The Tech Capital International Finance Forum 2023
24 May 2023
Live from London and following a successful first edition, The Tech Capital International Finance Forum makes a return under the theme of "At the Heart of Power" for a full day featuring an in-depth, multi-session agenda focused on bringing together business leaders, financers, investors, funders, 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 data centres, towers, and fibre infrastructure 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.
With a combined market cap north of US$1 trillion, join delegates from public REITs, infrastructure funds, private equity, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, operators, government agencies, legal and advisory firms and more in setting the path forward for growth across the global stage of digital infrastructure.
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation
Chief Corporate Strategy Executive
Head of Europe
Chief Commercial Officer
Co-Founder & CEO, Scala Data Centers
Operating Partner, DigitalBridge
VP & Head of Investor Relations
CEO, ZeroPoint DC
Chief Growth Officer, Tonomus.NEOM
Senior Equity Research Analyst
Global Head of Corporate Business Development
H.R.L. Morrison & Co
Partner & Head of UK/Europe
Chief Investment Officer
Group CFO & MD
Digital Connectivity Forum
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
IFC, World Bank Group
Cordiant Capital Inc., Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Ltd
Managing Director Infrastructure
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Head of Digital Infrastructure
President, Chairman & Co-founder
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Senior Director & Global Head of ESG
Quantum Loophole, Inc.
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary
CEO, Crown Hosting
Ark Data Centres
DIF Capital Partners
Head of European Digital Infrastructure
Managing Director TMT
Head of Infrastructure, London
SVP - Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Global Data Centers
VP, INVESTMENT BANKING
Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP
Agility Logistics Parks
Founder & Managing Partner
TTC'S UNDER 35 WINNER 2022
FORMER INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE, AIIM
The Tech Capital
Plan your strategy for the year ahead by hearing from 50+ 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 like never before.
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. All this and more in a private and friendly enviroment.
Join The Tech Capital Global Awards in celebrating the abundant talent and creativity in digital infrastructure financing. The Awards will take place right after IFF23 and will award individuals, teams and companies.
The Tech CapitalEditor
The digital infrastructure industry has taken bold collective action in addressing some of the major challenges imposed by a fragmented world. From multi-billion Dollar consolidation to hefty capital commitments into the deployment of real estate, the sector has had its priorities set on servicing the planet of connectivity and cloud power. This around-the-world kick-off keynote will sharply assess the global digital infrastructure finance and investment landscape across different locations, Wall Street’s play and the fears of a bear market scenario and provide snippets of the road ahead.
Managing DirectorStructure Research
Development headwinds continue to deliver on big valuations and expansionary roadmaps. Growth has been a constant across the globe and opportunities remain for discerning investors in both large and small economies. This CXO open forum will discuss the evolution of the marketplace across data centres, fibre, towers, and edge, offer an outlook for the next 12-18 months, and invite the in-room audience to participate in the debate led by some of the world’s largest household names in digital infrastructure investment.
TD CowenSenior Equity Research Analyst
EdgeConneXChief Corporate Strategy Executive
CEO, ZeroPoint DCChief Growth Officer, Tonomus.NEOM
Co-Founder & CEO, Scala Data CentersOperating Partner, DigitalBridge
In a time when deglobalisation is gaining pace, navigating the constant changes around legal frameworks can be challenging. Moving from soft to hard law requirements, there are significant increases in ESG and human rights requirements, requiring companies and investors to identify ESG-related risks in their operations and supply chains, identify and implement effective and efficient mechanisms to address those risks, and derisking their supply chains. Trade wars and economic sanctions do not make it any easier, especially for international businesses that rely on cross-border trading. All this has created a regulatory business environment that is as unprecedented as unpredictable. With the digital infrastructure market fiercely expanding into new realms, this panel will explore the current environment and their influence on operations, new regulations around data sovereignty, land, and very importantly, sustainability, and how brands can leverage this disruptive force to their investors and their firms’ advantage.
Sigma EconomicsManaging Director
Paul Hastings LLPPartner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPPartner
Quantum Loophole, Inc.Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary
Digital infrastructure is rapidly turning into a utility-like foundation of societies and economies across the globe. As much benefit as it brings to users and brands, this real estate vertical also attracts hefty capital commitments that last decades on end and contribute trillions of Dollars into the world’s GDP. In thispanel, The Tech Capital will bring executives together to discuss how different administrations in some of the globe’s most burgeoning digital markets are promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade to welcome digital infrastructure investors into their borders.
PMP STRATEGYSENIOR ADVISOR
Guggenheim PartnersVice President
H.R.L. Morrison & CoPartner & Head of UK/Europe
Deutsche BankManaging Director
Much of the conversation – and headlines – around digital infrastructure focus on mature economies whose deployments add to large footprints and relatively well served geographies. But what’s next for location investment? Notwithstanding land and power struggles, this panel will explore new locations of opportunity across the world. What investment vehicles are driving that expansion, how much infrastructure is needed, the barriers, the challenges, and the ROI of long-term betting where others don’t dare going.
Danseb ConsultingManaging Director
IFC, World Bank GroupGlobal Head
Data4 GroupChief Commercial Officer
Agility Logistics ParksSenior Director
Actel ConsultingFounder & Managing Partner
Join chair Stephanie Liston and Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Alex Bornyakov, as they delve into the pressing issue of Ukraine's digital infrastructure needs amidst the ongoing war and the post-war period. The fireside chat will also explore the tech scene in Ukraine, shedding light on the country's potential as a hub for innovation and growth. Don't miss this insightful conversation on the future of digital Ukraine.
Digital Connectivity ForumChair
Ukraine GovernmentDeputy Minister of Digital Transformation
Hosted by DigitalBridge
In the next 24 months, businesses will continue to invest heavily in digital infrastructure and adopt new strategies to improve their connectivity and data management capabilities. Data centres, fiber, and towers will be key components of this infrastructure, and the demand for these assets will continue to grow. In this keynote, our expert speaker will explore the latest trends in the industry, including investment patterns, strategic considerations, and location strategies. He will also discuss how these trends will impact businesses and consumers, and what steps organisations can take to stay ahead of the curve.
DigitalBridgeHead of Europe
Over the past 200 years the world has built an economy dependent on fossil fuels, but now, it has less than 30 years to change it over. Digital infrastructure has been at the forefront of that change and continues to adapt to the current energy climate as well as new technologies. But how can climate technology help speed the transition to net zero within this industry? From hydrogen, nuclear power, and alternative proteins to edge and cleverer deployments, this panel will debate the new energy economics, investment stewardship, the up-and-coming energy venture opportunities, their direct correlation into the digital infrastructure sphere, and how they can be used to their utmost potential delivering on ESGP goals.
Quinbrook Infrastructure PartnersGlobal Head of ESG
Raxio GroupGroup CFO & MD
QScalePresident, Chairman & Co-founder
ING BankManaging Director
Vodafone GroupGlobal Head of Corporate Business Development
Despite a volatile macroeconomic landscape, digital infrastructure M&A has seen deal multiples remain high across many subsectors. The many billions of Dollars invested mostly by private equity houses reflects underlying industry trends that are set to navigate harsher economic winds in 2023 and continue to flourish into 2024. But what is left to snap up when most have been taken over? This panel will debate what is next for dealmaking and convergence in digital infrastructure M&A, what business models are emerging, how the banking sector is growing in importance, current market corrections, and what will the next generation of digital infrastructure consolidation look like.
Vinson & Elkins LLPPartner
GI PartnersManaging Director
Santander Corporate & Investment BankingHead of Digital Infrastructure
As the era of “free cash” comes to an end, the financing models around digital infrastructure have been dramatically shifting almost monthly. Access to capital is one of the primary enablers of entrepreneurship, but as the market matures and navigates a world of institutional shift, this panel will debate the current barriers to value creation and market competitiveness, if we have reached the end of debt finance and private equity, how hyperscalers are changing the game on the back of short selling views, rising borrowing costs, banks’ roles, liquidity, and tightening credit.
Cassava TechnologiesVP & Head of Investor Relations
NIBCManaging Director Infrastructure
Cordiant Capital Inc., Cordiant Digital Infrastructure LtdManaging Director
DIF Capital PartnersHead of European Digital Infrastructure
As the world continues to consume and produce tremendous amounts of data, the need for digital infrastructure construction will not subside. The metaverse, spiralling cloud adoption, digital currencies, Web 3.0, smart cities, you name it, there are many different agents of change who demand more real estate to house and process data. Bringing together colocation and hyperscale operators, this panel will discuss what is on the cards for development, where the shelf-build/leased balance lies between operators and hyperscalers, the latest developments in infrastructure expansion and what new applications will be enabled by such investments.
NTT Ltd.SVP - Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Global Data Centers
ESR GroupChief Investment Officer
CEO, Crown HostingArk Data Centres
There is no doubt this is a crucial transitioning period for digital infrastructure. From macro market volatility to recognition as a critical infrastructure subsector, the community is having to rapidly adapt and mature in as little as 24 months. This executive panel will explore the skills needed by investors to navigate this rapidly shifting landscape, what are the new capital access platforms, the new finance and equity investment vehicle trends like continuation funds, and alternative asset classes for digital infrastructure investment opportunities. The question is: what is next if everything else failed?
TTC'S UNDER 35 WINNER 2022FORMER INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE, AIIM
KfW IPEX-BankHead of Infrastructure, London
Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLPInvestment Director
CITIGROUPVP, INVESTMENT BANKING
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. Our dedicated hosting team will be on hand to guide you to the Great Hall.
One Great George Street, a four-domed grade II listed Edwardian building close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James's Park.
Address: 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
Accommodation: The event organisers have secured exclusive night rates at several nearby hotels. Please get in touch for more information.
How to reach us: One Great George Street is located just 5 minutes walk from both London Underground’s Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James's Park on the District and Circle lines. London's mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. The venue is also reachable by river (London Eye Pier), by several bus routes 1-2 minutes walk, and is also closely located to several car parks.
Please enter your details below to register to attend The Tech Capital International Finance Forum & Global Awards on May 24, 2023, in London.
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