EIC Autumn Conference

12-13 October 2017 in Paris

Workshop: The Global Infrastructure Funding Gap – Why it exists and how it can be overcome

13 Oct
9.00

SESSION 1:
AN ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GAP

Workshop Introduction and Welcome
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President, BESIX General Manager Business Development

A Short Introduction to the Global Infrastructure Funding Gap
Christian Jabre, Partner and Head of Structured Finance, KPMG Corporate Finance

Qualifying the Infrastructure Gap in France    
Salim Bensmail, French Ministry for the Economy and Finance / FinInfra

Addressing the Infrastructure Funding Gap in the EU in the light of the “Euro Crisis”     
Alessandro Carano, Member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc

The Infrastructure Funding Gap in Latin America
Jorge Mas, President of CICA and Past President of Cámara Chilena de la Construcción

Discussion
Moderator: Michel Démarre (EIC Past President)

 

11.10

Coffee Break & Networking

 

11.40

SESSION 2:
OVERCOMING THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GAP

The Infrastructure Equaliser: Playing on all Settings – Structures, Focus and Resilience
Michael Watson, Partner, Pinsent Masons

Private Investment in Infrastructure - Financial Investors’ Objectives, Challenges and Opportunities
Eugène Zhuchenko, Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association  

The AIIB’s Role in Financing Asia’s Infrastructure Funding Gap – Opportunities for European Contractors
Ian Nightingale, Procurement Advisor, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank
       
The EU External Investment Plan
Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development DG DEVCO   
       
Lessons Learned on Infrastructure Finance in Developing Countries
Rima Le Coguic, Agence Française de Développement   

Discussion
Moderator: Michel Démarre 

Closing Remarks
Philippe Dessoy

 

13.30

Working Lunch at the conference hotel.

 

14.30 - 15.30

General Assembly (for Delegates only)