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18 November 2009

Thailand Infrastructure Forum - PPP 2009 - Bangkok
18 November 2009

The Swissotel, 12 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

For event reports and presentations click here

Organised by Dataconsult Ltd, Bangkok Thailand, in partnership with March Publishing Ltd, publishers of International Trade Focus and organizers of market leading global and emerging market conferences exhibitions and seminars around the world including PPP 2009 Abu Dhabi, see www.marchpublishing.co.uk/ifcad.html

World leading authorities and renowned industry experts including Zhi Liu, the World Bank’s Lead Infrastructure specialist are to feature at the Thailand Infrastructure Forum in order to discuss and share their unique thoughts, knowledge and insights on Public Private Partnerships, create an awareness of the opportunities for public private partnerships and private financing initiatives arising from the forthcoming Baht 1,567 billion infrastructure stimulus program with case studies of successful utilization of key strategies for developing successful public private partnerships, the “do’s and don’ts” of design and implementation, legal and risk management and best practices. Sponsored by Herbert Smith LLP, UK Trade and Investment, KPMG, the Asian Development Bank and Halcrow. More info click here

 

Conference Objectives

  • Create an awareness of the opportunities for public private partnerships and private financing initiatives arising from the forthcoming Baht 1,567 billion infrastructure stimulus program
  • Bring together representatives of the public and private sector to participate in shared experiences
  • Create an environment of best practices, while cautioning about adoption of strategies that may have been misused elsewhere.

Conference Agenda Content

  • Presentation of major infrastructure projects under the Baht 1,567 billion stimulus package, 2010-2012
  • Analysis of financing strategies for these projects with particular emphasis on public private partnerships and other initiatives involving the private sector
  • Description and explanation of public private partnership concepts, with case studies of successful utilization
  • Key strategies for developing successful public private partnerships: the “do’s and don’ts” of design and implementation
  • Legal and risk management best practices in a Thailand situation.

Participating Organizations

  • Ministry of Finance (agreed)
  • Ministry of Transport (proposed)
  • National Economic and Social Development Board (proposed)
  • Asian Development Bank (agreed)
  • World Bank (agreed)
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (agreed)
  • United Kingdom Trade and Investment (agreed)
  • UK Public Private Partnerships Advisory Board (agreed)

Proposed Attendees

  • 200 to 250 selected and exclusively invited guests
  • Public Sector:
    • Ministry representatives
    • State enterprise representatives
    • Multilateral institution representatives
  • Private Sector:
    • Banks and other financial institutions
    • Professional organizations
    • Infrastructure developers
    • Academic and media representatives
    • Representatives nominated by sponsors
  • International Attendees:
    • Applications welcomed by the organisers for a limited number of places

Draft Preliminary Agenda (ongoing speaker confirmations):

7:30 - 8:30      Registration with refreshments
8:30 - 9:15      Inauguration:
                      Thailand’s Infrastructure Program 2009-2012: overview,                           financing and the role of Public Private Partnership

                       • Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Public Private Sector Committee                          (invited)

                       Session Chairman

                       • Mr. Jean-Pierre Verbiest, Country Director, Thailand Resident Mission, Asia                           Development Bank

9:15 - 10:45     Public Private Partnership Strategies: How it works, international                                experience and best practices    
                       Speakers

                       • Mr. Joe Yamagata, Director, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian                           Development Bank

                       • Dr. Kim Jungwook, Private Partnership in Infrastructure Division, Korea                                 Development Institute

                       Mr. Zhi Liu, Lead Infrastructure Specialist, World Bank

                       Panelists:

                       • Mr. Yuhei Ohmi, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International                            Cooperation

                       Mr. Satyanarayan Ramamurthy, Executive Director, Head of Corporate                           Finance, KPMG Corporate Finance, Singapore

10:45 - 11:15   Refreshment Break
11:15 - 12:30   Public Private Partnership for Thailand Infrastructure Development:                        business opportunities and implementation challenges

                       • Dr. Chula Sukmanop, Deputy Director-General, Office of Transport and                           Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), Ministry of Transport

                       Mr. Theeraj Athanavanich, Director of Megaproject Management Bureau,                            Public Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance

                       Mr. Wirot Poonsuwan, Managing Partner, Poon & Poon Law Office

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch

                       • Hosted by UK Trade and Investment

                          Introduced by Mr. Steve Buckley, Director of Trade and Investment
13:30 - 14:45   Financing, risk management and arbitration issues for public private                        partnership

                      • Mr. Yuhei Ohmi, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International                                Cooperation

                      Mr. Satyanarayan Ramamurthy, Executive Director, Head of Corporate                                    Finance, KPMG Corporate Finance, Singapore

                      Mr. Alastair Henderson, Partner, Herbert Smith (Thailand)

14:45 - 16:15   Panel discussion: the opportunities and challenges of public private                        partnerships for Thailand

                      • Mr. Ali Adam, Regional Director East Asia, Halcrow Group

                      Mr. Chris Osborne, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith, Thailand

                      Mr. Yuhei Ohmi, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International                          Cooperation

                      Mr. Chris Whittingham, Partner, Financial Services, KPMG Sydney

                      Mr. Wirot Poonsuwan, Managing Partner, Poon & Poon Law Office

                      Mr. Sudhisakdi Manibhandu, Managing Director, Seaskan Co., Ltd.

                      Mr. Yuhei Ohmi, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International                              Cooperation

16:15 - 16:30   Public Private Partnerships: the Summing up:

                      H.E. Mr. Pruttichai Darmrongrat, Deputy Minister of Finance (invited)

16:30              End of conference

 

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