Infrastructure Investor and PEI Media are pleased to announce the return of our annual infrastructure Investor conference focused on America's infrastructure needs, developments and investment opportunities.This year the conference will take place in Chicago on 18 and 19 November. Make sure you reserve space in your diary for this important event.
At the 2009 conference, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell urged courageous action to close America’s $2.2trn infrastructure funding deficit. “The gap is so enormous,” he said,”that we have to use every weapon in our arsenal. We have got to unleash the power of private investment in every way possible.”
Since he made this call to action in October, the infrastructure market has continued to evolve. The political language is changing. The public sector, fund managers, developers, investors, financiers and state and public officials are defining and redefining what makes a good deal and how to best negotiate a transaction. But more needs to be done.
Vist the 2010 conference to discuss first hand many of the new investment opportunities which are unfolding in the Americas.
Infrastructure Investor, Urban Land Institute - Chicago and Women's Infrastructure Network will host the Cocktail Networking Reception on November 18, 6pm – 8pmKey themes for 2010
This will feature a sneak-peek into the findings of ULI-Chicago's study to prioritize infrastructure investments around Chicago and the NW Indiana bi-state region as well as a timely analysis of the impact of the recent elections on infrastructure finance.
Don't miss the opportunity to network with the esteemed speaking faculty of the Infrastructure Investor: Chicago Forum. Click here for the full conference program and speaker line-up.
NEW speakers on board
|• Relationships and coalitions to support the new channels of capital flow
• Analysis: what worked and what didn’t in recent projects
• Unclogging Deal Flow
• Who’s better positioned to drive progress in PPPs
• Parallel Tracks: Energy & Transportation
|• Optimizing performance in current market conditions|
• What financiers are looking for in infrastructure assets
• Minimizing the cost of financing and mitigating overall risk
• Building Confidence in Infrastructure
New for 2010 – Greater Details, Increased Interaction
This year we are introducing three new programming elements that will allow for more networking, more opportunity to discuss projects and prospects in detail and more time to exchange ideas.
• Networking Meet & Greet – The day will begin with a structured networking exercise, allowing each attendee to meet everyone in the room, deliver quick introductions and exchange business cards.
• PPP Solutions & Challenges Working Groups – Small discussion groups of no more than 10 participants tackle a pressing issue related to PPP and are tasked to identify the three greatest challenges related to the issue and identify three possible action items, solutions or strategies for these challenges.
“This format leads to a very productive dialogue! “ George Miller, Partner, Mayer Brown
• Sector Focused Tracks on Transportation and Energy Infrastructure