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Thursday, 2 June 2016

9:00 – 9:30

Registration and Morning Reception

Master of ceremony: Richa Mukherjee, Director, Trade and Treasury, SWIFT India

9:30 – 9:45

Lighting Ceremony

9:45 – 10:10

SWIFT Welcome Address


  • Alain Raes, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific and EMEA, SWIFT

10:10 – 10:20

SWIFT India Chairman Address


Eddie Haddads, SWIFT India President Address

10:20 – 10:40

Keynote Address


  • H Srikrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, Proposed Reliance Payment Bank

10:40 – 11:50

The Rising Importance of Digital Technology within the SAARC


As part of the drive across the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to boost regional economic growth in hopes to achieve an efficient, robust, and stable economy, there are various pertinent issues that the region needs to address.  The recent wave of new fintech startups and digital challenges are posing a threat on the traditional banking industry. How are new technologies like blockchains redefining cyber security?  What are the current national and international approaches to cyber security?  How can we work together to protect financial technologies from disrupting global money systems within the SAARC?



  • Anand Bindumadhavan, Head of Services and Support, Asia Pacific, SWIFT and
    Director, SWIFT India Domestic Services Pvt Ltd


  • Mohan Tanksale, Chief Executive, Indian Banks Association
  • Kesang Jigme, Oversight Officer, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA)
  • Tapan Kanti Sarkar, Founder President, CTO Forum Bangladesh
  • Rohan Muttiah, Chief Operating Officer, National Development Bank
  • Ashoke SJB Rana, Chief Executive Officer, Himalayan Bank  
  • Mrythunjaya Mahapatra, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, State Bank of India

11:50 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:15

The Evolving Dynamics in the Payments Market Industry


In this session, we explore the payments systems evolution that the Indian and Subcontinents are experiencing today. What are some of the main drivers for payments systems modernisation and innovation in the region? How are factors like regulatory drive, disruptive technologies and FinTech, a growing demand for real time payments and harmonisation influencing in-country as well as cross border payments? How does this evolving payments ecosystem provide further impetus to the region’s burgeoning economic growth and prosperity?



  • Rahul Bhargava, Director, Payments Markets Initiatives, Asia Pacific, SWIFT


  • A P Hota, Chief Executive Officer, National Payments Corporation of India (tbc)

  • Ashutosh Kumar, Managing Director, Transaction Banking Regional Head,, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, Nepal Clearing House Limited (NCHL)

  • Channa de Silva, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, LankaClear (Pvt) Limited


13:15 – 14:14

Networking luncheon

14:15 – 15:00

Securities and Market Infrastructure Landscape in India and Subcontinents


What is required to grow and develop sustainable securities markets in India and its subcontinents, and where do the opportunities and challenges lie? Hear the views from investors, regulators, and exchanges from across the SAARC.



  • Alexandre Kech, Head of Securities Markets & Standards, Asia Pacific, SWIFT



  • Neeraj Kulshrestha, Chief of Business Operations, Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Samar Banwat, Executive Vice President, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL)
  • K B Biju, Vice President, Product Development, Clearing Corporation of India (CCIL)
  • Samir Dhamankar, Director, Investor Services India, Global Securities Services, Deutsche Bank
  • Vikas Tandon, Director, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

3:00 – 3:50

Trends in Corporate to Bank Relationships (Level 8 - Alhambra Room)


With the constant changes in regulation, technology, and operational models, the requirements on multi-banked corporates are evolving.  What can corporates and banks do to address connectivity and on-boarding challenges whilst protecting existing investments and respecting regulatory requirements?  Topics such as BPO/TSU and 3SKey will be addressed in this session.


  • Madhwaprasanna Gummanur, Commercial Director, Corporate Sales, India, SWIFT
  • Mohit Narula¸India Implementation Head, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citibank India

  • Suresh Kumar, Treasury Manager, ITC Ltd

  • Soumyajyoti Paul, Vice President Finance, Reliance Industries Ltd

  • Ganesh Subramaniam, CIO, Amicorp Management Limited

  • Sourabh Palit, Product Head - Corporate Digital Channels, ICICI Bank

New SWIFT Initiatives for the India and Subcontinents Region (Astor Ballroom)


Business development through SWIFT business intelligence

SWIFT traffic based business intelligence is a powerful tool for your business strategy. First, we will have a brief look at interesting indicators for the India market, then we will look how you can use this information to benchmark your own strategy, answering questions such as: are we doing better or worse than the Indian market for our strategy?



Tom Alaerts, Head of Business Solutions, Asia Pacific, SWIFT


Global Payment Innovation Initiative (gpii)

SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative (GPII) is the latest initiative to enable banks around the world to deliver enhanced cross-border payments services to their customers.  Based on a collaborative industry-wide approach, the initiative will enable banks to proactively respond to evolving customer demands for greater speed, transparency and predictability of cost and time in cross-border payments.



Anik Mehta, Director, Markets and Initiatives, India and Sub-continent, SWIFT

3:50 – 4:10

Coffee break

4:10 – 5:00

Effective SWIFT Messaging for India


SWIFT Reference data for effective payments


Inaccurate or delayed payments/reports may result in financial loss, unsatisfied customers, correspondent fees and penalties from regulators. Having access to extensive and accurate reference data is therefore paramount. In this session we explore several SWIFTRef solutions to provide you with correct, up to date reference data.


Enabling SWIFT for domestic messaging


Achieve a harmonised exchange of structured financial information between domestic participants in the domestic Indian community, thereby expanding the reach of automated, standardised and secure exchange of information across the industry along with enabling new instruments, opportunities and markets for the industry.



  • Tom Alaerts, Head of Business Solutions, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Ashish Wadghane, Head of Technology, India & Sub-Continent, SWIFT

Correspondent Banking Compliance and SWIFT Financial Crime Compliance Services (Level 8 - Alhambra Room)


This session will cover high-level SWIFT Financial Crime Compliance Services roadmap and how SWIFT FCC Services help banks in Correspondent Banking Compliance field.



  • Naofumi Sukegawa, Director, Compliance Services, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

4:50 – 5:00

Close of conference


  • Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Kiran Shetty, Chief Executive Officer, SWIFT India