2021 AgendA

 - 13:00 SGT (BST+7)
Speed networking

Make the connections to accelerate your solar & storage aspirations, with 30 minutes dedicated to building your network. Join our virtual speed networking and let us take care of introducing you to new contacts with our dedicated networking software:

Speed Networking will place you in a room with 3 random contacts. Designed to replicate some of the spontaneity of making contacts during the coffee breaks at live events, the system even provides prompts to help facilitate conversation if required.

 - 13:30 SGT (BST+7)
Keynote panel - How can we stimulate the market going forward?

Starting off the conference, in our keynote panel, our panellists will be debating topics such as:

  • How can we stimulate the market going forward?
  • What regulatory frameworks would entice investors?
  • Should Asia go down the auctions route which Europe has mandated?
  • What’s the market response to curtailment?
  • How are companies dealing with changing regulations?
, Director & Regional Head of Industry, Asia Pacific, Infrastructure
, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
 - 14:30 SGT (BST+7)
A view from the investors

With global governments wanting the green economy to save the regular economy, are they providing enough market stability to encourage long term investors? In this session we will be hearing from investors spanning the globe, who have their eyes set on the region, and who will present their views, what they are currently tackling and how they see the market moving.

Key topics include:

  • Key markets of interest, the impact of cost of capital and the cost of energy
  • How do they view new and emerging technologies? Is the appetite there?
  • Levelized cost of energy
, Head of EM & Climate Impact – AIP Private Markets
, Morgan Stanley
, Director Business Development
, InfraCo Asia
, Founder and Managing Director
, ADL Capital Group
 - 15:30 SGT (BST+7)
A view from the lenders

On the other side of the coin, we will be hearing from the lenders on what their views are regarding lending in the solar & storage space, especially in South East Asia, what they are currently tackling and how they see the market moving.

Key topics include:

  • Their view on lending in different markets
  • How do they judge risk under the current climate?
  • What are they charging for capital?
  • Project financing
  • The current and future role of multilaterals
, Managing Director and Co-Head Project Finance Asia Pacific
, Korea Development Bank
, Head of Natural Resources and Infrastructure – Asia Pacific
, Société Générale
 - 16:30 SGT (BST+7)
Delving into the world of data

“You can have data without information, but you can’t have information without data.” The sector is known to lack the right type of data, whether it be due to lack of effective monitoring of projects, or not collecting the right type of data. With data becoming one of the world’s largest commodities, data collection is crucial in these markets to unlock investment.

Key topics include:

  • Optimising data collection
  • Current software solutions and digital platforms revolutionising the energy space
  • AI based analytics
  • Breaking down Blockchain - is this an untapped opportunity for energy producers?
 - 17:45 SGT (BST+7)
Thailand Workshop

In the first country workshop of the event, we will be looking closely at Thailand, with our panellists assessing what has worked successfully for Thailand, what regulations have helped foster the expansion of the solar industry and what the future may hold for Thailand. Join this session to not only hear from our experts but take part in the roundtable discussion which will follow their presentations.

, Founder and President
, Constant Energy
 - 17:45 SGT (BST+7)
Malaysia Workshop

With the current Government looking towards expanding renewable energy’s share in the energy mix, as well as liberalising the market, our panel will look into what the future could be for Malaysia, and how the country may achieve its target of a 40% installed capacity of Renewable Energies by 2035. Once the discussion is complete, we will be opening the floor to attendees to discuss this in a virtual roundtable manner.

, Head of New Energy
, Petronas