17 March, 2008 – Monday

7.30 am – 8.30 am

Registration and Coffee/Tea

8.30 am – 10.30 am


Welcome Notes
Mr Pham Huy Hung, chairman, Vietnam Banks Association & chairman, Vietinbank (formerly Incombank)
Mr David Eldon, chairman, The Asian Banker Summit Advisory Council & former chairman, HSBC Asia

Opening Keynotes
Current Developments in Vietnam’s Banking Industry
Mr Nguyen Van Giau, governor, State Bank of Vietnam

A World Without the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Mr Paul Sarbanes, co-author, Sarbanes-Oxley Act & former chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Leadership Keynote
Decision Making at a Time of Environmental & Organisational Turbulence
Mr Kaspar Villiger, board member, Swiss Re & former president and former finance minister, Switzerland

Leadership Dialogue on Sarbanes-Oxley and the Financial Institutions Business

With distinguished panelist
Mr Byung Chul Yoon, chairman, Financial Planning Standards Board, Korea & former chairman, Woori Financial Group

Session co-chaired by
Mr Emmanuel Daniel, president and editor-in-chief, The Asian Banker
Mr Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Welcome by the Co-Chairs
Dr Zhang Bingxun, general manager, financial institutions, Bank of China
Mr Yogan Rasanayakam, general manager, Asia, Westpac

Opening Keynote Session
The Regulatory Environment for Trade & Payments
How is the regulatory environment for trade and payments evolving, and what is the impact for banks operating in this space?

Presentation by
Mr William Ryback, special advisor, Financial Supervisory Services, Korea & former deputy chief executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

With contributory dialogue from
Mr Tsuyoshi Oyama, deputy director general, financial systems and bank examination, Bank of Japan.

12.00 am – 1.30 pm


1.30 am – 2.30 pm

Gaps in Banks’ Ability to Serve their FI & Corporate Clients
What are the service areas in which financial institutional and corporate clients see the greatest need for improvement? How will the shifts in the FX and payments landscape affect the banks’ view of their client base?

Presentations by
Ms Kefei Chang, director, global transaction banking, cash management, Deutsche Bank.
Mr Whitman Knapp, president, FImetrix.

With contributory dialogue from
Ms Yvonne Chia, group managing director & chief executive officer, Hong Leong Bank.

Moderated by
Mr Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, global and commercial banking group, Barclays Bank.

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Managing the Impact of Currency Volatility & Liquidity on Trade
What is the impact of currency volatility and liquidity on the letters of credit business, FX trading and expenses on income statements? How are
financial institutions managing these opportunities and risks?

Presentation by
Mr Asif Raza, head, trade and logistics management, Asia Pacific, JPMorgan.

With contributory dialogue from
Mr Nguyen Hoa Binh, chairman, management board, Vietcombank
Mr Howard Bascom, global head, trade finance, Bank of New York Mellon.

Moderated by
Ms Alexandra Holcomb, general manager, working capital and trade solutions, Westpac

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Tea Break

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

AML & KYC - The Financial Institution Perspective
Why have Asia’s banks turned in the lowest increases in compliance spending globally, and what are the future focus areas for AML and KYC in Asia?

Presentations by
Mr Sandeep Batra, group compliance officer, ICICI Bank
Ms Ceri Rowland, commercial director, Bankers’ Almanac
Mr John Campbell, partner, Regulatory Advisory Services, PwC.

Moderated by
Mr Jeremy Wilson
, vicechairman, Barclays Commercial Bank

5.00 pm

End of Day 1 Conference. Cocktails, followed by IT Awards and Banker Commendations

5.30 pm

Assemble for BAFT Asia Dinner, hosted by Bank of China

18 March, 2008 – Tuesday

7.30 am – 8.30 am

Day 2 - Registration and Coffee/Tea

8.00 am – 8.30 am

BAFT Briefing – Serving Financial Institutions in Asia
The new strategic vision to globalise BAFT through the development of regional councils of bankers around the world focused on the key trade, payment and financial institution issues in the industry, so as to generate relevant education, dialogue, and solutions regarding international issues such as compliance and asset trading.

Discussion led by
Mr Craig Weeks, president, BAFT & senior vice president, JPMorgan Chase, Mr Jeremy Wilson, vice-chairman, Barclays Commercial Bank
Mr Carter McDowell, general counsel, BAFT & chief legislative counsel, American Bankers Association

8.30 am – 9.30 am

Building a Global Remittances Capability
An authoritative look at the elements of an effective bank-to-bank relationship that can deliver global reach in remittances.

Presentation by
Mr Tom McCabe, global head, products, transaction banking, Standard Chartered.

With contributory dialogue from
Mr Nguyen Duc Vinh, chief executive officer, Techcombank
Ms Wendy Miller, vice president, product management, global remittances, Bank of New York Mellon.

Moderated by
Ms Gwynne Master, managing director and regional manager, ASEAN, global financial institutions and trade services group, Wachovia

9.30 am – 10.30 am

Client Management in the Credit Crunch
What are the key differentiating factors for maintaining and strengthening client relationships during this current climate of tightening credit standards and depleted liquidity stock?

Presentation by
Ms Sheida Hadji-Ashrafi , worldwide industry manager payments, Microsoft.

With contributory dialogue from
Mr James Cullen, senior vice president, international financial services, Wells Fargo
Mr Whitman Knapp, president, FImetrix.

Co-moderated by
Mr John Ball, head, cash management-FI, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Mr Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Value Creation
From offering additional services beyond the standard cash and treasury management options to integrating the financial supply chain with the physical supply chain, what strategies are working best in the pursuit of new revenue opportunities?

Presentations by
Mr Murray Sargant, senior vice president, banking line of business, SAP Asia Pacific, Japan
Mr Srikanth Mallya, director, operations and portfolio management, Asia Pacific, UPS Capital
Mr Abraham Chacko, regional head, corporate sales, Asia and Middle East, ABN AMRO

Moderated by
Mr T.S. Shankar, senior vice president, global product services, financial institutions, Bank of America

12.00 pm – 1.30 pm


1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Surveying New Trade Flows Impacting Asia
What are the key elements that will enable financial institutions to fully capitalise on the growing intra-Asia and Asia to Africa trade flows?

Presentations by
Mr Subin Subaiah, senior vice president & head - Asia, global product services, Bank of America
Mr James Benoit, chief executive officer, AfrAsia Bank.

With contributory dialogue from
Mr Kenneth K.Y. Leung, head, trade and loan services, Bank of East Asia.

Co-moderated by
Mr Yogan Rasanayakam, general manager, Asia, Westpac
Mr Howard Bascom, global head, trade finance, Bank of New York Mellon

3.00 pm– 3.30 pm

Tea Break

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Closing Keynote
Exposure of Long-Term Liabilities to Current Volatilities in the Marketplace
Mr Ross Jones, deputy chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Closing Dialogue
Unraveling Recent Episodes of Failure

With distinguished dialogue partners
Sir George Mathewson, former chairman, the Royal Bank of Scotland & chairman, Toscafund
Mr Christopher Page, head, risk – Asia Pacific, ANZ Bank & former chief credit officer, HSBC Asia
Mr Alastair Clark, advisor to the governor of the Bank of England
Mr Steve Hoffman, senior vice president, banking supervision and regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Co-chaired by
Mr Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker, and Professor Jayanth Varma, board member, Axis Bank, dean, IIM-Ahmedabad & former board member, SEBI

Concluding Remarks
Mr David Eldon, chairman, The Asian Banker Summit Advisory Council, and former chairman, HSBC Asia
Mr Christian Kapfer, senior manager, research, The Asian Banker

5.30 pm

End of The Asian Banker Summit 2008

* Please note that the names of speakers and panelists listed are pending confirmation. The Asian Banker reserves the right to change the topics, agenda format and names of the proposed speakers.




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