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Program

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

DAY1: MONDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER 2017 @ Ballroom One, 1F, Shangri La
8:30-8:58 Registration Opens
Session Focus: General Overview
9:00-9:10 Opening Address - Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities LLC
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, Chief Cabinet Secretary and Chairman of IPC
Investment climate and Introduction of Investment Protection Council 
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: 
Daajamba Bazarkhuu, Deputy Head of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government
Bayasgalan G, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs
Enkhbold V, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Unentugs Shagdar Sc.D, Secretary, Investment Protection Council 
Tuyen Nguyen, Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation 
Jigjid R, CEO, Everyday Farm LLC
Session Focus: Economy
Session Chairman: Khashchuluun Chuluundorj , CEO of Mongolia Oil Shale Association, Professor of National University of Mongolia
10:30-10:35 Presentation: Nyamaa Buyantogtokh, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance
10:37-10:48 Presentation: Erdembileg Ochirkhuu, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Mongolia
10:50-11:08 Presentation: Anushka Shah, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service
"Behind Mongolia's Caa1 Rating" 
(1)Sovereign Rating Actions (2)Methodological Overview (3)Key Drivers Behind the Caa1 rating (4)Key Triggers for Further Rating Action
11:10-11:28 Presentation: Baabar, Chairman of Board, Nepko Publishing
"Establishing a Well Functioning Society: Its Infancy and Dilemmas"
11:30-11:58 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 to comply with 
      the IMF program?

     ·  What else needs 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 in coming 3 years?
     ·  How to access international financing in priority areas?
     ·  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
Enkhbayar Namjildorj, Senior advisor to the Prime Minister
Anushka Shah, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service 
Erdembileg Ochirkhuu, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Mongolia 
Nyamaa Buyantogtokh, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance

Cameron McRae, Executive Chairman, Terra Com Limited
Bill Bikales, CEO, Bikales Advisors 
Session Focus: Investment environment and Brief Introductions
Session Chairman: Bilguun Ankhbayar, CEO, Mongolian Investment Banking Group 
Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 2 pm for Sponsors/Speakers/Paid Badge Holders at Cafe Park, Shangri La hotel (Invitation Only)
For Conference Badge Holders and Staff, the organiser will provide cash reimbursements of up to 10,000MNT per person for lunch costs on the following conditions:
Lunch shall be spent at any Shangri La Hotel/Shangri La Center establishment between 12 noon to 2 pm  The receipt of the lunch shall clearly specify the time of service The receipt may be exchanged for a cash reimbursement The reimbursement will happen from 1:30pm to 2:00pm ONLY on the day of purchase at the reception desk Each conference badge holder should provide their own receipt in order to facilitate such reimbursement.
There will be no coffee breaks during the conference. Drink service is available at the foyer bar, however please note that it is free of charge only for Sponsors/Speakers/Paid Badge Holders.
However, for Conference Badge Holders and Staff, the organiser will provide cash reimbursements of up to 5,000MNT per person for drink costs on the following conditions:
Drinks shall be spent at any Shangri La Hotel/Shangri La Center establishment between 9 am to 3:30 pm  The receipt of the lunch shall clearly specify the time of service The receipt may be exchanged for a cash reimbursement The reimbursement will happen from 4 pm to 5 pm ONLY on the day of purchase at the reception desk Each conference badge holder should provide their own receipt in order to facilitate such reimbursement.
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:
Neil Saker, Resident Representative, IMF
E.Ankhtsetseg, Program Officer, JICA 
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
Oyu Tolgoi – Natural wealth to enduring value, knowledge and skill
14:00-14:13 Presentation: Ganbold Gombo, Vice President/CFO, 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
Value Creation of the Mining Industry
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 Edwards, Representative Director, Nicholas Edwards 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
(1)Operating environment (2)Key credit metrics (3)Key takeaways 
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 Edwards, Representative Director, Nicholas Edwards Investment 
Panelists:
Batsaikhan Namkhai, Director General, Supervision department, The Bank of Mongolia
Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

John Bell, CEO, Khan Bank
Batbayar Baldan, CEO, Development Bank of Mongolia
Tomas Bravenec, Deputy CEO of Golomt Bank
Torsten Kleine Buening, Chief Risk Officer, Xac Bank
16:10-16:28 Keynote speech: P.Bayarkhuu, Deputy Mayor of Ulaanbaatar City
16:30-17:28 Presentations: 1) Real Estate Market Update 2) Real Estate Investment Opportunities
Gema Gerelsaikhan, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Asia Pacific Investment Partners 
Batzul Gerelsaikhan, Director of Public Relations, Mongolian Properties LLC
17:30-18:18 How to tackle the economic downturn?
-what is the difference of Mongolian economic downturn from other countries and how Mongolia is tackling it?

Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar, Vice Minister, Minister of Finance 
Neil Saker, Resident Representative, IMF 

Interviewer: Graeme Knowd, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service 
18:20-18:28 Closing Remarks - Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities LLC
18:30 Networking Dinner (By invitation only) @Sky Walker Restaurant, Shangri-La Mall
DAY 2: TUESDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER 2016 @ Ballroom One, 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 LLC
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?
     ·  Three most important proposals that needs to be addressed by the Government urgently and why?
     ·  Importance of improving the transparency and legal environment
Moderator: 
Zorigt Dashdorj, Executive Director of Mongolia Development Strategy Institute and Former Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

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 
Tetsuo Anraku, Chairman, Japanese Business Council of Mongolia  
Munkhnasan Narmandakh, CEO, Monpolymet Group 
*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
10:05-10:58 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
     ·  
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
Presentation:
Isabel Chatterton, Manager, APAC PPP Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation
Anton Dan-Chin-Yu, Principal Banker, Department for Infrastructure, EBRD
"Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Mongolia"

Panelists:  
Bat-Erdene Jalavsuren, State Secretary, Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
Zorigt Dashdorj, Executive Director of Mongolia Development Strategy Institute and  Former Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Isabel Chatterton, Manager, APAC PPP Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation  
Gankhuyag Dagva, Chief Infrastrucutre Officer, Newcom LLC 
Anton Dan-Chin-Yu, Principal Banker, Department for Infrastructure, EBRD

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 the scale up to reduce the cost
     ·  More positive commitments of foreign financial institutions to the renewable energy projects and the               examples of the green financing 
     ·  How the mining business can contribute to the country’s renewables and broader green development
      goals
Moderator: Jon Lyons, VP Regulatory Affairs & Strategy, Erdene Resource Development Corp
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
Itgel Bold, CEO, Nova Terra LLC
Enebish Namjil, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National University of Mongolia
11:53-12:03 Q&A session on Renewable Energy Panel
Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 2 pm for Sponsors/Speakers/Paid Badge Holders at Cafe Park, Shangri La hotel (Invitation Only)
For Conference Badge Holders and Staff, the organiser will provide cash reimbursements of up to 10,000MNT per person for lunch costs on the following conditions:
 Lunch shall be spent at any Shangri La Hotel/Shangri La Center establishment between 12 noon to 2 pm  The receipt of the lunch shall clearly specify the time of service  The receipt may be exchanged for a cash reimbursement The reimbursement will happen from 1:30pm to 2:00pm ONLY on the day of purchase at the reception desk  Each conference badge holder should provide their own receipt in order to facilitate such reimbursement.
There will be no coffee breaks during the conference. Drink service is available at the foyer bar, however please note that it is free of charge only for Sponsors/Speakers/Paid Badge Holders.
However, for Conference Badge Holders and Staff, the organiser will provide cash reimbursements of up to 5,000MNT per person for drink costs on the following conditions:
 Drinks shall be spent at any Shangri La Hotel/Shangri La Center establishment between 9 am to 3:30 pm  The receipt of the lunch shall clearly specify the time of service  The receipt may be exchanged for a cash reimbursement The reimbursement will happen from 4 pm to 5 pm ONLY on the day of purchase at the reception desk  Each conference badge holder should provide their own receipt in order to facilitate such reimbursement.
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, UK Ambassador

Observer: 
Ravi Shanker Goel, Commercial Representative, Indian Embassy 
12:48-12:58 Q&A session on Ambassadors' Panel
13:00-13:28 Lunchtime Discussions on Corporate Governance
Moderator:
Nick Edwards, Representative Director, Nicholas Edwards Investment 
Panelists:
Prof.Christian Strenger, Member of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Asset Management
13:28-13:38 Q&A session on Corporate Governance 
Session Focus: Politics, Mega projects and others
Session Chairman: Nick Edwards, Representative Director, Nicholas Edwards Investment 
13:40-13:43 Chairman's Opening Address
13:45-14:18 Panel: The political and investment environment
Moderator:
Michael Richmond, PhD, Senior Commercial Specialist, American Embassy 
Panelists:
Lundeejantsan Danzan, Parliament Member
Zandanshatar Gombojav, Parliament Member
Lu Bold, Parliament Member

Lkhagvajav Baatarjav, President, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
14:18-14:28 Q&A Session on The political and investment environment
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:
Baatartsogt Baldorj, Chairman of Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia
Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC
Undraa Agvaanluvsan , Parliament Member and Chair of Responsible Mining Lobby Group
Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp.
D.Ariunbold, CEO, Erdenes Tavan 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: "Fintech, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital" 
- A journey toward raising venture investment for a startup
- Exporting Mongolian brainpower
Bayarsaikhan Volodya, Chief Operation Officer at AND Global Pte.Ltd & LendMN

Session Focus: Non-Mining Panel and wrap-up
Session Chairman: Munkhdul Badral, Founder&CEO, Cover mongolia 
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
Erdenebayar Davaasambuu,Director, Sector Development Policy and Regulation division, National Development Agency
Irina Kravchenko, Head of Mongolia Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Panel: 
Growth Strategies for Non-Mining Sector, major investment projects

Moderator:
Munkhbold Adiya PhD, Head of Research and Analysis Office, National Development Agency

Panelists: 
Bat-Erdene Jadamba, Parliament Member, The "New Country" project developer 
Bayartulga Lkhagvasuren, State Secretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry
Irina Kravchenko, Head of Mongolia Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Bulgan Tumendemberel, Director of Green Development Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Jargalsaikhan Dugar, Executive Director, National Industrial Council 
Batkhuyag Gotovtseren, Head of Culture, and cultural heritage division, Culture, and Art Agency

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 Edwards, Representative Director, Nicholas Edwards Investment 
Panelists: 
David Rohanna, Executive Director and C.E.O.APIAG Pte Ltd, APIAG Mongolia LLC

Zorigt Dashdorj,Executive Director of Mongolia Development Strategy Institute and  Former Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Tuvshintugs Batdelger, Director of Economic Research Institute

Chris Melville, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
Ganbold Gombo, Vice President/CFO, Erdenes Mongol LLC
Prof.Christian Strenger, Member of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Asset Management
17:50-18:10 Q&A session on "Recap of the two day conference"
18:10-18:20 Closing Remarks
Daajamba Bazarkhuu, Deputy Head of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government
Bulgantuya KhurelbaatarVice Minister, Ministry of Finance
Masa Igata, CEO, Frontier Securities LLC
18:30 Farewell Reception with refreshments @ Olympic Residence sponsored by APIP