• Thursday, 10 October 2019, Philippines
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Finance Philippines 2019

10 October 2019, Shangri-La at the Fort, Philippines

  • TIME
08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Welcome Address

Opening Keynote

International Keynote

Leadership Dialogue
Sustainable innovation in the Philippines and beyond

Green financing and climate change initiatives funding

Disruptors and challengers redefining established market boundaries with neobanks, AI and digital payments

How regulation impacts on the industry– a look at Regtech helping E-commerceand payments

Tapping on the rural unbanked, the migrant workers and E-commerce for increased domestic consumption

10:00 – 10:30

Tea/ Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

Fulfilling the Promise of Customer Experience through Digital Platforms

How does sustainable financing solve environmental and social problems for the long term?

Should financial institutions be investing in digital APIs or collaborating/ buying these services from technology players who are better invested?

What are some of the limitations of going digital?

11:30 – 12:30

Reviewing the Payments and Remittance Revolution in the Digital World

The panel will discuss the key developments within the retail payments today.

The latest developments in E-payments landscape with increasing use of QR codes across the region

Breakthroughs in cross-border payments and remittance industry, in lowering technology costs, foreign exchange costs, speed of delivery

Enabling technologies for reaching the unbanked and greater financial inclusion

Regtech and use of blockchain to monitor and expedite effective transmission of money

Panelists include:

12:00 – 13:00

Briefing on the Philippines Awards Program 2019 & key trends - Retail, Risk and Technology

The panel will discuss the state of the payments industry today.

Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards

Overview of the Philippines retail banking market

Key findings from the awards programme

Best practices in the Philippines (based on submissions)

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

The International Innovation in Finance Council for the Philippines

This international council is made up of decision makers from local banks, start-ups, unicorns and P2P players as well as investors from the region. The Council is meeting in this session to:

Exchange views between investors (both traditional banks as well as private equity players and the major start up accelerators)

Get a glimpse of the “investible ideas” emerging in the country

Have a glimpse of breakthroughs of innovations in banks and traditional financial institutions

The flow of the session will be as follows:

- Opening Address

- Key research findings on areas where we see innovation turning up in the Philippines and some of the issues faced

- The Innovation Leadership Dialogue

The rise in investment funds, angel and venture capitalism

The risks and statistics of start-up failures

Laws and regulations to drive innovation while ensuring secure P2P lending and development of the digital economy

How banks can incubate a start-up in their midst?

14:45 – 15:30

Presentation by the leading innovative Fintechs

Case studies from fintech players as well as bank internal innovation departments demonstrating outstanding creativity and potential in the market in the following areas:

Branch innovations

Financial inclusion

Bitcoin applications

Block chain and distributed ledgers

P2P lending platforms

Banking through wearable technology

Online and mobile platform

The Council will converge to hear from the best-in-class innovation cases and invite the audience for feedback.

15:30 – 16:00

Tea/ Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45

Dealing with FI Vulnerabilities and How to Keep Business Safe

Financial institutions are vulnerable to frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks as well as system disruptions. In this session, we will feature leaders who will articulate how they have started including cybersecurity into their overall strategy. They will demonstrate familiarity with areas such as digital identity, machine learning (ML), big data, and how these tie in with their business models.

Cybersecurity as a leadership strategy in the networked world

Use of internationally-recognised core cyber standards and frameworks in the management of cyber risk

Security architecture for a digital bank

Enhancing institutional cyber-resilience through blockchains

The dark net, including bitcoin use and ransomware

16:45 – 17:30

Womenomics 5.0 and Financial Inclusion for the un(der)banked

Unlocking the full potential of Philippines digital economy with a fully employed and empowered workforce

Digital platforms to level the playing field for niche entrepreneurs

Financial inclusion and literacy for the untapped sectors of the economy

Fulfilling the needs of the global digitally connected citizen to achieve his/ her potential

Invited Panelists include:


End of Convention

This is a working agenda, content and speaker will be updated on a timely basis

For more details please contact:

Joanna Lim Program Manager jlim@theasianbanker.com Tel: (+65) 6236 6529