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WOMEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2022
AUSTIN, TX

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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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150+

ATTENDEES

40+

SPEAKERS

11+

HOURS OF CONTENT

7+

NETWORKING HOURS

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT AND INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

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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.

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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.

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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?

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agenda

  • All Days
  • Mon Nov 07
  • Tue Nov 08
  • Thu Nov 03
Mon Nov 07
4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (1 hours)
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
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (1 hours)
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.

Tue Nov 08
8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:10 am (40 min)
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
9:10 am - 9:50 am (40 min)
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
9:50 am - 10:30 am (40 min)
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
10:30 am - 11:00 am (30 min)
COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 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?

12:00 am
12:00 am - 1:20 pm (13 hours,20 min)
NETWORKING LUNCH

Share lunch and network with all attendees.

1:20 pm
1:55 pm
1:55 pm - 2:30 pm (35 min)
FIRESIDE CHAT: REIMAGINING ENERGY STORAGE

Industry leader Ramya Swaminathan defines herself as an “accidental entrepreneur”. She is the 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 tackling global energy demands.

2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (1 hours)
FIRESIDE CHAT: PETYA NIKOLVA, NYC RETIREMENT SYSTEM
3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1 hours)
GROUP ACTIVITIES
  • Yoga
  • Colorado Walking Tour
Thu Nov 03
8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:10 am (40 min)
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
9:10 am - 9:50 am (40 min)
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?

9:50 am
9:50 am - 10:30 am (40 min)
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
10:30 am - 11:00 am (30 min)
COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:40 am (40 min)
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?

11:40 am
11:40 am - 12:30 am (50 min)
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.

12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (1 hours)
NETWORKING LUNCH

Share lunch and network with Real Esate and Infastructure Summit attendees.

1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm (30 min)
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
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (1 hours)
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?

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2022 line up

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NETWORKING

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.

SEE WHO ATTENDS

See which firms have attended Kayo’s past real estate events by downloading the past Attendee List.

attendees

sneak peek of limited partners attending

  • Texas Permanent School Fund
  • Teacher Retirement System
  • Hawaii ERS
  • Drexel University
  • Builders Vision
  • Rice Management Company
  • PURE Group of Insurance Companies
  • Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
  • Silvercrest Asset Management
  • UTIMCO
  • Willet Advisors
  • Dais Partners
  • Realterm
  • Allstate
  • SEKSL
  • Massachusetts Pension Reserves
  • Pension Reserves Investment Management
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • and more!

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LIMITED PARTNERS

$0

Non-fee earning LPs partners that allocate capital to investment funds.

Includes:
Pension Funds, Endowments, Foundations and more.

INVESTORS

$1,199

Infrastructure investors into public and private assets.

Includes:
Private Equity, REITs, Debt Equity/Lenders, Asset Managers, and Developers.

INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS

$1,199

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.

ALL
OTHERS

$2,199

Service providers to investors and companies.

Includes: Attorneys, Consultants, Placement Agents, Brokers, Executive Search, Architects, Construction & Engineering, and Other Advisors.

THE VENUE

THE THOMPSON AUSTIN HOTEL

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.

sponsors

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MANAGING DIRECTOR, CCMP

“I left with a stronger and larger network, increased energy and enthusiasm, and tons of
ideas to grow and improve my business.”

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!”

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

“It’s magical.”

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