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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:15AM Registration and refreshments
8:50AM IJGlobal’s welcome address and analysis of the European market - indispensable data for the region’s investors and financiers

To open the conference, a senior member of our editorial team will provide a detailed analysis of the European energy and infrastructure finance market, based on IJGlobal’s exclusive data to frame and contextualize the following discussions.

Angus Leslie-Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
9:10AM Keynote interview: Celebrating 20 years of REFF Europe

As renewable energy dominates power sector investment this keynote interview reflects on the 20 year rise and looks ahead to the next 20 year future

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
9:40AM Energy transition panel: Strategies to facilitate and support Europe’s low carbon future
  • Policy developments around energy mix and market design
  • Perspectives on investment sources and volumes required to achieve decarbonisation objectives
  • Developments to facilitate and support investment around new renewable energy projects and technologies
  • Evolution of risk – technology and geopolitical consequences for the global energy transition
Moderator: Alistair Perkins, Head of Infrastructure & Project Finance, NN Investment Partners
Sofia Pinto Barbosa, Policy Officer, Renewables and CCS Policy Unit, European Commission
Dr. Philipp Wendel, Head of Research Unit, Energy Policy, Federal Foreign Office
Eliano Russo, Head of E Industries, Enel X
Tom Tindall, Senior Director, Market Research, Brookfield Renewable
10:30AM Refreshment break and opportunity to meet the speakers
11:00AM Industry leaders state of play panel: Opportunities and trends in technology deployment and investment
  • What type of investors are most active in the European market?
  • Are we concerned as too much capital chases too little supply?
  • Where do we see the most exciting markets and emerging opportunities?
  • Risks and upheavals that await in the next 5 years
  • New technologies that will create fundamental change
  • Forward looking scenarios – what will Europe’s energy mix look like in the next 5 years? 
Moderator: David Kemp, Director, M&G Investments
Antoine Millioud, CEO, Aventron
Johannes Busmann, Chairman, ProWind
Jens-Peter Zink, Chairman and Executive Vice President, European Energy
Bruce Huber, CEO, Alexa Capital
11:45AM Industry insight panel: Advancing corporate PPAs and adapting to merchant risk
  • Considerations and motivations for a corporate when formulating and developing a renewable energy sourcing strategy
  • PPA structures and market solutions available to manage and allocate merchant risk
  • Innovations in PPA structures to allocate risk satisfactorily between corporate off-taker and developer
  • Assessing and structuring pricing mechanism options
  • Selecting the best offtake agreement to optimise the value of the project
Moderator: Martin Berkenkamp, CEO, a2e
Alexandra Von Bernstorff, Senior Managing Partner, Luxcara
Tor-Ove Horstad, SVP, Head of Energy Commercial, Norsk Hydro ASA
Ricardo Folgado, Structured Finance Director, LightsourceBP
Dipak Haria, Director, BlackRock
Katrin Fuhrmann, Senior Originator, Engie
Katharina Winter, Manager C&I Origination, BayWa
12:30PM Lunch and opportunity to meet the speakers
2:00PM Market focus: Poland – ready to fly?
  • Market update – from total shutdown to market driven rebound
  • Financing and bankability of projects in current regulatory and political environment
  • Polish CfD Auctions – distraction of path to grid parity or display of true support for renewables
  • Development of Corporate PPA market – escape from support schemes and subsidies
  • Future of PV in Poland – from micro to industrial scale
Moderator: Radek Nowak, CEO, GEO Renewables
Joaquim Barbosa, Country Manager, EDP Renewables
Deividas Varabauskas, CEO and Managing Partner, Sun Investment Group
Koen Dejonghe, Head of Origination, Statkraft
2:45PM Market focus: Italy – delivering on it’s renewable promise?
  • PPA trends
  • Actions required to accelerate renewable energy development
  • Opportunities in distributed generation and energy communities
  • Expected sources for future growth
Thomas Engelmann, Director, Head of Transaction & Investment Management Europe, Infrastructure Equity, Allianz Global Investors
Michael Ebner, Managing Director, Infrastructure, KGAL
3:30PM Refreshment break and opportunity to meet the speakers
4:00PM Calculating the huge un-priced risks in infrastructure projects
  • Situation in infrastructure – unpriced risks, investor blockage
  • VfR calculates complete infrastructure risk
  • VfR driving risk down and cashflows up
Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management & Excellence
4:45PM Quick-fire case studies: Floating offshore wind – a game changer for offshore wind?
  • Status of current projects and technology
  • Favourable and supportive regulatory environments
  • How will projects get done in today’s environment and what needs to happen to achieve commercialization of floating wind?
  • Understanding and managing investment risks
Pablo Lucas, Project Finance Manager, EDP Renewables
Arne Eik, Leading Business Developer Floating Offshore Wind, Equinor
5:30PM Chairperson’s summary and end of day 1 conference
5:45PM Evening drinks reception

Day 2: Friday, June 7, 2019

8:00AM Deep dive breakfast briefing - Value for Risk VfR in infrastructure: The nitty-gritty of calculating un-priced risks in infrastructure projects

This special roundtable session takes yesterday’s conference presentation a few steps further, presenting how you can use Value for Risk VfR to support your projects, whether you are conducting the due diligence on a new project, assessing whether to invest in an infra project, valuing infrastructure assets, or working the legal aspects of an infrastructure project.

Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management & Excellence
8:15AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Keynote investor insights panel
  • Where do you see the best opportunities and most attractive sectors? What are the emerging themes and trends?
  • Benefits of investing via different access routes (funds vs direct investments or co-investments)
  • Investments in different geographies and jurisdictions – difference and similarities             
  • What major technological trends will shape renewable energy investing in coming years?
  • What are the main blockers to investment?
  • Key market risks in Europe to navigate
Moderator: Jonathan Maxwell, CEO, Investment Committee, SDCL
Richard Sem, Partner, Pantheon
Markus Voigt, Managing Partner, AREAM
Edward Claessen, Head of Infrastructure Funds, EIB
Mirko Jovanovski, Partner, CAM Alternatives
9:45AM Collective roundtable discussion groups

Picking up on the themes discussed in the previous session, this is an interactive opportunity for attendees to share viewpoints and feedback in focused roundtable groups on some the most pressing challenges and questions facing the industry.

  • How is the investment landscape changing and how attractive is the European market in a global context?
  • How can investors and developers co-operate to ensure success of subsidy free projects?
  • What do revenue models look like in a transitioned energy world?
10:30AM Refreshment break and opportunity to meet the speakers
11:00AM Quick-fire case studies: Repowering renewables to bring new capacity and efficiencies to the grid
  • New technology developments central to repowering and improving capabilities
  • Balancing developments in renewable technology with political and environmental considerations
  • Outlook for repowering opportunities across Europe
Abid Kazim, Managing Director, Investment Committee Member, NextEnergy Capital
Paolo Barabucci, Head of Business Development Germany, ERG
11:45AM Emerging technologies panel: Supporting Europe’s clean energy transition
  • How does sustainability fit within a renewables investor’s investment universe?
  • What new technologies can best drive sustainability and therefore decarbonisation
  • How are cities integrating renewables into their smart city plans and how will this impact technology deployment in the future?
  • Where are the investment opportunities in battery energy storage?
  • What does the future decarbonised energy landscape look like?
Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation
Olivier Bordelanne, Partner, Demeter
Richard Braakenburg, CFO, Pivot Power
12:30PM Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of conference