Investing in the Future of Energy

The Energy Transition Forum is the event to learn from and network with a truly international delegation focused on investment opportunities in renewables and the energy transition. The Forum will bring together over 400 participants including institutional investors, fund managers, utility firms, project developers, investment banks and many more to discuss the biggest global investment opportunity of the century.


Who attends?

Fund Managers

To network with over 60 investors with an interest in renewable markets and discuss emerging opportunities in areas including energy storage, smart grid and much more.


To gain the perfect introduction to an increasingly important part of the global infrastructure market and the opportunity to network with other investors as well as the wider industry.

Energy Companies

With renewable energy causing a radical change to power markets across the world, and more disruption on its way. It is important for energy companies across the globe to adapt.

Key themes for 2020

Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2020

  • Investor viewpoint: manager selection as funds move into increasingly diverse strategies.
  • Why the outlook for solar is brighter than ever.
  • How and when should infrastructure funds invest in EV charging.
  • An assessment of global risk/return profiles: how much risk is too much.
  • How should investors manage long-term merchant risk?
  • The continued rise of corporate PPAs for infrastructure investors.

One Summit: Seven Forums

The Global Investor Forum is the largest global gathering of institutional and private capital devoted to infrastructure and the focal point of the Global Summit.

Explore infrastructure opportunities across frontier and growth markets at the Emerging Markets Forum.

Hear from government on infrastructure policy across key global markets and the broader effect of politics and government on infrastructure.

The ESG & Sustainability Forum provides a place to showcase best practice and understand what good looks like from a sustainability perspective.

Your chance to hear from investors leading the digital revolution in infrastructure investment and keep up with opportunities in an increasingly important sub-asset class.

Analyse the benefits of differing investment structures, learn about landmark transactions and pinpoint new opportunities for yield.

World-leading infrastructure managers that attended last year include:

Carlyle Group
EIG Global Energy Partners
Global Infrastructure Partners
InfraRed Capital Partners
Macquarie Capital (Europe Limited)


Lincoln Webb

Senior Vice President, BCI

If you are serious about infrastructure investing, Infrastructure Investor’s Global Summit should be a fixture in your calendar.

Stephane Wattez-Richard

Executive Director, Conquest AM

The Global Summit is the best event to meet peers, investors and keep up-to-date on the key challenges & opportunities the asset class faces today.

Holger Haaf


To meet so many people in such a short time is not possible without the Summit.

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




Jeffrey Altman

Senior Advisor, Finadvice

With 26+ years of accomplishments in the global energy/infrastructure sectors, Jeffrey has been proactively involved in regulated, liberalized and energy transition markets across the globe. During this time he worked within five large US/European en… Read full bio

Ben Backwell

CEO, Global Wine Energy Council

Ben Backwell is a leading commentator and strategist in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining GWEC, he was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, one of the world’s largest advisory firms, advising companies in the clean energy sector on stra… Read full bio

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Director - Head of Energy EMEA - Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD

Harry leads a team of over 35 professionals promoting EBRD’s transition mandate in the electricity generation, renewable energy, transmission and distribution sectors. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financing and investing in emerging marke… Read full bio

Anish Butani

Director, Private Markets - bfinance

Anish Butani is a Director in the Private Markets team at bfinance, where he leads the coverage of the infrastructure sector and advises institutional investors seeking to deploy capital to the Infrastructure sector, with a focus on fund manager sear… Read full bio

Ryan Fisher

Associate Electric Vehicles, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Ryan is an Associate on BloombergNEF's Electrified Transport team based in London. He author’s research on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, covering the technology, policy and economic factors shaping the global EV market. Prior to join… Read full bio

Hans Fredrik Forssman

Senior Investment Manager, Skandia Norden

Hans Forssman has spent more than 30 years in the financial industry, within a wide variety of assets and strategies. Before joining the Skandia PEI team (Private Equity & Infrastructure) to head management of the infrastructure portfolio, he was res… Read full bio

Mark Henderson

Chief Investment Officer, Gridserve

Internationally experienced, in both emerging markets and western Europe, where he has advised on, structured and financed over £1 billion and 3,000MW of infrastructure energy projects. Mark established and ran the mezzanine lending team for power an… Read full bio

Verena Kempe

Co-Head of Private Equity, Feri Trust

Verena Kempe is Co-Head of Private Equity at FERI Trust in Germany. She is responsible for investment strategies in infrastructure & energy as well as certain private equity in the small and mid-cap market including certain strategies in the distress… Read full bio

Paul McCartie

Group Chief Investment Officer, Lightsource GP

Paul co-founded the company in 2010 and is based in the London office. His responsibilities include debt and equity fundraising for all solar asset developments, project investment structuring and M&A. He is a member of Lightsource’s Investment Commi… Read full bio

Patrick Mohr

Senior Investment Manager, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

A Senior Investment Manager within ISIF, Patrick originates and executes transactions under ISIF’s climate investment strategy which seeks to make investments that help position Ireland for a net zero carbon economy by 2050. To date he has structured… Read full bio

Laurent Segalen

Managing Partner, Megawatt-X

Laurent Segalen is a franco-british banker specialised in Renewable Energy transactions. He is the founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based world's largest platform for investing in Wind and Solar assets, which he currently heads. His carrier spans ov… Read full bio

Patrick Verdonck

Managing Director, Rhynland

Patrick is the founder of Rhynland and has 20 years of power industry experience. He spent nearly 10 years with Starwood Energy where he led investments in natural gas, coal and biomass-fired power plants with a total capacity of more than 2.5 GW, th… Read full bio

Wiebe Wakker

Dutch Adventurer & Founder, Plug Me In

On the 15th of March 2016 Dutchman Wiebe Wakker (December 1986) left Amsterdam with his electric ‘Blue Bandit’ car as part of his project ‘Plug Me In’. Without money in his pocket it seemed like a challenging task to reach Sydney, his ultimate destin… Read full bio
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Day 1
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Day 1 - Thursday 19th

Energy Transition Forum 2020
08:45 - 08:55

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

08:55 - 09:05

Chair’s introduction

09:05 - 10:30

The Maturing of the Energy Transition: Where to find opportunities in a merchant-power world

  • An assessment of global risk/return profiles: How much risk is too much?
  • Are return expectations in recently raised funds realistic?
  • Specialisation into new technologies & geographies
  • Where do investors expect opportunities in the next 5 years?
10:30 - 11:00

Implementing value creation to drive returns on renewable assets

  • Selecting the appropriate business models to create efficiencies: platforms vs. corporate models
  • Creating new operational efficiencies from greenfield to brownfield
  • How data management is creating realisable returns
  • Case studies of successful value creation of renewable assets
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Energy Transition Forum 2020
11:30 - 11:50

How should investors manage long-term merchant risk?

  • What risks are being assumed when you put in record low bids, and are they ‘infrastructure’ risks?
  • What are the likely scenarios of future merchant risk-exposure development?
  • Are there strategic alternatives to avoiding risk? Are their ways to off-load long-term risk?
11:50 - 12:30

The continued evolution of the PPA market in a post-subsidy world

  • Are long-term PPA’s outdated for the current environment? What are the reasons for more short term PPA’s being seen?
  • What are the specific risks involved? What would a significant drop-in energy prices mean for investors?
  • Predictions for future growth of the PPA market
12:30 - 13:00

Keynote Presentation – Smart Cities

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Digital Infrastructure and Infrastructure Debt Forum attendees

Stream A: Growing Markets
14:00 - 15:00

Why are infrastructure investors increasingly drawn to offshore wind?

  • How technological innovations are increasing profitability
  • How storage can be used alongside wind to balance the system
  • Lessons learned from the recent UK power cut
  • How PPAs can increase the bankability of wind
15:00 - 15:45

Why the outlook for solar is brighter than ever

  • Comparing default rates to wind and other renewable investments
  • How can solar be integrated better into the power system?
  • Latest technological developments in solar particularly combining with batteries and what this means for potential returns
  • How do long-term PPAs perform in the European solar market?
Stream B: New Technologies
14:00 - 15:00

How and when should infrastructure funds invest in EV charging

  • When will it be a viable investment for infrastructure investors?
  • Making money from electric forecasts: What are the different revenue streams?
  • Getting institutional investors comfortable with EV charging, is this an infrastructure play?
  • Predictions for the role of infrastructure investors in EV charging in 2030
15:00 - 15:45

Understanding how investors can make money from energy storage

  • Lessons learned to date from fund managers
  • Specific risks associated with storage: How to make it bankable
  • Increasing the efficiency of storage whilst scaling technology & reducing costs
  • Which model is more attractive? Pure storage or storage? Utility-Scale-Micro Projects
15:45 - 16:00

Coffee & networking

Energy Transition Forum 2020
16:00 - 16:30

Keynote: The growing power of EVs

Wiebe Wakke travelled for 3 years in an EV relying on the kindness of strangers to fund his journey. This keynote speech will tell his epic story. With infrastructure investors increasingly looking towards EV as an investment opportunity, Wiebe’s story should be of great interest

16:30 - 17:00

Outlining the reasons fund managers are looking east for returns

  • Which countries offer the most exciting opportunities globally?
  • Comparing regulatory and legal frameworks in different parts of Asia
  • Examining regulatory and political risk in the region
  • Strategies for gaining a foothold in the region
17:00 - 17:00

Close of conference

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