ELTI General Assembly - Budapest, 8 November
(Updated 31 October 2019)
The seventh annual ELTI General Assembly will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest on Friday, 8 November 2019, courtesy of our Hungarian member MFB.
The 5th edition of Bpifrance Inno Generation took place on October 10, 2019 in Paris.
Thanks to the 52,000 entrepreneurs who had ALL made an appointment at the AccorHotels Arena for the biggest business gathering in Europe.
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As part of the European Week of Regions & Cities, between 7-10 October 2019, the European Long-Term Investors Association co-organised the session 'Financing Europe's Sustainable Energy future' on Wednesday 9 October. This discussion focused on the contribution of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) to the financing of sustainable development in European territories, particularly from the perspective of two ELTI members: the Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) & MFB Hungarian Development Bank as well as the Manchester Climate Change Agency and the European Commission (DG ENER).
On Friday 1st February, over 40 representatives from over 20 different EU NPBIs, IFIs and potential implementing partners met at the ELTI Office in Brussels where they debated for over 3 hours with the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.
Discussions focused on issues which required joint action with key topics ranging from the importance of real direct access for NPBIs in reducing the gap between local projects and European finance; the role of the EIB in the Member State compartment; the specificities of the InvestEU governance structure; the division of roles within the Advisory hub; the operational definition of InvestEU additionality; the thresholds within the ‘sustainability proofing’ discussion; clarifications behind the pari-passu financial contribution method; the conditions and costs associated with a COSME-type guarantee for SME financing and the role of the EIB and EU Commission regarding access to sensitive data of various implementing partners.
Inframation is pleased to announce the launch of its 13th annual Infrastructure Investors Forum (IIF): Europe on 30th January 2019
Over 200 senior representatives from the infrastructure community will be present. Amongt these, fund managers, institutional investors, infrastructure corporates & developers, together with funders, advisors & government officials will discuss the businesscritical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the European infrastructure industry.
Key themes include:
The year ahead for European brownfield
Ports – creating value in a crowded core infra market
Opportunities from liberalization in European rolling stock
The growth of the car park
How are utilities adapting their electricity grids so they can co-exist alongside new telecom networks?
LTIIA will contribute to a discussion on non-core assets.
Please check out the event’s website for agenda details and the list of confirmed speakers.
Reducing the deficit of investment of social infrastructure in Europe, estimated at 100-150 billion euros per year, requires a collective response and increased mobilisation of financial resources.
This conference, taking place on 7 December 2018 will bring the main European stakeholders (European institutions, National and Local authorities, European Financial Institutions, National Promotional Banks, Social-sector providers, Private sector, and Academics) together to share ideas and experience in ways that inspire innovative solutions to Europe’s main challenge: its social cohesion.
The distribution networks are at the heart of the financial and strategic industrial issues which must be tackled on an European scale and will mobilise the bulk of the capital available for the networks for considerable amounts. They are the physical location of the energy transition and innovations must emerge from them to be able to meet the challenges posed by the revamp of the electricity system.
This breakfast-debate on will be the occasion to gather key actors within the energy industry, institutions, academics and public investors to reflect on the best way to approach investments in the energy distribution sector in the context of the energy transition.
Hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) offices in London on 21 November 2018, this workshop organised by the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) will aim to share best practices in infrastructure program development in emerging countries and will form the basis for a broader reflection that could be brought together at the Davos annual meeting in January.
In 2018, the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of its operation as a development bank.
To mark this occasion, the MFB held a jubilee gala on 16 November, inviting its key existing and potential new clients, leading figures from Hungary’s and Europe’s political and financial scene, and the bank’s domestic and foreign partners and senior staff. The Museum of Fine Arts, reopened in 2018 after its full renovation, provided a fitting venue for the event.
The European Committee of the Regions and the OECD are organising on 12 November the event: ´Subnational Finance and Investment Ten Years after the Crisis: Fiscal decentralisation and innovative public finance instruments as the way ahead?`. The event will take place in Brussels and it will focus on the state of subnational finance and investment, analysing limits and request that subnational governments face.
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