Workshops & Trainings

Public–Private Partnerships in Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

22 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

ADB East Asia Department’s Director General Ayumi Konishi gave opening remarks at the workshop on PPP in urbanization, organized on 22-23 August by ADB with support from the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission. Over 200 participants from the central and local government, private sector, finance industry, and development partners examined the PRC’s experience with PPPs, lessons from overseas, and the next steps for PPPs in the country.

Agenda:

Morning Session

TimeProgram
09:00– 09:30Session 1: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Moderator: Mr Dan Yang, Deputy Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission


  • Mr Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

  • Mr Yingmin Yang, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance (MOF)

09:30 – 10:45Session 2: PPP and Urbanization in the PRC
Moderator: Mr Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

Outline of PPPs in the PRC
Dr Sun Jie, Secretary General, PPP Research Committee and Institute of Fiscal Sciences CN

The Potential Role and Challenges of PPPs in Urbanization in the PRC
Mr. Cai Jianming, Professor, Beijing Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Doug Webster, Chair/Professor, Global Studies Program, Arizona State University

Tianjin Wuqing Land Development and Social Housing Project
Mr Wang Wenlin, Department Director of Sinohydro Group Ltd CN

Open discussion
11:00 – 12:30Session 3: Case Studies of ADB-supported Projects
Moderator: Mr Andrew McCusker, recently retired director of operations for the Hong Kong, China Mass Transit Railways Corporation

ChinaGas Natural Gas Distribution
Mr Eric Leung, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, China Gas Holdings Limited

Background of PPP Negotiation
Mr Hallam Chow, Partner, Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance of White & Case LLP

Municipal Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Development Projects
Ms Hisaka Kimura, Principal Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

Education PPPs
Mr Norman LaRocque, Senior Education Specialist, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB

Open discussion

Afternoon Session

TimeProgram
14:00 – 15:30Session 4: Case Studies of New Approaches to PPPs
Moderator: Mr. Cai Jianming, Professor, Beijing Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Non-Infrastructure PPPs
Mr Simon Booker, Director, Infrastructure Finance of the international consultant firm KPMG

Beijing Metro Line 4
Mr Yi Min, Chief Executive Officer, China MTR Corporation Ltd

International Approaches to Subway PPPs
Mr Andrew McCusker, recently retired director of operations for the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railways Corporation

Open discussion
16:00 – 17:30Session 5: Innovation in PPP Financing
Moderator: Mr Ying Qian, Director, East Asia Department, ADB

India’s Experience in PPP Financing
Mr Pradeep Singh, Vice- Chairman and CEO, Infrastructure Finance Development Corporation, India

A Practitioners Perspective on PPP Financing in the PRC
Mr Dai Cunfeng, General Manager of the China Clean Energy Investment Co CN

The Potential Role of PPP Funds in the PRC
Mr Leo Zhang, Managing Director, Jumbo Consulting

The Suitability of Financing Innovation to the PRC
Ms. Cynthia Wang, Managing Director, Investment Banking of the China International Capital Corporation

Open discussion
TimeProgram
09:00 – 10:30Session 6: Support for PPPs from the International Finance Institutions
Moderator: Mr Pradeep Singh, Vice-Chair and CEO, Infrastructure Finance Development Corporation, India

ADB Support for PPPs
Mr Ying Qian, Director, East Asia Department, ADB
Mr Craig Sugden, Principal PPP Specialist, East Asia Department, ADB

ADB for a Model Social Housing PPP
Mr Zheng Kangbin, Senior Financial Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

Support from ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department
Ms Hisaka Kimura, Principal Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

World Bank Support for PPPs
Mr Binyam Reja,Lead Transport Specialist and Country Sector Coordinator for Transport, World Bank

Support for PPPs from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia
Mr Adolfo Guerrero, Head of the PRC Office of the Cities Development Initiative for Asia

Open discussion
11.00 – 12.15Session 7: ADB Suggestions on Next Steps for PPPs in the PRC
Moderator: Dr. Bai Xiaoqing, China Investment Corporation

The PPP Agenda
Mr Ying Qian, Director, EARD, ADB and Mr Craig Sugden, Principal PPP Specialist, East Asia Department, ADB

A Municipal Government Perspective
Mr Sun Yongbin, Deputy Director General, Harbin Finance Bureau

A Municipal Government Perspective
Mr Xiong Wenbo, Deputy Director General of the Luoyang Finance Bureau

Learning from the PRC’s Experience
Dr Sun Jie, Secretary General of the PPP Research Committee and the Institute of Fiscal Sciences

An International Perspective on ADB’s Role in the PRC
Mr Pradeep Singh, Vice- Chairman and CEO, Infrastructure Finance Development Corporation, India

Open discussion
12:15 – 12:30 Session 8: Concluding Observations and Suggestions
Closing remarks will be provided by representatives of MOF, NDRC, and the ADB

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