The Asian banking industry is rapidly evolving. We convene The Asian Banker Summit 2014 at a time when the financial services world is undergoing profound changes and fundamental reforms. The rise and integration of the Asian economies, shifts in global trade and capital flows as well as the growing influence of customers and technology are some of the factors that are transforming the landscape of the industry.
These topics will underline this year’s Summit discussions, ensuring that each topic answers a specific question that has direct bearing on the industry in Asia.
The Asian Banker Summit 2014 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, one of the strongest banking markets in the region and playing a pivotal role in strengthening regional and international financial integration and developing deep and dynamic financial markets. As the premier financial centre for Islamic banking with a massive focus on global centre of excellence for data centres, operations and technology, Malaysia is a suitable venue to consider some of the seismic transformations taking place in the industry today.
Asia’s Largest Financial Services Industry Annual Conference
The Asian Banker Summit, well into its second decade, is Asia’s leading event in the financial services industry. It has developed to represent Asia’s response to current global themes at the G20, FSB, IMF and BIS levels. It is the most comprehensive and prestigious forum where the opinions and responses of practitioners from across the region to global issues are shaped. This is reflected by the presence of about 1,000 international delegates including industry specialists, senior bankers, regulators, service providers and decision makers from leading institutions in Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, US, Europe and Latin America.
One Summit, several conferences
As we enter the Summit’s 15th year, we are breaking the mould and boldly recreating The Asian Banker Summit to make it relevant for yet another decade. The event includes several conferences and workshops in one, catering for bankers, corporates, broker-dealers, treasurers and regulators. These include:
- The Risk Games @ The Asian Banker Summit 2014
- The International Banking Conference
- The Supply Chain Conference
- Technology Decision Makers School & Conference
- Financial Markets Infrastructure Conference
The Asian Banker Summit 2014 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 by global thought leaders and subject matter experts. Delegates will participate in interactive panel discussions ranging from banking regulations and technology trends to changes in market initiatives and financial supply chain. Furthermore, with the training workshops and working sessions, delegates will have the opportunity of a hands-on experience to deepen knowledge in their areas of expertise.
Featuring Innovators, Future Thinkers and Global Leaders
The Summit aims to bring together leaders and innovators of the future who are considered pivotal in changing the financial world of today.
Bringing together leaders of the future and innovators that will be changing the financial world as we know it is a stable feature at the Summit. In past Summits, we have had global icons including Thomas Hoenig, Vice-Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; William Isaac, Chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp; Richard Duncan, an economist and world renowned writer, Richard M. "Dick" Kovacevich, the retired Chairman of the board of directors and Chairman Emeritus CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, former US Vice President Al Gore, Congressman Tom Bliley, Senator Paul Sarbanes, former under-Secretary Neel Kashkari as well as top executives from around the world, sharing their insights and learning.
The Summit is globally recognized and has become the de facto platform for both US and European thought leaders interacting in an Asian setting.