IE Singapore - World Bank Business Opportunities Forum

Jun 29, 2016 9:00 AM (GMT+8) Little Red Dot, IE Singapore, #10-00 Bugis Junction 230 Victoria Street Singapore
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Event Summary
The World Bank is not just any bank, but a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. With a vision of shared prosperity, the Bank drives key projects across the world. In 2015 alone, the Bank approved 57 projects worth US$6.3billion in the East Asia Pacific region.
 
This workshop aims to help familiarise Singapore companies with the World Bank and its projects, as well as facilitate dialogue and networking between World Bank staff and local companies.
 
Why You Should Attend
// Learn about the procurement processes of the World Bank
// Network with key project members from the World Bank, IFC and MIGA
// Attend sectorial workshops focusing on best practices and upcoming trends
 

Programme
 
TimeEvent
0930Welcome and Opening Addresses
  • Mr Lee Ark Boon, CEO, IE Singapore
  • Mr Cledan Mandri-Perrott, Head, Infrastructure Finance and PPP (Singapore), World Bank Group
  • Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State, Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Trade and Industry
1030Networking tea break
1100Overview of World Bank

<World Bank (IBRD)>
  • Mr Cledan Mandri-Perrott, Head, Infrastructure Finance and PPP (Singapore), World Bank Group
<International Finance Corporation (IFC)>
  • Ms Rana Karadsheh-Haddad, Country Manager (Singapore), IFC
<Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)>
  • Mr Timothy James Histed, Head of Singapore & Hong Kong, MIGA
1230Networking lunch
1400Breakout workshops (happening concurrently)

<Water Workshop>
  • Ms Almud Weitz, Principal Regional Team Leader for East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia at the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), World Bank
  • Mr Eng Fook Chuan, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
<Transport Workshop>
  • Mr Gerald Olivier, Transport Cluster Leader, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank
< ICT Workshop>
  • Mr Randeep Sudan, Adviser, Digital Strategy and Government Analytics, World Bank
These workshops will be conducted concurrently, and participants choose one session to attend each. Presenters will share about (i) past projects within their practice area, (ii) trends, (iii) current/ future projects which the World Bank is looking to do within the East Asia & Pacific Region, (iv) case study of 1-2 projects which the recipient countries have procured before, with the help of the World Bank.
 
1630End

Speakers
// Lee Ark Boon, CEO, IE Singapore
// Cledan Mandri-Perrott, Head, Infrastructure Finance and PPP (Singapore), World Bank Group
// Rana Karadsheh-Haddad, Country Manager (Singapore), IFC
// Timothy James Histed, Head of Singapore & Hong Kong, MIGA
// Almud Weitz, Principal Regional Team Leader for East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia at the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), World Bank
// Eng Fook Chuan, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
// Gerald Olivier, Transport Cluster Leader, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank
// Randeep Sudan, Adviser, Digital Strategy and Government Analytics, World Bank
 
 

Workshops

Water
Water, Sanitation, and Flood Protection was one of the leading sectors for the East Asia Pacific region, accounting for up to US$1.2biillion of approved IBRD loans and IDA commitments. Learn more about these projects, as well as upcoming trends in the sector.


Transport
The World Bank’s strategy for the transport sector aims to facilitate the movement of people, goods and ideas in developing countries by focusing on mobility solutions in a climate-friendly way. Hear about past, present and future projects on logistics, transit oriented development and urban mobility.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  
This workshop discussion will focus on e-government, Internet of Things and data analytics, as well as cyber security. Case studies, and key trends and upcoming project profiles will be shared to facilitate discussion.
 
 

IE Singapore - World Bank Business Opportunities Forum

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