8:30am – 9:10am Arrival & Registration of Guests
Welcome Coffee
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.

  • Boo Hock Khoo, Vice President, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
  • Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor – TCX Investment Management Company
  • Mark Rathbone, Asia Pacific Capital Projects and Infrastructure Leader, PwC Singapore (Moderator)
  • Sadiq Currimbhoy, Global Strategist and Head of Research, Maybank Kim Eng
  • Dr Thia Jang Ping, Senior Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
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.

  • Ephyro Luis B. Amatong, Commissioner, Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Farah Imrana Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank
  • Madhu Gayer, ‎Director and Head of Investment Analytics Asia, BNP Paribas, Singapore
  • Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association
  • Natasha Garcha, Manager, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (Moderator)
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).

  • Hetal Dalal, Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Investor Advisory Services, India
  • Dr Hien Thu Nguyen, Managing Director, School of Industrial Management, University of Technology, Vietnam National University
  • Dr Kelly Bird, Director, Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, Asian Development Bank (Moderator)
  • Teresita Herbosa, Chairperson, Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Toshiyuki Imamura, Managing Director, Responsible Investment Department, Nomura Asset Management
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:

  • How capital market regulators strike the balance between supporting digital innovation and maintaining investor protection
  • How certain sectors capture the value of digitisation
  • Role of stock exchanges and capital market regulators in this new business environment particularly in facilitating more connectivity


  • Akira Kurita, Adviser for SEC Myanmar, Japan Financial Services Authority
  • Julian Ng, CFP, Financial Blogger (Moderator)
  • Ng Yao Loong, Executive Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Pongpiti Ektheinchai, Head of Issuer and Enterprise Development, The Stock Exchange of Thailand, Representing ASEAN Exchanges
  • Tipsuda Thavaramara, Deputy Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand
4:00pm Networking session