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SWIFT announces distinguished speaker line-up for Greater China Regional Conference

SWIFT announces distinguished speaker line-up for Greater China Regional Conference

Regional Conference,
20 July 2016

The conference underscores SWIFT’s commitment to supporting the economic growth and stability of China

Shanghai, July 20, 2016 – SWIFT is organising the SWIFT Greater China Regional Conference 2016 in Shanghai, a vital event to support China’s growing financial industry.

The world needs China as much as China needs the world - solidifying the steps needed to ensure greater collaboration on the financial stage will be just one of the themes explored at the SWIFT Greater China Regional Conference, organised in partnership with the SWIFT Institute.

Over the course of this one day event, a leading panel of onshore and offshore specialists will explore the key themes identified as growth drivers for the Chinese and global economies including:

  • Differing perspectives on the internationalisation of the RMB
  • Enhancing digital finance to stimulate growth in the Chinese economy
  • Updates on regulation and compliance issues and the way forward
  • The ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative and how this affects China's outbound FDI
  • China's place in the global supply chain and the implications for banks and corporates

Keynote speaker, Alain Raes, Chief Executive APAC and EMEA, SWIFT will open the conference with an address to celebrate successful collaboration with financial institutions in China for over three decades, focusing on milestones and achievements of SWIFT in China and looking at how SWIFT will keep supporting China in its internationalisation journey.

Guest speakers, sharing crucial industry insights at the Greater China Regional Conference include:

  • Sun Shangbin, Deputy General Manager, Clearing Department, Bank of China & Director, Bank of China (Mauritius) Limited
  • Zhang Xin, General Manager, China International Payment Service
  • Jianye Wang, Managing Director, Silk Road Fund
  • Liao Min, Director-General, China Banking Regulatory Commission Shanghai (CBRC)

“This Greater China Regional Conference is a way for SWIFT to bring the financial community together to discuss the changing landscape in this market, and also support the continued growth of China as the country faces new economic challenges,” says Daphne Huang, Head of China, SWIFT. “SWIFT will continue supporting China and the international financial community by providing connectivity, standardisation and other value added services.”

The SWIFT Greater China Regional Conference provides a unique platform for representatives from financial institutions in China, as well as multinational corporations, regulators and market infrastructures to share their professional expertise at a turning point in China’s history.

SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.  As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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