Innovative Agri-Finance Products to Help Address
Food Insecurity in ADB Developing Member Countries

Join our expert panel talk about the prospect of innovative agriculture finance products for ADB’s developing member countries and what it will take to make them work to help farmers increase their production capacity to help address the food insecurity crisis.

Via Zoom, 21 September 2022
Manila (GMT+8) 08:45 – 10:00
Sydney (GMT+10) 10:45 – 12:00  
Washington DC / New York (GMT-4) 20:45 – 22:00  

Webinar Programme

1

Welcome Remarks

Thomas Clark
General Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
2

Presentation

Marek Dubovec
Director of Law Reform Programs, International Law Institute
3

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Ben Sandstad
Senior Counsel, Trade and Supply Chain Finance Programs, Office of General Counsel, ADB

Panelists:
Qingfeng Zhang
Chief of Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Lamon Rutten
Chief Executive Officer, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mining Exchange; former Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia Commodity and Derivatives Exchange

Philine Wehling
Legal Officer, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

Jairus S. Ferrer
Chief Executive Officer, iFarms Inc. (Philippines) 

Manohari Gunawardhena
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, South Asia Regional Department, ADB
4

Q&A 

Question and answer session with the webinar panelists

Speakers and Panelists

General Counsel Thomas Clark
Thomas Clark
General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, ADB
Marek Dubovec
Marek Dubovec
Director of Law Reform Programs, International Law Institute
Ben Sandstad
Ben Sandstad
Senior Counsel, Trade and Supply Chain Finance Programs, Office of General Counsel, ADB 
Qingfeng Zhang
Qingfeng Zhang
Chief of Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
Lamon Rutten
Lamon Rutten
Chief Executive Officer, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mining Exchange; former CEO, Indonesia Commodity and Derivatives Exchange
Philine Wehling
Philine Wehling
Legal Officer, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
Jairus S. Ferrer
Jairus S. Ferrer
Chief Executive Officer,
iFarms Inc.
(Philippines) 
Manohari Gunawardhena
Manohari Gunawardhena
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, South Asia Regional Department, ADB