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SMi is proud to present our inaugural Financing of Infrastructure in India conference. With the assistance of Mr S Jagadeesan, Minister (Economic) of the High Commission of India, London, we are delighted to have secured leading central government representatives from India. These prominent public figures will be presenting alongside Heads of Infrastructure Finance from the international finance community including banks and private equity funds. Case studies and the view from construction companies will round off what promises to be a fascinating look at the PPP opportunities in modern India.

'India is undergoing a rapid and wide-ranging process of transformation. It is the current business destination, as it embarks on an ambitious mission of infrastructure improvement and development. As prime minister Manmohan Singh had said: "If you are a global company and India is not part of your plan, then you have missed the bus."' Project Finance International - India Report, Feb.2007

From the Government of India:
  • His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, Indian High Commissioner, High Commission of India, London
  • Mr Arvind MayaRam, Secretary, Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Mr S Jagadeesan, Minister (Economic), High Commission of India, London
  • PLUS

  • Arbaaj Capital Limited, Omar Lodhi, Executive Director
  • Allen & Overy LLP, David Lee, Partner
  • Allen & Overy LLP, Kaushik Ray, Associate
  • Amas Bank, François Bloch, Chief Investment Officer
  • Barclays Bank, Ashish Anand, Director - PFI and Structured Project Finance, Business Banking
  • CorLa, Bob Horner, Chief Financial Officer
  • Deutsche Bank, Jeffrey D’Souza, Managing Director, Global Alternative Capital/Principal Finance
  • DEPFA BANK Plc, Ashish Bajpai, Country Head, Mumbai Representative Office
  • DS Group, Sumit Sarkar, Associate Head
  • European Investment Bank, Philippe Szymczak, Managerial Advisor, Deputy Head of Operations in Asia
  • Goldman Sachs, Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economic Research
  • GVA Intercapitalis, Ranjit Sumaya, Chief Executive Officer 
  • HM Treasury, Jeremy Pocklington, Head of Corporate and Private Finance, UK Government 
  • Indo British Partnership Network, Martin Harman, Member of the Board
  • IDFC Project Equity Company Limited, Rahul Raisurana, Managing Director
  • IL&FS, Pradeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer
  • IL&FS Investment, Dr Archana Hingorani, Executive Director
  • IndusView, Bundeep Singh Rangar, Chairman
  • KfW IPEX-Bank, Wolfgang Reuss, Head of Rail and Road Department
  • KfW IPEX-Bank, Andreas Treed, Vice President, Rail and Road Department
  • KPMG, Arvind Mahajan, Executive Director, Advisory Services
  • LVL India, Vikas Singh, Director
  • Mott MacDonald, Forbes Johnston, Divisional Technical Director
  • Nano City Project, Sabeer Bhatia, Co-Founder of Hotmail and Chairman of  Nano City
  • Omaxe, Vipin Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer
  • Société Générale, Peter Gonsalves, Managing Director, Corporates and Institutions
  • Shristi Urban Infrastructure Development Ltd, Sujit Kanoria, Managing Director
  • Singhania & Co, Vijay Goel, Partner
  • TAIB Bank, Bahrain, Amit Ghose, Head of Corporate Finance
  • Vector Management, John Davie, Head of International Business Development
  • West Middlesex Hospital, Steve Turner, Former NHS Project Director

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Welcome and Opening Address from His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, Indian High Commissioner, High Commission of India, London

His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma

His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, Indian High Commissioner, High Commission Of India

Ashish Anand

Ashish Anand, Director - PFI & Structured Project Finance , Barclays Bank plc

9:15 HOW BIG IS THE "I" IN THE BRICS?

Jim O' Neill

Jim O' Neill, Head of Global Economic Research, Goldman Sachs

  • Is India going down it's BRICs path?
  • is it a bigger path than the others?
  • What India needs to do better
  • 9:45 ADDRESS FROM THE HONOURABLE MR ARVIND MAYA RAM

    The Honourable Mr Arvind Maya Ram

    The Honourable Mr Arvind Maya Ram, Joint Secretary, Infrastructure, The Government of India

    10:15 PFI/PPP - THE UK EXPERIENCE

  • Market overview
  • Project pipeline
  • Lessons learned
  • Policy developments
  • Jeremy  Pocklington

    Jeremy Pocklington, Head of Corporate and Private Finance, HM Treasury

    David Goldstone

    David Goldstone, Member of the Board, Partnerships UK

    10:45 Morning Coffee

    11:15 HOW TO MATCH INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPLY WITH INFRASTRUCTURE DEMAND

  • Current trends in infrastructure financing
  • Infrastructure demand in India - supporting rapid growth
  • The price of infrastructure - understanding the underlying asset
  • Supply-side factors affecting infrastructure financing
  • Private finance and the role of government - the legal and regulatory framework
  • David Lee

    David Lee, Project Finance Initiative / Partner, Allen & Overy

    Kaushik Ray

    Kaushik Ray, Associate, Allen & Overy L L P

    11:45 ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR PPP IN THE INDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR

    Arvind  Mahajan

    Arvind Mahajan , Executive Director, Advisory Services , KPMG

  • Understanding the PPP opportunity landscape
  • Issues and challenges in realising this opportunity
  • Case studies of successes and failures
  • Strategies for managing risk
  • 12:15 INVESTING IN INDIA'S URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

    Pradeep Singh

    Pradeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS

  • Financing of urban infrastructure in India: status and challenges
  • Role of private sector in financing urban infrastructure in India
  • Beyond financing : efficiency enhancements through public private partnerships
  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PPP IN THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    Ashish Bajpai

    Ashish Bajpai, Country Head , DEPFA BANK plc - Mumbai Representative Office

  • The development of PPP in the provision of social infrastructure in developed markets
  • Challenges for the involvement of  the private sector in social infrastructure assets: from the government's viewpoint
  • Challenges for the involvement of  the private sector in social infrastructure assets: from the private sectors viewpoint
  • Selected examples and lessons learned
  • Challenges and opportunities for India
  • 14:30 THE GROWTH IN REAL ESTATE IN INDIA AS A COMPLIMENT OF GROWTH IN PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    Sujit Kanoria

    Sujit Kanoria, Managing Director, Shristi Urban Infrastructure Development Ltd

  • The variables affecting the real estate growth
  • Is the growth sustainable?
  • How social infrastructure plays a role
  • Matro to non metro - growth
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 CASE STUDY - HEALTH SECTOR

  • Delivering a first class hospital through private finance
  • Bob Horner

    Bob Horner, Chief Executive Officer, CorLa

    Steve Turner

    Steve Turner, Former NHS Project Director, West Middlesex University Hospital

    16:00 CASE STUDY - ROADS SECTOR

    Forbes Johnston

    Forbes Johnston, Divisional Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

  • The need of transport infrastructure
  • The importance of maintenance
  • Consequences of not investing
  • Case study: Portsmouth City highway maintenance PPP
  • 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION - Infrastructure opportunities in India - and potential petrodollar funding applications

  • The variables affecting the real estate growth
  • Is the growth sustainable?
  • How social infrastructure plays a role
  • Metro to non metro - gowth
  • Jeffrey D' Souza

    Jeffrey D' Souza, Managing Director, Global Alternative Capital/Principal Finance, Deutsche Bank Group

    Rahul Raisurana

    Rahul Raisurana, Managing Director , IDFC Project Equity Company Limited

    Sujit Kanoria

    Sujit Kanoria, Managing Director, Shristi Urban Infrastructure Development Ltd

    The Honourable Mr Arvind Maya Ram

    The Honourable Mr Arvind Maya Ram, Joint Secretary, Infrastructure, The Government of India

    Omar Lodhi

    Omar Lodhi, Executive Director, Abraaj Capital Limited

    17:15 CONSTRUCTION RISKS IN INDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

    Martin Harman

    Martin Harman, Chairman, Pinsent Masons

    17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 MAKING INFRASTRUCTURE INTERESTING FOR PRIVATE EQUITY PLAYERS

    Dr Archana Hingorani

    Dr Archana Hingorani, Executive Director, IL&FS Investment

  • Is the asset class attractive enough for PE players? - the case for private equity investment
  • Pitfalls in infrastructure financing using the PE fund route
  • Challenges in infrastructure investment typical to India
  • Where would PE money flow: opportunity map across power, surface transportation, ports, logistics, urban infrastructure, pipelines etc.  Structuring private equity in public private partnerships and in pure Indian Government led infrastructure development initiatives
  • Getting the edge: structuring linkages and monetizing economic benefits arising from infrastructure development
  • 9:50 THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK IN FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN INDIA

    Philippe Szymczak

    Philippe Szymczak, Managerial Advisor, Deputy Head of Operations in Asia, European Investment Bank

  • The EIB - the bank of the European projects
  • The role of the EIB in Asia: supporting EU FDI in Asia and environmental sustainability
  • Using the EIB's financial instruments and developing partnerships to support infrastructure projects in India
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CASE STUDY - RAIL SECTOR

  • Regulatory environment
  • Risk matrix
  • Financing
  • Case study
  • Wolfgang Reuss

    Wolfgang Reuss, Head of Rail and Road Department, KfW IPEX-Bank

    Andreas Treede

    Andreas Treede, Vice President, Rail and Road Department, KfW IPEX-Bank

    11:40 CASE STUDY - NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR

    Sumit  Sarkar

    Sumit Sarkar, Associate Head, DS Group

  • Innovative and promising approach of PPP in creating natural infrastructure
  • Integration of different forms on investment - government, private investors, institutional investors
  • legal, contractual and securities issues resolved to facilitate investment
  • Successfully implemented projects in the last 4 years throughout the State
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY - AVIATION SECTOR

    John Davie

    John Davie, Head of International Business Development (Chairman, UKTI PPP Adivsory Group; Chairman, British Expertise), Vector Management Limited

  • The vast amount of investment required / bringing the right skills together
  • Some alternatives: BOT, Concessions, PFI/PPP
  • Purchasing quality services: what we did in the UK over 25 years from state ownership to T5
  • How does PPP fit within India's federal structure?
  • 14:30 OVERVIEW OF THE MOST PROMISING INVESTMENT SECTORS IN INDIA

    Bundeep Singh Rangar

    Bundeep Singh Rangar, Chairman, IndusView

  • Macro-investment requirements in highways, roads, airports, railways and ports
  • Energy financing: demand-supply disequilibrium and solutions
  • Opportunities in real estate: demand for residential and commercial property
  • Foreign Direct Investment in real estate: guidance on current opportunities
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 HOW TO ATTRACT INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS TO INDIA

    François Bloch

    François Bloch, Chief Investment Officer, Amas Bank

  • Private equity one way street
  • Hidden sector gems in india
  • Structured products to balance out the risk
  • Playing the Asian cycle
  • Strategies for the long-term 
  • 16:00 HIGHLIGHT

    Sabeer Bhatia

    Sabeer Bhatia, Chairman (and Co-founder of Hotmail), Nano City Project

  • Goals
  • Infrastructure needs
  • Financing requrements
  • Economic drivers
  • Cultural attractions
  • Sustainability
  • Deployment of newer technologies
  • Masterplan for the city
  • Transportation
  • Water resource management
  • Energy needs
  • 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Overview of the real estate sector in India
  • Sector growth
  • Growth within cities
  • The impact of REITs
  • How to deal with the cash element in deals
  • Title issues
  • Over supply in some sectors
  • Vijay Goel

    Vijay Goel, Partner, Singhania & Co

    Ranjit Sumaya

    Ranjit Sumaya, Chief Executive Officer, GVA Grimley, India

    Vikas Singh

    Vikas Singh, Director, LVL India

    Vipin Aggarwal

    Vipin Aggarwal , Executive Director , Omaxe

    17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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