8 April 2016

SWIFT Standards Forum Philippines 2016


Friday, 8 April 2016

8:45 – 9:15

Welcome and registration

9:15 – 9:30

Opening of the Standards Forum


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

9:30 – 9:45

The Philippines Market Updates


This session will provide a report on the latest standards activities in the Philippines in 2015/2016


  • Bella Santos, Director, Payments and Settlements Office, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

9:45 – 10:00

Corporate-to-Bank (C2B) Initiative Updates


  • Damien Dugauquier, Commercial Director, Corporates, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
10:00 – 10:30

Standards Release 2016 Business Highlights & Cat 7 Updates

Find out more from this session on how these changes may affect you and how you can prepare for it.


Kiyono Hasaka, Lead Standards Specialist, SWIFT

10:30 – 11:00

Setting the scene and introduction to ISO 20022


  • Cindy Foo, Senior Standards Specialist, SWIFT

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00

How does ISO 20022 enable innovation?


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


  • David Blair, Managing Director, Acarate Consulting
  • Tomo Yamadera, Principal Financial Sector Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), Asian Development Bank
  • Liel Pascual, Consultant, Bankers Association of the Philippines

12:00 – 12:30

ASEAN financial integration


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

12:30 – 12:45



  • Sharon Toh, Head of ASEAN, SWIFT
12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

ISO 20022 Workshop : Payment and Securities


This session will dive into a more practical ISO 20022 messaging standards including XML basics and standards adoption tips, tools and techniques.


  • Kiyono Hasaka, Lead Standards Specialist, SWIFT
  • Magdalene Goh, Business Solutions Manager, SWIFT
Webinar Session

SWIFT MT Category 7 Documentary Credits and Guarantees Updates, (organised by SWIFT Standards)

(This session is available to participants through registration in advance. A webinar link will be sent to your registered email address upon registration of this Standard Forum)


Category 7 messages are undergoing a thorough review and significant changes will be implemented in SR 2018 and SR 2019.

The challenge of these mandatory updates impacts institutions at different levels, from the interface used to connect to SWIFT to back-office applications, to business flows and processes.

In this two hours webinar, we will be delving into the details of SWIFT’s Category 7 enhancement updates.


  • Angeline Tan, Lead Standards Specialists, SWIFT