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Infrastructure Investment Reserve Bank of Australia Conference 2014: "Financial Flows and Infrastructure Finance" 20-21 March, 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Since 1989, the Reserve Bank of Australia has held an annual conference that brings together academics, central bankers and other practitioners to discuss current policy issues. In 2014, Australia is chairing the G20, and the Reserve Bank of Australia has taken the opportunity to organise it annual conference on "Financial Flows and Infrastructure Finance" to support one of the key priorities of the G20’s agenda. The event will be co-hosted by The Productivity Commission and The Lowy Institute.

Dr Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Research Director at EDHEC Risk Institute—Asia, has been invited to the conference to discuss a paper by Eduardo Engel, Ronald Fischer and Alexander Galetovic on the role of PPPs in infrastructure financing.

Frédéric Blanc-Brude heads EDHEC-Risk Institute’s thematic research programme on infrastructure financing and investment. Prior to joining EDHEC-Risk Institute, he worked for ten years in the infrastructure finance sector advising developers, financiers, governments, and supranationals, and being actively involved in transactions representing a cumulative value of more than USD6bn in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Between 2008 and 2011, he headed the Chinese operations of a boutique consultancy specialised in energy and water projects. He has published his infrastructure research in academic journals, co-authored reports for supranationals such as the European Investment Bank and the World Bank as well as for the World Economic Forum and other commercial entities. He has presented his work at various academic and industry conferences. He has taught international finance at King’s College London and designed and delivered executive seminars on infrastructure finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from King’s College London, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master in Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
Event Details
  When   Between 20/03/2014 08:30 AM and 20/03/2014 08:30 AM
Where   InterContinental Hotel Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000, Australia
Contact Details
  Name   Reserve Bank of Australia