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2024 Milestone Executive Summit

The Art of Resilient Leadership

Event Overview

We are delighted to host the second edition of the Milestone Executive Summit! The event is an opportunity for us to reflect on our collective achievements over the past 18 months and get energised about our aspirations going forward.

The attendees will include executives from our current portfolio, other ambitious entrepreneurs, relevant subject matter experts, our senior advisors, investors, and many of our Bregal Milestone colleagues.

This year’s theme is 'The Art of Resilient Leadership'. Resilience is a construct with two distinct dimensions - adversity and positive adaptation. Combining the stories of guest speakers, tailored breakout sessions, and topical plenary sessions, we will be embracing this theme to build upon and heighten our partnerships for future success.

January 17–18th, 2024, Tivoli Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon Portugal

Agenda

12:00 pm

Arrival at Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

Drop your bags at Reception and follow the signs in the main lobby to register.

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

1:00 pm

Lunch

Head down to Sala Tivoli for lunch before we kick off the Summit.

Sala Tivoli, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

1:45 pm

Welcome & Introductions

Head up to the Mezzanine floor and through to the Event Conference Center. Be prepared to be introduced to your fellow Summit attendees.

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Speaker:

Rob Hetherington

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

2:30 pm

Presentation: Update on Bregal Milestone

A presentation on Bregal Milestone’s key activities in the past 18 months and aspirations going forward.

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Speakers:

Jan Bruennler, Philippe Lautenberg, Cyrus Shey

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

3:15 pm

Break: Coffee and Connect

Barata Sagueiro M, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

3:35 pm

Panel: European business landscape and technology trends

A context setting session featuring European business and growth stage technology thought leaders. Topics include key business and technology trends in Europe, and factors for growth stage companies to consider in shaping their strategic focus and North Star.

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Speakers:

Emmanuel de Cröy, Lena Koolman, Oliver Bussmann and Suveer Kothari

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

4:20 pm

Panel: Building a resilient leadership bench

Building a resilient leadership bench and driving top team effectiveness is both an art and a science. This panel explores how to design, restructure, and replenish teams.

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Speakers:

Shafali Gupta, Ruby Sheera, Samuel Robberts, Paul Nannetti, Thomas Demeure

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

5:00 pm

Interlude

Head back to the main hotel building and to your room to freshen up for the cocktail reception and dinner.

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

5:30 pm

Departure from Tivoli Avenida Liberdade to Estufa Fria

Coaches to the cocktail reception and dinner depart at 5:30pm.

Main Lobby, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

6:00 pm

Cocktail reception and dinner

Wine tasting, canapes, dinner in an iconic venue – time to mix and mingle!

Estufa Fria

9:30 pm

Return to Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

Coaches back to the hotel depart at 9:30pm.

7:30 am

Breakfast & checkout

Rise & shine! Drop your bags off at reception, grab some coffee and something to eat and get ready for an action-packed itinerary.

Cervejaria Liberdade, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

8:30 am

Resilience in Action Act I

World Record-Holding British Cave Diver who played a key role in the 2018 Tham Luang Thailand Cave Rescue shares his resilience story.

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Speaker:

Mystery Guest Speaker

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

9:30 am

Facilitated breakout sessions

Founders and CEOs – Vision, Culture & Scale

A closed-door session for Founders and CEOs within BM's portfolio to connect and share learnings.

Facilitators:

Rob Hetherington, Lena Koolman

Location: Condes Succena I, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

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CROs – The Revenue Generation Engine

A closed-door session for CROs within BM's portfolio to connect and share learnings.

Facilitator:

Shafali Gupta

Location: Condes Succena II, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

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CFOs – Planning, Reporting & Scaling

A closed-door session for CFOs within BM's portfolio to connect and share learnings.

Facilitators:

Francesco Canessa, Paul Schapira

Location: Condes Succena III, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

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LPs – The BM Partnership

A closed-door session for BM LPs to deep dive into BM’s key milestones in the past 18 months and aspirations for the next 18.

Facilitator:

Alex Odysseos

Location: Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

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*Please note, you will only be able to attend your pre-allocated session.

Multiple locations

10:30 am

Break: Coffee and Connect

Barata Sagueiro M, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

10:50 am

Presentation: Resilience in Action Act II

A knowledge sharing session featuring case studies from the Bregal Milestone value creation team.

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Speakers:

Shafali Gupta, Karl Sahyoun, Ikepo Abiru

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

11:30 am

Panel: Harnessing the power of Generative AI

In the past 15 months, Generative AI has disrupted and transformed the technology landscape in unprecedented ways. This panel explores what it takes to develop a compelling Generative AI strategy that translates to productivity gains, product innovation and value chain gains.

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Speakers:

John Hales, Ilia Bakhtourine, Will Blench

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

12:15 pm

Lunch

Head down to Sala Tivoli for lunch to refuel for the afternoon sessions.

Sala Rivoli, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

1:15 pm

Presentation: Paving the Way to Sustainable Success

In today’s world, being intentional about sustainability is non-negotiable. We hear from Bregal’s Head of ESG on the regulatory landscape, our collective progress to date, and her vision for our portfolio.

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Speaker:

Egle Sakalauskaite

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

2:00 pm

Panel: Building corporate resilience and optimizing your topline for 2024

Driving revenue growth has become more challenging in the past 18 months for many companies. This panel examines organic growth and M&A levers, the power of synergy across go-to-market functions and pricing as a value creation lever.

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Speakers:

Ian Kwok, Tom Buehlmann, Xi Bing Ang and Tom Alexander

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

2:40 pm

Break: Coffee and Connect

Barata Sagueiro, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

3:00 pm

Panel: What Makes a Great Exit

A deep dive into the business fundamentals that secure a successful exit and lessons from Epassi's experience.

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Speakers:

Saachi Oza, Pekka Rantala, Paul Schapira and Cyrus Shey

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

3:50 pm

Closing remarks

Speaker:

Rob Hetherington

Castello Lopes, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel

Attendees and Speakers

Anywhere365 is a leading provider of Contact Center and Enterprise Dialogue Management solutions
Enrico Karsten
CEO
Frans Koch
CFO
Erik van Arkel
CRO
Cube is a global leader in Automated Regulatory Intelligence software
Ben Richmond
CEO
Rob Fulcher
CSO
Cafeyn is a leading digital media streaming platform, offering a catalogue of over 2,500 newspapers and magazines through B2C, B2B2C and B2B channels
Laurent Kayser
CEO
Fabienne Lefebvre
CRO
Marc Vayssière
CFO
Marion Assuied
Board Member
Epassi is a fast growing provider of B2B payments for the corporate benefits sector
Pekka Rantala
CEO
Alexander Yin
COO
Epipoli is a fast-growing leading provider of gift cards and customer engagement services to corporates in Italy
Gaetano Giannetto
CEO
Massimo Giraldo
CFO
Francesco Panizza
CRO
Pina Panunzio
CPO
InfoCert is a leading provider of digital trust solutions including identity management services, signature workflows, archiving, and e-invoicing
Danilo Cattaneo
CEO
Michele Lavizzari
CRO
Odilo provides a digital education LMS and content platform with learning enhancement, engagement and analytical tools for educational institutions and corporates
Rodrigo Rodriguez
CEO
Driss Khouja
CFO
Redstor is a leading provider of data management SaaS solutions‍
James Griffin
CEO
Richard Hodgson
CFO
Gareth Case
CMO
Jo Holliday
VP of Sales
Teamwork is a leading global end-to-end project management software focused on Client Services companies
Peter Coppinger
CEO
Uberall is a leading full-suite location marketing and analytics SaaS platform
Florian Hübner
CEO
Fabrice Lévy
CFO
Grant Coleman
CRO
Tom Alexander
Chairman of Cafyen, Asurion, Digital Barriers, Ex-CEO of Virgin Mobile, Orange, T-Mobile and EE
Xi Bing Ang
Partner, Simon Kucher
Ilia Bakhtourine
Partner, McKinsey & Company and Quantum Black
Tom Buehlmann
Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Cint
Lucy Jackson
Chief Executive Officer, Spread a Smile
Lena Koolman
Partner (Leader of TMT & M&A), McKinsey & Company
Paul Nanneti
Chairman, Uberall
Samuel Robberts
Chief Strategy Officer, The LCap Group
Ruby Sheera
Managing Director, Drax Executive
Jan Bruennler
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Bregal Milestone
Philippe Lautenberg
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Bregal Milestone
Cyrus Shey
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Bregal Milestone
Rob Hetherington
Operating Partner & Head of Milestone Performance Partners
Bregal Milestone
Ian Kwok
Managing Director
Bregal Milestone
Francesco Canessa
Managing Director
Bregal Milestone
John Hales
Managing Director
Bregal Milestone
Shafali Gupta
Principal, Milestone Performance Partners
Bregal Milestone
Alex Odysseos
Director, Capital Formation
Bregal Milestone
Emmanuel de Croÿ
Principal
Bregal Milestone
Saachi Oza
Pricipal
Bregal Milestone
Karl Sahyoun
Vice-President - Milestone Performance Partners
Bregal Milestone
Sebastian Charpentier
Principal
Bregal Milestone
Ikepo Abiru
Associate - Milestone Performance Partners
Bregal Milestone
Dan Mailer
Executive Assistant
Bregal Milestone
Delaney Brown
Head of Capital Solutions
Bregal Investments
Egle Sakalauskaite
Head of ESG & Responsible Investing
Bregal Investments
Jillian Hazelton
Head of Marketing & Communications
Bregal Investments
Siqi Wu
Associate, Marketing & Communications
Bregal Investments
Lawrence Brenninkmeyer
Non-Executive Director, Board Member
COFRA Holdings
Oliver Bussmann
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor, Fintech
Bank of America, Board Member
Will Blench
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor, Technology
Microsoft, Vice President
Thomas Demeure
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor, FinTech
Ex-Barclays, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking
Suveer Kothari
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor, Technology
Ex-Google, Vice President
Michael Ingelög
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor
Paul Schapira
Bregal Milestone Senior Advisor
Ex-Morgan Stanley, Managing Director

Things to do in Lisbon – top picks from the Bregal Milestone team.

FAQs

I have additional questions about the event, who should I contact?
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Please enquire through our contact form.
How do I let you know about my dietary requirements?
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We will be in touch shortly to confirm your specific dietary requirements, if you would like to contact a member of our team, reach out to dan.mailer@bregalmilestone.com.
Can I extend my stay at the Hotel Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa?
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Extended stays can be arranged by contacting dan.mailer@bregalmilestone.com.
What is the expected weather?
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Typically, highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C.
I am unable to attend the event, can my colleague attend instead?
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Please email dan.mailer@bregalmilestone.com if your availability changes.
What is the dress code?
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The dress code for the summit, including the gala dinner is Business Casual.
How far is the event location from the airport?
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Tivoli Avenida Liberdale Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Lisbon Airport (Humberto Delgado Airport).
What are the accommodation and meal arrangements?
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Accommodation on the night of the 17th, activities and meals are provided for the duration of the summit.
What is the cost of attending?
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The cost of accommodation, meals, and activities in Lisbon will be fully covered by Bregal Milestone. We ask that all attendees coordinate their individual travel arrangements.
When and where is the Bregal Milestone Executive Summit 2024?
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January 17 – January 18, 2024, at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdale Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

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