Innovative new infrastructure funding models at ICEF
By Chris Sleight06 August 2013
Trevor Sturmy, HSBC’s head of PPPs in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, will speak at this year’s International Construction Economic Forum (ICEF) on current challenges in the industry. The conference takes place from 20 to 22 November at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mr Sturmy will discuss the move towards new funding models for infrastructure schemes in the face of various challenges in the European financing market. This includes the trend for greater involvement from institutional investors such as pension funds to finance schemes.
Mr Sturmy has been involved in the financing of numerous large infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (PPP)-style schemes since joining HSBC in 2006. He was previously a senior director in the project, energy and infrastructure team at CIT in London. Before joining CIT, Mr Sturmy was a director at Deutsche Bank, where he had worked in the Project Finance team as advisor and arranger in the PPP, power and infrastructure sectors since 1995.
HSBC has a long track record in global project and export finance transactions. The bank’s project finance team undertakes both project finance advisory and project finance debt arrangement services, covering areas such as bid strategy, provision of equity, advantages of different types of debt, hedging techniques, contractual structuring, financial modelling, macroeconomic assumptions, intra-shareholder issues, project management issues and the provision of financing instruments.
ICEF will run from 20 to 22 November at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference, networking event and awards dinner will focus on core themes of trends and forecasts in the global construction industry, project finance, successful project management and delivery, equipment technology and asset management.
The programme is designed to appeal to a broad range of executives and senior managers throughout the construction industry from disciplines such as contracting, equipment manufacture, materials production, equipment rental, finance, project management and consultancy.
The evening of 21 November will also see a gala dinner and the award of prizes in nine categories for outstanding performance in the construction industry. The most sought-after is expected to be the International Construction Project of the Year award, which will recognise a scheme worth US$ 100 million or more, of international significance.
More details on the event, including how to book tickets, can be found at www.khl.com/icef