The aim of this session is for the Commission and the European Investment Bank to present their joint vision and actions to boost investments in the transport sector, in infrastructure and equipment
Invited Mr Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Employment, Growth, Investments and Competitiveness
Ms Violeta Bulc, Commissioner in charge of Transport:
The Commission's Action Plan to unlock the potential of EFSI for the transport sector: building a pipeline, using the Advisory Hub, create platforms
Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Research Fellow at the Global Projects Center, Stanford University, USA
Setting the scene: Financing of transport infrastructure by the institutional investors: unlocking potential of private investments in transport
Mr Pim van Ballekom, Vice- President in charge of Transport, European Investment Bank
The new role of the European Investment Bank in supporting the transport infrastructure priorities of the European Union
Moderator: Mr Patrice Lefeu, Executive Director Ernst Young France
The aim of this session is to understand from private investors what they need in order to invest in transport projects to guide the active participation of project promoters, with the view to build a solid long-term investment pipeline.
What makes a transport project "investable" and how to address the risks and barriers related to projects' financing in transport? Specific recommendations by the financial community to increase long term investors’ participation in transport projects
Mr Thierry Déau - Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam
Mr Scott Dickens - Head of Structured Capital Markets, HSBC
Ms Deborah Zurkov - Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors
Mr François Tcheng - Deputy General Director Project of Bouygues Constructions – project promoter
Moderator: Prof. Carlo Secchi, European Coordinator
The aim of this session is to understand what synergies can be made using the European framework for financing transport infrastructure with national expertise in closing the PPP projects.
How to blend EU instruments with national expertise in financing PPP projects.
The role of efficient capacity building in national contexts in closing successful PPP projects.
Panel speakers :
• Mr Olivier Onidi, Director, European Commission
European enabling frameworks for financing of the transport infrastructure
• Mr Brian Murphy - Director, National Development Finance Agency of Ireland
Expertise, support and framework to develop PPPs in the Irish experience
• Frank Ulber - Head of PPP Unit, VerkehrsInfrastruktur-FinanzierungsGesellschaft
Successful innovative schemes and main obstacles to overcome for a widespread financial capital attraction in public infrastructure - the German case
• Ms Marie-Laure Mazaud, Executive Director, CDC Infrastructure, Port of Calais: blending of grants and pilot phase of project bonds/EIB-EU instruments
Presentation of lessons learnt in financing of Port of Calais: blending of an EU grant and of project bonds/EIB-EU instruments
• Mr Tomasz Korczyński, Co-Head of the PPP - Dentons Warsaw, Member of the Board of the Polish PPP Centrum and of the International Project Finance Association
Poland as a laboratory for capacity building - the first experiences of implementing PPP projects in Poland. Lesson to be learnt on how to boost projects implementation.
Moderator: Mr Henrik Hololei - Director General DG Mobility and Transport
The aim of this session is to present to project promoters and authorities the tools that are being made available by the Commission and the European Investment Bank, in particular to explain the role of the newly created Hub for advisory services, and the array of instruments created by the bank for different sectors, possibly leading to the creation of investment platforms
Practical guidelines for public investors and project promoters on whom to contact to get advice on projects' financing in relation to EU-EIB financial schemes.
Mr Nicholas Jennett, Director, European Investment Bank
An overview of the financial products and schemes under the EFSI framework in various modes of transport and outlook on possible EFSI projects in relation to transport
Mr Alan Lynch, European Investment Bank
Presentation of the advisory services of the EIB to help deliver on the infrastructure projects
Mr Stefan Appel, head of untit, DG REGIO
Complementarities between financial instruments and schemes under the EFSI and the regional funds- focus on transport
Mr Stéphane Ouaki and Mr Giorgio Casoni, heads of units, DG MOVE and DG ECFIN European Commission
Practical guidelines on whom to contact to get advice on projects' financing
• Conclusions of the conference
• Outlook on next workshops on dedicated themes
Workshop A: Using CEF and EFSI for greening of ships and projects in ports
Workshop B: Using CEF and EFSI for schemes to support alternative fuels innovative vehicles and infrastructure in smart cities, TEN-T nodes and along corridors
Dedicated session on Using CEF and EFSI for ERTMS deployment on-board and on tracks
on 23 October 2015 in the Conference Centre Albert Borschette
Be advised that you need to register at for this conference via dedicated e-mail address
Financing_ERTMS_workshop@it.pwc.com (two underscores in email)
The outdoor Exhibition will include a display featuring innovative hardware, and allow you with the exciting opportunity to ride & drive electric and hydrogen vehicles around Riga's beautiful Esplanade.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Riga TEN-T Days Exhibition!
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