As Southeast Asia’s infrastructure project requirements continue to grow, the need for private investment is becoming increasingly pertinent. At the same time, oversaturated developed markets have meant that investors are looking further afield when seeking opportunities in infrastructure. As such, ASEAN countries provide a compelling and unique pipeline of projects for consideration.
The Infrastructure Investors Forum: Asia returns for the third time in July, bringing together leading GPs, LPs, and infrastructure players to explore fundraising opportunities and discover upcoming investment trends across the region.
The premier infrastructure investors forum in Asia
Key reasons to attend include:
Learn about upcoming trends and opportunities from leading infrastructure players in the region, including where money will be deployed across Southeast Asia
Discover the drivers of institutional investor activity from leading international LPs
Gain new insights into how disruptive technology will impact projects
Participate in sector-specific panels, including the transition towards renewables
Hear about successful examples of completed projects, as well as the challenges and lessons learned
Engage in interactive sessions and understand the nuances associated with investing in India and across Southeast Asia
Organisations that attended the Forum previously include:
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company
Alberta (Singapore) Office
Allen & Overy LLP
ARA Asset Management
Asia Pacific Risk Center
Asian Development Bank
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
BIMB Investment Management
BlackRock Real Assets Management North Asia
Brookfield Asset Management
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
China-ASEAN Capital Advisory
East India Capital Management
Export Development Canada
H.R.L. Morrison and Co
Hanwha Asset Management
Herbert Smith Freehills
High Speed Rail Group, Land Transport Authority
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Hotel Mazin Lafayette Endowment Fund
IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited, India (ITNL)
Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
KfW IPEX Bank
King & Spalding
Korea Development Bank
Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investment (Mitsui & Co.)
Modern Energy Management
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Moody's Investors Service
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
National Australia Bank
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
National Pension Service Singapore
NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative
Okayama Metal & Machinery Pension Fund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
ORIX Investment and Management
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
PR SQUARED Worldwide Eurasia Bridge
Ramboll Environ Singapore
Sidley Austin LLP
Societe Generale Asia
Sterlite Power Grid Ventures
Swiss Re International SE Singapore Branch
The Bamboo Group
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries
The World Bank
Toh Kian Chui Foundation
UBS Investment Bank
UEM Edgenta Berhad
United Family Healthcare
Vestas Asia Pacific Wind Technology
... and many others!
The IIF Asia Forum in 2018 was just as good as the 2017 ( if not better ) with an excellent line up of speakers and moderators, who unlike most conference events, were clearly rehearsed and in sync with the themes they were discussing. There was no product placement and no vague esoteric rhetoric either; simply experienced professionals presenting, discussing and sharing the information on infrastructure that we need to hear.
Gordon Falconer, Global Director, Smart Cities, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
The IIF Asia Forum provided an excellent focus on SEA Infrastructure. It was agreat venue to enhance your understanding of the recent evolution of themarket, and to network with country/region specialist in SEA and India.
Yoshi Kiguchi, CIO, OKAYAMA METAL & MACHINERY PENSION FUND
The IIF Asia Forum includes a great
line up of speakers; good representation of LPs, fund managers and advisers.
Kanishk Bhatia, Head of Infrastructure Investment, ARA INFRASTRUCTURE
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