According to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) recently published report Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs, Asia will need to invest US$26 trillion before 2030 if the region is to maintain its growth momentum, eradicate poverty, and respond to climate change.
Rana Hasan, Director of the Development Economics and Indicators Division at the ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Coordination Department, will present the report’s key findings at Asia House. Bambang Susantono, Vice President of the ADB, will elaborate on priorities for the region.
09.30-09.35 Opening remarks, Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House
09.35-10.00 Presentation of the report ‘Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs’, Rana Hasan, Director of the Development Economics and Indicators Division, ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Coordination Department
10.00-10.30 Bambang Susantono, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB, in conversation with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House
10.30-11.30 Panel discussion
11.30 End of the event and networking coffee & tea
Bambang Susantono, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB
Bambang Susantono is the Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the ADB. He assumed the position in July 2015. He is responsible for the management of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations. Prior to joining the ADB, Susantono was the Vice-Minister of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. He has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organisations and international institutions.
Rana Hasan, Director of the Development Economics and Indicators Division, ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Coordination Department
Rana Hasan’s research has focused on understanding how market-oriented economic reforms affect labor market outcomes and industrial performance, and analyses of poverty and inequality in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked previously as Principal Economist in the India Resident Mission of the ADB and Fellow at the East-West Center (USA). His research has been published in various journals including the Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and World Development. He has also co-edited two volumes on trade and labor related issues.
Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman of Arup
Gregory Hodkinson was appointed Chairman of Arup in April 2014. Hodkinson joined Arup in 1972, working on major urban development and transport projects in Australia and the UK, before leading the firm’s expansion in the USA in 1988 as a Founding Principal of the New York office. Hodkinson became Chairman of the Americas Region in 2004 and in 2011 moved to Milan to lead the firm’s European business.
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