The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) has announced a series of events and important conferences in the sector, both at home and abroad, as part of its 10th anniversary.
Most recently, on 26 January 2020, LPEA held an exclusive dinner during IPEM 2020 with VIP Guest Speaker Nicolas Mackel, CEO of Luxembourg For Finance, who provided a thought-provoking and insightful overview of the state of the EU in the aftermath of Brexit. The event brought together 30 GPs and LPs, together with some of LPEA's sponsors.
Just before that, on 20 January 2020, LPEA organised its first conference in Madrid, in cooperation with ASCRI (Spanish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). The theme of the event was "PE going mainstream and cross-border in 2020: The view from Luxembourg". Among the speakers was Luc Frieden, former Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and of the board of directors of BIL and Partner at law firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen, who gave a speech on EU developments.
To kick start its 10th anniversary celebrations, LPEA is organising a party for its members on the Thursday 11 February 2020. Members are reminded to confirm or cancel their attendance, as the event is overbooked.
LPEA will then host a VIP dinner on 26 February at the Luxembourg Embassy in Berlin, as part of Super Return 2020, again with Nicolas Mackel as speaker, to showcase Luxembourg´s position within the EU to GPs and LPs. Attendance by invitation only.
On 10 March 2020, LPEA and Spuerkeess will host a Private Equity & Private Banking conference targeted at Private Bankers willing to learn more about Private Equity as an asset class. This initiative is part of LPEA's drive to broaden access to PE / VC amongst high net worth individuals and private banks. More details to follow.
The following week, on 17 March 2020, LPEA will host a high-level reception in London together with the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the UK, Jean Olinger. The meeting will focus on "Family Offices & Venture Capital: The European rise as seen from Luxembourg". Attendance by invitation only.
Inspired by its successful event in Madrid, LPEA is preparing a conference in Zurich on 26 March 2020. The main theme will be "Family Offices & Venture Capital: The European rise as seen from Luxembourg". The event is being organised in cooperation with SECA (Swiss Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) to help LPEA members to meet Swiss investors for possible projects and knowledge exchange. This conference is exclusive to members of SECA and LPEA. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpea-seca-private-equity-conference-lunch-tickets-92230699505.
Last but not least, LPEA is organising its annual Insights conference, "LPEA Insights goes... B.I.G.", on 12 May 2020. Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will deliver the closing speech at this conference, which will last all day long this year. The list of speakers include Jeremy Coller (Coller Capital), Dr Finian Tan (Vickers Venture Fund), Bernard Sabrier (Unigestion) and Bjorn Saven (IK Investment PArtners), among others. The full agenda of this edition, which centres around the theme of "Buyout, Innovation, Growth", is available at www.lpeainsights.lu.