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.