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1 day conference

European Private Debt Forum

June 28th 2018 | Amsterdam

Developing a Pan-European market for alternative credit

The European Private Debt Forum is the annual get-together for issuers, financial institutions and investors.

Join the unique audience mix at this truly European private debt event. Gain a thorough understanding of the market and current opportunities.

  • Hear how increasing interest rates will affect investor demand
  • Case studies – learn from existing private debt deals
  • “Green is the new black” – why green financing should be on your agenda



This year will see a further transformation of the European market, exploring new capital market channels. Recent case studies and interactive sessions will ensure a practical edge to our hands on programme, presented and moderated by industry leaders. Learn all about EU Private Placements, practically of corporate issuing in Europe and the development & use of standardized loan documents. This events offers you the unique opportunity to share your knowledge with investors, financial institutions and issuers. and build upon opportunities.

An impression of the day in 2016

Speakers of 2017

Share your story at our valuable platform for issuers, investors and other stakeholders. Get in contact with Amy Reijgersberg. T:+31 20 5805 456 E: a.reijgersberg@iir.nl

Programme of 2017

June 28th 2017

  • 09.15

    Welcome! Opening by chairman Arnold Gast.

    • Arnold Gast ACTIAM N.V.
  • 9.30

    Markets Outlook – Macro-Strategic View

    • Brexit, Trump: does it extend to Populism in Europe?
    • Great Refl ation vs Lower for Longer
    • When will the ECB do a FOMC?
    • Great Game of Global Trade
    • Jan Lambregts Rabobank
  • 10:00

    PANEL The future of Private debt – the long term opportunities for investors in private debt. Next steps in unifying the Private debt market in Europe.

    • Herald Top Rabobank International
    • Jelle Hofland Clifford Chance
    • Geert Arlman Standard & Poor's
    • Thierry Valliere Amundi
    • Antoine Maspétiol Aviva Investors
  • 10:30

    Morning refreshments & networking break

  • 11:00

    Workshop and Round table sessions

  • 11:00

    Workshop – Comparison of private placement documents and processes: US vs. Europe

    • Amelia Slocombe Loan Market Association
    • Ben Fox Allen & Overy
  • 11:00

    TABLE 1)  Schuldschein – Tailwind in our Sails. How to benfit from abundant investor demand and flexible documentation

    • Jan-Martin Nufer Borealis AG
    • Fritz Waldegger Palfinger AG
    • Evertjan Manuels Rabobank
    • Michael Bures Raiffeisen Bank International
    • Piet Donners Boels Holding B.V.
  • 11:00

    TABLE 2) The role of ratings in Private Debt

    • Geert Arlman Standard & Poor's
  • 11:00

    TABLE 3) International investor perspectives: what are non-Dutch investors looking for and what are they investing in?

    • Julien Paycha Amundi Private Debt Group
    • Benoit Faguer Aviva Investors France
  • 12:30


  • 13:45

    Round 1 Practical cases

    Join the session of your liking – Issuer & investors perspective of recent and innovative deals

  • 13:45

    1) How Boels issued a EUR 170m Schuldschein on the German capital market – arranging a new, unsecured capital structure.

    • Piet Donners Boels Holding B.V.
    • Erik Fontein Nielen Schuman
    • Klaus Pahle ING Wholesale Banking
  • 13:45

    2) An EUPP solution for local and sustainable energy networks


    • Jos de Wit Ennatuurlijk
    • Erik Hylarides Robeco
  • 14:30

    3) Private placement for Knutsen’s LNG carrier

    • Oeystein Kalleklev Knutsen NYK offshore Tankers
    • Albèrt Bloemhof ABN AMRO
    • Mathijs Vugts Delta Lloyd Asset Management
  • 14:30

    4) Vendor Financing – An alternative way to finance debt. Institutional investors facilitate the SME market with possibilities and benefits of vendor financing

    • Clemens Braams Delta Lloyd Asset Management
    • Peter-Jan Bentein NL Fund
  • 15:10

    Afternoon refreshments & networking break

  • 15:30

    Round 2 Practical cases

    5) Schuldschein 2017 – increasing volumes and flexibility

    • Andre Bouwman IMCD N.V.
    • Michael Schramm HSBC Germany
  • 16.15

    Plenary – collective wrap up & lessons learned

    • Arnold Gast ACTIAM N.V.
  • 17:00

    End of Programme – closure by chairman

    • Arnold Gast ACTIAM N.V.
  • 17.15

    Start Networking drinks: Issuer meets Investor


Partners of 2017

For speaking and partnership opportunities, contact Amy Reijgersberg via email: a.reijgersberg@iir.nl or telephone: +31 20 5805 456

For speaking and partnership opportunities please contact Amy Reijgersberg for more information.

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Reasons to attend

  • Corporate issuing: how to?

    Practicality of corporate issuing in Europe

  • Look past the labels

    What are the underlying investments of EUPP’s, Schuldscheine, direct lending, unitranche, etc?

  • Respond to regulation

    Respond to cross-country regulation and standardisation of documents

  • Inspiring case studies exposed

    Recent, unique deals reviewed by corporate borrowers and investors

  • Get the newest insights

    Newest insights into development & use of standardized loan documents

  • Learn more

    Learn all about EU Private Placements, Schuldscheine, Mezzanine, Direct Lending, Credit Funds, Unitranch and more

  • Meet up and enjoy

    Meet up and share your knowledge and ideas during our network meetings. Discuss regulatory challenges and market conditions with good food in good company

  • Get inspired

    Get inspired by our specialist speakers and build upon opportunities

Be there!

  • “Great event with high corporate relevance, providing IHC Merwede with relevant contacts and useful European private debt market developments.”

    Peter Maris, IHC Merwede

  • "Good inaugural conference. Compliment for organizers to select topics. Alternative Finance is very broad, but there was a clear red thread in topics, speakers and panels."

    Jan-Jaap Meindersma, Rabobank

  • “The private debt market is steadily gaining the visibility it deserves. The upcoming European Private Debt Forum presents a great platform to identify and build upon opportunities.”

    Thierry de Vergnes, Lyxor Asset Management

  • "Good content. A very nice mixture of panels and presentations!"

    Tim Graham, S&P

  • "Several good speakers, interesting topics and workshops. A very good initiative and occasion to meet up with other colleagues."

    Wouter Hazenberg, Rabobank

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Where do we meet

Het West-Indisch Huis Haarlemmerstraat 75 1013 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free parking Accessible by public transport

Contact us

Free admission to the conference for investors and corporates, with a maximum of 2 persons per organisation.

Samir Attouani IIR
Questions about your registration?

Please contact Samir Attouani for more information. 020 - 580 5495 Email Samir

Would you like to discuss partnership opportunities?

Please contact Amy Reijgersberg for more information. 020 - 580 5456 Email Amy

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