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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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.

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Day 1
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Agenda

Emerging Markets Forum - Monday 21st

Emerging Markets Forum
09:10 - 09:15

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome from the Chair

Ziad Alexandre Hayek
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Ziad Alexandre Hayek

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

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09:30 - 10:15

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

Ziad Alexandre Hayek, Deniz Harut, Viktor Kats, Prerna Soni, Morgan Landy
  • 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

Moderator: Ziad Alexandre Hayek, President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals

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Ziad Alexandre Hayek

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

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Deniz Harut

Executive Director, Pollination

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Viktor Kats

Managing Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Prerna Soni

Vice President, Invest India

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Morgan Landy

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure, IFC

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10:15 - 11:00

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

Cathy Granneman, Leticia Ferreras Astorqui, Darius Lilaoonwala , Opuiyo Oforiokuma, Sarvesh Suri
  • 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

Moderator: Cathy Granneman, Associate, Infrastructure, GRESB

 

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Cathy Granneman

Associate, Infrastructure, GRESB

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Leticia Ferreras Astorqui

Portfolio Manager, Development Finance, Allianz Global Investors

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Darius Lilaoonwala

Managing Partner, Augment Infrastructure Partners

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Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Senior Partner, Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

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Sarvesh Suri

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

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
11:30 - 12:15

How to identify the correct financing models in emerging market investment

Helga Van Peer, Aditi Bhattacharya, Tomas Janeba, Matthew Jordan-Tank
  • 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

Moderator: Helga Van Peer, Lawyer & Non-Exec Board Member, Independent

 

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Helga Van Peer

Lawyer & Non-Exec Board Member

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Aditi Bhattacharya

Investment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

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Tomas Janeba

President, Czech Infrastructure Association

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Matthew Jordan-Tank

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation, EBRD

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12:15 - 13:00

Growth of impact investing in emerging markets

Hans-Peter Egler, Bas Hamers, Jens Thomassen
  • 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

Moderator: Hans-Peter Egler, International Expert in Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Value Chains, South Pole Group

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Hans-Peter Egler

International Expert in Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Value Chains, South Pole Group

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Bas Hamers

Advisor to the board, Harvest Waste

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Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Moller Capital

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Social Infrastructure and ESG & Sustainability Forum attendees

Emerging Markets Forum
14:00 - 15:00

Themed Roundtables

  • Public-Private Partnership– engaging institutional investors
  • Adapting risk management models
  • Achieving the SDGs and net-zero in emerging markets
  • Landscape of digital investment
  • Energy supply in the emerging markets
  • Transportation infrastructure in rising economies
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

Emerging Markets Forum
15:30 - 16:15

The energy transition landscape in growth markets

Lars Holm, Rahul Agarwal, Daniel Calderon, Rajesh Hemnani
  • 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

Moderator: Lars Holm, Partner, Center of Energy Impact, BCG

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Lars Holm

Partner, Center of Energy Impact, BCG

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Rahul Agarwal

Vice President, Invest India

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Daniel Calderon

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alcazar Energy

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Rajesh Hemnani

Investment Manager, CDC Group

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16:15 - 17:00

The digital revolution in emerging economies

Lance Crist, Deepali Bahl, Olusola Lawson
  • 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

Moderator: Lance Crist, Global Equity Head, Infrastructure, IFC

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Lance Crist

Global Equity Head, Infrastructure, IFC

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Deepali Bahl

Managing Director, Augment Infrastructure

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Olusola Lawson

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

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17:00 - 17:45

Mitigating the perception of risk in emerging market investment

Hubert Danso, Jaime Guillen, Florian Münkle, Karsten Sinner
  • 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

Moderator: Hubert Danso, CEO & Chairman, Africa Investor Group

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Hubert Danso

CEO & Chairman, Africa investor (Ai) Group

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Jaime Guillen

Partner & Principal, Mexico Infrastructure Partners

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Florian Münkle

Vice President, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH 

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Karsten Sinner

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

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17:45 - 17:55

Closing comments from the chair

18:00 - 20:00

Gala Reception

Rahul Agarwal

Vice President, Invest India

Rahul Agarwal has over a decade of experience in Infrastructure Financing policy & Corporate Strategy. At Invest India, Rahul Co-head’s the teams for Real Estate, Infrastructure and Financial Investors Initiative which attracts SWFs, Pension Fund… Read full bio

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

Daniel Calderon

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alcazar Energy

Daniel co-founded Alcazar Energy in 2014, an investment company with a focus on renewable energy across emerging markets. Alcazar Energy’s first investment vehicle, Alcazar Energy Partners-I (AEP-I), invested $711m EV of which $240m was equity across… Read full bio

Lance Crist

Global Equity Head, Infrastructure, IFC

Lance Crist is Global Head of Infrastructure Equity at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. As Infrastructur… Read full bio

Hubert Danso

CEO & Chairman, Africa investor (Ai) Group

CEO and Chairman: Africa investor (Ai), Chairman: AiSWPFF, Chairman, African Union Continental Business Network (CBN), African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank Advisory Board (AfGIIB) Mr Danso is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Africa… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Egler

International Expert in Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Value Chains, South Pole Group

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

Leticia Ferreras Astorqui

Portfolio Manager, Development Finance, Allianz Global Investors

Leticia Ferreras is a portfolio manager for the Allianz Global Investors’ Development Finance strategy, managing over $2bn of commitments. Leticia joined AllianzGI in July 2020 to help expand AllianzGI’s presence in Emerging Markets (EM) and has sinc… 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

Jaime 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

Bas Hamers

Advisor to the board, Harvest Waste

The last 2.5 years, Bas has supported the board of Harvest Waste in fundraising, liaising with (development) finance institutions, negotiating contracts and improving the bankability of its projects. Harvest Waste is a developer of large-scale waste-… Read full bio

Deniz Harut

Executive Director, Pollination

Deniz Harut is a global leader in sustainable finance, unlocking public and private funds and raising capital for the most pressing issues challenging our world today, particularly in the areas of the climate crisis and gender equality. Deniz has ove… 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

Rajesh Hemnani

Investment Manager, CDC Group

Rajesh has over 13 years of investment experience in emerging markets across renewable energy, transport, urban infra & telecom sectors. He has a track record of making investments to the tune of $500m across the infrastructure sector in Asia and… Read full bio

Lars Holm

Partner, Center of Energy Impact, BCG

Lars Holm is a Partner and Associate Director at BCG'S Center for Energy Impact, where he is the thought leader for all topics related to the power and utility sector, renewables, and transition of players into the power space. Lars joined BCG in 199… 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

Morgan Landy

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure, IFC

Morgan Landy is Senior Director of Global Infrastructure at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. As a member of… Read full bio

Olusola Lawson

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

Olusola was appointed Managing Director and co-Head at AIIM, Africa's largest infrastructure equity internment manager, in August 2020. He has significant experience in corporate finance and infrastructure equity investing experience across European… 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

Florian Münkle

Vice President, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH 

Prior to DEG, Florian worked at KPMG in Corporate Finance / M&A. At DEG, he worked several years in Project Finance and then went on to head DEG’s Regional Office in Istanbul for six years, taking care of business origination in Turkey and the Mi… 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

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

Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Moller Capital

Mr. Thomassen is Partner at A.P. Moller Capital, a fund manager focusing on infrastructure investments in growth markets. He has 20+ years of experience of principal investments and business development from the energy sector in industry and private… Read full bio

Helga Van Peer

Lawyer & Non-Exec Board Member

Helga Van Peer is a senior lawyer specialising in transactional public law and projects. She advises public and private sector clients, creating and supporting innovative and effective solutions for PPP tenders and contracts in the interest of all st… Read full bio