Partnerships for the future: Reimagining Infrastructure

The inaugural Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) will bring together key stakeholders to share their expertise on the most effective and practical strategies to mobilise the capital and promote the innovation that will deliver high quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure that Asia needs for the future – and discuss how partnerships can be re-energised across the region to turn ideas into reality, from inception to completion.

With growing populations and economies, demand for infrastructure in Asia continues to be significant. Governments will need to leverage public funds to mobilize commercial investments to bridge the infrastructure gap but money is not enough. 

Delivering infrastructure of tomorrow requires new approaches, innovative technology and effective collaboration between policymakers, sector agencies, financiers, and investors to fund and deliver projects to yielding financial and non-financial returns for all stakeholders. The aim however is no longer just to build more roads, water supplies, bridges, ports and power plants. The planning, financing and delivery of the next generation of projects are being transformed with a focus on designing and building resilient infrastructure that incorporates innovative technology to drive economic and social development. Infrastructure is being reimagined, and the partnerships needed to move it to the next level in Asia will have to be strengthened accordingly.

The AIF is co-organised by Enterprise Singapore, Infrastructure Asia, Ministry of Finance Singapore and Monetary Authority of Singapore, with World Bank Group as Strategic Partner, Financial Times as Conference Partner, and Singapore Business Federation as Supporting Partner. The forum is designed to build on the success and take forward the agendas of two of the region’s most important industry events – the Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable and the World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit.

Speakers include Government Ministers, large asset owners, leading private investors and fund managers, MDBs, developers, technology innovators, key advisors and more. AIF will feature in-depth debate on the latest developments around finance, sustainable infrastructure and the impact of new technology before drilling more deeply into specific sectors, including energy, cities and transport, with case studies showcasing ground-breaking projects, advanced technologies and emerging funding structures. Another key feature will be the “Marketplace”, a networking platform for leaders in infrastructure to pitch their ideas, projects or solutions to stakeholders across the value chain.

The AIF will become a major platform for generating innovation and partnerships that will deliver the next generation of infrastructure in Asia and help provide a sustainable, resilient future for the region.

Connect

Meet infrastructure stakeholders including developers, financiers, investors, multilaterals, technical and engineering service providers, and more to identify addressable infrastructure projects in Asia together.

Learn

Tap on the expertise of professionals from different sectors to fill knowledge gaps. Identify the key good-fitting solutions which can help to advance infrastructure projects in the region.

Collaborate

Meet the best partners to mobilise finance and advances marginally bankable infrastructure projects in the region to bankable ones
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Day One: Wednesday 2 October 2019

  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
  • 09:00
    Welcome remarks

    PNG Cheong Boon, Chief Executive OfficerEnterprise Singapore
    Jyoti SHUKLA, Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, The World Bank

  • 09:10
    Keynote address

    Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office; Second Minister for Finance; Second Minister for Education, Republic of Singapore

  • 09:25
    MOU signings
  • 09:40
    Leaders panel: Strengthening partnerships to drive Asia’s infrastructure vision

    inHow Asia’s infrastructure is planned, financed and delivered in the next decade will redefine the economic and social development of the whole region. The next generation of projects will require effective collaboration across the entire infrastructure ecosystem not only to secure essential funding but also to harness emerging technological innovations, while keeping a firm focus on sustainability. What steps should be taken to increase the engagement needed between all partners to move infrastructure to the next level? How can the infrastructure network leverage its expertise to build capacity in markets with the greatest infrastructure need, and what role do regional blocs like ASEAN play in facilitating intra-regional cooperation? What role can MDBs and DFI’s play as intermediaries in re-energising infrastructure partnerships to the benefit of all stakeholders.

    Speakers

    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 & Representative Director, JBIC, Japan
    Vongsey VISSOTH, Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance), Cambodia

  • 10:50
    Networking break
  • 11:20
    Reimagining infrastructure
    Vivien FOSTER, Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, The World Bank
  • 11:40
    Investors’ and Financiers’ Leaders’ Panel: New alliances and innovative approaches to infrastructure funding

    Evolving credit conditions, shifting interest rates, currency fluctuations, and a greater focus on sustainable long-term investment are impacting capital flows into infrastructure, prompting Governments, MDBs and project sponsors to think outside the box and develop new approaches to funding. What are the implications for sovereign debt issuance, and the use of local currency markets to raise funds? Can more be done to strengthen the project and regulatory environment for public-private-partnerships to flourish across the region? Is there appetite for the deepening of a secondary market to trade and refinance infrastructure investments, and how can this be developed further? Is now the right time for Governments to look to securitisation to free up capital for recycling? What is the potential for blended finance approaches to “crowd in” a broader universe of investors seeking long-term returns?

    Speakers

    ANG Eng Seng, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure, GIC
    Wee Seng LIM, Group Head, Project Finance, DBS
    Vivek PATHAK, Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific, IFC
    Luca TONELLO, Head of Asia Global Structured Finance, Investment Banking Department, Asia Singapore, SMBC
    ZHANG Weiwu, General Manager International Banking Department, ICBC

  • 12:30
    Panel discussion: Powering Asia - which trends will dominate in the next decade?

    Demand for energy in Asia is on the increase, thanks to rising populations and increased industrialisation. Alongside this is a growing pressure to decarbonize power sources and enable new technologies. How will supply and demand for electricity be met in the next 10 years? How close are we, in reality, to grid parity and can renewable energies – solar, wind, hydro etc – and advances in energy storage cost effectively replace fossil fuel sources? To what extent are commercial banks making the shift away from funding traditional energy projects, eg. thermal power plants, towards greener developments? Are revised policy and commercial structures required to encourage a great region wide adoption of renewables?

    Speakers

    Surya BAGCHI, Global Head for Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
    Isabelle 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
  • 14:40
    Panel discussion: From policy to practice – delivering sustainable, resilient infrastructure

    Simply building more roads, water supplies, bridges and power plans is no longer enough. The next generation of infrastructure, influenced by growing populations, urbanization, climate change and decreasing natural resources, requires a new way of thinking to ensure it is both resilient and sustainable both now and for the long-term.

    How can this be achieved across Asia, a region which emits more than half of all global greenhouse gases, and is prone to extreme weather events? How can national and regional priorities and strategies be aligned to achieve climate resilient infrastructure and renewable efficient energy sources? What progress is being made in utilising emerging technologies and solutions in transport, energy, ICT and water systems? To what extent should policy makers be thinking ‘smart’ rather than ‘more’ and looking to maintain and improve existing infrastructure rather than new developments? What role should MDBs and DFI’s play in supporting sustainable and resilient infrastructure development?

    Speakers

    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 Markets, CDPQ India
    Geoffrey TAN, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, OPIC

  • 15:20
    Insights: Tomorrow’s Innovation Today - what will the next generation of infrastructure look like?

    Technology is transforming infrastructure from being labour intensive, predictable and engineer-driven. Disruptive, break-through innovations are opening up new opportunities in the planning, design and delivery of capital projects across the infrastructure eco-system. As advances continue at pace, which technologies, from drones and 3d printing, to artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, will prove game-changers for this industry? How open is the sector to adopting and mainstreaming digital developments and how will they impact on project costs and efficiencies? How far can this go - is a ‘human-less’ construction site possible in the future?

    Speakers

    Brooks ENTWISTLE, Chief Business Officer – International, Uber
    Michael KEENAN, Deputy Minister of Transport, Canada
    ONG Kim Pong, Regional CEO for Southeast Asia, PSA International
    Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM, Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB
  • 16:00
    Networking break
  • 16:30
    Streams

    Stream A: Smart Cities that deliver now and for the future

    16.30 - Creating a Liveable and Sustainable City Now and for the Future

    Speakers
    Michael KOH, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities

     

    16:50 - Panel: Designing financeable infrastructure projects that effectively address current and future urban challenges

    Speakers
    Lulu BACLAGON, 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 Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong


    Stream B: BRI Six Years On 

    16:30 - The Economic of Belt and Road

    Speakers
    Michele RUTA, Lead Economist, The World Bank 

     

    16:50 - Panel: BRI - How to meet the opportunities and challenges of delivery

    Speakers
    Bert HOFMAN, Director of East Asian Institute, NUS
    Sarvesh SURI, Director Operations, MIGA
    Jennifer TAY, Partner Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PWC
    Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
    XIN Weibin, Executive General Manager, Global Finance Department, ICBC
  • 17:30
    Networking cocktail reception

Day Two: Thursday 3 October 2019

Highlights of Day 2 are the Infrastructure Market Place and site visits.

The Infrastructure Market Place will provide in-depth insights into Asia’s infrastructure market. Sessions will focus on new projects emerging in the pipeline, technologies and solutions being applied to developments, and funding mechanisms being adopted. Speakers will include financers, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs at the leading edge of infrastructure development. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with potential project partners, financiers and solution providers to build partnerships and further collaboration.

  • 08:30
    Refreshments
  • 09:00
    Opening address
    Jyoti SHUKLA, Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, The World Bank
    Seth TAN, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
  • 09:15
    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
    Chee Kiong GOH, Head of Strategic Development and SVP, SP Group
    Luis GONZALEZ, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Element AI
    James PANG, Managing Director, MalaysiaWSP

  • 11.30
    Case Study
    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
    PANG Yee Ean, Director General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    Gary SWINFIELD, Regional Director for South & Southeast Asia, AON
  • 12:45
    Networking lunch

Site visits

Site visit registration has closed. We look forward to seeing you at AIF!

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Singapore District Cooling (SDC) operates the world’s largest underground district cooling network and has been providing reliable, round-the-clock cooling services to developments within the premium Marina Bay financial district. Visit the SDC, who currently comprises 3 interconnected plants and are controlled by a highly sophisticated in-house developed control logic system.

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

The Sembcorp NEWater plant is the joint largest NEWater plant in Singapore and one of the world’s largest reclaimed water plants. It was commissioned with an initial capacity of 15 Million Imperial Gallons per Day in July 2009 and fully commissioned a year later in June 2010 with the full 50 Million Imperial Gallons per Day capacity. The project is a public-private partnership venture and was awarded to Sembcorp by PUB under a 25 year Design, Build, Operate and Own contract and cost a total of USD 180 million. The plant is constructed on the roof of the PUB Changi Water Reclamation Plant which it draws its feed water from.

Tengeh Reservoir Floating Solar

Tengah Floating Solar

Floating solar is a fast-growing market segment in the global PV industry, with a cumulative installed capacity of more than 1.3GWp (end 2018). Visit the world’s largest floating solar test bed and see how this technology is contributing to a more sustainable future.

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Tengah Floating Solar

Tengeh Reservoir Floating Solar

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Marina Bay Sands District Cooling

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Tengah Floating Solar

Tengeh Reservoir Floating Solar

Distinguished Speakers

Indranee RAJAH

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education

Min Indranee

Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education.

She co-chairs the Modern Services Workstream under the Future Economy Council and provides Ministerial oversight of Infrastructure Asia.

She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining Government. Under her law portfolio from 2012 – 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.

Under her MOF portfolio, Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services.

Anisul HUQ

Minister, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

Anisul Huq

Mr. Anisul Huq, MP was born on 30 March 1956 to Advocate Serajul Huq, a renowned lawyer, freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament, and Mrs. Jahanara Huq.

Mr. Huq, one of the most prominent lawyers of the country, completed his LL.B from Dhaka University and LL.M from King’s College, University of London.

Mr. Huq was the Chief Special Prosecutor for both the Bangabandhu Murder Case and the Jail Killing case. He was the Chief Counsel and Special Prosecutor for the Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh.

Mr. Anisul Huq was elected the Member of the Parliament in 2014 and 2018 consecutively. He took oath as the Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in 2014 and again on 2019. He is the first person to be the Law Minister for two terms consecutively in the history of Bangladesh.

Michael KEENAN

Deputy Minister of Transport

Michael Keenan

Mr. Michael Keenan was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport on March 14, 2016.

Michael has extensive experience in management, engagement, economic analysis and policy development in the Government of Canada.

Before joining Transport Canada (TC), he served as Associate Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

Before that, at Environment Canada he was responsible for strategic policy development, economic analysis of environmental policy and regulatory initiatives, coordination of federal/provincial relations, and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. He also served as the Vice-President (VP) of Organizational Leadership at the Canada School of Public Service and as the Director General (DG) of Economic Analysis at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), where he also chaired of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee of Agriculture.

Earlier in his public service career, Mr. Keenan worked in central agencies, in the Priorities and Planning Secretariat at the Privy Council Office (PCO), in various positions at Finance Canada and at the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Keenan holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honours from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in economics from Queen's University.

Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Vice Minister

Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Mr Lattanamany Khounnyvong has been in the transport industry for 35 years. He started out in the School of Transport and Communication as Professor and Director, and became he Director General within 4 years. Mr Khounnyvong started as Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in 1996, and was elected as Vice Minister of the same ministry in 2011.

Mr Khounnyvong graduated from the University of Technology in Germany, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He speaks 5 languages – Lao, Thai, English, French and German.

Ranjit LAMECH

Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, Infrastructure

Ranjit Lamech
Ranjit Lamech is the Regional Director for Infrastructure for the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region at the World Bank - a position he assumed in mid-2019. In this capacity he manages the World Bank's energy and transport investments and advisory programs, comprising loan commitments in excess of US$10 billion, with a team of over 100 professionals based in a dozen countries in the EAP region. He was the Director for the Energy and Extractives Global Practice from 2016. Over the last quarter-century he has held a range of management and technical positions in the World Bank's energy practice - shaping and implementing the World Bank's policy direction in energy sector reform, regional integration and financing approaches to scale-up investments in clean energy. He began his energy career with Tata Power in Bombay, India. He holds master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and public administration from Harvard University. Ranjit is based in Washington, DC.

Tadashi MAEDA

Governor & Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Mr Tadashi Maeda
Graduated University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 1980. At JBIC, he has held various positions including Director-General of Energy and Natural Resources Finance Department; Director-General of Corporate Planning Department ; Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment Finance Group; Senior Managing Director and CEO, Executive Managing Director. From June 2010 to December 2012 he served as Special Advisor to the Cabinet in the Government of Japan. He has also served as a member of the Steering Committee of Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund from October 2011 to October 2013. He became a member of the IISS Council from June 2014 to 2017.

PNG Cheong Boon

Chief Executive Officer

Png Cheong Boon

Png Cheong Boon is the Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.

Prior to that, Cheong Boon was the Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry from June 2017 to May 2018. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore from 2008 to 2013. He began his career with the Economic Development Board in 1993 and held various portfolios in Singapore and the US before joining SPRING Singapore as its Deputy Chief Executive in 2003. Cheong Boon serves on the boards of the Economic Development Board, Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd, Raffles Medical Group, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd. He has also served on the boards of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, the Singapore Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd, the Institute for Engineering Leadership at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.

Cheong Boon was a recipient of the EDB-GlaxoSmithKline scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Management under the Sloan Fellows Programme at Stanford University.

Cheong Boon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.

VONGSEY Vissoth

Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance)

H.E. Vongsey Vissoth

His Excellency Vongsey Vissoth joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1995, and currently serves there as Permanent Secretary of State overseeing and leading works that covers: macroeconomic and fiscal policies, budget, international cooperation, and public-private partnership (PPP). His Excellency spearheaded the formulation of many major policy papers such as Budget System Reform Strategy Revenue Mobilization Strategy, PPP Policy, and Public Debt Management Policy, among others. Currently, he is leading the preparation of Public Investment Management Framework.

His Excellency also holds the Vice Chairman position at the Supreme National Economic Council, where he was involved extensively in the development of the Rectangle Strategies of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Cambodia’s Vision 2050, and Industrial Development Policy. His other portfolios include overseeing the Skill Development Fund and Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund and serving as the Chairman of Cambodia’s Digital Economy Policy Working Group.

His Excellency obtained his Master’s degree in economics and was a PhD candidate at the Moscow Institute for International Relations.

Min Indranee

Indranee RAJAH

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education
Anisul Huq

Anisul HUQ

Minister, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Michael Keenan

Michael KEENAN

Deputy Minister of Transport
Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Vice Minister
Ranjit Lamech

Ranjit LAMECH

Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, Infrastructure
Mr Tadashi Maeda

Tadashi MAEDA

Governor & Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Png Cheong Boon

PNG Cheong Boon

Chief Executive Officer
H.E. Vongsey Vissoth

VONGSEY Vissoth

Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance)
Min Indranee

Indranee RAJAH

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education
Anisul Huq

Anisul HUQ

Minister, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Michael Keenan

Michael KEENAN

Deputy Minister of Transport
Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Lattanamany Khounnyvong

Vice Minister
Ranjit Lamech

Ranjit LAMECH

Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, Infrastructure
Mr Tadashi Maeda

Tadashi MAEDA

Governor & Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Png Cheong Boon

PNG Cheong Boon

Chief Executive Officer
H.E. Vongsey Vissoth

VONGSEY Vissoth

Permanent Secretary of State (Economy and Finance)

Speakers

Esther AN

Chief Sustainability Officer

Esther An
As a passionate and active advocate for sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability and ESG best practices. These include publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in Singapore in 2008 and issuing the first green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017. A forerunner in embracing the UN SDGs, Esther was conferred 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact. She sits on the boards or advisory platforms of a number of global organisations including the World Green Building Council, Singapore Green Building Council, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Singapore Chapter Board and Global Compact Network Singapore. Esther founded the Women4Green Network as she believes in empowering women to drive sustainable practices at home, at work and at play.

ANG Eng Seng

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure

Ang Eng Seng

Mr Ang Eng Seng is GIC’s Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure and Adviser to the Integrated Strategies Group (ISG). Before this, he was President of Europe and Head of ISG.

Prior to joining GIC in 1994, Mr Ang was a Director of the Auditor-General's Office in Singapore. From 1996 to 1998, he was seconded from GIC to China International Capital Corporation in Beijing, first as the Deputy General Manager and subsequently as the General Manager of its Direct Investment Department. He was Head of the Greater China Team for GIC Special Investments from 1999 to mid 2003, before becoming the Head of Europe Private Equity Group till 2009. He was concurrently Global Head of GIC’s Direct Investment Group and Head of the Infrastructure Group from 2009 to 2012.

Mr Ang holds an MA from Cambridge University. He is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a charter holder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Lulu BACLAGON

Senior Investment Officer

Lulu Baclagon
Lulu is a Senior Investment Officer in IFC, working since 2005 with its PPP Transaction Advisory Department for the Asia and Pacific Region. Currently, she oversees the Department’s business development initiatives as Hub Leader for the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Lao, and is the global practice lead for the Urban Transportation sector. Lulu has more than 25 years of experience working in the infrastructure sector and in PPPs with IFC and previously with the Philippine government through the PPP Center and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). She has successfully led various PPP transactions in the transport (roads, airports, rail), health and water supply and sanitation sectors. Lulu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines.

Surya BAGCHI

Global Head, Project & Export Finance

Surya Bagchi

Surya Bagchi is the Global Head of Project & Export Finance (“PEF”) in Standard Chartered Bank.

PEF is responsible for originating and executing Project Finance, multilateral and export credit agency backed financing for clients of the Bank.

Surya joined the Bank in 2001 and have since held roles such as Global Head of Commodity Traders & Agribusiness based in Singapore and Regional Head for Global Corporates based in India. He set up the Bank’s Leveraged Finance desk in Dubai, worked as Managing Director responsible for Corporate Advisory and Acquisition Finance and subsequently as Senior Banker covering key strategic clients in the Middle East.

Surya joined ANZ as a Management Trainee in 1992 and worked in key relationship management roles across India and in the Debt Syndication Group of ANZ Investment Bank based in London, Mumbai and Delhi.

Surya is a Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Paul CARRETT

Group Chief Investment Officer

Paul Carrett

Paul Carrett is the Group Chief Investment Officer of FWD Group, leading the investment function across the Group, assisting the countries with their investment strategies and asset allocation in line with business plans. He has more than two decades of experience in financial services and was previously Head of Insurance Solutions in Asia at UBS, Head of Insurance Solutions at JP Morgan, and Executive Director for Insurance Solutions at Goldman Sachs. He also worked in Australia with Allco Finance Group, National Australia Bank, and Tillinghast.

Before joining FWD Group, Paul was Regional Director for the investment arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, as well as a member of its Regional Investment Strategy Committee. As part of his own consulting firm, Carrett & Co., he worked with Prudential’s regional investment team as a consultant before joining the company. His career started at the Office of the Australian Government Actuary and, as a pension consultant.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific

Isabel Chatterton

Isabel is the Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, based in Singapore. For seven years prior to her current role, Isabel was the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, initially for South Asia based in Delhi, and subsequently in Singapore as her mandate expanded to cover all Asia Pacific for the last four years. Isabel spent four years in IFC’s Subnational Finance unit where she worked in deal origination, structuring and supervision of debt and structured finance products in more than six countries in LAC. Before joining IFC, Isabel held various positions in World Bank operations in the urban sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, the water sector in Latin America, and the transport, power and urban sector in South Asia. Before joining the World Bank in 2001, Isabel worked in emerging markets and Western Europe for WS Atkins in the UK as Senior Management Consultant; working on infrastructure finance in Thailand, Argentina, Barbados, Qatar, the UK, and Europe.

Isabel, a civil engineer by training, holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK).

CHEW Men Leong

Chief Marketing Officer

Chew Men Leong

As Chief Marketing Officer of ST Engineering, Chew Men Leong oversees marketing of smart city solutions and defence exports. He is concurrently Deputy President and President (Defence Business) of the Group’s Marine arm.

Men Leong served as Chief Executive of Singapore’s Land Transport Authority from 2014 to 2016. The projects he spearheaded included Downtown Line phase 2 operations and mobility initiatives such as autonomous vehicles.

Prior to LTA, he helmed the Public Utilities Board since 2011 where he was responsible for ensuring an adequate and sustainable water supply as well as efficient water reclamation and drainage systems for Singapore.

He was Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy from 2007 to 2011 and was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Military) (Gold) in 2008.

Men Leong graduated from Imperial College London with First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has a Master of Science (Management) from Stanford University.

Delano DALO

Project Director

Delano Dalo
Mr. Delano Dalo is leading PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) project development as Project Director, successfully delivering the Umbulan Water Supply Project, the first regional PPP project in Indonesia, as well as the West Semarang Water Supply Project. Currently, Mr. Dalo is leading the transaction for a pilot PPP Airport Project in Indonesia. He has extensive experience in infrastructure and project finance, with over 10 years of experience. Prior to this, he was a lawyer leading the work on Indonesia’s PPP policy. Under his project portfolio, Mr. Dalo’s projects has been awarded Infrastructure Innovation Award by CMO Asia Singapore in 2017, 2nd for the ASEAN Risk Award 2017, and was nominated for the Water Deal of the Year 2018 by Global Water International Paris. Mr. Dalo hold a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Padjajaran, Indonesia.

Brooks ENTWISTLE

Global Head of Business Development

Brooks Entwistle

Brooks Entwistle serves as Chief Business Officer International for Uber, responsible for business development and the firm’s relationships across Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. He joined Uber in early 2017 and prior to his current role, was the Regional General Manager for Asia Pacific. He was previously the CEO of Everstone Capital, a premier India and Southeast Asia focused private equity and real estate investment firm. Prior to joining Everstone in 2014, Brooks was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent 22 years in various capacities, including 15 years based in Asia. Most recently, he was Chairman of Goldman Sachs South East Asia as well as CEO of Goldman Sachs Singapore. Prior to this, he spent 5 years in Mumbai as CEO and Founder of Goldman Sachs India where he was responsible for leading and building the firm across all divisions. He also served as the Founder & Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Asia’s High Technology Group. Earlier in his career, Brooks served as a District Electoral Supervisor with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).

Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is currently a Board member of The Aspen Institute, EmancipAction, Telluride Mountainfilm and Young Life.

Vivien FOSTER

Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency

Vivien FOSTER

Vivien Foster is the Chief Economist for the Infrastructure Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.

Throughout her 20 years at the World Bank she has played a variety of leadership roles and contributed to client dialogue, as well as advisory and lending engagements, in more than 30 countries across Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Vivien has spearheaded several major policy research initiatives including: Water, Electricity and the Poor (2005), examining the distributional impact of utility subsidies; Africa’s Infrastructure (2009), analyzing the continent’s network infrastructure challenges; Building Bridges (2009), detailing China’s growing role as infrastructure financier for Africa; The Energy Progress Report (2013-2018), a global dashboard for tracking progress towards the achievement of SDG7 goals for energy; and Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) (2016, 2018), monitoring worldwide adoption of good practice policies to support sustainable energy.

Anita GEORGE

Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships – Growth Markets

Anita George

Anita M. George is Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnership – Growth Markets. Her mandate is to implement a key pillar of CDPQ’s strategy, which aims to increase its international exposure in targeted growth markets by sourcing the best investment opportunities and developing the organization’s network of sustainable and high-quality local partnerships. She is responsible for growth markets partnerships, and sits on CDPQ’s Executive and Investment-Risk Committees.

Ms. George joined CDPQ in April 2016 as Managing Director, South Asia. In August 2017, she took on the role of Executive Vice-President, Growth Markets. She brings to the organization her in-depth knowledge of several growth markets and has extensive experience in managing global infrastructure investment portfolios. Prior to joining CDPQ, she was Senior Director of the World Bank’s Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice. She also held the positions of Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and Head of Siemens Financial Services in India. Her various roles have led her to work in several regions of the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms. George holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Smith College, in Massachusetts, and a Masters in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.

GOH Chee Kiong

Head Strategic Development

Chee Kiong GOH

Goh Chee Kiong joined SP Group in 2017 as the Head for Strategic Development, responsible for the new energy solutions business spanning renewables, storage, microgrids, energy management and electric mobility. Some key initiatives he is leading include establishing the largest public EV charging network in Singapore, and the development of Tengah as a Smart Energy Town. SP Group (Singapore Power) is a leading energy utilities company in Asia-Pacific.

Prior to SP, Chee Kiong served in the public service with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) for two decades, during which he led the development of the cleantech, urban solutions and infrastructure sectors in Singapore. His last role in EDB was Executive Director.

Luis GONZALEZ

Managing Director, APAC

Luis Gonzalez

Mr. Luis Gonzalez leads Element AI’s APAC operations with 21+ years of experience in digital transformation of industrial enterprises. He is involved in power, energy, chemical, mining and manufacturing industries. He advice international clients on value extraction from ERP, analytics, industrial IoT, GIS, control systems, historians and AI solutions.

Prior to joining Element AI, Luis was the VP & Chief Customer Success Officer at GE Digital and VP & Chief Digital Officer at GE Power. He was responsible for delivery of all GE Digital Projects in APAC Power Digital division’s P&L in Asia. Luis also have experience in SAP Industrial solutions environment for Energy and Resources practices and Digital advisory for Accenture and Deloitte.

Luis holds a graduate diploma from MIT and a double major undergrad diploma from University of Victoria in Commerce and Computer Science as well as a specialization in Asian studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong.”

Sunil GUPTA

Regional Head – Southeast Asia and South Asia

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta is the Regional Head – Southeast Asia and South Asia of Vena Energy, and oversees the group’s investment, development, management and maintenance of renewable projects in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and India. He has first-hand experience of participating in the emergence of cleantech companies in Asia, Europe and the US.

Over the last 15 years he has led numerous capital markets, project financing and structured credit solutions for cleantech and renewable companies in multiple regulatory and financial markets. He previously developed renewable energy strategy at Sembcorp Industries in 2015 and grew the business to 2,600MW across five countries by the end of 2018. Sunil was formerly global head of cleantech banking at Standard Chartered and global head of technology and global cleantech research at Morgan Stanley. An advocate for environmental sustainability, Sunil has extensively engaged with regulators for structuring and formulating renewable energy policies.

He holds a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Bert HOFMAN

Director (East Asian Institute) and Professor in Practice

Bert HOFMAN
Mr. Bert Hofman, a Dutch national, is the director of the East Asian Institute at NUS and Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School. Before joining NUS, he has been working with the World Bank for 27 years, 22 of which in Asia, and 12 of which on China. Mr. Hofman was the World Bank Country Director for China 2014-2019, the country economist 2004-2008, and the Chief Economist for the World Bank in the East Asia and Pacific region 2011-2014. He also worked on Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Mongolia. Before coming to the World Bank, Mr. Hofman worked at the Kiel Institute of World Economics, The OECD and NMB Bank (Now ING). Mr. Hofman has extensive experience in advising governments around the region on a wide range of development issues, and he has published on fiscal policy, debt issues, and China’s and Indonesia’s recent economic history.

Arun KANT

CEO

Arun Kant

Arun is the founder and CEO of Leonie Hill Capital, a global investment firm. He has been instrumental in leading the funding of many transformational companies, including PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla, as well as technology giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. He is passionate about projects focused on innovation and sustainability in infrastructure, energy and healthcare.

Arun has 26 years of operational experience launching and growing companies. He is dedicated to social entrepreneurship, has participated in several successful IPOs and has led companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Arun has an MBA from Stanford University and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT, Madras.

Clive KERNER

Chief Executive Officer

Clive Kerner
Clive Kerner has been Chief Executive Officer of Clifford Capital since its inception in 2012. He has 30 years of emerging markets finance experience with major financial institutions as a CEO and in other senior leadership positions. Before joining Clifford Capital, he was CEO of a credit fund focused on South East Asia. He previously spent 20 years in investment banking with Kleinwort Benson Ltd. and its successor entities, with a focus on project and structured finance and corporate advisory in the power, utilities, infrastructure and resources sectors, primarily in Asia. Mr Kerner is also a non-executive Director of Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd., Pierfront Capital Fund Management Pte. Ltd. and Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte. Ltd respectively. He was formerly a non-executive Director of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd. from 2013 – 2019.

James LAMONT

Managing Editor

James Lamont
James Lamont is the Financial Times’ Managing Editor, appointed in April 2012. He has global responsibility for staffing and strategic planning for the FT’s editorial department. Before relocating to London, Mr Lamont spent four years as the FT’s South Asia Bureau Chief, based in New Delhi. He spent the previous four years as World News Editor in London. Before that he was News Editor for FT Weekend and he has also been a Johannesburg-based Southern Africa Correspondent. Before joining the Financial Times in 2001, Mr Lamont was Editor of Business Report, South Africa's largest financial daily and a title owned by Dublin-based Independent News & Media. He was Deputy Editor of the Middle East Times in Cairo. He also reported on oil and gas in the region for the Opec news agency. Mr Lamont started his career in journalism writing for a UK-based consumer magazine. He completed his first degree at the University of York and did a postgraduate course in southern Africa studies.

Vu Quynh LE

Deputy Director General of Public Procurement Agency

Vu Quynh

Ms. Vu Quynh Le is Deputy Director General of Public Procurement Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. Promotion of Public private partnership program (PPP) in Vietnam has been assigned to the Agency since 2012.

Ms. Vu graduated from Foreign Trade University of Vietnam and also obtained Master degree of public policy in National University of Singapore. Prior to joining the inter-ministerial PPP Task Force, she has served in the field of investment and procurement for more than 10 years. Ms. Vu has taken main role in researching and drafting suitable PPP legislation for Vietnam including PPP Degree and Investor Selection Degree. She is also the Deputy Team leader of Editing team of the first PPP Law in Vietnam.

LIM Chze Cheen

Director, ASEAN Connectivity

Lim Chze Cheen
Mr. Lim Chze Cheen is the Head of the ASEAN Connectivity Division under the Office of the Secretary-General at the ASEAN Secretariat. He coordinated the development of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 and its preceding document. Prior to assuming this position, he was the Assistant Director of the Strategic Planning and Coordination Division, which managed the overall reporting of progress of ASEAN Community, and managed development cooperation programmes and projects. He was earlier the Assistant Director handling ASEAN Economic Community coordination, particularly the development and subsequent monitoring of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2015, and the Senior Officer handling Trade in Services. Before joining the ASEAN Secretariat in 2005, Mr. Lim was a Senior Research Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), specialising in macroeconomics and industrial studies. Mr. Lim holds a University Malaya Master in Economics and a BSc (Economics) from the University of London.

LIM Wee Seng

Group Head, Project Finance

Wee Seng Lim
Wee Seng heads up the Project Finance (PF) business for DBS globally and is also Group Head - Energy, Chemical, Infrastructure (ECI) Sector Coverage under the Bank’s Institutional Banking Group. Since 2016, he has also been Country Head for Vietnam given the development of the Indo-China market especially in infrastructure. He set up the PF business for the bank in 2010 and has since led the team to be an established and leading Project Finance bank in Asia-Pacific. Wee Seng also sits on the board of DBS Bank (China) Limited and is a founding member of Clifford Capital, a specialist finance company set up to address gaps in the project and structured asset-backed finance markets. He has been deeply involved in project financing in Asia-Pacific, covering projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, India, China and South Korea.

Verena LIM

Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Verena Lim

Verena is a Senior Managing Director in MIRA and has led acquisitions, management and disposal of several investments across various sectors in Asia, including building expertise in the oil and petrochemical storage sectors in South East Asia and the establishment of regional Asia infrastructure funds.

Since joining Macquarie in 2006, Verena has worked in various offices across the Asia Pacific and has been involved in landmark investments such as Taiwan Broadband Communications, Coastal Oil Storage (Philippines), Universal Terminal (Singapore), OTCS (Singapore) and Energy Development Corporation (Philippines).

Verena is currently based in Singapore and is a representative director and committee member of several investments in the region.

Ravi MATTU

Deputy Asia New Editor

Ravi Mattu
Ravi Mattu is the Deputy Asia News Editor of the Financial Times, helping to drive the paper's coverage across the region. Since joining the FT in 2000, he has held a number of senior positions at the FT, including Tech Editor; Editorial Director of commercial department FT2; Business Life editor, overseeing the management section of the paper; Acting Editor and Deputy Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine; and editor of Special Reports (magazines and websites), during which time he edited a number of titles, including Mastering Management, and launched FT Wealth. Ravi has interviewed leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and politicians, and is a frequent speaker and conference chair.

Subash NARAYANAN

Deputy Head, Project Finance

Subash Narayanan

Subash is a Managing Director in the DBS Project Finance team. He has been in banking for more than 20 years with 15 years in infrastructure / structured financing. Subash started off his career in trade finance and corporate banking before moving into structured finance. Subash has worked as advisor and arranger / structurer on deals in the power, infrastructure, and oil & gas sectors. He has cross jurisdictional experience having worked in India, Europe, Australia and Singapore. His execution expertise includes ECA financing and Multilateral schemes to complement senior commercial bank debt.

Subash was part of the team that set up Clifford Capital and part of the steering committee for the establishment of the DBS Australian Branch. He has been part of the APLMA Project Finance subcommittee for Singapore & Asia and has been guest speaker / panellist across various conferences.

Allard M. NOOY

Chief Executive Officer

Allard Nooy

Allard joined InfraCo Asia in 2013 and has overall accountability for the company’s infrastructure developments and investments in 12 Asian countries.

InfraCo Asia is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and a commercially managed, publicly financed infrastructure development and investment company, headquartered in Singapore.InfraCo Asia funds early stage, high-risk infrastructure development activities by taking an equity stake in commercially viable infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth and social development.

Allard has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in the infrastructure sector in emerging markets in Asia, and has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies. Allard’s previous roles include CEO of Jindal Aquasource and Jindal Ecopolis in New Delhi, India; President Asia Pacific at Covanta Energy Corporation in Shanghai, China; Regional Director, Greater China at Thames Water International in Hong Kong SAR; and General Manager of Vermeer – Ballast Nedam , while based in Vietnam.

ONG Kim Pong

Regional CEO of Southeast Asia

Ong Kim Pong

Ong Kim Pong is currently the Regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International. He is on the Senior Management Council and has overall responsibility and accountability for PSA Group's portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in Southeast Asia. This includes PSA Singapore, which has seen major productivity improvements and deployment of technology. As part of PSA’s technology and innovation transformation efforts, he sits on the board of CrimsonLogic and PSA’s corporate venture capital arm UnboXed. Kim Pong is an active member in the Maritime domain and is part of the Next Generation Port 2030 Steering Committee, International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee, Singapore Maritime Institute International Advisory Panel and Management Board of the Centre for Maritime Studies. He is also a member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board.

Kim Pong holds a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is married with three children.

James PANG

Managing Director, Malaysia

James Pang

James is a Chartered Engineer with over 33 years’ experience in the project delivery and client management of prominent large-scale multi-disciplinary transport infrastructure projects in Asia. Being a holder of Electronics and Communications Engineering degrees and MBA, he has particular expertise in railway engineering specialised in Systems and Operations, providing advisory services on project management and contract procurement of railways.

He has in-depth knowledge in railway systems and has taken up the role of Project Manager and Systems Team Leader in many railway projects in Asia and Hong Kong, amongst which include the KVMRT Circle Line System Wide E&M Consultancy project in Kuala Lumpur. James played the role of Senior Project Director where he provided corporate support for the overall leadership direction and management in addition to the delivery and coordination of the project.

Prior to moving to Southeast Asia, James was WSP’s Director of Railway Systems in Hong Kong. He has been the Project Manager and Team Lead in railway extension studies formulating the systems’ requirements.

James is currently the Managing Director of WSP Malaysia responsible for the Profit & Loss, organisational management and business development in the country. He is also Asia’s representative of WSP’s Global Transport & Infrastructure Leadership team participating in the formulation of business strategy of the Group and collaboration between Regions.

PANG Yee Ean

Director General

Pang Yee Ean
Pang is the Director General, Investment Operations, who is in charge of Energy and Urban Infrastructure. Prior to joining AIIB, he was CEO of Surbana Consultants and group chief operating officer of Surbana Jurong, a consultancy firm for urbanization, industry and infrastructure. Before Surbana, Pang held senior positions at Ascendas where Pang was, among others, senior vice president in funds. He was also stationed in India with Ascendas, managing the North India and Hyderabad operations and focusing on industrial park development. He also cofounded Abecha, an e-business joint venture between JTC Corporation, Microsoft and SESAMi. He began his career as an electrical project engineer in JTC Corporation. Pang is a national of Singapore.

Vivek PATHAK

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific

Vivek Pathak

Vivek Pathak was appointed IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific in October 2014. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management across all industry sectors. Mr. Pathak joined IFC in 1998 and has since covered Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in various leadership capacities. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Pathak leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal year 2019 reached US$3.8 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilized from other investors.

Previously, he served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington DC, managing a team of professionals responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that, he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa and led IFC’s business development efforts in frontier markets like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.

Before joining IFC, Mr. Pathak worked with Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management. In his capacity as Head of Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank Thailand, he was responsible for managing a large and diverse portfolio during the Asian Financial Crisis.

John REED

South East Asia Correspondent

John Reed
John Reed is the FT's Bangkok bureau chief and South-East Asia correspondent. He has been with the FT since 2000 and on past assignments for the paper covered Poland, southern Africa, Israel/ Palestine, and the global car industry. Before that, Mr Reed was an editor and reporter with The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Eleazar RICOTE

Deputy Executive Director

Eleazar Ricote

Eleazar E. Ricote is a Deputy Executive Director (Assistant Secretary Level) at the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPCP) under the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

He is a Career officer with more than fifteen years of technical and managerial experience in infrastructure development undertakings (BOTs, PPPs, etc.) in all of its aspects – a) Project Development and Structuring, b) Capacity Building and Institutional Development, c) Policy Evaluation and Formulation, d) Monitoring and Evaluation, e) Knowledge Management and Public Communications.

Eli has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. He also took executive courses on infrastructure financing and PPPs from Harvard Kennedy Executive Education and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He was an Outstanding Alumni Awardee of the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) in 2014 and was named ASEAN Leader in 2016 under the ASEAN Leaders Programme.

Michele RUTA

Lead Economist

Michele Ruta

Michele Ruta is the lead author of the World Bank Group’s study Belt and Road Economics. He is a Lead Economist in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice of the World Bank, where he oversees the work program on regional integration. He had previous appointments at the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the European University Institute, and holds a PhD in economics from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Ruta’s research focuses on international and regional integration and has been extensively published in academic journals, including the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Public Economics. He is currently serving as Guest Editor for the Journal of Development Economics.

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/michelerutasite/

World Bank website:  http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/regional-integration

Henny SENDER

Chief Correspondent, International Finance

Henny Sender
Henny Sender joined the Financial Times in 2007. She was previously the Wall Street Journal's Senior Special Writer for the Money & Investing section and covered private equity and hedge funds. Before joining the Journal, Ms Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that, she was in Tokyo for five years for Institutional Investor. Ms Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth, a hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. Ms Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jyoti SHUKLA

Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub

Jyoti Shukla

Ms Shukla is Director of the World Bank in Singapore. The Singapore Hub comprises of 200 staff form the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA, and focuses primarily on improving infrastructure services and promoting smart urban development through public-private sector partnerships.

Ms. Shukla joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1994 and has since held multiple positions, largely in the area of public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Her most recent position in the Bank Group has been as Director of the Global Water Practice.

Ms. Shukla holds masters’ degrees from the Delhi School of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Before joining the World Bank, she held a faculty position at Princeton University and worked with a development consulting firm in India.

Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department

Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Ramesh oversees ADB’s relationship and public sector work (including all technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and grant and loan projects) in all countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He is also in-charge of ADB’s support for all sub-regional cooperation initiatives in the region, including ASEAN, Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, Greater Mekong Subregion and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle.

With ADB for over 20 years, Ramesh has worked on several projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Infrastructure financing is among his primary areas of interest. He represents ADB on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on long term investment and infrastructure development.

He has a Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University (Canada), and has had post-doctoral fellowships in development economics and corporate finance and industry at Yale University (USA) and University of St. Andrews (UK).

Sarvesh SURI

Director Operations

Sarvesh Suri

Sarvesh Suri is Director for Operations at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. He is responsible for leading MIGA's operations team and growing the guarantees business and development impact in line with MIGA's strategic priorities, especially in fragile states and member countries of the International Development Association.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Suri was Senior Manager for Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), based in Jakarta. In that capacity, he oversaw an investment portfolio of US$ 2.4 billion and managed a team that facilitated investments of almost $US 500 - US$ 1,000 million and provided advisory services of about US$ 6-8 million on an annual basis. His areas of focus were: development of local infrastructure; support for the region’s capital and financial markets; advancement of the climate change agenda; and expansion of domestic manufacturing aimed at local employment generation.

Previously, Mr. Suri had been in various leadership, client facing and operational positions in IFC, across Asia and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Suri holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University.

Gary SWINFIELD

Regional Director, Construction, Power & Infrastructure

Gary Swinfield

Gary is now a Regional Director for Construction, Power & Infrastructure at Aon, based in Singapore but began his working life as a Quantity Surveyor, working in the UK and Middle East. He then moved into risk management and insurance and soon moved to the Philippines to focus on infrastructure, particularly BOT power projects, managing risk throughout their development, financing, construction and operational phases.

Mines, toll roads, telecoms and water supply systems, followed, as did a move to Singapore for a regional role across S & SE Asia, focusing on Project Finance deals, both as a Sponsor’s advisor as well as providing Lenders’ Insurance Advisory services to many international financial institutions. Gary enjoys having clear sight of what both Sponsors and Lenders are looking to achieve.

Gary firmly believes that insurance could be used more widely and pro-actively in projects to reduce their overall cost of risk.

BSc: Quantity Surveying (Trent, UK)
ARICS: Chartered Quantity Surveyor (UK)
AIRM: Associate of the Institute of Risk Management (UK)
ACII: Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK)

Geoffrey TAN

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Geoffrey Tan

Geoffrey Tan - Managing Director, Asia Pacific, for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) - is responsible for OPIC's regional business development.

Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked on power, energy, telecommunications, water, toll roads and port projects as well as future flow and financial institutions transactions. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He was involved in ground-breaking deals with innovative solutions in unique and challenging environments.

Mr Tan also has experience in oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, and petrochemical sectors. Prior to OPIC he was with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong focusing on project and structured finance, and Emerging Markets Partnership in Singapore focusing on private equity infrastructure investments. Mr Tan is a graduate of Cornell University, University of Virginia, and Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Seth TAN

Executive Director

Seth Tan
Seth is the Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia, which is a project facilitation office under the Singapore government. Set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the office aims to harness the network and collective capabilities of public sector agencies and private sector firms, and partner stakeholders across the region to meet Asia’s infrastructure needs. Prior to his role as head of the Infrastructure Asia office, he has helmed leadership roles in DBS Bank, BNP Paribas, Standard Bank, and Babcock & Brown, and was based overseas in China, Australia, Hong Kong. Over his 23 years involvement in the infrastructure sector, he has worked on various opportunities across various infrastructure sub-segments.

Jennifer TAY

Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Jennifer Tay

Jennifer is highly experienced in large scale financial transactions, supporting public and private sectors across Asia. Jennifer’s sector expertise includes Power & Energy, Transport , Water and Telecommunications/Fibre Network. Prior to joining PwC in 2008, Jennifer worked in Singapore Power Ltd and SMRT Corporation Ltd focusing on project management/evaluation, financial modelling and financial/strategic planning.

Jennifer left PwC in 2014 to join Singtel as Finance Director, responsible to bring Singtel’s national fibre network company to public listing. Jennifer reported directly to the Group Chief Financial Officer and senior management, and managed a team more than 15 internal professionals and an external team of 8 banks, 3 law firms and 3 big 4 accounting firms to complete the iconic listing of NetLink NBN Trust on Singapore Stock Exchange in 2017. The S$3.2b Initial Public Offering was the largest in Singapore since 2011 and the third largest in Asia in 2017.

Jennifer graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with specialisation in Finance

Ray TAY

Senior Vice President, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group

Ray Tay

Ray Tay is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group.

Based in Singapore, Ray covers project finance, transport, utilities and other infrastructure credits in Southeast Asia and India. Ray also covers sub-sovereign issuers in Southeast Asia.

Before joining Moody’s in 2012, Ray was a Director with the Global Infrastructure & Projects Group in KPMG. In this role, he advised public and private sector clients on a variety of infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Ray has also worked as a Senior Business Analyst with the Singapore Power Group, focusing on regulatory economics in each of its principal local operating subsidiaries.

Ray holds a Bachelor’s in Economics with honors from the National University of Singapore.

Simon TAY

Chairman

Simon Tay
Simon SC Tay is a public intellectual as well as an advisor to major corporations and policy-makers. He is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, ranked as the leading independent think tank in Asia, an Associate Professor of international law at the National University of Singapore, and Senior Consultant at WongPartnership. He has served on boards including MUFG/ Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi of Japan, and was previously Global Advisory to Toyota and Corporate Advisor to Temasek Holdings (2006-09). He was formerly Singapore’s National Environment Agency Chairman (2002-08), and an independent Member of Parliament (1997-2001) in Singapore. In 2017, the SIIA led the Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore, supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the UN Environment Inquiry. Building on this, the SIIA’s “Financing sustainable infrastructure in ASEAN” report will be released in November 2019. The report teaser can be found here

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance

Luca Tonello

Luca Tonello leads one of Asia’s most respected teams engaged in capital raising and advisory for the infrastructure and energy sectors at SMBC. He oversees a multi-billion dollars Asia focused portfolio with exposure to sustainable energy, power, infrastructure and natural resources. Over the last decade, Mr. Tonello and his team have contributed to the development of critical infrastructure in Asia. For its contribution, the team has received several prestigious industry awards and recognitions, most recently the 2018 Asia Pacific Bank of the Year by Project Finance International and 2018 Asia Pacific Financial Adviser of the Year by IJGlobal.

Besides chairing the Finance Committee of ICCS over the last two years, Mr. Tonello was recently invited to join the alliance board of Infrastructure Asia (IA), a government initiative aimed at developing Singapore as the infrastructure hub in ASEAN. Mr. Tonello is committed to supporting the infrastructure finance industry in Asia as Chairman of the Project Finance Committee of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and as board member of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). He has contributed to several working groups on infrastructure development and financing promoted by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Infrastructure Finance Facilitation Office (IFFO) of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Indonesia Minister of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the OECD Organization to name a few.

Mr. Tonello graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a major in energy. He spent the early part of his banking career in London where he also graduated from the London Business School with a Master in Finance before moving to Singapore.

WONG Heang Fine

Group CEO

Wong Heang Fine

Mr Wong Heang Fine is the Group CEO of Surbana Jurong. He has held key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 35 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore and CapitaLand GCC Holdings. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors. He started his career at the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Mr Wong is a Board Director of SMEC and AETOS and Chairman of Sino-Sun. He is also a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority, an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore’s building and construction industry. Mr Wong is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council, and was President of the Real Estate Developer’s Association of Singapore from 2011 to 2012.

He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, England and an MSc in Engineering Production and Management from the University of Birmingham, England.

XIN Weibin

Executive General Manager of Power and Energy Division of Global Finance Department

Xin Weibin

Mr. Xin Weibin, Executive General Manager of Power and Energy Division of Global Finance Department of ICBC

Mr. Xin has served ICBC for 9 years and was previously employed by Air China for 6 years. He has extensive experience in global finance in many sectors including power and energy, telecommunication, chemical, aviation an equipment. He holds a Master's degree in Law from China University of Political Science and Law. He is also a certified Chinese lawyer.

ZHANG Weiwu

General Manager, International Banking Department

Zhang Weiwu

Mr. Zhang joined ICBC Head Office in 1999, after which he worked in the Housing Credit Department and served as the Deputy Head for Personal Credit Division since 2004. He then joined the Restructuring Office of ICBC before serving as Director of Corporate Governance Planning Division of the Board of Directors’ Office in 2009. From March 2010 to early 2017, he served in several overseas positions as Head of ICBC (Europe) S.A. Amsterdam Branch Preparatory Group, General Manager of ICBC (Europe) S.A. Amsterdam Branch and General Manager of ICBC Singapore Branch. In January 2017, he was appointed as the General Manager, International Banking Department of ICBC Head Office.

Mr. Zhang obtained a master’s degree from Northwest University in China in 1999 and an MBA degree from Hitotsubashi University in Japan in 2007.

Esther An

Esther AN

Chief Sustainability Officer
Ang Eng Seng

ANG Eng Seng

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure
Lulu Baclagon

Lulu BACLAGON

Senior Investment Officer
Surya Bagchi

Surya BAGCHI

Global Head, Project & Export Finance
Paul Carrett

Paul CARRETT

Group Chief Investment Officer
Isabel Chatterton

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific
Chew Men Leong

CHEW Men Leong

Chief Marketing Officer
Delano Dalo

Delano DALO

Project Director
Brooks Entwistle

Brooks ENTWISTLE

Global Head of Business Development
Vivien FOSTER

Vivien FOSTER

Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency
Anita George

Anita GEORGE

Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships – Growth Markets
Chee Kiong GOH

GOH Chee Kiong

Head Strategic Development
Luis Gonzalez

Luis GONZALEZ

Managing Director, APAC
Sunil Gupta

Sunil GUPTA

Regional Head – Southeast Asia and South Asia
Bert HOFMAN

Bert HOFMAN

Director (East Asian Institute) and Professor in Practice
Arun Kant

Arun KANT

CEO
Clive Kerner

Clive KERNER

Chief Executive Officer
James Lamont

James LAMONT

Managing Editor
Vu Quynh

Vu Quynh LE

Deputy Director General of Public Procurement Agency
Lim Chze Cheen

LIM Chze Cheen

Director, ASEAN Connectivity
Wee Seng Lim

LIM Wee Seng

Group Head, Project Finance
Verena Lim

Verena LIM

Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Ravi Mattu

Ravi MATTU

Deputy Asia New Editor
Subash Narayanan

Subash NARAYANAN

Deputy Head, Project Finance
Allard Nooy

Allard M. NOOY

Chief Executive Officer
Ong Kim Pong

ONG Kim Pong

Regional CEO of Southeast Asia
James Pang

James PANG

Managing Director, Malaysia
Pang Yee Ean

PANG Yee Ean

Director General
Vivek Pathak

Vivek PATHAK

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
John Reed

John REED

South East Asia Correspondent
Eleazar Ricote

Eleazar RICOTE

Deputy Executive Director
Michele Ruta

Michele RUTA

Lead Economist
Henny Sender

Henny SENDER

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Jyoti Shukla

Jyoti SHUKLA

Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department
Sarvesh Suri

Sarvesh SURI

Director Operations
Gary Swinfield

Gary SWINFIELD

Regional Director, Construction, Power & Infrastructure
Geoffrey Tan

Geoffrey TAN

Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Seth Tan

Seth TAN

Executive Director
Jennifer Tay

Jennifer TAY

Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure
Ray Tay

Ray TAY

Senior Vice President, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group
Simon Tay

Simon TAY

Chairman
Luca Tonello

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance
Wong Heang Fine

WONG Heang Fine

Group CEO
Xin Weibin

XIN Weibin

Executive General Manager of Power and Energy Division of Global Finance Department
Zhang Weiwu

ZHANG Weiwu

General Manager, International Banking Department
Esther An

Esther AN

Chief Sustainability Officer
Ang Eng Seng

ANG Eng Seng

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure
Lulu Baclagon

Lulu BACLAGON

Senior Investment Officer
Surya Bagchi

Surya BAGCHI

Global Head, Project & Export Finance
Paul Carrett

Paul CARRETT

Group Chief Investment Officer
Isabel Chatterton

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific
Chew Men Leong

CHEW Men Leong

Chief Marketing Officer
Delano Dalo

Delano DALO

Project Director
Brooks Entwistle

Brooks ENTWISTLE

Global Head of Business Development
Vivien FOSTER

Vivien FOSTER

Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency
Anita George

Anita GEORGE

Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships – Growth Markets
Chee Kiong GOH

GOH Chee Kiong

Head Strategic Development
Luis Gonzalez

Luis GONZALEZ

Managing Director, APAC
Sunil Gupta

Sunil GUPTA

Regional Head – Southeast Asia and South Asia
Bert HOFMAN

Bert HOFMAN

Director (East Asian Institute) and Professor in Practice
Arun Kant

Arun KANT

CEO
Clive Kerner

Clive KERNER

Chief Executive Officer
James Lamont

James LAMONT

Managing Editor
Vu Quynh

Vu Quynh LE

Deputy Director General of Public Procurement Agency
Lim Chze Cheen

LIM Chze Cheen

Director, ASEAN Connectivity
Wee Seng Lim

LIM Wee Seng

Group Head, Project Finance
Verena Lim

Verena LIM

Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Ravi Mattu

Ravi MATTU

Deputy Asia New Editor
Subash Narayanan

Subash NARAYANAN

Deputy Head, Project Finance
Allard Nooy

Allard M. NOOY

Chief Executive Officer
Ong Kim Pong

ONG Kim Pong

Regional CEO of Southeast Asia
James Pang

James PANG

Managing Director, Malaysia
Pang Yee Ean

PANG Yee Ean

Director General
Vivek Pathak

Vivek PATHAK

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
John Reed

John REED

South East Asia Correspondent
Eleazar Ricote

Eleazar RICOTE

Deputy Executive Director
Michele Ruta

Michele RUTA

Lead Economist
Henny Sender

Henny SENDER

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Jyoti Shukla

Jyoti SHUKLA

Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Ramesh SUBRAMANIAM

Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department
Sarvesh Suri

Sarvesh SURI

Director Operations
Gary Swinfield

Gary SWINFIELD

Regional Director, Construction, Power & Infrastructure
Geoffrey Tan

Geoffrey TAN

Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Seth Tan

Seth TAN

Executive Director
Jennifer Tay

Jennifer TAY

Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure
Ray Tay

Ray TAY

Senior Vice President, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group
Simon Tay

Simon TAY

Chairman
Luca Tonello

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance
Wong Heang Fine

WONG Heang Fine

Group CEO
Xin Weibin

XIN Weibin

Executive General Manager of Power and Energy Division of Global Finance Department
Zhang Weiwu

ZHANG Weiwu

General Manager, International Banking Department

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organisers

ESG

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.

It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg for more information.

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organisers

IA
Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s social and economic growth through infrastructure development.
The organisation match-make organisations that are domain experts in their respective fields with regional governments, firms and multilateral development banks. At the same time, it brings various industry stakeholders across the value chain together to explore project opportunities in Asia.

Infrastructure Asia is set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organisers

MAS
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. As central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through the conduct of monetary policy and close macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, official foreign reserves, and liquidity in the banking sector. As an integrated financial supervisor, MAS fosters a sound financial services sector through its prudential oversight of all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and stock exchanges. It is also responsible for well-functioning financial markets, sound conduct, and investor education. MAS also works with the financial industry to promote Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre. It facilitates the development of infrastructure, adoption of technology, and upgrading of skills in the financial industry.

Ministry of Finance

Co-organisers

MOF

The Ministry of Finance aims to advance the well-being and development of Singapore through Finance. The Ministry strives to achieve a balanced budget through prudent and sustainable fiscal policies, foster a regulatory environment conducive to business and enterprise, ensure prudent investment of the Government's reserves and other public funds, and sets policies for government procurement, customs regulation, accounting standards and business regulation.

We achieve this together with our departments (Accountant-General’s Department, Singapore Customs and Vital), and statutory boards/bodies (Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Tote Board and Singapore Accountancy Commission).

For more information, please visit www.mof.gov.sg

Follow MOF on facebook.com/MOFsg and twitter.com/MOFsg

ESG

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organisers
IA

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organisers
MAS

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organisers
MOF

Ministry of Finance

Co-organisers
ESG

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organisers
IA

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organisers
MAS

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organisers
MOF

Ministry of Finance

Co-organisers

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner

World Bank Group

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group consists of five organizations: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The first two, IBRD and IDA, together make up the World Bank, which is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%; promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. In its 2018 fiscal year, the Bank Group’s commitments to developing countries hit nearly $64 billion.

The World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with more than 120 offices worldwide. For more information please visit https://www.worldbank.org/.

World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner
World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner

High Commission of Canada

Country partner

High commission of Canada

The High Commission of Canada in Singapore is pleased to participate and support the Asia Infrastructure Forum 2019. One of our main roles is to help Canadian companies grow their presence in Singapore and the region. Canada is home to a modern and resilient infrastructure supported by an exceptional ecosystem of industry companies and partners in construction, technology, finance, engineering, law and skilled trades. Many of these companies are already active in the region and eager to share their knowledge and experience as well as to collaborate with regional stakeholders. To this end, in November 2018, Canada, via Global Affairs Canada, signed a collaborative MOU with infrastructure Asia. Canada also works closely with the ADB and Enterprise Singapore on the ASEAN Infrastructure Centre of Excellence (AICOE) to support ASEAN member states in designing and structuring viable, bankable and high impact PPPs.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us: spore-td@international.gc.ca

High commission of Canada

High Commission of Canada

Country partner
High commission of Canada

High Commission of Canada

Country partner

Financial Times

Conference Partner

Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers. Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

Financial Times

Financial Times

Conference Partner
Financial Times

Financial Times

Conference Partner

Sponsors

DBS Bank

Platinum sponsor

DBS

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world. 

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for ten consecutive years from 2009 to 2018.

DBS Project Finance has been winning accolades since 2016. Notable awards include the Project Finance Advisory House of the Year Asia 2019 by the Asset magazine, the Best Project Finance House in Asia 2018 by Finance Asia, Mandated Lead Arranger for the Year 2017 by IJ Global as well as Asia-Pacific Bank of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International. Our deep understanding of the region and strong regional connectivity gives us an edge in the project finance arena, where we hope to play a key role in helping develop the region's infrastructure.  

For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.

ICBC

Platinum sponsor

ICBC
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) was established on 1 January 1984. On 27 October 2006, ICBC was successfully listed on both Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, ICBC has developed as a leading bank in the world, possessing an excellent customer base, a diversified business structure, strong innovation capabilities and market competitiveness. ICBC regards service as the very foundation to seek further development and adheres to creating value through services while providing a comprehensive range of financial products and services to 7 million corporate customers and 607 million personal customers. ICBC was ranked 1st among the Top 1000 World Banks by The Banker, ranked 1st in the Global 2000 listed by Forbes and topped the sub-list of commercial banks of the Global 500 in Fortune for the sixth consecutive year, and took the 1st place among the Top 500 Banking Brands of Brand Finance for the third consecutive year.
DBS

DBS Bank

Platinum sponsor
ICBC

ICBC

Platinum sponsor
DBS

DBS Bank

Platinum sponsor
ICBC

ICBC

Platinum sponsor

Standard Chartered Bank

Gold sponsor

Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank a history of 160 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In May 2019, we fully consolidated all our business operations in Singapore into a locally-incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited.

We support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across personal, priority and private banking as well as our business, commercial and corporate banking teams.

For more information please visit www.sc.com/sg

SMBC

Gold sponsor

SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a leading Japanese financial institution that provides personal, corporate and investment banking services to our network that extends across 39 countries and regions globally, 14 of which are in Asia. We are driven by our commitment to lead the way in providing value to our customers and the markets in which we operate.

The company was formed in April 2001 through the merger of Sakura Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. In December 2002, SMBC became a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, a holding company created through a share transfer.

For more information, please visit https://www.smbc.co.jp/global/

Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Gold sponsor
SMBC

SMBC

Gold sponsor
Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Gold sponsor
SMBC

SMBC

Gold sponsor

AON

Silver sponsor

AON
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver sponsor

Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd. is a specialist provider of structured finance solutions established in 2012 with support from the Government of Singapore. We help Singapore companies, as well as companies with a nexus to Singapore, to grow internationally and capture new business in the global market place. We are also focused on developing a capital market in Singapore in the infrastructure and maritime sectors.

We offer, via a full suite of debt products across the debt capital structure including loans, bonds and mezzanine debt, competitive and bespoke project finance, asset-backed and other structured debt financing solutions for eligible Singapore-based companies in support of their overseas investments or exports in the infrastructure, offshore marine and shipping sectors.

Since our inception in 2012, we have committed over US$2 billion to various projects around the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America. Our global remit enables us to support our clients particularly in distant markets.

Moody's

Silver sponsor

Moody's

Moody’s Corporation

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. Both organizations are supported by Moody's Shared Services.

Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver sponsor

Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, infrastructure and management services consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides best-in-class consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation and infrastructure domains.

Surbana Jurong’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish. For more information, please visit www.surbanajurong.com.

AON

AON

Silver sponsor
Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver sponsor
Moody's

Moody's

Silver sponsor
Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver sponsor
AON

AON

Silver sponsor
Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver sponsor
Moody's

Moody's

Silver sponsor
Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver sponsor

CEMS

Supporting partner

CEMS

Established since 1980, Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) is a regional organiser with a global perspective. A key player in the MICE industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organising and managing exhibitions and conferences for and with government agencies and trade associations and professional institutions.

Currently, CEMS organizes 15 industrial and lifestyle events catering to industry sectors such as Architecture, Facility Management, LED & Lighting, Glass & Machinery, Safety & Security, Fire & Disaster Management as well as the largest Jewellery show , Coffee, Tea, Bakery and Café/Restaurant industries in Singapore.

With the assistance from Enterprise Singapore, CEMS had ventured into Malaysia in 2015. Its office in Kuala Lumpur organises the Café Malaysia and Coffee Fest as well as manages the Barista championship for the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association.

In China, CEMS organizes tourism events in Beijing, Guilin, and Chengdu.

CEMS is also a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) for several trade associations to manage their regional and international meetings. Amongst them include Security Industry Conference 2014 for the Security Industry Institute (SII) and ASIS International – Singapore Chapter, as well as FISAC 2014, 2017 for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

CEMS is currently a member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) of USA and a member of SACEOS, AFECA and UFI.

Centre for Liveable Cities

Supporting partner

Centre for Liveable Cities
Set up in 2008 by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) has as its mission “to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities”. CLC’s work spans four main areas – Research, Capability Development, Knowledge Platforms, and Advisory. Through these activities, CLC hopes to provide urban leaders and practitioners with the knowledge and support needed to make our cities better. For more information, visit https://www.clc.gov.sg/ or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube to get the latest updates of our events and publications.

Deloitte

Support partner

Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organisation”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com

Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a member firm of DTTL. Members of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and their related entities, each of which are separate and independent legal entities, provide services from more than 100 cities across the region, including Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Yangon.

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Supporting partner

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 32,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.

Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.

ISCA is the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.

ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global family that brings together the members of leading institutes to create a community of over 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 countries.

For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg

OMFIF

Supporting partner

OMFIF
OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for public and private sector engagement worldwide. With teams in London, Singapore and the US, OMFIF focuses on global policy and investment themes relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries. Global Public Investors with investable assets of $37.8tn are at the heart of this network.

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner

SBF

Established on 1 April 2002, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community. With 25,800 member companies, SBF’s focus is to sense, prioritise, analyse and help resolve burning issues facing significant segments of businesses. All Singapore-registered companies with a share capital of S$0.5 million and above are members of SBF.

As the bridge between the Singapore business community and the Government, SBF advocates firmly on behalf of businesses and our workforce, as well as at international settings, to promote the growth and vibrancy of our business community, contributing to the prosperity of Singapore.

The Federation works closely with key local and foreign business chambers, and has inaugurated the Trade Association & Chamber (TAC) Alliance to be a better enabler for the business community.

For more information, please visit our website www.sbf.org.sg

World Cities Summit

Support partner

World Cities Summit

The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Jointly organised by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), key highlights of the Summit include the WCS Mayors Forum, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and the WCS Young Leaders Symposium. The next edition of the World Cities Summit will be held from 5–9 July 2020 in Singapore. For more information, visit www.worldcitiesummit.com.sg.

CEMS

CEMS

Supporting partner
Centre for Liveable Cities

Centre for Liveable Cities

Supporting partner
Deloitte

Deloitte

Support partner
ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Supporting partner
OMFIF

OMFIF

Supporting partner
SBF

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner
World Cities Summit

World Cities Summit

Support partner
CEMS

CEMS

Supporting partner
Centre for Liveable Cities

Centre for Liveable Cities

Supporting partner
Deloitte

Deloitte

Support partner
ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Supporting partner
OMFIF

OMFIF

Supporting partner
SBF

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner
World Cities Summit

World Cities Summit

Support partner

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Associated Events

Architecture & Building Services (ABS)

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The 6th Architecture & Building Services (ABS) series comprises six exhibitions and some 12 conferences or more, catering to the built environment and infrastructure sectors.

The events are: ArchXpo, featuring architectural products and services; iFaME, focussing on facilities management technologies; and LED + Light Asia, displaying the latest luminary equipment. The main focus are Architecture and FM.

Other events include: Safety & Security, highlighting the state-of-the-art technologies on security systems and solutions; Fire & Disaster Asia, presenting fire protection equipment and tools; and Work Safe Asia, promoting industrial and workplace safety. The main focus is on Safety and Security.

ASEAN Innovation Insights @ Singapore Infusing innovation into infrastructure

Deloitte

Asia has experienced remarkable growth in the last decade. Infrastructure development has gone beyond basic transportation and living. It is rapidly evolving and technological innovation forms an essential part of a countries’ infrastructure.

The next frontier of development in infrastructure is in smart energy. Governments in the region welcome private-sector participation to ease the funding of such infrastructure projects, creating opportunities for businesses across many industry sectors.

This event brings together various stakeholders and business owners in the infrastructure sector for an exciting exchange of ideas and experiences. Join us for insights on infrastructure development in the region.

Click here to find out more about the event. To register for the event, please register via this link.

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

The demand for urban infrastructure and services is expected to grow strongly with infrastructure investments in developing Asia. Developed with inputs from industry experts and supported by Infrastructure Asia, the ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ) is the first qualification leading to the conferment of the credential by a professional body in Asia.

Upon completion of all modules, ISCA IPFQ graduates who have acquired at least three years of recent and relevant work experience in infrastructure and project finance-related fields can apply for ISCA Associate membership, subject to meeting the prevailing membership admission requirements and be conferred the ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Professional (ISCA IPFP) Credential.

ISCA is offering a one-off grandfathering scheme until 31 December 2020 to experienced infrastructure and project finance professionals who can meet the eligibility criteria, subject to approval on a case-by-case basis. Click here to find out more.

For more information about ISCA IPFQ, visit https://isca.org.sg/ipfq

Moody’s & IPFA event - Capital Markets Solutions for Infrastructure in Asia

Moody's

Moving from “Bankability” to Broad Based “Investability”

Date: 1 October 2019

Venue: Distrii Singapore Level 6, Republic Plaza,9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619

The large scale of infrastructure funding requirements in Asia Pacific requires a move towards infrastructure which is “investible” from a variety of perspectives, because equity providers, governments, development finance institutions and long-term investors need to work alongside banks to deliver funding for much needed projects in the region. In this context, how can capital markets solutions be scaled up to address these requirements? An expert panel, comprising senior representatives from these different key funding stakeholders, will address this question and discuss what issues need to be resolved to mobilize more institutional capital for Asian infrastructure. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the future state of play for infrastructure financing and appreciate how important it is for financing plans to allow for seamless partnerships between the different funding groups so that projects can optimise funding across their life cycles.

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Scaling-up sustainable infrastructure in Asia: The role of superannuation and pension funds

OMFIF

Superannuation funds are expressing a growing interest in opportunities to invest in Asian infrastructure. Such projects are not only a desirable outlet for investment funds, but offer means of raising countries’ sustainable growth potential and improving living standards. OMFIF is convening a workshop to assess funds’ willingness to invest more in Asian infrastructure projects and address the need for coordination on such investment.

Register here.

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Architecture & Building Services (ABS)

Deloitte

ASEAN Innovation Insights @ Singapore Infusing innovation into infrastructure

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

Moody's

Moody’s & IPFA event - Capital Markets Solutions for Infrastructure in Asia

OMFIF

Scaling-up sustainable infrastructure in Asia: The role of superannuation and pension funds

Architecture & Building Services (ABS) series - Logo

Architecture & Building Services (ABS)

Deloitte

ASEAN Innovation Insights @ Singapore Infusing innovation into infrastructure

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ)

Moody's

Moody’s & IPFA event - Capital Markets Solutions for Infrastructure in Asia

OMFIF

Scaling-up sustainable infrastructure in Asia: The role of superannuation and pension funds

Venue
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Hibiscus and Jasmine Ballroom, Level 3.

 

Address
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

 

Nearest MRT Station
Bayfront MRT (CE1/DT16)
Exit E(2 minute walk)

 

 

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Asia Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable 2018

23 Oct 2018

The Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable is the premier platform for dialogue between government leaders, policy makers, investors and infrastructure companies on Asian infrastructure projects.

It had eight runs and since its inauguration, it has attracted more than 1600 industry practitioners, with over US$8 billion worth of projects discussed.

ASIR

World Bank - Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit

05 April 2018

The World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit is an annual event organised by the World Bank Group, the Government of Singapore, and the Financial Times. The Summit is a direct response to the need for greater coordination amongst host governments, private sector players and multilateral agencies to bridge the infrastructure investment gap in Asia. It provides a forum where policymakers, industry leaders, and private sector practitioners from across the globe can discuss opportunities, address challenges and showcase new developments and initiatives in infrastructure financing.

Over the years, the Summit has discussed a variety of topics such as Connectivity and Sustainability in an Era of Volatile Markets and Disruptive Technologies, Finding New Ways to Mobilise Private Capital in Southeast Asia, among others. The Summit has gone from strength to strength each year, and helped pave the way for the many infrastructure-themed events across the region.

WB

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Date
2 October - 3 October 2019

Location
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

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