Asian infrastructure investment's #1 meeting place

The flagship Forum of the Hong Kong Summit, the 7th annual Asia Forum is a must-attend if you are investing in Asian infrastructure or fundraising for global funds from the region’s behemoth LPs.

As regional opportunities see a majority of infrastructure investors growing their regional teams in Asia-Pacific, there has never been a better time than the Asia Forum to demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities and connect with the most influential institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, advisors and strategic partners all in one place.

Join more than 300 decision-makers in attendance who year-on-year determine the agenda for Asian infrastructure growth and outbound capital flows from the region’s largest LPs. The 2019 event will be where the future of the asset class’ most promising region for double-figure returns is decided.

The Asia Forum is the cornerstone event of the Hong Kong Summit

3 distinct Forums to enhance your investment and fundraising strategies

Drive your energy transition investment strategy at this second annual forum dedicated to the “biggest investment opportunity of the century”.

Established as the premier infrastructure investment conference in the region, you must be in attendance if you are interested in Asian infrastructure or LP capital.

Discover why LPs in the region are increasingly allocating their capital to infrastructure debt strategies and demonstrate your advantage over the competition to secure your share.

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Day 1 - Wednesday 13th

Day 1
08:00 - 08:50

Registration and coffee

08:50 - 09:00

PEI welcome and chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:50

Keynote Panel: The Asian investment opportunity

Lubomir Varbanov, Luca Tonello, Chris Heathcote, Dhanpal Jhaveri, John Jackman
  • The Asian infrastructure value proposition – why do GPs find Asia attractive?
  • A tale of two Asia’s? Investing in developed vs developing markets
  • Regulatory and political risk considerations compared to investing in OECD markets
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Lubomir Varbanov

Head of New Business, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, IFC (International Finance Corporation)

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Luca Tonello

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Chris Heathcote

Consultant, Ostium Consulting

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Dhanpal Jhaveri

Managing Partner, Everstone Capital

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John Jackman

Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

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09:50 - 10:20

Keynote Presentation: : Imagination to Infrastructure

Boe Pahari
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Boe Pahari

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital

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10:20 - 10:50

LP Keynote Interview

Eng Seng Ang, Eduard Fernández
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Eng Seng Ang

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure | GIC

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Eduard Fernández

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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10:50 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50

Presentation: Investing in Offshore Wind

Georg Obert
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Georg Obert

Managing Director, wpd-invest

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11:50 - 12:35

Panel: Finding value in Mid-Market Infrastructure

Damian Stanley , Melannie Pyzik, Tani Burge, Jingjing Bai
  • How do you define the mid-market and understanding different GPs approaches to the sector?
  • Dealflow – which areas will be more prevalent over the next 12 months?
  • How competitive is the mid-market becoming?
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Damian Stanley

Partner, Head of Asia Infrastructure Equity and Head of Global Airports Group, AMP Capital

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Melannie Pyzik

Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners

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Tani Burge

Director and Head of Investor Relations, Alinda Capital Partners

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Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

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12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch

13:35 - 14:05

Keynote Interview: Building for Tomorrow: Infrastructure Investment in Emerging Markets

Jim Yong Kim, Daniel Kemp
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Jim Yong Kim

Vice Chairman and Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

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Daniel Kemp

Superfunds Correspondent, Infrastructure Investor

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14:05 - 14:50

Panel: The emergence of digital infrastructure as a key subsector

Abu Bakar Chowdhury, Wilson Chung, Marc Ganzi, Lachmi-Niwas (LN) Sadani
  • How does digital fit into the infrastructure investment portfolio?
  • Understanding the investment landscape: from fibres to data centres
  • The risk return profile of digital infra compared to other infrastructure sectors
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Abu Bakar Chowdhury

Managing Director, ASMA Capital

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Wilson Chung

Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital

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Marc Ganzi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Bridge Holdings

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Lachmi-Niwas (LN) Sadani

Founder and Managing Partner, Lensbridge Capital

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14:50 - 15:35

Panel: The rise of direct investment in Asia

Bruce Crane, Hans-Martin Aerts, Sandiren Curthan, John Faye
  • What is driving larger LPs from the West to open local offices?
  • Where are direct LPs investing in the region?
  • Lessons learnt – what have been the challenges for direct investors entering the market?
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Bruce Crane

Managing Director, OMERS Infrastructure, OMERS Asia

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Hans-Martin Aerts

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific | APG Asset Management Asia

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Sandiren Curthan

Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

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John Faye

Senior Director, Infrastructure, CDPQ Singapore

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15:35 - 16:15

Networking Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00

Roundtables

Sandiren Curthan, Chris Heathcote, Steven Hong, Lieven Jacquemyn, Joanne Lee, Chris Torrens

Spotlight on:

Roundtable 1: Renewables

Roundtable 2: ESG

Roundtable 3: PPPs

Roundtable 4: Asset Management

Roundtable 6: Climate Finance

Roundtable 7: Belt and Road

Roundtable 8: Regulation

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Sandiren Curthan

Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

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Chris Heathcote

Consultant, Ostium Consulting

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Steven Hong

Director, Castalia Advisors

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Lieven Jacquemyn

International PPP Expert

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Joanne Lee

Sustainable Finance Specialist, WWF International

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Chris Torrens

Senior Partner, Control Risks

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17:00 - 18:00

Close of Day One Followed by Cocktail Reception

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Day 2 - Thursday 14th

Day 2
08:00 - 08:45

LP Breakfast Briefing (Invitation Only)

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:10

PEI welcome and chairman’s opening remarks

James Wardlaw
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James Wardlaw

Vice Chairman, Campbell Lutyens

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09:10 - 09:55

Day 2 Keynote Panel: Building a successful investment portfolio in India

Rahul Agarwal, Pushkar Kulkarni, Projesh Banerjea, Chandra Reddy, Sharat Goyal
  • What are the best strategies to deploy when investing in Indian assets?
  • What is the role that private capital can play in India?
  • What are the main risks when investing in India projects? How can investors safeguard against the risks posed?
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Rahul Agarwal

Senior Assistant Vice President, Invest India

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Pushkar Kulkarni

Principal – Infrastructure, CPPIB

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Projesh Banerjea

Portfolio Manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

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Chandra Reddy

Advisor to Corporate Chairman, GMR Infrastructure

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Sharat Goyal

Managing Director and Head, India, AMP Capital

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09:55 - 10:40

The role of ESG and diversity in infrastructure investing

Vicki Rigg, Debra Tan, Daniel Kemp, Joanne Lee, Gwen Colin
  • What business factors can ESG activity have a positive impact on?
  • Dispelling the myths associated with ESG implementation
  • Why diversity matters when selecting a manager
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Vicki Rigg

Executive Director, Palisade Investment Partners

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Debra Tan

Director and Head, China Water Risk (CWR)

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Daniel Kemp

Superfunds Correspondent, Infrastructure Investor

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Joanne Lee

Sustainable Finance Specialist, WWF International

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Gwen Colin

Manager/ Head of Sustainable Finance - Hong Kong, ENEA Consulting Hong Kong

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10:40 - 11:10

Presentation: - The Greater Bay Area: world-class infrastructure or unrealised potential?

Ben Simpfendorfer
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Ben Simpfendorfer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Silk Road Associates

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11:10 - 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45

Presentation: Investor sentiment from Infrastructure Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

Nicole Douglas

Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics team surveyed 150 LPs to capture investor sentiment on asset allocation, relationships with GPs, and performance predictions. Investors range from established players with diverse fund portfolios, to those planning to make their first alternatives commitments in 2020.

  • Overview of the 2019 fundraising landscape
  • Investor sentiment towards infrastructure strategies
  • Factors that will impact infra performance for the year ahead
  • Appetite for co-investment, the role of due diligence, ESG, other macroeconomic factors

 

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

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11:45 - 12:35

Panel: Understanding the APAC LP

Jake Lee, Dennis Chan, Nicole Connolly, Nicole Douglas
  • What’s driving APAC LP investment into infrastructure?
  • Understanding the diverse investment appetites and strategies of APAC LPs
  • Advice for successful fundraising in the region, what do GPS need to know?
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Jake Lee

Head of Infrastructure, Hyundai Insurance

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Dennis Chan

Head of Infrastructure, China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings)

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Nicole Connolly

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, IPIF Management

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

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12:35 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Hans-Martin Aerts

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific | APG Asset Management Asia

Hans-Martin Aerts is a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific at APG Asset Management, one of the largest pension fund asset managers in the world with assets under management of approximately €500 billion (as at April… Read full bio

Rahul Agarwal

Senior Assistant Vice President, Invest India

Rahul Agarwal has a decade of experience in Infrastructure Financing policy & Corporate Strategy. Rahul Agarwal is the Senior Assistant Vice President in Invest India, the Official Investment Promotion Agency of India. At Invest India, Rahul heads th… Read full bio

Eng Seng Ang

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure | GIC

Mr Ang Eng Seng is GIC’s Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure and Adviser to the Integrated Strategies Group (ISG). Before this, he was President of Europe and Head of ISG. Prior to joining GIC in 1994, Mr Ang was a Director of the Auditor-Gen… Read full bio

Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

Jingjing Bai is an advisor to bfinance in Asia since 2019, based in Hong Kong. In the recent years, Jingjing led a global alternative investment program mandated by Chinese State Owned Enterprises, covering Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Asset… Read full bio

Projesh Banerjea

Portfolio Manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

Projesh is a Portfolio Manager at ADIA where he works across the energy, transport, and utilities sectors globally and leads the Infrastructure Division’s India coverage efforts. Prior to joining ADIA, he worked at Macquarie Capital in London and JPM… Read full bio

Tani Burge

Director and Head of Investor Relations, Alinda Capital Partners

Tani Burge is a Director at Alinda Capital Partners based in the London office. She is Head of Investor Relations and her primary responsibility is developing LP relationships, managing co-investor partnerships, syndication strategies for transaction… Read full bio

Dennis Chan

Head of Infrastructure, China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings)

Dennis Chan, managing director, head of global infrastructure investment in China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings) Limited. Mr. Chan has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure & real asset investment, corporate finance and corporate… Read full bio

Abu Bakar Chowdhury

Managing Director, ASMA Capital

Mr. Chowdhury is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C. (c). He is a member of the Management Committee and, alongside his role within the investment decision making process, is responsible for the finance f… Read full bio

Wilson Chung

Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital

Wilson leads Macquarie Capital’s principal investments across Asia in datacentres, digital infrastructure and energy storage systems. He is responsible for identifying and executing potential investment opportunities for Macquarie Capital, with a par… Read full bio

Gwen Colin

Manager/ Head of Sustainable Finance - Hong Kong, ENEA Consulting Hong Kong

Gwen joined ENEA in 2018. She is heading the sustainable finance solutions from Hong Kong office. Gwen has done most of her career in some major financial corporations. She started as a legal advisor, then project manager, at Credit Agricole Asset Ma… Read full bio

Nicole Connolly

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, IPIF Management

Nicole has worked in the superannuation and funds management industry for more than 20 years. Prior to establishing IPIF, Nicole was Director of Alternative Assets at Russell Investments and Head of Alternative Investments at Telstra Super, one of Au… Read full bio

Bruce Crane

Managing Director, OMERS Infrastructure, OMERS Asia

As Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce is responsible for leading infrastructure-related efforts in Asia and is based in Singapore. He was previously based in New York, and was responsible for sourcing and leading investment opportunitie… Read full bio

Sandiren Curthan

Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

Sandiren is a Senior Director within the Infrastructure Investments team of PSP Investments. Since joining PSP in 2011, he has been actively involved in the origination, execution and asset management of equity investments in all infrastructure asset… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for PEI’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on investors globally. She is als… Read full bio

John Faye

Senior Director, Infrastructure, CDPQ Singapore

John Faye is Senior Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, based in CDPQ’s Singapore office. In his role, he is responsible for the sourcing and execution of infrastructure investments in Asia. Mr. Faye has 20 years of experience in global infrastru… Read full bio

Eduard Fernández

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Eduard Fernández is a reporter with Infrastructure Investor based in Hong Kong. Previously, he worked as the correspondent in China for several Spanish media outlets, and as news editor for China´s public television network, CCTV. Some of his article… Read full bio

Marc Ganzi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Bridge Holdings

Marc C. Ganzi is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge Holdings, a leading global investor and owner of mobile and internet infrastructure. He is also a Managing Partner and Investment Committee member at Digital Colony. Prior to Digi… Read full bio

Sharat Goyal

Managing Director and Head, India, AMP Capital

Mr Goyal has been with AMP Capital since 2011. He has over 20 years’ experience in investing, investment banking and debt/ mezzanine financing in the infrastructure sector. He has worked with public financial institutions, advisory firms and private… Read full bio

Chris Heathcote

Consultant, Ostium Consulting

Chris Heathcote is an independent consultant working for a number of clients in the infrastructure and real estate development sectors. Most recently he was the inaugural CEO of the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 organisation, which he lead between… Read full bio

Steven Hong

Director, Castalia Advisors

Steven Hong is a Director at Castalia Advisors (Castalia), and has amassed 13 years of experience in infrastructure developed from Government, PwC, and most recently the Global Infrastructure Hub. During this time, he has worked on projects across an… Read full bio

John Jackman

Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

John is a Managing Director at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners with responsibility for investments across the power and renewable energy sectors in Asia. Prior to joining Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, John was a Senior Managing Director at Mac… Read full bio

Lieven Jacquemyn

International PPP Expert

Lieven Jacquemyn is an internationally experienced project finance professional with a solid track record of originating and transacting a total project value of more than US$3bn as financial advisor and investor. As former council member of the Inte… Read full bio

Dhanpal Jhaveri

Managing Partner, Everstone Capital

Dhanpal Jhaveri is Managing Partner at Everstone Capital, a premier investment group focused on India and South East Asia, with assets in excess of US$5 billion across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure and venture capital. An astute d… Read full bio

Daniel Kemp

Superfunds Correspondent, Infrastructure Investor

Daniel Kemp is Superfunds Correspondent for PEI Media’s Infrastructure Investor and Agri Investor. He joined PEI in February 2018 and is based in Sydney. Daniel is an experienced B2B journalist, working for five years prior to joining PEI as Innovati… Read full bio

Jim Yong Kim

Vice Chairman and Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Jim Yong Kim M.D., Ph.D., is Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners. From July 2012 to February 2019, Kim served as the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed that position, the organization established two… Read full bio

Pushkar Kulkarni

Principal – Infrastructure, CPPIB

Pushkar Kulkarni is an Electronics Engineer from VJTI with a Management degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of management Studies, Mumbai. Before joining CPPIB, Pushkar served as the Managing Director of Serco India with a board position. Serco was… Read full bio

Jake Lee

Head of Infrastructure, Hyundai Insurance

Jake (Jong Kwan) Lee is Head of Infrastructure, leading domestic and overseas infrastructure investments at Hyundai Insurance based in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to his current position, he helped build overseas Private Equity and Debt investment plat… Read full bio

Joanne Lee

Sustainable Finance Specialist, WWF International

Joanne Lee brings a combination of academic and professional experience in sustainable finance, environmental policy, renewable energy, corporate sustainability and climate finance. At WWF Joanne facilitates a range of ongoing activities within Finan… Read full bio

Georg Obert

Managing Director, wpd-invest

Georg Obert is active in the renewable industry since 2004. He successfully closed numerous wind (onshore and offshore) and solar transactions over the course of his professional life. His transactions have a strong focus on Europe, but he was also a… Read full bio

Boe Pahari

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital

Boe Pahari, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Managing Partner, joined AMP Capital in March 2010 and is responsible for leading AMP Capital’s global infrastructure equity activities. Mr Pahari has over 20 years of experience in the industry havin… Read full bio

Melannie Pyzik

Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners

Melannie has over 18 years of experience in unlisted infrastructure and infrastructure like strategies. Melannie holds a senior leadership role at Argo Infrastructure Partners, as a Managing Director, she is also a member of the Investment Committee.… Read full bio

Chandra Reddy

Advisor to Corporate Chairman, GMR Infrastructure

Chandra is a Sydney based former lawyer and now an advisor in business and capital strategy to multi-national companies involved in infrastructure development, clean energy, industrial real estate and technology. Chandra is also the CEO of Beyond Adv… Read full bio

Vicki Rigg

Executive Director, Palisade Investment Partners

Vicki has over 20 years experience in the infrastructure sector. She joined Palisade as one of the original team members in 2008 and holds a senior leadership role in the business. Vicki focuses on the acquisition and management of infrastructure ass… Read full bio

Lachmi-Niwas (LN) Sadani

Founder and Managing Partner, Lensbridge Capital

LN is Founder and Managing Partner of Lensbridge Capital, a boutique investment and advisory firm which focuses on opportunities in Asia Pacific across a range of sectors including consumer, technology, etc. In this capacity, he also assists Cisco Sy… Read full bio

Ben Simpfendorfer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Silk Road Associates

Ben Simpfendorfer is Founder and CEO of Silk Road Associates, a data-driven strategic advisory based in Hong Kong established in 2010. Ben advises Fortune 500 multinationals and leading Chinese firms on their commercial strategies in Greater China, S… Read full bio

Damian Stanley

Partner, Head of Asia Infrastructure Equity and Head of Global Airports Group, AMP Capital

Damian Stanley is a Partner, Head of AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Equity business in Asia and also Head of AMP Capital’s Global Airports Group. Mr. Stanley joined AMP Capital in 2015 and has led key investments including in ESVAGT, Leeds Bradford Air… Read full bio

Debra Tan

Director and Head, China Water Risk (CWR)

Tan heads China Water Risk (CWR), a non-profit think tank that aims to create a world where water and climate risks are embedded in business & finance. She built CWR from an idea into a ‘go-to’ resource on water issues and a leader in the water risk… Read full bio

Luca Tonello

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Luca Tonello leads one of Asia’s most respected teams engaged in capital raising and advisory for the infrastructure and energy sectors at SMBC. He oversees a multi-billion dollars Asia focused portfolio with exposure to sustainable energy, power, in… Read full bio

Chris Torrens

Senior Partner, Control Risks

Chris Torrens is a Senior Partner at Control Risks, based in Beijing. He is responsible for growing the company’s outbound China business, managing a team of consultants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong that advises both state-owned and private Chi… Read full bio

Lubomir Varbanov

Head of New Business, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, IFC (International Finance Corporation)

Lubomir Varbanov is Head of New Business for Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Lubomir has over 20 years of industry and investment experience in emerging and developed markets, and has… Read full bio

James Wardlaw

Vice Chairman, Campbell Lutyens

James Wardlaw joined Campbell Lutyens in 2011 with responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure practice and has been instrumental in building the practice over the last eight years. His present role is focused on advising the firm’s clients, includi… Read full bio
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