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27 April 2012
Turkey, Istanbul


Emerging Market Opportunities in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Ali Kantur
President, TCA Advisory Council


H.E. Naci Kory
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Turkish Experience in Economic Deveopment: Prospects for Cooperation with MENA Countries

H.E. Abderahman Salaheldin
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Ankara

Investment Opportunity: Egypt after the January 2011 Revolution

H.E. Abdurrazaq Mukhtar
Ambassador of Libya in Ankara


Emin Sazak
TCA President and Board Member of EIC

Arab Spring and International Contracting (Present Outlook - Future Prospects)

Michael Stewart
Partner, Pinsent Masons

Legal Developments in Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Arda Akarsu
Corporate Banking, Cross Selling & Public Banking Senior Manager Turkish Economy Bank (TEB)

The Impact of the Arab Spring on Turkish Trade and Banking


28 October 2011
France, Paris

High Quality and Fair Competition for Africa's Infrastructure Market

Dominique Etienne
Procurement Officer at the AfDB


Valérie Plagnol
Head of Global Research, Credit Suisse Private Banking

The New Global Economic Order and its Impact on Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Gilbert Mbesherubusa
Director Infrastructure African Development Bank

The AfdB's Infrastructure Business: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

Jean-Louis Lacube
Head of Infrastructure Unit
DG DEVCO European Commission

The approach of the European Commission to financing infrastructure projects in Africa

Cherif Rebai
Project Finance Manager, Eiffage Concession

PPP Toll Roads in Sub-Saharan Africa: The SENAC Case Study

Virginie Colaiuta
Pinsent Masons,l Partner

Protection of Foreign Investments through International Treaty Arbitration

08 April 2011
Denmark, Copenhagen


Prerequisites for a success when constructing large international infrastructure projects

Henrik Lando


Peter Lundhus
Technical Director, Femern Baelt

Management Experiences Observations overtime

Darryl Murphy
Partner Global Infrastructure KPMG


Roland Jurecka
Fr. Member of the Board of Strabag SE


Svend Poulsen
Atkins Denmark



08 October 2010
Greece, Athens

Infrastructure Finance in Stressful Times:
What future for PPP & PFI?


S. Lambropoulos
Secretary Gen CO-FIN
Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

PPPs in Greece: Past, Present and Future

T. Kouvarakis
Head of Lending Operations,
EIB Greece

EIB’s Role in the Financing of PPPs

A. Reccio
MD Global Head of Infrastructure HSBC

The State of the Infrastructure Debt Market

T. Deau
CEO Meridiam Infrastructure

Prospects for PPPs in the light of the Euro Crisis

F. Johnston
Divisional Director, Principal & Global Practice Leader
Mott MacDonald

Getting to financial close against all the odds – A case study

E. Fuentes
Market Analysis and Development Div. Director
Grupo Ferrovial

Future of PPP & PFI


30 Apr 2010
Germany, Berlin

International Contractors and International Consultants: Common Concerns, but Different Strategies?

John Nutt
Member of the Executive Committee
Scott Wilson Group plc

Promising Markets for the new Decade: Who is looking for the added value of European engineering & construction?

Eric Chambraud
Managing Director, U.K. & N. America
Vinci Construction Grands Projets

 Fair Play between Contractors and Consultants: Conflict Management in Problem Areas

Dr. Friedrich Schneider
Member of the Board of Arcadis

 Best Value for the Client's Money: Implications ofr the Relationship between Consultants and Contractors

Eimert Los
Chairman of the Management Board of Hochtief Construction

 Innovative Procurement Delivery Methods: Formula for a New Era of Partnership?

Panel of Experts

Egon Failer
Executive Director of Lahmeyer International

Ismael Gaspar
President of the Board of Directors of Mota-Engil

Lars Hauge
Director International Bridge Projects of COWI

Dr. Jochen Keysberg
Member of the Executive Board of Bilfinger Berger Civil

Electronic Voting by Audience

09 Oct 2009
Belgium, Antwerp

Green Construction Trends and Challenges: Why should international contractors care?

Scott Steedman key-note speech

Regulatory Push for Sustainable Construction

Daniel Dowling
WSP Environment & Energy

Pavel Misiga
Head of Unit, Environment & Industry
Europen Commission DG

Is Green Construction demand-pull?

Yves Pianet

Renaud Chevalier
Assar Archtects

Jean-Louis Marchand
Executive Vice-President of Europvia

Electronic Voting by Audience

28 Apr 2009
Sweden, Stockholm

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the International Consctuction Business

Raising Awareness:
Mans Höglund
Head Corporate & Structured Finance, SEK

Scott Hazelton
Senior Construction Expert, IHS Global Insight

Marc Juhel
Sector Manager Transport Division

Tilman Seibert
Director Baltic Sea Department,
European Investment Bank (EIB)


Arturo Recio
Managing Director & Global Head of Infrastructure, HSBC

Round Table 1
Scott Hazelton - IHS Global Insight
Marc Juhel - The World Bank

Round Table2
Tomas Carlsson - President of NCC Construction Sweden
Anders Lilja - Senior Vice Presidnt, Investors Relation, Skanska

Round Table 3
Fernando Gutierrez de Vera - SEOPAN
Arturo Recio - HSBC

Closing Panel with Round Table Chairs
Michel Démarre - closing remarks

03 Oct 2008
The Netherlands, Amsterdam/Santpoort

Sustainable Construction in Delta Areas

Raising Awareness:
Bert Metz, IPPC
Working Group on Climate Change Mitigation

Bart Parmet
Delta Commission

Teresa Alvarez Diaz and Robert MuirWood
SCOR Group

Round Table 1
Koos van Oord & Bert Groothuizen
Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors

Maarten Buijs
West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Round Table2
Huib de Vriend
Deltares / Delft University of Technology

John Boyd

Round Table 3
Piet Dircke

Chris Zevenbergen
Dura Vermeer / UNESCO -IHE

Moderator panel discussion:
Joost Wentink

16 May 2008
Italy, Milan

“What Future for the international business of European contractors?”

Round Table 1:
"International Success Strategies: Be local or be specialised - Any other option?"

Koos van Oord
Chairman of the Board of Management of Van Oord nv

Bruno Dupety
CEO of Freyssinet

Ebbe Malte Iversen
Managing Director of Per Aarsleff A/S

Round Table 2:
"Diversification: Traditional Construction, Services, Concessions - what is the future optimal blend?" 

Roland Jurecka
Member of the Management Board of Strabag SE

Johan Beerlandt
CEO of Besix

António Mota
President of Mota-Engil

Dieter Ernst
CEO Berlinwasser International

Round Table 3: "International Business: stock market and family-ownership - which advantages?"

Michel Démarre
President of EIC

Eimert Los
Managing Director of Hochtief Construction AG

Giandomenico Ghella
President of Ghella SpA

12 Oct 2007
Portugal, Lisbon

“Construction and Opportunities in the field of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies”

Maria da Graca Carvalho
General Director of BEPA
European Commission

"An Energy Policy for Europe"

Carlos Pimenta
Director of CEEETA
Centro de Estudos em Economia da Ernergia dos Transportes e do Ambiente

"Renewable Energies: New Opportunities for the Protuguese Economy"

Luis Mira Amaral
Ex- Minister of Economy and Energy

"Energy: The Millennium Challenge to Construction Industry"

Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes
Professor at Porto Engineering University

"Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment"

"Dwelling XXI - "Energy Efficiency"
"Hydric and Nuclear Power"
"Diversifying Potencial"

20 Apr 2007
United Kingdom, London

"Market Opportunities for European Contractors - The British Perspective"

Terry Hill
Chairman Arup

"Contracting & Construction: Market Overview & Forward Look"

Mark Roe
International Construction & Energy Group Head, Pinsent Masons

"Emerging Markets in the Next 5 Years: How can European Contractors be successful?"

Don Harvey, Managing Direcotr, Navigant

"Effective Post Contract Management"

"Central & Eastern Europe"
"The Gulf Region"
"India / China"

29 Sep 2006
Spain, Valencia

"The Future of Public-Private Partnerships"

Miguel Martin Rabadan
Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers

"The role of Public-Private Partnerships in the global infrastructure development"

Fernando Gutiérrez de Vera
Chairman of SEOPAN, Concessions Commission

"Spanish experience in PPP's changing markets"

Guillermo Masso
Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Head of Financing, Infrastructures and Goverance

"New trends and challenges in structuring and tendering of PPP's projects"

Pilar Gomez
Senior Banker, EBRD

"Failures and success stories in the EBRD's transport PPP's"

Manuel Cervera
General Manager AVS, Valencia Health Agency

"The Spanish experience in the health sector in PPP's: Valencia Case"

Luis Dodero
Former Vice President and General Counsel of MIGA

"The role of PPP's projects in the developing world"

"Latin America"
"Western Europe"

28 Apr 2006
Switzerland, Zurich

"Risk Mitigation in the International Construction Market"

Jorge Diaz Padilla
FIDIC President

"FIDIC's Role in today's International Construction Business"

Martin Vögeli
Head of Global Corporate, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland

"Risk Profiling in the International Infrastructure Market"

Chair: Volker Jurowich, Former Board Member of Ed. Züblin
"Technical Risk in international construction projects"

Chair: Maxim Worcester, Managing Director Control Risks Germany
"Political Risk in internaitonal construction projects"

Chair: Emanuel Baltis, Chief Unterwriting Officer Engineering Lines,
Bruno Gmür, Senior Risk Engineer Zurich Financial Services
"Risk profiling in international construciton projects"

07 Oct 2005
Finland, Helsinki

"The Future European Development Policy" and "The Transport Infrastructure Market in Russia"

Stefano Manservisi
Director General of DG Development, EU

"EU-Africa Partnership for Infrastructure: To Foster Growth and Regional Integration"

Inkeri Hirvensalo
Special Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Finland

"Trends of Infrastructure Financing in the World Bank"

Bruno Wenn
Senior Vice President of KfW Development Bank, Germany

"Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction - What Needs to be Done"

Sergey A. Bystrov
General Director, Head of Infrastructure Development and Investment Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation

"The Investment Programme for Transport Infrastructure of the Russian Government"

Alessia Di Domenico
Principal Banker, EBRD

"Financing Activities of the EBRD in the Russian Infrastructure Sector"

Juhani Tervala
Director, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Finland

"Bilateral Co-operation in the Construction Sector"

28 Apr 2005
France, Paris

"The Global Infrastructure Market - Which Role for European International Contractors?"

Scott Hazelton
Director Construction Service, Global Insight

 "The global construction market outlook until 2010"

Maurice-Jacques Haik
Head of Infrastructures Unit,

Cécile Benhamou, Contract Co-ordinator, EuropeAid Co-operation Office

"The European Development Fund practices for infrastructures projects"

Prof. Roger Flanagan, Non-Executive Director of SKANSKA A.B. and Halcrow Group

"The new era of the international construction business and the drivers of change"

Philippe Ratynski, Chairman and CEO of VINCI Construction, Chairman of SEFI

"The risks of the international construction business in the 21st century"

Frank Kehlenbach, Director of EIC

"The Role of Trade Assocications in the international construction business environment"

01 Oct 2004
Denmark, Copenhagen

"EU Financing for Infrastructure, Projects in Transition and Developing Countries"

Raul Mateus Paula
Directorate G, Head of Unit EuropeAid

"Procurement and Management of Projects financed under EC external aid"

Jeni Ionita
ISPA Team Leader, EU Delegation in Romania

"The Experience in the Utilisation of EU Funds for Infrastructure Projects in Transition Countries"

Michel Démarre
Senior International Advisor, Colas, Member of the EIC Board

"The Contractors's View on Procurement for Sustainable Development"

16 Apr 2004
Turkey, Istanbul

"Environmental and Social Standards in Export Credit Insurance and Project Finance"

Sami Demirbilek
Under-Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Ressources

"The View of a Client: Environmental and Social Aspects at Stake in a Big Infrastructure Project"

Paul J. M. Mudde
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development ABN AMRO

"Sustainable Development and the Financial Sector"

Suellen Lazarus
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Operations of IFC

 "World Bank Standards and 'Equator Principles': What are the Central Ideas?"

Jens Berthelsen
BIAC Task Force Leader Export Credits and Environment

"OECD 'Common Approaches' on Environment: The View of the OECD Industry"

Flemming Baekkeskov
Manager of International Finance, E.Pihl & Son A.S.

"The View of a Contractor"

26 Sep 2003
Germany, Berlin

"Prospects for European and CEEC International Contractors after EU Enlargement"

Tobias Just
Economic Analyst, db-research

"The economic impact of EU enlargement for the European construction industry"

Horst Ollmann
Legal Advisor, gtz

"The adaptation of national procurement laws in selected CEEC to EU legislation"

Werner Kunz
Project Manager, Bauholding Strabag AG

"Pilot PPP Project in Poland: The A2 motorway"

Gerhard Becher
Chairman of Bilfinger Berger BOT

 "The view of a European international contractor"

04 Apr 2003
Spain, Madrid

"Bonding and Insurance for International Construction Contracts in the Light of the Recent Polical and Economic Crises"

Lidia Polakovic
Director Industrial Ratings, Standard & Poor's

"Assessing credit risk in international project finance"

Richard J. White
Managing Director, Zurich GSG Ltd.

"Surety in the new credit environment"

Gianluca Bravin
Director for Export Credit, SACE

"The view of a public export credit insurance agency"

Alvaro Bustamante de la Mora
Deputy General Manager of CESCE

"An insurer's view of the international context: Latin America in depth"

Andy Kirby
Director of the Markfield Group / Carillion plc.

"The effect of the current hard insurance market on a large contractor"

04 Oct 2002
Greece, Lagonissi

"PPP Toll Roads: The Greek Programme and Lessons to be learned for the Construction of the Pan-European Corridors"

Vasso Papandreou
Minister of Public Works

"The Greek Toll Road Concessions Porgramme"

George Rosenberg
Shadbolt & Associates

"A lawyer's view on the upcoming changes to the Greek law on concessions"

Kristina Geiger Weichbrodt
European Commission, DG Transport and Energy

"The new European Transport Policy"

Themis Kouvarakis
Head of Division for EIC operations in Greece, European Invetment Bank

"EIB Loans and Foreign Direct Investment in Central Europe"

Roger Fiszelson
Financing Director of VINCI Concessions

"The Financing of BOT / PPP projects: VINCI concerns"

Corinne Namblard-Bouverot
Co-Chairwoman of the PPP Alliance

"The PPP Alliance of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Europe"

15 Mar 2002
Belgium, Brussels

"Present and Future of International Contractors: An Open Discussion among Entrepreneurs"

Johan Beerlandt
CEO of BESIX, Belgium

"Risks vs. Profitability, Increasing Shareholder Value"

Luisa Todini
Chairman of Todini Costruzioni Generaly, Italy

 "The Role of Export Credti & Multilateral Agencies"

Demetrio Ullastres
Managing Director of Grupo Dragados, Spain

 "Fields to Diversify: Industrial and Urban Services, Concessions, new Technologies"

Robin Herzberg
Concessions Director of Carillion Private Finance, U.K.

"Project Finance: A different Business"

Matti Haapala
Senior Vice President of NCC, Sweden

"Reasons for Merging: Complementarity, Size, Market Share"

Karl Rönnberg
President Of HOCHTIEF USA, Germany

"Market Penetration: Through Projects of Subsidiary Companies?"