Accelerating Japanese and Korean investments into infrastructure

The Infrastructure Investor Network Japan Korea Week returns to Seoul and Tokyo this June, bringing together the largest gathering of institutional investors in the region to discuss the opportunities for investing in the asset class.

Hear from Japan and Korea’s leading institutional investors and gatekeepers on their off-shore investment strategies, and gain a better perspective on Japanese and Korean investors investment appetite.

Buy your Infrastructure Investor Network membership today and join us at Japan Korea Week this June.

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A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

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Hear from our inspirational keynote speakers

Unparalleled networking 

Gain access to 3,000+ investors and managers globally. Setup pre-event meetings and continue the conversation after the event with your Infrastructure Investor Network membership.

Hear from industry leaders

Gain valuable insight from Asia’s most experienced and successful infrastructure investment practitioners.

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active Japanese and Korean institutional investors.

Explore the two forums

12-13 June

Join Korea’s most active infrastructure investment professionals at the Seoul Forum to build your network and advance your fundraising.

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15-16 June

Debate the current state of the Japanese infrastructure market with leading Japanese investors to develop new investment strategies at the Tokyo Forum.

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What our attendees say about the event

Helge Rau

wpd AG

The Japan and Korea infrastructure conferences are always an excellent opportunity to meet investors and learn about new developments and trends in the infrastr…

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Lydia Gaylord

InstarAGF

PEI continues to drive value for the infrastructure investor marketplace in providing a fulfilling virtual experience with insightful content from top industry…

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Yusun Chung

Schroders Korea

The PEI infrastructure events were helpful in connecting various parties in the industry.

Jansen Ang Partners Group

Jansen Ang

Senior Investment Leader, Partners Group

Hiroto Asakawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Hiroto Asakawa

Chief Senior Consultant, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Marcus Ayre

Head of Europe, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Serkan Bahceci

Head of Research, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Joost Bergsma

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Glennmont Partners

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner and Group CEO, NextEnergy Group

Alex Brierley

Co-head of Octopus Energy Generation, Octopus

Christoph Bruguier

Senior Investment Director - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Cyril Cabanes

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, CDPQ Singapore

Adam (Yeon-Jun) Choi

Executive Director, Alternative Investment Division, PineStreet Asset Management

Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi

Director, Head of AI/Infrastructure Team , IGIS Asset Management

David Cooper

Head of EMEA and Australian Infrastructure Debt, IFM Investors

Mark Gilligan

Head of Infrastructure, AXA IM Alts

Ryan (Donghyup) Ha

Senior Manager, Infrastructure Investment Division, National Agricultural Cooperative Federation

Yuriy Humber

President, Yuri Group

Stephane Ifker

Senior Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Ken Isono

Representative Director and Co-Founder, Shizen Energy

Ross Israel, QIC

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

Sayaka Iwase

General Manager, Five Arrows Managers S.A., Rothschild & Co., Tokyo Office

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor , YULCHON

Wataru Kawabata

Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management

Daniel Kemp

APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Phil Kent, Gravis Capital Management

Philip Kent

Director, Gravis

Kihyun Kim

Portfolio Manager, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

Kwang Kim

EOM Group Board Member and Advisor, Economics of Mutuality

Takeo Kitamura

General Manager of Structured Finance Department, Development Bank of Japan

Ethan Koh

Global Head of Research Operations, PEI Group

Richard Koh

Associate Director, Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital

Takako Koizumi, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Takako Koizumi

Executive Director, Head of Investment Management Department, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Andrew Kwok, Partners Group

Andrew Kwok

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

Scott Lawrence

Partner, Glennmont Partners

David (Guhn-Chang) Lee

Head of Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Department, Korea Investment & Securities

Jungbin Lee

Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure Investment Division 2, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Vincent Levita

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Infravia Capital Partners

Jungmin Lim, NH Investment & Securities

Jungmin Lim

Director, Infrastructure Investment, IBD, NH Investment & Securities

Sam Lissner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Morimasa  Matsuda

President and Chief Executive Officer, Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure

Hiroshi Matsui, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hiroshi Matsui

General Manager, Alternative Funds Investments Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Nori Matsushita

Head of Japan, AirTrunk

Kanna Mihara, Macquarie Capital

Kanna Mihara

Head of Low Carbon Business Development & Integration - Japan, bp

Niall Mills

Global Head, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Akihito Nagata

General Manager, Nissay Asset Management

Elie Nammar

Senior Director - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Jerome Neyroud IISEOUL20

Jerome Neyroud

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Schroders Capital

Kazuo Nishimura

Director , Tasku Advisors

Keisuke Okano, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Keisuke Okano

Senior Director, Head of Investment, Private Assets, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Yasuhiro Ono, Stonepeak

Yasuhiro Ono

Director, Stonepeak

Youngshin Park

Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment, National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives

Vicki Rigg

Managing Director, Palisade Investment Partners

Catherine Hyeyun Roh

Team head, Cross-border Infrastructure Division, Cross-border Investment Team 2, KB Asset Management

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Jay Shin

Head of Infrastructure and Real Asset, NH-Amundi Asset Management

Daniel Shulman, Shulman Advisory

Dan Shulman

Principal, Shulman Advisory

Gregory Smith

President and CEO, Instar Asset Management

Koji Someno, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Koji Someno

Head of Real Asset Fund Investment Div., Alternative Investment Department, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Jamie Storrow, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf

Joji Takeuchi

Executive Manager, Private Asset Investments, Strategic Fund Investment Group , Asset Management One

Roland Thompson

Executive Officer and Head of Business Improvement / General Affairs, Green Power Investment

John Walker Eastpoint Partners

John Walker AM

Executive Chairman, Eastpoint Partners

Yuriko Watanabe Japan Post Bank

Yuriko Watanabe

Director, Japan Post Bank

Alexander Wellsteed, Asian Development Bank

Alexander Wellsteed

Principal Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Daniel Wong

Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Stonepeak

Atsunori Yamaura, Russell investments

Atsunori Yamaura

 Director, Russell investments

For more information on speaking in 2023, please contact Andrew Wolff.

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Better connections with the Infrastructure Investor Network

The Infrastructure Investor Network is a year-round programme of networking and content that connects the world’s most influential investors, fund managers, developers, and strategic partners. Members can connect with more than 3,000 investors and managers throughout the year, setup pre-meetings with those attending Japan Korea Week, meet in-person on the day, or pick up a conversation after the event.

Buy your Infrastructure Investor Network membership today and book your place at the Japan Korea Week to secure capital, stay connected, and make smarter investment decisions.

Accelerate your fundraising

Find investors who match your investment strategies and set up meetings ahead of the event on our membership platform.

Expand your investor network in Asia

Showcase your profile ahead of the event and use our membership team to connect with the right decision makers.

Better connections

Access unique, critical insight exclusive to members throughout the year along with preferential rates to attend any event within the Infrastructure Investor portfolio.

Secure your next investor

Connect with the most active Japanese and Korean investors
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
AXA Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
Dai-ichi Life International
DBJ Asset Management
DENSO Pension Fund
Duskin Pension Fund
Employees Provident Fund Board
Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance
Fujifilm Holdings
Government Pension Investment Fund
Hyundai Insurance
Japan Post Insurance
Manulife Investment Management
Nara Chuo Shinkin Bank
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
Orix Life Insurance
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Prudential Life insurance Korea
Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System
Sompo Japan Insurance
Sumitomo Life Insurance
Swiss Re
The Hachijuni Bank
Tokyo University of Science

Japan Korea Week attendees shape the industry

Your 12-month Network Membership provides you access to Japan Korea Week and much more than ever before, with enhanced networking experience before, during and after the event. You will have access to an online platform connecting you with a network of 2,200+ infrastructure’s most influential globally.

Stay connected with the global network

Helge Rau

wpd AG

The Japan and Korea infrastructure conferences are always an excellent opportunity to meet investors and learn about new developments and trends in the infrastr…

Read full testimonial

Lydia Gaylord

InstarAGF

PEI continues to drive value for the infrastructure investor marketplace in providing a fulfilling virtual experience with insightful content from top industry…

Read full testimonial

Yusun Chung

Schroders Korea

The PEI infrastructure events were helpful in connecting various parties in the industry.

Japan Korea Week attendees get more

The Infrastructure Investor Network membership provides you a wealth of membership benefits, including preferential rate for members-only infrastructure events around the world, monthly webinars and other in-person networking opportunities throughout the year.

Position your brand at the centre of the infrastructure community

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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For exclusive sponsorship packages, please contact our sponsorship team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com, call +852 3704 4624.

2023 Agenda

For more information on speaking at the Japan Korea Week, please contact Andrew Wolff
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Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Seoul Forum - Day 1 (All times in KST) - Monday 12th

Live Sessions with Korea Investors Simultaneous translation in Korean and English
13:00 - 14:00

Registration and Networking

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and Opening remarks

14:10 - 15:00

Panel: Diversifying Infrastructure Investing Strategies [English]

Serkan Bahceci, Vincent Levita, Jansen Ang, Sam Lissner
  • Decarbonisation and digitalization – will these two strategies continue to dominate?
  • How can investors best diversify risk/return through specialisation?
  • Investment opportunities in the new definition of Infrastructure: hydrogen supply chain, energy efficiency, battery. Where does one draw the line with PE? Should infrastructure be redefined?
A speaker photo for Serkan Bahceci

Serkan Bahceci

Head of Research, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

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A speaker photo for Vincent Levita

Vincent Levita

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Infravia Capital Partners

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Jansen Ang Partners Group

Jansen Ang

Senior Investment Leader, Partners Group

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Sam Lissner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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15:00 - 15:50

Panel: The investing opportunity beyond core markets [English]

Jamie Storrow
  • Which non-core and mid-market sectors are experiencing strong growth? What are underlying these trends?
  • What is the impact of valuations in selecting non-core strategies, such as value add and co-investments?
  • Operational capabilities and volatility protection – how can managers differentiate themselves across the value chain?
Jamie Storrow, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf

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15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 17:10

Panel: Effectively working with Korean AMCs [Korean]

Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi, Catherine Hyeyun Roh, Jungbin Lee, Jay Shin, Adam (Yeon-Jun) Choi
  • Understanding the role of the Asset Management firm in Korea
  • How do Asset Managers view the global infrastructure market and where do they see the best investment opportunities?
  • How can international GPs effectively work with Korean AMCs?
A speaker photo for Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi

Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi

Director, Head of AI/Infrastructure Team

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A speaker photo for Catherine Hyeyun Roh

Catherine Hyeyun Roh

Team head, Cross-border Infrastructure Division, Cross-border Investment Team 2, KB Asset Management

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A speaker photo for Jungbin Lee

Jungbin Lee

Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure Investment Division 2, Mirae Asset Global Investments

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A speaker photo for Jay Shin

Jay Shin

Head of Infrastructure and Real Asset, NH-Amundi Asset Management

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A speaker photo for Adam (Yeon-Jun) Choi

Adam (Yeon-Jun) Choi

Executive Director, Alternative Investment Division, PineStreet Asset Management

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17:10 - 18:40

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Seoul Forum - Day 2 (All times in KST) - Tuesday 13th

Live Sessions with Korea Investors Simultaneous translation in Korean and English
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation [English]

09:30 - 10:20

Keynote Panel: Investing in Infrastructure as a recession proof strategy [English]

Tharshini Ashokan, David Cooper, Scott Lawrence, Elie Nammar
  • Given rising interest rates and economic uncertainty how will investor returns likely evolve?
  • What will infrastructure investors need to do differently to protect the strengths of this asset class?
  • In an increasingly competitive market for assets, how do funds keep their competitive advantage and access the best deals?
Tharshini Ashokan, Infrastructure Investor

Tharshini Ashokan

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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A speaker photo for David Cooper

David Cooper

Head of EMEA and Australian Infrastructure Debt, IFM Investors

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A speaker photo for Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Partner, Glennmont Partners

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A speaker photo for Elie Nammar

Elie Nammar

Senior Director - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

Panel: The evolution of energy transition investing strategies [English]

Stephane Ifker, Marcus Ayre, John Walker AM, Daniel Wong
  • How has the energy security crisis impacted on investment strategies and returns in the sector?
  • Looking beyond conventional renewable assets – which areas hold the most exciting investing opportunities?
  • Energy Transition as an ESG strategy
A speaker photo for Stephane Ifker

Stephane Ifker

Senior Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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A speaker photo for Marcus Ayre

Marcus Ayre

Head of Europe, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

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John Walker Eastpoint Partners

John Walker AM

Executive Chairman, Eastpoint Partners

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A speaker photo for Daniel Wong

Daniel Wong

Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Stonepeak

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11:40 - 12:10

Presentation

Ross Israel
Ross Israel, QIC

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

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12:10 - 13:15

Lunch and Networking

13:15 - 14:00

Panel: Investing in Infrastructure Debt [English]

Jerome Neyroud, Richard Koh
  • How have debt funds performed in the current inflationary environment?
  • Does infra debt have a comparative advantage to equity in light of the current global economic and political volatility?
  • How best to configure ESG into infra debt investing – what are the challenges with the current changing regulations?
Jerome Neyroud IISEOUL20

Jerome Neyroud

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Schroders Capital

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A speaker photo for Richard Koh

Richard Koh

Associate Director, Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital

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14:00 - 14:30

Presentation

14:30 - 15:20

Panel: LPs views on the market [Korean]

Andrew Shin, Kihyun Kim, Youngshin Park, Ryan (Donghyup) Ha, David (Guhn-Chang) Lee
  • Are Korean LPs increasing their allocations in the asset class? How do they view infrastructure vs other private market asset classes?
  • How have rising interest rates and the energy crisis impacted on LPs strategies?
  • Considerations on FX premium and hedge practice in Korea
A speaker photo for Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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A speaker photo for Kihyun Kim

Kihyun Kim

Portfolio Manager, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

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A speaker photo for Youngshin Park

Youngshin Park

Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment, National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives

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A speaker photo for Ryan (Donghyup)  Ha

Ryan (Donghyup) Ha

Senior Manager, Infrastructure Investment Division, National Agricultural Cooperative Federation

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A speaker photo for David (Guhn-Chang) Lee

David (Guhn-Chang) Lee

Head of Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Department, Korea Investment & Securities

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15:20 - 16:50

Cocktail Reception

Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Tokyo Forum - Day 1 (All times in JST) - Thursday 15th

Live Sessions with Japanese Investors Simultaneous translation in Japanese and English
07:30 - 08:30

Korean and Japanese LP breakfast briefing

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:00 - 09:30

PEI Opening remarks & Keynote Presentation [Japanese]

Masatoshi Akimoto
A speaker photo for Masatoshi  Akimoto

Masatoshi Akimoto

Member of the House of Representatives, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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09:30 - 10:20

Keynote Panel: Infrastructure’s role in uncertain economic times [English]

Tharshini Ashokan, Joost Bergsma, Gregory Smith, Yasuhiro Ono , Christoph Bruguier, Vicki Rigg
  • Given rising interest rates and economic uncertainty how will investor returns likely evolve?
  • What will infrastructure investors need to do differently to protect the strengths of this asset class?
  • In an increasingly competitive market for assets, how do funds keep their competitive advantage and access the best deals?
Tharshini Ashokan, Infrastructure Investor

Tharshini Ashokan

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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A speaker photo for Joost Bergsma

Joost Bergsma

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Glennmont Partners

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A speaker photo for Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

President and CEO, Instar Asset Management

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Yasuhiro Ono, Stonepeak

Yasuhiro Ono

Director, Stonepeak

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A speaker photo for Christoph  Bruguier

Christoph Bruguier

Senior Investment Director - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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A speaker photo for Vicki Rigg

Vicki Rigg

Managing Director, Palisade Investment Partners

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10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

Panel: The evolution of energy transition strategies [English]

Stephane Ifker, Alexander Wellsteed, Shane Swords
  • How has the energy security crisis impacted on investment strategies and returns in the sector?
  • Looking beyond conventional renewable assets – which areas hold the most exciting investing opportunities?
  • Energy Transition as an ESG strategy

 

A speaker photo for Stephane Ifker

Stephane Ifker

Senior Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Alexander Wellsteed, Asian Development Bank

Alexander Wellsteed

Principal Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank

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Shane Swords IISEOUL20

Shane Swords

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, NextEnergy Capital

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11:40 - 12:10

Presentation

Ross Israel
Ross Israel, QIC

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

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12:10 - 13:20

Lunch and Networking

13:20 - 14:10

Panel: Diversification in the investment portfolio [English]

Mark Gilligan, Vincent Levita, Sam Lissner, Andrew Kwok, Yuriy Humber, Jamie Storrow
  • Decarbonisation and digitalization – will these two strategies continue to dominate?
  • How can investors best diversify risk/return through specialisation?
  • Investment opportunities in the new definition of Infrastructure: hydrogen supply chain, energy efficiency, battery. Where does one draw the line with PE? Should infrastructure be redefined?
A speaker photo for Mark Gilligan

Mark Gilligan

Head of Infrastructure, AXA IM Alts

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A speaker photo for Vincent Levita

Vincent Levita

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Infravia Capital Partners

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Sam Lissner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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Andrew Kwok, Partners Group

Andrew Kwok

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

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A speaker photo for Yuriy Humber

Yuriy Humber

President, Yuri Group

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Jamie Storrow, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Northleaf

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14:10 - 15:00

Panel: The role of infrastructure debt in the portfolio [English]

Jerome Neyroud, Sayaka Iwase, Takeo Kitamura
  • How have debt funds performed in the current inflationary environment?
  • Does infra debt have a comparative advantage to equity in light of the current global economic and political volatility?
  • How best to configure ESG into infra debt investing – what are the challenges with the current changing regulations?
  • Understanding the Japan infrastructure debt and financing landscape – how does is compare with other OECD markets?
Jerome Neyroud IISEOUL20

Jerome Neyroud

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Schroders Capital

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A speaker photo for Sayaka Iwase

Sayaka Iwase

General Manager, Five Arrows Managers S.A., Rothschild & Co., Tokyo Office

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A speaker photo for Takeo  Kitamura

Takeo Kitamura

General Manager of Structured Finance Department, Development Bank of Japan

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15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 16:20

Panel: Investing in the infrastructure of the future, the role of technology in the asset class [English]

Serkan Bahceci, Niall Mills, Hiroto Asakawa, Philip Kent
  • What is infrastructure of the future and how do we define it?
  • Is infratech an infrastructure play or is it best to play in the PE space or debt?
  • How do we assess risk/return when taking on technology risk?
A speaker photo for Serkan Bahceci

Serkan Bahceci

Head of Research, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

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A speaker photo for Niall Mills

Niall Mills

Global Head, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

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Hiroto Asakawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Hiroto Asakawa

Chief Senior Consultant, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

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Phil Kent, Gravis Capital Management

Philip Kent

Director, Gravis

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16:20 - 17:10

Panel: Understanding Japanese LPs appetite for the asset class [Japanese]

Takako Koizumi, Koji Someno , Yuriko Watanabe, Keisuke Okano, Takeshi Ito
  • How do LPs view infrastructure in comparison to other private market asset classes? Still at the head of the pack?
  • How have rising interest rates and the energy crisis impacted on LPs strategies?
  • Core/Core plus & Open/Close funds – which strategies are currently seen as preferential?
Takako Koizumi, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Takako Koizumi

Executive Director, Head of Investment Management Department, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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Koji Someno, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Koji Someno

Head of Real Asset Fund Investment Div., Alternative Investment Department, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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Yuriko Watanabe Japan Post Bank

Yuriko Watanabe

Director, Japan Post Bank

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Keisuke Okano, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Keisuke Okano

Senior Director, Head of Investment, Private Assets, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

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A speaker photo for Takeshi  Ito

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

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17:10 - 17:30

Closing Day 1 Keynote

17:30 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception

Agenda

Infrastructure Investor Tokyo Forum - Day 2 (All times in JST) - Friday 16th

Live Sessions with Japanese Investors Simultaneous translation in Japanese and English
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:00 - 09:30

PEI Opening remarks and Keynote Presentation

09:30 - 10:20

Keynote Panel: International Investors’ take on Japan’s investment opportunity

Wataru Kawabata, Cyril Cabanes, Kanna Mihara, Ken Isono
  • How do international GPs and investors evaluate the opportunities for investing in Japan. How much has the weakened yen catalysed interest?
  • Does offshore wind and solar remain the principal interest? How easy is it to access renewable deals for foreign entities?
  • Building good partnerships with investment companies in Japan. Success case studies
A speaker photo for Wataru Kawabata

Wataru Kawabata

Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management

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A speaker photo for Cyril Cabanes

Cyril Cabanes

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, CDPQ Singapore

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Kanna Mihara, Macquarie Capital

Kanna Mihara

Head of Low Carbon Business Development & Integration - Japan, bp

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Ken Isono

Representative Director and Co-Founder, Shizen Energy

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10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

Panel: The next frontier of infrastructure investing in Japan [Japanese]

Dan Shulman, Nori Matsushita, Morimasa  Matsuda
  • The hydrogen investing opportunity in Japan – understanding the current FIT framework.
  • What can the government do encourage more private capital into emerging sectors?
  • Digitalisation and datacentres – are these markets in danger of becoming overheated in Japan?
Daniel Shulman, Shulman Advisory

Dan Shulman

Principal, Shulman Advisory

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A speaker photo for Nori  Matsushita

Nori Matsushita

Head of Japan, AirTrunk

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A speaker photo for Morimasa  Matsuda

Morimasa  Matsuda

President and Chief Executive Officer, Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure

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11:40 - 12:20

Panel: Working with Japanese gatekeepers [Japanese]

Atsunori Yamaura, Akihito Nagata, Hiroshi Matsui
  • How have current macro-economic headwinds affected fund selection? A priority still for core?
  • How do gatekeepers view ESG and sustainability themes when selecting a GP?
  • The blurring definition of infrastructure – is this a concern for gatekeepers?
Atsunori Yamaura, Russell investments

Atsunori Yamaura

 Director, Russell investments

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A speaker photo for Akihito Nagata

Akihito Nagata

General Manager, Nissay Asset Management

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Hiroshi Matsui, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hiroshi Matsui

General Manager, Alternative Funds Investments Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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12:20 - 13:10

Lunch and Networking (followed by Close of Conference)

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

Complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

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Network with Japan & Korea's most active investors

ABL Life Insurance
AIA Life Insurance
Development Bank of Japan
Government Pension Investment Fund
Hanhwa General Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Industrial Bank of Korea
Itochu Corp
Japan Post Bank
Korea Development Bank
Korea Investment Corporation
Korean Teachers Credit Union
Manulife
MetLife Insurance
Mizuho Bank
MUFG Bank
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
Nissay Asset Management Corporation
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The Police Mutual Aid Association
Tokio Marine Holdings
Tong Yang Life Insurance

 

Institutional Investors at Japan Korea Week 2023

The forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the infrastructure community in Asia.

 Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for your or your team today.

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What to expect?


Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.


Gain expert insights
Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.


Explore opportunities
Discover remarkable investment opportunities in sectors including emerging markets, energy transition, infrastructure debt and more.


Meet with the best and brightest funds
Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with infrastructure’s biggest fund and asset managers in the market.

What to expect on the event day

300+
Attendees

75+
Speakers

100+
Institutional Investors

5+
Networking hours

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A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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