New Fund For Strategic Investment From The European Commission

Top Quote SMi Group reports: Hear about the new fund for strategic investment from expert speakers of the European Commission at the 14th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, taking place 23-24 November 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 05, 2015 - Last month, EIB President Werner Hoyer, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice President Jyrki Katainen signed a series of technical agreements between the European Investment Bank and European Commission including new investment for strategic infrastructure across Europe and around the world*.

    Building on this, SMi is pleased to be hosting its 14th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum taking place on 23rd - 24th November 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Join Ian Conlon and Dominik Zunt from the European Commission and hear about the Investment Plan for Europe (the 'Juncker plan') and what EU financial instruments can be used over the coming years.

    Attendees will also get an insight in the other two important strands of the Investment Plan: the European Investment Advisory Hub - a technical assistance one-stop shop for market participants and the European Investment Project Portal - a publicly accessible webpage making project information easily available to investors.

    2015 Expert Speaker Line-up includes:
    - Frank Schramm, Co-CEO, BBGI S.A.
    - Han Claessens, Senior Investment Manager, PGGM Investments
    - Jeroen Kies, Assistant General Manager, Structured Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
    - Rob Peters, Finance Manager, Rijkswaterstaat, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
    - Willem Stitselaar, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
    - Jan Willem Van Roggen, Managing Director, NIBC Bank
    - Francois Yves Gaudeul, Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors
    - Benot Theys, Real Estate & PPP Finance Manager, AG Real Estate
    - Johan Mouraux, Partner, DLA Piper
    - Prof. Dr. Chris Zevenbergen, Strategic Advisor Of The Executive Board, Chair Flood Resilience Group UNESCO-IHE, Dura Vermeer Group NV, UNESCO-IHE and TuDelf
    - Joris van Papenrecht, Commercial Director, BAM PPP The Netherlands and Belgium
    - Karel Joos, Partner, Interel
    - Roeland van der Zee, Senior Consultant at Aon Global Risk Consulting
    - Bernward Kulle, Executive Board Member, PP Deutschland AG

    Through a series of exciting case studies, presentations and panel discussions this premier event will allow unrivalled networking allowing for a gathering of industry's infrastructure developers, investors, financiers & government agencies as they discuss and debate latest developments in the Benelux region. To read the complete conference programme please visit

    Key Benefits of Attending:
    - Hear cutting edge presentations from key players and opinion leaders in the industry
    - Review case studies on closed deals and lessons learned from them
    - Hear from presenters from outside of the region to see what they are doing and what can be shared
    - A high level conference attracting the movers and shakers in the region

    Attendees to the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2015 includes, but are not limited to Directors of Finance, Directors of PPP/PFI projects, Vice Presidents, PPP/PFI Project Managers for Council Projects, Government Financial Employees i.e. Chief Executive of HM Treasury, Chief Executives of Finance Departments, Heads of national banks, Modelling software sellers, Financial education, Law firms, Consultancies, Construction, Insurance companies, Chief Finance Officers, Partners and Loan officers.

    This year's event will also include an interactive half-day past-conference workshop entitled Navigating and Negotiating LMA Loan Documentation led by Gerald Kneppers, DLA Piper on Wednesday 25th November.

    For more information on the event, please visit or contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or email agibbons ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book by 30th September and receive 100 off the conference price!


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