Advancing diversity through inclusion

Infrastructure Investor’s Women in Infrastructure Forum New York: Virtual Experience features keynote and panel discussions with pioneering women in infrastructure. Hear powerful female industry leaders provide insight into the evolving industry and share strategies and approaches to achieving maximum returns. Now in its 3rd year the Forum continues to deliver informative discussions analyzing industry trends and deal flows with the most powerful women in infrastructure. The virtual forum will offer a myriad opportunities to network and build key relationships.

 

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“Excellent opportunity for both learning and networking alike.”

Liz Bernich, Caldwell Partners

Why you should attend

Engage in candid conversations

Discuss the gender diversity barriers within the industry and explore strategies to bridge the gap

Gain industry knowledge

Stay up-to-date with the key trends impacting the industry and developments of infrastructure projects now and in the future

Build your network

Network with prominent figures from the infrastructure investing community and build relationships to advance your career and organization

Download this year’s agenda for a preview of what you can expect

See who you could meet

2019 attendees included:

APG
AVAIO Capital
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
BlackRock
Brookfield Asset Management
CalPERS
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Capital Dynamics
The Carlyle Group
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Fiera Capital
Global Infrastructure Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
Joint Industry Board
LS Power
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Stanley
Morrison & Foerster
New York City Retirement System
New York Presbyterian Hospital Office of Investments
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Northwestern Mutual Capital
OMERS
QIC
State Street
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Thrivent Financial
Vantage Infrastructure
Wafra Alternative Investment Division

This event is co-located with the Infrastructure Investing New York Summit

The Infrastructure Investor New York Summit on December 2-3 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.

As we navigate the current global health crisis, we continue to offer the North American women in infrastructure community a platform to engage, learn, and network. The Forum will deliver the same first class dynamic content and peer networking opportunities through our virtual platform.

Join us on December 3 for a virtual experience exploring the current state of infrastructure investing in North America including renewables, clean energy, PPPs, infrastructure debt, ESG and more.

Explore the virtual experience

1-on-1 or small group networking

Utilize the virtual meeting tools to schedule private face to face video meetings with institutional investors and fund managers

High quality content

Hear insightful panel discussions and keynote presentations from top performing fund managers

A customized experience

Tailor your virtual experience by customizing your personal profile and agenda</p

On-demand access

Receive access to select sessions up to one year post-event anytime, anywhere

Network and build key relationships

Network at any time throughout the Forum. Take advantage of our virtual meeting tools by sending a message or scheduling a face to face video meeting with Forum attendees.

  • Early access to the platform: Get a jumpstart on your virtual experience when the platform opens a few weeks prior to the event. Customize your own individual profile and personal agenda and begin browsing through fellow attendee and speaker profiles.
  • “Want to meet” list: Attendees can add fellow attendees to their “want to meet” list; once two people have both added each other to their individual lists a private, face to face 25 minute video meeting will be scheduled and added to both attendees’ personal agendas.
  • Search, send, and schedule features: Search attendee profiles, send fellow attendees a message, and schedule a private, face to face video meeting anytime during the conference. Use the built-in search function to filter the list of attendees based on selected criteria such as fund type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc.

Hear directly from the leaders in the market

Through the integrated Zoom platform, participate in a wide range of critical discussions in various formats that include invitation only think-tanks, sector focused breakout sessions and keynote fireside chats with industry leaders.

Platform highlights:

  • Live panel discussions with live audience Q&A
  • Create a personalized schedule by adding select sessions and face to face virtual meetings to your customized agenda “My Agenda”
  • Networking meeting tools
  • Interactive discussion boards
  • Automated reminders
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 12 months

Meet with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

Learn more about our event sponsors and partners in the virtual networking rooms. The virtual networking rooms can be accessed at anytime and there you can:

  • Live chat with sponsors
  • Easily request information
  • Access additional resources materials available

Agenda

 

 

 If you would like more information or to become part of the 2020 agenda, please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 3rd

PEI welcome & chairwoman’s opening remarks
13:00 - 13:15

PEI welcome & chairwoman’s opening remarks

Julia R. Balas

Chairwoman:
Julia R. Balas,
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Julia R. Balas

Julia R. Balas

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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General sessions
13:15 - 13:50

Keynote leadership discussion

Mélanie Biessy

Moderator:
Sarah PringleEditor, PE Hub

Keynote speaker:
Mélanie BiessySenior Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Mélanie Biessy

Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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13:55 - 14:45

Visions, insight’s and perspectives

Andrea Mody, Elena Savostianova, Christy Silvester
  • How can private investment be leveraged to create quality sustainable infrastructure?
  • Has it been hard for women owned firms to raise money during the pandemic? Have you noticed a growing effort to increase diversity in private infrastructure?
  • How has the pandemic altered your investment decisions? Identifying new investment opportunities?
  • How will the outcome of presidential election impact the funding of US Infrastructure? What are your biggest concerns? What are you potentially looking forward to?

Panelists:
Andrea Mody,
Co-head & Chief Operating Officer, MIGS Funds , Head of Alternatives, Client Solutions Group Americas, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Elena Savostianova, Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure
Christy Silvester, Portfolio Manager, Credit, Global Infrastructure Partners

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Andrea Mody

Co-head & Chief Operating Officer, MIGS Funds , Head of Alternatives, Client Solutions Group Americas, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

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Elena Savostianova

Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure

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Christy Silvester

Portfolio Manager, Credit, Global Infrastructure Partners

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Break
14:45 - 15:00

Networking break

General sessions
15:05 - 15:40

Keynote fireside chat

Sasha Jensen, Anne Valentine Andrews

Moderator:
Sasha Jensen, CEO, Jensen Partners

Keynote Speaker:
Anne Valentine Andrews, Deputy Head of Real Assets, BlackRock Alternative Investors

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Sasha Jensen

CEO, Jensen Partners

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Anne Valentine Andrews

Deputy Head of Real Assets, BlackRock Alternative Investors

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15:45 - 16:40

Keynote leadership roundtable

Marion Calcine, Angela Rodell

Panelists:
Marion Calcine, 
Chief Investment Officer – Infrastructure, Ardian
Angela Rodell
, CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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Marion Calcine

Chief Investment Officer – Infrastructure, Ardian

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Angela Rodell alaska fund

Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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16:40 - 16:45

Chairwoman’s closing remarks

2020 Speakers

Anne Valentine Andrews

Deputy Head of Real Assets, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Anne Valentine Andrews, Managing Director, is Deputy Head of Real Assets within BlackRock Alternative Investors. BlackRock Real Assets comprises the Infrastructure and Real Estate platforms, which have 400+ professionals across 27 cities globally, an… Read full bio
Julia R. Balas

Julia R. Balas

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Julia is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster, representing developers of renewable energy projects, and assisting them with all aspects of their project development needs, including negotiation of construction and balance o… Read full bio

Mélanie Biessy

Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Mélanie has been with Antin since the inception of the Firm She oversees all matters related to the Firm’s legal, tax, finance, fund administration, compliance and human resources affairs. She guided the structuring and establishment of Antin and its… Read full bio

Marion Calcine

Chief Investment Officer – Infrastructure, Ardian

Marion Calcine is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for the Infrastrcture team at Ardian. In addition to investing activities, Marion heads the Infrastructure Analysis Team, which is responsible for delivering best practices and value en… Read full bio

Sasha Jensen

CEO, Jensen Partners

Sasha Jensen, Founder and CEO, launched Jensen Partners in 2012 with the focus on solely identifying the preeminent human capital talent for raising capital within the alternative investment industry. In fact, Ms. Jensen was described as “the most su… Read full bio

Andrea Mody

Co-head & Chief Operating Officer, MIGS Funds , Head of Alternatives, Client Solutions Group Americas, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Andrea joined Macquarie in 2007 and is the Co-Head and Chief Operating Officer of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) funds, based in New York. Andrea oversees fund operations and investor relations and is jointly responsible for new product d… Read full bio
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Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Angela M. Rodell serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, having been selected in October of 2015 by APFC’s Board of Trustees. APFC is a state-owned corporation, based in Juneau, Alaska, that manages and invests… Read full bio

Elena Savostianova

Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure

Elena Savostianova has over 17 years of professional experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to Ember, Elena served as a Principal with Global Infrastructure Partners CAPS team, focusing on renewable energy opportunities. Before GI… Read full bio

Christy Silvester

Portfolio Manager, Credit, Global Infrastructure Partners

Christy Silvester joined GIP in 2015 and is a Principal and Portfolio Manager of GIP Credit. She is based in New York. Prior to joining GIP, Ms. Silvester was an Executive Director in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance group at Morgan Stanley in N… Read full bio
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Venue & hotel accommodations

Convene
730 Third Ave
17th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Hotel accommodations are available at the Grand Hyatt at 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.  Click here to book direct

Resources

2019 Speakers

Allison Kingsley
Founder and Partner
NOVA Infrastructure

Susan Mac Cormac
Partner
Morrison & Foerster

Katherine McElroy
Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit
Capital Dynamics

KEYNOTE
Angela Miller May
CIO
Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

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)

Marietta Moshiashvili
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

KEYNOTE
Meagan Nichols

Partner & Global Head of Real Assets
Cambridge Associates

Doris Schürch
Vice President of Infrastructure
Partners Group

Claire Sharp
Managing Director, North America
Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management LLC

Carla Tully
CEO & Co-Founder
Earthrise Energy

Stephanie Wagner
Partner
Mayer Brown

Nina Yoo
Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management
Fengate

2019 Agenda

12:00pm | Women in Infrastructure Networking Lunch

1:50pm | Chairwoman’s Welcome

Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

1:55pm | Opening Keynote

Angela Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund
Interviewed by: Jordan Stutts, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

2:30pm | Visions, Insight’s and Perspectives| Wharton Room

  • Value Creation and Fundraising
  • LP/GP Alignment
  • The impact of technology on the infrastructure sector
  • How can we as individuals and organizations further gender diversity in the space

Moderator: Stephanie Wagner, Partner, Mayer Brown
Allison Kingsley, Founder and 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)
Nina Yoo, Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate

3:20 pm | Networking Break

3:45pm | Energy & Renewables: Challenges and Opportunities | Wharton Room

  • 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, CEO,
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

4:35pm  | Closing Keynote

Meagan Nichols, Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates
Interviewer: Isobel Markham, Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

5:05pm | Chairwoman’s Closing Remarks

Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

5:00pm | Women in Infrastructure Networking Cocktail Reception