NextGenEU—The game-changer for Europe

NextGenEU—The game-changer for Europe

Conference   Singapore   
  Tue 19 Jul 2022 08:00 - 15:30

With globalisation under pressure and new challenges threatening the investment opportunities, the open economies of Europe and Asia Pacific can work together to ensure future mutual prosperity.

At the heart of the European Union’s far-reaching economic plan is Next Generation EU, a borrowing programme which could transform how leading Asian investors and business leaders consider their relationship with Europe.

Organised by OMFIF with the participation of the European Commission, the event includes contributions from the most senior officials from its budget and administration division. It also features central bank and ministry of finance leaders from across Southeast Asia, some of the region’s most influential investors, and representatives from the world’s top banks.

The event offers a superb networking opportunity and the chance to learn more about how the NextGenEU programme is transforming global capital markets, including green and sustainable bonds, and why now is the time for Asian investors and other leaders to consider doing more with and in Europe. The discussions also touch on the euro’s role as a global reserve currency and policy-makers’ thoughts on the financing of Ukraine’s eventual reconstruction.


Johannes Hahn
Commissioner for Budget and Administration
European Commission
Gert-Jan Koopman
Gert Jan Koopman
Director-General for Budget
European Commission
Declan Costello
Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
European Commission
Siegfried Ruhl
Hors Classe Adviser to the Director-General for Budget
European Commission
Laura O’Connor
Managing Director Fixed Income Origination & Syndication
TD Securities
Prakash Kannan
Managing Director, Chief Economist and Head of Total Portfolio Management
Alisara Mahasandana
Assistant Governor, Financial Markets Operations Group
Bank of Thailand
Alexander von zur Muehlen sq
Alexander von zur Muehlen
Member of the Management Board & CEO Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank
Ioannis Rallis
Ioannis Rallis
Head of SSA DCM
JP Morgan
Myriam Zapata
SSA DCM ESG Specialist
BNP Paribas
Marcus Pratsch
Head of Sustainable Bonds and Finance
DZ Bank
Neeraj Seth
Head of Asian Credit
Franziska Zimmermann
Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy
Wolfgang Klemm
Head, Strategy & Development
Seviora Holdings
Siddharth Tiwari
Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Bank for International Settlements
Christopher Chan
Chief Investment Officer
Public Markets
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Will Goodwin
Head of Direct Investments
NZ Superannuation Fund
Roberta Casali
Vice President of Finance and Risk
Asian Development Bank
Leong Sing Chiong
Deputy Managing Director
Markets and Development Group
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Natalia Novikova
Resident Representative in Singapore

Agenda: (all timings in SGT)
08:00-08:50 Registration and refreshments
08:50-09:00 Welcome remarks
09:00-09:20 Keynote address
09:20-09:40 Macroeconomic outlook for the European Union
09:40-10:40 Session I – Macroeconomic
10:40-11:05 Refreshment break
11:05-11:30 In conversation: NextGenEU -A game changer for the European Capital Market
11:30-11:40 Presentation: Key trends in reserve managers’ asset allocation to government bond markets
11:40-12:30 Session II: How NextGenEU is transforming Europe’s bond markets
12:30-13:50 Lunchbreak
13:50-14:40 Session III: Europe’s role in promoting sustainable finance
14:40-15:30 Session IV: Building the financial and economic relationship between Europe and Asia
15:30 Close

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This in-person discussion is part of the OMFIF Sovereign Debt Institute. The SDI brings together DMOs, supranational agencies, public investors and capital market banks to promote high-level strategic dialogue and co-operation to help sovereign borrowers meet the challenges they face. Please contact directly for membership details.

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