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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Save time building your network

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,, +44 (0)203 862 7498


Day 1
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Day 1 - Monday 18th

Emerging Markets Forum
08:45 - 08:50

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from the chair

09:00 - 09:40

Outlook of emerging market infrastructure in a post-pandemic world

  • 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
09:40 - 10:20

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

  • 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
10:20 - 11:00

Strengthening PPPs frameworks: what are the lessons across jurisdictions?

  • Hear from policy makers and development banks on the lessons and recommendations in building robust PPP frameworks
  • Will the government budget constraints as a result of the pandemic lead to an increase PPP activity?
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
11:30 - 12:15

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

  • 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
12:15 - 13:00

Defining and mitigating climate risks to infrastructure projects

  • 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
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with ESG and Sustainability & Social Infrastructure Forums

Emerging Markets Forum
14:00 - 14:40

Collaboration with development banks: sector and country cases

  • 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
14:40 - 15:00

Case study: the growing infrastructure pipeline in Latin America

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
15:30 - 16:15

The landscape of digital investment opportunities in growth markets

  • 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
16:15 - 17:00

Future-proofing the energy transition in emerging markets

17:00 - 17:10

Closing comment from the chair

Opening Keynote of the Global Summit
17:15 - 18:00

Keynote speech

All three forums convene in the Ballroom for the opening keynote of the Global Summit

Followed by Q&A with the audience

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

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

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

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

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 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, workin… Read full bio

Nadia Nikolova

Director - Alternative Investments, Allianz Global Investors

Nadia Nikolova is the Lead portfolio manager for Allianz Development Finance strategy. Nadia joined AllianzGI over six years ago originally as a portfolio manager in the Infrastructure Debt team and from 2016 has been focused on expanding AllianzGI’s… 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

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