London - 11 November 2011 – Leading international players will gather in London on 8th December for the annual Finance and Investment Forum for DataCentres, now in its fifth year with Digital Realty Trust announced as Gold Sponsor.
As the only event in the sector to focus on DataCentres as an asset class, and offer high networking values, the first forum researched by BroadGroup, took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognized as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, property specialists, and legal counsel focused on the DataCentre and Cloud sector. An Investor Dinner also takes place on the evening of 7th December.
The objective of the one-day forum is to bring together stakeholders and players in the sector across the finance and investment community, to assess where the sector is heading and identify key opportunities. Discussion will also cover emerging sector international opportunities, the types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising activity and business models.
“Digital Realty is delighted to take part in the 5th Finance and Investment forum for Data Centres,” commented Adam Levine, VP Sales at the company, “As a global provider of data centre solutions, we support industry efforts to discuss the opportunities and outlook for the sector and look forward to contributing to the debate. With 98 properties located in 30 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia we believe our perspective will add value to the event.”
This year’s event again includes a series of Investor Pitches where companies seeking finance in the sector will be provided with a unique platform and highly targeted audience.
Speakers at the event include among others Digital Realty Trust,Simmons and Simmons,RBC Capital Markets,J Rothschild Capital Management Ltd, Barclays Capital,Devonshire Investors,Digital Mines,e-Shelter,GVA,Highbridge Properties,Ariadne Capital, CBRE, Jefferies, Brockton Capital, EBRD, AHV Associates LLP,and BroadGroup Consulting.
Sponsors include Digital Realty Trust and Simmons and Simmons. Media partners include Telegeography, Data Center Knowledge, The Strategy People, Data Center Post, Info Com. The official media partner for the event is Datacentres.com.
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