Hosted by senior Refinitiv editorial staff, PFI Roundtables are “on the record” discussions between high-profile market professionals – on the key issues driving today’s markets.
Each Roundtable is approximately 90 minutes long and features authoritative opinion from around eight participants. Discussions are transcribed and, along with supporting data and charts, published as a Special Report, which is distributed as a supplement to all PFI magazine subscribers and is available via PFIe.com.
The PFI ‘Hydrogen – Financing the Offtake’ webcast took place on May 4. The event was moderated by PFI Editor, Rod Morrison, sponsored by Societe Generale and King & Spalding, and involved a panel of senior market professionals discussing this rapidly developing market. The event is now available to view, for free, on-demand. Access the webcast here.
India has grand ambitions when it comes to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions: in November 2021 at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi promised to cut its emissions to net zero by 2070. It was the first time India had made a net-zero pledge which, while a welcome development, was one that still fell short of the meeting’s overall goal to reach a global state of carbon neutrality by 2050. More significant, perhaps, and certainly key to the country breaking its dependency on
Welcome to Refinitiv Project Finance International’s Australia Clean Energy Financing virtual roundtable webinar transcript, sponsored by SMBC and ING. The event, held in early March, featured a panel of leading figures in Australia’s renewable energy landscape across lenders, investors, developers and advisers, and attracted a wide audience. The roundtable combined commentary on the financing environment for established wind and solar generation sectors, as well as emerging technolo
The PFI Australian Clean Energy Roundtable webinar took place on Tuesday March 1 2022. Moderated by PFI's Australia Editor, Alexandra Dockreay, the event and convened a panel of senior experts from across the project finance industry spectrum to discuss Australia's potential as a global clean energy superpower. The webinar is now free to view on demand. Access it here.
The PFI EMEA Energy Transition Roundtable webcast took place on Tuesday November 9 2021. Titled Hydrogen, Carbon Capture and New Technologies, the event was moderated by PFI Editor, Rod Morrison, and assembled a panel of senior market professionals to discuss this rapidly developing market. The event is now available to view, for free, on-demand. Access the webcast here.
The PFI Financing Energy Projects in Asia Conference took place in virtual format on Wednesday October 13 2021. The event brought together six panels of the most senior industry practitioners from across the project finance spectrum to discuss the latest issues, trends and opportunities within the market. Each panel is now available to view, for free, on-demand. Financing | Hydrogen | Vietnam | Offshore | Solar | India
The PFI India Renewables Roundtable Webcast took place on July 29 2021 and brought together a panel of senior professionals from across the project finance market spectrum to analyse the current state of this exciting market. The event is now available to view, for free, on-demand. Access the webcast here.
The PFI US Energy Transition Webcast took place on Wednesday June 23 2021. The event – sponsored by BNP Paribas and White & Case – was moderated by PFI’s Nic Stone and brought together a panel of senior market professionals to discuss this growing market. You can watch the discussion on-demand, for free here.
Welcome to the transcript of Refinitiv Project Finance International’s Taiwan and South Korea Offshore Wind virtual roundtable webinar event sponsored by MUFG and Linklaters. The event, held last month, attracted a top range of speakers and a large audience. Offshore wind is one of the hottest sectors right now in the project finance arena and interest in the sector has taken off in East Asia. The roundtable combined commentary on the established market in Taiwan and a relatively new marke
Welcome to the transcript of Refinitiv Project Finance International’s Japan Offshore Wind virtual roundtable webinar event sponsored by Linklaters and Fitch Ratings. The event, held in November, attracted a top range of speakers and a large audience. Offshore wind is one of the hottest sectors right now in the project finance arena, and Japanese lenders and sponsors have been at the forefront of the development of the sector. Combining the two in one event was expected to garner interest.
Welcome to the transcript of the first two sessions of the Project Finance International (PFI) ASEAN Infrastructure conference event held in Jakarta at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Hotel. The event was sponsored by Barclays, Pinsent Masons and SMBC. It was attended by an audience of around 100 people. The event followed on from PFI’s Indonesian Project Bonds roundtable event at the same location a year ago. This will hopefully be the first in a series of ASEAN Infrastructure conferences runnin
Welcome to the transcript of the Project Finance International (PFI) Indonesian project bond roundtable event held in late April in Jakarta at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place. The event was sponsored by SMBC, Moody’s, Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility (CGIF) and Allen & Overy Ginting & Reksodiputro. It was attended by an audience of about 100 people, The event followed on from PFI’s successful Japanese Project Bond roundtable event last November in Tokyo but with an expanded form
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Japanese project bond roundtable, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. The event was held last month in the Thomson Reuters office in Tokyo and attracted an audience of 100 people. This timely event comes as issuance of Japanese project bonds has started to grow. The Japanese domestic project finance market has been dominated by the global and regional Japanese commercial banks, and the advent of a new asset class is therefore noteworthy. The roundtable
Welcome to the Thomson Reuters Project Finance International Project Bonds Asia roundtable, sponsored by Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility (CGIF) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG). The event was held at the Thomson Reuters offices in Singapore. The transcript of the event is published here in full and makes interesting reading at a key moment in the development of this embryonic market. In comparison to the rest of the global project finance market, Asia has been slow to take u
Welcome to the Thomson Reuters Project Finance International Investing in Asian infrastructure roundtable, sponsored by DBS, Oliver Wyman and Nabarro. The discussion was split into five topics – the attractive project finance markets in region; who the main project finance providers in the region are; the role of national infrastructure plans; the role of the multilaterals and; finally, what are the key components of a bankable project in the region? The discussion around the key topics turned o
Welcome to the Thomson Reuters Project Finance International Project Finance and COP21 roundtable, sponsored by HSBC. The discussion was held at the Reuters building in Canary Wharf in London in late May before a packed audience, showing the level of interest in the topic. COP21, the 21st conference of the parties, was the UN backed climate change conference held in Paris last December. Whilst not legally binding on nation states, as was the Kyoto conference in December 1997, COP21 requires coun
Welcome to the transcript of Thomson Reuters Project Finance International’s Indian Sustainable Capital roundtable event, held at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai in late October. The event, sponsored by HSBC, was held before a packed audience and chaired by the India editor of PFI’s sister magazine, Manju Dalal. The event attracted noted speakers from the Indian finance and development industries. The attraction is clear. As one speaker said, India could become one of the leading exponents of renewa
Welcome to the Project Finance International UK/EU infrastructure Roundtable, sponsored by HSBC. The event was held in the Thomson Reuters London head office in Canary Wharf just before the summer holidays and came at a timely moment. From the depths of the financial crisis, a lot of effort has been put into encouraging new long-term debt funders into the market. This has been successful. There is a lot of long-term liquidity in the market from both banks and institutional investors. The problem
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Japanese project finance roundtable, sponsored by MUFG, Mizuho and SMBC. The event was held in the Thomson Reuters office in Tokyo and attracted an audience of 100 people. Given the importance of Japan Inc to the global project finance market, it is likely that this transcript will now be read by a far wider audience. Japanese banks, project sponsors and multilateral institutions have a major presence in the project finance market across the wor
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Asian LNG Roundtable, sponsored by SMBC and held at the Thomson Reuters head office building in One Raffles Quay, Singapore, in early June. We publish the discussion in full but here highlight a few of the key points. To see the full digital edition of the PFI Asian LNG Roundtable 2014, please click here. To purchase printed copies or a PDF of this report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Prices The roundtable came at a timely mo
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Global LNG Roundtable, sponsored by BTMU UFJ. The event was held in mid-May at the Thomson Reuters head office in Canary Wharf, London, and attracted an audience nearing 150 people. Interest in LNG is clearly high and the audience heard about how this now well established market is evolving into a more exciting, if challenging, sector. We hope you enjoying reading this comprehensive wrap-around of the issues.
To see the digital edition of this report please click here. To purchase printed copies or a PDF of this report, please email email@example.com. Welcome to the Project Finance International UK Infrastructure Roundtable, sponsored by Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. The event was held in late October at Thomson Reuters’ head office in Canary Wharf, London and attracted a distinguished panel of speakers and guests. The UK has long been one of the homes of the project finance market, b
To see the digital edition of this report please click here. Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Project Bonds Roundtable, sponsored bWy Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and White & Case. The event was held in early July at the Thomson Reuters head office in Canary Wharf, London - at an exciting time for the bond market. In the first half of the year, there has been a good deal of progress in the development of the project bond market. The PFI league tables, for the first half, show p
To view the digital version of this report, please click here. The discussion was split into three parts - the new buyers and sellers in the global LNG marketplace; construction of projects and new technologies; and financing. David Ledesma, a consultant at South-Court, laid out the various market-related issues, saying: “From a demand perspective the demand is there, but in particular parts of the world.” From a supply perspective, he said that in the short term, 2013-14, there were supply disr
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Indian Infrastructure Roundtable, sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Finance Company. The event was held in the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi recently and followed on from the PFI Mumbai Roundtable event held last November. As Suneet Maheshwari, CEO and MD of L&T Infra, said in his opening remarks at the Taj, Delhi was chosen this time around to “have some greater dialogue with a different group of people”. To view the digital version of th
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Indian Infrastructure Roundtable, sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Finance Company and Standard Chartered. The event was held in Mumbai at the start of this month at the Thomson Reuters office, aptly called Construction House. The event had a distinguished panel from all sides of the infrastructure financing market. And in a first for a PFI roundtable, it was joined by an invited audience to listen to the discussion. Local and international b
Welcome to the Project Finance International (PFI) Gulf Power roundtable, held in the Dubai Capital Club in November as part of the Thomson Reuters quarterly Gulf capital markets roundtables series. As some project finance markets start to stutter, hit by the new age of government spending austerity, the power markets in the Middle East are moving in the opposite direction - towards renewed vigour. As Ravi Suri from Standard Chartered pointed out at the beginning of the roundtable, it can be exp
Welcome to the Project Finance International Infrastructure Roundtable, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group and held in London early this month. I hope you find it as enjoyable to read as it was to take part. The subject matter could not be more timely. The infrastructure market is coming off a boom time. The private finance initiative (PFI), which then seemed to merge into public-private partnerships (PPPs), has had a strong run in the past decade. Even after the events post 9/15, the sector was
Welcome to the Middle East PPP roundtable, hosted by Reuters Project Finance International (PFI). Our latest roundtable was the first conducted outside London, in Bahrain, and we hope to return to the region next year as part of our 2009 roundtable programme. The level of interest in the subject resulted in the highest number of participants in a PFI roundtable at the Middle East PPP event, with 10 attendees representing all elements of the PPP sector - governments, sponsors, advisers, bankers,
Welcome to the Financing LNG Projects roundtable - hosted by Reuters Project Finance International (PFI). This is the third PFI roundtable this year - following the Funding Social Housing Partnerships event in May and IPP EPC event in July. We will be hosting our fourth roundtable in Bahrain on Middle Eastern IPPs in early November - bringing to an end a successful first year for PFI roundtables. The LNG roundtable bought together a very complimentary group of speakers and as a result led to a h
Funding Social Housing Partnerships is the first roundtable Project Finance International has held and the topic and discussion could not have been more stimulating. Social housing has been a backwater for the project finance sector. While other social infrastructure areas such as schools and hospitals supplied a regular pipeline of deals in the private finance initiative (PFI) sector, social housing remained at base camp. Deals were done, and indeed £1bn was raised across 18 developments, but t