About us

Institutional Capital Forum

ICF, a division of ICA Institutional Capital Associates GmbH, holds private, invitation-only forums, conferences and round table events for managers and decision-makers on the most exciting topics and trends in alternative investment markets, from infrastructure and real estate to private debt and private equity.

Our objective is to organise top-class events in an exclusive setting which, besides imparting solid information, also provide the time and space needed to exchange views and also make valuable new contacts.

The organisers of the INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL FORUM events were initiators of the Sustainable Investor Summit Series and the Infrastructure Investor Summits on alternative investments, all of which met with a resounding response from institutional investors.

Core philosophy

The open space events organised by ICF are intended to provide participants with a platform to:

  • establish contacts and cement relationships in an open atmosphere within an exclusive circle of people,
  • hear the opinions and assessments of leading decision-makers of important investors from the DACH region, of prominent asset managers, firms and project developers as well as selected experts and
  • be a part of the most prestigious and relevant investor event in German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

Format and open space

Each event will revolve around a specific central theme. In cooperation with active market players and prominent experts, ICF will lend this central theme a framework through an individual agenda developed together for each event.

Within this framework there is an “open space” in which participants can introduce their own issues and interests around the central theme, both before and during the event.

Framework of open space events

Every event/forum based on the open space method lasts one day. The central theme is presented in an initial talk and participants’ topics are later dealt with in greater depth in panel discussions in which participants are actively encouraged to engage. The small and exclusive framework also allows the key topics to be discussed in greater depth in informal settings such as coffee breaks. The open space method allows a lively and diverse agenda to develop in line with the objectives and needs of participants.

The event format also facilitates an exchange of ideas and information at the highest level with opinion leaders and the establishing and building up of valuable business contacts. This begins at the informal networking dinner that takes place on the evening before the main event and creates an opportunity to establish informal contacts outside the framework of organisations and companies.

Participants at ICF events can use their newly acquired insights and contacts as well as their broadened knowledge base for the benefit of their particular business.