IFFO hosts infrastructure finance workshop with Professor Akash Deep of Harvard Kennedy School (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) hosted a workshop on infrastructure finance on November 19 and 20, led by Professor Akash Deep of the Harvard Kennedy School and attended by close to 40 senior executives of IFFO partners and firms active in infrastructure financing.
     The workshop used real-life cases in both emerging and developed markets to demonstrate how various financing structures, risk mitigation techniques and corporate governance measures could enhance the bankability of infrastructure projects. It also discussed ways to manage the complex relationships between various stakeholders in public-private partnerships.
     Attendees to the workshop included project developers and operators, commercial and policy banks, investors and asset managers, professional service firms, and public organisations.
     The Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA and Director of the IFFO, Mr Eddie Yue, said, "IFFO is pleased to collaborate with Professor Akash Deep again on capacity building. Through workshops such as this, IFFO can play a useful role to narrow the expectation gaps between public and private sector stakeholders in, and improve the bankability of, emerging market infrastructure projects."

Ends/Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:35