Successful Attendance of SGS at Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum in Santiago, Chile
SGS is pleased to report that its participation at the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum in Santiago, Chile on June 15, 2011 proved a huge success. Throughout the entire event SGS experts held informative presentations on Concessions and Risk Management in Megaprojects as well as forging a wide range of excellent business contacts.
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to report that its attendance at the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum, which took place at the Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile on June 15, 2011, proved a huge success.
The Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum, organized by the Project Finance Magazine brought senior government officials, international project investors, rating agencies, constructors, promoters, lawyers and strategic advisers together to examine efforts to build and finance Chile’s energy and infrastructure needs. The event was a perfect meeting place for key market players to discuss the experiences they gained during their involvement in Chile’s biggest investment projects to date, related to road and hospital infrastructure, energy and building.
The one-day event provided an exciting opportunity for SGS Industrial Services, silver sponsor of the forum, to hold informative presentations and forge new business contacts.
Mr. Eric Bunster, Project Services Manager at SGS Chile, explained how concession companies could successfully deal with the investment of US 8 billion dollars announced by Chile’s government for the next three years.
Mr. Adrian Shaw, Head of Project Finance Services of SGS, discussed the importance of Risk Management in megaprojects, including large thermoelectric and hydroelectric projects. Drawing on his extensive experience and expertise, Mr. Shaw explained how to manage and mitigate risks, and went on to provide an answer to the question of whether risk transfer is the right solution.
In addition, attendees of the event had a chance to learn more about the issues in Healthcare Concession projects from Mr. Javier Reguart, Concession Manager from the SGS Chile. Mr. Reguart called on the government to take the measures necessary to implement a healthcare concession model, recommending solutions on how the objective can be achieved within the proposed timeframe. This presentation was followed with great interest by Mr. Mauricio Marquez, head of hospital concessions at the Ministry of Public Works in Chile.
With over 125 participants, the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum proved to be a great success for SGS, whose presentations were met with very positive responses. Due to its first-rate experience and competence in the Project Finance sector, SGS attracted some valuable business contacts, who expressed keen interest in cooperating with SGS.
About SGS Project Finance Services
SGS has a worldwide pool of project specialists and technical and environmental experts from a variety of industrial sectors. SGS understands investors’ concerns regarding project delays and efficient project execution, especially in the current economic situation. In order to protect project investments, SGS provides technical advice and accurate information at all stages of the project lifecycle.
In the Project Finance sector, SGS provides a comprehensive program of services from Risk Management and Project Management to Due Diligence and Technical Reviews, all designed to meet the specific requirements of its clients. As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS is ideally equipped to review the underlying business case and verify that the investment is feasible from all technical, environmental and economic points of view.
About SGS Industrial Services
Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer’s installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades’ worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.
For further information, please contact:
SGS Industrial Services
Manager of Project Services in Chile
Avda de los Conquistadores 1700
Piso 6 ofi 601 Torre Santamaria
Santiago de Chile
t: +56 (2) 2336223 Anexo 104
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