The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Join the biggest names within the industry at the Global Investor Forum, the largest 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 and managing partners, CEOs and chairmen, plus leading global institutional and private investors attend and speak annually.

 

Infrastructure Investor New York - advance your fundraising

Advance your fundraising

The most efficient way to meet more than 400 investors actively allocating to the asset class.

Gain peer-to-peer insights

Explore what ‘building back better’ means for the asset class, how investors plan to put COP22 promises into action, the future of specialist and generalist products post pandemic and much more.

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Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite at the event and on our sophisticated networking platform.

One Summit. Seven Forums.

The Global Investor Forum is the core of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. Taking place across four days, the Summit has something to offer everyone involved in infrastructure. The Global Investor Forum is just one of the specialist forums taking place across the week.

Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies

Investing in assets which provide essential services

The route to net-zero post-COP26

Investing in the energy transition as the world moves towards net-zero

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

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.

 

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Global Investor Forum - Tuesday 22nd

Global Investor Forum
08:30 - 08:40

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

Nicholas Lockley
Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

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08:40 - 08:50

Chair’s welcome

Ali Miraj
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Ali Miraj

Director, Infrastructure Finance, ING

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08:50 - 09:30

Keynote panel: Putting COP26 promises into action: what infrastructure investors can do today

  • How COP26 and climate change are affecting portfolio valuations
  • Asset utilisation- how asset valuation will develop over the next decade
  • Greenfield resilience and brownfield adaptation- what does building back better mean in this context?
09:30 - 10:10

Is infrastructure adapting for a changing climate?

Declan O'Brien, Valeria Rosati
  • Beyond clean energy- looking at energy storage, smart grids, decarbonisation and nature-based infrastructure
  • Putting a price on physical climate risk
  • Why adaptation and resilience can make a project bankable
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Declan O'Brien

Head Infrastructure Research & Strategy, UBS Asset Management

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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10:10 - 10:50

Learn the art and science of leadership with Gillian Tett’s anthropological take on business

Gillian Tett, Nicholas Lockley
  • Learning how to make better decisions, navigate risk and work out what our peers are really thinking
  • Empathising with alternative views and looking back at yourself with more perspective
  • Avoiding tunnel vision and identifying ‘social silences’ which can block change

Followed by Q&A with

Nicholas Lockley, Director, EMEA Events, PEI Media Group

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Gillian Tett

US Editorial Board & America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

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Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

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10:50 - 11:20

Coffee break

Global Investor Forum
11:20 - 12:00

Assessing the Fit for 55 package and the European outlook going forward

  • Green infrastructure needs and the EU sustainable finance strategy
  • Sectors in focus: key opportunities in energy, transport, and urban infrastructure
  • How quickly are the deals going to start arriving?
12:00 - 12:40

The infrastructure scorecard: A deep dive on opportunities in the US infrastructure market

Irene Mavroyannis , Vittorio Lacagnina
  • Assessing the Biden administration through an infrastructure lens
  • Getting the bipartisan framework working: What the investor community needs to see
  • State-level developments on introducing or upgrading P3 legislation
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Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Sera Global

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Vittorio Lacagnina

Managing Director and Head of Business Development, Private Infrastructure, Partners Group

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12:40 - 13:50

Lunch break

Stream A- Sectors and strategies in focus
13:50 - 14:30

Digital and smart infrastructure: Discussing risk and opportunity across the sector

Ravi Parekh, Melannie Pyzik
  • FTTH- still the key investment opportunity or getting overheated?
  • Beyond fibre, towers and data centres: New areas of digital examined
  • Driving growth and monetizing total addressable market: Key questions for investors to ask of management teams
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Ravi Parekh

Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor

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Melannie Pyzik

Managing Director, Head of Investor Solutions, Argo Infrastructure Partners

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14:30 - 14:40

Switchover time

14:40 - 15:20

The roadmap for more sustainable transport infrastructure

Mar Beltran
  • How to decarbonise and manage road assets
  • Key steps: managing the electrification of transport, facilitating sustainable fuels and reducing emissions
  • Solving the decarbonisation of the entire freight supply chain
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Mar Beltran

Non Executive Director, Real Assets

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Stream B- The energy transition examined
13:50 - 14:30

Defining the energy transition: Debating the changing shape of the energy market

Daniel von Preyss, Kai Rintala
  • Managing the transition to clean energy and what it means for funds and investors in the space
  • Making sure the right team and expertise is in place for a change of strategy
  • How to get investors comfortable with executing a net-zero product
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Daniel von Preyss

Head of PE/Infrastructure, Executive Director, Impax Asset Management

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Kai Rintala

Managing Director, Taaleri Energia

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14:30 - 14:40

Switchover time

14:40 - 15:20

Less renewable? Exploring the darker side of the energy transition

  • From reactive to pre-emptive: Expanding the scope of green investment opportunities
  • The risk spectrum, exposure by sector and technological and market risks
  • Advancing a circular economy in the energy transition space
15:20 - 15:50

Coffee break

Streams conclude- plenary sessions continue at 15.50

Global Investor Forum
15:50 - 16:20

Achieving net zero: the case for new nuclear and RAB financing

Julia Pyke
  • The importance of decarbonising the electricity grid
  • How the regulated asset base model can bring down the cost of financing new nuclear
  • Taking the lead on climate-smart investments for the future
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Julia Pyke

Financing and Economic Regulation Director, Sizewell C

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16:20 - 17:00

Global Keynote Panel: The big ideas shaping the industry in 2022 and beyond

  • The race to net zero- is the infrastructure industry doing enough?
  • A results business: The latest on manager selection and performance monitoring
  • Looking to the future: Identifying and expanding into new sectors
17:00 - 17:40

The state of play: Examining investor strategies in 2022 and beyond

  • Top-down institutional preference, changing risk appetites and what gets the CIO interested
  • A look at the disparity in investor interest for growth/core+ strategies versus core and supercore
  • Balancing the investor portfolio in a post-pandemic environment
17:40 - 17:50

Chair’s summary and close of Day 1

Agenda

Global Investor Forum - Wednesday 23rd

08:00 - 09:00

Investor-only Think Tank session (by invite only)

Themes include:

  • Consolidating manager relationships- separate and managed accounts, co-investments and more
  • Creating investment structures and products to suit changing investor portfolio construction
  • Alignment of interest issues- management fees, carry structures and assessing performance
Global Investor Forum
09:00 - 09:15

Chair’s welcome back

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote: A roadmap for the infrastructure asset class

Kalliope Gourntis
  • Infrastructure market trends – The 3D’s: decarbonisation, digitalisation, decentralisation
  • Where is money moving? New markets, sectors and the outlook for emerging market infrastructure
  • Trends in motion- where are deals being done in the space?
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Kalliope Gourntis

Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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10:00 - 10:40

Keeping the license to operate: The growing role of social issues in infrastructure

Eugene Zhuchenko
  • Creating more sustainable businesses by improving social indicators
  • Why social issues are as material as environmental and governance
  • The new wave: how to address socioeconomic equality; diversity, equality and inclusion, digital rights and land issues
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Eugene Zhuchenko

Director and Founder, ETORE Advisory

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10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break

Global Investor Forum
11:10 - 11:50

The evolution of asset management before, during and after the pandemic

  • How investors have managed their assets amid global travel restrictions
  • Going digital: The importance of data and analytics in value creation
  • AI, machine learning and more: Looking at innovation in infrastructure asset management
11:50 - 12:30

Keynote interview: How to get climate adaptation right

  • Investing in resilience and why solutions are needed now
  • Which assets face the greatest adaptation issues and why?
  • Developing greater collaboration between the public and private sectors
12:30 - 13:40

Lunch break

Global Investor Forum
13:40 - 14:20

Getting things moving again: The plan for transportation infrastructure

  • More PPPs and where the development will happen: Ports, roads, airports and more
  • The recovery of toll roads: more managed lanes, demand data and the future procurement process
  • Undervalued assets and buying opportunities for transport investors
14:20 - 15:00

Market update from Infrastructure Investor

Our reports analyse the current state of the infrastructure market and detail the significant trends affecting the asset class in each quarter. We review 2021 from a fundraising perspective and look ahead to trends for 2022, then discuss the findings with a panel of industry experts

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Global Investor Forum
15:30 - 16:10

Leadership, risk and volatility

  • Making sense of two years of restrictions, risk and opportunity
  • Accepting where risk is inevitable and what to do about it
  • Balancing data privacy, commercial power and increased regulation
16:10 - 16:50

Has the market accurately assessed valuations post-pandemic?

Nick Langley
  • Getting frothy: Assessing prices for renewables and digital assets during the pandemic
  • Public or private? Assessing differences in valuations between listed assets and those in the private markets
  • Troubled sectors: Examining distressed opportunities for investors by sector or asset
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Nick Langley

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments

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16:50 - 17:30

Smart money: debt strategies to capitalise on market dislocations

  • Comparing credit, debt, turnaround and special situations with other strategies
  • What do investors think of the various specialist strategies?
  • Getting the timing right for new vehicles and products
17:30 - 17:40

Chair’s summary and close of Global Investor Forum

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

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

Kalliope Gourntis

Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Kalliope is Editor at Infrastructure Investor, focusing primarily on the print edition, the latest role she’s assumed since joining the company in 2013. Kalliope initially covered the US market when she was based in New York, but has since relocated… Read full bio

Vittorio Lacagnina

Managing Director and Head of Business Development, Private Infrastructure, Partners Group

Vittorio Lacagnina joined Partners Group in 2018 to lead the firm’s Business Development efforts in Private infrastructure. He is an investment professional and capital-formation specialist with 23 years of experience in principal investments, public… Read full bio

Nick Langley

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments

Nick co-manages all Global Infrastructure Strategies at ClearBridge Investments. He has 26 years of investment industry experience and co-founded RARE Infrastructure Limited in 2006. Previously, Nick served as Principal of AMP Capital’s Infrastructur… Read full bio

Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Sera Global

Irene is the Global Head of Sera Global’s Private Capital Advisory practice for Infrastructure, Renewables and Sustainable Investing and is responsible for advising leading general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets on fund str… Read full bio

Ali Miraj

Director, Infrastructure Finance, ING

Ali Miraj is an infrastructure financier, political columnist and DJ. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he works in Infrastructure Finance at ING, originating and structuring transactions in Europe as well as managing relationships with key… Read full bio

Declan O'Brien

Head Infrastructure Research & Strategy, UBS Asset Management

Declan O’Brian is Head of Infrastructure Research and 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 responsibl… 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

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 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

Melannie Pyzik

Managing Director, Head of Investor Solutions, Argo Infrastructure Partners

Melannie Pyzik is Managing Director - Head of Investor Solutions Partners and a member of the Investment Committee - Argo Infrastructure Partners, an independent fund manager operating exclusively in the infrastructure sector. Argo’s investment strat… Read full bio

Kai Rintala

Managing Director, Taaleri Energia

Kai Rintala is the Managing Director at Taaleri Energia, a Helsinki based renewable fund manager and developer. Kai is responsible for a 2.8 GW portfolio of development, construction and operational assets for the Taaleri SolarWind funds. Kai has ove… Read full bio

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the portfolio manager of the NatWest Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure equity mandate. She is Cha… 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

Gillian Tett

US Editorial Board & America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

Gillian Tett has an unparalleled track record at predicting important trends that impact the world. She called the credit crunch crisis three years ahead of anyone else. Her journalistic work, to chart and explain the ensuring global financial crisis… Read full bio

Daniel von Preyss

Head of PE/Infrastructure, Executive Director, Impax Asset Management

Daniel joined Impax in 2009 and heads Impax’s Private Equity/Infrastructure business. Daniel is a member of the investment committees for each of the New Energy Funds. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Impax Asset Management Group and… 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 MWA, focusing on private market infrastructure and real assets investment strategies. He is Investment Committee Chair of Swiss-based IST3 Global Infrastructure Fund; and Senior Advisor to London-based Hydrogen Eq… Read full bio