Shaping the infrastructure landscape of the future

Join the industry’s biggest names 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, including founding and managing partners, CEOs and chairmen and many more. Plus, gain insights from leading global institutional and private investors and inspirational keynotes.

Key themes include:

  • Sustaining returns amid energy insecurity, market volatility and geopolitical tensions
  • ESG and Sustainability – taking the conversation forward beyond energy assets
  • Enhancing your infrastructure portfolio in an inflationary world
  • To the core: assessing the increasing popularity and evolving definition of core infrastructure funds

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The Global Investor Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. The Global Summit will take place across four days and include six forums. From ESG to infrastructure debt, the Summit is your best opportunity to connect with the world’s investors, learn from inspirational speakers and stay at the forefront of the infrastructure market.

Six specialist forums

Empowering growth on the frontline of infrastructure’s emerging economies

Best practice in sustainability to improve investment strategy

Driving global connectivity through investing in innovation

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Resilience and returns: unlocking infrastructure debt’s potential in a volatile market

Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

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Strengthen your market credibility, put your brand in front of your key target markets and meet your investment and business goals. Sponsorship gives you:

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  • And much more …

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Global Investor Forum 2023 - Wednesday 22nd

Plenary
08:30 - 08:35

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

08:35 - 08:45

Chair’s welcome

Nicholas Lockley
Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

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08:45 - 09:25

Keynote panel: Will infrastructure pass the ultimate resilience stress-test?

Wilhelm Schmundt, Dylan Foo, Bruno Candès, Annesley Wallace
  • How infrastructure offers respite in the face of recessions, high-inflation and rising interest rates
  • What are GPs doing to reassure and encourage investors?
  • Sectors and strategies that are positioned to thrive amidst macroeconomic and geopolitical adversity
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Wilhelm Schmundt

Managing Director and Senior Partner - Global Leader, Infrastructure Investors, Boston Consulting Group

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Dylan Foo

Head of Global Infrastructure, Apollo Global Management

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Bruno Candès

Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

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Annesley Wallace

Executive Vice President and Global Head of OMERS Infrastructure, OMERS Infrastructure

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09:25 - 10:05

Core to the fore for infrastructure investors

Panel discussion:

  • How is the definition of core infrastructure evolving?
  • How does appetite for core infrastructure assets compare to value-add, core plus and others amongst different types of investors?
  • Highly regulated, inflation-linked and more: analysing the key characteristics that are setting these investments on the path to success
10:05 - 10:45

Keynote: Dr Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy – Center on the United States and Europe

Dr. Fiona Hill
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Dr. Fiona Hill

Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

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10:45 - 11:10

Coffee and networking

Plenary
11:10 - 11:50

Assessing appetite for risk in an unstable environment

Panel discussion:

  • How investors and funds are measuring different types of risk in today’s world
  • Amidst the Ukraine conflict and further geopolitical instability across the globe, where are investors willing to take a chance?
  • Looking at merchant risk, technology risk, stranded asset risk and more as investors measure across different sectors
11:50 - 12:30

Driving the transition forward and through current energy insecurity

Panel discussion:

  • How can policy makers and funds influence energy efficiency in the short and long term?
  • The importance of diversification amongst suppliers, supply chains and technology in order to safeguard and strengthen energy transition ambitions
  • Battery storage, hydrogen, carbon capture and more: what developments hold the key to success?
12:30 - 13:10

Debate: Equity vs debt amidst current volatility

Irene Mavroyannis
  • Assessing the relative merits of both and the parts they play in investor portfolios at this critical time
  • What tweaks and techniques have funds utilised in order to make their debt and equity products more resilient and progressive?
  • Can debt products compete on the same scale as equity in the near future?

Moderator: Irene Mavroyannis, Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Sera Global

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Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Sera Global

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13:10 - 14:10

Networking lunch

Stream A
14:10 - 14:50

Finding the keys to success for infrastructure debt & financing

Panel Discussion:

  • How are debt funds thriving as liquidity leaves the market?
  • Examining the success blueprint for equity players crossing over into the credit space
  • Struggles with ESG & sustainability reporting: how could standardisation help?
14:50 - 15:30

Digging into the details: best approach and methods for energy assets

Juergen Pinker

Panel Discussion:

  • Net-zero mega-funds, increased specialisation and increasing legislation: what’s shaping the energy assets of the future?
  • Merits of debt and equity funds when it comes to pricing and regulatory factors affecting energy assets
  • PPAs, merchant power and taking on risk – weighing up the key considerations for renewables investment models
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Juergen Pinker

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

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Stream B
14:10 - 14:50

The transportation bounce-back: stalling or in full flow?

Panel Discussion:

  • How pronounced has the bounce-back for transportation assets been since Covid-19 restrictions have softened?
  • How is a likely incoming recession going to impact this?
  • Transportation assets of the future: how investors must adapt to find value as this sub-sector blends with other newcomers
14:50 - 15:30

Combating present and future challenges in digital infrastructure

Omar Jaffrey

Panel Discussion:

  • Protecting your portfolio against technology risk in a rapidly developing sector
  • Achieving sustainability and energy efficiency in data centres
  • Overcoming labour shortage issues in fibre rollout
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Omar Jaffrey

Managing Partner, Melody Investment Advisors LP

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15:30 - 16:00

Coffee and networking

Plenary
16:00 - 16:40

LP panel: Smart strategy selection and risk assessment

Prasad Gadkari, Christian Wiehenkamp, Kate Roscoe, Patricia Llopis
  • Finding best value in the mid-market and beyond
  • Are investors diversified to different types of risk sufficiently?
  • The strategic importance of disentangling infrastructure from private equity and other asset classes in your portfolio
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Prasad Gadkari

Executive Director & Chief Strategy Officer, NIIF

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Christian Wiehenkamp

Chief Investment Officer, Perpetual Investors

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Kate Roscoe

Managing Director, Infrastructure Equity, Manulife Investment Management

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Patricia Llopis

Investment Director, AustralianSuper

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16:40 - 17:20

Polling debate: The future of infrastructure

  • What will prove the biggest influence on the changing definition of infrastructure in the next five years?
  • Which sub-sector will emerge from the recession and inflationary environment as the biggest ‘winner’?
  • Which type of strategy will prove the most popular with institutional and private investors?
17:20 - 18:00

Closing keynote: Wirecard: Lessons from the spectacular collapse of a tech giant

Dan McCrum
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Dan McCrum

Investigative Reporter, Financial Times

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18:00 - 18:10

Chair’s summary and close of Day 1

18:10 - 19:00

Drinks reception

Agenda

Global Investor Forum 2023 - Thursday 23rd

08:00 - 09:00

Investor-only Think Tank session (by invite only)

Plenary
09:00 - 09:10

Chair’s welcome back

09:10 - 09:50

Global keynote panel: Analysing the policy-making tailwinds blowing across the globe

  • How is domestic & international policymaking currently shaping the infrastructure investment market?
  • How are those in charge grappling with this unprecedented geopolitical and economic turmoil?
  • Assessing the US’s Inflation Reduction Act; EU windfall tax action in response to energy security, and other policies in the pipeline
09:50 - 10:30

Keynote Interview:

Carlos Moreno
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Carlos Moreno

International expert Human Smart Cities

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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and networking

Plenary
11:00 - 11:25

LP Interview

11:25 - 12:05

Sustainability & ESG as a priority: maintaining momentum in challenging times

Panel Discussion:

  • Are there sufficient opportunities out there for forward-thinking investors when it comes to article 8 or 9 funds?
  • How can the trend towards increased sector specialisation help drive ESG and sustainability?
  • How might standardisation be the answer in the face of increasing demands for data, reporting and regulatory compliance on funds?
12:05 - 12:45

How infrastructure fund managers are responding to the cost-of-living crisis

Panel Discussion:

  • What role does the infrastructure investment industry have to play in a cost-of-living crisis playing out on a global scale?
  • Clients, employees and other stakeholders: all considerations for GPs as they plan their response strategy
  • How to keep ESG at the top of the priority list as the crisis develops
12:45 - 13:00

Presentation: Infrastructure Investor data presentation

Tom Zimmermann
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Tom Zimmermann

Research Manager, Fund Managers (GPs), PEI Media

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Plenary
14:00 - 14:40

From the PE playbook: differentiating through operational capability

Chris Beall, Sam Lissner, Mark Prybutok

Panel Discussion:

  • Who are the funds leading the trend in operational value creation strategies for infrastructure assets?
  • Best practice and examples of carrying out asset value creation and operational excellence
  • Why are these capabilities becoming of increasing importance for investors selecting their managers?
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Chris Beall

Managing Partner & Founder, NOVA Infrastructure

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Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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Mark Prybutok

Managing Director, GI Partners

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14:40 - 15:20

Keynote

15:20 - 15:50

Coffee and networking

Plenary
15:50 - 16:30

Defying gravity? Outlook for infrastructure valuations

Hamish Mackenzie, Recep C. Kendircioglu

Panel Discussion:

  • Why are infrastructure valuations staying higher than anticipated? Will it remain this way?
  • How might the cost of debt have a significant impact on this in the near future?
  • Which infrastructure sub-sectors might feel the impact of changing valuations most severely?
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Hamish Mackenzie

Head of Infrastructure, DWS

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Recep C. Kendircioglu

Portfolio Manager, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management

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16:30 - 17:10

Closing Panel: Embracing the infrastructure toolkit beyond core

  • What areas outside of core are experiencing the most significant growth, and why?
  • Impact of valuations when it comes to selecting strategies including co-investments, secondaries, value-add and more
  • Operational capabilities, volatility protection and more: how can managers differentiate themselves to succeed across the strategy spectrum?
17:10 - 17:20

Chair’s summary

17:20 - 17:20

Close of Global Investor Forum

Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Bruno Alves is Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist since 2004 and joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class.… Read full bio
Annette Bannister, MetLife

Annette Bannister

Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management

Annette Bannister is a Managing Director and Head of European Infrastructure and Project Finance for MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”). Annette is responsible for overseeing the origination and execution of new infrastructure debt transactions in… 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

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

Dylan Foo

Head of Global Infrastructure, Apollo Global Management

Mr. Foo is a Partner and Head of Infrastructure at Apollo. Mr. Foo has more than 20 years of industry experience investing in Asia, UK, Europe and North America, with a particular focus on mid-market assets in transportation, telecommunications and s… Read full bio

Prasad Gadkari

Executive Director & Chief Strategy Officer, NIIF

Prasad Gadkari has over two decades of experience in areas of private equity, principal investments, joint ventures, project finance, and corporate & policy advisory. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at NIIF and is responsible for the S… Read full bio

Kalliope Gourntis

Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Kalliope is Deputy 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 rel… Read full bio

Dr. Fiona Hill

Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

Fiona Hill is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior Director for European and Russian affairs on the National Secu… Read full bio

Omar Jaffrey

Managing Partner, Melody Investment Advisors LP

Over his 30+ year career, Mr. Jaffrey has been involved in M&A, strategic partnerships, public and private debt and equity, and restructuring and bankruptcies, principally in TMT. Previously, he held the titles of Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor… Read full bio

Recep C. Kendircioglu

Portfolio Manager, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management

Recep oversees the firm’s infrastructure investments group and is a portfolio manager of infrastructure-related closed-end funds that allow third-party investors to invest alongside Manulife. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Enel North Americ… Read full bio

Vittorio Lacagnina

Partner, Apollo Global Management

Vittorio Lacagnina is a Partner in the Institutional Client & Product Solutions group at Apollo where he leads capital formation for Infrastructure. Prior to joining Apollo in 2022, Vittorio was Managing Director & Head of Business Developmen… Read full bio

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner has more than a decade of private equity experience and leads Ridgewood’s ESG and Sustainability program. In addition to being Principal of Ridgewood Infrastructure, Sam is also a Managing Director and serves on the Investment Committee o… Read full bio

Patricia Llopis

Investment Director, AustralianSuper

Ms. Llopis is an Investment Director at AustralianSuper’ infrastructure investment team in London. She joined the fund at its headquarters in Melbourne in 2020 and relocated to London in early 2022. Ms. Llopis led AustralianSuper’s transaction team i… Read full bio
Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

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

Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, 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

Dan McCrum

Investigative Reporter, Financial Times

Dan McCrum is a multi-award winning journalist and author. He is a member of the Financial Times investigations team, and has spent 15 years writing about business from New York and London. His reporting has been recognised with more than a dozen pri… Read full bio

Carlos Moreno

International expert Human Smart Cities

University professor, French of Colombian origin, Carlos Moreno is an international scientific personality. Recognized specialist of the intelligent control of the complex systems, he is also a pioneer in the field of the intelligent cities with his… Read full bio

Vivian Nicoli

Managing Director - Head of European Infrastructure, CDPQ

Vivian Nicoli has been Managing Director, Head of European Infrastructure at CDPQ, since September 2020. She also heads the Paris office and leads CDPQ in developing and implementing its infrastructure investment strategy in the region. She oversees… Read full bio

Esther Peiner

Managing Director, Co-Head Private Infrastructure Europe, Partners Group

Esther Peiner is Co-Head of Private Infrastructure in Europe, based in Zug. She is a member of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. Esther is also a member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the sponsor of its Women's N… Read full bio

Juergen Pinker

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Juergen Pinker is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group based in London. Mr. Pinker focuses primarily on the Industrials, Chemicals and Building Materials sectors and leads Blackstone’s investment activities in the Energy Tr… Read full bio

Mark Prybutok

Managing Director, GI Partners

Mark Prybutok is a Managing Director of GI Partners. Prior to joining GI, Mr. Prybutok was a Partner at Alinda Capital, a US-based infrastructure fund manager, where he led the firm’s telecom infrastructure investing strategy. Mark started his career… Read full bio

Kate Roscoe

Managing Director, Infrastructure Equity, Manulife Investment Management

Kate Roscoe is a Managing Director on the infrastructure team at Manulife responsible for investing in infrastructure assets consisting of transportation, renewable power and other infrastructure. The portfolio is comprised of funds, co-investments a… Read full bio

Wilhelm Schmundt

Managing Director and Senior Partner - Global Leader, Infrastructure Investors, Boston Consulting Group

Wilhelm Schmundt is the Global Leader of BCG’s Infrastructure Investors business and is a member of the firm’s Principal Investors and Private Equity leadership team. He advises leading global infrastructure and private equity funds on buy- and sell… 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

Annesley Wallace

Executive Vice President and Global Head of OMERS Infrastructure, OMERS Infrastructure

Annesley is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure at OMERS. Her mandate includes the leadership and performance of the global OMERS Infrastructure team and portfolio. Annesley has deep expertise in investment strategy and executi… Read full bio

Christian Wiehenkamp

Chief Investment Officer, Perpetual Investors

Christian is Chief Investment Officer at Perpetual, where he leads the overall investment process and investing activities. Prior to joining Perpetual, Christian held several positions within the Allianz Group. In his latest role he was the responsib… Read full bio

Tom Zimmermann

Research Manager, Fund Managers (GPs), PEI Media

Tom Zimmermann is a Research Manager at PEI Media, focusing on the GP-LP relationship via private markets fundraising. Based in London, he is responsible for leading a team of research associates dedicated to maintaining the firm’s databases of insti… Read full bio