(EnergyAsia, April 29, Tuesday) — ‘Investing in Infrastructure Assets Asia 2008’will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore from June 9 to 13.

The event will bring together global investors from five continents to meet infrastructure owners and regulators from over 10 countries to discuss the regulatory investment climate in Asia, how to raise capital, as well as to showcase upcoming bankable projects in need of capital.

Topics covered include regulation developments across the region, realities of structuring and financing public-private partnership in Asia, evaluating effectiveness of various capital rising options, debt capital raising, infrastructure assets investment, investment allocation and portfolio management and opportunities in power projects, ports, toll roads, water, oil and gas and telecommunications.

The event will also feature a pre-conference class, ‘A-Z of raising capital from an infrastructure fund’, on June 9. The class will provide an introduction and history of an infrastructure fund, and several listed and unlisted funds. Delegates will also learn about investor appetite for funds in Asia, raising capital through infrastructure, key regulatory and taxation policies in the region and understanding opportunities for cross border listing.

Two post-conference classes will be held on June 13. ‘Structuring funds and co-investment transactions: A practical guide to legal, tax and regulatory issues’ offers participants a comprehensive guide to the legal, tax and regulatory issues relating to structuring infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions. ‘How to set up a business infrastructure trust’ will provide delegates with an understanding of a business trust and discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

Speakers at the event include Jon Addison (Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund), Hans-Martin Aerts (ABP Investments Asia Ltd), Peter Amour (AIF Capital), Prapatpaow Awakul (Department of Highways), Bobby Bhatia (AIG Financial Products), Anand (National Highways Authority of India), Ved Prakash Chaturvedi (Tata Mutual Funds), Narantungalag Chimedbaljir (Information Communication Network Company), Amar Fadia (Essar Group), Nino Ficca (SP AusNet),

Imad Ghandour (Gulf Capital),  Gajendra Haldea (Infrastructure Planning Commission), Thomas Preben Hansen (Rickmers Maritime), Parno Isworo (PT PLN (Persero)), Jaap Kalkman (Arcapita), HD Khunteta (Rural Electrification Corporation), Shri S. Surinder Kohli (India Infrastructure Finance), 

Okyu Kwon (Deputy Prime Minister of Korea),  Wiliam Lean (VinaCapital), Gary Lucas (John Laing PLC), Kola Luu (Monetary Authority of Singapore), Andy Mukherjee (Bloomberg), TC Nair (SEBI), Ali Naqvi (IFC), Vu Van Ninh (Ministry of Finance), L Radhakrishnan (International Deepwater Seaport & Container Transshipment Terminal), Hywel Rees-Jones (CDC Group), Sang-Hyon Ryu (National Pension Service Korea), Zafar Sareshwala (Parsoli Corporation), Eddy Satriya (Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs),

Woonki Sung (Darby Hana Infrastructure Fund Management), Bambang Susantono (Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia), Froilan Tampinco (PSALM), Martijn (PGGM), Cho Wee Peng (Hyflux Ltd), Joe Yamagata (Asian Development Bank).

‘Investing in Infrastructure Assets Asia 2008’ is organised by Terrapinn Pte Ltd. For more information on this event, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.