16.1.2018

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome note

Jean-Daniel Gerber, President, SSF

Ambassador Raymund Furrer, Head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division, SECO

09:15 - 10:00 Opening keynote:
The opportunities behind the ambitious SDGs – how investments for development stand to grow

Karin Finkelston,  Vice President, Partnerships, Communications, and Outreach, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

10:00 - 11:00 Expert panel: Challenging the public sector - What role do Development Finance Institutes play in mobilizing private capital

Claudia Arce, Director for South Asia, KfW

Orlando Ferreira, Chief Strategy Officer, IDB Invest

Ivo Germann, Head of Operations of Economic Development Cooperation Directorate, SECO

Nick O'Donohoe, CEO, CDC Group

Moderated by: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer, BlueOrchard

11:00 - 11:30 Networking coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Expert panel: Challenging the private sector – How is private industry supplying solutions

Ivo Menzinger, Head of Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director, R20 Regions of Climate Action

François Perrot, Head of Affordable Housing & 14Trees Ltd, LafargeHolcim

Manuel Rybach, Global Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Credit Suisse

Moderated by: Sabine Döbeli, CEO, SSF

12:30 - 13:45 Networking lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Presentation: Partnership models in blended finance: an expert overview

Wiebke Bartz-Zuccala, Policy Analyst, OECD 

Haje Schütte, Head Financing Sustainable Development Division, OECD

14:15 - 15:15 Breakout sessions A, B, C
The breakout sessions are designed to debate opportunities and challenges of different partnership models.

In each session, there will be short inputs from two parties of an existing innovative partnership followed by interactive discussions on challenges, opportunities and scalability of such partnerships. Participants will be able to visit 1 of the 3 sessions. Read more here.

15:15 - 15:45 Networking coffee break
15:45 - 16:45 Breakout sessions D, E, F
The breakout sessions are designed to debate opportunities and challenges of different partnership models.

In each session, there will be short inputs from two parties of an existing innovative partnership followed by interactive discussions on challenges, opportunities and scalability of such partnershipsParticipants will be able to visit 1 of the 3 sessions. Read more here.

16:45 - 17:15 Closing keynote:
Promising business partnerships - the foundation for sustainable business

Ulrich Frei, Director, FUNDES Internacional

17:15 - 17:30 Closing note

Sabine Döbeli, CEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance

17:30 - 19:00 Networking Apero