Inframation’s European Infrastructure Finance Summit (EIFS) is Europe’s leading two-day summit for infrastructure developers, investors, financiers and government officials. This year’s conference will examine the innovative ways stakeholders are investing in the asset class where traditional pipelines have been exhausted and operational asset prices have become prohibitively expensive. We will explore how infrastructure investors are devising solutions to tackle challenges, such as climate change, political risk and sustainability to show how the market has and still can deliver outcomes which are beneficial to the taxpaying public while remaining a viable investment option for LPs and GPs.
Regularly attended by over 250 delegates, EIFS is the must-attend event for anyone who considers themselves a serious player in Europe's infrastructure industry.
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"I find EIFS very interesting and in my view the main event for our industry."
Peter Aurich, Managing Director, Project Finance & Capital Advisory, Unicredit
2019 Attending Institutions Included
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
Banca IMI SpA
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Calvin Asset Management
Cassa depositi e prestiti
Československá obchodní banka (CSOB)
Community Health Partnerships
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CPP Investment Board
Crédit industriel et commercial
Cube Infrastructure Managers
Czech Infrastructure Association
European Investment Bank
Generali Global Infrastructure
Golding Capital Partners
Goldman Sachs International
Gomez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
Herbert Smith Freehills
Infravia Capital Partners
JB Asset Management
Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management
K2 Management A/s
La Banque Postale Asset Management
Lloyds Banking Group
M & G
Ministry of Finance of the Solvak Republic
National Treasury Management Agency
Norwegian Public Roads Administration
PGGM Vermogensbeheer BV
Polish Development Fund
Pöyry Management Consulting
RBSI Funds Banking
S&P Global Ratings
Talanx Asset Management
TCI Fund Management
University of Kent
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case
“A wide range of topics and very engaging sessions - covering pertinent political issues and well as sectors and projects”
With a century of professional practice and an excellent reputation, Cuatrecasas is a leading international benchmark for all legal issues in Spain and Portugal.
We have 27 offices in cities in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, where we advise on Spanish, Portuguese, French, Moroccan, and European Union law. The firm stands out for its work in the Iberian, Latin American, and African legal services markets.
With over 35 specialties, we provide legal advice in all areas of business law. Our firm combines traditional legal practice with the specialty required by each case and specific knowledge of each sector, area, or business group.
We represent over 70% of Spain’s largest listed companies (Ibex 35), over 70% of Portugal’s (PSI20) and many companies on the Euro Stoxx 50 index.Both the firm and our lawyers receive prestigious national and international awards year after year, acknowledging our reputation and technical skills, as well as its capacity to offer our clients the best service.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.
Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 9000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a culture of client service excellence, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.
With a workplace rich in diversity of thought, background and experience, we have what it takes to deliver amazing outcomes for our clients.
Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. We are guided by our workplace health, safety, quality and environmental management systems, which are certified by SGS certification services in North America and to Lloyds Register Quality Assurance to the relevant international standards (ISO and OHSAS).
In alignment with the global demands of water, energy and urbanisation, our aim is to exceed the expectations of our clients and contribute to their success.
At Egis, our 13,600 people are dedicated to supporting energy, ecology, digital and territorial transition to shape tomorrow’s world.
We draw on our capacity for innovation and our ability to ingeniously transform ideas into solutions that are tangible, operational and, most importantly, useful for our clients all over the world.
Our assignments lead us to operate in a wide range of domains addressing the major challenges of the planet, such as transport, buildings, water, the environment, energy, urban development and mobility services. To deliver them, we call upon a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the design of infrastructure to its operation, also including consulting, turnkey delivery and project structuring.
Egis is a 75%-owned subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, with the remaining 25% held by partner executives and employees. The Group generates more than one billion euros of managed revenue.
DIF is a leading independent fund management company with ca. € 5.6 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end investment funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF has established itself as a reputable and active player in its target markets, with the necessary skill set to successfully originate, execute, manage and exit a broad range of complex infrastructure projects. Since inception in 2005, DIF has invested in more than 170 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of over €30 billion.
DIF invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that generate long-term, stable cash-flows, including public private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), regulated assets and renewable energy projects, as well as core Infrastructure projects in Europe, North America and Australasia. DIF invests in the global infrastructure market invests through two complementary and differentiated fund strategies: DIF PPP+ Funds and DIF Core Funds. DIF is currently investing from DIF Infrastructure V and DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I.
DIF has a multidisciplinary and international team of ca. 95 professionals in eight offices, located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Sydney and Toronto. The sizeable team and office network allows DIF to originate, execute and manage assets effectively and efficiently.
At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 86-year history.
We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include: advising Ahold on its merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer and the fifth largest in the U.S. with 6,500 stores; working on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s takeover of SABMiller plc – the largest commercial loan in the history of the global loan markets at USD75bn; advising on the ground-breaking Coral South Floating LNG project in Mozambique across eight A&O offices; and advising Cagamas on the largest ‘dim sum bond’ in Southeast Asia and the world’s first offshore renminbi bond issued by a mortgage company.
Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.
To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) was established in 2001 though the merger of Sakura Bank and Sumitomo Bank, the core financial institutions of the Mitsui Group and the Sumitomo Group, respectively, each with its own long history. SMBC as a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), work together with other members of the Group to offer customers highly sophisticated, comprehensive financial services globally.
Intralinks is a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, deal making and capital markets communities. As pioneers of the virtual data room, our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence.
Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investor reporting. Our solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility.
We’ve earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 and have executed over $34.7 trillion worth of financial transactions on our platform.
The growing need to replace ageing infrastructure, upgrade transportation and improve energy efficiency is spurring a need for private financing through the debt markets. Larger projects with complex finance structures require an experienced partner to coordinate and manage the multitude of administrative requirements through the transaction lifecycle. Deutsche Bank’s project finance team provides end-to-end solutions direct to its clients and through project construction, operational and end of lifecycle stages.
IRIDIUM Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A. is the ACS Group company which develops, finances, invests in, manages, operates, administrates, maintains, conserves, restores and equips all types of government concessions involving transport and public works infrastructure. IRIDIUM manages 85 companies working in the construction/operation of various government concessions, making it the leader* in developing, financing, building and operating every type of infrastructure.
Since 1967, when it ran the concession for the Bay of Cádiz Bridge, the ACS Group has been involved in infrastructure concessions. Since then it has run over 100 concessions for all types of transport and public works infrastructure in seventeen countries on four continents, gaining recognition as a world leader in the execution of these types of contract. These projects have involved a total material investment of over €32.29 billion and a commitment to invest over €4.63 billion.
- 56 motorway concessions 6,205 km
- 6 railway and metro concessions 1,781 km
- 3 bridges
- 16 airports serving over 35 million passengers per year
- New concession business areas: Intermodal Transportation Hubs (3), hospitals (3), police stations (3 contracts to manage 11 police stations), prisons (1), car parks and several additional contracts to public facilities.
Additionally, the ACS Group holds a stake in Abertis, one of the world's main motorway operators.
InfraRed is a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. It operates worldwide from offices in London, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul and Sydney. With over 120 professionals it manages in excess of USD9bn of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe.
Since its inception over 25 years ago, InfraRed has launched 17 funds, including two companies listed on the London Stock Exchange: HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and The Renewables Infrastructure Group. To date, six of these funds have been realised.
InfraRed has been an active real estate investor and manager for 25 years and focuses on assets which suit its value-add management style, targeting well-located, multi-let properties in the shopping centre, industrial and office sectors across Europe.
In 2007 the business expanded its real estate activities to the Asian market, where it operates a joint venture with a Chinese developer. The primary focus of the Asian Real Estate team has been on office, residential and retail development projects in Greater China.
InfraRed has a long and successful proven track record in sourcing, structuring, acquiring, managing and financing infrastructure equity investments. Its history stretches back c.20 years to a time when it advised the UK government on its Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme. Since then, InfraRed has been responsible for over 200 infrastructure equity investments across various sectors including accommodation, education, government, health, renewables and transportation.
Since 2006, InfraRed has been actively participating in the secondary infrastructure markets, expanding its long-standing presence in the development infrastructure market. It currently manages over 175 infrastructure assets and its renewable energy portfolio has a generation capacity of around 1GW.
At BBVA we are leading the transformation of banking worldwide, united in pursuing our goal of bringing the age of opportunity to everyone. Firmly focused on the future, our on-going digital transformation is already producing disruptive innovations that power our vision of banking.
Every one of our 125,749 employees, from branch staff to senior leaders, plays an essential role in giving our 75 million customers the cutting edge banking solutions that they deserve. Building on 160 years of history we know the importance of constant development, which is why we place so much confidence in the collaborative working environment that enables our people to grow and excel.
ROADIS is a global reference in the development, operation and management of essential infrastructure assets. It currently manages 1,882 km of toll roads in operation in 10 concessions across five countries: Brazil (681 km), Mexico (155 km, two concessions), India (710 km, four concessions), Portugal (272 km, two concessions) and Spain (64 km).ROADIS currently employs over 2,700 people, directly or through its concession companies. ROADIS is wholly-owned by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSPIB”), one of Canada's largest pension investment managers with CAD$158.9 billion of net assets under management as of September 30, 2018.
The Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO) is the representative body for the $2 trillion market capitalisation listed infrastructure asset class. GLIO raises awareness through education and promotion, targeting the global investment community.
While many large asset owners invest in infrastructure projects directly, we believe that listed infrastructure companies offer the potential to complement and enhance net total returns, and provide unparalleled diversification opportunities in a mixed or blended approach to the asset class. Asset owners will gravitate towards listed infrastructure investments, attracted by liquidity, global and sector diversification, underpinned by stable income streams.
In addition, listed infrastructure offers investors access to experienced management teams and the transparency of the public markets.
Savvy Investor is the world’s leading research platform for institutional investors and their service providers, curating investment articles and white papers daily from across the web and putting them in one place for the ease of our members.
The Savvy Investor website is made up of 50 sections, with topics including Private Equity & VC and Infrastructure Investment. The site also contains a directory of investment conferences, which you can filter to your chosen dates, locations and topics. When a new member signs up, they indicate which of the 50 investment themes they are interested in. This enables us to tailor their homepage and newsletter to ensure we direct relevant content their way. In doing this, we experience incomparably high engagement levels, with 30,000 white papers per month being downloaded by our 40,000 members.
Jean BensaidManaging Director, FIN INFRA - Infrastructure Finance & PPP UnitMinistry of Economy - France
From May 2019: Head of Fin Infra, Treasury department, Paris. Fin Infra is the French Infrastructure finance unit in charge of facilitate public infrastructure projects financing, maximize the value for money of projects, identify and mitigate the risks of projects
2014-2018: Member of the executive committee of Icade (listed property company), head of Asset management and Services.
2008- 2014: CEO of CDC Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, dedicated to equity investment in Infrastructure (portfolio of 20 stakes representing €2 bn invested in Transport, Energy, Telecom infrastructure);
2004-2008: Deputy CFO, Caisse des dépôts
2002-2004: deputy Director, Social & Employment Policies, Treasury department, Ministry Of Finance
1997- 2002: Advisor for economic and tax policy, Prime Minister’s Office
1994- 1997: Financial attaché at the French Embassy in Washington DC, USA.
Torsten R. Böger studied at the Universities of Münster and Köln and graduated in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt.). His professional career started in a national private bank, where he worked in the credit department and later in the field of M&A, project funding and strategic consulting for financial structural measures. Torsten R. Böger was then working for two international consulting firms, before he joined the VIFG and was appointed Head of the Department of Infrastructure Finance dealing with Project Finance and Public Private Partnership.
Torsten R. Böger became a University lecturer in 2001 and an honorary professor in the field of Project Financing and Public Private Partnerships at the Technical University Braunschweig in 2011. His recent publications include: „Finanzierungskreislauf Straße über die VIFG" (Böger, Sudau) in: Internationales Verkehrswesen, Ausgabe 3/2011); „VIFG 2011: („VIFG 2011: Einstieg in den Finanzierungskreislauf Straße" (Böger, Sudau) in: Public Private Partnership Jahrbuch 2011 (Hrsg.) Prof. Dr. Weber, M. ) and „Nutzerfinanzierung der Bundesfernstraßen - gerecht, transparent, effizient"(Böger, Sudau) in: Public Private Partnership Jahrbuch 2012 (Hrsg.) Knop, D.; Prof. Dr. Weber, M.)
Guy ChetritPrincipal AdvisorEuropean Investment Bank
He has been involved in project financing and PPPs since the early 1990s.
He spent the early part of his career in London, first with Société Générale where he was involved in several power and transport projects in the UK, Spain and Asia and subsequently with the European Investment Bank, working on a wide variety of PPP/PFI projects in transport in the UK and the Netherlands. He later moved to the EIB’s Rome office where he was in charge of project financing/PPP transactions in Italy and Greece.
In 2010, Guy joined the European PPP Expertise Centre as a principal adviser. He has led EPEC’s work on a wide range of PPP topics such as financing, use of public guarantees, fiscal risk issues and good practice in PPP contract design. He is also coordinating EPEC’s advice to the public sector on individual PPP projects.
Michael FeithPolicy Officer - Financing of infrastructure PoliciesEuropean Commission
Michael Feith is a policy officer at the European Commission, where he deals with financing programmes for infrastructure. The focus of his work is on urban infrastructure, including initiatives related to the social area. He is also involved in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe and in particular of its first and second pillars, namely the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). He further contributes to the set-up of the “InvestEU” programme for the EU´s next budgetary period. Mr. Feith first joined the European institutions in 1999 via the European Parliament, before joining the European Commission in 2001. He holds a Master's degree in European Politics. Biography: Michael is a policy officer at the European Commission, where he deals with financing programmes for infrastructure. The focus of his work is urban infrastructure, including initiatives related to transport and energy. He is also involved in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe and in particular its first and second pillars, namely the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). Michael first joined the European institutions in 1999 via the European Parliament, before joining the European Commission in 2001. He holds a Master's degree in European Politics.
Christoph HolzerManaging DirectorAllianz Capital Partners
Christoph is a Managing Director in the Direct Infrastructure Investment team at Allianz Capital Partners. Christoph has more than 10 years of investment experience on the private investment side and has worked across a wide variety of sectors including energy, transport and telecom infrastructure, greenfield projects as well as private equity businesses.
Christoph is responsible for origination, structuring, due diligence and execution of infra-structure investments. He has presently the day-to-day asset management responsibility for three investments. He is a director on the board of directors of Porterbrook Rail Finance, one of three Rolling Stock Leasing Companies in the UK, a member of the board of directors of Autostrade per L’Italia, the largest Italian toll road operator, as well as a shareholder director in the companies owning a minority stake in Gas Connect Austria, the Austrian gas trans-mission and distribution system operator. He is also a director of the board of NeuConnect Britain, a company developing a new greenfield electricity interconnector between Germany and the UK. Until 2017, Christoph was a shareholder director in the holding companies that own the Tideway Tunnel in London.
Prior to joining Allianz Capital Partners in 2008, Christoph was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Corporate Finance and Transaction Services division. Christoph is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Pedro NevesMember of the Business Advisory BoardUnited Nations Economic Commissions for Europe (UNECE)
Responsible for originating and managing over 10 billion USD in infrastructure asset deals in over 60 countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Assets deals range from Oil & Gas (upstream and downstream), Power (fossil and renewable in production, transmission and distribution), Environment (water, water treatment & solid waste, Mobility (Airports, Ports, Roads, Railways,Metro), Social Infrastructure (Health, Education, Public Administration), Real Estate and Urban Development, Mining, Industry and Logistics. Has achieved success managing investment operations, in new ventures, new markets and with new partners due to more than 25 years of experience operating management projects and SPV’s (special purpose vehicles) in the development and exploitation phases. His, 7+ years of experience working with the public sector (United Nations, government and state owned entities) designing and implementing policies for public sector investment have given him a unique perspective on public interest that has been key in originating deals and developing PPPs throughout the world. These activities cover the full life cycle of asset development starting with interpreting infrastructure gaps, analysing demographics and market tendencies, designing products and business models, defining strategy and aligning goals between share and stakeholders,starting up / reorganizing of management teams, carrying out fund raising(debt, equity, mezzanine), M&A and managing value growth.
Has been lecturing on Business Development Strategy since 2001 and is the founder of the first MBA on Urban Renewal for which he has lectured on Sustainable and Urban Development and Urban Renewal Business since 2010.