IPFA Asia: Yangon: A New Era for PPPs in Myanmar
Opportunities, Associated Risks and Risk Mitigation
For the purpose of strengthening the development of projects that will enable the Myanmar government to effectively implement the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP), Project Bank notification was approved in November 2018 by the President Office of Myanmar to create clearer and more transparent pathway for investors interested in PPPs in Myanmar. The PPP Center within the MOPF will also be established to facilitate and implement PPP projects.
As PPP projects are usually large-scale and involved multiple parties, cross-sector coordination as well as a clear understanding of the risks associated with the projects and how they are allocated to the stakeholders and options to achieve their successful mitigation are critical for the bankability of projects and also to ensure successful completion of projects within the PPP framework.
Therefore, a group of panellists consisting of insurance broker & advisory firm, law firm, developer, lender and the consulting community will discuss key considerations for implementing PPP projects in Myanmar and share their professional experiences and key takeaways on PPP framework from different perspectives.
2.30pm Welcome & Introduction
Khaing Zar Aung, Chief Representative Officer, and Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, Myanmar, Willis Towers Watson
2.35pm Keynote Address
Daw Thway Thway Chit, Director General of Project Appraisal and Progress Reporting Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance
2.45pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Maxim Kobzev, Projects, Infrastructure & Banking Solicitor, VDB Loi
• Charles Magdelaine, Senior Associate, Energy & Infrastructure, VDB Loi
• Andrew Kemp, Executive Director, Political and Credit Risks, Financial Solutions, Willis Towers Watson
• Steve Mercieca, Project & Infrastructure Finance Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank
• Tanate Kasemsarn, Advisory Partner & Head of Infrastructure, KPMG Thailand & Myanmar
3.45pm Question & Answer Session
4.00pm Closing Remarks
Willis Towers Watson
4.05pm IPFA Update
Willis Towers Watson
4.10pm Networking Session kindly hosted by Willis Towers Watson