In Person

The 34th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Hong Kong

November 16 – 18, 2021
Event details
November 16 – 18, 2021
12:00 – 12:00 am China Standard Time
Hong Kong

Event summary

The AVCJ Forum is the leading private equity, venture capital and private credit event in Asia. Now in its 34th year, this annual conference brings together over 1,400 GPs, LPs and other professionals across the AVCJ platform and in-person to allow highly productive meetings, discussions and deal-making. With travel and connectivity disrupted, the need for the ecosystem to come together for a week of key learnings and relationship building has never been more important. The 2020 event connected 1,400+ senior professionals, including 700 LPs from across Asia, Europe, North America and the rest of the world.

This year’s conference will build on that and feature an editorially driven program developed from months of research and interviews with the key players, covering the most important topics for the community to re-invent the investment playbook for 2021.

Check out Cooley Expo or visit the event website for detailed agenda and speaker list. 

For more information, please email Sandra Sun.

Featured agenda items

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 11:00 – 11:45 am

China: Still the region’s lodestar – Venture Capital Summit

  • What do LPs want from China VC – is it changing and are they getting it?
  • How is regulation impacting investment in different segments?
  • SaaS, AI or semiconductors – which areas offer the most value?
  • To what extent are investors rethinking their IPO options?

Cooley partner Pang Lee is a featured speaker.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Southeast Asia: Into higher gear – Venture Capital Summit

  • Are valuations outpacing the near-term market potential?
  • To what extent is operational support becoming a differentiator?
  • Is a local presence essential to covering multiple markets?
  • What can be done to address the technology talent gap?

Cooley partner Ferish Patel is a featured speaker.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Exits: Riding the IPO wave – Venture Capital Summit

  • What are the biggest threats to the China IPO boom?
  • How are India and Southeast Asia with technology IPOs?
  • Do SPAC mergers represent a sustainable exit option?
  • What kinds of assets are more suited to trade sales?

Cooley partner Michael Yu is a featured speaker.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Ahead of the curve: VCs on the future – Venture Capital Summit

  • Fundraising – what scope is there for innovation?
  • Digitalization – where are the most unlikely growth opportunities?
  • Smart cities – how do VCs think about climate change and clean energy?
  • Deep tech – will it define the next generation of investment opportunities?

Cooley partner Xun Zeng is a featured speaker.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Asian venture capital: A new maturity 

Joint session with the Private Equity Leaders' Summit & Venture Capital Summit & Limited Partners' Summit 

  • Are LPs able to build geographically diversified portfolios within Asia?
  • What are the implications of ever larger funds across multiple strategies?
  • Will the rise of B2B lead to a new breed of pan-regional or global Asian start-ups?
  • What does increasing growth-stage tech activity mean for liquidity events?

Cooley partner Henry Yin is a featured speaker.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 11:55 am – 12:45 pm

Global venture capital: Digitalization dividend – Investment Summit (Day one)

  • Where are the most sustainable post-pandemic business models to be found?
  • How does activity compare across key global markets?
  • IPO, SPAC, or trade sale? What is the exit outlook like?
  • How aggressively should GPs pursue new strategies and fund types?

Cooley partner Will Cai is a featured speaker.

Thursday, November 18, 2021: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Exits: Not just about IPOs – Investment Summit (Day two)

  • To what extent has 2021 delivered on expectations?
  • How much of the alpha has come from technology IPOs and how can you attract these listings to Hong Kong??
  • Are SPACs a long-term solution for private equity exits?
  • What are the pros and cons of continuation funds?

Cooley partner Will Cai is a featured speaker.

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