Connecting infrastructure with Australian capital

Infrastructure Investor returns to Australia at the Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum in October.

Network and reconnect with Australia’s top Superannuation firms and the global infrastructure investment community. Join influential decision makers to discuss the onshore and offshore potential for investing in the asset class.

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising strategies by connecting with Australia’s most active institutional investors.

Uncover high-yield opportunities

Share investment strategies and industry insights to identify high-yield assets across the region with leading investment practitioners.

Infrastructure Investor - build your network

Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform.

Programme at a glance

Hear from industry leaders on the current trends that are shaping the Australian infrastructure markets. Key themes include:

• Post pandemic investing strategies and the Covid recovery
• Propelling Australia to net zero – what more can private capital do?
• Understanding the digital infrastructure investing landscape
• ESG and sustainability at the nexus of infrastructure investing
• International investor’s perspectives on the Australian market
• Investing in emerging markets – why Supers should be taking a closer look

Part of the Global Passport

By securing your place at the Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum, you will instantly become part of the global network of infrastructure leaders shaping the asset class.

Passport holders have year-round access to a directory of investors, frequent meetings with industry leaders, and a place at all Infrastructure Investor conferences throughout the year, including:

Year-round infrastructure networking

The Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum will take place in-person and virtually on our industry-leading platform.

Easily seek out relevant investors, get maximum visibility, and maintain relationships across the global industry.

Attendance at the event is now exclusive to Global Passport holders – our new investor/manager network. Book a demo to see how, in addition to attendance to the the Australia Forum, membership can help grow your business.


Secure your next investor

Connect with a global network of investors
AustralianSuper
Aware Super
BCI
CPPIB
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
Employees Provident Fund Board
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
HESTA
Japan Post Bank
LGIASuper
Manulife
NZ Super Fund
Rest
Victorian Fund Management Coporation

Australia Forum attendees shape the industry

Your access to the Australia Forum will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a directory of global infrastructure’s most influential network.

Infrastructure Investor New York - advance your fundraising

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active Australian institutional investors.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - uncover high-yield opportunities

Uncover high-yield opportunities

Share perspectives on Australian investment strategies and identify high-yield assets across the region with leading investment practitioners.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - build your network

Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform.

Australia Forum attendees get more

By attending the Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum, you will join infrastructure’s most influential global network. Membership will give you:

  • Access to the Australia Forum
  • Virtual access to all of Infrastructure Investor’s global events
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more…
  • Please note annual agenda is subject to change

Partner with Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum

The Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile among senior decision-makers from across the world.

For exclusive sponsorship packages, please contact our sponsorship team at james.b@peimedia.com, call +61 3 4224 0205.

Interested in speaking at the Australia Forum?

Please contact Andrew Wolff at andrew.w@peimedia.com for more information.

Vishnu Amble

Head of IR and Capital Markets, Energize Ventures

As the Head of Investor Relations and Capital Markets, Vishnu leads the firm’s institutional capital markets and capital formation activities, joining the Energize Team in2021, bringing 2 decades of international capital markets experience at the int… Read full bio
Paul Bernath, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Paul Bernath

Managing Director, Infrastructure & Australia Office Head, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Paul Bernath is responsible for leading the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) Infrastructure team’s presence in the Asia Pacific region (ex. India), and sits on the firm’s global Infrastructure Investment Committee. Based in Sydn… Read full bio

Henri Blas

Chief Content Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub

Henri joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in July 2020 as Chief Content Officer. He leads strategy and delivery of initiatives. He is a GI Hub representative at the G20 Infrastructure Working Group and at the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group. H… Read full bio
Alexandra Campbell, CBUS

Alexandra Campbell

Head of Private Markets, CBUS

Alexandra Campbell is the Head of Private Markets & Head of Infrastructure for Cbus Super Fund. As Head of Private Markets, Alex has oversight for each of infrastructure, property and private equity portfolios. Alex works closely with each of the… Read full bio
Isabel Chatterton, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Isabel Chatterton

Regional Industry Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Isabel is the Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, based in Singapore. For seven years prior to her current role, Isabel was the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, initially for Sout… Read full bio

Jon Collinge

Sustainability Director, Morrison & Co

Updated bio coming soon.
Isabelle Demir, Infrastructure Capital

Isabelle Demir

Executive Director, Infrastructure Capital

Isabelle joined ICG in 2021 and brings over 20 years experience in infrastructure investments and advisory across Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. Isabelle has significant experience leading all stages of transactions including origination, e… Read full bio
Maria Donnelly, Aware Super

Maria Donnelly

Portfolio Manager - Infrastructure, Aware Super

Maria has 18 years’ experience in the Australian infrastructure sector. Over this period, Maria has worked in both a principal and advisory capacity across a broad range of infrastructure transactions in Australia and the UK. Maria joined Aware Super… Read full bio

Desmond Goh

Investment Manager - Unlisted Assets, HESTA

Desmond Goh is an Investment Manager, Unlisted Assets with HESTA, and is responsible for managing HESTA’s private asset investment portfolios in Infrastructure, Property and Insurance Linked Securities including leading due diligence for funds, co-in… Read full bio

Maria Guo

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Real Assets, Australian Retirement Trust

Australian Retirement Trust is a ~A$230 billion profit-for-members superannuation fund in Australia. Global Real Assets include investments in Infrastructure, Property and Alternative assets. The Infrastructure portfolio is over A$25 billion, focusin… Read full bio

Steven Hong

Director, Castalia Advisors

Steven Hong is a Director at Castalia, a Financial and Economic advisory firm dedicated to the Infrastructure sector. Castalia are experts in applying finance, economics, and law on solving infrastructure problems, and over the last 40 years have pio… Read full bio

Daniel Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Ark Energy

Daniel has more than 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border deals between Asia and Australia across a broad range of industries including renewable energy, natural resources and infrastructure. He is currently the CEO of Ark Energy, a wholly o… Read full bio
Jordan Kraiten, Hostplus

Jordan Kraiten

Head of Infrastructure, Hostplus

Jordan is the Head of Infrastructure at Hostplus. In this role he is responsible for all manager selection, direct investment, asset allocation, and other investment decisions related to the global infrastructure portfolio at Hostplus. In addition to… Read full bio
Ruben Langbroek GRESB

Ruben Langbroek

Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB

Ruben Langbroek is Head of Asia Pacific for GRESB. Mission-driven and investor-led, GRESB is the environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets. GRESB works in collaboration with the industry to provide standardized and validate… Read full bio
Sandra Lee, UniSuper

Sandra Lee

Investment Manager, Infrastructure, UniSuper

Sandra has over 25 years experience in the investment management and financial services industry. Responsibilities include infrastructure portfolio and transactional management across the transport, utilities, timberlands, PPPs, renewables and teleco… Read full bio
Jean-Étienne Leroux, CDPQ

Jean-Étienne Leroux

Managing Director, Infrastructure – Australia and New Zealand, CDPQ Sydney, CDPQ

Jean-Étienne Leroux is responsible for all infrastructure activities in Australia and New Zealand. As head of the region, he also takes an active part in positioning CDPQ as a partner of choice across all asset classes, in promoting CDPQ’s brand imag… Read full bio

Marigold Look

Executive Director, IFM

Marigold is responsible for Infrastructure team development, performance, recruitment and resource planning, as well as the ongoing management of the infrastructure assets and portfolio. At IFM investors, Marigold has been involved with a number of i… Read full bio

Rupert Maloney

Executive Director - Hydrogen, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Rupert Maloney is an Executive Director at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Rupert is leading the effort to establish the CEFC as a market leader and investor in the commercialisation of the hydrogen sector across Australia. Rupert is responsibl… Read full bio

Liza McDonald

Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super

Liza has over 24 years’ experience in the superannuation sector and is a specialist and passionate advocate for Responsible Investments and Sustainable Finance. As Head of Responsible Investments, she has led the development and implementation of the… Read full bio
Matt Morgan, Infratech Growth Partners

Matt Morgan

Managing Director, Infratech Growth Partners

Matt Morgan is the Managing Director of Infratech Growth Partners (IGP), an Australian based growth equity investor in technology-based businesses which disrupt infrastructure assets or enhance infrastructure asset returns. IGP primarily invests in a… Read full bio

Felipe Pinto

Partner and Head of Infrastructure Brazil, Patria

Mr. Felipe Pinto is a Partner and Head of Infrastructure Brazil. He is primarily responsible for managing funds and investments in infrastructure business unit as well as new investments in Brazil. Mr. Pinto also holds board member positions at Odata… Read full bio
Manish Rastogi, Frontier

Manish Rastogi

Head of Real Assets, Frontier

Manish Rastogi is the Head of Real Assets with Frontier having joined the firm in August 2017. He leads a dedicated team of real assets investment consultants that provides investment consulting, manager research and support on infrastructure, real e… 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

Timo Schmid

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Timo Schmid leads Boston Consulting Group's Principal Investors & Private Equity practice in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive experience advising clients in the infrastructure and private equity space. Timo has led numerous due diligen… Read full bio

Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

Fiona Simon is the CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC), the peak body for the Australian hydrogen industry. AHC connects the hydrogen industry and its stakeholders in building a secure, clean and resilient energy future based on hydrogen. AH… Read full bio
Claire Simpson, JANA

Claire Simpson

Co-Head Infrastructure, Senior Consultant, JANA

Claire is a Senior Consultant and the Co-Head of the Infrastructure Research Team. In co-leading the Infrastructure Team, Claire works closely with JANA’s largest clients to develop infrastructure investment strategies and provide investment recommen… Read full bio
Grace Szeto, Christian Super

Grace Szeto

Associate Director, Willis Towers Watson

Grace joined Willis Towers Watson in October 2021 and is part of the Australian Investment Team as an Associate Director in manager research. In the role, she is responsible for investment and manager research within Real Assets. Previous to this, sh… Read full bio
Ludovic Theau, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Ludovic Theau

Chief Investment Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

As Chief Investment Officer, Mr Theau is responsible for the origination and execution of new investments for the CEFC. Mr Theau has led the successful financing of a number of the CEFC's innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, he… Read full bio
Thomas Walenta, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Thomas Walenta

Senior Investment Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Thomas is Senior Investment Officer at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral financial institution whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow – infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes re… Read full bio
Ken Woo, EQT Partners

Ken Wong

Head of Asia Pacific, Infrastructure and Head of Australia, EQT Partners

Ken Wong joined EQT Partners in October 2018 and is the Head of Asia Pacific, Infrastructure and Head of Australia. Prior to joining EQT, Ken worked at Affinity Equity Partners focusing on private equity investments in the technology, media, telecomm… Read full bio
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Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum (Times in AEST) - Wednesday 5th

Connecting infrastructure with Australian capital
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee networking

09:00 - 09:50

Keynote Panel: Post pandemic investing strategies & the covid recovery

Ken Wong, Paul Bernath, Timo Schmid
  • Investing in infrastructure 2022: Is it all about decarbonising and digitalizing?
  • How do you access the best deals in the increasingly competitive market?
  • Post covid headwinds of rising interest rates and geopolitical insatiability. How best can investors mitigate these?
  • Expected returns for different infra strategies in a post covid world
Ken Woo, EQT Partners

Ken Wong

Head of Asia Pacific, Infrastructure and Head of Australia, EQT Partners

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Paul Bernath, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Paul Bernath

Managing Director, Infrastructure & Australia Office Head, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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Timo Schmid

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

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09:50 - 10:20

Keynote Fireside Chat

10:20 - 11:10

Panel: Propelling Australia to net zero – what more can private capital do?

Jean-Étienne Leroux, Ludovic Theau, Marigold Look, Isabelle Demir
  • What are the current political and practical impediments to reach net zero and how can they be overcome?
  • How can private capital increase its role in Australia?
  • Looking beyond private capital’s role in conventional sectors such battery storage and renewable supply chain infrastructure
Jean-Étienne Leroux, CDPQ

Jean-Étienne Leroux

Managing Director, Infrastructure – Australia and New Zealand, CDPQ Sydney, CDPQ

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Ludovic Theau, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Ludovic Theau

Chief Investment Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

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Marigold Look

Executive Director, IFM

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Isabelle Demir, Infrastructure Capital

Isabelle Demir

Executive Director, Infrastructure Capital

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11:10 - 11:40

Break

11:40 - 12:30

LP Panel: ‘Your Future, Your Super’ and Superannuation infrastructure investing

Manish Rastogi , Maria Donnelly, Alexandra Campbell, Jordan Kraiten, Sandra Lee, Desmond Goh
  • How has Your Future Your Super impacted on Super’s investment portfolios?
  • Is there a growing disconnect between desired investing assets and current benchmarks?
  • The impact on fund investing – is it forcing Supers to go direct?
Manish Rastogi, Frontier

Manish Rastogi

Head of Real Assets, Frontier

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Maria Donnelly, Aware Super

Maria Donnelly

Portfolio Manager - Infrastructure, Aware Super

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Alexandra Campbell, CBUS

Alexandra Campbell

Head of Private Markets, CBUS

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Jordan Kraiten, Hostplus

Jordan Kraiten

Head of Infrastructure, Hostplus

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Sandra Lee, UniSuper

Sandra Lee

Investment Manager, Infrastructure, UniSuper

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Desmond Goh

Investment Manager - Unlisted Assets, HESTA

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12:30 - 13:15

Panel: Investing in emerging markets – Why Supers should be taking a closer look?

Chandra Reddy, Thomas Walenta, Isabel Chatterton, Felipe Pinto
  • The case for investing in APAC renewables – why is now the time
  • How to best access the best deals and opportunities
  • Demystifying risk in emerging markets  – is it overstated?
A speaker photo for Chandra  Reddy

Chandra Reddy

Advisor to Corporate Chairman, GMR Infrastructure

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Thomas Walenta, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Thomas Walenta

Senior Investment Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

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Isabel Chatterton, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Isabel Chatterton

Regional Industry Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Felipe Pinto

Partner and Head of Infrastructure Brazil, Patria

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch and Networking

14:15 - 14:55

Panel: The big debate - can Australia become a hydrogen superpower?

Steven Hong, Daniel Kim, Rupert Maloney, Fiona Simon
  • What’s driving the demand for green hydrogen globally and in Australia?
  • What’s the current status of Australia’s hydrogen industry?
  • What will it take for Australia to become a hydrogen superpower?
  • What enabling infrastructure is required under the ‘superpower’ scenario and what are the opportunities for private capital?
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Steven Hong

Director, Castalia Advisors

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Daniel Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Ark Energy

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Rupert Maloney

Executive Director - Hydrogen, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

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Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

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14:55 - 15:15

Presentation: Investing in digital infrastructure

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:30

Panel: Investing in the infrastructure of the future

Matt Morgan, Claire Simpson, Vishnu Amble, Maria Guo
  • How far has the pandemic accelerated GP & LPs investments in new technologies and where do they see future opportunities arising?
  • Technology risk and disruption – what do investors need to be aware of?
  • The rise and rise of Digital infrastructure – understanding the emergence of new technological innovation such as in edge computing
Matt Morgan, Infratech Growth Partners

Matt Morgan

Managing Director, Infratech Growth Partners

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Claire Simpson, JANA

Claire Simpson

Co-Head Infrastructure, Senior Consultant, JANA

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A speaker photo for Vishnu Amble

Vishnu Amble

Head of IR and Capital Markets, Energize Ventures

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A speaker photo for Maria Guo

Maria Guo

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Real Assets, Australian Retirement Trust

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16:30 - 17:15

Panel: ESG and sustainability at the nexus of infrastructure investing

Ruben Langbroek, Liza McDonald, Henri Blas, Jon Collinge
  • Integrating ESG into the asset management process
  • When and why are allocations being withdrawn due to ESG issues?
  • Is ESG a sustainable product?
Ruben Langbroek GRESB

Ruben Langbroek

Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB

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Liza McDonald

Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super

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A speaker photo for Henri Blas

Henri Blas

Chief Content Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub

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Jon Collinge

Sustainability Director, Morrison & Co

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17:15 - 18:15

Cocktail Reception

Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum (Times in AEST) - Thursday 6th

Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum
07:30 - 12:00

LP Breakfast briefing (LPs only) Followed by the Agri Investor Forum