Agenda

Join Gary Coates, Head of Client Success at Proximo, for a short overview of how to use our patented 'meeting scheduler', which will help you organise your networking at Proximo Europe 2022: Infrastructure & Renewables Finance, whether you're joining us physically, online, or both! There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have relating to the platform and how to make the most of it.

Gary Coates
Head of Customer Solutions, Proximo

Impact investing is becoming highly relevant within the energy and infrastructure space as the focus of investors shifts towards the energy transition and broader ESG issues. To discuss how impact investing might be defined and how it applies to sectors such as solar and nuclear power, Proximo reporter Thomas Hopkins interviews Doris Chevalier, CEO and founder of INFRABOOST.

Doris Chevalier
CEO, Infraboost

Workshop Stream

Stages for Change champions under-represented groups in structured finance. This year, we've partnered with GWNET to bring you this networking breakfast, giving you the chance to meet your fellow female leaders in project finance ahead of the conference

From interest rates to inflation, hear what experts have to say about trends and tail winds affecting infrastructure and energy financing decisions in 2022.

Lee Hardman
Vice President, Global Markets Research, MUFG

Europe is facing its worst energy crisis in a generation - coupled with conflict on the continent, these circumstances have left governments and citizens in a precarious state. This session will explore investment needs and financing gaps lie, and investment guarantees and MDB lenders can aid investors in future-proofing energy and infrastructure in Europe.

Roman Matkiwsky
Director, Energy & Infrastructure, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
Moderator
Michael Feith
InvestEU Governance - Policy Officer, European Commission

If you’re not buzzing enough from the first two sessions, grab a coffee and make the most of the meeting you set up ahead of time via the virtual event platform! 

Plenary Stream

How do roles and responsibilities for stakeholders shift as project financings scale up?

Case examples of developing mega-projects, and how they have matured

How to assess and manage risk of mega-scale projects

Project linchpins - access to capital and regulatory framework

Kirsti Massie
Partner, Co-Head of Projects & Infrastructure Group, Mayer Brown
Oliver Cass
Finance Director - Dogger Bank Wind Farm, SSE Renewables
Cristina Bergomi
Senior Vice President, GE Energy Financial Services
Guillaume Leprieur
Head of Structured Finance, France, MUFG
Moderator
David Watson
Senior Underwriter PRCB, AXA XL

Workshop Stream

Led by leading private investors and risk experts, this session will explore how European capital can be deployed in global emerging markets for impact and development projects. From financial structures to project opportunities and risk profiles, this is your one-stop-workshop for engaging in new markets addressing critical energy and infrastructure demand beyond Europe.

Ben Kelly
Director - Impact Investing EMEA APAC, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Isabella da Costa Mendes
Founding Partner, ImpactA Global
Robert Besseling
CEO, Pangea Risk

Plenary Stream

Covering the bases - M&A activity and greenfield projects outlook

Impacts of energy pricing - merchant market risks and portfolio diversification strategies

Leading the way for combined assets - financing greenfield mixed renewables projects

Supporting renewables with storage - battery investment prospects for Iberia

Javier Arellano
Director - Corporate Development and M&A, Solarpack
Julián Simón
Global Head of Energy Management, Q-Energy
Beatriz Llorente Blanco
Head of Acquisitions - Iberia, Sonnedix
Alberto Faraco
Director, Fitch Ratings
Nicolas Navas
CFO, Matrix Renewables
Moderator
Francisco Santos Costa
Partner - M&A / Energy & Infrastructure, Cuatrecasas

Workshop Stream

In a workshop lead by one of the foremost ocean conversation investors and advocates, this session will dive deep into the imperatives and opportunities to fund SDG 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Chris Gorell Barnes
Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital
Moderator
Sam McManus
Director, Uxolo

You’ve made some connections and a new project idea is getting off the ground - time to grab some grub and talk business.

Plenary Stream

Assessing fibre market development across geographies - where is there still room for deployment?

Data centres moving in lockstep with fibre deployment - exploring financial structures for partnerships

Practicalities and financing needs for tower connection for 5G

What does ESG mean for digital infrastructure investment and build-out?

Eric Kuisch
Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Executive Board, Eurofiber
Aurelien Roelens
Investment Director & ESG Coordinator, Cube Infrastructure
Phoebe Smith
Senior Director, PATRIZIA AG
Stefan Barrow
Director, Infrastructure, MUFG
Moderator
Sean Austin
Senior Broker, BPL Global

Workshop Stream

High energy prices have pushed the costs of the energy transition to the top of the policy agenda. They have provided strong price signals for renewable energy developers - if financial and regulatory conditions are supportive enough. This workshop will look at how lenders and investors can respond constructively to this environment, including the development of new financing structures to allow for the rapid deployment of capital at scale.

Jorge Camina
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit , Denham Capital
Michael Ebner
Managing Director - Sustainable Infrastructure, KGAL
Giulia Noli
Associate Director, European Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management
Alexander Hunzinger
Managing Director | Investments, Susi Partners
Moderator
Audrey Caulliez-Louis
Partner at MayCap, Chair of Impact at ImpactA global

Plenary Stream

What's in the pipeline? Opportunities to rebuild and reconnect Europe in 2022 and '23

Keeping roads on track for ESG - implications for financing structures and development

Recent case studies of major road financings

Kashif Khan
Director - Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management
Renato Quesada
Project Finance Manager, Iridium - ACS Group
Agnes Mazurek
International Instructure Finance Expert, Independent
Hugo Espinheira Silveira
Partner, TIIC
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

Workshop Stream

Climate change and urbanisation are placing increasing pressure on core infrastructure across Europe. In this session, private infrastructure investment experts will lead discussions exploring opportunities in developing and modernizing middle market social infrastructure .

Joe Robinson
ESG Manager, Equitix

You’ve now made the most of your Day 1 in-person networking, so it’s time to seal the deal! Shake hands on some new business, have a refreshment and gear up for Proximo’s new favourite game show - and of course, the cocktail reception later on…

Backed by Proximo Data, this interactive session compares market sentiment with the latest industry data. Have your say as we explore the latest trends facing the industry today.

Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

From the hundreds of deals reviewed by our expert editorial team, we bring you the very best examples of project finance excellence. With just six deal categories awarded this year, we’ve maintained a focus on those that have truly moved the market. Here directly for the winners across key European categories: 

European & Global Sponsor of the Year

Europe Offshore Wind Deal of the Year

Europe Solar Deal of the Year

Europe Emerging Energy Deal of the Year

Europe Roads Deal of the Year

Europe PPP Deal of the Year

Europe Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Round off the day with more networking, discussion, and Proximo's trademark fun-loving atmosphere! 

The cocktail reception will be hosted by our Cocktail Sponsor, Cuatrecasas. Just a short 13 minute walk – Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 6. 1050-121 Lisbon. Time is 5:30 - 7:30pm. Delegates can either meet at the registration desk and be led by the Proximo Team at the end of Day 1 or delegates can meet Proximo at the location above.

Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

What do investors need to rapidly scale electrification, EV and charging infrastructure needs? What are the benefits for early movers?

Leading with fleets - how investment can slash emissions and get fast returns

How will the current energy crisis in Europe affect EV take up and charging infrastructure demand - how ought this inform investment decisions?

What policy and subsidy support is needed to scale EV infrastructure?

Sarah Lane
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure, Denham Capital
Michelangelo Aveta
Advisor for Electromobility & Energy Efficiency – Electrification Lead, Eurelectric
Garret Tynan
Managing Director, KBRA
Moderator
Tom Nelthorpe
Contributing Editor, Proximo

Grid congestion management and planning for flexibility and high renewable power capacity

Battery storage on the grid - needs for utility scale vs. residential installations to meet demand for Net Zero 2050 targets

Investment needs for bolstering Europe’s energy grid - from mid-market renewables connectivity to offshore transmission

Policy, subsidy and regulatory gaps - where support is needed for grid and storage development

Alicja Kowalewska-Montfort
Principal, Gore Street Capital
Verena Rathgeber
Director , Infracapital
Jonathan Yates
Director, UK & Europe Lead for Deal Advisory, RPS Group
Moderator
Sarah Roberts
President, Intech Risk Management

Following Proximo’s London workshop measuring lender and investor sentiment towards hydrogen, developers and sponsors will discuss interim steps to green hydrogen, current projects in the pipeline, scaling development and forecast financing structures for hydrogen. Key government entities will weigh-in on support schemes for early investment.

Ulrich Schulte Lünzum
Head of Department Project Finance and Untied Loans, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Gus Wakim
Zero-Carbon Fuels Export Manager, Clean Air Task Force
Richard Simon-Lewis
Head of Global Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing & Communications, UK Export Finance
Moderator
Michael Switt
Senior Managing Director - Global Head Power & Infrastructure, Manulife

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Join Gary Coates, Head of Client Success at Proximo, for a short overview of how to use our patented 'meeting scheduler', which will help you organise your networking at Proximo Europe 2022: Infrastructure & Renewables Finance, whether you're joining us physically, online, or both! There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have relating to the platform and how to make the most of it.

Gary Coates
Head of Customer Solutions, Proximo

Impact investing is becoming highly relevant within the energy and infrastructure space as the focus of investors shifts towards the energy transition and broader ESG issues. To discuss how impact investing might be defined and how it applies to sectors such as solar and nuclear power, Proximo reporter Thomas Hopkins interviews Doris Chevalier, CEO and founder of INFRABOOST.

Doris Chevalier
CEO, Infraboost

From interest rates to inflation, hear what experts have to say about trends and tail winds affecting infrastructure and energy financing decisions in 2022.

Lee Hardman
Vice President, Global Markets Research, MUFG

Europe is facing its worst energy crisis in a generation - coupled with conflict on the continent, these circumstances have left governments and citizens in a precarious state. This session will explore investment needs and financing gaps lie, and investment guarantees and MDB lenders can aid investors in future-proofing energy and infrastructure in Europe.

Roman Matkiwsky
Director, Energy & Infrastructure, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
Moderator
Michael Feith
InvestEU Governance - Policy Officer, European Commission

If you’re not buzzing enough from the first two sessions, grab a coffee and make the most of the meeting you set up ahead of time via the virtual event platform! 

How do roles and responsibilities for stakeholders shift as project financings scale up?

Case examples of developing mega-projects, and how they have matured

How to assess and manage risk of mega-scale projects

Project linchpins - access to capital and regulatory framework

Kirsti Massie
Partner, Co-Head of Projects & Infrastructure Group, Mayer Brown
Oliver Cass
Finance Director - Dogger Bank Wind Farm, SSE Renewables
Cristina Bergomi
Senior Vice President, GE Energy Financial Services
Guillaume Leprieur
Head of Structured Finance, France, MUFG
Moderator
David Watson
Senior Underwriter PRCB, AXA XL

Covering the bases - M&A activity and greenfield projects outlook

Impacts of energy pricing - merchant market risks and portfolio diversification strategies

Leading the way for combined assets - financing greenfield mixed renewables projects

Supporting renewables with storage - battery investment prospects for Iberia

Javier Arellano
Director - Corporate Development and M&A, Solarpack
Julián Simón
Global Head of Energy Management, Q-Energy
Beatriz Llorente Blanco
Head of Acquisitions - Iberia, Sonnedix
Alberto Faraco
Director, Fitch Ratings
Nicolas Navas
CFO, Matrix Renewables
Moderator
Francisco Santos Costa
Partner - M&A / Energy & Infrastructure, Cuatrecasas

You’ve made some connections and a new project idea is getting off the ground - time to grab some grub and talk business.

Assessing fibre market development across geographies - where is there still room for deployment?

Data centres moving in lockstep with fibre deployment - exploring financial structures for partnerships

Practicalities and financing needs for tower connection for 5G

What does ESG mean for digital infrastructure investment and build-out?

Eric Kuisch
Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Executive Board, Eurofiber
Aurelien Roelens
Investment Director & ESG Coordinator, Cube Infrastructure
Phoebe Smith
Senior Director, PATRIZIA AG
Stefan Barrow
Director, Infrastructure, MUFG
Moderator
Sean Austin
Senior Broker, BPL Global

What's in the pipeline? Opportunities to rebuild and reconnect Europe in 2022 and '23

Keeping roads on track for ESG - implications for financing structures and development

Recent case studies of major road financings

Kashif Khan
Director - Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management
Renato Quesada
Project Finance Manager, Iridium - ACS Group
Agnes Mazurek
International Instructure Finance Expert, Independent
Hugo Espinheira Silveira
Partner, TIIC
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

You’ve now made the most of your Day 1 in-person networking, so it’s time to seal the deal! Shake hands on some new business, have a refreshment and gear up for Proximo’s new favourite game show - and of course, the cocktail reception later on…

Backed by Proximo Data, this interactive session compares market sentiment with the latest industry data. Have your say as we explore the latest trends facing the industry today.

Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

From the hundreds of deals reviewed by our expert editorial team, we bring you the very best examples of project finance excellence. With just six deal categories awarded this year, we’ve maintained a focus on those that have truly moved the market. Here directly for the winners across key European categories: 

European & Global Sponsor of the Year

Europe Offshore Wind Deal of the Year

Europe Solar Deal of the Year

Europe Emerging Energy Deal of the Year

Europe Roads Deal of the Year

Europe PPP Deal of the Year

Europe Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Round off the day with more networking, discussion, and Proximo's trademark fun-loving atmosphere! 

The cocktail reception will be hosted by our Cocktail Sponsor, Cuatrecasas. Just a short 13 minute walk – Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 6. 1050-121 Lisbon. Time is 5:30 - 7:30pm. Delegates can either meet at the registration desk and be led by the Proximo Team at the end of Day 1 or delegates can meet Proximo at the location above.

Stages for Change champions under-represented groups in structured finance. This year, we've partnered with GWNET to bring you this networking breakfast, giving you the chance to meet your fellow female leaders in project finance ahead of the conference

Led by leading private investors and risk experts, this session will explore how European capital can be deployed in global emerging markets for impact and development projects. From financial structures to project opportunities and risk profiles, this is your one-stop-workshop for engaging in new markets addressing critical energy and infrastructure demand beyond Europe.

Ben Kelly
Director - Impact Investing EMEA APAC, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Isabella da Costa Mendes
Founding Partner, ImpactA Global
Robert Besseling
CEO, Pangea Risk

In a workshop lead by one of the foremost ocean conversation investors and advocates, this session will dive deep into the imperatives and opportunities to fund SDG 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Chris Gorell Barnes
Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital
Moderator
Sam McManus
Director, Uxolo

High energy prices have pushed the costs of the energy transition to the top of the policy agenda. They have provided strong price signals for renewable energy developers - if financial and regulatory conditions are supportive enough. This workshop will look at how lenders and investors can respond constructively to this environment, including the development of new financing structures to allow for the rapid deployment of capital at scale.

Jorge Camina
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit , Denham Capital
Michael Ebner
Managing Director - Sustainable Infrastructure, KGAL
Giulia Noli
Associate Director, European Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management
Alexander Hunzinger
Managing Director | Investments, Susi Partners
Moderator
Audrey Caulliez-Louis
Partner at MayCap, Chair of Impact at ImpactA global

Climate change and urbanisation are placing increasing pressure on core infrastructure across Europe. In this session, private infrastructure investment experts will lead discussions exploring opportunities in developing and modernizing middle market social infrastructure .

Joe Robinson
ESG Manager, Equitix

Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

What do investors need to rapidly scale electrification, EV and charging infrastructure needs? What are the benefits for early movers?

Leading with fleets - how investment can slash emissions and get fast returns

How will the current energy crisis in Europe affect EV take up and charging infrastructure demand - how ought this inform investment decisions?

What policy and subsidy support is needed to scale EV infrastructure?

Sarah Lane
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure, Denham Capital
Michelangelo Aveta
Advisor for Electromobility & Energy Efficiency – Electrification Lead, Eurelectric
Garret Tynan
Managing Director, KBRA
Moderator
Tom Nelthorpe
Contributing Editor, Proximo

Grid congestion management and planning for flexibility and high renewable power capacity

Battery storage on the grid - needs for utility scale vs. residential installations to meet demand for Net Zero 2050 targets

Investment needs for bolstering Europe’s energy grid - from mid-market renewables connectivity to offshore transmission

Policy, subsidy and regulatory gaps - where support is needed for grid and storage development

Alicja Kowalewska-Montfort
Principal, Gore Street Capital
Verena Rathgeber
Director , Infracapital
Jonathan Yates
Director, UK & Europe Lead for Deal Advisory, RPS Group
Moderator
Sarah Roberts
President, Intech Risk Management

Following Proximo’s London workshop measuring lender and investor sentiment towards hydrogen, developers and sponsors will discuss interim steps to green hydrogen, current projects in the pipeline, scaling development and forecast financing structures for hydrogen. Key government entities will weigh-in on support schemes for early investment.

Ulrich Schulte Lünzum
Head of Department Project Finance and Untied Loans, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Gus Wakim
Zero-Carbon Fuels Export Manager, Clean Air Task Force
Richard Simon-Lewis
Head of Global Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing & Communications, UK Export Finance
Moderator
Michael Switt
Senior Managing Director - Global Head Power & Infrastructure, Manulife