OPIC Announces Dates and Venue for Southeast Asia Investment Conference
January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States Government’s development finance agency, will hold its seventh international investment conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, from May 3 to 5, 2011.
President Barack Obama announced the OPIC conference, Access to Opportunity in Southeast Asia, during his November 2010 trip to Indonesia, stating it would “highlight new opportunities for partnership here and across the region.”
The conference will target emerging markets throughout Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Micronesia.
Following the model of OPIC’s six previous annual international conferences, the Indonesia conference will connect U.S. and regional investors, financial institutions, private equity managers, local partners, and government officials. Conference sessions will focus on access to investment and trade finance, private equity, infrastructure, tourism and entrepreneurship. Particular emphasis will be placed on the renewable energy and clean technology sectors.
Participants are expected to include American businesses of all sizes seeking private equity, debt financing or partners for expansion into Southeast Asia; Southeast Asian companies seeking U.S. partners or capital; and U.S. and Southeast Asian financial institutions offering investment and trade finance to prospective investors.
Announcement of the conference follows an updated investment agreement signed by the Government of Indonesia and OPIC in April 2010. This agreement provides an improved framework for the range of OPIC programs including project finance and political risk insurance and will support expanded U.S. investment in Indonesia. Since its inception OPIC has provided more than $2.1 billion in insurance and financing in Indonesia.
The online registration form for the conference may be found at http://opicevents.linderforms.com.