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8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Morning Reception

Master of Ceremony:  Bernard Woodruff, Commercial Director, ASEAN, SWIFT

9:00 – 9:20

SWIFT Welcome Address


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

9:20 – 9:40

Keynote Address


Provide an update on the latest developments of National Retail Payment System (NPRS), financial inclusion, and ASEAN integration


  • Nestor A Espenilla, Jr., Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

9:40 – 9:50

SWIFT Chairperson Address


  • Isabelita M Papa, SWIFT Philippines User Group Chairperson and Executive Vice President, Asia United Bank Corporation

9:50 – 10:00

Overview on the Philippine Markets:  An Analysis with SWIFT Data


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

10:00 – 11:00

Trends in Payment Systems and Financial Inclusion in the ASEAN Community


Is the Philippines ready for the upcoming ASEAN economic integration? How will the nation have to modernise its payment and settlement systems in order to keep up with the pace of the economy?  How important is financial inclusion to the Philippine market? 



  • Rogier Van Den Brink, Lead Economist and Program Leader, The World Bank
    • Macro-economic developments and the future outlook of the Philippines
    • Is the Philippines ready for the upcoming ASEAN economic integration?


  • Cesar Virtusio, Managing Director, Bankers Association of the Philippines
    • What are BAP’s plans in coming years?
    • Payment and settlement system modernisation in The Philippines – e.g. NRPS
    • ISO 20022 for the Philippines
    • ASEAN  integration and financial inclusion in the Philippines


  • Michael Moon, Head of Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
    • What are the trends shaping payments markets in the Philippines?
    • How do modern payment systems support regional competitiveness and financial inclusion, and contribute to a vibrant and prosperous financial sector

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Gearing Up for Growth in Philippines’ Securities Market


What are the current hot topics on the minds of securities players across the globe?  How are SWIFT and the standardisation processes contributing to these initiatives, and what progress has been made?  How do these initiatives relate to the global, regional, and domestic securities marketplace? This session will provide an update on the securities landscape globally, regionally and in the Philippines, as well as some insights on what the next steps might be.



  • Hans Sicat, President and Chief Executive Officer, Philippines Stock Exchange


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


  • Teresita Herbosa, Chairwoman, Securities and Exchange Commission, Republic of the Philippines
  • Roel Refran, Chief Operating Officer, Philippines Stock Exchange

  • Theresa B Ravalo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Depository & Trust Corporation, Philippines Securities Settlement Corporation

12:30 – 12:50

Digital Globalisation:  A Philippine Perspective


What does the future of the Philippines’ digital economy look like?  Is technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth?  What are the new trends disrupting tradition and embracing innovation?  Is the Philippines ready to become a ‘cashless’ society


  • Senen M Perlada, Director, Export Marketing Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry Philippines

12:50 – 14:00

Networking Luncheon - Foyer Area, Upper Lobby

14:00 – 15:30

Alleviating Compliance Pressures for the Community


An update on SWIFT’s community-based solutions to maximise the effectiveness and reduce the cost of financial crime compliance, including Sanctions Screening and KYC Registry


  • Naofumi Sukegawa, Director, Compliance Services, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Jean-Philippe Soubry, Director, Compliance Services, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

  • Dante T Fuentes, Chief Compliance Officer, Security Bank Corporation

Trends in Treasury Management and SWIFT for Corporates in the Philippines

*Co-hosted with BPI and by-invitation only.


An update on trends in treasury management operations,  challenges of multi-banking, evaluation of the solutions vendors bring to support corporates, and latest developments in SWIFT’s solutions for corporates, including insights for corporates on standards and market practice


  • Damien Dugauquier, Commercial Director, Corporate Sales, ASEAN, SWIFT
  • David Blair, Managing Director, Acarate Consulting

  • Clarisse S. Mandapat, Senior Manager, Corporate Channels and Cash Management, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Modernising the Philippines’  financial infrastructure


In a financial industry where change is the only constant, where fintech companies are challenging the status quo, payment and securities market infrastructures are leading the charge in all APAC countries towards a more modern financial infrastructure set-up. Where does the Philippines stand?  This session is aimed for payment and securities professionals from banks, payment systems operations in retail and wholesale transactions , securities market infrastructures.


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


Business and Technology Solutions

(Balmori Room, Lobby Level)


An end to end solution approach to how a bank can efficiently onboard corporates and extend services.


Correct international payments using complete and up to date reference data.


Business development through SWIFT business intelligence


  • Tom Alaerts, Head of Business Solutions, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Jackson Yip, Solution Architect, Asia Pacific, SWIFT


15:30 – 15:40

Close of Conference


  • Sharon Toh, Head of ASEAN, SWIFT


Coffee and Refreshments