The most important event in infrastructure

On 13-14 October 2020, the biggest names within the industry came together at the Global Investor Forum, the largest global gathering of institutional capital devoted to infrastructure and the core of the Global Summit. Attendees had the chance to 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 attended?

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 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 in 2020 include:

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


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.

2021 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



2020 Keynote speakers

Lord John Browne
Executive Chairman
L1 Energy

James Kerr
Author of Legacy: Lessons in Leadership

Caroline Criado Perez, OBE
Writer & Broadcaster

2020 Speakers

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 and Head of Research, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Partner and Head of Research at Arjun Infrastructure Partners. Previously, (i) Head of Research at J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Infrastructure Investment Group; (ii) Consultant and Chief Economist for London Economics International LLC in Boston; (… Read full bio

Isela Bahena

Managing Director, Private Infrastructure, Nuveen Real Assets and Infrastructure

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 & Founder, NOVA Infrastructure

Chris is the Managing Partner and a Founder of NOVA Infrastructure and has 24 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and infrastructure operations and engineering. Since 2017 Chris has built NOVA with Allison Kingsley, forming the… Read full bio

Mar Beltran

Non Executive Director, Globalvia, Monegros Energy

Mar Beltran is an Independent Board Director, she has broad investment experience on behalf of Institutional Investors and Pension Funds. Her Board portfolio includes Monegros Energy and Globalvia both in Madrid currently and Sydney Airport , Relianc… Read full bio

Ryan Bisch

Managing Director, Private Markets - Ontario Power Generation

Ryan Bisch joined Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in 2015. As Managing Director - Private Markets, Ryan focuses on the portfolio management of the private markets portfolios for the $16 billion OPG Pension Fund and the $26 billion Ontario Nuclear Fund… Read full bio

Frederic Blanc-Brude

Director, EDHECinfra and CEO, Scientific Infra

Frederic Blanc-Brude is the Director of EDHECinfra, an index, analytics and research provider specialised in the provision of unlisted infrastructure equity and debt market indices and custom benchmarks. Before joining EDHEC in 2011, he spent 10 year… Read full bio

Lennart Blecher

Head of Real Assets' Advisory Teams, Deputy Managing Partner and Chairperson of EQT Exeter, EQT

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

Mauricio Bolaña

Partner, Antin

Mauricio joined Antin in 2010. Mauricio holds board seats for Fund Il portfolio companies Roadchef and GSR, Fund Ill portfolio company Lyntia and led Fund IV's recent investments in Miya Group and Hippocrates, For Fund I he held board seats for ASI,… 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

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Business Development, ClearBridge Investments

Matt is the Head of Infrastructure Business Development, focusing on infrastructure global sales and strategy. He has 23 years of investment industry experience, including more than 10 years working with real asset strategies encompassing both listed… Read full bio

Bruno Candès

Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

Bruno has more than 20 years of experience in global infrastructure markets in particular as a principal investor across Europe and North America. Before joining InfraVia, Bruno worked for several financial and corporate institutions including Axium… Read full bio

Gwenola Chambon

CEO and Managing Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Gwenola Chambon, is CEO and Managing Partner of Vauban Infrastructure Partners. She has built and developed this equity infrastructure activity through the past 10 years. She developed the team, lead the various vintages of fundraising, designing the… Read full bio

Andrew Claerhout

Partner & Co-Head of Infrastructure, Searchlight Capital Partners

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 and Natural Resources investing at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (“OTPP… Read full bio

Jason Cogley

Managing Director, Fiera Infrastructure

Jason Cogley joined Fiera Infrastructure as Managing Director in 2018. Based in the UK, he is primarily responsible for leading the UK and European aspects of Fiera Infrastructure’s global core and core plus mid-market infrastructure strategy. He lea… 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, Edmond de Rothschild UK, CIO Infrastructure Debt, Edmond de Rothschild AM UK

Jean-Francis Dusch brings 29 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 department before taking charge of the group’s structuring… Read full bio

Matthias Fackler

Partner and Head of EQT Infrastructure Team Europe, EQT

Matthias Fackler joined EQT Partners in Munich in September 2008 and is Head of Infrastructure Continental Europe. Matthias holds a Master degree in Business Administration of the University of Tübingen. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Matthias worked… Read full bio

Irina Frolova

Independent non-executive director & former Head of Infrastructure, PGGM

Irina Frolova brings over 20 years of international experience in investment management and corporate finance. For the past 8 years she helped to build the EUR 14 bln flagship direct open-ended private equity infrastructure fund at PGGM, most recentl… Read full bio
Marc Ganzi, Digital Colony

Marc Ganzi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Colony Capital

Marc C. Ganzi is President and 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 Ch… Read full bio

David Giordano

Managing Director, Global Head - BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, BlackRock

David Giordano, Managing Director, Global Head - BlackRock Climate Infrastructure. Mr. Giordano leads the investment strategy and organizational management of the Climate Infrastructure team. He has lead the investment strategies across the Americas… 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 MUNICH ERGO

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 and Managing Director, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Emil W. Henry, Jr. is CEO and Managing Director of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm focused on providing growth capital for infrastructure assets and platform companies. He previously was Global Head of Lehman Brothers private equ… 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

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management

Recep oversees the firm’s $12 billion infrastructure investments program and is the portfolio manager of infrastructure-related funds that allow third-party investors to invest alongside Manulife. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he worked for Enel… 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

Managing Director, CBRE Investment Management

Andreas joined CBRE Investment Management in 2018 and is a member of the firm's investment committee. He is the head of European private infrastructure investment practice, and has over 25 years of extensive experience in infrastructure investing. Pr… 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 ISQ as a founding partner in 2012, Thomas has overseen the acquisition, development, and transformational strategies… Read full bio

Hamish Mackenzie

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, DWS

Mr. Mackenzie is Head of Infrastructure, responsible for overseeing DWS’s investment activity in infrastructure debt and equity globally. Hamish was responsible for establishing the European Infrastructure equity business in 2005 as well as directing… 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

Rosheen McGuckian

Chief Executive Officer, NTR

Rosheen was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NTR plc in April 2013.  Since joining NTR in 2008, Rosheen has held a number of leadership positions in NTR including most recently as Group Business Development Director and CEO positions in solar dev… 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

Head Infrastructure Research & Strategy, UBS Asset Management

Declan O'Brien is Head of Infrastructure Research & Strategy, which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets within UBS Asset Management. Declan joined UBS Asset Management's business in October 2017. In this role, he is primarily responsi… 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

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 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 Managing Partner of Ridgewood Infrastructure, which invests in essential infrastructure in the U.S. lower middle market. Illustrative investments include the Vista Ridge pipeline supplying San Antonio with ~20% of its fresh water under… Read full bio

Julia Prescot

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam

Julia is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure. She is a Commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission, a member of the UK Investment Council and was a Commissioner for the International Development Infrastructure… 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

Financing and Economic Regulation Director, Sizewell C

Julia is Director of Financing for Sizewell C, 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 to raise the capital required (th… 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. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and the firm’s global Executive Committe… 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 is Head of Infrastructure. Harry returned to London in July 2015, almost seven years after relocating to New York to head the team responsible for originating new infrastructure investments in North America. While in New York, Harry led InfraRe… 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

Lawrence Slade became Chief Executive Officer of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) in January 2020. GIIA represents investors with over US$1tn AUM. Prior to his role with GIIA Lawrence Slade worked with Energy UK since 2011, becom… 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

Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, DigitalBridge

Kevin Smithen is is Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at DigitalBridge. Mr Smithen has over 25 years of experience in the global communications services and infrastructure sectors and plays a leading role in the firm’s deal sourcing, fundraising… Read full bio

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf

Jamie is head of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment program and is a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee. Jamie oversees all aspects of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment activities, including transaction origination and execution… 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

Managing Director, KBRA

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

Kevin Smithen

Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, DigitalBridge

Kevin Smithen is is Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at DigitalBridge. Mr Smithen has over 25 years of experience in the global communications services and infrastructure sectors and plays a leading role in the firm’s deal sourcing, fundraising… 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

Global Head of Infrastructure, Private Markets, HSBC Alternatives, HSBC Asset Management

Dominik von Scheven is the Global Head of Infrastructure in the Private Markets team within HSBC Alternatives, a part of HSBC Asset Management and is based in London. Dominik is responsible for all equity infrastructure investments with a focus on co… 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 Partners

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

Chair of the Investment Committee, IST3 IG

Mark Weisdorf is Managing Partner of Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC, focusing on private market infrastructure and real assets investment strategies. He is Investment Committee Chair of Zurich-based Swiss pension plan cooperative, IST3 Infrastruktur G… 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

Founder and Director, ETORE Advisory

Eugene Zhuchenko has more than 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 project… 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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Global Investor Forum - 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


Global Investor Forum - Wednesday 14 October - 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


  • 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


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


Global Investor Forum - Thursday 15 October - 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


Infrastructure Investor Global Summit Online 2020 - Monday 12th

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

Pathable tutorial

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