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Premier to speak at upcoming KPMG Island Infrastructure Summit

KPMG in Bermuda has announced its 2013 Island Infrastructure Summit will take place September 22 to 24 in Miami, Florida, focusing on issues affecting island jurisdictions.

This year’s summit will explore how island economies can use alternative financing models, such as public private partnerships (PPPs) to work with the private sector to deliver innovation and efficiencies in asset management, and achieve accelerated infrastructure development that drives economic growth, KPMG said in a statement yesterday.

The summit is the highly anticipated second instalment of their successful Island Infrastructure Summit Series.

“KPMG seeks to build on the issues and best practises raised during the 2011 Summit, delivering a snapshot of the current landscape, while exploring practical solutions for meeting the growing demand for new and better infrastructure solutions across island jurisdictions,” the firm said.

“From managing risk and meeting timelines, to selecting the right investment, construction, and technology partners, the Summit will feature lessons learned across island jurisdictions and from some of the industry’s most experienced infrastructure professionals.“

As an added highlight, KPMG said this year’s programme features a preview of island infrastructure project pipelines, showcasing high priority projects and providing an opportunity to explore project delivery options with international infrastructure developers and other leading infrastructure advisers.

Similarly, the 2013 programme will once again include an impressive combination of panels and speakers, featuring key decision makers, executives and financiers from across the Public and Private Sectors.

Confirmed speakers and panellists for 2013 include:

Orlando Smith, the Premier and Finance Minister of the Virgin Islands.

Craig Cannonier, Premier of Bermuda.

Dennis Richardson, Kingdom Advisory State Councillor for Sint Maarten.

Burney El Hage, MP, Minister of Economic Development and Management and Support, Bonaire.

Ryan Pinder, MP, Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry of the Bahamas.

Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works, Bermuda.

Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Investments of the Bahamas.

Senator Darcy W Boyce, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Government of Barbados.

Neil Smith, Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance of the Virgin Islands.

Denise Arana, General Manager of PPP and Privatisation Division, Development Bank of Jamaica Limited.

Lizanne Dindial, President and CEO of Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association.

Russell Harrigan, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board.

Phaedra Mackey-Knowles, Deputy Director — Investments, National Insurance Board of the Bahamas.

David Altshuler, Senior Vice President — Infrastructure Practice Leader, Meketa Investment Group.

Ian Bendell, Foreign Legal Consultant, Project Finance, Davis and Co, LLP.

Nick Bliss, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Chris Brock, CEO, Island Analysis Limited, Guernsey.

Duncan Caird, Managing Director, Head of Project and Export Finance — The Americas, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Walter M Higgins, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ascendant Group Ltd.

Nigel Lelew, Vice President Technical Director, Balfour Beatty Investments.

Ruth McMorrow, Executive Vice President, Parsons Corporation, New York.

Jason Radford, Partner, Head of Americas Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ashurst LLP.

Darryl White, Regional Vice President, Corporate Banking, RBC Merchant Bank (Caribbean) Limited.

Peter Williams, Managing Director, Light & Power Holdings Ltd, Barbados.

To view the 2013 Island Infrastructure Summit agenda, including a regularly updated list of confirmed speakers and panellists, or to register for the event, please visit: http://www.kpmgislandinfrastructure.com/.

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Published June 21, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm)

Premier to speak at upcoming KPMG Island Infrastructure Summit

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