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2022 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Infrastructure

June 7 - 9, 2022 | W Austin | Austin, TX


VIP Infrastructure 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.

Please email us at events@irei.com if you'd like to be added to our mailing list and receive information on this event.

Download our 2019 VIP Infrastructure Brochure (*the last time we held this meeting in-person)

Registration Information:

Investment managers, and others:

Early Bird Rate: $1995 *Ends April 6, 2022
Regular rate: $2395

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 +1 925-365-7164.

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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Cancellation Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing to Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI), directed via e-mail to IREI at events@irei.com. Cancellations received on/before May 2, 2022 are eligible for a full refund, less a $350 processing fee. Cancellations received between May 16, 2022 and May 27, 2022 are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations received after May 27, 2022 are not eligible for a refund. IREI does not offer credit to future events for the unrefunded portion of the registration fee unless you are a current sponsor of an IREI publication. If IREI decides to cancel this conference, IREI does not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. If you selected an activity, the cost is included in your registration fee. Therefore, no additional cancellation fees are incurred for the activity when canceling registration.)

 

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2022 VIP Infrastructure Theme: Infrastructure in Transition

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
3:00 pm Registration opens
4:00 pm Opening roundtable mixer

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

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Howard Stern

Sr. Managing Director, Juhl Energy

5:30 pm Welcome Reception

Small plates/heavy hors d’oeuvres

7:00 pm Conclusion
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and overview
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

9:00 am A global perspective: The world as our readers see it

A review of key themes and insights from our global editorial board meetings will be followed by a moderated panel discussion about global trends.

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Michael Albrecht

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Hillary Ripley

Senior Director, FSI / Igneo infrastructure Partners

George Theodoropoulos

Managing Partner, Fengate Asset Management

10:00 am A global perspective: Roundtable discussions

Each table will have a group leader as a facilitator and will have the option of picking one of several topics with related questions about key global investor themes.

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

10: 30 am A global perspective: Group leader reports

Following table discussions, we will have an interactive open forum with the audience during our group leader reports session, where they will share their findings.

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

11:00 am Break
11:30 am Energy Transition
  • Defining net-zero: What does it mean, and how do you measure it in the infrastructure energy space?
  • Should investors actively participate in helping the industry shift to net-zero emissions, or simply no longer invest in certain sectors?
  • How are geopolitics and economic trends affecting current and long-term demand and return drivers?
  • How do energy security trends fit into ESG end energy-transition strategies?
  • What are the different investment strategy options, and how do they fit into ESG?
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Carolyn Arida

Managing Director and Head of Utilities, Harrison Street

Todd Bright

Partner, Co-Head Private Infrastructure Americas, Partners Group

Stefano Brugnolo

Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Derek Chu

Head of Americas Infrastructure, AustralianSuper

Mark Saunders

Managing Director, Co-Head, Energy Strategy Storage, UBS Asset Management

12:15 pm Energy Transition: Investor Fireside Chat
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Ryan Bisch

Managing Director, Ontario Power Generation

Eric Chang

Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Brock Howard

Portfolio Manager, State Board of Administration of Florida

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

12:45 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Where are pockets of double-digit returns today?
  • What niche strategies and vehicles are attractive today, and why?
  • What are the risks and limitations of these strategies?
  • What might be some future emerging opportunities?
  • How can ESG add to returns?
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Hamza Fassi-Fehri

Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partner

Indranil Ghosh

Senior Advisor, Cube Infrastructure Managers

Michael Hoverman

Principal and Head, Global Partners Group, CIM Group

Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner-Infrastructure/Renewables/Sustainability, Sera Global

Devinder Sangha

Partner, Albourne Partners

3:00 pm Next generation of digital infrastructure
  • The digital sector has had tailwinds supporting it during the past several years. What are the headwinds investors should watch for in the future?
  • Are current valuation and return levels sustainable?
  • How might emerging technology trends disrupt this established sector in the future?
  • Which investment approach is best suited for the future: generalist versus specialist, and infrastructure manager versus private-equity manager?
  • How is digital infrastructure implementing ESG practices?
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Alex Darden

President of EQT Partners Inc. and Head of US Infrastructure, EQT Group

Geneviève Maltais-Boisvert

Managing Director, DigitalBridge

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Ted Mocarski

Senior Partner, NovaCap

Fred Robert

Senior Principal, Infrastructure, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

3:45 pm Break
4:15 pm Platforms and strategies: Infrastructure manager and private-equity manager models

Both models bring unique skill sets, strategies to the infrastructure sector.

  • What types of sectors, strategies tend to be best fit for each investor risk/return profile?
  • What vehicles work best? A look at when, why and how to execute with co-invest, secondaries, extension vehicles?
  • What are the strengths and limitations of the two models?
  • What is the future of these models in infrastructure? Will they continue to co-exist, blend together or might something else happen?
  • Does one structure lend itself to adhere better to ESG guidelines?
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Dima Blumin, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, World Bank Pension Plan

Dylan Foo

Co-Head of Global Infrastructure, Apollo Global Management

Wandy Hoh

Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

Janice Ince

Managing Director, Pantheon

Todd Lapenna

Partner, Infrastructure & Real Assets, StepStone Group

5:15 pm Wrap-up
6:00 pm Depart for Networking Activity/TopGolf

Accompanied by a casual networking reception.

9:00 pm Return to hotel
Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Global infrastructure capital flow trends

IREI Data Services will provide capital flow research data to set the stage for panel discussion covering some of the challenges and opportunities in today’s market, which will be followed by roundtable discussion groups that will do a deep dive and drill down on key trends with a focus on providing attendees with new actionable insights.

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Nick Cleary

Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Patrick M. Cunningham

Head of Infrastructure Investment Specialists Americas, Executive Director, UBS Asset Management

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Abigail Rayner

Principal, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

Aaron Vale, CFA, CAIA

Managing Director, Co-Head of Indirect Infrastructure, CBRE Investment Management

9:45 am Global capital flows roundtables 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 with related questions about key themes of global capital flows. Following table discussions, we will have an interactive open forum with the audience during our group leader reports session where they will share their findings.

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

10:30 am Break
11:00 am Shifting supply chains: How are emerging logistics trends impacting infrastructure?
  • COVID-19 exposed challenges of global trade. How have companies changed their logistics management strategies?
  • Are current valuations and growth sustainable? Why or why not?
  • Will demand shifts result in more greenfield development?
  • What are the key trends infrastructure investors should be watching?
  • What do these trends mean for future opportunities, values and returns for seaports, airports and rail?
  • How does the S of ESG factor in when working with union workers?
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

David Altshuler

Executive Director, Head of Global Relationship Group, North America, IFM Investors

Recep Kendircioglu

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Manulife

Allison Kingsley

Partner & Founder, Nova Infrastructure

John Ma

Partner, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Perry Offutt

Partner and Head of North America, Morrison & Co

11:45 am Advisory Board wrap-up

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

Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

TJ Moen

Portfolio Director, Private Markets, Texas Municipal Retirement System

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Fred Robert

Senior Principal, Infrastructure, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Devinder Sangha

Partner, Albourne Partners

12:15 pm Closing remarks and thank you
Speaker(s) and Panelist(s):

Chase McWhorter

Managing Director, Americas & Infrastructure, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Tom Parker

Executive Vice President & Publisher, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

12:30 pm To go lunch
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Co-Chairs:

Tom Parker
Executive Vice President and Publisher
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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

Advisory Board:

Niraj Agarwal
Head of Real Assets
New Jersey Division of Investment

Petya Nikolova
Head of Infrastructure Investments
New York City Retirement System, Office of the Comptroller

Fred Robert
Senior Principal, Infrastructure
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Devinder Sangha
Partner
Albourne Partners

Eddie Schultz
Sr. Managing Director – Private Markets
Texas Municipal Retirement System

  • Hotel & Venue
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W Austin

200 Lavaca Street

Austin, TX

W Austin, 200 LAVACA STREET, AUSTIN, USA, TEXAS 78701

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  • Health and Safety
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SAFETY GUIDELINES:
By registering for this event, you agree fully to adhere to the applicable CDC and local county guidelines (for which the event is being held) while attending.

You are required to take any COVID test (at-home is acceptable) within 48-hours prior to attending VIP. Please send your negative results to events@irei.com any time prior to your arrival.

If your negative results have not been received prior to your arrival at VIP you will be asked to test onsite. If needed, IREI will provide you with a complimentary COVID self-test.

Please note that if your spouse/significant other is joining you at VIP, they will also be required to send proof of a negative COVID test.

Anyone who tests positive onsite, or displays COVID like symptoms will not able to attend VIP.

  • Contact
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Registration
Jody Barhanovich
Event Coordinator/Registrar
j.barhanovich@irei.com or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 190

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

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