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The RFI agenda will connect projects and capital in a series of industry leading discussion. Built on the back of 30+ hours of research, for stakeholders, by stakeholders.

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  • September 27th - Open Day
  • Day One, September 28th: Road Mapping a Maturing Market
  • Day Two, September 29th: Finance Beyond Core Markets
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September 27th - Open Day

11:45 - 12:00 BST (15 mins)

Networking session

12:00 - 12:05 BST (5 mins)

Opening Remarks

Reuters Events Emily Domange Project Director Reuters Events

12:05 - 13:05 BST (60 mins)

Keynote Panel: The Future of Sustainable Power Financing

  • Receive top thought leadership on where the industry is heading and what steps need to be taken, providing you with a roadmap informed by some of the biggest names in renewable financing and investment
  • Explore the macro trends such as taking wind & solar merchant, financing a hydrogen economy and more, stressing potential verticals for you to enter or expand into
  • Understand how integrating the corporate sector may be the best way to reach Net-0 goals and get renewable projects financed, and in operation quickly and effectively

Phoenix Group Wendy Mayall Independent Non Executive Director Phoenix Group

ACCIONA Energia Rafael Mateo CEO ACCIONA Energia

Salesforce Megan Lorenzen Senior Sustainable Manager Salesforce

Axpo Group Christoph Brand Chief Executive Officer Axpo Group

TRIG - The Renewables Infrastructure Group Moderator: Tove Feld Member Board of Director TRIG - The Renewables Infrastructure Group

13:05 - 13:20 BST (15 mins)

Fireside chat: Reuters Events Executive Interview with CohnReznick Capital

CohnReznick Capital Britta Von Oesen Managing Director CohnReznick Capital

Lium Research Moderator: Joseph Triepke Partner Lium Research

13:20 - 13:35 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

13:35 - 13:50 BST (15 mins)

Fireside chat: Reuters Events Executive Interview with GE Energy Financial Services

Nardac Moderator: Tom Harries Partner Nardac

13:50 - 14:05 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

14:05 - 14:20 BST (15 mins)

Fireside chat: Reuters Events Executive Interview with Sonnedix

Sonnedix Axel Thiemann CEO Sonnedix

Lium Research Moderator: Joseph Triepke Partner Lium Research

14:20 - 15:20 BST (60 mins)

Keynote Panel: US Renewables and the Biden Effect

  • Hear how the new administration will stray from the old and what opportunities this will open up for native and foreign investment
  • Come to terms with what federal support mechanisms will be in place and for how long, enabling you to structure finance for projects further down the pipeline
  • Witness best practices to raise tax equity in a depressed economy, to qualify for precious tax credits and save capital to reinvest

U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Kelly Speakes-Backman Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy

Clean Capital Jon Powers Co-Founder Clean Capital

CohnReznick Capital Nick Knapp Senior Managing Director CohnReznick Capital

Ameresco Moderator: Doran Hole CFO Ameresco

15:20 - 15:35 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

Day One, September 28th: Road Mapping a Maturing Market

12:45 - 13:00 BST (15 mins)

Networking session

13:00 - 13:05 BST (5 mins)

Opening Remarks

Reuters Events Emily Domange Project Director Reuters Events

13:05 - 13:50 BST (45 mins)

Panel: Are the Days of Traditional Project Finance Numbered?

  • Tune in to discuss whether the financing model born under subsidies is still useful or if a move from a one size fits all model is needed
  • Analyse how bonds and hedging are changing the game, enabling you to mitigate risks and pursue alternative financing strategies
  • Educate yourself on the flexible strategies being adopted to meet the varying requirements of funding energy transition solutions

Mainstream Renewable Power Paul Corrigan Chief Financial Officer Mainstream Renewable Power

Aviva Darryl Murphy Managing Director Aviva

RWE Renewables Stefan Bendig Director Financial Project Management RWE Renewables

Husch Blackwell Moderator: Jai Khanna Partner Husch Blackwell

13:50 - 14:05 BST (15 mins)

Presentation: Going All In - Financing on a Full Equity Basis

  • Discuss the benefits of forgoing debt financing and the risks that might arise should you take this route
  • Learn to successfully adopt this model, enabling you to reduce return payments and maximise returns on a project
  • Understand how this model may work best in a merchant world, facilitating the sale of power at its highest price point

InfraRed Richard Crawford Infrastructure Director InfraRed

14:05 - 14:50 BST (45 mins)

Panel: Lending Habits - Assessing Bank’s Appetite for Merchant Risk

  • After a turbulent year for financial institutions, learn how much merchant risk lenders are willing to tolerate during the amortisation schedule
  • Assess the priorities of these financiers and tailor your project financing to gain optimal terms
  • Understand the standards being implemented by lenders to effectively manage merchant risk, preparing you to meet these and ensuring a successful financing process

SMBC Bank International PLC Jing Liu Executive Director SMBC Bank International PLC

Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking Max Pollock Executive Director, Infrastructure and Energy Finance Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking

Kilpatrick Townsend Mark Riedy Partner Kilpatrick Townsend

Vinson & Elkins Moderator: Eamon Nolan Partner Vinson & Elkins

14:50 - 15:05 BST (15 mins)

Presentation: Insights from California Resources Corporation

California Resources Corporation Francisco Leon Executive Vice President and CFO California Resources Corporation

15:05 - 15:20 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

15:20 - 16:05 BST (15 mins)

Panel: Widespread Merchant Projects - Operating Without Subsidies

  • Hear from the first movers of a merchant world and the lessons learnt from their first foray
  • Obtain valuable insights in project finance without a supported offtake, and what alternatives are available when it’s time for you to undertake merchant projects
  • Familiarise yourself with the risks, ensuring profitability over time

Leeward Renewable Energy Anna Astretsova Director Project Finance Leeward Renewable Energy

European Energy Exchange AG Viviana Ciancibello Senior Business Developer, Power Derivatives European Energy Exchange AG

Bureau Veritas Group Moderator: Jeremy Erndt Director of Power and Utilities Bureau Veritas Group

16:05 - 16:20 BST (15 mins)

Presentation: Bankability of Floating Offshore Windfarms

  • Listen to lender sentiments around lending on a purely non-recourse basis
  • Grasp what level of government support will be needed to support this transition, helping establish the risk profile
  • Highlight when we can expect to see the first commercial projects coming online

Natixis Sybille Grandgeorge Executive Director, Industry Banker, Infrastructure Power and Renewables Natixis

16:20 - 16:50 BST (30 mins)

Break: Networking session

Day Two, September 29th: Finance Beyond Core Markets

12:45 - 13:00 BST (15 mins)

Networking session

13:00 - 13:05 BST (5 mins)

Opening Remarks

Reuters Events Emily Domange Project Director Reuters Events

13:05 - 14:05 BST (60 mins)

Panel: Institutional Capital & Renewables - Bridging the Gap

  • Institutional investment in currently a minority portion of capital flowing into the market, understand why and how this needs to change by integrating the institutional investors by creating partnerships with developers
  • Hear from the institutions themselves, exploring what barriers exist to their entry and what can be done to lower them
  • Discover how to unlock huge pool of investment for your projects by removing this barrios and bridging the gap

UK Export Finance Noël Harwerth Chairman UK Export Finance

Carlyle International Energy Partners Pooja Goyal Partner and Co-Head Infrastucture Group Carlyle International Energy Partners

Phoenix Group Tom Sumpster Head of Private Debt Origination Phoenix Asset Management, Phoenix Group plc

Enerparc Tim Kuehlke Investment Manager Enerparc

BlackRock Rael McNally Director Real Assets, Global Renewable Power BlackRock

Vinson & Elkins Moderator: Danielle Patterson Partner Vinson & Elkins

14:05 - 14:20 BST (45 mins)

Fireside Chat: Reuters Events Executive Interview with Axpo Group

Axpo Group Christoph Brand Chief Executive Officer Axpo Group

14:20 - 15:05 BST (45 mins)

Panel: Corporates - The Great Untapped Resource

  • Corporations are underutilised in offtake solutions, understand how their ESG requirements translate into profit for you
  • Gain a clear roadmap to an alternative offtake agreement through their structure
  • Engage with experienced corporate procurement teams to uncover invaluable stories that unlock previously hidden tips and tactics to initiate the direct sourcing of clean energy on scale

Microsoft Adrian Anderson Senior Director - Renewable Energy Procurement Microsoft

Lightsource BP Zosia Riesner Director of Power Markets Lightsource BP

Level Ten Energy Bryce Smith CEO Level Ten Energy

Act Renewables Moderator: Rasmus Nedergaard Managing Director Act Renewables GmbH

15:05 - 15:20 BST (15 mins)

Fireside Chat: Reuters Events Executive Interview with Duke Energy

  • Discover how utilities are pivoting from purely a middleman to a service provider of the energy transition
  • Explore the vast array of strategies being implemented to aid you in investing in the right sustainable solutions

Duke Energy Chris Fallon President Duke Energy

Lium Research Moderator: Joseph Triepke Partner Lium Research

15:20 - 15:35 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

15:35 - 16:05 BST (45 mins)

Panel: Alternative Investments across the Energy Transition

  • Competition for wind & solar projects is fierce, join this session to explore new horizons opening across the energy transition to expand your portolfio
  • Understand the existing opportunities in ancillary services such as the grid and electric vehicles, broadening your investments to techs with larger returns
  • Explore the next generation of renewable energy technologies to cash in on the energy transition

Blackstone Bilal Khan Senior Managing Director & Head of Power Blackstone

JP Morgan Steven King Managing Director of Global Strategy JP Morgan

Energy Infrastructure Partners Tim Marahrens Co-Head Investments Energy Infrastructure Partners

Allianz Investment Management Sona Stadtelmeyer-Petru Global Head of Sustainable Investing Allianz Investment Management

Ameresco Moderator: Doran Hole CFO Ameresco

16:20 - 16:35 BST (15 mins)

Presentation: Mastering Complexity in the PPA World

  • Discuss lessons learnt from past agreements, what worked well and what needs to change
  • Unearth what enables lenders to lend on the back of a CPPA
  • Streamline the complexities of existing structures

RWE Renewables Lars Mechenstock Senior Vice President, Director Global PPA & Structured Origination RWE Renewables

16:35 - 16:50 BST (15 mins)

Break: Networking session

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