Driving commercial and political engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe
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, or US$ 1.7 trillion a year, if the region is to maintain its growth momentum, eradicate poverty, and respond to climate change.
The US$ 1.7 trillion annual estimate is more than double the US$ 750 billion the ADB estimated in 2009. The inclusion of climate-related investments is a major contributing factor. Another even more important factor is the continued rapid growth forecasted for the region, which generates new infrastructure demand.
At this conference, 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, and Michael Rattinger, Climate Change Specialist, ADB, will elaborate on priorities for the region, followed by a panel discussion with business representatives.
Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB
Director of the Development Economics and Indicators Division, ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Coordination Department
Vice Climate Change Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Director, Urban Development, Siemens
Chief Operating Officer of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson
Chairman of Arup
Country Managing Director United Kingdom and Director Global Enterprise and Services EMEA, Telstra
09.30-09.35 Opening remarks, Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House
09.35-10.00 Report key findings: Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs
Presentation by 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, and Michael Rattinger, Climate Change Specialist, ADB, in conversation with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive, Asia House
10.30-11.30 Panel discussion “The role of the private sector”
11.30 Concluding remarks followed by a light lunch.
To register your place, or for any queries or further information, please contact Conor Paterson, Business and Policy Programme Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org