domingo, março 28, 2010

Infrastructure Investor Europe, 30-31 Março 2010, Berlin

Infrastructure investors will meet this week in Berlin to review how the market is reacting to the current challenges, an event organized by PEI Media.

The welcome address by Philip Borel, Editorial Director, PEI Media is to be followed by the Chairman’s welcome address, John Campbell, Senior Partner, Campbell Lutyens & Co. Ltd: 

Infrastructure at a point of reflection
Infrastructure in the last 12 months – weathering the storm of challenge and change
• Investment write downs and fund cancellations
• Discounted secondary market sales
• Brownfield to the fore: investing in existing assets
• Placement agent scandals

Data snapshot
Key global infrastructure trends and developments
• Infrastructure deal activity by geography and sector
• Evolution and status of fund activity
• Identifying the extent to which the market is changing structurally
• New relationships and coalitions that will support the new channels of capital flow
Richard Little, Director, The Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy
University of Southern California

Panel discussion on Infrastructure fundraising in difficult economic times
• Fundraising for listed private equity funds
• Fundraising for unlisted private equity funds
• Private equity ETFs
• Post-crisis evaluation - What went wrong?
Moderator: Philip Borel, Editorial Director, PEI Media
Mathias Burghardt, Head of Infrastructure, AXA Private Equity
Alain Rauscher, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Antin Infrastructure Partners
Karsten Sinner, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
Directorate for Lending Operations in the European Union

Panel discussion on Raising and accessing debt in the current environment
• Is there sufficient capital available for debt financing
• When will banks start lending again?
• Capital markets appetite for infrastructure assets
• Refinancing options
Moderator: Simon Gray, Founding Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners
Marc Bajer, CEO, Hadrian’s Wall Capital
Spence Clunie, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Advisers
J-G Duthie Jackson, Partner, Citi Infrastructure Investors
James Miller, Head of Secured Debt Markets, RBS Global Banking & Markets
Chris O'Gorman, Head of Infrastructure & Executive Director, Mizuho Corporate Bank

Other topics of discussion:
What dynamics are driving electric power and oil & gas infrastructure investments?
Emerging markets infrastructure
Identifying and managing risk
Developing a viable project syndicate
Case Study: Active direct investment opportunities in infrastructure assets
Case study: Gatwick a landmark deal - opportunities and challenges of infrastructure investing