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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Agenda

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

Michael Barrow, Lubomir Varbanov, Luca Tonello
  • 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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Michael Barrow

Director General of the Private Sector Operations Department | Asian Development Bank

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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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09:50 - 10:20

Keynote presentation

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: Ang Eng Seng, CIO, Infrastructure, GIC

Eng Seng Ang, Bruno Alves
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Eng Seng Ang

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure | GIC

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Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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10:50 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:05

Panel: The rise of direct investment in Asia

Hans-Martin Aerts, Cyril Cabanes, Sandiren Curthan, Pushkar Kulkarni, Bruce Crane
  • 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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Hans-Martin Aerts

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

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Cyril Cabanes

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, CDPQ Singapore

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Sandiren Curthan

Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

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Pushkar Kulkarni

Principal – Infrastructure, CPPIB

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Bruce Crane

Managing Director, OMERS Infrastructure, OMERS Asia

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12:05 - 12:55

Panel: Finding value in Mid-Market Infrastructure

Damian Stanley , Kirsten Whitehead
  • 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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Kirsten Whitehead

Head of Portfolio Management, QIC

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12:55 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

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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14:45 - 15:15

Presentation: A guide to Asian regulatory markets

15:15 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Roundtables

Jean-Marc Champagne

Spotlight on: Renewables, Data, New Fund Structures, ESG, PPPs, Digital Infrastructure, Storage, Regulation, Asset Management

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Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong

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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 - 09:00

LP Breakfast Briefing (Invitation Only)

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:10

PEI welcome and chairman’s opening remarks

09:10 - 09:55

Panel: Assessing the developments of the Belt and Road

  • Can China deliver a more attractive belt and road for investors?
  • What is the role that private capital can play?
  • How can investors safeguard against the risks posed?
09:55 - 10:40

The role ESG and diversity in infrastructure investing

Vicki Rigg, Debra Tan, Xinying Tok, Jean-Marc Champagne
  • 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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Xinying Tok

Director, Asia Research & Engagement

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Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong

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10:40 - 11:10

Presentation: The Asian macroeconomic landscape: Where are we headed and what will its impact be for infrastructure investing?

11:10 - 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45

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

Nicole Douglas
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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research | PEI

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11:45 - 12:35

Panel: Understanding the APAC LP

James Fraser-Smith, Jake Lee, Jason Hyunjae Kim, 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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James Fraser-Smith

Head of Unlisted Infrastructure & Timberland, Future Fund

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Jake Lee

Head of Infrastructure, Hyundai Insurance

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Jason Hyunjae Kim

Head of Infrastructure Team 2 | Samsung Fire & Marine 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

Jeffrey Altman

Senior Advisor | Finadvice

Jeffrey is a Senior Advisor to Finadvice AG. He has over 24 years of energy/infrastructure experience within several utilities (electricity, gas and telecoms) as well as advising on infrastructure and renewable related assets in Europe, Asia and the… Read full bio

Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Bruno Alves is the Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist for over 10 years and first joined Infrastructure Investor in December 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastr… 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

Michael Barrow

Director General of the Private Sector Operations Department | Asian Development Bank

Michael Barrow is Director General for ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department handling all of the Bank’s private infrastructure and financial institutions investments, lending and guarantees. He joined ADB in July 2003. Prior to joining ADB, Mr.… Read full bio

Cyril Cabanes

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, CDPQ Singapore

Cyril Cabanes is Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific based in CDPQ’s Singapore office. In his role, he is responsible for all infrastructure investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes building and overseeing a team o… Read full bio

Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong

Jean-Marc advises institutional investors, lenders, and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental degradation issues; he aims to shift their financial flows toward sustainable inves… 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

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 res… 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

James Fraser-Smith

Head of Unlisted Infrastructure & Timberland, Future Fund

James Fraser-Smith joined the Future Fund in February 2016 as a Director in the Infrastructure and Timberlands team. Prior to joining the Future Fund, James spent over 10 years at Hastings Funds Management, with senior roles across portfolio strategy… 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

Jason Hyunjae Kim

Head of Infrastructure Team 2 | Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

Jason Hyunjae Kim is a Lead Professional (Head of Infrastructure Team 2) of Infrastructure Investment Team in Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. He is responsible for the deal origination, due diligence, financial structuring, and credit appro… 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

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

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

Xinying Tok

Director, Asia Research & Engagement

Xinying Tok has over 12 years' experience working in banking, consulting and sustainability. She focuses on issues around Green Finance, Sustainable Cities and Clean Transportation in Asia. She also helps to build and develop GRESB's relationships wi… 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

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

Kirsten Whitehead

Head of Portfolio Management, QIC

Kirsten joined QIC in early 2010 and has overall responsibility for portfolio management across QIC Global Infrastructure’s separately managed accounts, large co-investors and pooled products. Her role is focused on infrastructure investment manageme… Read full bio
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