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Key Sessions

Gregory Beard

Keynote address: Global outlook for energy


Thierry Déau

Keynote address


09:00 - 09:25 25 mins
Registration and morning coffee
09:25 - 09:30 5 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Chairman’s Welcome
  • Chair James Wardlaw - Head of Infrastructure, Campbell Lutyens
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Keynote address: Global outlook for energy
  • Gregory Beard - Global Head of Natural Resources, Apollo
  • Where are the investment opportunities and challenges across the changing global energy investing horizon? 
  • How can investors successfully manage price volatility and what role will fossil fuels continue to play over the next 5 years?
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Advancing the energy transition: Renewables – an asset class of their own?
  • Moderator Mortimer Menzel - Partner, Augusta & Co
  • Panellists: Pooja Goyal - Partner and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Team, The Carlyle Group
  • Antonio Guinea - Managing Director of Altamar Infrastructure, Altamar Capital Partner
  • Keith Derman - Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure and Power Group, Ares Management LLC

What is the role of private infrastructure in developing the renewables of the future? Examining opportunities across different renewables markets

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Investor perspectives: Is now a good time to be investing in energy?
  • Moderator Grant Davis - Managing Partner, Infra-Energy Capital Advisors
  • Panellists William (Billy) Prather - Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, UTIMCO
  • Simon Eaves - Managing Director, Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure European Team, Capital Dynamics
  • Waleed Elgohary - Senior Principal, Energy & Resources I Real Assets, CPPIB
  • Jerker Johansson - Founder, Blue Water Energy

Where is investor appetite focused and which strategies are the most robust and offer the most attractive risk-adjusted returns? What will make investors increase their exposure, and do all energy investments need to be green?

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Keynote address
  • Thierry Déau - Founding Partner and CEO, Meridiam
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
How is digitalisation revolutionising the energy sector?
  • Panellists Art Robinson - Managing Director, Longbow Capital
  • Jenny Curtis - Senior Investment Director, Amber Infrastructure

Examining how technology is driving the confluence of cost and sustainability to provide new investment models and market opportunities. How is the use of big data and AI impacting on traditional utility models and to what extent is technology driving efficiency gains?


12:30 - 12:45 15 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
ESG at the forefront
  • Riccardo Segat - Founder & CEO, Amplio Group
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
ESG at the forefront
  • Moderator Hakim Drissi Kaitouni - Managing Director, Wren House Infrastructure
  • Panellists Alex Ellis - Partner, Excelsior Energy Capital
  • Scott Mackin - Managing Partner, Denham Capital
  • Riccardo Segat - Founder & CEO, Amplio Group

How is ESG measured and enforced in the light of growing pressure for a drive towards a lower carbon economy  and corporate sustainability policies in the energy industry? How can performance be maintained in the most efficient way?

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Energy growth in emerging markets: Plugging the energy gap
  • Panellists Mansoor Ahmad - Senior Private Sector Development Adviser, Department for International Development
  • Osman Qureshi - Managing Partner, Co-Founder, First Alpha Energy Capital
  • Barry Lynch - Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, Actis

Which macro trends are affecting energy investment in emerging markets today? Examining real and perceived opportunities and risks in emerging energy transition and power. How to manage uncertainty in the market place (regulation, political risk, inflation, interest rates and currency risk) and blend local knowledge with global expertise              

14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Heat networks: The next big focus area for energy transition
  • Solo Presentation & Panellist: Luigi Pettinicchio - CEO, Asper Investment Management
  • Moderator James Wardlaw - Head of Infrastructure, Campbell Lutyens
  • Panellists Christian Doglia - CEO, Infranode
  • Mark Walters - Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Julien Touati - Partner, Corporate Development Director, Meridiam

Heat networks: assessing the opportunities stemming from this fast growing area of energy policy in the race to transition to clean growth

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
Investing in solar: Financing, technological advances and new solutions
  • Panellists Scott Brown - Founder & CEO, New Energy Capital
  • Brian Americus - Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Aldo Beolchini - Managing Partner & CIO, NextEnergy Capital
  • Bill Kentrup - Co-founder & Head of Origination, Allinfra

What is the scope for solar as a global investment opportunity? Examining alternative methods of financing.

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Energy & Renewables Summit
The future of energy
  • Panellists Alex O'Cinneide - Founder & CEO, Gore Street Capital
  • Amar Pradhan - Director, Mobility Impact Partners

What are the most game-changing emerging technologies in energy generation globally? Examining opportunities in digitisation, PPA, energy storage, data centres

16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
End of Energy & Renewables Summit
16:35 - 17:30 55 mins
Networking drinks