2020 Main Conference Agenda

Day One – Tuesday, 12 May 2020

7:15-8:30 | Registration and Breakfast

A New Paradigm for Geopolitical, Trade and Economic Alliances

Geopolitical Risks in the World Today 

Admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO and Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group

Macroeconomy, Global Trade and Economic Alliances

Stanley Fischer, Vice Chairman, BlackRock Institute


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

Sectors & Strategies for EM Investing in 2020

Exits Case Studies

11:50-13:00 | Networking Lunch

Regional Breakout Sessions

Africa, ASEAN, Chine, Emerging Europe, India, Latin America

Keynote Panel

How is the Role of Development Finance Institutions Changing? 

Keynote Panel

Real Talk from LPs on Trusted Partners in Emerging Markets

18:00-22:00 | Joint IFC/EMPEA Reception

Day Two – Wednesday, 13 May 2020

7:30-8:30 | Registration and Breakfast

ILPA Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

From Ideals to Deals: Investing for Environmental and Social Impact

Sustainable Infrastructure and Renewable Energy


Efosa Ojomo, Global Prosperity Lead, Clayton Christensen Institute and Author, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

Unicorns: Is it just another bubble? Lessons Learned From Successful and Failed Unicorn Investors

Strategy Spotlight: Technology-Enabled Consumer Businesses

Keynote Conversation

Managing Talent and Teams to Drive Profitability and Returns

13:15-14:25 | Networking Lunch

Thematic Sessions

Oxford-Style Debate

16:20-17:00 | Cocktail Reception