Bridging the infrastructure investment gap
9-10 June, London
AIX: Transport & Infrastructure brings together public and private sector investors, developers and other stakeholders to discuss the strategies, opportunities and partnerships necessary to unlock wider development.
Supported by AIIM, the Business Council for Africa, Nectar Group and Stephenson Harwood, proceedings are held under the Chatham House Rule, and structured round panel-led discussions and roundtables to facilitate dialogue.
Panellists include :
- Silvester Kasuku, Chief Executive Officer, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
- Cleopatra Shiceka, General Manager, Transnet Freight Rail
- Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Head, Africa and Middle East, International Air Transport Association
- Mohamed Abdullahi, Committee Member for Roads, Transport and Public, Nairobi City
- Steven Gray, Director, Atuabo Free Port
- Bernard Obika, Chief Executive, Roughton Group
- Roland Janssens, Deputy Managing Director, Investec Asset Management
- Romain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
- Oliver Andrews, Director and Chief Coverage Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
- Geoffrey de Mowbray, Chief Executive Officer, Dints International
- Koen van Baekel, Financial Advisor Infrastructure & Transit, Rebel Group
- Robin Bromley-Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Port Evolution and Development (Africa) Limited
- Peter Zhang, Managing Director, SinoFortone Group
- Fred Amonya, Chair, Transport Systems Economics, World Road Association
- Keith Kerr, Partner, Mango Aviation Partners
- Stephane Gasne, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Participants include representatives from:
Finance & Investment
African Frontier Capital, African Trade Insurance Agency, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Altra Capital, AUE Capital, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, FBN Capital, Fieldstone, Harith General Partners, Meridiam Infrastructure, Natixis, OM Capital Partners, Simest, SinoFortone Group, Stanlib, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, UK Department for International Development, UK Trade & Investment
Africa Finance Corporation, Atuabo Free Port, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Nectar Group, Port Evolution and Development (Africa) Limited, Portek International, Transnet Freight Rail, Walvis Bay Corridor Group
Adams & Moore, Asensu Holdings, Business Council for Africa, CbI, Cowi, Dints, Gottlieb Luma & Associates, HCF International Advisers, Hogan Lovells, International Air Transport Association, International Maritime Organisation, Mango Aviation Partners, Mazars, Moffatt and Nichol, Pinsent Masons, Rebel Group, Roughton Group, Simmons & Simmons, Stephenson Harwood, Transcend STO, Trinity International, World Road Association
The agenda focuses on:
• How to access early-stage financing and other DFI-led initiatives
• Bankable projects requiring funding and technical assistance
• Shared-use infrastructure and regional projects
• Matching money to projects
• Scope for privately led investment in Africa’s aviation industry and barriers to entry
• Critical issues for developing railway infrastructure, for donors, investors, host governments and consumers.
• Making transport corridor projects work
The agenda includes an Africa Hardball roundtable on the afternoon of day two that will provide an open discussion focusing on personal and institutional politics, governance issues and the capacity of governments to deliver on projects.
AIX: Transport 2015 was supported by CPCS, Steer Davies Gleave, the Business Council for Africa and the Netherlands-African Business Council.