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27 May 2014

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:15

Fostering the vibrancy of Philippines within ASEAN
Philippines is an emerging force with ASEAN, with GDP rising 7.2 percent in 2013, after gaining 6.8 percent in the previous year. Currently the 40th largest economy in the world, it’s been predicted to be the world’s 16th largest economy by 2050 --  and the largest Southeast Asian economy. 

  • The four Rs that define the Philippines banking community: Lyn I. Javier, Director, Examination Department 1, Bangko Sentral ng Philippines 
  • Pro-growth fiscal policy: Benjamin Diokno, Professor, University of the Philippines School of Economics & Former Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines Administration
  • The importance of trade finance to economic growth: Edward Faber, Country Relationship Manager, Trade Finance Program, ADB
  • A vision of regionalisation: Alain Raes, Chief Executive – APAC and EMEA, SWIFT

  • Moderated by: Usama DeLorenzo, Director of Advocacy, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

10:15 - 10:45

Transformation of payment & settlement systems in ASEAN
What are the drivers of change in payments markets and the key trends facing the market across the ten member states.  Hear valuable ASEAN payments intelligence insights and discuss how new standards and efforts at regional financial integration might indicate future opportunities for the Philippines industry.

  • Chris Flanagan, Managing Director, Head of Markets & Initiatives, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

10:45 - 11:00

Morning coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Work sessions

The age of Compliance and Risks
Discuss recent trends in the regulatory compliance expectations and what financial institutions are doing to meet those expectations.  Learn about the evolving requirements emerging on all fronts, including around AML, KYC, sanctions, Dodd Frank and liquidity. What is the best way to organise and respond?  How can you ensure that your processes and systems are meeting expectations?  How can you build a road map that sets the correct priorities in today’s challenging and evolving environment? These questions will be directly addressed at this session.

  • Atty Mel Georgie B. Racela,  Deputy Director, Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Group, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Alex Lee, Director, Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

The age of Cash and Trade
Corporates are increasingly globalising to capture growth, and treasury systems and bank relationships are dealing with the new borderless world. With constant changes in operational models, regulation and technology, the diversification of corporate-to-bank connectivity is on the rise and the impact has become more crucial. What can corporates and banks do to reduce costs and IT complexity whilst increasing wallet share?  How will the Bank Payment Obligation digitalise trade flows, replace the letter of credit and create opportunities for your institution and your customers? 

  • Alan Wong, Director & Head of F.I. Trade Product, North Asia, Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Global Transaction Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Franck Depraetere, Head of Trade & Products, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

12:30 - 12:45

Celebrating 30 Years of Collaboration in Philippines
SWIFT celebrates 30 years with a leader in the Philippines and the ASEAN and the head of the Philippines SWIFT community.

  • Cesar Virata, Director and Corporate Vice Chairman, RCBC and Former Prime Minister of Philippines
  • Isabelita M. Papa, SWIFT Philippines User Group Chairperson and Executive Vice President, Asia United Bank Corporation
  • Zelda Anthony, Head of ASEAN, SWIFT

12:45 - 14:30

Celebratory Luncheon