5th edition

Welcome to the Global Investment Forum 2019

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
AFRICAN PROVERB

 

The theme for the fifth edition of the Global Investment Forum is Partnering for Progress, as in the context of global instability and digital revolution affecting economy, politics, society and environment, there is an urgent need to find new ways of working together.

Building partnership models which are long lasting, scalable, transformative, and which create shared value will become key.

We can already see that traditional boundaries between all sectors have become blurred and now with a wider governance role for business and civil society, disruptive opportunities are emerging at all levels, allowing innovation to flourish as never before.

Partnering for Progress is how we seize these new opportunities, taking full advantage of the knowledge, skills, reach, and experience that experts of all kinds offer each other to imagine sustainable systems in areas such as finance, energy, mobility, food, health and education amongst others. Not only to create better products and services, but also to produce more inclusive economic growth, advancing our common future and making a long-term impact. And it all starts by bringing people together...

The Global Investment Forum is an independent knowledge and exchange platform bringing together the global investment community – on the one side investors, family offices, asset managers and institutions, while on the other, corporates, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders. The purpose of the Forum is to bridge the gap between different perspectives to come to a shared understanding and create lasting partnerships.

The Forum aims to achieve this through interactive keynote presentations and panel discussions with leaders in finance and politics, influencers and entrepreneurs, as well as sector-specific breakout sessions with industry specialists, blended with plenty of networking time in an intimate and laid-back environment.

We invite you to regularly visit our website for the latest agenda as well as speakers updates and look forward to welcoming you June 13th and 14th, in Geneva Switzerland.

Adam Said, CEO ACE & Company

Host

Adam
Said
CEO of ACE & COMPANY
Adam Said
CEO of ACE & COMPANY

Adam co-founded ACE & Company in 2005. Previously, he was a financial analyst at Unifund, a private family office, where he participated in their Saudi Arabian expansion and shared responsibilities for a multi-billion public equities portfolio. He also completed an analyst program at China International Capital Corporation (CICC) in Beijing during the Bank’s establishment of its private equity division. He has a Bachelor degree from Babson College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. “Since founding ACE I have been fortunate enough to oversee the execution of over one hundred private investments and hold directorships in several of our operating companies.”

Guest Of Honor

John
KERRY
68th United States Secretary of State (2013-2017)
John KERRY
68th United States Secretary of State (2013-2017)

On February 1, 2013, John Forbes Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States, becoming the first sitting Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman to serve as Secretary in over a century. Kerry drew from this experience to provide the State Department with global stewardship on issues ranging from nuclear nonproliferation to radical extremists, to humanitarian challenges and the rising threat of climate change.

In 2013, Kerry became the first Secretary of State to meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister since the Iranian revolution of 1979. This meeting was the highest-level U.S. diplomatic contact with Iran in more than six years, and a key moment on the journey towards the eventual signing of the landmark 2015 agreement to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon.

Faced with the rising threat of global climate change, Kerry was also a key architect of the Paris Climate Accord, signing the historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions in 2016.
Kerry drew upon a lifetime of public service during his tenure as Secretary.

Shortly before he graduated from Yale University, Kerry volunteered for service in the United States Navy. He completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, including serving as a Swift Boat skipper patrolling the rivers of the Mekong Delta. Lt. Kerry returned home from service in Vietnam with a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts.

Back in the United States, Kerry felt compelled to speak out against the war in which he had served. Testifying at the invitation of Chairman J. William Fulbright before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he would chair 38 years later, he asked the poignant question, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” He also began a lifelong fight for his fellow veterans as a co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and later as a Senator who fought to secure veterans’ benefits, extension of the G.I. Bill for Higher Education, and improved treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

After receiving his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1976, Kerry went to work as a top prosecutor in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he took on organized crime, fought for victims’ rights, and created programs for rape counseling. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1982 and was elected to the United States Senate two years later.

In 2009, Kerry became Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assuming a leadership role on key foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, China, nuclear nonproliferation, and global climate change.

In addition to his 28 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry also held senior positions on the Finance, Commerce, and Small Business committees. He served as a member of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, where he worked across party lines to try and reduce the country’s debt and strengthen our economy. Prior to his departure from the Senate, Kerry was the seventh-most senior Senator.

A best-selling author of A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America and This Moment on Earth, Secretary Kerry released a memoir, titled Every Day Is Extra, in 2018. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Kerry was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2004. He and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry have two daughters, three sons, and seven grandchildren.

Moderator

Tanya
Beckett
Tanya Beckett

Tanya Beckett is the presenter of BBC World News’ Business Live and the business news on Radio 4’s Today. She has worked as a presenter for the BBC since 1998, anchoring a variety of news and business programmes across the BBC including Business Breakfast, Breakfast News, Working Lunch and most recently, World Business Report. She also co-presents news programmes live from Washington.

In 2003 Tanya moved to the US, where she hosted live shows in New York and Washington, reporting on key events such as the 2004 presidential election and the Wall Street financial scandals. She was also the New York-based presenter of World Business Report on BBC World News for 3 years. She has travelled extensively in Russia and roamed Europe reporting on the Eurozone crisis.

After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials, Tanya spent a year working for Courtaulds, researching the properties of carbon and glass fibres. She then spent the next four years working as an investment banker for Commerzbank in Frankfurt and Citibank in London.

Tanya became a business and political reporter for CNBC Europe. She’s worked for various broadcasters including the BBC; NBC Europe; CNBC Europe, where she presented The Moneywheel and FT Business Tonight; Sky News, as presenter of its live nightly business news programme; for CNN International, reporting from the London International Financial Futures Exchange; and for News Direct. 97.3 in London.

Agenda

ACE & COMPANY INVESTOR DAY
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

For the first time ever ACE & Company is holding an investor day. This event is dedicated exclusively to ACE current Investors in order to get the latest information and updates in regards to investments. All the portfolio managers along with upper management will be available for discussions.

The Global Investment Forum - Day 1
Thursday, June 13th, 2019

08:30 - 09:30
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
09:30 - 09:45
OPENING WORDS
09:45 - 10:45
Exclusive interview + Q&A
GEOPOLITICAL OVERVIEW
10:45 - 11:45
Keynote Presentation + Q&A
GLOBAL ECONOMY
11:45 - 13:00
NETWORKING LUNCH
13:00 - 13:45
Exclusive interview + Q&A
PRIVATE EQUITY MAJOR TRENDS
13:45 - 14:30
Panel Discussion + Q&A
PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE US AND EUROPE
14:30 - 15:00
NETWORKING BREAK
15:00 - 15:30
Research Report
REGIONAL ECONOMY
15:30 - 16:15
Panel Discussion + Q&A
PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE US AND EUROPE
16:15 - 16:30
NETWORKING BREAK
16:30 - 17:30
Breakouts
MEET THE EXPERTS
19:00 - 23:00
DINNER AT RESTAURANT PERLE DU LAC

The Global Investment Forum - Day 2
Friday, June 14th, 2019

08:30 - 09:30
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
09:30 - 09:45
Opening
DAY 1 REMARKS
09:45 - 10:45
Keynote Presentation + Q&A
FUTURE AND TRENDS
10:45 - 11:30
Exclusive interview + Q&A
ENTREPRENEUR STORY
11:30 - 12:00
NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 - 12:45
Panel Discussion + Q&A
POINT OF VIEW FROM YOUNG CEO’S
12:45 - 13:45
Keynote Presentation + Q&A
BUSINESS AND PHILANTROPY
13:45 - 14:00
Personal Message
CLOSING WORDS
14:00 - 16:00
POOLSIDE BARBECUE

Registration

The Global Investment Forum will take place on the 13th and 14th of June 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva.

In order to secure your spot today, please enter the password provided to you below. You will then be asked to provide us with a few additional details. Don’t worry, it only takes a minute!

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Venue & Contact

The Global Investment Forum will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental

Address: Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Genève, Switzerland,
Phone: +41 22 919 39 39

For further information on the Global Investment Forum contact:

ACE & Company
Rue du Rhone 42, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Sandra Humbel
Shumbel@aceandcompany.com
+41.22.311.3333