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Infrastructure, Energy, Government/Foreign Direct Investment

World Bank - Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit

Finding New Ways to Mobilise Private Capital in Southeast Asia

Singapore |
Speakers include:
Swee Keat Heng

Swee Keat Heng

Minister for Finance, Government of Singapore

Basuki Hadimuljono

Basuki Hadimuljono

Government of Indonesia

Joaquim Levy

Joaquim Levy

World Bank Group


Thank you to all who joined the 8th World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit held on 5th April in Singapore.  It was our great pleasure to welcome such a distinguished group of speakers and delegates, including Finance Ministers from nine ASEAN members, international investors and all stakeholders involved in financing and building the infrastructure critical to realising the economic potential of Southeast Asia.

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Finance Ministers from across ASEAN will join investors, project developers, financiers and advisors at the 8th World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit to discuss progress on the significant, renewed efforts underway to improve infrastructure in one of the world’s fastest-growing economic blocs.

New seaports, airports, roads, highways, telecommunication towers, water plants and much more must be built, and the old upgraded. Emerging Asia’s infrastructure will need an estimated US$26 trillion until 2030, including US$3.4 trillion of spending to alleviate climate change. That works out to more than US$1.7 trillion each year. Much of that will be required in ASEAN.

For governments in the region, it is critical to find the necessary private finances to fun these significant needs. This has been made somewhat easier as yields fall in the developed world and investors turn towards emerging markets for opportunities. And in the current economic and monetary environment, infrastructure generally is an increasingly attractive asset class, especially for institutional investors looking for steady, long-term growth.

However, the projects on offer and the financing structures need to be viable. Multilateral agencies like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, along with new emerging entities such as the New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), are intensifying efforts to harness private money through funding packages and by helping governments identify the most appropriate areas for private-sector engagement. Increased lending from China and Japan is also helping to improve the financing landscape.

A key investment priority for regional bodies like ASEAN, as well as global efforts like the Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance, and special initiatives like China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is cross-border connectivity. Besides triggering the release of billions of dollars, such collaborative mega-initiatives will have a dramatic impact not only on the countries involved, but also on the financiers and developers drawn into their ambit.

Bearing in mind uncertain geopolitics and global economic volatility, what are the best strategies to mobilise private capital in Southeast Asia? How are governance, transparency and bureaucratic processes evolving in tandem with ASEAN’s economic integration? To what extent is the increasing attention to climate change influencing investment? How can smaller-scale renewable energy projects, for instance, be coordinated with the bigger initiatives of the BRI?

These issues and more will be discussed at the Summit by ASEAN Finance Ministers and other senior policy-makers, investors, developers and advisors. Organised by the World Bank Group, the Ministry of Finance of Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Times, in association with the World Bank-ASEAN Infrastructure Finance Network, this event has become the leading international forum for public-private debate on infrastructure investment. 


Speakers (20)

Swee Keat Heng

Swee Keat Heng

Minister for Finance, Government of Singapore

Swee Keat Heng is the Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC. The Ministry of Finance manages the national budget, oversees corporate governance regulations, and supervises the prudent investment and utilisation of public funds and government reserves. Mr Heng co-chaired the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), which charted the strategies for Singapore's next phase of growth. He chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council, which oversees the  implementation of national strategies in areas such as skills and capabilities development, innovation and productivity, and industry transformation. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Research Foundation, which sets the direction for Singapore's research, innovation and enterprise strategies.

Before this, Mr Heng served as Minister for Education from 2011 to 2015. He drove programmes for a student-centric, values- driven education system, emphasising the holistic development of students and multiple educational pathways. While at MOE, Mr Heng also led Our Singapore Conversation, a national consultation exercise that reached out to close to 50,000 Singaporeans on their aspirations for Singapore's future. In 2015, he chaired the Singapore 50 (SG50) Steering Committee leading the celebrations for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

Prior to entering politics in May 2011, Mr Heng was the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he received the "Central Bank Governor of the Year in Asia-Pacific" Award from The Banker. He has served in various other public service positions, including appointments in the Singapore Police Force, as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Development Board, and as the Principal Private Secretary to the then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, Mr Heng was awarded the Gold Medal in Public Administration, and the Meritorious Medal in 2010 for his contribution to the public service in Singapore.  Mr Heng has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Basuki Hadimuljono

Basuki Hadimuljono

Minister for Public Works and Public Housing
Government of Indonesia

Basuki Hadimuljono is the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing in Indonesian President Joko Widodo's cabinet. Before this appointment, he had worked at the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works for nine years. During his time, he participated in several national-level working groups, including those related to rehabilitation after the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh, handling the Sidoarjo mud flow (2006–2007), reparation of the Purbaleunyi Toll Road and management of food scarcity in Yahukimo Regency, both in 2006. Basuki served as a vice-president of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage during 2013-2016. In May 2012, he was appointed as chief commissioner at Wijaya Karya, a state-owned construction company. For his 30 years of service in the Ministry of Public Works, Basuki was awarded three Satyalencana Karya medals. He received the Satyalencana Pembangunan and Satyalencana Wirakarya medals in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Satyalencana Kesejahteraan Sosial medal for his work in Aceh following the tsunami. In 2017, he was awarded the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama, along with six other cabinet ministers. The same year, he received a Distinguished Honorary Fellow award from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations, as well an International Lifetime Contribution Award from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Basuki earned his doctorate and master's degrees from Colorado State University in the US.

Joaquim Levy

Joaquim Levy

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
World Bank Group

As Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Joaquim Levy is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group. This includes development of new, innovative financial products and services, oversight of the financial reporting, risk management, and mobilisation of financial resources in alignment with the Group’s strategy. Dr Levy contributes to the international dialogue on financial standards and best practices, primarily through his representation of the Group at the Financial Stability Board. Dr Levy joined the World Bank Group in February 2016. Previously, he served as the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Brazil, working with the President and government in reforming the world's fifth largest economy. From 2010 to 2014, he was CEO of Bradesco Asset Management S.A. Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, a division of Banco Bradesco S.A., Brazil's second-largest private bank group, handling a portfolio of more than $130 billion. In 2007, Dr Levy was appointed as the Secretary of Finance of the State of Rio de Janeiro, leading the state to receive an investment-grade credit rating from Standard & Poor's in early 2010. From 2006, he was the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2003, he was appointed as the Secretary of Brazil's National Treasury. In 2001, he was appointed as the Chief Economist at the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget & Management. He became the Deputy Secretary of Economic Policy at the Brazilian Finance Ministry in 2000. Dr Levy also served as Board Member of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social. Prior to serving as a Visiting Economist at the European Central Bank from 1999 to 2000, he held several positions within the International Monetary Fund from 1992. Dr Levy holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a Master's in Economics from Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He graduated in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Eng Seng Ang

Eng Seng Ang

Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure

Eng Seng Ang is GIC’s Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure, and Adviser to the Integrated Strategies Group (ISG). He was previously was President of Europe and Head of ISG.  Mr Ang joined GIC in 1994 and served concurrently as Global Head of the Direct Investment Group and Head of the Infrastructure Group from 2009 to 2012.  Between 2003 and 2009 he was Head of the European Private Equity Group, and before that, from 1999 to mid 2003, he was head of the Greater China Team for GIC Special Investments.  From 1996 to 1998, he was seconded from GIC to China International Capital Corporation in Beijing, first as Deputy General Manager and subsequently as General Manager of its Direct Investment Department.  Prior to joining GIC, Mr Ang was a Director of the Auditor-General's Office in Singapore.  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).

Surya Bagchi

Surya Bagchi

Global Head, Project and Export Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

Surya Bagchi is the Global Head of Project and Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank. He oversees a team that originates and executes Project Finance, multilateral and export credit agency backed financing for corporate, commercial and financial institution clients of the Bank globally in its footprint markets.  He reports to Sumit Dayal, Global Head of Corporate Finance. Mr Bagchi joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2001. He has worked in a range of senior product and coverage roles across the Bank’s footprint. He was Global Head of Commodity Traders and Agribusiness based in Singapore from 2013 to 2015. He was based in India from 2011 to 2012 as the Regional Head for Global Corporates client segment. Prior to this, he was based in Dubai from 2005 where he set up the Bank’s Leveraged Finance desk, worked as Managing Director responsible for Corporate Advisory and Acquisition Finance and subsequently as Senior Banker responsible for coverage of key strategic clients of the Bank in the Middle East. He held key senior relationship management positions for prominent corporate clients of the Bank in India from 2001 to 2005. Mr Bagchi joined ANZ Banking Group in 1992 as a Management Trainee 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. He is a postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Terry  Fanous

Terry Fanous

Managing Director
Moody’s Investors Service

Terry Fanous is Managing Director, Moody’s Investor Service in Singapore and has over 25 years of experience in credit ratings and bank credit risk management.  In his current role since 2015, he leads Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific.  He oversees ratings teams in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, and Japan which are responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the public and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, regulated utilities, power and social infrastructure.  Prior to this he spent seven years as an Associate Managing Director and head of corporate, project and infrastructure finance ratings for Australasia, based in Sydney. During that period, Moody’s rating coverage for this region grew substantially to more than 100 rated issuers.  Mr Fanous was also previously responsible for Moody’s coverage of the oil and gas as well as mining sectors in Asia Pacific.  Before joining Moody’s in 2000, he worked for around 12 years in various risk management and credit origination roles at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney. His last position at Westpac was Senior Manager, Credit and Divisional Credit Officer, responsible for approving credit exposures to institutional clients.

Dato' Muzaffar Hisham

Dato' Muzaffar Hisham

Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking

Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham is the Group CEO, Global Banking of Malayan Banking Berhad. He leads Group Global Banking’s business growth and regionalisation strategies for service including corporate and transaction banking, investment banking, treasury, asset management and client coverage. Dato’ Muzaffar has collectively 23 years of experience in the banking and financial services.

Rajeev Kannan

Rajeev Kannan

Executive Officer, Head of Investment Banking Asia
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Rajeev Kannan is Executive Officer and, Head of Investment Banking, Asia of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).  Currently based in Singapore he joined the SMBC in 1997 and has over 22 years of investment banking and debt finance experience globally.  He is currently responsible for products including derivatives, syndications, project finance, ECA finance, asset finance, securitisation, and M&A and sponsor finance. He worked out of the Tokyo headquarters from 2012 to 2015 as Director and General Manager of the Structured Finance Department covering the structured finance business in Japan and globally, and before that as General Manager of the Project & Export Finance Department. He was the first non-Japanese Director/General Manager to be based in SMBC’s Tokyo headquarters.   Mr Kannan was previously SMBC’s Head of Structured Finance Asia Pacific in Singapore, with responsibility for infrastructure & project finance, M&A and sponsor finance, ECA finance, and aircraft finance for the region.  He has also been involved in key SMBC initiatives in Asia including FDN in Columbia, and is a member of Board Director of Clifford Capital Pte Ltd, on the Board of Commissioners of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF), and sits on the investment committee of Core India Infrastructure Fund.   Prior to joining SMBC, Mr Kannan worked for ICICI Bank in Mumbai for from 1994 to 1997.  He holds a Masters Degree in Management and Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani in India.

Clive Kerner

Clive Kerner

Chief Executive Officer
Clifford Capital

Clive Kerner has been Chief Executive Officer of Clifford Capital since its inception in 2012. He has 30 years of emerging markets finance experience and a proven track record as a CEO of start-up financial institutions. Before joining Clifford Capital, he was CEO of Linq Asia Capital AG, a finance company focused on high yield and mezzanine credit investing in South East Asia. Prior to this, he worked in a prominent Asian family office in Singapore and Jakarta. Mr Kerner previously spent 20 years in investment banking with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (“DrKW”), with a focus on project and structured finance in the power, utilities, infrastructure and resources sectors, primarily in Asia, where he was based in Singapore with other postings in Kuala Lumpur and London. He was latterly Head of DrKW’s Asian Utilities and Infrastructure business in Singapore.  He is also a non-executive Director of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd., Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd., Pierfront Capital Fund Management Pte. Ltd., and Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte. Ltd. Mr Kerner holds an MBA from the Cass Business School in London and a BA in Economics from the University of Sheffield. 

Wee Seng Lim

Wee Seng Lim

Managing Director & Head of Project Finance

Wee Seng Lim heads up Project Finance business at DBS, and also serves as Country Head of Vietnam. He is also a founding member of Clifford Capital, a specialist finance company set up to address gaps in the project and structured asset-backed finance markets. For the past 15 years, he has been deeply involved in project financing in Asia, covering projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, India and China.  His sector experience includes power (both merchant and IPP/Captive models), PPPs and oil and gas (including LNG).  Mr Lim leads a team of project finance professionals across three geographies, Singapore, Seoul and Beijing. Recent and on-going transactions include acting as Financial Advisor for a 2,000MW Ultra-supercritical IPP in Indonesia, a 200MW mine-mouth power plant, a High-Speed Rail project and a water desalination project in Singapore in addition to multiple loan arrangement roles in the Asia Pacific.   Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies (Banking) (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Kian Min Low

Kian Min Low

Chief Development Officer
JERA Energy Development Asia

Kian Min Low is Chief Development Officer at JERA Energy Development Asia.  He holds two decades of experience in the power industry. Prior to joining JERA, he was the Head of Business Development for ASEAN at Sembcorp Industries where he led the company’s expansion into Myanmar with the Myingyan power project – the first internationally tendered and project financed power transaction in that country. He was formerly the CEO of PT Paiton Energy, Indonesia’s largest Independent Power Plant, where he led the development, construction and operation of the 815-megawatt coal-fired Paiton III project.  Mr Low previously served as Deputy Regional Director (Asia), Head of Business Development (Australia), and General Counsel (Australia) at International Power which is now part of Engie. He is a graduate of the Australian National University and holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Law.

Alfredo Perdiguero

Alfredo Perdiguero

Director of Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, Southeast Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Alfredo Perdiguero is Director of the Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division in the Southeast Asia Department at the ADB.  He joined the ADB in 1999 and has worked in Southeast Asia for the last 19 years.  He has gained broad exposure and deep knowledge from his extensive work on regional cooperation and integration issues in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).  Prior to joining ADB, Mr Perdiguero was an economist in the European Union Delegation in South Africa. He also worked as a trade specialist in the Spanish Embassy in Egypt and in several NGOs in Latin America. He was previously a Lecturer at universities in Madrid, Spain and at the Ateneo Graduate School of European Studies in Manila. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics, from the Autonoma University in Madrid and the Free University of Berlin.

Dany Qian

Dany Qian

Global Vice President


Dany Qian is a Global Vice President of JinkoSolar. As part of Jinko’s leadership team, Ms Qian has extensive experience on scaling businesses in the solar industry and led the execution of Jinko’s market positioning strategy through the company’s transformation into an industry leader. As an industry veteran, she has first-hand exposure to the turbulent nature of the solar industry and has directed the company in navigating through rapid industry changes. She has been very active in the global sustainability conversation. Last year, she was invited to deliver an address at the 9th BRICS Summit, co-chaired the B20 Energy, Climate, Resource & Efficiency taskforce and handed the taskforce’s recommendation to Angela Merkel, the chairwoman of the G20 summit. Ms Qian was also the only representative from the solar industry at the landmark Paris Climate Agreement meetings.

Mark Rathbone

Mark Rathbone

Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific

Mark Rathbone is PwC’s Asia Pacific Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader and is part of the Global CP&I Leadership team. He has lead responsibility for the CP&I team in Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, and has advised on a range of transactions across the Infrastructure, Project Finance and PPP market, including transactions in Energy (gas/oil storage), Power and Renewables, Rail, Defence, Education, Health, Accommodation, Transport, and Sports sectors including secondary market transactions and debt raising. Mr Rathbone advises on large infrastructure transactions that straddle the complex interface between public and private sectors.  He has been integral to the development of project structures, tariff mechanisms, risk allocation and the related funding solutions for large infrastructure transactions, while also leading the development and negotiation of PPP, joint venture and concession type contracts. Prior to joining the CP&I Practice, he worked in the Audit and Business Advisory Services business of PwC in the UK where he was involved in both audit and transaction services work for a wide range of clients in the entertainment, media and oil and gas sectors.  Mr Rathbone completed ACA training at PwC and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Jyoti Shukla

Jyoti Shukla

Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
World Bank Group

Jyoti Shukla is Director of the Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub of the World Bank. Comprising 200 staff from the World Bank, International Finance Corporation and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the Singapore Hub 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 master’s 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.

Josh  Sgro

Josh Sgro

White & Case

Josh Sgro is a Partner in the White & Case Projects practice. He focuses on infrastructure development, acquisition / divestment and financing (both debt and equity). He has extensive experience advising on transactions that together span the entire lifecycle of infrastructure assets (e.g. development, financing, acquisition / divestment, refinancing, re-capitalisation, concession extension and handover). His experience includes advising on infrastructure and energy transactions - in particular WestConnex, a A$16.5 billion motorway partial privatization based in Sydney; Transgrid - A$10.258 billion electricity distribution network in New South Wales; and the A$11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail Project - throughout MENA, North America and Europe. Mr Sgro has been awarded Australian Financial Review “Lawyer of the Year” (2014-2015 Project Finance and Development Practice); Honorary General Counsel - Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (2014-2016); Chambers Global: Leading Individual (Projects: Australia); amongst others, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Melbourne Law School.

Nena Stoiljkovic

Nena Stoiljkovic

Vice President for Asia and Pacific
International Finance Corporation

Nena Stoiljkovic is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. In this capacity, Ms Stoiljkovic is responsible for all IFC operations in the region. She has global experience in development issues such as climate change, gender, and fragile and conflict-affected situations including through her recent role as Vice President of Blended Finance and Partnerships. Ms Stoiljkovic has a track record of promoting development finance innovation in a variety of leadership roles at IFC. Most recently, she played a key part in the corporation's efforts to build a new architecture for development finance with other institutions, governments, and the private sector. She helped shape the World Bank Group strategy, working with the International Development Association (IDA) on a pioneering private sector window to catalyze greater private investment in low-income and conflict-affected countries. Earlier, Ms Stoiljkovic co-led the establishment of the World Bank Group's Global Practices and Cross-cutting Solutions Areas. In this role, she brought private sector experience into the process of harnessing global expertise to help government clients tackle development challenges. This expertise combined with strong operational experience in IFC’s investment and advisory businesses through her roles as a co-Vice President of IFC Operations, Vice President of Advisory Services, and Director of the Europe and Central Asia region. Ms Stoiljkovic joined IFC in 1995 as an Investment Officer. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at the Economic Institute of Belgrade. She holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Joachim  von Amsberg

Joachim von Amsberg

Vice President - Policy and Strategy
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Dr Joachim von Amsberg drives the strategic direction for the Bank, including its sectoral and country priorities, its investment strategy and programming, its economic analysis and research, and its operating budget. He oversees the Bank's environmental and social policies, other operational policies, and their implementation. He previously served in a number of progressively senior roles at the World Bank where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Development Finance where he was responsible for the replenishment and stewardship of the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, and for trust fund and partnership operations.  Dr von Amsberg holds a PhD in economic policy analysis and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a MSc in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.  

Almud Weitz

Almud Weitz

Practice Manager, Transport, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
World Bank Group

Almud Weitz joined the World Bank in 2007 and is currently Practice Manager for Transport of the World Bank’s Global Practice for Transport and Digital Development, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Prior to that she spent 9 years in the World Bank’s Global Water Practice as Regional Team Leader for the Water and Sanitation Program in East Asia and South Asia and Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist. Before joining the World Bank, Ms Weitz held project task management positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and in Jakarta over 8 years. She started her career as a Policy Analyst with the United Nations Development Programme in New York where she worked for 4 years. She holds a Masters in Economics from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. 

Kelvin Wong

Kelvin Wong

Executive Director, Project Finance

Kelvin Wong is an Executive Director in the DBS Project Finance team. He has more than 17 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors including more than 14 years in corporate and project financing. Mr Wong has led numerous deals in the renewable energy, conventional power, energy, resources and infrastructure sectors in Asia-Pacific, as an advisor and arranger. These deals included ECA and multilateral financing tranches. He has also spoken at industry seminars and forums and served as the APLMA Singapore PF committee Chairman. Prior to joining DBS, he was the Head of Specialised Finance (Asia) at Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was responsible for starting up a business that comprises of project finance, real estate finance and acquisition cum leveraged finance. Before that he worked at Standard Chartered Bank and KPMG Corporate Finance. Mr Wong started his career as a Deputy Director at the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and was responsible for framing policies and rules for a deregulated power and gas market.


Panels of ASEAN Finance Ministers (9)

Dato Dr Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah

Dato Dr Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah

Minister of Finance II
Government of Brunei Darussalam
Vongsey Vissoth

Vongsey Vissoth

Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Government of Cambodia
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance
Republic of Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, an economist, is Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, a position she has held since 2016. She previously, from 2010, served as the World Bank's Executive Director.  Prior to joining the World Bank, she was Indonesia’s Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2010, in addition to being the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs from 2008 to 2009. In 2006, Sri Mulyani was named Finance Minister of the Year by Euromoney magazine and Best Finance Minister in Asia by Emerging Market Forum. She also won the Best Minister Award at the Sixth Annual Gathering of the World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Her previous professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund  representing 12 member countries in the South East Asia Group. Sri Mulyani is a specialist in monetary economy and banking, as well as labor economics research. She holds a PhD in Economics and an MS in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a BA in Economics from Universitas Indonesia.

Somdy Douangdy

Somdy Douangdy

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Government of Lao PDR
Maung Maung Win

Maung Maung Win

Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance
Government of Myanmar
Carlos Dominguez III

Carlos Dominguez III

Secretary of Finance, Government of the Philippines

Carlos G. Dominguez III, also known as Sonny Dominguez, took office on July 1, 2016 as Secretary of Finance in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. He brings to this role extensive experience in both government and the private sector. He served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1987 to 1989 and Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources from 1986 to 1987 in the administration of Corazon Aquino. He has also been a successful businessman, with holdings in several high-end hotels including the Marco Polo in Davao. He serves on several boards across various sectors and industries. He is also Chairman of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, which seeks to preserve and propagate the endangered Philippine eagle. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MBA from Ateneo de Manila University.  

Swee Keat Heng

Swee Keat Heng

Minister for Finance, Government of Singapore

Swee Keat Heng is the Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC. The Ministry of Finance manages the national budget, oversees corporate governance regulations, and supervises the prudent investment and utilisation of public funds and government reserves. Mr Heng co-chaired the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), which charted the strategies for Singapore's next phase of growth. He chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council, which oversees the  implementation of national strategies in areas such as skills and capabilities development, innovation and productivity, and industry transformation. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Research Foundation, which sets the direction for Singapore's research, innovation and enterprise strategies.

Before this, Mr Heng served as Minister for Education from 2011 to 2015. He drove programmes for a student-centric, values- driven education system, emphasising the holistic development of students and multiple educational pathways. While at MOE, Mr Heng also led Our Singapore Conversation, a national consultation exercise that reached out to close to 50,000 Singaporeans on their aspirations for Singapore's future. In 2015, he chaired the Singapore 50 (SG50) Steering Committee leading the celebrations for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

Prior to entering politics in May 2011, Mr Heng was the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he received the "Central Bank Governor of the Year in Asia-Pacific" Award from The Banker. He has served in various other public service positions, including appointments in the Singapore Police Force, as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Development Board, and as the Principal Private Secretary to the then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, Mr Heng was awarded the Gold Medal in Public Administration, and the Meritorious Medal in 2010 for his contribution to the public service in Singapore.  Mr Heng has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Apisak Tantivorawong

Apisak Tantivorawong

Minister of Finance
Government of Thailand
Tran Xuan Ha

Tran Xuan Ha

Deputy Minister of Finance
Government of Vietnam

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James  Kynge

James Kynge

Global China Editor
Financial Times

James Kynge is Global China Editor at the Financial Times. He was previously Emerging Markets Editor. He is also Editor of beyondbrics, the FT’s emerging economies blog. Previously, Mr Kynge was Principal of FT Confidential, the Financial Times’ premium research services on China, South East Asia and Latin America. He remains Chairman of FT Confidential. A recipient of several journalism awards, Mr Kynge has been a correspondent based in Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, former Soviet Central Asia and Hong Kong over the past 28 years. He was China Bureau Chief for seven years until 2005 and later headed up the Pearson Group of companies' business operations in China. He was also President of, the FT's Chinese language website. His prize-winning book China Shakes the World was an international bestseller, translated into 19 languages.

Henny Sender

Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Financial Times

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.

Victoria Kwakwa

Victoria Kwakwa

Vice President for East Asia and Pacific
World Bank

Victoria Kwakwa is Vice-President for East Asia and Pacific at the World Bank, overseeing a portfolio of more than US$32 billion in loans, grants, credits and trust funds across 23 countries. She leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia and Pacific that focuses on inclusion and empowerment, jobs and private sector-led growth, governance and institutions, infrastructure and urbanisation, climate change and disaster-risk management, as well as the cross-cutting themes of gender, fragility and conflict, and poverty analytics. Previously, Ms Kwakwa was the World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam, overseeing a multibillion-dollar lending portfolio and an innovative knowledge programme, including the Vietnam 2035 report that presents options for Vietnam to achieve its ambitious goal of becoming an upper-middle-income country in a generation. Before moving to Hanoi, Ms Kwakwa served as Country Manager for Rwanda, where she worked with the government to design and pilot programmes in social protection, health financing and agriculture productivity. From 2000 to 2006, she was a senior economist and lead economist in Abuja, Nigeria. Ms Kwakwa holds doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from Queen’s University in Canada. 

Vivek Pathak

Vivek Pathak

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
International Finance Corporation

Vivek Pathak has been Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 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, he leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal 2019 reached US$3.8 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilised from other investors. Previously, Mr Pathak served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington DC, managing a professional team 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 such as 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. 

Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz

Director for Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG Group)
World Bank Group

Jordan Schwartz is currently Director for Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG Group) at the World Bank Group. The IPG Group, which has offices in Washington DC, Singapore and Dakar, brings together six units that structure infrastructure projects with guarantees and other credit enhancements; finance the preparation of commercially viable investments; fund and provide advisory support and capacity building on investment planning, regulation and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) design; and develop tools to help governments prioritise investments, assess fiscal liabilities, and structure PPPs. Mr Schwartz has worked in the field of infrastructure development since 1991. Previously, he was Director of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub in Singapore, a centre of World Bank operational and analytical activity in East Asia that covers the sectors of transport, ICT, water, energy, urban development, trade, and infrastructure finance. Prior to that, Mr Schwartz served as the World Bank’s Manager for Infrastructure Policy, and earlier as Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Before joining World Bank, he worked as a management consultant in the power, water and transport sectors. He was Senior Manager for Infrastructure & Utilities at Deloitte Emerging Markets and, in the early 1990s, an Associate in Booz Allen’s Transport Strategy Group.


Agenda - 5th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Welcome Remarks from World Bank

    Jyoti Shukla, Director, World Bank Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development

  • 9:05am
    Welcome Remarks from Financial Times

    James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Associate Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Panel Discussion: Mobilising Private Capital -- New Approaches and Structures

    Given the large public funding gap for Southeast Asian infrastructure and the potential for expansion in private finance, efforts are intensifying to find new structures and instruments that reduce risk, boost incentives and generally promote private sector solutions. Multilateral entities are redoubling their efforts to ensure that commercial financing is mobilised to support government investment needs. The World Bank’s Maximising Finance for Development initiative, for example, uses a "Cascade Approach" to assist countries to locate private financing while earmarking public funds for areas less appropriate for private resources. IFC’s Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program bundles risk insurance into a package of infrastructure loans. Existing assets are increasingly being used to mobilise new sources of financing – for example in Indonesia, with the Paiton Energy refinancing and the securitisation of toll road revenues by Jasa Marga. This session looks at these and other innovative approaches to attract private capital, including ways to increase access to capital markets, the blending of different sources of funds, and other public-private trade-offs.

    Terry Fanous, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

    Clive Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Capital

    Wee Seng Lim, Managing Director and Head of Project Finance, DBS

    Mark Rathbone, Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, PwC

    Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President, Asia and Pacific, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent for International Finance, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Session Framer: Connectivity – Financing and Managing Interdependent Infrastructure Networks

    Surya Bagchi, Global Head, Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

  • 10:10am
    Panel Discussion: Connectivity – Financing and Managing Interdependent Infrastructure Networks

    For regional bodies like ASEAN, leveraging connectivity among member-countries is essential to boost development, through enhanced flows of goods, services, investment, telecommunications and technology. Cross-border infrastructure initiatives, particularly around transport, have a major role to play in this effort. The newly minted Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance, which held its first annual meeting in Paris in January 2018, is an affirmation of support for this concept. China’s Belt and Road Initiative supports mega cross-border infrastructure projects. Key questions remain, however. From where will the funding come? How best to manage an interdependent infrastructure initiative? And how will intra-regional challenges of monetary divergence, political resistance, environmental concerns, financial instability and differing compliance standards, among other issues, be resolved?

    Muzaffar Hisham, Group Head, Global Banking, Maybank

    Kian Min Low, Chief Development Officer, JERA Energy Development Asia

    Surya Bagchi, Global Head, Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

    Alfredo Perdiguero, Director Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

    Josh Sgro, Partner, White & Case

    Almud Weitz, Practice Manager, Transport, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, World Bank Group

    Moderator:Jordan Schwartz, Director for Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG Group), World Bank Group

  • 11:00am
    Networking Break
  • 11:20am
    Case Study: Indonesia's National Slum Upgrading Programme (KOTAKU)

    The Government of Indonesia is implementing an ambitious plan for infrastructure development, and progress has been encouraging. In addition to the expansion in toll roads and other infrastructure, the government is establishing national platforms with multiple sources of financing – domestic and international – for infrastructure sectors with broad impact. These include the National Slum Upgrading program (KOTAKU), which aims to improve infrastructure in low-income communities. Minister for Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono presides over these initiatives to deliver quality infrastructure services across all income groups.

    Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia

    Introduced by: Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group

  • 11:50am
    Keynote Interview

    Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

    in conversation with James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Associate Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
    Networking lunch
  • 1:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Sustainable Infrastructure — Financing a New Energy Mix

    Greater improvements in the economics and efficiencies of alternative energy are attracting more diverse financiers and more corporate investments. This continued push for clean energy solutions is transforming the global energy mix and boosting the development of green bonds and other innovations in climate finance. But hurdles remain. For a start, renewable energy fosters projects can be small-scale and short-term, relative to the massive developments envisaged in the Belt and Road Initiative and other mega-schemes. Are they sufficiently large to attract investment? What are the best strategies to encourage large infrastructure asset owners to turn from fossil fuels to more sustainable solutions? Are Southeast Asia’s regulatory norms sufficient to monitor and manage a greener landscape? 

    Eng Seng Ang, Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure, GIC

    Rajeev Kannan, Executive Officer, Head of Investment Banking, Asia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 

    Dany Qian, Global Vice President, JinkoSolar

    Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President - Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Kelvin Wong, Executive Director, Project Finance, DBS

    Moderator: Vivek Pathak, Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

  • 2:00pm
    Networking Break
  • 2:30pm
    Keynote Address

    His Excellency Swee Keat Heng, Minister for Finance, Singapore

  • 2:45pm
    Panels of ASEAN Finance Ministers

    Finance ministers of ASEAN members will discuss the region’s infrastructure requirements, highlighting their priorities in strengthening the project pipeline and in harnessing capacity building support to attract private sector investors and developers.  The Ministers will also examine how governments, financiers and multilateral agencies can work together to boost regional development in the current economic and geopolitical environment.

    14:45 – 15:40: Panel 1

    Dato Dr Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister of Finance II,  Government of Brunei Darussalam

    Vongsey Vissoth, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Government of Cambodia

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Government of Indonesia

    Somdy Douangdy, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Government of LAO PDR

    Moderator: James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

    15:45 – 16:40: Panel 2

    Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance, Governmentof Myanmar

    Carlos Dominguez III, Secretary of Finance, Government of the Philippines

    Swee Keat Heng, Minister for Finance, Government of Singapore

    Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, Government of Thailand

    Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Finance, Government of Vietnam

    Moderator: James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:40pm
    Closing Remarks and Summation: Next Steps, Action Points

    A summary of the day’s discussions and outline key take-aways and action points for all stakeholders, including concrete steps that could be taken to build capacity and mobilise financing in the year ahead. These action points will be reviewed at the next Summit in 2019

    Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, World Bank

    James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Associate Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Close of Summit followed by Cocktail Reception

Who's attending next month?

AIA Singapore
Al Nasr Contracting
Allied World Assurance Company
Anglo Euro Energi Indonesia
APM Terminals
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
AXA Insurance
Blackstone Singapore
BNRG Renewables
BNY Mellon
British High Commission
CB&H Reinsurance Brokers
ChemOne Holdings
China Life Insurance Singapore
Clifford Capital
Control RIsks
Energy Market Company
Export Development Canada 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

GE Energy Financial Services
GE Power
Golden Phoenix Consulting
I Squared Capital
Imkan Properties
Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund
InfraCo Asia
International Finance Corporation
ITNL International
JERA Energy Development Asia
John Laing
Keppel Corporation
KKR Singapore
Korea Development Bank
Lai Sun Development Company
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Logie Group Limited
Manulife Singapore
Marsh & McLennan Companies 
Moody’s Investors Service

Nordea Bank
NTUC Income Insurance
Osaka Gas Singapore
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
PT Akses Pelabuhan Indonesia
PT Bekasi Power
PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III
PT Pengembang Pelabuhan Indonesia
PwC Singapore
Sembcorp Development
Sembcorp Industries
Singapore LNG Corporation
SMRT Trains
Standard Chartered Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
TEMBUSU Asia Consulting
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore
Union Energy
United Nations Office for Project Services
US Department of the Treasury
White & Case
WongPartnership LLP
World Bank Group
YTL PowerSeraya


Who Attends?

  • Policy-makers and Regulators
  • Institutional investors from sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, life insurance companies
  • Development Banks, EXIM Banks, ECAs and Multilateral Organisations
  • Investment Banks
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Asset Managers
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Lawyers and Consultancies

Why attend?

  • Investors can meet ASEAN ministers, multilateral agencies and developers, and have access to up-to-date information on Southeast Asia's bankable projects in which they can invest
  • Policy-makers and multilateral development banks (MDBs) can meet investors and financiers, to highlight measures on risk-sharing, and to attract private capital to greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Developers can network with investors and policy-makers, to explore viable opportunities for further infrastructure development in the region
  • Advisors can build relationships across the infrastructure value chain--from policy-makers and MDBs to financiers and investors
  • Gain exclusive insights from ASEAN ministers and top decision-makers on the latest opportunities in infrastructure finance and development
  • Expert moderation by senior FT journalists to ensure the objectivity, quality and topicality of the discussions

Organised by (4)

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.

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world – a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by its 189-member countries. Our mission is defined by twin goals: to end extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than US$1.90 a day to no more than 3 percent, and to promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population of every country.


Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington DC, with more than 120 offices worlwide. The Bank’s projects and operations are designed to support low-income and middle-income countries in carrying out poverty reduction strategies, by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.


The Bank Group also supports developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Our analytical work often underpins World Bank Group financing and helps inform developing countries’ own investments.

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).

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.

In association with (1)

Platinum sponsor (1)

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in the world.
In the area of Project Finance, DBS was named PFI's Asia-Pacific Bank of the Year in 2016 (Thomson Reuters). DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and has been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. The bank has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for nine consecutive years from 2009 to 2017.

Gold sponsors (2)

Standard Chartered

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at Follow Standard Chartered on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

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 more than 50 countries 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 (SMFG), a holding company created through a share transfer.

For more information, please visit

Silver sponsors (5)

Clifford Capital is a specialist provider of structured finance solutions established with support from the Government of Singapore to help Singapore companies and companies with a nexus to Singapore to grow internationally and capture new business in the global market place.

Clifford Capital offers 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 its inception in 2012, the company has committed over US$2 billion to various projects around the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central and South America.

As a non-bank financial institution with a unique business model, Clifford Capital is well-positioned to offer competitive financing solutions to clients, particularly in terms of longer maturities for senior debt and flexible debt product offerings across the capital structure.

Maybank is one of Asia's leading banking group and Southeast Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets. Maybank Group is present in 18* countries globally including all 10 ASEAN countries, with Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia being our home markets. The Group offers an extensive range of products and services, which includes consumer and corporate banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, stock broking, insurance and takaful and asset management.

Maybank’s Group Global Banking (GGB) provides a wide range of financing and investment solutions to large corporates and institutions. GGB aspires to be the Leading ASEAN Wholesale Bank Linking Asia as part of the Maybank Group’s strategic objectives. We are to be our clients’ trusted financial partner through our client-centric business model and key product groups: Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking, Global Markets and Treasury, and Asset Management. GGB combines both local expertise with regional capabilities to provide consistent and integrated financial solutions to our clients anywhere in the world. 

* We are also present in other international financial centres such as London, New York and Hong Kong.

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.

Further information is available at

PwC - Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau

PwC China, Hong Kong and Macau work together on a collaborative basis, subject to local applicable laws. Collectively, we have over 600 partners and over 17,000 people in total.

We provide organisations with the professional service they need, wherever they may be located. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals listen to different points of view to help organisations solve their business issues and identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to help co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest.

We are located in these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Nanjing, Hefei, Suzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Haikou.

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White & Case advises on the most significant and complex infrastructure projects and transactions in the world. We advise sponsors, lenders, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, corporations, developers and governmental entities involved in the development and acquisition of large-scale projects globally, including transportation infrastructure, energy & power infrastructure and social infrastructure.
Our Asia-Pacific infrastructure and energy team of more than 70 lawyers form part of an integrated global practice of more than 250 lawyers, providing a highly effective one-stop-shop for infrastructure and energy projects. In addition to our infrastructure development and finance expertise in the development of greenfield assets, we have market-leading M&A, and arbitration practices, which assist in "through life" support on infrastructure transactions as well as the financing, purchasing, refinancing or restructuring of existing assets.

Media Partners (4) is a leading source of information, data, research and resource for financial professionals in Asia. Collectively, they manage more than $20
Trillion assets in Asia in Private Banking, Wealth Management, Multi-Family Office, Family Office, Fund Management, Asset Management, Insurance, Private Equity
and Hedge Funds. More than 14,000 leading Wealth & Investment Professionals in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, United
Kingdom and United States visit every month.

LAUTINDO Up to date and dedicated maritime businesses [MEDIA] [EVENT] [TRADE] with verified sources and reliable informative content of media events trades features. The readership & partnership come from Local and International maritime stakeholders, Shipping Related Industries, Maritime Infrastructures & Construction, Maritime Energy & Mining, Maritime Fisheries, Maritime Technology, Maritime Trades, Maritime Tours & Travel, Maritime Event. Specificly they are Business Owners, Professional, Experties, also from Governments [Ministries & Bodies], Institution and Association | | 

Myanmar Transport Infrastructure Monitor launched in late-2016, the service enables companies and organizations to identify business opportunities, potential partners, clients or suppliers, track projects, conduct market research and identify new legislation relevant to the sector.
Subscribers have full access to our online platform, and also receive our weekly report.

The service features:

  • Daily review and analysis of news from local and international sources
  • Project tracker – unique resource tracking 200+ Transport Infrastructure projects in Myanmar
  • Company tracker with 400+ in-depth company profiles
  • Tenders listings, updated daily
  • Data and resources library with fuel price, statistics, reports, copies of laws, and more
  • Myanmar Transport Daily, Weekly Briefs

PETROFINDER is the leading and young company which is providing the most advanced online platform for the real time trading and auction solutions for international oil and gas industries and major physical markets. Please find our introduction and services as follows :

1. B-to-B Online Trading Platform in Energy Sector.
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3. Online P.R and Advertising Services.
4. Global Recruitment and Energy Expert Finding Services.

For more information about PETROFINDER, please visit our website.

Supporting Partners (5)

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 100 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers.  Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth.  Through the GFMA alliance with ‎SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region. 

ASIFMA is delighted to present our 9th China Capital Markets Conference on Friday, 29 November 2019 in Hong Kong. This event brings together high-level regulators, ASIFMA members and their clients, issuers and treasurers, invited guests of both sell side and buy side to discuss key China capital market developments. For more details of the event, please visit:

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association was founded in 2002 and is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter.  Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a network of over 9,000 AI leaders located in nearly 90 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to alternative investing. CAIA is considered a leading authority on industry trends and developments worldwide.  
For more information, please visit:

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

For more information on EDB, please visit

IE Singapore is the government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global.

We attract and anchor global trading companies in Singapore by promoting our unique advantages as a global trading hub. Today, Singapore is home to a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.

Through our network of over 35 overseas centres and comprehensive assistance programmes, we partner Singapore companies to strengthen their global competitiveness.

IE Singapore will merge with SPRING Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore in Q2 2018. The new government agency will leverage our core strengths in internationalisation and SPRING’s expertise in helping SMEs, providing Singapore companies with a holistic and integrated network to build capabilities and access overseas markets.

IPFA is the global professional association that connects and promotes the collective interests of both public & private sector organisations, and professional individuals involved in infrastructure and energy project financing.

We are independent and don’t exist to make a profit. We are funded and guided by our members,which include the industry’s leading investors, lenders, advisors, developers, sponsors and government institutions active in infrastructure and energy markets around the world.

For more than 20 years IPFA has provided the infrastructure and energy industry with a home for thought leadership, networking and professional development.


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