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The ABA conducts training and professional development programs for its members as part of its regular activity.. Through these training programs, the ABA aims to heighten the level of awareness among its members about the importance of training and continuing education in making them ready and equipped to cope with the many changes in the market. In particular, it strives to accelerate and conduct more training courses for members in light of the new issues emerging in the banking sector to upgrade the general awareness of bank managers on these issues.

Short-term Visiting Programs

ABA continues to organize short-term visiting programs under which member bank executives from developing or emerging economies will visit member banks in more advanced countries for the purpose of studying and undergoing training on specific aspects of the operations and facilities of the more advanced host banks. The idea is to give the visitors the opportunity to (i) enhance and upgrade their technical skills and knowledge in specific areas such as international banking, treasury activities, investment, and foreign exchange in the distinct and peculiar social, economic and business environment of the host country, and (ii) gain first-hand knowledge of the operations, systems and work procedures of the host bank’s various line departments.

SBI conducts a highly successful Workshop in Hyderabad
July 27, 2017

SBI conducts a highly successful Workshop in Hyderabad

Hyderabad - A total of 28 representatives of 15 banking and financial institutions from eight Asian countries gathered in Hyderabad, India to attend the short-term...

Maybank’s third Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur
January 19, 2017

Maybank’s third Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted the two day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in its...

Enterprise-Wide Risk Management workshop by ACRAA in Manila
July 28, 2016

Enterprise-Wide Risk Management workshop by ACRAA in Manila

Manila - The Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) successfully conducted a training workshop on “Enterprise-Wide Risk Management” on July 28-29, 2016...

HNB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Colombo
May 30, 2016

HNB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Colombo

Hatton National Bank PLC. (HNB) successfully conducted a two-day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in Colombo...

Maybank’s second Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur
November 2, 2015

Maybank’s second Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted the two day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in its...

RCBC’s second Microfinance Appreciation Course in Manila
June 22, 2015

RCBC’s second Microfinance Appreciation Course in Manila

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Rizal Microbank, the microfinance arm of RCBC, successfully conducted a two-day ABA Microfinance Appreciation...

Maybank’s first Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur
September 8, 2014

Maybank’s first Short Term Visiting Program in Kuala Lumpur

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted a two-day ABA Short Term Visiting Program held at the Maybank headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on...

Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance & CTBC Bank’s Short Term Visiting Program in Taipei
April 22, 2014

Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance & CTBC Bank’s Short Term Visiting Program in Taipei

The ABA coordinated with Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) and CTBC Bank in...

SMBC’s Short Term Visiting Program in Tokyo
December 2, 2013

SMBC’s Short Term Visiting Program in Tokyo

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on December 2, 2013 hosted a one-day visiting program titled “Introduction on SMBC: History, Technology, Hospitality...

UOB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Singapore
August 1, 2013

UOB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Singapore

Singapore - The United Overseas Bank (UOB) and the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) conducted a one-day training program on operational risk management in Singapore...

RCBC’s first Microfinance Appreciation Course in Manila
January 28, 2013

RCBC’s first Microfinance Appreciation Course in Manila

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) Microfinance arm Rizal Microbank and the Asian Bankers Association (ABA), recently conducted...

UOB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Singapore
November 1, 2010

UOB’s Short Term Visiting Program in Singapore

Singapore - The UOB Short-Term Visiting Program, organized by the Asian Bankers Association (ABA), was held in Singapore on 22 November 2010. Delivered by...

ABA-Endorsed Training Programs

The ABA, on a selective basis, endorses conferences, seminars and other training programs conducted by other events organizers deemed to be beneficial and useful to members and will help in promoting the Association. The decision to endorse or support an event will be based on the following criteria: credibility/reputation of the event organizer; quality of the program; expected benefits to ABA and our members; timing of the event; and maximum two or three events per year. Endorsement will be made by authorizing the organizers to use the ABA logo in the promotional materials and by encouraging participation of members.

IQPC
February 21-22, 2017
Singapore

Invited by IQPC, a provider of conferences and training programs, the ABA agreed to be Supporting Association of the “Financial GRC Summit” to be held on February 21-22, 2017 in Singapore.

Under this summit, there are two co-located conferences – 4th Annual Financial Crime Asia Summit and Financial Compliance Asia Summit. The two-day event will focus on collaboration between the private and public sectors in effectively managing risks before they crystallise, and at a pace fast enough to handle rapid changes in the environment. It is expected to have 120 capacity from leading industry experts – banks, insurance companies, remittance companies, compliance consultant, etc.

IDC Financial Insights
March 2-3, 2017
Singapore

Invited by IDC Financial Insights, a regional research and advisory firm, the ABA agreed to support the “Asian Financial Services Congress 2017” to be held on March 2 – 3, 2017 in Singapore.

Targeting senior executives from the banking, insurance and capital market sectors, the two-day event aims to examine the following issues:

  • Thinking beyond transactions: Banks cannot only facilitate the movement of funds; it falls to them to create ‘value’ in the value chain of customer-centric services;
  • Meaningful customer engagements: Being an app on your clients’ phones will not win over the new generation of empowered users; banks need to engage client on their own terms, accommodating on-demand, peer-sharing, and mobile-first habits;
  • Regulators in a new light: Like banks, policy-makers too have new roles, here to promote realistic, fair, and pro-consumer levels of competition in an increasingly barrier-less market; opportunistic banks will find themselves as executors of such mandates;
  • The new way of competing: Banks coming together with former competitors, startups, and third-parties to unlock business synergies by winning as a team;
  • The new way of computing: Fresh perspectives in technology planning, budgeting and provisioning ensure digital technologies are both available when needed and unexacting when not.

Knowledge Group of Companies
March 21-22, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka

ABA was invited by Knowledge Group of Companies, a conference and workshop solutions provider, to be Supporting Association of the “BankTech Asia 2017” Conference to be held on March 21-22, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The BankTech Asia 2017 Conference, the 9th of its kind, is an established platform where concerns of Asia’s banking and financial sector are discussed, will showcase the latest technologies available for the banking and financial industry in the market today, and conference sessions presented by industry experts from reputable organizations.   Main highlights of the Conference include: (1) Disruption and fintech; (2) Digital banking strategies; (3) Serving the unbanked & underbanked; (4) Payments landscape & strategies; (5) Combating fraud; (6) Blockchain; and (7) Remittance.

The Conference will also include three other distinctive series of events in Kuala Lumpur in July, Manila in September and Jakarta in November.

Terrapinn Pte. Ltd.
April 18-19, 2017
Singapore

The ABA was invited by Terrapinn Pte Ltd, a business media company, to support the “Financial Inclusion Summit Asia 2017” to be held on April 18-19, 2017 in Singapore.

The rise of mobile usage amongst the poorest populations across Asia has created the pre-conditions for new and innovative banking and commercial services to be extended. In a similar way, smaller merchants have been adopting online services as barriers to entry have fallen and internet access has allowed them to reach underserved communities. At the same time, governments are partnering more with private organisations to harness their expertise and incentivise and get their services in front of untouched communities. This event will bring together all the stakeholders involved in financial inclusion to discuss critical challenges, opportunities, pilot programmes and future roadmaps.

Pacific Conferences
May 11, 2017
Hong Kong

Pacific Conferences, an event company focusing on Marketing, PR, Corporate Communications, Finance and HR, with the support of the Asian Bankers Association, will organize the Managing Dawn Raids Workshop to be held on May 11, 2017 in Hong Kong.

Targeting senior level in-house legal counsels and executives from Compliance, Management, Finance and IT responsible for managing dawn raids as the main participants, the one-day Workshop will cover several topics, including a brief update on the Competition Ordinance; best practices, protocols and procedures; as well as managing dawn raids in an increasingly paperless workplace. Throughout the Workshop, case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the topics explored, and there will also be a simulation exercise for participants to have a hands-on application of what was discussed.

The Asian Banker
June 8-10, 2017
Singapore

The ABA has agreed to endorse The Future of Finance Summit 2017 to be held on June 8-10, 2017 in Singapore, at the invitation of The Asian Banker, a provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry, 

The Future of Finance Summit, a re-branding of the previous The Asian Banker Summit, is expected to bring together a wide range of players – banks, fintech players, insurance companies, asset managers, investors and customers – who are shaping the future of finance. The three-day event will serve as a dialogue between the institutions and the customer so that they can experience and communicate their expectations of the industry.

Knowledge Group of Companies
July 5-6, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ABA was invited by Knowledge Group of Companies, a conference and workshop solutions provider, to be Supporting Association of the “BankTech Asia 2017” Conference to be held on July 5-6, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The BankTech Asia 2017 Conference, the 9th of its kind, is an established platform where concerns of Asia’s banking and financial sector are discussed, will showcase the latest technologies available for the banking and financial industry in the market today, and conference sessions presented by industry experts from reputable organizations.   Main highlights of the Conference include: (1) Disruption and fintech; (2) Digital banking strategies; (3) Serving the unbanked & underbanked; (4) Payments landscape & strategies; (5) Combating fraud; (6) Blockchain; and (7) Remittance.

Global Trade Review
September 5-7, 2017
Singapore

Global Trade Review, an international news source, publisher and event organiser, with the support of the Asian Bankers Association, organized the Asia Trade & Treasury Week 2017 on September 5-7, 2017 in Singapore.

The three-day event, now in its 9th year, is expected to attract over 900 top-level trade and treasury experts from around the globe, fostering discussion and debate on trade and export priorities across Asia.  Highlights of the event include technology and innovation, regional trends and headwinds, advice for trading companies, credit and political risk, and recovery in the commodity finance sector among others.

Knowledge Group of Companies
September 2017
Manila, Philippines

ABA was invited by Knowledge Group of Companies, a conference and workshop solutions provider, to be Supporting Association of the “BankTech Asia 2017” Conference to be held in September 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

The BankTech Asia 2017 Conference, the 9th of its kind, is an established platform where concerns of Asia’s banking and financial sector are discussed, will showcase the latest technologies available for the banking and financial industry in the market today, and conference sessions presented by industry experts from reputable organizations.   Main highlights of the Conference include: (1) Disruption and fintech; (2) Digital banking strategies; (3) Serving the unbanked & underbanked; (4) Payments landscape & strategies; (5) Combating fraud; (6) Blockchain; and (7) Remittance.

Knowledge Group of Companies
November 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia

ABA was invited by Knowledge Group of Companies, a conference and workshop solutions provider, to be Supporting Association of the “BankTech Asia 2017” Conference to be held in November 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The BankTech Asia 2017 Conference, the 9th of its kind, is an established platform where concerns of Asia’s banking and financial sector are discussed, will showcase the latest technologies available for the banking and financial industry in the market today, and conference sessions presented by industry experts from reputable organizations.   Main highlights of the Conference include: (1) Disruption and fintech; (2) Digital banking strategies; (3) Serving the unbanked & underbanked; (4) Payments landscape & strategies; (5) Combating fraud; (6) Blockchain; and (7) Remittance.

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