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1 day conference

European Private Debt Forum

June 28th 2018 | Amsterdam

New deal structures explained. High level speakers. Perfect corporate-investors mix.

European Private Dept Forum | IIROn the 28th of June 2018, the European Private Debt Forum kicked off! Economic, technological and regulatory developments are reshaping the market for alternative credit. Innovative leaders and an increased focus on impact investing are creating new opportunities. How does private debt fit into your financing or investment strategy?

Highlights 2018:

  • Unwinding of the ECB intervention – effects on global rates
  • New case studies – real estate, green projects and more
  • A new focus on green financing and impact investing
  • New technology applied to the private debt market

In 2018, the European Private Placement Association (EUPPA) and the Institute for International Research (IIR) celebrated the 5th year of the European Private Debt Forum.

Speakers 2018

Would you like to share a case study or market perspective with the issuers and investors at this event? Please contact Anne van Rossum for speaking opportunities: Anne van Rossum. T:+31 20 580 5403 E:

Programme 2018

June 28th | 09.15 - 17.15

  • 08.30

    Breakfast session: getting up to speed with the variety of products

    Hosted by the Main Partners: Rabobank, ABN AMRO, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy & Standard & Poor’s

  • 09.15

    Opening by moderator: Arnold Gast, Chief Investment Officer, Actiam

    • Arnold Gast ACTIAM N.V.
  • 09.30

    Lift off! Are global rates markets at an inflexion point?

    • Richard McGuire Rabobank
  • 10.00

    Investor expectations before and after investment

    Moderated by Geert Arlman

    • Geert Arlman S&P Global Ratings
    • Eric Verret NN Investment Partners
    • Emilie Bensimon Amundi Asset Management
    • Laura Parrott Nuveen
    • Calum Macphail Legal & General Investment Management
    • Simon Fretwell M&G Investments
  • 10.30


  • 11.00

    Round table sessions

    Choose the two discussion topics of your choice, 40 minutes each.

    Round 1: 11.00 – 11.40

    Round 2: 11.45 – 12.30

  • 11.00

    Schuldschein market – Living up to high expectations

    • Gernot Netinger ÖBB-Holding AG
    • Evertjan Manuels Rabobank
    • Michael Bures Raiffeisen Bank International
  • 11.00

    What if… a deal gets tough? Things don’t go according to plan?

    • Cristina Weidner Clifford Chance
    • Melissa Coakley Clifford Chance
  • 11.00

    USPP market still going strong, with record 2017 volume

    • Laura Parrott Nuveen
    • Shawn Robinson Barings
    • Ewan Macaulay MetLife Private Capital Investors
    • Jeroen Piket Wereldhave
    • Sebastiaan Weeda Stedin Group
  • 12.30

    Lunch break

  • 13.30

    Learn from game-changing case studies

    Choose between stream A or stream B:

    Stream A

    1. 1. Pon Private Placement Programme
    2. 2. NSI – PP as new funding instrument: diversifying its funding sources while securing long term funding

    Stream B

    1. 1. Swedish 350 MW onshore windpark – a new funding structure
    2. 2. WDP Green Finance Framework
    • Rudolf Nieweg Pon
    • Shawn Robinson Barings
    • Suresh Hegde NN Investment Partners
    • Simone van Gendt Rabobank
    • Hein Tonnaer Clifford Chance
    • Mickael van den Hauwe WDP
    • Bernd Stahli NSI
    • David de Weerd ABN AMRO
  • 14.30


  • 15.00

    Panel: Impact investing & green financing

    Moderated by Arnold Gast

    • Arnold Gast EUPPA
    • Emanuele Fanelli Aegon Asset Management
    • Manuel Adamini Climate Bonds Initiative
    • Jessica Williams S&P Global Ratings
  • 15.30

    Fintech / blockchain solutions for private debt

    • Phil Smith Allen & Overy
    • Avtar Sehra Nivaura
  • 16.00

    An issuer’s perspective on alternative financing options

    Moderated by Herald Top

    • Herald Top Rabobank
    • Andre Bouwman IMCD N.V.
    • Adam Richford Renewi
    • Sebastiaan Weeda Stedin Group
  • 16:30

    Keynote: Is the ‘King of Debt’ destroying America?

    Depends on who you ask!

    • Michiel Vos US Correspondent
  • 17.00

    Closing remarks by the chairman

  • 17.15

    Drinks to celebrate 5 years of the European Private Debt Forum

Partners 2018

For speaking and partnership opportunities, contact Amy Reijgersberg via email: or telephone: +31 20 5805 456

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

Show possibilities

Reasons to attend

  • Corporate issuing: how to?

    Practicality of corporate issuing in Europe

  • New case studies

    Case studies including Pon, a Swedish 350 MW windpark and the WDP green finance framework

  • 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

  • One of the best networking events I have attended this year with interesting speakers and a good mix of issuers and investors.

    Maarten Tjaden, A.S.R.

  • Great event, good networking possibilities, very interesting presentations.

    Piet Donners, Boels Rentals

  • Well organised and efficient.

    Antoine Maspetiol, Aviva Investors

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Where do we meet

Het West-Indisch Huis Herenmarkt 99 1013 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free parking Accessible by public transport

Contact us

Do you have any further questions, or would you like personal advice? Please feel free to contact us!

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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