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Agenda Overview

APAC Day 1: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

12:45PM Registration and Lunch
2:00PM Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
2:05PM Session 1 Designing Effective PPP’s

Discovering Successful Practices and what is happening in Asia:

  • The opportunities and challenges of applying a PPP model to infrastructure
  • When is PPP appropriate?
  • Risk-sharing mechanisms for PPP’s in Asia: an update on the latest regulatory trends and developments 
Isabel Chatterton, Asia Manager, International Finance Corporation
2:30PM PPP Fundamentals and Practice

Discovering Successful Practices and what is happening in Asia:

  • The opportunities and challenges of applying a PPP model to infrastructure
  • When is PPP appropriate?
  • Risk-sharing mechanisms for PPP’s in Asia: an update on the latest regulatory trends and developments

Delivered by: Isabel Chatterton, Asia Pacific Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, IFC 

3:30PM Coffee and Networking Break
4:00PM Session 2 Leaders’ Debate

16:00 – 16:15  Malaysia: Opportunities and major challenges 

A series of case studies and a Q&A session

  • Real experiences from implementing PPPs in Asia and beyond
  • PPP Procurement & Bidding; Sub-National and Municipal PPPs; Clean Technology; Risk Mitigation 
  • How can national PPP units influence regional performance?
 
Marianne Wlassewitch, Area Manager - ASEAN, Bpifrance
Naveen Munjal, Director - Business Development And Commercial (Conventional), CLP India Pvt Ltd
Karim Megherbi, Director Project Origination, Access Power
Boo Hock Khoo, Vice President, Operations, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)
Ted Low, Associate Director, Clifford Capital
H K Yong, Ppp Resource & Advisory Centre, IPFA Asia Branch Council
4:45PM Country Roundtables

Intimate discussions hosted by senior executives. Coffee will be served to enjoy whilst networking. 
Moderators Include:

Karim Megherbi, Director Project Origination, Access Power

Oman Singh, Regional Director - BD and Operations, Hero Future Energies Asia Pte. Ltd.
Mark Houghton, Head of Political Risk, Credit and Bond for Asia Pacific, AXA XL
Yasuhiro Matsui, Senior Vice President, Head of Renewable Energy Finance Team, Development Bank of Japan
Audra Low, Head of Origination & Structuring, Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.
Yash Shah, First Vice President -Project Finance Investment Banking, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Daniel Ginting, Partner, Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy
Shixin Yang, Senior Product Manager, Bank of China
Blair Townsend, Managing Director, Primary Investments - Asia Pacific, Laing Investments Management Services (Australia) Limited
5:45PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks
6:00PM Drinks Reception for all Conference Participants

APAC Day 2: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8:00AM Registration and Refreshments
9:00AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Growth in Asia and Opportunities in Energy and Infrastructure: What is next?

 
9:05AM Singapore: Opportunities and future perspectivesOverview
 09:05  Chairman’s Opening Remarks -  Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal 
 
09:20 – 09:35  Singapore: Opportunities and future perspectives 
  • Singapore as Asia’s energy and infrastructure hub. Government strategies, insights from investors, lenders and developers
  • Supply and demand for conventional and renewable energy in Asia
 
 
 

 

9:45AM Setting the Scene

The Road Ahead: Latest policies and strategies to mobilise the capital for energy and infrastructure finance in Asia Pacific

Which countries and markets are most attractive and how accessible are they for both international and local capital?

Transparency, governance and competition  Investor insights: Evaluating the risks and returns

The Belt and Road Initiative: What are the prospects for investors, lenders and developers?

ODA hybrid deals in Asia: Benefits and risks. How to maintain quality and encourage investors to join these deals? 

Moderator: Ian Dixon, Managing Director EMEA & APAC, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
Vijay Pattabhiraman, Chief Investment Officer, Global Real Assets – Asia Infrastructure, JPMorgan Asset Management Real Assets (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd.
10:45AM Coffee and Networking Break
11:15AM Session 2 Green Financing

The East is turning green: How will this type of finance look like in 2018 and beyond?

  • The outlook for the development of green bonds in renewable energy infrastructure
  • Other innovative financing channels for renewables: Do they meet the market demand?
Mater Al Enazy, CFO - Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power International
11:30AM The Great Finance Debate

The Great Finance Debate: Energy and infrastructure financing in the age of intense competition

Three of the most significant themes will be kicked off with a brief introduction and followed by an audience vote. Panel members will step in afterwards to argue for or against the audience’s stand. Will you change your position by the end of the debate?

Can local financing and local currency bonds bring more bankable projects to the Asian energy and infrastructure markets?
 
Risk mitigation:  Can governments and the private sector work together to achieve acceptable risk levels

A never-ending competition between international banks, institutional investors and local banks in emerging Asian markets means that the potential collaboration is impossible. Agree or disagree?

11:30 – 11:40 Audience Vote 
Panel Discussion 
The Great Finance Debate: Energy and infrastructure financing in the age of intense competition

  • What is the optimal combination of ODA, multilateral and commercial banks loans for financing infrastructure projects?
  • What are the prospects and timelines to develop a well-established and functioning project bonds market in Asia?
  • Achieving bankability in energy and infrastructure projects in Asia
  • Lenders’ view: What are the critical factors for structuring and closing successful deals?
  • Institutional investors’ strategies and approaches
  • Foreign exchange risk and local currency financing
  • Managing offtaker risks: Case studies and solutions

12:20 – 12:30 Questions and Answers 

 

Mark Houghton, Regional Product Leader – Asia Pacific, Political Risk, Credit & Bond, XL Catlin 

Terry Fanous, Managing Director, Public, Project And Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service
Zia Azeez, Senior Vice President, Head of Infrastructure and Renewables Project Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
John Groesbeek, Head Syndications Asia Pacific, IFC
12:15PM Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Flagship Initiative and its Implications for the Asian Economies

  • International engagement: Hopes, realities and project challenges for international investors
  • Investment in Belt and Road: Views and goals from policymakers
  • Growth through infrastructure: How can Southeast Asian economies benefit from increased investment from China?
  • Chinese investors’ strategies on overcoming foreign exchange and merchant risks
Yan Bing, Deputy General Manager, Bank of China Limited
12:30PM Networking Lunch
2:00PM Session 3 PPPs

PPPs in Asia’s Energy and Infrastructure: Future trends

  • Success stories and challenges: Key issues affecting the feasibility and success of PPPs in Asia
  • How do PPPs fit into Asia’s diverse policy environment?
  • How to deal with a lack of consistency and endurance in government policies?
  • Transparency, Good Governance and Anti-Corruption
  • PPP collaboration opportunities in Asia Pacific: Can they help close Asia’s infrastructure gap?
  • What role could capital markets play in financing PPP projects?

Isabel Chatterton, Asia Pacific Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, IFC

Allard Nooy, Chief Executive Officer, InfraCo Asia Development

Naveen Munjal, Director- Commercial, CLP India 
 

Adam Stapledon, Partner, Allen & Overy
Frederic Pergay, Vice President, Infrastructure Development Asia Pacific, Bouygues Travaux Publics
2:45PM Session 4: Gas and LNG to Power

Asia’s growth story and an energy boom: What does the future hold for gas landscape in Asia?

  • How price volatility affects investment and funding of natural gas infrastructure projects?
  • Where is the appetite for new gas infrastructure projects in LNG terminals, FSRUs, power generation?
  • How does the shift towards renewable energy affect gas projects?
  • Special Focus: Exploring bankable projects in Asia’s Gas-to-Power sector
  • Changes in foreign investment restrictions across Asia: Impact on international investors in the oil and gas industry
  • Impact of merchant risk and mitigating strategies
Timothy Histed, Head, South And South East Asia, MIGA
Sheharyar Chughtai, Vice President, Asia Pacific Project Finance, Korea Development Bank
Munetaka Horiguchi, Vice President, Business Development Division, Chiyoda Corporation
Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Jackie B Surtani, Director, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Sheharyar Chughtai, Vice President, Asia Pacific Project Finance, Korea Development Bank
Shantanu Chakraborty, Director, Infrastructure Finance, Asian Development Bank
3:30PM Coffee Break
4:30PM Renewables

The Fantastic transition to renewables: Is it a Golden Opportunity?

  • Understanding Asia’s energy mix and assessing the possibilities for renewables
  • Risks and uncertainties for investors and developers
  • What is the potential for solar, wind and geothermal energy generation?
  • Developers’ perspectives: most effective structures to finance renewable energy infrastructure?
  • Special Focus: Energy storage
  • Offshore wind projects: Optimism in the markets
  • What’s the best PPAs framework for the future?
  • State policies to accelerate renewable energy?
  • Feed in tariff schemes in Asia Pacific

Moderator: Karthik Kumar, Partner, Jones Day 

Yasuhiro Matsui, Senior Vice President, Head of Renewable Energy Finance Team, Development Bank of Japan 

 

 
Moderator: Karthik Kumar, Partner, Jones Day
Matthias Bausenwein, General Manager Asia Pacific and Chairman Ørsted Taiwan, Ørsted
Joost van Acht, Senior Investment Manager, Berkeley Energy
Ranjan Moulik, Managing Director, Power & Renewables Infrastructure Industry Group, Natixis
Sunil Gupta, Head, Group Renewables and CEO, Sembcorp Green Infra, Sembcorp Industries
5:30PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks
6:15PM IJGlobal Awards Welcome Cocktail Reception*

PLEASE NOTE

*IJGlobal Awards Asia Pacific Gala Dinner is a separately bookable event. Please contact Harrison Bar-Shimon, harrison.bar-shimon@ijglobal. com, for more information on booking a table.

7:00PM IJGlobal Awards Asia Pacific Gala Dinner*

PLEASE NOTE

*IJGlobal Awards Asia Pacific Gala Dinner is a separately bookable event. Please contact Harrison Bar-Shimon, harrison.bar-shimon@ijglobal. com, for more information on booking a table.