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 include:

  • Keynote interview: Fixing America’s infrastructure
  • LP & GP Roundtable Discussions
  • Spotlight discussion: Diversity and infrastructure
  • Spotlight discussion: Privatization plans for the Westchester County airport
  • 3 Track break-out series: Digital infrastructure, water infrastructure & ESG
  • The 2nd annual Women in Infrastructure Forum NY

 

2019 Keynote speakers

David Fass
Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director
MIRA

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


(Women in Infrastructure New York Forum keynote)

Angela Miller-May
Chief Investment Officer
Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

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.

2019 Speakers includes

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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 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.

Preliminary 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

Plenary sessions
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

07:45 - 09:00

Closed door Think Tank breakfast discussion: LP Think Tank

  • What are the top issues as it relates to infrastructure investing?
  • 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? What can the LP community do collectively?
  • What’s most important to you?

Facilitator:
Andy Rose, Chief Executive Officer, GIIA

07:45 - 09:00

Closed door Think Tank breakfast discussion: GP Think Tank

09:00 - 09:05

PEI welcome

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

09:05 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

09:15 - 09:55

Keynote interview with David Faas, Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, MIRA

Keynote interviewee:
David Faas, Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, MIRA

Interviewer:
Bruno Alves, Senior Editor, Infrastructure Investor

09:55 - 10:45

Limited partner roundtable discussion

Networking break
10:45 - 11:10

Networking break

Plenary sessions
11:10 - 12:00

GP roundtable: opportunities and trends

  • How can private investment be leveraged to create quality infrastructure?
  • Could there be a possibility of a National Infrastructure Initiative after the mid-term elections?

Panelists:
Mark A. McComiskey,
Partner, AVAIO

12:00 - 12:50

Renewables / Clean Energy

Moderator:
Elizabeth Sluder, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Panelists:
John Breckenridge, Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics (CONFIRMED)

12:50 - 14:15

Networking luncheon

14:15 - 14:50

Keynote fireside chat

14:50 - 15:40

ESG: responsible infrastructure investing

  • 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:
Rick Walters, Infrastructure Director, GRESB

Breakout series
15:40 - 16:30

Track A | Digital infrastructure

Digital infra was 2019s hot sector will it be in 2020?

Panelists:
Mark Prybutok, Managing Director, GI Partners
Dan Simerman, Head of Financial Relations, IOTA Foundation (CONFIRMED)

15:40 - 16:30

Track B | The Forgotten: water infrastructure

Opportunities in water and waste management.

Panelists:
Ross Posner, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure
Matthew Diserio, President, Water Asset Management

15:40 - 16:30

Track C | P3s

  • Material Risk
  • Refocus on governance as an issue
  • Impact on performance
Networking break
16:30 - 16:45

Networking break

Plenary sessions
16:45 - 17:25

Closing keynote

17:25 - 17:30

Chairman's closing remarks

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

17:30 - 18:30

Networking cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 4th

Plenary sessions
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome breakfast

09:00 - 09:15

Chairman's welcome

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

09:15 - 09:50

Keynote interview: fixing America’s infrastructure

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

09:50 - 10:40

Infrastructure debt

10:40 - 11:30

Spotlight Discussion | D&I…diversity and infrastructure

  • How will diversity mandates affect who wins project bids?
  • How will fund managers be affected in project bid processes that require investment from diverse firms?
Networking break
11:30 - 11:50

Networking break

Plenary sessions
11:50 - 12:30

Closing keynote

12:30 - 12:35

Chairman's closing remarks

Chairman:
Mark Weisdorf, Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

12:35 - 13:45

Networking luncheon

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

Women in Infrastructure networking luncheon

13:45 - 13:50

Chairwoman’s welcome

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

13:50 - 14:30

Opening keynote with Angel Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Keynote speaker:
Angel Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

14:30 - 15:20

Visions, insights and perspectives

• 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?

Panelists:
Allison Kingsley, Partner and Chief Risk Officer, Nova Infrastructure
Andrea Mody, Managing Director (MIRA), COO, MIGS

Networking break
15:20 - 15:45

Networking break

Plenary sessions
15:45 - 16:35

Energy & renewables: challenges and opportunities

• 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?

Panelists:
Katherine McElroy, Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

16:35 - 17:00

Closing keynote

17:00 - 17:05

Chairwoman's closing remarks

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

17:05 - 18:00

Women in Infrastructure networking cocktail reception

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.

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

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

Todd Bright

Partner, Head Private Infrastructure Americas, Partners Group

Todd Bright is Head of Partners Group’s Houston office and Head of Private Infrastructure in the Americas. He is a member of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies N… 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

David Fass

Head of Americas, Senior Managing Director, 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

DJ Gribbin

Founder, Madrus, LLC

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

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

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

Angela Miller May

Chief Invesment 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

Managing Director (MIRA) COO, MIGS, MIGS

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

Mark Prybutok

Managing Director, GI Partners

Mark Prybutok is a Managing Director of GI Partners. Prior to joining GI, Mr. Prybutok was a Partner at Alinda Capital, a US-based infrastructure fund manager, where he led the firm’s telecom infrastructure investing strategy. Mark started his career… 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

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

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
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
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