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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Monday, September 16, 2019

8:00AM Registration & Continental Morning Breakfast
9:10AM Chair's Opening Remarks
Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
9:15AM IJGlobal Market Analysis & Forecast
Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
9:40AM EXCLUSIVE: Implementing NJ TRANSIT's NJ TRANSITGRID Project: A Resiliency and Power Reliability Solution for the Northeast US
Bill Viqueira, CFO/Treasurer/SVP, NJ Transit
10:10AM Infrastructure & Lending: What is the Appetite for financing in infrastructure Projects in 2020?
  • Determining the appropriate financing structure for different infrastructure projects: What’s on offer from the banks and bond markets?
  • What is the overall appetitive for lenders in the current political environment across states?
  • How will lenders adjust their lending strategies for new and emerging markets and sub-sectors?
  • What is the supply for financing in the future?
Moderator: Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
Jeetu Balchandani, Managing Director - Infrastructure, Blackrock
Michael Merrow, Portfolio Manager – Vice President, ICBC New York
Kevin Healy, Investment Director, Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners
Jonathan Duguay-Arbesfeld, Senior Director – Speciality Finance, CDPQ
Hadley Peer Marshall, Managing Director, Brookfield Asset Management
10:50AM Networking Break
11:20AM How Much of an Impact Will the Phasing Out of Tax Credits Have on the Renewables Market?
  • How much effect on the competitiveness of offshore wind projects have on the tax credit regime?
  • How much can be built without tax credits?
  • How restricted will project sponsors be in raising capital for future renewable financing within a new tax credit environment?
Moderator: Peter Coleman, Senior Vice President – Structured Finance, CleanChoice Energy
Nick Addivinola, Director of Business Development, Nautilus Solar Energy LLC
Matthew Ransweiler, Senior Vice President, Onyx Renewables
Patrick Schaufelberger, Director of Project Finance, Enerparc
Mark Cox, Partner & CIO, New Energy Fund LP
12:00PM Scoping Investment Opportunities in Energy Storage – Analysing Revenue Models and the Impact of Falling Battery Costs
  • Risk profile: what are investors and asset owners doing differently?
  • Moving away from project finance orientation, how do you deploy cheques at the right size for distributed assets?
  • What are the major challenges to the revenue model? How can investors mitigate risk with increasing operations and management across multiple assets?
Zack Montebell, Associate, NY Green Bank
Benjamin Falber, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA
12:30PM On Time and On Budget – The Path to a Successful Project and how to get there

The panel will look at project risks from the legal, financial and insurance perspective, to discuss why some of the best projects fail to meet expectations after financial close.  Panelists will discuss the importance of:

  • building the right team
  • actively managing contractors
  • project controls and commercial administration procedures
  • proper allocation of risks among parties, and the role of insurance
Moderator: Kate Speir, Vice President & Senior Bid Director, Itinera Infrastructure & Concessions
Amanda Schermer MacVay, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Elizabeth Bellis Wolfe, VP, Investment and Portfolio Management, NY Greenbank
Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard, Vice President, Producer, Lockton Companies
1:15PM Networking Lunch

Stream A: Energy

2:30PM The Energy Transition & Sustainable Finance – Implications for Renewables and Oil & Gas

The distinction renewable energy and traditional oil & gas becomes more blurred with each passing day. How can traditional oil & gas companies leverage sustainable financial ventures while maintaining a balance of their portfolio in lucrative oil & gas arenas?

Mark Cox, Partner & CIO, New Energy Fund LP
Olushola Ashiru, Partner, New Energy Fund LP
3:30PM Analyze the Successes and Drawbacks of 2019s Offshore Wind & Solar Financing

The Vineyard Offshore Wind and Maryland Offshore Wind farm total $5.1bn together, indicating a renaissance for offshore wind in the US. This roundtable will serve as a platform for future offshore wind financing, delving into latest ways of reducing CAPEX and leveraging capital costs.

Priyanka Kandula, Vice President of Strategy, Onyx Renewables
4:30PM LNG Projects Costs and Pricing Forecast – What Next for LNG?

LNG is poised to grow year on year in North America. How much of a role will it play in the future of energy financing? This roundtable will investigate how MLPs are driving growth and assessing what areas and sector will see most activity.

Brooks Klimley, Lead Director, Antero Midstream Partners LP

Stream B: Infrastructure

2:30PM Rail & Transportation

Delving into the latest infrastructure developments and commercial structures for rail, this discussion will analyse operating models and level of equity participation across industry stakeholders.

David Sikorski, Program Manager, MBTA
3:30PM Why Hasn't the P3 Model in the US Lived Up To Expectations?

While Canada and Europe have enjoyed success with the P3 model, the US potential is in the process of living up to its potential. In this discussion, share case studies, war stories and insights into what lessons can be applied for future P3 financing and how the US can realise its infrastructure potential.

4:30PM Digital Infrastructure & Smart Cities

Where are project sponsors and investors in the cycle of investing into smart infrastructure in the US? What are the key investment priorities and sustainable development goals that are to be realised to make financing smart infrastructure profitable?

Syed Ahmed, Associate Director, MetLife
5:30PM Drinks Reception

Take part in this unique networking opportunity as leaders from energy and infrastructure – and their sub-sectors - relax and unwind all in one location.

Day 2: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:00AM Networking Breakfast
9:15AM Chair's Opening Remarks
Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
9:20AM Examining Risk Transfer in P3s: How Does This Impact the Cost of Your P3 and Value For Money? Including Perspectives from Europe and Canada
  • What are the optimal ways of structuring contracts?
  • How will the risk transfer of P3s impact the value for money of future P3 contracts?
  • What are the new thresholds of taking on revenue risk?
Moderator: Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
Anthony McCord, Director, Veolia Sante Services Montreal
Ryan Prince, Senior Vice President, John Laing
10:10AM Macro Shifts and Risk: What Is Going to Matter For Investors and Project Sponsors Beyond 2019 Within Energy & Infrastructure?
  • Where are we in the current credit cycle? Are we at the top, bottom or middle?
  •  How much will political headwinds in the US impact private sector funding?
  • What regulatory uncertainties need to be anticipated?
Moderator: Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
Syed Ahmed, Associate Director, MetLife
Charles-Henry Lecointe, Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America, Legal & General Investment Management
Ion Yadigaroglu, Co-Founder & Partner, Capicorn Investment Group
Adam Larkin, Managing Director Private Credit, Macquarie Funds Group
Andrew Ellenbogen, Managing Director, Investment Team, Power and Renewables, EIG Global Energy Partners
11:00AM Networking Break
11:30AM IJNorth America Fireside Chat Roundup: Evaulating the North American market and its contrast with Europe
  • Energy & Renewables market, future of, prospects and findings across the event
  • Transportation & PPP: What is keeping North America back and how can it move forward?
  • PPP & Airports: Why is airport privatization doomed to be sluggish? Is this overhype in the market?
  • The changing nature of infrastructure, how is the definition shifting and what will that mean for financing and prospects in the future
  • Contrasts to the European market – how does it differ?
Charles-Henry Lecointe, Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America, Legal & General Investment Management
Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
12:00PM Networking Lunch
1:30PM End of IJNorth America 2019