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Agenda Overview

Day One: Thursday 3rd March 2016

08:15 Registration and networking

09:00 Chairman´s opening remarks

  1. Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

09:10 Keynote speech: Singapore as the infrastructure and project finance hub of Asia

  1. Ms. Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Government of Singapore

09:30 Let’s cut to the chase - what needs to happen to drive infrastructure and energy projects forward in the region?

  • What role will the capital markets play in the financing of major projects?
  • The role of the capital markets in financing major projects
  • Examine the impact of increasing Chinese banking sector activity
  • Will the Involvement of the insurance and pension fund accelerate deals?
  • Which sectors and regions will lead the charge and why?
  • Explore the role of international lenders in the face of strong local competition
  • Can the AIIB reshape the availability of funding for more challenging projects?
  • Can ECAs and DFIs support some of Asia´s trickier deals?
  1. Harold Tjiptadjaja, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
  2. Michael Barrow, Deputy Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Munetaka Horiguchi, Executive Officer for Asia and Pacific, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
  4. Hiro Kasai, Senior Vice President and Head of Investment, Tokio Marine Asia Pte. Ltd.
  5. Raymond Ellis, Vice President, Global Business Development, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  6. Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Group, SBI Capital Markets
  7. Yasukazu Irino, Head of Singapore Office and Chief Representative for Asia and Oceania, NEXI
  8. Moderator: Olivier Delfour, Managing Director and Head of Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings

10:40 Coffee break and networking

11:00 Opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure across Asia Pacific

  • What explains the surge in interest in Indonesia among overseas investors?
  • What opportunities exist for investors in India outside of renewables?
  • What are the other attractive jurisdictions in the region, and the most appealing sectors?
  • How does Asia rate as an investment target compared with other regions?
  • What level of political, commercial and currency risk are investors willing to accept and how can it be mitigated?
  • The role of trustees in infrastructure deals, and the different complexities and challenges faced in various Asian jurisdictions
  1. Hans-Martin Aerts, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific, APG Asset Management Asia
  2. Grant Dooley, Executive Director – Head of Asia, Hastings Funds Management Limited
  3. Tony Adams, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure, Eastspring Investments
  4. Teerapong Ninvoraskul, Assistant Secretary General, Private Market Portfolio Investment, Government Pension Fund
  5. Hodaka Shoji, Chief Investment Officer, Mizuho AsiaInfra Capital Pte. Ltd
  6. Adrian Nye, Managing Director, Regional Head of Issuer Services, Citi
  7. Moderator: Luca Tonello, Head of Project Finance - Investment Banking Asia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

12:00 Dissecting the Oyu Tolgoi mine deal: what lessons can we learn?

  • Does the deal provide a template for other large-scale resource project financings?
  • How was Rio able to incorporate such a diverse lender group into a bankable structure?
  • Has the closing of the deal helped reshape investors’ perceptions of Mongolia?
  • Will the deal have a catalytic effect for deals in other sectors?
  1. Vivek Pathak, Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

12:25 Opportunities arising from recent PPP developments in Asia Pacific

  • What lessons can Asia learn from the experiences of Australia and New Zealand?
  • Does the Philippines’ experience provide a blueprint for other developing economies?
  • How have recent attempts in Indonesia and Vietnam to foster PPP markets fared?
  • What role can development banks and multilaterals play in project preparation?
  • What are the main obstacles for successful implementation of PPP schemes?
  1. Isabel Chatterton, Ph.D., Manager Public Private Partnerships Transaction Advisory Services, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  2. John Walker AM, Executive Chairman Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables, Asia, Macquarie Capital
  3. Frederic Pergay, Vice President, Infrastructure Development Asia Pacific, Bouygues Construction
  4. Moderator: Andrew Digges, Partner, Ashurst

13:10 Lunch

Energy & Infrastructure streams



14:20 Opportunities in conventional power and renewables

  • Where will opportunities emerge from in Asia’s independent power producer sector?
  • Does the number of banks and developers shying away from coal present a problem?
  • How successful have various feed-in tariff schemes and adder payment schemes been?
  • How do banks overcome issues such as land acquisition, offtaker creditworthiness, etc.?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of USD vs. local currency financing
  1. Low Kian Min, Senior Vice President, Sembcorp Industries Ltd
  2. Utpal Guha, Renewable Energy focused Investor and Entrepreneur
  3. Mitesh Patel, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Black & Veatch
  4. Moderator: Eugene Tan, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Power and Utilities, Asia Pacific, Scotiabank

14:20 Building roads, ports, airports and railroads

  • Will local lenders continue to dominate transportation deals?
  • Future of transportation project financing – what are the possibilities?
  • How have international banks responded to recent large tenders in the Philippines?
  • How comfortable are most developers in shouldering volume risk?
  • Do governments need to do make VGF more widely available to attract private capital?
  • Has the level of interest in KL-Singapore high-speed rail project overcome expectations?
  1. Juan Alcalá, Director, Australia and New Zealand, Cintra
  2. Paul J. Gallie, Director, Port Investments, Asia, APM Terminals
  3. Thomas Jacquot, Senior Director, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  4. Fadi Selwan, Executive Vice-President, Business Development, VINCI Concessions
  5. Moderator: Mark Moseley, Senior Director, Legal Frameworks and Procurement Policy, Global Infrastructure Hub

15:15 What will the future of the oil and gas sector look like in the era of low commodity prices?

  • Where to look for new investment opportunities in Asia Pacific?
  • Have distressed investors benefited so far from the fall in oil prices?
  • What explains banks’ increased appetite for financing unconventional gas concessions?
  • How is Singapore fulfilling its ambition to become the LNG hub of Asia?
  • How have investors reacted to recent regulatory changes in Indonesia?
  1. Aditya Trehan, Vice President, Sales, Large Gas Turbine Packages, Asia Pacific, Siemens Pte Ltd
  2. Alan Heng, Executive Vice President, Head of Singapore Operations, Pavilion Energy
  3. Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS
  4. Moderator: Travis Maurer, Senior Vice President and Head of Oil &Gas Upstream and Offshore, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

15:15 Private sector opportunities in Asia´s social and environmental infrastructure programmes

  • Which sectors and regions are most appealing to investors?
  • Has the creditworthiness of fuel suppliers stifled investment in the waste sector?
  • What can Asia learn from Australia’s experience in operational risk transfer?
  • Building schools and hospitals with a private sector involvement
  • Will social infrastructure projects continue to be exclusively financed by local banks?
  1. Allard M. Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd.
  2. Chris Harris, Group Vice President & Head, Greater China & Japan, Philips Capital 
  3. Girish Luthra, Chairman, Gujarat Enviro Protection & Infrastructure Limited (GEPIL)
  4. Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors
  5. Seree Nonthasoot, Senior Executive Vice President, Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises
  6. Moderator: Thomas Blott, Asia-Pacific Editor, IJGlobal

16:00 Coffee break and networking

16:20 Champagne project pipeline roundtables

  • Representatives from selected countries will share insights into their energy and infrastructure development pipelines, procurement process and requirements, talking to each roundtable of delegates in 20 minute slots. Pick and choose your session in a more intimate roundtable setting
  1. China: Chris Harris, Group Vice President & Head, Greater China & Japan, Philips Capital 
  2. India: Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Group, SBI Capital Markets
  3. Myanmar: Low Kian Min, Senior Vice President, Sembcorp Industries Ltd
  4. Thailand: Seree Nonthasoot, Senior Executive Vice President, Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises
  5. Vietnam: Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS
  6. Indonesia: Harold Tjiptadjaja, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

17:20 Chairman´s close of the Forum followed by the cocktail reception
19:00 IJGlobal Awards Asia-Pacific gala dinner

  • The IJGlobal Awards Asia-Pacific celebrate the best in class deals in energy and infrastructure over the past year, and recognise the companies that have played vital roles in those transactions across the region.
  • Gain industry recognition
  • Celebrate with your team and clients
  • Network with the industries’ elite
  • Highlight your firm’s success



  1. *to be finally confirmed