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ASIA FINANCE FORUM 2023

Where Asia's leading digital infrastructure investors debate, inspire and connect

THE LANGHAM, JAKARTA

6-7 DECEMBER 2023

3-FOR-2 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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EXPANSIVE OPPORTUNITIES, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

The Asia Finance Forum, or IFF Asia, a The Tech Capital finance and investment forum, is the premier gathering for business leaders, investors, legal advisors, and supporting service providers in the rapidly expanding digital infrastructure ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region. With two successful years in London under our belt, we are excited to bring our expertise and connections to APAC in 2023.

Carrying an APAC-focused agenda but with a global perspective, our conference will unite the visionaries who are driving the growth of the data center, fiber, and cell tower industries, providing unparalleled networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Join us in Jakarta for this international gathering to stay ahead of the curve and capitalize on the continent's booming digital infrastructure landscape.

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Featured Speakers

40+ INDUSTRY-LEADING NAMES WILL GRACE THE JAKARTA STAGE TO DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AROUND FINANCING, INVESTMENT, AND REGULATION ACROSS DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Global Superstar

Humanitarian Activist

DCI Indonesia

CEO

RBC Capital Markets

Managing Director

BDx Data Centers, an I Squared Capital company

President & Group Chief Business Officer

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

Chief Revenue Officer

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Head of EIB Group for Southeast Asia and Pacific

Indies Capital Partners

Managing Partner

EDGECONNEX

Managing Director, Market and Commercial Development

GDS Holdings

Deputy CFO

Twimbit

Founder & CEO

DCI Data Centers, Brookfield

CEO

Milbank LLP

Partner

Indonesia Investment Authority

Chief Investment Officer

ARCH Capital

President

Oliver Wyman

Partner

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Partner

Kearney

Senior Principal

Macquarie Asset Management

SVP

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What to expect

1

NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY PEERS

IFF Asia brings together business leaders, investors, legal advisors, and other key players in the digital infrastructure ecosystem. By attending the event, you can connect with these industry leaders and build valuable relationships that can lad to new projects and capital raising.

2

HEAR FROM THE BOARDROOM

IFF Asia will feature a lineup of expert boardroom speakers who will share their insights and experience on a wide range of topics related to the digital infrastructure ecosystem. By attending their sessions, you can gain valuable knowledge and skills that can help you stay ahead of the curve.

3

GAIN GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Although APAC-focused, IFF Asia attracts attendees from all over the world, providing an opportunity to showcase your expertise on a regionally global stage. By attending and presenting at the event, you can establish yourself as a thought leader in the rapidly expanding digital infrastructure ecosystem of the Asia-Pacific region.

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Event Agenda

6TH DECEMBER
18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

Hosted by Structure Research

7TH DECEMBER
08:30 - 09:35

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST


7TH DECEMBER
09:35 - 09:40

Official Opening of the Asia Finance Forum 2023

Don't miss the Official Opening of the Asia Finance Forum 2023 as global superstar Anggun takes the virtual stage to address the audience, setting the tone for a game-changing day like no other. Get ready to embark on a journey of exploration into new frontiers and witness groundbreaking ideas that will ignite the atmosphere. This is a momentous event for ASEAN's digital infrastructure community that promises to leave a lasting impact.
Anggun

Anggun

Global SuperstarHumanitarian Activist


7TH DECEMBER
09:40 - 09:45

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE TECH CAPITAL

An introductory message from The Tech Capital for the Asia Finance Forum 2023 audience with some announcements.
João Marques Lima
Chair

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalManaging Editor


7TH DECEMBER
09:45 - 10:05

APAC Financial Update: Setting the clock for growth

KEYNOTE | This round-the-continent opening keynote will provide attendees with valuable insights into the current state of the APAC digital infrastructure marketplace. Leading minds will present the latest finance and investment figures, shedding light on the trends that are shaping the region's financial digital infrastructure landscape. The audience will gain a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities available for growth and innovation in the APAC market, allowing for stronger informed decisions and staying ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving sector.
Manoj Menon

Manoj Menon

TwimbitFounder & CEO


7TH DECEMBER
10:05 - 10:45

Powerhouse Growth: The Tech Capital’s annual leaders forum

PANEL | Join us for an insightful panel session where distinguished APAC digital infrastructure CXOs will delve into the exciting opportunities and challenges in the sector. Discover the importance of digital connectivity and how it has paved the way for accelerated investments and deployment of digital infrastructure. Gain valuable insights as industry leaders discuss the next big locations for real estate advancement, and explore how digital innovation has revolutionised finance, improving connectivity, computing power, and cost.
Jonathan Atkin
Chair

Jonathan Atkin

RBC Capital MarketsManaging Director

Sam Lawn

Sam Lawn

GDS HoldingsDeputy CFO

Charles Cosgrove

Charles Cosgrove

ARCH CapitalPresident

Kok Chye Ong

Kok Chye Ong

GAW CAPITALMD - HEAD OF IDC PLATFORM, ASIA (EX-CHINA)

Chris Street

Chris Street

ST Telemedia Global Data CentresChief Revenue Officer

Sam Lee

Sam Lee

EdgeConneXManaging Director


7TH DECEMBER
10:45 - 11:05

Executive Fireside Chat

This dynamic conversation will delve into the intricacies and trends shaping the digital infrastructure landscape. Gain insights into the challenges, opportunities, and innovations driving the industry forward, as esteemed professionals share their expertise and experiences. Don't miss this thought-provoking discussion that promises to provide valuable perspectives on the future of digital infrastructure.
Daryl Dunbar
Chair

Daryl Dunbar

ICG – Internal Consulting Group (Global)Partner, Digital Infrastructure

Manish Prakash

Manish Prakash

BDx Data Centers, an I Squared Capital companyPresident & Group Chief Business Officer


7TH DECEMBER
11:05 - 11:30

MORNING NETWORKING BREAK


7TH DECEMBER
11:30 - 12:10

AI, Sovereignty, and Business: Pressing Legal landscape challenges and future legislation

PANEL | Join this panel session as industry legal houses delve into the opportunities and challenges facing the Asia region in the ever-changing legal landscape. In a time of increasing deglobalisation, navigating the complexities of legal frameworks becomes more challenging than ever. From shifting from soft to hard law requirements to addressing ESG and human rights obligations, companies and investors must identify and mitigate risks in their operations and supply chains. The panel will discuss the impact of economic growth but also challenges, exploring the regulatory business environment's unpredictability. Panellists will also explore how the expansion of digital infrastructure into new territories influences operations, regulations concerning data sovereignty, land, and sustainability and share their first thoughts on AI legal frameworks that may lie ahead.
David Batubara
Chair

David Batubara

Tony Blair Institute for Global ChangeGovernment Advisory

Connell O'Neill

Connell O'Neill

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPPartner

James Orme

James Orme

Milbank LLPPartner


7TH DECEMBER
12:10 - 12:50

The Big AI and Cloud Rush: What's the appetite for real estate development in different locales?

PANEL | Learn about the opportunities and challenges posed by AI and cloud in the digital infrastructure sector, with a focus on the next big market for this technological – and societal - revolution. Delve into the comparison between mature markets like Japan and South Korea and advancing markets such as India or Indonesia. The big question everyone is asking: what are the financing and investment models required to support the growth of AI in these markets? And how can the needed infrastructure be backed to operate on green renewable sources?
Fred Fitzalan Howard
Chair

Fred Fitzalan Howard

Knight FrankAssociate Director

Nicholas Toh

Nicholas Toh

DCI Data Centers, BrookfieldCEO

Erik Koenen

Erik Koenen

Oliver WymanPartner

Herson Suindah

Herson Suindah

Sinar MasSVP, Special Projects & Investments - Chairman’s Office

Kai Goh

Kai Goh

Digital HaloCo-Founder and Chief Investment & Operating Officer

Devashish Gupta

Devashish Gupta

ESRCHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER


7TH DECEMBER
12:50 - 13:10

Navigating the Geopolitics of Technology and its Impact on the Asian Theatre

KEYNOTE | In this thought-provoking session, a leading analyst delves into the complex realm of geopolitics, specifically focusing on the West-China decoupling and its profound impact on digital infrastructure deployments. This presentation will shed light on the challenges and opportunities that arise from this emerging world order. By examining the effects of the West-China decoupling on APAC countries, particularly in the southern region, uncover a fascinating landscape where new possibilities emerge for data centres, fibre networks, and cell towers. Despite the inherent risks, the decoupling presents an opportunity for these nations to strengthen their digital infrastructure and establish themselves as key players in the global technological landscape. Moreover, this session explores the role of M&A and capital raising in shaping the future of digital infrastructure deployments.
Claude Achcar

Claude Achcar

Actel ConsultingFounder & Managing Partner


7TH DECEMBER
13:10 - 14:05

NETWORKING LUNCH

Kindly hosted by Gaw Capital

7TH DECEMBER
14:10 - 14:25

Investing in Indonesia: A nation’s outlook

KEYNOTE | Led by a global research and consulting house, this insightful presentation will present an in-depth overview of Indonesia's thriving digital infrastructure economy from Batam to Jakarta, Bali and beyond. Hear about the rising locations of investment in the country, backed by impressive figures that highlight its remarkable growth which is posed to triple the country’s capacity by the end of this decade. The presentation will also explore the future forecast of this Southeast Asian powerhouse, examining the trajectory of its digital infrastructure landscape and the opportunities it presents. From financing models to investment barriers, submarine cable investments to the environmental impact of data centres, these are valuable insights into Indonesia's digital future.
Philbert Shih

Philbert Shih

Structure ResearchManaging Director


7TH DECEMBER
14:25 - 15:00

INVESTING IN INDONESIA: Building an economy of scale

PANEL | Across the country, operators are erecting new facilities to answer an unprecedented demand from one of South East Asia's fastest-growing economies. But how is that being achieved and what are the opportunities and possible barriers to overcome? Delve into the current state of the Indonesia data centre market with those who are building it.
Philbert Shih
Chair

Philbert Shih

Managing DirectorStructure Research

Stephanus Oscar

Stephanus Oscar

EDGE DCCEO

Abieta Billy

Abieta Billy

DCI IndonesiaVP

Dondy Bappedyanto

Dondy Bappedyanto

Biznet GIOCEO

Zhan Peng Kuan

Zhan Peng Kuan

K2 Strategic, Kuok GroupCOO & Executive Director


7TH DECEMBER
15:00 - 15:40

Investing in Indonesia: How Indonesia and SEAsia can win the Carbon-Free Energy Quest to Fuel AI Data Centres and the needed Crucial Deal Structures

PANEL | This session will explore the challenges and opportunities in Indonesia's journey towards a digital infrastructure future. Expert panellists, including industry leaders, financers, and government representatives, will discuss the skills needed to navigate this rapidly shifting landscape and the new capital access platforms available. They will address questions such as: What are the innovative public-private partnership financing models for digital infrastructure projects in Indonesia? How can investors take advantage of the loosened investment barriers and incentives provided by the government? What are the challenges and solutions in data centre investment? How can the environmental impacts of data centres be addressed? How will the AI rush be financed and deliver a solid ROI?
Ishan Nahar
Chair

Ishan Nahar

KearneySenior Principal

Stefanus Ade Hadiwidjaja

Stefanus Ade Hadiwidjaja

Indonesia Investment AuthorityChief Investment Officer

Alex Budiyanto

Alex Budiyanto

Indonesia Cloud Computing AssociationChairman

Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan

Uptime InstituteVice President, Asia

Goutama Bachtiar

Goutama Bachtiar

Grant ThorntonDirector of IT Advisory


7TH DECEMBER
15:40 - 16:05

AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK


7TH DECEMBER
16:10 - 16:30

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT

A special fireside chat with one of Asia's digital infrastructure masterminds of the 21st century.
João Marques Lima
Chair

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalManaging Editor

Otto Toto Sugiri

Otto Toto Sugiri

DCI IndonesiaCEO


7TH DECEMBER
16:30 - 17:10

Climate Emergency: Exploring ASEAN's Power Needs and Green Future

PANEL | This panel session brings together top executives from energy and power-related companies to delve into the power requirements of ASEAN and the crucial role of energy in building digital infrastructure across the region. The discussion will focus on available technologies and solutions that ensure a green future, while also addressing the positive financial outcomes associated with capital raising for such projects. Learn all there is on meeting power demands sustainably and driving the region's digital transformation through new green financing avenues.
Lamtiurida Hutabarat
Chair

Lamtiurida Hutabarat

IFC, World Bank GroupPrincipal Investment Officer

Wandrille Doucerain

Wandrille Doucerain

ENGIEHead of BD Data Centre

Bertrand Guiot

Bertrand Guiot

Natixis Corporate & Investment BankingHead of IB & Real Assets SEA, Head of Infra funds coverage APAC

Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

Schneider ElectricVP, Cloud & Service Provider Segment - APAC

Sunita Lukkhoo

Sunita Lukkhoo

European Investment Bank (EIB)Head of EIB Group for Southeast Asia and Pacific


7TH DECEMBER
17:10 - 17:50

Unlocking Opportunities: Exploring Access to Capital and M&A in APAC

PANEL | Top investors and financiers take part in a dynamic panel discussion where they will delve into the impact of M&A activities in the Asia-Pacific continent. Panellists will share insights into questions surrounding foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital infrastructure-related deployments, discuss Asian capital versus Western capital to fund Asia's digital infrastructure projects, access to capital - especially private equity (PE) and delve into the strategies and trends shaping the region's transactional landscape and how these initiatives will drive growth and innovation in 2024.
Jing Zhou
Chair

Jing Zhou

NuveenSenior Director, Alternatives and Strategic Transactions

Nirad Deshpande

Nirad Deshpande

Macquarie Asset ManagementSVP

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Sidley Austin LLPCo-Managing Partner, Singapore

Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter

Hardiman TelecommunicationsPartner

Pandu Sjahrir

Pandu Sjahrir

Indies Capital PartnersManaging Partner


7TH DECEMBER
17:50 - 17:55

Closing Remarks from The Tech Capital

João Marques Lima
Chair

João Marques Lima

The Tech CapitalManaging Editor


7TH DECEMBER
18:00 - 20:00

FAREWELL NETWORKING RECEPTION

Kindly hosted by BDx Data Centers.
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Event Location

Venue

Jakarta, the bustling capital city of Indonesia, is an excellent location to host the Asia Finance Forum in 2023. With a population of over 34 million people within its urban area, Jakarta is a hub of finance, investment, business, culture, commerce, and innovation. The city's strategic location at the crossroads of Asia and the Pacific makes it an ideal destination for international delegates, with convenient in-flights available from all major urban areas in the region. Attendees can immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of Jakarta, explore its rich history and culture, and engage with a diverse community of professionals and experts from the finance industry.

The Langham Jakarta, a luxurious and prestigious hotel, has been selected as the venue for the Asia Finance Forum. Located in the heart of Jakarta, The Langham offers a sophisticated and elegant setting for the event. With its state-of-the-art facilities, world-class service, and stunning views of the city skyline, The Langham Jakarta provides the perfect backdrop for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. Attendees can enjoy the comfort and convenience of staying at this iconic hotel, with easy access to the conference rooms, exhibition areas, and other amenities. The Langham Jakarta promises to elevate the overall experience of the Asia Finance Forum, creating an atmosphere of luxury and refinement for all participants.

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Register & Book Your Pass

Register now and take advantage of our special 3-for-2 group bookings offer!

To benefit from this offer, simply enter your details below to register to attend The Tech Capital's Asia Finance Forum 2023 on December 6 / 7, 2023, in Jakarta. You will be able to add extra attendees in the next page.

Registering for The Tech Capital's Asia Finance Forum will give you access to:

  • All live talks and chances to actively engage in the discussions;
  • Sessions with market presentations and global outlooks;
  • Access to in-person networking alongside global peers;
  • Light refreshments and drinks throughout the day;
  • A fork buffet lunch with industry colleagues;
  • Attendance of networking drinks reception on the even of Dec 6;
  • Attendance of networking drinks reception after the forum.

Note that there is a charge to attend this event which will be collected at the next stage.

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