TXF Global 2018: Project Finance

Jun 5, 2018
Hilton Prague Hotel, Czech Republic

One day to rule them all...

To kick off TXF Global, our dedicated project finance day will give you a chance to meet the market leaders with the ideas, expertise and resources to deliver new infrastructure projects, with an agenda covering project finance opportunities and trends across the globe. This event will bring together senior developers, investors, government personnel, MFIs/DFIs, law firms, Insurers and more who make deals happen, no matter where in the economic cycle Now is your opportunity to mingle with them!

Why Attend this Project Finance Special?

 Multiple networking opportunities throughout the day PLUS join the informal cocktail reception in the evening 

Keynotes from project finance heavyweights: CEOs of Developers and Investors, Global Heads of Finance, Senior Level Government Representatives 

 An ideal demographic with an even split between developers and financiers and large multinationals to Investors

Multiple session types and dynamic networking formats to review industry trends, innovation, and new opportunities

An event that promises new ways of thinking, a fresh approach to solving common problems, a welcoming and an inclusive networking environment 

We don't leave any stone unturned, so please note that the separately bookable export finance event on 6 & 7 June will also contain dedicated sessions to project & infrastructure finance. Please click here to visit the Export Finance event page

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Brer Adams
Brer Adams
Senior Director
Global Infrastructure Hub
Rajit Nanda
Rajit Nanda
ACWA Power
Alessandro Izzo
Alessandro Izzo
Head of Division - Project Finance, Lending Operations Western Europe Department
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Michael Barrow
Michael Barrow
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department
Asian Development Bank
Michael Feith
Michael Feith
Policy Officer
European Commission
Matthew Vickerstaff
Matthew Vickerstaff
Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Project Finance
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Heiko Schupp
Heiko Schupp
Global Head of Infrastructure
Columbia Threadneedle
Annette Bannister
Annette Bannister
Director, Private Infrastructure and Project Finance
Teguh Harsono
Teguh Harsono
Senior Manager, Fund Raising
Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Phuntsok Wangyal
Phuntsok Wangyal
SVP, Acquisitions, Investment & Financial Advisory
Phillip Hall
Phillip Hall
Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance for EMEA
Nils Driemeyer
Nils Driemeyer
Head of Origination
HSH Nordbank
Takashi Matsumoto
Takashi Matsumoto
General Manager, Project Finance Department
Mitsui & Co., Ltd
Stephen Jennings
Stephen Jennings
Head of Energy & Natural Resources
Mikhail  Sychev
Mikhail Sychev
Head of Debt Division
Gazprom Neft
Kensuke Tanaka
Kensuke Tanaka
Head of Asia
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
Lasitha Perera
Lasitha Perera
Lorraine Bayliss
Lorraine Bayliss
Allen & Overy
Russell Dallas
Russell Dallas
Director, Infrastructure Finance and Investments
Mott MacDonald
Tom Sumpster
Tom Sumpster
Head of Infrastructure Finance
Legal & General Investment Management
Sebastian  Joachimiak
Sebastian Joachimiak
Member of the Board
Centrum PPP Poland
Michela Bariletti
Michela Bariletti
Senior Director, Analytical Manager, Infrastructure Ratings
S&P Global Ratings
Arun Kumar Sharma
Arun Kumar Sharma
Chief Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Fatick Hussain Al Balushi
Fatick Hussain Al Balushi
Finance Director
Salalah Methanol Company
Neeraj Agrawal
Neeraj Agrawal
Group CFO
Crescent Group
Stéphane Grandguillaume
Stéphane Grandguillaume
Partner, Infrastructure
3i Infrastructure
Claire Burgess
Claire Burgess
Clifford Chance
Harald Junke
Harald Junke
Partner & Managing Director
Infralinx Capital
Elena  Palei
Elena Palei
Global Head, Infrastructure
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Claudia Luckhaus
Claudia Luckhaus
Head of Project Finance
Hochtief Solutions
Alberto Diaz del Rio
Alberto Diaz del Rio
Global Head of Business Development
Nick Gole
Nick Gole
Head of Energy and Infrastructure Financing
Macquarie Capital
Jieling  ZHANG
Jieling ZHANG
Director Project Finance and Investment
Risen Energy
Andi Aranitasi
Andi Aranitasi
Senior Banker, Power & Energy Utilities
Karl Smith
Karl Smith
Managing Director
Green Investment Group
Ian  Paterson
Ian Paterson
PPP Director
Atkins Global
Martin Dasek
Martin Dasek
Senior Climate Financing Specialist & SEF Regional Lead for Europe, Central Asia & MENA, IFC FIG
IFC World Bank Group
Tomáš  Janeba
Tomáš Janeba
Czech Infrastructure Association
Verner   Ayukegba
Verner Ayukegba
Principal Analyst Country Risk – Sub-Saharan Africa
IHS Markit
Alexander  Currie
Alexander Currie
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Olga Davydava
Olga Davydava
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Click here to download the full agenda

Sessions for 2018 include:



Global Panel: Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure

Brer Adams, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Hub

Phillip Hall, Head of Structured Finance EMEA, MUFG

Elena Palei, Global Head for Infrastructure, MIGA, World Bank Group

Alexander Currie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Heiko Schupp, Global Head of Infrastructure Investments, Columbia Threadneedle Investments


Global Infra Investors and Projects:  Unlocking Debt and Equity Funds

Tom Sumpster, Head of Infrastructure Finance, Legal & General Investment Management, Real Assets

Annette Bannister, ‎Director, Private Infrastructure and Project Finance, ‎MetLife

Stéphane Grandguillaume, Partner, Infrastructure Team, 3i France

Harald Junke, Partner & Managing Director, InfraLinx Capital


Europe: Investing in Federal and National Infrastructure Initiatives

Michael Feith, Policy Officer, European Commission

Matthew Vickerstaff, Deputy CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, UK

Mikhail Sychev, Deputy Head of Debt, Gazprom Neft

Olga Davydava, Partner Project Finance, Herbert Smith Freehills

Andi Aranitasi, Senior Banker, Power & Energy Utilities, EBRD


Middle East and Africa: Investing Energy & Infra Assets

Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power International

Fatick Al Belushi, Finance Director, Salalah Methanol Company L.L.C

Neeraj Agrawal, Group CFO, Crescent Group

Lasitha Perera, CEO, GuarantCo

Lorraine Bayliss, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP (moderator)


Global Renewables Markets and ESG Investors

Nils Driemeyer, Head of Origination International Energie, HSH Nordbank

Karl Smith, Managing Director, Green Investment Group

Martin Dasek, Senior Climate Financing Specialist, Europe, Central Asia & MENA, IFC

Russell Dallas, Director, Infrastructure Finance and Investments, Mott MacDonald

Jieling Zhang, Project Finance Manager, Risen Energy GmbH

Claire Burgess, Partner, Clifford Chance (moderator)


Asia: India’s Infra Plans and ASEAN Energy Markets

Arun Kumar Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Kensuke Tanaka, Head of Asia, OECD Development Centre

Michael Barrow, Head of Private Sector Operations, Asian Development Bank

Teguh Widhi Harsono, Treasury Manager, PLN Indonesia

Phuntsok Wangyal, SVP Engie India

Takashi Matsumoto, General Manager, Finance Department, Mitsui & Co


Transforming Economies: PPPs for Social Infra and Transport Projects

Alessandro Isso, Head of Project Finance, European Investment Bank

Claudia Luckhaus, Head of Project Finance, Hochtief PPP Solutions

Tomáš Janeba, President, Czech Infrastructure Association

Ian Paterson, PPP Advisory Director, Atkins Global

Bartosz Mysiorski, Senior PPP Expert, Advisor to the Board, Centrum PPP Poland

Alberto Diaz del Rio, Global Head of Business Development, ACCIONA Concesiones

We don't leave any stone unturned, so please note that the separately bookable export finance event on 6 & 7 June will also contain dedicated sessions to project & infrastructure finance. Please click here to visit the Export Finance event page.


Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards
Project & Infrastructure Finance

On the evening of 5th June, conference sessions come to an end and the cocktail reception, sponsored by MUFG, begins. Tonight's the night we will be announcing the coveted Perfect 10: Deals of the Year Awards for project & infrastructure finance. So kick up your heels and celebrate your success with us.




The Perfect 10 represent the most innovative, market influencing transactions of the year. They are shortlisted and voted for by the market, and therefore represent an accolade that is highly prized by the industry and an incredible achievement.

Just imagine it... your name up in lights, crowds cheering your name, accepting your award in a blaze of glory...It will be a night to remember.

Click here to view at last year's lucky winners

The Perfect 10 Awards in Export Finance will be announced at the cocktail reception of the main TXF Global event on the 6th June., Click here to visit the event page.


We don't leave any stone unturned, so please note that the separately bookable export finance event on 6 & 7 June will also contain dedicated sessions to project & infrastructure finance. Please click here to visit the Export Finance event page.

Hilton Prague Hotel

Pobřežní 1

186 00 Praha 8-Florenc, Prague, Czech Republic

Event enquiries

Phone: +44(0)20 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

Prague. The "City of a Hundred Spires", the "City of Fairytales" and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's known for its charm and beauty and certainly lives up to all the hype. But it is soon to be home to our largest and most influential gathering of export & project finance minds!

Not only is it a city of charm and great cultural heritage, but with the Prague Hilton Hotel right next to the business district and with excellent international transport links, it's a perfect location for this global event. Just 25 minutes to Václav Havel Airport Prague, and 5 minutes from the Florenc metro station, it's ideally situated to make your journey to the conference quick and convenient. Less time travelling is more time networking!

The Hotel itself is also geared up to cater for all your needs while out of the office, including a business center with photocopying and printing service, Video conference and business phone amenities, and high-speed internet. We've also made sure that free wi-fi will be available to all guests throughout the event so you never miss a beat.

Booking your stay

We are pleased to offer TXF Global guests a special bedroom rate at Hilton Prague. The rate is 4600CZK* per night for a king guest room, single occupancy. For more details and to make a reservation, book using this link. For any specific queries relating to this please contact our super helpful Operations Team! Email: [email protected]

*For the nights of 4, 5, 6 June 2018. Rate available until 21 May 2018 and subject to availability. Cancellation policy applies. 

Getting Around Prague

Some useful tips on getting to and from the airport, plus getting around the city, can be found below:

Public Transport 
Airport Transfers


We don't leave any stone unturned, so please note that the separately bookable export finance event on 6 & 7 June will also contain dedicated sessions to project & infrastructure finance. Please click here to visit the Export Finance event page.


Have you heard about our Export & Agency Finance event?

Introducing TXF Global: Export & Agency Finance! This separately bookable event on the 6 & 7 June will be jam-packed full of top-notch keynotes and expert speakers, case study workshops, multiple networking opportunities, unique session formats, and bold content. Forget the mundane and the ordinary - we'll be providing you with carefully selected sessions and activities to maximise the benefits of attending for you and your team.

Why Attend:

 Meet with many potential business partners all under one roof, with multiple networking opportunities throughout the day 

 Closed door meetings for Borrowers, Private Insurance, Exporters and ECAs 

 SOEs and borrowers from fast-growing regions and sectors

 An ideal demographic with an even split between corporates and financiers and large multinationals to smaller SMEs (50% corporate attendance expected)

Keynotes from export and project finance heavyweights: CEOs of ECAs, DFIs and large corporates

Multiple session types and dynamic networking formats to review product effectivity, innovation, and new markets

ECA direct lending, alternative lending and the changing role of commercial banking future mapped

An event that promises new ways of thinking, a fresh approach to solving common problems, a welcoming and inclusive networking environment, and plenty of fun! 

 Click here to find out more and book TXF Global: Export & Agency Finance