Bankability and Profitability of PPP Infrastructure Projects in the Benelux Region

SMi Reports: Benelux Infrastructure Forum will offer guidance and advice to help with identifying bankable and investment-ready projects region.

London, United Kingdom, August 29, 2017 --( Bankability of PPP projects is seen as the key consideration of the global infrastructure community when planning investment strategy and viability. According to the B20 task force on infrastructure, the investment gap in infrastructure is not caused by the shortage of capital, but the challenge actually lies foremost with the ability to identify bankable and investment-ready projects.*

Key professionals in the project financing and infrastructure sectors will gathers at the 16th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum to offer guidance and advice and discuss the latest issues and opportunities within the Benelux market.

1. Explore PPP in wind infrastructure with Karoy Hornyak, Director of Project Finance, Ventolines
2. Hear about the challenges and opportunities for investors in the Belgian PPP and renewable market from Mark Hillewaere, Fund Manager, PMV Fund Management
3. Discuss the opportunity to promote PPP in new Dutch Sectors with Stephane Duhr, Director, 3i
4. Examine the the challenges and opportunities of major infrastructure development with global contractor Steven Bouckaert, Deputy General Manager, DEME Concessions
5. Learn about the benefits of institutional investor financing from Benjamin Hemming, Senior Investment Manager, Infrastructure Debt, MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH

The conference further covers alternative financing methods such as project bonds, pension funds, government funding, and project financing, as well as growing on and offshore markets to which investors are attracted. Developments within the infrastructure market of the Benelux region in 2017 will be reviewed to find out what challenges were faced, how these were overcome, and the outlook of the infrastructure market. The format of the conference will be an eclectic mix of presentations and round table discussions which allow plenty of debate and interaction amongst delegates and detailed analysis of the latest case studies.

In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Financing Offshore Wind in the New Competitive Auction Environment” hosted by, Amsterdam Capital Partners taking place on the 21st November 2017.

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.

For those who are looking to attend, there is a £100 early bird offer available online ending on the 29th September 2017.

Further information is available at online at:

16th Benelux Infrastructure forum
22nd-23rd November 2017
Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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