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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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How to best serve a changing world?

Ofwat and Ofgem are guiding towards sharp cuts in allowed returns and tougher efficiency and performance targets in the next regulatory periods. Companies rarely appeal but more may feel compelled this time. Beyond these price reviews, what are the right priorities if companies are to best serve a changing world?

Join us as we discuss:

The half-day conference is designed regulators, companies, investors and other industry participants.

<div class="credit-themes-container dynamic"><div class="custom-fa-wrapper"><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Discover</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Discover fresh perspectives on the credit markets</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Meet</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Meet senior Moody's Analysts and market experts</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Network</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Network with key regulated utilities sector market participants.</p></div></div></div></div>

08.30 Registration and Coffee

09.00 Welcome Address  

Neil Griffiths-Lambeth, Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

09.10 Ofwat’s Future Priorities

Rachel Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Ofwat

09.30 Ask the Regulator

Rachel Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Ofwat

Simon Wilde, Senior Financial Advisor, Ofgem

Neil Griffiths-Lambeth, Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

10.00 Future priorities for Water

Liz Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire Water Services

10.20 Future priorities for Energy Networks

Fintan Slye, Director UK System Operator, National Grid SO

10.40 Coffee & Networking Break

11.10 Success or Failure: Risks and Rewards of a CMA Appeal

Thomas Sharpe QC, One Essex Court

11.30 Trigger Warning: Covenants and ‘Financeability’ in a Low-Return Environment

Stefanie Voelz, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

11:50 Nationalisation and Sovereign Credit Quality: A Historical Perspective

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Lead UK Sovereign Analyst

12.10 Is the Private Utility Model Broken?

Panel discussion, led by Graham Taylor, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

John Earwaker, Director, First Economics

Cat Hobbs, Founder & Director, We Own It

Colin Skellet, Group Chief Executive, WessexWater/YTL UK Group

13.00 Networking & Lunch

08.30 Registration and Coffee

09.00 Welcome Address  

Neil Griffiths-Lambeth, Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

09.10 Ofwat’s Future Priorities

Rachel Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Ofwat

09.30 Ask the Regulator

Rachel Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Ofwat

Simon Wilde, Senior Financial Advisor, Ofgem

Neil Griffiths-Lambeth, Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

10.00 Future priorities for Water

Liz Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire Water Services

10.20 Future priorities for Energy Networks

Fintan Slye, Director UK System Operator, National Grid SO

10.40 Coffee & Networking Break

11.10 Success or Failure: Risks and Rewards of a CMA Appeal

Thomas Sharpe QC, One Essex Court

11.30 Trigger Warning: Covenants and ‘Financeability’ in a Low-Return Environment

Stefanie Voelz, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

11:50 Nationalisation and Sovereign Credit Quality: A Historical Perspective

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Lead UK Sovereign Analyst

12.10 Is the Private Utility Model Broken?

Panel discussion, led by Graham Taylor, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s

John Earwaker, Director, First Economics

Cat Hobbs, Founder & Director, We Own It

Colin Skellet, Group Chief Executive, WessexWater/YTL UK Group

13.00 Networking & Lunch

Speakers

Guest Speakers

Liz Barber
Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Yorkshire Water Services

Guest Speaker

Yorkshire Water Services

Chief Executive Officer
Liz Barber
Rachel Fletcher
Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Ofwat

Guest Speaker

Ofwat

Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Fletcher
Thomas Sharpe
QC

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

QC
Thomas Sharpe
Colin Skellett
Group Chief Executive

Guest Speaker

Wessex Water/YTL UK Group

Guest Speaker

Wessex Water/YTL UK Group

Group Chief Executive
Colin Skellett
Fintan Slye
Director UK System Operator

Guest Speaker

National Grid SO

Guest Speaker

National Grid SO

Director UK System Operator
Fintan Slye
Cat Hobbs
Founder & Director

Guest Speaker

We Own It

Guest Speaker

We Own It

Founder & Director
Cat Hobbs
John Earwaker
Director

Guest Speaker

First Economics

Guest Speaker

First Economics

Director
John Earwaker

Moody's

Neil Griffiths-Lambeth
Associate Managing Director, EMEA Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Associate Managing Director, EMEA Infrastructure Finance
Neil Griffiths-Lambeth
Sarah Carlson
Senior Vice President
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Senior Vice President
Sarah Carlson
Stefanie Voelz
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Infrastructure Finance
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Stefanie Voelz
Graham Taylor
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
UK regulated and unregulated utilities

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

UK regulated and unregulated utilities
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Graham Taylor
Moody’s Events 

Christopher De Ridder

Marketing Manager - Events & Outreach

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Christopher.DeRidder@moodys.com