DFIs, Private Equity, Impact Investing and Venture Capital: Contributions to Development and Opportunities for Collaboration

Event Details
  • February 26th, Tuesday, 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • Ballroom 1
Juliet Shwe Gaung

Juliet Shwe Gaung

Correspondent DEALSTREETASIA Pte. Ltd

Rudolf Gildemeister

Rudolf Gildemeister

Co-founder and Managing Partner All Myanmar Advisors (AMA)

Session Description

The importance of private financing in the development of a country like Myanmar cannot be underestimated. To achieve the SDGs by 2030, as much as US$2.5 trillion in private financing for related physical and social infrastructure alone is required per annum in emerging countries. Different types of private capital can play different roles, with venture capitalists catalyzing innovation and small and medium size entrepreneurship, and ESG and impact investors driving growth of larger (impact) businesses.

The first round of this discussion will explore the private finance landscape in Myanmar in relation to social impact, and discuss key challenges and opportunities. With a panel of speakers based in Yangon and deeply experienced with the market in Myanmar, personal experiences will be shared that will help assess next steps for those scoping or getting started.

Round One Speakers (to be moderated by Juliet Shwe Gaung):

  • Hitoshi Ikeya
  • Jessica Farmer
  • Lim Chong Chong
  • Myo Zin

During the next round a second group of Yangon based grant and equity providers will zoom in on the dynamic of grant versus equity offerings for entrepreneurs or businesses. While possibly useful or essential in specific stages of the development of a business, especially for a business with an impact mission, grants may also distort and distract. This panel will shed light on all sides of this dynamic.

Round Two Speakers (to be moderated by Rudolf Gildemeister) :

  • Bradley Kopsick
  • Peter Brimble
  • Josephine Price
  • Amarnath Reddy
  • Michael Lwin
  • Samuel Glatman