Asia Finance and Risk Mitigation Forum 2012

Event | 30 April 2012 AIM Conference Center Manila (ACCM), Makati City, Philippines


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Private Sector Operations Department is organizing a one-day conference entitled Asia Finance and Risk Mitigation Forum 2012 (AFRM 2012) on 30 April, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The conference will coincide with ADB's 45th Annual Meetings held in the Manila from 2-5 May, 2012. The venue for the conference is the AIM Conference Center Manila.


The conference will feature prominent representatives from both the public and private sectors discussing the following topics:

  • Institutional and regulatory challenges facing lenders and guarantors
  • Using credit enhancement products to catalyze private capital for investment in infrastructure
  • Financing infrastructure in national currencies
  • Innovative financing and guarantee structures in developing Asia
  • How risk transfer products are creating new partnerships and opportunities for public and private institutions

Target participants

  • Project developers
  • Financial institutions
  • Project advisory companies
  • Exporters
  • Law firms
  • Policy makers responsible for trade and investment
  • Export credit agencies
  • Export import banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Members of the press
  • International development agencies
  • International finance institutions

Resource speakers

Speakers and panelists include

  • Mr. Coco Alcuaz, ABS-CBN
  • Mr. Steven Beck, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Julia Benn, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Mr. Ray Cunningham, Aboitiz Power Corporation
  • Dr. Edilberto de Jesus, Asian Institute of Management
  • Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE, RFO Center for Public Finance and Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Mr. Arnaud Dornel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mr. Roberto Juanchito T. Dispo, First Metro Investment Corporation
  • Mr. Raymond J. Ellis, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Mr. Philip Erquiaga, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Alison L. Eskesen, USAID Office of Development Credit
  • Mr. Roger Fiszelson, International Commission of FNTP
  • Mr. Chang Foo, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC)
  • Mr. Eduardo V. Francisco, BDO Capital
  • Ms. Izumi Kobayashi, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • Mr. Makoto Kobayashi, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Mr. Francisco S. Magsajo, Jr., Philippines Export-Import Credit Agency
  • Ms. Julie Martin, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Mr. Ivo Menzinger, Swiss Reinsurance Company
  • Mr. Paul Mudde, Sustainable Finance and Insurance
  • Mr. Tony Nash, IHS
  • Mr. Kiyoshi Nishimura, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
  • Ms. Anna Maria Oltorp, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • Mr. Willie Pesek, Bloomberg
  • Hon. Cesar V. Purisima, Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
  • Mr. Allan Redimerio, Standard and Poor's
  • Mr. Eli Remolona, Bank for International Settlements
  • Mr. Changyong Rhee, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Sinthya Roesly, Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund
  • Mr. Bernard Sauvage, Coface
  • Dr. Abdel Rahman El-Tayeb Taha, Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit
  • Ms. Anne Marie-Thurber, Zurich Credit & Political Risk
  • Ms. Lakshmi Venkatachalam, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Chris Vermont, Guarantco
  • Mr. Siewsan Ying, GE Capital


  • Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
  • International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers (Berne Union)
  • Global Network of Export-Import Banks and Development Finance Institutions (G-NEXID)
  • International Project Finance Association (IPFA)
  • Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
  • Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency (PHILEXIM)
  • US-ASEAN Business Council


  • IHS
  • Zurich Insurance Company Limited