The World Energy & Infrastructure Summit 2018

Post Conference Report

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam

In September over 200 senior project finance professionals from across the globe headed to Amsterdam for IJGlobal's World Energy and Infrastructure Summit 2018. They gathered for two days of networking, industry analysis and sharing of best practice.


A range of panels, presentations, debates, case studies and closed door roundtables scrutinized various key concerns for the industry, including the implementation of hybrid financing structures, the rise of corporate PPA opportunities and the development of PPP pipelines the world over.

Sessions of note…

The Big Debate!

A highlight of the conference came as two juggernauts of the industry came head to head in a controversial but fun debate to determine whether the market has been “failing to deliver truly essential infrastructure.” Unsurprisingly, the room strongly disagreed with the notion! The debate served as an entertaining interlude for attendees, whilst raising some thought provoking topics.

Infrastructure leadership council roundtable 

We were delighted to host the first in a series of roundtables, which brought together ahost of public sector parties from across the globe. Without anyone from the private sector in attendance, the meeting allowed them to discuss best practice, share experience, and air their own grievances. 

Nacala Corridor case study
The room was full to bursting, as delegates heard from key participants involved in this award winning deal about its journey to financial close. The integrated and transformative project was of particular interest, with it being praised as a potential template for other significant resource-based transport projects in Africa in the future.

Who attended

"The 9th Annual World Energy & Infrastructure Summit provided me with a distilled view on the investment environment in a number of territories that we were interested in. Content was clear and concise. I would highly recommend attendance for anyone in this space."

8minutenergy Renewables
Aberdeen Asset Management
Acciona Concessions
African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Al Blagha Group Investments
AMP Capital
Amsterdam Capital Partners
Apollo Management
Aquila Capital
Atlantic SuperConnection
Axius Capital
BNRG Renewables
Canadian Solar
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
CDC Group
CIBC Capital Markets
Climate Fund Managers
Cubico Sustainable Investments
Czech Infrastructure Association
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Denham Capital Management
Department of Public Works, Cyprus
EDHEC Infrastructure Institute
Edmond de Rothschild
Elecnor Concessions
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Commission
Everoze Partners Limited
FCC Group
Fitch Ratings
Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey – DEİK PPP Committee
Foresight Group
Fraport AG
Global Infrastructure Hub
Goldman Sachs International
Government of Argentina
Gowling WLG
Green Investment Group
Highways England
IDB Invest
Infrared Capital Partners
Infrastructure and Projects Authority, UK
ING Bank
Invest in Pomerania
Invest Lithuania
Jenner Renewables
John Laing
KKR Capital Markets
Legal & General Investment Management
Link Asset Services
Macquarie Capital
Mainstream Renewable Power
Marathon Capital
Ministry of Finance, Argentina
Mitsui & Co
National Water Commission Jamaica
Natural Power
NN Investment Partners
Northland Power
NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System
Orascom Construction
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
PGGM Vermogensbeheer
PSA Antwerp
Rebel Group
Rio Energy
Rivage Investment
Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors
RWH Investment Advisors
Societe Generale
Solar Ventures
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sun Life Financial
SUSI Partners
World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility

But the event wasn't just focused on content, delegates had plenty of opportunties to meet up at the Reed Smith welcome reception the night before the conference; during the coffee and lunch breaks; and of course during the networking drinks sponsored by White & Case.


If you were unable to attend the World Energy & Infrastructure Summit, we have a number of regionally focused events coming up in the next couple of months:


Brazilian Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum | 8-9 Nov 18 | São Paulo
Caribbean Infrastructure Forum | 4-5 Dec 18 | Nassau
Canadian Power Finance Conference 2019 | 24-25 Jan 19 | Toronto
IJLatAm 2019 | 12-13 Mar 19 | Miami 
OGFAmsterdam 2019 | 27 Mar 19 | Amsterdam
Asia Pacific Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum | 28 Mar 19 | Singapore


Find out more by visiting our website and book your place today.

Jame Croissant

Conference Producer

IJGlobal Events

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