'5th Top Capital Asia-Pacific Summit from May 2009

Organized by Top Capital magazine and the Top Capital website, the “5th Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific” and the “2009 Top Capital Investment and Investor Awards” ceremony will be held on May 20-21, 2009 in Beijing. More than 200 well-known VC/PE investment agency representatives from the Asia-Pacific region, leaders from the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce of the P.R.C., China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Insurance Regulatory Commission, Beijing Municipal Government and the National Council for Social Security Fund, and corporate community elites, will gather in Beijing.

2009 is the 18th anniversary of Top Capital magazine. In the past 18 years, Top Capital magazine has developed along with the Chinese economy. In 2009, the great depression of the global economy is completely changing the original pattern of development. How is China to take the lead in times of hardship? How does China find new investment opportunities? Facing the sudden global financial crisis, what role should China play? How do policy-makers, the investment industry and business elites deal with the crisis? The “5th Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific” and the “2009 Top Capital Investment and Investor Awards” will give a forward-looking, in-depth interpretation of the industry.

The annual “Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific” by Top Capital magazine and the Top Capital website is one of the venture capital industry’s most influential and visible meetings, and one of the most important conferences in the Asia-Pacific region.

The “Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific” has been held successfully four times since 2005 and is widely recognized by the investment community. This year it will include more than 150 representatives from SAIF, Sequoia Capital China, New Oriental Capital, Capital Today, Carlyle Group, Shenzhen Capital Group, IDGVC, Legend Capital, CDH Ventures, Hopu Fund, Hony investment, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and other well-known institutions, investment banks, law firms and accounting firms. Also scheduled to attend will be over 1,500 enterprises, some of whom have raised venture capital amounting to several billion dollars.

The annual “Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific” has also won support from government agencies and academic institutions.

This year’s meeting will continue to lead the way in understanding private equity investments; interpreting Chinese private equities; focusing on investment and financing parties; helping to establish more efficient communications between parties; and in strengthening and promoting investment and financing agreement cooperation services. Main topics will include: Chinese investment opportunities within the global economic downturn; social security fund dialogues with investment institutions; the current status and future of the Venture Capital Guidance Fund; how to exit facing the high buying price and low market value; comparative advantages and disadvantages between RMB funds vs. foreign currency funds; the transition of VC/PE in new situations; GEM investment opportunities; how foreign LPs in China pick excellent corporations; realistic expectations of VC; and whether private capital can become the second biggest LP after the social security funds.

The Summit will also hold a special presentation unit for local enterprises that will help facilitate enterprises in meeting various financing needs and that will also provide the best financing platform for both corporations and investment institutions. We also welcome entrepreneurs to participate with their own projects.

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