Programme


Please note the programme below is for CEO/Founders - The programme for investors starts at 1:30pm - for the investor programme click here

Thursday 28 Mar
Friday 29 Mar
Thursday 28 March 2019
10:00
CEO Welcome Coffee & Registration
10:45
Workshops Introductions
11:00
Use of stock exchanges and growth markets
By Euronext and Bryan, Garnier & Co
The capital available via the public markets dwarfs all other sources. As your company achieves true scale, and early investors need to exit, the lure of the public markets is strong. This workshop will not only guide you through the process, but help you evaluate your options, and share your experience and concerns without any investors in the room!
Moderator:
Managing later stage funding rounds
By Bryan, Garnier & Co
From preparing for due-dilligence, to identifying the right investors that can add real value and then negotiating, this session gives independent advice, in a confidential setting. All participants are invited to share their past experiences and war stories from being “on the road”.
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Unlocking Leadership and Talent
By Korn Ferry
In his bestselling book “Superteams” Khoi explores the stellar team performance behind organisations as diverse as the SAS, Ferrari and the Rolling Stones. Khoi distills that learning into a highly interactive workshop. You’ll be given the tools to ensure your team consistently delivers superior results and can emerge stronger from the inevitable crises you will face
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International Expansion
By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Going global is hard. Knowing when to expand, and where is harder. Benefit from the shared experience of seasoned founders, their success and failure.
Moderator:
12:30
Networking Lunch
13:45
Use of stock exchanges and growth markets
By Euronext and Bryan, Garnier & Co
The capital available via the public markets dwarfs all other sources. As your company achieves true scale, and early investors need to exit, the lure of the public markets is strong. This workshop will not only guide you through the process, but help you evaluate your options, and share your experience and concerns without any investors in the room!
Moderator:
Managing later stage funding rounds
By Bryan, Garnier & Co
From preparing for due-dilligence, to identifying the right investors that can add real value and then negotiating, this session gives independent advice, in a confidential setting. All participants are invited to share their past experiences and war stories from being “on the road”.
Moderator:
Unlocking Leadership and Talent
By Korn Ferry
In his bestselling book “Superteams” Khoi explores the stellar team performance behind organisations as diverse as the SAS, Ferrari and the Rolling Stones. Khoi distills that learning into a highly interactive workshop. You’ll be given the tools to ensure your team consistently delivers superior results and can emerge stronger from the inevitable crises you will face.
Moderator:
International Expansion
By Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Going global is hard. Knowing when to expand, and where is harder. Benefit from the shared experience of seasoned founders, their success and failure.
Moderator:
15:15
Wrap up Session
16:00
CEO Special Event & Transfer to Lausanne for networking dinner
19:00
Registration & Welcome Cocktails at Beau-Rivage Palace
20:00
Welcome Address by Summit President
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20:10
Welcome Address: Innovaud
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20:20
Guest Address: Hermann Hauser, KBE, Founder Amadeus Capital
Dr. Hauser is one of Europe’s most prolific. An inspiration and role-model for generations of entrepreneurs, Hermann has founded, or supported the creation of 5 European “deep-tech” unicorns. This special address will explore what it takes to build a European unicorn.
20:50
Networking Dinner
22:00
Tech Tour 2019 Award Ceremony & Announcing Winners
Presentation of Tech Tour Growth Award & Tech Tour Innovation Award.
Friday 29 March 2019
08:00
Registration & Welcome coffee
08:00, Room: Sandoz
09:00
Summit President’s Address: Ambition, Bubbles and.... opportunities
Remy de Tonnac, Partner, ETF Partners
As a highly ambitious CEO Remy turned down a corporate buyer and took INSIDE Secure public in 2012. Would he do it again?
09:15
Keynote Address: View from the top – the tech trends giving multi-national CEOs sleepless nights
Jean-Marc Chery, CEO, STMicroelectronics
As Europe’s largest maker of semiconductors, ST employs over 45, 000 people, and is one of the world’s most innovative multi-national tech companies. Jean-Marc will give his view on the major tech developments both driving and potentially disrupting ST.
09:35
Keynote briefing: Markets
Alexandre Tavazzi, Global Strategist, Pictet Wealth Management
What does political uncertainty, concern over economic growth and the long heralded return of market volatility mean for tech CEOs?
09:55
Fireside Chat: Redefining Ambition
“We believe that there will be a tech giant in our industry, but that will require a lot of capital….going public is the most financially viable way to grow, for transparency reasons and trust”. As Sophia Genetics redefines an industry, do they need refine what success looks like to become a global giant?
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10:30
Networking Coffee Break & One2one Meetings
Breakout Workshops: in six themed and moderated breakout discussions, the session lead will paint the macro picture of tech developments on major sectors. Leading entrepreneurs will respond as part of a roundtable discussion for both CEOs and investors.
13:30
Networking Lunch & One2One Meetings
15:00
End of Summit & bus transfer to Geneva airport