World Bank Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit 2013

Paving the Way for Capital Market Solutions to 
Infrastructure Funding

In the face of an uncertain global economic environment, governments around the world are looking to boost competitiveness as well as their domestic markets to help fuel strong growth. Infrastructure development is a major element in this renewed drive. However, with liquidity tightening due to concerns over inflation, and project-finance lending banks hamstrung by new financial regulations, alternative channels to infrastructure loans will be necessary to ensure these massive new initiatives receive the required private sector financing. 

The underdeveloped capital markets in emerging economies can fill the gap. The deepening of regional municipal bond markets and the creation of an effective project bond market in Asia and other parts of the world, along with debt and other alternative financing solutions, have great potential, as long as creditworthiness, construction risks and other concerns are addressed. The opportunities around these new financing channels, and the challenges that have to be overcome for their potential to be realised, will be the focus of the fourth World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit.

The World Bank, the Singapore Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Times, in association with the World Bank-ASEAN Infrastructure Finance Network, and with AusAID support, will gather leading policy-makers, investors, contractors and strategists to discuss these issues and generate innovative public-private solutions.

Summit, chaired by David Pilling, Asia Editor of the Financial Times, will feature:

  • an opening address by Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang
  • an on-stage interview with World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati
  • exclusive panel of ministers and financial sector leaders
  • a unique session on making the infrastructure value chain more effective
  • a discussion involving investors, bankers and ratings agencies on diversifying funding sources for infrastructure projects

 Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, Philippines
  • Sergey Storchak, Deputy Finance Minister, Russia
  • Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Finance, Thailand
  • Hans-Martin Aerts, Head of Infrastructure Asia, APG Asset Management
  • Cosette Canilao, Executive Director, PPP Center Philippines
  • Deng Xuesong, General Manager, China Railway 11th Bureau Group (Singapore)
  • Anita George, Director - Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC
  • Ian Greer, Managing Director and Analytical Manager, Infrastructure Ratings Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor’s
  • James Harris, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Noburu Kato, General Manager and Head, Investment Banking Department, Asia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Clive Kerner, CEO, Clifford Capital
  • Izumi Kobayashi, Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • Christopher Lee, Founder and Managing Partner, Highstar Capital, US
  • Kevin Lu, Director, Asia Pacific, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • Patrick Mispagel, Associate Managing Director, Project Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service
  • Vijay Pattabhiraman, CIO, Asia Infrastructure, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Sergio Pimenta, Director, East Asia and the Pacific, IFC
  • Mark Rathbone, Asia Pacific Leader, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC
  • Arun Sen, CEO, Lanco Power International
  • John Walker, Head of Infrastructure Asia, Macquarie Capital
  • Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Managing Director, YTL Group
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On-stage interview with
World Bank Managing Director
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

2011 Conference Videos

Who should apply

Senior Financial Sector Executives
Corporate Decision Makers
Finance Representatives

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