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Raising Private Capital Conference 13 Dec

Raising Private Capital Conference, Auckland 13 December

John Dennett, Partner, Venture Law will be speaking on the Legal Requirements for Setting up an Investment Agreement on 13 December 2001 in Auckland at the following Conference. For more information, please contact the Project Manager: Fiona Smith at

Means & Methods for

Understand the Strategies for Gaining the Right Investment in Your SME of Start-Up Company

12th, 13th & 14th December 2001 ~ Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Get the real picture to find practical answers to your most pressing questions...

a.. How do you find the money you need to expand your business?
b.. When does the need for capital exist?
c.. How do you shape your company for growth?
d.. What does an investor look for in assessing the viability of a potential investment?
e.. How do you best manage the relationship between the investor and investee?
f.. What is the Government doing to encourage growth for SMEs and Start-Ups?

Conference Agenda

Conference Day One - Wednesday 12th December 2001

9:00 Opening address from the Chair
Richard Higham, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

9:10 A Vision for Kiwi Innovation: New Zealand's Springboard for
Jim Anderton, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economic,
Industry and Regional
10:00 The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
Franceska Banga, General Manager, Venture Investment Fund
10:50 Morning refreshments and networking break

Part One: Shaping Your Company Growth
Part two: Understanding the Start-Up and the Expansion Stage
John Cunningham, Director, Caltech Capital Partners
12:50 Lunch
1:50 Evaluating the Realistic Options when Raising Private Capital
David Belcher, Executive Chairman, Clavell Capital Ltd
2:40 Opportunities through Listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange
Philippe Leloir, Manager Legal and Surveillance, New Zealand Stock
Kathy Gruschow, Business Development Manager, New Zealand Stock
3:30 Afternoon refreshments and networking brak
3:50 Capturing Offshore Investing into the New Zealand Marketplace
Gary Langford, Director, Investment New Zealand
4:40 Networking Drinks

Conference Day Two: Thursday 13th December 2001

9:00 Opening address from the Chair
9:10 Incubators: Supporting Start-up Companies & Seed Investors
Steve Corbett, Manager, e-centre Massey
Dr Chris Kirk, Director of Research, Massey University
10:00 Angels: High Net Worth Individuals Investment Strategies
Dermot Kelly, Director, Department of New Ideas
10:50 Morning refreshments and networking break
11:20 Investment Ready: What is it and how does it work?
Ralph Shale, Director, I Grow New Zealand Limited
12:10 Strategic Alliances, Mergers & Acquisitions
Jason Bloom, Senior Partner, Decision Lab Limited
1:00 Lunch
Exploring New Options with a Joint Venture Partner
David Irving, CEO, Synergy International Ltd
Finalists in The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2:40 Exit Strategies and the Role of Private Capital
Stephen McPhail, Principal, Morel & Co Ltd
3:30 Afternoon refreshments and networking break

3:40 Understanding Intellectual Property Rights
Logan O'Callahan, Associate, A J Park
4:30 Legal Requirements for Setting up an Investment Agreement
John Dennett, Venture Law
5:10 Close of conference

Margaret Ann McKeown

for John E. Dennett
Venture Law A Member of the Australian & NZ Venture
Capital Associations

John E. Dennett
Venture Law A Member of the Australian & NZ Venture
Capital Associations

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