Over 2,500 infrastructure executives came to Berlin over the course of the Global Summit in March 2019, a new record for the industry’s largest gathering of institutional capital dedicated to infrastructure.
Major themes discussed included investor discontent on fees and transparency, why we are yet to hit peak infrastructure and the need for long-term investors to adapt to a faster pace of change.
We’ve compiled Infrastructure Investor’s analysis from the event, including keynote interviews and LP survey findings.
The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit is the annual meeting place for the industry’s most influential practitioners to build your network and shape the future of the asset class. The 2020 Summit will be the 14th year we have gathered in Berlin and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
institutional and private investors
capital in the room
World-leading infrastructure managers that attended last year include:
- 7 co-located events, including 6 specialist forums, 3 brand new for 2019, covered every aspect of infrastructure investment.
- Thought-provoking out of industry keynotes got attendees talking.
- The biggest and best in infrastructure: more managing partners, founders and CEOs attend and speak than any other infrastructure event.
- More investor speakers than ever before.
- 2020 will bring even more exciting speakers from beyond the world of infrastructure, including leading economists, futurists, operational experts and more to inspire attendees to look to the future.
Senior Vice President, BCI
If you are serious about infrastructure investing, Infrastructure Investor’s Global Summit should be a fixture in your calendar.
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.
To meet so many people in such a short time is not possible without the Summit.
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, email@example.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498
Connect with infrastructure leaders from around the globe
Meet the entire industry under one roof
Make valuable connections with decision-makers
We understand that first impressions are often lasting impressions and we want to ensure your first visit to the Global Summit is worthwhile.
There are multiple forums, private meetings and public networking, seminars and streams all taking place under one roof. With 2500 attendees across the Summit week, this is a large event with a lot going on daily. To help our many new attendees, we’ve put together a short ‘first-timers’ guide to help you make the most out of your time at the Summit.
There are seven forums running across the four days of the Summit. The flagship Global Investor Forum runs across two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, with co-located specialist forums running either side on Monday and Thursday. Build your package based on the subjects most relevant to your role and your company’s objectives. It isn’t possible to do everything, so lots of our attendees partner with colleagues to cover sessions happening at the same time.
Register for the event from Sunday evening and pick up your badge and event guide at our special newcomers’ desk.
If you need help with finding your way around onsite, come to our dedicated helpdesk at the venue. The team can help you navigate the various forums, access and make use of the mobile guide and networking app and locate public and private meeting spaces.
Ticket savings are available up to 6 weeks before the event and the earlier you book, the bigger the saving. There are also savings for package bookings when you book multiple forums and days as well as group bookings when you bring members of your team with you. Speak to one of our team who can talk you through the options available and help you build the best package for you and your team.
Consider your objectives for the Summit and plan your schedule accordingly. Details of keynotes, sessions, workshops and scheduled networking events are available online before the event so keep an eye out on which topics you want to attend and the speakers you most want to hear from.
Networking is a key feature of the event, so make use of our technology to help plan your meetings in advance. Once you’ve booked your place, you will be able to access the event app to send meeting requests and build your agenda before you arrive. There are also dedicated tables on site themed around key sectors, geographies and strategies
Visit our newcomers lounge to get your bearings, meet fellow first timers and take a tour of the venue and technology from our team. Meet with our concierge and let them help you run through your plans for Summit week.
March 16-19, 2020
From Berlin International Airport Tegel:
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes, costs approx. EUR 25.00 per way.
By public transportation:
Take Bus 128 in the direction of Osloer Strasse to Kurt-Schumacher Platz and switch to metro U6 in the direction of Alt-Mariendorf to Stadtmitte, approx. 30 minutes, costs EUR 2.80 per person.
Take Bus X9 in the direction of Zoologischer Garten to Ernst-Reuter-Platz and then switch to metro number U2 in the direction of Pankow to Stadtmitte, approx. 30 minutes, costs EUR 2.80 per person.
From Berlin Brandenburg Airport Schoenefeld:
From Berlin Brandenburg Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Berlin hotel. The journey normally takes around 40 minutes from the airport to the hotel, costs are approx. EUR 35-40 per way.
By public transportation:
Take Train RB14 or RB7 in the direction of Nauen or S9 to S+U Friedrichstrasse and switch to metro U6 in the direction of Alt-Mariendorf to Stadtmitte, approx. 45 minutes, costs EUR 3.20 per person.
Once you have registered you will receive an email with a booking link for nearby hotels at a reduced rate. There is limited availability operating on a first come first serve basis.
“This event provides real insights into the approach and concerns of real long-term investors”
– David Berenger, Tortoise
- Explore the latest trends and opportunities offered by the growth of the asset class
- Meet the fund managers doing the deals and the developers and corporates seeking investment and looking to sell assets and recycle capital
- More managing partners, founders and CEOs attend and speak than any other infrastructure event
- Hear from leading GPs and fellow infrastructure investors from around the globe as they cover every aspect of infrastructure investment
- Comprehensive ‘all access’ package, giving the opportunity to attend all four days of the Summit
- An invitation to attend an investor closed-door breakfast briefing or think tank
- An exclusive fundraising report detailing market activity across the asset class
We offer a limited number of complimentary passes to qualified investors, subject to validation and limited to two passes per organisation.* To apply for your complimentary pass, click below to fill out your details and select Qualified Investor.
*Please note that complimentary passes are only available to the following types of organisations: development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, public and corporate pension funds, subject to PEI validation. Funds of funds and asset managers do not qualify.
Investors that attended last year include:
Offering attendees unrivalled networking opportunities, the Global Summit includes everything from informal 1-2-1s to scheduled investor meetings in dedicated private spaces.
institutional and private investors
The Emerald Gala Reception
Join us on the opening evening for the Summit to turbo-charge your networking experience in the days to come. One lucky glass will be loaded with a little extra emerald sparkle!
One-to-one meeting system
Use our meeting app to quickly and easily connect with the 2,000+ attendees at the Summit. Arrange your meeting and select a table in the lounge.
Drinks receptions, breakfasts and public meeting spaces
Meet institutional and private investors at various venues during the Summit to connect with potential partners in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Private meeting rooms
A quiet space away from the bustle of the event, private meeting rooms provide a space for your team to meet investors and get deals done. Interested in sponsorship? Contact Alexander Jakes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)203 826 7498, or download the sponsorship brochure .
7 Co-located forums under one roof
The opportunity to attend 7 co-located events covering every aspect of infrastructure investment means you are guaranteed to connect with people focused on the same areas of interest as you.
Our networking app has been designed to make sure you get the most out of your time at the Summit. Available eight weeks ahead of the event, make sure you download the app to:
- View the full delegate list and send direct messages ahead of and during the Forum to arrange informal meetings
- Build your own agenda by favouriting the sessions you most want to attend to see your full schedule for the week
- Arrange 1-2-1 meetings with other attendees at the Summit in our dedicated 1-2-1 meeting area