Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) 2019

2 - 3 Oct, 2019
Hibiscus and Jasmine Ballroom, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
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The Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) combines two premier industry events: the Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable and the World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit.

A nexus for best-in-class ideas, market insights and solutions, AIF is the foremost platform for dialogue among key players on current infrastructure issues and trends. Such players include regional governments and policymakers, equity and debt financiers, professional services providers and key stakeholders.

The theme for the inaugural AIF is Partnerships for the Future: Reimagining Infrastructure.

AIF focuses on strengthening partnerships, which are crucial to mobilise private capital and promote innovative approaches towards quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure that Asia needs now and for the future.

Join us for two days of dialogue and networking sessions with top tier industry leaders.


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*Subject to change
8:00 Registration and Refreshments 
9:00 Welcome Remarks 
  PNG Cheong Boon, Chief Executive OfficerEnterprise Singapore
Jyoti SHUKLA, Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, The World Bank
9:10 Keynote Address 
  Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office;
Second Minister for Finance and Education, Republic of Singapore
9:25 MOU Signings 
9:40 Leaders Panel: Strengthening partnerships to drive Asia’s infrastructure vision 
Anisul HUQ, Minister, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh
Lattanamany KHOUNNYVONG, Vice Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Laos PDR
Ranjit LAMECH, Regional Director, Infrastructure for East Asia, The World Bank
Tadashi MAEDA, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan
Vongsey VISSOTH, Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance), Cambodia
10:50 Networking break 
Reimagining Infrastructure 
  Vivien FOSTER, Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, The World Bank Group 
11:40 Investors’ and Financiers’ Leaders’ Panel: New alliances and innovative approaches to infrastructure funding 
ANG Eng Seng, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure, GIC  
Wee Seng LIM, Group Head of Project Finance, DBS
Vivek PATHAK, Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific, IFC
Luca TONELLO, Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance, SMBC
ZHANG Weiwu, General Manager International Banking Department, ICBC
12:30 Panel discussion: Powering Asia - Which trends will dominate in the next decade? 
Surya BAGCHI, Global Head for Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Isabel CHATTERTON, Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Asia Pacific, IFC
Sunil GUPTA, Regional Head – Southeast Asia and South Asia, Vena Energy 
13:10 Lunch 

 Panel discussion: From policy to practice – delivering sustainable, resilient infrastructure 
Esther AN, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Paul CARRETT, Group Chief Investment Officer, FWD Group 
Anita GEORGE, Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Growth MarketsCDPQ India
Geoffrey TAN Managing Director, Asia Pacific, OPIC
15:20 Insights: Tomorrow’s Innovation Today -- what will the next generation of infrastructure look like? 
Brooks ENTWISTLE, Chief Business Officer – International, Uber
Michael KEENAN, Deputy Minister, Transport Canada
ONG Kim Pong, Regional CEO for Southeast Asia, PSA International
Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM, Director General South East Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank
Networking break
  Stream A: Smart Cities that deliver now and for the future
Chaired by the Financial Times
 Stream B: BRI Six Years On
Chaired by the Financial Times



 Creating a Livable and Sustainable City Now and for the Future 

Michael KOH,
Executive Fellow, Centre
for Liveable Cities  
 The Economics of Belt and Road

Michele RUTA,
Lead Economist, The World Bank Group
 Panel: Designing financeable infrastructure projects that effectively address current and future urban challenges

Senior Investment Officer, IFC
Subash NARAYANAN, Deputy Head of Project Finance, DBS
Allard NOOY, Chief Executive Officer, InfraCo Asia
Ray TAY, Senior Vice President, Moody’s
WONG Heang FineGroup CEO, Surbana Jurong

Henny SENDER, 
Chief Correspondent for International Finance, Financial Times
 Panel: BRI – How to meet the opportunities and challenges of delivery

Director of East Asian Institute, NUS
Sarvesh SURI, Director Operations, MIGA
Jennifer TAY, Partner, PwC
Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
XIN Weibin, Executive General Manager, Global Finance Department, ICBC

John REED, 
South East Asia Correspondent, Financial Times
17:30 Networking Cocktail Reception 
8:30 Refreshments 
8:55 Welcome Remarks 
  James LAMONT, Managing Editor, Financial Times 
9:00 Opening Address 
  Jyoti SHUKLA, Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, The World Bank
Seth TAN, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
9:15 Insights on the latest developments and additions to regional project pipelines 
  Delano DALO, Project Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)
Vu Quynh LE, Deputy Director General, Public Procurement Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
LIM Chze Cheen, Head of ASEAN Connectivity, ASEAN Secretariat
Eleazar RICOTE, Deputy Executive Director, PPP Centre, Philippines
10:15 Networking break 
10:45 Showcasing innovative technologies and solutions for infrastructure 
CHEW Men Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
GOH Chee Kiong, Head of Strategic Development, SP Group

Luis GONZALEZ, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Element AI
James PANG, Managing Director, WSP
11:30 Case Study: Bayfront Infrastructure Capital  
Clive KERNER, Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Capital
11:45 Financing Infrastructure Panel: Matching Funding with Projects 
Arun KANT, Chief Executive Officer, Leonie Hill Capital
Verena LIM, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Gary SWINFIELD, Regional Director for South & Southeast Asia, AON

PANG Yee Ean, Director General for Investment, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
12:45 Networking lunch 


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*Please find the updated list of speakers here
image Indranee RAJAH
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
Second Minister for Finance and Education
 image Carlos DOMINGUEZ III 
Secretary of Finance 
image Tadashi MAEDA
Governor & Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
 image PNG Cheong Boon
Chief Executive Officer 
Enterprise Singapore
image Vongsey VISSOTH
Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance)

image Esther AN
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited
 image ANG Eng Seng
Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure
image Surya BAGCHI
Global Head, Project & Export Finance 
Standard Chartered Bank 
 image Paul CARRETT 
Group Chief Investment Officer
FWD Group
image Isabel CHATTERTON
Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific
 image CHEW Men Leong 
Chief Marketing Officer, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
image Delano DALO 
Project Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)
 image Brooks ENTWISTLE 
Global Head of Business Development
image Vivien FOSTER 
Chief Economist 
Infrastructure Vice-Presidency
The World Bank
 image Anita GEORGE  
Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Growth Markets
CDPQ India
image Luis GONZALEZ
Managing Director Asia Pacific
Element AI
 image Bert HOFMAN
Director of East Asian Institute
image GOH Chee Kiong
Head Strategic Development SP Group
 image Sunil GUPTA 
Regional Head
Southeast Asia & South Asia
Vena Energy
image Anisul HUQ
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
 image Arun KANT
Chief Executive Offier 
Leonie Hill Capital 
image Michael KEENAN
Deputy Minister
Transport Canada 
 image Clive KERNER  
Chief Executive Officer
Clifford Capital
image James LAMONT
Managing Editor, Financial Times
 image Vu Quynh LE 
Deputy Director General of Public Procurement Agency
Ministry of Planning and Investment Vietnam
image Verena LIM
Senior Managing Director,
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets 
Macquarie Group
 image LIM Wee Seng 
Managing Director, Head of Project Finance, DBS
image LIM Chze Cheen
Head of ASEAN Connectivity, ASEAN Secretariat
 image Ravi MATTU 
Deputy Asia New Editor
Financial Times
image Allard M. NOOY
InfraCo Asia
 image Subash NARAYANAN 
Deputy Head of Project Finance, DBS
image ONG Kim Pong
Regional CEO for Southeast Asia,
PSA International 
 image James PANG
Managing Director 
WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd
image Vivek PATHAK
IFC Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
 image Eleazar RICOTE
Deputy Executive Director, PPP Centre, Philippines ​
image Michele RUTA 
Lead Economist 
The World Bank
 image Henny SENDER
Chief Correspondent,
International Finance
Finance Times
image Jyoti SHUKLA 
Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
The World Bank
 image Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM
Director General
Southeast Asian Regional Department
Asian Development Bank
image Gary SWINFIELD 
Regional Director for Construction, Power and Infrastructure
 image Geoffrey TAN
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
image Seth TAN
Executive Director
Infrastructure Asia
 image Simon TAY
Singapore Institute of International Affairs


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