THE TECH CAPITAL

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FORUM 2024

Where global digital infrastructure investors debate, inspire and connect

NOW IN ITS 3RD YEAR

22-23 MAY 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

75+ EVENT ORATORS FROM DIFFERENT CONTINENTS AND INDUSTRY BACKGROUNDS WILL INSPIRE, DEBATE AND ENGAGE WITH IFF24'S EXCLUSIVE AUDIENCE.

Microsoft

M&A Leader- Cloud Infrastructure

Google

Global Infrastructure

GIP Credit

Partner

Fidelity Investments

Head of Direct Real Estate

Tillman Global Holdings

President

DTCP

Founder & CEO

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

President & Group CEO

Elea Digital Data Centers

Chairman

TakaMol Holding

CEO & Member of the Board of Directors

Princeton Digital Group

Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder

EY Parthenon

Global Head of Digital Infrastructure

PwC

Partner - Technology M&A

Columbia Capital

Venture Partner

Brookfield Asset Management

Vice President, Investments Infrastructure

Data4 Group

CEO

Yondr Group

CFO

State Street

Chief Privacy Officer

PIMCO

EVP, Head of Real Estate Equity, EMEA

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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
13:30 - 17:00

STRUCTURE INVEST LONDON

Pre-approved pass holders only |Where cloud meets data centre and hyperscale meets edge. A private seminar by Structure Research for finance, investment and real estate professionals interested in the growing opportunities presented by the infrastructure services ecosystem – hyperscale, data centre, edge and managed cloud – on a global basis. Analysts will provide a data-driven look at the market and time will be made for Q&A. This session is open to Premium Pass holders only.

13:30 - 14:00 - ARRIVALS & REGISTRATION

14:00 - 14:10 - INTRODUCTION

Candice Rodriguez, Director of Client Relations, Structure Research

14:10 - 15:10 - TEMPERATURE CHECK

Analyst Keynote | After a global pandemic, frenetic hyperscale global expansion, unprecedented growth, the emergence of macroeconomic headwinds and the sudden rise of AI, it is hard to pin down exactly where the sector is. We answer the fundamental question: where are we and where are we going? What are the challenges and where are the opportunities in Internet infrastructure?

Philbert Shih, Managing Director, Structure Research

15:15 - 16:15 - EUROPEAN MARKET SNAPSHOTS

Analyst Keynote | The data centre market in Europe continues to push forward and is now making its way outside the core FLAP markets. With various land and power constraints, and the need to access global connectivity routes, the sector is expanding into southern Europe and other adjacent markets. We take a closer look at the supply and demand dynamics in select European markets, while tracking and projecting hyperscale build patterns and tendencies.

Ainsley Woods, Research Director, Structure Research and Sacha Kavanagh, Research Director, Structure Research

16:15 - 16:30 - COFFEE & TEA BREAK

16:30 - 17:00 - Q&A & DISCUSSION

Structure Invest London is presented by:

Philbert Shih

Philbert Shih

Structure ResearchFounder & Managing Director

Ainsley Woods

Ainsley Woods

Structure ResearchResearch Director

Sacha Kavanagh

Sacha Kavanagh

Structure ResearchResearch Director, EMEA

Candice Rodriguez

Candice Rodriguez

Structure ResearchDirector


22ND MAY
18:20 - 22:30

THE TECH CAPITAL GLOBAL AWARDS 2024

Premium Pass holders only | 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 networking drinks reception followed by a special celebratory dinner, and an awards show creating an enchanting atmosphere for all attendees. Featuring The Tech Capital's Global Awards Head Juge Karen Bach, The Tech Capital's Founder João Marques Lima, and several special guests.

The event schedule is as follows:

• 6:20pm - Arrivals, Registration & Welcome Drinks Reception

• 7:20pm - Awards Ceremony

• 8:20pm - Awards Dinner

• 11:00pm - Carriages

*Dress code: Business Formal

Karen Bach

Karen Bach

TTC Global AWARDS' HEAD JUDGECEO, IX ACQUISITION CORP.

João Marques Lima

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalManaging Editor


23RD MAY
07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Networking Breakfast Reception

Kindly hosted by InfraPartners | 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
08:50 - 08:55

Official Opening of The International Finance Forum 2024


23RD MAY
08:55 - 09:00

Opening Remarks from The Tech Capital

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

João Marques Lima

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalManaging Editor


23RD MAY
09:00 - 09:20

Bull run: Global Economic Outlook 2024/25

KEYNOTE | 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
09:20 - 10:00

The Tech Capital Showdown: Tackling the Trillion-Dollar Opportunity at the Annual Leaders' Forum

PANEL | 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.

Nicholas	Vantzelfde
Chair

Nicholas Vantzelfde

EY ParthenonGlobal Head of Digital Infrastructure

Bruno Lopez

Bruno Lopez

ST Telemedia Global Data CentresPresident & Group CEO

Sachit Ahuja

Sachit Ahuja

Tillman Global HoldingsPresident

Olivier Micheli

Olivier Micheli

Data4 GroupCEO

Alessandro Lombardi

Alessandro Lombardi

Elea Digital Data CentersChairman


23RD MAY
10:00 - 10:20

Planet-sized Problem: Driving the Largest Cleanup in History

FIRESIDE | Expanding on its esteemed tradition of special engagements, The Tech Capital is set to host a momentous occasion in 2024 as this fireside conversation takes the stage to deliver an exclusive deep dive into The Ocean Cleanup's role in saving our oceans.

Michael Tobin OBE
Chair

Michael Tobin OBE

CRYSTAL PEAK ACQUISITIONCO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Julian Searle

Julian Searle

The Ocean CleanupChief Development Officer


23RD MAY
10:20 - 10:50

Networking Coffee Break

Kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons | 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 10:50 - 11:30

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

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

Robin Brown
Chair

Robin Brown

HSBC Bank plcManaging Director, Investment Banking

Gonçalo Bernardo

Gonçalo Bernardo

Palistar CapitalInvestment Partner

Mike Hollands

Mike Hollands

Columbia CapitalVenture Partner

Pieter-Jan Bouten

Pieter-Jan Bouten

Guggenheim PartnersSenior Managing Director

Alun Cairns

Alun Cairns

UKMember of Parliament

Matthew Baynes

Matthew Baynes

Schneider ElectricVP

Track 2 23RD MAY 10:50 - 11:30

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

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

Henry Sutton
Chair

Henry Sutton

Gulf Data Centre AssociationFounder

Martin Hayward

Martin Hayward

Pinsent Masons LLPPartner

Annemarie Van Zadelhoff

Annemarie Van Zadelhoff

DATACENTERHAWKEMEA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Track 1 23RD MAY 11:30 - 12:10

AI, ESG & Data Sovereignty: Unravelling the Economic Impact on Digital Infrastructure Investment

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

Barry Gross
Chair

Barry Gross

Simmons & Simmons LLPPartner, Real Estate – Co-lead Data Centres

Jill Stoller

Jill Stoller

State StreetChief Privacy Officer

Sarah Draper

Sarah Draper

Telehouse EuropeGeneral Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

Pilar Santamaria

Pilar Santamaria

VP AI Worldwide, SUSECloud Expert, European Commission

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

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

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

Chijioke Egejuru

Chijioke Egejuru

IFC, World Bank GroupSenior Investment Officer

Track 1 23RD MAY 12:10 - 12:50

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

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

Linda Zahri
Chair

Linda Zahri

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbHVice President, Infrastructure

Dr. Ahmad Al-Yamani

Dr. Ahmad Al-Yamani

TakaMol HoldingCEO & Member of the Board of Directors

Rafael Bomeny

Rafael Bomeny

ODATACFO

Tanja Tanayama

Tanja Tanayama

European Investment Bank (EIB)Head of Division, Digital Infrastructure

Adam Levine

Adam Levine

Data4 GroupChief Commercial Officer

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

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

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

Joanne Elson
Chair

Joanne Elson

Simmons & SimmonsOf Counsel

Fabian Cisar

Fabian Cisar

FinnfundInvestment Manager

Wouter van Hulten

Wouter van Hulten

PAIX Data CentresCEO & Founder

Stella Karangwa

Stella Karangwa

Repat AfricaAfrican Digital Infrastructure Builder

Ed Stumpf

Ed Stumpf

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)Investment Director & Head of Investment Strategy

23RD MAY
12:50 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Kindly hosted by CyrusOne | 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 14:05 - 14:25

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

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

Harqs Singh

Harqs Singh

Infrapartners LLCCTO

Track 2 23RD MAY 14:05 - 14:25

GCC Outward Investments: Shaping Global Prosperity and Resilience

KEYNOTE | This keynote session on GCC outward investments globally will provide an in-depth exploration of the Gulf Cooperation Council's...

Claude Achcar

Claude Achcar

Actel ConsultingFounder & Managing Partner

Track 1 23RD MAY 14:25 - 15:05

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

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

Duncan Clubb
Chair

Duncan Clubb

Cambridge Management ConsultingSenior Partner

François-Xavier Touzard

François-Xavier Touzard

KB Kookmin BankHead of Project and Infrastructure Finance EMEA

Connell O'Neill

Connell O'Neill

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLPPARTNER

Nick Haslehurst

Nick Haslehurst

Vantage Data CentersCFO EMEA

Robert Hartog

Robert Hartog

IPI PartnersManaging Director

Silvia Hidalgo

Silvia Hidalgo

MicrosoftM&A Leader- Cloud Infrastructure

Track 2 23RD MAY 14:25 - 15:05

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

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

Claude Achcar
Chair

Claude Achcar

Actel ConsultingFounder & Managing Partner

Tim Bawtree

Tim Bawtree

Quantum SwitchFounder & CEO

Milan Radia

Milan Radia

ConnectedComputeCEO

Dame Dawn Childs DBE

Dame Dawn Childs DBE

Pure Data Centres GroupCEO

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

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

PANEL | Private equity, private debt, venture capital, real estate, and other private markets have historically reaped the benefits of...

Jonathan Zelmanovitch
Chair

Jonathan Zelmanovitch

PMP StrategyPartner

Laurence Hainault

Laurence Hainault

EvercoreSenior Managing Director

Shant Peter Yeremian

Shant Peter Yeremian

PwCPartner - Technology M&A

Gonzague Boutry

Gonzague Boutry

ArdianManaging Director - Digital Infrastructure

Luca Egidio

Luca Egidio

JefferiesEMEA Head of Digital Infrastructure, Investment Banking

Eelco Holst

Eelco Holst

EdgeConneXSVP Corporate Finance

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

Investing with Purpose: Leveraging Data Transmission Infrastructures in Africa

PANEL | The surge in data traffic is catalysing substantial investments in data transmission infrastructures, with the footprint and capacity...

Ignacio Gómez
Chair

Ignacio Gómez

Fide PartnersManaging Partner, EMEA

Martin Edge

Martin Edge

africa infrastructure investment managersSenior Advisor

Philip Hobden

Philip Hobden

Standard Bank PlcEVP, TMT

Steve Wallage

Steve Wallage

Danseb ConsultingManaging Director

Rosalind Thomas

Rosalind Thomas

SAEx International Management LtdMANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO

23RD MAY
15:45 - 16:05

Networking Coffee Break

Kindly hosted by QScale | 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
16:05 - 16:55

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

PANEL | 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.

Miles Loo
Chair

Miles Loo

NewmarkVICE CHAIRMAN

Jon Plavnick

Jon Plavnick

GIP CreditPartner

Ellen Hall

Ellen Hall

Fidelity InvestmentsHead of Direct Real Estate

Alexander Oyaert

Alexander Oyaert

Brookfield Asset ManagementVice President, Investments Infrastructure

John Wilson

John Wilson

SMBCDirector

David Ellis

David Ellis

GoogleGlobal Infrastructure

Chester Reid

Chester Reid

Yondr GroupCFO


23RD MAY
16:55 - 17:35

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

PANEL | In the midst of the burgeoning momentum of new digital infrastructure vehicles, this panel aims to dissect the evolving landscape of scale-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.

Michael Gord
Chair

Michael Gord

GDA CapitalCo-Founder & CEO

Kirill Zavodov

Kirill Zavodov

PIMCOEVP, Head of Real Estate Equity, EMEA

Vicente Vento

Vicente Vento

DTCPFounder & CEO

Pierre Labbé

Pierre Labbé

QScaleEVP - Finance

Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris

Kao DataCFO


23RD MAY
17:35 - 17:40

Closing Remarks from The Tech Capital


23RD MAY
17:45 - 20:00

Farewell Networking Reception

Kindly hosted by Kao Data | 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
20:00 - 23:00

Private Business Dinners

For further details, feel free to reach out to our team at [email protected]

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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 [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.

Business Pass

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN IFF24

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