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Park Hyatt Zurich

Beethoven-Strasse 21
8002 Zurich
Tel +41 43 883 12 34

8.30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 am

Welcome address by the moderator of the day

Mark Dittli, Finanz und Wirtschaft

9.15 am



Global economic trends and their implications on M&A deals

Martin Naville, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
Felix Sutter,
Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce

9.45 am



Acquiring while being acquired – double the challenge, double the opportunity!

Xavier Rossinyol, gategroup

10.05 am



Global M&A: planning for successful post merger integration

Rodolfo J. Savitzky, Lonza Group AG

10.25 am Coffee and networking break
10.55 am



Successful post merger integration in an international context

Wolfgang Eckert, RUAG

Dr Thomas Eisenring, HOCHDORF Holding AG

Mads Joergensen, Georg Fischer Piping Systems

Thomas Stöcklin, Calida Group

11.40 am



Private equity takeover: blessing or curse?

Christophe Bézu, Odlo International AG

Dr Prisca Havranek-Kosicek, Kuoni Group

Heinz Kundert, VAT Group

Dr Michael Petersen, Cross Equity Partners AG

12.25 am Networking-Lunch
1.40 pm




New trends in due diligence

Dr Stephan Bergamin, Gearbulk Group

Dr Markus Braun, School of Management and Law ZHAW

Viktor Lir, Axpo Power AG

Dr Adriano Margiotta, Valora

Moderation: Roman Tarlavski, CMS Amsterdam




Serial buyers’ race for innovation

Felix Burkhard, Galenica Group

Jean-Luc de Buman, SGS

Andreas Olloz, Coop

Dr Christoph Sutter, Axpo Power AG

Moderation: Martin Frey, PwC Switzerland

2.25 pm Coffee and networking break
2.55 pm



M&A Insurance as deal facilitator

Dr Dennis Froneberg, AIG

3.10 pm



European M&A outlook 2017

Stefan Brunnschweiler, CMS Zurich

3.25 pm



Challenging the M&A processes: digitalisation and cyber security

Dr Markus Häuser, CMS Munich

Samuel Hügli, Tamedia

Rafic Mecattaf, Panalpina

Wolfgang Schurr, PwC

4.10 pm



Acquiring players, managing potential

Bernhard Heusler, former FC Basel


4.55 pm

Summary by the moderator of the day

Mark Dittli, Finanz und Wirtschaft

5.10 pm

Networking and drinks

Your contact

Christina Schallert
Manager Conference Development
Tel +41 44 248 58 57