21 July 2016
Shanghai

SWIFT Greater China Regional Conference – SWIFT Corporates Seminar

Agenda

Thursday 21st July 2016

8:00 – 8:30 am

Venue: Grand Ballroom
Registration and Morning Reception
Master of Ceremony: Eric Yang, Director, China Domestic Initiative, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
8:30-9:00 am

SWIFT Welcome Address

 

Alain Raes, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific and EMEA, SWIFT
9:00-9:30 am

Keynote Address

 

Speakers:

Liao Min, Director-General, China Banking Regulatory Commission Shanghai (CBRC)
9:30-10:00 am

Developments on Chinese Banking Supervision and Regulation

 

Institutions not up to speed on the latest compliance and regulatory developments as they relate to their company activities face greater corporate and financial risks than ever before. Yet the interpretation of what regulation affects who and how is still evolving and there still remains a dangerous lack of understanding and investment to ensure your business is fully compliant from counterparty risk to reporting and business activity risk. This session allows you to explore China's policies and their effect on both the domestic as well as global stage, and have your questions answered by regulatory experts to ensure you are fully equipped with the right information.

 

Speakers:

 

Liao Min, Director-General, China Banking Regulatory Commission Shanghai (CBRC)

Andrew Burlison, Head of Compliance, SWIFT
10:00-11:00 am

Internationalisation of the RMB: Views from Different Perspectives

 

The internationalisation of the Chinese RMB is proceeding at a measured pace, accompanied with a series of reforms designed to increase its use in international trade and investment. In this session, panelists will examine and share thoughts on this topic. How will China’s economic slowdown and

currency volatility impact the internationalisation of the RMB and capital account opening? What does the inclusion of the RMB into the IMF’s SDR basket mean in terms of asset allocation? What

is the RMB’s role as a trade, investment, and reserve currency? How has the establishment of CIPS become an important milestone in propelling RMB internationalisation? Does replacing the convoluted system for clearing and settling RMB payments with a streamlined platform promote the greater use of the currency?

 

Moderator:

Jonathan Batten, Distinguished Professor of Finance, Monash University

Speakers:

Zhang Xin, General Manager, China International Payment Service

Sun Shangbin, Deputy General Manager, Clearing Department, Bank of China

Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Asia Limited

Wendy Wang, Chief Operations Officer, Global Markets, HSBC China

11:00-11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 pm

The Evolution of the Digital Finance Landscape in China

 

Over the past few years, digital finance has become an increasingly significant global phenomenon. An influx of a variety of new entrants such as internet companies, digital-finance operators, such as peer-topeer

networks, crowdfunding sites, and infrastructure vendors have emerged. This session will examine how various factors have contributed to this rapid development, including technological innovation, increasing use of digital devices and changing consumer behaviour, and the policy objective of the

Chinese government to enhance financial inclusion via digital finance to support China’s overall economic growth and encourage greater innovation strategies.

 

 

Moderator:

Zennon Kapron, Director, Kapronasia

 

Speakers:

Oscar Jazdowski, Head of Corporate Banking, China, SPD Silicon Valley Bank

Michael Moon, Head of Payments Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

James Zheng, Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Lufax

Nicole Zhou, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

12:30-1:20 pm

Venue: Oriental Ballroom
Networking Luncheon

1:30 – 1:40 pm

 

Venue: Amber/Pearl

1:30 – 1:40 pm

 

Venue: Amber/Pearl
1:40 – 2:20 pm

How Chinese corporates cope with the Challenges of Today’s Treasurers on their journey to internationalisation.

 

  • Challenges of multi-banking and how corporates have adapted to this environment by using either centralized treasury centres, shared service centres or in-house banks
  • Evaluating the solutions that vendors bring to support corporates in this journey
  • How connecting to SWIFT has been beneficial to your corporation 
  • How your banking partner can assist you in this journey

 

Moderator:

Sophia, Commercial Director, Corporates, China, SWIFT

 

Speakers:

Owen Wu, Senior Manager, PWC Consulting

GAO Jian  Senior Product Manager, Transaction Banking Department, China Merchants Bank

Zhang Ya Ling, Sany

2:20 – 2:45 pm

Treasury Management in China Today

 

  • Trends in treasury management operations
  • Developments in SWIFT’s solutions for corporates, including insights for corporates on standards and market practice
  • SWIFT Global Payment Innovation Initiative: improving the customer experience in correspondent banking by increasing the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments

 

Crystal, Commercial Director, Corporates, China, SWIFT
2:45 – 3:15 pm

Banks on boarding for Corporates

 

  • How SWIFT can help corporates with their partnering banks and other relevant parties for corporate treasury management with higher STP processing.

 

Avis Kwok  Consultant, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
3:15 – 3:25 pm

Close of Part I

 

Connie LK Ma, Director, Corporate Strategy & Solutions, APAC, SWIFT

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Venue: Grand Ballroom

China’s Place in the Global Supply Chain: Implications for Banks and Corporations

 

Rising price pressures, volatile input costs, and intense competition in neighbouring Asia Pacific regions

have forced manufacturers to rethink their supply chain strategy and long-term growth strategies.

Better visibility into supply chain operations are crucial for corporates in order to achieve better

efficiency gains, creating more resilient and focused supply chains that can thrive amid heightened

uncertainty and complexity. This session will examine closely the evolution corporates are facing, as

well as the role of banks in offering optimal financing opportunities for all stages of the corporate supply

chain.

 

Moderator:

William Bao, Chief Editor, Treasury China

 

Speakers:


John Evans, Professor of Practice, International Business School, Suzhou (IBSS)

Chris Harris, Vice President and Head, Greater China and Japan, Philips Capital

Eldon Shen, President, RoundStone Finance Academy

Biswayjyoti Upadhyay, Managing Director, Head of Product Management and Client Access, Transaction Banking, Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
4:30 – 4:40pm

Closing Remarks

Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT

4:40 pm Coffee and Refreshments