02 October 2024
Plenary

Opening Remarks: A Data Overview

Hesham Zakai
Managing Director,
TXF

Welcome to Asia 2024: Agency, Energy & Infrastructure Finance! We provide you with a data driven snapshot of the Asian export and project finance markets to kick off the conference. 

Plenary

Leadership Keynotes: Into the hot-seat

John Hopkins
CEO,
Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Takashi Yoshioka
Senior General Manager, Structured and Trade Finance Insurance Dept.,
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Tim Reid
CEO,
UK Export Finance
Mairead Lavery
President & CEO,
EDC - Export Development Canada
Steve Kang
Director, Project Finance Group,
KSURE - Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
Moderator
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director,
Santander

We kick off Asia 2024 with a series of quickfire interviews with leading corporates and ECAs active across Asia. We consider:

  • The latest initiatives and innovations coming from each organisation
  • How does each institution respond to increasing calls for sustainability?
  • What projects will we see coming to market over the next few years?
Plenary

Powering Projects: Borrowers & Project Sponsors

Eileen Ng
Director - Origination, Asia and Middle East,
Plenary Group
Yan Bin Wu
Chief Financial Officer,
Summit Power International Limited
Francis Ho
Senior Director - Group Treasury & Project Finance,
CLP Holdings Limited

For this session, we put project sponsors and export finance borrowers centre stage, asking them:

  • What projects are in the pipeline?
  • What do project sponsors require from financing markets to get deals to the market? 
  • How are project sponsors responding to Asia's pressing energy transition needs? 
Plenary

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and swap business cards in our first networking break of the day!

TXF: Export Finance

Getting Business Done: Exporters' Panel

Laure Duvernay
Head of Project Finance,
Alcatel Submarine Networks
Marco Appoloni
Senior VP Capital Markets,
GE Vernova

We've heard from plenty of ECAs, but how are their customers feeling? This session gathers exporters to consider:

  • Where do our exporters see opportunities across Asia?
  • What challenges do they have to overcome, and how can ECAs and banks help exporters succeed?
  • How do geopolitical shifts affect exporters seeking to do business in Asia? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Financing Wind Projects

  • What wind projects are in the pipeline in Asia?
  • How can ECAs and DFIs support increased wind farm development in the region? 
  • What challengers do developers face, and how can banks help to overcome these?
TXF: Export Finance

Leadership Keynote: International ECAs in Asia

Jørgen Bollesen
Head of Origination, Infrastructure & Industry Asia & Pacific,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Joseph Chakra
Regional Head - Business Origination - Middle East,
UKEF
Katarzyna Kowalska
Vice Chairman,
KUKE - ECA
Amanda Copping
Chief Investment Officer - Project & Structured Finance,
Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Moderator
Xian-Lin Mah
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Proximo: Project Finance

New kids on the block: Hydrogen & Emerging Energy Technologies

If we're going to reach ambitious Net 0 goals, it's going to take more than wind and solar. This panel considers the role of hydrogen and other emerging technologies in meeting energy demands, and how we can work together to finance new projects

  • How long will it be until hydrogen is a commercially viable asset? What will need to change to get us there? 
  • How can we create more opportunities for energy storage? 
  • How can biofuels and other emerging asset classes support Asia's energy transition? 
  • How can we increase investor confidence in emerging technologies? Do ECAs and DFIs need to become more flexible when it comes to financing these assets?

Plenary

Networking Lunch Break

Sit down with fellow dealmakers over lunch to suss out the latest opportunities in the region.

TXF: Export Finance

Through Stormy Seas: The Traders' Panel

It's been another year of ups and downs for traders, 

  • Will we see more traders looking to the ECA and DFI markets for financing this year? Was this a flash in the pan, or is the trend here to stay? 
  • How are traders adapting their activities in response to high inflation and geopolitical shifts? 
  • What role do traders have to play in the energy transition? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Gridlocked: Assessing Grid Stability & Transmission in Asia

Power generation may be vital, but a robust grid and transmission system is crucial if we are to ensure an equitable energy transition in Asia. This session will consider:

  • How will power be sold and distributed? What role will PTAs play in this? 
  • How can we upscale grid networks to support growth as countries increasingly rely on imported power? 
  • How can we mitigate supply chain and logistical risks that come with ambitious plans for transmission lines stretching as far as from Asia to Singapore?

TXF: Export Finance

Keeping Things Moving: The Insurance Panel

Private insurance remains a vital ingredient to many export and project finance transactions in Asia. This session gathers insurers and product users to consider why the private market is more important than ever before:

  • What feedback do bank users have for insurers in Asia? 
  • How have geopolitical changes affected the cost and availability of cover? Why is it still important to seek private insurance cover for projects in Asia? 
  • Is there enough capacity in the market? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Next Gen Infra: Financing Data Centres

This session investigates the growing pipeline for data centre projects across Asia, considering:

  • What projects will we see coming to market over the next year? 
  • How can we balance data centres' power requirements with the energy transition? 
  • What capital sources are developers looking to? 
  • How does the unpredictability of revenue for data centre projects affect financing? 
Plenary

All Hands on Deck: The Future of Renewables Finance

Allard Nooy
Managing Director,
Markland Infrastructure Asia
Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury,
Hitachi Energy

Given the urgency of the energy transition, the need for more renewables capacity in Asia is clear. But what does the future of the industry look like, and how can the export, project, and development finance worlds work together to bring financing where its needed?

  • What does the pipeline for renewables look like in Asia, and what are the region's primary financing needs? 
  • How can ECAs, DFIs, and investors collaborate to bring more projects to market? 
  • Wind, solar, and geothermal are all big players in Asia's renewables market - what general trends are we seeing across these assets, and what should we expect to see moving forward? 
  • Asia is seeing a spate of large renewables auctions, but lots of capacity is going to just a few key players - will this slow growth across the region?

Plenary

Gameshow: Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

Our interactive gameshow is back to test our industry leaders on their knowledge of the project & export finance markets. Powered by TXF Intelligence, we'll ask our contestants to think about:

  • Asia's leading sectors in 2024
  • Top performing countries across the year
  • Global export and project finance volumes
03 October 2024
Plenary

Opening Remarks

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
TXF

Welcome back to day 2 Asia 2024: Agency, Energy & Infrastructure Finance!

Plenary

Quickfire Round: Geopolitical Insights

We kick off the second day of our Asia event with a series of hotseat interviews with leaders in Asia's geopolitical environment. Hear three hot takes on:

  • The geopolitical shifts that investors should keep their eyes on in Asia
  • The countries which will offer significant opportunities over the next year
  • How to make the most of more challenging markets in the region
Plenary

Financing for Good: DFI and MDB Keynote

Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
sunita lukkhoo
Head of Regional Representation for Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nitesh Agrawal
Acting Head of Syndication - Asia Pacific,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Jackie Surtani
Regional Director, Singapore Office,
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The role of DFIs and Multilaterals is increasingly important across Asia. This panel welcomes DFI leaders to the stage to consider:

  • Institutional strategies and pipelines for Asia and the Pacific
  • How best to mobilise private capital into development projects in the region
  • The importance of collaborating with ECAs on development projects
Plenary

All Tied Up? The Future of Untied Financing in Asia

As projects are a little thinner on the ground than in the pre-pandemic days, ECAs are increasingly turning their attention to untied financing opportunities. This session will consider:

  • Are more commodity traders looking for untied ECA backed financing? 
  • What other borrowers are looking for untied products? 
  • Which ECAs are leading the way when it comes to untied lending? 
  • How are banks responding to increasing untied lending?
Plenary

Industry all-play: Country Style

Stefan Rethmeier
Director,
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Join one of six tables dedicated to burgeoning countries across Asia and the Pacific, where you'll be met with fellow dealmakers keen to do business with you:

  • Australia
  • Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
Plenary

Opening Remarks: A Data Overview

Hesham Zakai
Managing Director,
TXF

Welcome to Asia 2024: Agency, Energy & Infrastructure Finance! We provide you with a data driven snapshot of the Asian export and project finance markets to kick off the conference. 

Plenary

Leadership Keynotes: Into the hot-seat

John Hopkins
CEO,
Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Takashi Yoshioka
Senior General Manager, Structured and Trade Finance Insurance Dept.,
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Tim Reid
CEO,
UK Export Finance
Mairead Lavery
President & CEO,
EDC - Export Development Canada
Steve Kang
Director, Project Finance Group,
KSURE - Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
Moderator
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director,
Santander

We kick off Asia 2024 with a series of quickfire interviews with leading corporates and ECAs active across Asia. We consider:

  • The latest initiatives and innovations coming from each organisation
  • How does each institution respond to increasing calls for sustainability?
  • What projects will we see coming to market over the next few years?
Plenary

Powering Projects: Borrowers & Project Sponsors

Eileen Ng
Director - Origination, Asia and Middle East,
Plenary Group
Yan Bin Wu
Chief Financial Officer,
Summit Power International Limited
Francis Ho
Senior Director - Group Treasury & Project Finance,
CLP Holdings Limited

For this session, we put project sponsors and export finance borrowers centre stage, asking them:

  • What projects are in the pipeline?
  • What do project sponsors require from financing markets to get deals to the market? 
  • How are project sponsors responding to Asia's pressing energy transition needs? 
Plenary

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and swap business cards in our first networking break of the day!

TXF: Export Finance

Getting Business Done: Exporters' Panel

Laure Duvernay
Head of Project Finance,
Alcatel Submarine Networks
Marco Appoloni
Senior VP Capital Markets,
GE Vernova

We've heard from plenty of ECAs, but how are their customers feeling? This session gathers exporters to consider:

  • Where do our exporters see opportunities across Asia?
  • What challenges do they have to overcome, and how can ECAs and banks help exporters succeed?
  • How do geopolitical shifts affect exporters seeking to do business in Asia? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Financing Wind Projects

  • What wind projects are in the pipeline in Asia?
  • How can ECAs and DFIs support increased wind farm development in the region? 
  • What challengers do developers face, and how can banks help to overcome these?
TXF: Export Finance

Leadership Keynote: International ECAs in Asia

Jørgen Bollesen
Head of Origination, Infrastructure & Industry Asia & Pacific,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Joseph Chakra
Regional Head - Business Origination - Middle East,
UKEF
Katarzyna Kowalska
Vice Chairman,
KUKE - ECA
Amanda Copping
Chief Investment Officer - Project & Structured Finance,
Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Moderator
Xian-Lin Mah
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Proximo: Project Finance

New kids on the block: Hydrogen & Emerging Energy Technologies

If we're going to reach ambitious Net 0 goals, it's going to take more than wind and solar. This panel considers the role of hydrogen and other emerging technologies in meeting energy demands, and how we can work together to finance new projects

  • How long will it be until hydrogen is a commercially viable asset? What will need to change to get us there? 
  • How can we create more opportunities for energy storage? 
  • How can biofuels and other emerging asset classes support Asia's energy transition? 
  • How can we increase investor confidence in emerging technologies? Do ECAs and DFIs need to become more flexible when it comes to financing these assets?

Plenary

Networking Lunch Break

Sit down with fellow dealmakers over lunch to suss out the latest opportunities in the region.

TXF: Export Finance

Through Stormy Seas: The Traders' Panel

It's been another year of ups and downs for traders, 

  • Will we see more traders looking to the ECA and DFI markets for financing this year? Was this a flash in the pan, or is the trend here to stay? 
  • How are traders adapting their activities in response to high inflation and geopolitical shifts? 
  • What role do traders have to play in the energy transition? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Gridlocked: Assessing Grid Stability & Transmission in Asia

Power generation may be vital, but a robust grid and transmission system is crucial if we are to ensure an equitable energy transition in Asia. This session will consider:

  • How will power be sold and distributed? What role will PTAs play in this? 
  • How can we upscale grid networks to support growth as countries increasingly rely on imported power? 
  • How can we mitigate supply chain and logistical risks that come with ambitious plans for transmission lines stretching as far as from Asia to Singapore?

TXF: Export Finance

Keeping Things Moving: The Insurance Panel

Private insurance remains a vital ingredient to many export and project finance transactions in Asia. This session gathers insurers and product users to consider why the private market is more important than ever before:

  • What feedback do bank users have for insurers in Asia? 
  • How have geopolitical changes affected the cost and availability of cover? Why is it still important to seek private insurance cover for projects in Asia? 
  • Is there enough capacity in the market? 
Proximo: Project Finance

Next Gen Infra: Financing Data Centres

This session investigates the growing pipeline for data centre projects across Asia, considering:

  • What projects will we see coming to market over the next year? 
  • How can we balance data centres' power requirements with the energy transition? 
  • What capital sources are developers looking to? 
  • How does the unpredictability of revenue for data centre projects affect financing? 
Plenary

All Hands on Deck: The Future of Renewables Finance

Allard Nooy
Managing Director,
Markland Infrastructure Asia
Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury,
Hitachi Energy

Given the urgency of the energy transition, the need for more renewables capacity in Asia is clear. But what does the future of the industry look like, and how can the export, project, and development finance worlds work together to bring financing where its needed?

  • What does the pipeline for renewables look like in Asia, and what are the region's primary financing needs? 
  • How can ECAs, DFIs, and investors collaborate to bring more projects to market? 
  • Wind, solar, and geothermal are all big players in Asia's renewables market - what general trends are we seeing across these assets, and what should we expect to see moving forward? 
  • Asia is seeing a spate of large renewables auctions, but lots of capacity is going to just a few key players - will this slow growth across the region?

Plenary

Gameshow: Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

Our interactive gameshow is back to test our industry leaders on their knowledge of the project & export finance markets. Powered by TXF Intelligence, we'll ask our contestants to think about:

  • Asia's leading sectors in 2024
  • Top performing countries across the year
  • Global export and project finance volumes
Plenary

Opening Remarks

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
TXF

Welcome back to day 2 Asia 2024: Agency, Energy & Infrastructure Finance!

Plenary

Quickfire Round: Geopolitical Insights

We kick off the second day of our Asia event with a series of hotseat interviews with leaders in Asia's geopolitical environment. Hear three hot takes on:

  • The geopolitical shifts that investors should keep their eyes on in Asia
  • The countries which will offer significant opportunities over the next year
  • How to make the most of more challenging markets in the region
Plenary

Financing for Good: DFI and MDB Keynote

Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
sunita lukkhoo
Head of Regional Representation for Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nitesh Agrawal
Acting Head of Syndication - Asia Pacific,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Jackie Surtani
Regional Director, Singapore Office,
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The role of DFIs and Multilaterals is increasingly important across Asia. This panel welcomes DFI leaders to the stage to consider:

  • Institutional strategies and pipelines for Asia and the Pacific
  • How best to mobilise private capital into development projects in the region
  • The importance of collaborating with ECAs on development projects
Plenary

All Tied Up? The Future of Untied Financing in Asia

As projects are a little thinner on the ground than in the pre-pandemic days, ECAs are increasingly turning their attention to untied financing opportunities. This session will consider:

  • Are more commodity traders looking for untied ECA backed financing? 
  • What other borrowers are looking for untied products? 
  • Which ECAs are leading the way when it comes to untied lending? 
  • How are banks responding to increasing untied lending?
Plenary

Industry all-play: Country Style

Stefan Rethmeier
Director,
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Join one of six tables dedicated to burgeoning countries across Asia and the Pacific, where you'll be met with fellow dealmakers keen to do business with you:

  • Australia
  • Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Japan