11 July 2018 2018 03:54 PM GMT

Benelux Infrastructure Forum Returns To Amsterdam For 17th Consecutive Year

SMi reports that registration is now open for the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum. The industry-leading event for the Benelux region is returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 21st and 22nd November 2018 for its 17th consecutive year. This year’s highly-anticipated event will focus on exploring new financing mechanisms and alternative markets for future sustainable investments in the Benelux region.

The two-day forum provides attendees with the opportunity to meet, network and participate in panel discussions and debates with industry experts and professionals ranging from: banks, infrastructure developers, and institutional investors, to lawyers, government agencies, financiers and regulators.

This year’s event will also include an in-depth look at the different project financing models within the Benelux region for infrastructure projects, including; Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), institutional investment schemes, pension funds, debt financing, government funding, project refinancing, and many more. 2018 Event Highlights Include:

  • Learning about emerging markets and future investment opportunities, particularly in the renewable energy sector
  • Exploring financing specifically related to PPP and re-financing
  • Opportunities for attending the only conference tailored to the specific infrastructure financing issues that the Benelux region faces
  • Hearing and interacting with presenters working on projects in the region
  • Receiving detailed case study updates from major regional projects, including recent offshore wind parks, energy storage and data networks

In anticipation of the event, a past attendee list from the previous 2 years has been released on the event website to give prospective delegates the chance to see the leading industry professionals they can expect to meet and network with this November. Conference attendees from 2016 & 2017 included over 66 leading organisations, including regional and international attendees from: Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, France, India, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Turkey, Denmark, and Japan.

Benelux Infrastructure Forum attendees included ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Allen & Overy LLP, Allianz Global Investors, CDP Capital, European Investment Bank, Green Investment Group, KPMG, Macquarie Capital Limited, Marguerite Fund, Oresundsbro Konsortiet, PwC Luxembourg, Shell Energy Europe B V, Simmons & Simmons, Van Oord and many more.

Delegates can expect to receive insight into the recent trends in project financing for infrastructure in the Benelux area, have a detailed look at international investment into Benelux infrastructure, explore further investment opportunities in renewable energy, and evaluate new mechanisms of investment.

More information can be found on the website, including the latest brochure and full past-attendee list for download, as well as how to book places. The event is sponsored by Allen & Overy. Sponsorship and delegate enquiries contact is Andrew Gibbons and the media contact is Maria Mandic  The Benelux Infrastructure Forum is taking place on 21st – 22nd November 2018 at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, Apollolaan 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The organiser The SMi Group, established in 1993, is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. It specialised particularly on creating and delivering events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. It has developed access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing the organisation to bring its communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network.

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