02Oct

Please note that all indicated times are CEST (Berlin).

09:30 - 09:45

Opening Remarks
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President

Moderator's Introduction
Frank Kehlenbach, EIC Director

09:45 - 11:00

Session 1: EU Infrastructure & Connectivity Strategies for Africa and Asia

The Role of Infrastructure under the EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy
Maja Bakran, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE (tbc)

The Role of Infrastructure under the EU-Africa Strategy
Paolo Ciccarelli, Head of Unit C5, DG DEVCO

 

Interactive Discussion and Q & A
Moderator: Frank Kehlenbach, EIC Director

11:00 - 11:10

Sponsor's Address
tbd

11:10 - 12:25

Session 2: EU External Infrastructure Financing Instruments

The Perspective of the EIB, as the EU Bank, and Opportunities for European International Contractors
Christian Elias, Public Sector Op., Eastern & Southern Africa, EIB

Lessons Learned from the EU External Investment Plan for Infrastructure Finance under the new EFSD+
Kay Parplies, Investment and Innovative Financing, DG DEVCO

 

Interactive Discussion and Q & A
Moderator: Frank Kehlenbach, EIC Director

12:25 - 12:30

Closing Remarks
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President