Now in it's 6th year, the annual Asia-Pacific regional summit brings together more than 150 market participants across the value chain – government officials, investors, developers, operators and many other senior industry experts – to discuss the current state of the markets, key challenges and opportunities. 

From Taiwan to Thailand and offshore wind to toll roads, IJAsia presents intimate country roundtables led by local specialists, speeches from government representatives, live voting and interaction, plus all the expert presentations and insightful discussions you expect.


8:00 AM

Registration and morning refreshments

9:15 AM

Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks

9:25 AM

Opening keynote address: The infrastructure privatisation pipeline 

10:00 AM

Financing panelBrazil’s infrastructure 

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The Ritz-Carlton
181 Wellington Street West



IJAsia offers a unique opportunity for you to raise your profile amongst the region’s most senior decision-makers. The annual conference brings together the entire project finance community allowing you to make valuable connections that could lead to future business opportunities.

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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.


Confirmed speakers:

Karla Fernandes
Managing Director

TMF Brazil

Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso

Pacto Eenrgia

William Cox

Management Excellence

12:10 PM

Case study session: A successfully financed infrastructure project

This case study will delve into a recent case of an infrastructure project which has been successful financed and how the financing was structured, and ultimate or proposed profitability. 


12:40 PM


14:20 PM

Interview session: The opportunity in privatisation – the industry view 

Hear directly from the government as they action their plans to privatise airports, roads and rail. Project pipelines and the opportunity they create, and the future infrastructure agenda will be discussed. 

10:50 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:20 AM

Round tables:

Round table 1: Transmission lines: Opportunities for investing and financing -  Host João Eduardo Greco Pinheiro, Managing Director - Project Implementation, Alupar Investimento

Round table 2: Brazilian infrastructure and energy and ESG - Host: Andre Fonseca, CIO, Pacto Energia 

Round table 3: Technology Smart cities: e mobility, smart meters

Round table 4: LNG to power in the Brazilian market  

Round table 5:  The privatisation of airports – discovering opportunity 

13:40 PM

Panel Discussion: Embracing new technology in energy distribution

14:50 PM

Afternoon coffee break

15.20 PM

Presentation: Attracting investment to Brazilian infrastructure by mitigating risks 

William Cox, CEO, Management Excellence

15.40 PM

Panel discussion: Exploring the Brazilian PPA landscape 

Moderator: Eduardo Tobias, Director, CELA Clean Energy Latin America 
Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso, CEO, Pacto Eenrgia   
Gustavo Dos Reis Vajda, Business Development Director and Country Manager, Canadian Solar 
Eduardo Klepacz, Managing Director - Head of Infrastructure Investments, 
GTIS Partners

  • Experiences of mixing private PPAs with traditional methods based on participating in Federal Auctions 
  • What is the financing availability and conditions for Private PPAs (as opposed to traditional financing for Federal Auction PPAs)? 
  • Recent examples bilateral PPA’s in the energy world 
  • Merchant and free market PPAs in Brazil – how lenders would face them and which conditions would apply  
    Will the trend for increasing private and bilateral PPA’s in Brazil continue? What are the challenges and impending impacts on financing? 
  • A  case study of a successful wind/solar project with a PPA exclusively in the Free Market that has already secured financing through a project finance structure

16.20 PM

Panel discussion: Discovering opportunity in Brazils renewable energy market  

17:00 PM

Case study: Vale and Casa dos Ventas

17:20 PM

Chair’s closing remarks

17:30 PM

Cocktail reception

  • Generating investor confidence in infrastructure projects
  • What part will consolidation and divesting assets play for future investment?
  • Are PPA’s in USD helping to attract more financing sources?
  • What are the potential alternative financing sources (on top of the typical development banks such as BNDES, BNB)?
  • The key to structuring infrastructure financing in a way which considers all risks more completely?
  • Infrastructure privatisations – what is the view of the debt funds and what is the role of the banks? Will the government allow US $ financing of these projects?
  • Will development banks continue to dominate financing structures, or will there be more involvement from the capital markets going forward?
  • Does the growth of the issuances of Debênture de Infraestrutura raise a question if there will be enough investor's demand to fund large infrastructure projects in industries other than energy as new concessions' auctions and Public-Private Partnerships are deployed (e.g. airports, sanitation, ports etc.)?
  • An overview of the new technologies in the energy distribution segment such as electric mobility, demand response, smart meters and smart cities
  • How can these new technologies work towards solving the issues of air pollution in mega cities?
  • The growth of distributed solar generation and its impact on distribution companies and on demand for new utility scale plants in the future
  • As DG grows exponentially how can distribution companies adapt as their traditional business model becomes obsolete?
  • How does the wave of privatisation offer opportunity to investors, what are the risk profiles on taking on such an investment?  
  • Brazilian infrastructure is missing US$1.2 trillion in investments. One reason is that investors find it difficult to calculate their total cost of capital covering such important risks as political, regulatory, governance, social, O&M, environmental, legal, cyber and host of others. These risks make up roughly half of the cost of capital of most infra projects. In this presentation, we indicate a way of calculating these risks in basis points and how to use these data to mitigate total infrastructure risk.
  • Innovations in the wind and solar market
  • Hybrid solar and wind plants a future possibility? What are the benefits?
  • Financing and investment possibilities, current structures and vehicles to access
  • An overview of climate bonds initiatives to foster Green Bond issuances and certification for infrastructure projects in Brazil


To register, and for any queries about the event, contact

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Doug Roberts at 

For media partnerships or marketing queries, contact Charis Kwok at

For speaking opportunities, contact Carmen Bamford at 

Gustavo Dos Reis Vajda
Business Development Director and Country Manager

Canadian Solar

Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso

Pacto Eenrgia

Elbia Silva Gannoum,  Chief Executive Officer, ABEEólica - Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica
Bárbara Rubim, Vice President t of the Board, ABSOLAR  

Karla FernandesManaging Director, TMF Brazil 
Julyana Yokota, Senior Director & Sector Lead - Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 
Lara MonteiroCFOEchoenergia 
Michael T. Shea, Director - Structured Finance, Atlas Renewable Energy 

Following the recent Supreme Court ruling, the Petrobras Divestment plan is back on trail. This session will look at the wealth of opportunities that this presents as the world's 8th largest hydrocarbon producer opens up supported by a pro-business administration. 

  • Refining - With Petrobras committed to selling 8 refineries, will this be attractive to specialists or the bigger players? 
  • An overview of divestments in the Brazilian Gas Market and the opportunity it presents for Brazil's hydrocarbon sector as the world transitions to a lower carbon energy mix 
  • Alongside the significant upstream opportunities opening up in Brazil the Petrobras divestment plan presents mature assets. Where are the opportunities here? 

2019 highlights

“Great conference! The yearly event not to be missed with the gathering of all the players around APAC.”
Frederic Pergay, Vice President, Infrastructure Development Asia Pacific, Bouygues Construction

“A great event, very dynamic discussions with good audience interaction on very topical subjects and excellent attendance. Very useful and an event I look forward to being part of in the future.”
Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, 
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Last year’s delegates included:

ACCIONA Construction

ACWA Power

ARA Asset Management Limited

Asian Development Bank

B.Grimm Power

Banpu Public Company Limited

Berkeley Energy

Bombardier Transportation


Clifford Capital


Green Climate Fund

InfraCo Asia

iSquared Capital

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JERA Energy Development

JUWI Renewable Energy

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings

Korea Development Bank

LTA Singapore




Power China

PT North Sumatera Hydro Energy

Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines


And many more!

IJAsia 2020

9 July 2020
The Westin Singapore


Registration Rate

USD 1200 per delegate


Complimentary Pass

Project Developers, Institutional Investors, and Government Representatives can apply for a free place at IJAsis 2020. 


Please note: Complimentary registrations are subject to approval by the IJGlobal team.
If you have any questions about registering please contact

Chairs Opening Remarks
Alexandra Dockreay, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal

Region Roundtables

During these roundtable sessions, delegates are welcome to join and participate in, in-depth discussions around the opportunities within a country of their choice. All roundtable discussions will be moderated by a roundtable host. Counties to be covered include:

Panel Discussion: Energy transition and climate resilience

Panel discussion: Exploring renewable energy opportunities across the APAC region

Afternoon Coffee Break

Panel Discussion: Asia-Pacific and offshore wind: Emerging or explosive?

  • Energy transition targets country by country 
  • What are the project opportunities in this space including new energy generation, e-mobility and transportation?   
  • Technology and data’s role in energy transition   
  • Resilience – factoring increased climate risk into assets, the role of insurance and pricing   
  • Financing methods of energy transition including green bonds   
  • An overview of the Australian market for energy transition including stranded asset











Coffee and Networking Break 

Use CrowdCompass app and schedule your one-to-one meetings in our Networking Zone available throughout the day!

Panel Discussion Energy and Infrastructure Financing in the APAC region: The up’s and downs and all that’s in between

  • Exploring the current capital market opportunities, including project bond offerings in key markets
  • The current financing challenges including local currency risk, longer tenors, funding costs and a lack of early stage investing 
  • The impact of varying policy and frameworks across Asia for private financing of energy and infrastructure projects across the region? 
  • The new available financing structures – views and opinions 
  • How do we mitigate risk from a ECA political risk, what are the challenges and in terms of credit and sovereign risk? 
  • Government owned infrastructure assets - understanding the current challenges including legacy obligations, and market returns. What do investors need to be comfortable with the level of risks?

Panel: The clean energy future and hydrogen



Moderator: Tony Clamp, Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
Mason Wallick, Managing Director, Infunde Development Pt
Damien Kian-Ping Tay
, GM (Commercial & BD), Summit Power International

  • Vietnam 
    Host: Sim Hwee Ping, Business Development Manager Infrastructure, Singapore & Southeast Asia, Acciona 
  • Philippines
    Host: Shalabh Singhania, Head of Portfolio Management, InfraCo Asia 
  • Myanmar
    Host: Vikram Kumar, New Business Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, IFC  
  • Nepal 
  • Thailand   
  • Australia   
  • Taiwan 
  • Host: Kelvin Wong, Managing Director Project FinanceDBS  
  • Japan 
  • China   
  • Indonesia 
  • Bangladesh
  • HostRajiv Vishwanathan, Senior Vice President Project Finance, DBS  

Moderator: Mark Houghton, Head of Political Risk, Credit and Bond for Asia Pacific, AXA XL 
Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors  
John Groesbeek, Head Syndications Asia, IFC

Jackie B. Surtani, Director, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
Pramod VijayasankarPrincipal investment officer, Financial Institutions and Syndication, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank  
Lim Wee SengHead Project FinanceDBS  

Registration and morning refreshments


Panel Discussion: The evolving fund market: A focus on infrastructure equity funds

  • Is the creation of funds in the APAC infrastructure space -  a trend to continue? 
  • A case study example of a recently created fund 
  • What are the opportunities for infrastructure equity funds across Asia?   
  • How do investors view this investment space and what factors take priority in the allocation decision making?  

 Kamran Khan, CEO, Infra-Tech Capital

Case study: The Comparison of Energy Efficiencies in Railways between Diesel and Electric Traction

This session will discuss the PRCL project line
Sanjiv Garg, Managing Director, Pipavav Railway Corporation


Use CrowdCompass app and schedule your one-to-one meetings in our Networking Zone available throughout the day!

  • Insights into the key regulatory and commercial challenges across jurisdictions 
  • Case study examples of risk vs return profile of APAC renewable investments? 
  • What renewable projects are in the pipeline across the region? 
  • Deploying and financing energy storage across the APAC region 
  • The emergence of floating solar technology, and hybrid renewable projects in SE Asia 
  • Innovative financing solutions

Moderator: Subash Narayanan, Deputy Head Project Finance, DBS 
Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia
Jackie B. Surtani, Director, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB
Geoffrey Tan
, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, OPIC  
Shohei Tada
, Director, Private Sector Investment Finance Division Private Sector Partnership and Finance Department, JICA


  • Japan’s upcoming auction – industry expectations
  • Taiwan offshore wind and the next 5GW – how has industry risen to meet localisation requirements, exposure limits and other challenges
  • Vietnam and Korea’s offshore wind opportunities
  • What can local governments do to facilitate increases in financing for these existing or emerging projects? Where are the concerns and challenges?

Isabel Chatterton, Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, IFC
Raghuram Natarajan, CEO Asia Pacific, Mainstream

Cocktail Reception


InfraCo Asia

Allard Nooy

Head Syndications Asia

John Groesbeek

Head of Portfolio Management
InfraCo Asia

Shalabh Singhania


  • Utilising technology in green energy 
  • How is hydrogen being integrated as part of renewable energy markets?   
  • An update on Singapore/ Australia, project challenges, successes and timelines 
  • Enabling a transition from natural gas to hydrogen

    Moderator: Alexandra Dockreay, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal
    Isida Tushe, Vice President – Commercial Transactions & Senior Counsel, Pine Gate Renewables
    Edgare KerkwijkBoard Member, Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association 
    Hsin-Mao Huang
    , Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, CHEM Tech Group 


Chair’s closing remarks
Alexandra Dockreay, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal



Managing Director
Penida Capital Advisors

Edward Gustely

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Geoffrey Tan

Isida Tushe

Vice President – Commercial Transactions & Senior Counsel
Pine Gate Renewables

Jackie Surtani

Director Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific 
Asian Development Bank

Kamran Khan

Infra-Tech Capital  

Head of Political Risk, Credit and Bond for Asia Pacific

Mark Houghton

GM (Commercial & BD)
Summit Power International

Damien Kian-Ping Tay



Case study: Digital infrastructure

Asim Rana, Principal Investment Officer, Digital Infrastructure and Industry, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank  
Interviewer: Alexandra Dockreay, Asia Pacific Editor, IJGlobal

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific 

Isabel Chatterton

Mason Wallick

Managing Director
Infunde Development Pt

Director, Private Sector Facility
Green Climate Fund

Tony Clamp

Managing Director
Pipavav Railway Corporation

Sanjiv Garg

Vikram Kumar

New Business Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia Pacific

CEO Asia Pacific

Raghuram Natarajan

Alexandra Dockreay

Asia Pacific Editor

Lim Wee Seng

Head Project Finance

Kelvin Wong

Managing Director 
Project Finance

Rajiv Vishwanathan

Senior Vice President 
Project Finance

Subash Narayanan

Deputy Head Project Finance 

Shohei Tada
Director, Private Sector Investment Finance Division Private Sector Partnership and Finance Department

Board Member
Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association

Edgare Kerkwijk

Chief Financial Officer and Board Member
CHEM Tech Group

Hsin-Mao Huang

Business Development Manager Infrastructure, Singapore & Southeast Asia

Sim Hwee Ping

Principal investment officer, Financial Institutions and Syndication
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 

Pramod Vijayasankar
Asim Rana

Principal Investment Officer, Digital Infrastructure and Industry
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank