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08:20 - 08:50 30 mins
Networking Breaks
Registration and morning coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Day 1
Chairman’s opening welcome
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Day 1
Fireside Chat
  • Martin Stanley - Global Head, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
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09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Day 1
State of the union
  • Panellists Peter Hofbauer - Head of Infrastructure, Hermes Infrastructure
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10:00 - 10:10 10 mins
Day 1
Data presentation: The changing definition of the infrastructure asset class
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A live update from the policy making and regulatory sides

10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Day 1
The changing definition of the infrastructure asset class
  • Panellists John Anderson - Head of Corporate Finance, Manulife
  • Laurence Monnier - Head of Infrastructure Debt, Aviva Investors
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What are LPs looking for?  What do LPs consider when investing in infrastructure and how do infrastructure-lite transactions fit in? What term structures are they most interested in and what strategies or industry sectors are most appealing?

10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
Day 1
Industry keynote
  • Deborah Zurkow - Managing Director and Global Head of Alternatives, Allianz Global Investors
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11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Networking Breaks
Morning coffee and networking break
11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
Day 1
Co-investments and direct investments
  • Panellists Andrea Echberg - Partner & Head of European Infrastructure and Real Assets, Pantheon
  • Surinder Toor - Partner, Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIF)
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 Heavy competition in core assets as more investors transition to direct investments? How are platforms and partnerships allowing investors to acquire direct expertise?

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Day 1
The next generation of infrastructure
  • Panellists Hakim Drissi - Managing Director, Wren House Infrastructure
  • Lennart Blecher - Head of Infrastructure,Partner & Deputy Managing Partner, EQT Partners
  • Hugh Crossley - Chief Investment Officer, Equitix
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How is the infrastructure asset class evolving? Developing new sources of capital & funding approaches & assessing more innovative & sophisticated approaches to investment strategies.

Assessing the risk/ return balance of core/core plus versus value-add and opportunistic infrastructure

12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Day 1
Fireside chat
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What are the key trends that are likely to shape the  infrastructure investing landscape

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Breaks
Lunch and networking break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Day 1
Data presentation: benchmarking infrastructure fund performance
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Challenges of benchmarking wth a relative lack of vintage year comparison data

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Day 1
Focus on mid-market deals: Why is the mid market the hot strategy of the future?
  • Panellists Dominic Helmsley - Head of Infrastructure Equity, Abderdeen Standard
  • Rishi Pabari - Head of Investor Relations, Icon Infrastructure
  • Robert Collins - Managing Partner & Co-President, 3i Infrastructure
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Successfully targeting less competitive mid market projects to allow for a more attractive purchase price and higher returns: Finding value by sector, geography and type of investment

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Day 1
Effect of disruptive technology on infrastructure investing
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The sharpening confluence of energy, transportation and technology: what is the long term outlook for investing in an environment of disruptive change?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Networking Breaks
Afternoon tea and networking break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Day 1
ESG and sustainability as a value driver for performance
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The role of ESG in investment decisions and constructing an outward reputation: how does ESG help identify risks and opportunities for value creation? How do LPs evaluate the ESG strategy of a fund manager?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Day 1
Exposure to emerging market infrastructure for long term growth potential and a balanced portfolio
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How are political changes affecting capital flows? How can market diversification be balanced with risk protection? What measures need to be put in place to counterbalance political, economic and currency risk? Can investing in emerging markets infrastructure meet the need for sustainability by leapfrogging the carbon based generation?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Day 1
Climate change and the ethical implications of infrastructure investing
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Green revolution: Winners and losers?

17:30 - 18:30 60 mins
Networking Breaks
Networking drinks reception
18:30 - 18:35 5 mins
Networking Breaks
End of Main Conference Day One