Scaling emerging market investment in a post-pandemic world

Join, learn from and network with a lobal 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.

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.

Global Investor Forum

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Social Infrastructure Forum

Investing in assets which provide essential services

ESG & Sustainability Forum

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero

Energy Transition Forum
The future of energy

Digital Infrastructure Forum

Building the inclusive digital economy of the future

Infrastructure Debt Forum

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