KPMG To Host Island Infrastructure Summit

June 3, 2015

KPMG has announced the third installment of the Island Infrastructure Summit Series, with the 2015 KPMG Island Infrastructure Summit set to take place from October 4 through 6 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida.

Operating under the theme of “Transforming Island Economies” in recognition of the ongoing and notable transformation by island jurisdictions to achieve fiscal sustainability, the Summit will feature lessons learned since 2013 across island jurisdictions and from some of the industry’s most experienced infrastructure professionals.

A spokesperson said, “From new public private partnership [PPPs] models to emerging sources of investment, the 2015 KPMG Island Infrastructure Summit will explore practical solutions for meeting the growing demand by island regions for infrastructure solutions to meet the public’s demand for social and economic infrastructure.

“The 2015 programme will cover a broad spectrum of topics including how island governments are using private sector partnerships to diversify their economies and improving fiscal sustainability.

“Emerging trends in regional infrastructure will be featured in addition to exploring project delivery options with international infrastructure developers and leading infrastructure advisors.

“Similar to past Summits, this year’s Summit includes an impressive combination of panels and speakers, featuring key decision makers, executives and financiers from across the Public and Private Sectors.

“Michael Dunkley, Premier and Minister of National Security will be a key note speaker. Premier Dunkley is expected to speak on the topic of Bermuda’s infrastructure plans for the America’s Cup in 2017.

“Other confirmed speakers and panelists for 2015 include Alden McLaughlin, Premier of The Cayman Islands & Minister for Home and Community Affairs; Stephen Beatty, Global Infrastructure Lead for the Americas, KPMG; Thomas Vis, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, The World Bank; John Gulliver, Partner, Pierce Atwood; Martyn Bould, Chairman, Rider Levett Buchnall [Caribbean] Ltd; Ruth McMorrow, Executive Vice President, Parsons Enterprises’ and Gene Thompson, Project Director, Health City Cayman Islands.

“Maintaining a clear focus on the issues affecting island jurisdictions, this year’s Summit explores how island economies can use alternative financing models, such as public private partnerships to work with the private sector to deliver innovation and efficiencies in asset management, and achieve accelerated infrastructure development that drives economic growth.”

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