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08:15 - 09:00 45 mins
LP only networking breakfast
LP only networking breakfast. Informative & invaluable networking for LPs. Open to pre-qualified pension funds, foundations, endowments, SWFs only.

Open to pre-qualified pension funds, foundations, endowments, SWFs only. To see if you qualify for a place, please contact: chloe.elliott@knect365.com

08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
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Registration and morning coffee
09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
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Chairman's opening welcome
  • Julia Prescot - Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure
09:20 - 10:00 40 mins
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Guest speaker: Is your data secure?
  • Charlie McMurdie - Former Head of UK National Police Cyber Crime Unit, Senior Cyber Crime Advisor, PwC

How can organisations stay one step ahead of the risks presented by ongoing advances in cyber threats?

10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
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What’s on infrastructure investors’ minds?
  • Moderator Kelly DePonte - Managing Director , Probitas Partners
  • Panellists Mike Weston - Chief Executive , Pensions Infrastructure Platform
  • Justin Ginnivan - Director, Infrastructure and Timberlands, Future Fund
  • Allard Ruijs - Partner, DIF

Presentation followed by panel:

What strategies are LPs reviewing to increase their allocation to infrastructure over the long term? Which trends are they following and why? What are the top challenges they are facing, what types of risks are they concerned about and how are they managing those risks? 

  • What role does infrastructure play in an investor’s portfolio? 
  • Where can LPs find opportunity in a volatile market
  • The importance of being prepared and nimble to exploit investment opportunities 
  • What potential returns do investors expect to see in order to increase allocations to the asset class?
  • How important are sustainability considerations for LPs?
  • How and where are LPs gaining exposure 
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
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Developments in infrastructure debt and project finance
  • Moderator Georg Inderst - Principal, Inderst Advisory
  • Panellists Tim Cable - Executive Director, Infrastructure Debt, Hastings
  • Eilidh Mactaggart - Managing Director, Head of European Infrastructure & Project Finance, , MetLife Investments
  • Jonathan Stevens - Head of European Infrastructure Debt, BlackRock

What happens to infrastructure debt in a challenging market? Examining the effect of geopolitical risk, market competition, regulatory factors and the outlook for pricing and supply. What does the next generation of debt products look like, and what different strategies are managers using to limit downside and position for upside?

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Morning coffee and networking break
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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How do you genuinely add value to a portfolio company?
  • Moderator Gianluca D'Angelo - Managing Director & Head of Europe, Eaton Partners
  • Panellists Andreas Huber - Partner, EQT Partners
  • Sean Klimczak - Global Head of Infrastructure, Blackstone
  • Simon Gray - Co-Founder, Arcus
  • Manuel Cary - Founding Partner & CEO, TIIC

Delivering stellar returns by bolstering operational strength to get the best out of your business. Examining specific changes and initiatives undertaken and providing tangible evidence of how these initiatives have created value and genuinely transformed a business

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Regulatory update: Is EU regulation promoting or discouraging infrastructure investment? What effect will Brexit have?
  • Speaker Michael Collins - Chief Executive, Invest Europe
12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
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Lunch and networking break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Infrastructure investment models
  • Moderator Martin Day - Partner, CBRE Caledon Capital
  • Panellists Struan Fairbairn - Chief Risk Officer, Lothian Pension Funds
  • Andrea Echberg - Partner & Head of European Infrastructure and Real Assets, Pantheon
  • Jason Cogley - Investment Director, SL Capital Partners

Why are investors gravitating to direct and co-investment models: are they really suitable investment models for infrastructure investing? What are the different skill sets required to make a good co-investor?

14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
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Q&A session run under the Chatham House Rule
  • Discussion Leaders Kelly DePonte - Managing Director , Probitas Partners
  • Verena Kempe - Director, Private Equity, Feri Trust GmnH

Topics to be discussed include:

•              The Trump Administration and U.S. Infrastructure Investing: Can it turn the tide?

•              Core Infrastructure: Does it work in closed-end fund format?

•              Update on Brexit and Infrastructure in a “hard” Brexit environment

15:15 - 15:15 0 mins
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End of SuperReturn Infrastructure 2017