Infrastructure Investor Global Summit to take place in October

That these are challenging times is plain for all to see. “Business as usual” is taking a new shape, and, like you perhaps, we’re working out what that looks like.

The well-being of our many thousands of customers, partners and our own personnel is foremost, which is why we are rescheduling the Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2020 from its current dates to 12-15 October, in Berlin.

In the meantime, we will continue to work to provide valuable insights on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces and we will be communicating regularly with the Infrastructure Investor community to provide details of the Global Summit in October.

Register your interest to be notified of the latest event updates and for further queries, please contact customerservices@peimedia.com.

Putting ESG at the heart of the infrastructure agenda

The 2nd Annual ESG & Sustainability Forum in Berlin will bring together more than 200 delegates from across the infrastructure asset class.  The ESG and Sustainability Forum provides a place to showcase best practice and understand what good looks like from a sustainability perspective.

With institutional investors increasingly making demands from fund managers, this is an event that should not be missed.

 

Who attends?

Fund/Asset Managers

To showcase ESG credentials to prospective and current investor base and learn from peers and outside experts.

Investors

To hear what good infrastructure ESG looks like while meeting and educating fund peers.

Service providers

To increase business opportunities and contacts with 200+ delegates in one space and share client success stories.

Key themes for 2020

  • The state of ESG and infrastructure: where are we now?.
  • Maintaining the social license for investments in infrastructure.
  • IMP: raising the bar for impact measurement and management practice.
  • Investor and manager scenario session: deal or no deal?
  • Developing a resilience plan to reduce risk in infrastructure investments.
  • Working with the deal team: the role of ESG in fundraising and value creation.

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 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.

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:

AMP Capital Investors Ltd
Antin Infrastructure Partners
ARDIAN
BlackRock
DIF
Green Investment Group
Hermes GPE
IFM Investors
Infracapital
InfraRed Capital Partners
Macquarie Capital (Europe Limited)
Meridiam Infrastructure
Morgan Stanley
Partners Group
QIC
Vantage Infrastructure

Testimonials

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

Uniper

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, alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498

 

 

 

Clara Barby

Chief Executive, Impact Management Project

Clara is currently serving as Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project: a forum for building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact. Clara is on secondment from Bridges Fund Management, where she led the firm’s impact strategy t… Read full bio

David Bentley

Founding Partner, ATLAS Infrastructure

David is a Founding Partner and member of the Investment Committee at ATLAS Infrastructure, based in London. He has over 18 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector spanning both the listed and unlisted sectors with a specialisation in regulate… Read full bio

Ginette Borduas

ESG Officer, Meridiam

Ginette Borduas joined Meridiam in early 2016 to focus on the conception of Meridiam’s tailored-made sustainable development approach and the implementation of its ESG procedures firm-wide. Ginette has close to 30 years of experience in resilient inf… Read full bio

Jeff Cohen

SASB: Institutional Product Strategist – Head of Private Investments Initiatives, CAIA

Jeff Cohen is an Institutional Product Strategist at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). In his role, Jeff educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners facilitating dialogue on financially material industry sp… Read full bio

Isabelle Combarel

Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

Isabelle is Deputy CEO and a member of the Executive Committee at SWEN Capital Partners, a European leader in Private Equity, Debt and Infrastructure for institutional and individuals clients. She is in charge of Business Development and ESG. She lau… Read full bio

Tomas Dauden

Principal, Responsible Investing

Tomas leads the ESG integration into the investment process at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. He works closely with investment teams to due diligence and monitor ESG factors across asset classes. He also leads direct engagement with Ontario Teac… Read full bio

Martin Ewald

Lead PM Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

Martin Ewald is a Managing Director in the London office of Allianz Global Investors and leads the Impact Investment team of AllianzGI as Lead Portfolio Manager. Martin joined the Infrastructure Equity team of AllianzGI in 2012 and co-headed the port… Read full bio

Charlie Garrood

Head of Infrastructure EMEA, AON

Charlie leads Aon’s Infrastructure M&A and Transaction Solutions team in EMEA. Since joining in Autumn 2018 Charlie has grown the capability of the team, which in 2019 advised financial sponsors, corporates and developers on over 100 transactions… Read full bio

Chris Heathcote

Independent

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure, developed through extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Whilst advising and working with a variety of clients, Chris has recently become a Senior Advisor to ENEA Consulting w… Read full bio

Adam Kirkman

Head of ESG, AMP Capital

Adam Kirkman is Head of ESG at AMP Capital in Sydney, where since 2010 he is responsible for the integration of ESG and responsible investment practices covering A$185 billion in AUM. Adam’s 24 year career in ESG and sustainability includes prior lea… Read full bio

Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

Anders Klinkby is Managing Partner at Klinkby Enge, an independent advisory firm specialized in ESG Due Diligence, ESG data for private assets and consulting on sustainable investing. He founded the company together with Bengt Enge, previously CIO at… Read full bio

Brenda Kramer

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

Brenda Kramer works as Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at the Dutch asset manager PGGM. She is also a core member of the European Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the GRESB Infrastructure Advisory Board. Previously Brenda worke… Read full bio

Margaret Kuhlow

Finance Practice Leader, WWF International

Margaret L. Kuhlow leads WWF’s Finance Practice, providing strategic direction and thought and content leadership to WWF’s global engagement with the finance sector. Before joining WWF, Ms. Kuhlow was Vice President of Investment Policy at the Overse… Read full bio

Tom Maher

Head of Business Development, Whitehelm Capital

Tom leads Whitehelm’s business development and capital raising initiatives globally. His responsibility covers Whitehelm’s key areas of investment focus including infrastructure equity, high-yield infrastructure debt and listed infrastructure. Prior… Read full bio

Niamh McBreen

Asset Management Director, AMP Capital

Niamh McBreen, Asset Management Director, Global Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital Investors Niamh joined AMP Capital in 2017 from UK Government Investments, where she worked on several portfolio assets including Network Rail, Highways England, NATS… Read full bio

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

John has advised a number of governments, intergovernmental organisations, and businesses on human rights and wider issues of sustainability, development, and international affairs. His most recent book is "The Social License”, published by Palgrave… Read full bio

Mary Nicholson

Global Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mary is responsible for all aspects of MIRA’s risk, control and assurance framework including providing direct independent risk reporting through to Macquarie Group’s Risk Management Group and Board. She coordinates each fund’s strategy in respect of… Read full bio

Karl Nietvelt

Head of Analytical Excellence & Research - Global Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Karl Nietvelt is S&P Global’s head of Analytics and Research for Infrastructure ratings. This comprises Infrastructure Corporate entities, Utilities and Project finance. Karl is based in Paris and works with a team of 12 industry experts across t… Read full bio

Shami Nissan

Head, Responsible Investment, Actis

With over 18 years’ experience in responsible investment, primarily serving the private equity, banking and development finance sectors, Shami was drawn to Actis by its leadership in responsible investing, the firm’s diverse culture and the opportuni… Read full bio

Jon Phillips

Director - Corporate Affairs, GIIA

Jon joined GIIA as Director, Corporate Affairs in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its communications strategy and to extend its membership base. Between 2005-2016, he was Communications Director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Au… Read full bio

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio

Jean-Philippe Richaud

Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

Jean-Philippe Richaud is Managing Director and a member of the Executive Committee at SWEN Capital Partners, a European leader in Private Equity, Debt and Infrastructure for institutional and individuals clients. He plays an active role in promoting… Read full bio

Aurélien Roelens

Investment Director and ESG Coordinator, Cube Infrastructure Managers

Since joining Cube IM, Aurélien has been actively involved in the origination, acquisition and development of several energy and telecom companies as well as in the launch of the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund. Today, he is mostly focused on the de… Read full bio

Susanne Røge Lund

Director - ESG, ATP

Susanne is Director, ESG at Denmark’s largest pension fund, ATP. She holds a master’s degree in Finance and has worked within the field of responsible investments for the last 12 years. Susanne has worked on both the asset owner and asset manager sid… Read full bio

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the joint portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure manda… Read full bio

Angela Roshier

Head of Asset Management, DIF

Angela Roshier is a Partner, Head of Asset Management and a member of DIF’s Executive Committee. She joined DIF in 2010 and oversees the asset management of all of DIF’s c. 160 infrastructure Investments. Prior to DIF, Angela was a member of 3i Plc a… Read full bio

Kat Shenton

Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments

Katrina is the Head of Octopus Renewables Fund Management which manages investments in >£3Bn energy assets. She has been with Octopus since early 2011 and delivered hundreds of solar deals as manager of the Renewables Investment team before moving in… Read full bio

Rick Shrotri

Managing Partner, Digital Alpha

Rick Shrotri has two decades of technology and telecommunications investment experience. Mr. Shrotri has led the fundraising, deal sourcing, and management of deals in Digital Alpha Fund I. He has built a global team for Digital Alpha with specialize… Read full bio

Emmeline Stein

Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative

Emmeline joined the 2° Investing Initiative as a project manager in September 2018. She is working from the Paris office. She currently oversees InvECAT, an H2020 project focusing on providing the financial sector tools to implement and track climate… Read full bio

Nikolas Stone

Manager, Environmental & Social Responsibility - CDC Group

Nik is an Environment and Social Responsibility Manager at CDC Group, with a focus on equity transactions. Prior to joining CDC Group, he was a consultant for Mott MacDonald and has previously worked for Iberdrola on its operational power generation… Read full bio

Cameron Talbot-Stern

Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, APG Asset Management

Cameron currently leads the ESG integration for APGs Infrastructure and Natural Resources Portfolio and is a member of the GRESB Infrastructure Advisory Board. He has 12 years’ experience working across infrastructure and real estate with a focus on… Read full bio

Rick Walters

Director Infrastructure, GRESB

Rick has more than 25 years’ experience in Sustainability, Investment, Engineering and Management. His spans a diverse range of businesses, infrastructure and industry through design, construction and operations phases. Rick was the first Technical D… Read full bio

Dr. Barbara Weber

Founding Partner, BCapital Partners

Dr. Barbara Weber, Lic., MSc is the Founding Partner of B Capital Partners, a partner-owned investment house, founded in 2003 and based in Zurich. B Capital Partners is a signatory to UNPRI and a member of GRESB, B Capital exclusively focuses on sust… Read full bio

Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

Simon joined the PRI in June 2018 as a Senior Manager, focusing on real assets, including infrastructure and forestry. He works with the investor community to support their understanding and implementation of responsible investment processes within d… Read full bio

Carlise White

ESG Manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Carlisle White is CIP’s ESG Manager. Mr. White is responsible for developing and managing CIP’s sustainability framework, standards and reporting, and the integration of ESG throughout CIP’s investment process. Before moving to Denmark, Mr. White wor… Read full bio
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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 22nd

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020 - Monday 22 June
08:45 - 08:50

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Chairperson's opening remarks

Chris Heathcote
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Chris Heathcote

Independent

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09:00 - 09:25

Keynote address: Maintaining the social license for investments in infrastructure

John Morrison
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John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

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09:25 - 09:50

The State of ESG: Where are we now?

Rick Walters, Simon Whistler

Joint discussion from GRESB & PRI on how far ESG has got in infrastructure and what the next challenges and opportunities are in the space. This will set the tone of the days discussions

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Rick Walters

Director Infrastructure, GRESB

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

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09:50 - 10:30

Working with the deal team: The role of ESG in fundraising and value creation

Mary Nicholson, Niamh McBreen, Valeria Rosati, Rick Shrotri
  • How seriously are investment teams really taking ESG?
  • Influencing investment teams to ensure ESG is not an afterthought
  • Examining the role of ESG in due diligence; historically and now

Moderator: Mary Nicholson, Global Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer, MIRA

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Mary Nicholson

Global Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

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Niamh McBreen

Asset Management Director, AMP Capital

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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Rick Shrotri

Managing Partner, Digital Alpha

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10:30 - 11:00

ESG case studies highlighting the value of ESG

Nikolas Stone, Dr. Barbara Weber

2 case studies will be presented highlighting innovative ways to consider ESG at different stages of an investment from due diligence to exit.

 

CDC Group – Virunga Energy Investment

Nikolas Stone, Manager, Environmental & Social Responsibility, CDC Group

 

B Capital Partners – ESG Due diligence case study, Bekk og Strøm

Dr Barbara Weber, Founding Partner, B Capital Partners

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Nikolas Stone

Manager, Environmental & Social Responsibility - CDC Group

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Dr. Barbara Weber

Founding Partner, BCapital Partners

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
11:30 - 12:15

Managing climate risk within an infrastructure portfolio

Angela Roshier, Isabelle Combarel, Tomas Dauden, Karl Nietvelt, Aurélien Roelens
  • TCFD Update: What are the implications of the latest update for infrastructure investors?
  • How can investors use the recommendations to help predict climate risk across the portfolio?
  • What metrics are most relevant to measure climate risk?
  • Developing a resilience plan to reduce climate risk in infrastructure investments

Moderator: Angela Roshier, Head of Asset Management, DIF  

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Angela Roshier

Head of Asset Management, DIF

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Isabelle Combarel

Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

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Tomas Dauden

Principal, Responsible Investing

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Karl Nietvelt

Head of Analytical Excellence & Research - Global Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

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Aurélien Roelens

Investment Director and ESG Coordinator, Cube Infrastructure Managers

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12:15 - 13:00

EU taxonomy: Practical and strategical implications for infrastructure investors

Brenda Kramer, Jon Phillips, Rick Walters, Valeria Rosati

Presentation followed by a panel discussion

  • Outlining responsibilities around sustainability for investors based on new legislation
  • How to use the EU taxonomy on your investments
  • What are the risks and opportunities for infrastructure in the European Green Deal?


Session facilitator: Brenda Kramer, Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

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Brenda Kramer

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

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Jon Phillips

Director - Corporate Affairs, GIIA

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Rick Walters

Director Infrastructure, GRESB

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
14:00 - 14:30

IMP: Raising the bar for impact measurement and management practice

Clara Barby
  • How is the IMP project relevant to infrastructure investors?
  • Building consensus on what constitutes good impact measurement and management practice
  • Approach and timeline for completing this ambitious project
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Clara Barby

Chief Executive, Impact Management Project

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14:30 - 15:10

How should investors measure and demonstrate impact?

Martin Ewald, Jeff Cohen, Margaret Kuhlow, Jean-Philippe Richaud
  • Views on the IMP project and how useful It is for infrastructure investors
  • Defining impact for infrastructure: What metrics can you track?
  • Examples of how fund managers have incorporated impact
  • Mobilising sustainable infrastructure: moving from ESG to impacts

Moderator: Martin Ewald, Lead PM Impact Investments, Allianz Global

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Martin Ewald

Lead PM Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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Jeff Cohen

SASB: Institutional Product Strategist – Head of Private Investments Initiatives, CAIA

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Margaret Kuhlow

Finance Practice Leader, WWF International

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Jean-Philippe Richaud

Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

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15:10 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
15:30 - 16:00

Aligning the investment chain on the SDGs in infrastructure

Simon Whistler, Ginette Borduas, Shami Nissan, Cameron Talbot-Stern
  • Practical examples of how infrastructure investors are putting the SDGs into practice.
  • How can fund managers and asset owners work together more effectively to deliver SDG outcomes?
  • What barriers remain for infrastructure investors to contribute to the SDGs?

Moderator: Simon Whistler, Senior Specialist, UNPRI

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

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Ginette Borduas

ESG Officer, Meridiam

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Shami Nissan

Head, Responsible Investment, Actis

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Cameron Talbot-Stern

Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, APG Asset Management

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16:00 - 16:30

Investor and Manager Scenario Session: Deal or No Deal

Anders Klinkby, Adam Kirkman, Susanne Røge Lund

The session will highlight the increased role of ESG in due diligence. A fund manager and institutional investor will discuss two hypothetical investment opportunities with ESG issues. The investor asking the questions they would ask in a real situation regarding specific infrastructure assets. The audience will then be given the opportunity to quiz the presenters on their decisions and decide whether they would invest in the fund.

Moderated by: Anders Klinkby, Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Adam Kirkman

Head of ESG, AMP Capital

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Susanne Røge Lund

Director - ESG, ATP

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16:30 - 17:00

Networking Roundtables looking at the role of ESG on different areas of infrastructure

David Bentley, Charlie Garrood, Anders Klinkby, Tom Maher, Peter Plaut, Kat Shenton, Emmeline Stein, Carlise White
  • Social Infrastructure – Tom Maher, Head of Business Development, Whitehelm Capital
  • Listed Infra – David Bentley, Founding Partner, Atlas Infrastructure
  • Due Diligence – Anders Klinkby, Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge
  • Stranded Assets – Emmeline Stein, Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative
  • Cyber Security – Charlie Garrood, Head of Infrastructure EMEA, AON
  • Debt Funds – Peter Plaut, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office
  • Greenfield – Carlisle White, ESG & Compliance Officer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • Renewables – Kat Shenton, Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments
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David Bentley

Founding Partner, ATLAS Infrastructure

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Charlie Garrood

Head of Infrastructure EMEA, AON

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Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Tom Maher

Head of Business Development, Whitehelm Capital

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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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Kat Shenton

Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments

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Emmeline Stein

Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative

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Carlise White

ESG Manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

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17:00 - 17:10

Chairperson’s summary and Close of Forum

17:15 - 18:00

Keynote Speech

Ben Hammersley

Back by popular demand, futurist Ben Hammersley will explain how to prepare for the digital future. Hear one of the world’s leading thinkers explain how the information revolution affects infrastructure assets around the world.

Ben Hammersley, Editor-at-Large, Wired

Followed by Q&A with the audience

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Ben Hammersley

Editor-at-Large, Wired

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18:00 - 19:00

Emerald Gala Reception

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