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Agenda Overview

Wednesday 7th September 2016

08:15 Registration and networking

09:00 Chairman´s opening remarks

  1. Tony Shale, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Euromoney Institutional Investor Ltd.

09:05 Keynote speech: The new government’s plans for infrastructure development in the Philippines

  1. Hon Ernesto Pernia, Socio-economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General, Republic of the Philippines

09:25 Keynote speech: Exploring the future of mining and how will renewables contribute to the Philippines´ energy mix

  1. Hon Regina Paz "Gina" La'O Lopez, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, Republic of the Philippines*

09:45 Understand what´s required to meet the Philippines´ ambitious infrastructure needs

  • What has been achieved to date, and what are the country’s needs over the six-year life of the new administration?
  • What´s in the pipeline and what needs to be added to it?
  • What are opportunities for foreign participation and what are the impediments?
  • How will the new government address the 40% rule on foreign ownership of SPVs?
  • What are the government´s plans for securing funding for energy and infrastructure projects?
  1. Karen Singson, Chief of Staff and Incoming Undersecretary for Privatization and office of Special Concerns of Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
  2. Maria Catalina E. Cabral, Undersecretary for Planning and PPP, Department of Public Works and Highways, Republic of the Philippines
  3. Noel Kintanar, Undersecretary of Department of Transportation, Republic of the Philippines
  4. John Walker AM, Executive Chairman Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables, Asia, Macquarie Capital
  5. Moderator: Mia Tahara-Stubbs, Senior Reporter, Asia-Pacific, IJGlobal 

    10:35 Morning refreshments and networking break

    11:00 Examine the appetite of domestic and foreign lenders for infrastructure projects

    • What level of currency risks are lenders willing to accept and how can they be mitigated?
    • What challenges and opportunities are presented by domestic banks’ evolving limit & liquidity positions?
    • What will attract more international bank participation and is the Limay coal-fired power plant project the template for further involvement of foreign banks in infrastructure deals?
    • What role should DFIs and ECAs play given the abundant liquidity in the local bank market?
    • How was the Tiwi-Makban Geothermal Complex project – the first project bond refinancing since 1996 – put together and what model does it provide for the Phillipines or broader Asia Pacific project bond market?
    1. Kiyoshi Nishimura, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)
    2. Frédéric Thomas, Senior Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
    3. Dennis Montecillo, Executive Vice President and Head of the Corporate Client Segment Group, Bank of the Philippine Islands
    4. Moderator: Marius Toime, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

    11:50 Explore what developers and investors are looking for when bidding for infrastructure projects

    • What does it take to make projects bankable and what role can ECA financing play?
    • How can challenges like land acquisition and a lack of government guarantees be addressed?
    • What technical expertise and technology can be found domestically and what needs to be imported?
    • Where are the opportunities for collaboration between domestic and foreign developers and investors both in the Philippines and beyond?
    1. Wilfredo "Wolf" Bacareza, President, Philippines, Infunde Development Pte. Ltd.
    2. Hodaka Shoji, Chief Investment Officer, Mizuho AsiaInfra Capital Pte. Ltd.
    3. Timothy Koo, Investment Director, Asia, H.R.L. Morrison & Co
    4. Moderator: Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia

    12:40 Lunch

    13:50 Explore what the future holds for the Philippines´ PPP programme

    • What PPP Act amendments introduced by Acquino´s cabinet will be taken forward by the new administration and what will be cast aside?
    • If implemented, what implications would a recently proposed “hybrid” type of PPP have on private sector participation?
    • In which sectors and from which regions will new projects emerge?
    • How would the introduction of PPP equity securities impact financing?
    1. Ferdinand A. Pecson, Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines
    2. Robert John L. Sobrepeña, Chairman, MRT Holdings, Inc.
    3. Roel A. Refran, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
    4. Moderator: Dean Van Drasek, Executive Director, Arch Advisory Limited

    Power & Infrastructure streams



    15:00 Case study: San Buenaventura power project

    • What lessons can be learnt from the success of this project?
    1. Frank Thiel, General Manager & Managing Director, San Buenaventura Power Ltd Co. & Quezon Power (Philippines), Ltd Co.


    15:50 Case study: Mactan-Cebu airport project

    • Why was this such a successfully implemented PPP project?
    • How can other deals follow this example?
    1. Gwen Grecia-de Vera, Partner, PJS Law 

    15:30 Opportunities and challenges in the conventional power sector

    • How to mitigate bankability issues for offtake agreements with entities other than Meralco?
    • What has been accomplished in creating a wholesale market for power projects?
    • Are LNG/gas-fired power plants the solution to environmental concerns surrounding coal-fired power generation?
    • How can the Philippines secure a stable LNG supply?
    • Where do the opportunities lie for developing new LNG regasification terminals?
    1. Anthony Becker, President and COO, GN Power Ltd. Co.
    2. Gerald M. Lotilla, Managing Director, Next Power Consortium, Inc.
    3. Jerome H. Cainglet, Vice President, Business Development, First Gen Corporation 
    4. Senior representative, Energy Regulatory Commission
    5. Moderator: Edward McCartin, Director, Asia Greentech Pte Ltd.

    15:30 Collaborative opportunities for domestic and foreign developers in airport and port projects

    • What is the outlook for developing ports and airports through PPP schemes?
    • Where are the opportunities for joint ventures between domestic conglomerates and foreign developers?
    • How commercially viable are the pipeline port and airport projects?
    • What will the bidding process for regional airports´ operation and maintenance contracts look like?
    1. Marianne Hontiveros, Chairperson, Philippines AirAsia
    2. Christine Genalin C. Uy, Senior Investment Specialist, ADB 
    3. Karim Manuel G. Garcia, Vice President, Business Development, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
    4. Moderator: James Harris, Partner, Jones Day

    16:20 Coffee and networking break

    16:40 The renewables sector as part of the energy mix

    • What level of interest has the threshold increase for solar projects generated?
    • How is the Philippines leveraging its vast geothermal potential?
    • What refinancing opportunities are available via capital markets?
    • How do developers address the challenge of awarding feed-in tariff contracts on a ‘first come first serve’ basis?
    1. Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Partner, Asia Green Capital Partners
    2. Leandro Legarda Leviste, President & CEO, Solar Philippines
    3. Bonnie Banzon, Head of Project Finance, BPI Capital
    4. J.V. Emmanuel de Dios, Chief Executive Officer, GE Philippines
    5. Tom Teehan, CEO, SOLREV Energy, Inc.
    6. Moderator: Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

    16:40 Maximizing opportunities in roads and railways

    • What is the likelihood of foreign banks financing the Calax road PPP project? What other projects might follow?
    • Private sector and government collaboration – how can viability gap funding and permitting procedures be improved?
    • What needs to be understood about the availability of minimum revenue guarantees in the Philippines?
    • What is the level of overseas interest in bidding for the 653km PPP North to South railway?
    1. Rodrigo E Franco, President & CEO, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC)
    2. Myra C. Reinoso, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Private Infra Development Corporation
    3. Nicholas Wall, Development Director, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, ACCIONA Infrastructure
    4. Francisco Moreno, Director for Asia Pacific, OHL
    5. Moderator: Andre Palacios, Lecturer at the College of Law, University of the Philippines 



    17:30 Closing remarks followed by cocktail reception



    1. *to be finally confirmed