7:00 – 8:30 (Foyer) Registration & Breakfast

 7:15 – 8:25 (Salon III) Brazil Breakfast Briefing


-Sebastián Popik, Managing Partner and Founder, Aqua Capital

-João Busin, Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados

 8:25 – 8:30 (Salon I-II) Opening Remarks & Welcome 

 -Maria C. Kozloski, Global Head and Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Funds, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

 8:30 – 9:00 (Salon I-II) Opening Keynote: Making Sense of  a Shifting Global Geometry and Prospects for the Future

-Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Chairman, Projects International and Managing Member, PI Founders Stake Seed Capital Fund I, LLC

 9:00 – 9:50 (Salon I-II) DFI CEO Panel: Moving from Billions to Trillions


-Ray Washburne, CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

-Philippe Le Houérou, CEO, International Finance Corporation (IFC) 

-Christiane Laibach, Management Board Member, DEG – Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

-Phil Bennett, First Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times

 9:50 – 10:10 (Salon I-II) Keynote Address

-David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group 

 10:10 – 11:00 (Salon I-II) Plenary Panel – Global Private Equity Leaders on the State of the Industry: From Pioneers to the Mainstream


-Torbjorn Caesar, Senior Partner, Actis

 11:00 – 11:20 (Foyer) Networking & Refreshments Break

Networking lounge open

 11:20 – 12:05 (Salon I-II) Plenary Panel – Will Innovation Be Allowed to Flourish in the Infra Sector?


-Bernard Sheahan, Director-Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation

 12:05 – 12:30 Keynote Interview: Key Challenges to Multilateralism, International Trade and a Sustainable Future


-Pascal Lamy, Former Director General, World Trade Organization and Former Commissioner, European Commission for Trade

 12:30 – 13:30 (Foyer) Networking Lunch

-India Luncheon occurring concurrently in separate room

 13:35 – 14:00 (Salon I-II) Keynote Presentation followed by Interview: Political Order and Political Decay – Call for Patience in the Face of Uncertainty

-Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Resident, FSI Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University


-Roger Leeds, Director, Center for International Business and Public Policy, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

 14:00 – 14:45 (Breakout Sessions)

(Salon I-II) Capitalizing on Opportunities Within the FMG Sector

(Salon III) Taking ASEAN to the Next Level


-Honorio Poblador IV, Managing Partner, Navegar

 14:50 – 15:35 (Breakout Sessions)

(Salon I-II) Entrepreneurship, Growth and Innovation in MENA


-Walid Cherif, Senior Managing Director, Gulf Capital

(Salon III) Exits in China

 15:40 – 16:00 (Foyer) Networking and Refreshments Break

 16:00 – 16:45 (Breakout Sessions)

(Salon I-II) India

(Salon III) Mitigating Risk and Capturing Growth in Turkey

 16:45 – 17:10 (Salon I-II) Keynote Interview: Next Steps for Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders to Boost Economic Growth and Sustain Impact

 17:10 – 17:55 (Salon I-II) Keynote Panel – LP Perspectives: Is it the Manager or the Market? 


-Richard Rincon, Director-Emerging Markets Investments, UTIMCO and Vice Chair, EMPEA LP Council

-Marcus Simpson, Head of Global Private Capital, QIC

 17:55 (Salon I-II) Closing Remarks

 18:00 – 20:00 (location TBD) IFC/EMPEA 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala



 7:30 – 8:30 (Foyer) Registration & Breakfast

 7:30 – 8:30 (Salon I-II) LP-Only Breakfast (Invitation-Only)

Roundtable Discussion: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape for PE: How Will This Take Shape over the Medium – to Long-Term Horizon?

 8:25 – 8:30 (Salon I-II) Opening Remarks & Welcome

-Robert Petty, Chairman, EMPEA

 8:30 – 9:00 (Salon I-II) Organizational ‘Principles’ to Create a Unique Culture of Radical Transparency

 9:00 – 9:30 (Salon I-II) Keynote Fireside Chat: Does Investing for a Sustainable and Impactful Future Matter to LPs? 

 9:30 – 10:00 (Salon I-II) Plenary Panel: The Global Alternatives Glut: What Does it Mean for Managers and Allocators? How Can Investors and Companies in Emerging Markets Capitalize? 

 10:00 – 10:25 (Salon I-II) Control vs. Minority Positions in Emerging Markets – What Can the Latest Research Tell Us About Past Performance?


Josh Lerner, Director, Private Capital Research Institute (PCRI) and Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

 10:25 – 10:40 (Foyer) Networking & Refreshments Break

Networking Lounge Opens

 10:40 – 11:30 (Salon I-II) Plenary Panel – Private Equity-Led IPOs

 11:30 – 12:15 (Breakout Sessions)

(Salon I-II) Preparing for Adversity: Managing for Currency Volatility, Political Transitions and Commodity Exposure

(Salon IIIA) Fund and Co-Investment Terms and Conditions

(Salon IIIB) EMPEA ESG Community Gathering

 12:15 – 13:15 (Foyer & Salon I-II) Networking Luncheon

 13:15 – 14:00 (Breakout Sessions)

(Salon I-II) Impact investing

(Salon IIIA) Deal structuring

(Salon IIIB) Secondaries

 14:05 – 14:50 (Breakout Sessions) 

(Salon I-II) Energy of the future: Renewables and Off-Grid Solar

(Salon III) Technology Innovation in Emerging Markets and Buzz Words – Hype or the Future?

 14:50 – 15:15 (Foyer) Networking & Refreshments Break

 15:15 – 15:45 (Salon I-II) Oxford Style Debate

 15:45 – 16:35 (Salon I-II) Closing Plenary Panel – Distributions, Distributions, Distributions: How Can Emerging and Frontier Market Managers Increase the Velocity of the Private Capital Cycle? 

 16:35 – 17:00 (Salon I-II) Closing Keynote 

 17:00 (Salon I-II) Closing Remarks

-Robert Petty, Chairman, EMPEA

 17:00 – 18:00 (Foyer) Cocktail Reception