SGS Successfully Attends Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum in Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile (PressExposure) July 12, 2011 -- SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to report that it successfully attended the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum in Santiago, Chile on June 15, 2011.

The Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum, organized by the Project Finance Magazine was a perfect meeting place for key market players to examine efforts to build and finance Chile's energy and infrastructure needs. The one-day event provided an exciting opportunity for SGS Industrial Services, silver sponsor of the forum, to hold informative presentations and forge new business contacts.

During the forum, Mr. Eric Bunster, Project Services Manager at SGS Chile, explained how concession companies could successfully deal with the investment of US 8 billion dollars announced by Chile's government for the next three years. Furthermore, Mr. Adrian Shaw, Head of Project Finance Services of SGS, discussed the importance of Risk Management in megaprojects, including large thermoelectric and hydroelectric projects. Drawing on his extensive experience and expertise, Mr. Shaw explained how to manage and mitigate risks, and went on to provide an answer to the question of whether risk transfer is the right solution.

In addition, participants of the event had a chance to learn more about the issues in Healthcare Concession projects from Mr. Javier Reguart, Concession Manager from the SGS Chile. This presentation was followed with great interest by Mr. Mauricio Marquez, head of hospital concessions at the Ministry of Public Works in Chile.

With over 125 participants, the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum proved to be a great success for SGS, whose presentations were met with very positive responses. Due to its first-rate experience and competence in the Project Finance sector, SGS attracted some valuable business contacts, who expressed keen interest in cooperating with SGS.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer's installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades' worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services

Eric Bunster

Manager of Project Services in Chile

SGS Chile

Avda de los Conquistadores 1700

Piso 6 ofi 601 Torre Santamaria


Santiago de Chile

t: +56 (2) 2336223 Anexo 104


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About SGS Industrial Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 12, 2011 at 10:10 am
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