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India GRI Infra & Energy 2022

Wednesday, 12th October
83 people are attending

The main on-ground meeting of leaders active in the Indian infrastructure and energy market

The 3rd edition of annual India GRI Infra & Energy 2022 will return in October in New Delhi. The event will unite the most senior infrastructure investors, developers, operators, lenders and advisers active in India for a day of candid, behind-closed-door discussions and high-level networking.

Unlike a typical conference, GRI meetings have no speakers or presentations. Instead, decision makers join informal and collegial discussions in which everyone participates. Reconnect with your peers, forge new business partnerships and continue the conversation afterward.

The 3rd edition of the India GRI Infra & Energy 2022 meeting in New Delhi aims to:


Discuss themes in an informal format, in which everyone can participate and interact

Share solutions to the most common challenges of the emerging markets

Build new business opportunities with global investors

Debate strategic topics to define the future of the infrastructure sectors

Connect yourself with peers and meet new partners
Opening Keynote, 10:30 - 11:45

Investor Perspective

Optimism in infrastructure growth story?

  • What paradigm changes are expected on how the industry and economy functions?
  • What is the investor appetite for the infrastructure sector post pandemic disruption? Is it the right time to enter and continue growing in India's infrastructure and energy markets?
  • What adjustments are needed to enhance the score on institutional stability, regulatory clarity, efficient judicial redress and mechanisms to guarantee better conditions to investors? 
  • How can FDI unlock the growth of renewables capacity and development of transportation related projects in India? 
Simultaneous Discussions, 12:15 - 13:15

GATI Shakti

A pipe dream towards seamless multimodal transport?

  • What steps can be taken to bridge the gap between macro-planning and micro-implementation of GATI SHAKTI?
  • How are the investors and operators gearing up to facilitate GATI SHAKTI?
  • What realistic impact can be expected on logistic cost?
  • What paradigm changes are expected on how the industry and economy functions?
Simultaneous Discussions, 12:15 - 13:15

Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)

A mature market?

  • What reforms are desirable to ​​attract big-ticket investments in stressed assets?
  • Has the improved regulatory transparency (through IBC, etc.) helped generate investor interest?
  • How has the investor profile changed over the last few years?
  • Are AIFs the way forward?
Master Session, 14:30 - 15:30

ESG in Perspective

A mainstay in corporate financial planning? 

  • How is the ESG framework evolving in India? 
  • What is required to be at the forefront in corporate governance? 
  • How awareness, strategy and transparency can catalyse ESG issues and adequately foster resilient infrastructure in the country? 
  • What are the key challenges to detonate climate resilient infrastructure in India?
Simultaneous Discussions, 16:00 - 17:00

Large scale capacity expansion in Airports

Strong fundamentals or future bubble?

  • What are the preferred funding models for the sector? 
  • Was 100 percent FDI in Noida an exception or a preferred route?
  • Is clubbing of big & small airports in India a viable option? 
  • Are PPPs the way forward?
Simultaneous Discussions, 16:00 - 17:00

Pathway to Net Zero

Is there a collective sense of urgency?

  • Is India getting ready for a complete disruption towards renewable and cleaner energy?
  • What bold measures are needed given the development priorities of the country?  
  • How is the matrix changing with hydrogen, batteries, nuclear energy?
  • What are the opportunities for partnerships with other countries? What are the opportunities for developers and investors?
  • What is the overall impact on infrastructure and energy sectors?
Closing Keynote, 17:30 - 18:30

Review of National Monetization Pipeline

Hits and Misses

  • What are the investor/concessionaire sentiments about NMP? 
  • What is needed to ensure proper execution and desired results?
  • How can NMP use innovative mechanisms and technologies in operating, maintaining and augmenting assets to detonate sustainable and resilient projects?
  • What has been the Year 1 performance/experience?
Who joins?

Some of the past attendees include

Schedule

Wednesday, October 12th 2022
Close See complete schedule
08:00am - 06:00pm

Some of the past attendees include

10:30am - 11:45am

Investor Perspective

Optimism in infrastructure growth story?

  • What paradigm changes are expected on how the industry and economy functions?
  • What is the investor appetite for the infrastructure sector post pandemic disruption? Is it the right time to enter and continue growing in India's infrastructure and energy markets?
  • What adjustments are needed to enhance the score on institutional stability, regulatory clarity, efficient judicial redress and mechanisms to guarantee better conditions to investors? 
  • How can FDI unlock the growth of renewables capacity and development of transportation related projects in India? 
12:15pm - 01:15pm

GATI Shakti

A pipe dream towards seamless multimodal transport?

  • What steps can be taken to bridge the gap between macro-planning and micro-implementation of GATI SHAKTI?
  • How are the investors and operators gearing up to facilitate GATI SHAKTI?
  • What realistic impact can be expected on logistic cost?
  • What paradigm changes are expected on how the industry and economy functions?

Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)

A mature market?

  • What reforms are desirable to ​​attract big-ticket investments in stressed assets?
  • Has the improved regulatory transparency (through IBC, etc.) helped generate investor interest?
  • How has the investor profile changed over the last few years?
  • Are AIFs the way forward?
02:30pm - 03:30pm

ESG in Perspective

A mainstay in corporate financial planning? 

  • How is the ESG framework evolving in India? 
  • What is required to be at the forefront in corporate governance? 
  • How awareness, strategy and transparency can catalyse ESG issues and adequately foster resilient infrastructure in the country? 
  • What are the key challenges to detonate climate resilient infrastructure in India?
04:00pm - 05:00pm

Large scale capacity expansion in Airports

Strong fundamentals or future bubble?

  • What are the preferred funding models for the sector? 
  • Was 100 percent FDI in Noida an exception or a preferred route?
  • Is clubbing of big & small airports in India a viable option? 
  • Are PPPs the way forward?

Pathway to Net Zero

Is there a collective sense of urgency?

  • Is India getting ready for a complete disruption towards renewable and cleaner energy?
  • What bold measures are needed given the development priorities of the country?  
  • How is the matrix changing with hydrogen, batteries, nuclear energy?
  • What are the opportunities for partnerships with other countries? What are the opportunities for developers and investors?
  • What is the overall impact on infrastructure and energy sectors?
05:30pm - 06:30pm

Review of National Monetization Pipeline

Hits and Misses

  • What are the investor/concessionaire sentiments about NMP? 
  • What is needed to ensure proper execution and desired results?
  • How can NMP use innovative mechanisms and technologies in operating, maintaining and augmenting assets to detonate sustainable and resilient projects?
  • What has been the Year 1 performance/experience?
During the event the following safety measures will be implemented:

 
The use of a face mask is mandatory at all times, except when consuming food and beverages
Participants must sanitize their hands regularly (antibacterial hand sanitizer available at the hotel)
Avoid handshakes
Maintain the assigned distance between seats

Meet our exclusive format

GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate.
Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.
We preserve this traditional format even in our on-line meetings.

See what participants have to say

“GRI Club has an effective platform for both strategic players and investors to meet and exchange views. The organised meetings and forums are always current and relevant. The network is blossoming within India and beyond”
Boon Chin Hau
Boon Chin Hau
Head of Emerging Markets Investments
GIC
Boon Chin Hau
Boon Chin Hau
Head of Emerging Markets InvestmentsGIC
Singapore
Chin Hau joined the GIC Infrastructure Group in 2008 and currently has lead coverage responsibility for the Emerging Markets. Prior to joining GIC, Chin Hau was an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before Pulsar, Chin Hau was a member of the Infrastructure advisory team at Credit Suisse covering a range of projects in transport, logistics and aerospace. He began his career at Singapore Power where he managed natural gas pipeline projects. Chin Hau has a MEng degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
“GRI Club in India is a great initiative to bring together investors and developers in the infrastructure market to discuss long-term solutions that will enhance institutional investments and quality of infrastructure in India; we can expect this forum to become an important medium to voice opinions and provide proactive and practical solutions to many challenges.”
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South Asia
CDPQ
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South AsiaCDPQ
India
Saurabh Agarwal is the Managing Director, Infrastructure, spearheading CDPQ’s infrastructure investment efforts in South Asia, based in New Delhi, India. He is responsible for strategy development, sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing high-quality investments, as well as developing long-term partner relationships in the region. Saurabh has 19+ years of experience in financial and technology sectors. At CDPQ, he leads CDPQ’s investments across sectors including utilities, renewables, transportation, telecom and social.

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Few participants include

Abhimanyu Ghosh
Abhimanyu Ghosh
New Development Bank
Akhil Bhatnagar
Akhil Bhatnagar
Khaitan & Co.
Alvaro Santos
Alvaro Santos
ROADIS
Amar Narula
Amar Narula
Trilegal
Ameya Khandge
Ameya Khandge
Trilegal
Amit Nain
Amit Nain
Marsh India
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar Fischer
AviAlliance GmbH
Anurag Dwivedi
Anurag Dwivedi
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Aparna Ravi
Aparna Ravi
Samvad Partners
Arpit Agrawal
Arpit Agrawal
Brookfield Advisors India Private Ltd.
Baldeo Purushartha
Baldeo Purushartha
Department of Economic Affairs
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane
OTPP - Singapore
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep Bagga
CDPQ
Christoph Schnellmann
Christoph Schnellmann
Noida International Airport Ltd.
Abhimanyu Ghosh
Abhimanyu Ghosh
Senior CounselNew Development Bank
China
Akhil Bhatnagar
Akhil Bhatnagar
PartnerKhaitan & Co.
India
Alvaro Santos
Alvaro Santos
Deputy CEO AsiaROADIS
India
Mr. Alvaro Santos Higuera is Director of Indus Concessions India Pvt Ltd. and CFO of ROADIS SBU ASIA. Previously, he was Financial Director of Isolux Infrastructure in India, in charge of highways, roads and photovoltaic plants. Before this, he was Head of International Financing department for Isolux Group, being responsible for structure financing for projects in Mexico, US and India. Prior to this, Mr. Alvaro Santos was Head of Project Finance Spain and Portugal with Depfa Bank. He started his career working in BNP Paribas in several departments (M&A; Project Finance and Leverage Finance). Alvaro received a Master in Finance from Georgetown University and he studied Business Administration at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Amar Narula
Amar Narula
Partner-Energy & InfrastructureTrilegal
India
Ameya Khandge
Ameya Khandge
PartnerTrilegal
India
Ameya Khandge is Partner, Trilegal, and part of the banking and finance group. His experience in this area includes project finance, structured finance, restructuring, leveraged finance, syndicate finance, domestic and cross border financing.
Amit Nain
Amit Nain
Assistant Vice PresidentMarsh India
India
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar Fischer
Director, M&AAviAlliance GmbH
Germany
Ansgar is a Director in AviAlliance’s M&A department and leads the business development efforts in South East Asia. Prior to this, he led the master planning section of the Technical Services department. With more than 20 years' professional experience, Ansgar has led many international and multi-disciplinary airport acquisition teams. He has also acted as adviser to internal and external clients, providing an expert perspective and outstanding hands-on airport experience. Ansgar is a civil engineer by education and joined the company in 1994. He worked for all AviAlliance airports as well as on a number of airport projects including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New York LaGuardia, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bucharest, Geneva, among others.
Anurag Dwivedi
Anurag Dwivedi
PartnerShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
India
Aparna Ravi
Aparna Ravi
PartnerSamvad Partners
India
Arpit Agrawal
Arpit Agrawal
Managing Director & Head of Investments, India & Middle EastBrookfield Advisors India Private Ltd.
India
Arpit Agrawal is responsible for Brookfield’s infrastructure investment initiatives in India. He joined Brookfield in 2016 in the Mumbai office. Prior to joining Brookfield, Arpit spent 7 years with Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure fund business where he was involved in transactions across renewable energy, transportation and utilities sectors. Arpit holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology.
Baldeo Purushartha
Baldeo Purushartha
Joint SecretaryDepartment of Economic Affairs
India
He Joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2002. Before joining as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, he served as Secretary, Lokpal and Divisional Commissioner, Jalandhar, Punjab from 08/2018 to 01/2020. He also served in various field and secretariat positions in the Government of Punjab and Government of India. Among the posts he has held are Private Secretary to Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Director, Industries and Commerce Department, Punjab; Director, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, Commissioner, NRI, Punjab and Special Secretary, Expenditure, Punjab.
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane
Managing Director - Infrastructure APACOTPP - Singapore
Singapore
As Managing Director at OTPP Infrastructure, Bruce is responsible for leading infrastructure-related efforts in APAC and is based in Singapore. He was previously based in New York, and was responsible for sourcing and leading investment opportunities in the transportation and power-related infrastructure markets in the Americas. His asset management experiences included Chicago Skyway, GNL Quintero S.A and Midland Cogeneration Venture. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce spent 10 years with UBS and Morgan Stanley, providing investment banking advisory services, and four years with Foster Wheeler as a field engineer. Bruce holds a B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Lehigh University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep Bagga
Director, Infrastructure, South AsiaCDPQ
India
Chirdeep Bagga is Director – Infrastructure, South Asia with CDPQ since 2018 and has about 14 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining CDPQ, Chirdeep worked with JP Morgan’s Asian Infrastructure investment team in Mumbai. Previously, Chirdeep has worked with the IDFC Infrastructure Fund, Macquarie Capital and Strategic Decisions Group across diverse roles ranging from investments and asset management, corporate finance and management consulting. Chirdeep is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Christoph Schnellmann
Christoph Schnellmann
CEONoida International Airport Ltd.
India
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