About the Organisers & Partners
Kreab Gavin Anderson www.kreabgavinanderson.com
Kreab Gavin Anderson is a world leading communications consultancy. We provide independent and strategic advice on high-stakes financial, corporate and public affairs communications.
With operations in 25 countries, and over 350 highly experienced consultants, we offer communications counsel to the highest levels within companies, organizations, governments and governmental agencies.
Assonime – Association of Joint Stock Companies incorporated in Italy – is a long-established business association and think-tank set up by companies in different branches of activities (industry, finance, services and public utilities). Since its establishment in 1910 it has gained a reputation as a leading centre for analysis of national and European regulation and has become a leading advocate of the need to establish well-functioning market institutions.
Its mission is:
- to contribute to a regulatory framework that encourages enterprise and investment;
- to promote the interpretation, adaptation and application of rules governing economic activities so as to improve market functioning;
- to help members to apply existing rules.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch www.bankofamerica.com
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, incorporating a leading banking and wealth management franchise and well-positioned corporate and investment banking and capital markets businesses.
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
Based in Cardiff and with offices in Brussels at the heart of the European Union, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and events. These events are organised with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.
Founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and former Brussels correspondent at the Financial Times and headed by a team of EU events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Europe’s strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Forum Europe works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike and its expertise, through the medium of events, lies in understanding and interpreting the processes and political issues within the EU.
BNP Paribas Fortis www.bnpparibasfortis.com
BNP Paribas Fortis offers a comprehensive package of financial services for retail customers, wealthy individuals, companies, public and financial institutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas’ know-how and international network. With a presence in 85 countries and more than 205,000 employees, BNP Paribas is a global-scale European leader in financial services. It holds key positions in its three activities: Retail banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.
European Banking Federation www.ebf-fbe.eu
Set up in 1960, the European Banking Federation (EBF) is the voice of the European banking sector. It represents the interests of some 5000 European banks, large and small, wholesale and retail, from 31 national Banking Associations, totaling more than two million employees.
Multipartner S.p.A. is an integrated European consulting firm specialized in Virtual Data Rooms. VDRs are ideal for several business operations, procedures and deals.
The Virtual Data Room is a fast, secure and practical tool for businesses to share confidential information. It is consultable online 24/7: all you need is an internet connection. Our VDRs are user-friendly, highly secure, flexible and customizable to your liking.
Multipartner invests significantly in its avant-garde technologies being the choice provider of top international companies. We combine our seasoned experience and continuous innovation to make the perfect professional choice.
eni is a major integrated energy company, committed to growth in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming and marketing oil and gas.
The company has global operations 77 countries and employs more than 78,000 people.
eni has adopted a model of Sustainability focused on the enhancement and security of its employees and of the communities it works with, on environmental protection, technological innovation and research, fighting climate change and on energy efficiency.
eni has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and in the STOXX again for the year 2009, confirming its commitment for a sustainable management at an international level for the third year in a row. Since 2007, eni has also been included in the prestigious index FTSE4Good.
Ansaldo STS S.p.A. www.ansaldo-sts.com
Ansaldo STS, listed on the Milan stock exchange, is leader in the field of railway and urban transport technology. The company operates through two business units, Transportation Solutions and Signalling, in designing, producing and managing rail and signalling systems. It acts as both main contractor and systems integrator, providing turnkey solutions in major projects worldwide.
Ansaldo STS is a Finmeccanica group company with more than 4,340 employees in 28 countries. In 2009 it reported revenues of EUR 1,176 million, EBITDA of EUR 125 million and consolidated net profit of EUR 88 million.
Ansaldo STS has the experience and resources to provide innovative transport systems for conventional and high-speed railway lines, regional and freight lines, marshalling yards, metro and tram lines. The Ansaldo STS group’s expertise in providing turnkey solutions lies mainly in the areas of: general contracting, project financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance, integration of subsystems, fit out and electric traction.
Railway companies need increasingly more efficient traffic control systems that enable them to reduce investment depreciation periods, increasing the use of infrastructure. Requirements relating to safety and speed of operation, the capacity to monitor and manage systems, together with high efficiency levels and low costs, are therefore essential. Ansaldo STS guarantees that all projects meet the specific national requirements demanded by the client, and at the same time offers the benefits of working with an international company.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP www.clearygottlieb.com
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm founded in 1946 by lawyers committed to legal excellence, internationalism and diversity. Our clients include multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions. Organized and operated as a single, integrated global partnership, Cleary Gottlieb employs approximately 1,100 lawyers from more than 50 countries and diverse backgrounds who are admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions around the world. The firm operates out of twelve offices located in New York, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Cologne, Rome, Milan, Moscow, Hong Kong and Beijing.
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