Roundtable on how to address infrastructure gaps in emerging Asia
09 May 2019
Signing ceremony between Oxford Business Group and InfraCo Asia: at the table Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia; Polina Virr, Regional Director for Asia, Oxford Business Group. From left to right: Phillippe Valahu, CEO, PIDG; Karen Menzel, Head of Partner Relations, PIDG; Lindsey Zouein, Communications Advisor, InfraCo Asia; Patrick Cooke, Regional Editor for Asia, Oxford Business Group
Completing the full infrastructure development cycle from investment to exit is a fundamentally innovative task, requiring agile thinking and principled decision-making to develop sustainable new assets. With this in mind, the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and InfraCo Asia, in partnership with Oxford Business Group, teamed up for a 1 March 2019 event in Singapore with 60 senior infrastructure leaders from across Asia. The event explored how to effectively overcome the obstacles to infrastructure development in Asia’s frontier markets. It included presentations by PIDG CEO Philippe Valahu and OBG Regional Editor for Asia Patrick Cooke, as well as an interactive Q&A between InfraCo Asia CEO Allard Nooy and PowerSource chairman AB Colayco.
Before the event got underway, OBG signed a Memorandum of Understanding with InfraCo Asia, an infrastructure development and investment firm belonging to the PIDG. Under the agreement, OBG will partner with InfraCo Asia to gain insight into the infrastructure industry and project investment opportunities in regional frontier markets. This information will become part of OBG’s platforms and editorial content, providing OBG readers and subscribers with an even greater depth of coverage on infrastructure-related topics. InfraCo Asia works to enlist the support of the private sector to address infrastructure funding gaps across the region.