Driving global connectivity through investing in innovation

Connect with a global community of investors and managers at the Digital Infrastructure Forum and explore this increasingly important sub-asset class. Discuss strategies for investing in digital in an unpredictable environment, on 20 March in Berlin.

 

Key themes include:

  • Connectivity – the continued growth prospects of the digital infrastructure sector
  • Digital infrastructure valuations under the microscope in an unpredictable environment
  • How might digital assets hold the keys to net-zero ambitions?
  • Redefining digital infrastructure: 5G networks, artificial intelligence, edge computing and more

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Connect with a global audience of investors actively allocating to digital, looking to put money in a less frothy part of the market. Benefit from focused networking with the right people.

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Hear from the experts on digital infrastructure’s role in achieving sustainability targets, explore 5G networks, artificial intelligence and so much more.

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Part of the Global Summit

The Digital Infrastructure Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. The Global Summit will take place across four days and include six forums. From ESG to infrastructure debt, the Summit is your best opportunity to connect with the world’s investors, learn from inspirational speakers and stay at the forefront of the infrastructure market.

Six specialist forums

Empowering growth on the frontline of infrastructure’s emerging economies

Best practice in sustainability to improve investment strategy

Driving global connectivity through investing in innovation

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Resilience and returns: unlocking infrastructure debt’s potential in a volatile market

Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

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New for 2023, the Investor Council is a space for investors to come together and share peer-to-peer insights, learn from leading investors and more.

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

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  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexander Jakes at alexander.j@peimedia.com or call +44(0)20 3862 7498

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 available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexander Jakes at alexander.j@peimedia.com or call +44(0)20 3862 7498

For more information or if you are interested in speaking at the Digital Infrastructure Forum, please contact Kitty Watson.

kitty.w@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 953 8587

Day 1
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Agenda

Monday - Monday 20th

Digital Infrastructure Forum 2023
09:10 - 09:15

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome from the chair

Canan Anli
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Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

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09:30 - 10:15

Macroeconomic considerations across the vast spectrum of digital infrastructure

Mamoun Jamai

• What inflation protection is in place for existing digital infrastructure funds and assets?
• How are investors reacting to high interest rates, inflation and other factors when it comes to digital infrastructure allocation?
• How are funds coping with squeezed terms on financing in the current hostile environment?
• How are market conditions affecting portfolio companies and underwritings in this sector?

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Mamoun Jamai

CFA - Head of Digital Infrastructure, ADIA

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10:15 - 11:00

Exploring the growing digital infrastructure menu for investors

Anish Butani, Jussi Ahonen, Sujoy Roy

• Examining the rapidly developing investment market for fibre, towers and data centres
• Secondaries, debt funds and more: what options are institutional and private investors exploring?
• How is this being reflected in the fundraising arena amongst specialist, emerging and blue-chip fund managers?
• How are funds meeting investor ESG demand?

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Anish Butani

Senior Director, bfinance

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Jussi Ahonen

Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions, Finnfund

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Sujoy Roy

Head of Financial Advisory, Shinsei International Limited

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking with ESG & Sustainability and Emerging Markets attendees

Digital Infrastructure Forum 2023
11:30 - 12:15

Why high-quality assets will reign supreme in the short and long-term

Canan Anli
  • A quality and price balance: how assets can stand out in todays and tomorrow’s market
  • What does high-quality look like across the sub-sectors of digital infrastructure? Where does sustainability feature in this conversation?
  • How are funds doing their due diligence on this and what tweaks can they make to perfect the process?
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Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

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12:15 - 13:00

Digging into the detail on digital infrastructure valuations

Mike Conradi, Oliver Bradley, Omar Jaffrey

• On trend or not? Are digital asset valuations defying gravity like other infrastructure assets or are they reacting differently?
• When, if at all, might we see possible corrections? Will private follow public?
• How have asset valuations so far reflected investor interest and compared to other TMT sectors?

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Mike Conradi

Partner, DLA Piper LLP

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Oliver Bradley

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

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Omar Jaffrey

Managing Partner, Melody Investment Advisors LP

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with ESG & Sustainability and Emerging Markets attendees

Digital Infrastructure Forum 2023
14:00 - 14:40

Untangling fibre rollout in 2023 and beyond

Ken Campbell, Jeroen Kleinjan, Alessandro Ravagnolo
  • Examining rollout dynamics across Europe and beyond: which countries and regions have solved which challenges?
  • Dissecting the latest dynamics between private capital, equity partners, developers, public organisations and other stakeholders
  • Greenfield investments, market consolidation and other considerations as investors mitigate risk in an ever changing, complex environment
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Ken Campbell

Partner, PMP Strategy

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Jeroen Kleinjan

Managing Director, Global Lead Telecom, ING

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Alessandro Ravagnolo

Partner, Analysys Mason

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14:40 - 15:00

Case study: Success story: A deep-dive into a digital infrastructure transaction

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking with ESG & Sustainability and Emerging Markets attendees

Digital Infrastructure Forum 2023
15:30 - 16:05

Data centres: still in demand?

Waldemar Maurer, Zahl Limbuwala, Jonathan Zelmanovitch
  • Where is the demand when it comes to hyperscale, edge and other types of data centres
  • Hurdles to success: addressing question marks over power and energy consumption, readiness for ESG and vulnerability to climate
  • What regions are most appealing at present, and why?
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Waldemar Maurer

Managing Director, DTCP Infra

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Zahl Limbuwala

Chief Operating Officer, AtlasEdge Data Centres

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Jonathan Zelmanovitch

Managing Director, PMP Strategy

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16:05 - 16:40

Balloon debate: The next frontier for digital and smart infrastructure

Each participant will champion the merits of technologies and developments that they believe will be paramount in the evolution of digital infrastructure assets as we know them. These include:

  • Edge computing
  • 5G & 6G networks
  • Small-cell technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Satellites
16:40 - 17:10

Audience roundtables

  • Data centres
  • Towers
  • Fibre networks
  • 5G
  • Small-cell technology
  • Emerging markets
  • Central and eastern European markets

17:10 - 17:15

Closing comments from the chair

Canan Anli
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Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

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17:20 - 17:50

Keynote Interview

Jussi Ahonen

Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions, Finnfund

Jussi works as a Senior Investment Manager at Finnfund, leading the origination and execution of Telecommunications, Technology, and Fintech -sector investments. Recent transactions include investments into Lebanese Telecom-ESCO company IPT Powertech… Read full bio

Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

Canan specializes in TMT and Digital Infrastructure investments. Before joining PMP, Canan spent the last 10 year with Mubadala Investment Company where most recently she was heading the new investments in ICT and Digital Infrastructure.Prior to that… Read full bio

Oliver Bradley

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Oliver Bradley is Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure Investing at Macquarie Capital, the advisroy, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group Limited. The Digital Infrastructure team invests directly in and supports the gr… Read full bio

Ken Campbell

Partner, PMP Strategy

Ken Campbell has more than twenty-five years of experience in the telecom industry. He has served in CEO, senior executive and Board roles with operators in North America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Campbell is a Partner with PMP Strategy. He is also Cha… Read full bio

Omar Jaffrey

Managing Partner, Melody Investment Advisors LP

Over his 30+ year career, Mr. Jaffrey has been involved in M&A, strategic partnerships, public and private debt and equity, and restructuring and bankruptcies, principally in TMT. Previously, he held the titles of Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor… Read full bio

Jeroen Kleinjan

Managing Director, Global Lead Telecom, ING

Senior banking executive with extensive domestic and international experience. Building and expanding ING's position as a leading global TMT bank for twenty years in various roles. Deep insight in the Technology, Media & Telecom sector. Is truste… Read full bio

Waldemar Maurer

Managing Director, DTCP Infra

Waldemar is a Managing Director at DTCP Infra and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of DTCP Infra. Waldemar has been with DTCP since the inception of the firm. At DTCP Infra, Waldemar is particularly responsible for the investments in the… Read full bio

Ljudmila Popova

Director Digital Infrastructure, NIBC

Ljudmila Popova is a Director within the Digital Infrastructure team of NIBC Bank where she is responsible for the client coverage and origination of Digital Infrastructure transactions in the DACH region. She joined NIBC four years ago and has been… Read full bio

Alessandro Ravagnolo

Partner, Analysys Mason

Alessandro is a Partner based in Analysys Mason's London office. He specialises in advising businesses on organic and inorganic growth strategies. In the last ten years, he has completed over 150 assignments in more than 70 developed and emerging mar… Read full bio

Sujoy Roy

Head of Financial Advisory, Shinsei International Limited

Sujoy joined Shinsei International Limited, a subsidiary of Shinsei Bank, Limited in 2019, having previously worked at Santander Bank. At Shinsei International, Sujoy is responsible for the Bank's deal sourcing, advising and international syndication… Read full bio

Anish Butani

Senior Director, bfinance

Anish is a Senior Director in the Private Markets team at bfinance and leads the firm’s coverage of the infrastructure asset class. Since joining bfinance in 2017, Anish has advised a broad range of clients globally in allocating over $8bn to the inf… Read full bio

Darragh Stokes

Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecoms

Darragh Stokes is a Managing Partner and Director of Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd., (“HTL”), which he joined in 1998. HTL advises major investment banks, private equity funds and telecommunications carriers on Company Valuations, Flotations, Merge… Read full bio

Zahl Limbuwala

Chief Operating Officer, AtlasEdge Data Centres

Zahl is responsible for the smooth operation of AtlasEdge's data centre portfolio, including Operations & Engineering, Design & Construction, Physical & Cyber Security, Sustainability, Procurement and Programme Management. Prior to joinin… Read full bio

Mamoun Jamai

CFA - Head of Digital Infrastructure, ADIA

Mamoun Jamai is a senior member of the Infrastructure Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”), where he is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategy for Digital Infrastructure, globally. Previously, he was resp… Read full bio

Jonathan Zelmanovitch

Managing Director, PMP Strategy

Jonathan is a Managing Director at PMP in charge of the Global Datacenter & Software Practice as well as the Private Equity Practice. He mainly advises infrastructure investors and Private Equity firms. Jonathan started his career in Investment B… Read full bio

Mike Conradi

Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Mike is co-chair of the international telecoms practice at global law firm DLA Piper. He is rated amongst the leading telecoms layers globally by all the various guides with Legal 500 placing him as a "leading individual" for telecoms matters whilst… Read full bio