RDIF and EBRD to co-host infrastructure round table in London

Announcement, 16.05.2013
Moscow, May 16, 2013 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will co-host a round table discussion on unlocking private sector financing for infrastructure on Tuesday 21st May in London.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the RDIF, and Thomas Maier, Managing Director Infrastructure at the EBRD, will open and close the discussion and the keynote address will be given by Katrina Haley, Head of Structured Bonds, EMEA, for HSBC. Other speakers include James Stewart, Chairman Global Infrastructure at KPMG, Philippe Guitard, CEO Europe of Veolia Water, and Alex Wong, Senior Director, Business Engagements from the World Economic Forum.
CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev said:
"Investment in infrastructure projects is an increasingly important economic issue globally. We are looking forward to discussing the role that private financing can play in delivering these projects, particularly in emerging economies."
The round table will take place at the EBRD offices at One Exchange Square in London. 
Journalists are invited to attend a briefing lunch following the workshop on May 21st. 
The briefing will start at 13.15pm at the EBRD’s 1 Exchange Square London headquarters. Journalists wishing to attend should contact Elena Kuza on ekuza@hudsonandler.com or 0207-796-8923 
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in June 2011 to make equity investments primarily in the Russian Federation. RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. In each investment it makes, RDIF is mandated to secure co-investment that as a minimum matches its commitment, thus acting as a catalyst for direct investment into the Russian economy. Further information at www.rdif.ru.
Contacts for additional information:
Maria Medvedeva, 
Press-Secretary, RDIF
М: +7 964 726 1773 
E: mm@rdif.ru
Hudson Sandler
Andrew Hayes/ Maria Ignatova/Elena Kuza/ Charlie Barker
Tel +44 (0) 20 7796 4133