Putting capital to work in North American infrastructure

This December 3-4, the New York Summit will gather 200+ investors, fund managers and policy makers to debate the trends shaping infra investment in North America and how to drive returns in a market flooded in interest but difficult to navigate.

Agenda highlights last year included:

  • Keynote address with Grover Burthey, Grover Burthey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation
  • Keynote Interview Tom Tull, CIO, ERS of Texas
  • Limited Partner Roundtable Discussion
  • Spotlight Discussion: The Nuts and Bolts of Infrastructure Secondaries with Strategic Partners
  • P3 Spotlight: The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project
  • The Rise of North American Infrastructure
  • 3 Track break-out series: Digital Infrastructure, ESG and Infra Debt
  • Women in Infrastructure Forum NY

 

2019 Keynote speaker

DJ Gribbin

Founder, Madrus, LLC
Senior Operating Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Infrastructure

DJ Gribbin is the founder of Madrus, LLC, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to developing critical infrastructure more efficiently. In this role he advises clients on a broad range of infrastructure legal, business, and policy issues. He is a speaker and writer on the future of infrastructure policy.

 

Be a part of the global infrastructure community

For investors
Share perspectives on North American investment strategies and identify high-yield assets across the region.

For GPs
Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active institutional investors looking for North American opportunities.

For service providers
Network with leading LPs and GPs leading the way in North American infrastructure investment.

2018 speakers included

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A sample who you'll meet

Investors and institutions that attended last year included

APG
ATTIMCO
BH+CO
CalPERS
City of Stamford
CMHC Pension Fund
Croson Investment Partners
Desjardins Global Asset Management
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Infrastructure Canada, Govement of Canada
InvestPSP
Joint Industry Board
National Pension Service
New York City Retirement System
New York Presbyterian Hospital Office of Investments
Northwestern Mutual Capital
Nuveen
OMERS Infrastructure
Peninsula House LLC
PGGM
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Thrivent Financial
TIAA
UNJSPF
US Department of Transportation
Wafra

(Access included for all registrants of the Infrastructure Investor New York Summit)

Visit our co-located Women in Infrastructure New York Forum

The Women in Infrastructure Forum New York will feature high profile keynote speakers and panel discussions with pioneering women in infrastructure. Join us for an afternoon of engaging and informative panel discussions about industry trends and deal flows from powerful women in Infrastructure.

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Explore each tab below to see the two-day agenda from 2018, packed full with insightful panel discussions, keynotes and powerful networking breaks for the leaders in value creation.

 

If you would like more information or to become part of the agenda, please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 4th

Plenary session
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

PEI welcome

09:05 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Chairman
Mark Weisdorf
Managing Partner
Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

09:15 - 10:00

Opening keynote address

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation
10:00 - 10:50

Limited partner roundtable discussion

  • GP/LP alignment
  • Manager Selection and Diligence
  • Why is it so difficult to match long-term money with long-term investment projects such as new infrastructure?
  • What type of infrastructure investment opportunities are attractive to institutional investors?
  • What are some relevant infrastructure-investment solutions for institutional investors?

Moderator:
Jonathan M.A. MelmedPartner, Co-Chair, Global Private Equity and Head of US Power & Infrastructure, King & Spalding

Panelists:
Petya NikolovaHead of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement Systems
Yasuhiro OnoDirector of Private Equity & Infrastructure, Japan Post Bank
Sid VittalPrincipal, Mercer

10:50 - 11:05

Networking coffee break

11:05 - 11:55

The rise of North American infrastructure

  • Framing the opportunities and challenges of the infra investment landscape
  • Infrastructure fundraising
  • LP/GP Alignment
  • Infrastructure value creation
  • Regulation and the impact on investor returns
  • How does infrastructure compare to other asset classes?

Moderator:
Cesar Estrada
Sr. Managing Director, Street Global Services & Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity, State Street Corporation

Panelists:
Rob CollinsManaging Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure, 3i Group
Christopher KoskiManaging Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”)
Alina OsorioPresident, Fiera Infrastructure
Michael RyderSenior Managing Director, OMERS
Peter TaylorCo-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund (“CGI”), The Carlyle Group

11:55 - 12:45

Energy & utilities

  • The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
  • Evolving energy investments
  • The growing importance of data
  • Outlook and predictions

Moderator:
Tim Buchner
Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, Mercatus, Inc.

Panelists:
Jonathan StonePartner, InstarAGF Asset Management
Rich RoloffSenior Vice President, LS Power
Dan WellsPartner, Foresight Group

12:45 - 13:00

A conversation with AMP Capital

Presenter:
Boe PahariManaging Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Director of North West Region, AMP Capital

13:00 - 14:15

Networking luncheon

14:15 - 15:00

P3 Spotlight: The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation undertaking. Not only will the project deliver much-needed transportation improvements for international travelers, it will also provide jobs and opportunities for growth to the Windsor-Detroit region and includes features that make this project truly distinctive. The details of the project components and features will be further developed during the public-private partnership (P3) procurement process that Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is currently administering.

Moderator:
Shariq Alvi, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Power, Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
Panelists:
Aaron Epstein, Chief Executive Officer and Project Director, Bridging North America
Bryce Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
Matt Steeves, P.Eng, Director, Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
Carmen Wade, Partner, Deloitte

Breakout series
15:00 - 15:50

Track A | ESG – Climate risk: ERM assessment for energy and infrastructure projects

  • How has the investment community shifted from viewing Climate and Emissions as part of Governance Strategy versus part of Enterprise Risk Management in decision making?
  • How has a lack of U.S. federal climate leadership impacted your approach to Climate change?
  • Is your organization primarily focused on mitigation risk (i.e. response to policy), adaptation risk (i.e. adapting to impact of increased extreme weather events) or both?
  • To what extent do the UN Sustainable Development Goals inform or impact your organization’s climate change policy?
  • What recent trends have you observed with respect to reporting on climate change ERM?

Moderator:
Benjamin Fox, Associate, Morrison & Foerster

Panelists:
Jonty Graham
, Director, Head of Institutional Capital, Foresight Group
Henrik Jeppesen
, CFA, Head of Investor Outreach North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Pete Johnson
, Managing Director, Azimuth Capital Management
Armin Sandhoevel
, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Equity, Allianz Global Investors

15:00 - 15:50

Track B | Infrastructure debt: a defensive asset

Moderator:
Tom Sumpster, Head of Infrastructure, Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets
Panelists:
Richard Randall, Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors
Howard Stern
, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Capital

15:00 - 15:50

Track C | Digital infrastructure: the next chapter of the digital wave

  • Why are infra PE firms investing in telecom infra? Why has the asset class become attractive?
  • What are some of the recent telecom infra deals you have looked at / completed? What are the investment characteristics you look for?
  • M&A outlook/consolidation: What are returns in space, how are they changing?
  • How do investors think about risk? Is risk reduced?
  • Is telecom industry becoming more like a utility? Have business models changed?
  • Impact of 5g on tower, fiber and datacenter industry
  • Headwinds or Tailwinds: As interest rates continue to rise, what types of investors will stand to benefit?

Moderator:
Kanan Joshi, Executive Director, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Panelists:
Steve Rooks, Principal, AMP Capital
Tony Rossabi, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint

15:50 - 16:05

Networking coffee break

16:05 - 17:00

Keynote interview

Interviewee:
Tom Tull, Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas
Interviewer:
Bruno Alves, Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

17:00 - 18:00

Closing remarks and networking cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 5th

Plenary session
08:00 - 09:00

LP breakfast (Invitation only)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome breakfast

09:00 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf
, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

09:15 - 10:00

Spotlight discussion: The nuts and bolts of infrastructure secondaries

The infrastructure asset class has just recently matured to the point where a secondaries market is attracting institutional interest. Hear Mark Bhupathi, Director, Strategic Partners discuss emerging opportunities across the Infrastructure secondaries market and what they can offer to investors that normal equity investments cannot. Bhupathi will so discuss Strategic Partners’ recently closed 1.75 billion dollar infrastructure fund, the largest secondaries infrastructure fund to date.

Interviewee:

Mark Bhupathi, Principal, Strategic Partners
Interviewer:
Jordan Stutts, Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investors

10:00 - 10:15

Presentation: EDHEC | Benchmarking private infrastructure

Presenter:
Sarah Tame, Associate Director, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute

10:15 - 11:05

Renewable energy: lessons learned and anticipating what’s next?

  • What’s changed in the last year?
  • How have changes affected deal structure (and timing)?
  • What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables, i.e., wind and solar?
  • What are the growth areas outside of core renewables?
  • What issues have not been dealt with on an industry basis?
  • What does the future of renewables look like?

Moderator:
Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Panelists:
Dave Hancock, Vice President, M&A, Novatus Energy
Joshua Pearson
,Vice President- Legal & Associate General Counsel, EDF Renewables North America
Himanshu Saxena
, Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Energy Group
Gerard Vincitore
, Managing Director, Crédit Agricole CIB

11:05 - 11:20

Networking coffee break

11:20 - 12:15

Spotlight discussion: delivering inclusive and sustainable infrastructure and communities

  • New developments in higher education and health care
  • Energy performance contracting / Green building initiatives, such as net-zero-energy
  • Transportation infrastructure is key
  • Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) opportunities

Moderator:
François Bergère, Executive Director, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA)
Panelists:
Gerrard Bushell
, President and Chief Executive Officer, DASNY
Jennifer Gandin
, Principal, Investments, CIM Group
Marek T. Wolek
, Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, Fluence

 

12:15 - 13:30

Networking luncheon

Women in Infrastructure New York Forum
13:30 - 13:35

Chairwoman’s welcome

Chariwoman:
Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

13:35 - 14:15

Keynote address

Featured Keynote Speaker:
Matina Papathanasiou, Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC
Interviewer:
Bruno Alves
, Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

14:15 - 15:05

Infrastructure & gender diversity: closing the gap

  • Private capital’s role as a key catalyst for change in gender diversity
  • Perceived and real barriers to entry for women in infrastructure and private equity overall
  • The relationship between diversity and performance – why do more diverse companies perform better
  • Ways to exert constructive and assertive influence

Moderator:
Isobel Markham, Editor, Private Equity International
Panelists:
Michelle Lee, Director, OMERS
Lavinia Macovschi
, Executive Director, CIBC Capital Markets
Andrea Mody
, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of MIGS, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

15:05 - 15:55

Why invest in infrastructure? Why invest in women?

  • How does infrastructure compare to other asset classes? How does gender diversity within infrastructure compare to other asset classes?
  • The evolution of the infrastructure manager and investor relationship
  • How can fund managers meet LP expectations as it relates to diversity?
  • The evolution of investment models to match shifting investor risk appetites
  • Do management strategies meet LP expectations in today’s climate?

Moderator:
Seema Mohanty, Board Member, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Panelists:
Kate Flanagan, Vice President, 3i Group
Marietta Moshiashvili
, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Juliet Wallace
, Senior Director, Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Sarah Wu
, Director Investment Department, China Construction America

15:55 - 16:15

Networking break

16:15 - 16:45

Closing spotlight discussion: women, power & infrastructure

  • The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
  • How M&A Activity is shaping the Power Market
  • What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables, i.e., wind and solar and what do you see on the horizon in the future?
  • Capital formation and allocation
  • Trends, outlook and predictions
  • The role of women in power and infrastructure and how it has evolved and how we can continue to further gender diversity in the space

Panelists:
Isela Bahena, Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, Nuveen
Carolyne Murff, Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, LS Power

16:45 - 17:45

Chairwoman’s Closing Remarks

Chairwoman:
Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

16:45 - 17:45

Cocktail reception

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A  PERE 50 fund manager  denotes a speaker from the Women in Infrastructure New York Forum. If you would like more information or to become part of the agenda, please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Bruno Alves is Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist since 2004 and joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class.… Read full bio

Shariq Alvi

Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Power, Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Shariq Alvi has over 15 years of financial advisory, debt arranging and capital markets experience in the infrastructure and power sectors. Prior to joining CIBC Capital Markets in 2010, he founded and headed up the project finance advisory business… Read full bio

Isela Bahena

Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, Nuveen

Isela Bahena is a Managing Director in Nuveen’s Private Infrastructure team with nineteen years of experience in the financial services sector. Ms. Bahena has spent her career underwriting debt and equity investments in an investment management role… Read full bio

Mark Bhupathi

Principal, Strategic Partners

Mark Bhupathi is a Principal in Strategic Partners, Blackstone’s secondary private fund of funds business. Mr. Bhupathi heads Strategic Partners’ infrastructure, energy and other real assets investing activities and sits on the Investment Committee f… Read full bio

Tim Buchner

Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, Mercatus, Inc.

Tim Buchner has built his 20+ year career in emerging and transforming markets: from Wireless, Telecommunications to Energy. At both start-up and public companies, Tim has lead the charge to create new markets, disrupt existing markets, and drive pro… Read full bio

Grover Burthey

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Mr. Burthey is a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy. In this capacity, he focuses on infrastructure funding, financing, and permitting initiatives. Previously, he was a vice president and portfolio manager at PIMCO, focusing on stru… Read full bio

Gerrard Bushell

President and Chief Executive Officer, DASNY

Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell was appointed President & CEO of DASNY (Dormitory Authority State of New York) in 2015 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. DASNY is one of the nation’s largest issuers of infrastructure financing, and infrastructure project management… Read full bio

Rob Collins

Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure, 3i Group

Rob joined 3i in 2017 as the Managing Partner for North American Infrastructure. He is a member of 3i’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining 3i, Rob led Hastings Funds Management’s infrastructure investment activities in North America & Europe and w… Read full bio

Cesar Estrada

Sr. Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management for PE & Real Assets Fund Services, State Street Corporation

Cesar Estrada is a Senior Managing Director with State Street Global Services and Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services.  He was previously responsible for Operations for Private Equity Fund Services focused… Read full bio

Kate Flanagan

Vice President, 3i Infrastructure

Kate joined 3i’s New York Infrastructure team as a Vice President in 2018. Her role is principally focused on the evaluation of transport and logistic infrastructure opportunities and asset management support to 3i’s North American infrastructure ass… Read full bio

Benjamin Fox

Associate, Morrison & Foerster

Mr. Fox's practice focuses on the representation of clients in the clean technology, renewable energy and sustainability space. Mr. Fox counsels startup to late-stage private companies, venture capital and private equity investors, as well as family… Read full bio

Jennifer Gandin

Principal, Investments, CIM Group

Jennifer Gandin is a Principal, Investments of CIM Group. As a Principal, she is actively involved in the investment management across CIM Group’s platforms with an emphasis on infrastructure, and serves on the Firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to j… Read full bio

Jonty Graham

Director, Head of Institutional Capital, Foresight Group

Jonty leads Foresight’s Institutional Capital team, which is responsible for fundraising, strategy and deal co-ordination across mandates and geographies. He has ten years of experience in fundraising and structuring of Private Equity, Infrastructure… Read full bio

Dave Hancock

Vice President, M&A, Novatus Energy

• Mr. Hancock has 12 years of project finance experience in the U.S. power and renewable energy sectors as well as extensive background in corporate and leveraged finance. • Mr. Hancock joined Novatus from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was a… Read full bio

Henrik Jeppesen, CFA

Head of Investor Outreach North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Henrik joined Carbon Tracker in June of 2017 as Head of Investor Outreach North America. His mandate is to develop Carbon Tracker’s capabilities in North America, build awareness and understanding of carbon and stranded asset risk amongst institution… Read full bio

Pete Johnson

Managing Director, Azimuth Capital Management

Pete is a Managing Director with Azimuth Capital Management. His responsibilities include developing investment hypotheses in the changing energy landscape, origination of new investment opportunities, performing strategic, technical, and financial d… Read full bio

Kanan Joshi

Executive Director, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Kanan Joshi is an Executive Director at Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners, a diversified infrastructure fund. Her role is to originate and underwrite infrastructure private equity investments, with a focus on telecom and internet infrastructure. She… Read full bio

Christopher Koski

Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”)

Christopher Koski is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”). Chris has 25 years of relevant industry experience, the last 13 years focused on infrastructure investing, including… Read full bio

Lavinia Macovschi

Executive Director, CIBC Capital Markets

Lavinia Macovschi joined the Corporate Banking team at CIBC Capital Markets in 2017. Ms. Macovschi is responsible for origination, execution and asset management of power and infrastructure assets. Based in New York, she oversees investments in the A… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Editor, Private Equity International

Isobel is the editor of Private Equity International. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor in January 2017. Isobel oversees the editorial content of the monthly magazine and… Read full bio

Jonathan M.A. Melmed

Partner, Co-Chair, Global Private Equity and Head of US Power & Infrastructure, King & Spalding

Jonathan Melmed is an M&A, Corporate partner based in New York. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Private Equity practice and Head of the firm’s U.S. Power & Infrastructure practice. Jonathan represents private equity funds, pension plans, sovereig… Read full bio

Andrea Mody

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of MIGS, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Andrea joined MIRA in 2007 and is the Chief Operating Officer of MIGS, based in New York. Andrea oversees fund operations and investor relations and is jointly responsible for new product development, capital raising, and portfolio construction. Andr… Read full bio

Seema Mohanty

Board Member, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Seema Mohanty is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and Founder and Managing Director of Mohanty Gargiulo, LLC, a certified women minority-owned business and financial advisory firm that provides de… Read full bio

Marietta Moshiashvili

Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Ms. Moshiashvili serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Upper Bay. Previously, Marietta Moshiashvili was a Managing Director and Group Head of Infrastructure at Nuveen in New York, leading a team of 12 investment professionals with… Read full bio

Carolyne Murff

Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, LS Power

Ms. Murff joined LS Power in 2005 and has twenty-eight years of experience in the power industry. Ms. Murff is a member of LS Power’s Investment Committee and holds responsibility for the asset management of LS Power’s operating portfolio, for which… Read full bio

Yasuhiro Ono

Director, Private Equity, Japan Post Bank

Yasuhiro Ono is currently a Director at Private Equity Department of Japan Post Bank. Having participating in establishment of infrastructure program, he is responsible for fund investments and co-investments across all infrastructure strategies glob… Read full bio

Alina Osorio

President, Fiera Infrastructure

Alina is a seasoned professional in the utility and infrastructure investment and financing sector. She has worked as an infrastructure investment professional and has been a key player in the sector for more than two decades. Her many years of exper… Read full bio

Boe Pahari

Managing Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Director of North West Region, AMP Capital

Boe Pahari, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Managing Partner, joined AMP Capital in March 2010 and is responsible for leading AMP Capital’s global infrastructure equity activities. Mr Pahari has over 20 years of experience in the industry havin… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the Deputy Head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Joshua Pearson

Vice President- Legal & Associate General Counsel, EDF Renewables North America

Joshua Pearson is Vice President- Legal & Associate General Counsel for EDF Renewables North America, a renewable energy company which has developed and constructed over 10GW of renewable energy projects, has an additional approximately 480MW current… Read full bio

Richard Randall

Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors

Rich is responsible for the creation and management of IFM Investors' debt investments strategies and portfolios, and for the debt investments team globally. He also heads IFM Investors' North American debt investment business. Based in New York, Ric… Read full bio

Rich Roloff

Senior Vice President, LS Power

Rich Roloff joined LS Power in 2003 and is responsible for project financing, acquisition, and divestiture activities for the firm’s private equity funds and other vehicles ($9.8 billion in equity capital committed to the North American power and ene… Read full bio

Steve Rooks

Principal, AMP Capital

Steve Rooks is a senior member of the asset management team in New York. Mr Rooks joined AMP Capital in July 2018 and is responsible for asset management and driving value creation in AMP Capital’s North American infrastructure funds. Mr Rooks has sp… Read full bio

Michael Ryder

Senior Managing Director, OMERS

In his role as Senior Managing Director, OMERS Infrastructure Americas, Michael is responsible for leading the OMERS Infrastructure team and investment strategy in the Americas region. He joined OMERS in January 2018. Prior to OMERS, Michael was a Se… Read full bio

Armin Sandhoevel

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Equity, Allianz Global Investors

Armin Sandhoevel joined Allianz Global Investors in 2012 as CIO Infrastructure Equity. In his function, he covers energy-related infrastructure topics and is responsible for the development of energy infrastructure and impact investment products for… Read full bio

Himanshu Saxena

Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Energy Group

Himanshu Saxena is Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Energy and is responsible for supervision of the Firm’s investment program and strategy, as well as overall management of the Firm. Mr. Saxena sits on both the Investment Committee and the boards… Read full bio

Elizabeth Sluder

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Elizabeth Sluder is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster. She focuses her practice on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate advice. Ms. Sluder has substantial experience representing cl… Read full bio

Matt Steeves, P.Eng

Director, Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada

Matt Steeves, P.Eng., is the Government of Canada’s lead executive responsible for advancing the multi-billion dollar Gordie Howe International Bridge Project between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. With nearly two decades of infrastructure p… Read full bio

Howard Stern

Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Capital

Howard manages the Infrastructure Equity and Project Finance platforms at Northwestern Mutual Capital. In that role, he is responsible for fund investing, direct and co-investment deal underwriting, and executing project finance transactions. He is c… Read full bio

Tom Sumpster

Head of Infrastructure, Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

Tom has more than 20 years Infrastructure experience, joining Legal & General Investment Management in 2017 as Head of Infrastructure Finance. Prior to joining LGIM, Tom was a Managing Director, Head of Acquisition Finance at Royal Bank of Canada wit… Read full bio

Sarah Tame

Associate Director, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute

Sarah Tame is an associate director at EDHEC Infrastructure Institute based in London. She is also EDHECinfra’s chief communications officer and is responsible for EDHECinfra’s public facing activities. She is a former financial journalist specialisi… Read full bio

Peter Taylor

Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund ("CGI"), The Carlyle Group

Peter Taylor is the Co-Head of Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund ("CGI") and is based in Washington. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr Taylor was at Hastings Infrastructure for 15 years. At Hastings, Mr. Taylor was the Global Head of Global I… Read full bio

Tom Tull

Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Tom Tull, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Previously, he was a founding partner of Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd., an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in international equity ma… Read full bio

Sid Vittal

Principal, Mercer

Sid is the North American Co-Lead for the infrastructure sector with Mercer Private Markets, Mercer’s specialist boutique dedicated to private markets investments. Sid is responsible for leading diligence on fund investments, co-investments and secon… Read full bio

Carmen Wade

Partner, Deloitte

As a partner in Deloitte’ s Infrastructure Advisory practice based in Toronto, Canada, Carmen has 18 years of professional consulting experience including 11 years focused on delivering complex multi-million and billion-dollar public private partners… Read full bio
Mark-Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

Mark Weisdorf is Managing Partner of Mark Weisdorf Associates, focusing on private equity and infrastructure investment strategies. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Swiss-based IST3 Global Infrastructure Fund, and is a Senior Advisor… Read full bio

Juliet Wallace

Senior Director, Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Juliet Wallace is a Senior Director in the Infrastructure Group at Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and has over 25 years of finance and investment experience in the global energy sector. She has led acquisitions of both thermal and renewable power g… Read full bio

Dan Wells

Partner, Foresight Group

Dan is a Partner at Foresight Group and is primarily responsible for the deployment of Foresight’s energy infrastructure strategy in new and existing markets, focussed on renewable energy generation technologies such as wind, solar and bioenergy, uti… Read full bio

Marek T. Wolek

Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, Fluence

Marek T. Wolek is a Vice President at Fluence and responsible for Global Strategy and Partnerships. Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, is a leading global energy storage technology solutions and services company. Marek's prior experience includes co… Read full bio

Sarah Wu

Director Investment Department, China Construction America

Ms Wu has spent her entire career in global infrastructure space. Her 20+ years experience cover the development, financing and investing in diversified infrastructure projects spanning transport, power, energy, renewables and regulated utilities in… Read full bio
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