May 26, 2010 – Chile Forum

LAVCA Chile Private Equity and Venture Capital Forum
May 26, 2010, Grand Hyatt Santiago, Santiago de Chile


The Latin American Venture Capital Association hosted the first Chile Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum on May 26, 2010 in Santiago de Chile. Due to its business-friendly environment, strong economy and transparency, Chile is becoming a regional platform for private equity investments. It has ranked at the top of LAVCA’s Scorecard for the past five years.

Keynote speakers Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder of the Blackstone Group and G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer of Burrill & Company, addressed over 150 leading investors and fund managers, discussing the region’s private equity and venture capital potential respectively.

To read coverage of the event, visit our Media Resources page and click on “LAVCA in the news”. Full details of the event’s speakers and agenda can be found here .


2010 Chile Forum Program

7.00am Registration
8.15am WelcomeCate Ambrose, President, LAVCA
8.30am Keynote: The Future of Private Equity in Developed and Developing MarketsStephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group
9.00am The Business Landscape: Sectors and Strategies for the Chilean Market Moderator: Jose Antonio Jimenez, Managing Director, Activa Enrique Bascur, Managing Director, Citigroup Venture Capital International Tim Purcell, Managing Partner, Linzor Capital Management Thomas Keller, Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management Dirk Donath, Senior Managing Director, Eton Park
10.00am Global Best Practices in LP/GP RelationsSuzanne Donohoe, Global Head of the Client and Partner Group, KKRScott Higbee, Head Investment Solutions Americas, Partners Group
10.30am Break
11.00am The Role of Limited Partners Moderator: Rafael Ariztia, Chief Investment Officer, Celfin Capital Joaquin Cortez, Chief Investment Officer, BBVA Provida Jose Miguel Ureta, Chief Investment Officer, Consorcio Financiero Melvin Escudero, Peruvian Regulator, Pension Funds and Insurance Companies
12.00pm Structures and Strategies for Transforming Businesses Moderator: Juan Francisco Gutierrez, Partner, Philippi Andres Varas, Chief Executive Officer, Cruz Blanca SaludRamon Yavar, Chairman of the Board, Moller y Perez-Cotapos Juan Carlos Felix, Director, The Carlyle Group
1.00pm LuncheonIntroduction by Matias Eguiguren, Chariman, ACAFI
2.15pm VC Keynote: Emerging Venture Capital Opportunities in Latin America G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill & Company
2.45pm Commercializing Chilean Innovation in Global Markets Alan Farcas, Managing Director, Endeavor ChileMarcos Kulka, Chief Executive Officer, Fundacion Chile Gonzalo Miranda, Founding Partner, Austral Capital Oliver Paccot, Chief Executive Officer, Woodtech
3.45pm Models and Cases: Evaluating the Performance of VC DealsPatricio Arrau, Founding Partner, Gerens Capital Tiburcio de la Carcova, Co-Founder, Atakama Labs Geraldine Mlynarz, Chief Executive Officer, Diagnotec Jorge Karadima, Fund Manager, Crecimiento Agricola y AgroDesarrollo
4.45pm Break
5.00pm The Impact of Public Sector FundingModerator: Juan Sommer, Managing Partner, Roccas AdministradoraSusana García-Robles, Senior Investment Officer, FOMINPatricia Freitas, Head of Investments, FINEPCristobal Undurraga, Executive Director, InnovaChile Innovation Division Head, CORFO
6.00pm Reception NESsT

To register, please click here.

Venue Information

Grand Hyatt Santiago

Kennedy Avenue #4601

Santiago, Chile 756 0994 View Large Map

Lodging Information

We have negotiated a discounted room rate for our Forum participants at the Grand Hyatt Santiago (US$200 for a single room or US$215 for a double room).  Please make your reservations directly with the hotel.

To reserve your room, you may download and fill this Hotel Reservation Form and email it to or call (56) 2 950-3316 and ask for Angelica Infante.

Please note you must reserve by May 2nd to obtain the LAVCA rate.


Registration for this event is now closed.

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