Global Partner

  Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 492 billion (EUR 430 billion) in assets under management and custody at September 2017. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Host Partner

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The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPEI advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPEI can also provide direct financial support. The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPEI advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPEI can also provide direct financial support.

   

 

Gold Partner

 

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full-service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Smart Industries & Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich, Stockholm, Oslo, Reykjavik as well as New York and Palo Alto. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange.

 

 

Bronze Partner

      

Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange (and 6th largest globally) with 1’300 listed issuers worth close to €3.9 trillion in market capitalization as of end June 2018, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index™ benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext operates the regulated markets, Euronext Growth and Euronext Access, which facilitates SMEs’ and Tech companies’ access to capital markets. There are 950+ listed SMEs on Euronext markets, of which 348 can be considered as listed Tech companies operating in TMT, Cleantech and Life Sciences. Overall over 5’400 institutional investors provide a deep investor pool; 1000+ institutional investors specialize on SMEs and the tech segment, coming from 40 countries.

     
Media Partner    
 

CENTI (China-Europe Networks of technology and Innovation) is a cross-border advisory firm connecting Europe and China. CENTI’s goal is to help companies in Europe to expand into China and vice versa through advisory services.
This includes helping Chinese corporates who are looking for investment and collaboration opportunities in Europe and creating a cross-border ecosystem with the aim to facilitate tech transfer. 

With presence China, particularly in Shanghai and Shenzhen, CENTI is providing access to the most exciting business areas in China: Beijing, the Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang) and the Greater Bay Area (Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau).