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Event Agenda

2ND FEBRUARY
08:30 - 09:00

Networking Breakfast


2ND JANUARY
09:00 - 09:05

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE TECH CAPITAL

João Marques Lima

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalEditor


Track 1 2ND FEBRUARY 09:05 - 2ND FEBRUARY 09:30

European Market Update

Tom Glover

Tom Glover

JLLEMEA Head of Data Centre Transactions

As many countries land some of their largest foreign direct investment (FDI) deals to date on the back of attracting...

Track 2 2ND FEBRUARY 09:30 - 2ND FEBRUARY 09:50

Around European FDI in 20 minutes

Victoria Newbold

Victoria Newbold

BCLPPartner

As many countries land some of their largest foreign direct investment (FDI) deals to date on the back of attracting...

2ND FEBRUARY
09:50 - 10:20

Panel: Investing sustainably and safely in today’s risky world

The world has changed considerably in the past 12 months. From dealing with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, economic recession, inflation, supply chain issues, and an energy crisis not seen in decades, there are many factors that need to be considered by any digital infrastructure investor. This panel will discuss the current macroeconomic landscape of Europe and how to circumnavigate these risks from geopolitics to power, to brand risks.
Jinal Shah

Jinal Shah

BCLPPartner

John Wilson

John Wilson

SMBC GroupDirector, Data Centre & TMT Financing

David Bloom

David Bloom

Partner, Noé GroupFounder, Goldacre

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Principal Asset ManagementDirector European Data Centers

Oliver Bradley

Oliver Bradley

Macquarie CapitalManaging Director, Digital Infra Investing


2ND FEBRUARY
10:20 - 10:50

Networking Tea & Coffee


2ND FEBRUARY
10:50 - 11:10

Case Study: Creating a symbiotic relationship between power users and power generators Energia and Microsoft

As one of the world’s mega-consumers of power data centre operators and occupiers are often criticised as being bad for sustainability. However, the reality is very different and these mega-consumers have the ability to create positive change and help underpin more renewables development. The recent announcement by Microsoft and Energia of their venture to for Energia to develop multiple onshore renewables assets with Microsoft buying the power generated is a great example of what can be achieved. BCLP acted for Energia in the venture. In this session we will look at how that deal came together and lessons that the industry can learn from it.
Kenneth Addly

Kenneth Addly

BCLPAssociate Director

Deborah Greenwood

Deborah Greenwood

BCLPConsultant


2ND FEBRUARY
11:10 - 11:40

Panel: Is green financing killing the planet?

Today’s investors wrestle with confusing ESG terminology, definitions, and labels and the rapid growth of ESG funds has raised questions about its credibility, with both sceptics and idealists alike touting examples of greenwashing or social-responsibility spin. This is in return shifting the green financing conversation from one where capital was readily available to an area where due diligence and careful undertaking of measurements is paramount. In this session, experts will debate the risks associated with green financing, if it makes sense in this ever evolving industry, what the short and long term risks and opportunities are for both backers and infrastructure operators, and ultimately if green financing has reached its end.
Emma Fryer

Emma Fryer

ERMPartner

Anne Foster

Anne Foster

QUINBROOK INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSGLOBAL HEAD OF ESG

Michael Winterson

Michael Winterson

Chairperson, EUDCAMD, Equinix

Derek Webster

Derek Webster

AndgetManaging Director

Sujoy Roy

Sujoy Roy

Shinsei International LimitedHead of Financial Advisory


2ND FEBRUARY
11:40 - 11:45

Closing Remarks

Barry Gross

Barry Gross

BCLPPartner


2ND FEBRUARY
11:45 - 12:00

Networking Tea & Coffee

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