Institutional Partners



Emka

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) brings together more than 70 railway undertakings, their national associations as well as infrastructure managers and vehicle leasing companies. The membership is made up of long-established bodies, new entrants and both private and public enterprises, representing 73% of the rail network length, 80% of the rail freight business and about 96% of rail passenger operations in EU, EFTA and EU accession countries. CER represents the interests of its members towards EU policy makers and transport stakeholders, advocating rail as the backbone of a competitive and sustainable transport system in Europe. For more information, visit www.cer.be or follow us via Twitter at @CER_railways.



Ecce

The European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) was created in 1985 out of the common concern of the professional bodies for Civil Engineers in Europe that the Civil Engineers working together across Europe could offer much more to assist Europe advance its built Environment and protect the natural environment.
At the European Union level, ECCE aims to promote the highest technical and ethical standards, to provide a source of impartial advice, and promote co-operation with other pan-European organisations in the construction industry. ECCE also advises and influences individual governments and professional institutions, formulates standards and achieves a mutual compatibility of different regulations controlling the profession, and formulates standards for a European Code of Conduct of the Civil Engineering Profession and disciplinary procedures applicable throughout the Union.
ECCE formulates guidelines to maintain and raise standards of civil engineering education, training and professionals competence, as well as assisting in achieving mutual compatibility of Euro codes, standards and regulations in the related industry and encouraging and improving levels of safety and quality in the industry.



Emka

The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of both public and private sector organisations involved in project finance worldwide. It has, as its members, key financial institutions, project sponsors, law firms, construction companies and operators active in PPP, project finance and infrastructure markets globally.
Collaborating with over 480 members, the IPFA operates worldwide and is continually expanding to provide a continuous programme of over 80 industry events, workshops and consultations, plus training seminars, throughout the year in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Nordic Regions, Russia & the CIS and Turkey.
Working closely with governments, multilateral development banks and IFIs, IPFA events are focused on investment and development matters that are of critical interest to infrastructure and energy practitioners, enabling excellent networking opportunities with senior professionals, across the industry. Agendas typically feature distinguished, high-profile speakers with expert industry knowledge updating members as to key trends in existing and new markets.
Please visit http://www.ipfa.org for more information.



Emka

Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers associates more than 60 companies. Among them are the biggest construction companies which performed about 70% of main contracts conclude in the Polish construction mark. It is a country-wide organisation. We associate construction contractors, construction materials manufacturers, specialist design and geodetic companies, developers and others related to the construction industry (due to their size). We are an organisation expressing the community opinion on negotiations with the Government, the Parliament, Trade Unions and the EU structures.