Asia Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable 2018
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About the Event
The Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable is the premier platform for dialogue between government leaders, policy makers, investors and infrastructure companies on Asian infrastructure projects.
This is the eighth run and since its inauguration, it has attracted more than 1600 industry practitioners, with over US$8 billion worth of projects discussed.
The roundtable will be an afternoon programme comprising of plenary sessions and targeted workshops. This year’s discussion will focus on topics such as the future of sustainable and tech-enabled infrastructure, how resilience of infrastructure should include themes of sustainability, digital readiness and cyber security in today’s context, and how infrastructure should continue to evolve against the backdrop of these new trends.
Registration & Networking Buffet Lunch
Welcome Remarks by Enterprise Singapore CEO, Png Cheong Boon
Opening Address by Guest of Honour
Launch of Infrastructure Asia
Plenary 1: Delivering Infrastructure Projects in ASEAN
Singapore is ASEAN chair for 2018, and is committed to the vision of closer regional integration while deepening ASEAN’s ties with external partners. How can ASEAN leverage on external investments into infrastructure projects to drive sustainable economic growth? What does it take to bring in private sector investments to meet for the region’s infrastructure needs? What is an effective institutional framework and what are some feasible project structures that the infrastructure community is looking for?
|2.30 pm||Plenary 2: Collaboration to Accelerate Infrastructure Development |
ASEAN is reported to require investments over US$1.7 trillion annually over the next decade to meet its infrastructure needs. Many governments in Asia have indicated that infrastructure development and participation is their priority. Senior government representatives would be invited to discuss the key opportunities and capabilities from their respective countries, and how they can play a role for further collaboration in regional infrastructure co-operation to overcome any existing challenges and drive economic growth. They will also share about their countries’ experience in collaborating with the private sector to accelerate the pace of infrastructure developments, and explore potential new approaches for public-private partnerships.
|3.45 pm||Networking Break|
Plenary 3: The Resilience of Infrastructure – How does the future of sustainable and tech-enabled infrastructure look like?
The resilience of infrastructure has traditionally been measured by their lifespan, structural integrity and tenability against natural or man-made disasters. In the digital age, the ‘resilience’ of infrastructure should also be redefined to consider whether they can continue to be relevant, sustainable and responsive to changing needs. How should existing infrastructure be improved upon to accommodate new developments and become more resilient in face of security and climate change? What is the relevance of climate financing in increasing the resilience of infrastructure amidst the great amounts of investments needed for ASEAN?
Delving into the Philippines’ Build Build Build Pipeline
Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s ambitious "Build, Build, Build" program, the Philippines is ramping up their infrastructure investments. Local agencies are also adopting different approaches to ensure projects happen on time and within budget. Furthermore, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting this effort through a new $100million loan for the Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF), benefitting about $3.8 billion worth of projects which will be prepared under this facility. This workshop will help you understand the evolving business climate and project pipeline in the Philippines.
Disruptive Solutions in the Infrastructure Space
While we are familiar with Grab, Uber and Airbnb, let's get acquainted with regional start-ups that is disrupting the traditional infrastructure sector. What are the ways in which developers can work in tandem with start-ups? How can we make the partnership financially viable? How can the infrastructure sector evolve with start-ups to cater to the changing needs of the society?
Telangana recently released its first-ever annual report for 2017-18, unveiling its action plan to provide for advance planning to meet the potential infrastructure challenges. The infrastructure development plan for all 140 urban areas of Telangana includes measures to ensure better road connectivity; improved underground drainage systems; a drinking water grid for continuous water supply; a waste disposal system; sewage network improvement; public transportation upgrade; safety and security systems; affordable housing; reduction of pollution; and introduction of electric vehicles among others. Nearly US$6.9b will be spent on urban development, with a special focus on turning Hyderabad into a global city in the next 3 years. With the renewed thrust from the state government towards strengthening infrastructure, this session seeks to highlight: current and future urban development plans and priorities of the state government; and specific projects where companies can participate to tap the urban development opportunities in Telangana.
Infrastructure development continues to be a priority for the Indonesian government, with connectivity and energy being two of the sectors which the government focuses on. Infrastructure agencies under the central government have been contributing using various schemes in order to attract foreign investment to participate in Indonesia’s infrastructure development. PINA, the Centre for Private Investment under the Ministry of National Development and Planning, facilitates the financing of projects which are not financed by the state budget. This workshop will help you understand PINA’s role, and have a discussion with PINA on the projects which they are facilitating in the Airport and Renewable Energy Space.
Networking Cocktail Session with Business Leaders
End of Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable