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Twice a year, in spring and autumn, representatives of all member companies are invited to gather for the EIC General Assemblies which are followed by a Workshop. These Workshops are either topic-related and highlight particular framework conditions important for all European international contractors, such as export credit insurance, guarantees or influence of IT on construction, or they examine the present situation in the construction market of a specific region. At these occasions, expertise is brought into the discussion from outside the industry by engaging high-level speakers from various institutions to contribute to the discussion.

Workshops held from 2011-2015

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Areas – Business Opportunities for European contractors in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals
Copenhagen, 21 April 2017

Smart Cities - International Opportunities for European Contractors
Brussels, 7 October 2016

New Digital Technologies for Construction and their Impact on Contractual Relationships
Berlin, 22 April 2016

Connecting Partners - Supply Chain Responsibility in International Construction Projects
Rotterdam, 9 October 2015

World Market Orientation for European Contractors
17 April 2015, Florence

Prospects for European Contractors on the African Construction Market
17 October 2014, Porto

The Impact of Innovative Contract Models on the Planning and Execution of Large and Complex Projects
11 April 2014, Belfast

Global Trends in PPP and Project Finance Markets
18 October 2013, Seville

Risk Management in International Projects - Tools for Contractors
26 April 2013, Helsinki

Challenging Construction Markets in Central and South Eastern Europe
19 October 2012, Vienna

Emerging Market Opportunities in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring
27 April 2012, Istanbul

High Quality and Fair Competition for Africa's Infrastructure Market
28 October 2011, Paris

Prerequisites for Success when Constructing Large International Infrastructure Projects
08 April 2011, Copenhagen
 

Latest Workshop

The Global Infrastructure Funding Gap – Why it exists and how it can be overcome
Paris, 13 Ocotber 2017


SESSION 1:
AN ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GAP

Workshop Introduction and Welcome
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President, BESIX General Manager Business Development

A Short Introduction to the Global Infrastructure Funding Gap
Christian Jabre, Partner and Head of Structured Finance, KPMG Corporate Finance

Qualifying the Infrastructure Gap in France   
Salim Bensmail, French Ministry for the Economy and Finance / FinInfra

Addressing the Infrastructure Funding Gap in the EU in the light of the “Euro Crisis”    
Alessandro Carano, Member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc

The Infrastructure Funding Gap in Latin America

Jorge Mas, President of CICA and Past President of Cámara Chilena de la Construcción

Discussion
Moderator: Michel Démarre (EIC Past President)

 

SESSION 2:
OVERCOMING THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING GAP

The Infrastructure Equaliser: Playing on all Settings – Structures, Focus and Resilience
Michael Watson, Partner, Pinsent Masons

Private Investment in Infrastructure - Financial Investors’ Objectives, Challenges and Opportunities
Eugène Zhuchenko, Executive Director, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association 

The AIIB’s Role in Financing Asia’s Infrastructure Funding Gap – Opportunities for European Contractors
Ian Nightingale, Procurement Advisor, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank
      
The EU External Investment Plan
Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development DG DEVCO  
      
Lessons Learned on Infrastructure Finance in Developing Countries
Rima Le Coguic, Agence Française de Développement