Financing Infrastructure in Romania

Annual Business Symposium 2007

April 26, 2007,
Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest, Grand Ballroom


   What sets Romania apart from its European neighbours is the state of its infrastructure. Billions of Euros are expected to arrive in Romania through structural and cohesion funds between 2007 and 2013.
   'The Diplomat – Bucharest' and Wolf Theiss aim to bring together for the benefit of an exclusive audience key decision-makers and major players involved in infrastructure.
   Government officials,  representatives of local authorities as well as companies from the private sector will attend the Annual Business Symposium.
   The aim of the event is to debate both the financing and implementation of infrastructure projects.




First session - Municipal Developments Funds and Infrastructure Project Financing
Mediated by Marius Bostan – Senior Partner VMB Partners

Proposed discussion topics:
- Financing and cofinancing municipal infrastructure, refinancing municipal debt by bonds and credit.
- Local public debt-creditworthiness and credit rating.
- Financing local projects through European funds. Access to structural funds.

Second session - Project implementation and Public Private Partnership
Mediated by Bryan Jardine – Managing Partner Wolf Theiss si Asociatii

Proposed discussion topics:

- Legislative framework for PPP in Romania
  Prior legislation and problems related thereto
  Modifications to the Legislation - current legislation
- Structuring the PPP investment - SPC considerations
   Risk allocation from public to private - factors to consider
   Requirements of the Private and Public Parties


- Ministry of Transport, Constructions, and Tourism
- Ministry of European Integration
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Administration and Interior
- Ministry of Environment and Water Management
- Mayors of the major cities in Romania
- Presidents of the agencies for regional development of Romania
- Romanian Municipalities Association
- National Company for Highways and National Roads in Romania
- Companies involved in financing, execution and consultancy of infrastructure.

Supporting Partners
  With assistance from