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

The 3rd edition of annual Infra India GRI 2022 will return in August 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 Infra India GRI 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 Perceptions

Is it the right time to enter and continue growing in India's infrastructure and energy markets?

  • How India’s budget and plans reflect the investor appetite to invest in the country?
  • 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

Transportation and new PPPs

How to overcome structural deficiencies to promote logistical integration?

  • How transport-related concession contracts regained economic viability during the pandemic? 
  • Which new projects can boost the urban mobility sector?
  • What are the main projects in the road and railway sector that can modernize the infrastructure and meet the post-covid demand increase rates?
  • What is expected for the ports sector in 2022 and which new projects can nurture multimodal logistics?
Simultaneous Discussions, 12:15 - 13:15

Insolvency and Stressed Assets

Do we evolve into new mechanisms to mitigate risks? 

  • What are the main mechanisms to define a resolution plan to extinguish the balance debt?
  • How to address critical issues without changing concessionaire, control or ownership of the contract?
  • Can the GUVNL Judgment parameters be an alternative to power and road insolvencies? 
  • Are out-of-court schemes effective in restructuring the debt?
Master Session, 14:30 - 15:30

ESG in Perspective

What are the key challenges to develop climate resilient infrastructure in India?

  • How India is evolving in the development of ESG standardization framework and what are the bottlenecks to be addressed in those models?
  • Is there demand to innovate with new instruments aligned with responsible investment? 
  • What is required to be at the forefront in corporate governance? 
  • How awareness, strategy and transparency can catalyze ESG issues and adequately foster resilient infrastructure in the country? 
Simultaneous Discussions, 16:00 - 17:00

Privatization of Small Airports

New horizons for investments flows to arise?

  • What is the sentiment regarding the clubbing of big & small airports in India and what this format represents in terms of project modeling?
  • What are the perspectives for construction of new terminals and route expansion through these projects?
  • How is the balance of risk being designed and what bidders can expect from this PPP? 
  • Can the airport sector expect more projects with NMP? 
Simultaneous Discussions, 16:00 - 17:00

Renewable Energy and Net-zero emission

On track to target achievement?

  • 2030 goals: Is India ready for a complete disruption towards renewable and cleaner energy?
  • What incentives are needed to boost the development of solar power projects?
  • How to overcome the regulatory gaps to kick-off hydrogen production in the region? 
  • Is eV energy the path to neutralize carbon emissions? How to provide efficient infrastructure to enable electric mobility?
Closing Keynote, 17:30 - 18:30

NMP (National Monetization Plan)

A game-changer for Infrastructure development in India?

  • How project finance is being designed for the infrastructure and energy sector with NMP?
  • Pipeline: What are the opportunities for monetising brownfield assets?
  • How can NMP use innovative mechanisms and technologies in operating, maintaining and augmenting assets to detonate sustainable and resilient projects?

Schedule

Thursday, August 4th 2022
Close See complete schedule
10:30am - 11:45am

Investor Perceptions

Is it the right time to enter and continue growing in India's infrastructure and energy markets?

  • How India’s budget and plans reflect the investor appetite to invest in the country?
  • 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

Transportation and new PPPs

How to overcome structural deficiencies to promote logistical integration?

  • How transport-related concession contracts regained economic viability during the pandemic? 
  • Which new projects can boost the urban mobility sector?
  • What are the main projects in the road and railway sector that can modernize the infrastructure and meet the post-covid demand increase rates?
  • What is expected for the ports sector in 2022 and which new projects can nurture multimodal logistics?

Insolvency and Stressed Assets

Do we evolve into new mechanisms to mitigate risks? 

  • What are the main mechanisms to define a resolution plan to extinguish the balance debt?
  • How to address critical issues without changing concessionaire, control or ownership of the contract?
  • Can the GUVNL Judgment parameters be an alternative to power and road insolvencies? 
  • Are out-of-court schemes effective in restructuring the debt?
02:30pm - 03:30pm

ESG in Perspective

What are the key challenges to develop climate resilient infrastructure in India?

  • How India is evolving in the development of ESG standardization framework and what are the bottlenecks to be addressed in those models?
  • Is there demand to innovate with new instruments aligned with responsible investment? 
  • What is required to be at the forefront in corporate governance? 
  • How awareness, strategy and transparency can catalyze ESG issues and adequately foster resilient infrastructure in the country? 
04:00pm - 05:00pm

Privatization of Small Airports

New horizons for investments flows to arise?

  • What is the sentiment regarding the clubbing of big & small airports in India and what this format represents in terms of project modeling?
  • What are the perspectives for construction of new terminals and route expansion through these projects?
  • How is the balance of risk being designed and what bidders can expect from this PPP? 
  • Can the airport sector expect more projects with NMP? 

Renewable Energy and Net-zero emission

On track to target achievement?

  • 2030 goals: Is India ready for a complete disruption towards renewable and cleaner energy?
  • What incentives are needed to boost the development of solar power projects?
  • How to overcome the regulatory gaps to kick-off hydrogen production in the region? 
  • Is eV energy the path to neutralize carbon emissions? How to provide efficient infrastructure to enable electric mobility?
05:30pm - 06:30pm

NMP (National Monetization Plan)

A game-changer for Infrastructure development in India?

  • How project finance is being designed for the infrastructure and energy sector with NMP?
  • Pipeline: What are the opportunities for monetising brownfield assets?
  • How can NMP use innovative mechanisms and technologies in operating, maintaining and augmenting assets to detonate sustainable and resilient projects?
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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