Agenda

*This is a draft agenda and is subject to changes*

25th November

Venue: The EGG Brussels

Address: Rue Bara 175, 1070 Bruxelles

9:00 – 10:00

Registration and Welcome

10:00 – 12:00

Parallel Sessions

Tech for Good Forum – Investor panel followed by company presentations

Room: River 1

Martijn Blom, Head of Investor Relations at Hivos Impact Investments; Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of Finnish Business Angels Network, EBAN Board Member; Jussi Nykänen, Managing Director at FIM Impact Investing Ltd; Selma Prodanovic, Founder & CEO of 1MillionStartups, EBAN Board Member; Charles SidmanManaging partner of ECS Capital Partners

With pitches from Advance Digital Technologies; AGEify; Artys; Bluetentacles; Kinderpedia; Lendwise; Lightheat; Mism; ProLocalis and Vestigia 

Deep Tech and Science Forum – Workshop followed by company presentations

Room: River 2

Peter Cowley, EBAN President; Laura Pontiggia, Policy Adviser at the European Research Council (ERC)

With pitches from Geocosmo; NaturalSalus; OroraTech; Raison; Sedosr; Uniquesec and MyPrivacy

Environment and Climate Forum – Workshop followed by company presentations

Room: River 3

Julian SwinkelsBusiness Developer for Climate KIC; Mira Conci, Project Manager Officer, Climate KIC

With pitches from Cirplus Gmbh; Gaia Membranes; Hydrogrid; Leaftech; Lumoview Building Analytics and Triply Gmbh

Health Forum – Investor panel followed by company presentations

Room: River 6

Christine Bjarkby, Senior Advisor at Lincs, EBAN Board Member; Joy Cürten, Business Creation Manager at EIT Health Accelerator; Daniel Eliasson, CEO & Founder of GNOSCO; Roger Franklin, Partner, Hadean Ventures; Maria HalaBusiness Angel, EBAN Health Committee; Andreas Lindblom, CEO at Sciety; Iris Öhrn, Member of EBAN Health Committee and Investment committee BIAC- OECD/OCDE and EIC Accelerator Jury; Stephane Roecker, EBAN Health Committee; Ian Sosso, Angel of the Year 2018, Founder and Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital

With pitches from Aweria; Dermicus; iLoF; Kids Speech Labs; MediqAid; Pharmedistore; WhiteLab; Wundies4all; GlowDx

One on One Meetings Powered by EIPP

Lobby Area

11:45 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:15

Keynote: Angels Investing for the Future

Main Stage

Selma Prodanovic

Selma Prodanovic

Founder & CEO of 1MillionStartups, EBAN Board Member

Keynote: Disruptive Technologies for a More Competitive Europe

Main Stage

Marco Landi

Marco Landi

President at The Digital Box, Former COO and President of Apple Computer

Keynote: Research Getting to the Market

Main Stage

 Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

President of the European Research Council

Keynote: InvestEU: Supporting Jobs, Growth and Innovation in Europe

Main Stage

Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna

Deputy Director General, European Commission DG Economic and Financial Affairs

With introductory remarks by Peter Jungen, EBAN President Emeritus
One to One Meetings Powered by EIPP

Lobby area

14:15 – 15:15

Parallel Sessions

Panel Discussion on Innovations Getting to the Market

Main Stage

Preceded by position paper presentation: “How to support innovations from research to market scale-up?” by Christophe Bodin, Angel Investor and CEO of CBO Consulting

David Assia, iAngels Executive Chairman; Luuk Borg, Senior Policy Officer at European Commission; Raffaella Bruzzone, Chair of the EEN Access to Finance Thematic Group; Peter Cowley, EBAN President; Jacopo Losso, EBAN Director of Secretariat; Ines Rocha, Director for Financial Products, SME Finance and Development Team at EBRD; Ian Sosso, Angel of the Year 2018, Founder and Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital;

With Innovation Showcase: pitches from  World Data Lab, CFM Pharma and ICE Gateway

Entrepreneur Talks – Closed door meeting for THE NEXT SOCIETY project

Room: River 2

Cristina Vicini, Horizon 2020 Expert and Jury Member, European Innovation Council (EIC)

BAN Manager Talks – Education for your members

Room: River 3

Amel Gaily, Finnish Business Angels Network Managing Director; Reima Linnanvirta, Angel Investor, Vice Chairman of Finnish Business Angels Network

One to One Meetings Powered by EIPP

Lobby area

15:20 – 16:20

Parallel Sessions

Panel Discussion on Gender Balance

Main Stage

Preceded by position paper presentation: “A gender financing gap: fake news or evidence?” by Rudy Aernoudt, Senior Economist at the European Commission and Amparo De San Jose, Director of IESE BAN

Paloma Cabello, Angel Investor, President Of The Board Of Directors at HGBeyond Materials ScienceKerstin Jorna, Deputy Director General, European Commission DG Economic and Financial Affairs; Stephan Peters, Partner & Head of Sustainable Finance at TIIME; Vitaly Polekhin, President of the Russian National Business Angels Association

With Innovation Showcase: pitches from Ondosis and Makers Unite

Angel Talks – How to serve on a Startup Company Board

Room: River 1

Karen Grant, Chair of Professional Development Committee at NACO Canada

Investment in the Mediterranean (THE NEXT SOCIETY)

Room: River 2

Marcel Dridje, President of Sophia Business Angels, EBAN Board Member; Branko Drobnak, President of Business Angels of Slovenia; Tarek El Kady, Founder and Chairman of MED Angels; Panayiotis Ketikidis, Co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network, EBAN Board Member; Corine Kiame, Investment Manager at Insure and Match Capital; Azza Yehia, Research and Data Director at ArabNet;  

Angels and VCs Collaborating in Europe

Room: River 3

Julien-David NitlechIris Capital, Partner

How to IPO on Nasdaq

Room: River 6

Maria Groschopp Dellwik, Strategy & Business Development NASDAQ Global Listings Services; Niclas HolmbergManaging Director – Global Listing Services NASDAQ; Martin MalmCEO of Transcendent Group

One to One Meetings Powered by EIPP

Lobby area

16:30 – 17:20

Parallel Sessions

Unlikely Allies? Co-investing Partnerships for Climate, Environmental and Social Issues – Fireside Chat

Main Stage

Martijn Blom, Head of Investor Relations at Hivos Impact Investments; Mira Conci, Project Manager Officer, Climate KIC;  Bart MeijsDirector of Social Impact Fund Rotterdam

With Innovation Showcase: pitches from Sunkofa Energy and Mirnagreen

Angel Talks – Surviving the Valley of Death 

Room: River 1

Ian SossoAngel of the Year 2018, Founder and Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital

Continued – Investment in the Mediterranean (THE NEXT SOCIETY)

Room: River 2

Marcel Dridje, President of Sophia Business Angels, EBAN Board Member; Branko Drobnak, President of Business Angels of Slovenia; Tarek El Kady, Founder and Chairman of MED Angels; Panayiotis Ketikidis, Co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network, EBAN Board Member; Corine Kiame, Investment Manager at Insure and Match Capital; Azza Yehia, Research and Data Director at ArabNet

BAN Manager Talks

Room: River 3

Lisa Fassl, Managing Director of the Austrian Angel Investors Association

Continued – How to IPO on Nasdaq

Room: River 6

Maria Groschopp Dellwik, Strategy & Business Development NASDAQ Global Listings Services; Niclas HolmbergManaging Director – Global Listing Services NASDAQ; Martin MalmCEO of Transcendent Group

One to One Meetings Powered by EIPP

Lobby Area

17:20 – 17:30

Special Announcements

17:30 – 19:00

Networking Drinks

19:00 – 23:00

VIP Reception at Magritte Museum

Upon Invitation or for Specific Ticket Holders

26th November

Venue: European Commission, DG GROW

Address: Avenue d’Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels

8:30 – 9:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:30 – 9:45

Parallel Sessions

Welcome Remarks

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

Astrid Bartels, Deputy Head of Unit in the SME Directorate of the European Commission

EEN Closed door session

Room 5B (fifth floor)

Aleksander Lamot, Project Manager at the European Commission; Audra ShallalManaging Director of BOSS Consulting, EBAN Board Member; 

09:45 – 10:15

Parallel Sessions

The State of the Angel Industry in Europe 

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

The Angel Barometer: Luigi AmatiChairman and CEO of META Group, Chairman of Business Angels Europe; Peter Cowley, EBAN President, Jacopo Losso, EBAN Director of Secretariat

Tax Incentives Compendium: Aleksandr Natanelov, Partner Tax & Legal at BOFIDI

Angel Deals and European Market Stats: Jacopo Losso, EBAN Director of Secretariat

EEN closed door session

Room 5B (fifth floor)

10:15 – 11:45

Parallel Sessions

Private and Public Investors Working Together

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

Keynote: Pier Luigi Gilibert , Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund
Pier Luigi Gilibert

Pier Luigi Gilibert

Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund

Followed by Panel Discussion

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

Preceded by position paper presentation: “Purposeful venture capital investment for the new EU economy: Leveraging EU Instruments to solve venture capital challenges through public-private investor partnerships” by Panayiotis Ketikidis, Co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network

Rudy Aernoudt, Senior Economist at the European Commission; Marc D’Hooge, Head of EIB Thematic Finance Advisory Unit; Oscar Farres, Head of Unit – Investments in Technology and Innovation at European Investment Fund; Karen Grant, Chair of Professional Development Committee at NACO Canada; Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of Finnish Business Angels Network, EBAN Board Member; Panayiotis Ketikidis, Co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network, EBAN Board Member; Ivar Siimar, Co-founder and Partner at Trind Ventures, EstBAN President Emeritus

EEN closed door session

Room 5B (fifth floor)

11:45 – 13:00

Parallel Sessions

Panel Discussion on Scaling Up our Startups

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

Preceded by position paper presentation: “Fashioning a More Effective Business Angel Sector through Ecosystem Integration” by Charles SidmanManaging partner of ECS Capital Partners

Peter Braun, Angel Investor and EBAN Board Member;  Angelo Dalli, Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, General Partner at 111; Martin Giese, Managing Director of the XPRENEURS early stage incubator; Niclas Holmberg, Managing Director – Global Listing Services NASDAQ; Anna Krzyzanowska, Head Of Unit, Financing of Innovation, competitiveness and employment policies at the European Commission DG ECFINJean-David Malo, Director, European Commission DG Research and Innovation; Mariano Silveyra, President for Europe and Global VP of Partnerships at Cabify

EEN closed door session

Room 5B (fifth floor)

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 15:30

Panel Discussion on Bringing Down Investment Borders

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

Abdul-Malik Al Jaber, MBAN President, Business Angel and Serial Entrepreneur; Marta Gocal, Counsel at PwC Legal; Jesper Jarlbaek, Angel Investor, DanBAN Chairman, EBAN Board Member; Robert Lugowski, CEO of Cobin Angels, EBAN Board Member;  Gorka Apraiz Tormo, Policy Officer at Capital Markets Union in DG FISMA, European Commission; Ian Sosso, Angel of the Year 2018, Founder and Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital; David van Dijk, Cofounder and Managing Director of ABAN

15:30 – 16:00

Future of Business Angel Investing in Europe – Closing Remarks

Brey Auditorium – Fourth Floor

EBAN Board Members: Christine Bjarkby, Senior Advisor at LincsPeter Cowley, EBAN President;  Marcel Dridje, President of Sophia Business Angels; Jesper Jarlbæk, Angel Investor, DanBAN Chairman; Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of Finnish Business Angels Network; Panayiotis Ketikidis, Co-founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network; Ricardo Luz, Emeritus President of Invicta Angels; Priit Rohumaa, Angel Investor, EstBAN Board Member; Audra Shallal, Managing Director of BOSS Consulting; Ian Sosso, Angel of the Year 2018, Founder and Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital