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This agenda is intended to be highly interactive and all the panelists will be expected to participate continuously throughout the sessions.

Middle East & Africa International Finance Dialogue 2018
Thursday, 29th November 2018


Registration & networking


Welcome address:

International keynote: “Current and future challenges of the global financial regulation” with Congressman Barney Frank, Co-author of Dodd-Frank Legislation and former Chairman, House Financial Services Committee, United States Congress


Presentation by Howard Mannella,Managing Principal, Alternative Resilience Services Corp. on the Future Risks in KYC


The Regional Heads of transaction banking and CROs Annual Dialogue

This annual meeting is an intense two hour dialogue that involves the opinions and insights of CROs and heads of transaction banking from financial institutions from more than 12 countries from the Middle East and Africa. The topics that have been identified for this roundtable will cover a comprehensive range of key issues on leading best practices in the industry emanating from different parts of the world.

  • The growth impact of real-time payments on financial institutions
  • Open Banking, APIs and blockchain for safer financial transactions
  • How blockchain technology is revolutionising international trade and cross borders payments?
  • How are new banking and fintech platforms impacting supply chain financing?
  • The impact of digitalisation on trade finance and supply chain
  • Think globally, act locally to resolve cross-border compliance issues
  • Utilising regtech to manage risk, improve compliance and payment efficiency
  • How to balance between regulation and innovation?
  • How biometric authentication can increase banking security?
  • What are the key elements of constituting a robust cyber security governance framework to address current gaps?

We will have over thirty heads of transaction banking, CROs, and heads of cash management in banks, and fintech companies. We will also have input from various subject matter experts in regtech, blockchain, and cross-borders payments, participating in this session.

Session chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker
Co-chaired by David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports


Key findings from The Asian Banker Risk & Transaction Regional Awards Program 2018

  • Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards
  • Latest updates on key developments in transaction bankingand risk management
  • Key findings from the awards programme


Closing remarks




The Middle East & Africa Risk and Transaction Awards Dinner

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

For more information, please contact
Essraa Mansi
Programme Manager
The Asian Banker
Tel: (+971) 4427 3649


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