Bali, Indonesia | October 11, 2018

Bloomberg Modern Markets

Emerging markets – full of promise or plagued with problems? At various points in history, they have been both. We bring together regional policy makers and global corporations to set a roadmap for developing nations to modernize their economy and market infrastructure.

Investors have poured money into emerging markets over the last decade but recent anxiety could prompt funds to flow the other way. Bloomberg’s Modern Markets conference, held against the backdrop of the IMF-World Bank summit in Bali on October 11, 2018, brings together the biggest names in global business to discuss where the best returns can be found in the world. Join us for an afternoon of candid conversations that centre on the ways developing nations can modernize their economy and market infrastructure. We look at how policy, corporates, and technological innovation must come together to create the world’s best markets that investors simply cannot ignore.

October 11 - Thursday

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

12:15 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 pm

Interview Spotlight: Developing Indonesia's Financial Market

1:25 pm

Global Trade War: Peace in Our Time, or Deep in the Mire?

1:55 pm

New Government, New Opportunities: The Year Ahead for Indonesia

2:25 pm

Spotlight: José Viñals

2:45 pm

Networking Break

3:10 pm

Securitize This: A New Finance Route for Infrastructure

3:35 pm

Markets for All

4:05 pm

Spotlight Interview

4:25 pm

Closing Remarks


Mirza Adityaswara

Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor

Mel Carvill

Home Credit Chief Officer, Government, Investor and Public Relations

Alain Gallois

Natixis CEO, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asia Pacific

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Sintesa Group CEO

Randall S. Kroszner

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Thomas Lembong

Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Chairman

Sopnendu Mohanty

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chief Fintech Officer

Leslie Maasdorp

New Development Bank Vice President & CFO

Emma Sri Martini

PT SMI President Director

John Riady

Lippo Group Director

José Viñals

Standard Chartered Group Chairman

Host Country Partner

BKPM is the Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia. As the primary interface between business and government, BKPM is mandated to boost domestic and foreign direct investment through creating a conducive investment climate. Restored to Ministerial status in 2009, and reporting directly to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, this investment promotion agency’s goal is not only to seek more domestic and foreign investment, but also seek quality investments that improve social inequality and reduce unemployment.

The agency works as a proactive advocate for investments as well as a matchmaker for investors. Since July 2016, BKPM is chaired by Thomas Lembong or known as Tom Lembong.


Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity across our markets and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. We are committed to increasing access to financial services and funding for our clients. By doing this, we not only encourage development but also open up new markets and opportunities for business to grow, and for international trade to flourish. We make the most of our deep roots in rapidly developing Asian, African and Middle Eastern local markets to seek out opportunities at every turn, placing a particular focus on supporting customers who trade, operate or invest across our footprint. What sets us apart is our diversity – of people, cultures and networks. We use this to give you the best possible customer experience, whether you’re an individual looking for easy, fast and convenient banking services, or a multinational corporation with highly complex financing needs. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Batam Free Zone is authorized by Central Government of the Republic of Indonesia to Badan Pengusahaan Batam (BP Batam) or in English, Batam Indonesia Free Zone Authority (BIFZA) based on State Laws No. 44 year 2007.

Batam as Free Zone and Free Port is a region within Indonesia territory alienated from other customs zones which exempted from import duty, value added tax, sales tax on luxurious goods and excise.

Batam Free Zone and Free Port may encourage good international trade traffic and increase national exchange rate as well as positive impact to Indonesia, for creating many job opportunities and investment from local or overseas. BP Batam is developing Batam as a strategic region for industry and trade connecting Asia Pacific. It also has tasks to manage and develop the infrastructures, public facilities, digitalization and tourism industry.

Participation is by invitation only.


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