Accelerating Japanese and Korean investments into infrastructure

The Infrastructure Investor 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 insights, and learn about infrastructure investing opportunities in North Asia.

All attendees become members of the Infrastructure Investor Network, enhancing your networking experience before, during, and after the event.

Join us to gain valuable insights into issues shaping the North Asian institutional investor landscape. Gain instant access to the most influential network of Japanese and Korean investors and global fund managers to expand your network and advance your fundraising. 

Unparalleled networking 

Gain access to 2,000+ 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.

Connect with global institutional investors

Past attending investors included:
ABL Life Insurance
AIA Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
DBJ Asset Management
Development Bank of Japan
Government Pension Investment Fund
Japan Investment Corporation
Japan Post Bank
Korea Investment Corporation
Manulife
Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life Insurance
ORIX Life Insurance
Shinkin Central Bank
Sompo Japan Insurance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Police Mutual Aid Association
Tokio Marine Holdings

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.

Learn more

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.

Now part of the Network

By securing your place at the Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week, you will instantly become part of the global network of infrastructure leaders shaping the asset class.

Network 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.

Masatoshi Akimoto

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

Masatoshi Akimoto is the Member of the House of Representatives belonging to the Liberal Democratic Party (elected four times). He served as Parliamentary Secretary for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. He is currently serving as Parliamen… Read full bio

Serkan Bahceci

Head of Research, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Partner and Head of Research at Arjun Infrastructure Partners. Previously, (i) Head of Research at J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Infrastructure Investment Group; (ii) Consultant and Chief Economist for London Economics International LLC in Boston; (… Read full bio

Cyril Cabanes

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, CDPQ Singapore

Cyril Cabanes is Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific based in CDPQ’s Singapore office. In his role, he is responsible for all infrastructure investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes building and overseeing a team o… Read full bio

Yuriy Humber

President, Yuri Group

Yuriy Humber is founder of the Japan NRG platform, which provides regular information and analysis about the Japanese energy and power industry, markets. He is also a columnist on energy issues for the “Nikkei Asia” and co-author of “Net Zero Sum”, a… Read full bio
Ross Israel, QIC

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Ross co-founded QIC’s infrastructure capability in 2006, which today manages c.A$26.7bn across 21 direct investments in 6 countries. Ross provides leadership to the global team with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London. Ross is… Read full bio
Takako Koizumi, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Takako Koizumi

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

Takako Koizumi is an Executive Director and Head of Infrastructure & Real Estate Investment at Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments, with over 20 years of experience in alternative assets. She started her career at Citibank in banking and M… Read full bio

Vincent Levita

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Infravia Capital

Vincent founded InfraVia in 2008 and has been the driving force behind the development of the firm. In the early 2000’s, Vincent identified the outstanding potential of infrastructure as an investment asset class and has been a pioneer of the Europea… Read full bio
Sam Lissner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner is a Principal of Ridgewood Infrastructure. He has more than a decade of infrastructure investing experience in sectors including water, power, renewables and energy. Prior to joining Ridgewood, Sam focused on investments in solar, and di… Read full bio
Kanna Mihara, Macquarie Capital

Kanna Mihara

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Kanna leads business development and stakeholder relationships for Macquarie’s principal investment and advisory business in Japan. Her most recent experiences include origination of partnerships and projects in offshore wind, solar and data centre s… Read full bio
John Walker Eastpoint Partners

John Walker

Executive Chairman, Eastpoint Partners

John Walker AM, who was Chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia and Chairman of Macquarie Group, Korea ,retired in 2020 after a 22 year career with Macquarie Group. John spent 21 years in Asia ,initially in Korea where he led the establishment of Macquari… Read full bio

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

E: andrew.w@peimedia.com

 

 

Better connections with the Infrastructure Investor Network

Attendees all gain a 12-month membership to the Infrastructure Investor Network, a service designed to enhance your Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week networking experience. Members can connect with more than 2,000 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.

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 access to  Japan Korea Week will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a directory of global infrastructure’s most influential network.

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

By attending the Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week, you will join infrastructure’s most influential global network. Membership will give you:

  • Access to Japan Korea Week
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more…

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:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

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

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
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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]

  • 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?
15:00 - 15:30

Presentation

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:40

Panel: Korea’s Energy Transition [Korean]

  • Where is Korea in terms of its Energy transition?
  • Where are the main opportunities for investment? Investing in offshore wind & biomass, battery storage etc.
  • Are the opportunities investor ready for LPs? How do GPs view the Korean renewables sector?
16:40 - 17:20

Panel: Effectively working with Korean AMCs [Korean]

  • 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?
17:20 - 18:20

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]

  • 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?
10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

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

  • 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
11:40 - 12:10

Presentation

12:10 - 13:15

Lunch and Networking

13:15 - 14:00

Panel: Investing in Infrastructure Debt [English]

  • 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?
14:00 - 14:30

Presentation

14:30 - 15:20

Panel: LPs views on the market [Korean]

  • 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
15:20 - 16:20

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 and Keynote Presentation [Japanese]

09:30 - 10:20

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

  • 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?
10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

Panel: The evolution of energy transition strategies [English]

  • 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

 

11:40 - 12:10

Presentation

12:10 - 13:20

Lunch and Networking

13:20 - 14:10

Panel: Diversification in the investment portfolio [English]

  • 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?
14:10 - 15:00

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

  • 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?
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]

  • 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?
16:20 - 17:10

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

  • 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?
17:10 - 18:10

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

  • 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?
  • Case study investment success stories
10:20 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:40

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

  • 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?
11:40 - 12:20

Panel: Working with Japanese gatekeepers [Japanese]

  • 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?
12:20 - 13:10

Lunch and Networking (followed by Close of Conference)

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

The Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week provides an unrivalled platform for institutional investors and allocators investing in infrastructure to gather.

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.

 

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

Previous institutional investors that have attended include:

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

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

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.

Apply

日本や韓国のインフラ投資へ加速

第6回年次の「Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week」は6月12〜16日に東京とソウルに再上陸します。 日本や世界中の最も活発かつ影響力のある機関投資家を一堂に集めて、インフラ投資の機会や未来を再発見しましょう。

日本や韓国の大物機関投資家およびゲイトキーパーとグローバルインフラ市場の現状を協議し、新たな投資戦略を練り、資金調達範囲を拡大しましょう。

全ての参加者は「Infrastructure Investor Global Network」の一員になります。インフラ資産クラスを方向付ける実力者が名を連ねる世界的ネットワークのメンバーたちと交流して、イベント前後も様々のコンテンツを楽しめます。

Why Japan Korea Week?

唯一無二のネットワーキング

Gain access to 2,000+ global investors and managers. Setup meetings before, during and after the event with your membership.

業界のリーダーから聞く知見

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

資金調達を加速する

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

グローバルな機関投資家に会う

今まで参加した企業
ABL Life Insurance
AIA Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
DBJ Asset Management
Development Bank of Japan
Government Pension Investment Fund
GPIF
Japan Investment Corporation
Japan Post Bank
Korea Investment Corporation
Manulife
Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life Insurance
ORIX Life Insurance
Public Official Benefit Association (POBA)
Shinkin Central Bank
Sompo Japan Insurance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Police Mutual Aid Association
Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance

Key themes shaping the conference include:

  • Gain Japanese and Korean investors’ perspectives on infra vs other asset classes
  • Global investors’ kaleidoscopic view in Japan and the global infra markets
  • Dissect tips and know-how to work with Korean AMCs effectively
  • Diversifying infrastructure strategies from decarbonisation to digitalisation, Japan and Korea’s evolving energy transition
  • Dive into trending strategies, such as infra debt, renewables and more.

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

Yusun Chung, Schroders

Event details

12-13 June
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul

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
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

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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2022 Key highlights

Explore your event experience by downloading this post-event report:

  • View our thought-leading speakers and investors
  • Gain key insights from the conference
  • And many more.

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機関投資家向けの参加パス

Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week provides an unrivalled platform for institutional investors and allocators investing in infrastructure to gather.
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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