Background information about the Finance & Investment Forum (FIF)

“The meeting place of all the major decision makers in the industry – The Davos of Data Centres”
Jason O’Conaill, Infinity SDC

Researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup the first forum took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognized as the premier annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the data centre and cloud sectors. Since the first event the market has increased some 200% in value.

The objective of the one-day forum is to bring together stakeholders and players in finance and investment with cloud services, carrier neutral and carrier owned operational companies, government and regional investment authorities, property interests, and law firms to assess the market outlook and identify key opportunities.

Attracting a high calibre audience of 250+ professionals, the forum has always been recognized as a standout networking opportunity for the leadership of operating companies and investors at partner/CxO level including the financial and strategic leadership of:

  • Data centre and cloud service provider companies
  • Investor and financial organizations, private equity and hedge funds
  • Professional advisors and intermediaries, property specialists and transactions
  • Legal counsel
  • Data centre investment promotion agencies
  • Enterprise end user companies
  • Vendor firms

Benefits for all attendees:

Considered to be the “best place to take the temperature of the industry,” FIF offers several critical advantages to all attendees including:
Exposure to key investors (providing often difficult or rare opportunities for many companies across the sector) - 30% of attendees are typically investors
Exposure to key influencers (such as the key players to support fund raising or an IPO)
High level analysis of the market for data centre and cloud assets, company valuations and investor experience
Awareness raising for new market entrants to meet investors, partners, wholesale agreements

Quality content:

The programme content includes highly relevant topics with top experts in the sector:
Global opportunities
Emerging markets
Financing tools, funding, debt and mezzanine finance
Investor perspectives
REITS and business models
Regulation and impact

Sponsor opportunities

Stand out at the forum:

  • As the 10th anniversary forum, lots of exciting things are happening.
  • We offer a number of ways for your company to be represented at the forum ranging from sponsorship to flyer/brochures in bags/on seats
  • Sponsor a speaking slot
  • Act as host of the gala reception
  • Gain brand recognition through a variety of opportunities we have available

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