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2016 11 23 EP in STRA 2On Wednesday 23 November 2016 the European Parliament Intergroup on Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation met in Strasbourg. Under the chair of the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Dominique Riquet (FR) and Vice-President of the European Parliament Adina-Ioana Vălean, EFSI was discussed for 1 ½ hours. 

Ca. 50 persons of which 9 were MEPs – one of them being EFSI co-rapporteur José-Manuel Fernandes, and many assistants to MEPs (including to the European Parliament’s President Martin Schultz) attended the meeting. 

Based on the three ELTI position papers, the main points of the discussion were: The European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), ART. 38 CPR – European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) & European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) and the External Investment Plan (EIP).


Agenda  Minutes

The ELTI second General Assembly was hosted by the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (ČMZRB), at the Yasmin Hotel in Prague on 14 November 2014. It focused on elaborating the 2015 Action Plan of the Association with particular attention to the calls of the EU Council and Parliament for strengthening cooperation between the EIB Group and the National Promotional Banks to foster sustainable growth and employment.


Beijing, 27 May 2016

Statement of Heads of G20 Financial Institutions with a Development or Public Mandate (D20) Conclusions of D20 Annual Conference 2016

The 2016 Annual Conference of Group of Twenty (G20) financial institutions with a development or public mandate (D20) hosted by China Development Bank (CDB) kicked off in Beijing today. Focusing on the theme of 2016 G20 summit “Towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive world economy”, the conference discussed the role of medium and long-term investment and financing in promoting innovative and inclusive growth, and published a joint statement offering guidance for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

Shi Yaobin, Vice Finance Minister, Chen Yulu, Deputy Governor of People's Bank of China, Hu Huaibang, Chairman of CDB, Franco Bassanini, Chairman of the Long-term Investors Club (LTIC), and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) delivered speeches at the opening ceremony chaired by Zheng Zhijie, President of CDB. Representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Development Research Center of the State Council, and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, as well as member banks of the D20 and the LTIC attended and spoke at the conference.

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Conference Programme


Invitation & Agenda   Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition

Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition India Forum

30 June 2016

Venue: The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS

Registration for limited places:

Hosted by the London Stock Exchange, the inaugural India Forum of the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) brought together European institutional investors, Indian green infrastructure developers and financiers, development banks and perspectives from both governments.

The Forum allowed investors to discover the abundant investment grade opportunities in India generated by the low-carbon transition (one that will require investments of approximately USD 1-2tr per year globally), whilst giving project developers and financiers a chance to discuss their project pipelines. Participants also examined and addressed barriers to capital flows in India and explored available solutions.

Communicating Investment at EU national regional and local level

Conference Programme

Venue: European Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels

A one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practices and discussing about communication challenges related to investment in EU countries. 

The high-level conference "Communicating investment at EU, national, regional and local level" took place in Brussels on July 1st 2016. It was conceived as a one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practises and discussing communication challenges related to investment in EU countries. The event brought together communication experts active in investment promotion and communication from across the EU, both from private and public sectors. Leaders of EU structural funds managing authorities were also present as well as representatives of the EU institutions and the European Investment Bank. Together they had the opportunity of brainstorming and raising awareness about communication activities related to EU funds and the Investment Plan for Europe. Case studies Case studies from Bulgaria, Extremadura, Flanders and Vienna as well as a moderated brainstorming session with conference participants were presented and a panel debate took place in the morning while in the afternoon participants were invited to think about communication challenges and identify topics to be discussed in small groups.

Long-Term Investments: what role for National Promotional Banks and the EIB?

The ELTI debate on 2 December 2014 concerned the role of National Promotional Banks (NPBs) and the European Investment Bank group (EIB/EIF) in financing long-term sustainable investments and aimed to discuss the ways and means for them to cooperate in support of long-term investment to restart sustainable growth and employment.

All the above should act in line with the European Commission Communication on long-term financing of the European economy put forward in March 2014 which sets out a comprehensive framework of all measures required to secure Europe’s position on a sustainable growth path, including channelling all possible means of finance into the economy.

Other stakeholders are also considering what could be the role of EIB/EIF, the NPBs and MDBs in boosting long-term investment, through various forms of interaction, with or without institutional reforms, that could be thought of and EU budget funds that could also be associated with this dynamic, aiming to leverage in a wider European capacity through a better cooperation model and ensuring not only an appropriate financial resources supply but also support for sustainable investment demand.

The so-called ‘Juncker investment plan’ of € 300 bn. aiming to reconcile the necessary budget discipline and the need to reactivate sustainable growth and employment in Europe is of direct interest in this regard and the debate should help clarify how EIB Group and the NPBs can together support and help implement this plan.


Conference Report

The 7th annual RI Europe event was held in London from 4th to 5th June 2014.

502 delegates over two days participated in high-level debate from some of the leading responsible investment and corporate sustainability figures at the RI Europe 2014 Conference at the The Tower Hotel.

The conference was attended by 500+ delegates and was an enormous success.


Investment: Taking it up to the next level

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels

Conference Programme

The conference will be organised around three round tables:

1.      European and global instability: What macroeconomic policy does Europe need?

2.      Over to the financial and industrial actors: investment valuation and risk reduction

3.      Lessons learned from the Juncker Plan and the prospects for its development

The debates will be simultaneously translated into English and French.

Please register with Christine Gauffreteau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +33 1 43 17 32 83.


Speakers   Programme

Focus of the 5th GIB Sustainable Infrastructure Summit: Transforming momentum into real impact. The 5th GIB Summit will take place on 27th & 28th May 2015 at the Hilton Basel, Switzerland. High level speakers such as mayors, ministers, investors, developers, credit rating agencies, sustainability experts, etc. will tackle current issues. Additionally, there will be real investment opportunities where infrastructure projects in need of financing present their projects.


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