Kurumba – As in previous year’s Conferences, one of the highlights of this year’s 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held in November 2018 in Maldives is a special session entitled “Discover ABA”. Scheduled on the morning of November 15, this session will feature special country presentations by member banks from selected ABA member-countries.
The country presentations are intended to provide the delegates the opportunity to obtain more information on the economy and the financial markets in the countries of the presenting banks, or on special programs, projects, products or services of the presenting banks that have benefited their customer base or the community they serve and may be adapted by member banks from other countries.
Several member banks from five countries have already been invited to make separate presentations on the current trends and latest developments in their respective economies and banking sectors, or on other topics of their own preference – e.g., their strategy for future growth; transformative changes in their organization; their new products, services or activities offered to their members that may be of interest to other banks in the region as well.
Each of the country presenters will be requested to use their creativity and resourcefulness to make their presentations as lively, interesting and colorful as possible.
Delegates to this year’s Conference can therefore look forward to an interesting, informative and productive gathering in Maldives. Listed below is the Tentative Conference Program for your perusal.
ABA will send an updated Program and other relevant information (e.g., hotel accommodation, registration procedure, etc.) very soon. In the meantime, delegates are requested to already block the dates in your calendar of events this year.
Once again, we count on your valuable participation for the successful outcome of the annual gathering this year. In the meantime, should you have questions at this stage, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Maldives in November.
With best regards.
Asian Bankers Association
35th ABA General Meeting and Conference
November 15-16, 2018 – Kurumba Resort, Maldives
Tentative Program as of July 3rd, 2018
“Banking in Asia: The next frontier”
November 15, Thursday
09:30-12:00 Special Session on “Discover ABA” at the Conference Hall.
Brief country presentations will be made by selected ABA member banks on the economy and the financial markets in their respective countries, or on special programs, projects, products or services that have benefited their customer base or the community they serve and may be adapted by member banks from other countries.
12:00-13:30 Lunch at the Vihamana Restaurant.
13:30-15:00 Host Bank Session organized by Bank of Maldives at the Conference Hall. This is a Special session hosted by Bank of Maldives on Digital Banking.
15:30-16:30 Special Presentations at the Conference Hall.
15:30-16:00 Presentation of Oliver Wyman on “Global Risk Report” and Discussion on Emerging Risks.
16:00-16:30 Presentation of EFMA (European Financial Management Association) on the Leading Edge Trends in Retail Banking by Mr. Michael Lor, Head of Asia Pacific.
15:00-16:30 Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting at the VIP Lounge.
15:15-16:15 Advisory Council Meeting at the Board Room. It is open only to members of the Advisory Council.
16:15-17:00 Election Committee Meeting at the Board Room. It is open only to members of the Election Committee.
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break at the Foyer.
17:00-18:15 55th ABA Board of Directors’ Meeting at the VIP Lounge.
18:30-21:30 Welcome Cocktails/Dinner at the Thila Restaurant.
November 16, Friday
09:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony at the Conference Hall.
- Welcome Remarks by Mr. Andrew Healy, Managing Director and CEO, Bank of Maldives.
- Welcome Remarks by Mr. Daniel Wu, ABA Chairman.
- Keynote Speech by Invited Keynote Speaker.
- Presentation of Testimonials of Appreciation to the High Government Official and the Keynote Speaker.
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break at the Foyer.
10:00-10:45 Press Conference at the VIP Lounge.
10:15-12:00 Session One: Technology in Banking: The Next Wave (Conference Hall)
12:00-13:30 Lunch at the Vihamana Restaurant.
13:30-15:00 Session Two: Risk Management Imperatives in the New World Order at the Conference Hall.
15:00-16:30 Session Three: Sustainable Banking: Challenges and Opportunities at the Conference Hall.
16:30-17:15 35th ABA General Meeting Proper at the Conference Hall.
- ABA Chairperson’s Report.
- Report of the Election Committee.
- Election of New Board Members.
17:15-17:30 Coffee Break at the Foyer.
17:15-17:30 56th ABA Board of Directors’ Meeting: Part One (VIP Lounge) Election of New ABA Chairman and Vice Chairman.
17:30-18:00 Installation Ceremony at the Conference Hall.
- Valedictory Address of Outgoing Chairman.
- Oath-taking of Incoming Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
- Handover Ceremony.
- Acceptance Speech of Incoming Chairman.
- Presentation of Distinguished Service Plaque to Outgoing Chairman.
18:15-19:00 56th Board of Directors’ Meeting: Part Two at the VIP Lounge.
19:30 Farewell Dinner at the Conference Hall.