The virtual meeting of the ABA Planning Committee held on May 12, 2023 discussed preparations for the 39th ABA General Meeting to be held in November 9-10 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The active participation and valuable comments and inputs of ABA members contributed to the fruitful exchange of views on the various agenda items and the successful outcome of the meeting.
As discussed during meeting, the Planning Committee agreed on the following:
39th ABA General Meeting and Conference
Conference Dates: November 9 -10, 2023
Conference Venue: Soaltee Kathmandu
Tentative Theme and Topics of the Conference:
Theme: Asian Banking Roadmap for Recovery and Sustained Growth
Topic 1: Global Market Trends Shaping the Future of Banking
Topic 2: Digital Transformation: Enabling Digital Trust and Adoption of AI
Topic 3: ESG Banking Strategy: Integrating Policy, Principle and Profit
Topic 4: CEO Forum: Managing in Uncertainty and a Changing Environment
Regarding the above-mentioned Conference Theme and Topics, ABA would like to know whether or not ABA members agree with their current wording. If changes are required, we would appreciate expressing your recommendations and suggested speakers for each of the four Conference topics on the Speaker Suggestion Form, and returning it to ABA Secretariat by May 31, if possible.
Proposed 2023 Work Program of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee
The Committee agreed on the following objectives of its 2023 Work Program:
- Promoting cooperation in achieving Sustainability Development Goals
- Promoting cooperation in cyber security management and in addressing customer fraud
- Promoting cooperation in dealing with the growing emergence of Private Credit and other payment systems outside the banking system.