Wednesday, February 4
Russian Infrastructure: Discovering Opportunities
In the 1990s, infrastructure in Russia was severely underfinanced, which caused it to deteriorate radically. By the turn the century, the quality of infrastructure was far below global averages. The need for financing new projects and rebuilding old infrastructure over the next 10 years is nearly R1 trln, while two thirds of this sum was to be financed by private investors. The financial crisis is limited the budget’s possibilities, as well as private businesses’ appraisals of infrastructure projects. Uncertainty thus arises on two fronts: potential investors and the state.
On the one hand, it is important to clear up the government’s plans, on both the federal and regional levels, for investing in building new and reconstructing old infrastructure in light of the financial crisis. On the other hand, we must also find out what projects can still be attractive for private investors under current economic conditions.
Eugene Chudnovskiy, Deputy CEO, Koltsovo Invest
Anastasia Deulina, Vice President, First Reserve Corporation
Holger Linkweiler, Managing Director, HOCHTIEF AirPort GmbH
Alexander Misharin, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Yuri Molchanov, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg
Paul Remi, Managing Director, Veolia Water Russia