Educational web seminars, which take an interactive in-depth look at a variety of issues, are available for attendees sitting in front of their own computer in any part of the world. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company offers free webinars on various risk management issues.

SGS Project Finance Services launches a new series of free webinars for anyone interested in project finance risk management, titled: Are you Aware of your Project Risks?

The webinars focus on the meaning of market and political risk in the current market context, the prevention of technical and operational risk, the importance of environmental and social risk as well as the implications of the Equator Principles. Not only will the theory of effective project risk management be included but also practical tips on how to manage project risk effectively.

Head of Financial Services at SGS, Milena Stoyanova, will help you to gain an understanding on project risk caused by volatility in the current market environment and how it impacts the projects you finance or are involved in in other ways.

Milena Stoyanova has an MBA, a BSc in Business Management and Spanish, and a Diploma in Project Finance. As Head of Financial Services at SGS, Milena’s responsibilities include project finance advisory, trade transaction validation and regulatory compliance services for banks and financial institutions. Milena has advised on numerous successful deals in the infrastructure, energy, and renewable sectors.

In just 60 minutes you can increase your knowledge about new and innovative instruments to manage risks effectively.

The following sessions have been scheduled:
Wed, 11 March 2009 (English session)
10:00 a.m. Paris (GMT + 1:00)
04:00 p.m. Bangkok (GMT + 7:00)

Wed, 25 March 2009 First session (in English):
10:00 a.m. Paris (GMT +1:00)
04:00 p.m. Bangkok (GMT +7:00)

Second session (in English):
10:00 am New York (GMT -05:00)
04:00 pm Paris (GMT +1:00)

Third session (in Spanish):
12:00 pm Bogotá (GMT -05:00)
06:00 pm Paris (GMT +1:00)

Wed, 15 April 2009 First session (in English):
10:00 a.m. Paris (GMT +1:00)
04:00 p.m. Bangkok (GMT +7:00)

Second session (in Spanish):
12 :00 pm Bogotá (GMT -05:00)
06 :00 pm Paris (GMT+1:00)

Visit the SGS Webinar Calendar for registration.

SGS provides specialist technical advice and information at all stages of the project finance life cycle. Because customers’ needs can vary depending on the industry sector, the geographical location and the stage of the project, SGS has developed a modular approach covering feasibility evaluation, progress monitoring and ensuring operations run according to plan.

SGS is the preferred international partner for those involved in the fields of energy, infrastructure, trading and commodities. Our expertise in these areas is based on years of experience in providing services to customers around the world.

For more information or registration you can also contact:

Myriam Ressel
Global Marketing Coordinator
Industrial Services

SGS Group Management Ltd
SGS Germany GmbH
Raboisen 28
D - 20095 Hamburg
t: +49 40 30101 541
f: +49 40 30101 936

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.