Benelux Infrastructure: Updates from Port of Rotterdam, KBC Bank, and Rabobank

Top Quote SMi Group announces the return of the industry leading Benelux Infrastructure Forum to take place on 23rd and 24th November 2016 at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. This event will provide updates on the latest trends within the Benelux oil and gas market. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 18, 2016 - Now in its 15th year, the agenda for the 2016 Benelux Infrastructure Forum will aim to capture expert insight from leading professionals in the PPP, project financing and infrastructure sectors, to discuss the latest issues and trends within the Benelux market.

    With the surge of mega projects in Benelux and market volatility, this must-attend conference will provide the perfect platform for knowledge sharing and unparalleled opportunity to network amongst project owners and financiers.

    As well as exploring alternative sources of finance, future risks, procurement and infrastructure debt, new topic areas for 2016 will include insight into contract management, due diligence and guidance on meeting financial close.

    The show will feature three unique case studies from the Netherlands, presented by Port of Rotterdam, KBC Bank, and Rabobank.

    Tim De Knegt, Manager of Strategic Finance and Treasury at Port of Rotterdam, will present on Portfolio Management and Investment Strategies in a World in Transition. Tim will discuss how to use portfolio management to accommodate for the old and new economy, and pursue strategic goals, and how to utilise the benefits of a low rate environment.

    Philip Van Ginderachter, Head of Project Finance at KBC Bank, will provide event attendees with updates on the Limmel and Beatrix PPP projects that are currently in financial close. Philip will compare the projects financing structure, challenges faced, and lessons learned. This case study will also highlight the current state of PPP procurement in the Netherlands and tailoring in an evolving standardised approach.

    Ewout Krijger, Executive Director for Infrastructure and Project Finance at Rabobank, will speak on Ijmuiden sea lock expansion under PPP and managing stakeholders for PPP success. Ewout will discuss the wants and needs of different stakeholders, and what success means for each party involved.

    Other featured speakers for 2016 include key decision makers from European Investment Bank, the Ministry of Finance Netherlands, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Europe Limited, Macquarie Capital, and many more.

    For further information on Benelux Infrastructure Forum, visit to view the complete list of speakers, the event schedule and information on sponsors and supporters.

    The event programme will also feature two interactive workshops on project risk management and managing complex PPP infrastructure project in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Latest registered attendees include NWB Bank and Credit Agricole Indosuez.
    Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 is proudly sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright.

    Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016
    15th Annual Conference: 23rd & 24th Nov | Interactive Workshops: 22nd Nov
    Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Media: Contact Teri Arri on tarri ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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