Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, June 11 (9)

 Infrastructure & Private Equity

8:30 am - 10:30 am


8.30 a.m. - 8.35 a.m

Conference Chair

8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Jamaica’s P4 & PE-VC Programmes
where are we now

These presentations will serve as a ‘report card’ on the two critical focal points of the Conference.  The presentations will highlight milestones set and achievements and provide outlooks for the short, medium and long term. 

9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m

Guest Speaker/ Fireside Chat
Canada’s Approach to Developing and Financing Sustainable Infrastructure
A conversation on Canada’s strategic plan for infrastructure investment, Smart City Challenge and Canadian Infrastructure Bank. The role of private finance and a well-established P3 industry in delivering infrastructure success stories -  the Canadian Experience. 

9:45  a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Keynote Presentation

Global trends:  Infrastructure Development & Private Equity are shaping the economies of the world. How can Jamaica & the Caribbean be positioned to be part of this



Ballroom - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston
10:45 am - 12:30 pm

SESSION II - Let’s Talk Infrastructure

Let’s Talk Infrastructure

10:45- 11:00 a.m

Private Equity and Infrastructure Investing in the Caribbean

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m

Panel Discussion:
Harnessing Innovation and Technology for Resilient Infrastructure

Several countries are incorporating climate-resilient, green and other smart technologies in infrastructure design and implementation. While affordability is a key consideration, how have LAC countries progressed and can the Caribbean afford not to adopt resilience strategies?

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m

Panel discussion:
De-risking Infrastructure Projects

Robust risk assessment and appropriate risk allocation drives private participation in infrastructure development, particularly in PPPs.   This panel discusses the wide range of risks and risk-mitigation mechanisms/instruments including insurance, guarantees, blended finance and contractual agreements.




Ballroom - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston
1:20 pm - 3:10 pm

SESSION III Infrastructure: Expansion of the Asset Class in the Caribbean

Infrastructure: Expansion of the Asset Class in the Caribbean.

1:20 p.m. –1:30 p.m.

JAMPRO Video on Infrastructure Investments (3 mins video and brief presentation)

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Kingston Container Terminal PPP: A Caribbean Success Story for Private Participation in Infrastructure 

PAJ handed over the KCT operations to KFTL under a 30-year Concession in June 2016. This June marks 3 years of operations under the PPP arrangement. How has it worked? 

This conversation with the Government grantor and the private concessionaire will provide insights on the key success factors for sustainable PPPs from concept to implementation and managing the long-term relationship.

2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Attracting Private Finance for Infrastructure Development: How Do We Create Viable Investment Opportunities?

What are the key factors which influence private participation in infrastructure?  What are investors and financiers looking for when deciding to invest in or finance an infrastructure project in the Caribbean?

This session not only discusses transaction-specific data related to risk and return; it explores other factors that are taken into consideration which may impact the investment decision.

Ballroom - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

SESSION IV - Roundtable Discussion

Managing in a changing environment – expanding portfolios of alternative assets, market disruptions.

3:30 – 4.10 p.m.

Panel Discussion:
Transitioning the Caribbean Capital Markets to Finance Infrastructure and other Alternative Assets

In recent times the local capital markets have increasingly shown interest in infrastructure investments: through the establishment of dedicated funds, greater levels of participation in PPP tenders and financing of significant projects. The related issues of raising capital, managing risk and expanding portfolios are discussed in this panel.

Are Caribbean capital market players really prepared for significant expansion of their real asset and private funds portfolios?

4:10 – 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion:
Facing the 3rd decade of the 21st Century with the 4th Industrial Revolution now forcing disruptions to large incumbents across the globe.  How are traditional Caribbean companies responding to potential disruption of their markets?
How have they innovated to face the agile competitors, both locally and internationally?  Which sectors should be concerned?

Questions and Answers




Ballroom - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston