Program

MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
09:15 Opening by Australian and Italian Dignitaries.
The Ambassador of Australia for Italy, Mr. David Ritchie
Walter Ambrogi, Intesa  Sanpaolo (Head of International, Corporate and Investment Banking Division)
Dott. Pietro Celi, Direttore Generale Direzione per le politiche di internazzionalizzazzione per la promozione degli scambi Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico.
09:45 Keynote Speech for Australia
Mark Barnaba, Chairman of Macquarie Group WA and Chairman Global Resources
Group  Macquarie Capital Limited Macquarie Group Limited.
10:00 Keynote Speech for Italy
Ing. Giandomenico Ghella, ANCE President of International Contractors and Chairman of Ghella Spa.
10:40 Coffee break
  MACRO
11:15 The economic outlook and developments in capital markets in Europe, Asia and Australia: Opportunities and risks.

Moderator:  Mark Barnaba, Chairman of Macquarie Group WA

Panelists:
James Shugg, Senior Economist Westpac Banking Corporation.
Emilio Chiesi, Head of International Funding Banca Carige.
Andrea Montinari, Head of Debt Capital Markets Italy UBS.

  OPPORTUNITIES:
12:15 Overview of energy and infrastructure projects in Australia and opportunities for Italian Companies

Craig Yaxley, partner KPMG, Chairman of the Tax Committee for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies inc.

12:45 Lunch
14:45 Investing in Australia

Simone Desmarchelier | Consul-General, Milan and Trade Commisioner (Austrade) Italy.

15:00 Oil & gas/Natural resources – opportunities for suppliers into Australia on infrastructure projects.

Moderator: Lucio Della Martina, CEO Nexus Energy.

Panelists:
GE and Ansaldo. Daslav Brkic, Senior Vice President Business Development Saipem S.p.A..
Carolina Lonetti, SACE Oil&Gas, Infrastructure and Steel Dept. Export Credit and Structured Finance Division.
Massimo Messeri, Chairman and President of Nuovo Pignone (GE Oil & Gas).

16:00 Financing of infrastructure projects

Moderator:  Arent van Wassenaer, Partner Allen & Overy.

Panelists:
Peter Sargent Head of Global Loans and Transaction Banking Europe ANZ Bank.
Simon Dodd, Intesa Sanpaolo Asia Pacific Hub General Manager, Corporate and Investment Banking Division.
Michael Dinham Head of Infrastructure Finance & advisory Business, ING.

20:00 Gala Dinner
TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
09:00 Joint ventures in energy transactions how the best to structure agreements

Moderator:  Karyl Nairn, Head of Arbitration Skadden, Vice President ICC Paris previously Australian member.

Panelists:
Douglas Nordlinger, partner- head of Skadden’s energy practice in Europe and Ludovica Parodi, HEAD OF LEGAL GBS & ICT for Enel.

10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Cultural ties Australia/Italy

Moderator: Massimo Sterpi, Partner Studio Legale Jacobacci member of the board of the Guggenheim Venice.

Panelists:
Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Alfonso Femia, Founder of 5+1AA.
Ambassador Ludovico Ortona, CEO of Arcus Spa

11:30 Doing Business in Australia-a challenge or an opportunity
  The experience of successful Italian Companies who have entered the Australian market on energy and infrastructure projects and the lessons learned and what to do and not to do.

Moderator: Maurizio Delfino, Senior Partner Studio Legale Delfino Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Panelists:
Remo Nogarotto (Crosby Textor)
Michele Fracchiolla (Ansaldo STS)
Vincenza Altieri (Studio Legale Delfino e Associati, Willkie Farr Gallagher LLP)

1300 Networking – Meet the speakers Lunch