The China International Banking Convention

16 May 2013, Thursday
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:30

Welcome Note
Emmanuel Daniel
, president & CEO, The Asian Banker
Bai Ruiming, executive deputy director of foreign bank working committee, China Banking Association 

Opening Keynote: Regulatory challenges faced by the industry and how FIs can transform these challenges into competitive advantage

by Fan Wenzhong, director general, international department, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Short remark: The Asian Banker’s evaluation methodology for technology and retail banking

by Stephanie Dunn, senior manager research, The Asian Banker. 
09:30 – 10:00 Exploring the world of transformation taking place in commercial banking today

An on-stage Conversation with Hong Qi, president, China Minsheng Bank

Chinese domestic financial market is facing severe challenges to the old business patterns that largely rely on large corporate and private customers. Chinese banks need to pace up business transformation to be able to cope with these challenges.

This conversation will be a unique opportunity to discuss in detail that how the banks are managing to deal with new regulatory and technological challenges in today’s competitive environment. Also some of the best practices which the banks must follow.

Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/ Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Innovative cultures with new strategies in channels and distribution
The competition among banks is becoming more and more severe. The increasing number of foreign banks entering China market and the development of banking products has brought the competition to a new level. How can banks turn challenges into competency?
  • Evolving channels and challenges faced by financial institutes
  • Create a culture of innovation allowing FIs to stay at the fore-front of customer culture & habits
  • Cross sale of products to gain and secure larger market share
  • Improving customer experience - the main focus of the industry
  • Feng Lihua, chief retail officer & GM, wealth management, Bank of Beijing
  • Zhao Zhimin, GM, retail banking, China Minsheng Bank
  • Wu Yanping, vice GM, retail banking integration management dept, China Merchant Bank
  • Albert M Chan, senior executive, Accenture
Dialogue chaired by Baron Laudermilk, senior research analyst, The Asian Banker and Alice Yang, research analyst, The Asian Banker.
11:30 – 12:30 The changing payment landscape in China and Asia Pacific
Payments are revolutionizing financial services in many Asian countries. In some ways, it already exists in several informal variants, dominated by the telecommunications players. How can banks be part of the value chain & how can they build on their customer propositions using new business models.
  • Challenges faced by banks due to rapid development of information & communication technology (ICT) & profound social changes
  • Infrastructure and operating models that maximize profitability and flexibility
  • Product innovations to drive growth and customer satisfaction
  • Multi-currency retail payment; changes brought by new ways of payment
  • Controlling costs & complying with emerging government regulations while expanding an innovative portfolio
  • Li Lin, GM, strategy development, SPD Bank
  • Brent Zhu, Greater China Head, TCS Financial Solutions Beijing Co., Ltd
  • James Chen, GM China, First Data
Dialogue chaired by Baron Laudermilk, senior research analyst, The Asian Banker and Muhammad Usama, manager, forums, The Asian Banker
12:30 – 13:30 Luncheon
13:30 – 14:30 Liquidity risk advancements in evolving environment - how to manage risks along frequent regulatory changes

After weathering the global financial crisis, the Chinese banking industry is now in the process of implementing new risk management infrastructure. Nonetheless, Chinese banks are facing some new challenges, such as higher exposure to international funding costs relative to most banks in Asia
  • External financial shocks affecting Chinese banks, and how to monitor such shocks
  • Developments and emerging challenges due to high liquidity in China
  • Risks related to the internalization of the RMB
  • Implication of liquidity risk and new liquidity regulation index
  • Interest rate liberalization and its impact
  • Qi Shupeng, Head of Strategy & Development Department, China Bohai Bank
  • Wang Jiachun, manager, risk management, Export-Import Bank
  • Yen Woo, senior risk consultant, Wolters Kluwer
Dialogue chaired by Stephanie Dunn, senior manager, research, The Asian Banker and Xiao Shaolin, Senior Executive, Accenture.
14:30 – 15:00 Tea/ Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00 Trends and shifts in economy and trade shaping transactional banking

Competition in transaction banking has intensified as global corporate banks are getting more involved. By 2020, Asia will account for 35% of the world’s economic output, ultimately resulting in the rise of trade accounts and volume of global trade. We discuss the drivers influencing the current state of transactional banking and possible solutions.
  • Drivers influencing today’s banking in China; an integrated banking to the rescue
  • Regulations limiting the growth opportunities
  • Role of  internalization of  RMB in the given scenario
Discussants include:
  • Ferdinand Jonkman, executive director, Bank of Beijing
  • Yang Hui, vice president, trade finance department, China Minsheng Bank
  • Liu Yunfei, director, corporate banking unit operation, Bank of China
  • Hwa Erh-Cheng, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank
  • Emily Peng, Head of Financial Institutions Coverage China, Credit Agricole CIB (China) Ltd
Dialogue chaired by Stephanie Dunn, senior manager, research, The Asian Banker and Muhammad Usama, manager, forums, The Asian Banker
16:00 – 17:00 End of Conference Cocktail

*This is a working agenda, content and speaker will be updated on timely basis

For more details on the China International Banking Convention 2013

Contact: Melody Li

Program Manager

Tel: (86) 10 5869 4642

Cell: 13811299706


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