Connecting Australian capital with global infrastructure opportunities

The Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum will be returning to Melbourne this October. This event offers an opportunity to connect and engage with Australia’s leading investors and the global infrastructure investment community. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your expertise in infrastructure investment. Join the conversation on investing in the asset class domestically and internationally, both onshore and offshore. Network with influential decision-makers and get strategic insights that enable you to put your best foot forward in infrastructure investment.

Past investor attendees include:

Advance your fundraising

Join the Infrastructure Investor Network, you can broaden your fundraising horizons by connecting with over a hundred of Australian private and institutional investors. Take advantage of the intimate setting and secure your next investment.

Uncover high-yield opportunities

Exchange strategies and perspectives on investing in the high-yield infrastructure assets with active investors and top fund managers from around the world. Gain actionable insights to refine your strategies and improve your ROI.

Unparalleled networking 

Connect with investor attendees such as Australian Super, CDPQ and Willis Towers Watson, along with allocators, fund managers, consultants, energy companies and policies makers, before, during or after the Australia Forum. Be part of the Infrastructure Investor Network with 3,200+ members who shape the future of the asset class.

2024 Key themes include:

  • The next era of Infrastructure Investing
  • Distributed energy vs large scale renewables
  • How will digitalisation help mitigate risks in investing in the energy transition?
  • How Australian LPs are increasing their outbound capabilities?

Past speakers included

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Apply for a complimentary institutional investor pass

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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2024 agenda

For more information on speaking at the Australia Forum, please contact Andrew Wolff
E: andrew.w@pei.group

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Pre-conference Cocktail Reception - Monday 21st

Times in AEST
18:00 - 21:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Agenda

Main Conference - Tuesday 22nd

Times in AEST
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 - 09:10

PEI Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote Fireside Chat

09:40 - 10:30

Keynote Panel: The next era of Infrastructure Investing

  • Global GP Consolidation – what does this mean for LPs? What role will independent managers have to play?
  • Will renewables and digital sectors continue to dominate investing opportunities?
  • What is the future role of core Australian infrastructure in global portfolios?
10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:50

Panel: Renewables Platforms as an investing strategy

  • Australia vs ROW – which global jurisdictions are proving the most attractive?
  • Investing in renewables platforms as a strategy to mitigate risk.
  • Distributed energy vs large scale renewables
11:50 - 12:35

Panel: The future of infrastructure investing is digital

  • The intersection of AI & digital: What opportunities does AI unlock in the digital space?
  • What’s different about digital infrastructure investment in Australia vs. other jurisdictions
  • How will digitalisation further drive decarbonisation and help mitigate risks in investing in the energy transition?
12:35 - 13:35

Lunch and Networking

13:35 - 14:15

Panel: Australian LPs investing strategies – onwards and upwards outbound?

  • How are Australian LPs increasing their outbound capabilities?
  • How are LPs thinking about direct investing and co-investments vs funds?
  • Infrastructure vs other private markets – is it taking over property?
14:15 - 14:35

Presentation

14:35 - 15:20

Panel: Impact Investing in the Infrastructure Context

  • How can managers demonstrate real impact with their infrastructure investments?
  • How are mandatory sustainability regulations poised to shape the asset class?
  • Nature based solutions as an impact investing opportunity.
15:20 - 15:50

Break

15:50 - 16:30

Panel: Spotlight on Battery Storage

  • Battery storage in Australia – what is its competitive advantage?
  • Costs of battery storage, have costs come down sufficiently to encourage large scale investment?
  • What are the potential returns, and the role of government incentives in the sector?
16:30 - 17:15

Panel: Offshore investors take on Australia

  • How are international investors viewing the local market compared to other developed jurisdictions?
  • Operating assets in Australia, what are the challenges and risks that they face?
  • Accessing deals – how competitive is the current market for foreign players to bid for deals, are they at competitive disadvantage?
17:15 - 18:15

Cocktail Reception

For a more comprehensive overview of what is instore at the Australia Forum download our agenda here.

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For more information on speaking in 2024, please contact Andrew Wolff E: andrew.w@pei.group

Past speakers include

Paul Bernath, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Paul Bernath

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

Jiroo Eoh, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh

Head of Alternative Investment Department, ABL Life Insurance

Mark Hector

Head of Infrastructure, Aware Super

Daniel Kemp

APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Nik Kemp

Head of Global Real Assets, AustralianSuper

Ethan Koh

Global Head of Research Operations, PEI Group

Sandra Lee, UniSuper

Sandra Lee

Head of Private Markets, UniSuper

Manish Rastogi, Frontier

Manish Rastogi

Head of Real Assets, Frontier

Becky Sung

Assistant Portfolio Manager, Aware Super

Tom Taylor

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Ken Woo, EQT Partners

Ken Wong

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

Institutional investors at the Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Day 1
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Sessions not to be missed - Tuesday 29th

Panel: Australian LPs investing strategies – onwards and upwards outbound?
13:35 - 14:15

1335 Panel: Australian LPs investing strategies – onwards and upwards outbound?

Paul Bernath, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Paul Bernath

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

Chloé Brayne

Investment Director, Infrastructure, CDPQ

Maria Donnelly, Aware Super

Maria Donnelly

Portfolio Manager - Infrastructure, Aware Super

Desmond Goh

Investment Manager - Unlisted Assets, HESTA

Maria Guo

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Real Assets, Australian Retirement Trust

Liza McDonald

Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super

What to expect at the Australia Forum?

Network with your peers

You will have multiple opportunities to enrich your network, exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers and diversify your investment strategy.

Explore opportunities

Discover remarkable investment opportunities in sectors including emerging markets, energy transition, infrastructure debt and more.

 

Gain expert insights

Safeguard your investments by hearing from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.

 

Meet with the best and brightest funds

Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with infrastructure’s biggest fund and asset managers in the market.

Apply for a complimentary pass

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Game-changing connections with the Infrastructure Investor Network

Join us at the Australia Forum in October 2024 in Melbourne and enhance your networking opportunities before, during, and after the event. Our members can engage with over 3,200 investors and managers year-round, arrange pre-event meetings with fellow Forum attendees, connect face-to-face on the day of the event, and continue discussions post-event. Purchase your Infrastructure Investor Network membership now and reserve your spot at the Australia Forum to access capital, maintain connections, and enhance investment decision-making.

Accelerate your fundraising

Discover investors whose investment strategies align with yours and schedule meetings in advance using our membership platform.

Groundbreaking connections 

Access unique, critical insight exclusive to members throughout the year and attend our Infrastructure Investor Network portfolio of events.

Expand your investor network

Showcase your profile ahead of the event and find the right decision makers with the help of our membership team.

Discover global investors

Connect with the most prominent investors in infrastructure
Abu Dhabi Pension Fund
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Australian Retirement Trust
AustralianSuper
Aware Super
Brighter Super
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
CPP Investments
IFM investors
Legal Super
NZ Super Fund
Patria Investments
Pemara Pacific
Spirit Super
Uni Super
Willis Tower Watson

Reap the benefits of the Australia Forum and more

Purchase 12-month Infrastructure Investor Network membership to attend the Investor Forum, and enjoy exclusive access to:

  • Our network directory of 3,200+ leading investors and fund managers for you to connect with
  • Invite-only peer groups, monthly webinars and knowledge hubs for deeper insights
  • and so much more…

Position your brand at the centre of the infrastructure community

Position your brand at the centre of the infrastructure community

Strengthen your market credibility, put your brand in front of your key target markets and meet your investment and business goals. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

For more information on the available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexander Jakes at alexander.j@pei.group or call +44 (0) 203 862 7498.

Alternatively you can register your interest below.