SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, is attending the Global Infrastructure Financing 2011 Conference (GIF) which takes place in The Cumberland Hotel, London, UK, on December 5-7, 2011. During the event, SGS will hold an informative presentation on ‘Risk Management’ as well as a workshop on ‘Renewable Energy Infrastructure Financing’.

Global Infrastructure Financing 2011 (GIF) comprises of pre-conference workshops and a two-day conference, focusing on identifying optimal solutions to finance crucial infrastructure projects in an era of limited government funds and uncertain economic environment.

The three-day event presents a perfect occasion for SGS to showcase its wide portfolio of Project Finance services and to forge new business contacts.

On December 6, 2011, the first day of the main conference, Jale Cairney, Vice President Global Risk Management at SGS, will hold a presentation entitled ‘Predicting Risk und Project Expenditures’. The presentation, which is scheduled for 14.30, will focus on Risk Management. Based on her extensive experience and expertise, Jale will talk about effective modeling for risk, usage and interpretation of performance indicators to best position the companies and identify key risk areas as well as explain how to learn from past mistakes and incorporate best practices into company operations.

Moreover, on December 5, 2011, a team of SGS’s experts, including Rob Sphet (Business Development Manager, Project Finance Services), Mark Dowell (Industrial Business Manager) and Jale Cairney, will conduct a pre-conference workshop on ‘Unveiling the Future of Renewable Energy Infrastructure Financing’. The workshop will present a perfect chance for the attendees to learn about the role of energy infrastructure investment in diversifying exports and advancing the economy and the structure and financing of energy infrastructure projects and solutions to financing gaps. In addition, SGS’s team of experts will provide significant facts about the importance of the cost of capital and the difference between profitable and cheap.

SGS is eagerly looking forward to the Global Infrastructure Financing 2011 Conference (GIF) to present the SGS capabilities in the Project Finance sector and share the long years of experience in the global infrastructure financing market with the stakeholders.

About SGS Project Finance Services

SGS has a worldwide pool of project specialists with technical and environmental experts from a variety of industry sectors. SGS understands investors’ concerns regarding project delays and proper project execution, especially in the current economic situation. In order to protect project investments, SGS provides technical advice and information at all stages of the project lifecycle.

In the Project Finance sector, SGS provides a fully comprehensive program of services from Risk Management and Project Management to Due Diligence and Technical Reviews designed to meet the specific requirements of its clients. As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS can review the underlying business case and verify that the investment is feasible from a technical, environmental and economic point of view.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Risk Management
Jale Cairney
Vice President Global Risk Management

SGS United Kingdom Limited
SGS House, 217-221 London Road
Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3EY

t: +44 (0)1276 697 747


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.