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Agenda Overview

IJGlobal's European Transport Investment Summit: Monday, September 10, 2018

8:00AM Registration & morning refreshments
9:15AM Procuring projects in the current transport paradigm

Speakers will be asked to outline their project pipelines, how new technologies and concepts are affecting their attitudes towards new project procurement, and how tender processes have been updated to include the technological aspect of a bid 

Marc Bollen, Transition Manager, Smart Mobility, Rijkswaterstaat
Michael Burnett, Director, European PPP Forum, European Institute of Public Administration
10:00AM The response of project finance lenders and sponsors to a market characterized by a slow greenfield pipeline and abundant disruptors
  • How are banks and sponsors compensating for a lack of primary deal flow in the transport space?
  • Is there a move to new European jurisdictions - which European markets are still active   
  • Looking to the secondary market to make up for greenfield inertia
  • Examining the entrance of institutional investors to the lending space as some mainstay players struggle
  • To what degree is the disruptive transport technology a concern when considering financing new assets?
Willem Stitselaar, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Ltd
Tylor Hartwell, Head Of Transport And Telecommunication, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Zoltan Pap, Ceo, Intertoll
Victoria Westcott, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
11:00AM Morning refreshments and networking break
11:45AM Overcoming the key challenges and obstacles facing the European road network as EVs and AVs establish themselves
  • What onus for the successful implementation of autonomous vehicles is on the road system itself?
  • Calculating the expected costs of retrofitting facilities to facilitate autonomous vehicles
  • What role do autonomous vehicle manufacturers themselves expect to play in any necessary road infrastructure updates
  • When will EVs overtake petrol and diesel cars as the dominant vehicle type?
  • Mapping the switch from petrol station to charging station
  • Who will be the major players in the ownership of charging stations? Is there an opportunity here for infrastructure investors to get involved?
  • Financing the connection of roads to the electricity grid


Julia Prescot, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam
Alexander Neumann, Managing Director, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions
Anders Bylund, Head of eMobility, Siemens
12:30PM Pedemontana-Veneta highway: Utilising one of Europe’s largest greenfield project bonds
The key players involved in the financing will outline the rationale for issuing bonds, how the two tranches were structured, and how easy it was to get investors comfortable with the project 
Daniel Darley, Executive Director, JPMorgan
Niccolo Ragnini, Ceo & Managing Director, Circuitus Capital LLP
1:00PM Networking Lunch
2:15PM Spanish toll roads: Assessing the impact of bad procurement on risk for investors

A 15 minute presentation by EDHECinfra will outline how poor procurement practice led to the bankruptcy of nine toll road concessions. ​

Silvia Garcia Moraleja, Senior Analyst, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute
2:45PM The secondary market: A beacon of light
  • Analysing the current pipeline of primary and secondary market deals from an infrastructure fund perspective
  • How has the perceived risk-return of transport been affected by disruptors in the space? Has any change had a knock-on on levels of investment?
  • When and how can funds invest in the new technologies entering transport?
  • Which current infrastructure asset types do fund managers anticipate suffering from new disruptors the most?
  • What bank and capital markets financing tools are on offer to investors?
Gideon Tilburgs, Managing Director, Primary Investment, John Laing
Willem Jansonius, Partner, DIF
Juan Angoitia Grijalba, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Ardian
Ben Loomes, Head Of Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners
3:30PM Intro presentations: Identifying some of the technologies and concepts set to change transport, where we are in their life-cycles, and how they are going to scale-up
  • How are results from often disparate projects being focused, narrowed and intertwined?
  • Is there a case for greater infrastructure developer involvement at the R&D stage? Can they get involved in projects with no direct revenue stream attached?
  • Who has traditionally funded these pilot projects?
  • What will it take for project investors to integrate R&D projects into their infrastructure assets?
Anders Bylund, Head of eMobility, Siemens
Dirk-Jan de Bruijn, Program Director, Tulip Truckplatooning, Rijkswaterstaat
4:15PM Afternoon refreshments and networking break
4:45PM Smart-infra networking roundtable discussionsroundtable discussions

This session will give you the opportunity to continue the day’s conversation in a more interactive setting. A series of senior hosts will head up individual roundtable discussions, each with their own transport infrastructure focus, for you to dip in and out of as you see fit.

There will also be dedicated meeting zones, designed for you to have the opportunity to organize meetings ahead of time or take the chance to dive into impromptu consultations to further your specific business interests. This session presents a real opportunity to network and have quality face-time with some of the most important industry leaders in Europe.

5:45PM Close of day & drinks reception sponsored by Reed Smith