About the Finance Workshop
With the new Feed-in-Tariff announced in August 2018, Vietnam’s wind power sector is gaining new momentum. However, the lack of project financing is one of the key obstacles that could slow down this momentum, and this challenge must be addressed for wind power development to grow exponentially in Vietnam.
Concerns on PPA bankability, lack of liquidity in local banks, and high-risk perceived by international banks means that projects are struggling to obtain the financing needed to be developed. The risk vs returns debates is at the core of the project financing challenge in Vietnam, however banks are now beginning to see that the returns are now outweighing the risk and developers are finding new innovative ways for financing their projects.
This Finance Workshop, organised on the first day of the Vietnam Wind Power 2019 Conference, will gather experts on this topic and do a deep-dive into how the industry can overcome this project financing challenge to ensure Vietnam’s wind market can reach its full potential. We will cover topics such as:
- Current challenges on project financing
- Risk factors in the Vietnam market
- Risk profile for domestic vs international banks
- New project finance models and alternate sources of financing
If you are a wind developer, finance professional, researcher or stakeholder Vietnam’s wind market, than this Finance Workshop is a not-to-be-missed event to better understand the challenges of project financing, and how to overcome these challenges, in the Vietnam market.
Words of Welcome
Liming Qiao, Asia Director, Global Wind Energy Council
Words of Welcome
Do Duc Tuong, Clean Energy Advisor, U.S Agency for International Development/Vietnam
Global trends and outlook for financing of wind power projects
Ashish Sethia, Head of APAC Analysis and Consulting, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Economic and financial risks of coal power in Vietnam
Matt Gray, Senior Analyst, Utilities & Power, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Asia Director, GWEC
Head of APAC Analysis and Consulting, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Head of Section of Renewables Advisory, DNV GL – Energy
General Director, UPC Renewables
Managing Director, Head of Power and Project Finance Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas
Principal Investment Officer at IFC – International Finance Corporation
Investment Banker, Techcom Bank Vietnam
Commercial Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power
Senior Analyst, Utilities & Power, Carbon Tracker Initiative
CEO, The Blue Circle
Head of Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Société Générale
Director and Head of Asia Pacific, Astris Finance
Director, Green Giraffe
Michael van der Heijden
Co-Founder, Amsterdam Capital Partners
Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific, Vestas
Senior Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Investment Mobilization Lead, USAID Clean Power Asia
Special Advisor, GWEC
Financing Workshop only (11 June)
This ticket type provides access to the workshop “Accelerating wind project financing in Vietnam” on 11 June. It includes conference material, all coffee breaks and lunch
Vietnam Wind Power Conference only (12 June)
This ticket type provides access to the Opening Reception on 11 June and the Vietnam Wind Power Conference on 12 June. It includes conference material, coffee breaks and lunch. It does NOT include access to the Gala Dinner.
Gala Dinner only (12 June)
This ticket type provides access to the Gala Dinner on 12 June.
COMBO Basic (12 June)
This ticket will give you access to the Opening Reception on 11 June, the Vietnam Wind Power Conference and the Gala Dinner on 12 June.
COMBO 2-Day (11 and 12 June)
This ticket will give you access to the workshop “Accelerating wind project financing in Vietnam” and Opening Reception on 11 June, the Vietnam Wind Power Conference and the Gala Dinner on 12 June.