THE TECH CAPITAL

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FORUM 2024

Where global digital infrastructure investors debate, inspire and connect

NOW IN ITS 3RD YEAR

MAY 22-23 2024

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Building Alliances for Equitable Action

The highly anticipated The Tech Capital International Finance Forum and Global Awards is set to take place in London this May 2024, promising an exhilarating and informative event for operational, finance, investment, and regulatory digital infrastructure professionals worldwide.

Embracing the theme of “Building Alliances for Equitable Action”, IFF24 aims to address pressing issues facing the global financial landscape amidst turbulent dynamics. Additionally, this year's agenda includes an expanded focus on the digital infrastructure economy in the Middle East & Africa, providing a comprehensive platform for in-depth discussions and networking opportunities.

Bringing together a distinguished lineup of investment, financing, regulatory, and industry experts, IFF24 offers an exceptional forum for the exchange of groundbreaking ideas, invaluable insights, and strategic networking. Attendees can anticipate expanding their professional network, securing new capital, and gaining the expertise needed to drive their business and digital infrastructure portfolio to unprecedented heights.

The conference presents a unique chance to engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives, including business leaders, financers, investors, brokers, funders, senior legal advisers, strategists, and trendspotters. With a combined market cap exceeding US$1.2 trillion, the event serves as the ultimate platform for those at the forefront of building the world’s data centres, cell towers, and fibre infrastructure to convene, inspire, and forge valuable connections.

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Featured Speakers

SOME OF IFF'S PREVIOUS SPEAKERS INCLUDED

UKRAINE GOVERNMENT

DEPUTY MINISTER OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

DIGITAL REALTY

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

STACK AMERICAS

CFO

Aligned Data Centers

CFO

CRYSTAL PEAK ACQUISITION

CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

EdgeConneX

Chief Corporate Strategy Executive

Stephanie Liston

CHAIR

DIGITALBRIDGE

HEAD OF EUROPE

EQUINIX

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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What to expect

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Diversity of Thought

IFF24 will bring together over 70 renowned event orators from various industries and continents to share their knowledge and expertise. These speakers are carefully selected for their exceptional communication skills, experience, and unique perspectives. Attendees can expect to learn from the best in the industry and gain insights that will help them excel in their respective fields.

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Networking Opportunities

IFF24 is an excellent platform for networking with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals from various industries and connections, making new connections, and forging partnerships that could lead to future collaborations and investment. The event also provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to showcase their skills and expertise to potential employers or clients.

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Cutting Edge Content

IFF24 provides cutting-edge agenda that is relevant, timely, and actionable. From keynote speeches to interactive panels, attendees will gain practical knowledge and skills that they can apply in their personal and professional lives. Additionally, the event is designed to be forward-looking, providing attendees with insights into emerging trends and market opportunities.

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Event Agenda

22ND MAY
14:30 - 18:00

STRUCTURE INVEST LONDON

Where cloud meets data centre and hyperscale meets edge. A private seminar for finance and real estate professionals presented by Structure Research.

22ND MAY
20:00 - 23:00

THE TECH CAPITAL GLOBAL AWARDS 2024

Join us in London on May 22 for an extraordinary evening of celebration and recognition as part of IFF24. We cordially invite you to secure your passes now and be a part of this unforgettable event. This year, the awards will feature a special celebratory dinner, creating an enchanting atmosphere for all attendees. Please note that the number of spaces available is limited to just 150 guests. While individual tickets are available, those interested in booking a table can contact us at awards@thetechcapital.co.uk for further details.

23RD MAY
09:45 - 09:50

Registration & Networking Breakfast Reception

Leverage this unparalleled chance to confab, connect, network, and engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives within the esteemed confines of the Great Hall. Make the most of IFF's brand new, cutting-edge event portal, offering seamless scheduling for personalized 1-1 meetings, ensuring a productive and impactful networking experience.

23RD MAY
09:50 - 08:55

Official Opening of The International Finance Forum 2024


23RD MAY
09:55 - 10:00

Opening Remarks from The Tech Capital

An introductory message from The Tech Capital for the International Finance Forum 2024 audience.

23RD MAY
10:00 - 10:20

Bull run: Global Economic Outlook 2024/25

Explore the interplay between the diverse economic landscapes of Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, and beyond, and their profound implications for digital infrastructure development. This session is tailored to provide a focused analysis of the global economic outlook, emphasizing its direct relevance to the investment and expansion strategies within the digital infrastructure industry. Amidst a fragmented world, the digital infrastructure sector has built alliances for equitable action and demonstrated resolute collective action in tackling significant challenges. From substantial multi-billion Dollar consolidations to robust capital commitments in real estate deployment, the industry has strategically prioritised serving the global demand for artificial intelligence (AI), connectivity and cloud services. This keynote will deliver a sharp assessment of the global digital infrastructure finance and investment landscape across multiple regions, shedding light on Wall Street's influence, apprehensions regarding a potential bear market scenario, and offering valuable insights into the path forward for industry stakeholders.

23RD MAY
10:20 - 11:00

The Tech Capital Showdown: Annual Leaders' Forum

Against a backdrop of ongoing development challenges, the forum will dissect valuation dynamics and strategic expansion approaches in the digital infrastructure sector. Despite pervasive geopolitical uncertainties and global electoral activities, the digital infrastructure realm continues to offer compelling investment prospects, distinct from many other industries especially on the back of AI demand. In fact, AI, in all its applications, is predicted to contribute some US$15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. On the back of all this, this peer gathering will provide a comprehensive assessment of data centres, fibre, cell towers, and edge real estate, offering a crucial pulse check for participants. The dynamic debate will centre on pivotal issues, including: • Challenges in capital allocation amid international conflicts and shifting geopolitics. • The pivotal role of energy in digital infrastructure investment • Forecast of the market's trajectory over the next 12-18 months, encompassing the immediate influence of AI on market demand.

23RD MAY
11:00 - 11:20

Special Address by Honoured Guest

Expanding on its esteemed tradition of special engagements, The Tech Capital is set to host a momentous occasion in 2024 as a distinguished guest takes the stage to deliver an exclusive address to our esteemed audience.

23RD MAY
11:20 - 11:50

Networking Coffee Break

Leverage this unparalleled chance to confab, connect, network, and engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives within the esteemed confines of the Great Hall. Make the most of IFF's brand new, cutting-edge event portal, offering seamless scheduling for personalized 1-1 meetings, ensuring a productive and impactful networking experience.

Track 1 23RD MAY 11:50 - 23RD MAY 12:30

360° Perspective: Navigating Global Turbulent Dynamics in Digital Infrastructure Development

Amid the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global landscape is witnessing a surge in geopolitical tensions, a rise in...

Track 2 23RD MAY 11:50 - 23RD MAY 12:30

The Economics of Digital Infrastructure: Driving Investment in the Middle East

The Middle East's digital financial landscape is experiencing a profound transformation, characterised by a convergence of regulatory and investment challenges....

Track 1 23RD MAY 12:30 - 23RD MAY 13:10

Data Sovereignty: Unravelling the Economic Impact on Digital Infrastructure Investment

This panel will delve into the global investment race driven by pro-business data regulation and its implications for the digital...

Track 2 23RD MAY 12:30 - 23RD MAY 12:50

From Empowerment to Prosperity: How Multilateral Banks are Powering Digital Transformation in MEA’s Emerging Economies

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) serve as vital international financial institutions, chartered by multiple countries to promote economic development in less...

Track 1 23RD MAY 13:10 - 23RD MAY 13:50

Catalysing Private Sector Engagement in Digital Infrastructure: Unveiling Opportunities in Emerging Markets

The imperative expansion of digital infrastructure across emerging markets necessitates a substantial infusion of investment, underscoring the indispensable role of...

Track 2 23RD MAY 12:50 - 23RD MAY 13:30

Africa's Digital Infrastructure Renaissance: Succeeding in a New Geopolitical Funding Dynamic

In recent decades, there has been a growing emphasis on digital infrastructure development and funding across Africa. Despite significant infrastructure...

Track 2 23RD MAY 13:30 - 11TH FEBRUARY 12:50

MEA Executive Dialogue: The Business Case for Digital Infrastructure Investment

Join a top MEA executive to gain practical insights into building and investing in a digital infrastructure business. Understand the...

23RD MAY
13:50 - 15:00

Networking Lunch

Leverage this unparalleled chance to confab, connect, network, and engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives within the esteemed confines of the Great Hall. Make the most of IFF's brand new, cutting-edge event portal, offering seamless scheduling for personalized 1-1 meetings, ensuring a productive and impactful networking experience.

Track 1 23RD MAY 15:05 - 23RD MAY 15:25

Greener Horizons: Navigating the Intersection of Clean Energy and Digital Infrastructure

In the wake of the imperative shift from fossil fuels to clean energy, the global focus on securing investments and...

Track 2 23RD MAY 15:05 - 23RD MAY 15:45

Linking East with West: Can the Gulf Emerge as a Global Epicentre for Digital Infrastructure?

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) emerges as a prospective powerhouse in the realm of digital infrastructure, positioned at the crossroads...

Track 1 23RD MAY 15:25 - 23RD MAY 16:05

Unleashing the Resurgence of Mega-Cap Stocks: The AI Impact on Digital Infrastructure Finance

Mega-cap technology stocks – companies with valuations over US$200 billion – have lost several trillions of Dollars in recent years...

Track 2 23RD MAY 15:45 - 23RD MAY 16:25

Investing with Purpose: Leveraging Data Transmission Infrastructures in the Middle East and Africa

The surge in data traffic is catalysing substantial investments in data transmission infrastructures, with the footprint and capacity of fibre-optic...

Track 1 23RD MAY 15:05 - 23RD MAY 16:45

Navigating the future of private markets: Are we at a critical junction for growth?

Private equity, venture capital, real estate, and other private markets have historically reaped the benefits of increased capital inflows and...

Track 2 23RD MAY 16:25 - 23RD MAY 16:45

Country Use Case: Empowering Growth Through Digital Infrastructure

Country Use Case: Empowering Growth Through Digital Infrastructure Discover a compelling country use case demonstrating the pivotal role of digital...

23RD MAY
16:45 - 17:15

Networking Coffee Break

Leverage this unparalleled chance to confab, connect, network, and engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives within the esteemed confines of the Great Hall. Make the most of IFF's brand new, cutting-edge event portal, offering seamless scheduling for personalized 1-1 meetings, ensuring a productive and impactful networking experience.

23RD MAY
17:15 - 17:55

Equity, Debt, and Deals: Financial strategies and market dynamics in digital infrastructure M&A

Dive into the intricate realms of capital expenditure, debt, and equity financing as pivotal components shaping the landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the digital infrastructure sector. With a sharp focus on the impact of these financial considerations on the total cost of ownership, the session will elucidate the influence of fiscal incentives, including tax breaks, on M&A transactions. In an era where private equity entities wield substantial influence, the panel will scrutinize the evolving dynamics of dealmaking and forecast the forthcoming trends. Moreover, it will expound on the burgeoning significance of the banking sector in facilitating M&A activities within the digital infrastructure domain. Additionally, panellists will discuss: • The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in M&A processes • The potential headwinds and challenges that industry players should anticipate. • The implications of deglobalisation on M&A activities, presenting a comprehensive assessment of valuation multiples within the digital infrastructure sector.

23RD MAY
17:55 - 18:35

Deal or No Deal: Navigating seed capital dynamics in digital infrastructure start-ups

In the midst of the burgeoning momentum of new digital infrastructure vehicles, this panel aims to dissect the evolving landscape of start-up ventures within the digital infrastructure sector, specifically focusing on seed capital considerations. Engaging in a comprehensive discussion, the panel will strategically analyse the financing structures, risk assessments, and transformative shifts that underpin the pivotal decision-making process for potential investment opportunities. Furthermore, the panel will: • Delve into the type of capital being mobilised and the investor profile shaping these investments. • Explore the evaluation criteria and critical milestones involved in the journey from start-up inception to scaling up operations within the digital infrastructure realm. • Forecast the key players poised to partake in the forthcoming surge of digital infrastructure mergers and acquisitions throughout the 2030s, shedding light on the anticipated trends and market forces that will define this dynamic era of industry growth and consolidation.

23RD MAY
18:45 - 21:00

Farewell Networking Reception

Leverage this unparalleled chance to confab, connect, network, and engage in business discussions with esteemed industry executives within the esteemed confines of the Great Hall. Make the most of IFF's brand new, cutting-edge event portal, offering seamless scheduling for personalized 1-1 meetings, ensuring a productive and impactful networking experience.

23RD MAY
18:35 - 18:40

Closing Remarks from The Tech Capital


23RD MAY
21:00 - 00:00

Private Business Dinners

For further details, feel free to reach out to our team at iff24@thetechcapital.co.uk
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Event Location

Venue

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is one of the world's major financial centers. The city's financial district, known as The City, is home to numerous leading financial institutions and the London Stock Exchange, making it a hub of finance and investment. London's prominence as a financial center can be traced back to its establishment as The City of London after the Roman invasion. The Bank of England and the development of the stock exchange contributed to London's financial dominance. Over time, London borrowed financial innovations from Amsterdam and competed with Paris to become the largest financial hub. Today, London hosts The Tech Capital's flagship conference attracting delegates from more than 30 countries, representing all continents.

One Great George Street, a majestic and historic grade II listed Edwardian building, stands as an exceptional venue near prominent landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St James's Park. This iconic building is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, offering a magnificent setting for various events. With its four domes, splendid architecture, and rich history, One Great George Street provides a unique backdrop for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. Attendees will relish the convenience and charm of this remarkable venue, with seamless access to conference rooms, exhibition spaces, and other amenities. One Great George Street elevates the overall experience of IFF, creating an atmosphere of grandeur and refinement for all participants.

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Register & Book Your Pass

Register now and take advantage of our special 3-for-2 group bookings offer! To benefit from this offer, simply select the Pass you prefer and enter your details below to register to attend The Tech Capital's International Finance Forum 2024 in London. You will be able to add extra attendees on the next page.

Note that there is a charge to attend this event which will be collected at the next stage.

If you wish to book a table for the awards dinner, please reach out to iffawards@thetechcapital.co.uk and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.

Business Pass

Early Bird Closes 29 Feb 2024

£750.00 Exc VAT

Premium Pass

Early Bird Closes 29 Feb 2024

£920.00 Exc VAT

Tickets are non-refundable but may be passed on to another colleague in the same company at no extra cost until December 31, 2023.

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