Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies

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 to push forward change and to discuss the current state of infrastructure investing in emerging economies.


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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

Find out the repercussions for emerging markets resulting from COP26, where infrastructure’s sub-sectors sit within emerging markets, the role ESG requirements have on emerging market investors’ investment processes 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.

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 route to net-zero post-COP26

Investing in the energy transition as the world moves towards net-zero

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

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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Emerging Markets Forum - Monday 21st

Emerging Markets Forum
09:10 - 09:30

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor and Welcome from the Chair

09:30 - 10:15

How have emerging markets fared two years on from inception of the pandemic

  • How government spending in emerging markets has been impacted by covid-19
  • Innovation in financing models to bring infrastructure development back on track in the emerging economies
  • The impact of the pandemic on PPPs and new projects
10:15 - 11:00

The role of emerging markets in paving the way towards a greener planet

  • What private investors are doing in relation to aiding climate adaptation
  • The implications and opportunities that came out of COP-26 in relation to strengthening emerging market infrastructure climate resilience
  • How to mitigate the disproportionate exposure to climate change in emerging markets
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
11:30 - 12:15

How to identify the correct financing models in emerging market investment

  • How different governmental bodies are attempting to make their markets more attractive to private capital
  • The evolving role of MDBs in emerging market investment
  • What needs to be done to streamline the link from private capital to projects within emerging markets
12:15 - 13:00

Growth of impact investing in emerging markets

  • How institutional investors can navigate the different regulation requirements within emerging markets
  • Identifying best practice in impact investing in the emerging markets
  • Managing and controlling supply chain to help the move to net-zero
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Social Infrastructure and ESG & Sustainability Forum attendees

Emerging Markets Forum
14:00 - 14:20

Case Study

14:20 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
15:30 - 16:15

The energy transition landscape in growth markets

  • How the global energy mix needs to change to meet growing demand, and how this can be done sustainably
  • What grid investment opportunities look like in frontier economies
  • The role base-load technology like large scale waste-to-energy and more efficient fossil fuels must play in the near future
16:15 - 17:00

The digital revolution in emerging economies

  • Finding a place for fibre, towers and data centres within the emerging markets in a 5G world
  • How 5G and AI are contributing to eliminating the digital divide and connecting emerging economies
  • How covid-19 impacted the digital investment landscape, from rising digital provider demands to supply chain disruption
17:00 - 17:45

Mitigating the perception of risk in emerging market investment

  • How to find new normalities to overcome weaker framework approaches
  • How investment gains can avoid reduction in sometimes volatile currencies
  • How government bodies reduce the perception of political risk in unstable environments
17:45 - 17:55

Closing comments from the chair

Deepali Bahl

Managing Director, Augment Infrastructure

Deepali Bahl is a Managing Director at Augment Infrastructure with 20+ years of infrastructure and private equity investment experience. Previously, she was Head (2019-21) and Principal (since 2013) at the IFC Asset Management Company’s Global Infras… Read full bio

Aditi Bhattacharya

Investment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Aditi is an Investment Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a $30 billion multilateral financing institution focused on mobilizing private capital for sustainable infrastructure in emerging Asia. She is a seasoned investment professional w… Read full bio

Oliver Bradley

Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure Investing, Macquarie Capital

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

Cathy Granneman

Associate, 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

Jamie Guillen

Partner & Principal, Mexico Infrastructure Partners

Jaime is a Founding Partner of Mexico Infrastructure Partners (MIP), Mexico’s leading manager and investor of energy and infrastructure equity with AUM of US$2.7 billion across four funds in Mexico, one in Colombia, and a co-investment vehicle in Per… Read full bio

Ziad Alexandre Hayek

President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP)

Hayek has 40 years of experience in investment banking, corporate strategy, governance, public policy, emerging markets, and government relations. He has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, and Latin America. In 2019, he was… Read full bio

Tomas Janeba

President, Czech Infrastructure Association

Tomas Janeba has been the President of the Czech Infrastructure Association, a private sector think-tank for the Czech public infrastructure over the past ten years, uniting interests and views of over 50 major infrastructure players – leading engine… Read full bio

Matthew Jordan-Tank

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation, EBRD

Matthew is the Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation at EBRD, covering the energy, transport and municipal sectors. His work covers upstream policy support, PPP transaction advisory, and project preparation/technical d… Read full bio

Viktor Kats

Managing Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

Viktor Kats is a Managing Partner of Augment Infrastructure, 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-hea… Read full bio

Darius Lilaoonwala

Managing Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

Darius Lilaoonwala is a Managing Partner of Augment Infrastructure, 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-hea… 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

Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Senior Partner, Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

An infrastructure specialist with over 30 years of global experience, Opuiyo is currently Senior Partner of the Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, established to mobilize public and private capital globally for investment in infrastructure pr… Read full bio

Karsten Sinner

Head of Infrastructure Funds and Regional Head Funds in North Africa, the Levant and Turkey, EBRD

Karsten Sinner is responsible for EBRD's investment activity in infrastructure funds across the entire EBRD geography and for private equity funds in North Africa, the Levant and Turkey. Karsten has more than 30 years' experience in the investment in… Read full bio

Prerna Soni

Vice President, Invest India

Prerna Soni holds a decade of experience in Financial Services including Infrastructure Financing and Treasury. Prerna is the Vice President in Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India where she heads the Infra… Read full bio

Katherine Stodulka

Partner, Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ

Katherine is a Partner and Head of Sustainable Finance at SYSTEMIQ – a system-change firm tackling the climate emergency and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for people and planet. Katherine is also the Director of the Blended Finance Tas… Read full bio

Sarvesh Suri

Director - Climate, Energy, Extractives, Financial & Capital Markets , 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

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 whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow — infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes re… Read full bio