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Agenda Overview

Pre-Summit PPP Workshop: Monday 28th September 2015

13:30 Registration

14:00 Welcome Address

  1. Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

14:05 Chairperson’s remarks

  1. Tara Linstead, Managing Director, EP Global Energy

14:15 PPPs in an OECD context

  • European PPP market update presentation: Examining the latest developments in the European market and the impact of legal and financial market conditions on the project pipeline
  1. Gabriele Pasquini, Head of PPP, Public Utilities & Infrastructure Regulation Unit, Presidency of the Council Of Ministers, Italy
  • Turkey’s healthcare PPPs: Insights into the PPP process in Turkey and the vehicles developed to facilitate private sector and multilateral financing of the country’s healthcare campus programme
  1. Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman, YDA Group

15:00 Interactive group discussion and Q&A

15:45 Refreshments and networking break

16:15 PPPs in emerging markets

  • Lessons learned from establishing PPPs in new markets
  • Examining how to assess the suitability of PPPs for projects in emerging market and what is needed to move the projects to completion
  • To what extent can IFIs help address the bottlenecks that constrain project financing and implementing the right framework for an impact?
  1. Jyoti Bisbey, Infrastructure Finance Specialist, PPP, World Bank
  • Early-stage project development for structuring viable PPPs
  • Tackling the main challenge to delivering core infrastructure: the lack of well-prepared projects.
  • This session will introduce IISS, a multilateral initiative and development tool to promote and facilitate high quality, and efficient global project delivery, accessible to the public and private sector
  1. Christophe Dossarps, CEO, Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation, IISS Executing Agency

16:45 Interactive group discussion and Q&A

17:30 Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of workshop

17:45 – 19:00 PFP Charity Launch & WIS Welcome drinks reception
All workshop and conference delegates are invited to this evening’s launch of the charity “Power For the People” (PFP). Emmanuel Jal, musician and peace activist, is the global ambassador for PFP and will open the summit will his fascinating story and music. Bill Puddicome, CEO, PFP will introduce the charity’s projects.

Day One: Tuesday 29th September 2015

08:30 Registration and breakfast

09:00 Welcome address

  1. Stuart Allen, Managing Director, IJGlobal

09:05 Chairperson’s remarks

  1. Philip Hall, Head of Infrastructure & Transportation Structured Finance, MUFG

09:15 Keynote address: Delivering infrastructure development and driving economic growth

  1. James Stewart, Chairman, Global Infrastructure, KPMG

09:45 Keynote address: Renewables projects delivering power to the developing world

  • Examining how off-grid renewable energy projects can provide commercially viable solutions for powering communities without access to electricity.  EP Global Energy's D.R.E.A.M Initiative (Developing Renewable Energy in Africa & Middle East) has a pipeline of commercial projects in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, and South Sudan.  DREAM also supports the Charity "Power For the People", to help first time access to electricity for underprivileged communities.
  1. Tara Lindstedt, Managing Director, EP Global Energy

10:15 Infrastructure initiatives panel: Global approaches to solving local infrastructure deficits

  • What are the biggest barriers to investment in infrastructure?
  • What is the role of the private sector in initiating and support infrastructure developing?
  • What can be done to facilitate the co-ordination of investment projects globally?
  1. Moderator: Nick Merritt, Global Head of Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities, Norton Rose Fulbright
  2. Bertrand Badré, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  3. Christopher Heathcote, Chief Executive Officer, G20 Global Infrastructure Hub
  4. Javier Perez Fortea, Chief Executive Officer, Globalvia

11:00 Morning refreshments and networking break

11:45 Sponsors C-suite panel: What are their strategic priorities in today’s competitive landscape?

  • How are business models evolving in terms of prioritising developing vs. operating assets?
  • To what extent are the dynamics of the different funding sources available, influencing how sponsors evaluate opportunities?
  • What external risks – political, forex, commodity prices -- do sponsors face and how are they impacting attitudes to projects?
  1. Moderator: Nick Wong, Partner, Clifford Chance
  2. Francisco Clemente Sánchez, Chief Financial Officer, Cintra
  3. Fadi Selwan, Vice President, VINCI Concessions
  4. Thierry Déau, Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam
  5. Paul Bradley, Chief Financial Officer, Northland Power

12:30 Global strategies: Investment opportunities for Spanish infrastructure firms beyond Europe

  • How have Spanish infrastructure firms achieved global success with average outbound business going from 30% of turnover to 70% in recent years?
  • Which markets are the Spanish firms targeting?
  • As Spain’s domestic economy recovers, what impact will this have on the firms’ global strategies?
  1. Ramon Poch, Partner, Head of Infrastructure Sector and IT Advisory, KPMG

13:15 Funding & finance panel: Global infrastructure leaders’ birds-eye view

  • How are global players extracting value in core markets?
  • What are current project priorities in terms of sector, size, tenor and financing tranche?
  • What has been the impact of alternative sources of finance on global opportunities?
  • Is their role in the origination of projects evolving?
  1. Moderator: Olivier Delfour, Head, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group, Fitch Ratings
  2. Roberto Puga, Director, Structured & Syndicated Lending, BBVA
  3. Sven R. List, Vice-President, Structured and Project Finance, Export Development Canada
  4. Bob Dornton-Duff, Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance Advisory, Chatham Financial
  5. Rishi Nihalani, Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure Advisory, MUFG

14:00 Lunch

15:30 Infrastructure Finance Strategy & Practice Sessions
These sessions include 3 presentations of 10 minutes, each covering a different perspective on the sector or region. The discussion is then open to the group and audience Q&A.


Green Capital: New vehicles for financing renewable energy

1. Global outlook on the renewables market in the light of the macro-economic climate

2. Evaluating the appetite for new funding initiatives including YieldCos and Green bonds. Who is investing and why?

3. Opportunities and challenges in renewable energy development in the Middle East & Africa

4. Group discussion and Q&A

Sector Spotlight: Transport

Moderator: Victoria Westcott, Partner, White & Case

1. How are governments evaluating different revenue models, from tolling to availability payments?
Pascal Mousset, Senior PPP Consultant, Rijkswaterstaat

2. Understanding investor appetite & keys to attracting private sector investment.
Ghislain Lorthiois, General Manager, Head of PPP, Samsung C&T

3. Rail case study in effective project financing
Doris Chevalier, Vice President, Project Finance, Alstom

4. Group discussion and Q&A


Afternoon networking & refreshment break

 16:30Global Market Spotlight: Europe

Moderator: Caroline Miller Smith, Partner, White & Case

1. The usage and evolution of the PBCE
Cormac Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank

2. Reporting on the launch of the Juncker Plan initiatives, including the European Fund for Strategic Investment
Giorgio Chiarion-Casoni, Head of Unit, DG Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission

3. The institutional investor perspective
Andy Matthews, Director, Greenfield Infrastructure Fund, Infracapital

4. Group discussion and Q&A

Global Market Spotlight: Africa

Moderator: Romain Py, Senior Director, Transactions, AIIM

1. Government perspective: what are the challenges for grantors in structuring bankable deals?
Karen Braytenbach, Head of IPP Office, South Africa Department of Energy

2. Lesson learned from recent renewable energy projects in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana
Bob Chestnutt, Project Director, Aldwych International

3. How are sponsors roles evolving in the origination of projects?
Julia Prescott, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam

4. Group discussion and Q&A

17:30 Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by WIS drinks reception

Day Two: Wednesday 30th September 2015

08:45 Morning refreshments

09:00 Welcome address

  1. Andreea Dinulescu, Editorial Director - Events, IJGlobal

09:00 Chairperson’s opening remarks

  1. Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

09:15 Onstage interview: What does the involvement of CDPQ in the planning, financing, execution and operation of public infrastructure projects mean for pension fund models?

  • How can the fund improve efficiencies in the execution and procurement of infrastructure projects?
  • What impact will this arrangement have on the structuring of public/private finance?
  • To what extent can this new role for the fund enhance returns for stakeholders and could this model be replicated in other jurisdictions?
  1. Moderator: Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal
  2. Macky Tall, SVP, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placements de Québec

09:35 Alternative debt: Uncovering the capacity and appetite of institutional investors for providing long-term private debt for infrastructure projects

  • Can investors book primary & secondary risk?
  • Where are they looking to deploy capital?
  • Looking at return expectations and requirements
  • What debt tranches are most attractive?
  1. Moderator: Trusha Pillay, Executive Director, Head of Structured Finance Solutions, MUFG
  2. Eilidh Mactaggart, Private Infrastructure and Project Finance, Metlife Private Capital Investors
  3. Silja Turville, Head of Infrastructure Investment, Legal & General Investment Managers
  4. Deborah Zurkow, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors

10:25 To what extent are the capital market issues fulfilling expectations and providing long-term finance for infrastructure?

  • Structuring deals: matching investor requirements with the right projects
  • The investor perspective on infrastructure debt bond issues.
  • What financial efficiencies can be achieved?
  • The depth and the limitations of the capital markets?
  1. Moderator: Gavin McLean, Partner, White & Case
  2. Mike Wilkins, MD, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  3. Eilidh Mactaggart, Private Infrastructure and Project Finance, Metlife Private Capital Investors
  4. Emma Haight-Cheng, Principal, Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

11:05 Morning refreshments and networking break

11:35 Financial Investor Panel: Evaluating M&A opportunities in the secondary market

  • How are infrastructure assets performing? Examining the upcoming pipeline & return expectations
  • What do this year’s transactions tell us about the reality of asset values and pricing?
  • What are the implications of the overall competitive environment? Are aggressive business plans or a squeeze on returns to blame?
  • Has there been a recalibration of return expectations in the light of aggressive pricing?
  • Is there a paradigm shift, what are the new considerations when valuing assets?
  1. Moderator: Alexandra Dockreay, Senior Reporter, IJGlobal
  2. Petros Stylianides, Principal, Wren House Infrastructure
  3. Laurie Mahon, Managing Director & Global Head, Infrastructure Finance, CIBC
  4. Juan Angoitia, Managing Director, Ardian

12:15 Latin America Panel: The new infrastructure finance model

  • What are the biggest challenges for project developers in Latin America?
  • What are the key project attributes that attract debt and equity providers to this market?
  • Are ECAs and miltilaterals still the fundation for major greenfield projects?
  • Examining the dynamics of public/private financing
  1. Moderator: Jose Manuel Guardo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  2. Clemente Del Valle, President, FDN
  3. German Rios, Corporate Director, Strategic Affairs, CAF
  4. Jose Guardo, Partner, Clifford Chance
  5. Rob Dornton-Duff, Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance Advisory, Chatham Financial

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Project Pipeline Pitches: Government grantors rotating roundtables
Representatives from government procurement agencies will share insights into their infrastructure development pipeline, procurement process and requirements, talking to each roundtable of delegates and moving between tables every 15 minutes.

Marc Bollen
Strategic Advisor on PPPs

Barry White
Chief Executive Officer
Scottish Futures Trust 

Brian Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
National Development Finance Agency

Salim Bensmail

Carol Beaulieu
Vice President, Project Development
PPP Canada

Thiago Almeida
Attorney, Public Policy Specialist
Unidade Central de PPP
Minais Gerais

Imad Ahmed
Transactions Advisor, Strategic Investment Department
Rwanda Development Board

Atter Hannoura
Director, &
Tamer Waguih,
Projects Portfolio Manager
PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance

Carlos Herrera Perret
Executive Director

Gabriele Pasquini
Head of PPP, Public Utilities & Infrastructure Regulation Unit
Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Dr. Seree Nonthasoot
Senior Executive Vice President
Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises

Abhilasha Mahapatra
Director (PPP), Infrastructure Division,
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Karen Breytenbach
Head of IPP Office
Department of Energy

Tara Linstead
Managing Director
EP Global Energy


16:00 Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of conference