By Nick Flitterman

Flitterman chairs EU broadband conference

On 26th and 27th October 2009 in Berlin, the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law sponsored a prestigious event on “How to Finance Broadband Infrastructure”, with Portland’s Head of Telecoms, Nick Flitterman, chairing the first day of proceedings.

Participants included the great and the good from three EC Directorates, from national and regional communications ministries and agencies, and from major private sector telecom operators and suppliers. The event programme and speaker profiles can be seen by clicking on this link.

Nick’s own presentation on “Models & Solutions for Financing Broadband in the Public & Private Sectors” can be viewed by clicking here.

Please contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com for access to the information presented by the other conference speakers or to discuss the detail of his presentation.

By Nick Flitterman

Portland “Thought Leadership” highlighted in PFI Magazine

Demonstrating the continued thought leadership of Portland Advisers, Geoff Knox, our Head of Energy, recently had his article on Hydro Power published in the leading Project Finance journal, “Project Finance International”. It can be found in the printed edition of the August 2009 issue, however we are pleased to provide it through the link below.

Geoff Knox on HydroPower Article (PFI Aug ‘09)

For further information on the article or its content, or for enquiries relating to Energy sector projects, please contact Geoff directly at geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland assists Princess Yachts

Following its sale in 2008 to L Capital 2 FCPR (an investment group sponsored by LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Groupe Arnault), Princess Yachts International plc engaged Portland Advisers to build a full financial and operational model. Integrated with the Management’s information systems, the model provides automated up-to-date sales, costing and financial information.

Princess Yachts International plc is the UK’s largest producer of luxury performance motor yachts from 42 feet to 130 feet. For further information on Princess Yachts International, click here.

For further infomation, contact nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com or james.benbow@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland presence at Pagnanelli Space conference

The world-renowned Pagnanelli space insurance conference was held this year on the Lido in Venice on 2nd and 3rd April 2009. Attended by the great and the good of the satellite industry, from operators to suppliers, insurers to governments, the participants took the opportunity to share experiences and expertise during this the 30th anniversaryal of the event. 

Nick Flitterman presenting on project finance insurance issues

Nick Flitterman from Portland Advisers was notable for being the only represenative of the finance community at the event, and his positive presentation on insurance issues in Project Finance was well received attracting plenty of interest and questions as the industry continues to ride the difficult financial climate with success after success.

Click here for further details on this years conference, use the link below to view a copy of Nick’s presentation on “Insurance in Project Finance”or contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com for further information.

Nick’s presentation (Pagnanelli Risk Conference, April ‘09)

By Nick Flitterman

Nick Flitterman speaks at ESPI conference

On 31st March 2009, the Head of Telecoms at Portland Advisers, Nick Flitterman, joined an audience of senior dignatories from the public and private sectors at a conference discussing the future of satellite PPP’s, sponsored by the European Space Policy Institute (”ESPI”) in Vienna. 

Following a presentation of their study made by the highly respected Milbank space and project finance team, Nick chaired a lively discussion amongst a panel of senior satellite sector executives, including Romain Bausch, CEO of SES, and Giuseppe Viriglio, Chairman of Telespazio,  with debate held on some of the key issues facing the sector today and in the future.

Speakers at the conference – Nick is in the centre at the back


For full details of the conference and further information on ESPI, click here, or contact Nick directly at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com.

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