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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE | ENERGY TRANSITION | DIGITALIZATION
The Women’s Infrastructure Summit brings together 150+ of the nation’s leading women
in infrastructure looking to capitalize on the changes and investing opportunities
that will shape our lives in the coming decades.
2022 is “the year” of infrastructure investing. In the past, infrastructure was ignored and undercapitalized. However, halted supply chains, soaring fuel prices, a digital revolution and cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure have brought these assets into our daily headlines. Now is the time to reinvest in our Transportation, Energy, Social and Digital infrastructure.
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HOURS OF CONTENT
hot topics on the agenda
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT AND INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
THE FALL OF PACIFIC GAS & ENERGY
What is the human cost of infrastructure failure? Learn how the legacy of Pacific Gas and Energy fell apart—unraveling a long history of deadly failures in which it endangered millions of Northern Californians, through neglect of its infrastructure.
REIMAGINING ENERGY STORAGE
In this fireside chat, we’ll explore how Ramya’s team is transforming the power generation needed to address grid instability at a low cost and tackling global energy demands.
ENERGY TRANSITION: WHERE ARE WE TODAY?
To what extent are sustainability goals driving M&A? How has disruption in the global oil markets impacted priorities for capital expenditures and M&A? What innovations are most exciting to today’s energy leaders? What are the greatest obstacles?
The Fall of Pacific Gas and Energy
November 8th | 8:30 AM
What is the human cost of infrastructure failure? In this conversation with Wall Street Journal journalist Katherine Blunt we will hear about the cautionary tale of California’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric. Pacific Gas and Electric was a legacy company built by innovators and visionaries, establishing California as a desirable home and economic powerhouse. Katherine will share how that legacy fell apart—unraveling a long history of deadly failures in which Pacific Gas and Electric endangered millions of Northern Californians, through neglect of its infrastructure. For example, power lines went unchecked until a rusted hook purchased for 56 cents in 1921 split in two, sparking the deadliest wildfire in California history.
Energy Transition: Where Are We Now?
November 9th | 9:10 AM
Description: The Energy Transition is driving transformation across traditional oil and gas companies. To what extent are sustainability goals driving M&A today? How has disruption in the global oil markets impacted priorities for capital expenditures and M&A? What kind of leadership does it take navigate this period in the energy cycle? What innovations are most exciting to today’s energy leaders? What are the greatest obstacles for today’s leaders?
the line up
West Houston Airport
Wall Street Journal
NYC, Retirement System
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
PGIM Private Capital
Let’s take the “work” out of networking. We’ll get out of the conference room to make personal connections through structured and unstructured group activities such as: Opening Cocktail Reception, Colorado River Walk, Yoga & Meditation Class, Mixology Course.
Join us in Austin this November at one of Austin’s newest hotels in the heart of downtown. Our conference will be held at the Thompson Austin with 6,300 square feet of modern ballroom elegance and thoughtfully designed meeting venues. Amenities include infinity pool and sensational dining outlets.
See which firms have attended in the past by downloading our past attendee list.
THE SUMMIT STARTS IN:
Non-fee earning LPs partners that allocate capital to investment funds.
Pension Funds, Endowments, Foundations and more.
Infrastructure investors into public and private assets.
Private Equity, REITs, Debt Equity/Lenders, Asset Managers, and Developers.
Fee earning LPs that allocate capital directly into companies, developments or projects.
Includes: Investment Consultants, OCIOs, Fund of Funds, and other fee-earning investment managers.
Service providers to investors and companies.
Consultants, Placement Agents, Brokers and Investment Bankers, Executive Search, Architects, Construction & Engineering, and Other Advisors
sneak peek of
limited partners attending
Texas Permanent School Fund
Teacher Retirement System
Rice Management Company
PURE Group of Insurance Companies
Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
Silvercrest Asset Management
Massachusetts Pension Reserves
Pension Reserves Investment Management
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Monday, November 7 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
4:00 PM | Allocator-Only Session
- A new Kayo tradition, join your fellow allocators for intimate roundtable discussions.
- Connect with new colleagues and reunite with longtime friends.
- Open up about your worries and obstacles.
- Toast to the wins of the year. (Yes, there will be tequila!)
5:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
Laughter… Rooftop… Sunset over the Austin skyline.
This year’s summit renews the joy of community and it all begins at our opening Cocktail Reception at the beautiful Upstairs at Caroline Bar.
Tuesday, November 8 | 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM CT
macro & funds
8:30 AM | Opening Fireside Chat: Katherine Blunt, WSJ - The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric
What is the human cost of infrastructure failure? Wall Street Journal journalist Katherine Blunt will share the cautionary tale of California’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric. Pacific Gas and Electric was a legacy company built by innovators and visionaries, establishing California as a desirable home and economic powerhouse. In this keynote, Katherine will tell us how that legacy fell apart—unraveling a long history of deadly failures in which Pacific Gas and Electric endangered millions of Northern Californians, through neglect of its infrastructure. For example, power lines went unchecked until a rusted hook purchased for 56 cents in 1921 split in two, sparking the deadliest wildfire in California history.
9:10 AM | The Port in the Storm
As inflationary concerns soar, real assets investments have become a sought-after haven for institutional investors. And, Institutional investment in infrastructure will shape our lives in many ways over the coming decades, from the roads we travel to the communication we have with families and friends to the way we source our energy. Where are real assets investors looking for opportunities to invest today? How are they participating in the energy transition? What strategies give investors pause given the economic and geopolitical landscape?
9:50 AM | Knock-Out Networking
Knockout Networking is a structured networking segment where the room is set with roundtables and individuals are invited to share one obstacle, problem, or pickle in 30 seconds. Once all the problems are on the table, a designated host/facilitator invites the table to take two minutes on each problem to share ideas for solutions in a rapid-fire style.
The set-up will be: 10 person roundtables, 40 minutes total; two rounds of 20 minutes with one rotation.
10:30 AM | Coffee Break
11: 00 AM | Connectivity is the Catalyst: Building our Digital Infrastructure
We’re now living in a truly digital society. In our homes, classrooms, banks, hospitals and everywhere in between, we’re consuming vast amounts of data at gigabit speeds – and society is demanding more. If we desire a future that includes autonomous vehicles, smart grids and smart cities, the digital infrastructure must be there first. How do we get there? This panel of digital infrastructure investors shine a light on the path forward. Where is capital investment needed most? What are the key trends towers, small cells, fiber and data centers?
Elizabeth Park, Latham & Watkins (Moderator)
12:00 PM | Networking Lunch
Share lunch and network with all attendees.
Christina Anzel, True Green – “Trends in Infrastructure Fundraising”
Heather Arbogast, McGuire Woods – “M&A Trends”
Alex Wilde, Jones Day – “Mentorship Matters”
1:00 PM | Fireside Chat
1:40 PM | Fireside Chat: Championing Sustainable Social Infrastructure
2:30 PM | Fireside Chat: Petya Nikolva, NYC Retirement System
In previous inflationary periods, real assets outperformed other asset classes. Today we’re reaching the highest inflation expectations in nearly a decade. Which allocators have best positioned their portfolios to capitalize on infrastructure ? What risks must be considered? Although this asset class may not be “flashy” it may be exactly what allocators need to support returns. In this conversation with Petya Nikolova of the NYC Retirement System, we’ll explore how infrastructure has matured with an influx of institutional capital.
3:30 PM | Group Activities
– Colorado Walking Tour
Wednesday, November 9 | 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM CT
8:30 AM | Opening Fireside Chat: A Pilot's View on The Future of Aviation
Only 5% of commercial pilots are women – and one of the most influential and tireless among them is Shelly deZevallos. Shelly is the CEO of West Houston Airport, a privately owned public use general aviation airport operated by her family for two generations. She is a leader in the Texas Aviation industry, as a member of the Texas Aviation Advisory Committee, a member of the FAA’s Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board. She and her husband are both pilots and live in Houston, Texas, with their twin daughters. Shelly will share her unique family legacy in aviation and how aviation is changing – including the possibility and promise of Urban Air Mobility.
9:10 AM | Energy Transition: Where are we now?
The Energy Transition is driving transformation across traditional oil and gas companies. However, with nearly 85% of our energy still coming from oil, coal and gas, much of the transition to renewable energy sources lies ahead. In this panel discussion, we’ll discuss where we are today. To what extent are sustainability goals driving M&A? How has disruption in the global oil markets impacted priorities for capital expenditures and M&A? What kind of leadership does it take navigate this period in the energy cycle? What innovations are most exciting to today’s energy leaders? What are the greatest obstacles?
Ife Orimoloye, McDermott
9:50 AM | Renewable Energy Outlook
Investments into renewable energy and electrification have supercharged capital expenditure in the United States. This panel will look at key themes, including what the $1 trillion infrastructure bill means for renewable energy financing strategies, key renewable energy project development and investment opportunities, evolving PPA relationship development strategies and how to leverage public-private partnerships to rapidly scale renewable energy developments.
10:30 AM | Coffee Break
11:00 AM | Transportation Infrastructure: Reconnecting communities
One in five miles of US highways and major roads are in poor condition. Yet, we rely on roads, bridges, rails, airports and ports to transport essential goods, services and people around the world. Disruptions to supply chains and trade flows precipitate serious economic consequences. Is now a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in North American transportation infrastructure? How are investors and developers considering safety for all and prioritizing resiliency and sustainability? What’s happening with EV infrastructure?
Laurie Mahon, CIBC
11:40 AM | Is Trouble looming in water infrastructure?
Water and wastewater systems across the country are aging and outdated. Floods are increasing, destroying lives and habitats all around us. The need to invest in infrastructure inadequacies is NOW. How does the recent infrastructure bill work to provide solutions and what technologies are still underfunded? These panelists will share insights into the state of our water infrastructure, and how institutional investment, public-private partnership, and the community/consumer needs to act to ensure a resilient future.
Wednesday, November 9 | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT
Content shared with concurrent Real Estate Summit.
12:30 PM | Networking Lunch
Share lunch and network with Real Esate and Infastructure Summit attendees.
1:30 PM | How Vulnerable is our Critical Infrastructure?
Our society is more digitized and “connected” than ever before leaving us at an increasingly higher risk for cyberattack. Malware installed on several hundred machines heightens the Russia-Ukraine crisis, ransomware attacks on the Colonial Pipeline shut down East Coast fuel supply, and cyber criminals who exploited the privacy of individuals on Zoom, name just a few of the recent threats that are slowing progress and intimidating privacy across U.S. industries. What are the top cyber risks for the critical infrastructure on which we so heavily depend? And what steps should be taken to prevent such invisible risk?
2:00 PM | Sustainability in the Built Environment
As investors await official guidance and regulation from the SEC, an evolving number of real estate and infrastructure fund managers emerge as leaders in sustainability. The pioneers who stand out are not afraid to incorporate thoughtful practices and tracking mechanics across their portfolio and teams. Despite obvious differences in the underlying assets, ESG needs for real estate and infrastructure LPs share commonalities. After all, both sectors demand significant sources of energy. If smart cities and green technologies are the way of the future, what steps must investors, designers and builders account for today? Must consumer preferences and behaviors change?
INVESTOR RELATIONS, TAILWAITER CAPITAL
“I left energized and connected in a way that I haven’t felt in 18+ months. I know it was a ton of planning, but well worth it from an attendee’s perspective! Looking forward to the next one!”
FOUNDING PARTNER, GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
“With 30+ years of debt capital market experience, I have attended a myriad of conferences; I have never attended a conference like this! It was like getting a giant supportive hug!”
VP, STATESMAN BUSINESS ADVISORS
“This was the best conference I’ve been to, maybe ever!”
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