Mobilizing Private Capital in a Promising but Challenging Environment
The landscape for infrastructure financing is undergoing an historic transformation. Major initiatives to boost liquidity, led by China, Japan and several multilateral organizations, are set to provide a substantial ramp-up in development, while low interest rates are making infrastructure assets more appealing to investors, with new funds launched on a regular basis.
With at least $1 trillion a year of infrastructure funding required to meet pressing needs and maintain growth rates in developing economies, it is more important than ever to establish the conditions for sustainable, long-term private investment.
The 6th World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit will gather policy-makers and leading minds in finance to discuss these latest global initiatives, the approach of institutional investors and other private funders, the opportunities and obstacles that exist on the ground in Asian emerging economies, and the most effective strategies to accelerate progress in the current volatile economic environment.
Organized by the World Bank Group, the Singapore Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Times, in association with the World Bank-ASEAN Infrastructure Finance Network, the Summit has become the leading international forum for public-private debate on infrastructure investment. This sixth edition will be the most significant of the series so far.
The event will include high-level remarks and panel discussions, commencing from 8:00am to 6:00pm. More details about the agenda and speakers can be found on the Financial Times website.