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2017 Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3)

May 24 - 25, 2017 | Shangri-La Hotel Toronto | Toronto, Canada


Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3) (briefly known as IREI: Infrastructure Strategies) brings together institutional investors and investment managers who are actively investing in the infrastructure asset class or are exploring it for the future. The event will offer exclusive content, expert analysis and insightful perspectives.

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Registration Fees:
Investment Manager & Other Fee: USD 1,995

Early Bird Pricing: USD 1,795 (ends March 17, 2017)

Qualified Institutional Investor & Government Official: Complimentary**

**The Qualified Institutional Investor registration category is reserved for individuals employed by a public, corporate or union pension fund organization, a foundation or endowment, or an insurance company with responsibility for infrastructure investment strategy or decision-making. A government official is defined as a federal, state, local or city-level government employee focused on the policy making, planning, and/or funding/financing of infrastructure projects, as well as legislators and their staff. This definition does not include pension/benefit plan administrators.

Investors interested in attending the conference can contact Salika Khizer at or +1 925-244-0500, ext. 160.

IREI reserves the right to review the credentials and employment status of anyone registering for Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3). If an individual does not meet our criteria for any of the registration categories, we reserve the right to decline registration or enforce an additional registration fee. Registrations are not confirmed until a payment has been received where applicable.

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  • Agenda

Wednesday, May 24
1:30 pm Investor-Only Breakout

In 2017, i3 will hold its first investor only half a day session, following the i3 editorial advisory board meeting. As a part of meeting the needs of institutional investors, the investor only session will provide investors the opportunity to compare notes, share ideas and stories on infrastructure investments. This is a closed door session and is not open to managers, consultants, fund-of-funds or service providers. It is by invitation-only to qualified institutional investors. Investors will choose the topics of discussion ahead of time. The content of this meeting is confidential and for the benefit of participating investors only.

3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Investor-Only Breakout Continues
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm Editorial Board Meeting Thank You Reception and i3 Conference Welcome Reception
7:30 pm Adjourn
Thursday, May 25
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

9:00 am Perspectives on Infrastructure Performance Numbers

Find out what the performance numbers are for infrastructure today globally and examine the main market drivers and trends behind the current numbers.

James Harkness, Executive Director, MSCI

9:15 am World As Our Readers See It

A global review of trends from our editorial board meetings.

Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

9:45 am Speed Table Networking

Every person at each individual table will take a few moments to network together by stating their name, title and organization as well as a brief (1-2 minutes) personal story about their favorite trip, movie, concert or sport. Toward the end of this session, one of the event chairs will randomly select a few tables to have them share the most interesting story they heard.

10:00 am Global Infrastructure Opportunities

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have signaled the rise of populism in many developed markets. What are the risks and opportunities across sectors in this new political environment? What does the deal pipeline look like by country and sector? Have infrastructure investors altered how they calculate political, currency and other types of risk in this new environment? Is foreign investment in domestic infrastructure assets more difficult to achieve today than in the recent past?

Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Glen Matsumoto, Partner, Actis
Daniel Shapiro, Managing Partner, First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC
Jared Waldron, Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

10:45 am Break
11:15 am Global Infrastructure Opportunities: Roundtable Discussions

Tables will have the option to pick one of several topics that were discussed by the prior panel to examine them more before having an open forum discussion on them.

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

11:45 am Global Infrastructure Opportunities: Group Leader Reports

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

12:15 pm Private and Listed Manager Perspectives

Where is their common ground on the market? Explore the different opportunity sets of the two markets. Gain more insight on various risks profiles each market offers and learn about what strategies managers use to offset those risks.

Fraser Hughes, CEO, Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO)

Christopher Frost, Chief Commercial Officer, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Gerald Stack, Head of Infrastructure, MFG Asset Management

12:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm What happens to Infrastructure Debt in a rising rate and rising inflation market?

Hear how and why infrastructure debt could still perform well in a challenging market. Discover the different strategies managers use to limit downside and position for upside in a different market.

Todd Lapenna, Partner, StepStone Group

Nick Cleary, Executive Director | Infrastructure Debt, Hastings
Hadley Peer Marshall, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Infrastructure Group
Greg Taylor, Partner, Sequoia Investment Management Company

2:30 pm Topics of the Day: Roundtable Discussion Group

With our editorial board and conference advisory board, we will develop a list of 10 timely topics for the infrastructure investor community. Attendees will be polled prior to the conference to vote on their top four topics for discussion at our event.

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

3:00 pm Topics of the Day: Group Leader Reports

After tables discuss one of four timely topics, we will have table group leaders share their table’s insights with the general audience. At that point, it becomes an open interactive forum where anyone can ask follow-up questions or make additional comments based on what the prior table found. The idea here is to leverage all the talent in the room to discover new insights.

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Investor Panel: What’s on infrastructure investors’ minds?

What strategies are they reviewing? Which trends are they following and why? What types of risks are they concerned about and how are they managing those risks?

Stephen Dowd, Partner, Caledon Capital Management

Rhys Evenden, Head of Infrastructure – North America, GIC Private Limited
Gavin Ingram, Co-Group Head & Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure, OPTrust Private Markets Group
Pierre-Frédéric Robert, Manager, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)

4:45 pm Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Salika Khizer, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm Thank You Reception
7:30 pm Adjourn
  • Board/Speakers

2017 Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3) Conference Co-chairs:

Salika Khizer
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Schein
SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

2017 i3 Conference Advisory Board:

Dorota Czub
Investment Officer
Washington State Investment Board

Recep Kendircloglu
Senior Managing Director, Power & Infrastructure Team
John Hancock Financial Services

Reynold Martin
Director, Infrastructure & Real Assets
Allstate Investments

Ali Naqvi
Portfolio Manager: Total Portfolio Management
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

John Ritter
Director Energy & Natural Resources
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Pierre-Frédéric Robert
Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)

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  • Hotel & Venue

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

188 University Avenue

Toronto, Canada

Shangri-La Hotel, University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • Attendees

i3 Conference – Partial List of Previous Attending Organizations

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Alinda Capital Partners
Allstate Investments
AMP Capital Investors
Antin Infrastructure
Arcus Infrastructure Partners, LLP
Aviva Investors
Bank of Nova Scotia Pension
Bastion Infrastructure Group
BMO Pension Fund
Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Caledon Capital Management
California Public Employees’ Retirement System
California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Cambridge Associates
Campbell Lutyens & Co.
Canada Life
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Canada Post Pension Plan
Canadian National Railway Pension
CBRE Clarion Securities
CenterSquare Investment Management
Cohen & Steers Capital Management
College of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan
Desjardins Group Pension Plan
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
EISER Infrastructure
Emerging Energy & Environment, LLC
Establishment Retraite Additionnelle de la Foncition Pubique (ERAFP)
First Avenue Partners, LLP
First Reserve Corporation
First State Investments Limited
Florida State Board of Administration
Generali Deutschland Immobilien GmbH
Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Investment Group
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Hydro One Pension Plan
I Squared Capital
IFM Investors
John Hancock Financial Services
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation
Meridiam Infrastructure Managers
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
National Pension Service of Korea
New Mexico State Investment Council
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Officer of the New York City Comptroller
OMERS Investment Management
Ontario Pension Board
Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Public Services Employees Union Pension Trust
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Panada Power Funds
Partners Group
Pegasus Capital Advisors
QIC Limited
RARE Infrastructure
Saudi Aramco Investment Management
Seattle City Employees Retirement System
Starwood Energy Group
State of Michigan Retirement System
State of Wisconsin Investment
StepStone Group
Sun Life Financial
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association (TIAA)
Towers Watson
UBS Global Asset Management
University of Toronto Asset Management
USAA Real Estate Co.
Utah State Retirement System
Virginia Retirement System
Washington State Investment Board

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  • Contact

Melissa Weigand

Event Coordinator or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 138

Lucero Jaramillo

Conference Director or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 130

Sponsorship Opportunities
Randy Schein

Conference Sales Manager or +1 212-706-7023

Speaking Opportunities
John Hunt

Conference Program Manager or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 137

Advisory Board
Salika Khizer

Managing Director, Infrastructure or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 160

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