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2019 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Infrastructure

June 11 - 13, 2019 | InterContinental Toronto Centre | Toronto, Ontario

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VIP Infrastructure (formerly known as Institutional Investing in Infrastructure – i3) 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 Information:

Investment managers, and Others rates below.

  • EARLY BIRD RATE: $1995 ENDS March 29, 2019!!
  • REGULAR RATE: $2195

Qualified Institutional Investor, Government Official and Consultants: 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 Chase McWhorter at c.mcwhorter@irei.com or +1 949-903-2128.

IREI reserves the right to review the credentials and employment status of anyone registering for VIP Infrastructure. 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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Identity of Institutional Infrastructure Examined — Perceptions vs. Reality: Reviewing strategies, opportunities and risks
Pre-event: June 11, 2019
3:00 p.m. Investor-Only and Manager-Only Roundtable Breakout Session

Discuss timely issues with your fellow investors or managers in an open-forum discussion designed to examine various topics of interest to both groups. We will then bring the two groups together and listen to table leader reports. As each table reports, discover where differences and common ground exist, and gain new insights and a broader perspective on important issues.

Moderators:
Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

5:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

7:00 p.m. Adjourn
Day One: June 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview

Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

9:30 a.m. A Global Perspective: The World as Our Readers See It

IREI’s president and CEO will share key themes and insights from our global editorial board meetings and then lead a moderated Q&A session with two thought leaders for comments about global trends.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

10:15 a.m. Global Capital Flows: From Core to Emerging Markets

Our IREI FundTracker Trends presentation provides highlights to open the session that will set the stage for a panel discussion on global capital flow trends and what challenges and opportunities they present for investors.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Panelist:
Barry Blattman
Vice Chair
Brookfield Asset Management

10:45 a.m. Speed Networking

Individuals at each table will take a few moments to network with their table group 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.

Moderator:
Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Diversity in Infrastructure

Case for diversity: Impact on performance and risk management. Gender & ethnicity: Why is there not more diversity in the infrastructure sector? Where is diversity happening today in infrastructure? What is working, and why? What tangible steps can the industry take to encourage more diversity? How can individual organizations move discussions and results forward?

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Opportunities in Communication Infrastructure

Data is the new oil. What does that mean for communications infrastructure in terms of demand and returns? What strategies and types of communications assets might perform the best and why? We will examine data centers, cell towers and fiber networks from a direct, private equity fund and listed perspective.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Panelists:
Jeff DeBlock
Partner
CBRE Caledon

Kevin Verdi
Managing Director, Investments
National Real Estate Investors

2:00 p.m. Global Outlook on Renewables

Which country is a leader in creating a favorable long-term investment environment for renewables, and why? How does this country’s program compare with other major renewable investment markets? What are the strengths and weakness of various types of renewables vs. traditional energy today?

Moderator:
Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Panelists:
Anish Butani
Director, Private Markets
bfinance

Catherine Helleux
Director, Head of Transactions Americas
Allianz Global Investors

Carter Ward
Partner
ArcLight Capital Partners

2:45 p.m. ESG: Finding the right environmental balance

ESG standards are being adopted by institutional investors and this is creating potential tension between competing objectives — to meet target return goals and implement ESG policy. But can both be accomplished? We will examine what’s working, what’s not and why, and identify the common misperceptions vs. the reality on the environmental side.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Is Infrastructure a Defensive Asset Class?

What attributes of infrastructure assets make them defensive? What types of infrastructure are defensive, which are not, and why? What are some myths and/or misconceptions about the defensive nature of infrastructure assets?

Moderator:
Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Panelists:
Alex Greenbaum
Senior Vice President
GIC Private Limited

Marietta Moshiashvili
Managing Partner, CEO
Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Perry Offutt
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas
UBS Asset Management

4:30 p.m. Is Infrastructure a Defensive Asset Class? Roundtable Discussions and Group Leader Reports

Each table will have a group leader as a facilitator and will have the option of picking one of several topics and related questions around “Is Infrastructure a defensive asset class?” Following table discussions, we will have an interactive open forum with the audience during our group leader reports, where group leaders will share their findings.

Moderator:
Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

5:15 p.m. Wrap-Up Summary

Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Day Two: June 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Pricing and Valuation Models Examined from Brownfield to Greenfield

We will examine different organizations across the spectrum, from strategic buyers to pension funds. We will compare how various organizations have different costs of capital, different return objectives and different risk profiles and how this can create supply/demand imbalances between deals and capital, as well as new opportunities and risks. Based on these trends, find out what types of strategies, markets and sectors offer attractive risk/return profiles for pension funds and insurance companies.

Panelists:
David Altshuler
Executive Director
IFM Investors (US)

Eddie Schultz
Portfolio Manager
Texas Municipal Retirement System

9:45 a.m. Managing the Manager: Best Practices

What are the strengths and limitations of ILPA guidelines? What are some emerging examples of new terms and structures that managers are adopting to meet fund and JV investor demands?

Speaker:
Lars Pace
Principal
Hamilton Lane

10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Investor Advisory Board Wrap-up

Gain perspective as several advisory board members share key insights and questions for you to keep in mind from our event.

Moderator:
Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Panelists:
Matthew Dickson
Head of Infrastructure, Americas
REST Superannuation

Dr. Alexander Poll
Infrastructure Equity Americas
MEAG Private Equity & Infrastructure

11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks & Thank You

Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Chase McWhorter
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Networking Activity
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Our speakers for 2019 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Infrastructure are currently being recruited. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact John Hunt, our conference program manager, at +1 925-244-0526 or j.hunt@irei.com.

2019 VIP Infrastructure Advisory Board:

Matthew Dickson
Head of Infrastructure, Americas
REST Superannuation

Alex Greenbaum
Senior Vice President
GIC Private Limited

Michael Lombardi, CFA, CAIA
Senior Investment Officer
New York Common Retirement Fund

Reynold Martin
Managing Principal
Allstate Investments

Dr. Alexander Poll
Infrastructure Equity Americas
MEAG Private Equity & Infrastructure

Eddie Schultz
Portfolio Manager
Texas Municipal Retirement System

  • Hotel & Venue
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InterContinental Toronto Centre

225 Front St. W

Toronto, Ontario

225 Front St. W Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3

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  • Attendees
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VIP Infrastructure – Partial List of Previous Attending Organizations

Actis
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Alinda Capital Partners
Allstate Investments
AMP Capital Investors
Antin Infrastructure
Arcus Infrastructure Partners, LLP
AustralianSuper
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
Hastings
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
Monument Group
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

  • Contact
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Registration Inquiries
Jenny Krasnovskaya

Event Coordinator
j.krasnovskaya@irei.com or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 145

Logistics
Lucero Jaramillo

Conference Director
l.jaramillo@irei.com or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 130

Sponsorship Opportunities
Randy Schein

Conference Sales Manager
r.schein@irei.com or +1 212-706-7023

Speaking Opportunities
John Hunt

Conference Program Manager
j.hunt@irei.com or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 137

Advisory Board
Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Infrastructure
c.mcwhorter@irei.com or +1 949-903-2128

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