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SMI proudly introduces the 16th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum in November 2017!

This year's conference will present the latest opinions within the infrastructure market from key professionals in PPP, project financing and future market sectors such as renewable energy ventures. Through discussions on the latest infrastructure projects in the region, informative presentations and networking opportunities, this premier event will provide an unrivalled gathering of industry’s infrastructure developers, investors, financiers & government agencies in the Benelux region.

The Forum will provide insight into the recent changes of project financing for infrastructure in the Benelux area and evaluate the new mechanisms of investment such as debt financing, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), refinancing projects and subsidies such as the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Other new topics for this year include looking at the challenges of project risk in new markets for enticing investors; issues of increasingly greener regulations on slowing progress for projects; lessons learnt from outside of Benelux such as from the Calais Harbour expansion project; a look into future markets and where investment could be heading such as energy storage, offshore wind and geothermal energy projects; and a detailed look at international investment into Benelux infrastructure. 

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 banks, constructors and institutional investors to the 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 including; the Port of Antwerp and Calais Harbour
•Explore the different financing models and mitigate various risks for mega projects to ensure success
•Benchmark against other major EU infrastructure projects for best practice and optimal model
Discover what investors are looking for and what the future infrastructure market could look like
Exclusive networking opportunities with key opinion leaders and decision makers at the forefront of the Benelux region

 

Previous Attending Organisations: 

3i; Abn Amro Bank; ABN AMRO Bank N.V; Allen & Overy L L P; Allen & Overy LLP; Allianz Global Investors; ALTIUS - Law Firm; Aon EMEA North East; BAM PPP; Bayerische Landesbank; Bilfinger; Bouwfonds Investment Management; Credit Agricole Indosuez; Deka Bank; DEME; DG ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ; Diepenhorst de Vos en Partners (DVP); Dura Vermeer Groep N.V.; EIB/ EPEC ; Ejigbo Local Counci Development Area; Equator; Green Investment Bank; Gulermak Heavy Industries; IIFS; KBC; KBC Bank N.V; KPMG Advisory; Liedekerke ; Macquarie Capital; Marguerite Fund; Mazars; Ministry of Finance, Netherlands; NautaDutilh N.V.; Nord LB; Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale; Norton Rose; Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; NWB Bank; Oresundsbro Konsortiet; ParkWind; PMV ; Port of Rotterdam; Rabobank; SMBC Europe Division; SMBC Europe Limited Amsterdam Branch; Van Oord; VolkerWessels

VENUE

Movenpick Hotel Meeting Centre 2

Piet Heinkade 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference will be organized in Meeting Centre 2, which is located in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. When you enter the PTA, take the escalator upstairs and turn right.
Or take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right.
 

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Movenpick Hotel Meeting Centre 2

Piet Heinkade 27
Amsterdam 1019
Netherlands

Movenpick Hotel Meeting Centre 2

The conference will be organized in Meeting Centre 2, which is located in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. When you enter the PTA, take the escalator upstairs and turn right.
Or take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right.
 

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