Sustainability, resilience, diversity: driving infrastructure for the next generation

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit took place on 21-24 March in Berlin.

The industry’s largest event once again brought together the who’s who of infrastructure for four days of unrivalled networking and content. Attendees heard from infrastructure’s best and brightest. They connected with the world’s largest gathering of institutional investors actively allocating to infrastructure. They gained insights from inspirational out-of-industry keynotes and benefited from enhanced networking you simply can’t get anywhere else. This event was the place to be to meet the global community, expand your network, and be part of the future of the asset class.

The Global Summit 2022 put sustainability and diversity at the heart of the infrastructure investment agenda. Make sure your voice is heard.

Today’s leaders. Tomorrow’s infrastructure. The Global Summit.

Inspirational keynote speakers


Francis Fukuyama, the legendary political scientist and author, discussed if liberalism is obsolete. Liberal democracies are in retreat and under attack from both the Right and the Left. Francis dissected what has gone wrong and explained how to fix it.


Award-winning NY Times journalist Nicole Perlroth of CISA tackled cybersecurity risk and discussed critical national infrastructure, digitisation and more.

Partner and chair of Carlyle’s Infrastructure Group, Macky Tall, set out his roadmap for the asset class, explored market trends and more.

Gillian Tett, Financial Times, discussed the art and science of leadership, how we can use anthropology to understand business and so much more.

Advance your fundraising 

Attendees expanded their fundraising horizons by joining the largest gathering of global institutional investors, looking for opportunities in infrastructure.

 

- uncover high-yield opportunities

Uncover high-yield opportunities

The Summit’s world-class speaking faculty showed you where, and how, you can find attractive investments around the globe.

Infrastructure Investor - build your network

Save time building your network

Attendees created and will continue to nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform ahead of, during, and post-event.

600+ global institutional investors

AP4
APG Asset Management
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
ATP
BVV
China Ping An Insurance
Employees Retirement Systems of Texas
European Investment Fund
GIC
Government Pension Investment Fund
Japan Post Bank
Korea Investment Corporation
Manulife
Mitsui & Co Alternative Investments
New York Life Investors
PensionDanmark
RPMI Railpen
Swiss Re
Texas Municipal Retirement System
University of Texas Investment Management Company
World Bank Pensions Plan

Speakers include:

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Testimonials

Kenichiro Matsunaga

Japan Post Bank

The Global Summit is the only one conference which we can meet every single infrastructure investment professional from the globe.

Piotr Nagorka

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Hands down the best and most important infrastructure event. Simply a must for all infrastructure investors wanting to make their mark in the sector.

Christian Wertli

Swiss Re

The Global Summit is ‘a must’ for professionals working in the infra space.

Now part of the Global Passport

By securing your place at the Infrastructure Investor Global Summit, you will instantly become part of our global network of infrastructure leaders shaping the asset class.

Members have year-round access to a directory of investors, frequent meetings with industry leaders, and a place at all Infrastructure Investor conferences throughout the year, including:

 

Please note, annual agenda is subject to change. 

Entry requirements

To enter the event, all attendees must adhere to one of the following conditions:

  • Be fully vaccinated (2x)* + show proof of a negative lateral flow/antigen test** taken within 24 hours of arrival at the event venue (first entry only)
  • Proof of recovery within the last 3 months + show proof of a negative lateral flow/antigen test** taken within 24 hours of arrival at the event venue (first entry only)
  • Unvaccinated to show proof of a negative lateral flow/antigen test** daily

All attendees will be required to wear a FFP2 mask without a ventilation valve. The mask must be worn so that the mouth and nose are completely covered. Masks need to be worn at all times except when eating and drinking.

*Official vaccine certificate to be shown on an official app or online certificate  

**Proof of a negative lateral flow test/rapid antigen test taken prior to arriving at the event venue, Hilton Berlin, will need to be shown using an official app or an online certificate.

Covid precautions

To help keep you and our colleagues safe, we have embraced the following principles to ensure the smooth running of our event portfolio, globally.

 

Planning and risk assessment

The Global Summit has a detailed plan and risk assessment in light of local government and health authority frameworks, now specific to the Covid pandemic. PEI staff are working to event industry protocols to minimise and mitigate risk.

Cleanliness

PEI is working with our venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes a deep clean pre-event and continuous sanitisation during the event, with a focus on high-contact areas such as lifts, staircases, door handles, restrooms and food and beverage delivery points.

Contactless

Where possible PEI will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI encourages all attendees to avoid close social contact such as hand-shakes and to find digital alternatives to exchanging details rather than business cards.

Attendee numbers and density

PEI will assess and manage in line with local government and health authority mandates the number of delegates in the event space and the flow of attendee traffic in and out of plenary and break-out rooms and around exhibition rooms and other meeting spaces.

Year-round infrastructure community networking

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit will take place both in-person and virtually on our industry-leading platform.

Easily seek out relevant investors, get maximum visibility, and maintain relationships across the global industry.

Attendance at the event is now exclusive to Global Passport holders – our new investor/manager network. Book a demo to see how, in addition to attendance at the Global Summit, a membership can help grow your business.


Secure your next investor

Connect with the most active investors in infrastructure
Abu Dhabi Investment Council
AP4
Asian Development Bank
AustraliaSuper
AXA
BCI
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
CPPIB
EBRD
Employees Provident Fund Board
First State Super
GIC
Government Pension Investment Fund
IMCO
Japan Post Bank
Korea Investment Corporation
LGIA Super
Manulife
Swiss Re
World Bank Pension Plan

Global Summit attendees shape the industry

Your access to the Global Summit will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a directory of global infrastructure’s most influential network.

Infrastructure Investor - advance your fundraising

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising horizons by joining the largest gathering of global institutional investors, looking for opportunities in infrastructure.

- uncover high-yield opportunities

Uncover high-yield opportunities

The Summit’s world-class speaking faculty will show you where, and how, you can find attractive investments around the globe.

Infrastructure Investor - build your network

Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform ahead of, during, and post-event.

Stay connected with the global community

Rick Walters

GRESB

Infrastructure Investor managed to pull off the best infrastructure investing conference of 2020!

Fraser Hughes

GLIO

Great event again. The virtual platform was extremely well done – congrats on hosting a top-quality event.

John Anderson

Manulife

One of the best events of 2020 for connecting with other market participants.

Global Summit attendees get more

By attending the Infrastructure Investor Global Summit, you will join infrastructure’s most influential global network. A subscription will give you:

  • In-person access to the Global Summit
  • Virtual access to all of Infrastructure Investor’s global events
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more…

Please note, annual agenda is subject to change.

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Highlights from the 2021 Summit

The industry’s most prominent event successfully connected and informed the global community once again on 18-21 October.

The event brought together 1500+ attendees to meet with the largest global gathering of institutional investors. They heard from inspirational keynote speakers and industry leaders sharing content covering everything infrastructure including digital, debt, ESG, social and much more. Attendees were able to build invaluable relationships, keep up to date with this everchanging market and push the asset class forward.

 

Global institutional investor attendees included:

Abu Dhabi Investment Council
Allianz
AP Pension
Asian Development Bank
AustralianSuper
AXA
Border To Coast Pensions Partnership
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
European Investment Bank
Flick Family Office
GIC
Gothaer Asset Management
Hansainvest Real Assets
HQ Trust
IBM Retirement Funds
IST Investment Foundation
Kempen & Co
Kenfo
King Baudouin Foundation
Kreissparkasse Heilbronn
LPPI
NN Group
Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung
NZ Super Fund
Obligo
OP Life Assurance
PensionDanmark
RAG-Stiftung
Reichmuth & Co Investment Management
Signal Iduna Asset Management
Skandia
Sompo Japan Insurance
Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung
Sweco
Swiss Re
TD Securities
The Townsend Group
TÜV SÜD
USS Investment Management
VBV Pensionskasse
Wave Management
Wisayah
Yielco

Highlight speakers

Insights from the industry

Helen Beatty

Partner

Herbert Smith Freehills


Mark Florian

Global head

BlackRock Infrastructure Funds


Paul Polman

Former CEO

Unilever


Cameron Talbert-Stern

Senior Responsible Investment & ESG Manager

APG Asset Management


Sadek Wahba

Chairman and Managing Partner

I Squared Capital


Rick Walters

Chief of Standards and Innovation

GRESB


Testimonials

Piotr Nagorka

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Hands down the best and most important infrastructure event in Europe. Simply a must for all infrastructure investors wanting to make their mark in the sector.

Tom Maher

Whitehelm Capital

Brilliant event. The conference provided a great opportunity to get the infrastructure community back together.

Thomas Engelmann

KGAL Investment Management

Infrastructure Investor’s Global Summit 2021 was again one of the best organised and orchestrated finance events in the global infrastructure market.

Sponsorship opportunities 2022

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities please contact Alexander Jakes: alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0) 20 3862 7498.

 

2021 content highlights

This year’s Global Summit saw some of the industry’s biggest names come together to share exclusive insight and discuss some of the current topics of the infrastructure industry.

Keynote interview: hear from GIP’s chairman and managing partner on the state of infrastructure today

Adebayo Ogunlesi
Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners


Keynote interview: an industry leader sets out their roadmap for the infrastructure asset class

Sadek Wahba
Chairman & Managing Partner, I Squared Capital


Keynote Panel: building back better – lessons learned from a difficult 18 months

Chantale Pelletier
Global Head of Infrastructure, Schroders Capital


Profit with purpose: investing to succeed both financially and socially

Paul Polman
Former CEO, Unilever & co-founder, IMAGINE


2021 and climate change: making sense of net zero, SDGs, EU taxonomy and COP26

Oliver Schubert
Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure


A key plank: how infrastructure debt has moved to the mainstream

Jonathan Stevens
Managing Director, BlackRock



All content from 2021 is available to Global Passport holders. By registering for the 2022 Global Summit you will instantly become part of our global network of infrastructure leaders shaping the asset class.

Register now and catch up on all the 2021 content ahead of the Global Summit 2022 in March.


Seven Forums. One Global Summit.

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit consists of seven specialist forums across the week. Each forum will focus on a key area of infrastructure, and will allow for focused networking with investors and managers.

Day one.

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero post-COP26

  • Practical considerations when infrastructure funds are setting science-based targets
  • To what extent are investors challenging fund managers on their approach to climate?
  • Ensuring emerging market assets contribute to the just transition
  • How ESG is increasingly being used within wider value creation strategies

Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies 

  • The results of COP26 and the repercussions for emerging markets
  • How emerging market investors are integrating ESG requirements to their investment processes
  • Familiar faces: Where do the traditional sub-sectors of infrastructure sit within the emerging markets?
  • Joining the dots – connecting the private capital to emerging market practitioners

Investing in assets which provide essential services

  • A seat at the table – what is social infrastructure’s position within the infrastructure investment landscape?
  • Building back better? The global outlook on social infrastructure
  • The role, challenges and changes of PPP structures
  • The impact of SDGs, sustainability and impact in social infrastructure

Day two & three.

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

  • What ‘building back better’ means for the asset class
  • The new ESG landscape-making sense of net zero, climate change, COP26 and more
  • Putting COP22 promises into action: what infrastructure investors can do today
  • How sector-focused strategies can capitalise on market dislocations
  • Debating the future of specialist and generalist products post-pandemic

Day four.

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

  • Closing the digital connectivity gap across the world
  • The role digital infra can play in achieving sustainability targets
  • Increased competition, generalist funds vs dedicated and more – assessing the evolving GP landscape
  • Deploying at scale and perfecting operational capabilities – the keys to success for the future

The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

  • The new core infrastructure class? How debt is providing security & opportunity for forward-thinking investors
  • Moving with the times – how debt managers can improve their ESG integration
  • Pinpointing the key infrastructure sectors ripe for debt investment in 2022 and beyond
  • A preferred route to market? Investor appetite for infrastructure as a gateway to a broader debt mandate

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

  • What investment themes have come out of COP 26?
  • What is a ‘fair’ return for renewables and is there further yield compression to go?
  • Balancing the grid & what full on electrification means
  • Is green hydrogen the missing link in the energy transition?

Seven Forums. One Global Summit.

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit consisted of seven specialist forums across the week. Each forum focused on a key area of infrastructure, and allowed for focused networking with investors and managers. Take a look at the seven agendas below or download the full week agenda.

Day one.

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero post-COP26

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Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies

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Investing in assets which provide essential services

View agenda

Day two & three.

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

The Global Investor Forum is the core of the Global Summit. Meet and hear from the best of the best in the asset class.

Day four.

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

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The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

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

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Today’s leaders. Tomorrow’s infrastructure.

Explore our line-up of industry leading speakers who shared their insights with you in March. Our seven specialist forums means attendees gained expert knowledge on all aspects of infrastructure.

Keynote speakers


Francis Fukuyama, the legendary political scientist and author, discussed if liberalism is obsolete. Liberal democracies are in retreat and under attack from both the Right and the Left. Francis dissected what has gone wrong and explained how to fix it.


Award-winning NY Times journalist Nicole Perlroth of CISA tackled cybersecurity risk and discussed critical national infrastructure, digitisation and more.


Partner and chair of Carlyle’s Infrastructure Group, Macky Tall, set out his roadmap for the asset class, explored market trends and more.


Gillian Tett, Financial Times, discussed the art and science of leadership, how we can use anthropology to understand business and so much more.

A snapshot of who attendees heard from:

View the full list of speakers by forum:

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero post-COP26

View speakers

Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies

View speakers

Investing in assets which provide essential services

View speakers

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

The Global Investor Forum is the core of the Global Summit. Meet and hear from the best of the best in the asset class.

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

View speakers

The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

View speakers

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

View speakers