Program 10. March 2020, Lausanne

The Financial Expression of Value

Value is expressed in what we buy and how we invest. The conference will explore the challenges in interim growth transition and how the financial community evaluates and executes ethical responsibility with financial expectations.

Moderation of Day: Colinne S. Bartel, Truffle Time
Joachim von Halasz, VON HALASZ Consulting


08.15 - 08.45 
Coffee and Registration


08.45 - 09.10 
Opening Block

Colinne S. Bartel, Truffle Time
Joachim von Halasz, VON HALASZ Consulting


09.15 - 09.40 
Keynote: The Financial Expression of Value

François Savary, Prime Partners 


09.45 - 10.45
Block 1: Macro-Trends
Panel: Weapons Investments – Defense or Aggression?

Intro by Stefan Risse, ACATIS Investment Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Moderation: Joachim von Halasz, VON HALASZ Consulting

Jakob Baumann, Former CEO armasuisse, National Armament Director, Member of the Defence Council MOD
Stefan Risse, ACATIS Investment Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Dr. Louise Tumchewics, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, British Army


10.45 - 11.10 
Coffee Break


11.15 - 12.15 
Block 2: ESG – Supply-Chain Management
Panel: A Due Diligence Lookthrough – "Why Do We Need Raspberries in January?"

Intro by Will Pomroy, Federated Hermes

Moderation: Frank Schnattinger, Editor in Chief, IPE

Will Pomroy, Federated Hermes
Bernhard Wenger, State Street Global Advisors
Graziano Lusenti, Lusenti Partners


12.15 - 13.00
Flying Lunch Buffet 


13.00 - 13.15 
Swiss Corporate Excellence Award

Diego Föllmi, Hérens Quality Asset Management
The Corporate Excellence Award, seeks to recognize companies with excellent track records in terms of both their historical and current performance. Valuations are NOT taken into account. Regional awards are given on an annual basis and have been since nearly 15 years.


13.20 - 14.20 
Block 3: The European Talent & Technology Drain
Panel: Venture Capital/Private Equity - Where is the ROI on European Education?

Intro: Heiko Nemmert, Baby Giant

Moderation: Alexander Stoeckel,  Philip Morris International, PM Equity Partner - Director Venture Capital

Daniel Andres, Spicehaus Partners

Heiko Nemmert, Baby Giant
James Burron


14.25 - 15.10 
Block 4: Investor Presentations on Investment Strategy

14.25 - 14.45
Investment Strategy Factors for the Future: China, Women and Culture

Christina Bastin, Muzinich & Co., Guest of


14.50 - 15.10
Pitfalls in Asset Management and How to Avoid Them

Giuseppe Ballocchi, Alpha Governance Partners and Adjunct Professor University of Lausanne


15.15 - 15.30 
Preview for 2021 and Wrap Up

Colinne S. Bartel, Truffle Time


15.30 - 16.15
End of Conference and Apéro