• Thursday, 10 October 2019, Philippines
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Finance Philippines 2019

10 October 2019, Shangri-La, BGC, Philippines

  • TIME
08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:15

Welcome Address

Opening Keynote

International Keynote on AI Learnings from Singapore’s Financial Sector

Leadership Dialogue

Sustainable Innovation in the Philippines and beyond

Trends and developments in the financial industry – Challenges in the process of digitisation

Disruptors and non-traditional players redefining established market boundaries with AI, automation and analytics

Impact of regulations on the industry– a look at Regtech helping E-commerce and payments

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

Panelists include:

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

10:15 – 10:45

Tea/ Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Fulfilling the Promise of Customer Experience through Digital Platforms

How does AI transform the way in which we talk to customers, invent products and services, and organise ourselves for competition?

Investing in APIs or collaborating/ buying these services from technology players who are better invested?

How sustainable digital platforms enable small and medium enterprises to grow in the long term?

What are some of the limitations of algorithms and how should we guard against biases?

Speakers include:

Session chaired by Matt Dooley, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

12:00 – 12:45

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:

Session chaired by Wilson Chia, Advisor, Excellence in Retail Financial Services Programme, The Asian Banker

12:45 – 13:00

Briefing on the Philippine Awards Programme 2019 & Key Trends - Retail, Risk and Technology

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)

Briefing by Faith Masekesa, Senior Manager, Research & Head Africa, The Asian Banker

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

The Non-standard Compliance Procedures and How to Keep Banks Safe

Financial institutions are vulnerable to attacks as they hoard data (and wealth) and are susceptible to fraud. International KYC protocols are non-standardised across different jurisdictions that will need harmonisation to minimise system disruptions and enhanced AML compliance.

The latest developments in financial and capital markets compliance

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

Security architecture for a digital bank with KYC and AML protocol

Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) framework for adaption across different regulatory landscape


Panelists include:

Panel co-chaired by Nilo Cruz, former CIO, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Wilson Chia, Advisor, Excellence in Retail Financial Services Programme, The Asian Banker

14:45 – 15:15

Tea/ Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:00

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 by Henry Aguda, Board Chairman, UBX

- Regulations on Token/Asset Offering for sustainable financing
by Ida Tiongson Trustee, Fintech Philippines Association and President, Opal Portfolio Investments (Spv-Amc) Inc.

- 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?

Panelists include:

16:00 – 17:00

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

Online and mobile platform

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

Panelists include:

Session chaired by Matt Dooley, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

17:00 – 17:30

Unlocking Philippines’ potential in a sustainable digital economy

Financial inclusion through new avenues of credit data

How social media can build trust in digital assets like eWallets and Cryptocurrency

From Online to Offline – Ecommerce platforms as an avenue for entrepreneurism

Microfinancing the untapped sectors of the economy

Panelists include:

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker


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