Global transactions re-invented

Customers and businesses in today’s interconnected world expect a quick, seamless, and reliable way to purchase goods or conduct businesses worldwide. Supply chains in a multitude of sectors are broadening, creating more complex value chains. Developments like blockchain and the integrated use of advanced analytics and machine learning (AAML) are moving global transactions into the future. In recent years, financial technology entrants as well as banks have created new solutions to address key pain points related to transactions, payments, trade finance, and cash management. For financial institutions, these developments result in tighter competition for market share gain.

To discuss these topics and the latest trends in the movement of money and international transactions, The Asian Banker will gather experts from the global transaction banking industry. The Future of Finance Summit 2018 provides a platform for thought-leaders to share their outlooks and offer best practice solutions to stay ahead of the curve.

Key focus areas:

 

Global outlook for global trade and transactions

 

Seamless, safe, transparent and frictionless cross-border payments for a globalised world

 

New technologies in a shifting compliance landscape

 

Going virtual: Building the future of cash management

 

Real-time payment transformation domestically and globally

 

Customer experience and service proposition in the digital age

 

Developments in supply chain finance and logistics

 

Where tradition meets technology: Exploring hybrid model between banks and fintechs

 

The role of blockchain in cross-border and domestic transaction banking

Global transactions re-invented - Day 1 - 24 May 2018

08:00

Registration & morning networking

08:30

Welcome and opening keynotes

Opening remarks
Chen Jining
, Mayor of Beijing

International opening keynote
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Leadership dialogue: The shift of global finance
From the fast growing interest in blockchain and new technologies to the plausible decline of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, the international financial system is experiencing a profound transformation. The speakers will be joined by a forward-looking panel to discuss, how should policy-makers and business leaders prepare for the shift of global finance?


Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

World outlook for global trade and transaction banking
2018 started off with a positive outlook for global trade, despite the pushback against globalisation and talks of looming trade wars even among long-standing partners. In this session, a panel of experts and thought leaders will discuss the trends, initiatives and directives impacting global transaction banking and the financial services that facilitate global trade.

  • Global transactions, localised: Best practices for operating in domestic markets across Asia and beyond
  • What impact will China’s “One Belt, One Road” and the TPP11 initiatives have on the regional and global trade community
  • The power of networks: Nurturing global partnerships, consortiums and the transaction alliances of tomorrow

12:00

Seamless payments for a globalised world
In today’s interconnected world, merchants from small shops to multinational companies have a lot to gain by offering their customers a variety of payment options. We gather thought-leaders and innovators to discuss where the cross-border payments industry is headed.

  • Discovering the next frontier for global frictionless payments
  • The impact of SWIFT gpi
  • Emerging payment options: The internet of payments, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Blockchain payment initiatives, including the Global Trade Connectivity Network
  • Real-time payments, domestically and globally

13:00

Lunch

14:30

New technologies in a shifting regulatory landscape
Compliance with anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC), and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) rules are essential to a stable financial system. Although many have adopted a culture of “compliance”, de-risking practices have already cut off smaller players, including financial technologies (fintechs). In this session, experienced industry professionals will share how compliance and technology are merging to combat financial crime.

  • Scaling regulatory technology (regtech) effectively to speed up and strengthen KYC, AML and CFT practices while reducing compliance headcount, domestically and globally
  • Innovative solutions for KYC and AML
  • Ensuring compliance amidst constantly-changing regulations
  • Standardising compliance across multiple markets
  • Best practices to prevent financial crime
  • Leveraging regulatory data and reporting to build customer value and competitiveness

15:30

Tea break

16:00

Going virtual: Building the future of cash management
Efficient treasury and cash management is vital to businesses across the world. Treasurers in today’s world want real-time visibility over their cash and liquidity. In this session, we look at some of the developments transforming cash management today.

  • Best practices in digitising cash management in a paper-based and Excel-centric ecosystem
  • Leveraging data and analytics to manage cash and FX exposure while increasing yield and reducing costs
  • Key trends in real-time cash management
  • Extracting value from digital infrastructure and the virtualisation of cash managemen
17:00

Closing keynote

In technology we trust? - Technology is reshaping what we believe
The rapid speed of technological change is dismantling traditional institutions and mechanisms for governance. Be it automation, privacy or misinformation, technology can feed our deepest fears or embody our greatest hopes. What tools can help leaders accelerate their response time, while ensuring the process remains inclusive and trustworthy of all of society?How do leaders deal with the difficult challenge of cultural resistance during digital transformation? Can leaders win the public trust needed to create a shared future?

18:00

End of day one

Global transactions re-invented - Day 2 - 25 May 2018

08:00

Registration & morning networking

08:30

The future of global transactions – Safer, instant, transparent and frictionless
This forward-looking session offers a platform to discuss how innovative technologies and developments such as distributed ledger technology can streamline and create a new standard for cross-border payments and trade flow tracking

  • Transparency and the internet of value: blockchain and distributed ledgers for payments, asset tracking and frictionless trade
  • Standardisation through the cloud and application programming interfaces
  • Advanced analytics and machine learning (AAML): Enhanced models for risk monitoring, while maximising speed and scale

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Customer experience and the service proposition in the digital age
Competition among multinational banks and financial technology start-ups is becoming tighter with the arrival of open banking and the advancement of various technologies. In this session, we focus on the customer journey, customer experience differentiation, and customer value proposition strategies.

  • Quality, security and integrity: Customer experience strategies in a digital age
  • Data driven service models optimised to suit specific business needs
  • Digital strategies for managing global relationships

12:00

Developments in supply chain finance  
Multinational supply chains have become the norm in many industries. While this translates into more cost efficient and leaner production lines, this also calls for a more complex payment network. We look at key developments in a sector that remains highly paper-based and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges ahead.

  • How buyers optimise finance for suppliers and ensures a stable supply chain
  • From pain points to solutions: Innovations in supply chain finance
  • Case study: The Digital Trade Chain initiative and trade consortiums of the future
  • New competition for SME financing: The rise of Amazon, PayPal and Alipay
  • Standardising contracts, technology and other processes to increase efficiency in the supply chain

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Where tradition meets technology: Exploring hybrid model between banks and fintechs
Leveraging technologies through partnerships or the use of hybrid models is an approach that many in the industry are applying to provide broader and more comprehensive data-driven services that meet and exceed evolving customer expectations. Industry insiders will share their vision of an evolving trade finance landscape.

  • Case study: Huawei at the forefront of the digital transformation
  • Global partnerships for an interconnected world
  • Embracing the new payments landscape
  • Transfer To: Partnering with banks for last-mile and gig economy payments

15:30

Tea break

16:00

Closing re-imagination session

17:00

End of conference

Featured keynote speakers from 2017

  Featured speakers from 2017

  Moderators

Who will attend?

The programme is designed for senior executives from:

  • Transaction banking and cash management
  • Technology, operations, data and analytics
  • Trade finance
  • Cross-border corporate payments
  • Transaction banking regulation
  • Logistics and supply chain finance
  • Financial technology start-ups, blockchain companies, alternative providers of financing and e-commerce

Agenda and speaking opportunities:

America Herrera

aherrera@theasianbanker.com

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