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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Thursday, March 9, 2017

8:15AM Registration and networking
9:00AM Chairman´s opening remarks
Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal
9:05AM Setting the scene: Discover what was accomplished last year and where are we heading in 2017
  • IJGlobal will kick off the day with an interactive data presentation to provide insights on the latest trends and infrastructure and project finance volumes in Asia Pacific. Explore who were the most active lenders, project sponsors and investors last year and what countries and assets were most appealing to them. Learn about the big ticket deals and expected project pipelines for 2017 and beyond.
  • Audience voting will be conducted throughout the session to hear the industry’s views on data and the challenges and opportunities indicated.
Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal
9:30AM Keynote address: Establish what role Singapore will represent in facilitating Chinese investments in Belt and Road projects across Asia
Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Government of Singapore
9:50AM What´s hot and what´s not: Examine the rising stars and fallen angels of the energy and infrastructure markets in Asia Pacific in 2017
  • Availability of bankable projects – what countries are taking a lead in providing the market with commercially viable deals? What has changed since early 2016?
  • What opportunities does an extensive sell-off of India´s assets present to international investors?
  • How can investors, lenders and developers benefit from Belt and Road initiative? Where will opportunities emerge from?
  • What are the private sector´s expectations from the new governments in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar?
  • Dominant power sector aside, what other infrastructure assets will provide opportunities for internationals?
Moderator: Sven List, Vice-President, Structured and Project Finance, Export Development Canada
John Eric T Francia, President and CEO, Ayala Corporation Energy Holdings, Inc.
Luca Tonello, Deputy General Manager and Head of Project Finance for Asia - Investment Banking Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Tony Adams, CIO, Infrastructure, Eastspring Investments
Sandiaga Uno, Co-Founder, Saratoga Capital
Anna Hermelin, Counsel, Ashurst LLP
10:50AM Coffee and networking break
11:15AM The Great Finance Debate: Explore the future of energy and infrastructure financing in times of increasing competition among debt providers for financeable projects
  • This interactive session will look into the five most pressing themes in infrastructure financing. Each theme will be kicked off with the brief introduction and audience voting to gather initial thoughts on the subject. Panel members will step in after to argue for and against the audience´s stand. Will you change your position by the end of the debate?
Moderator: Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital
Harold Tjiptadjaja, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
Walter Winrow, Managing Director, Global Project and Infrastructure Finance, Moody's Investors Service
John Groesbeek, Head Syndications Asia, International Finance Corporation
12:15PM Explore where bankable PPP opportunities will emerge from
  • What would be the trigger for Indonesia´s proposed PPP pipeline to come into reality? When could we see it happening?
  • Will the Philippines move forward with the traditional PPP scheme or implement a suggested “hybrid” type?
  • How can international lenders and developers benefit from China´s short-list of 1,233 additional PPPs?
  • What impact will Singapore´s decision to scrap a PPP for Changi Airport Terminal 5 have on the future PPP project pipeline?
  • What are Sri Lanka´s government plans for establishing its PPP scheme?
Moderator: Roddy Adams, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance & Economics, WS Atkins plc
Rainier Haryanto, Program Director, The Committee for Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery (KPPIP) of the Republic of Indonesia
Shobana Venkataraman, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Bradley Emerson, Director - National Project Management, Ministry of Finance, Government of Sri Lanka
Frances Yani P Domingo, Director Iv, Legal Service, Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines
1:00PM Lunch
2:00PM Power kick off panel: Understand how Asia´s power sector will develop in 2017 and beyond
  • Asia´s new power demand is arguably the largest in the world. China, India and Indonesia have traditionally been the key destinations for lenders, investors and developers seeking investment opportunities. However, with Indonesia´s 35,000 megawatt power programme being under review and decreasing ROIs of India´s renewable energy deals, could other countries take the lead?
  • Pakistan is addressing its 5,000MW shortage and regular blackouts, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is forecasting the country will need $40 billion investment in power projects over the next four years while Bangladesh´s government is aiming to generate 20,000MW from coal by 2030. The Philippines is also exploring alternative power sources now coal is out of favour.
  • How will these developments reshape the power market in Asia?
Moderator: Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Brer Adams, Senior Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Global Infrastructure Hub
Patrick Jaeger, Head of Project Development, Conergy Group
Kian Min Low, Head of Business Development ASEAN and Australia, Sembcorp Industries Limited
2:45PM Hour of Power roundtables
  • The hour of power roundtables expand on the previous panel discussion providing a more in-depth look at power markets across the region. 10 roundtables representing 10 countries, led by 10 industry experts, who will drill into the opportunities in their specific countries and invite those around the table to share their own views/experiences.

Abid Sattar, Head International Banking, Asia & Africa, Habib Bank Limited
Nicolas Le Clerc, Executive Director, Head Of Project Advisory, Bank
Bradley Emerson, Director - National Project Management, Ministry of Finance, Government of Sri Lanka
Brer Adams, Senior Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Global Infrastructure Hub
John Eric T Francia, President and CEO, Ayala Corporation Energy Holdings, Inc.
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase LLC
Andrew Digges, Partner, Ashurst LLP
Kian Min Low, Head of Business Development ASEAN and Australia, Sembcorp Industries Limited
Rintaro Hirano, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
3:45PM Coffee and networking break


4:10PM Case Study: Dissecting the Tangguh LNG expansion
  • What lessons can be learnt from the success of this project?
  • How was the deal structured?
  • What were the challenges and how were they addressed?
Marc-Henry Lebrun, Managing Director, Deputy Head of Energy Finance & Advisory Asia Pacific, Societe Generale
4:40PM Explore where to look for new oil and gas investment opportunities in Asia Pacific
  • What downstream projects are commercially viable?
  • What other big ticket deals are in the pipeline in Asia after Indonesia´s Tangguh LNG expansion?
  • What is the current outlook for global oil prices and their impact on the industry?
  • How can investors and developers cope with foreign ownership limitation, hedging and political risks across the region?
  • What´s the appetite of lenders and investors for oil and gas/LNG projects?
Moderator: Baron Laudermilk, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal
Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Project Advisory & Structured Finance, SBI Capital Markets
Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit


4:10PM Presentation: Airports in Asia
  • How can the private sector benefit from Changi´s airport expansion?
  • What´s the level of interest in bidding for regional airports´ operation and maintenance contracts in the Philippines?
  • What other opportunities in Asia have attracted the attention of international developers and investors?
  • What key risk considerations raise red flags for lenders of airport projects and how can they be mitigated?
Robert Campbell, Director - Asia, Hastings
4:30PM Presentation: Airports in Japan
  • What is the landscape of airports in Japan?
  • How will the new PPP regime support airport concessions?
  • What lessons can we learn from the New Kansai/Osaka international airports privatization?
  • Where will other airport investment opportunities emerge from?
Rintaro Hirano, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
4:50PM Discover how you can benefit from rail development plans in the region
  • What opportunities will Kuala Lumpur-Singapore and Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok lines present to the market?
  • Has Indonesia´s Jakarta-Bandung high speed rail project, without a government guarantee, set a precedence for other rail deals in the country?
  • How have international players responded to large PPP tenders in the Philippines?
  • What´s the appetite of developers and investors for Thai and Laos rail projects in light of uncertain political situation and strong Chinese competition?
Moderator: Mia Tahara-Stubbs, Senior Reporter, Asia-Pacific, IJGlobal
Srikanth Seshadri, VP Finance & Strategy Asia Pacific, Alstom Transport (S) Pte Ltd
Ritesh Kashyap, Director, Structured Finance, Asia Pacific, Bombardier Transportation
Valery Tubbax, Senior Vice President and Head of Advisory, Investment Banking Department Asia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
5:30PM Chairman´s close of the Forum followed by the cocktail reception
7:00PM IJGlobal Awards Asia Pacific Gala Dinner
  • The IJGlobal Awards – Asia Pacific celebrates the best in class deals in energy and infrastructure over the past year. It recognises the companies that have played vital roles in those transactions and brings together over 200 senior industry experts, who are proven dealmakers


  • A seat or a table at the dinner will allow you to:
  •      Connect with the firms and individuals behind the most successful deals and build out your contact network
  •      Dissect the best case practices from across the region and understand how you can replicate those successes in your future deals
  •      Demonstrate your firm´s expertise by showcasing your own ´best in class´ transactions


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