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Conference Schedule

Day 1 - November 15, 2018
Day 2 - November 16, 2018
Day 1 - November 15, 2018
TIME SESSION
10:00-10:45
Welcome Note Mr. Amitabh Kant
(Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog)
Inaugural Speech Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
(Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India)
Key Note Speech Dr. Rajiv Kumar
(Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog)
Vote of Thanks Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur
(Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog)
10:45-11:30
Opening Remarks Dr. Nagesh Kumar
(Director & Head, ESCAP-SSWA)
Mr. Yuri Afanasiev
(UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India)
Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama
(Country Director- India, Asian Development Bank)
Special Sessions Mr. Subhash Chandra Garg
(Secretary DEA, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India)
Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma
(CEO & MD DMICDC)
11:30-12:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH Shri Durga Shanker Mishra
(Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India)
MODERATOR Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur
(Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog)
PANELISTS Mr. Junaid Ahmed
(Country Director, World Bank)
Mr. Marco Kamiya
(Coordinator, Urban Economy and Financing Branch, UN-Habitat)
Mr. Om Prakash Mathur
(Senior Fellow & Chair, Institute of Social Sciences)
Dr. Rana Hasan
(Director Development Economics and Indicators Division, ADB)
RAPPORTEUR Mr. Sameer Bhatia
(President Infrastructure Advisory, CRISIL)
  • Governance at the City Level – Clarity of Responsibility and Coherence in Output
  • Newer and Innovative Means of Financing and Implementation
12:30-13:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH Mr. Ashwani Lohani
(Chairman Railway Board)
MODERATOR Mr. Gaurav Taneja (Head & Lead Practice EY LLP India)
PANELISTS Mr. Gopal Krishna
(Secretary Shipping, Govt. of India)
Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur
(Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog)
Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama
(Country Director-India, ADB)
Mr. Sanjay Reddy
(Vice Chairman GVK Group)
Mr. Moazzam Mekan
(Principal Investment Officer, IFC)
RAPPORTEUR Mr. Gaurav Taneja
(Head & Lead Practice EY LLP India)

Deliberations on newer frameworks for procurement, involvement of international contractors, global best practices, modalities for scaling up successful models and engaging the private sector.

  • Analysing the Growth, Issues and the Way Forward for the PPP Framework in India
  • Newer Approaches for Procurement of Infrastructure Services
  • Standardisation of Documents
  • Global Best Practices and Key Learnings
13:30-14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:30-16:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH Mr. Rajiv Kumar
(Secretary DFS, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India)
MODERATOR Mr. Sameer Bhatia
(President Infrastructure Advisory, CRISIL)
PANELISTS Shri. Ajay Tyagi
(Chairman SEBI)
Shri Pankaj Jain IAS
(Joint Secretary DFS, Ministry of Finance and Managing Director IIFCL)
Mr. Suresh Goyal
(India Head, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets)
Mr. A.V. Girija Kumar
(CMD Oriental Insurance)
Mr. Keshav Varma
(Chairman SRFDCL)
RAPPORTEUR Mr. Sujoy Bose
(CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund)

Exploring alternative means such as domestic/global insurance/pension funds, sovereign funds, private equity, etc. via newer instruments viz. municipal bonds, credit enhanced debt, etc. along with suitable incentives and supportive regulatory framework.

  • Newer Products and Investors
  • Challenges and the Way Forward
14:30-16:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH Dr. Indu Bhushan
(CEO Ayushmaan Bharat)
MODERATOR Shri Alok Verma
(Adviser Health & Education, NITI Aayog)
PANELISTS Dr Henk Bekedam
(WHO Representative to India, WHO SEARO)
Shri Manish Garg
(Joint Secretary, Dept. of School Education & Literacy, MHRD)
Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran
(Head-Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India)
Dr. Pranav Mohan
(Investment Officer, IFC)
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Srivastava
(Senior Adviser, WISH Foundation)
RAPPORTEUR Mr. Ashok Verma
(Partner,PWC)

Effective governance of health and education needs a degree of centralised policy and finance, with decentralised management and local funding. Therefore, it is critical to attract private funding to ensure additional resources, improved service coverage, and enhanced service quality. Thus exploring complementary advantages of the public and private sectors is imperative.

14:30-16:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH To be Confirmed
MODERATOR Shri. Kunal Kumar
(Mission Director Smart Cities, MoHUA)
PANELISTS Smt. Dakshita Das
(Additional Secretary DFS, Ministry of Finance and MD & CEO National Housing Bank)
Shri Sanjeev Lohia
(Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IRSDC)
Dr. Rashmi Singh
(Secretary, NDMC)
Mr. Kiran Gitte
(Metropolitan Commissioner & CEO, PMRDA)
Mr. Rohit Modi
(CEO- Essel Infra & Smart Utilities)
Mr. Shankar Iyer
(Chief Sales & Marketing, Indus Towers)
Mr. Amit Kapoor
(Honorary Chairman, The Institute for Competitiveness)
RAPPORTEUR To be confirmed

Smart cities with focus on sustainable and inclusive development, offering enhanced quality of life are the future. Key challenges, however, are financing, implementation and operation of the smart solutions. Further brainstorming is required on horizontal and vertical coordination between the three-tier governance, cohesion in policies, master development plan, effective administration, municipal bonds and sustainability of ULBs, etc., to explore the way forward.

16:30-16:45 TEA/COFFEE
16:45-17:30

Rapporteur from each group to report back on main highlights and recommendations

CHAIR Mr. Amitabh Kant
(Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog)
RAPPORTEURS Mr. Sameer Bhatia
(President Infrastructure Advisory, CRISIL)
Mr. Gaurav Taneja
(Head & Lead Practice EY LLP India)
Mr. Sujoy Bose
(CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund)
Mr. Ashok Verma
(Partner, PWC)
Day 2 - November 16, 2018
TIME SESSION
9:30-10:45
Moderator Dr. Nagesh Kumar
(Director & Head, ESCAP-SSWA)
Presentations Ms. Natalja Wehmer
(Associate Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP)
Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman
(Professorial Fellow & Head, Governance & Politics Cluster, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh)
Mr. U.K. Sinha
(Former-Chairman SEBI)
Mr. Marco Kamiya
(Coordinator, Urban Economy and Financing Branch, UN-Habitat)
10:45-11:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH Dr. Kumar V. Pratap
(Joint Secretary, Infrastructure Policy & Finance, DEA, MoF, Govt. of India)
MODERATOR Mr. Abhay K Agarwal
(Partner EY LLP - PPP & Infrastructure)
PANELISTS Mrs. Archana Mittal
(Director Smart Cities, MoHUA Govt. of India)
Mr. Arun Lakhani
(Chairman, Vishvaraj Industries)
Dr. Rajivan Krishnaswamy
(Senior municipal finance expert)
Mr Rajesh Balasubramanian
(Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Expert, World Bank)Mr. Pawan Sachdeva
(Independent Expert)
11:45-13:00
MODERATOR Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman
(Professorial Fellow & Head, Governance & Politics Cluster, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh)
PANELISTS Ms. Sheela Patel
(Director SPARC, and Chair Slum Dwellers International)
Mr. Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan
(Chairman, Lumanti Support Group for Shelter, Nepal)
Mr. Sumeet Shukla
(Investment Officer, IFC)
Mr. Om Dharananda Rajopadhyay
(Expert, H&U, Nepal)
  • Benefits of adopting PPP models in affordable housing for municipal governments.
  • Overcoming the challenges such as increasing land prices, poor legal infrastructure, limited long-term funding, inefficient regulatory regimes and inappropriate land planning.
  • Community-based housing finance for urban poor to leverage funds
13:00-14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:00-15:15
MODERATOR Prof. N. Yoshino
(Dean ADB Institute)
PANELISTS Mr. Siddharth Pandit
(National Institute of Urban Affairs)
Ms. Kathleen M. Farrin
(Economist-Development Economics and Indicators Division, ADB)
Mr. Dhiraj Ajay Suri
(Regional Advisor Asia, Cities Alliance)
Mr. Zheng Jian
(Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP)
  • Strengthening capacities for effective land-linked financing and land value capture.
  • Strategies for governments to extract greater value including land value taxation, land pooling, negotiated extractions, tax increment financing, special assessments, joint development, betterment levies, transportation utility fees, impact fees and air rights.
15:15-16:30
MODERATOR Dr. Rajivan Krishnaswamy
(Senior municipal finance expert)
PANELISTS Mr. Stuart King
(Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, ADB)
Ms. Aarsi Sagar
(Green Cities Analyst, Global Green Growth Institute)
Dr. Ajay Mathur
(Director General, TERI))
Mr. Navin Kumar Devkota
(Ministry of Urban Development, Government of Nepal)
  • The application of environmental taxes that can facilitate sustainable urban development whilst simultaneously contributing to local tax revenues.
  • The challenges or potential risks of externality financing.
16:30-17:00 TEA/COFFEE
17:00-17:30

Rapporteur from each group to report back on main highlights and recommendations

CHAIR Dr. Nagesh Kumar
(Director & Head, ESCAP-SSWA)
Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur
(Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog)