PPI’s members expect serious, timely conversations with their peers and other experts at our flagship roundtables. Our 2016 programs delivered — blending political analysis with financial assessments, deep-dives into regional developments, and broad surveys on conditions in the global marketplace. We invited subject matter experts, well-known personalities, and PPI members to offer their thoughts and to lead interactive discussions on a diverse set of issues.
Though attendance at our programs remained at full capacity throughout 2016, we worked hard to keep the sessions conversational in nature to allow for the intimate exchange of ideas for which PPI is known. In addition, we upgraded the PPI App with features that facilitate direct connectivity among participants at our events and during the months between them.
Our dynamic global community also includes important partnerships and programs outside our core offerings. The relationships with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Global Aging Institute (GAI), and other partners remain important to us. In 2016, we began to explore new and different options for the continuation of our programming specific to developing Asia in 2017 and 2018.
Our 2016 Program Lineup
Click the programs below for overviews and links to reports, agendas, and photo galleries.
More 2016 Programs
India's Latest Reforms and Initiatives to Promote Foreign Investment
June 2, 2016
PPI hosted in our San Francisco office on June 2, U.K. Sinha, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for a candid discussion with our members on the current macroeconomic and regulatory environment in India. His comments provided insight into India’s efforts to remove barriers to foreign investment and set the context for the broader discussion to come at the 2017 Asia programs in Mumbai and Delhi. The Insights report for this webinar is available here.
GAI-PPI Issue Brief:
Meeting Hong Kong's Retirement Challenge
September 27, 2016
Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), discussed the findings of Meeting Hong Kong’s Retirement Challenge, the issue brief jointly published by GAI and PPI. During his presentation, Dr. Jackson discussed the forces that are pushing pension reform to the top of the policy agenda, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), and explores strategies for improving the overall adequacy and sustainability of Hong Kong’s retirement system.
Infrastructure Working Group
October 25, 2016
The inaugural meeting of the Infrastructure Working Group was held October 25 on the margins of the programs in Hong Kong. Joe Cherian, director of the Center for Asset Management Research, National University of Singapore, served as moderator. The working group brought together 28 participants, 15 of whom were PPI members, to discuss some of the barriers and challenges related to infrastructure investment globally. A summary report of the discussions is available here.
Strengthening Pension Systems in the Pacific
We conducted, in partnership with the ADB and the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF), a program for the 14 member nations of the ADB’s Pacific region. The program was held November 2-3, with Jaoji Koroi, CEO of the FNPF, serving as chair. The opening keynote was given by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, attorney general and minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Public Service, and Communications, Government of Fiji. There were 58 participants who attended the two days of programming.