The most important event in infrastructure

Join the biggest names in the industry at the Global Investor Forum, the largest global gathering of institutional capital devoted to infrastructure and the core of the Global Summit. Meet and hear from the best of the best in the asset class – Founding & managing partners, CEOs and chairmen, plus leading global institutional and private investors attend and speak annually.

Who attends?

Fund Managers

Attending the largest global gathering of institutional capital devoted to infrastructure, is the most efficient way to meet over 400 individual investors interested in the global asset class de jour.

Investors

Investors attend to learn more about the opportunities offered by the growth asset class, meet the fund managers doing the deals and the developers and corporates seeking investment and looking to sell assets.

Service Providers

Meet 1600 senior industry leaders under one roof, the Global Investor Forum is the place to meet and network with new business partners from every corner of the globe. Build your profile amongst the world’s infrastructure community.

Key themes for 2020

Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2020

  • Mid-market infrastructure: finding value in a rapidly growing segment.
  • Getting operational asset management right: the growing impact of data, analytics and digital on infrastructure value creation.
  • The rise of sector-specific and regional-focused funds: what does this mean for investors?
  • Super core: what is the optimal way to allocate to super core in a balanced portfolio?
  • Infrastructure secondaries: comparing GP-led transactions with single asset restructuring and other types of secondary deals.

One Summit: Seven Forums

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.

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:

Actis
AMP Capital
AMP Capital Brookfield
AMP Capital Investors Ltd
Antin Infrastructure Partners
ArcLight Capital
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
ARDIAN
Axium Infrastructure
BlackRock
Brookfield
Brookfield Asset Management
BTG Pactual
Dalmore Capital
DIF
EIG Global Energy Partners
Energy Capital Partners
Equis Funds Group
Equitix
Global Infrastructure Partners
Harbert Management Corporation
Harbert Power LLC
I Squared Capital
IFM Investors
Infracapital
InfraRed Capital Partners
InfraVia Capital Partners
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association
Macquarie Capital (Europe Limited)
Meridiam Infrastructure
Mirova
Morgan Stanley
Northleaf Capital Partners
Partners Group
QIC
Stonepeak Partners
The Carlyle Group
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

 

 

 

2020 Keynote speakers

Lord John Browne
Executive Chairman
L1 Energy

James Kerr
Author of Legacy: Lessons in Leadership

Caroline Criado Perez, OBE
Writer & Broadcaster

Philip Ajina

Partner, Infranode

Philip is a co-founding partner of Infranode and the CIO of the business. He co-heads and is involved in all aspects of Infranode’s activities, from fundraising, to deal origination, execution and asset management. He is chairman of the board of Infr… Read full bio

Serkan Bahçeci

Partner, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Serkan Bahçeci is a Partner and Head of Research at Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP). He is an economist with an established track record in infrastructure investments research. Before joining AIP, Serkan was the Head of Infrastructure Research at… Read full bio

Isela Bahena

Managing Director, Nuveen

Isela Bahena brings over twenty years of investment and portfolio management experience across a variety of sectors and asset classes. She leads deal teams which originate, structure, and invest in direct private equity and below investment-grade deb… Read full bio

Chris Beall

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Nova Infrastructure

Chris Beall is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of NOVA Infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and infrastructure operations and engineering. Chris leads NOVA’s execution of infrastructure investme… Read full bio

Mar Beltran

Non Executive Director, Real Assets

Mar Beltran is a non executive director (MAICD) of the Board of Globalvia, Real Assets Partners, the Global Infrastructure Facility of the World Bank and Climate Infrastructure Partnerships. Mar has sat on Boards such as Sydney and Melbourne Airports… Read full bio

Ryan Bisch

Director, Private Markets - Ontario Power Generation

Ryan Bisch joined Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in 2015 as director, private markets. Ryan’s role focuses on the portfolio management of the infrastructure and special opportunities portfolios for the $13 billion OPG Pension Fund and the $18 billion… Read full bio

Frederic Blanc-Brude

Director, EDHECinfra & CEO, Scientific Infra

Frederic Blanc-Brude is the CEO of Scientific Infra, an index provider specialised in the provision of unlisted infrastructure equity and debt market indices and custom benchmarks. Scientific Infra was created to bring $10M and 5 years of R&D at… Read full bio

Lennart Blecher

Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Real Assets, EQT

Lennart Blecher joined EQT Partners in April 2007 and is Head of Real Assets, Chairperson of Credit and Deputy Managing Partner. Lennart holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Lund, Sweden and has studied at the University of Dallas, Tex… Read full bio

Mauricio Bolaña

Partner, Antin

Mauricio joined Antin in 2010 and is a partner within the investment team. He serves on the boards of Roadchef, a motorway service area operator in the UK, Grandi Stazioni Retail, operator of the commercial areas in the largest Italian train stations… Read full bio

Matteo Botto Poala

Managing Director, Infrastructure Investment Group - Goldman Sachs

Matteo is a managing director in the Infrastructure Investment Group in the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) and serves on the MBD Infrastructure Investment Committee. Prior to joining MBD in 2005, he was a member of the Structured Finance team within… Read full bio

John Breckenridge

Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure - Capital Dynamics

John is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Infrastructure. He has over 17 years of direct private equity investing experience, preceded by over 18 years of operations management. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, John was a managing partn… Read full bio

Todd Bright

Head Private Infrastructure Americas, Partners Group

Todd Bright is Head of Partners Group’s Houston office and Head of Private Infrastructure in the Americas. He is a member of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies N… Read full bio

Lord John Browne

Former CEO, BP

Lord Browne was the CEO of BP from 1995 to 2007. He is considered one of the most forward thinking and strategic business leaders in the world and guided BP’s transformation into one of the world’s largest companies. Lord Browne was the first to buil… Read full bio

Matt Bushby

Global Head of Distribution, RARE Infrastructure

Matt is responsible for the client and product strategy at RARE Infrastructure, leading a team of Portfolio Specialists and Business Development Managers. He has 21 years industry experience and has been working with clients allocating to both listed… Read full bio

Bruno Candès

Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

Bruno Candès is a Partner with InfraVia Capital Partners, a fund manager that specializes in the infrastructure sector with circa EUR 4 billion of AUM. Bruno has more than 20 years of experience in global infrastructure markets in particular as a pri… Read full bio

Gwenola Chambon

Chief Executive Officer, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Gwenola Chambon, Managing Partner and Founding Partner of Vauban Infrastructure Partners, has been responsible for managing the Investment Team of Mirova as well as its infrastructure investment and capital raising activities. Throughout her 24-year… Read full bio

Andrew Claerhout

Partner & Co-Head of Infrastructure Investing, Searchlight

Andrew Claerhout is a Partner and Co-Head of Infrastructure Investing at Searchlight Capital Partners. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2019, Mr. Claerhout led Infrastructure & Natural Resources investing at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (“OT… Read full bio

Jason Cogley

Managing Director, Fiera Infrastructure

Jason leads deal origination and execution, and contributes to asset management in Europe. He is based out of Fiera Infrastructure's London office in UK. He brings to our investment team his extensive experience, acquired during more than 19 years of… Read full bio

Evan Corley

Partner, Head of Real Assets - Pantheon Ventures

Evan Corley is a Partner and senior investment professional in Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure and Real Assets team. Evan is also a member of Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Committee. Prior to joining Pantheon, Evan held… Read full bio

Shawn D’Aguiar

Partner, Goodwin

Shawn D’Aguiar is a partner in Goodwin’s award-winning private investment funds group. His practice focuses on fund structuring and formation and he advises managers and investors in the infrastructure and energy, private equity, private debt and ven… Read full bio

Guillaume D’Engremont

Head of European Infrastructure, ICG

Guillaume joined ICG in 2018, and is a Managing Director and Head of European Infrastructure Equity. Guillaume has an eight year track record in infrastructure investment at EDF, following thirteen years in M&A – mainly at Rothschild. Most recent… Read full bio

Renaud de Matharel

CEO & Managing Partner, Cube Infrastructure Managers

Renaud de Matharel is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Cube Infrastructure Managers (“Cube IM”), and has 31 years of infrastructure project management and investment experience. Since establishing Cube IM in 2005, the manageme… Read full bio

Patrick Deasy

Private Investment Funds Partner, Goodwin

Patrick Deasy is a partner in Goodwin’s award-winning private investment funds group. His practice focuses on private capital solutions across various alternative asset classes, including energy and infrastructure, private equity and real estate, in… Read full bio

Jerry Divoky

Vice President, Infrastructure & Renewable Resources - BCI

Jerry Divoky is a Vice President in the Infrastructure & Renewable Resources (“I&RR”) group with the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“BCI”) in Victoria, Canada. Jerry joined BCI in 2004 and is responsible for sourcing, executing a… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

Charles Dupont

Head of Infrastructure Finance, Schroders

Charles Dupont is the Head of Infrastructure Finance at Schroders since 2015, which involves the creation of a private investment platform in the infrastructure sector in Europe. He’s put in place an investment team of 20 professionals focused on inf… Read full bio

Jean Francis Dusch

CEO EDRAM UK, CIO BRIDGE - Edmond de Rothschild UK

As CEO, Edmond de Rothschild (UK) and CIO, BRIDGE, Jean-Francis brings over 27 years of international project and structured finance experience to the team. He joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2004, as co-head of the Project Finance departmen… Read full bio

Matthias Fackler

Partner & Head of EQT Infrastructure Continental Europe, EQT

Matthias is a Senior Partner at EQT and heads the Continental European activities within EQT Infrastructure. He is also a member of the Infrastructure Partners Investment Committee. He was responsible for EQT's investments in EEW Energy from Waste an… Read full bio

Irina Frolova

Head Asset Management Infrastructure, PGGM Infrastructure Fund

Irina Frolova brings over 20 years of international experience in portfolio management, corporate finance and investments and currently oversees asset management of the EUR10bn open-ended infrastructure fund at PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment… Read full bio
Marc Ganzi, Digital Colony

Marc Ganzi

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Colony

Marc C. Ganzi is Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital & Chief Executive Officer of Digital Colony, Mr. Ganzi founded and served as Chief Executive… Read full bio

David Giordano

Global Head - Renewable Power, Blackrock

David Giordano, Managing Director, Global Head - Renewable Power. Mr. Giordano leads the investment strategy and organizational management of the Renewable Power team. He has lead the investment strategies across the Americas and APAC since the launc… Read full bio

Darren Glatt

Partner & Co-Head of Infrastructure Investing, Searchlight Capital Partners

Darren Glatt. Mr. Glatt is a Partner and Co-Head of Infrastructure Investing at Searchlight Capital Partners, overseeing the firm’s efforts in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (“TMT”) sectors. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2013, Mr. Gla… Read full bio

Abhishek Gupta

Senior Research Engineer and Investment Solution Specialist , EDHECinfra

Abhishek Gupta is a Senior Research Engineer and Investment Solution Specialist leading the applied research of unlisted infrastructure indices and advising solutions to prospective clients. He has more than six years of asset management industry exp… Read full bio

Dr Harald Haas

Senior Investment Manager, MEAG

Dr. Harald Haas is Senior Investment Manager of Munich Re's asset manager MEAG. Harry works in MEAG's infrastructure debt team; initially Harry was responsible for direct equity investments in renewable energy. Prior to joining MEAG in 2011, Harry he… Read full bio

Leigh Harrison

Head of EMEA, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Leigh Harrison - Head of EMEA, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) Leigh is Head of MIRA EMEA, where he is responsible for overseeing MIRA’s investments in the region and is a member of the EMEA Investment Commit… Read full bio

Nigel Hatfield

Partner, Clifford Chance

Nigel Hatfield is a Partner at Clifford Chance. Nigel leads the Private Funds Group in London. He specialises in advising on the establishment and structuring of fund management businesses and private funds (including private equity, real estate, inf… Read full bio

Emil Henry

CEO & Managing Partner, Tiger Infrastructure

Emil W. Henry, Jr. is CEO and Managing Partner of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth equity investments in infrastructure businesses. He previously was Global Head of Lehman Brothers private equity business focused… Read full bio

Peter Hobbs

Managing Director, Private Markets - bfinance

Peter Hobbs is Managing Director of the Private Markets team at bfinance. With 30 years of real asset class experience, Peter is a leading expert in the private asset classes, covering all stages of the investment process. Peter has particular expert… Read full bio

Chris Holmes

Partner, Foresight Group

Chris joined Foresight in 2019 as a Partner in the London office with a co-lead responsibility to the JLEN fund. He has over 22 years’ experience in infrastructure investment and financing in PFI/PPP and renewable energy projects. Prior to joining Fo… Read full bio

Fraser Hughes

Chief Executive Officer, Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO)

Fraser Hughes is founder and CEO of the Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO). He founded GLIO in July 2016. Previously, he was Deputy CEO at EPRA. EPRA successfully increased investor awareness in the global listed real estate sector and… Read full bio

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Ross co-founded QIC Global Infrastructure (‘GI’) in early 2006. Ross provides overall leadership to the team which currently manages 19 direct investments out of offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London. He has had oversight as a m… Read full bio

Andrew Jones

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital

Andrew Jones is responsible for leading AMP Capital’s infrastructure debt activities globally including AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt funds. Mr Jones has over 29 years of experience in the industry and joined the Investment Team in January 2000.… Read full bio

Mikael Karlsson

Partner, Head of Actis Energy - Actis

Mikael is Co-Head of Actis’ energy business. He has over 25 years of experience in investing in and managing power businesses. Mikael joined Actis in 2012 as a Partner and became Co-Head of Energy in 2015. He was previously CEO of Globeleq (an Actis… Read full bio

Recep Kendircioglu

Senior Managing Director - Infrastructure, John Hancock/Manulife

Recep is a Senior Managing Director at John Hancock (Manulife) overseeing the Infrastructure Investments Group and serves as a Portfolio Manager for the $2 billion John Hancock infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining John Hancock in 2007, Recep worked… Read full bio

James Kerr

Author of Legacy: Lessons in Leadership

James Kerr is a superb presenter and a natural storyteller who speaks on a mixture of topics including sports psychology, leadership practice and organisational science, with a compelling narrative. Kerr is the author behind the global best-seller Le… Read full bio

Neil King

Managing Director, CPP Investment Board

Neil runs the European Infrastructure team at CPPIB. He has more than 25 years of experience in the infrastructure market, including 15 years as a banker at Lloyds, Barclays and WestLB, followed by a 10 year spell as a founding partner in 3i’s infras… Read full bio

Andreas Köttering

Partner, CBRE Caledon

Andreas joined CBRE Caledon in 2018 as head of their European infrastructure investment practice and member of the CBRE Caledon Investment Committee. He is based in London, UK, and responsible for sourcing investments in Europe, negotiating partnersh… Read full bio

Thomas Lefebvre

Partner, I Squared Capital

Thomas Lefebvre is a Partner of I Squared Capital, responsible for the Firm’s infrastructure strategy in North America. Since joining I Squared Capital as a founding member in 2012, Thomas has overseen the acquisition, development and transformationa… Read full bio

Hamish Mackenzie

Head of Infrastructure, DWS

Mr. Mackenzie is Head of Infrastructure, based in London. He is responsible for overseeing DWS’s investment activity in infrastructure debt and equity globally. Hamish joined the team from Deutsche Bank's corporate and investment banking division whe… Read full bio

Chris Manser

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Swiss Life Asset Management

As Head of Infrastructure Investments at Swiss Life Asset Managers, Mr. Manser is responsible for a team of 14 investment professionals and assets under management of close to €5 billion. Prior to joining Swiss Life Asset Managers, he was a member of… Read full bio

Graham Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, Whitehelm Capital

Graham is a founding shareholder and Chief Executive of Whitehelm Capital. Graham joined the team in 1998 and started the firm’s infrastructure business at the time when private ownership of public infrastructure originated globally. Since then Graha… Read full bio

Rosheen McGuckian

Chief Executive Officer, NTR

Rosheen is CEO of NTR. Since joining NTR in 2008, Rosheen has held a number of leadership positions at local and international level in wind, solar, energy storage, water treatment and waste management platforms. More recently, she has designed and l… Read full bio

Jim Metcalfe

Co-Managing Partner & Head of Global Investments - Alinda Capital Partners

Mr. Metcalfe is Head of Global Investments at Alinda, and a member of the Investment Committees of Funds I, Fund II and Fund III. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience and has spent his entire career in the infrastructure sector. He has g… Read full bio

Yves Meyer-Bülow

Managing Director, Allianz Capital Partners

Yves is responsible for infrastructure funds and co-investments with a global mandate at Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) since 2016. Since then, the team has built a global investment portfolio comprising co-investments on three continents and fund in… Read full bio

Declan O'Brien

Director, UBS Asset Management

Declan O'Brien is a Senior Infrastructure Analyst in the Research & Strategy team, which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) within UBS Asset Management (UBS-AM). Declan joined UBS-AM in October 2017. He is primarily responsible for pr… Read full bio

Iñigo Olaguibel

CEO and Founder, Qualitas Energy

Iñigo is the founder and CEO of Qualitas Energy, the largest independent power producer in Spain. He co-founded Qualitas Equity in 2003, a large alternative asset manager headquartered in Madrid, and then led the expansion of the private equity busin… Read full bio

Jonathan Oxley

UKRN CEO & Group Director, Ofcom - UKRN & Ofcom

Jonathan Oxley joined Ofcom as Group Director, Competition in November 2014 and was appointed to the Ofcom Board in January 2015. In addition to his Ofcom role, in December 2018 Jonathan was appointed Chief Executive of the UK Regulators Network, com… Read full bio
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Boe Pahari

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity and Managing Partner, AMP Capital

Boe Pahari, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Managing Partner, is responsible for leading AMP Capital’s global infrastructure equity activities. Mr Pahari has over 20 years of experience in the industry having started his career at Citigroup and… Read full bio

Frédéric Palanque

Partner, Conquest

Managing Partner at Conquest, Frédéric Palanque has more than 15 years of investment experience in the infrastructure sector, with an aggregate track record of USD+8bn equity-value closed transactions. Former global head of Mergers & Acquisitions… Read full bio

Ed Pallesen

Managing Director, Co-head of H.I.G. Infrastructure - H.I.G Capital

Ed is a Managing Director based in H.I.G.’s New York office and co-leads the firm’s Infrastructure activities. Prior to joining H.I.G., Ed was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. Ed worked at Goldman Sachs for 19 years in a variety of capa… Read full bio

Manish Pandey

Partner & Co-Head Infrastructure, Access Capital Partners

Manish Pandey joined Access in February 2013. He has 23 years of professional experience, including 9 years in infrastructure investing and 5 years in energy and infrastructure M&A. He is responsible for Access Capital Partners’ infrastructure in… Read full bio

Ravi Parekh

Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor

Mr. Parekh focuses on diversified infrastructure investments. He leads our European infrastructure business and is located in our London office. His experience includes investments in conventional and renewable power generation, regulated utilities,… Read full bio

Toby Parkinson

Partner, Clifford Chance

Toby Parkinson is a Partner at Clifford Chance in London, specialising in advising financial investors on domestic and cross-border M&A, with a particular focus on infrastructure transactions. Toby has represented financial investors through all stag… Read full bio

Caroline Criado Perez, OBE

Writer and Broadcaster

Writer, journalist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez is the author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. A leading voice on equality and feminist issues in technology, health and the media, Caroline has also led high-… Read full bio

Michael Pollan

Partner, Omnes

Michael Pollan joined the infrastructure team of Omnes in 2013 and is a Partner at the company. Michael has over 15 years of experience in renewable energy, carbon finance and project finance. He started his career at the Inter-American Development B… Read full bio

Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Ross Posner is the Managing Partner of Ridgewood Infrastructure, bringing more than two decades of successful private equity investing experience and business leadership across infrastructure, real assets, and other areas. Prior to joining Ridgewood,… Read full bio

Julia Prescot

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer - Meridiam

Julia is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure as well as sitting on the Executive Committee. She also sits on the investment committees of the Meridiam funds. In addition, Julia was recently named as a Commissioner on the… Read full bio

Denis Prouteau

Real Asset Private Debt Chief Investment Officer, Ostrum Asset Management

Denis Prouteau began his career in 1986 at Crédit Lyonnais in New York in the correspondent banking department. From 1987 to 2000, he held various positions at Credit Lyonnais in Paris, Deutsche Bank, SG Warburg and BNP Capital Markets in London, and… Read full bio

Julia Pyke

SZC Director of Financing and Economic Regulation, Sizewell C

Julia is the SZC Director of Financing and Economic Regulation for EDF Energy, and is working with Government to identify an innovative way for Sizewell C to be funded at best value to electricity consumers, and with potential investors and lenders t… Read full bio

Michael Ryan

CEO, Partner - Dalmore Capital

Michael co-founded Dalmore Capital Limited in 2009 and is CEO. Michael is a Dalmore shareholder and board member as well as being on the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee. Michael’s day-to-day responsibilities as CEO are to lead the bu… Read full bio

Patrick Samson

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

Patrick Samson is Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). With 25 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, Mr. Samson is a seasoned investment professional wit… Read full bio

Oliver Schubert

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Oliver joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Oliver leads Equity transaction origination and execution and the development of relationships with potential partners. He is a member of the Equity… Read full bio

Heiko Schupp

Global Head of Infrastructure Investment, Columbia Threadneedle

Heiko Schupp is the Global Head of Infrastructure Investments at Columbia Threadneedle Investments with responsibility for establishing and managing our global unlisted infrastructure business including our European Sustainable Infrastructure Strateg… Read full bio

Harry Seekings

Co-Head of Infrastructure, InfraRed

Harry joined InfraRed in 1998. Harry is Co-Head of Infrastructure business and has the day-to-day responsibility for leading the InfraRed team in relation to HICL. Harry returned to London in July 2015, almost seven years after relocating to New York… Read full bio

Frank Segger

Portfolio Manager, KGAL

Frank Segger joined KGAL in 2019 as an Aviation Portfolio Manager and has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure, project finance and asset-backed financing. During this time, he has managed real assets throughout the realms of origination, proj… Read full bio

Lawrence Slade

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Prior to taking up his role as Chief Executive Officer with GIIA in January 2020, Lawrence Slade worked with Energy UK since 2011, becoming Chief Executive in January 2015. He has been involved in the energy industry since the late 1990’s working in… Read full bio

Gregory Smith

President & Chief Executive Officer, InstarAGF

Gregory Smith brings more than 25 years of experience in the investment, operation, acquisition and financing of public and private infrastructure, real estate, power, and utility businesses. Prior to founding InstarAGF, Gregory was managing partner… Read full bio

Kevin Smithen

Managing Director, Strategy and Capital Formation - Digital Colony

Kevin Smithen is Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy and Capital Formation at Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Mr. Smithen has over 25 years of experience in the global communications services and infrastructure sectors and plays a leadin… Read full bio

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director, Co-Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jamie is co-head of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment program and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jamie is primarily responsible for transaction origination, due diligence and asset management of Northleaf’s infrastructure investments. J… Read full bio

Geoff Strong

Senior Partner, Co-Head of Infrastructure, Apollo Management

Mr. Strong is a Senior Partner at Apollo Private Equity having joined in 2012, and is focused on the Firm’s natural resources activities. Prior to that time, Mr. Strong worked in the Private Equity group at Blackstone, where he focused primarily on i… Read full bio

Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Private Markets

Jordan Stutts is a senior reporter at PEI Media’s Infrastructure Investor where he covers news and trends impacting infrastructure finance. His stories range from what investors look for in fund managers to why some of the US’s largest public-private… Read full bio

Eduardo Taulet

Executive Chairman, Lyntia

Eduardo has been Executive Chairman at Lyntia since July 2018. Prior to that, Eduardo was CEO of Yoigo - the number four MNO in Spain until its acquisition by MasMovil in 2016 - and subsequently served as senior advisor to the board of MasMovil. He b… Read full bio

Peter Taylor

Co-Head of Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, Carlyle

Peter Taylor is Co-Head of Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund and is based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr Taylor was at Hastings Infrastructure for 15 years. At Hastings, Mr. Taylor was the Global Head of Global Investmen… Read full bio

Angel Tejada

Head of Green and Sustainable Bonds, BBVA

Since May 2019, Angel is Head of Green and Sustainable Bonds at BBVA. Angel structured and executed its first ESG bond in 2015. During his years at BBVA, Angel has supported BBVA Fixed Income strategy aim to obtain mandates by European issuers from t… Read full bio

Celine Tercier

Head of Infrastructure Finance, Ostrum Asset Management

Céline Tercier is Head of Infrastructure Finance of Ostrum AM. She joined Ostrum AM in 2016 to participate in the launch of the Private Debt Real Assets department, which now manages more than €1.7Bn. Céline Tercier began her career in 1998 at the Ex… Read full bio

Garret Tynan

Senior Director and European Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, Dublin - KBRA Europe

Garret Tynan is the Senior Director and European Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA). Garret previously spent five years with KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH in London, where he was responsible for originat… Read full bio

Kevin Smithen

Managing Director, Strategy and Capital Formation - Digital Colony

Kevin Smithen is Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy and Capital Formation at Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Mr. Smithen has over 25 years of experience in the global communications services and infrastructure sectors and plays a leadin… Read full bio

Konstantin von Falkenhausen

Partner, B Capital Partners AG

Konstantin is a Managing Partner at B Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment house based in Zurich. He has been with B Capital since 2010. Konstantin has 20 years of direct investment experience, both in private equity and for the last 10 yea… Read full bio

Daniel von Preyss

Head of Private Equity Infrastructure (Europe), Executive Director - Impax Asset Management

Daniel joined Impax in 2009 and has primary responsibility for investments in Europe. Daniel is a member of the investments committee. He is both involved in investments and is Head of Asset Management. Daniel has significant business and senior tran… Read full bio

Dominik von Scheven

Senior Investment Manager, Private Equity Investments - HSBC Global Asset Management

Dominik von Scheven is a Senior Investment Manager in the HAIL Private Equity team within HSBC Global Asset Management in London and has been working in the financial industry since 2002. Within the team Dominik is responsible for all equity infrastr… Read full bio

Rick Walters

Infrastructure Director, GRESB

Rick is the Director, Infrastructure at GRESB and is an experienced sustainability professional with a diverse background covering more than 25 years’ experience in Sustainability, Investment, Engineering and Management. GRESB’s mission is to enhance… Read full bio

Kevin Warn-Schindel

Managing Director, HarbourVest

Kevin Warn-Schindel joined HarbourVest in 2015 and leads the Real Assets investment program. He is also the Chair of the Firm’s Real Assets Investment Committee. Kevin joined the Firm after ten years as the Group Head and Managing Director of the OPT… Read full bio

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

Mark Weisdorf is Managing Partner of Mark Weisdorf Associates, focusing on private equity and infrastructure investment strategies. He is Investment Committee Chair of Swiss-based IST3 Global Infrastructure Fund; and Senior Advisor to Star Mountain C… Read full bio

Tim Whittaker

Research Director, EDHECinfra

Tim Whittaker is a Research Director at EDHEC- Infrastructure Institute. Having worked in public and private sectors before joining EDHEC-Infrastructure Institute, Tim possesses a unique understanding of the issues of infrastructure investment. He wa… Read full bio

Simon Wilde

Senior Financial Adviser, OFGEM

Simon Wilde is a senior financial advisor at Ofgem, the UK's communications regulator. Simon has responsibility for the systems and networks division. He was previously a senior managing director at Macquarie Capital, where he spent over seven years… Read full bio

Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

Eugene Zhuchenko has 20 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to founding ETORE Advisory, he was the CEO of Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at APM T… Read full bio

Jason Zibarras

Founding Partner, Argo Infrastructure Partners

Jason Zibarras is the Founding Partner of Argo Infrastructure Partners, an independent private equity manager with a unique approach to core infrastructure investing. Argo currently manages in excess US$2.5bn of AuM. The portfolio includes ~1GW of tr… Read full bio
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 13th

Global Investor Forum 2020 - Tuesday 13 October
09:00 - 09:30

Networking opens

09:30 - 09:50

Networking tutorial

10:30 - 10:45

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

Nicholas Lockley, Director, Head of Conferences EMEA, PEI

10:45 - 11:00

Chair's introduction

Peter Hobbs

Chair: Peter Hobbs, Managing Director, Private Markets, bfinance

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Peter Hobbs

Managing Director, Private Markets - bfinance

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11:00 - 11:30

Bringing ESG and sustainability issues into the mainstream

Panel Session

  • ESG – if not now, when?
  • The impact of ESG during a pandemic
  • Moving sustainability from a reporting function to top of the CEO’s inbox
  • What can investors do to prioritise action on ESG issues?

Moderator: Rick Walters, Infrastructure, Director, GRESB

 

11:30 - 12:00

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

11:30 - 12:00

Themed networking- ESG and sustainability

12:00 - 12:30

Keynote speech - Planning infrastructure for the future

Every society needs to think big and plan physical infrastructure for the future. But few governments and political leaders do this in practice.

Former BP Chief Executive John Browne calls for greater imagination in planning and design and explains how this can deliver infrastructure of greater boldness and better quality.

12:30 - 13:00

Meet the speaker

Talk to Lord Browne live about the themes of his keynote

12:30 - 13:00

Themed networking- Infrastructure of the future

13:00 - 13:45

Lunchtime break

Global Investor Forum 2020 - Day 1
13:45 - 14:15

Keynote panel - Infrastructure today, tomorrow and the next decade

Panel Session

The Global Summit is now in its 14th year and Infrastructure Investor has recently celebrated our 10th anniversary. Where is the asset class today compared to a decade ago and what are the most notable developments? We pick the brains of industry experts to see what the market thinks the next 10 years will bring.

Moderator: Gregory Smith, President & CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management

14:15 - 14:45

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

14:15 - 14:45

Themed networking- Infrastructure in 2020

14:45 - 15:15

What does the rise of sector-specific and region-focused funds mean for infrastructure investors?

Panel Session

  • Understanding the matrix of geography and sectors
  • Comparing generalist sector-focused funds with more specialist regional vehicles
  • Which sub-sectors have developed the most and in which geographies?
  • Lessons learned from specialist approaches in PE and other asset classes

Moderator: Toby Parkinson, Partner, Clifford Chance

15:15 - 15:45

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

15:15 - 15:45

Themed networking- Specialist funds

15:45 - 16:15

Keynote - Stop hurting women: how the data ignores women and creates poor urban infrastructure plans

Caroline Criado Perez, OBE, author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Global Investor Forum 2020 - Day 1
16:15 - 16:45

Meet the speakers

Put your questions to Caroline Criado Perez live

 

16:15 - 16:45

Themed networking- The state of the market

16:45 - 17:15

The state of play: Infrastructure investors on a difficult start to 2020

Panel Session

  • A panel of experts analyse the state of the infrastructure market as we enter a new decade amid the covid-19 pandemic
  • Managing valuation shocks and portfolio liquidity issues
  • Views on new fund commitments
  • Re-upping with existing managers

Moderator: Nigel Hatfield, Partner, Clifford Chance

17:15 - 17:45

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

17:15 - 17:45

Themed networking- The state of the market

17:45 - 18:00

Chair's summary

Peter Hobbs, Managing Director, Private Markets, bfinance

18:00 - 18:00

Close of day one

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 14th

Global Investor Forum - Day 2
10:50 - 11:00

Chair’s welcome back and summary of day one

Dr Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Portfolio Non-Executive Director

11:00 - 11:30

Value creation in a secondary buyout: Antin & Lyntia

Interview

  • Carving outa PE-owned business with a presence in multiple locations
  • Recruiting new managers to complement the existing management team
  • Developing and executing a plan to refocus the business
  • How do value creation levers differ across asset classes?

Interviewed by Zak Bentley, Infrastructure Investor

 

11:30 - 12:00

Meet the speakers

Talk to Mauricio and Eduardo about the Lyntia deal.

 

11:30 - 12:00

Speed networking

12:00 - 12:30

Big Data and Infrastructure

Panel Session

  • How and to what extent can investors make use of the data created by their assets?
  • Working out what to collect and what’s valuable
  • The growing impact of data in improving asset management
  • Would sharing open source data help with industry risk management and improve goodwill towards the asset class?

Moderator: Bruno Alves, Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

12:30 - 13:00

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

12:30 - 13:00

Themed networking- Big data

13:00 - 13:45

Lunchtime break

Global Investor Forum - Day 2
13:45 - 14:00

The big reveal: Infrastructure Investor's ranking of largest investors globally

Presentation

Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics team has produced a ranking based on the market value of investors’ private infrastructure investment portfolios both through third-party managed vehicles and direct investments. We reveal the top 20 institutions in the II50 and compare how the ranking has changed over the past year.

Speaker: Nicole Douglas, Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote interview - How lessons from elite sport can be applied to business after covid-19

Learn how to get back to normal and what we can learn from the experience of professional sports teams and leagues about the future of business.

James Kerr, Founding Partner, Fable Partners & bestselling author of Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life

14:30 - 14:50

Meet the speaker

Talk to James Kerr live about the themes of his keynote

14:30 - 14:50

Speed networking

14:50 - 15:20

Surviving rough seas: Infrastructure in a downturn

Panel Session

  • Are infrastructure assets behaving as expected?
  • How today’s fund structures differ from the past
  • Testing the resiliency and discipline of managers
  • Fulfilling return expectations in trickier times

Moderator: Bruno Candes, Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

15:20 - 15:50

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

15:20 - 15:50

Themed networking- Infrastructure in a downturn

Stream A: Investment strategies and management
15:50 - 16:20

Co-operative investing - the next trend in core infrastructure

  • How investors are working to identify investment strategies of common interest
  • Finding the best value-for-money manager to implement them
  • Better aligning supply (variety of funds and their terms) with investor demand

Moderator: Eugene Zhuchenko, Founding Partner, ETORE Advisory

Workshop leaders:

  • Oskar Backman, Investment Manager, Polhem Infrastructure
  • Isela Bahena, Managing Director, Nuveen Asset Management
  • Jason Cogley, Managing Director, Fiera Infrastructure
16:20 - 16:50

Meet the speakers: Co-operative investing

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

Stream B: Midmarket and listed infrastructure
15:50 - 16:20

Midmarket infrastructure - is there still value in a rapidly growing segment

  • Assessing how new vehicles and spinoffs are moving into the space
  • Finding value by geography, cap size and strategy
  • Is the midmarket large enough for funds to deploy at the scale they claim

Moderator: Ross Posner, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Workshop Leaders:

  • Chris Beall, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Nova Infrastructure
  • Guillaume D’Engremont, Head of European Infrastructure, ICG
  • Dr Andreas Koettering, Partner, CBRE Caledon Capital Management
  • Jamie Storrow, Managing Director & co-Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf Capital Partners
16:20 - 16:50

Meet the speakers: Midmarket

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

Global Investor Forum - Day 2
16:50 - 17:10

The evolving definition of infrastructure as the asset class matures

Panel Session

  • Exploring the limits of the ‘infrastructure’ designation
  • How funds can evolve their offering to better meet investor portfolio needs
  • Do definitions or returns matter more to investors in 2020?
  • Are funds chasing double digit returns still acting in the best interests of their clients?

Moderator: Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

17:20 - 17:40

Themed networking: Evolving infrastructure

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

17:20 - 17:40

Speed Networking

17:40 - 17:45

Chair's Summary

Dr Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Portfolio Non-Executive Director

17:45 - 17:45

Close of day two

Agenda

Day 3 - Thursday 15th

Global Investor Forum - Day 3
10:20 - 10:30

Chair’s welcome back and summary of day two

Peter Hobbs, Managing Director, bfinance

10:30 - 11:00

Energy investments in the 2020s

Panel Discussion

  • Where are the best opportunities in renewables to be found?
  • Development risk and opportunities
  • The role of non-renewables and the energy transition

 

Moderator: Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

11:00 - 11:30

Meet the Speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

11:00 - 11:30

Themed networking- Energy

11:30 - 12:00

Listed infrastructure- is it the best option for core, core+ and other investors?

Panel Session

  • The role of listed as a complementary/alternative opportunity in an infrastructure portfolio
  • Achieving portfolio balance through the right mix of assets
  • Examining sectors where listed assets can offer superior value to unlisted

 

Moderator: Fraser Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation

 

Workshop leaders:

  • David Bentley, Partner, Atlas Infrastructure
  • Matt Bushby, Global Head of Distribution, RARE Infrastructure
  • Peter Hobbs, Managing Director, Private Markets, bfinance
  • Chris Holmes, Partner, Foresight Group

 

12:00 - 12:30

Meet the Speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

12:00 - 12:30

Themed networking- Listed infrastructure

12:30 - 13:00

Keynote - Smart Cities 2.0: The Future of Urban Living

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Ayesha Khanna, Co-founder and CEO, ADDO AI

13:00 - 13:15

Meet the speaker

Meet Ayesha Khanna and put your questions to her live

 

13:00 - 13:15

Themed networking- Smart cities

13:15 - 14:00

Lunchtime break

Global Investor Forum - Day 3
14:00 - 14:30

Communications and digital infrastructure

Panel Session

  • Is there still value to be had in the sector de jour?
  • Looking beyond towers, fibre and data centres
  • PE, infrastructure or something else- what do investors think of the move to digital?

 

14:30 - 15:00

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

 

14:30 - 15:00

Themed networking- Digital

15:00 - 15:45

Highlights of the Infrastructure Investor Insight findings

Presentation and Panel

The Infrastructure Investor Research & Analytics team surveyed investors in the asset class to capture investor sentiment, relationships with funds, and performance predictions. Investors range from established infrastructure players with diverse fund portfolios, to those planning to make their first infrastructure fund commitments in 2020. Following a brief presentation of the survey’s findings, the panellists will share and discuss their observations and predictions for infrastructure investments.

 

Moderator: Nicole Douglas, Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

15:45 - 16:15

Changing investor sentiment towards direct and co-investments in infrastructure

Panel Session

  • Getting the internal setup right to go direct
  • Are direct strategies better suited to private rather than public plans?
  • How co-investments can provide investors transparency without the underlying risk
  • Achieving the right balance of fund, direct and co-investments?

 

Moderator: Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

16:15 - 16:35

Meet the speakers

Moderated Q&A and networking with the panel

04:35 - 16:45

Chair’s summary and conference closing remarks

Peter Hobbs, Managing Director, Private Markets, bfinance

16:45 - 16:45

Close of Global Summit Online

Agenda

Day 4 - Monday 12th

Infrastructure Investor Global Summit Online
08:30 - 09:00

Pathable tutorial

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