Day 1: International Dialogue and Site Visits—Innovation Tour in Hong Kong

Monday, 13 April 2015

08:00 – 08:30

Convention registration

09:00 – 11:00

Continental breakfast and International Dialogue

Welcome note and introduction
Briefing by The Asian Banker on key developments in banking innovation in Asia

Update on key transaction banking and FI cash trends in the Asia Pacific region
Key trends on products and service innovation shaping transaction banking in the region.

Presentation: Importance of cross-border payments in RMB affecting corporates and supply chain

  • Emerging trends in cash management and trade finance
  • Key themes and emerging best practices
  • Product innovation and business developments in the Asia Pacific region

With presentations and discussion with industry leaders from:

  • Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong
  • DBS Singapore
  • ICICI Bank India
  • Maybank Malaysia
  • Kasikornbank Thailand
  • Shinhan Bank South Korea
  • Bank Mandiri Indonesia
  • ANZ Australia
  • China Minsheng Bank
  • China Merchants Bank
  • CIMB Bank, Malaysia
  • Bank Internasional Indonesia

11:30 – 18:30        Site visits to innovation leaders

11:30 – 12:30

Visit to Li & Fung on specialising in responsibly managing supply chains of high-volume, time-sensitive goods.

Briefing by senior representative of Li & Fung

  • Li & Fung’s services cover all aspects of the supply chain from product design, raw material sourcing and production management to quality control, logistics and shipping. They manage supply chains of high-volume, time-sensitive goods for leading retailers and brands globally. They have access to a sourcing network encompassing over 15,000 suppliers around the world. Participants will get to see how individual teams of experts work closely with customers, assessing their needs and using market research and innovative technology to design the right supply chains to deliver their products.

13:00 – 14:00


14:30 – 15:30


Visit to WeLend on online social lending in Hong Kong

Briefing by senior representative of WeLend

  • WeLend is the first social lending platform based in Hong Kong. It holds a money lenders license in Hong Kong and currently only accepts loans from lenders in the company’s private network. It assesses potential borrowers based on their credit rating and other factors. In addition to its peer-to-peer lending platform, we will see how they build other online products that “democratize finance”.

16:00 – 17:00

Visit to Bank of China (Hong Kong) on unique strengths of its cash management services

Briefing by senior representative of BOCHK.

  • BOCHK takes advantages of its solid presence and extensive networks, and rich experience in the Rmb business to offer cash management solutions. Participants will see how BOCHK assists its clients in executing all sorts of financial transactions, pooling together cash resources for executing investment and deposit decisions and enhancing the transparency of daily corporate financial activities.

17:30 – 18:30

Visit to DB Schenker Hong Kong on specialized logistics services for trade fairs, relocations, projects and global sports events.

Briefing by senior representative of Ocean Freight, Asia Pacific

  • DB Schenker is a multi-modal freight transport service which also offers specialized logistic for trade fairs, relocations, global sporting events, and other projects. They have facilities in over 60 key cities throughout China with more than 4,900 employees working on advanced logistics solutions for various sectors. Participants will get to see how DB Schenker lends its services multi modal transportation to offer a complete range of one-stop-shop logistics solutions to customers.

19:00 – 21:00

Dinner at Harbour City in Hong Kong

Day 2: Site visits—Innovation Tour in Shenzhen

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

08:00 – 08:30


10:30 – 12:00

Visit to China Merchants Bankon its digital banking platform

Briefing from senior representative of CMB's Shenzhen branch

  • China Merchants Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in China and establishes a huge customer base. CMB is the first Chinese player to develop a series of e-banking distribution channels, the first to shift from a personal account settlement system focus to a customer-centric mindset by integrating deposit and client viewpoints. Participants will see how CMB manages to deliver strong digital banking services and lead its peers in the industry.

12:30 – 14:30


Luncheon dialogue and visit tothe sprawling headquarters campus of Huawei

Briefing by senior representative of Huawei

  • A visit to Huawei campus offers an insight to China’s climb up the innovation ladder. This telecom-plus company is now a cutting-edge industry leader with a global footprint through the adoption of new innovation management processes and the launch of slick new smartphones and ultra-speed communications services.

15:00 – 16:30

Visit to Tencent on financial services platform on WeChat

Briefing by senior representative of Tencent

  • Tencent is one of the largest and most used Internet service portals in China. WeChat, its famous instant messaging smartphone app with over 300 million users, has launched its own financial services offerings. Several Chinese banks have also launched banking services on WeChat. Participants will see how WeChat helps banks promote their services and products to customers and ensures security of transactions through its platform.

17: 00 – 18:00

Visit to Ping An Bank on interactive cash management and treasury payments

Briefing by senior representative of PAB

  • PAB is a Shenzhen-based commercial bank that provides comprehensive financial services to corporate and individual customers. It formed after the merger of Shenzhen Development Bank, the first listed commercial bank in China that went public in April 1991, and the former Ping An Bank. Participants will see how the bank expand longstanding relationships with international banks, especially in USD payment clearing, for both commercial and treasury payments.

19:00 – 21:00

Dinner at Shekou

21:00 – 22:00

Return to Hong Kong

Day 34: Conference sessions at The Asian Banker Summit 2015

Wednesday-Thursday, 15-16 April 2015

08:00 – 08:30


08:30 – 17:00

The 16th Asian Banker Summit     
Where leaders from around the world decide the future of Asia's financial services industry: One Summit, several conferences.

The event includes several conferences and workshops in one, catering for bankers, corporates, broker-dealers, treasurers and regulators. These include:

  • The Risk Games Convention
  • Technology Decision Makers School and Conference
  • The International Banking Conference
  • The Supply Chain Conference
  • The Financial Markets Conference

The Asian Banker Summit 2015 will also feature the following high-level closed-door dialogues:

  • Keynote and Thought Leadership Dialogues
  • CEO-Closed Door Dialogue
  • The Asian Financial Integration Symposium

Each of the conferences and dialogues will feature discussions and presentations Delegates will participate in interactive panel discussions ranging from banking regulations and technology trends to changes in market initiatives and financial supply chain. Further, through training workshops and working sessions, delegates will have the opportunity of a hands-on experience to deepen knowledge in their areas of expertise.

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Day 5: Site visits—Innovation Tour and Sightseeing in Hong Kong

Friday, 17 April 2015

08:00 – 08:30


09:00 – 10:00

Visit to Kerry Logistics Hong Kong on innovation on supply chain management in HK

Briefing by senior representative of Kerry Logistic

  • Kerry has extensive operation across Greater China and other countries in the region. It is principally engaged in the integrated logistics and international freight forwarding businesses. In Asia, Kerry Logistics has established a cross-border road transportation network connecting ASEAN and China, providing customers with effective long-haul trucking services. Participants will get to see how Kerry Logistics uses its assets, industry experts, IT systems and processes to deliver clients’ products in a faster and more cost-effective manner.

10:30 – 11:30

Visit to Hutchison Whampoa to hear about innovative international business

Briefing by senior representative of Hutchison Whampoa

  • Hutchison Whampoa is one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as well as a Fortune 500 company. It is a leading international corporation committed to innovation and technology with businesses spanning the globe. Its diverse array of holdings range from some of the world’s biggest port operators, retailers and property development and infrastructure the most technologically advanced and marketing-savvy telecommunications operators. Participants will learn about the development of innovative and advanced telecommunications and data services.

12:30 – 14:00

Farewell reception and luncheon

14:30 – 18:00

Sightseeing and fun tour in Hong Kong

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