Tue Sep 14 UTC (10 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Sep 14 4:30am - Tue Sep 14 1:45pm
This year’s edition of City & Financial Global’s well established summit on infrastructure policy and investment, which is being held on 14th September, comes at a particularly interesting point in the market’s development.
To replace the financing gap left by the EIB no longer being able to invest in UK infrastructure projects, the government has launched the UK infrastructure Bank, which is set to become operational shortly. Unlike the EIB, the new infrastructure bank has been designed specifically to ‘crowd in’ private sector investment, which the market has welcomed. The much-anticipated green bond should also be useful in providing new funds for the realisation of the government’s national infrastructure strategy.
As the government moves forward with its net zero plans, the infrastructure market has an important role to play in helping meet ambitious renewable energy targets, such as the tripling of offshore wind energy capacity, as well as the commercial development of new technologies, including carbon, capture & storage and hydrogen. Once agreement has been reached on a viable model for next generation nuclear – a key element in achieving net zero – significant private sector investment will also be needed for that purpose.
Infrastructure is also critical to the successful delivery of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, which seeks to spread economic opportunity across the whole of the UK. The government has made it clear that it will prioritise investment in economic infrastructure that aligns with this agenda.
In order to raise the necessary levels of investment to make all of this happen, there is a drive to broaden the investor base, whether by attracting sovereign wealth funds and other overseas investors or by bringing in ESG funds, pension funds and other institutional investors.
To discuss all these latest developments and other key issues in detail, City & Financial Global has assembled an exceptional line-up of speakers. Attendance at this important summit will be invaluable for all those involved in UK infrastructure.
Who should attend?
• Private sector – senior representatives from companies involved in the following areas: rail, roads, construction, telecoms, health, education, energy, renewables, offshore wind, nuclear power, solar power, electric vehicles, smart cities, facilities management, engineering firms and technical services, as well as infrastructure investors, banks and advisory firms.
• Public sector – senior officials from government departments. agencies and local authorities responsible for infrastructure projects of all kinds.
The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt
Minister for Investment,Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The Rt Hon Lord Deben
Chairman, UK Committee on Climate Change
Co-founder and CSO, Meridiam Infrastructure, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
Group CFO, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
Head of Infrastructure, Aviva Investors
Charlotte Clark CBE
Director of Regulation, Association of British Insurers
Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Director of Sizewell C Financing & Economic Regulation, EDF Energy
Infrastructure Associate, GRESB
Director, Sector Lead - Renewable Energy, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association
Head of Infrastructure Strategy, Blackrock
Dr Tim Stone CBE
Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association
Director of Future Electricity Systems, RenewableUK
Director, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transport for the North
Director, Strategy, Business Development and Government Relations, Rolls-Royce