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

  1. An opening keynote session with senior representative from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
  2. An interactive leadership dialogue with the leading chairmen and CEOs of the Philippine banking community
  3. Conference sessions in Retail Banking, Technology & Operations, Risk Management and Transaction Banking - each of these sessions will be conducted in a dialogue format where case study presentations will be debated and discussed with senior bankers.
  4. Special luncheons and Dinners

Main Conference Agenda
Agenda: 20 October 2011
08:15 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Keynote Session with Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Governor Tetangco will provide the opening address on an update on the state of the financial services industry in the Philippines and the future challenges ahead in the Philippine banking industry

09:30– 10:30 International dialogue: Navigating through the uncertainties in the global economic climate

This dialogue will review the current global crisis, from the US debt-ceiling crisis to the European debt crisis, and apply them to their implications for emerging markets like the Philippines.

The session will feature the presentation of:
  • David Carbon, Head of Economic & Currency Research, DBS
and include the perspectives of eminent local and international panellists, namely :
  • Eli Remolona, Chief Representative Asia and the Pacific, BIS
  • Benjamin E. Diokno, Economist, Philippines National Bank Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines
Moderated by Emmanuel Daniel, President and CEO, The Asian Banker
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Can Philippine banks create a truly world-class transaction banking business for their corporate clients?

The increasing intra-Asian trade is creating the need for very robust products that banks needs to offer corporate clients. In this session, we will take a look at the overall status of the Transaction Banking Industry in Philippines, discussing:

  • Best practices in cash and liquidity management
  • Case study on cross border payments
  • What do corporate want in managing a smooth financial supply chain?

Speakers/ panellists invited include

  • Bill Ashlock, former Global Head of Payments and Cash Operations, ANZ
  • Alex Lee, Director, Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Moderated by Aldo Joson, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker

Turning chatter to real business value: How can banks benefit from social media?

Financial Institutions are trying to use social media and networking for community building, product research, customer service, marketing and transparency.

  • Are we on the right track? What can Philippine banks learn from global best practices?
  • What are some of the leading case studies in Social Commerce outside the financial services industry?

Speakers/ panellists invited include

  • Matthew Dooley, former Head of Digital Experience,  HSBC
  • Natividad N. Alejo, Senior Vice President & Group Head, Consumer Banking Group, Bank of The Philippine Islands

Moderated by Thomas Zink, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker
12:00 – 13:00 Luncheon
13:00 – 14:00 Examining and understanding the Basel III enhancements ICAAP guidelines

In this session we will examine the lessons from the crisis whilst developing and implementing counter-cyclical buffers. We shall scrutinize the increased capital requirements under Basel III and delve further into:

  • Regulatory reporting - What do the regulators demand?
  • Leverage ratios - Proposals for leverage ratios
  • Liquidity - Establishing KRIs for liquidity risk
  • Understanding the impact of new ICAAP implementation on your cash flow

Speakers/ panellists invited include

  • Eli Remolona, Chief Representative, Asia and the Pacific, BIS
  • Johnny Noe E. Ravalo, Managing Director, Supervision & Examination Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Rabboni Francis B. Arjonillo, Chief Risk Officer, ChinaBank
  • Saloni Ramakrishna, Principal Consultant, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications
Moderated by Emmanuel Daniel, President and CEO, The Asian Banker
14:00 – 15:00 The Data & Analytics Working Group Workshop

This is a highly interactive short workshop designed around real case studies and results of a survey of Asian banks, facilitated by The Asian Banker Research team on how banks should be organised around the use of the customer and interaction data that we are inundated with today. This session will explore the effective use of customer data to manage profitability, risk and performance management.

The facilitators are

  • Thomas Zink, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian
  • Saloni Ramakrishna, Principal Consultant, Oracle
    Financial Services Analytical Applications
The dynamics of Mobile Payments - friends, foes and strange bed-fellows

As one of the world’s premier industry for local and international payments, Philippines is on the cusp of a major global change – it has the opportunity to lead the world in building a robust mobile payments landscape.In this session we will discuss the key developments in the mobile payment space, while envisioning how the payments and remittances industry in Philippines is evolving.

Speakers/panellists invited include

  • Tricia Dizon, Head, Financial Services, Smart Communications
  • Anna Cruz, Head of the Strategic Alliances, Smart Communications
  • Emmanuel T. Narciso, SVP, Transaction Banking Group, Banco De Oro Unibank

Moderated by Aldo Joson, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Building cost-efficient and interactive customer relationships in Philippine bank branches

Despite the introduction of alternative channels, branch banking is still the primary distribution network for Philippine banks. But with most banks operating on a liability model - where the wait for deposits yield low transaction turnovers and demand high costs, is there a way for banks in the country to use the branches as cost-efficient centres? How does improving the interaction with customers and the connectivity within the bank's own network translate to a key competitive advantage?

Moderated by Aldo Joson, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker
Information Management: Smart Alternatives

This session will demonstrate how ASEAN banks can quickly unlock their information goldmine by actioning their BI/Analytics initiative.

Areas covered:
  • ASEAN banking landscape
  • Extracting true value from core systems
  • Traditional approach versus innovative alternative
  • Banking BI in 100 Days: Pre-built for Profitability
Moderated by Thomas Zink, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker 
16:30 – 17:00 Closing keynote with Philippe Paillart, former Vice Chairman and CEO, DBS Bank

Strategic leadership in turbulent times

There is leadership required at the tactical level today. CEOs, Chairmen, and senior managers have to provide leadership in the areas of marketing, product development, and make decisions in infrastructures, risk management in responding to the vagaries of the global economy and its impact on the business of banking. Philippe Paillart who has extensive experience at the board and at CEO level in some of the leading financial institutions will provide insights from his management experience in terms of what is required to mobilise staff as well as today’s tactical decisions. A session not to be missed by all senior managers.

17:00 End of Conference

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

To register or for further details about the programme, please contact Mr. Lee Yee Fung at or at Tel: (65) 6236 6532.

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