The Cash, Payments and Trade Conference  

The key issues that we will focus on in the Cash, Payments and Trade Conference include:

  • Winning Strategies in Transaction Banking
  • Reminbi Clearing: The next frontier
  • Regional Trends and Risk Mitigation in Trade Finance
  • Liquidity Management and Contingency Planning Across Markets
  • Impact of New Regulatory Initiatives on the Institutional Business
  • Developments and Strategies in Asia’s Remittance Business

  Monday 19 April  
7:30 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 11:00

Opening Keynote Session:

  • Heng Swee Keat, Managing director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Wee Ee Cheong, Chairman, Association of Banks, Singapore
  • David Eldon, Chairman, The Asian Banker Summit

Summit Keynote: The Leadership Dialogue: ‘The long road back to a market led economy’

Featuring Neel Kashkari - Former Interim Assistant Secretary at the US Treasury for Financial Stability heading the implementation of the TARP Programme and currently Managing Director at PIMCO

  • Is growth in an era of government intervention and sustained uncertainties possible?
  • How long should the Keynesian approach to averting a global economic crisis, continue?
  • What has changed and what will remain the same in the way that the US will develop its regulatory regime?
  • The relationship between the US and the rest of the world in liberalization of the financial services industry.

Panel Discussion with, Sir George Mathewson, Former chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Ásgeir Jónsson, Chief Economist, Arion Bank, Iceland and author of the book “Why Iceland?”

Dialogue co-chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, President & CEO, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker.

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Welcome by the Advisors
Mathew Welch, Head of FI, ING and Shankar T S, Managing Director, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Global Trends in FI Business: The post-crisis world

This session will begin with a global overview of the impact of the crisis on the FI business. A global FI business leader will talk about the trends, challenges and opportunities that have arisen as a result of this prolonged financial crisis. Here we will try and answer questions like how business value can be optimized and how growth opportunities in transaction banking can be broadened.
The discussion will then move towards a discussion on what banks have learnt from the crisis. For this we will look at the crisis from a treasurers point of view and understand how liquidity problems were best managed during the crisis and how we can prepare ourselves for future crisis.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Paul Camp, Global Head of Cash, FI, Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank
  • Curt Zuber, Group Treasurer – Westpac
  • Songpol Chevapanyaroj, Executive Vice President, Kasikorn Bank

12:30 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00

Changing the domestic corporate banking paradigm

Domestic banks need to go beyond being a source of credit and access to the domestic capital market to their domestic corporate clients. But only a few domestic banks have made transactional services an important part of their business. Working with banks that have made the transition successfully, this session is designed to identify the critical success factors and how working with selected global players helps. Related to this dialogue is: Understanding What Corporates Want.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Gianfranco Tabasso, Chairman of the Payments Commission, European Association of Corporate Treasurers, CEO, FMS Group
  • Xu Yan, GM of Payments and Cash Management – ICBC, China
  • Christian A Edelmann, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman

Moderated by Neil Parekh, Partner, Starin Capital

15:00 – 16:00

Working with non-banks in remittances and transactional services

There are areas in payments, such as remittances and small value payments, where the telecommunication and remittance companies offer a value proposition that banks can hardly match. The question that will be discussed in this session includes how should banks work with them as partners or beat them at their own game.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Dan Schatt, Director of Innovations, Paypal Inc.
  • Suresh Sethi, Group President, Transaction Banking Group & International Banking, Yes Bank
  • David Cavanagh, SVP, Regional Sales Manager, Global FI Product Delivery, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Moderated by T S Shankar, Managing Director, Transaction Banking, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30

The integration of cross-border payment infrastructure

As the payments industry in Asia matures, the leading banks have to start pushing the envelope further in a manner that is beneficial to the client corporates or domestic FIs. Services like netting and forecasting also help into other processes - such as matching and balancing of cash pools - to keep costs and risks down, as well as to increase the use of new electronic banking system channels. It also forces the issue of whether countries should really be harmonizing their separate Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and even ACH systems.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Simon Jones, Managing Director, Regional Executive J.P. Morgan Treasury Services Asia Pacific
  • Patrick De Courcy, Head of Markets and Solutions – Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Barry Rhodes, Vice President, ACI Worldwide
  Tuesday 20 April  
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00

The internationalization of Renminbi

As the Chinese government liberalizes the Renminbi and the domestic bond markets, the international business community has a large and liquid growth market to trade and invest in. But there are intricacies of transacting in this newly emerging currency and market, and only a few banks understand this market well. This forum is designed to help foreign FIs understand the operational issues, the competitive costs and benefits involved as well as regulatory changes to be anticipated in their decisions to trade in this currency and marketplace.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Bill Chin, Regional Head of Banks, Northern Asia, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Esmond Lee, Executive Director, Financial Infrastructure, HKMA
  • Tse Kwok Leung, Head, Economic Research Div., Economics & Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Moderated by Chris Furness, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank

10:00 – 11:00

Collaboration and competition in the financial supply value chain

The demands of domestic and regional corporates in Asia for multi-currency payments, just in time payments and outsourced services in order to integrate with their international supply chain in a more competitive manner. This forum is designed to discuss how domestic and international financial institutions can collaborate in meeting this increasing sophistication in the marketplace and related issues such as extending the SWIFTNet proposition to domestic corporates.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Gianfranco Tabasso, Chairman of the Payments Commission, European Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Nick Marchetti, Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions, VISA
  • Connie Leung, Head of Trade & Supply Chain, Asia Pacific
  • Peter Chin, Executive Vice President, Premium Technology Inc

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Role of regional payment hubs

With the end of the crisis, is it time for banks to re-look at their business model and evaluate the importance of a regional hub and spoke model or a centralized model for the payments and trade services. Is this change feasible? Should all banks look at it or is it something that the international banks are most likely to benefit from.

In this session we will look at various areas within Transaction Banking that can be hubbed or centralized: - Trade, Payments, Operations.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Navinder Duggal, Head, Regional Cash Product Management, DBS
  • Sunil Bhatia, Executive Director and Head of International Payments, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services
  • Warren Gardiner, General Manager Clear2Pay Asia Pacific

Moderated by Songpol Chevapanyaroj, Executive Vice President, Kasikorn Bank

12:30 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 15:30

Trade Finance Facilitation Programme: What did we learn and Where do we go from here?

The crisis of 2008-09 hit every business very badly. One of the biggest sectors that got affected massively was international trade. Due to lack of credit and liquidity in the market, there was a drastic void of trust. The Asian Development Bank stepped in to support the trade infrastructure in the Asian region and guaranteed credit to various banks in the region.

Now, with more than a year of the crisis behind us and things slowly moving towards normalization, it is the best time for us to look back at how the market changed in this period, what did we learn and how competitive dynamics changed the markets. The session will begin with an insiders view from the ADB followed by a discussion by the regional and international banks in Asia on how they see the market evolving in the future.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Ken Stratton, Head of FI Sales - AU/NZ, J.P Morgan
  • Steven Beck, Head, Trade Finance Trade Finance Facilitation Program, Asian Development Bank
  • Geoff Parry, Global Head of Trade Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Songpol Chevapanyaroj, Executive Vice President, Kasikorn Bank

Moderated by Mathew Welch, Head of Financial Institutions, Asia, ING

15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Closing Keynote Session: Can Asia be the next Iceland?

Featuring an in-depth conversation with Ásgeir Jónsson, Chief Economist, Arion Bank, Iceland and author of the book “Why Iceland?”

  1. An insider’s account of the events that unfolded to lead Iceland to one of the most far-reaching economic tragedies of our times.
  2. Lessons learnt from the Icelandic crisis and how governments can be more prepared to avoid a similar situation.

Contributory Remarks from Sir George Mathewson, Former chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Dialogue co-chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, President & CEO, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker.

  Wednesday 21 April  
09:00 – 14:00

Post-conference activities

  • Visit to the leading domestic banks e-banking, transactional services and risk management (only for delegates from banks deemed foreign and non-competitive)
  • A visit to and briefing from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Singapore’s plans as a regional financial center. (for approved banker delegates only)
  • A visit to and briefing from the Singapore Exchange on recent initiatives and collaborations to make Singapore a leading electronic exchange
  • Post-conference Workshops on risk, technology and operations
  *A few speakers are pending confirmation. The Asian Banker reserves the rights to amend the agenda  
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