Investing in assets which provide essential services

New for 2021, the Social Infrastructure Forum will look at the growing investor interest in infrastructure assets with a community purpose. Join managers, investors and advisors to investigate what constitutes social infrastructure and how best to fund and finance it.


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Advance your fundraising

Connect with a global audience of investors interested in social infrastructure and benefit from focused networking with the right people.

Gain peer-to-peer insights

Discuss how to differentiate social infrastructure from other asset classes, how healthcare, education, housing and facilities offer long-term upside, where public spaces and buildings fit in and much more.

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Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite at the event and on our sophisticated networking platform.

One Summit. Seven Forums.

The Social Infrastructure Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. Taking place across four days, the Summit has something to offer everyone involved in infrastructure.

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero

Scaling emerging market investment in a post-pandemic world

The future of energy

Building the inclusive digital economy of the future

From pandemic-resilience towards sustainable growth

Sponsorship opportunities

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Alexander Jakes,, +44 (0)203 862 7498


Day 1
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Day 1 - Monday 18th

Social Infrastructure Forum
08:45 - 08:50

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from the chair

09:00 - 09:40

Defining social infrastructure investments

Georg Inderst
  • Does a narrow or broad definition of social work best?
  • Why services constitute an important part of the sector
  • Differentiating social infrastructure from other asset classes
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Georg Inderst

Independent Adviser, Inderst Advisory

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09:40 - 10:20

Identifying investment volumes, needs and gaps

Michael Feith
  • Which areas of social are most in need of private capital investment?
  • Creating an investable project pipeline and communicating it
  • How to scale up to make projects appeal to institutional investors
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Michael Feith

Policy Officer , European Commission

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10:20 - 11:00

Diversification, changing investor preference and social infrastructure

Anish Butani
  • Should more social infrastructure assets be privatised?
  • How to accommodate and care for an ageing population and how to pay for it
  • Scaling up social to an institutional level- bundling, pooling and more

Moderator: Anish Butani, Senior Director- Infrastructure, bfinance

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Anish Butani

Director, Private Markets - bfinance

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Social Infrastructure Forum
11:30 - 12:10

How healthcare, education, housing & facilities offer long-term upside

Adrian Ion
  • Diversification through investing in social infrastructure
  • The role of wellbeing and preventative healthcare
  • Adding long-term value to offices, retail buildings and industrial plants
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Adrian Ion

CFO, Therme Group

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12:10 - 12:45

Social infrastructure as a means to achieve the SDGs

Eugene Zhuchenko
  • Beyond climate impact- How to ‘level up’ after the pandemic
  • Using social recovery to boost global economies for the long-term
  • Developing a symbiotic relationship between physical and social infrastructure

Eugene Zhuchenko

Managing Director, ETORE Advisory

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12:45 - 13:15

Keynote: ‘The Key Man’ explored- lessons learned from the fall of Abraaj

Simon Clark
  • Red flags. What should investors be on the lookout for?
  • Alignment of interest and the social licence to operate. Making stakeholder engagement a priority
  • Doing well and doing good: what are the limits of impact investing?


Speaker: Simon Clark, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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Simon Clark

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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13:15 - 14:15

Networking lunch with Emerging Markets & ESG & Sustainability Forums

Social Infrastructure Forum
14:15 - 14:30

Case study: The role of digital infrastructure in health and social services

14:30 - 15:15

Blended finance solutions to support new social infrastructure developments

Helmut Von Glasenapp
  • Making social infrastructure projects become more accessible to private investors
  • Bundling projects to create benefits from ‘framework’ project finance arrangements
  • Accessing cheaper financing from development banks
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Helmut Von Glasenapp

Secretary-General, European Long-Term Investors Association

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15:15 - 15:45

Coffee & networking

Social Infrastructure Forum
15:45 - 16:25

Measurement, scale and getting reporting right

  • Are lower returns an issue with social or can they actually better more traditional assets?
  • Avoiding comparing apples and pears- dealing with issues of scale when reporting
  • Portfolio construction and planning
16:25 - 17:05

A sensitive subject: Comparing global attitudes to private investment in social

  • Who is the right owner of medical and educational facilities and housing?
  • Are motorway PPPs and rolling stock good models for social?
  • How to get privatisation and tendering processes right
17:05 - 17:20

Closing comments from the chair

Opening Keynote of the Global Summit
17:20 - 18:00

Keynote speech

All three forums convene in the Ballroom for the opening keynote of the Global Summit

Followed by Q&A with the audience