On the 8th - 9th of December an event in Frankfurt called The Digital Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2020 took place. It brought together top 100 companies with a total portfolio of $1.5 trillion and representatives of over 24 countries.
Vladimir Pirus - Chairman of the Board of the "City Development Fund" participated in the following discussion “Infrastructure in Europe – What regions/countries/sectors are investors focusing on, why? How promising is digital really? Any new regions or same old story? Reasons?”
City Development Fund is working to attract international investment and help cities renew their infrastructure. The results of the decentralization and court reform start to show first results but cities have to work on transparency and promotion of their projects. The year 2021 should be promising in terms of new possibilities for cities, as they are becoming independent units with their own budget. Their future will depend on their ability to realize their potential supported by a strong and responsible management team. The City Development Fund will be launching new projects, attracting investors, participating in the legislation process, facilitate negotiations and much more!
Other participants of the discussion were:
François Bornens, Partner, Arjun Infrastructure Partners, Moderator,
Martin Polony, Director General, Ministry of Finance Slovak Republic,
Georg Zett, Director, PSP Investments,
Kamil Burganov, Vice President, GIC,
Jens Heil, Managing Director, LBBW, German Landesbank
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation