After much consideration, the organisers of the FT-AIIB Summit, due to take place on 29 October in Hong Kong, have decided to re-schedule the event to 26 November and change the venue to Jakarta. Shifting the Summit will allow us to optimise the involvement of high-level overseas investors and the other key stakeholders this major conference requires. We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause.
The market for infrastructure finance is evolving at a rapid pace. The requirement for trillions of dollars in the coming years is forging a dynamic funding landscape that offers more diverse and flexible approaches to investors. Traditional debt, equity and blended finance options are being reimagined, and advanced structures are emerging influenced by changing risk appetites, yield expectations, and environmental, social and governance factors. As infrastructure grows as an asset class, new innovations and strategies will be developed, presenting both opportunities and complexities. What are the next steps to build on progress already made, and to continue to deepen markets, manage liquidity and provide a wide range of options as demanded by stakeholders?
The 3rd FT-AIIB Summit will explore how this high potential market can expand further. It will bring together policy makers, investors, financiers and developers to work together on enhancing the regulatory and structural environment needed to foster creativity in infrastructure finance.
Chaired by senior FT journalists, our agenda will explore how financiers are thinking outside the box, providing the new structures, transactions and solutions needed to attract private capital into infrastructure. Investors will share their priorities as regards risk, returns and tenor, as they look to capitalise on the value of infrastructure investment. As the global economy shifts, discussion will focus on progress being made to accelerate capital markets development across Asia to feed investor appetite and provide alternative funding sources. Speakers will also analyse the prospects for asset securitisation, and the innovations and challenges of ESG integration into the infrastructure investment process.
This year’s FT-AIIB Summit will once again connect all the stakeholders involved in infrastructure in Asia to share knowledge and plan the future direction of the finance markets in this sector.