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Program

Below is the preliminary agenda. The agenda will be updated regularly. 

DAY1: MONDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER 2017 @ Ballroom Three, 1F, Shangri La
8:30-8:58 Registration Opens
Session Focus: General Overview
9:00-9:10 Opening Address - Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities
Session Focus: General 
Session Chairman: Bill Bikales, CEO, Bikales Advisors
9:10-9:13 Chairman's opening Address
9:15-9:33 Keynote Address: Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister of Mongolia
9:35-9:48 Presentation: Munkhbat Jamiyan, Minister of Mongolia and Chief Cabinet Secretary and Chairman of IPC
9:50-10:28 Panel: Investment climate and Introduction of Investment Protection Council
  • The measures taken by the Government of Mongolia for enhancing investment climate
  • Legal environment for the investment
  • The implementation of international trade and investment agreements and treaties between Mongolia and foreign countries
  • Introduction of Systemic Investor Response Mechanism /SIRM/
  • Grievance case successfully resolved by Investment Protection Council

 Moderator:
Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC 
Panelists: 
Bayasgalan G, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs
Enkhbold V, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tuyen Nguyen, Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation
Hamada Tatsuya, CEO, Mobicom 

10:30-10:48 Presentation: Baabar, Chairman of Board, Nepko Publishing
10:50-11:03 Presentation: Erdembileg Ochirkhuu, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Mongolia
11:05-11:18 Presentation: Anushka Shah, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service
"Behind Mongolia's Caa1 Rating"
11:20-11:58 The economic outlook – What does consensus forecast say?
  • Current macroeconomic and financial sector in Mongolia: How sustainable is the improved external demand?
  • What will be the upside and downside risks of the forecast and, what government is doing in order to outperform the current forecast?
  • Priorities and policy actions of the Government in the next 3 years: Are they achievable in consistent to the IMF program?
  • What else need to be done by the government to satisfy its current and prospective debt and equity investors?
  • Implementation of the IMF program and its impact on the economy: Key updates and concerns of the first review of EFF program
  • Asset quality review: Expected potential change and development afterwards
  • FDI outlook: How much potential FDI in which sectors we are talking about in coming 3 years?
  • How to get financing internationally on growth area with priorities?
  • The importance of PIP (Public Investment Plan) to prioritize projects
Moderator: 
Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service
Panelists: 
Neil Saker, Resident Representative, IMF (Inviting)
Anushka Shah, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service 
Erdembileg Ochirkhuu, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Mongolia (Inviting)
Nyamaa Buyantogtokh, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance

Cameron McRae, Executive Chairman, Terra Com Limited
Enkhbayar Namjildorj, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

Khashchuluun Chuluundorj , CEO of Mongolia Oil Shale Association, Professor of National University of Mongolia
Bill Bikales, CEO, Bikales Advisors 
Session Focus: Law and Brief Introductions
Session Chairman: To Be Decided
12:00-12:03 Chairman's Opening Address
12:05-12:58 Presentation: Hogan Lovells
Overview of Recent Developments in Mongolian Law
Christopher Melville, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
Anthony Woolley, Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Solongoo Bayarsaikhan, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
Nominchimeg Odsuren, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
13:00-13:38 Lunchtime Brief Introductions and Free Discussions:
IMF (Inviting)
JICA (Inviting)
Please note that lunch will be served at the following venues during the time of the presentation (Invitation Only)
@Cafe Park, Shangri La hotel (for sponsors/speakers/paid badge holders)
Session Focus: Mining
Session Chairman:  Steve Potter, Taskonir Consulting
13:40-13:43 Chairman's opening Address
13:45-13:58 Keynote Speech: Armando Torres, Member of the Board of Directors and CEO, Oyu Tolgoi
14:00-14:13 Presentation: Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC
The Overview of Erdenes Mongol and their value creation
14:15-14:28 David Rohanna, Executive Director and C.E.O.APIAG Pte Ltd, APIAG Mongolia LLC
14:30-14:43 Presentation: Peter Akerley, President & CEO, Erdene Resource Development
Developing new Gold district in southwest Mongolia
14:45-14:58 Q&A Session on Mining Panel
Session Focus: Banking,Finance and Real Estate
Session Chairman: Nick Edward, Nick Edward Investment 
15:00-15:03 Chairman's opening Address
15:05-15:18 Presentation: Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service
Mongolian Banking System
(Behind the change in outlook to stable from negative) (To be decided)
15:20-16:08 Panel: The changing landscape of the Mongolian Banking Sector
  • The implications of the Asset Quality Review
  • Positive developments of Mongolian banks (lower funding cost, higher loan growth, the introduction of movable property registration etc)
  • The restructuring/consolidation of the industry 
  • The pros and cons of giving banking licenses to foreigners
  • IT and other Strategies to survive and be winners in this harsh environment
Moderator:
Nick Edward, Nick Edward Investment 
Panelists:
Batsaikhan Namkhai, Director General, Supervision department, The Bank of Mongolia
Neil Saker, Resident Representative, IMF (Inviting)

Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service
John Bell, CEO, Khan Bank
Orkhon Onon, CEO, Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia
Ganzorig Ulziibayar, CEO, Golomt Bank
Torsten Kleine Buening, Chief Risk Officer, Xac Bank
16:10-16:28 Keynote speech: S.Batbold, Ulaanbaatar City Mayor (inviting)
16:30-17:28 Presentation and Panel: Real Estate Investment 
  • From investor’s perspective, which is the most profitable sector to invest in right now? And why?
  • What is the current and actual plan for the “City’s master plan for 2050”? How is the city going to look like in 10 years?
  • Is the real estate market recovering recently? Which sectors (i.e.: residential, office, retail and hospitality) are promising at the moment and why?

Moderator:
To Be decided
Presentation: 
Lee Cashell, CEO, Asia Pacific Investment Partners 
Gema Gerelsaikhan, General Manager Business Development, Asia Pacific Investment Partners 

17:30-17:58 How to tackle the economic crisis?
-what Mongolian Crisis is different from other countries and how Mongolia is tackling the crisis?-

B. Choijilsuren, Minister of Finance 
Neil Saker, Resident Representative, IMF (Inviting)

Interviewer: Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service 
18:00-18:28 Closing Remarks - Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities
18:30 Networking Dinner (By invitation only) @Sky Walker Restaurant, Shangri-La Mall
DAY 2: TUESDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER 2016 @ Ballroom Three, 1F, Shangri La
8:30-8:58 Registration
Session Focus:
Various (Voices of Business, Infrastructure/Green Development, Ambassadors' Panel)

Session Chairman: Khashchuluun Chuluundorj , CEO of Mongolia Oil Shale Association, Professor of National University of Mongolia
9:00-9:03 Chairman's Opening Address
9:05-9:08 Recap of the Day One: Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities
9:10-9:53 Panel:  *Chambers' Panel
  • What are the major concerns of members of each chamber to the Government?
  • What actions should be taken by the Government to increase FDI?
  • Which will be the three most important proposals out of many that we need to address to the Government urgently and why?
  • Importance of increasing the transparency and the legal environment
Moderator: 
To Be Decided 

Presentation: 
John B. McDaniel, Economic Chief, U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar
 "Improving the Investment Climate through Transparency"
Panelists:

Lkhagvajav Baatarjav, President, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mergen Chuluun, Executive Director, Business Council of Mongolia

James Liotta , Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce 
Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Inviting)

*Chambers' Panel is for Chambers, Business Associations and other clubs that represent the interests of each business field 
9:53-10:03 Q&A session on the Chambers' Panel
10:05-10:18 Keynote Speech: Gankhuu Purevjav, Minister of Energy (Inviting)
The Asian Supergrid,the new energy sources and the infrastructure related energy policies 
10:20-10:58 Panel: Infrastructure Development in Mongolia
  • What is the most important infrastructure for Mongolia now?
  • Importance of international standard PPP now at the time when the Government has no budget to finance
  • Infrastructure projects in the pipeline: UB Utility, Railway and Road expansion. Especially, when, who and how the railway to China should be financed? 
  • Power Plants:The extention of the Grid and the heating of the Ger district
  • What can Mongolia Offer Chinese Companies through the One Belt, One Road Initiative to gain relative competiveness over other regions?
  • The bottleneck of the transportation by trucks to the chinese border and the possible solutions to enhance competiveness of the mining industry

Moderator: 
Chris Melville, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells

Panelists:  
Bat-Erdene Jalavsuren, State Secretary, Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
Bank Of China (Inviting)

Isabel Chatterton, Manager, APAC PPP Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation  
Gankhuyag Dagva, Chief Infrastrucutre Officer, Newcom LLC 

11:00-11:15 Q&A session on the Infrastructure panel
11:15-11:53 Panel: Green Development and the future of the Renewable Energy in Mongolia
  • The necessity of the stable and the consistent Government policy 
  • Renewable/other alternative heating solutions for off-grid households and sites
  • Importance of start-up of the business of the renewable projects
  • Importance of reaching to the scale that can reduce the cost
  • More positive stance of foreign financial institutions to the renewable energy projects and the examples of the the green financing 
  • How the mining business can contribute to the country’s renewables and broader green development goals

Moderator:Oyun Sanjaasuren, Chair of Global Water Partnership and Former Minister of Environment and Green Development

Panelists: 
Gantulga Tudevkhuu, Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy
Jon Lyons, VP Regulatory Affairs & Strategy, Erdene Resource Development Corp

Hirotake Hirose, Chief representative,Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, UB Office 
Amar Hanibal, President, Xac Bank 

Gankhuyag Dagva, Chief Infrastrucutre Officer, Newcom LLC
Bold Itgel, CEO, Nova Terra LLC
Namjil Enebish, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National University of Mongolia
JICA (Inviting)
11:53-12:03 Q&A session on Renewable Energy Panel
12:05-12:48 Panel: The Ambassadors' Panel
  • The challenges for Mongolia to reach out to the world
  • What can foreign countries do to assist Mongolia to increase FDI?
  • What does IMF program mean for donor countries?
Moderator:
Tsogtbaatar Damdin, Parliament Member and former minister of foreign affairs
Panelists:
Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia
Oh Song, Korean Ambassador

Masato Takaoka, Japanese ambassador
John Langtry, Australian Ambassador
Catherine Arnold (Inviting), UK Ambassador

Russian Ambassador (Inviting)
Chinese Ambassador (Inviting)

Observer: 
Ravi Shanker Goel, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy
12:48- 12:58 Q&A session on Ambassadors' Panel
13:00-13:28 Lunchtime Discussions on Corporate Governance
Moderator:
Nick Edward, Nick Edward Investment 
Panelists:
Prof.Christian Strenger, Member of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Asset Management
Please note that lunch will be served at the following venues during the time of the presentation (Invitation Only)
@Cafe Park, Shangri La hotel (for sponsors/speakers/paid badge holders)
13:28-13:38 Q&A session on Corporate Governance 
Session Focus: Politics,Mining and others
Session Chairman: Nick Edward, Nick Edward Investment 
13:40-13:43 Chairman's Opening Address
13:45-14:18 Panel: The Economics of the Amendments of the Constitution

Moderator:
Michael Richmond, PhD, Senior Commercial Specialist, American Embassy 

Panelists:
Amarjargal Rinchinnyam, Chairman, Amarjargal Foundation 
Lu Bold, Member of Parliament 
Lundeejantsan Danzan, Parliament Member
Zandanshatar Gombojav, Parliament Member
Lkhagvajav Baatarjav, President, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
14:18-14:28 Q&A on Amendments of the Constitution
14:30-14:48 Presentation
14:50-15:08 Presentation: John Johnson, CEO, CRU China and Chief Representative CRU Beijing
One Belt One Road, but two commodity outlooks

This will focus on how OBOR will impact commodites and how this may impact Mongolia. So far, much attention has focused on the impact of China exporting surplus commodities, such as steel. However, trade is not a zero sum game. OBOR is designed to increase demand. Moreover, China has an enormous deficit in many commodities which will have an important impact on the supply side of the equation for years to come. How will this impact Mongolian prospects? 

·Surplus commodities - such as steel, aluminium and stainless steel will be impacted by supply-side reform in China.
·Deficit commodities - such as copper conc, iron ore and gold will be impacted by China's investment overseas.
·Where does coal stand - surplus or deficit?
·Who will benefit and who will lose? What is the score card for Mongolia? How will this impact prospects for Mongolia?
15:10-15:38

Panel Discussion: The vision of OT and TT
① Mining dominated economies and Mongolian comparisons on Mining Policy issues

② How to enhance their value and capitalize their assets?
③ What Government and the SOEs need to do to list the shares of ETT and other large state own companies to MSE and overseas stock exchanges?
④ What is the trade-off between Government involvement and profitability?

Moderator: 
David Rohanna, Executive Director and C.E.O.APIAG Pte Ltd, APIAG Mongolia LLC
Panelist:
Nandinjargal Ganbold, State Secretary, Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry
Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC
Undraa Agvaanluvsan (Inviting), Parliament Member 
D.Ariunbold, CEO, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (Inviting)
B. Munkhbaatar,Executive Director,  Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi (Inviting)

15:38-15:48 Q&A session on "The vision of OT and TT" Panel 
15:50-15:58 Presentation: Hidetoshi Nagata, General Manager - Head of Global Listings, Tokyo Stock Exchange 
"Keys for Successful Listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange for Mongolian big SOEs"
16:00-16:08 Presentation: To be decided
Session Focus: Non-Mining Panel and wrap-up
Session Chairman: To be decided
16:10-16:12 Chairman's Opening Address
16:13-16:58

Presentation:
Growth Strategies for Non-Mining Sector, sustainable and inclusive growth during economic difficulties
Bayarsaikhan Banzragch, Director General, National Development Agency 


Panel:
Growth Strategies for Non-Mining Sector, major investment projects (PIP) - Mongolia 2017-2020

Moderator:
Daajamba Bazarkhuu, Deputy Head of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government

     A.Representatives of several Ministries
         - Briefly describe your policy and its expected results
         - Provide information on major projects that will be implemented in the coming years

     B. Representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector
         - What are the challenges and solutions to doing business? What needs to be done first in order to                     improve the business environment?  
         - Which of the following is the most important thing for you in terms  of fair competition between                     business interpersonal/cooperative, joining, co-creation of new clusters? Why?

Panelists: 

Bayartulga Lkhagvasuren, Л.Баяртулга, State Secretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry
Tsengel Tsegmed, State Secretary, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism
Doljinsuren Jambal, Head of Development Policy and Planning Department, National Development Planning Agency
M. Oyunchimeg, Head of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jargalsaikhan Dugar, Executive Director, National Industrial Council (inviting)
Chinbat Lkhagva, Director, Gatsuurt LLC (inviting)
Masayuki Ishida, CEO, Atelier-M International (inviting)

16:58-17:08 Q&A session on Non-Mining Panel 
17:10-17:50 Panel: Recap of the two day conference
  • What else should be done by the Government for international investors to be truly convinced to invest?
Moderator:
Nick Edward , Nick Edward Investment 
Panelists: 
Amarjargal Rinchinnyam, Chairman, Amarjargal Foundation 
David Rohanna, Executive Director and C.E.O.APIAG Pte Ltd, APIAG Mongolia LLC

Tsogtbaatar Damdin (Inviting),  Parliament Member 
Zorigt Dashdorj (Inviting), Former Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and Board Member, Mongolia Development Strategy Institute
Tuvshintugs Batdelger, Director of Economic Research Institute

Chris Melville, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC
17:50-18:10 Q&A session on "Recap of the two day conference"
18:10-18:20 Closing Remarks - Munkhbat Jamiyan, Minister of Mongolia and Chief Cabinet Secretary and Chairman of IPC(Inviting)
Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities
18:30 Farewell Reception with refreshments @ Olympic Residence sponsored by APIP