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.

Now in its 12th year, the Summit is where the market’s movers and shakers come to be heard. The Summit puts you face-to-face with the people who are redefining infrastructure investment and keeps you up-to-date with the latest industry intelligence.

2019 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • 4 exclusive keynote interviews featuring speakers from: The Carlyle Group,  The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA),  the Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Infrastructure
  • Panel topics covering: infrastructure debt, renewables/clean energy, telecom infrastructure, ESG, and much more!
  • Separate invitation-only LP & GP think tanks
  • SDG integration roundtable discussion
  • The 2nd annual Women in Infrastructure Forum New York

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For investors
Share perspectives on North American investment strategies and identify high-yield assets across the region. Find out which sub-sectors are ideal for opportunistic investments and which are poised for long-term growth, as investors and industry experts dissect the asset class.

For GPs
Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active institutional investors looking for North American opportunities. Confirmed LPs from: British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI),  Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, CalPERS, Hanwha Asset Management USA, Super Investment Management, Wafra and many more!

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» Keynote speakers from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Infrastructure and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

» Featured speakers, including the industry’s leading infrastructure investing professionals

» Key agenda highlights for this year’s Summit

Infrastructure Investor‘s Q3 fundraising report looks at the latest market trends

A sample who you'll meet

Investors and institutions attending this year:

Allstate Investments
Altman Foundation
APG Asset Management
CMHC Pension Fund
Ashurst LLP
AVAIO Capital
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Basis Investment Group
BlackRock Inc
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
Caldwell Partners
CalPERS
The Carlyle Group
Capital Dynamics
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
CMHC Pension Fund
Creta Fund Management
DB Insurance
Department of Finance Canada
Egon Sehnder
Ember Infrastructure Partners
Evansco Llc
Fiera Infrastructure
GI Partners
Global Infrastructure Investor Association
GRESB
Hanwha Asset Management USA
IFM Investors
IOTA Foundation
J.P Morgan Private Bank
Lendlease
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.
National Australia Bank
New York Life
New York Presbyterian
NOVA Infrastructure
Oaktree
Owl Rock Capital Partners
Partners Group
Ridgewood Infrastructure
Super Investment Management
Swiss Re
Tigress Financial Partners Llc
UBS Asset
USAA Real Estate
Virginia Retirement System
Wafra
Water Asset Management LLC
Yorktown Partners

(Access granted 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.

What our attendees say about the Forum

Lara Ellis

ALUS Canada

This conference was truly an excellent opportunity to network and learn from global leaders in infrastructure investment

Kalin Stoyanov

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

The New York Summit is one of the few high-quality infrastructure conferences in North America. It provides an excellent networking opportunity and is a venue f…

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Lars Pace

Hamilton Lane

Excellent opportunity to hear multiple perspectives from industry specialists and federal and state regulators.

Agenda

Explore each tab below to see the two-day agenda 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 3rd

Breakfast and registration
07:30 - 09:00

Registration opens

07:45 - 09:00

LP Think Tank: closed door think tank breakfast (Invitation-only)

Andy Rose
  • How tightly do you want to define infrastructure?
  • Do you believe traditional infrastructure returns are available?
  • How strict is your ESG criteria? How are you communicating this with GPs?
  • How direct do LPs want to be when communicating GPs?
  • Collectively as an LP community what can we do? where can we play? What can we ask from our GPs to invest more responsibly as it relates to infrastructure and ESG?

Moderator:
Andy Rose, Chief Executive Officer, GIIA

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Andy Rose

Chief Executive Officer, GIIA

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07:45 - 09:00

GP Think Tank: closed door think tank breakfast (Invitation-only)

François Bergere

• Increasing dominance of mega-funds: How has it shifted the relationship balance between LP and GP? What business model for smaller funds?
• Top criteria to attract LP investors: the changing profile of fund managers
• lack of investable projects, increasing dry powder and peak valuation: How can funds deal with the latest market trends? The looser definition of infrastructure and strategy drifts
• Fund fees and long term alignment of interest between LP ad GP: where do we stand?
• Should GPs be held accountable for their socio-economic performance ? how to engage more proactively with project companies/SPV to address stakeholders expectations?
o To what extent does an effective ESG strategy provide a competitive advantage?

Moderator:
François Bergere, Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association

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François Bergere

Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association

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08:00 - 09:00

Networking breakfast

Welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:05

PEI welcome

Speaker:
Seth Kerker, Director of Events – Americas, PEI

09:05 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Mark Weisdorf

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

Mark-Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

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Plenary sessions
09:15 - 09:55

Keynote interview

David Fass , Bruno Alves

Keynote interviewee:
David Faas, Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Interviewer:
Bruno Alves, Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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David Fass

Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

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Bruno Alves

Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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09:55 - 10:10

PEI Spotlight Presentation | Trends and fluctuations in the private infrastructure investment space

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Trends and fluctuations in the private infrastructure investment space

  • Infrastructure fundraising in numbers (historical and future expectations)
  • A deep dive into North American infrastructure
  • Exclusive: What do investors think?

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez, Head of Fund Manager Research, Infrastructure Investor

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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

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10:10 - 10:50

Limited partner roundtable discussion

Lars Pace, Petya Nikolova

Relatively new as an institutional asset class in the United States, infrastructure is one of the fastest growing real asset classes in North America.

  • What type of infrastructure investment opportunities are attractive to institutional investors?
  • The manager Selection and Diligence process
  • Direct investing / co-investing vs. Third party mangers
  • How strict is your ESG criteria? How are you communicating this with GPs?
  • What are some relevant infrastructure-investment solutions for institutional investors?

Moderator:
Lars Pace, Principal, Real Assets, Hamilton Lane

Panelist:
Petya Nikolova, Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement System, Office of the Comptroller

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Lars Pace

Principal, Real Assets, Hamilton Lane

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Petya Nikolova

Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement System, Office of the Comptroller

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10:50 - 11:10

Networking break

11:10 - 12:00

GP roundtable: opportunities and trends

Cesar Estrada, Vittorio Lacagnina, Mark A. McComiskey , Tom Osborne, Luke Taylor
  • How can private investment be leveraged to create quality infrastructure?
  • Could there be a possibility of a National Infrastructure Initiative after the 2020 elections?

Moderator:
Cesar Estrada, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Services and Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services, State Street

Panelists:
Vittorio Lacagnina,
Head of Business Development, Private Infrastructure, Partners Group
Mark A. McComiskey,
Partner, AVAIO
Tom Osborne, Executive Director, Infrastructure, IFM
Luke Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

 

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Cesar Estrada

Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Services and Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services, State Street

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Vittorio Lacagnina

Head of Business Development, Infrastructure, Partners Group

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Mark A. McComiskey

Partner, AVAIO

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Tom Osborne

Executive Director, Infrastructure, IFM

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Luke Taylor

Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

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12:00 - 12:50

Renewables and clean energy

Elizabeth Sluder, John Breckenridge, Aaron Gold, Perry Offutt, Santosh Raikar
  • The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
  • What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables? What are the growth areas outside of core renewables?
  • Combating Climate Change

Moderator:
Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Panelists:
John Breckenridge, Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics
Aaron Gold, Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners
Perry Offutt, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas, UBS Asset
Santosh Raikar, Managing Partner, Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners

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Elizabeth Sluder

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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John Breckenridge

Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics

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Aaron Gold

Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners

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Perry Offutt

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas, UBS Asset

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Santosh Raikar

Managing Partner, Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners

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12:50 - 14:15

Networking luncheon

14:15 - 14:50

Keynote fireside chat

Pooja Goyal , Chris Janiec

Keynote interviewee:
Pooja Goyal, Partner and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Team, The Carlyle Group

Interviewer:
Chris Janiec, Americas Editor, Agri Investor

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Pooja Goyal

Partner and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, The Carlyle Group

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Chris Janiec

Amercias Editor, Agri Investor

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14:50 - 15:40

ESG: responsible infrastructure investing

Susan Mac Cormac, Scott Jacobs, Rick Walters , Amanda Wallace
  • Material Risk
  • Refocus on governance as an issue
  • Maintaining social license
  • Are our communities okay with private infrastructure?
  • Impact on performance
  • Progression towards low carbon economy
  • Data – Measurement

Moderator:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Panelists:
Scott Jacobs,
CEO, Generate Capital
Amanda Wallace, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Rick Walters, Infrastructure Director, GRESB

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Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Scott Jacobs

CEO, Generate Capital

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Rick Walters

Infrastructure Director, GRESB

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Amanda Wallace

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

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Breakout series
15:40 - 16:30

Track A | Oil & gas

Shaia Hosseinzadeh, Ferris Hussein
  • Deal sourcing
  • What motivates or discourages sponsors from deals?
  • Exploration and development? Are we covering the cost to get the resource off the ground? Getting it to storage and processing plants?
  • Pipelines, distribution system and storage

 

Panelists:
Shaia Hosseinzadeh, Managing Partner, OnyxPoint Global Management
Ferris Hussein, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Opportunity Team, The Carlyle Group

 

 

 

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Shaia Hosseinzadeh

Managing Partner, OnyxPoint Global Management

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Ferris Hussein

Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Opportunity Team, The Carlyle Group

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15:40 - 16:30

Track B | The forgotten: water infrastructure

Chris Janiec, Matthew Diserio, Ross Posner

Opportunities in water and waste management.

  • What are the key factors that will drive growth in environmentally conscious water infrastructure development in North America?
  • What are the most attractive opportunities for water investment?

Moderator:
Chris Janiec, Americas Editor, Agri Investor

Panelists:
Matthew Diserio
, President, Water Asset Management
Ross Posner, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure
Andrew Walters, Chief Administrative Officer, San Jose Water

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Chris Janiec

Amercias Editor, Agri Investor

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Matthew Diserio

President, Water Asset Management

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Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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15:40 - 16:30

Track C | Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Carolyn Arida, Emmett McCann, Eugene Zhuchenko
  • What, if anything, has changed about the US PPP landscape over the last 3-4 years?
  • Are state and local governments doing a good job at procuring projects that include private sector participation?

Moderator:
Eugene Zhuchenko, Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

Panelists:
Carolyn Arida,
VP, Infrastructure Acquisitions, Harrison Street Social Infrastructure Fund
Emmett McCann, Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

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Carolyn Arida

VP, Infrastructure Acquisitions, Harrison Street Social Infrastructure Fund

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Emmett McCann

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

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Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

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Plenary sessions
16:30 - 16:45

Networking break

16:45 - 17:25

Closing keynote address

17:25 - 17:30

Chairman's closing remarks

Mark Weisdorf

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

Mark-Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

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Close of day 1
17:30 - 18:30

Networking cocktail reception

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Day 2 - Wednesday 4th

Breakfast and registration
08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens

08:00 - 09:00

Networking breakfast

Welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Mark Weisdorf

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

Mark-Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

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Plenary sessions
09:15 - 09:50

Keynote interview: fixing America’s infrastructure

DJ Gribbin , Jordan Stutts

Keynote interviewee:
DJ Gribbin, Founder, Madrus, LLC; Senior Operating Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Non Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Infrastructure

Interviewer:
Jordan Stutts, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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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

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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09:50 - 10:40

Infrastructure debt

Paul Astolfi, Ray Albright, Daniel Fuchs, Prashant Mupparapu, Tim Romer

• Which subsectors are most attractive and why?
• Where do opportunities lie across the capital structure in infrastructure / real asset debt?
• What types of cash yields can investors expect?

Moderator:
Paul Astolfi, Partner, Mayer Brown

Panelists:
Ray Albright
, Private Equity Placement Agent, 5Capital
Daniel Fuchs, Director, North American Infrastructure Debt Team, Blackrock
Prashant Mupparapu, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Assets, Owl Rock Capital Partners
Tim Romer, Chief Executive Officer, Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities

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Paul Astolfi

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Ray Albright

Private Equity Placement Agent, 5Capital

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Daniel Fuchs

Director, North American Infrastructure Debt Team, Blackrock

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Prashant Mupparapu

Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Assets, Owl Rock Capital Partners

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Tim Romer

Chief Executive Officer, Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities

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10:40 - 11:30

Telecom infrastructure

Kanan Joshi, Tony Rossabi, George So, Xiao Tsai
  • Should digital infrastructure be viewed as “core”? How do investors think about technology risk?
  • Where do you see the investment opportunities in digital infra – both from a sector as well as a geographical perspective?
  • Is the telecom industry becoming more like a utility? Have business models changed?

Moderator:
Kanan Joshi, Executive Director, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Panelists:

Tony Rossabi, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint
George So, Managing Partner, InstarAGF
Xiao Tsai, Principal, GI Partners

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Kanan Joshi

Executive Director, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

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Tony Rossabi

Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint

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George So

Managing Partner, InstarAGF

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Xiao Tsai

Principal, GI Partners

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11:30 - 11:50

Networking break

11:50 - 12:30

Keynote interview

Dan DeBono, Jordan Stutts

Keynote interviewee:
Dan DeBono, Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Interviewer:
Jordan Stutts, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Dan DeBono

Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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12:30 - 12:35

Chairman's closing remarks

Mark Weisdorf

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

Mark-Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

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Networking luncheon
12:45 - 13:45

Networking luncheon

Invitation-only roundtable discussion
12:00 - 14:30

Approaches to SDG Integration roundtable discussion (Invitation-only)

Simon Whistler

Since 2016 the PRI has committed considerable time to exploring the role of private capital in supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the PRI’s Investment Practices team, the objective is to support investor understanding and consideration of the SDGs in the context of different asset classes. This private roundtable is the latest of a series of events on the SDGs in infrastructure investing that PRI is holding in 2019.

  • Focus on the processes required to integrate the SDGs in infrastructure investing, rather than general discussion on the benefits and applicability of the SDGs
  • Share practical methods and examples of how your organization is addressing the SDGs at different stages of the investment process
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies for integrating the SDGs in infrastructure investments

Moderator:
Simon Whistler, Senior Specialist, PRI

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

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Women in Infrastructure New York Forum
12:35 - 13:45

Women in Infrastructure networking luncheon

13:45 - 13:50

Chairwoman’s welcome

Susan Mac Cormac

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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13:50 - 14:30

Opening keynote

Angela Miller May , Jordan Stutts

Keynote interviewee:
Angela Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

Interviewer:
Jordan Stutts, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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14:30 - 15:20

Visions, insights and perspectives

Stephanie Wagner, Allison Kingsley, Andrea Mody, Rena Pulido, Nina Yoo

• Value creation and fundraising
• LP/GP alignment
• Direct vs.co-investing
• Emerging opportunities across the Infrastructure secondaries market
• Digital Infra: Why has the asset class become attractive? What are returns in space, how are they changing? How do investors think about risk? Is risk reduced?
• Increasing gender diversity in the space – Building the pipeline
– How do we build a pipeline line of female infrastructure professionals?
– The path to PE is narrow; is there an Infra pathway?

Moderator:
Stephanie Wagner, Partner, Mayer Brown

Panelists:
Allison Kingsley, Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure
Andrea Mody, Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Rena Pulido, Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development, IFM
Nina Yoo, Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

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Stephanie Wagner

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Allison Kingsley

Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

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Andrea Mody

Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

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Rena Pulido

Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development, IFM Investors

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Nina Yoo

Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

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15:20 - 15:45

Networking break

15:45 - 16:35

Energy & renewables: challenges and opportunities

Katherine McElroy, Marietta Moshiashvili, Doris Schürch, Claire Sharp

• The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
• What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables? What are the growth areas outside of core renewables?
• Combating climate change
• Women in energy and infrastructure: how have roles evolved and how we can continue to further gender diversity?

Moderator:
Carla Tully, CEO & Co-Founder, Earthrise Energy

Panelists:
Katherine McElroy, Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics
Marietta Moshiashvili, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Doris Schürch, Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group
Claire Sharp, Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management LLC

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Katherine McElroy

Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

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Marietta Moshiashvili

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

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Doris Schürch

Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group

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Claire Sharp

Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management LLC

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16:35 - 17:05

Closing keynote

Meagan Nichols, Isobel Markham

Keynote interviewee:
Meagan Nichols, Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

Interviewer:
Isobel Markham, Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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Meagan Nichols

Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

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Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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17:05 - 17:05

Chairwoman's closing remarks

Susan Mac Cormac

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Close of day 2 & networking reception
17:05 - 18:05

Women in Infrastructure networking cocktail reception

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2019 Speakers

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.

Ray Albright

Private Equity Placement Agent, 5Capital

Ray is a senior professional with 5Capital Fund Placements, a leader in primary fundraising, secondaries, IR and LP advisory and fund finance whose current clients include infrastructure and other private equity funds. Prior to 5Capital, was a Senior… Read full bio

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

Carolyn Arida

VP, Infrastructure Acquisitions, Harrison Street Social Infrastructure Fund

Ms. Arida joined the firm in 2018. As Vice President of Infrastructure Acquisitions, she is responsible for originating, underwriting and executing new transactions for the Social Infrastructure Fund. She also supports development of the fund’s inves… Read full bio

Paul Astolfi

Partner, Mayer Brown

Paul Astolfi is co-lead of the Global Projects Group and the Infrastructure Investment Team at Mayer Brown. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years working on greenfield and brownfield power, energy and infrastructure finance and M&A tr… Read full bio

François Bergere

Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association

François BERGERE, joined the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association as Executive Director in September 2018. He has a long and diversified professional experience in the fields of public management, project and infrastructure finance, having… Read full bio

John Breckenridge

Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics

John is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Infrastructure. He has over 17 years of direct private equity investing experience, preceded by over 18 years of operations management. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, John was a managing partn… Read full bio
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Dan DeBono

Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Dan is a financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in private sector finance. He began his career as a distressed debt trader at Goldman Sachs in New York in the 1990s, and subsequently served as an investment banker in positions of i… Read full bio

Matthew Diserio

President, Water Asset Management

Water Asset Management, LLC (WAM) invests globally in companies and assets that ensure water quality and water supply. WAM believes that scarce water is the resource defining the 21st century just as plentiful oil defined the last century. WAM manage… Read full bio

Cesar Estrada

Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Services and Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services, State Street

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

David Fass

Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

David Fass was appointed as the Head of MIRA Americas in April 2019. He is responsible for overseeing the asset management activities for MIRA across the Americas and sits on the investment committees of several of MIRA’s funds. Prior to this role, D… Read full bio

Aaron Gold

Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners

Aaron is a private equity and corporate finance professional with over 23 years of experience in infrastructure private equity, investment banking and infrastructure fund operations and administration. Aaron holds a senior leadership role at Argo Inf… Read full bio

Pooja Goyal

Partner and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, The Carlyle Group

Ms. Goyal has invested in the renewables and sustainable resources sector on a dedicated basis since 2005. She joins from Goldman Sachs where she most recently served as Head of the Alternative Energy Investing Group. Previously, Ms. Goyal served as… Read full bio

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 spe… Read full bio

Shaia Hosseinzadeh

Managing Partner, OnyxPoint Global Management

Shaia Hosseinzadeh is the Managing Partner of OnyxPoint Global Management. Mr. Hosseinzadeh has been active in energy private equity, corporate finance and restructurings for nearly two decades. He oversees all key aspects of the Firm’s investment ac… Read full bio

Ferris Hussein

Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Opportunity Team, The Carlyle Group

Ferris Hussein is a Managing Director focused on global infrastructure and energy opportunities. He is based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Hussein served as a Vice President of ExxonMobil, where he oversaw acquisition strategy. Pri… Read full bio

Scott Jacobs

CEO, Generate Capital

Scott Jacobs is the CEO and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, an investment and operating platform focused on sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Generate Capital has partnered with leading project developers and technology solutions to drive… Read full bio

Chris Janiec

Amercias Editor, Agri Investor

Chris Janiec is a reporter with Agri Investor and previously wrote about non-bank finance for Private Debt Investor. A graduate of the NYU Center for Global Affairs, Janiec is also a member of the Carnegie New Leaders and the National Committee on Un… 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

Allison Kingsley

Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

Allison is a Partner and a Founder of NOVA Infrastructure and has nearly 20 years of experience working in infrastructure, project finance, investment banking, and risk. Allison was formerly an early member of Reformation, an infrastructure debt fund… Read full bio

Vittorio Lacagnina

Head of Business Development, Infrastructure, Partners Group

Vittorio Lacagnina joined Partners Group's New York Office in 2018 to lead the firm’s Business Development efforts in Private infrastructure. He is an investment professional and capital-formation specialist with over 21 years of experience in real a… Read full bio

Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Susan Mac Cormac is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. She serves as co-chair of the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Group and the Private Equity and Venture Investment Practice. Ms. Mac Cormac… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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

Emmett McCann

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. McCann is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of Oaktree’s Infrastructure Investing strategy, specializing in the transportation sector. He joined Oaktree in 2014 from Highstar Capital with over 19 years of experience in infrastructure,… Read full bio

Mark A. McComiskey

Partner, AVAIO

Mark has worked in the private equity and infrastructure investing sector for more than 15 years. As a partner at AVAIO, he brings experience in the investment, development and construction, operation, acquisition and financing of private equity and… Read full bio

Katherine McElroy

Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

Katherine is a Director on the Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit team. She has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, she worked at General Electric Energy Financial Services as an originator on the Debt team. She w… Read full bio

Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund, manages and directs the operations of the Fund's investment portfolio, providing ongoing performance evaluation and due diligence. Under her leadership, she has increased th… Read full bio

Andrea Mody

Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Andrea joined MIRA in 2007 and is based in New York. Andrea serves as the Head of the Investor Solutions Group for the Americas region and is the Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II. On behalf of MIGS I and MIGS II, Andrea… Read full bio

Marietta Moshiashvili

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Ms. Moshiashvili serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Upper Bay. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners is an independently-owned private investment firm focused primarily on diversified North American infrastructure private equity in… Read full bio

Prashant Mupparapu

Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Assets, Owl Rock Capital Partners

Prashant is a Managing Director with Owl Rock Capital Partners in New York. He worked with companies across the energy & power, transportation & logistics, digital infrastructure, and other selected basic industrials sectors on structuring project fi… Read full bio
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Meagan Nichols

Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

As the Global Head of the Real Assets Investment Group, Meagan leads the 25 person team responsible for all aspects of real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources investment strategy, portfolio management, and investment research. She is the c… Read full bio

Petya Nikolova

Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement System, Office of the Comptroller

Ms. Nikolova developed the infrastructure program and is building the infrastructure portfolio of the New York City pension funds. Ms. Nikolova joined BAM from WestLB, where she was a Director in the Infrastructure Americas team originating, structur… Read full bio

Perry Offutt

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas, UBS Asset

Perry is Head of Infrastructure Americas, a business within Real Estate & Private Markets at UBS Asset Management. Based in New York, he leads the Americas business that originates and manages direct equity investments in infrastructure and is a memb… Read full bio

Tom Osborne

Executive Director, Infrastructure, IFM

Tom is responsible for the origination, analysis, structure and execution of IFM’s global infrastructure investments. Prior to joining IFM, Tom was Head of Americas – Infrastructure in the Investment Banking Division of UBS. In this role, Tom was the… Read full bio

Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Ross Posner is the Managing Partner of Ridgewood Infrastructure, bringing more than two decades of successful private equity investing experience and business leadership across infrastructure, real assets, and other areas. Prior to joining Ridgewood,… Read full bio

Lars Pace

Principal, Real Assets, Hamilton Lane

Lars is a Principal on Hamilton Lane's Real Assets Investment Team, where he is responsible for due diligence of primary fund opportunities in infrastructure and real assets. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2010, Lars was a portfolio manager at Ame… Read full bio

Rena Pulido

Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development, IFM Investors

Rena joined IFM Investors in 2012 and is responsible for leading business development for the firm globally. Prior to assuming a global role in July 2019, Rena was primarily responsible for developing and managing investor and consultant relationship… Read full bio

Santosh Raikar

Managing Partner, Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners

Santosh Raikar is the Managing Partner of Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners, responsible for leading the firm’s new renewable energy sector platform. Santosh has 18 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance, including r… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is the PEI’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PEI’s research and analysis of private market GPs globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and report… Read full bio

Tim Romer

Chief Executive Officer, Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities

Tim Romer is the Chief Executive Officer for Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities (FIO) part of the FCO Platform - a leading alternative asset management firm focused on investing in opportunistic U.S. municipal credit and the U.S. infrastructure… Read full bio

Andy Rose

Chief Executive Officer, GIIA

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Tony Rossabi

Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint

With more than 20 years of experience in driving growth and innovation for technology and telecommunications enterprises, Tony Rossabi joined TierPoint as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer in May 2017. Tony is responsible for overseeing revenue growth, m… Read full bio

Doris Schürch

Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group

Doris Schürch is part of the European Private Infrastructure business unit, based in Zug and during her tenure at Partners Group spent a year based out of Houston. She has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 15 years of industry experience. P… Read full bio

Claire Sharp

Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management LLC

Claire Sharp is the managing director of North America for Kaiserwetter. Claire and her team are working with leading North American investors and banks to catalyze investment in renewable energy the use of artificial intelligence. For almost 20 year… 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

George So

Managing Partner, InstarAGF

George So is a seasoned infrastructure, investment and finance professional with over 20 years of specialized expertise in principal investing, asset management, restructurings, acquisitions and capital raising. At InstarAGF, George is responsible fo… Read full bio

Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Jordan Stutts is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in New York. Since 2015, Jordan has covered trends in the funding and financing of infrastructure assets around the world. His stories range from the simple power-purchase agreement… Read full bio

Luke Taylor

Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Luke is a Senior Managing Director with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Luke has been investing right across the infrastructure space for over 15 years and sits on the boards of Lineage Logistics, Golar Power, Ironclad Energy Partners and Sanchez… Read full bio

Xiao Tsai

Principal, GI Partners

Xiao Tsai is a Principal of GI Partners. Prior to joining GI Partners, Mr. Tsai was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in New York, where he led the group’s communications infrastructure investments across the Americas and ser… Read full bio

Stephanie Wagner

Partner, Mayer Brown

Stephanie Wagner is a partner in the Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law and Infrastructure Investment practices of the Chicago office of Mayer Brown. She practices in the areas of state and local government law, infrastructure development… Read full bio

Rick Walters

Infrastructure Director, GRESB

Rick is the Director, Infrastructure at GRESB and is an experienced sustainability professional with a diverse background covering more than 25 years’ experience in Sustainability, Investment, Engineering and Management. GRESB’s mission is to enhance… Read full bio

Amanda Wallace

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Amanda Wallace, Managing Director, is an investment principal in the Infrastructure Investments Group. Prior to this role, Amanda was a member of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets – Product Development Group responsible for assist… 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

Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

Simon joined the PRI in June 2018, and leads the organisation’s infrastructure workstream. He works with the infrastructure investor community to support their understanding and implementation of responsible investment within the asset class. This ha… Read full bio

Nina Yoo

Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

Nina joined Fengate in 2009 and is the head of infrastructure asset management team, responsible for fund management and portfolio management of Fengate’s infrastructure investments. Nina also oversees the financial management of the infrastructure f… Read full bio

Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

Eugene Zhuchenko has 20 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to founding ETORE Advisory, he was the CEO of Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at APM T… Read full bio
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