Virtual 38th ABA General Meeting and Conference on November 1-4, Register now

The 38th ABA General Meeting and Conference themed “Redefining The Future Of Banking Through Digital Transformation” will be held online on November 1-4, 2022.

The Conference will include a series of events starting with the the Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting to be launched on October 27th, 2022 where a series of policy recommendations presented by ABA members and partners will be discussed with the public. It will be followed by ABA’s internal meetings and the Board of Directors’ meeting, which are closed to the general public.

The ABA Conference proper will start on November 1, 2022 and will feature four Plenary Sessions presented in the following format:

(1) October 27 – ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting

02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Taipei Time

(2) October 28 – ABA Advisory Council Meeting

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Taipei Time

(3) October 28 – 60th ABA Board of Directors’ Meeting

02:15PM – 03:45 PM Taipei Time

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The Conference will address how digital transformation will determine the direction the industry is taking, and why it is imperative for banks to consider technological advances in their strategies and take advantage of the opportunity to make themselves customer-centric, innovation-driven, and future-ready.

November 1

Opening Ceremony

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Session One: The Digital Transformation Journey

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM (Taipei Time)

This session will feature speakers who will share their perspectives on the main areas of digital transformation, namely, process transformation, business model transformation, data science, and cultural and organizational transformation.

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Invited Speakers:

(1) Dr. Chung-Dar Lei, Chairman, Taiwan Cooperative Bank
Topic: Embracing digital transformation-shaping the banking future

(2) Mr. Dorji Kadin, CEO, Bank of Bhutan
Topic: Bank of Bhutan’s Digital Journey – Past, Present, Future

(3) Smt. Vidya Krishnan, Dy. Managing Director and CIO, State Bank of India, Global IT Centre

Session Chairman: Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and CEO, Hatton National Bank; Chairman ABA Advisory Council

November 2

Plenary Session Two: Asian Banks: Navigating Through a Digitized Environment

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM (Taipei Time)

Invited speakers will exchange views on how banks can better understand and fulfill customer needs, make the customer journey personal, automated, safe enough for them to cope with cybersecurity and customer fraud, and cohesive within a single ecosystem.

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Invited Speakers:

(1) Mr. Wayne Lai, Chief Digital Officer and Partner, Advisory Services Dept., KPMG Taiwan
Topic: Building a True Customer Centric Connected Bank in the Digital Era

(2) Mr. Christophe Uzureau, VP Analyst, Gartner
Topic: How The Banking Industry Can Create Business Value From Metaverse

(3) Ms. Jaslyin Qiyu, Head of Client and Digital Channels Marketing, Citi Bank, Singapore
Topic: Creating a safe yet agile digital banking environment

Session Chairman: Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, Member, ABA Advisory Council and Former ABA Chairman

November 3

Plenary Session Three: Promoting a Sustainable World: Fostering Green Finance

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM (Taipei Time)

This session will feature speakers who will share their insights on the need for greening the financial system and the role of financial governance, examine the state of green lending and investment in Asia, and provide an overview of market innovations and green financial governance initiatives across Asia.

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Invited Speakers:

(1)  Eliza Li, Chairman of Sustainability Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan
Topic: Sustainable Finance Trends and Analysis: Taking Taiwan as an Example

(2) Tiange Wei, Asia Pacific Lead, Partnersihp for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF); Senior Consultant, Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure
Topic: Enabling financial institutions to assess and disclose the GHG emissions of their financial activities

(3) Ed Tongson, Chief of Party, Sustainable Finance, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Greening Finance and Financing Green: A Central Bank and Financial Supervision Road Map towards Net Zero and Nature Positive Economy

Session Chairman: Mr. Eugene Acevedo, President and CEO, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)

November 4

Plenary Session Four: Emerging Trends in Banking and Financial Services

First Sub-session: Fintech Revolution: Impact on the Banking Industry

02:00 PM – 02:55 PM (Taipei Time)

This session will feature speakers who will examine the impact of fintech on payments and lending in Asia, focusing on the new technologies and services entering the market, the level of disruption faced by banks, and the regulatory response to these new developments.

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Invited Speakers:

(1) Mr. Lito Villanueva, Founding Chairman, Fintech Alliance.Ph
Topic: How and where can Asian banks partner with Fintechs and Fintech organizations for their digital strategies and plans on how to be part of the Fintech ecosystem

(2) Mr. John Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Qorus

Session Chairman: Mr. Rajan S. Narayan, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberbeat Pte. Ltd.

Second Sub-Session: The Future of Digital Currency

03:00 PM – 03:55 PM (Taipei Time)

Subject experts and industry leaders will share their thoughts and perspectives on trends and developments in the era of digital currency since it started in 2012-2013, the role that commercial banks and other FIs and regulatory bodies have played in the new ecosystem, and how they see its future will be.

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Invited Speakers:

(1) Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Board Director at the Global Impact FinTech Forum

(2) Mr. Henri Arslanian, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nine Blocks Capital Management

(3) Mr. John Lee, Regional Director, Amber Group

Session Chairman: Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chief Operating Officer, Hatton National Bank

Third Sub-Session: Shifts in the Banking System: LIBOR and Others

04:00 PM – 04:55 PM (Taipei Time)

This session will invite speakers who will elaborate on their views on what banks should be doing to prepare for the end of LIBOR and what to include in the checklist when developing a transition plan that is customized to their specific needs and risk management guidelines.

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Invited Speakers:

(1) Mr. Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Erste Group Bank AG

(2) Mr. Andrew Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA),

Session Chairman: Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, Member, ABA Advisory Council and Former ABA Chairman

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8 thoughts on “Virtual 38th ABA General Meeting and Conference on November 1-4, Register now

  1. Rabi Bhowmick

    Will join

  2. Niluja Shrestha

    Interested for the program

  3. Niluja Shrestha

    Please my details for participation

  4. Katty Wong

    As I will leave Woori Global Markets Asia Ltd wef 3 Nov, please kindly register via my personal email address accordingly. Thanks.

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