Japanese capital for global infrastructure

Shape investment capital flow and the future of global infrastructure at the 6th annual Infrastructure Investor Tokyo Summit on 23-24 April 2020.

The Summit is Japan’s leading infrastructure meeting place to discuss domestic and international investment opportunities. Advance your business by connecting with more than 350 influential decision-makers who set the investment trends across global infrastructure markets.

Connect with 150+ behemoth Japanese LPs, including-year-on-year attendees Japan Post Bank, Chikyoren, GPIF, Japan Post Insurance, and many more.

As part of the Japan Korea Week, the Tokyo Summit will gather the highest potential outbound investment opportunities to increase your returns.

Meet the LP keynote

Hideya Sadanaga
Managing Director
Head of Private Equity Investment Department
Japan Post Bank

Heads Japan Post Bank’s nascent private equity investment program and is responsible for all aspects of its creation and construction. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in January 2016, spent most of his career at Nippon Life Insurance Company, where he was portfolio manager establishing and leading Nippon Life’s private equity operations out of its US subsidiary and also was Head of Product Development at Nissay Asset Management Co., the asset management subsidiary of Nippon Life among other various roles he held there.

2019 highlights

Find out the key takeaways, year-on-year attendees and speaker line-up from the Tokyo Summit 2019.

Meet Japan’s largest community of Infrastructure leaders

Who is it for?


Discover the opportunities available in global infrastructure through knowledge-sharing with the world’s leading investment practitioners.

Fund managers

Secure your next capital allocation from Japanese investors through the Summit’s unrivalled networking opportunities.

Service providers

Demonstrate your skills and services to more than 350 senior global infrastructure investment professionals and grow your business.

What our delegates say

Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates

It is an effective and efficient way for senior participants in the industry – institutional investors, investment managers and financiers to discuss impo…

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Joost Bergsma

CEO, Glennmont Partners

The Tokyo summit is always highly topical and gives great overview of the Japan and global infra market dynamics.

Daniel Hu

China Everbright Limited

The Summit gives me a better understanding about Japanese LPs and what different GPs are doing in the global market.

Expand your network and fundraising horizons

Established as the leading infrastructure conference in Japan, the Summit will offer you access to the most influential domestic LPs allocating to all sectors of the asset class and the leading global fund and asset managers, developers, advisors, and strategic partners.

Join our evening cocktail receptions, book a 1-2-1 session with your key business targets, connect with other attendees via the improved mobile app, and enjoy unrivalled knowledge-sharing throughout the two days of content.

Meet the leading global infrastructure community

Accelerate your fundraising in Seoul and Tokyo

Demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities to LPs allocating capital to global infrastructure to turbocharge your fundraising in 2020 and beyond. Exchange ideas with prominent global GPs, developers, and strategic advisors to enhance your investment strategies across Japan, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

2019 attendees:

AIMCo - Alberta Investment Management
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Antin Infrastructure Partners
ArcLight Capital Partners LLC
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
Asset Management One Alternative Investments
AXA Life Insurance
Bank of Yokohama
BNP Paribas Asset Mangement Japan
Brookfield Asset Management
Cabinet Office of Japan
Carlyle Japan Equity Management
CDPQ Asia Pacific
Cresta Fund Management
Daido Life Insurance
Dai-ichi Life Insurance
DBJ Asset Management
DENSO Pension Fund
Development Bank of Japan
EQT Partners Asia
Generali Global Infrastructure
Global Infrastructure Hub
Global Infrastructure Partners
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
GPSS Holdings
Hitachi Rail
IFM Investors
InfraRed Capital Partners
InstarAGF Asset Management
Japan Post Insurance
King & Spalding
KKR Capital Markets Japan
Mainstream Renewable Power
Mitsubishi Corporation Asset Management
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank Group
Nippon Life Insurance
Nissay Asset Management Corp
OMERS Infrastructure Management
Orix Life Insurance Corporation
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Pension Fund Association for Local Govrnment Officials
Shinsei Bank
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance
Sumitomo Life Insurance
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management
Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
Tokio Marine Asset Management
Tokyo University of Science
West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

Preliminary Agenda

For any enquiries, please contact Andrew Wolff at andrew.w@peimedia.com


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd

Day 0
18:00 - 20:00

VIP Networking Drinks (Invitation Only)


Day 2 - Thursday 23rd

Day 1
08:00 - 08:50

Registration and coffee

08:50 - 09:00

PEI welcome and chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:50

Keynote Panel: Infrastructure investing 2020: The models of infrastructure investing compared

  • Core vs Core Plus vs Value Add – what are the best investment strategies to deploy in the current environment?
  • Rising competition for deals, how is this affecting the landscape?
  • Does greenfield now present a better opportunity for investors on a risk adjusted return basis compared to brownfield?
  • The importance of ESG and rising ESG standards in the investment process
09:50 - 10:20

Keynote Presentation

Hideya Sadanaga
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Hideya Sadanaga

Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Investment Department, Japan Post Bank

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10:20 - 10:40


Harry Seekings
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Harry Seekings

Co-Head of Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners

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10:40 - 11:10

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: Investing in the mid-market

  • What are GPs current interpretations and definitions of the mid-market?
  • What are the challenges in the mid-market infra space GPs face, in terms of deal sourcing / operation and exit?
  • What opportunities does it offer to the Japanese institutional investor?
11:50 - 12:10

Presentation: European infrastructure case study

Helge Rau
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Helge Rau

Head of M&A, wpd AG

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12:10 - 13:00

Panel: Meet the major Japanese LPs - preparing for the next wave of institutional capital

  • What is the current process by which LPs select their GPs? Has this changed in recent years?
  • What kind of GP do LPs think is competitive? Large cap vs Mid-Size
  • With expectations of a recession coming, how do LPs prepare for this within their investment strategy?
  • How do LPs monitor from an ESG perspective and how have they implemented their ESG policy?
13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Panel: Investing in digital infrastructure

  • What exactly is digital infrastructure?
  • How does the role Infratech play into digital infrastructure?
  • What are the similarities and differences between digital and core infrastructure?
14:45 - 15:05


Charles Dupont
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Charles Dupont

Head of Infrastructure Finance, Schroders

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15:05 - 15:25


15:25 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45

Panel: Accelerating the energy transition

  • Can you still get good returns in developed markets given the recent erosion of subsidies? How to find these returns?
  • What is the role that corporate PPAs can play in the current environment?
  • Investing in emerging renewables markets – which geographies and sectors are of key interest?
16:45 - 17:05


17:05 - 18:05

Close of day one followed by cocktail reception


Day 3 - Friday 24th

Day 2
08:00 - 08:45

LP Breakfast Briefing (Invitation Only)

08:30 - 08:50

Registration and coffee

08:50 - 09:00

PEI welcome and chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:30

Day 2 Keynote presentation

09:30 - 10:15

Panel: The emergence of Infrastructure debt

  • Given the increased demand for infrastructure debt funds in the market, what is driving the interest in the asset class?
  • How does infra debt compare with other fixed income classes such as corporate debt?
  • Which are the main risks that investors need to keep in mind when investing in this asset class?
10:15 - 10:45

Networking coffee break

10:45 - 11:30

Panel: Japan’s Infrastructure market: opportunities and challenges

  • Current overview and status of the Japanese infrastructure market
  • From 5G to PPPs and renewables, where are the emerging domestic opportunities?
  • Lack of deal flow, how much of a concern should this be to investors?
11:30 - 12:15

Panel: The rising role of ESG in infrastructure investing

  • How do we define ESG? Do differing interpretations of ESG present a challenge?
  • Why should ESG matter to Japanese investors?
  • What business factors can ESG activity have a positive impact on?
12:15 - 12:45

Presentation: Innovation in Smart Cities

12:45 - 13:30

Panel: How to successfully fundraise with LPs new to infrastructure investing

  • Understanding the do’s and don’ts of fundraising in Japan. What should GPs be aware of?
  • What are new LPs priorities and concerns when looking at the asset class?
  • The role of the gatekeeper in the monitoring process, how do they help select and monitor GPs?
13:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch and end of conference

Partner with Infrastructure Investor Tokyo Summit

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