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
João Sousa Leal, KPMG

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

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

The Infrastructure Funding Gap in the OECD Countries
Raffaele della Croce, Lead Project Manager - Financial Affairs Division OECD


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)

 

10.50

Coffee Break & Networking

 

11.20

SESSION 2:
OVERCOMING THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GAP

The Infrastructure Equaliser: Playing on all Settings
Michael Watson, Partner, Pinsent Masons

The Prerequisites for Private Investment into Infrastructure
Eugène Zhuchenko, Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association  

The Role of the AIIB in Financing Asia’s Infrastructure Gap and Procurement 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)