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Infrastructure & Energy Project Financing Dialogue


EACC New York in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNDESA, OECD and the World Bank is organising a high-level dialog on Infrastructure & Energy Projects Financing.

The program is a follow up of the discussion started during the half-day Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Workshop in support of the United Nations “Financing for Development Process" held last May also in New York.

Topics to address during this discussion will include:

• What can be done systematically to support the financing of energy & infrastructure projects by policy makers, institutional investors and the private sector
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Challenges involved in addressing the widening infrastructure gap, what is being done so far
>> How does this align with the recommendations made in Addis Ababa and the SDGs developed to address this
> Challenges developed countries are facing and challenges developing countries need to deal with
>> What is working what isn’t working (what lessons can be applied)?
>> What can be done to improve the data collection & sharing for better infrastructure investment decisions?
>> How help public authorities to build capacity at all levels of government for investment decisions and project management
> Development/reform of Capital Markets
>> Role of Development Finance Institutions (DFI’s)
>> Role of Multilaterals to help prepare & improve market conditions (attract financing / generate project pipeline)
> Regulatory challenges (compliance/FCPA)
> Taxation Policies (best practices from around the world)

• Established best practice examples / Recommendations for new policies, guidelines
> Accountability, Risk assessment, Insurance & Risk Mitigation (de-risking Strategies)
>> Role of valuation/development of common language for project & financial risk assessment
>> How can Institutions like WB/IMF assist (expertise/best practice models)
>> What needs to be done to ensure transparency and integrity of infrastructure investment?
> Key characteristics of successful projects / characteristics of failed projects (take-aways)
>> How can project experiences be shared across all relevant stakeholders/partners

 • Innovative Financing Vehicles / New Financing Models
> Standards for infrastructure lending (and monitoring)
>> Developing a class of standardized assets
>> Debt markets & how to engage corporate financing resources
> Integration of local capacities & SME’s Financing (for projects)

• Role of PPP’s / Changed landscape of PPP’s
> Energy strategy overall: Long-term/short-term, role of subsidies
>> Type of energy projects most suitable and should be addressed first (redundancy/resiliency)
>> Role of cities (local governments) who are the project partners
> How to develop a set of global guidelines for PPP’s (ref. UN DESA working paper No. 148)
> Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
>> How to engage the private sector and what are the major impediments
>> What is each party bringing to the table: contributions and risk sharing between all partners

• National Urban Policy (compact & networked)
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Best practices currently at work around the world (why are they working/take-aways for other regions)

• What needs to change?
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3 Concrete recommendations put forth by each panelist and the role of the institution the panelist is representing can play in driving change


PANELISTS
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• Jón Blöndal, Head of Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD
• Jeetu Balchandani, Head of North America Infrastructure Debt, BLACKROCK
• Tara Higgins, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, ORRICK (Moderator)
Bernardo Goarmon, Executive Vice President Finance, EDP RENEWABLES
Björn Erik Gillsäter, Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations, THE WORLD BANK
David Nason,
CEO, GE ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES
Mike Parker
, Infrastructure Advisory Leader, EY
Marc Powell
, Principal, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PwC
John Pollock
, Managing Director, Head of Global Project Finance, AIG GLOBAL INVESTMENT GROUP
Krishnan Sharma, Senior Economist Financing for Development, UN DESA
Shari Spiegel
, Chief Policy Analysis & Development Branch Financing for Development Office, UN DESA


TIME:
8:00 - 8:30 AM: Check in
8:30 - 10:30 AM: Program
10:30- 11:00 AM: Networking

REGISTRATION FEE:
EACC NY Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: $25

 

REGISTER

2016-11-17 08:00:00 2016-11-17 10:30:00 America/New_York Infrastructure & Energy Project Financing Dialogue European Union Delegation in the US: Infrastructure & Energy Project Financing Dialogue Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (The CBS Building), 51 West 52nd Street, New York European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
November 17, 2016

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (The CBS Building),
51 West 52nd Street,
New York10019
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