Transport Forum: Innovative Finance | Asian Development Bank

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Transport Forum: Innovative Finance

Event | 12 September 2018 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
Time of event

16:00–17:30

Background

By ADB estimates, Asia’s transport sector will require over $8.4 trillion in investments until 2030 to continue the region’s growth trajectory while responding to the challenges of climate change. Opportunities exist to close the infrastructure funding gap and direct financing toward more sustainable, resilient transport infrastructure.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosts the Transport Forum every 2 years at ADB headquarters in Manila. The forum is Asia’s foremost gathering on transport issues. It brings together governments, funding bodies, and technical experts to discuss current issues facing transport development in the region. This year’s forum will provide an occasion to discuss those opportunities and associated challenges under the theme "Financing the Future of Transport in Asia and the Pacific."

ADBI, given its expertise on infrastructure finance, will organize a session on innovative finance, featuring experts on infrastructure finance and public–private partnerships.

Objectives
  • Raise awareness of additional and innovative means for financing transport infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific
  • Enhance understanding of public–private partnerships and how this can be harnessed to finance sustainable infrastructure
Participants
  • 13 government officials from Cambodia, Maldives, Pakistan, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Viet Nam
  • Other experts on transport infrastructure finance
Output
  • Enhanced capacity of governments to finance transport infrastructure
  • Better understanding of innovative means of financing transport infrastructure
How to register

By invitation only

Partner

Transport Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB HQ