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SMi Group proudly present that the 19th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum is returning to Amsterdam in November 2021! Next year's meeting will bring together key professionals in the PPP, project financing and infrastructure sectors to discuss the latest issues and trends within the Benelux market.
Through discussing specific case studies and highlighting the challenges of coordinating and operating an Infrastructure project in the region from the perspective of all involved – constructers, banks, financiers, lawyers, regulators and consultants, - the event will provide insight into the new technologies and financing options available to get the best out of each project.
The Forum will have a specific focus on offshore wind and how this can be integrated with offshore solar and energy storage; and lead onto the new mechanisms of investment such as debt financing, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), refinancing projects and subsidies used to finance for geothermal projects operating in the Netherlands.
Other new topics for this year include looking at the challenges of project risk in new markets for enticing investors.
The conference has established itself as the industry-leading event for the Benelux region and will provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn and network amongst senior executives in this thriving industry. The Benelux Infrastructure Forum is the only place to meet the major players within this industry from both the banks, constructors, institutional investors, lawyers and the regulators.

 

•Join the only conference tailored to the specific issues that the Benelux region faces
•Case study updates from major projects in the region – Offshore wind, Geothermal, Offshore Solar and Digital Infrastructure.
•Explore the different financing models available for renewable projects to ensure success
•Discover what makes investments in the digital infrastructure so attractive to infrastructure investors
•Exclusive networking opportunities with key opinion leaders and decision makers at the forefront of
 

ABN AMRO Bank N.V; Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP; Allen & Overy LLP; Allianz Global Investors; ALTIUS - Law Firm; ASN Bank; BAM PPP Belgium & The Netherlands; Bayern LB; BESIX Group; Capital Dynamics Ltd; Clairfield; Clifford Chance; DG ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ; DIF management BV; DLA Piper; DNV GL; European Investment Bank; GRESB BV; ING; KBC Bank NV; KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH ; KPMG; Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick; Loyens&Loeff; Lydian; Macquarie Capital; Maxwell Silver consultancy; Ministry of Finance, Netherlands; Mott MacDonald; NN Investment Partners; NORD/LB; NORDDEUTSCHE LANDESBANK Girozentrale NORD/LB; NordLB; Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; NWB Bank; Orsted; Perpetuum Energy Partners; PMV NV; Poort of Amsterdam; Port of Amsterdam; Port of Rotterdam; Rabobank; Rebel Finance & Transactions BV; Rebelgroup; Simmons & Simmons; SMBC Bank EU AG Amsterdam Branch; SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch; Van Oord Finance BV; Vanbreda Risk & Benefits; Ventolines ; Zonvest BV;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeroen Kies

Jeroen Kies, Executive Director Structured Finance, SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch

9:10 Financing of renewable energy projects

Barbara  Zuiderwijk

Barbara Zuiderwijk, Founder and Director, Green Giraffe

• Financing of renewable energy projects
• Recent trends in the industry
• New business models: Power to X and hydrogen

9:50 The Hydrogen Decade: the role of hydrogen in delivering net zero emission targets

John MacAskill

John MacAskill, Director, Offshore Wind Consultants Limited

• Characteristics of hydrogen
• An energy vector - the role of hydrogen across the energy system
• The 2030 low-carbon hydrogen market opportunities are huge
• Offshore wind – hydrogen as a new route to market

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Bankability of European hydrogen and CCUS projects

Lisa McDermott

Lisa McDermott, Executive Director, ABN AMRO Bank N.V

• Overview of European landscape for hydrogen – projects and use cases
• Policy discovery – EU and national policy support
• Financial support, subsidies, IPCEI classification etc
• Equity and debt financing considerations

11:40 Bankability across renewables, infra & Europe

Koen Panis

Koen Panis, Partner, Loyens&Loeff

• About staying connected: cablepooling & cableco’s
• Offgrid real estate
• Offshore wind: navigating troubled waters
• Geothermal
• Authorities: the limits of standardisation
• PPPs in the Baltics

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Geothermal Energy in Belgium and the Netherlands

Toon Van Ingelghem

Toon Van Ingelghem , Senior Investment Manager , PMV

• Examples of the Financing options available
• Government aid - covering the risk of exploration
• Data and expertise to hand
              *drilling data made publicly available facilitating easy entrance to new players
• implementation of initiatives to stimulate a sustainable future development of the shallow geothermal energy sector in Belgium
• Challenges, lessons learnt and future developments in the Benelux region
• Case studies

14:00 Digital Infrastructure Investment

Mathias Pahlke

Mathias Pahlke, Senior Director, NORD/LB

• Update on recent developments in the digital market
• Making Stakeholder cooperation in the digital infrastructure sector work
• Cost overruns in broadband networks and challenges for risk management
• Deployment of ultra-fast broadband: How the abundance of private financing opportunities can help fund projects more efficiently
• Smart City, 5G and Next Generation Mobility and it’s impact on Digital Infrastructure Investment

14:40 Digital Infrastructure in times of Covid19

Niels van Heesewijk

Niels van Heesewijk, Investment Director, TINC Development Partners

• Digital Infrastructure, what is that?
• The way Covid19 changed our daily lives
• How digital infrastructure facilitated these changes
• What is the current state of the digital infrastructure (in the Nlds)?
• TINC and digital infrastructure: the GlasDraad Case

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 The impact of climate change and pandemics on infrastructure investments

Francois Yves Gaudeul

Francois Yves Gaudeul, Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors

• How can infrastructure projects be impacted?
• Remedies
• Case Studies

16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION - What actions can help mitigate risks to infrastructure projects caused by climate change and pandemics

• Will project companies suffer deductions for service performance failures or unavailability?
• Isn’t this all just covered by force majeure?
• Could this be an emergency under the project agreement?
• Is there any possibility of relief under the project agreement?
• What impact will this have on my financing arrangements?
• Impact on supply chains
• Will insurance cover the losses?
• Next steps?

Francois Yves Gaudeul

Francois Yves Gaudeul, Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Alistair Perkins

Alistair Perkins, Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, NN Investment Partners

Benoit Theys

Benoit Theys, Head of Infrastructure Debt, AG Insurance

Martijn Maandag

Martijn Maandag, Director Due Diligence, DNV GL

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeroen Kies

Jeroen Kies, Executive Director Structured Finance, SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch

9:10 Port of Rotterdam’s sustainable 3 steps’ strategy – Energy transition

Tim De Knegt

Tim De Knegt, Manager Strategic Finance & Treasurer, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N V

• ports financing methods towards energy transition
• plans to stimulate important technologies including hydrogen production,
• development of the capture, storage and use of CO2.
• construction of offshore wind farms on the North Sea
• strengthening of the Green Energy Grid for the landing of offshore wind power
• development of a circular economy
• commitment to developing cross-border infrastructure for new energy
• possible introduction of an Emissions Trading System (ETS)

9:50 Onshore Wind in the Netherlands

Stef van Wessel

Stef van Wessel, Contract Manager Windpark Maasvlakte 2, Rijkswaterstaat

• Developments in the onshore wind market – Windpark Maasvlakte 2
• Developing corporate PPA’s for the public sector
• Onshore wind without public subsidy schemes

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Bankability of Offshore Wind Financings

Alexander  Oppenhaeuser

Alexander Oppenhaeuser, MD, Head of Infrastructure & Export Finance, Deka Bank

• Financing offshore wind projects with FiT,
• The use of CfD and corporate/utility PPAs in offshore wind projects
• Financing and risk aspects
• What makes a project bankable?

11:40 Developments in the renewable energy sector:

Marc Schmitz

Marc Schmitz, Head Project Finance Renewables Europe,, Rabobank

• What is the impact of COVID for renewable energy projects
• Is there enough liquidity in the market and are financing structures becoming more aggressive?
• Could projects be financed without subsidies and are corporate PPA’s required?
• Case study: Spanish solar project based on a corporate PPA

12:20 Energy Transition in Belgium: increase in offshore wind capacity

Mathias Verkest

Mathias Verkest, Project Manager - Mermaid Offshore Wind Farm, Otary

• Energy landscape in BE
• Nuclear phase out and CRM
• Pioneering role of offshore wind as from the early 2000
• Expectations towards 2030
• Case study SeaMade

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 How is investing in infrastructure private debt an effective way of achieving SDG-related exposure?

Alistair Perkins

Alistair Perkins, Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, NN Investment Partners

• Infrastructure debt: targeting SDGs by investing in the real economy
• SDG-linked impact on a range of levels
• Close relationship between borrower and lender strengthens governance and engagement
• ESG criteria increasingly form key part of due diligence process
• ESG integration in loan documentation
• Assessing sustainability – a different ballgame for private debt
• Private debt and impact

14:40 Private Projects

Jeroen Zanders

Jeroen Zanders, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

• Business Models
• Financing
• Trends
• Case Study
• Future outlook

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 “If I were President of the EU…”

Benoit Theys

Benoit Theys, Head of Infrastructure Debt, AG Insurance

• Do the States have to repatriate production of specific products in the EU ?
• What are the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis for the infrastructure ?
• Covid19 – Force Majeure or Authority Risk ?
• What are the sectors to receive the priorities ?
• Do the States have to play different roles in the PPP and Concessions contracts ?
• Do the Lenders have to adapt some clauses/mechanisms in the financing agreements ?
• Do we have to re-invent the financing of infrastructure ?

16:30 Investment Planning in the EU – sustainable and social infrastructure

Michael Feith

Michael Feith, Policy Officer – InvestEU,, European Commission

• Update on the InvestEU Programme, which will succeed the Juncker Fund from 2021 onwards
• Based on an EU guarantee of €26 billion its aims to mobilize €370 billion of investments by 2027
• Implementation will be done by the European Investment Bank and other financial institutions
• Comprehensive technical assistance will be provided to structure projects, if needed
• InvestEU will support the efforts under the “EU Green Deal” including sustainability proofing of projects
• The InvestEU programme will also support social infrastructure at larger scale, including social housing

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Alexander  Oppenhaeuser

Alexander Oppenhaeuser

MD, Head of Infrastructure & Export Finance, Deka Bank
Alistair Perkins

Alistair Perkins

Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, NN Investment Partners
Barbara  Zuiderwijk

Barbara Zuiderwijk

Founder and Director, Green Giraffe
Benoit Theys

Benoit Theys

Head of Infrastructure Debt, AG Insurance
Francois Yves Gaudeul

Francois Yves Gaudeul

Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors
Jeroen Kies

Jeroen Kies

Executive Director Structured Finance, SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch
Jeroen Zanders

Jeroen Zanders

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
John MacAskill

John MacAskill

Director, Offshore Wind Consultants Limited
Lisa McDermott

Lisa McDermott

Executive Director, ABN AMRO Bank N.V
Marc Schmitz

Marc Schmitz

Head Project Finance Renewables Europe,, Rabobank

Alexander Oppenhaeuser

MD, Head of Infrastructure & Export Finance, Deka Bank
Alexander  Oppenhaeuser

Alistair Perkins

Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, NN Investment Partners
Alistair Perkins

Barbara Zuiderwijk

Founder and Director, Green Giraffe
Barbara  Zuiderwijk

Benoit Theys

Head of Infrastructure Debt, AG Insurance
Benoit Theys

Francois Yves Gaudeul

Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors
Francois Yves Gaudeul

Jeroen Kies

Executive Director Structured Finance, SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch
Jeroen Kies

Jeroen Zanders

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
Jeroen Zanders

John MacAskill

Director, Offshore Wind Consultants Limited
John MacAskill

Koen Panis

Partner, Loyens&Loeff
Koen Panis

Lisa McDermott

Executive Director, ABN AMRO Bank N.V
Lisa McDermott

Marc Schmitz

Head Project Finance Renewables Europe,, Rabobank
Marc Schmitz

Martijn Maandag

Director Due Diligence, DNV GL
Martijn Maandag

Mathias Pahlke

Senior Director, NORD/LB
Mathias Pahlke

Mathias Verkest

Project Manager - Mermaid Offshore Wind Farm, Otary
Mathias Verkest

Michael Feith

Policy Officer – InvestEU,, European Commission
Michael Feith

Niels van Heesewijk

Investment Director, TINC Development Partners
Niels van Heesewijk

Stef van Wessel

Contract Manager Windpark Maasvlakte 2, Rijkswaterstaat
Stef van Wessel

Tim De Knegt

Manager Strategic Finance & Treasurer, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N V
Tim De Knegt

Toon Van Ingelghem

Senior Investment Manager , PMV
Toon Van Ingelghem

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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