Conference

The Future of Finance, Vietnam

10th January 2019, Melia Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

08:30

Registration

09:00

Welcome address:
Dr. Nguyen Toan Thang, Secretary General, Vietnam Banks Association


Opening keynote:
Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor, State Bank of Vietnam


International keynote:
Vladislav Solodkiy,
Managing Partner, Life.SREDA, CEO & Founder, Arival Bank

Leadership dialogue:
Economic outlook for Vietnam’s new financial ecosystem
Vietnam is increasingly becoming a connected country. Smartphone users keep up the growth momentum in both urban and rural areas, which provides great market potential for digital banking services. Traditional banks or Fintech start-ups, financial institutions or governments, should find synergies to build a robust and healthy ecosystem to provide more efficient and lower cost digital financial services to customers, even unbanked potential customers.

  • Opportunities and challenges in Vietnam’s financial services industry
  • Supportive regulatory environment
  • Vietnam’s fintech growth potential

Speakers/Panellists:

Le Xuan Vu, Member of Board of Management, Military Bank

Huynh Buu Quang, CEO, Maritime Bank

Can Van Luc, Chief Economist, BIDV

Vladislav Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA, CEO & Founder, Arival Bank


Session chaired by:

Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

10:30

Tea/ Coffee Break

11:00

Digital payments – the key element towards a cashless society
In 2017, Vietnam’s government triggered a financial move towards a cashless society by 2020, with a focus on the development of digital payments. What’s the present progress of this plan; what achievements have been achieved and what challenges will be met in the next two years?

  • How to build the trust and overcome barriers
  • What e-commerce, social media and on-demand service can promote the leapfrog from cash to digital instruments
  • QR Code payment in Vietnam

Speakers/Panellists:

Can Van Luc, Chief Economist, BIDV

Arnab Ghosh, CEO, Post & Telecommunication Finance Company

Nguyen Quang Minh, Deputy CEO, Research and Development, NAPAS

Paul Ho, Head and Director of Digital Banking & Innovation Lab, Asian Commcial Bank


Session chaired by:

Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

12:00

Luncheon

13:00

Developing digital services towards accelerating financial inclusion
Vietnam is one of the most active countries to implement a national financial inclusion strategy. Despite of a low rate of access to formal financial institutions, the banking sector is witnessing a breakthrough to reach excluded populations with the trends of digital transformation.

  • Reaching the unbanked and underbanked
  • The opportunities and obstacles for Peer to Peer lending
  • Credit scoring and risk assessment for low-income segment and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Speakers/Panellists:

Natasha Ansell, Country Officer, Citi Vietnam (invited)

Yoshiyuki Oba, SME Financial Architect & Fintech Accelerator, Emerging Markets

Ravi Sundaram, Project Director & Head Corporate Services, VPDirect, VP Bank

Yoshiyuki Oba, SME Financial Architect &Fintech Accelerator, Emerging Markets

Malek Mroueh, Vice President & Regional Head of the Asia, Middle East & Africa, TSYS

Le Nguyen Bao Song, Director of Business Development, RedCloud Technology


Session chaired by:

Christopher Balding, Associate Professor, Fulbright University Vietnam

14:00

Key findings from The Asian Banker Retail & Technology Awards Programme
Our research team will present key trends and findings from the 2019 awards programme for the Vietnam and highlight outstanding achievements and case studies.

  • Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards
  • Overview of the retail banking market in Vietnam
  • Key findings and best practices

Session chaired by:

Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

14:30

Tea/ Coffee Break

15:00

The impact of digitalization on customer journey
In a recent intensely competitive and disruptive financial services environment, more and more financial institutions are realizing that they have no choice but to step on the path to become customer-centric organizations. Can the technology bridge the gap between offering and demanding or are there better resolutions to fulfill customers’ satisfaction?

  • The place of customer centric/personalized service in the era of digital finance
  • How digitalization is making financial institutions more agile, customer-centric and compliant with regulations
  • Case study: How a leading global bank uses a combination of predictive analytics, big data and business logic to enhance customer experience

Speakers/Panellists:

Nguyen Duy Anh, Deputy Director, E-banking Department, VietinBank

Claude Spiese, Founder, BankClub

Ajit Shah, Managing Director – APAC, ACTICO


Session chaired by:

Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

15:45

Blockchain – The future of the financial services industry

In technology the next big thing after the internet is here and it’s Blockchain. All facets of the financial services industry are realizing the great potential of blockchain technology, beginning with identity security, transfers and account management. Vietnam is on the right path become one of Southeast Asia’s blockchain innovation hubs.

  • Blockchain adoption for payment & transaction
  • Serving unbanked using blockchain
  • Can blockchain offer better solutions for KYC/AML?

Speakers/Panellists:

Giang Le Ngoc, Legal and Policy Specialist, Ministry of Justice

Do Van Long, Regional Chief Strategy Officer, Infinity Blockchain Labs

Jeremy Berger, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Arival Bank


Session chaired by:

Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

16:30

Fintech Innovation Showcase
Case studies from fintech players as well as bank internal innovation departments demonstrating outstanding creativity and potential in the market in the following areas:

  • Financial inclusion
  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Bitcoin applications
  • Peer-to-peer lending platforms
  • Banking through wearable technology
  • Online and mobile platform

Speakers/Panellists:

Jeremy Berger, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Arival Bank

Steven Landman, CEO, Kiu Global

Tran The Vinh, CEO/ Board member, Tima Group

Nga Vu, Head of E-wallet, TrueMoney Viet Nam


Session chaired by:

Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

17:30

End of conference

*Please note that this is a working agenda and topics and speakers will be updated frequently.

For more information or inquiries, please contact
Daisy Wang
Programme Manager
dwang@theasianbanker.com
Tel: (86) 10 5869 4641