Unleashing infrastructure’s potential in an era of transition

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  • Back to the future – embracing infrastructure’s key strengths in a challenging environment
  • Infrastructure secondaries taking centre stage?
  • Addressing climate change, mitigation and adaptation
  • Achieving systematic value creation as an active infrastructure asset manager

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Agenda

Global Investor Forum 2024 - Day 1 - Tuesday 19th

Plenary
08:30 - 08:35

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

08:35 - 08:45

Welcome from the chair

08:45 - 09:25

Opening keynote panel: Back to the future – embracing infrastructure’s key strengths in a challenging environment

Wilhelm Schmundt, Deepa Bharadwaj, Gwenola Chambon, Roopa Murthy, Kevin Smithen, Kirsten Whitehead

•                 Why will infrastructure prove a safe and enticing haven for investors in a challenging investment environment?

•                 How are managers faring when it comes to bouncing back from a difficult fundraising period?

•                 Digitalisation, climate mitigation, decarbonisation & more: reasons for investors to be excited about infrastructure in 2024 and beyond

Moderator: Wilhelm Schmundt, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure Investors , Boston Consulting Group

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Wilhelm Schmundt

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

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Deepa Bharadwaj

Head of Infrastructure Europe, IFM Investors

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Gwenola Chambon

CEO and Managing Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Roopa Murthy

Partner, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, Ares Management

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Kevin Smithen

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, DigitalBridge

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Kirsten Whitehead

Partner, Portfolio Management, QIC

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09:25 - 10:05

Panel: Optimising your approach as long-term infrastructure investors

Thomas Fisher, Pilar Banegas, Michael Hill, Karin Kaiser, Melissa Richards, Gijs Voskuyl
  • How is the asset class reacting to short and long-term market tailwinds?
  • Utilising expertise and resource to invest in sustainable and effective infrastructure in a rapidly changing technological environment
  • How to manage through short-term volatility to achieve your long-term goals

Moderator: Thomas Fisher, Partner, Infrastructure M&A, Clifford Chance

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Thomas Fisher

Partner, Infrastructure M&A, Clifford Chance

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Pilar Banegas

Partner, Fund Management, InfraRed Capital Partners

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Michael Hill

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Infrastructure, OMERS Infrastructure

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Karin Kaiser

Head of Private Markets Europe, Schroders Greencoat

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Melissa Richards

Partner and Head of Strategy, Product & Growth, Morrison

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Gijs Voskuyl

Partner, DIF Capital Partners

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10:05 - 10:45

Panel: Achieving a just and effective global energy transition

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Roy Bedlow, Dr. Mathias Bimberg, Shami Nissan, Marco van Daele, Jan Vesely
  • Energy transition funds – proving immune to challenging market dynamics and fundraising challenges?
  • Investors’ role and responsibility in a just transition
  • How the world is shaping up for net zero as we edge closer to 2030 and key transition goals

Moderator: Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Member of Infrastructure Investment Committees, UK GLIL and Africa’s AIIM

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Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Infrastructure Investment Committees, UK GLIL & Africa’s AIIM

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Roy Bedlow

CEO, Low Carbon

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Dr. Mathias Bimberg

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Prime Capital

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Shami Nissan

Partner, Head of Sustainability, Actis

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Marco van Daele

CEO, SUSI Partners

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Jan Vesely

Partner, EQT Partners

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10:45 - 11:10

Coffee and networking

Plenary
11:10 - 11:50

Panel: A transitioning world beyond energy – how infrastructure investing is influencing global developments

Federico Fruhbeck, Anthony Borreca, Victoria Hall, Niall Mills, Deborah Zurkow
  • What responsibility do private investors have in society when it comes to safeguarding stable, sustainable decision-making in infrastructure investment?
  • What must investors and fund managers do to make a positive difference in a world of rapidly evolving social dynamics?
  • How infrastructure players are finding a balance amidst price shocks, geopolitical instability and climate change

Moderator: Federico Fruhbeck, Partner, Gibson Dunn

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Federico Fruhbeck

Partner, Gibson Dunn

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Anthony Borreca

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Energy, Stonepeak

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Victoria Hall

Head of Funds, Infrastructure, AXA IM Alts

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Niall Mills

Managing Partner and Global Head of Igneo, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

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Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: The road ahead - examining a bright future for a young asset class

Katherine Kucherenko, Damian Darragh, Jean-Francis Dusch, Jake Erhard, Mike Hoverman, Alina Osorio
  • Why is there an abundance of optimism for growth in infrastructure currently?
  • Technological development at the organisation & asset level – how are funds driving innovation in an increasingly digitised world?
  • Why the capital raising outlook is looking brighter for 2024 and beyond after a stumble in 2023

Moderator: Katherine Kucherenko, Senior Relationship Manager, Asset Owner Partnerships, APG Asset Management

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Katherine Kucherenko

Senior Relationship Manager Asset Owner Partnerships, APG Asset Management

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Damian Darragh

Fund Partner, I Squared Capital

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Jean-Francis Dusch

BRIDGE CIO, Global Head of Infra, Real Assets & Structured Finance, EDRAM UK

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Jake Erhard

Partner and Head of ESG, ArcLight Capital Partners

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Mike Hoverman

Principal, Infrastructure and Climate Strategy Solutions, CIM Group

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Alina Osorio

President, Fiera Infrastructure

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12:30 - 13:10

Panel: Finding relative value across the infrastructure spectrum

Jessamy Gallagher, Bruno Candès, Simon Jardine, Graham Matthews, Benn Mikula, Esther Peiner
  • How to appeal to increasingly selective investors in a dislocated market
  • Pricing power, risk-adjusted returns, liquidity pressures and other considerations
  • The importance of portfolio diversification in the quest for relative value

Moderator: Jessamy Gallagher, Partner & Global Co-Chair of the Paul Hastings Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

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Jessamy Gallagher

Partner & Global Co-Chair of the Paul Hastings Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

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Bruno Candès

Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

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Simon Jardine

Head of Investment Grade and Transition Infrastructure Debt, HSBC Asset Management

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Graham Matthews

CEO Infrastructure, PATRIZIA

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Benn Mikula

CEO, Cordiant Capital

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Esther Peiner

Partner and Global Head of Private Infrastructure, Partners Group

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13:10 - 13:30

Fireside Chat: Infrastructure investing in a deglobalized world

Kalliope Gourntis, Sikander Rashid
  • Rerouting global supply chains
  • Opportunities emerging in digital infrastructure
  • Building a new value chain for AI

Moderator: Kalliope Gourntis, Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Kalliope Gourntis

Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Sikander Rashid

Managing Partner, Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management

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13:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch

Stream A: Global Investor Forum
14:30 - 15:10

Debate: The attractiveness of infrastructure debt against equity: assessing viability and finding value

Monika Bednarz, John Carey, Tom Murray, Joshua Parrish, Mike Roth, Don Dimitrievich
  • The long-term equity play vs debt advantages in a high-rate environment
  • How are investors getting creative with project financing?
  • What strategies are proving most appealing across both debt and equity?

Moderator: Monika Bednarz, Managing Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Monika Bednarz

Managing Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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John Carey

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, LGIM Real Assets

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Tom Murray

Managing Partner, Power Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Power Sustainable

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Joshua Parrish

Managing Director, DigitalBridge

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Mike Roth

Partner, Infrastructure Opportunities, Ares Management

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Don Dimitrievich

Portfolio Manager, Senior Managing Director, Energy Infrastructure Credit, Nuveen

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15:10 - 15:50

Panel: Infrastructure secondaries taking centre stage in 2024 & beyond?

Claire Prospert, Jean-Pascal Asseman, Diego Jimenez, Marc Meier, Dominik von Scheven, Henry Willans
  • Valuations, high-rates, denominator effect – assessing the market dynamics driving secondaries activity
  • What role will infrastructure secondaries have in investor portfolios in the future?
  • How will secondaries continue to stay relevant and appealing in an ever-changing market environment?

Moderator: Claire Prospert, Partner, Linklaters

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Claire Prospert

Partner, Linklaters

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Jean-Pascal Asseman

Head of Infrastructure, AXA IM Prime

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Diego Jimenez

Principal, HarbourVest

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Marc Meier

Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Partnership Investments

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Dominik von Scheven

Managing Director, Real Assets, Hamilton Lane

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Henry Willans

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Stream B: Assets in focus
14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Future-proofing traditional transportation assets

Isabel O'Brien, Juan Angoitia, Dr. Stefan Hasenböhler, Dominic Helmsley , Hamish Mackenzie, Danilo Quattromani
  • Gearing transportation infrastructure towards a decarbonised future
  • Anticipating shifting behaviours towards travel to take advantage of opportunities in transport
  • Where in the world are investors looking to invest in this sector?

Moderator: Isabel O’Brien, Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

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Isabel O'Brien

Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

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Juan Angoitia

Co-head of Infrastructure Europe and Senior Managing Director, Ardian

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Dr. Stefan Hasenböhler

CEO, Head Infrastructure, Reichmuth & Co Investment Management AG

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Dominic Helmsley

Head of Core Infrastructure, Abrdn

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Hamish Mackenzie

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, DWS

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Danilo Quattromani

Managing Director, Analytical Head of EMEA for Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

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15:10 - 15:50

Panel: Finding the opportunity gap in essential utilities & social infrastructure

Francois Bouillon, Egan Archer, Béatrice de Taisne, Garret Tynan
  • Assessing the shortcomings of short-term thinking and struggles of water infrastructure and other essential assets
  • Considering responsibility and ethics when it comes to private investment in social & specialist infrastructure
  • The opportunity gap: where can private investors step in?
  • The intersection of public and private: how can PPPs and other investment structures purposefully service essential & social infrastructure across the globe?

Moderator: Francois Bouillon, Partner, Ely Place Partners

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Francois Bouillon

Partner, Ely Place Partners

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Egan Archer

Managing Director, Head of Power, Asset Management, Equitix

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Béatrice de Taisne

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Utilities, S&P Global Ratings

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Garret Tynan

Managing Director, European Head Project Finance & Infrastructure, KBRA

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15:50 - 16:20

Coffee & networking

Stream A: Global Investor Forum
16:20 - 17:00

Panel: The rise of impact & transition strategies across global private infrastructure

Laurence Monnier, Subahoo Chordia, Scott Jacobs, Minesh Mashru, Dr. Alexandra von Bernstorff, Johan Tiselius
  • Analysing the rise of impact & transition funds across private markets and how they manifest themselves in infrastructure
  • How are these funds playing their part in investor portfolios alongside existing sustainably-minded investments?
  • Ensuring these investments are economically sustainable and inflation-linked as well as delivering true environmental impact

Moderator: Laurence Monnier, Director, 1PlanetInfra

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Laurence Monnier

Director, 1PlanetInfra

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Subahoo Chordia

President and Head of Real Assets Business, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited

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Scott Jacobs

CEO and Co-Founder, Generate Capital

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Minesh Mashru

Head of Infrastructure, Cambridge Associates

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Dr. Alexandra von Bernstorff

Managing Partner, Luxcara

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Johan Tiselius

Head of Sustainability, Infranode

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17:00 - 17:40

Panel: Investor perspectives on the infrastructure market

Surinder Toor, Michela Bariletti , Lea Dubourg-Hrachovec, Mark Hector, Steve Muenzen, Christian Wiehenkamp
  • Valuations, cost of debt and more -how have the past 12 months played out in comparison to investor expectations?
  • How are investors viewing an ever-changing GP market amidst significant consolidations, acquisitions and the emergence of new managers?
  • The denominator effect, liquidity pressures and other factors at the fore of current investor portfolio decision-making

Moderator: Surinder Toor, Managing Partner, Arjun Infrastructure

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Surinder Toor

Managing Partner, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

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Michela Bariletti

Chief Credit Officer, Phoenix Group

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Lea Dubourg-Hrachovec

Managing Director and Head of Europe, BCI - Infrastructure & Renewable Resources

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Mark Hector

Head of Infrastructure, Aware Super

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Steve Muenzen

Associate Director, UTIMCO

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Christian Wiehenkamp

Chief Investment Officer, Perpetual Investors

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Stream B: Assets in focus
16:20 - 17:00

Panel: Zeroing in on renewable assets

Kirsty Hamilton OBE, Michael Bonte-Friedheim, Rutuja Jagtap, Scott Mackin
  • Examining deal activity across the globe – what’s happening in renewables, and where?
  • Looking at how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) and other domestic or international policies have influenced investment
  • What does the future hold for offshore wind, solar, geothermal power, and other renewable assets now that we sit at the top of the cycle?

Moderator: Kirsty Hamilton OBE, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

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Kirsty Hamilton OBE

Associate Fellow, Chatham House

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Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner & Group Chief Executive Officer, NextEnergy Group

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Rutuja Jagtap

Investment Director, Finance in Motion

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Scott Mackin

Partner & Co-Head of Denham Sustainable Infrastructure, Denham Capital

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17:00 - 17:40

Panel: Re-thinking energy asset exposure in a complex transition era

Daniel Kemp, Alex Brierley, Carolyn Hansard, Simon Hayden, Tim Marahrens, Yngve Slyngstad
  • How are investors re-thinking their exposure to gas and fossil fuels alongside renewables?
  • Is green energy investment truly less risky at present?
  • Supply chain issues and more: how investors can navigate the hurdles currently impacting certain green energy assets

Moderator: Daniel Kemp, APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Daniel Kemp

APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Alex Brierley

Co-Head of Octopus Energy Generation, Octopus Group

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Carolyn Hansard

Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

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Simon Hayden

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

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Tim Marahrens

Partner/Co-Head Investments, Energy Infrastructure Partners

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Yngve Slyngstad

CEO

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17:40 - 18:15

Keynote: What’s Next? Making Sense of a Global Economy

Nicholas Lockley, Zanny Minton Beddoes

In this big picture presentation, Zanny Minton Beddoes—The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief and former Washington Editor, Economics Editor and Business Affairs Editor—reveals the interplay of democracy, demography, technology, energy and government policies as the ultimate drivers of economic change. 

As it relates to global economy: 1) How is Europe displaying attributes typical of Japan, where economies are no longer shrinking, but stagnant? 2) Emerging market economies are being tested: A candid look at which have promise and those that could collapse under the pressure.

Minton Beddoes delivers unmatched insights and global perspective on the various economic elements at work in presentations that are constantly evolving along with global economic conditions and circumstances.

Moderator: Nicholas Lockley, Director, PEI Group

Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI Group

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Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in Chief, The Economist

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18:20 - 19:20

Close of day 1 & Official drinks reception & e-sport charity tournament, sponsored by Paul Hastings

Agenda

Global Investor Forum 2024 - Day 2 - Wednesday 20th

Plenary
08:00 - 09:00

Women in Infrastructure breakfast

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome back from the chair

09:10 - 09:50

Global keynote panel: Addressing climate change and embracing mitigation and adaptation

Annika Zawadzki, Joost Bergsma, Laurent Chatelin, Christoph Manser, Olivia Wassenaar
  • Action plans, funds and specialist vehicles: what is being done on climate beyond energy transition in the private infrastructure market?
  • Reality checks – where do we truly stand on climate change and what infrastructure investors can do to develop resilience as well as invest in transition
  • Integrating climate risk and adapting existing investment processes for funds and investors

Moderator: Annika Zawadzki, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group

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Annika Zawadzki

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

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Joost Bergsma

Managing Partner, CEO, Glennmont Partners from Nuveen, Nuveen

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Laurent Chatelin

Partner – Infrastructure, Eurazeo

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Christoph Manser

Head Infrastructure Equity International, Swiss Life Asset Managers

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Olivia Wassenaar

Head of Sustainability and Infrastructure, Apollo Global Management

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09:50 - 10:30

Keynote speech: Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford University

Peter Frankopan
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Peter Frankopan

Professor, University of Oxford

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10:30 - 10:50

Coffee and networking

Plenary
10:50 - 11:30

Panel: Expectations vs reality: how are private infrastructure valuations playing out?

Anish Butani, Renaud de Matharel, David Field
  • With valuations still relatively high, is this artificial and can we expect a softening?
  • Assessing the impact of a disconnect between public and private market infrastructure valuations
  • How are managers keeping increasingly sophisticated investors well informed on performance and valuations?

Moderator: Anish Butani, Senior Director, Infrastructure, bfinance

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Anish Butani

Managing Director, Infrastructure, bfinance

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Renaud de Matharel

Partner, Chairman & CEO, Cube Infrastructure Managers

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David Field

Founding Partner, Arroyo Investors

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11:30 - 11:50

Fireside Chat

11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Overcoming risk assessment challenges to be a successful green investor

Jane Bowes, Marc-Philippe Botte, David Giordano, Daniel Lau, So Yeun Lim
  • Amidst issues in floating wind and other green asset investments, how are investors adapting their risk measurement and mitigation?
  • Renewables 2.0 – how can investors be comfortable in embracing green hydrogen, long-term storage, geothermal energy and other emerging green assets?
  • Greenwashing and other risk factors associated with sustainable investments

Moderator: Jane Bowes, Managing Director, Threadmark

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Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark

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Marc-Philippe Botte

Managing Partner, OMNES

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David Giordano

Managing Director, Global Head - BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, BlackRock

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Daniel Lau

Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS

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So Yeun Lim

Global Head of Infrastructure Research, Willis Towers Watson

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12:30 - 13:10

Panel: Geopolitical risk on the rise – considerations for investors

Jon Phillips
  • Elections, conflicts and instability: assessing the geopolitical arena and how it is impacting private infrastructure investing
  • Diversifying supply chains and more – what the West and infrastructure investors can do to mitigate these risks
  • Deglobalisation: a trend that is shaping current and future infrastructure investment decisions?

Moderator: Jon Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

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Jon Phillips

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

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13:10 - 14:10

Networking lunch

Stream A: Global Investor Forum
14:10 - 14:50

Panel: Achieving systematic value creation as an active infrastructure asset manager

Charlotte Madden, Spence Clunie, Andrew Cogan, Recep C. Kendircioglu, Ulrich Köllensperger, Ross Posner
  • How to effectively allocate resource and expertise to achieve successful active asset management
  • Reaping the rewards of efficient value creation in uncertain times
  • Digging into the details: procurement, ESG efficiencies, digitalization and more

Moderator: Charlotte Madden, Partner, Global Co-Head of Infrastructure, Clifford Chance

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Charlotte Madden

Global Co-Head of Infrastructure, Clifford Chance

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Spence Clunie

Managing Partner, Ancala

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Andrew Cogan

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund, Fengate Asset Management

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Recep C. Kendircioglu

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Manulife Investment Management

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Ulrich Köllensperger

Partner, EQT Partners

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Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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14:50 - 15:15

Fireside chat: Opportunities and challenges for greenfield renewable energy infrastructure

Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen, Christian T. Skakkebaek

Moderator: Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen, Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen

Senior Reporter, PEI Group

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Christian T. Skakkebaek

Senior Partner and co-founder, Copenhagen Infrastructre Partners

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Stream B: Future of Infrastructure
14:10 - 14:50

Panel: How infrastructure must improve its’ DE&I efforts to build a better future

Kemi-Christina Abdul, Rebecca Collins, Noi Spyratos
  • How does private infrastructure shape up against other asset classes when it comes to DE&I in 2024?
  • Case studies – what organisations are actively doing to improve their DE&I beyond box-ticking
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Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

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Rebecca Collins

Managing Director, Investments, Equitix

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Noi Spyratos

Managing Director, Private Infrastructure, CBRE Investment Management

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14:50 - 15:15

Fireside chat: AI & technological development – defining a new era of infrastructure?

Ksenia Nekrasova
  • Moving with the times – how are players in the market using AI and machine learning to develop their infrastructure investment capabilities?
  • AI data demand – digital infrastructure’s role in meeting these needs
  • How are portfolio companies and infrastructure assets embracing AI and technological development?
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Ksenia Nekrasova

Global Head of TMT, BBVA

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15:15 - 15:40

Coffee & networking

Stream A: Global Investor Forum
15:40 - 16:20

Panel: Strategy considerations – what’s the flavour of the month for investors?

Ali Miraj, Juan Caceres, Allison Kingsley, Sharand Maharaj, Josie McVitty, Ravi Parekh
  • What strategies are proving most appealing to private and institutional investors at a time where the denominator effect is still having an impact?
  • Core funds – in a challenging environment, how are managers making the numbers stack up?
  • High-growth strategies – is there room for these in investor portfolios at present? What other new strategies are available?

Moderator: Ali Miraj, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, ING Bank

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Ali Miraj

Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance

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Juan Caceres

President, Axium Infrastructure Europe

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Allison Kingsley

Founder and Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

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Sharand Maharaj

Co-Managing Partner, MML

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Josie McVitty

Principal, StepStone Group

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Ravi Parekh

Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, GCM Investments UK

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16:20 - 17:00

Debate: The changing face of the global infrastructure fund market

Eugene Zhuchenko , Anna Barath, Agnes Mazurek, Edward Talmor-Gera
  • Analysing the impact of recent consolidations, emerging managers and other GP activity in an ever-dynamic market
  • ELTIFs, increasing democratisation and other dynamics that are slowly transforming the fund market
  • How are increasingly-sophisticated investors reacting to these changes?

Moderator: Eugene Zhuchenko, Director & Founder, ETORE Advisory

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Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

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Anna Barath

Head of Fund Investments, Bite Investments

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Agnes Mazurek

Global Head of Private Markets Innovation, APEX Group

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Edward Talmor-Gera

Founding Managing Partner & CEO, NewVest

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Stream B: Future of Infrastructure
15:40 - 16:20

Panel: New living: how infrastructure must support an evolving way of life

Filippo Gaddo, Brandon Freiman, Jared Waldron
  • Connectivity, smart cities and more: how populations are determining investment opportunities in infrastructure
  • Finding the balance between embracing risk and achieving returns and profitability
  • Broadening horizons – what new infrastructure assets are emerging that will require private investment?

Moderator: Filippo Gaddo, Managing Director, Macro Advisory Partners

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Filippo Gaddo

Managing Director, Macro Advisory Partners

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Brandon Freiman

Head of North American Infrastructure, KKR

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Jared Waldron

Managing Director, Northleaf

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16:20 - 17:00

Panel: Embracing the ever-expanding digital infrastructure spectrum

Angenika Kunne, Adam Emmert, Andrew Morris, Mark Prybutok, Ted Manvitz, John Apostolides
  • Assessing where the boundaries will be pushed to next in the digital infrastructure space
  • PPP projects, co-investments and more – how are investors getting creative when it comes to investing in a more connected and digitalised future?
  • Stranded data-centres, out-dated technology… how can investors and managers mitigate these risks and turn them into opportunities?

Moderator: Angenika Kunne, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Equity, Aviva Investors

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Angenika Kunne

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Equity, Aviva Investors

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Adam Emmert

Senior Managing Director, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

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Andrew Morris

Head of Infrastructure Equity, UBS Asset Management

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Mark Prybutok

Managing Director, GI Partners

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Ted Manvitz

Managing Director, Grain Management

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John Apostolides

Investment Partner, Palistar Capital

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17:00 - 17:45

Closing Investor Keynote: Norges Bank Investment Management’s renewable infrastructure portfolio

Kalliope Gourntis, Mie Holstad
  • What types of assets and investments are NBIM targeting as it continues to embrace unlisted infrastructure as part of their portfolio?
  • Utilising real estate expertise to build out a successful infrastructure strategy
  • ESG & climate considerations across the real asset spectrum

Moderator: Kalliope Gourntis, Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Kalliope Gourntis

Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Mie Holstad

Chief Real Assets Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

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17:45 - 18:45

Close of conference and Women in Infrastructure drinks reception, sponsored by Finance in Motion

Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Juan Angoitia

Co-head of Infrastructure Europe and Senior Managing Director, Ardian

John Apostolides

Investment Partner, Palistar Capital

Egan Archer

Managing Director, Head of Power, Asset Management, Equitix

Jean-Pascal Asseman

Head of Infrastructure, AXA IM Prime

Pilar Banegas

Partner, Fund Management, InfraRed Capital Partners

Anna Barath

Head of Fund Investments, Bite Investments

Michela Bariletti

Chief Credit Officer, Phoenix Group

Roy Bedlow

CEO, Low Carbon

Monika Bednarz

Managing Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Joost Bergsma

Managing Partner, CEO, Glennmont Partners from Nuveen, Nuveen

Deepa Bharadwaj

Head of Infrastructure Europe, IFM Investors

Dr. Mathias Bimberg

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Prime Capital

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner & Group Chief Executive Officer, NextEnergy Group

Anthony Borreca

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Energy, Stonepeak

Marc-Philippe Botte

Managing Partner, OMNES

Francois Bouillon

Partner, Ely Place Partners

Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark

Alex Brierley

Co-Head of Octopus Energy Generation, Octopus Group

Anish Butani

Managing Director, Infrastructure, bfinance

Juan Caceres

President, Axium Infrastructure Europe

Bruno Candès

Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

John Carey

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, LGIM Real Assets

Mark Carney

Chair, Brookfield Asset Management; Head of Transition Investing, Brookfield

Gwenola Chambon

CEO and Managing Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Laurent Chatelin

Partner – Infrastructure, Eurazeo

Subahoo Chordia

President and Head of Real Assets Business, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited

Spence Clunie

Managing Partner, Ancala

Andrew Cogan

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund, Fengate Asset Management

Rebecca Collins

Managing Director, Investments, Equitix

Damian Darragh

Fund Partner, I Squared Capital

Renaud de Matharel

Partner, Chairman & CEO, Cube Infrastructure Managers

Béatrice de Taisne

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Utilities, S&P Global Ratings

Don Dimitrievich

Portfolio Manager, Senior Managing Director, Energy Infrastructure Credit, Nuveen

Karen Dolenec

Partner, Ancala

Lea Dubourg-Hrachovec

Managing Director and Head of Europe, BCI - Infrastructure & Renewable Resources

Jean-Francis Dusch

BRIDGE CIO, Global Head of Infra, Real Assets & Structured Finance, EDRAM UK

Adam Emmert

Senior Managing Director, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Jake Erhard

Partner and Head of ESG, ArcLight Capital Partners

David Field

Founding Partner, Arroyo Investors

Thomas Fisher

Partner, Infrastructure M&A, Clifford Chance

Peter Frankopan

Professor, University of Oxford

Brandon Freiman

Head of North American Infrastructure, KKR

Federico Fruhbeck

Partner, Gibson Dunn

Filippo Gaddo

Managing Director, Macro Advisory Partners

Charlie Gailliot

Partner and Global Co-Head of Climate, KKR

Jessamy Gallagher

Partner & Global Co-Chair of the Paul Hastings Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

David Giordano

Managing Director, Global Head - BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, BlackRock

Kalliope Gourntis

Deputy Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Victoria Hall

Head of Funds, Infrastructure, AXA IM Alts

Kirsty Hamilton OBE

Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Carolyn Hansard

Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Dr. Stefan Hasenböhler

CEO, Head Infrastructure, Reichmuth & Co Investment Management AG

Simon Hayden

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Mark Hector

Head of Infrastructure, Aware Super

Dominic Helmsley

Head of Core Infrastructure, Abrdn

Michael Hill

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Infrastructure, OMERS Infrastructure

Mie Holstad

Chief Real Assets Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

Mike Hoverman

Principal, Infrastructure and Climate Strategy Solutions, CIM Group

Scott Jacobs

CEO and Co-Founder, Generate Capital

Rutuja Jagtap

Investment Director, Finance in Motion

Simon Jardine

Head of Investment Grade and Transition Infrastructure Debt, HSBC Asset Management

Diego Jimenez

Principal, HarbourVest

Karin Kaiser

Head of Private Markets Europe, Schroders Greencoat

Nataliya Katser–Buchkovska

CEO, Founder, Green Resilience Facility/ Ukrainian Sustainable Fund

Daniel Kemp

APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Recep C. Kendircioglu

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Manulife Investment Management

Allison Kingsley

Founder and Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

Ulrich Köllensperger

Partner, EQT Partners

Katherine Kucherenko

Senior Relationship Manager Asset Owner Partnerships, APG Asset Management

Angenika Kunne

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Equity, Aviva Investors

Daniel Lau

Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS

So Yeun Lim

Global Head of Infrastructure Research, Willis Towers Watson

Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI Group

Hamish Mackenzie

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, DWS

Scott Mackin

Partner & Co-Head of Denham Sustainable Infrastructure, Denham Capital

Charlotte Madden

Global Co-Head of Infrastructure, Clifford Chance

Sharand Maharaj

Co-Managing Partner, MML

Christoph Manser

Head Infrastructure Equity International, Swiss Life Asset Managers

Ted Manvitz

Managing Director, Grain Management

Tim Marahrens

Partner/Co-Head Investments, Energy Infrastructure Partners

Minesh Mashru

Head of Infrastructure, Cambridge Associates

Graham Matthews

CEO Infrastructure, PATRIZIA

Agnes Mazurek

Global Head of Private Markets Innovation, APEX Group

Josie McVitty

Principal, StepStone Group

Marc Meier

Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Partnership Investments , Partners Group

Benn Mikula

CEO, Cordiant Capital

Niall Mills

Managing Partner and Global Head of Igneo, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in Chief, The Economist

Ali Miraj

Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance , ING

Laurence Monnier

Director, 1PlanetInfra

Andrew Morris

Head of Infrastructure Equity, UBS Asset Management

Steve Muenzen

Associate Director, UTIMCO

Tom Murray

Managing Partner, Power Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Power Sustainable

Roopa Murthy

Partner, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, Ares Management

Ksenia Nekrasova

Global Head of TMT, BBVA

James Nicholls

Partner, Fitzroy International

Shami Nissan

Partner, Head of Sustainability, Actis

Isabel O'Brien

Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

Alina Osorio

President, Fiera Infrastructure

Ravi Parekh

Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, GCM Investments UK

Joshua Parrish

Managing Director, DigitalBridge

Esther Peiner

Partner and Global Head of Private Infrastructure, Partners Group

Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen

Senior Reporter, PEI Group

Jon Phillips

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Claire Prospert

Partner, Linklaters

Mark Prybutok

Managing Director, GI Partners

Danilo Quattromani

Managing Director, Analytical Head of EMEA for Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

Anand Rajagopal

Sustainability Lead – Private Markets, The Phoenix Group

Sikander Rashid

Managing Partner, Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management

Melissa Richards

Partner and Head of Strategy, Product & Growth, Morrison

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Infrastructure Investment Committees, UK GLIL & Africa’s AIIM

Mike Roth

Partner, Infrastructure Opportunities, Ares Management

Wilhelm Schmundt

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

Christian T. Skakkebaek

Senior Partner and co-founder, Copenhagen Infrastructre Partners

Yngve Slyngstad

CEO , Industry Capital Partners

Kevin Smithen

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, DigitalBridge

Noi Spyratos

Managing Director, Private Infrastructure, CBRE Investment Management

Edward Talmor-Gera

Founding Managing Partner & CEO, NewVest

Johan Tiselius

Head of Sustainability, Infranode

Surinder Toor

Managing Partner, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Garret Tynan

Managing Director, European Head Project Finance & Infrastructure, KBRA

Marco van Daele

CEO, SUSI Partners

Jan Vesely

Partner, EQT Partners

Dr. Alexandra von Bernstorff

Managing Partner, Luxcara

Dominik von Scheven

Managing Director, Real Assets, Hamilton Lane

Gijs Voskuyl

Partner, DIF Capital Partners

Jared Waldron

Managing Director, Northleaf

Carter Ward

Partner, ArcLight Capital Partners

Olivia Wassenaar

Head of Sustainability and Infrastructure, Apollo Global Management

Kirsten Whitehead

Partner, Portfolio Management, QIC

Christian Wiehenkamp

Chief Investment Officer, Perpetual Investors

Henry Willans

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Annika Zawadzki

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

Tom Zimmermann

Senior Research Manager, Fundraising, PEI Group

Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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