Event Summary

Marlborough House Summits: Infrastructure 2014

24 - 25 November 2014

Marlborough House

London, United Kingdom

The Summit will introduce qualified investors and advisors to Senior Envoys mandated by Heads of Government to complete infrastructure deals. By curating those relationships, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council intends to shorten decision times, truncate currently lengthy processes, reduce costs and get deals over the line.

The frequent failure of critical national projects to be in a position to receive willing money is a frustration for all. Often the gap is created by poor pre-work and presentation. CWEIC will bridge this gap. By using CWEIC’s unique set of relationships, investors will only see projects with clear business cases, proof of demand and evidence of viability.

Heads of Governments’ Envoys to the Summit will pitch these propositions with their strong back up documentation in a formal showcase presentation. But the real work will be done in 1-2-1 meetings which CWEIC will facilitate. The Summit exists to release the logjam between projects and money.

The Marlborough House Summit’s success will be investors leaving the Summit willing to commit resource to the next stage. Governments will leave as ready partners. CWEIC has a mandate to promote investment and will stay involved wherever invited. CWEIC’s facilitation recently pushed a US$250M deal over the line after months of stalemate.

Key Speakers

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Mayor of London

United Kingdom

Lord Deighton

Lord Deighton

Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

United Kingdom

Hon Chris Cardona MP

Hon Chris Cardona MP

Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

Malta

Hon Maria Kiwanuka

Hon Maria Kiwanuka

Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development

Uganda

His Honour Dr Guy Scott

His Honour Dr Guy Scott

Vice President

Zambia

Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos

Investor and Philanthropist

Angola

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Chief Executive Officer Employees Provident Fund

Malaysia

William McWilliams

William McWilliams

Global Head of Infrastructure Advisory

Grant Thornton