DAY 0 - May 14, 2023 (Sunday)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Arrival/Registration of Delegates
Venue: Reception Rixos Almaty

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cocktail Reception
Venue: Ballroom Rixos Almaty
Dress Code: Business Casual

DAY 1 - May 15, 2023 (Monday)



9:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony(Open to all)
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rixos Almaty

Opening Remarks:

Mr. Mominul Islam
ADFIAP Vice Chair
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
IPDC Finance Limited/Bangladesh

Welcome Address:

Mr. Nikolai Podguzov
Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Inaugural/Keynote Address:

Mr. Zhamaubayev Yerulan Kenzhebekovich
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr. Erbolat Dossayev
Mayor of Almaty City

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Special Interests Session:
The role of DFIs and IFIs in Implementation of National and Cross-border Investments of Infrastructure Projects

National Development Dnstitutions and multilateral financial organizations are destined to play an important role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals on national as well as regional levels.

Cultivating and implementing cross-border investment infrastructure projects in the areas of end-to-end transport infrastructure, logistics, water balance, manufacturing, environment and resource efficiency, energy and digital infrastructure will facilitate regional economic and social dynamic sustainable development.

In supporting and disseminating this approach, national development institutions and multilateral financial organizations have a great opportunity to combine resources and coordinate their activities in providing finance/technical assistance for trans-border sustainable infrastructure projects.


Ben Aris
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
BNE Intellinews


Samaila Zubairu
President & Chief Executive Officer
Africa Finance Corporation

Nikolai Podguzov
Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Suzanne Gaboury
Director General for Private Sector Operations
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Anil Kishora
Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer
New Development Bank

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Group Photo
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rixos Almaty

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch
Venue: Brasserie Restaurant, Rixos Almaty

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Digital infrastructure is a foundational service that is necessary to the information technology capabilities of a nation, region, city, or organization. By extension, digital infrastructure is necessary for the economy and quality of life of a modern nation.

This session will discuss the DFIs initiative when it comes to adapting its urban management to a predominantly digital environment. Digital infrastructure provides support for all aspects of urban management, providing significant competitive advantages such as cost savings, process automation, or knowledge acquisition. This includes the companies that lay fiber optic cables, IoT objects that collect data, or the possibility of completing bureaucratic processes online.


Izwan Zainuddin
Chairman, Association of DFIs in Malaysia (ADFIM), Chief Executive Officer
Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad


Cecilia C. Borromeo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)

Shri Shaji K V
National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD)

Tigran Sargsyan
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Adama Mariko
Secretary General
Finance in Common, Agence Francaise de Developement

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The modernized infrastructure and services will have a net positive impact on the environment and the community, however, some minor undesirable negative impacts may occur during construction and operation.

This session will discuss the opportunities for joint financing of hydro-technical projects, public water supply, and urban, and irrigation infrastructure. It will also showcase experiences and best practices of international development banks and national development institutions in syndicated financing and PPP; Investment priorities in water and energy; Renewable energy projects for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.


Robert C. Bastillo
President & Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Corporation


Denis Ilin
Vice Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Roni Abdulwahab
Group Chief Executive Officer
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Pradana Murti
Director for Risk Management
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)(PTSMI)

Alexander Hilario G. Aguilar
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Pag-Ibig Fund

Saiyad Hussain
General Manager, Finance & Administration
Fiji Development Bank

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Logistics and agriculture are an important part of a local community as it contributes to the food supply and provides economic as well as environmental impacts. For agricultural operations to function and continue, they require support systems and facilities (infrastructure), to remain viable. This infrastructure in some cases can be specific to agriculture, and in others used by the public as well.

This session will discuss the shift from Transport Corridors to Economic Corridors including transport connectivity and food security in Asia and the Pacific. It will also include DFI’s experiences and initiatives in financing bankable transport & logistics infrastructure (toll roads, dry ports, terminals, cold storages, rolling stock and equipment, etc.); as well as syndicated financing of transport & logistics infrastructure.


H.E Kao Thach
Chief Executive Officer
Agriculture and Rural Development Bank


Ruslan Dalenov
Vice Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Jerry V. Montejo
Chief Risk Officer, CARD SME Bank, Inc. ǀ CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institution

Oleg Julius Kobiakov
Director of Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO)
United Nation Liaison Office, Russian Federation

Martin Naegele
Office of the Vice President
Investment Operations
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Temuujin Lkhagvasuren
Director General of ALMD
Development Bank of Mongolia

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Infrastructure development lies at the nexus of economic growth, productive investment, job creation, and poverty reduction. Financing the huge investment gaps in Emerging Market Economies (EMEs) is paramount to attaining the SDGs. This priority keeps being stressed by the G20, along with an explicit mandate for the MDBs. In the past, government budgets, banks, and international donors were the traditional funding sources in most EMEs.

This session will discuss DFI’s Institutional capacity initiatives, investment vehicles, credit enhancement instruments used, and the role of National currencies in mutual payments and financing SMEs. It will also showcase DFIs’ best practices of financial credits for government budget support and balance-of-payments support as well as Grants to finance government programs in the social sector.


Datuk Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak
President & Chief Executive Officer
Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad


Sergey Storchak
Senior Banker
State Development Corporation VEB.RF

Maria Lourdes Arcenas
Board Director
Development Bank of the Philippines

David Sinate
Chief General Manager Research & Analysis Administration Group
Export-Import Bank of India

Michael Dethlefsen
Chief, Division of Innovative Finance and International Financial Institutions
UN Industrial Development Organization

7:00 pm

Welcome Dinner
(open to all)
Venue: Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater
Dress Code: Smart Casual

DAY 2 - May 16, 2023 (Tuesday)



9:00 am – 11:00 am

94th ADFIAP Board of Directors Meeting
(Board Members only)
Venue: Diamond Room, Rixos Almaty

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Presentation of the Green Agenda Report
(Open to All)
Venue: Ballroom, Rixos Almaty


Albrecht Conrad
Managing Director
Head of the Directorate of Sustainability
Eurasian Development Bank

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Investment positively impacts the development of regions and investees. It contributes to socioeconomic indicators such as taxes, employment and outputs. Socioeconomic effects may be universal, resulting from any investment project, or specific – associated with certain types of projects and the region where they are implemented.

By financing investment projects, investors produce indirect impacts on the social and environmental situation in the relevant areas and seek to minimise environmental and social risks and maximise the positive effects of their investment.
The session will discuss opportunities and instruments for financing investment projects and present case studies of successful initiatives in Kazakhstan. It will also demonstrate examples and best practices from international banks in arranging financing for investment projects that promote the region’s sustainable development.


Marat Yelibayev
Deputy Chairman of the Board for Lending
Development Bank of Kazakhstan


Aliya Yesdauletova (TBC)
Director, Investment Policy Department
Ministry of National Economy

Sarbanov Ulan
Chair of the Board
State Development Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Ruslan Dalenov
Vice Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Hüseyin Arslan
Chairman of the Board
YDA Holding

Jens Hestbech
Senior Vice President
Export and Investment Fund of Denmark

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch (Open to all)
Venue: Brasserie Restaurant, Rixos Almaty
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Delegate-meets-Delegate (Open to all)
Venue: Ballroom Rixos Almaty
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break (Open to All)
Venue: Foyer
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
General Assembly Meeting (Members Only)
Venue: Ballroom Rixos Almaty

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Hand-Over Ceremony

  • 47th ADFIAP Annual Meetings
  • ADFIAP International CEO Forum
7:00pm – onwards

Closing Dinner / ADFIAP Awards Night 2023
(Open to all)
Venue: Ballroom Rixos Almaty
Dress Code: National Costume

DAY 3 - May 17, 2023 (Wednesday)




10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 14:00 pm
14:00 pm – 15:30 pm

Fellowship Day Tour (Open to all)

City sightseeing tour (include Kok Tobe Mountain)
Networking Lunch
The Central State Museum of Kazakhstan

Assembly Time & Place:  9:30 am / Hotel LobbyDress Code: Casual with comfortable footwear