Asia Infrastructure Forum 2022

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The Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) is the foremost platform for infrastructure players and thought leaders to discuss key issues such as the future state of infrastructure, sustainable financing, technological innovation and collaboration. Focusing on Scaling Up Sustainable InfrastructureAIF 2022 saw close to 1,000 delegates from 29 countries gathered in-person on 2 to 3 August at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore to share their experience and insights on the latest development and sustainable solutions in regional infrastructure.

The key highlights of AIF 2022 includes:

a) Unveiling of the Infrastructure Asia Project Portal
b)Release of the Infrastructure Asia-World Bank Group thought leadership piece on Sustainable Reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Indonesia
c)Renewal of Cooperation Agreement Ceremony between Infrastructure Asia and Asian Development Bank (ADB)
d)Memorandum of Understanding between Infrastructure Asia and Invest India
e)Energy Efficiency Aggregation Platform, together with IFC - International Finance Corporation


Why should we scale up sustainable infrastructure


Event Day Entitlements

Delegate Conference Pass
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Virtual Conference Pass
(Online)

Plenary

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Marketplace

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Ideation Roundtable

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Project Discussion

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Virtual Platform

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Video on Demand*
(*Post-Event: Available for all sessions
from 15 to 31 August 2022)

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For any queries, please get in touch with us at aif_enquiry@infrastructureasia.org.

 

Programme

Day 1 - 2 August 2022

Lavan THIRU, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
Indranee RAJAH, Minister in Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore

In recovering from the pandemic, governments will face growing pressures on infrastructure from economic progress and population growth to a shifting prioritisation towards environmental sustainability. The recovery presents an opportunity to redefine priorities and policies to support and scale up growth in a sustainable manner. How can governments and policymakers ensure that the right policies and frameworks are in place to scale-up the development of sustainable infrastructure? What are the persistent as well as budding challenges that governments will face in driving infrastructure expansion for the next generation? 


Moderator
Aaditya MATTOO, Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group

Panellists
Vanndy HEM, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy & Finance, Cambodia
Salman RAHMAN, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Indranee RAJAH, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore

As a key driving force of economic and social developments, sustainable infrastructure is critical in driving sustainable economic growth and creating an equitable world with greater accessibility in economic opportunities for all. Sustainable infrastructure is multifaceted and long-term by nature and involves numerous risks and stakeholders. Delivering sustainable infrastructure requires multiple factors including good government policies, sound planning, efficient procurement, and accessible finance. 

With the increasing demand for sustainable infrastructure in the region, the element of scale is necessary to aggregate assets, attract quality developers, and generate economies of scale. How can firms address the needs and priorities in the region and capture opportunities? How can players across the entire value chain (planning, design, construction, financing, operation & maintenance) leverage Singapore’s vibrant infrastructure ecosystem to work together to advance the development of sustainable infrastructure in the region and deliver sustainable and inclusive growth? 


Moderator
Satish SHANKAR, Regional Managing Partner, Asia Pacific, Bain & Company

Panellists
Andrew BENEDEK, Chairman & CEO, Anaergia Inc
Cindy LIM, CEO, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings
Wee Seng LIM, Group Head of Energy, Renewables & Infrastructure, DBS Bank
Jiangqi MAO, Deputy General Manager, Global Finance Department, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Scott MINERD, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Financial institutions play a key role in shaping resilient economies and have taken an active stance to provide innovative financing solutions to encourage sustainability. To ensure broader and more sustainable impact, finance institutions will need to collaborate with businesses, governments and regulators to tackle jointly the underlying challenges. How can we scale up sustainable financing in infrastructure? What are the main opportunities and obstacles and how can we overcome these? Do we have the right tools to ensure and monitor real impact? Has demand been sufficiently stimulated?

Building upon the morning’s opening sessions of the Ministerial Panel and the Industry Panel, the Financing Panel, moderated by a multilateral development bank, IFC and comprising some of Asia’s leading financiers and business leaders, will focus on ways of scaling up sustainable financing in infrastructure across the region.


Programme Partner
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Moderator
Isabel CHATTERTON, Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources - Asia and Pacific, IFC

Panellists
Gary ADDISON, CEO, Akaria Natural Capital
Zulkifli BAHARUDIN, Executive Chairman, Indo-Trans Logistics Corporation (ITL)
Dhruv KOTAK, Managing Director, J M Baxi Group
Audra LOW, CEO, Clifford Capital
Luca TONELLO, Managing Director, Structured Finance Department Asia Pacific, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Robert YAP, Executive Chairman, YCH Group

Ideation Roundtables and Project Discussions (Day 1)

Day 2 - 3 August 2022

The Marketplace is a vibrant platform for governments and organisations to present their infrastructure projects, highlight project-related requirements and challenges, and solutions pitched by industry leaders from the infrastructure ecosystem. Depending on which stage the project is at, we will organise investors, lenders, developers, EPC contractors and entrepreneurs to pitch their project development and construction capabilities, debt and equity financing, technology solutions and professional infrastructure service providers accordingly.


Programme Partners
Asian Development Bank (ADB), ASEAN Secretariat & PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Welcome Address
Indranee RAJAH, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore

Opening Address
Ahmed M SAEED, Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, ADB
Sovicheano PHENG, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Cambodia


Project Presentations
1. Green & Innovative Urban Infrastructure Projects
- Anouj MEHTA, Country Director for Thailand and Unit Head, Green and Innovative Finance and the ACGF, ADB

2. Cambodia: Masterplan on Intermodal Transport Connectivity and Logistics System 2022 - 2030
- Pich CHHIENG, Director General, General Department of Logistics and Head of the Secretariat of National Logistics Council, Ministry of Public Works and Transport

3. Indonesia: Together in Collaboration We Create a Better Future
Anwar ISMAIL, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Portfolio Management, PT PP (Persero) Tbk

4. Malaysia: Melaka Green Transport Implementation Masterplan - Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Smart Melaka
- Muhammad Shahrul Hafidz Bin AB RAHIM, Melaka Chief Assistant State Secretary, Melaka Economic Planning Unit

5. Accelerating the Transition to a Net-Zero Future Through Sustainable Finance
Yulanda CHUNG, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

6. Vietnam: Benefits of Equitisation and Diversifying Investment Capital - Binh Duong Water Environment Joint Stock Company (BIWASE)
Thien NGUYEN VAN, Chairman, BIWASE
Thanh NGUYEN, Deputy Head of Planning Department, BIWASE

7.
Bangladesh: Potential WASH PPP Projects for Investments
Muhammad IBRAHIM, CEO, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Authority, Prime Minister's Office Bangladesh
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A. M. AL-AMIN, PPP SpecialistPublic Private Partnership (PPP) Authority, Prime Minister's Office Bangladesh

8. Nepal: Integrating and Aggregating Generation, Transmission and Trade of Hydropower
- Ram Krishna KHATIWADA, CEO, Nepal Infrastructure Bank

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. Carbon Reduction and Removal
- Peter GODFREY, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Storegga

10. Climate Impact X: Scaling Carbon Markets in Asia
- Bryan MCCANN, Commercial Director, Climate Impact X


Solution Providers
DBS Bank, Memiontec, Moody’s Investor Service, Mott McDonald, Portek International, PwC, Royal Haskoning, SMBC, Stonepeak, SUEZ,  Summit Power International, Swiss RE, 

Ideation Roundtables and Project Discussions (Day 2)

Programme updated as of 31 July 2022

Distinguished Speakers

Speakers

Who Should Attend

Senior government officials, leading private investors and fund managers, financiers, developers, technology innovators, key advisors and anyone else in the infrastructure ecosystem are invited to attend the Asia Infrastructure Forum 2022 to gain valuable insights, build connections and create a more sustainable future.

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(Based on statistics from previous editions of AIF)

Click here to view the list of companies that have registered for AIF 2022.

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Held In

World Cities Summit

WCS

The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is an exclusive platform for global, business and thought leaders to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.

This year’s Summit takes place in-person, from 31 July to 3 August, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. Themed ''Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Emerging Stronger", it focuses on how cities can emerge stronger and more resilient through prolonged and unpredictable disruptions.

WCS is a 4-day event comprising the main conference and other highlights such as the WCS Mayors Forum, WCS Young Leaders Symposium, the Lee Kuan Yew World Prize Lecture, the Expo and site visits. It is held in conjunction with our Key Partner, the Asia Infrastructure Forum.

The Summit is jointly organised by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Find out more about WCS 2022 here.

Asia Infrastructure Forum 2021

Asia Infrastructure Forum 2021 took place on 23 June 2021 (in-person and virtual) and attracted over 2,000 delegates across 45 countries.

85 speakers spoke across 5 panel discussions, 3 ideation roundtables and 4 by-invitation-only project discussions on topics such as new approaches, innovative technology and effective collaborations between government leaders, policy makers, financiers, investors and infrastructure companies on the region's infrastructure projects.

Relive the highlights of AIF 2021 here:

AIF 2021 Video

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