UNECE International PPP Center of Excellence will partner and co-host our 2013 PPP Infrastructure forums across Europe (Southeast Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey).
Наш 9-й Форум, касающийся энергетики в Центральной и Восточной Европе (19-20 марта 2013 г. в гостинице InterContinental в Варшаве) будет служить платформой для международных инвесторов, финансистов, разработчиков, руководителей и предпринимателей, чтобы встретиться, обсудить и разрешить текущие задачи, стоящие перед энергетическим рынком в Центральной и Восточной Европе.
Hogan Lovells have confirmed as Official Host for the upcoming "Investing in Turkey Forum" (28 February 2013, London), with contribution from Andrew Briggs as an expert speaker and infrastructure panel chair.
Following Yesim Bezen's excellent contribution as sponsor and speaker at our 2012 energy forum in Istanbul, Bezen & Partners have decided to join our 2013 event as the Official Legal Partner, and will exclusively address the Turkish energy market's key challenges.
Dr Robert Bain, RBconsult Ltd (ex-Standard & Poor’s), will be supporting our 2013 range of PPP Infrastructure events (SEE, CEE and Turkey), including expert analysis of Transport Infrastructure project risk and financing challenges.
The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is a not-for-profit, networking, trade association dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of both public and private sector organisations involved in project finance worldwide. It has, as its members, key financial institutions and project sponsors, law firms, construction companies and operators active in the PPP and project finance market globally.
UKTI (Poland) are an official Partner and Cocktail Host for the 9th CEE Energy Conference (19-20 March 2013, InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw). Meet leading UK-Polish decision
Warsaw Business Journal reports on the increase of registered legitimate business in Poland over the past 2 year.
According to Bloomberg Ukraine's solar panel capacity is estimated to double this year encourages by the completion of Europe's biggest photovoltaic plant in December and pushes forwad a third higher than anywhere else in the region.
Today at the summit taking place in Warsaw Christos Kontregonos from the European Investment Bank has appealed to local authorities to immediately commenced action to apply for the funds, which will be allocated in 2014.
We would like to thank our Chairman, Mr Witold Grzybowski, Partner at Collect Consulting, for moderating both days of our Municipal Projects in Poland Forum 2012 which took place on the 17th and 18th October at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw.
Hitachi is the lastest company to sponsor PPP in Turkey conference where the General Manager from Japan will be an attendee.There will also be representatives
With the Baltic Energy Summit fast approaching, E.ON Ruhrgas International and Fortum have become sponsors of the upccoming conference. Representatives from the both organisations will discuss topics in the energy market.
E.E.L Events’ 10th Annual SEE Telecoms Forum will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 24th January, 2013.
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Vopak LNG Holding B.V. have confirmed as our associate sponsor for the upcoming Baltic Energy Summit 2012.
The Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Investors’ Council in Estonia will be partnering our upcoming Baltic Energy Summit.
Dr Joachim Hockertz (Lietuvos Dujos, Lithuania) will be participating in our ‘Meeting growing gas demand’ Panel Discussion, alongside senior representatives from Thomson Reuters, Cheniere Energy, SORAINEN Law and the Estonian Competition Authority.
Mr Kaupo Lepasepp (SORAINEN, Estonia) has confirmed his participation in our ‘Meeting growing gas demand’ Panel Discussion on Day One of our upcoming Baltic Energy Summit.
Mr Henning Gloystein (Thomson Reuters, United Kingdom) will be chairing our ‘Meeting growing gas demand’ Panel Discussion on Day One of our upcoming Baltic Energy Summit.
Mr Viido Polikarpus (Marketing and Public Affairs Director, Energy Smart) will present on the potential of solar in the Baltic region.
Mr Gregory Rubinchik (Senior Manager, KPMG) will be joining our dynamic panel discussion dedicated to issues surrounding fulfilling the Baltic gas demand.
Ando Leppiman (Director of Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, Estonia) will provide a ministerial welcoming address and join the following Roundtable at BES 2012.
Agenda now published for the upcoming 4th Annual Baltic Energy Conference (14-15 November 2012, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn)
Mr Cosan is CFO of Otoyol A.S. (consortium of Astaldi, Nurol, Makyol, Yuksel, Gocay and Ozaltin construction companies) for the Gebze-Orhanli-Izmir Motorway project including suspension bridge (which will be world’s second longest), Izmit Bay Crossing and Connection Roads.
Mr Eugenio Leanza from the EIB will be providing a presentation on the role of JESSICA Fund in financing municipal energy generation and energy efficiency projects.
Mr Boleslaw Meluch (Polish Bank Association - Committee for Real Estate Financing) / European Property Institute) will be speaking during our 'Social Infrastructure' session on the conditions of financing social housing in Poland. This presentation will highlight how municipal projects can be financed and are municipal projects attractive for private sector financiers and investors?
Mr Simon Lovegrove from M Health International will be providing a feature presentation during our specialist healthcare session which will discuss the lessons learned from M Healthcare International's experiences in delivering healthcare projects worldwide.
Expert panellists including Mr Christos Kontogeorgos (EIB); Mr Kacper Kozlowski (Investment Support); Ms Ewa Wnukowska (Ministry of Regional Development of Poland); Mr Jan Dziekañski (BGK); Mr Wojciech Gebicki (Wycliffe Management) and Ms Agnieszka Szymczyk (EBRD) will participate in a dynamic discussion which will address and analyse the affordability and accessibility of the different financing mechanisms available to municipalities from EU Funds, private sector and PPP.
We are delighted to confirm that our 2nd Annual Event will be held at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw on the 17th and 18th October, 2012.
Mr Gershon Cohen (CEO, Lloyds Bank) will be sharing his experience of financing infrastructure projects across the world at our upcoming Financing Transport Infrastructure Forum (24-25 October 2012, Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Croatia)
Mr Misic (CEO, Koridori Srbije) will present on the challenges faced in delivering the Koridori Srbije (Corridor 10) project in Serbia at Financing Transport Infrastructure in the Western Balkans and SEE 2012 (24-25 October, Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Croatia).
Confirmed Speaker Mr Mariusz Ghenea will be providing a presentation on private equity financing for entrepreneurs. focusing on the local and regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs, with focus on two main pillars of this ecosystem, namely the entrepreneurial education and the financing for start-up entrepreneurs.
Ms. Doina Popescu, Managing Director at Pinebridge Romania, has recently confirmed to provide a feature presentation during our upcoming SEE Private Equity Forum in Bucharest.
Ms Mirna Marovic, President of the Croatian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, now confirmed to chair 5th Annual SEE Private Equity Forum.
Join up to 200 leading experts in a dynamic networking and learning environment about the future of Municipal Projects in Poland and the opportunities for Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
Mr Troy Weeks, Senior Banker at the EBRD, is now confirmed to take part in our 5th Annual SEE Private Equity Forum at the Radisson Blu Bucharest (03 July).
Our PPP in Turkey 2012 Conference will provide a platform for national and regional government to showcase upcoming PPP projects, enabling expert analysis of the challenges and opportunities from a range local and international PPP experts.
Andrija Lompar (Transport Minister, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro) will address the audience at the upcoming Financing Transport Infrastructure in the Western Balkans and SEE Forum (24-25 October 2012, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Croatia).
Mr Tomáš Hochmeister (Head of Institutional Sales - Cross Asset Solutions, Société Générale) will provide a key-note presentation at our 3rd Annual Structured Products Forum, Warsaw Stock Exchange, 16th May 2012.
Mr Aleksandar Kovačević (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Serbia) will chair the 5th Annual Balkan Energy Finance Forum (19-20th June 2012, Continental Hotel, Belgrade).
Ms Tanja Held (DG Energy Unit - European Commission) will provide a key-note presentation regarding the Impact of the EU 3rd Energy Package on EU and SEE markets, at 5th Annual Balkan Energy Finance Forum (19-20th June 2012, Continental Hotel, Belgrade).
Mr Peter Kiss (Global Head of Power & Utilities / Head of Energy Sector CEE, KPMG) confirms participation in our 5th Annual Balkan Energy Finance Forum (19-20th June 2012, Continental Hotel, Belgrade).
Dr Igor Kovačević (Head of Department for Renewable Energy Sources - Energy Sector Ministry of Economy of Montenegro) will address the audience at 5th Annual Balkan Energy Finance Forum (19-20th June 2012, Continental Hotel, Belgrade).
Tony Smith Partner at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle and Head of the UN’s PPP Readiness Task Force will chair the Financing Transport Infrastructure in the Western Balkans and SEE Forum (24-25 October 2012, Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Croatia.
Deputy Minister Zdenko Antesic (Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Croatia) will address the audience at Financing Transport Infrastructure in the Western Balkans and SEE (24-25 October 2012, Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Croatia).
Mr Valeri Petrov, Partner at Bancroft Private Equity in Bulgaria will be participating in our specialist Fundraising panel discussion at our SEE Private Equity Forum 2012
Mr Baris Gen, Senior Investment Officer (IFC) is now confirmed to participate in our 5th Annual SEE Private Equity Forum 2012 in Bucharest.
ETF Securities is a leading, independent exchange-traded products provider with expertise in commodities. Our pioneering work in this asset class is complemented by specialist capabilities in currencies, as well as thematic equities such as mining, infrastructure and natural resources. We are dedicated to developing liquid, transparent investment solutions that can be traded on world stock exchanges.
Przemyslaw Guberow, Board member, Open Life TUZ S.A., Getin Noble Bank S.A., will deliver a case study: Open Life success story highlighting analysis of SPs in insurance industry and case study of Open Life
Representatives from FK Group / Marguerite 2020 Fund for Infrastructure and Energy / Erste Group / Lloyds Bank will take part in the panel discussion on Financing energy infrastructure (non-renewable). The panel will discuss topics including: Utilising EU funds; Requirements for equity investors; PPP as a financing mechanism? Importance of due diligence and risk assessment.
Changing economic conditions have made it necessary for private equity ﬁrms to expand their reach and look to emerging markets for new deals. Because of this, Southeast Europe is fast becoming an investment hotspot; however competition for deals and funding is increasing and GP’s can no longer rely on general market growth trends to make their acquisitions successful.
Mr Nicholas Kabcenell is now confirmed to chair panel discussion ‘Structuring deals and financing mechanisms’. Other panellists include Mr Yannis Voyatzis (NBGI Private Equity); Mr Bela Lendvai-Lintner (Arx Equity Partners); Mr Balazs Tahy (Riverside Europe); Mr Martin Vesselinov Paev, SORTIS INVEST; and Mr Stefan Tzvetkov ( Mid Europa Partners).
Mr Markus Kriegler will be disciussing fundraising climate in SEE and to highlight Erste’s strategies and requirements for investment in a specialist panel discussion alongside Mr Jean-Philippe Burcklen (EIF); Mr Loukas Pilitsis (Piraeus Equity Advisors Ltd); and Mr Valeri Petrov (Bancroft Private Equity).
Ms Ceyda Cetin Erten will be partaking in a panel discussion addressing the wind and solar market in Turkey from a financier’s perspective. This panel will focus on the most effective financing mechanisms for wind and solar projects in Turkey, the risks involved, the opportunities and challenges in Turkey and the regulatory and legislative environment from an investors’ point of view.
Mr Yusuf Macun will be providing a case study on Debt and Equity Financing in the Turkish Renewable Energy sector. Mr Macun will discuss lessons learnt and best practice mechanisms from his European experience, the risks involved and how to ensure ROI?
European Association for Renewable Energy was founded in 1988. EUROSOLAR is dedicated to the cause of completely substituting for nuclear and fossil energy through renewable energy. It regards solar energy supply as essential to preserve the natural resources and a prerequisite for a sustainable economy and acts to change conventional political priorities and common infrastructures in favour of renewable energy, from the local to the international level.
Mr Ranitović will take part in the panel discussion: Increasing opportunities for energy efficiency. Panel discussion will a part of specialist session on increasing opportunities for energy efficiency hosted by Green for Growth Found, Southeast Europe the main host.Discussion will evolve around topics: The experience the banking sector with EE products in the SME sector; EE retail loans in the Balkans; How upgrading technology can help your business; The regulatory and enabling environment for EE; What is the EE market potential and where is it headed.
Our 4th event in the PPP series will provide a platform for UK based investors, financiers, developers, construction firms, fund managers, capital providers, advisory firms and others to meet, network and learn about opportunities for PPPs in Central and Eastern Europe. Confirmed delegates include: Head of Group Infrastructure Finance and Public Sector, Erste Bank AG / Head of Transport Infrastructure, Erste Bank AG / Director for Croatia and Hungary, EBRD / Director,
Mr Aleksander Libera, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, UK, London. Aleksander is a Project Manager specializing in business location advisory (Foreign Direct Investments), communication projects, business development, public affairs, trade promotion. He has expertise in complex projects in the fields of business process offshoring, research & development, aviation, etc. Projects include: HSBC, BOSCH, Acxiom, Unicredit.
One of the largest Iberian Groups on Engineering, Construction, Services, Environment and Energy, with sustainable international presence, high performance profitability and organized capital structures. Lena Group is structured into 5 strategic sectors with more than 70 companies and about 5000 direct and indirect employees.
Mr Ali Karaduman, Deputy General Manager of Guris Holding will be attending this event to partake in a panel discussion on financing wind and solar projects. The panel will address the key regulatory and legal aspects facing the development of this market in Turkey. Key topics in the panel discussion include investors’ view the regulatory/legislative environment; Is there enough equity for developers and who is providing it?
Mr Erol Demirer, CEO of Demirer Holding, will be providing a case study presentation on Demirer’s past, present and upcoming projects in Turkey, addressing the main challenges and how these were overcome. This specialist session will provide a platform for case studies from across Turkey, including discussion of legislative, financial technological and planning risks, challenges and opportunities, providing best practice solutions.
European Structured Investment Products Association (EUSIPA) is the first and only pan European organization created to promote the interests of the structured investment products market which has grown strongly throughout Europe over the past years despite recent setbacks. . The aim of the umbrella association is to coordinate future transparency initiatives at the European level and so create uniform standards in Europe.
Dr Stanislaw Kluza, Warsaw School of Economics confirmed to participate at Structured Products 2012.
Stanislaw Kluza, currently a professor at Warsaw School of Economics, has previously held a position of Chairman of The Polish Financial Supervision Authority. Prior to that, he was Second Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Finance. From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Kluza served as main economist and director of department in Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej, where he has been gathering his professional experience.
Mr Salvatore Gnoni is seconded at the European Commission as national expert in the Unit Securities Markets. He is an attorney. He has worked as Senior Office for the Italian Securities Regulator since 2002. In his activity he had assignments in different areas of the supervision on banks and investment firms: authorisations, on-going supervision, regulatory work, including the participation to CESR (MiFID Intermediaries Group) and IOSCO works.
Dirk Buschle has been Deputy Director and Legal Counsel of the Energy Community Secretariat since 2007. Prior to his current position, he was Head of Cabinet of the President of the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Luxembourg.
Mr Tomaž Orešič, EFT, Slovenia and Mr Antonio Lopez-Nicolas, ENTSO-E, Belgium will take part in the panel discussion on ‘Challenges of integrating the grid’. Participants will debate on issues surrounding: TSO’s perspective on the challenge of coupling national markets and the role of TSOs and energy import/export opportunities. The panel discussion will also aim at answering following questions: What are the urgent obstacles? How can these obstacles be solved? How to ensure a transparent and competitive trading market Building infrastructure: What are the opportunities for Smart Grids?
Mr Vincenzo Pelliccia, Solar Sales Director, GE Energy, Italy will provide a case study on GE’s thin film solar technology, as well as to discuss
Mr Mehmet Erturk, Head of Tariff Department at EPDK, will be providing an economic analysis of onshore wind energy potential, focusing on the feasibility, the NPV values and the role of Feed In Tariffs in maximising potential Mr Mehmet Erturk is working as energy expert at Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) since January 2003. He graduated from Bilkent University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2001.
Mr Koray Altinkiliç, Head of Project Management from Nordex will be showcasing Nordex’s project management strategies in wind energy projects. The presentation will analyse the
Mrs Mihaela Dinca, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Regional Development, Romania will be presenting on the opportunities available in Romania for PPP, including investment climate,
Ms Susan Goeransson, Senior Banker – MEI, EBRD, UK will be presenting in place of Jean-Partick Marquet, and will discuss PPP financing models in CEE
Peter works internationally providing Management Consultancy, Project Management, Technical Advisory and Training services to government agencies, IFI's, contractors and concession companies. Peter has held senior positions in both the Public and Private Sectors in the UK with a career spanning over 35 years. For the last 19 years he has worked as a Project Manager, Management Consultant and Traffic and Revenue Advisor for public and private sector clients in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, CIS, UK and Asia.
Mr Kevin Hanlon (BSc, FCCA, ACMA, MBA) is a Projects Director at Local Partnerships a Joint Venture LLP between HM Treasury and the Local Government Association in the UK advising on PPP nationally. Kevin has 10 years background in PPP having worked previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers and at Grant Thornton Corporate Finance. Kevin has lead nationally on policy and advised Local and Central Government for the last 6 years on PPP in Housing, Police, Health, Transport and Fire across the UK. He is also working in efficiency and transformation (new investment models) as government and the public sector looks for greater cost savings and value for money from PPP.
Initiated in December 2009, the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF) is dedicated to enhance energy efficiency and foster renewable energies in Southeast Europe, including Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The GGF provides refinancing to financial institutions for on-lending for financing energy efficiency projects. The Fund also makes direct investments in specialist energy service companies (ESCOs), energy efficiency service and supply companies and renewable energy projects and public entities.
Our 3rd Annual CEE Structured Products conference will build on the success of our 2011 event in Warsaw, providing a regulation update, exploring likely outcomes, challenges and effects on the CEE Structured Products market.
Our 3rd Annual event will provide an in-depth analysis of the market with presentations from leading experts, complimented by interactive panel discussions with industry stakeholders. Discussing the bankability of energy projects for private sector investors, including expert scrutiny of the risks and challenges from a range of international professionals, in addition to industry analysis and perspective from the leading regional energy companies. This event will provide a forum for debate, offering solutions to address the regional challenges. It will also be a valuable opportunity for leading market players to meet in a dynamic networking environment and to learn about the latest projects.
Our 4th event in the PPP series will provide a platform for investors, financiers and developers to learn about PPP opportunities in CEE, including Poland, Romania, Moldova, Lithuania and Ukraine. The forum will focus on Municipal Projects (including Housing, Hospitals, Schools, Parking and Recreation), Waste Management and Transport Infrastructure. The event will provide an in-depth analysis of available projects, with case study examples from carefully selected partners, offering a platform for key representatives from across CEE.
SEE Investment Protection 2012 has been postponed until later in 2012. Following feedback from leading investment representatives the SEE Investment Protection event will be incorporated into a specialist investment event for Southeast Europe later in the year. For more information on our range of investment events please contact our team at email@example.com.
The IPFA is the largest and the only international, independent, not-for-profit Association dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of private and public sector organisations in Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships throughout the World. Established in 1998 and headquartered in London, the IPFA now has branches across the globe.
The Public Gas Corporation is the company that first imported natural gas in Greece, following the implementation by the same of a substantial energy investment. DEPA with its long standing presence in the Greek energy market consists now a modern and competitive group of companies with a dynamic presence in the energy sector and has a real contribution to the economic development of the Country, the protection of the environment and the improvement of the standard of living of the citizens in the local communities.
The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) works towards the promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) AIA focuses on arbitration as a means of dispute resolution and strives to bring together the global community in this field, including judges, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and academics as well research scholars and students. With this unique blend of people, it is our goal to inculcate an interest in ADR in the professional sphere and among budding professionals in law schools and universities all around the globe.
Ministry of Economy, Labour & Entrepreneurship, Croatia to present at SEE Investment Protection 2012
Ms Ivana Susic will deliver a presentation on the role of the state in investment protection. The presentation will cover topics on modernising BITs; analysing the current legislations and looking into what additional protection is required.
August Reinisch is professor of international and European law at the University of Vienna and professorial lecturer at the Bologna Center/SAIS of Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as arbitrator on the In Rem Restitution Panel according to the Austrian General Settlement Fund Law 2001 on a pro bono basis and as arbitrator in various investment arbitrations. From 2004 to 2006 and as of 2010 he was/is Dean for International Relations of the Law School of the University of Vienna.
Mr Dragan Vlaisavljevic, Manager at EPS Power Industry in Serbia was born in Pančevo in 1958. He graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he earned a MSc degree. From 1984 to 1994 he was engaged in managing power systems at DC Jugel. From 1994 to 2005 he was in charge of technical systems management at the Serbian Power Company (EPS), where he now heads energy sales. He has authored over 25 papers published at local conferences and in expert magazines, and three papers published at international conferences and in international expert magazines.
Our 2012 event will build on the success of our 2011 event in Bucharest, discussing market restructuring and the impact of the EU 3rd Energy Package, socio-economic benefits of energy sector growth, gas and electricity infrastructure, bankability of renewable energy projects with case study examples (including Biomass, Wind, Solar and Hydro Energy). Presentations and panel discussions will address issues on energy trading, role of gas, integration and distribution of electricity networks, energy efficiency, municipal projects and financing mechanisms.
Mr Petar Maksimovic, Secretary General at Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia AERS, will take part in the panel discussion on Regulating the Balkan Energy Market: Impact of the EU 3rd Energy Package. The panel will aim to answer the following questions: Do we need the EU 3rd Energy Package? How to overcome legislative obstacles in order to raise investment? How can the Balkans avoid overcompensation? Can a competitive market be developed through legislation or should it be left to market forces?
Mr Aleksandar Kovacevic, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, to present at Balkan Energy Finance Forum
Aleksandar Kovacevic is an energy economist based in Belgrade. He has provided consultancy services to international companies and institutions in Balkan and CIS countries for almost 20 years. Mr. Kovacevic assisted the UN coordination of international assistance for rapid reconstruction of energy infrastructure in Serbia after the war in 1999/2002. He was principal author of the comprehensive analyses of energy and poverty: Stuck in the Past (UNDP, 2004) that is recognized as the standard work on the subject as well as the energy policy study Energy in the Western Balkans.
Mr Atanas Georgiev has graduated with Bachelor degree in "Economics" and Master degrees in "Economics and Management in Energy, Infrastructure, and Utilities" and in "Finance and Banking" at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) of Sofia University. He has worked as a part-time, and since 2007 as a full-time assistant professor in FEBA, Sofia University, as well as the secretary for the Master Programme "Economics and Management in Energy, Infrastructure, and Utilities".
Mr Adam de Sola Pool has been a Board Member of Continental Wind Partners (wind), Adriatic Energija Sunca (solar), Praterm SA (district heating), Finesco (ESCO), Gaz Vest (gas distribution) and outside the energy sector: President of NFI Fortuna, Senior Banker of EBRD, an associate in Salomon Brothers’ M&A Dept and he continues to be the Chief Executive of Environmental Investment Partners II and EIP III, central Europe’s leading environmental sector financial investor. Adam co-founded Continental Wind Partners, developer of Europe’s largest on shore wind farm (600 MW in Romania), sold to CEZ in 2008. Adam, as a venture capitalist, has built and sold many companies in Central Europe.
Mr Jürgen Marchart, Managing Director at AVCO will lead the discussion looking at "What are the options?" The discussion will focus on comparing different methods and answering the questions: will arbitration continue to play a leading role? How feasible is it to combine different methods in order to improve efficiency? The role of mediation, do investors understand its role? Other panellists include: Mr Steven Walker, Terra Firma Chambers, UK; Ms Tijana Kojovic, Bojovic•Dasic•Kojovic, Serbia; Mr Witold Jurcewicz, White & Case, Poland; and Ms Ana Stanic, E&A Law, UK
Mr Aleksandar Mihajlovic, Investment Officer at IFC Serbia will be providing a presentation on the role of IFI Funding for developing FTTx infrastructure. The presentation will address the issues of infrastructure funding to support investments in FTTx and the use of structural and cohesion funds to develop SEE networks. Mr Mihajlovic will also explain how to gain IFI Funding.
Mr Petar Cavlovic, Deputy Director at H1 Telekom, Serbia will take part in the panel discussion to address the challenges facing FTTx rollout from the operators’ perspective. Mr Cavalovic among other participants will be discussing the role of Government in incentivising FTTx rollout – tax benefits, ease of legislation and regulation, rules for competition? Stimulating investment – demonstrate financial benefits of FTTx: Why should financiers invest in this technology and region? Participants will also highlight the benefits of FTTx - How can FTTx stimulate economic growth?
Mr Anastasis Vlad Mogos, Product Management & Development Manager at Romtelecom, Romania will provide a case study titled ‘Can Romania afford FTTx?’ In the presentation Mr Mogos will discuss the competitiveness of FTTx market in Romania analysing pricing and ROI and answering questions on attracting investment in FTTx growth; can competition enhance growth in the telecom market or is it too aggressive?
Elcon Systemtechnik is a leading supplier of innovative and well-engineered telecommunication products and networking components, which enable our customers to:<br><br> • provide carrier Ethernet and mobile backhaul solutions<br> • provide fibre broadband access in rural and white-spot areas for residential customers<br> • complete their telecommunication networks with repeater and remote power solutions.
EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks — from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fibre-optic test market).
Our SEE Investment Protection Forum 2012 will unite key players from across the Investment industry, both from private and public sectors, tackling key issues facing investors and states in this growing region. Focusing on dispute resolution and investment concerns, our 2012 event will provide a forum for debate and discussions, ensuring key issues are addressed.