AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


European Study Tour

Date & time

14 November 2011



18 November 2011


About this event

  • Are you running a venture philanthropy (VP) fund in Asia?
  • Are you considering establishing a fund?
  • Is your foundation or family office curious about VP?
  • Does your firm want to contribute business skills to VP investments?
  • Would you value sharing experiences with venture philanthropists in Europe?
  • Would you value networking opportunity with VP practitioners from other Asian countries?

Join AVPN’s unique opportunity to network with Europe’s leading venture philanthropists

This intensive, five day programme will offer up to 25 Asian participants the opportunity to learn from, and network with European VP practitioners (including Impetus Trust, PEF, Venturesome, New Philanthropy Capital, Bridges Ventures and UnLtd). The study tour’s objectives are to help those committed to expanding VP in Asia to learn from, and share experiences with peers in Europe, and build relationships across Asia for ongoing collaboration, including long term potential for sharing deal flow and co-investing.To begin the programme, study tour participants will meet with a number of VP funds based in London at a roundtable event hosted by 3i. This is followed by participation in the EVPA’s annual conference – held this year in Turin, Italy – a unique event attracting 350 delegates from over 25 countries for two days of seminars, training and networking.The study tour culminates in a day’s roundtable exclusively for the Asian delegates with leading continental European EVPA members (including Oltre Ventures, Noaber Group, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and BonVenture). This roundtable is hosted by Fondazione CRT. Schedule
13th November
Arrive London14th NovemberRoundtable with London-based VP funds. Informal networking dinner

15th November

AM further roundtable, PM fly to Milan and transfer to Turin, Italy

16th & 17th November

EVPA Annual Conference, Turin

18th November

AM roundtable with continental European VP funds. PM Depart Turin

COST: Participants must meet their own travel and accommodation costs. A registration fee payable to AVPN of US$1000 will cover organisational expenses, full EVPA annual conference fees, ground transfer on the 15th in London and from Milan airport to Turin, and some meals.

REGISTRATION: Places are limited and early registration is encouraged. To find out more, or to register your interest in joining the tour, please contact Kevin Teo by emailing [email protected]

AVPN is offering a US$1000 discount voucher for the organizations participating in the European Study Tour credited against AVPN’s first year membership fee. This offer is valid for those organizations that apply to join AVPN prior to 30 June 2012.

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network is a Pan Asian membership association headquartered in Singapore with the mission of promoting VP in the Non Profit and Social Enterprise space. It is focusing on networking, learning and sharing best practices across Asia. It will open for founder members from November 2011 and formally launch its activities in early 2012. AVPN (www.avpn.asia) is following on from the success of its sister organization the European Venture Philanthropy Association (www.evpa.eu.com) which now has over 130 members from 20 European countries.

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