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MONDAY – 11 MAY 2009
7.30 – 8.30 am Registration and Coffee / Tea
8.30 – 11.00 am


Welcome Notes

Summit Opening Keynote
The Evolution of the Chinese Banking Industry in the Context of Current Global Developments
Liu Mingkang, chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission, with contributory commentary from Jeffrey Lacker, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Opening Remarks I
Xiang Junbo, chairman, Agricultural Bank of China

Opening Remarks II
Ji Xiaohui, chairman, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Leadership Dialogue
The Role of the Safety Net in the Financial Crisis
Jeffrey Lacker, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, with contributory commentary from David Eldon, chairman, The Asian Banker Summit Advisory Council. Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, president & CEO, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

11.00 – 11.30 am Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 pm

Welcome by the Co-Chairs
Xu Chen, GM, FI, Bank of China and Songpol Chevapanyaroj, first SVP, corp. bus., Kasikorn Bank

Conference Opening Keynote
Priorities for Transaction Banking 2009-10
How has the crisis changed interbank flows and how far can banks push business as normal while managing critical threats such as settlement risks?

Remarks from Neil Daswani, regional head, transaction banking, NE Asia, Standard Chartered, Subin Subaiah, head, treasury, Asia, Bank of America and Steinar Zinke, head, credit risk, APAC, JP Morgan*. Moderated by Jeremy J. O’B. Wilson, vice-chairman, Barclays Comm. Bank

12.30 – 2.00 pm Luncheon
2.00 – 3.00 pm

The Drive for New Efficiencies in Payments
From immediate priorities such as improved cash flow forecasting and data management tools to the growing momentum for payment infrastructures to reflect Asia’s emergence as a trade bloc, what are some realistic targets, timeframes and key challenges for Asian banks focusing on boosting efficiencies in payments in the year ahead?

Remarks from Daniel Marovitz, head, product management, global transaction banking & COO, technology for global banking, Deutsche Bank and Martijn Rom Colthoff, head, financial services consulting, China, Capgemini Financial Services GBU, with contributory dialogue from Alexandra Holcomb, GM, working capital solutions, Westpac. Chaired by Songpol Chevapanyaroj, first SVP, corporate business, Kasikorn Bank.

3.00 – 4.00 pm

Liquidity Management and Contingency Planning Across Markets
As systemic liquidity improves and national regulators devise different regulations governing liquidity requirements, what have individual banks found to be the best solutions that can satisfy both liquidity and business demands?

Remarks from Colin Lawrence, head, prudential risk, FSA and Akash Rathke, head, bank services and public sector, APAC, Citigroup, with contributory dialogue from Kavin Tsai, head, factoring, China Minsheng. Chaired by Mathew Welch, head, FI, Asia, ING.

4.00 – 4.30 pm Tea Break
4.30 – 5.30 pm

The Impact of New Regulatory Initiatives on Asia’s Institutional Banking Business
A summary of recent global policy responses, including the recent G-20 meeting. How they are affecting the institutional banking business in the Asia-Pacific and how can banks make full use of these initiatives while minimising bureacratic encumberance?

Remarks from Armstrong Chen, deputy director, supervisory rules and regulations, CBRC and Teresa Curran, group vice president, banking regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with contributory commentary from Tim Pagett, partner, risk and compliance, PwC China. Chaired by Jeremy J. O’B. Wilson, vice-chairman, Barclays Comm. Bank

5.30 – 6.30 pm The Asian Banker IT Implementation Awards and Cocktails (Open to All Delegates)
6.30 pm The BAFT Asia Cocktails & Dinner (By Invitation Only)



TUESDAY – 12 MAY 2009
7.30 – 8.00am Registration and Coffee / Tea
8.30 – 9.00 am

Economic Briefing: China and Asia - Leading the Global Recovery or Falling Apart?
Wensheng Peng, head, China research, Barclays Capital

9.00 – 10.00 am

The Burden of Compliance on Asia – Is it Justified?
An update on compliance issues affecting Asia, such as compliance screening by a central utility. What are some of the hidden costs and benefits, and is there a level playing field for all payment providers?

Remarks from Jean-Paul Duvivier, deputy attaché, US Treasury, US Embassy - Beijing, with contributory dialogue from Lynn Gerber, VP, international compliance, Wells Fargo and Jane Sutton, marketing manager, Bankers Almanac. Chaired by Gwynne Master, head of banks, Asia, global transactional sales, Barclays Comm. Bank

10.00 – 11.00 am

Critical Developments in Asia’s Remittance Business
A global overview of trends, volumes and solutions emerging in the remittance business. Have regulations pushed worker remittances out of the banking system and what are the obligations that banks and governments have towards international workers?

Remarks from Jojo Malolos, head, financial services, Smart Communications, with contributory dialogue from Andrew Ong, regional vice president, North Asia, Western Union and Wendy Miller, global product manager, treasury services, Bank of New York Mellon. Chaired by T.S. Shankar, SVP, global product services, financial institutions, Bank of America.

11.00 – 11.30 am Coffee Break
11.30 am – 12.30

Regional Trends and Risk Mitigation in Trade Finance
What do key quantitative trends tell us about current trade conditions and how will the environment evolve in the year ahead? How should banks deal with the increasing emergence of risks in trade?

Remarks from Christian Edelman, partner, financial services, Oliver Wyman and Wu Guoshan, deputy GM, international dept., Agricultural Bank of China, with contributory dialogue from Ravi Saxena, global head, trade services, Citigroup. Chaired by Percy Batliwalla, head, financial institutions, Asia Pacific, JP Morgan Chase

12.30 – 2.00 pm

Luncheon (for main conference)

Special Luncheon Roundtable (by invitation only)
Aligning Pillar II and ICAAP with Business Strategy
With Li Lin, head, strategy, SPDB, Andrew Carriline, MD, risk management, Westpac, Michael Hamar, former chief risk officer, National Australia Bank and Saloni Ramakrishna, principal architect, risk and compliance solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan, Oracle Financial Services

2.00 – 3.30 pm

The BAFT Asia Conference on Cash, Treasury & Trade Closing Forum

Managing the Impact of the Global Crisis on Asian Trade
What risk mitigation tools and options are most relevant for Asia in this climate? What strategies are banks and key client segments developing to ride out the financial crisis?

Remarks from Yanti Agustin, head, trade finance & logistics, APAC, JP Morgan, with contributory dialogue from Liang Zhidong, VP, Sinosure and Jae Ha Han, manager, business dev., Korea Export Insurance Corp. Chaired by Martin Chai, head, trade finance, CIMB

Systemic Dislocations in Trade Finance
An update on the ongoing initiative from BAFT’s Trade Finance Summit held in Jan 2009 to support globally coordinated responses to the dislocations in trade. While short-term financing is the primary impetus, there are also concerns about medium and long-term disruptions. BAFT continues to be instrumental in educating key constituents globally and helping private and public sectors create individual and joint solutions.

Remarks from Donna Alexander, president, BAFT, Howard Bascom, head, global trade finance, Bank of New York Mellon and Songpol Chevapanyaroj, first SVP, corp. bus., Kasikorn Bank

3.30 – 4.00 pm Tea Break
4.00 – 5.30 pm


Coming up on the Radar - Systemic and Counterparty Risks in the Next Phase of the Crisis
What have we learnt so far about monitoring systemic and counter party risks, both in the immediate future as the crisis continues to unwind and in the long term as we rebuild a more stable global financial system? What key threats remain in this crisis and how do these considerations influence business and strategic goals of the bank?

Remarks from Julie Dickson, superintendent, Office of the Superintendent for Financial Institutions, Malcolm Knight, vice-chairman, Deutsche Bank & former GM, Bank for International Settlements, Morten Friis, chief risk officer, Royal Bank of Canada and Qing Wang, chief economist, Greater China, Morgan Stanley. Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, president & CEO, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

5.30 pm End of The Asian Banker Summit 2009
5.30 – 7.30 pm

BAFT Briefing – Serving Financial Institutions in Asia (By Invitation Only)
An update on the strategic vision to globalise BAFT through the development of regional councils of bankers around the world focused on key trade, payment and financial institution issues, so as to generate relevant education, dialogue and solutions for international issues such as compliance and asset trading.

TUESDAY – 12 MAY 2009
9.00 - 11.30am

Workshop A
Payments & Liquidity Management
The evolution of treasury into a global organization, the impact of regulatory changes and market instabilities have driven the need to implement more efficient liquidity structures. We look
at solutions for improved operational efficiency and cash flow forecasting.

With Lisa Rossi, head, liquidity mgmt. & investment svcs., transaction banking, Deutsche Bank

Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrations.

9.00 - 12.00

Workshop B
Unified Process Framework For Educating
Banking Technology & Operations Professionals

With Steven Miller, dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University

Attendance is limited to the first 20 registrations.

Tour A
Sun Microsystems
Innovation Tour
A look at innovations in next generation branch solutions, multi-channel interaction management, and enhancing the
branch as a sales generator.

Attendance is limited to the first 25 registrations.

Tour B
Tour of Chinese Banks
(Foreign bankers only)

Attendance is limited to the first 25 registrations.

3.00 pm End of Post-Summit Activities

* The Asian Banker reserves the right to change the topics, format and speakers.

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