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

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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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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.

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Day 1
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Agenda

Emerging Markets Forum - Monday 18th

Emerging Markets Forum
09:00 - 09:20

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

09:20 - 09:30

Welcome from the chair

Mujde Zeynel
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Mujde Zeynel

Senior Advisor, Istanbul PPPCoE

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09:30 - 10:15

Outlook of emerging market infrastructure in a post-pandemic world

Jonathan Blake, Luis Fernando Lopes, Opuiyo Oforiokuma, Jackie Surtani
  • 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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Jonathan Blake

Head Of International Private Capital Funds Strategy, Herbert Smith Freehills

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Luis Fernando Lopes

Partner & Chief Economist, Patria Investments

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Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Senior Director, Strategy and Investor Relations; Africa50

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Jackie B. Surtani, Asian Development Bank

Jackie Surtani

Director – Infrastructure Finance, Asian Development Bank

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10:15 - 11:00

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

Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, François Bergere, Marie Lam-Frendo, Helmut Von Glasenapp, Michel Andre Volle
  • 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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Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine

Partner, Private Equity and Investment Funds, Goodwin

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François Bergere

Executive Director, LTIIA

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Marie Lam-Frendo

CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub

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Helmut Von Glasenapp

Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

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Michel Andre Volle

Global Head of Funding and Investors Relations, Meridiam

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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, Shami Nissan, Felipe Pinto, Sarvesh Suri
  • 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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Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

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Felipe Pinto

Partner and Head of Infrastructure Brazil, Patria Investments

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Sarvesh Suri

Director Operations , MIGA

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12:05 - 12:35

Defining and mitigating climate risks to infrastructure projects

Katherine Stodulka, Alexandre Chavarot, Cathy Granneman, Laurent Merlaut, Paul Munday
  • 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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Katherine Stodulka

Director, Blended Finance Taskforce, SYSTEMIQ

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Alexandre Chavarot

Strategic Financial Adviser, CCRI, Climate Finance 2050

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Cathy Granneman

Associate Member Relations, Infrastructure, GRESB

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Laurent Merlaut

Senior Investment Director, STOA Infra & Energy

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Paul Munday

Director, Adaptation and Resilience, S&P Global Ratings

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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

Helen Beatty, 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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Helen Beatty

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

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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

Brian Burns, 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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Brian Burns

Telecoms Strategy Director, PWC

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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

Steinig Marcus, Lucy Heintz, Joe Nielsen
  • 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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Steinig Marcus

Director/CFO, Harvest Waste

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Lucy Heintz

Partner, Actis

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Joe Nielsen

Partner, A. P. Moller Capital

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17:30 - 17:35

Closing comments from the chair

Mujde Zeynel
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Mujde Zeynel

Senior Advisor, Istanbul PPPCoE

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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

Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine

Partner, Private Equity and Investment Funds, Goodwin

Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and heads Goodwin’s Luxembourg practice. Her practice focuses on international fund formation and other fundraising SPVs, with particular expertise in private equity fun… Read full bio

Helen Beatty

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Helen is a finance and projects lawyer specialising in transactions in the infrastructure, power and mining sectors. Based in London, Helen has extensive experience advising both sponsors and financiers on major energy, infrastructure and mining proj… 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

Jonathan Blake

Head Of International Private Capital Funds Strategy, Herbert Smith Freehills

Jonathan who is Head of International Private Funds Strategy at Global Law Firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, has been described as "arguably the most influential lawyer in the history of private funds, at least in Europe. He more or less invented the pr… Read full bio

Brian Burns

Telecoms Strategy Director, PWC

Brian Burns undertakes corporate strategy and commercial due diligence assignments in the telecoms sector as part of our UK TMT Deals team. Brian’s focus areas include telecoms operators (fixed, mobile, cable, B2B telecoms), infrastructure (towers, f… 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

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

Cathy Granneman

Associate Member Relations, Infrastructure, GRESB

Cathy Granneman is an Associate, Member Relations at GRESB, based in Amsterdam. She works with Infrastructure Fund and Asset Managers to support them with their annual ESG reporting to GRESB and has previously worked on the development of the GRESB I… 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

Marie Lam-Frendo

CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub

Marie Lam-Frendo was appointed CEO by the Board of the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) in January 2019. Prior to joining the GI Hub she was the Head of Asia-Pacific for Acuity, the advisory services business of the SNCL group, helping clients in r… 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

Luis Fernando Lopes

Partner & Chief Economist, Patria Investments

Luis Fernando Eleutério Lopes is Partner & Chief Economist. Mr. Lopes is primarily responsible for supporting the firm’s diversified investment activities in Latin America. Mr. Lopes joined the group in 1996, when he held the same position at Ban… Read full bio

Laurent Merlaut

Senior Investment Director, STOA Infra & Energy

Laurent Merlaut is a Senior Investment Director at STOA Infrastructure & Energy, a fund sponsored by Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) dedicated to long-term infrastructure equity investments in e… 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

Joe Nielsen

Partner, A. P. Moller Capital

Joe Nicklaus Nielsen is one of the founding Partners at 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 de… 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

Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage sustainability issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver societal benefits. Shami is a… Read full bio

Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Senior Director, Strategy and Investor Relations; Africa50

An infrastructure specialist with over 30 years of global experience, Opuiyo oversees the strategy and investor relations department at Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investment platform headquartered in Morocco, and focused on early stage pr… Read full bio

Felipe Pinto

Partner and Head of Infrastructure Brazil, Patria Investments

Felipe Pinto is a Partner & Head of Infrastructure Brazil. He is primarily responsible for managing funds and investments in infrastructure business unit as well as new investments in Brazil. Mr. Pinto also holds board member positions at Odata,… Read full bio

Steinig Marcus

Director/CFO, Harvest Waste

Marcus is one of the founders of Harvest Waste, a developer of large-scale waste-to-energy projects around the world using proprietary High-Efficiency Technology with a negative Carbon footprint. Harvest Waste is the only firm in the world that devel… Read full bio

Katherine Stodulka

Director, Blended Finance Taskforce, SYSTEMIQ

Katherine leads the Sustainable Finance platform at SYSTEMIQ – a system-change firm tackling the climate emergency and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for people and planet. As part of this role, Katherine is the Director of the Blended… 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
Jackie B. Surtani, Asian Development Bank

Jackie Surtani

Director – Infrastructure Finance, Asian Development Bank

Jackie Surtani was appointed Director of the Infrastructure Finance Division that covers East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands in April 2017. Prior to ADB, Jackie led the risk function of Siemens Financial Services’ Asian commercial finan… Read full bio

Michel Andre Volle

Global Head of Funding and Investors Relations, Meridiam

Michel-André Volle joined Meridiam in 2019 to become global head of investors relations and funding solutions. His role includes notably the fundraising activities, as well as the coordination and supervision of the different project financings throu… 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

Mujde Zeynel

Senior Advisor, Istanbul PPPCoE

Mujde Zeynel is an international infrastructure professional with more than 12 years of experience with institutional infrastructure investors and governments across developed and developing markets. Mujde is currently a Senior Advisor at the Istanbu… 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