OPIC's Role in the Indo-Pacific Economic Vision and U.S.-Japan cooperation for 3rd Country Infrastructure Projects
Sep 18, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Come learn about the role OPIC is playing in the Indo-Pacific Economic Vision and U.S.-Japan Cooperation with a focus on infrastructure projects. Geoff Tan of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will be in Ho Chi Minh City, to discuss OPIC’s initiatives in Vietnam and its interest in working with U.S. companies developing projects in the Aviation, Energy (LNG, Renewables and Power Generation), Healthcare, Smart Cities, Water and infrastructure industries.
‘Together with our partners Japan and Australia – and any others willing to join – OPIC is committed to supporting quality infrastructure investment in the Indo Pacific. Done the right way, infrastructure investment establishes a solid, sustainable foundation for long term economic development, creating opportunities and a brighter future for the people and countries of the region.” Geoffrey Tan
Additional Background Reading
The bipartisan BUILD Act will establish the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC), assuming the activities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), USAID’s Development Credit Authority, USAID’s Enterprise Funds, and USAID’s Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise. The IDFC will operate in low and lower middle-income countries where it furthers the U.S. national security and economic interests and where the project can be shown to have a demonstrable development outcome. Congress will maintain oversight of the IDFC by reviewing the agency’s public reports on its development impact and through independent audits and the establishment of an inspector general in the corporation.
The IDFC will have the authority to: issue direct loans, including local currency loans; issue guaranties, including local currency guaranties; provide political risk insurance; fund first losses; participate in equity investments; provide technical assistance; make limited grants to unlock larger investments; and attract private sector talent.
|08:00 AM||Welcome Coffee with light breakfast, networking|
|08:30 AM||Welcome Remarks and Introduction|
|Mr. Ryan Hollowell, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General|
|08:35 AM||OPIC’s Role in the Indo-Pacific Vision and Cooperation with Japan in 3rd Country Infrastructure|
|Mr. Geoff Tan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, OPIC|
|08:50 AM||Q&A, Discussion|
|09:30 AM||Event ends|
|10:00 AM||Post event networking|
AmCham Members: VND 600,000 | Non-members: VND 750,000
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Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific managing director based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets infrastructure financing for over 18 years. Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked primarily on power, renewable energy, water, toll road and port projects, but has also diversified into future flow and financial institutions transactions. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been involved in innovative and groundbreaking deals in Algeria, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey, as well as others requiring creative project and long term debt structuring solutions in unique and challenging environments.
Prior to OPIC Mr. Tan worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong focusing on project and structured finance, and for Emerging Markets Partnership in Singapore focusing on private equity infrastructure investments. His work with them in the Americas and Asia included experience in the power, oil & gas, mining, telecommunications, transportation, pulp & paper, and petrochemical sectors.