Upcoming Events

Gas/LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation Course

Due to the complex geopolitical nature of gas/LNG sourcing and long-term nature of gas transactions between buyers and sellers, it is commercially prudent for those involved in this process to know the global gas/LNG supply situation, available methodologies for price determination, contract structure, and negotiation techniques. Any misjudgement in any of these areas could result in wrong sourcing decisions, significant adverse financial consequences, and legal liabilities.

This course is designed to enable the professionals to make right sourcing decision, construct gas/LNG contracts and negotiate from a position of strength.

For more information, please send an email to reanne@infocusinternational.com 

Power Purchase Agreement Course, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg, Singapore

Today’s power market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability and performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout developing countries urgently need to master the in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets and attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.

This 4-day workshop gives clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets.

For further information, please email to reanne@infocusinternational.com

Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts, 21st – 24th August 2017, Johannesburg

This master class begins with an in-depth understanding of how PPPs work, from financial, commercial, project & legal aspects. We seek to push our participants to innovate with real life case studies, group discussions, and technical evaluation.

Exclusive Field Visit:
Experience how theoretical concepts works in practice with an educational field visit to one of Africa’s largest PPP projects, the Gautrain Project, on 24 August. A distinguished guest speaker from Gautrain Management Agency will share their real-life challenges and solutions for PPP projects too!

Contact: vincs@infocusinternational.com

Date: 21st – 24th August 2017
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

NPF CEE & Regtech Leaders Forum, 6th – 7th September, 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Insightful Presentations | Influential Contacts | Focused Meetings

The NPF CEE & Regtech Leaders Forum will host the exclusive meeting point between regulators, bankers, retailers, fintech & regtech execs, technology evangelists and thought leaders, in an exclusive 2-day setting, taking place 6-7 September 2017, in Brussels.

The agenda combines keynote sessions on industry-wide issues with focused workshops and practical case studies for compliance, payments professionals and solution providers on subjects like upcoming regulation, digital transformation and cyber security, mobile banking, customer experience, blockchain, e-wallet, AI, interoperability and many more.

For more information about the Forum please visit our website or contact us directly. To register and claim your 30% discount click here.

Date: 6th – 7th September 2017
Location: Hotel Le Plaza Brussels, Belgium

7th Annual Risk Management Forum, 14th – 15th September 2017, Vienna, Austria

Risk management in banking had to overcome many changes mainly in response to regulations that emerged from the global financial crisis.

The 7th Annual Risk Management Forum will provide opportunities for attendees to listen insights, guidelines, practices from regulatory bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks.

During the event participants will hear about the latest regulations, impacts of IFRS 9, Stress testing practices, developments in risk measurement and many more.

Date: 14th – 15th September 2017
Location: Hotel Park Royal Palace Vienna, Austria

4th Annual European Payment Forum, 14th – 15th September, 2017, Vienna, Austria

We organize our 4th Annual European Payments Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The FinTech war has just began, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about Blockchain from well-known experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.

Join our Round Table Discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?

Date: 14th – 15th September 2017
Location: Hotel Park Royal Palace Vienna, Austria

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit 27th – 28th September 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit see’s African real estate and infrastructure development projects showcased and discussed in an exhibition and conference format. The summit will assist investors seeking their next investment on the African continent within real estate and infrastructure. The conference will see 400 leading real estate professionals, in both private and public sectors, open dialogue and discuss Africa’s rapid urbanisation challenges with a focus on 4 key pillars namely Urban Development, Mobility, Housing and Technology.

This year we are expecting 400-500 high-level decision making delegates who will be attending to view projects and speak to the project owners. With the support of Wesgro, who will use the platform as an investment week, the summit will also see leading investment promotional agencies attend and discuss their land opportunities within their respective regions.

Date: 27th – 28th September 2017
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Power Summit 2017 #SSAPOW17 25th – 27th October, Cape Town, South Africa


In October 2017, Cape Town, South Africa will play host to Sub-Saharan Africa’s No.1 Business to Business Power event, which will bring together the senior decision makers from across the Sub-Saharan African continent.

The SSA Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group will provide a platform to address some key challenges of improving aging power infrastructure, developing new power infrastructure, more cost effective temporary power solutions and much more. With Sub-Saharan Africa needing to develop its power infrastructure to keep pace with its growing economies many large-scale projects are planned, but until these large scale projects happen there is still strong demand for temporary power solutions to help sustain the grown within Africa.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Power Summit will bring together Ministries of Power & Energy, State Power providers, Public – Private partnerships (PPP), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and key solution providers to tackle some of the most pressing topics & challenges within the African Power industry.

More information is available by visiting www.ssapower.com or contact Vale Media Group by emailing: Natalie Stone, natalie.stone@valemediagroup.com

Date: 25th – 26th October 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017, 3rd November 2017

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 will be held at the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa on the 3rd of November 2017 and will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and profitable transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start‐ups. The event will gather all players in the African FinTech ecosystem, including: Government policymakers, leading banks & financial institutions, MNOs, legacy and neo payment players, international & regional investors, and the tech startup community on the continent who will come together at Finnovation Africa 2017 in Ethiopia with the purpose of driving positive FinTech impacts for Africa.

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 will focus on the following major issues: The Digital Transformation of Banking, Mobile Money, Payments Innovation, Open Banking/APIs in Africa, Finclusion & Islamic Finance, Blockchain & Bitcoin: Realities in Africa, and Cyber Security ‐ as well as featuring sessions with a highly innovative format such as Inside the Investor’s Mind, Interviews with a Global Finnovator and an African Pioneer, Founder’s PainPoints, and The Wolves’ Den pitchfest.

Tap into the high-growth Africa FinTech opportunity by becoming a part of the Finnovation Africa Series: Ethiopia 2017  Let’s Talk Now! 

For more information contact: Sophie McLean on sophiemclean@ethicolive.com or visit us at www.finnovationlive.com

Date: 3rd November 2017
Location: Radisson Blu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 15th Annual Investors’ Conference on South African Debt Capital Markets, 16-17 November 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

IMN, now part of Euromoney’s investment and banking arm, is excited to host the 15th Annual Investors’ Conference on South African Debt Capital Markets, taking place 16-17 November 2017, in Cape Town. The completely refocused 2017 agenda will mark an exciting return to our flagship event’s roots as the leading South African Debt Capital Markets conference. This conference will serve as an imperative opportunity for key firms to meet with their clients, engaging the most prominent buy-side firms in the industry. The program will include timely case studies, fireside chats, and interactive audience Q&A.

Date: 16th – 17th  November 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

IFRS 9 Implementation and Stress Testing MasterClass, 21-22 September 2017 – Vienna, Austria

IFRS 9 Implementation and Stress Testing MasterClass will be held in Vienna on 21-22 September 2017 by David Grünberger. The MasterClass will cover new regulatory topics, especially the Credit Risk Stress testfundamental concepts and prin­ciples, guidelines, case-studies, best practices.

Some learning outcomes:

  1. Learn how to interpret accounting requirements of IFRS 9 into a model context
  2. Run EBA-Stress Test on IFRS 9 data
  3. Combine EBA Baseline and Adverse Scenarios with IFRS 9 models
  4. Integrate Stress Test Foresight and Migration Methodologies

For more information please visit our website and request the agenda.

Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies Course, 20th – 23rd November 2017, Singapore

The course is designed to provide clear, independent and business-focused guidance on market opportunity and risk to those deploying, investing in or regulating renewable power projects.

Over 4 days, attendees will be led from the global picture and trends through to the variables impacting the success (or failure) of individual projects and the integration of large amounts of renewable energy into individual power markets. This market analysis approach recognises that the sustainable growth of any renewable power business requires the balancing of interconnected and potentially conflicting requirements, including reliable service, investor returns, and public/political acceptance. It is presented in language suited to non-engineering commercial executives and investors, so no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

For more information, please email to reanne@infocusinternational.com

Date: 20th – 23rd November 2017
Location: Singapore

Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017: 22nd -23rd November 2017
This year’s conference will present the latest opinions within the infrastructure market from key professionals in PPP, project financing and future market sectors such as renewable energy ventures. Through discussions on the latest infrastructure projects in the region, informative presentations and networking opportunities, this premier event will provide an unrivalled gathering of industry’s infrastructure developers, investors, financiers & government agencies in the Benelux region.

Earlybird offer available – Book by 29th September to save £100

Mövenpick Hotel Meeting Centre Two, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contact e-mail: tchung@smi-online.co.uk


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