China International Banking Convention 2014 - Agenda

17 April 2014, Thursday
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 China International Banking Convention Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Note
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker

Opening Comments
Zhang Liang, Deputy Secretary General, China Banking Association
10:00-10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Preparing Chinese Banks for A Liberalized Future

As the government is preparing to liberalize the banking industry, it is putting in place important infrastructure such as deposit insurance and bankruptcy laws to prepare for an era of open competition. As soon as this infrastructure is in place, Chinese government will accelerate interest rate liberalization. And after that, the main fields will be big players and small players as well as foreign players in China. This would require new strategies for banks. In this discussion, we feature several Chinese and International though leaders to bring the scenario of how much complication will be involved.

Invited participants include:
Hwa Erh-Cheng, Chief economist, Baoshang Bank
Christopher Balding, Associate Professor in Finance and Economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Dialogue chaired by  Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker
11:30-12:30 Wealth Management and Customer Extension

As the US and Europe markets continue to struggle in the aftershock of the global financial crisis, Asia has emerged as a key source of growth for the global private banking and wealth management industry. Since 2011, Asia-Pacific topped North America to become the single largest home to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), presenting a 16% compound annual growth rate. China, while contributing estimate over 50% of the growth in Asia. How can banks seize the initiative to improve their wealth management business and the market share?

Invited participants include:
Li Huihui, Head of Consumer Financial Services, OCBC Bank (China)
Jennifer Zeng, Partner, Bain & Company
Cai Canhuang, Deputy GM, Private Banking, China Merchants Bank
Bhaskar Jayaraman, Vice President, Product Management, Private Wealth Management Solutions Oracle Financial Services

Dialogue chaired by Pan Xilong, Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
12:30-13:30 Luncheon
13:30-14:30 Improving Digital Channel Initiatives

The rapid development and upgrade of technologies, especially on smartphone, social media and apps, is becoming one of the key drivers in the retail banking industry. Given competitive convergence in the market, how can banks seize the initiative in building integrated and scalable digital channels, such as mobile banking system, and differentiate their products and services provided on it? In the past few months, new opportunities have been seen coming from mobile payment, due to the emergence of a great deal of innovative Apps. How can banks better serve the new customer group?

Invited participants include:
Steve Monaghan, Regional Director, Head of Edge, AIA Group
Chai Hongfeng, EVP, Member of the Board, China UnionPay
Li Lin, GM, Strategic development Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Dialogue chaired by Pan Xilong, Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
14:30-15:00 Tea/Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Updates on the Development of Data and Analytics

Innovation is an essential competence in building differentiated competitiveness for banks in China, especially city and rural commercial banks, which requires the improvement in the use and analysis of data. The importance of big data has been commonly recognized in more than one industry. Instead of dreaming of the age of big data, working with vendors, tailoring technology applied and bringing it into operation is the top priority to gain the initiative. At the same time, progresses on predictive analytics are improving banking processes, such as credit scoring.

Invited participants include:
Chen Min, Deputy GM, IT Department, China Everbright Bank
Steve Sun, Deputy GM, Director of Information Service Department, Taishin Bank
Chen Minhua, Assistant GM, Micro and Small Finance Department, China Minsheng Banking Co.
Min Wei, GM, IT Department, Credit Card Centre, China CITIC Bank

Dialogue chaired by Bertrand Pigeon, Senior Research Analyst, The Asian Banker
16:00-17:00 China International Banking Convention Closing Session

Facing new competitions from non-traditional financial services providers

In the past few years, the Chinese banking industry has faced competition from players not traditionally in financial services. Most recently, companies such as Alibaba, Tencent and Sina have aggressively stridden forward beyond payment. They are offering interest on the balance in customer account and even providing credits. With greater capability to get and deal with big data, these new competitors are changing the traditional individual banking and self-service banking profoundly. What are the measures that a bank should take do to compete with the new entrants and regain their competitiveness?

Invited participants include:
Steve Monaghan, Regional Director, Head of Edge, AIA Group
Zong Liang, Vice Director, International Finance Research Institute, Bank of China

Dialogue chaired by Li Lin, GM, Strategic Development Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
17:00-18:00 End of Conference Cocktail

*please note that the speakers and panelists are in various stages of confirmation and will be updated accordingly

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