The role of renewables and mega project infrastructure financing discussed at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum this November

Top Quote The Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 23-24 November for it's15th consecutive year. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2016 - In its 15th successful year, the 2016 agenda will discuss an array of topics including contract management, due diligence and learning how to meet financial close. Alongside this there will be several case studies including the Brabo 2 Antwerp Tram PPP project and updates on the A11 Brugge-Knokke Highway project as well as the Haren DBFM prison project.

    With the ever increasing use of renewables within the Benelux region it is crucial that this topic area is explored.

    The two day event will be categorised into themes, on day one of the event MEGA PROJECT INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING will feature a presentation and roundtable discussion which will look at renewables and their role within the Benelux region.

    1. PRESENTATION: Energy financing: 'A look at the energy and infrastructure gap'
    Offshore wind deals:
    - Emerging financing trends
    - Recent case study of an offshore wind farm
    Renewables in the Benelux region
    - Recent projects
    - Future pipeline
    Financing new technologies
    - Offshore getting bigger and bigger
    - Floating wind and tidal
    William Stitselaar, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

    2. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Assessing the future role of renewables in the Benelux market.
    What do you think explains the increased level of activity in the renewables market?
    Will the recent delays to some projects have an effect on the upcoming pipeline?
    What do you think the advantages and potential pitfalls of increased standardisation are?
    How long will the rise of renewables last?
    - Could new areas of this sector take centre stage anytime soon?
    - Is there potential in tidal infrastructure
    Moderator: Nick Gardiner, Managing Director and Head of Offshore Wind, Green Investment Bank

    Visit the event website to download the full agenda with all speakers and their topics areas.

    There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of September to save 100 off the conference price. Register at

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    15th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum
    Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright and 3i
    23-24 November 2016
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
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