Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable

Tue, 18 Oct, 2016, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM (GMT+8)
The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, 018961 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, 018961
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“The Project Development Journey: From Ideas to Realisation”
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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 sixth run and since its inauguration, it has attracted more than 800 industry practitioners, with over US $6 billion worth of projects discussed.
This year’s discussion will focus on project initialisation and development – how to get more projects to market. Gathering senior executives from multilaterals, developers and financiers, the event will explore from different stakeholders’ perspectives how collectively innovation can be harnessed to meet Asia’s infrastructure needs.
12.30 pmRegistration & networking buffet lunch
1.30 pmWelcome remarks
Lee Ark Boon, CEO, International Enterprise Singapore
1.35 pm
Opening address of Guest of Honour
Miss Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
1.45 pm
Plenary session 1: Multilateral Development Bank's Role in Catalysing Infrastructure Development in Asia
This panel will bring together senior representatives from the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank together in a strategic dialogue. With Asia’s growing infrastructure needs, the speakers will discuss the role of multilateral development banks in preparing and financing projects in the region. What are the gaps in infrastructure project development that the multilateral development banks have identified in the region? Where does each bank see their role and niche in infrastructure project development? What are some of the initiatives they have embarked on to work together with the private sector?

  • Mr. Lee Ark Boon, CEO, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore (Moderator)
  • Mr. Laurence Carter, Senior Director - Public Private Partnership, World Bank Group
  • Mr. Michael Barrow, Director General, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Mr. Najeeb Haider, Principal Strategy Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
2.30 pm
Plenary session 2: The Developers’ Perspective on Infrastructure Projects in Asia

The State has traditionally been the main developer, owner and provider of infrastructure services in the region, but private sector participation in infrastructure development is increasing. Hear top developers in Asia share their views and experiences. How have they managed to bring projects into reality? Where do they see opportunities going forward?

  • Mr. Yaseen Anwar, Senior Advisor, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Singapore (Moderator)
  • Mr. Ramchand Karunakaran, Managing Director, IL&FS Transportation Network
  • Mr. Ruben Camba,Country Manager of Singapore & Southeast Asia Region, Acciona Infraestructuras
  • Dr. Sugiharto, President Commissioner, PT Jababeka Infrastruktur
  • Mr. Tan Cheng Guan, Executive Vice President & Head Group Business Development & Commercial, Utilities, Sembcorp Industries
3.30 pmNetworking break
4.00 pmBreakout sessions

Workshop 1:
Investors' Considerations in Infrastructure Investments
Projects need to be bankable in order to harness private sector financing. What are funds and financiers major concerns for entering the infrastructure sector? Is there room for innovation to shape the future of infrastructure financing? How can governments better support in order to get more projects off the ground?

  • Ms. Audra Low, Head of Origination & Structuring, Clifford Capital (Moderator)
  • Mr. Cyril Cabanes, Vice President, Head of Infrastructure Transactions, CDPQ Asia-Pacific
  • Mr. Najeeb Haider, Principal Strategy Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Mr. Ricky Ng, Senior Vice President, Head of Structured Finance (Hong Kong), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
  • Mr. Subash Narayanan, Deputy Head- Project Finance, DBS Bank
  • Mr. Tony Adams, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure, Eastspring Investments
Workshop 2:
Developing PPP projects in Asia 
The ADB estimates that the total infrastructure investment needs of Asia is about US$8 trillion between 2010 and 2020. This infrastructure gap cannot be delivered by public sector finances alone, thus private sector participation in the form of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) is increasingly important. This session will provide an insight on PPPs in the region - how they are structured and the project opportunities - leveraging the experiences of the ADB's Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP), the Asia Infrastructure Centre of Excellence (AICOE) and Surbana Jurong.

  • Mr. Sharad Somani, Partner & Head – Infrastructure Advisory ASPAC Head for Power & Utilities, KPMG Advisory LLP (Moderator)
  • Mr. Alexander N. Jett, Public – Private Partnership, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Mr. Jaime Feliciano, Team Leader, Asia Infrastructure Centre of Excellence (AICOE)
  • Mr. Jin W. Cyhn, Principal Economist, Regional Cooperation and Coordination Division, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Mr. Teo Eng Cheong, CEO (International), Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd
6.30 pmEnd of event

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