Third Party Event

19 Feb 2015

As momentum has gathered behind the reforms in Myanmar, very few commentators doubt the commitment of the government there to press ahead with its plans to develop a market economy, supported by appropriate law and regulation, which will offer enormous opportunities to foreign investors. 

In order to provide investors with real insight into the emerging investment opportunities in different sectors, City & Financial is organising “The Myanmar Investment Summit”, with the support of the UKTI and UKABC, on 19th February 2015 in London.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property
  • H.E. U Set Aung, Deputy Governor of Central Bank & Chairman of Thilawa Special Economic Zone
  • Professor Aung Tun Thet, Economic Advisor to the President & MIC Member
  • Lisa Weedon, Director, UKTI Rangoon
  • William Kuan, CEO, New Markets at Prudential Corporation Asia
  • Kim Chaw Su, Managing Director, International Banking Division
  • Stephen Jaggs, Managing Partner and Head of Bangkok Banking and Projects Practice, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Tina Singhsacha, Chief Representative for Myanmar, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Kyaw Tin, Head of Myanmar Institute of Accountants
  • Aung Naing Oo, Secretary of MIC and Director-General, Myanmar Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
  • Simon Makinson, Partner, Head of Myanmar Practice, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Ken Tun, CEO, Parami Energy
  • Dr Neil Carmichael, Chief Executive, Siren E&P
  • Sir John Grant, Executive VP Policy and Corporate Affairs, BG Group
  • Zeya Thura Mon, CEO, Zeya & Associates
  • Keith Win, Chinthe Capital Advisors
  • Khine Khine Nwe, Joint Secretary General, UMFCCI
  • Donna Guest, Senior Adviser, South East Asia, The Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Philip Champain, Director of Emerging Programme, International Alert
  • Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB
  • Thiri Thant Mon, Head of Financial Management, Yoma Strategic
  • Thura Ko Ko, Managing Partner, YGA Capital
  • Stephanie Ashmore, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce
  • Alex Warren, Director, Frontier MEA
  • Christopher Scott, Managing Director, Claridon Group Ltd

Topics to be covered include:

Why responsible British Business is good for Burma
Myanmar’s economic reform: progress so far
The development of Myanmar’s financial sector: progress to date
Panel discussion on opportunities for international business in Myanmar’s professional services sector

  • Identifying and assessing opportunities
  • Banking, Insurance and Finance
  • Challenges and risks

Reality of doing business in Myanmar
Myanmar’s energy landscape 
Panel discussion on the role for foreign companies in meeting Myanmar’s energy landscape

What does Responsible Business in Myanmar mean

  • What does responsible business actually look like
  • Why is it important in Myanmar
  • What are the risks that businesses need to be aware of

First-hand experience: local partner perspective and practical examples from companies who have successfully entered Myanmar’s business community

  • Case study: Dulwich College Myanmar
  • Panel discussion on local partner perspective

‘Done business in Myanmar’: series of short case studies

Panel discussion:

  • Understanding the local business culture
  • Establishing a local physical presence
  • Hiring local staff
  • Negotiating contracts and tender process

Who should attend:

The conference should be attended by senior executives in European and UK companies with an interest in the opportunities that Myanmar presents, including hedge funds and private equity firms.

6 CPD Points for attendance

Reduced price:

£140 + VAT (using the discount code below)


To find out more and to book visit: and use discount code BURMA2OBG.

Alternatively email  or call +44 (0) 1483 479331 quoting the code in either instance.