ASEAN CAPITAL MARKET CONFERENCE
STRENGTHENING ASEAN CAPITAL MARKET CONNECTIVITY
8 NOVEMBER 2017
SECURITIES COMMISSION MALAYSIA
|8:30am – 9:10am||Arrival & Registration of Guests
|9:15am – 9:25am||Keynote Address by Chair of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum|
|9:25am – 9:55am||Launch of ASEAN Green Bond Standards|
|9:55am – 10:10am||Special Address by F. Cleo Kawawaki, Deputy Director General, South East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank|
|10:10am – 10:40am||Coffee Break/Networking|
|10:45am – 11:45am||Panel 1: ASEAN Infrastructure Financing: How to accelerate growth?|
|ASEAN is currently home to some of the fastest growing economies but still has pressing infrastructure needs to meet accelerating demand. This session will provide an overview of ASEAN infrastructure needs and some of the challenges currently being faced. The panel will share in depth insights into how infrastructure financing can be best streamlined to cut through existing red tape, followed by a discussion on how ASEAN capital markets as well as international financiers could help connect opportunities in this market of 600 million populations to the world.
|11:50am – 12:50pm||Panel 2: Green Finance: Creating a New Asset Class for ASEAN|
|Many countries have recognised the value proposition of green bonds for capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects. This session will provide an overview of the global and ASEAN green bond landscape, highlighting the importance of green bonds in meeting the limitless opportunities in greening ASEAN. In depth perspectives will be shared by the regulator, multilateral bank, industry and investor on the stakeholder’s role in the development of ASEAN green bond market followed by a discussion on market readiness towards developing green finance as a new asset class in ASEAN.
|12:50pm – 1:50pm||Lunch|
|1:55pm – 2:55pm||Panel 3: Corporate Governance: Where are we and where do we go from here?|
|Over the years, ASEAN listed companies have shown improvements in their understanding and practice of corporate governance, and the ASEAN CG Scorecard was a significant enabler of this outcome. This session will share perspectives on how corporate governance practices have strengthened among ASEAN PLCs over the years. The session will also discuss whether we have the right “CG configuration” in our frameworks and practices to handle the challenges and needs of the future (technological disruption, sustainability, climate change).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Panel 4: Embracing Digitisation: The Role of Exchanges and Regulators|
|Financial Technology (FinTech) has been the impetus of alternative avenues for fundraising such as microinvesting and crowdfunding in meeting funding needs of potential start-ups. This gives more options to raise capital to corporates especially SMEs and forces market intermediaries and institution to rethink their business models to remain competitive.
Given the changing market dynamics, panellists will share their perspectives on: