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International Finance Forum 2022

Connecting digital infrastructure peers with capital markets.

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June 08 2022 to May 25 2023

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WHAT ARE THE NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITIES?

The Tech Capital International Finance Forum 2022 (IFF22) presents an in-depth, multi-session agenda focused on bringing together business leaders, financers, investors, senior legal advisers, strategists, trendspotters and the visionaries in charge of building digital infrastructure across the globe to debate, inspire and connect. This private networking and transactional event brings bold thinking and innovative ideas to life as those constructing and supporting the world’s digital infrastructure that connects billions of people’s online needs and jobs, examine the latest investor trends from sustainability to new technologies, opportunities, risks, the forces influencing the marketplace, and how to make sense of this ever-changing trade. Join public REITs, infrastructure funds, private equity, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, operators, legal and advisory firms and more.

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Featured Speakers

30+ event orators from different continents and industry backgrounds will inspire, debate and engage with IFF22's exclusive audience.

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Corey Dyer

Corey Dyer

Digital Realty

Chief Revenue Officer

Tesh Durvasula

Tesh Durvasula

Africa Data Centres

CEO

Anubhav Raj

Anubhav Raj

Aligned Data Centers

CFO

Josh Snowhorn

Josh Snowhorn

Quantum Loophole

Founder & CEO

Michael Tobin OBE

Michael Tobin OBE

Crystal Peak Acquisition

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Matt Pullen

Matt Pullen

CyrusOne

EVP & MD, Europe

Mark Kidd

Mark Kidd

Iron Mountain

EVP & Global General Manger, Data Centers

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

CBRE

Executive Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group

Tim Bawtree

Tim Bawtree

Quantum Switch

Founder & CEO

Anne Foster

Anne Foster

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Global Head of ESG

Eleni Coldrey

Eleni Coldrey

Equinix

Business Development Director

Michael Suppan, CFA

Michael Suppan, CFA

Deutsche Bank

Director

Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

Layer 9 Data Centers

Managing Member & Co-Founder

Guy Willner

Guy Willner

International Data Centre Group

Executive Chairman

Penny Madsen

Penny Madsen

IDC

Senior Research Director

Josh Joshi

Josh Joshi

AtlasEdge

Executive Chairman

Barry Gross

Barry Gross

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Partner

Karen Bach

Karen Bach

IX Acquisition Corp.

CEO

Maya Hennerkes

Maya Hennerkes

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Director, Green Financial Systems

Kok Chye Ong

Kok Chye Ong

Gaw Capital

MD - Head of IDC Platform, Asia (Ex-China)

Chris Hogg

Chris Hogg

Amber Infrastructure

Senior Investment Director

Rick Piket

Rick Piket

Citigroup

VP, Digital Infrastructure Investment Banking

Sonya Iovieno

Sonya Iovieno

Silicon Valley Bank

Head of Venture & Growth Banking

Dominic Ward

Dominic Ward

Verne Global

CEO

Narendra Sen

Narendra Sen

RackBank

Founder & CEO

Sicco Boomsma

Sicco Boomsma

ING Bank

Managing Director

Andre Karihaloo

Andre Karihaloo

Digital 9 Infrastructure

Investment Director

Charlie Evans

Charlie Evans

Greenhill & Co.

Investment Banking Digital Infrastructure Vice President

Rachel Sheridan

Rachel Sheridan

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Llp

Senior Associate

Michalis Grigoratos

Michalis Grigoratos

BLACKROCK

Director

Dr. Dmitriy Antropov

Dr. Dmitriy Antropov

Partners Group

Managing Director

Mike West

Mike West

Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd

CEO

Philbert Shih

Philbert Shih

Managing Director

Structure Research

Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell

PMP Strategy

Partner

Valentina Dal Borgo

Valentina Dal Borgo

China Mobile

Director

Paul Cranfield

Paul Cranfield

VIPA Digital Ltd

Partner and Co Founder

João Marques Lima

João Marques Lima

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Editor

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What to expect

1

INSPIRATION

Hear from over 30 industry experts who will take to the stage to share their vision of the sector, the opportunities and what lies ahead. Join them in an environment designed to foster audience-stage engagement.

2

Meaningful networking

Build connections and new business with leading peers in the sector from operators to investors, including REITs, funds, banks, equity, debt, bonds, legal, advisory, lobbyists and others.

3

Recognition

Join The Tech Capital Awards in celebrating the abundant talent and creativity in digital infrastructure financing. The Awards will take place right after IFF22 and will award individuals, teams and companies.

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Event Agenda

08:00-08:55

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:55-09:05

Opening Remarks from The Tech Capital

João Marques Lima

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalEditor

09:05-09:25

Global Finance and Investment Market Assessment

Taking the temperature of the global digital infrastructure marketplace, this is an opportunity to analyse the economic impact of the sector as well as the overarching trends and macro-economic opportunities that can be identified in spending, including M&A, expansion, and management of assets.

Philbert Shih

Philbert Shih

Managing DirectorStructure Research

09:25-10:05

State of Digital Infrastructure

With digital infrastructure CAPEX expected to top US$4 trillion over the next decade, the executive panel will discuss the evolution of the marketplace across data centres, fibre, towers, and edge, and whether business and financing models require a new approach, what's Wall Street's play today, and the role of hyperscalers.

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

CBREExecutive Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group

Corey Dyer

Corey Dyer

Digital RealtyChief Revenue Officer

Josh Snowhorn

Josh Snowhorn

Quantum LoopholeFounder & CEO

10:05-10:25

Exclusive insights into investors' challenges, opportunities, and ambitions

The session will reveal the results of the first global investor community survey undertaken by The Tech Capital and DIAL. Learn about what the sector thinks of current market conditions, challenges, the path to success, maintenance and maximising of asset value, growth opportunities, and more.

Mike West

Mike West

Digital Infrastructure Advisors LtdCEO

10:25-10:45

Morning Networking Break

10:45-11:25

Capital Funding: A dive into equity and debt finance markets

Institutional investors, asset managers, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, family offices, REITs, and private individuals, the profile of those financing the expansion of the market is shifting and diversifying supporting the argument that the market is maturing. This at a time when debt financing is delivering good grades for operators. The panellists will explore the current private equity and debt finance framework which is pulling mega capital into the sector, the strategies, returns, and emerging risks and opportunities in the context of a shifting global market, and how investors can best protect themselves from exposure from inflation to geo-political adversities.

Karen Bach

Karen Bach

IX Acquisition Corp.CEO

Chris Hogg

Chris Hogg

Amber InfrastructureSenior Investment Director

Andre Karihaloo

Andre Karihaloo

Digital 9 InfrastructureInvestment Director

Anubhav Raj

Anubhav Raj

Aligned Data CentersCFO

Sonya Iovieno

Sonya Iovieno

Silicon Valley BankHead of Venture & Growth Banking

11:25-12:05

Digital Infrastructure M&A around the world

The digital infrastructure space has in the past years broken record after record in terms of M&A deals. From Tokyo to Los Angeles and everywhere in between be it APAC, Africa, Europe, or Latin America, there is a fierce race to acquire infrastructure assets – and the talent running it. As the clock continues to tick, the window of opportunity is wide open. Experts will debate what recent deals mean for the market as well as what the projections tell us of the near and long future, especially as telcos rethink their deconversion of assets amidst a boom in edge deployments.

Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell

PMP StrategyPartner

Kok Chye Ong

Kok Chye Ong

Gaw CapitalMD - Head of IDC Platform, Asia (Ex-China)

Rick Piket

Rick Piket

CitigroupVP, Digital Infrastructure Investment Banking

Matt Pullen

Matt Pullen

CyrusOneEVP & MD, Europe

12:05-12:35

Fireside chat

A special chat between two industry heavyweights not to be missed.

Michael Tobin OBE

Michael Tobin OBE

Crystal Peak AcquisitionCo-Founder and Executive Chairman

Guy Willner

Guy Willner

International Data Centre GroupExecutive Chairman

12:35-13:35

Networking Lunch

13:40-14:20

Climate Capital: Making climate investing profitable

The climate challenge and sustainability are at the heart of every digital infrastructure project today. Or so they should be. Panellists will discuss if the vast amount of money being thrown at green and blue financing is being used purposefully, what the role of private equity is in the energy transition, how to avoid green capital washing, what markets are leading by example, and if regulatory changes, business strategies and innovative financing structures can deliver 2030 targets.

Dr. Dmitriy Antropov

Dr. Dmitriy Antropov

Partners GroupManaging Director

Anne Foster

Anne Foster

Quinbrook Infrastructure PartnersGlobal Head of ESG

Michael Suppan, CFA

Michael Suppan, CFA

Deutsche BankDirector

Maya Hennerkes

Maya Hennerkes

European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentDirector, Green Financial Systems

Charlie Evans

Charlie Evans

Greenhill & Co.Investment Banking Digital Infrastructure Vice President

14:20-15:00

The Southern Globe Decade

Explore the destinations for investment across the Southern Hemisphere. Home to more than three billion people - a large part of it still offline - our panel will access the opportunities and challenges of new markets across LATAM, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Where is the race to connect the next billion at? How much investment will be needed? Are there new barriers to entry?

Penny Madsen

Penny Madsen

IDCSenior Research Director

Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

Layer 9 Data CentersManaging Member & Co-Founder

Tim Bawtree

Tim Bawtree

Quantum SwitchFounder & CEO

Narendra Sen

Narendra Sen

RackBankFounder & CEO

Tesh Durvasula

Tesh Durvasula

Africa Data CentresCEO

15:00-15:20

Afternoon Networking Break

15:20-15:40

Regulation and Legislation

As digital infrastructure earns the critical infrastructure stamp from nations across the planet, there are inherent issues that can hinder developments and ultimately result in lost deals and revenue. What are the legal hurdles today? How has contracting changed? What are the land use and entitlement regulations? What are the implications of the different data sovereignty legislations around the globe? What do enterprises look for and what's the developer's responsibility? How will digital infrastructure law be framed in the future?

Barry Gross

Barry Gross

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPPartner

15:40-16:20

The FUTURE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

By 2023, digital infrastructure will be the underlying platform for all IT and business automation initiatives anywhere and everywhere, according to IDC. Digital infrastructure, be it hyperscale or at the edge, is now the foundation of our economy and the basis upon which future innovations, creations and investments will be generated. In this panel session, experts from some of the world’s leading corporates will discuss what the future holds for digital infrastructure, as well as how the market will help enable new realities like the metaverse, Web 3.0 and more.

Michalis Grigoratos

Michalis Grigoratos

BLACKROCKDirector

Mark Kidd

Mark Kidd

Iron MountainEVP & Global General Manger, Data Centers

Dominic Ward

Dominic Ward

Verne GlobalCEO

Valentina Dal Borgo

Valentina Dal Borgo

China MobileDirector

16:20-17:00

ESG: KEY TRENDS AND INVESTMENT STEWARDSHIP

Investment stewardship is the way to do business in the 21st century. Engaging with policy makers and standard setters, ensuring the human capital is protected and invested upon, and keeping the environment safe are factors without which investments could struggle in their road to triumph. This roundtable session will argue on how to integrate social and environmental values into investment portfolios, how to factor ESG non-financial elements to identify material risks and growth opportunities, how to manage direct exposure to private equity or real assets, and more.

Rachel Sheridan

Rachel Sheridan

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LlpSenior Associate

Josh Joshi

Josh Joshi

AtlasEdgeExecutive Chairman

Paul Cranfield

Paul Cranfield

VIPA Digital LtdPartner and Co Founder

Eleni Coldrey

Eleni Coldrey

EquinixBusiness Development Director

Sicco Boomsma

Sicco Boomsma

ING BankManaging Director

17:00-19:00

THE TECH CAPITAL AWARDS

Join The Tech Capital Awards drinks reception in recognising the many talented individuals, teams and companies operating in the digital infrastructure finance, investment, and legal spheres.

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COVID Safe Event

The Tech Capital and the venue of the International Finance Forum and Awards 2022 will follow the directives of the UK Government on Covid-19 to ensure the safety of our attendees, staff, and partners. As of March 29, 2022, English law imposes no restrictions on gatherings. Attendees are advised to check the latest travel advise relating to their departure location. We will however take the following measures:

Cleaning & Hygiene

Surfaces will be cleaned on a more regular basis; this includes speaker microphones. Hand gel will be made available to attendees throughout the venue.

Social Distancing

Social distance is not required. In England, face coverings are also no longer required by law. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

Protect & Detect

Attendees will be required to show their vaccination status either using the NHS COVID Pass or a similar service from their country of residence. Alternatively, delegates can show a negative antigen test taken no longer than 24 hours before 8am of June 08. This is to ensure the safety of all attendees, staff and partners during and after the event as mixing in close contact will take place.

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