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Clean Energy Finance And Development - Everything You Needed To Know To Maximise Investments In One Conference

Clean Energy Finance and Development 2013 explored opportunities for maximising return on investments into renewables and clean energy production.

Multiple formats and streamed session will brought together all the key sectors required for making effective commercial and strategic business decisions:

Policy Makers • Pension Funds • Export Credit Agencies • Institutional Investors • Banks • Clean Energy Developers • Utility Companies • Research Institutions • Risk Management Institutions • Energy producers • Renewable energy experts • Electricity network operators • Major energy buyers • Clean-tech innovators • Analysts • Traders • Insurers and more


70+ speakers: Policy Makers, Regulators, Economists, Utilities, Institutional Investors, ECAs, Project Developers, Equity and Debt Providers.

Your unique opportunity to understand how to bridge the gap between the requirements for finance and the needs of the investor.


10+ official networking opportunities: A range of opportunities integrated into the event to ensure you meet all the parties vital to the success of your next project.

Guaranteed networking through a range of set-ups including optional Round Tables, Speaker VIP Lunches, Investor Q&A Panels, Speed Networking, Buffet Lunches and the annual CEFD Drinks Reception

PLUS: Invitation only Institutional Investor Breakfast meeting 


40+ topics gave insight into every aspects of financing Bankable Clean Energy Technologies, including Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Solar PV and CSP, Biomass and Waste to Energy.

The CEFD 2013 programme explored how to face the challenges for 2013 and beyond - offering advice and solutions to manage risk and understand the future return on investment. Some of the key topics discussed included:

  • Comparing the full range of financing options
  • Alternative investment opportunities
  • Renewable energy market models
  • Innovative clean energy technologies
  • Grid Parity
  • Building a competitive future for renewables
  • Tariffs, taxes and incentives
  • Technological advances and opportunities
  • Regulatory and policy changes
  • Due Diligence, insurance and risk management
  • Debt and Equity Options
  • Emerging Markets v traditional markets
  • Risk profiles and the needs of the Institutional Investor

2 parallel streams: Giving you the choice to attend the session that is most valuable to your personal business interests.

Delegates were able to move between the Renewable Energy Technologies stream and the Financing Options stream for a personalised conference experience. 


Senior level executive from many of the most influential companies across Europe: Gave the delegates the chance to meet thought leaders, share opinions and start business deals.

130 industry leaders from across the Clean Energy and Finance sector gathered together under one roof to meet, share & network


10+ different interactive formats: CEFD offers so much more than just formal presentations...

making this one of the most informative renewable financing conferences in Europe. Highlights include Interviews, Sofa Q&A Discussions, Analyst Address, Debates, Polls, Panels, Optional Round Table Discussions, Investor Breakfast Briefing and Smartphone Q&As


8+ Country & Regional Case Studies: Project case studies will explore lessons learned and key opportunities for financing new clean energy projects. 

Choose from a variety of round table discussions focussing on specific global regions - Eastern Europe, Germany, USA, Africa, The Middle East and China.


5 Social Media Sites to keep up to date with developments before, during and after the conference.

CEFD provides live Twitter coverage, interviews with key speakers on Youtube, photos of the event on Flickr and a dedicated Linkedin group, enabling discussions before, during and after the conference


Session highlights:  Everything you need to make informed decisions...

  • Global Market Outlook Address: How will the latest developments in the global energy markets affect the clean energy industry over the next decade?
  • The Annual ‘Bridging the Gap’ Panel: How are project developers able to make their projects more attractive to finance providers to ensure that investment challenges are overcome?
  • Institutional Investor panels: Two interactive Q&A sessions: Where and how are investors entering this market and what do they require from developers?
  • VIP Lunch Tables: Sign up to meet key speakers to discuss your burning questions in depth over lunch
  • New Sources of Finance Panel: Where are the opportunities finding providers of finance in the long term? And how much is really required?
  • Speed Networking: Meet your peers fast! This is a fun networking session in an informal setting with the opportunity of making 15 new contacts in 15 minutes
  • Country and Regional Round Table discussions: These allow conference attendees to participate in informal discussion groups, led by the conference speakers, with a glass of champagne
  • Institutional Investor breakfast: Invitation only breakfast meeting for exchange of ideas

Leading clean energy experts who joined us for the 2013 Clean Energy Finance Conference included

Leading clean energy experts who joined us for the 2013 Clean Energy Finance Conference included

Roger Ammoun Director CREDIT SUISSE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Torben Möger Pedersen CEO PENSIONDANMARK

Tom Murley Director and Head of Renewable Energy HG CAPITAL

Ian Berry Fund Manager, Infrastructure and Renewable Energy AVIVA INVESTORS

Sadia Sajjad Senior Investment Officer IFC WESTERN EUROPE (WORLD BANK)

Allan Baker Managing Director, Global Head of Power SOCIETE GENERALE

Martin Berkenkamp Policy and Marketing Director Europe GE RENEWABLES

Lise Bertelsen China Business Adviser CHINA-BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL

Glenn Fox CIO HADRIAN'S WALL CAPITAL

Nick Gardiner Director of Renewables BNP PARIBAS


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Rave reviews for CEFD

"CEFD is a one off. A combination of hard nosed engineers and practical, experienced Investors is a catalytic and intense networking experience not to be missed"
Peter Jones OBE
ChairmanWaste2Tricity
"The CEFD event has a good concentration of people from the industry that I need to network with"
Rob Speht
Renewables DD, GlobalSGS
"Congratulations for the positive results in your first editions of the conference (2012)"
Enrique Alvarez-Uria
Head of Offshore WindEDP RENEWABLES

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