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Agenda Overview

DAY 1: Thursday, June 15, 2017

8:15AM Registration and networking
9:00AM Chairman´s opening remarks
Peter Kürti, Conference Portfolio Manager, Euromoney Financing Events & IJGlobal
9:10AM Keynote speech: What does the future hold for the renewable energy sector in Asia Pacific region?
Baron Laudermilk, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal
9:30AM Opening panel: Where renewable energy opportunities are emerging from and how much government support can be expected?


The opening panel will host market experts and industry leaders with experience in running deals across successful and up-and-coming renewables markets, including; Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Thailand.

  • Developed vs. developing – are Japan and Australia still the number one destination? Are emerging countries are taking the lead?
  • What´s the ability and willingness of Asia Pacific governments to offer and impose solid FITs and PPAs? What other investment incentives are provided?
  • How can international developers benefit from Taiwan´s offshore wind and solar development plans?
  • What are the expectations of revised feed-in tariffs in Indonesia and the Philippines?
  • Are India´s solar projects still commercially viable? What´s the level of interest from overseas?


Yasuhiro Matsui, Senior Vice President, Head of Renewable Energy Finance Team, Development Bank of Japan
Baron Laudermilk, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal
Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd.
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase, LLC.
10:20AM Coffee break and networking
10:40AM Presentation: Financing challenges for renewables in Asia
Tessa Davis, Partner, Linklaters
11:00AM Panel discussion: What financial instruments and structures are preferred by developers and lenders?
  • What are the differences in lending to small and big scale projects?
  • How to structure small scale deals to include project financing?
  • Bankability of projects – what the issues are and how are they being addressed?
  • How do lenders and developers deal with currency risk?
  • How are DFIs supporting Asian renewables deals?
Duncan John Ritchie, Senior Vice President, Head of Power, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Tessa Davis, Partner, Linklaters
Anton Conradie, General Manager & Head of Debt- Asia Australia, Siemens Bank GmbH Singapore Branch
Jackie B Surtani, Director, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Kiyoshi Nishimura, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)
Shobana Venkataraman, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
11:45AM Panel discussion: How attractive are Asia´s renewable energy projects for institutional investors and private equity funds?
  • Is size of renewable energy projects big enough for institutional investors?
  • What are the private equity funds´ investment strategies and expected returns?
  • How is political, construction and currency risk being addressed?
  • What are the procedures in the valuation of assets when exiting your investment?
  • What “exit” strategies can be used in different jurisdictions? What are the challenges?
Lance Comes, Partner and Head of Investments, Equis Funds Group
Edward Douglas, Partner, Armstrong Asset Management Pte. Ltd.
Michael Grimm, CEO, C- (Carbon Negative) Ltd
Anthony Muh, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, H.R.L. Morrison and Co
Joost van Acht, Senior Investment Manager, Berkeley Energy
12:30PM Lunch
1:50PM Panel discussion: What does it take to get renewable energy deals done in Asia?
  • How can be the most pressing technical considerations and execution challenges overcome when developing projects?
  • Which countries provide the most supportive legal framework for developing renewables?
  • What´s the future of the battery storage technology and its impact on renewables development?
  • How could grid connectivity challenges be addressed?
  • Outstanding projects – what lessons can we learn from the most remarkable renewable deals?
Suki Atwal, Principal Green Finance Specialist, Global Green Growth Institute
Neeraj Menon, Partner, Trilegal
Baron Laudermilk, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal
Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd.
Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Gu-Yoon Chung, Managing Director, ENEL Green Power
2:40PM Case study: What lessons can we learn from Lakeland Solar Farm & Storage Project?
  • Does the deal provide a template for other integrated solar, storage and fringe-of-grid projects in Asia Pacific?
  • What were the obstacles and how were they overcome?
  • How was this $42.5 million deal financed and structured?
Christian Krebs, Head of Structured Finance Origination, Asia Pacific, NORD/LB
3:10PM Coffee break and networking
3:30PM Panel discussion: What appropriate alternative funding sources are available for renewable energy corporates in Asia?
  • Could crowdfunding be used for financing small scale projects?
  • What were the most remarkable IPOs in the region throughout 2016/17 and what made them special?
  • What is the appetite of equity investors for power producing developers’ shares?
  • How much will M&A activity increase in the next couple of years?
Sunil Gupta, Head, Group Renewables and CEO, Sembcorp Green Infra, Sembcorp Industries
David Richardson, Director, Business Development, Asia Power Development Platform
Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Director, Asia Green Capital
Utpal Guha, Founder and President, Little Green Dot Power Pte. Ltd.
4:20PM Roundtables: Country-by-country developments

Japan / Taiwan / Indonesia / Philippines / India / Thailand

  • 6 roundtables representing 6 key markets for renewables developments, led by 6 industry experts from the opening panel, who will drill into the opportunities in their specific countries and invite those around the table to participate, and share their own views/experiences.
Erwin Maspolim, Managing Director, Head of Utilities & Infrastructure Finance Asia, ING Bank N.V. Singapore Branch
Billy Betts, Senior Vice President and Head of Project Finance & Advisory Dept, Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd.
James McLaren, Partner, Linklaters
David Holme, Senior Foreign Legal Adviser, Linklaters
John Maxwell, Partner, Linklaters
Wanwisar Nakarat, Partner, Linklaters
Arvinder Pal Singh, Senior Territory Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, NRG Systems Inc.
5:20PM Chairman’s close of the Forum followed by the drinks reception
Peter Kürti, Conference Portfolio Manager, Euromoney Financing Events & IJGlobal