Agenda – The Ai CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit 2016

Mobilising Institutional Investment for African Infrastructure as an Investable Asset Class


The Ai CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit is the calendar event and premier business development forum for institutional infrastructure investors, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, institutional fund managers, project developers, project sponsors, project preparation units and PPP policymakers.
This unique, CEO-level Summit will focus on current investment-grade infrastructure opportunities and tools to de-risk and catalyse institutional investment for African infrastructure as an investable asset class.

10 May 2016

08h00 – 09h00

Summit Registration


Welcome and Opening Remarks

09h10 – 09h40

Leaders’ Roundtable on the Institutional Infrastructure Investment Climate in Africa

This session will provide an up-to-date synopsis by sector of Africa’s pipeline of investable infrastructure investment opportunities that meet the criteria of long term investors, including ICT, Energy, Water and Transport. The initiatives and funds that are currently available to target these sectors will also be analysed.

09h40 – 10h20

Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Dialogue on African Infrastructure as an Investable Asset Class

During this session, leaders will discuss strategic investments available to African sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). Of particular importance will be the role SWFs can play in the promotion of co-investments in domestic and regional projects.

10h20 – 11h00

Pension Fund Leaders’ Roundtable on Mobilising Pension Fund Assets for Infrastructure Projects in Africa

African pension fund leaders will highlight their infrastructure investment strategies and mandates and will discuss the role that African pension funds can play in the promotion of co-investments in domestic and regional projects.

11h00 – 11h20

Networking Break

11h20 – 12h00

Capital Market Leaders’ Brainstorming Dialogue on Raising Infrastructure Investment in Africa

During this session, the panel will discuss innovative methods of attracting capital market investment in African infrastructure through the issuing of instruments, listings, special purpose acquisition companies and the like. The session will then be opened up to the audience. Investors and developers should come prepared with questions regarding asset class allocation, repackaging, restructuring and strategy generation.

12h00 – 12h40

Leaders’ Roundtable on De-risking Mega and Regional Projects to Attract Private Institutional Capital

This session will explore specific options to foster investment interest to participate in Africa’s mega and regional projects. This session will also showcase regional infrastructure investment projects currently in the market.

12h40 – 13h40

Working Lunch on Private Sector Priorities on Financing the SDG, FfD and COP21 Infrastructure Investment Priorities

During the luncheon, discussions will be centred on the actions that must be taken by African governments to attract private sector backing and investment into sustainable projects that will foster socio-economic growth in Africa.

13h40 – 15h00

Project Developer Leaders’ Elevator Pitches

This session will give infrastructure project developers the platform on which to pitch their projects to relevant potential investors. Pitches will be structured according to priority sectors, namely Energy, ICT and Transport, and will allow for optimal feedback and investment facilitation.

15h00 – 15h40

Ministerial and Leaders’ Roundtable on Priority Infrastructure Projects Seeking Institutional Capital

During this session, Ministers will highlight the infrastructure investment projects and sectors that are being prioritised by their country as suitable for institutional investor participation.


Networking Break

16h00 – 16h40

Leaders’ Panel on Cities and Parastatal Investment-Grade Infrastructure Opportunities

During this session, leaders will present and showcase viable municipal- and parastatal-backed infrastructure investment projects of interest to domestic and global institutional infrastructure investors. Also to be discussed is the scope available for Green [Infrastructure] Bonds within a sustainable investment paradigm in light of a reinforced commitment to renewable energy and responsible, sustainable infrastructure.

16h40 – 17h20

Leaders’ Dialogue on Investable Opportunities in Energy and Transport Infrastructure

During this session, experts will discuss and showcase current investable energy and transport projects suitable for infrastructure investment in 2016 as well as investment models that investors should consider .

17h20 – 17h30

Closing Remarks

17h30 – 18h00

Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards 2016

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards officially recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa and will reward the personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment climate.


The winners of the 2016 Awards will be announced. Launched in 2008, the Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a platform for investors in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sectors to measure their performance and achievements.

18h00 – 19h00

Ai Networking Cocktail Function