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Port Investments in Emerging Markets Forum (London) 2017

21-22 November 2017



Early Bird Rate: 930
Book before 21 October 2017

Standard Rate: €

10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.

For more information please contact:
E: sacha@portfinanceinternational.com

PFI is returning to London on 21 - 22 November 2017 to examine foundations for growth in emerging market, port infrastructure, project finance and delivery. These especially complex and challenging markets require the financial resources and practical expertise that the private sector can offer.

PFI London 2017 will discuss the position of Emerging markets as the driving force of economic growth, and will investigate where positive frameworks have been developed for strong and collaborative private-sector participation, and what are the incentives and likely outcomes of these investments.

The conference will bring leading port and terminal operators, port project consortia, finance, maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together, to assess and discuss the key challenges and opportunities in some of the world's key emerging markets, with a focus on the developments in Africa, the Middle East, South America and India.

We will be inviting market experts and leaders from these markets, and those with a role or interest in these areas, to share their experiences and outlook with the audience. With an emphasis on learning, networking and market outlook, PFI London 2017 will be sure to provide inspiration and action for those already active and for those considering investigating port infrastructure and opportunity in these sectors.

Across 2 days, key topics to be covered will include:

• Reviewing infrastructure investment demands in emerging markets and developing economies
• The impact of shipping trends and developments on port projects
• Overview of existing and upcoming port development projects in emerging markets
• Innovative PPP models for successful ports investments
• Striking the balance between public and private infrastructure provision
• Opportunities for port investments: port terminals or hinterland transport chains?
• The mechanisms of infrastructure finance
• The role of institutional investors
• How to overcome entry barriers in emerging markets
• Managing evolving project risk
• How to ensure bankability of large scale port projects
• The future role of the terminal operator: Heading towards consolidation / M&A
• Spotlight on key developing markets; Africa, South America, South East Asia and the Mediterranean
• Plus – case studies, C-level panel discussions, roundtable sessions and networking functions

Where: HFW, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE
When: 21 – 22 November 2017, with a site visit to London Gateway post-lunch on 22 November
Who: We invite all those involved in port and terminal projects, especially with an interest in emerging markets such as Africa, Middle East, South America and India to join us. Discounts are available for group bookings and partners.

If you have a project or product that you would like to share with this audience, or if you would like to use this event to talk to 100+ leading port experts, please get in touch.
For more information please contact:

Cathy Hodge,
Director, Port Finance International


Speakers for our London Conference 2017 soon to be announced.


Our previous speakers at PFI conferences include:

• Christian Moller Laursen, CFO, Vice President, APM Terminals
• Dominique Lafont, CEO of Lafont Africa Corporation, senior advisor to KKR, former president and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics
• Dr. Adalberto Tokarski, General Director, Antaq
• Clythio Buggenhout, Director, Cargill
• Gichiri Ndua, Managing Director, Kenya Port Authority
• Jerome Ntibarekerwa, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA)
• Marc Van Peel, President, Antwerp Port Authority
• Gavin Dow, General Manager - Strategy & Business Development, Modern Terminals
• Capt. Almass, Acting Chairman, Qatar Ports Management Company
• Charles Hammond, CEO, Forth Ports
• David Levenson, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management
• Andrew Webster, Partner - Energy and Marine Division, JLT Specialty Limited
• Johny M. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay
• Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, Port of Antwerp International
• Matthew Gore, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
• Michel Gaspard, Engineer & Economist, Transport Sector, European Investment Bank/Jaspers
• Mogens Larsen, CFO of New Terminals, APM Terminals
• Mustapha Mourahib, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance International LLP
• Nikhil Bhandari, Vice President, The Louis Berger Group
• Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
• Raluca Daraban, Commercial Director, DP World Constanta
• Richard Klien, Chairman of the Board, Multiterminais
• Romain Py, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
• And many more

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Delegate Info

Conference Venue: 
Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, United Kingdom

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GmqtWgMmJak
Website: www.hfw.com

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Early Bird Rate*
Book before 21 October 2017

  • Port Investments in Emerging Markets Forum                               €930
  • Port & Terminal Concessions Course                                            €2095
  • Combine London week ticket (Forum + Course)                           €2268

Standard Rate*

  • Port Investments in Emerging Markets Forum                              €1095
  • Port & Terminal Concessions Course                                            €2695
  • Combine London week ticket (Forum + Course)                           €2842

*An extra 10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.
Members of our partners are entitled to a special 25% discount on the delegate price.
Please ensure you quote the Association partner when booking.
Please note you may be asked for proof of company.

Only one discount may be applied to any booking - PFI will apply the greater discount.

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PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments and conference materials.

Cancellation Refund Policy
  • 8 weeks plus = 100%
  • 6 weeks plus = 75%
  • 4 weeks plus = 50%
  • Less than 4 weeks = no refund
Substitutions may be made at any time in writing.

PROGRAMME CHANGES: For reasons beyond the control of Port Finance International, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions. In the unfortunate event of a cancellation, Port Finance International is not liable for any cost incurred by delegates in connection with their attendance.

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