Our Future Leaders Network (FLN) is an exclusive platform for early to mid-career professionals committed to progressing their careers, reaching their full potential and taking responsibility for shaping the future of the infrastructure and energy financing industry.

To get involved, browse through the activities below, subscribe to IPFA mailings and put yourself or a colleague forward as an ‘FLN rep‘ to be kept in the loop about Future Leader Network plans and initiatives.


What activities does Future Leaders Network offer?

Our Future Leader activities are split across four streams: global webinars, workshops & online networking, regional Future Leader events & site visits, podcast and on-demand content…

1. Global webinars, workshops & online networking

Live and interactive virtual sessions providing opportunities to learn and build on skills, whilst connecting with peers through educational industry updates, workshops, and networking clubs. Available to Global (full access) members.

2. Regional FLN events & site visits

Exclusive insights on the key regional market developments. We also arrange site visits, social receptions and soft-skills focused sessions offering opportunities to build on skills and develop your professional profile. Access is dependent on your membership level.

3. Podcast

Available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts or our website, our ‘A Future Leaders’ Guide to…’ podcast invites industry leaders from all walks of life to share their best tips and practical advice to help the next generation make informed career choices, shaping their future.

4. On-demand content

All recorded content (webinars and videos), event summaries and presentations are uploaded to our Knowledge Hub and can be accessed by all members.

Keep an eye on the upcoming FLN activities at the top of this page for new announcements!

Future Leaders Committee

Our dedicated Committees are the voice of our Future Leaders Network, helping us create a friendly, innovative and educational community for you to be a part of.

What are Future Leaders Network Committees?

Comprised of early to mid-career professionals, our Committees are the voice of FLN, helping us create a friendly and innovative community for the next generation. We work closely with Committees to map out an engaging pipeline of educational activities and experiences across nine branches, they are: Africa, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Middle East, Netherlands, North America and UK

Can anyone get involved?

Future Leaders Network is inclusive for all and we encourage all backgrounds, disabilities, ethnicities and genders to join. We ask for those applying for FLN Committees to be involved in the infrastructure and energy space and have no more than 10 years’ experience. We are particularly looking for individuals who represent the investor, developer, technical or public sector perspectives to apply.

What are the benefits of joining a Future Leaders Network committee?

As an FLN Committee Member you will have the exclusive opportunity to: influence the direction of the FLN initiative; experience being part of a sounding board; gain industry exposure; make new connections; learn new skills; share knowledge and ideas with peers.

If you would be interested in joining a committee, please get in touch.

Accelerating Net Zero - Future Leaders Survey

We would like to understand the perspectives of early career infrastructure professionals to identify barriers, opportunities, and priorities in achieving Net Zero. Our survey aims to gather insights from the Future Leaders Network to inform strategies for accelerating progress towards Net Zero, and to feed into content for our theme this year – The Energy Transition & Accelerating Net Zero.
Complete our survey now!

Upcoming Future Leaders Network activities

Latest Future Leaders Network content added to the Knowledge Hub

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Financial Modelling | Battery Storage: Insights from UK and Beyond

OD Webinar: June 4th, 2024

Tech-Driven Finance: Innovations in Financial Modelling

OD Webinar: September 28th, 2023

Project Handovers: Considerations for Financial Models in Deal Lifecycles

OD Webinar: September 21st, 2023

The Green Factor: Incorporating ESG in Financial Models

OD Webinar: September 12th, 2023

Future Leaders’ Guide to… The Future of Hybrid Work

Podcast: August 2nd, 2023

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Freelancing Tips for Beginners

Podcast: August 2nd, 2023

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Managing a Multigenerational Team

Podcast: August 2nd, 2023

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Learning & Development Journeys

Podcast: July 6th, 2023

Waste-to-Energy: Sector Landscape in Asia and Beyond

OD Webinar: March 1st, 2023

Clean Energy - How to Inspire The New Generation of Professionals

Presentation Slides: February 27th, 2023

Building Blocks of a Project - EP 4 | Technical

OD Webinar: October 8th, 2022

Building Blocks of a Project - EP 3 | Financial

OD Webinar: October 7th, 2022

Acquiring Developer Platforms - Valuations & Modelling Series (EP 2)

OD Webinar: September 20th, 2022

Building Blocks of a Project - EP 2 | Legal

OD Webinar: June 22nd, 2022

Building Blocks of a Project - EP 1 | Insurance

OD Webinar: April 20th, 2022

Beat Self-Doubt and Tame Your Inner Critic

OD Webinar: April 1st, 2022

An Introduction to Hydrogen in Australia

OD Webinar: February 28th, 2022

Hydrogen in North America – Technology Whose Time Has Come?

OD Webinar: February 10th, 2022

Typical Hydrogen Project and What Makes a Project?

Video: January 8th, 2022

Colours of Hydrogen and the Road Towards a Low-carbon Economy

Video: January 8th, 2022

Uses of Hydrogen

Video: January 8th, 2022

What Is Hydrogen?

Video: January 8th, 2022

Successful restructuring of PFI/PPP projects

OD Webinar: December 2nd, 2021

Project Finance: What is the LLCR (Loan Life Coverage Ratio)

OD Webinar: December 2nd, 2021

November 2021 update: Asset valuation trends (infrastructure/energy)

OD Webinar: December 2nd, 2021

Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR): Financial modelling and analysis

OD Webinar: December 2nd, 2021

ESG and Climate Risks in the UK: Feeling the Heat!

FLN OD Webinar: October 12th, 2021

Pioneers in Hydrogen: A German and Dutch Perspective

OD Webinar: September 9th, 2021

Hydrogen in the Middle East

Presentation Slides: June 16th, 2021

A Global Buyer's Guide to Corporate PPAs in Emerging Markets

OD Webinar: May 26th, 2021

Corporate PPA Pricing and Risk Allocation

OD Webinar: May 21st, 2021

Corporate PPA Structures and Regulatory Issues

OD Webinar: May 18th, 2021

Evolution and 2021 Outlook of the Global Corporate PPA Market

FLN OD Webinar: May 13th, 2021

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Creating Meaning at Work (S2, Ep8)

Podcast: February 15th, 2021

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Embracing Impostor Syndrome (S2, Ep7)

Podcast: February 8th, 2021

Floating Solar in Vietnam

Case Study: February 4th, 2021

LIBOR Transition Update

Interview: January 14th, 2021

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Understanding Mindfulness (S2, Ep3)

Podcast: November 30th, 2020

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Mitigating Unconscious Bias (S2, Ep2)

Podcast: November 23rd, 2020

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Building Confidence (S2, Ep1)

Podcast: November 16th, 2020

Restructuring 101: Waivers, Defaults and Insolvency in Australia

FLN OD Webinar: November 10th, 2020

All You Need to Know About Corporate PPAs

FLN OD Webinar: October 1st, 2020

Workshop | Financial Models in a Crisis - Stress Testing the Model

FLN OD Webinar: September 24th, 2020

What’s Powering the Online Economy

FLN OD Webinar: September 14th, 2020

Workshop | Creating a Responsible Future – Sustainable Finance and ESG

FLN OD Webinar: September 9th, 2020

Financial Models in a Crisis – Assessing the Impact – Part 2

FLN OD Webinar: July 31st, 2020

Financial Models in a Crisis – Assessing the Impact – Part 1

FLN OD Webinar: July 24th, 2020

Knowledge Workshop | Lockdown to Lock Up: Waivers and Defaults

FLN OD Webinar: July 15th, 2020

Future Leaders’ Guide to… Saying ‘No’ at Work (S1, Ep8)

Podcast: July 13th, 2020

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Oil & Gas

FLN OD Webinar: June 18th, 2020

Ask the Expert: LIBOR Transition

FLN OD Webinar: May 27th, 2020

Future Leaders’ Guide to… The Here and Now (S1, Ep1)

Podcast: May 20th, 2020

Accelerating Growth, One Action at a Time

FLN OD Webinar: April 7th, 2020

Rewriting the Rules to Rebalance the Economy

Event Summary: February 28th, 2020

Introduction to Negotiating & Influencing

Presentation Slides: February 10th, 2020

Presenting Effectively

Presentation Slides: November 4th, 2019

Introduction to Renewables

FLN OD Webinar: October 17th, 2019

Assessing ESG Workshop – A Practical Approach To Valuing Sustainability

Presentation Slides: October 7th, 2019

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements – The Emerging Frontier

FLN OD Webinar: September 24th, 2019

How Dutch Infrastructure Projects Can Benefit from Experiences Abroad

Presentation Slides: July 5th, 2019

Mastering Social Media for Infrastructure Professionals

Presentation Slides: April 10th, 2019

Structuring the Deal Series: Bankability – The Financial Perspective

FLN OD Webinar: November 15th, 2018

Structuring the Deal Series: Bankability – The Technical Perspective

FLN OD Webinar: October 30th, 2018

Structuring the Deal Series: Bankability – The Legal Perspective

FLN OD Webinar: September 27th, 2018

Masterclass: Excel Shortcuts Wizardry for Financial Modellers

FLN OD Webinar: June 7th, 2018

Best Practice in Operational Modelling

FLN OD Webinar: August 23rd, 2017

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What is the value of Future Leaders Network?

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