Head of KKR EMEA, KKR
Stefan Jentzsch, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners
David Layton, Partner, Head Private Equity, Partners Group
Steve Roberts, Private Equity Leader, PwC
Dominique Senequier, President, ARDIAN

15.45 – 16.30

Networking break with tea & coffee

16.30 – 16.45 POLITICAL VIEW

On the consequences of Brexit and Trump on EU financial sector regulation

Jakob von WeizsäckerJakob von Weizsäcker
Member of the European Parliament

16.45 – 17.00


Private Equity – Funding and operations

17.00 – 17.15

Requirements for private equity fund managers

Ralph GuentherRalph Guenther

17.15 – 17.30

Time to change?! Private Equity operations in the age of digitalization

Emmeram von BraunEmmeram von Braun
Founder and Managing Director


17.30 – 17.40 POWER TALK

5 questions – 5 answers

Ben C. Langworthy
Senior Managing Director,

17.40 – 18.20 FUNDING PANEL

What would it take to invest even more?
Pressure on fees and more direct investments: Are Private Equity-Fonds in need of a makeover?

Daniel SchäferModerator:
Daniel Schäfer


Jochen Butz Ralph Guenther

Jochen Butz, Managing Director, HQ Trust (Family Office of the Quandt Family)
Ralph Guenther, Partner, PANTHEON
Ben C. Langworthy, Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge

Private Equity on the hunt for talents

18.20 – 18.55 PANEL

Diversity, talent management and young generation

Astrid DörnerModerator:
Astrid Dörner


Maria Basler Martina Pfeifer Dr Rolf Scheffels

Maria Basler, Head of German Private Equity Practice, Egon Zehnder
Martina Pfeifer, Director, Advent International and Member of Level20
Dr Rolf Scheffels, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG


End of the first day


Start of the evening event and networking dinner at the “Oosten”.

Dr Paul AchleitnerDinner speaker:
Dr Paul Achleitner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Deutsche Bank


8.30 – 9.00

Welcome Coffee

9.00 – 9.15

Chairman´s welcome

Daniel Schäfer

Daniel Schäfer
Ressortleiter Finanzen & Börsen

Fit for the future – Value creation in Europe

9.15 – 9.45 KEYNOTE

Private Equity investments in financial services: Deal opportunities in Europe and beyond

J. Christopher FlowersJ. Christopher Flowers
J.C. Flowers & Co.

9.45 – 10.00

Q&A with J. Christopher Flowers

10.00 – 10.15 KEYNOTE

dibeliusDr Alexander Dibelius
Managing Partner

10.15 – 10.30

Q&A with Dr Alexander Dibelius

10.30 – 11.30 PANEL

Private Equity as a driver for technological change

Daniel Schäfer

Daniel Schäfer


Ronald Ayles freise Ralph Guenther healy

Olaf Acker, Partner, EMEA Digital Service Leader, PwC
Ronald Ayles, Managing Partner, Advent International
Philipp Freise, Member, Private Equity & Head of TMT, Europe, KKR
Ralph Guenther, Partner, PANTHEON
Patrick Healy, Deputy-CEO, Hellman & Friedman

11.30 – 12.00

Networking break with tea & coffee

12.00 – 12.30 DEAL TALK

Tipico – Successful value creation strategies

Prof Dr Gerhard SchmidtModerator:
Prof Dr Gerhard Schmidt
Weil, Gotshal & Manges


dibelius Dieter Pawlik Martin Suter

Dr Alexander Dibelius, Managing Partner, CVC
Dieter Pawlik, Lawyer, Sozietät wuertenberger | Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Martin Suter, Managing Director, Rothschild

12.30 – 12.45 THOUGHTS

Courage and Risk: Lessons learned for intensive turn-arounds and restructuring

Dr Matthias CaliceDr Matthias Calice
CEO, Gampen Industrial Holding, Turnaround specialist,
previously TPG and Apax

12.45 – 13.00 DEAL CASE

Supporting a business to drive innovation to the next level – a case study on Sun Capital‘s acquisition of Flabeg

Nikolaus Hubmann
Vice President
Sun European Partners

13.00 – 13.15 Q&A

Silicon Valley, Technology, Venture Capital and Start-Ups

13.15 – 13.30 OUT OF THE BOX

Silicon Valley at its best

David BlonskiDavid Blonski
Co-Founder and Head of Operations

13.30 – 13.45

European Venture coming of age

Bjorn TremmerieBjorn Tremmerie
Head ICT and Business Angels Investments, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund

13.45 – 14.30 PANEL

Venture Capital and Start-Ups, Fintechs in Europe

Astrid DörnerModerator:
Astrid Dörner


David Blonski Mark Schmitz Bjorn Tremmerie

David Blonski, Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Elementum
Mark Schmitz, Partner & Managing Director, LAKESTAR Venture Capital
Bjorn Tremmerie, Head ICT and Business Angels Investments, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund

14.30 – 14.35

Final remarks

14.35 – 15.45

Business Lunch & end of the summit