SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

September 18, 2007 13:29 ET

Lenders From Recent Carrix Ports Financing to Be Featured at Infocast's Port & Intermodal Meeting in December

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Key financial institutions from the $2.5 billion debt financing for Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partner's acquisition of 49% of Carrix ports will be featured at Infocast's upcoming "North American Port & Intermodal Finance & Investment Summit," December 3-5 in Coral Gables, Florida. Senior representatives from Citigroup and Societe Generale will be featured in the sessions, "Lenders' Perspectives" and "The Road Ahead."

40+ speakers at the Summit will explore the growth of private investment in the port and intermodal sectors and how it could impact the nation's infrastructure. The Summit will feature Port Authority representatives from Tacoma, Virginia, Galveston, Houston, New York & New Jersey, Long Beach, Portland, Miami, New Orleans, Duluth and Tampa. The shipping, rail and trucking intermodal communities will be represented by senior executives from CSX Intermodal, the American Trucking Association, CMA-CGM (America) INC., Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Norfolk Southern Corporation. In addition, North American and international players from the investing and lending communities will share their plans for infrastructure investing.

Participants will hear:

    A keynote address by former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta
    (currently with Hill & Knowlton).

    Port authorities discuss their strategic expansion and investment plans
    and perspectives on working with the private financial community.

    Shipping companies, railroads, and trucking companies share their
    viewpoints on working with the financial community on intermodal
    projects.

    Infrastructure funds, private investors and lenders introduce
    themselves to the port and intermodal community, articulate their
    goals, describe their modus operandi, and outline the role they can
    play in financing the port and intermodal systems of the future.

    A panel of representatives from the Department of Transportation
    discuss current financing programs and regulations as well as items
    under review for the upcoming Transportation Bill.

The Pre-summit workshop, "Innovative Financing Techniques for Port & Intermodal Investments," will feature industry experts explaining the latest developments in funding port and intermodal investments.

For more information on the Summit please contact David Church at 818-888-4444 or visit the event-dedicated website at www.infocastinc.com/ports.html.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    David Church
    (818) 888-4445 ext 26