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FINANCE MINISTER TO OPEN DATACENTER AND CLOUD FINANCE AND INVESTMENT FORUM IN SYDNEY

Leading international datacenter and cloud players will gather in Sydney on 13th November for the annual Finance and Investment Forum for Datacenters Australia (www.fif-australia.com) with global providers Digital Realty as Patron of the event. The event will be opened by Andrew Constance MP, Minister of Finance and Services NSW.
The Forum is the only event in the sector to focus on datacenters as an asset class, and offers significant networking value bringing together senior executives from investors, funds, operators, property specialists, legal counsel and user companies engaged in the sector with attendees from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the US.

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 datacenters, hosting and cloud, identify key opportunities emerging in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region, the types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, debt versus risk and mezzanine financing. Discussion will also cover the different types of funders, lessons from the US and Europe, and financial and business model assumptions.

“Digital Realty is delighted to participate in the Finance and Investment Forum for Datacenters Autralia,” commented Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific. “As a global provider of datacenter solutions, we support industry efforts to discuss the opportunities and outlook for the sector and look forward to contributing to the debate. With 122 properties located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia we believe our perspective will add tremendous value to the event.”

Speakers also include Bernadette Jew, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin, Andrew Kirker, Pacific Sales Director, Cloud, Colocation and Telecommunications, Schneider Electric, Nigel Stitt, CEO Australia & New Zealand, Pacnet, Angus Buckley, Associate Director, Macquarie Bank and Mike Foster, CEO, Fujitsu.

“Australia has reached an exciting stage of development in datacenters,” said Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup Consulting, “and this event creates a unique platform for the key opportunity sectors across the region that will drive investment and innovation.”

Sponsors include Digital Realty, Schneider Electric, Gilbert + Tobin, Pacnet. Green Global Consulting is Partner company for the event, and the official media partner is datacentres.com. The forum is researched and produced by international consulting firm BroadGroup.

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