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Lead Sponsor

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), growing out of Agricultural Cooperative Bank set up in 1951, was restructured into a joint-stock company in January 2009. With the largest network across China and a broad range of international capabilities, ABC is one of the leading financial institutions in both urban and rural markets, and plays an active role globally. By the end of 2008, the Bank’s total asset reached RMB 7 trillion with 24 thousand domestic outlets, 2 overseas branches and 3 representative offices abroad, and established correspondent banking relationship with 1171 banks worldwide.

Lead Sponsor of the BAFT Asia Conference

The trade finance department of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd (CMBC) consistently adheres to the guideline of  “conduct professional business, do unique trade finance” and actively practice the management philosophy of “ professional, concentrated and franchised”. Through the professional trade finance team, evaluation path and efficient business procedure that built under the high-tech platform, trade finance department provides the professional trade chain finance solution for the customers. CMBC is dedicated to build the top local trade bank in China.    

Premier Sponsor: The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Awards
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha.  It has been designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations and to encourage participation in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the region.  The QFC will operate to international standards and provide a first class legal and business infrastructure for those operating within the QFC.  The QFC was created by Qatar Law No.(7) and has been open for business since 1 May 2005. 

Major Sponsors

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini's Financial Services Global Business Unit (FS GBU), with a network of 15,000 professionals serving over 900 clients worldwide, brings deep industry experience, enhanced offerings and next generation global delivery to the financial services industry. More information available at www.capgemini.com/financialservices

MICROSOFT’s Financial Services group helps financial firms leverage technology to amplify the impact their people can deliver to drive business success. We help our customers in banking, capital markets/securities, and insurance achieve four business outcomes: develop relationships, drive innovation, improve operations and build connections. To do this, we focus our products and technologies, and our work with leading solutions, services and hardware partners, on key areas where we believe we and our partners can deliver exceptional value; those areas include advisor platforms, channel renewal, core banking, insurance value chain, investment management, risk management and compliance, and payments. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/financialservices.

Viveo Cognitive Systems (VCS) is part of the Viveo group and has 25 years of experience in providing top of the line banking software. VCS is a leading Straight Through Processing and Anti-Money Laundering solutions provider.

VCS continues to have the respect of the financial industry by maintaining its vision of building on the excellence and integrity of its core financial products. Viveo Cognitive Systems’ solutions are installed all over the world.

For more information please visit: www.viveo.com/be

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software. Today, more than 46,100 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organisations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. Visit http://www.sap.com.

Sponsors: Banks

Bank of America Global Product Solutions delivers integrated treasury and credit products  solutions to clients around the world.  These solutions include treasury and liquidity management, global debt, commercial card services, trade finance, foreign exchange and leasing.

Bank of America is a leading provider globally, serving 99% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 85% of the Global Fortune 500 in more than 150 countries.

Please visit:  www.bankofamerica.com.

Bank of China is one of the major domestic financial service providers, with businesses covering commercial banking, investment banking and insurance. The bank is well-known for its continuous business innovations and is the most internationalised commercial bank in China with a network spanning 28 countries and regions. As the sole banking partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Bank of China offers efficient and quality financial services to customers all over the world.

Deutsche Bank is a front-runner in cash management and a leading global provider of transaction services to financial institutions. As the dominant Euro clearer and a top five clearer in US dollars, it offers clients a distinct advantage as a gateway to the world’s clearing systems.
The Bank of New York Mellon Treasury Services combines innovative cash management, trade finance, liquidity management and global payments capabilities to create best-in-breed solutions in markets worldwide to help clients design and implement comprehensive solutions to optimize cash flow, ensure adequate liquidity and manage risk.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 11,000 stores, 12,359 ATMs, the internet and other distribution channels across North America and internationally.  

Headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo has $1.3 trillion in assets and 281,000 team members across 80+  businesses.  It ranked fourth in assets and first in market value of its stock among its peers as of December 31, 2008.  Wells Fargo’s vision is to “satisfy all our customers' financial needs, help them succeed financially, be the premier provider of financial services in every one of our markets, and be known as one of America’s great companies”.

Sponsors: Vendors

ACI Worldwide is a leading international provider of electronic payments software and services to major banks, retailers and payment processors around the world. Founded in 1975, ACI has more than 30 years of domain expertise in the financial services industry. Every second, every day, our proven solutions enable online payment processing, online banking, provide fraud prevention and detection, and back-office services for more than 800 customers in 88 countries.  Visit ACI Worldwide at www.aciworldwide.com.

ebpSource Limited provides electronic billing and payment software, consultancy and support to global banks, billers and payment processors. We are Master International Distributor for the i-Series™ e-billing, e-invoicing and payment suite from CheckFree (now Fiserv) and take pride from a number of award-winning client implementations in the Asia-Pacific region.  For more information go to: http://www.ebpsource.com/contact.htm

Fundtech (NASDAQ: FNDT), is a leading provider of software and services to banks of all sizes around the world. More than 1,000 clients rely on its solutions to improve operational efficiency and provide greater competitiveness through innovative business-to-business services. It operates one of the world’s largest SWIFT service bureaus in the world and offers payment systems and an exensive line of financial supply chain applications.

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the leading provider of Insight from Interactions™ solutions and value-added services, powered by advanced analytics of unstructured multimedia content – from telephony, web, radio and video communications.  NICE’s solutions address the needs of the enterprise and security markets, enabling organizations to operate in an insightful and proactive manner, and take immediate action to improve business and operational performance and ensure safety and security.  NICE has over 24,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including approximately 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.  More information is available at www.nice.com

Oracle Financial Services Software is a world leader in providing products and services to the financial services industry and is a majority owned subsidiary of Oracle. With the experience of delivering value-based IT solutions to over 860 financial institutions across 135 countries, Oracle Financial Services Software understands the specific challenges that financial institutions face.

Oracle Financial Services Software is a majority owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software company. Together, we offer financial services institutions the world's most comprehensive and contemporary banking applications and technology footprint that addresses complex IT and business requirements.
Connect with us at: oracle.com/financialservices

Quantitative Risk Management Inc. (QRM) is one of the world’s leading risk management firms. It specialis es in expert enterprise risk management systems used for asset/liability management, market risk management, credit risk management (including Basel II); funds transfer pricing/profitability analysis, secondary marketing and mortgage servicing valuation and accounting.

Since 1987, QRM has achieved an unparalleled track record of industry leadership and innovation through a process of continuous research and development. The firm anticipates, understands and fully meets its clients' business needs, delivering an unsurpassed level of customer support and employing a unique business model that mandates constant improvement in all phases of the business.


SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW® .

Sophis is a leading provider of cross-asset, front-to-back portfolio and risk management technology to the world’s leading financial institutions with RISQUE, a derivatives trading and processing solution dedicated to the sell-side and VALUE, a one-stop-shop system dedicated to the buy-side. Sophis’ technologies are developed by a highly-quantified R&D department to rapidly meet the changing needs of a demanding client base. The company has a global presence with eleven offices around the world and serves 130 market-leading institutions.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

Banks and financial institutions have historically looked to Sun to provide technology innovation and leadership.  They need their IT infrastructure to adapt quickly and effectively to the dynamic business environment they face.  Sun's industry knowledge, scalable architecture, proven hardware and its portfolio of the industry's best partners give our banking customers the competitive advantages they need.
Through a suite of category-leading banking solutions, SunGard’s Ambit delivers banking expertise that already helps over 800 banks in 70 countries around the world achieve their business objectives. Ambit provides solutions for retail, corporate and international private banking as well as bank risk management and performance. Banks around the world can leverage on the strength of a strong Ambit organization focused on helping banks attract and retain customers, become more efficient, capture growth opportunities through innovation and comply with regulations.

Ambit takes a holistic view of the banking business characterized by a deep understanding of specialized, mission-critical business processes. Ambit combines a comprehensive banking solution suite with a single sales, development and services team that is supported by expert business and technical consulting, innovative technology solutions and collaborative services.
TIBCO technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with the event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners.

Agree Technology is a leading professional financial services solution provider in Chinese banking industry.  Agree Tech is No.1 solution provider for branch teller solution in China. Since its establishment in 1993, Agree Tech has implemented hundreds of solutions, including software platforms, applications, and system integration projects, for various major Chinese banks such as Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Everbright Bank, Bank of Communications, Guangdong Development Bank, etc.
Bankersalmanac.com’s portfolio of solutions can help you to:
make payments – access critical settlements data in order to make international and domestic payments
perform financial research – analyse and compare banks by capital, total assets, profit & loss amongst other criteria
assess risk – use our global information including credit ratings, key financial data and world and country rankings
conduct due diligence – subscribe to our Bankersalmanac.com Due Diligence Repository, a central source of primary information containing copies of banks compliance documents
Double-Take® Software offers an array of affordable workload optimization products that are simple to use and enable you to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments, regardless of platform or location.
Murex has an unmatched global leadership as a provider of integrated trading, risk management and processing solutions to financial institutions. The MX.3 Risk Management solution features a set of market leading risk components providing an enterprise-wide framework for collateral management, value at risk, credit risk, limits and compliance, including margin trading.
SmartStream Technologies provides industry-leading Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions that automate complex process flows to efficiently scale, track and control financial transactions. 1,000 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 banks, rely on SmartStream’s solutions to reduce operational risk and cost while addressing regulation and improving customer service.
Trusted by more than 3 000 institutions worldwide, including 47 of the world’s 50 largest banks, World-Check serves as the benchmark risk intelligence solution in the areas of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti Money Laundering (AML), Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) compliance. 

Technology Partners

With a 24-year history, Decision Support Systems tracks and studies changes in finance and human capital. With these inputs it uses leading information technology to define and develop high-quality knowledge-based products, that offer new business possibilities to the world markets.

HID Global, the secure identity solution leader, recently introduced Fargo HDPii printer which makes instant issuance of debit / credit / co-op financial cards possible on desktop. New HDPii dynamics like free choice of colored graphics, over-the-edge printing on blank smart card and integrated encoding capability now empower retail banking a more strategic tool to capture markets more cost-effectively.  Other HID’s Fargo branded printers like HDP5000 & DTC series have been extensively used in different industries, including applications in national IDs, driving licenses, security and corporate badges.

Official Airline Network
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. The network offers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 among other accolades from Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax over the years.

Official Freight Forwarder
We provide a convenient “Single Point of Contact” fairs and events logistics service for trade fair organizers, show promoters, exhibitors, museums and art galleries ensuring that displays arrive on time and in perfect condition. Some of ur One-stop Solution includes customs clearance, obtaining government permits for special cargoes/temporary import, sea/air transhipment, storage, site handling and unpacking, positioning and rigging of exhibits, repacking, storage of empties and re-export handling and domestics or overseas pickup and deliveries.

Official International Broadcast Partner
CNBC is the undisputed world leader in business news and information, providing viewers worldwide with insights, analysis and real-time access to market data and indispensable business information. With a worldwide distribution of approximately 400 million homes across a global network in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks and broadband.  The CNBC content is also distributed on mobile platforms through selective markets on http://asia.cnbc.com

In Asscociate with
The mission of Singapore Management University (SMU) is to generate leading edge research with global impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. The School of Information Systems (SIS) has been created to extend SMU’s mission into the realm of business-focused information technology. The SIS education and research environment benefits from the strong partnership with Carnegie Mellon, as well as from the existing collaboration between the Wharton School and the other 5 schools of SMU.

Media Partners

Asia Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with, Asia.  The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region.

Published by Business Monitor International, the emerging market specialists, Asia Monitor is broken down into four sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to.  The Asia Monitor website www.asia-monitor.com includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword.

Bloomberg is the leading source of data, news and analytics for financial and legal professionals, corporations, media organizations and private individuals around the globe. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and Bloomberg’s media services provide real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications to Bloomberg customers in more than 150 countries, 24 hours a day

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To find out more, please visit: http://www.bloomberg.com

The Wall Street Journal Asia, edited and published in Hong Kong and the leader in global business news for the region since 1976, is the most "important business reading" among international daily newspapers in Asia.* Find us online at asia.WSJ.com, india.WSJ.com and china.WSJ.com. (*ABRS/BE:ASIA)
IFR Asia is an invaluable source of insightful news and analysis about the region's capital markets and investment banking industry. It covers not just international deals but also the domestic capital markets which are becoming evermore significant for Asia's issuers, investors and bankers.
FORTUNE China’s mission is to equip the senior managers of Chinese and international enterprises in China with world class management information.  FORTUNE China has strong brands like Global 500 and Global Forum.
Founded by a group of VC investors including IDG and VERTEX in 1999, www.jrj.com is the leading provider of financial data and information in China, and a leading Chinese finance portal in the world.

Daily The Pak Banker is Pakistan's first and world's second banking daily.It covers local banking sector and international banking news exclusively.Top 30 columnists write regularlyfor the newspaper  giving detailed analysis of the developments in the banking world.The newspaper publishes from three metro cities of Pakistan including financial hub Karachi and Lahore.Due to its rich content and credibility it has become one of the prestigeous dailies of  Pakistan.

Supporting Partner

eFinancialCareers serves the global financial community as the leading network of career sites for professionals working in banking and the financial markets and those firms seeking to employ them. We provide financial professionals with the best job opportunities, job market news and analysis, salary surveys and career advice.

Research Partner
Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) is a leading publisher of electronic business information. Its solutions contain full financial information on companies worldwide and combine multiple high quality data sources with flexible software to allow users to harness data for research and analysis. Solutions containing listed and unlisted companies worldwide include ORBIS, OSIRIS and MINT GLOBAL. Solutions which cater to specific regions include ORIANA (Asia Pacific), QIN (China) and AMADEUS (Europe). BvDEP also publishes ZEPHYR which contains international M&A data.

Industry Research & Intelligence Partners
Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new strategies.

Founded in 1996, the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is the leading association for world-class financial risk certification, education and training.  With close to 100,000 members representing 167 countries, GARP’s expertise and reputation allow us to set global standards and create programs in financial risk management valued worldwide.  Visit www.garp.org.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates.

Wiley’s core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade publishes books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites. The Company’s website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.

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Event Highlights
Guiding Principles of China’s Banking Regulation
The Asian Banker Summit 2009 Opening Keynote Speech

By Mr. LiuMingkang, Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
May 11, 2009, Beijing

Monitoring the Future: Regulatory Responses and Realistic Expectations
Remarks by Superintendent Julie Dickson, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)

Closing Keynote Session: "Coming Up on the Radar - Systemic and Counterparty Risks in the Next Phase of the Crisis"
Notes for Intervention: Malcolm D. Knight, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group
Acceptance speech by Mr Wee Cho Yaw, chairman, UOB Group, for Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Asian Banker on 10 May 2009, Beijing

Summit: Regulators share latest policy directions

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