Encouraging growth and unlocking value through infrastructure development in emerging economies

Explore infrastructure opportunities across frontier and growth markets at the Emerging Markets Forum. As prices rise in developed markets, institutional and private investors increasingly search for value in emerging markets. Attend the only event bringing together emerging market specialists with investors keen to put capital to work outside OECD nations.

 

Who attends?

Fund/Asset Managers

To network with emerging markets-focused international and developmental investors while discussing infrastructure opportunities across all emerging markets.

Investors

 To meet managers offering investment opportunities within emerging markets globally, network with other investors and the wider industry to sell assets and recycle capital.

Service Providers

To increase business opportunities and contacts with over 100 delegates coming together in one space.

Key themes for 2020

Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2020

  • Building together: encouraging deeper collaboration between government, multilateral lenders and private capital.
  • Paying a premium: assessing ongoing political and regulatory risk issues across key emerging jurisdictions.
  • Comparing risk across developed and emerging markets: does Brexit, nationalisation fears and rising global protectionism make emerging markets a better place to do business?.
  • ‘One Belt One Road’ in 2020: where are the opportunities after five years of the initiative?
  • Power generation: will solar and wind investments ever catch up with coal?

One Summit: Seven Forums

The Global Investor Forum is the largest global gathering of institutional and private capital devoted to infrastructure and the focal point of the Global Summit.

Hear from government on infrastructure policy across key global markets and the broader effect of politics and government on infrastructure.

The ESG & Sustainability Forum provides a place to showcase best practice and understand what good looks like from a sustainability perspective.

The Energy Transition Forum is the event to learn from and network with a truly international delegation focused on investment opportunities in renewables and the energy transition.

Your chance to hear from investors leading the digital revolution in infrastructure investment and keep up with opportunities in an increasingly important sub-asset class.

Analyse the benefits of differing investment structures, learn about landmark transactions and pinpoint new opportunities for yield.

World-leading infrastructure managers that attended last year include:

Actis
BTG Pactual
Global Infrastructure Partners India
I Squared Capital
Morgan Stanley
QIC
Actis
BTG Pactual
Global Infrastructure Partners India
I Squared Capital
Morgan Stanley
QIC
Actis
BTG Pactual
Global Infrastructure Partners India
I Squared Capital
Morgan Stanley
QIC

Testimonials

Lincoln Webb

Senior Vice President, BCI

If you are serious about infrastructure investing, Infrastructure Investor’s Global Summit should be a fixture in your calendar.

Stephane Wattez-Richard

Executive Director, Conquest AM

The Global Summit is the best event to meet peers, investors and keep up-to-date on the key challenges & opportunities the asset class faces today.

Holger Haaf

Uniper

To meet so many people in such a short time is not possible without the Summit.

Sponsorship opportunities

 

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Alexander Jakes, alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498

 

 

 

Harsh Agrawal

Partner, I Squared Capital

Harsh Agrawal is a Partner at I Squared Capital, focusing on the Firm’s infrastructure strategy in Asia.  Harsh brings more than 18 years of financial services and investing experience. At I Squared Capital, Harsh led the formation of Cube Highways,… Read full bio

Rahul Agarwal

Vice President, Invest India

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

Deepali Bahl

Head of IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, IFC Asset Management Company

Deepali Bahl is a Principal Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation’s Asset Management Company and has been the Head of the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund since March 2019. Prior to joining IFC in 2013, Deepali held various posi… Read full bio

Francois Bergere

Executive Director, LTIIA

François BERGERE, joined the Long Term Infrastructure Investors’ Association (LTIIA) as Executive Director in September 2018. Before that, he served in the World Bank from 2014 to 2018 as Program Manager for PPIAF (Public-Private Investment Advisory… Read full bio

Otavio Branco

Founding Partner, Patria Investments

Founding Partner at Patria responsible for Patria’s Infrastructure Division and a member of Patria’s Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Branco joined Patria in 2003, initially as Managing Partner responsible for the Advisory Group and later, in 2006,… Read full bio

Lance Crist

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, International Finance Corporation

Lance Crist is Global Head of Equity for IFC’s Infrastructure group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s strategy for equity and mezzanine investing in emerging markets across the energy, transport, water, municipal, telecoms and mining sectors. In addition to wor… Read full bio

Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

Hubert is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Africa investor (Ai) Group. He also serves as the Chairman of the CFA New York Society Global Asset Owners’ Advisory Council, the Chairman of the African Sovereign Wealth & Pension Fund Leader… Read full bio

Thierry Deau

Founder and CEO, Meridiam

Thierry Déau is Meridiam’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He founded the firm in 2005. Prior to Meridiam, Thierry worked for France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its engineering and development subsi… Read full bio

Raffaele Della Croce

Senior Economist, OECD

Raffaele Della Croce is a Senior Economist at the OECD, in charge of the G20/OECD Taskforce on Long-Term Financing and responsible for producing statistical research and analysis on sustainable finance, long term investment financing and connectivity… Read full bio

Martin Dirr

Head - C40 Cities Finance Facility, GIZ

Martin Dirr is a passionate urban professional, with vast experience of over 13 years in international development, mainly for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). In his current role, Martin is the GIZ project head… Read full bio

Cheryl Edleson Hanway

Regional Head of Industry – Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC – International Finance Corporation

Cheryl Edleson Hanway is Regional Industry Senior Manager for IFC’s Infrastructure and Natural Resources business in Europe and Central Asia. In this role, she manages a debt and equity investment portfolio of more than US$2.1 billion and oversees a… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Egler

Director Public Affairs, South Pole

Hans-Peter Egler is economist and has over 25 years of experience in international cooperation in the areas of trade, production, investment and infrastructure including environment and social issues. Thereby he has worked with businesses and financi… Read full bio

Kim Fejfer

Managing Partner & CEO, A.P. Møller Capital

Kim Fejfer is Managing Partner and CEO of A.P. Moller Capital – a private equity firm established in 2017. The purpose of A.P. Moller Capital is to develop infrastructure in growth markets to support sustainable economic growth while delivering attra… Read full bio

Prasad Gadkari

Head - Strategic Investment and Policy Advisory, NIIF

Prasad Gadkari heads the Strategic Investments and Policy Advisory Group at National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). He has about 21 years’ infrastructure investing experience across private equity, principal investments, joint ventures,… Read full bio

Omri Gainsburg

Director for Turkey & Eurasia, Meridiam

Omri is Meridiam's Director for Turkey and Eurasia and heads its Istanbul office. Since joining Meridiam in 2010, Omri has spearheaded Meridiam’s expansion into emerging countries in Latin America, East Africa, and most recently in the Middle East an… Read full bio

Raza Hasnani

Head of Infrastructure Investment, Africa50

Raza Hasnani has over twenty-three years of infrastructure, private equity, impact and climate-change linked investing experience in Africa, Asia and the Americas. He leads the infrastructure investments business at Africa50 (a $850 million investmen… Read full bio

Viktor Kats

Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

Viktor is a Founding Partner of Augment Infrastructure Partners, which he co-founded together with Darius Lilaoonwala, following a successful career of investing in infrastructure in emerging markets globally. Prior to founding Augment, Viktor was co… Read full bio

Darius Lilaoonwala

Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

Darius is a Founding Partner of Augment Infrastructure Partners, which he co-founded together with Viktor Kats, following a successful career of investing in infrastructure in emerging markets globally. Prior to founding Augment, Darius was co-head o… Read full bio

Barry Lynch

Partner, Actis

Barry joined Actis in 2016 as Head of Energy Operations and works across all energy and infrastructure deals. Prior to Actis he spent 8 years with Mainstream Renewable Power as Managing Director of Procurement, Construction and Operations with respon… Read full bio

Marie-Laure Mazaud

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, STOA

Marie-Laure Mazaud is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of STOA, the investment arm set up by Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) and the Agence française de Développement (AFD) in November 2017, in charge of investing equity and quasi equity in infrastructure and… Read full bio

Renato Mazzola

Managing Partner and Global Head of Infrastructure and Private Equity, BTGPactual

Renato is a Managing Partner of BTG Pactual and Global head of BTG Pactual Infrastructure, Private Equity and Venture Capital divisions. Renato joined BTG Pactual in June 2011 and has more than twenty years of experience in the investment industry. R… Read full bio

Benn Mikula

Managing Partner and Co-CEO, Cordiant Capital

Benn Mikula has been Managing Partner and Head of Investments at Cordiant Capital since the partner group purchased the firm from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in 2015. Prior to Cordiant he has held roles including Managing Director & Head of Eu… Read full bio

Nadia Nikolova

Director - Alternative Investments, Allianz Global Investors

Nadia Nikolova is a portfolio manager with AllianzGI Alternative Investments team focusing on the European investments in the infrastructure space. Nadia has over ten years of experience across various credit roles both on the advisory and buy side.… Read full bio

Brunello Rosa

CEO & Head of Research, Rosa & Roubini Associates

Brunello Rosa is CEO and Head of Research at Rosa & Rubini Associates. He is a (short-term) visiting professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Bocconi University and a visiting lecturer at the Department of International Pol… Read full bio

Carlos Sanchez

Director, Climate Resilience Finance - Willis Towers Watson

Carlos Sanchez is Climate Resilience Finance Director for the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson. His work focuses on the promotion of investment solutions aimed at fostering a more efficient allocation of capital for the prot… Read full bio

Pierre Sarrat

COO, Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation

Pierre Sarrat is a qualified Civil Engineer and experienced Project Director in transportation and infrastructure planning, with a proven track record of delivery in emerging market environments. He has more than 10 years of experience, spanning defi… Read full bio

Fuat Savas

Executive Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory - J.P. Morgan

Fuat Savas is an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s Infrastructure Finance and Advisory team, covering emerging markets. As a part of this role, Fuat works on senior and junior debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital raises and der… Read full bio

Karim Selouane

CEO & Founder, RESALLIENCE (VINCI Group)

Karim SELOUANE has over 15 years of experience spanning both industry, academia, and support to policy makers regarding strategies for the management of climate risks to territories, cities and projects. He is the head of resilience and climate chang… Read full bio

Katherine Stodulka

Director, Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ

Katherine joined system-change investments and advisory firm SYSTEMIQ in 2016. She leads the “Blended Finance Taskforce” – a global coalition of leaders which helps mobilize capital for climate action, sustainable infrastructure and nature-based solu… Read full bio

Sarvesh Suri

Director Operations , MIGA

Sarvesh Suri is Director for Operations at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. He is responsible for leading MIGA's operations team and growing the guar… Read full bio

Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

Jens Thomassen brings over 20 years of principal investment and business development experience in the energy sector in industry and private equity. Jens joined A.P. Moller Capital from a leading energy focused private equity firm focusing on emergin… Read full bio

Helmut Von Glasenapp

Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

After an apprenticeship in banking Helmut (born 1962) studied business administration in Germany. He gained his first business experience with reuhandanstalt, the former privatisation agency in the eastern part of Germany. 1993 he joined KfW in the B… Read full bio

Virginie Vitiello

Environmental and Social Head, STOA Infra & Energy

Virginie Vitiello is the Environmental and Social Head of STOA, the investment company set up two years ago by CDC and AFD, to invest in equity and quasi-equity in infrastructure and energy projects in emerging and developing countries. At STOA, Virg… Read full bio

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 with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia by investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productiv… Read full bio

Jason Zhengrong Lu

Head of Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank

Jason Z. Lu joined the GIF as Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist after ten years of working at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of The World Bank Group. While at MIGA, Jason worked on a broad range of complex energy and infrast… Read full bio

Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

Eugene Zhuchenko has 20 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to founding ETORE Advisory, he was the CEO of Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at APM T… Read full bio
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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 16th

Emerging Markets Forum 2020
08:45 - 08:50

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Chairperson's opening remarks

Nadia Nikolova
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Nadia Nikolova

Director - Alternative Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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09:00 - 09:40

Building together: Encouraging deeper collaboration between government, multilateral lenders and private capital

Nadia Nikolova, Hubert Danso, Omri Gainsburg, Barry Lynch, Fuat Savas, Jason Zhengrong Lu

Opening panel session

  • Developing the right models for funding and financing projects in emerging jurisdictions
  • Getting national development banks more involved in greenfield projects
  • How the choice of procurement model impacts delivery

Moderator: Nadia Nikolova, Director – Alternative Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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Nadia Nikolova

Director - Alternative Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

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Omri Gainsburg

Director for Turkey & Eurasia, Meridiam

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Barry Lynch

Partner, Actis

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Fuat Savas

Executive Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory - J.P. Morgan

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Jason Zhengrong Lu

Head of Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank

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09:40 - 10:00

A European perspective on private investment in emerging infrastructure

Helmut Von Glasenapp

Presentation

  • Past European experience with emerging markets
  • The approach of public promotional investors -> ‘crowding-in’ private investors and investing in situations with market failure
  • EU responsibilities and interests in emerging markets South and East of Europe –the Balkans, Maghreb and North Africa

Speaker: Helmut von Glasenapp, Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

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Helmut Von Glasenapp

Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

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10:00 - 10:40

Assessing ongoing political, regulatory & ESG issues in emerging jurisdictions

Francois Bergere, Deepali Bahl, Otavio Branco, Kim Fejfer, Marie-Laure Mazaud

Panel Session

  • Has the regulatory risk perception between OECD and emerging markets changed in the wake of recent political shifts in the UK and the US?
  • The safest and riskiest sectors from a regulatory and political risk perspective
  • How to start a dialogue with regulators

Moderator: Francois Bergere, Executive Director, LTIIA

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Francois Bergere

Executive Director, LTIIA

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Deepali Bahl

Head of IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, IFC Asset Management Company

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Otavio Branco

Founding Partner, Patria Investments

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Kim Fejfer

Managing Partner & CEO, A.P. Møller Capital

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Marie-Laure Mazaud

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, STOA

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10:40 - 11:00

Comparing risk across developed and emerging markets: Does Brexit, nationalisation fears and rising global protectionism make EM a better place to do business?

Thierry Deau

Presentation

Speaker: Thierry Deau, Founder & CEO, Meridiam

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Thierry Deau

Founder and CEO, Meridiam

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum 2020
11:30 - 12:15

Defining infrastructure beyond OECD: Are infrastructure-like assets the future?

Viktor Kats, Harsh Agrawal, Lance Crist, Raza Hasnani, Benn Mikula, Thomas Walenta

Panel Session 

  • Is technology changing the definition of infrastructure in emerging jurisdictions?
  • How energy efficiency, natural infrastructure, IAAS and shared services are gaining a foothold
  • Are private investors paying attention and how will technology affect their investment approach?

Moderator: Viktor Kats, Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Viktor Kats

Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Harsh Agrawal

Partner, I Squared Capital

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Lance Crist

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, International Finance Corporation

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Raza Hasnani

Head of Infrastructure Investment, Africa50

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Benn Mikula

Managing Partner and Co-CEO, Cordiant Capital

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Thomas Walenta

Senior Investment Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

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12:15 - 12:30

Sustainable infrastructure in emerging markets: Are the greenest countries of the future those outside the OECD?

Martin Dirr

Case Study

Sustainable infrastructure in emerging markets: Are the greenest countries of the future those outside the OECD?

  • Electric buses in emerging markets: Political lighthouse projects or the future of urban mobility?
  • Business models for solar PV across high growth and emerging markets
  • Development of infrastructure projects: Reaching the bankability stage
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Martin Dirr

Head - C40 Cities Finance Facility, GIZ

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12:30 - 13:00

Keynote Presentation

Brunello Rosa

Global macroeconomic and geo-strategic challenges and their implications for financial markets

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Brunello Rosa

CEO & Head of Research, Rosa & Roubini Associates

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Emerging Markets Forum 2020
14:00 - 14:45

How to leverage public money by increasing access to private finance? The smart city mission of the Government of India

Hans-Peter Egler

Panel Session 

  • Examining the development of climate-resilient projects on PPP basis?
  • Business opportunities for the different types of investors
  • Case study: CapaCITIES Program

Moderator: Hans-Peter Egler, Director, Public Affairs, South Pole Group

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Hans-Peter Egler

Director Public Affairs, South Pole

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14:45 - 15:00

How multilateral guarantees can help catalyse projects without a sovereign backstop

Sarvesh Suri, Cheryl Edleson Hanway

Presentation

  • Explaining MIGA & the IFC’s capacity to provide comfort to investors in EM projects
  • Getting large scale private sector projects in emerging markets off the ground
  • Outlining opportunities for private capital involvement
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Sarvesh Suri

Director Operations , MIGA

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Cheryl Edleson Hanway

Regional Head of Industry – Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC – International Finance Corporation

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15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum 2020
15:30 - 15:45

India - What can institutional investors expect in 2020 and beyond?

Prasad Gadkari

Presentation

  • Why India is starting to see greater deal flow and investment
  • Getting national promotional banks (NPBs) more involved
  • Investible opportunities in brownfield infrastructure assets
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Prasad Gadkari

Head - Strategic Investment and Policy Advisory, NIIF

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15:45 - 16:25

Power Generation – will solar and wind investments ever catch up with coal?

Darius Lilaoonwala , Rahul Agarwal, Jens Thomassen

Panel session

  • Has solar quietly become the cheap energy du jour?
  • Assessing the prospects for wind and solar projects in key markets
  • Can the digital revolution be repeated in solar power and storage?

Moderator: Darius Lilaoonwala, Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Darius Lilaoonwala

Founding Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Rahul Agarwal

Vice President, Invest India

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Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

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16:25 - 17:05

Addressing physical climate risks in investment models

Carlos Sanchez, Karim Selouane, Virginie Vitiello

Panel Session

  • Dealing with the impact of events like rising temperatures and widespread fires on infrastructure assets
  • Building resilience into existing assets
  • Should rating agency cost of capital better reward these risks?

Moderator: Carlos Sanchez, Director – Climate Resilience Finance, Willis Towers Watson

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Carlos Sanchez

Director, Climate Resilience Finance - Willis Towers Watson

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Karim Selouane

CEO & Founder, RESALLIENCE (VINCI Group)

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Virginie Vitiello

Environmental and Social Head, STOA Infra & Energy

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17:05 - 17:15

Closing comments from the Chair

17:15 - 18:00

Keynote Speech

Ben Hammersley

Back by popular demand, futurist Ben Hammersley will explain how to prepare for the digital future. Hear one of the world’s leading thinkers explain how the information revolution affects infrastructure assets around the world.

Ben Hammersley, Editor-at-Large, Wired

Followed by Q&A with the audience

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Ben Hammersley

Editor-at-Large, Wired

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18:00 - 19:00

Emerald Gala Reception

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Alexander Jakes, alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498