Programme of Activities

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arrival / Registration of Delegates

Venue: Sheraton Oman Hotel Lobby

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Official Opening

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Abdulaziz Mohammed Zahir Al-Hinai
Chief Executive Officer, Oman Development Bank

Opening Remarks

Mr. Phub Dorji
Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Development Bank Ltd.
Chairman, ADFIAP

Inaugural Speech

Dr. Dhafir Awadh Al-Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer
Omani Authority for Partnership for Development

Chief Guest

HE. Sheikh Al Fadhl Al Harthy
Secretary General of the Council of Ministers

Group Photo

Venue: Sheraton Oman Hotel

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Networking Break

Venue: Main Hall Reception Area

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session 1: “DFIs and Entrepreneurship Development”

One of the vital roles of a DFI is to act as a financier, adviser, and incubator for micro, small and medium enterprises. MSMEs provide job opportunities, enhance creativity and innovation, and spur economic development. This session will cover entrepreneurship in the service, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors and how DFIs are blazing the trail in supporting these productive industries of a country.

Session Chair

Ms. Bettina Prato
Senior Coordinator
Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment


Ms. Bettina Prato
Senior Coordinator
Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment

Tn Syed Alwi bin Mohamed Sultan
Managing Director/CEO

Mr. K Muralikrishnan
Project Manager, Godrej Green Business Center
Chamber of India Industry (CII)

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

Mr. Aria Putera Ismail
Chief Executive Office
SME Development Bank Malaysia Berhad

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 2: “DFIs and Infrastructure Development”

An important role of a DFI is in infrastructure development – both in hard infrastructure (transport, energy, roads, others) and soft infrastructure (education, health care, others). This session aims to showcase the projects and the mode of financing that DFIs are undertaking in this area.

Session Chair

State General Reserve Fund


Raffd Fund, Riyad

Mr. Debasish Mallick
Deputy Managing Director
Export-Import Bank of India

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PERSERO) TBC

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Session 3: “DFIs and Infrastructure Development”

As a catalyst for development, DFIs provide financial and technical assistance to sectors undertaking creative and innovative technologies such as web and mobile applications and solutions as well as other technologies that are cutting edge, e.g., medical and manufacturing fields. This session will present what DFIs are doing to advance technology development in their countries.

Session Chair


Oman Technology Fund

Ms. Fumiyo Harada
General Manager
International Strategy & Coordination Department
Development Bank of Japan, Inc.

Mr. Lakshman Silva
Chief Executive Officer

International Investment Bank (TBC)

Vnesheconombank (TBC)

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Networking Break

Venue: Main Hall Reception Area

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Session 4: “DFIs and Climate Action”

Mainstreaming climate change considerations throughout the DFIs’ operations, and in their investing and lending activities, will enable them to deliver better, more sustainable, short-term and long-term results – both developmentally and financially. This session will underscore what DFIs are implementing that are environmentally-responsible and economically-viable.

Session Chair

Ms. Anna Mendiola
President & CEO
FSM Development Bank


Dr. Laura Altinger
Senior Advisor(Climate Change)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Rolando B. Victoria
President and CEO
ASKI Group of Companies

Mr. Laurent Biddiscombe
Head – Financial Institutions Group
Agence Francaise Development

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Welcome Dinner & Awards Night

Venue: Sheraton Oman Hotel

Thursday, 21 February 2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am
89th ADFIAP Board of Directors Meeting

Venue: Breakout room – Main Hall Area

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delegate-Meets-Delegate (D-m-D) session

D-m-D provides delegates the opportunity to meet and network with fellow delegates. Prior appointments must be arranged with the Secretariat.

Venue: TBA

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch

Venue: Main Hall Reception Area

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
23rd Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly
  • Opening Remarks by ADFIAP Chairman
  • Approval of the Minutes of the last Meeting
  • Welcome to New Members
  • Achievement Report by Secretary General
  • Other Matters
  • Adjournment

Venue: Sheraton Oman Hotel

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Networking Break

Venue: Sheraton Oman Hotel

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closing Dinner / Gift Exchange

Note: For the exchange gift activity, all delegates, their respective accompanying persons, secretariat who wish to join, please bring each a special gift preferably something unique from their respective countries

Venue: Sheraton Oman – Outdoor Buffet Area

Friday, 22 February 2019
9:00 am
Fellowship Day Tour

All delegates, guests and accompanying persons are invited to join!

Networking Lunch

Venue: TBA

Free Time

Farewell & Safe Travel