Pan-Baltic Infrastructure Summit 2017

The first in the Baltics

28-29 September 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Pan-Baltic Infrastructure Summit

Pan-Baltic Infrastructure Summit INFRA2017 is the first and the most comprehensive in the Baltics that will explore the Baltic infrastructure and trends in its future development.

The event will bring together infrastructure and energy community – 200 attendees from the Baltic States – policy makers, senior experts, investors, lenders, developers, and infrastructure asset owners for an interactive discussion on the latest infrastructure trends and developments in the Baltic region.

#Network

Connect and share perspectives with wide infrastructure community, including developers, financial institutions, and engineering firms.

#Learn

Pick up valuable insights, best practice examples and lessons learnt during a PPP workshop co-hosted with World Economic Forum.

Keynote themes and speakers

Creative experts making great ideas happen

Alexander Stubb

European Investment Bank,
Vice President

Pan-Baltic Outlook for Infrastructure Investments

Alexander Stubb is Vice President of the European Investment Bank. He has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. His background is in academia and civil service, with a focus on EU affairs. 

Alexander Stubb

European Investment Bank,
Vice President

Sergei Guriev

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Chief Economist

Infrastructure as a source of growth in middle income countries

Sergei Guriev joined EBRD in 2016 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13 and serving as a tenured professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris in 2013-16.

Dr. Guriev’s research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, political economics and labor mobility.

Sergei Guriev

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Chief Economist

Katerina Labrousse

World Economic Forum,
Project Lead

World Economic Forum perspective on private investment in infrastructure

Katerina Labrousse oversees the National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) workstream at the World Economic Forum, where she leads a public-private initiative that helps policy makers streamline their national infrastructure programmes by means of country-specific action plans.

Katerina Labrousse

World Economic Forum,
Project Lead

Roxana Slavcheva

The Economist Intelligence Unit,
Cities Economist

Enabling smart, sustainable and liveable cities in the Baltics

As The Economist Intelligence Unit's cities economist, Roxana Slavcheva leads strategy and support for current projects and new product development on city level. 

Roxana Slavcheva

The Economist Intelligence Unit,
Cities Economist

Camilo Guerrero

The Economist Intelligence Unit,
Consultant

Measuring the enabling environment for public-private partnerships in infrastructure

Camilo is a Consultant in The Economist Intelligence Unit's Consulting team. He develops and manages advisory projects for clients in the public, private and multilateral sectors. He has worked on benchmarking indices, reports and market analyses with a global scope.

Camilo Guerrero

The Economist Intelligence Unit,
Consultant

Pawel Bondar

IBM,
Resiliency and Systems Services Sales Leader

Case study of energy efficiency

Paweł Bondar, has been with IBM Poland and Baltics since 2002. Focusing on infrastructure service: Site and Facilities, Data Center, Energy Efficiency and IT continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Graduated from Warsaw Technical University and MBA in Leon Kozmiński in Warsaw.

Pawel Bondar

IBM,
Resiliency and Systems Services Sales Leader

Tadas Gudaitis

Swedbank Asset Management in Lithuania,
CEO

Tadas Gudaitis is CEO of Swedbank Asset Management in Lithuania. He has more 15 years’ experience in asset management, life insurance and pension funds. Swedbank group is active institutional investor in Baltic region.

Tadas Gudaitis

Swedbank Asset Management in Lithuania,
CEO

Event Program

  • 08:00 - 09:00

  • Registration and coffee

  • 09:00 - 09:10

  • Chair's opening remarks

  • 09:10 - 09:50

  • Opening Keynote Address and interview

Pan-Baltic Outlook for Infrastructure Investments

  • Macro-factors affecting the region and Baltic countries
  • Pan-Baltic countries position in the context of Central/Eastern Europe
  • Opportunities and challenges for infrastructure development and investment
  • Recommendations [EFSI (Juncker plan)] How are the prospects for infrastructure beyond 2020?
  • 09:50 - 10:50

  • Modernising Baltic countries – an investment agenda

  • What are countries long-term strategies for infrastructure development?
  • How to ensure strategic planning for infrastructure?
  • Which infrastructure investments would help growing the competitiveness of the region?
  • Whether a pipeline of projects meets investor expectations?
  • Lessons learned from previous projects
  • How management of the infrastructure projects might be improved?
  • EU 2014-2020 funding
  • How can private capital act as a catalyst?
  • 10:50 - 11:20

  • Morning coffee break

  • 11:20 - 11:45

  • World Economic Forum perspective on private investment in infrastructure

  • Short political cycles, short-term investment horizons, and a lack of viable financing structures and risk assessment frameworks
  • Closing infrastructure funding gap
  • Strategic dialogue that allows policy-makers to express their long-term vision for infrastructure and development, the benefits this would bring to society, and how to share those fairly with investors
  • The key tenets of an attractive public-private partnership framework

Keynote Speaker: Katerina Labrousse, World Economic Forum 

  • 11:45 - 12:10

  • Sergei Guriev: Infrastructure as a source of growth in middle income countries

  • The need for middle-income countries to find the new sources of growth and the role of infrastructure
  • Quantitative evidence of contribution of infrastructure to growth
  • The role of private sector in infrastructure investment
  • 12:10 - 12:30

  • Economic infrastructure projects to boost competitiveness of the region

  • Creating the “right” frameworks to enable the success of PPPs: what does it take to build a credible pipeline of financed projects?
  • Experience of recent PPP’s: any lessons learnt from the implementation process?
  • Brief overview of the most important PPP projects implemented/being implemented
  • Roads
  • Airports
  • Railways
  • Ports

Moderator: Katerina Labrousse, World Economic Forum

  • 12:30 - 13:30

  • Lunch break

  • 13:30 - 14:00

  • Roxana Slavcheva: Enabling smart, sustainable and liveable cities in the Baltics

  • Urban growth demands a shift in transport strategies
  • Policies before projects
  • Creating a seamless transport system
  • Collaboration, buy-in and public support

Presenter: Roxana Slavcheva, the Economist Intelligence Unit analyst 

  • 14:00 - 14:30

  • Smart cities and urban regeneration panel

  • Social Infrastructure

Moderator: Roxana Slavcheva, the Economist Intelligence Unit cities analyst 

  • 14:30 - 15:15

  • Assessing the future role of renewables in the Baltics market

  • Where are the key opportunities in renewables?
  • What are the most concerning challenges that lie ahead for the renewables asset class?
  • Trends such as energy storage technology and off-shore wind
  • Wind energy: off-shore wind?
  • Biomass
  • Waste to energy
  • 15:15 - 15:45

  • Afternoon coffee break

  • 15:45 - 16:30

  • Investor Outlook Panel: What are the top issues on the agenda for investors who actively allocate to the Infrastructure asset class?

  • The future of infrastructure finance beyond 2020
  • Which assets and sectors are of most interest to financial investors?
  • The safest and riskiest sectors from a regulatory and political risk perspective
  • How important are ESG and sustainability for investors when investing into long-term infrastructure assets?
  • Major trends and current developments with the infrastructure project financing market
  • What mechanisms exist to enhance a country’s ability to attract additional sources of private infrastructure financing?
  • Infrastructure debt and bankability
  • 16:30 - 17:00

  • Camilo Guerrero: Measuring and enabling environment for public-private partnerships in infrastructure

  • Background: PPPs as a tool to close the infrastructure gap
  • The Infrascope tool: analysing the environment for PPPs
  • Lessons from the 2017 Infrascope

Presenter: Camilo Guerrero, the Economist Intelligence Unit

  • 17:00 - 17:15

  • Chair’s summary and close of Forum

  • 17:30 - 20:30

  • Networking & Drinks reception

  • 08:00 - 08:50

  • Invite-only breakfast for qualifying attendees

  • 08:00 - 08:55

  • Welcome coffee and registration

  • 08:55 - 09:05

  • Chair’s welcome back and summary of Day 1

  • 09:05 - 09:35

  • Infrastructure tech - How is the asset class being disrupted?

  • To what extent has technology disrupted the infrastructure industry?
  • Where are the best investment opportunities?
  • How can incumbent players react effectively to these changes?
  • 09:35 - 11:00

  • Innovation in infrastructure panel

  • Self driving cars
  • Drones
  • Big data & digitalisation
  • Innovation: modern grids, high-performance storage and smart meters
  • 11:00 - 11:30

  • Coffee break

  • 11:30 - 12:15

  • Energy efficiency and esco panel

  • Street lighting
  • Multiapartment buidings
  • Public buildings
  • District heating
  • 12:15 - 12:55

  • Building together: public and private partnership

  • Exploring key challenges in putting together a PPP structure that aligns public sector goals with private sector interests
  • Public-private partnership as a chance to improve the standard of available infrastructure
  • Is the best practice applied?
  • 12:55 - 13:35

  • Social Infrastructure

  • 13:35 - 14:35

  • Networking lunch

  • 14:35 - 15:10

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia 2050 – out of the box

  • 15:10 

  • Chair’s summary and close of Summit

  • 08:00 - 09:50 28 d.

  • Co-hosted workshop with World Economic Forum

Workshops – by invitations only 

  • 09:50  - 10:50 28 d.

  • Co-hosted workshop with CPVA

Workshops – by invitations only 

Representatives from the World Economic Forum, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Governments of the Baltic States and other public authorities, as well as private sector representatives, will present and discuss the following topics:

  • Prospects for Investments in Infrastructure
  • Implementation of Economic Infrastructure
  • Projects Infrastructure Tech – How is the Asset Class Being Disrupted?
  • Innovation in Infrastructure
  • The Future Role of Renewables in the Baltics
  • Market Energy Efficiency and ESCOs
  • Building Together: Public and Private Partnership
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Join us in Vilnius on 28-29 September and be part of change! Tickets are currently available from 280 + VAT.

Early Bird Registration (until 8 September 2017) 280 + VAT.

Late Bird Registration (from 9 September 2017) 380 + VAT.

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