May 15 – 17, 2023 | Hotel Sofitel Phokeetra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

10:00 am-6:00 pm


(Venue:  Registration desk * Lobby, Hotel Sofitel Phokeetra)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(open to participants & accompanying spouse/persons)


 12F, Hotel Sofitel Phokeetra * Dress Code:  Smart Casual

08:00 am – 09:00 am REGISTRATION OF DELEGATES (Registration desk * Lobby, Hotel Sofitel Phokeetra)
9:00 am – 9:30 am

OPENING CEREMONIES (Venue:  Grand Ballroom /whole day)


Opening Remarks:

H.E. Dr. Kao Thach
ADFIAP 1st Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Agricultural & Rural Development Bank


Welcome Remarks:

Mr. Saud A. Minam
ADFIAP Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
Fiji Development Bank.


Keynote Remarks:

Mr. John McGinley
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Mekong Strategic Capital (MSC)


Inspirational Message:

Ms. Mafalda Duarte
Executive Director
Green Climate Fund (GCF) (via video)


Opening Speech:

H.E. Dr. Aun Pornmoniroth
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Finance

Group Photo:  Head Delegates of DFIs with H.E. Dr. Aun Pornmoniroth

9:30 am – 10:30 am


“Cambodia’s Rice Sector Development in Serving the Food Security”


H.E. Dr. Ung Luyna
Director General of the General Department of Policy

H.E. Chan Sokty
Delegate of the Royale Government of Cambodia in charge of CEO and
Chairman of Board of Director of Green Trade Company (ranked as Secretary of State),
Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Cambodia

H.E. Khim Finan
Undersecretary of State
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia

H.E. Dr. Tin Ponlok
Secretary of State
Ministry of Environment

Oknha Song Saron
Chairman of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF)

10:30 am – 11:45 am


Topic 1: “Promoting Financial Inclusion through Open Finance:  Bridging the Gap”


Mr. Enrique I. Florencio
Secretary General
Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific(ADFIAP)


Mr. Wouter De Bruycker
Chief Executive Officer
Infivex IT Solution

Mr. Abundio Quililan, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
New Rural Bank of San Leonardo (NRBSL)/Philippines

Ms. Jane Manucdoc
Executive Director
ASKI MFI/Philippines

11:45 am – 12:00 pm GROUP PHOTO (all Attendees)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH (International Buffet –Ballroom 2)
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSIONS

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 1Redefining Agriculture for a Climate-Smart and Sustainable Future

This session focuses on the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, improving food security, and promoting rural development. This includes discussions on precision farming, smart irrigation, agricultural robotics, and data-driven decision-making.

Its objective is to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss and explore innovative approaches, technologies, and policies that can transform agriculture into a more climate-smart and sustainable sector.   It will address key issues such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable land and water management, biodiversity conservation, and the promotion of resilient and diversified farming systems.


H.E. Dr. Kao Thach
ADFIAP 1st Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Agricultural & Rural Development Bank


Mr. Liduvino Geron
Executive Vice President
Land Bank of the Philippines

Dr. Prasun Das
Secretary General
Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA)

Mr. George Taitim Tulas
Chief Executive Officer
Sabah Credit Corporation

Mr. Adama Mariko
Deputy Director-Mobilization, Partnerships & Communication
Finance in Common Secretary-General, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 2Climate-Smart Practices

Exploring strategies and technologies that enable farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts. This includes sustainable land management, agroforestry, climate-resilient crop varieties, and precision climate forecasting systems.

The session seeks to provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and innovations related to climate-smart practices across different sectors, with a special emphasis on agriculture. It aims to create awareness about the potential of climate-smart practices to mitigate climate change impacts, enhance adaptive capacity, and promote sustainable development.  Furthermore, it intends to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the widespread adoption of these practices, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and policy support.


Eng. Mohammed Al Ghassani
Chairman of the Board
Development Bank


Mr. Saud A. Minam
ADFIAP Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Fiji Development Bank

Ms. Carolyn Olfindo
Senior Vice President
Development Bank of the Philippines

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 3:  Technology-enabled Solutions / Agri-Fintech

Showcasing cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, Internet of Things, blockchain, and remote sensing, that can revolutionize agriculture and enable sustainable development. Discussions will cover their potential applications, scalability, and accessibility in both developed and developing regions.

The session on “Technology-Enabled Solutions: Agri-Fintech” seeks to provide a platform for discussing and showcasing cutting-edge technological solutions that have the potential to drive climate-smart and sustainable agriculture. It aims to highlight the role of Agri-Fintech in addressing key challenges such as access to finance, market linkages, climate information, and sustainable agricultural practices.

The session also aims to facilitate discussions on policies, partnerships, and investment opportunities to support the widespread adoption of technology-enabled solutions in agriculture.


Ms. Tshering Om
Chief Executive Officer
Bhutan Development Bank


Mr. Manolo M. Martinez
Vice President for Product Development and Innovative Solutions (OIC)
CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions

Mr. Robert Bastillo
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Corporation

Shri Goverdhan Singh Rawat
Deputy Managing Director
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Session 4Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Linking agricultural innovation and technology to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly those related to zero hunger, poverty eradication, climate action, and sustainable communities. The focus will be on identifying synergies and best practices for creating a more sustainable and inclusive future.

The session seeks to provide a platform for discussing the interlinkages between the SDGs, climate action, and sustainable agriculture. It aims to highlight the potential of the SDGs to guide and inspire transformative actions that can drive inclusive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

Furthermore, the session also aims to facilitate discussions on the implementation, monitoring, and partnerships needed to achieve the SDGs in the context of cultivating a climate-smart and sustainable development.


Mr. Niklas Kesseler
Momentus Global (Canada) (formerly International Financial Consulting Ltd.)


Mr. Akihiro Suzuki
General Manager, Global Business Planning & Coordination Department
Development Bank of Japan, Inc (DBJ)

Mr. Sergey Vaseliev
Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors
Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)

Mr. Prakash Kumar
Deputy Managing Director
Small Industries Development Bank of India

H.E. Mr. Allen Dogson Tan
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)

6:30 pm

Gala Dinner (open to all participants and accompanying spouse or persons)

Venue:  Grand Ballroom

Dress Code:  Business/Smart Casual

9:00 am – 11:00 am96th ADFIAP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (Restricted)
(Venue:  Phokeetra 1 Room (2nd Level))
 DELEGATE-MEETS-DELEGATE (Open to All/without the board members)
Venue:  Grand Ballroom 
11:00 AM – 12:00 NN

Conference (cont’n)

Session 5:  Partnership & Collaboration

Highlighting the importance of partnerships between development finance institutions (DFIs), governments, private sector entities, research institutions, and civil society organizations. The discussions will emphasize the need for collaborative efforts to leverage resources, share knowledge, and scale up successful initiatives in the agriculture and technology sectors.

 The session on “Partnership and Collaboration” seeks to provide a platform for discussing the importance of partnerships, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and collective action in addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

It aims to showcase successful partnership models, highlight the benefits of collaboration, and identify strategies for building effective and inclusive partnerships to drive climate-smart and sustainable initiatives.


Ms. Lindsay Timarong
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Islands Development Bank


Mr. Edwin Syahruzad
PT Sarana Multi Infrastructure/Indonesia

Mr. Rajan Ashok Uttamchandani
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Esquire Financing, Inc.

Mr. Aishamuddin bin Zulkefli
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Planning & Development)
TEKUN Nasional

Ms. Alexandra Matveeva
Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board
International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC)

Mr. Sergey Storchak
Senior Banker
State Development Corporation VEB.RF

Mr. Adama Mariko
Deputy Director
Mobilization, Partnerships and Communication Finance in Common Secretary General Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

12:00 pm-1:00 pmNETWORKING LUNCH  
International Buffet (open to all participants & accompanying spouses/persons)
Venue:  Ballroom 2
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Session 6:  Policy & Investment Framework

Addressing the role of DFIs in promoting enabling policy environments and investment frameworks that foster innovation, attract private sector investments, and facilitate technology transfer in the agriculture sector. The discussions will explore ways to reduce barriers, create incentives, and mobilize financial resources to support climate-smart agriculture and sustainable development.

This session will serve as a catalyst for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and the formulation of actionable recommendations. By addressing the intersection of policy, investment, and sustainability, it aims to inspire concrete actions that contribute to the realization of a more resilient, low-carbon, and inclusive future for all.  By focusing on these key areas, the session will contribute to advancing the collective understanding of the critical levers needed to drive sustainable development in the face of climate change and pave the way for a more prosperous and resilient future.


Mr. Tarun Sharma
Deputy Managing Director
Export-Import Bank of India


Mr. Nassir Alkasabi
Director General of Corporate Strategy
Saudi Fund for Development

V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Ph.D.
Member, The Monetary Board (Private Sector)
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr. Muhammad Azraini Abdul Hamid
Group Head, Group Private Equity & Strategic Investments
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd.

Dr. Seyed Ali Heidari
Deputy Managing Director, Financial and International Affairs
Bank of Industry and Mine

H.E. Mr. Suon Sophal
Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodia Investment Board
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)

H.E. Prof Dr. Sok Siphana
Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions (Multilateral Trade and Economic Affairs)
and Chairman of the Trade Policy Advisory Board, Cambodia

2:00 pm-3:30 pmDELEGATE-MEETS-DELEGATE (continuation)
Venue:  Grand Ballroom
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING (Restricted / ADFIAP members only)

Venue:  Ballroom 1


5:00pm -5:05 pm

Overview of Finance in Common Summit (FICS) 2024


Mr. Adama Mariko
Deputy Director-Mobilization, Partnerships & Communication
Finance in Common Secretary-General,
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm


  • Host of the ADFIAP 48th Annual Meetings (Y2025) – Development Bank – Sultanate of Oman
  • Host of the ADFIAP International CEO Forum (Y2025) – PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
6:30 pm onwards

participants and accompanying spouse/persons)

Venue:  Grand Ballroom

Dress Code:  National Costume


Note:  Each attendee is requested to bring one (1) gift for the traditional exchange gift activity to conclude the closing dinner and awards nights. The gift must be inexpensive but reasonable and cheerful; nothing fancy, something like a souvenir or memento for the receiver to
remember you by. Please write your name and Institution as the giver.

9:30 AM onwards


(open to all participants and accompanying spouse/persons)

Places to see:  National Museum, Royale Palace, Wat Phnom Temple, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21), Russian Market (Toul Tom Pung Market)

End of the 47th ADFIAP Annual Meetings

9:30 AM onwards

 ARDB offers complimentary/shared airport transfers. To avail …

·        Arriving participants and guests are requested to confirm flight arrival details by email to Mr. Kang Panha email: kang_panha@ardb.com.kh with copy to Ms. Sandra Honrado email: sandra@adfiap.org, WhatsApp Number +855 93 791111 or +63 917 7041009.

 Upon arrival, after the immigration, make their way to the desk which is identifiable by the ARDB and ADFIAP logos.

 ·        Homebound or departing participants and guests must be ready at least 3 hours prior to scheduled flight departure. Schedules of shared hotel-airport transfers will be posted at the hotel reception desk.

 ·        Participants and guests requiring independent transfers are recommended to arrange, by themselves, private transfers either with the hotel, or use taxi service. 

Thank you. Be Safe Everyone!