IL&FS SEMINAR – MARCH 22, 2016
The Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), one of India's leading infrastructure development institution, held a roundtable on March 22, 2016 at the VCC Auditorium of Embassy of India, Tokyo. The theme of the roundtable was “Opportunities in India's Infrastructure Sector”. H.E. Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan made the Opening Remarks at the conference highlighting the expanding scale of investment across various infrastructural sectors in India under the stewardship of Prime Minister Modi and the enormous opportunities that are becoming available in India for Japanese investment with continuing improvement in the ease of doing business, amendments in the laws and regulations. Senior Vice President of JICA, Mr. Hideaki Domichi, while addressing the roundtable, spoke about India's innovative ability, the attractive PPP model of infrastructure projects and enormous opportunities becoming available for investors in high quality infrastructure and alternative energy sectors. He said that many countries including China are keen to enter India as infrastructure and manufacturing are set to become the thriving sectors of India's economy. Mr. Ramesh Bawa, Member of the IL&FS Management Board, Mr. Harukazu Yamaguchi, Deputy Head of Global Business of the ORIX Corporation, a partner with the IL&FS also spoke about India's growth story and the government's proactive measures to improve investment in the infrastructure sectors including road, rail, renewable energy, smart cities, etc. and increased private sector participation in these sectors. The roundtable was attended by more than 100 representatives from various Japanese asset management companies, banks and financial institutions.