Madrid General Assembly
The 4th annual ELTI General Assembly took place on 28 October 2016 in Madrid, Spain, courtesy of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)
Europe is now facing one of the most important challenges of its recent history with ongoing great demographic, political, financial and economic changes regarding mainly its internal equilibrium, the relationships within the Mediterranean region, and worldwide balances.
The European Central Bank intervention alone is not sufficient anymore to restore economic activity and support the business cycle in Europe. There is a broad consensus about the need to stimulate the aggregate demand by re-launching investments in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, improving the levels of stability of economic system.
In last years, NPIs have been playing a significant role in sustaining both national and European economies. Their role has become more and more important and the range of available financial tools has widened in response to the evolution of the global scenario. In a period with an abundant liquidity supply, these institutions have been asked to support economic activity by playing a promotional role in the Investment Plan for Europe (also known as Juncker Plan).
Nowadays, the European Union is working to implement an External Investment Plan aiming to support investments in regions outside the EU as a vehicle to tackle the root causes of migration, while contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. This Plan could be crucial to help facing the long-lasting refugee crisis and to re-affirm Europe’s role at global level.
OECD/GIH/Chinese Ministry of Finance Forum on Long-term Infrastructure Investment, 22 July 2016, Chengdu, China, back to back with the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.
High-Level Seminar on Financing of Long-Term Quality Investment and Institutional Investors, sponsored by the Japanese government will be organised in Asia during 2016.
Venue: European Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels
A one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practices and discussing about communication challenges related to investment in EU countries.
The high-level conference "Communicating investment at EU, national, regional and local level" took place in Brussels on July 1st 2016. It was conceived as a one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practises and discussing communication challenges related to investment in EU countries. The event brought together communication experts active in investment promotion and communication from across the EU, both from private and public sectors. Leaders of EU structural funds managing authorities were also present as well as representatives of the EU institutions and the European Investment Bank. Together they had the opportunity of brainstorming and raising awareness about communication activities related to EU funds and the Investment Plan for Europe. Case studies Case studies from Bulgaria, Extremadura, Flanders and Vienna as well as a moderated brainstorming session with conference participants were presented and a panel debate took place in the morning while in the afternoon participants were invited to think about communication challenges and identify topics to be discussed in small groups.
30 June 2016
Venue: The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS
Registration for limited places: www.giicoalition.org/india-registration
Hosted by the London Stock Exchange, the inaugural India Forum of the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) brought together European institutional investors, Indian green infrastructure developers and financiers, development banks and perspectives from both governments.
The Forum allowed investors to discover the abundant investment grade opportunities in India generated by the low-carbon transition (one that will require investments of approximately USD 1-2tr per year globally), whilst giving project developers and financiers a chance to discuss their project pipelines. Participants also examined and addressed barriers to capital flows in India and explored available solutions.
Amsterdam, 28 June 2016
What is the future outlook? - PPP's, renewables, transportation and infrstructure assets
Venue: VanDoorn, Jachthavenweg 121, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Forum is now firmly established as a 'must attend' event for Europe's leading infrastructure finance fund managers, asset managers, project developers/ sponsors, procuring agencies, lenders, institutional investors and project advisors who are involved in delivering Europe's major PPP, transportation and renewable energy deals and projects.
This one day event offers unrivalled networking and access to Europe’s infrastructure dealmakers and brings together a distinguished mix of international infrastructure players from across the eurozone and further afield. The 2016 agenda will offer delegates timely market updates on key sectors, analysis of upcoming deals and country project updates as well as several well structured roundtable panel discussions.
Following on from last year’s launch of the first OECD Business and Finance Outlook, this event will launch the release of the 2016 Business and Finance Outlook.
It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.
7 June 2016 | London Stock Exchange
The 4th Global Infrastructure Investors Summit (GIIS), taking place on 7 June 2016, is the private gathering of world leading infrastructure investors that will discuss market transformation at the top end of the infrastructure investment sector and debate where and how best to commit capital.
Supported by Preqin, the Global Infrastructure Investors Summit (GIIS) is working in partnership with the leading Institutional Investors currently planning allocation for 2017 and a limited number of Fund Manager and service providers whose interest and track record, fund strategy and focus meet the established criteria of our attending Institutions.
The global infrastructure investment is expected to reach $4 trillion by 2017 with 79% of institutional investors looking to maintain the same capital allocation to the asset class. Despite the growing interest for infrastructure, the vast financing potential of international capital markets remains largely untapped.
Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) members are entitled to 20% discount.
If you are an institutional investor and interested in attending GIIS 2016 please contact LTIIA to receive your complimentary pass.
Tel: +44 20 7352 4356. For more information: http://globalinfrasummit.com
The 2016 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy, will take place from 30 May to 3 June 2016. The theme of this year is "Investing for a greener future".
On Monday we look at how investing for greener cities can improve the quality of urban life. On Tuesday we explore ways of securing our future through investments in the countryside, which provides so many of the resources that our society needs. Wednesday focuses on finding the financing for our needs, and Thursday then looks at investing in our oceans. Friday widens the scope to a more global outlook, namely investing in sustainable development for future generations. Partner Events take place throughout May and June (see Partners Section for more details).
The call for proposals for Partner Events will be launched soon. Here are the background details about what they should focus on and the guidelines, in order that if you intend to organise an event and submit an application for a Partner Event, you can already see what needs to be considered.
The ELTI Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Helmut von Glasenapp will make a presentation in Brussels during Green Week 2016 on Wednesday 1 June to present the common characteristics of the relevant ELTI activities.
The 16th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia took place on 22-23 March 2016 at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in Tokyo, Japan. This meeting was jointly organised by the ADBI and the OECD, in co-operation with the Government of Japan.
Initiated in 1999 in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, the Tokyo Roundtable offers a forum for regulators, policy-makers, experts, scholars, private sector and international organisations to discuss issues relating to capital market and financial reform in Asia.