With many of the world’s largest economies in recession, investor and industry attention to project risk have increased, as project defaults or delays and cost overruns become untenable. In the first ever event of its kind to focus solely on the issue of project risk, leading experts on the subject will share their views during Project Risk Symposium 2009 hosted by SGS. The symposium will be held on 17 June 2009 in London.

The symposium will feature experts from the industry covering risk areas that include: financial, political, legal, technical, operational, environmental and social risk. The symposium will also address the subject of sustainability in project finance. The day will consist of a mix of panel discussions and speeches and will feature guest speakers from the financial, risk management consulting and industry and regulatory worlds, complemented by SGS experts in the field of project risk management.

“We have seen a great deal of demand for these services of late. This event will bring across a comprehensive set of perspectives on the key issues related to project risk management from financiers, sponsors, industry experts and important stakeholders, such as regulators, and will go a long way to filling out the knowledge base in this area,” said Milena Stoyanova, Head of SGS Financial Services.

The symposium will be held on Wednesday 17 June 2009 at the Gibson Hall (13 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3BA). Visit the Project Risk Symposium 2009 website for more information, including a conference program and how to register.

About SGS Project Finance Services

SGS Project Finance Services range from technical and environmental due diligence and project monitoring, offering the widest variety of services to deliver the trusted technical information needed by banks, sponsors and equity investors to manage risks. The project portfolio reflects its extensive coverage of sectors and geographical locations and sets a benchmark for industry best practices.

For further information, please contact:

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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.