Driving diversity in a time of change

Europe’s largest diversity event focused on private markets is going virtual in November.

Join the industry at this crucial time to hear how private markets are faring in the current downturn, what industry leaders are doing to address diversity, raising funds remotely, investor perspectives and much more.

The event platform will provide extensive opportunities to network virtually. Connect with your peers through one-to-one meetings, group discussions, build relationships and compare career advice.

This year’s Women in Infrastructure Forum will again be co-located with the Women in Private Equity, Women in Real Estate. and Women in Private Debt Forums. All registered attendees will have access to the four forums allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.

Explore the virtual experience

Essential market insight

Hear from industry leaders including CIBC, DWS, Hg, LGT, Permira Debt Managers, Stepstone and Tikehau Capital on how they are actively addressing diversity, raising funds remotely and engaging with investors. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

12 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 11 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event so you can set up your meetings ahead of time and 11 months after to continue making connections.

COVERING WOMEN IN Private Equity, REAL ESTATE & PRIVATE DEBT

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2020 Advisory Board

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Testimonials

Julie Dunne

Investment Operations Manager, The Church of England Pensions Board

An incredibly inspirational event that would be a real benefit to any woman or man, in the industry to attend.

Francesca Durante

Manager, British Business Investments

I’ve met several interesting and smart women which were generous and willing in sharing their experience. I liked the balance between conversations about…

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Jas Chahal

Real Assets Investment Solutions, Legal & General Investment Management

Inspiring to see so many talented women being quietly amazing.

Investors who attended last year

Aberdeen Private Equity
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AMCS Privatstiftung
bcIMC
Bregal Private Equity Partners
Brunel Pension Partnership
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CDC Group
Chatham House
CPP Investment Board
CPPIB
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Investment Bank
Future Fund
Hamilton Lane
Korea Investment Corporation
Lyrique Private Equity
Manulife Capital
Metlife
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
PGGM
PSP Investments
Public Investment Corporation
QIC
Quadrivio SGR
Rothschild and Co
The Silferfern Group
The Wellcome Trust
UBS AG Wealth Management
Unigestion
USS

One click access to the leaders in private markets from the safety of your workspace

 Essential market insight

Hear from industry leaders including CIBC, DWS, Hg, LGT, Permira Debt Managers, Stepstone and Tikehau Capital on how they are actively addressing diversity, raising funds remotely and engaging with investors. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

12 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 11 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event so you can set up your meetings ahead of time and 11 months after to continue making connections.

Hear from leading investors and managers

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for the next year.

Access 16 hours of interactive content from 100 speakers across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 11 months

Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with leading investors and managers through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 12 months access to the platform and the private markets community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Connect with private market professionals

The virtual experience allows you to find and connect with the people you want to meet more easily. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange meetings with private market professionals.

Find the people you want to meet

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new contact  with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Share strategies and discuss the state of the industry with your peers in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees. Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining the conversation and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

12 months access to the community

You will have 12 months of access to the platform. Login 4 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meetings with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will be available 11 months after the event.

All timings are listed in GMT

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 11 months

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 2nd

Pre-event networking sessions
15:00 - 15:15

Virtual event platform tutorial

Before the start of the day, this session will help to give you a brief overview of the Pathable platform to ensure you are comfortable with its use. The session will be interactive so you will have an opportunity to ask us questions on anything you are not sure about when it comes to the technical side of things.

15:15 - 17:00

Pre-event interactive roundtables & workshops

In these interactive roundtables you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss the relevant topic with other industry members. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers, they will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants.

Please be prepared to contribute with questions and input on how you are engaging with topics under discussion. There is a maximum of 10-15 participants per interactive workshop and you must register ahead of the time to ensure you secure a seat.

Sample topics

  • Career advancement
  • Making yourself seen when working from home
  • ESG & Real Assets
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Level 20
  • Avoiding unconscious bias
17:00 - 17:30

Icebreaker speed networking

This unique session will allow delegates to participate in at least 5 private one-on-one meetings.

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 3rd

Plenary
08:30 - 09:15

Interactive networking & roundtable discussions

09:15 - 09:20

PEI Welcome

09:20 - 09:30

Chairperson's opening remarks

Laurie Mahon
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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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09:30 - 10:20

How are private markets faring in the current downturn?

Erin Sarret
  • What can the last economic crisis teach us about today’s markets?
  • How are managers putting money to work in private markets?
  • Are market leaders concerned by increasing public scrutiny?
  • Is addressing ESG now a priority for leading fund managers across private markets?
  • Predictions for the state of private markets in 2025
Erin Sarret, StepStone Group

Erin Sarret

Director, StepStone Group

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10:20 - 10:25

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
10:25 - 11:00

How industry leaders are working to create a diverse and inclusive environment

Mary Kuusisto, Matthew Brockman, Wol Kolade, Deborah Zurkow
  • How diverse are the panellist’s investment teams? How has this changed in the past decade?
  • Making the business case for diversity from a fund managers perspective
  • Are LPs demanding more from funds? What questions have been asked?
  • The advantages of a modern approach to HR when recruiting & retaining millennial men as well as women
  • Case studies of how industry leaders have made changes to their organisations and lessons learnt in the process

Moderator: Mary Kuusisto, Managing Partner, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto

Managing Partner, Proskauer

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Matthew Brockman

Managing Partner, Hg

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Wol Kolade, Livingbridge

Wol Kolade

Managing Partner, Livingbridge

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Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

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11:00 - 11:35

Networking Break including 1:1 meetings and meet the speakers

Women in Infrastructure Forum 2020
11:35 - 11:40

Infrastructure chairperson's opening remarks

Laurie Mahon
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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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11:40 - 12:20

State of Play: Investing in infrastructure assets during a pandemic

Patricia Rodrigues, Kriti Madan
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Patricia Rodrigues

Investor & Advisor in Real Assets, Independent

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Kriti Madan

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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12:20 - 12:25

Quick break to stretch and move between rooms

Women in Infrastructure Forum 2020
12:25 - 13:00

To what extent are investments in digital infrastructure recession proof?

Emily Azer, Dan McCarthy
Emily Azer, GI Partners

Emily Azer

Principal, GI Partners

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Dan McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer, One Search

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13:00 - 14:30

Mid-day networking break 1:1 Meetings & meet the speakers

Women in Infrastructure Forum 2020
14:30 - 15:10

The direction of travel: What will the future of transportation look like?

Anke Heinze, Irina Frolova
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Anke Heinze

Director of the Investments & Financing Department, AviAlliance

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Irina Frolova

Head Asset Management Infrastructure, PGGM Infrastructure Fund

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15:10 - 15:15

Quick break to stretch and move between rooms

Women in Infrastructure Forum 2020
15:15 - 16:15

Investing in the energy transition: Opportunities in a new investment environment

Beverley Gower-Jones
Beverley Gower-Jones, Clean Growth Fund

Beverley Gower-Jones

Managing Partner, Clean Growth Fund

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16:15 - 16:45

Speed networking half hour

This unique session will allow delegates to participate in at least 5 private one-on-one meetings.

Plenary
17:30 - 18:00

Sponsorship opportunity virtual wine tasting

18:00 - 18:00

Close of conference

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 4th

08:00 - 09:15

Invitation only think-tanks & roundtables

These closed-door sessions will allow women to speak freely about the issues impacting their office and asset class. It is a closed door, open conversation where attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to gain solutions for common concerns.

  • Infrastructure
  • Private Debt
  • Real Estate
  • Private equity
Plenary
09:30 - 09:45

Keynote Speech: Building a successful career in business

09:45 - 10:15

Raising funds remotely: Can you raise millions without a handshake?

Anamica Broetz, Ellinor Schrewelius
  • Completing due diligence remotely
  • Starting a new fundraise vs. completing one that had already begun
  • Examples from the past few months and any learnings for future fund raising
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Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations -Private Equity, DWS

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Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

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10:15 - 10:20

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
10:20 - 10:50

To what extent has covid-19 impacted ESG implementation across private markets

  • To what extent have investments performed better in the past few months as a result of ESG implementation
  • Moving sustainability from a reporting function to top of the CEO’s inbox
  • What can investors do to prioritise action on ESG issues?
10:50 - 11:00

Highlights of the PEI LP Insight findings

Nicole Douglas

The PEI Investor Research & Analytics team surveyed over 100 LPs to capture investor sentiment on asset allocation, relationships with GPs, and performance predictions. The study also features insight on gender diversity and inclusion. Investors range from established players with diverse fund portfolios, to those planning to make their first alternatives commitments in 2021


Nicole Douglas, Head of Investor Research, PEI

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

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11:00 - 11:45

Networking Break including 1:1 meetings and meet the speakers

Plenary
11:45 - 12:25

Will secondaries return to growth in the next stage of a new cycle?

Martha Heitmann, Kristin Shearer, Laura Shen
  • How have GP led deals performed in the past few months?
  • Comparing risk/return/pricing to pre-covid levels
  • To what extent are secondaries firms specialising in strategies and asset classes?
  • Predictions for growth and size of the secondaries market in the next year and decade
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Martha Heitmann

Partner, LGT CP

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Kristin Shearer, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

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12:25 - 12:30

Quick break to stretch

Plenary
12:30 - 13:00

Innovations in driving diversity in private markets

Lauren Harris, Anna Follér

This unique session will feature 5-minute thought provoking presentations on how business leaders have addressed diversity within their organisations

Lauren Harris, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris

Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Anna Follér

AP6

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13:00 - 14:00

Mid-day networking break 1:1 Meetings & meet the speakers

14:00 - 15:00

Speed networking

This unique session will allow delegates to participate in at least 5 private one-on-one meetings.

15:00 - 15:00

Close of conference

2020 Speakers

For more information on speaking, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Emily Azer, GI Partners

Emily Azer

Principal, GI Partners

Emily Azer is a Principal of GI Partners. Prior to joining GI Partners. Mrs. Azer was a Vice President at Stonepeak Partners in New York where she focused on infrastructure investments in the communications sector. Earlier in her career, Emily worked… Read full bio
Ruulke Bagijn, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

Ruulke Bagijn is Head of Carlyle's Investment Solutions segment and Chair of the AlpInvest Board. Ms. Bagijn is also Co-Head of AlpInvest Partners' Primary Fund Investments team and a member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Bagijn is a member of the… Read full bio

Bridget Barker

Non Executive Director and Consultant

Bridget Barker spent over 35 years at leading City law firm, Macfarlanes. Bridget was the Head of the Investment Management Group and specialised in fund formation and financial services regulation, focussing on the private equity, real estate and cr… Read full bio

Matthew Brockman

Managing Partner, Hg

Matthew is a Managing Partner, Chair of the Hg Investment Committees and is a member of the Hg board. Matthew focuses on day to day leadership of the firm including the Genesis and Mercury funds. Matthew joined Hg in 2010 and originally led the devel… Read full bio

Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations -Private Equity, DWS

Anamica Broetz is Head of Investor Relations for DWS Private Equity. She is responsible for coordinating the private equity platform’s global fundraising campaigns and leading investor relations for our diversified LP base, including sovereign wealth… Read full bio

Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

Gila R. Cohen is a Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity at MUFG. In this role, she is responsible for those businesses including investments/fund Allocation, Corporate Banking and Investor Services. Most recently, Ms. Cohen was the Manag… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

Anna Follér

AP6

Anna Follér joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2014 as sustainability manager. Anna’s work includes supporting the investment organisation in integrating ESG factors into the investment and ownership processes as well as refining… Read full bio

Irina Frolova

Head Asset Management Infrastructure, PGGM Infrastructure Fund

Irina Frolova brings over 20 years of international experience in portfolio management, corporate finance and investments and currently oversees asset management of the EUR10bn open-ended infrastructure fund at PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment… Read full bio
Beverley Gower-Jones, Clean Growth Fund

Beverley Gower-Jones

Managing Partner, Clean Growth Fund

Beverley is the Managing Partner of the Clean Growth Fund. She chairs the investment committee, guides the investment strategy of CGF and leads fundraising. With a proven track record in early stage cleantech investments and commercialisation, she ha… Read full bio
Lauren Harris, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris

Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Lauren Harris is a Director at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. Lauren is involved in all aspects of the investor relations, business develop… Read full bio

Claire Harwood

Investment Director, Permira Debt Managers

Claire joined Permira Debt Managers in September 2017. She focuses on originating, leading and executing new investment opportunities across all sectors. Previously, Claire worked at HIG WhiteHorse for four years originating and executing deals. She… Read full bio

Lucy Heintz

Partner - Energy, Actis

Lucy is Fund Head for Actis Energy Fund 5 (AE5), and is Board Chair of Lekela and Aela Energia, two of Actis’ renewable energy platforms. Lucy is also responsible for coordinating ESG and impact related efforts for the Energy Infrastructure Team, wor… Read full bio

Anke Heinze

Director of the Investments & Financing Department, AviAlliance

Anke is the Director of the Investments & Financing department of AviAlliance GmbH (former HOCHTIEF AirPort). She has over 20 years of airport M&A experience gained in various buy-side and sell-side projects. Anke has also been involved in the syndic… Read full bio

Martha Heitmann

Partner, LGT CP

Martha Heitmann is a Partner at LGT Capital Partners., and has been with LGT CP since 2007. Ms. Heitmann is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of secondary transactions in Europe. She has lead transactions related t… Read full bio
Pam Jackson, Level 20

Pam Jackson

CEO, Level 20

Pam was appointed CEO of Level 20 in November 2019. She has worked as an advisor to the private equity industry for over 35 years. She started her career at Thornton Baker in 1977 where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advi… Read full bio

Audrey Klein

Head of Fundraising, Kennedy Wilson

Audrey Klein is Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe.  Prior to this she held roles at Cromwell and Corestate but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone. … Read full bio
Wol Kolade, Livingbridge

Wol Kolade

Managing Partner, Livingbridge

Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at Kings College, London. After obtaining an MBA from Exeter University, he spent three years with Barclays before joining Livingbridge. Wol takes an active role in… Read full bio

Nina Kraus

Vice-President, Hamilton Lane

Nina is a Vice President on Hamilton Lane’s Global Investment Team. Nina is based in the firm’s London office, where she is focuses on fund investment opportunities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nina began her career at Hamilton Lane in… Read full bio
Mary Kuusisto, Proskauer

Mary Kuusisto

Managing Partner, Proskauer

Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department and head of the London office. Mary has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations of private… Read full bio

Kriti Madan

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kriti Madan is a Vice President at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. Kriti participates in due diligence, execution and asset management of No… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure sp… Read full bio

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

Dan McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer, One Search

Dan has been a specialist recruiter into the Infrastructure market since 2003, and founded One Search in 2006 to serve the very distinct group of industry investors and financiers starting to emerge at the time – firms with whom One Search has been p… Read full bio

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following an institutional career with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia, Dalit founded WestValley Capital in 2007 to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that addre… Read full bio

Patricia Rodrigues

Investor & Advisor in Real Assets, Independent

Dr. Patricia Rodrigues is an investor and senior advisor in real assets working with various infrastructure funds. Patricia is also a Non-Executive Board member at the Aquila European Renewables Income Fund PLC, listed in the LSE. Patricia has over 1… Read full bio
Erin Sarret, StepStone Group

Erin Sarret

Director, StepStone Group

Erin is a specialist in investor relations across both public and private markets. Currently a Director at StepStone Group and part of the Firmwide Responsible Investment Committee, she covers investors in France, Belgium and Monaco. StepStone is a g… Read full bio

Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

Ellinor Schrewelius joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2018 as an Investment Director. Ellinor’s work includes sourcing, investing in and managing European and US buyout fund investments. Prior to joining AP6, Ellinor spent three… Read full bio
Kristin Shearer, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kristin Shearer is a Vice President at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in commitments under management. As a member of Northleaf’s private equity team, Kristin is focused on… Read full bio
Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

Laura is a founder of Headway Capital. Prior to Headway Capital, Laura was part of the investment team of Coller Capital where she sourced, evaluated and closed private equity secondary investments. Before Coller Capital, Laura was a direct investor… Read full bio

Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

Deborah Zurkow is Global Head of Investments at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the Executive Committee. In January 2020, Deborah took on responsibility for leading AllianzGI’s investment platform, which comprises Alternatives, Equities, Fi… Read full bio
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Sponsorship opportunities

The Women in Infrastructure Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure professionals focused on increasing diversity within the asset class.

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns and find ways to improve the service for your customers.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities in 2020 please fill in the enquiry form or contact Christopher Wagland at chris.w@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 207 566 5475.

Sponsors in 2020

Pre-Event Resources

Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

1.

What time zone is the event held in?

All times show on the event website are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
2.

What if I have a question or any problems during the event?

    • Members of our team will be available for the duration of the event to answer any of your questions and help in any way we can.
    • To get in touch with us:

    • Go to the menu bar within the platform, select ‘People’, filter by ‘PEI Media’ and select a member of staff on the Event Operations Team. Then send a message by clicking their profile and they will respond as soon as possible.
    • If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com
3.

What equipment do I need?

All you need is your computer and an internet connection to experience the Women in Private Markets Summit. We recommend that you access the event from a desktop or laptop computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. We also recommend you enable your webcam while at the Forum. You will not be visible during the main sessions, but this will make interacting with other delegates easier when you take part in roundtable discussions, networking sessions and one-to-one video meetings.
4.

How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 4 weeks prior to the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique to you and cannot be shared with anyone else.
5.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We have a dedicated “Virtual experience” page to help you navigate the platform. The advantage of having access a few weeks before is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event.
6.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 11 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.
7.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation. You will be able to:
  • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
  • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
  • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
  • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
  • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they have given
8.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own personal agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.

9.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has inbuilt video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.
10.

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computers timezone. For example, if you are based in London, a meeting you set for 12 pm from your account will show to a recipient in Paris as 1 pm, reducing the human error impact of incorrectly guessing timezones. It is worth noting that event timings will be running on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is CET+1. The platform will note the timezone abbreviation next to most timings to avoid confusion.