KPMG partners with IJGlobal and New Energy Events as title sponsor of the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF)
KPMG in The Bahamas, is pleased to confirm its leading role in CARIF 2017 as Title Sponsor. Following successful Infrastructure Summits hosted in 2011, 2013 and 2015, KPMG will partner with hosts IJGlobal, the infrastructure arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and New Energy Events, the organizers of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, to convene a broader cross section of key decision makers, executives and financiers from across the public and private sectors to discuss the region’s infrastructure needs, explore structures and partnerships, and introduce Caribbean projects to international sources of financing.
In 2014, the incoming President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Warren Smith, predicted that US$30 billion would be required over the next decade to modernize the power, transportation, telecommunications, and water and wastewater sectors. As the extent of the threat posed by rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns is better understood, so the need to invest heavily in climate resilient infrastructure across multiple sectors has become clearer. US$30 billion now looks conservative.
“We are very excited to partner with IJGlobal, New Energy Events and fellow Title Sponsor CIBC First Caribbean to host a consolidated regional infrastructure event which gathers the market” noted Charlene Lewis-Small, Infrastructure Lead for KPMG in The Bahamas. “CARIF is set to be the catalyst which will drive the flow of financing and investment into critical regional infrastructure projects now and for years to come as it draws an expansive audience of project sponsors and developers, providers of multilateral and private capital and regional governments.”
For more information on CARIF please visit: http://newenergyevents.com/carif/