Belt Road Forum for International Cooperation

    14 May 2017
    China National Convention Center, Beijing
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    Opening Session
    Keynote Speech by President
    High-level Plenary Session
    Thematic Session on Financial Connectivity
    Opening Session

    • Xiao Jie, Minister, Ministry of Finance of China
    • Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of People’s Bank of China
    • Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank Group
    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF
    • Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR


    Panel Discussion on Mobilizing financing via multiple channels to unblock financing bottleneck

    • Justin Lin Yifu, National School of Development


    • Dimitry Kumsishvili, Dep Prime Minister & Finance Minister, Georgia
    • Mihaly Varga, Minister for National Economy, Hungary
    • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
    • Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister of Finance, Pakistan
    • Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK
    • Jin Liqun, Presdient of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    • K V Kamat, President of New Development Bank
    • Hu Huaibang, Chairman of China Development Bank
    • Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC


    Panel Discussion on Promoting networking of financial institutions to strengthen financial cooperation

    • Zhu Min, National Institute of Financial Research


    • Jiri Rusnok, Czech Central Bank Governor
    • Hu Xiaolian, Chairman of Export-Import Bank of China
    • Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group
    • Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP; Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
    • John Thornton, Co-Chair of Brookings Institution
    • Yi Huiman, Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
    • Jin Qi, Chairman of Silk Road Fund
    • Jose Vinals, Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC
    inSight: Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
  • DFIR
    Debt Financing and Investors’ Roundtables
    Organised by HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office

    23-24 March 2017
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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    Debt Financing and Investors’ Roundtable

    The Debt Financing Roundtable was held on 23 March. Participants shared experience and opportunities in co-financing initiatives and programmes provided by the public and private sector institutions, and how infrastructure projects could be made more bankable through different risk mitigation measures.

    The Investors’ Roundtable was held on 24 March. A group of like-minded investors interested in infrastructure investments, discussed on the outlook of the global infrastructure investment landscape, setting of common parameters for investing in emerging markets (such as investment structures, revenue characteristics, risk-return analyses as well as environment, social and governance factors), risk mitigations required to make projects more investable, and upcoming infrastructure investment opportunities.

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    inSight: A Promising Future for Infrastructure Investment and Financing
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  • HKAB
    Seminar on Risk Mitigation Techniques in Infrastructure Financing for the Belt & Road Initiative Co-organised by HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office and The Hong Kong Association of Banks

    28 February 2017
    Auditorium, 11/F of the Bank of China Tower
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    Seminar on Risk Mitigation Techniques in Infrastructure Financing for the Belt & Road Initiative

    Financial capacity is one of the most important aspects to the success of the Belt & Road Initiative. The seminar provided an interactive forum to share insights on how market participants can build more capacity through the inclusion of sophisticated risk mitigation techniques available for infrastructure financing for the Belt & Road Initiative.

    The seminar featured panel discussions on Legal and Regulatory View of Credit Insurance, the Role of Private Sector Credit Insurance, Partnership between Commercial Banks and Development/ Policy Banks, as well as Asian Development Bank's experience sharing on risk mitigation of financing infrastructure projects.

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  • Panel
    Panel on Infrastructure Financing at 10th Asian Financial Forum
    Co-organised by HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and Hong Kong Trade Development Council

    17 January 2017
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5FG)
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    Panel on Infrastructure Financing

    Infrastructure Financing in Asia: Prospects and Challenges

    There is increasing focus on the vast potential and opportunities in infrastructure development and their related financing activities in Asia, which is given further impetus by China's implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the estimates of the Asian Development Bank, funding needs for infrastructure development in emerging economies in Asia alone would be around US$800 billion per year up to 2020. As an international financial centre and the most important springboard for Chinese corporates to go and expand overseas, Hong Kong is uniquely well positioned to facilitate infrastructure investments and their financing. At the same time, it remains a key challenge to make many of these infrastructure projects more "bankable". In light of these developments, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has in July 2016 established the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) with a mission to facilitate infrastructure investments and their financing by bringing together and working with a cluster of key stakeholders in this field.

    This panel brought together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to exchange views on the opportunities and challenges surrounding infrastructure development and financing in Asia. It also looked into the pivotal role that Hong Kong can play in the centre of these exciting developments.


    • Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP; Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Panellists (Listed in alphabetical order of organization name):

    • Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, Astana International Financial Centre
    • Suyi Kim, Head of Asia Pacific, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
    • Geert Peeters, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
    • Gordon French, Group General Manager and Head of Global Banking & Markets, Asia Pacific, HSBC
    • Ben Way, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group Asia
    • Liu Jian, Director General, Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance, The People’s Republic of China
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