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International Energy Efficiency

Finance Forum

Vienna, April 25, 2017


There is no fee for this event but space is limited so REGISTER today! 

Submit your project for presentation consideration HERE

The Finance Forum is an interactive event that aims to develop a community of financiers dedicated to making energy efficiency the new normal across the globe. The workshop will provide a forum where investors and contractors can learn from each other in order to foster future cooperation and investment. The discussions will concentrate on bridging the gap between viable project development, customer uptake and requirements for successful finance. The agenda will allow ample opportunity for interactive exchange between project owners and investors with a focus on deal volume, credit viability and problem solving. Group discussion on topics such as:

• Project optimization opportunities worldwide
• Project valuation elements
• Project standardization processes
• Insurance, bonding, warranty criteria
• Performance based building standards – Passivhaus International Conference 
• The day will conclude with an inspiring presentation from a representative of a multi-lateral policymaking organization or governmental policymaker

Plenary Speaker:

Dr. Angela Köppl, from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO

Why come?

  • Assess the main challenges for global project uptake in the energy efficiency sector with lessons learned from Europe
  • Discover the latest tools that are bridging the finance gap between ESCOs and financiers
  • Kick off to Passivhaus International Conference week
  • Contribute to the global dialogue on actions to increase energy efficiency financing worldwide
  • Learn how performance standards support lender confidence and borrower security
  • Keep up on the latest opportunities for project finance
  • Network with the local to global players and investors to discuss and arrange for project deal-making

The event is meant to be interactive and participants: both investors and contractors/developers) are welcome to present.

Space is limited at the Steigenberger Hotel Wien – Make sure to secure your place today. 



12:00 Registration and Networking

13:00 Welcome address by Willibald Kaltenbrunner – The purpose and aspirations for the first Vienna International Energy Efficiency Investment Forum

13:15 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Angela Köppl, from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO “Energy strategies for the future – opening the black box”

14:15 Coffee

14:45 Investor Panel: Key criteria for Energy Efficiency projects and market expansion – Moderator:Steven Fawkes

                                   Steven Fawkes, Managing Partner – Energy Pro Ltd.

                                   Alexander El Alaoui ,Salm- Salm & Partner Investment House

                                   Karen Wendt, Co-initiator – Responsible Investment Banking

                                   Davide Cannarozzi, Managing Partner – GNE Finance

                                   Clemens Plöchl Managing Partner – Energy Changes

15:45 Owner/Developer Panel – Moderator: Rob Conboy

                                   Günther Jedliczka, Managing Director / CEO – OEAD

                                   Dr. Witta EbelPassivhaus Institut Darmstadt

16:15 Network Coffee – participants discuss transactions and opportunities – developers, financiers, bankers, designers, and others

17:00 Closing Remarks – Dmitri VassiljevInfrastructure Funds & Climate Action – European Investment Bank

18:00 Networking Dinner