Virtual roundtable   Virtual   
  Wed 3 Nov 2021 07:00 - 09:00

Following 18 months of unparalleled disruption, infrastructure projects and investment are beginning to heat back up across the Asia Pacific region. In response, OMFIF and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation are holding two roundtables to discuss the key issues and opportunities for infrastructure in the region. The sessions will cover topics including the current macroeconomic climate, using infrastructure investment to drive economic recovery and sustainable growth, current infrastructure trends and mobility and connectivity in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Using infrastructure investment for economic recovery

  • Prioritising infrastructure projects
  • Driving economic recovery and positioning economies for sustainable growth
  • Leveraging private capital with stimulus funding
  • Infrastructure trends of 2021
  • How governments and the private sector can ensure projects deliver on both economic and community criteria

Speakers:
Isabel Chatterton, Director & Regional Head of Industry, Asia Pacific, Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Jeanne Soh, Head of Power,Utilities and Infrastructure, Corporate Banking APAC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Ludger Schuknecht, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Mobility and connectivity

  • Infrastructure for the evolution of urban mobility
  • Reimagining mass transit
  • Shifting to resource-efficient infrastructure planning
  • Examples and learnings from public-private partnership financing
  • Integrating pre-pandemic plans into the new normal
  • How financing can be structured to promote the adoption of innovative technologies in infrastructure development

Speakers:
Udaibir Das, Advisor and Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Vishesh Gupta, Head of APAC Sector Banking Team for TMT, Healthcare & Consumer Sector Banking Team, APAC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Timings:
07:00-09:00 (London)
15:00-17:00 (Singapore)

In partnership:

This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Institute for Economic and Monetary Policy, OMFIF’s core stream of activities covering economic and monetary policy and the political economy. OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for best practice in worldwide public-private sector exchanges worldwide. For membership enquiries please contact Jamie.bulgin@omfif.org or Folusho.Olutosin@omfif.org, or for further information please see the OMFIF website.


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