Proposed Programme

The overall programme of the China International Banking Convention will include the following key elements:

  1. An opening keynote session with a global luminary in financial services
  2. Conference sessions in Retail Banking, Technology & Operations and Risk Management including presentations by winning banks and service providers.
  3. Each session will have speakers from international banks sharing best practices and case study presentations.
  4. Awards Dinner
Agenda: 12th April 2012
08.30 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10:30 Opening Keynote Session
  • Senior CBRC Representative
  • Mr. Richard M. "Dick" Kovacevich, Former Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company – Retail banking legend offers strategies & insight on cross selling and growing your retail financial products and services
  • Christian Kapfer - How The Asian Banker evaluates the competition in China
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Preventing domestic financial risks the top priority as the global financial crisis enters a more complicated phase.

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) pledge came as China’s state-directed banking system attempts to clean up $1.7 trillion in debts amassed by local governments and address risks lurking in the country’s underground system of private lending

China Banking Regulatory Commission, has ordered lenders to re-assess their exposure to local government borrowing. The People's Bank of China recent statement that it will further strengthen banks' daily financial risk monitoring, their soundness appraisals and their reporting upon financial emergencies, in an effort to prevent systematic and regional financial risks

The focus on risk management has grown rapidly over the last few years, our panel of experts will discuss and drill down to indentify key areas in the quest for safe banking. This session will consist of discussion on:

  • Liquidity management and profitability
  • Consumer Risk management
  • Basel III

Topics to be discussed and case studies to be shared include:

  • Tim Condon, Head of research, ING
  • Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist, Asia ex. Japan, FIM Research, Emerging Market Strategy, Credit Agricole CIB
  • Chng Sok Hui, Chief Financial Officer, DBS Bank
  • Patrick Tang Loi-fu, Executive Vice President & CRO, Bank of East Asia
  • Wenwu Li, Deputy General Manager, Risk Management Department, CITIC Bank
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch for all delegates
13.30 – 15.00 Dialogue 2
Gaining a competitive advantage in the domestic market whilst meeting the micro-business policy mandated by China's 4th National Financial Work Conference
Micro- business will play a key role in the future Economic and Social Development of China. As mandated by China's 4th National Financial Work Conference, financial institutions will need to provide further financial and fiscal support, particularly to Micro-business in sectors that meet the nation’s industrial and environmental protection requirements and that they feel will create more jobs for the country. In this session, our panel will examine how banks can meet the requirements of China's 4th National Financial Work Conference whilst improving overall operations and maintain risk management.

Topics to be discussed and case studies to be shared include:

  • Yuanqi Xiao,Director of Banking Supervision Department II, CBRC (invited)
  • Edwin Khoo, Regional Managing Director, Enterprise Banking, Institutional Banking Group, DBS
  • Bin Zhou, General Manager, Micro Finance Dept, CMSB
  • Xueliang Jin, Risk Director, Zhejiang Tailong Commercial Bank
  Dialogue 3
Improve your understanding of customers, meeting their increasing needs and expectations
The key to success for banks in all markets is a strong focus on customers and their changing needs. A strong customer experience creates high levels of customer loyalty, which is vital to increasing profitability. Developing tailored offerings across all customer bases is possible with target CRM as the needs of low income earners to clients requiring wealth management are changing. In this session our panel will discuss data management and the targeting of customers, customer relationships-acquisition and retention as low income earners go mobile and wealth management clients require targeted products.

Topics to be discussed and case studies to be shared include:

  • Wang Yonghong, Director of Technology Department, People’s Bank of China
  • Ericson Chan, CIO, Standard Chartered Bank China
  • Rob Findlay, Head of Customer Culture, OCBC BANK
  • Cai Dong, GM of E-Banking Department, ICBC
  • Chao Guo, Deputy Head of Personal Banking Dept, ICBC
15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon Tea
16.00 – 17.30 Dialogue 4
Easing liquidity strains, managing the challenges ahead as banks look to the wider region.
The tight liquidity in the interbank market and significant rise in interbank interest rates has prompted the recent cut by the PBOC. The 50 basis point cut in the RRR to 20.5 percent releases about 400 billion yuan that could be used for bank lending.

The move buoyed international markets on hopes the money would be poured into infrastructure projects and boost demand for commodities.

In this session our leading panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that institutions face with the ease on liquidity strains and banks step up lending in 2012.

Topics to be discussed and case studies to be shared include:

  • Frank Hamer, Head of Global Transactions Services (GTS) China, RBS
  • Tim Condon, head of research, ING
  • Qi Zeng, Deputy General Manager, Payments & Cash Management Dept, ICBC
  • Lihua Feng, General Manager, Wealth Management Dept, Chief Retail Officer, Bank of Beijing
  Dialogue 5
Core banking integration unifying the bank processes across units.
As competition increases within the market, systems need to be updated and best practices need to be adopted. Financial institutions looking to grow across the region and internationally will need to balance their relationship with services providers to gain advantage over their competitors whilst managing the cost and risks involved. How should banks manage the challenges in the transition to a more modern core banking platform?

Topics to be discussed and case studies to be shared include:

  • Xiaojun Benton Gong, Chief Technology and Services Officer at HSBC Bank China Limited
  • Zhou Hengchang, CIO, Shanghai Rural Commercial
  • Zhongdong Sun,Deputy Chief Architect, Head Office IT Dept, Bank of China
  • Shuchu Wang, General Manager, Information and Technology Dept, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Bank
18.00 – 19.30 The Asian Banker China Awards

Networking Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
We will be honouring some of the leading Chinese banks at the business and operational levels in the city and provincial levels discussed above

*We are in various stages of confirming the proposed speakers/panelists.

For more information please contact
Mr. Oliver Blokland
Tel: (86) 10 5869 3492

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