6th Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Leadership Series
Infrastructure reimagined
29 July and 3 August 2021 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM HKT
In association with
Gold Sponsors

As Asia emerges from the havoc wreaked by Covid-19, infrastructure will play an important role in its recovery journey. The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities and gaps in this space, but it has also prompted the industry to reprioritize sectors such as healthcare, logistics, and information-communications technology (ICT), relook at pricing and financing mechanisms, enhance the adoption of technology, and sharpen focus on resilience and sustainability.

Across Southeast Asia, the demand for infrastructure and the pipeline for projects remain strong. The region’s huge infrastructure financing requirements, however, has further widened as governments divert funds to Covid-19 response. Tapping new sources of funding is critical and mobilizing private capital is now more crucial than ever.

While interest from the private sector is on a high, participation remains low. Making infrastructure investments more attractive is a challenge to Asian governments. Singapore has come up with a range of initiatives aimed at promoting the use of capital markets in infrastructure finance. The recent introduction of climate transition finance principles is also expected to boost investments in this space while supporting project sponsors looking to reduce carbon emissions.

Moving forward, technology and sustainability will be integral to the success of infrastructure projects. Already, investors favour developments with better environmental, social and governance (ESG) standing. Meanwhile, disruptive technologies such as smart grid, automation and artificial intelligence are already making a huge impact on sectors such as energy and transportation.

The Asset Events+ is pleased to be hosting the 6th Asia Infrastructure Finance Leadership Series on the theme – Infrastructure reimagined. The annual gathering of infrastructure finance leaders will discuss the outlook for Asian infrastructure and how the pandemic is reshaping the financing landscape.

 
 
Part 1 – Infrastructure in Asia: the state of play
29 July 2021 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM HKT
4:50 PM (HKT)
Access to webinar opens
5:00 PM (HKT)
Exclusive Discussion
Asia’s infrastructure landscape is rapidly changing as new risks and vulnerabilities emerge from the pandemic. Sustainability and technology are major themes across the region with greater focus given to projects which promote climate resilience, social awareness and digital connectivity. With public funding and bank lending coming under more pressure, sustainable finance can help meet Asia’s huge funding gap.
  • Which markets and sectors are being prioritized?
  • What new risks have emerged from the pandemic and how should investors take these into consideration?
  • What role will sustainable finance, particularly green and sustainable bonds play in this space?
Seth Tan
Seth Tan
executive director
Infrastructure Asia
Gillian Tan
Gillian Tan
assistant managing director, development and international group
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ray Tay
Ray Tay
senior vice president, project and infrastructure finance group
Moody's Investors Service
Prasad Gadkari
Prasad Gadkari
executive director and chief strategy officer
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Daniel Mallo
Daniel Mallo
managing director, head of natural resources & infrastructure, Asia Pacific
Societe Generale
Sam Ong
Sam Ong
chief financial officer
Vena Energy
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
5:50 PM (HKT)
Q&A
6:00 PM (HKT)
End of discussion

Part 2 – Transition finance and the future of renewables
3 August 2021 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM HKT
4:50 PM (HKT)
Access to webinar opens
5:00 PM (HKT)
Exclusive Discussion
Asia’s journey to a zero-carbon economy is underway. Across Asia, solar and wind power projects are dominating the market while hydrogen is emerging to be an important component of the transition to renewable energy. Finance can play a major role in this space, particularly in supporting high-carbon emission sectors. In Asia, transition finance is expected to gain traction as the region’s more developed countries such as China, Japan and South Korea commit to moving towards net zero emissions.
  • Which sectors should subscribe to transition finance?
  • What are the challenges that corporates face in adopting transition finance strategies?
  • How can capital markets promote transition finance?
Rajit Nanda
Rajit Nanda
chief portfolio management officer & acting chief investment officer
ACWA Power
Scott Reinhart
Scott Reinhart
founder and managing director
Brawn Capital
Jared Chng
Jared Chng
chief financial officer
ENGIE South East Asia
Satoshi Ikeda
Satoshi Ikeda
chief sustainable finance officer
Financial Services Agency, Japan
Vivek Pathak
Vivek Pathak
global head and director of climate business
International Finance Corporation
Luca Tonello
Luca Tonello
managing director, structured finance department, Asia Pacific
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Chito Santiago
Chito Santiago (moderator)
executive editor
The Asset
5:50 PM (HKT)
Q&A
6:00 PM (HKT)
End of discussion

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