Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future for UK infrastructure finance - public and private investment, alternative support models and new institutional structures

Morning, Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the options for future finance and investment for UK infrastructure.


Delegates will examine investment and financing of infrastructure projects across the UK - drawing on the Government’s Infrastructure Finance Review, and focusing on:


  • The role of public and private investment in delivering national infrastructure;
  • The potential introduction of a UK infrastructure finance institution; and
  • Development of existing finance mechanisms and the potential of new models.

We expect discussion on priorities for investing in key projects across the UK, following governmental announcements on:


  • the Leeds-Manchester route of Northern Powerhouse Rail,
  • the recommitment to £1.1bn funding for the Strategic Road Network,
  • funding for maintenance of existing infrastructure, including the additional £275m for the railway,
  • £5bn to support full-fibre rollout across the UK, and
  • launch of the £29bn for the Road Investment Strategy.

Speakers


Keynote addresses:


  • Matthew Vickerstaff, Co-Chair, Expert Panel, The Infrastructure Finance Review;
  • James Richardson, Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission;
  • Harriet Hepburn, Director, Corporate Finance, Network Rail;
  • Katy Dowding, Executive Vice President, Skanska;
  • David Carter, Director of Infrastructure, West of England Combined Authority; and
  • Senior speaker confirmed from Global Infrastructure Investment Association

Further confirmed speakers include: Ed Clarke, Infracapital; Susan Davy, Pennon Group; Russell Jackson, AECOM; Stuart McMillan, Burges Salmon and Simon Whistler, Principles for Responsible Investment.


The agenda


  • Policy priorities following the Infrastructure Finance Review;
  • Industry priorities for the spending review - investment and value for money;
  • Sourcing private investment in UK infrastructure;
  • Opportunities for future public-private partnerships;
  • Challenges for regional authorities to invest in major infrastructure projects;
  • Developing an independent infrastructure finance institution; and
  • Infrastructure financing post PFI - developing existing mechanisms, assessing alternative models and next steps for green finance.

Case studies:


  • Securing private funding and finance in the rail sector.
  • National development banking in practice.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference


This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; CMA; DfT; DIT; MHCLG; NAO; Ofwat; OLEV; ORR; Transport Scotland and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Matthew Vickerstaff

Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Project Finance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Co-Chair, Expert Panel, The Infrastructure Finance Review

David Carter

Director, Infrastructure, West of England Combined Authority

Katy Dowding

Executive Vice President, Skanska

Harriet Hepburn

Director, Corporate Finance, Network Rail

Keynote Speakers

Lawrence Slade

Incoming Chief Executive, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

David Carter

Director, Infrastructure, West of England Combined Authority

James Richardson

Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission

Senior speaker confirmed from the Institution of Civil Engineers

Katy Dowding

Executive Vice President, Skanska

Matthew Vickerstaff

Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Project Finance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Co-Chair, Expert Panel, The Infrastructure Finance Review

Harriet Hepburn

Director, Corporate Finance, Network Rail

Chair

Steve Baker

Member, House of Commons Treasury Select Committee

Speakers

Susan Davy

Chief Financial Officer, Pennon Group

Ed Clarke

Co Founder and Managing Director, Infracapital

Stuart McMillan

Partner, Burges Salmon

Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, Principles for Responsible Investment

Russell Jackson

Head of Rail, EMEA, AECOM