CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE | ENERGY TRANSITION | DIGITALIZATION
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.
Join 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.
The 2022 Infrastructure Pass includes:
7+ hours of networking
STANDARD REGISTRATION SAVINGS END IN:
who should attend
Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, other non-fee earning institutional investors.
Our 2022 program includes three days of networking, learning, and thought-leadership.
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.
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
West Houston Airport
The Wall Street Journal
University of Chicago
GENEVIÈVE MALTAIS BOISVERT
sneak peak of the
limited partners attending
Texas Permanent School Fund
Teacher Retirement System
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Silvercrest Asset Management
Pension Reserves Investment Management
Monday, November 7 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
Hear stories from leading women about their career journeys.
Catch up with longtime friends and meet some new ones at our opening cocktail reception.
3:00 PM | WELCOME
3:00 PM | LP Fireside Chat
3:00 PM | Opening Activities
4:00 PM | Peer, Fears and Cheers
5:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, November 8 | 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM CT
macro and funds
7:00 AM | Breakfast
8:00 AM | Welcome & Icebreaker
8:30 AM | Opening Keynote: Katherine Blunt, WSJ
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
10:30 AM | Coffee
11:00 AM | Rise of Infrastructure Fundraising
In today’s volatile market investors seek stable returns. Private, patient infrastructure funds are innovating to address this need. As mega-funds hit the market, GPs must differentiating their thesis to attract capital. What’s resonating with investors and what’s not? This panel of capital raising experts will explore whether or not there is there a gap in infrastructure fundraising as the industry seeks to tackle the next generation of energy, communications, transportation and social projects.
11:50 AM | Panel 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 | Roundtable Lunch
1:20 PM | Fireside Chat
1:55 PM | Fireside Chat: Ramya Swaminathan
Ramya Swaminathan is CEO of Malta, a spin-out of X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory. Malta is on a mission to unlock long duration energy storage on a grid-scale. 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 why Ramya defines herself as an “accidental entrepreneur”.
2:30 PM | Fireside Chat: LP's
3:30 PM | Group Activities
– Waterfront Walking Group
– Waterfront Running Group
– Yoga and Meditation
– Museum Tour
Wednesday, November 9 | 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM CT
7:30 AM | Breakfast
8:00 AM | Welcome
8:30 AM | Fireside Chat: A Pilot's View on The Future of Aviation
9:10 AM | Energy Transition
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
Demand for renewable energy is skyrocketing. Pressure mounts for corporations to meet net zero sustainability targets. Supply chains across the globe are incorporating new sources of energy to power operations. Consumers are snatching up electric vehicles and governments are incentivizing the adoption of clean energy technologies. Who are the leaders financing and developing the next wave of the renewable energy projects? What hurdles are preventing efficiency? What progress on clean energies has been made to date?
10:30 AM | Coffee Break
11:00 AM | Sector: Transportation
Laurie Mahon, CIBC
11:50 AM | Panel: Regulatory 2
12:30 PM | Lunch
1:30 PM | Cyber & Incidence Response
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 | 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.
2:30 PM | Closing Keynote
3:00 PM | Closing
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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