Craig I. Celniker
The two-day Summit is organised by the Singapore government's trade development agency, IE Singapore; US international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP; and INTOBA, a newly formed non-profit, non-governmental organisation supported by IE Singapore, the World Bank Singapore office. The Summit will be held at The Regent Hotel Singapore on Thursday and Friday, September 21-22, 2006, following the close of the Singapore 2006 International Monetary Fund / World Bank Governors Annual Meeting held for the first time in Singapore.
About the Summit
Last year's inaugural Summit had in-depth discussions on ways in which the products offered by government-backed lenders could be used to accelerate private sector investment in Asian infrastructure.
Participants thought the Summit was useful because ever since the Asian financial crisis, the role of multi-lateral lending agencies, export credit agencies and other public sector financial institutions has taken on increased importance in the Asia project finance market.
Last year's Summit had the participation of the Asian Development Bank (which was also a co-sponsor), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Agence Francaise de Development (Proparco), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Representatives from Coface and Export Finance and Insurance Corp. (Australia) were also present in the audience.
The theme of this year's Summit is Practical Solutions for Successful Infrastructure Investments, again with a special emphasis on the role of export credit agencies, multilateral development banks, government-owned insurers, and similar institutions.
For more information, including how to register, please click the link below to view the conference brochure (in PDF format)://media2.mofo.com/documents/plisummit2006.pdf
To view a copy of the brochure for last year's inaugural Summit click here.
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