Scaling emerging market investment in a post-pandemic world

Join, learn from and network with a global delegation focused on investment opportunities in emerging markets.

The forum will bring together emerging market specialists with investors keen to put capital to work outside OECD nations.

 

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Advance your fundraising

Connect with a global audience of investors with an interest in emerging markets and benefit from focused networking with the right people.

Gain peer-to-peer insights

Explore the role of infrastructure in achieving net-zero, understand the landscape of digital investment and supply of investable projects, look at collaboration with development banks and much more.

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Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite at the event and on our sophisticated networking platform.

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One Summit. Seven Forums.

The Emerging Markets Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. Taking place across four days, the Summit has something to offer everyone involved in infrastructure.

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Investing in assets which provide essential services

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero

The future of energy

Building the inclusive digital economy of the future

From pandemic-resilience towards sustainable growth

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

 

Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 18th

Emerging Markets Forum
09:00 - 09:20

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

09:20 - 09:30

Welcome from the chair

Hubert Danso
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Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

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09:30 - 10:15

Outlook of emerging market infrastructure in a post-pandemic world

Hubert Danso, Harsh Agrawal, Kim Fejfer, Suzanne Gaboury , Prasad Gadkari
  • Overview of government plans to ‘build back better’ post-pandemic and the role of private capital
  • Exploring the relative attractiveness of growth markets vs developed nations for the coming decade
  • Exploring the pandemic impact on the infrastructure pipeline across jurisdictions and what opportunities will emerge as a result
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Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

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Harsh Agrawal

Partner, I Squared Capital

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Kim Fejfer

Managing Partner and CEO, A.P. Møller Capital

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Suzanne Gaboury Asian Development Bank

Suzanne Gaboury

Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

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Prasad Gadkari

Executive Director & Chief Strategy Officer, NIIF

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10:15 - 11:00

Comparing regulatory environments: is it becoming easier for private capital to access opportunities?

François Bergere, Helmut Von Glasenapp
  • Discussing the safest and riskiest sectors from a regulatory and political perspective
  • Best practices in engaging in a constructive dialogue with regulators and governments
  • Where are regulatory developments creating the biggest opportunities and what are the most significant barriers to investment
  • Will the government budget constraints as a result of the pandemic lead to an increase PPP activity?
  • Lessons across jurisdictions in strengthening PPP frameworks
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François Bergere

Executive Director, LTIIA

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Helmut Von Glasenapp

Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
11:30 - 12:05

The role of infrastructure in achieving SDGs and net-zero in emerging economies

Hans-Peter Egler, Raza Hasnani, Sarvesh Suri, Holger Rothenbusch
  • Which assets are contributing towards the greatest social and environmental impact and how can they be scaled
  • How can private capital aid carbon-neutral goals in developing economies outside of renewables investment?
  • Rebuilding and rebalancing existing base of power generation towards low carbon technologies
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Hans-Peter Egler

Director Sustainable Infrastructure, South Pole Carbon Asset Management

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Raza Hasnani

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50

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Sarvesh Suri

Director Operations , MIGA

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Holger Rothenbusch

Managing Director and Head of Infra and Climate Group, CDC Group

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00:05 - 00:35

Defining and mitigating climate risks to infrastructure projects

Paul Munday, Alexandre Chavarot
  • Investor views on addressing physical climate risks in their investment models
  • Building resilience into existing assets – where is innovation able to mitigate risk and protect value
  • Exploring case studies that have significantly dealt with climate-related risks on infrastructure assets
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Paul Munday

Director, Adaptation and Resilience, S&P Global Ratings

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Alexandre Chavarot

Strategic Financial Adviser, CCRI, Climate Finance 2050

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12:35 - 12:45

Switchover time

  • Attendees to Ballroom for the keynote
12:45 - 13:15

Keynote: ‘The Key Man’ explored- lessons learned from the fall of Abraaj

Simon Clark
  • Red flags. What should investors be on the look out for?
  • Alignment of interest and the social licence to operate. Making stakeholder engagement a priority
  • Doing well and doing good: opportunities and limitations of impact investing
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Simon Clark

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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13:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch with ESG and Sustainability & Social Infrastructure Forums

Emerging Markets Forum
14:30 - 15:30

Collaboration with development banks: sector and country cases

Nadia Nikolova, Jason Zhengrong Lu, Jochen von Frowein
  • Exploring how to enhance the bankability of projects with blended finance solutions and development bank involvement across sectors such as roads, transportation, digital and energy (renewable and conventional)
  • Debate the right models for project financing in emerging jurisdictions
  • Understand the landscape of deal flow and investments across Latin America, APAC and Africa and what has changed in the last two years
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Nadia Nikolova

Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

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Jason Zhengrong Lu

Head of Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank

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Jochen von Frowein

Director –Infrastructure & Energy, Global Equity, DEG

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15:30 - 16:00

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
16:00 - 16:45

The landscape of digital investment opportunities in growth markets

Jussi Ahonen, Phil Cooper, Sola Lawson
  • Profiling of digital penetration and connectivity across jurisdictions, existing infrastructure and supply of investable projects
  • Outlook on regulatory landscape concerning digital infra and how is political risk affecting exit options for investors
  • Fixed-fee vs revenue-sharing models – which model is more suited to change the economic case for investing in rural telecoms infrastructure
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Jussi Ahonen

Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions, Finnfund

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Phil Cooper

Director, Digital Infrastructure Accelerator

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Sola Lawson

Co-Managing Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

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16:45 - 17:30

Future-proofing the energy transition in emerging markets

Lucy Heintz, Jens Thomassen, Gustav Thorén, Michael Waldron
  • Overview of the evolving energy mix across APAC, Africa and Latin America
  • Assessing the prospects for wind and solar projects in key markets
  • How to achieve scale, manage development risk & construct viable revenue models
  • The role of distributed generation and storage to create future-proof, leaner energy systems
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Lucy Heintz

Partner, Actis

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Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

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Gustav Thorén

Investment Manager, Swedfund

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Michael Waldron

Head of Energy Investment Unit, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks Division | International Energy Agency (IEA)

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17:30 - 17:35

Closing comments from the chair

Hubert Danso
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Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

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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. Prior to joining I Squared Capital in 2013, Harsh served for 12 y… Read full bio

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

François 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

Alexandre Chavarot

Strategic Financial Adviser, CCRI, Climate Finance 2050

Alexandre Chavarot is an independent finance professional focused on delivering solutions to the challenges posed by climate change and sustainable development. He has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on project & corporate acqui… Read full bio

Simon Clark

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Simon Clark is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal in London. A British citizen, he has been a journalist since 2000, reporting on a wide range of financial, economic and political subjects that led him as far as the poppy fields of Afghanistan, th… Read full bio

Phil Cooper

Director, Digital Infrastructure Accelerator

Phil Cooper is a Director of the Digital Infrastructure Accelerator. The DIA exists to help accelerate investment in emerging market digital infrastructure. Currently the DIA is working with digital infrastructure investors and owners in Asia, Africa… Read full bio

Hubert Danso

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Africa Investor

Mr Danso is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Africa investor (Ai) Group – a pan African Infrastructure Investment Holding Company for institutional investors. He also serves as the Chairman of the CFA New York Society Global Asset Owners’… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Egler

Director Sustainable Infrastructure, South Pole Carbon Asset Management

Hans-Peter Egler is economist and has 30 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 financial en… Read full bio

Kim Fejfer

Managing Partner and 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
Suzanne Gaboury Asian Development Bank

Suzanne Gaboury

Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

Suzanne Gaboury was appointed Director General, Private Sector Operations Department in January 2021. Ms. Gaboury has more than 28 years of professional experience in private sector finance and emerging markets with extensive international networks a… Read full bio

Prasad Gadkari

Executive Director & Chief Strategy Officer, NIIF

Prasad Gadkari has over two decades of experience in areas of private equity, principal investments, joint ventures, project finance, and corporate & policy advisory. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at NIIF and is responsible for the S… Read full bio

Raza Hasnani

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50

Raza Hasnani has over twenty-five years of private equity, infrastructure and impact investing experience across Africa, Asia and the Americas. He leads the infrastructure investments business at Africa50 (a $850 million investment platform) and is f… Read full bio

Lucy Heintz

Partner, Actis

Lucy is Fund Head for Actis Energy Fund 5 (AE5), and is Board Chair of Lekela and Aela Energia, two of Actis’ renewable energy platforms. Lucy is also responsible for coordinating ESG and impact related efforts for the Energy Infrastructure Team, wor… Read full bio

Sola Lawson

Co-Managing Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Olusola was appointed Co-Managing Director in August 2020 and has more than 16 years of corporate finance and infrastructure equity investing experience across European and African markets. Over the last decade, after founding the Nigerian office for… Read full bio

Paul Munday

Director, Adaptation and Resilience, S&P Global Ratings

Dr. Paul Munday is a Director and S&P Global Ratings’ Climate Adaptation and Resilience Expert. He leads applied research focussing on the application of climate risk analytics, helping to improve clarity of the credit impacts of climate risks. P… Read full bio

Nadia Nikolova

Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

Nadia Nikolova is the lead portfolio manager for Allianz Development Finance strategy, managing over $1.8bn of blended finance commitments. Nadia joined AllianzGI over seven years ago originally as a portfolio manager in the Infrastructure Debt team… Read full bio

Holger Rothenbusch

Managing Director and Head of Infra and Climate Group, CDC Group

Holger is Managing Director and leads CDC’s investment programme in infrastructure and climate finance. He has over 25 years of experience in development finance in Emerging Markets, including Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, across a… 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

Gustav Thorén

Investment Manager, Swedfund

Gustav Thorén is an Investment Manager in the Energy & Climate team at Swedfund. He joined Swedfund in 2015 and focusses on investments (funds, direct equity and debt) in the renewable energy sector. He also supports the special operations team,… Read full bio

Jochen von Frowein

Director –Infrastructure & Energy, Global Equity, DEG

Jochen von Frowein heads the newly established team responsible at DEG for direct equity investments in infrastructure and energy as well as commitments to infrastructure equity funds in emerging markets. Previously, he focused on Project Finance in… 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

Michael Waldron

Head of Energy Investment Unit, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks Division | International Energy Agency (IEA)

Michael Waldron is the Head of the Energy Investment Unit and lead author of the World Energy Investment report series at the International Energy Agency. His work focuses on assessing the implications of investment and financing trends for meeting e… 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