This page lists the activities that have been/will be organised related to the report.

2023 - Conference Financing Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

How can private capital accelerate the green transition in marine and freshwater infrastructure? This is the overarching question that will be explored at the IADC conference Financing Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure on Thursday 9 February 2023 at the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in DubaiUAE.

The conference is based on a recently published study exploring the financing of green and sustainable coastal, river and port projects. Sustainable waterborne infrastructure solutions are available, have been tested and are economically viable and private capital could help to accelerate the uptake of such solutions. The report can be downloaded for free here.

Why attend
If you want to learn more about sustainable concepts and associated financial structures this is the conference for you. Meet like-minded people from the marine and freshwater infrastructure sector and financial institutions. Gain a better understanding of how green coastal, river and port projects can be (or are) financed. Broaden your network, uncover new learnings and play a role in developing ideas to bring this topic to mainstream infrastructure asset classes.

For whom
The conference is for professionals – from private financers, development finance institutions, government agencies, port authorities, consultancies, research institutes, NGO’s and the dredging industry – all facing similar challenges in their search for better and more sustainable projects.

Networking is key!
Participants are invited to attend our special pre-conference 'meet and greet' event on Wednesday 8 February 2023. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with fellow professionals.

About the programme
While the programme is still being developed, we are pleased to confirm that Swiss Re will present during the conference. In the upcoming weeks, we will announce more names of presenters and keynote speaker(s) from the marine and freshwater infrastructure industry, the financial sector and government organisations.

More information about the programme and how to register will be available soon here.

2021 - Panel discussion at CEDA Dredging Days 2021

Financing Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure: building the bridge between the dredging field and private investors.

At the backdrop of the global investment gap in marine and freshwater infrastructure, a sector in which the dredging sector plays a central role, there is increasing interest in attracting more private investment. On the other hand, the private sector is increasingly ambitious to redirecting investments away from fossil fuels towards sustainable projects. In this talk show, which was held during the CEDA Dredging Days 2021, we will continue building the bridge between the players in the dredging field and the private investment industry, to increase the investability of sustainable projects.

Moderator: Sien Kok, Economist, Deltares.
Panellists including: Paolo Alemanni, B Capital Partners, Switzerland; Torsten Thiele, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany; Lotte Vandekeybus, DEME, Belgium.

The introduction to the panel discussion was given by Arjan Hijdra, Managing Director of Vital Ports.



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