May 21 > 22
Tuesday 21 May
To remain secure and compete in the marketplaces of the future, financial institutions must harness the power of new technologies and accelerate their transformation into truly digital organizations. But achieving such change at scale will not be straightforward. To deliver the fast and frictionless experience our customers expect, FIs must reimagine their business models, renew critical infrastructures, develop platforms and build third-party ecosystems.
At this year’s LARC, we will explore how the Latin American community can navigate this journey in an age marked by geopolitical uncertainty, regulatory headwinds and a deteriorating cyber threat landscape.
SWIFT on Technology
Learn how SWIFT is extending its capabilities of products and services by harnessing the power of APIs in financial services– demo included in session.
SWIFT on Innovation
Discover how SWIFT is working with the community to transform the payments landscape and help create marketplaces of the future through SWIFT gpi – demo included in session.
Meet SWIFT: Visit the SWIFTLab to demo our products and services first hand.
From retail to wholesale, customers have come to expect a fast and frictionless payment experience. Big techs, card networks and challenger banks have been quick to leverage the latest technologies to compete against incumbent payment providers. In response, FIs and market infrastructures are overhauling their systems, reimagining their business models and opening up their platforms to third-party service providers.
But, what is the primary driving force of this transformation in cross-border payments - Cost, speed; value? Understanding the dynamics of this rapidly evolving landscape and clients foremost priorities can help FIs adapt their business models from a transaction-based environment, to a more value-added service. Join this session to find out how key players in the industry are handling the pressure of ongoing change and customer demands, and the critical strategies that must be in place in order to remain competitive.
Cyber criminals are hungry, smart and coordinated - no wonder we continue to see the level of sophistication and the impact of cyber-attacks rising. The attack vectors continue to evolve, and there is more “ab(use)” of new technology in the digital age. Are we evolving at a quick enough pace to combat these threats? Is everyone prepared, including firms that don’t have access to the resources, budgets or deep skills?
Join us in this session to discuss how we meet these challenges to secure and protect our own environments, detect and respond to threats, and share information to strengthen the end-to-end ecosystem.
ACI Lunch & Learn at 13:00 (45 min session)
SWIFT gpi – Leveraging Cross-Border Payments for the Real-Time World
Join ACI & SWIFT to hear first-hand how banks are driving value from SWIFT gpi investment, monetizing new customer propositions, launching new products and gaining market share.
While data is said to be the ‘new oil’, the sheer volume that financial institutions generate makes identifying the data that delivers value to their business, and customers, a daunting task. Yet in an era of unprecedented technological change, emerging technologies, such as APIs, promise to securely and intelligently sift out and analyze the valuable data.
But how are firms developing and deploying technology to maximize big data, while juggling the questions around data protection, integrity and standardization? This session will explore how, when combined, data and API technologies are enabling the digital economy.
Last year marked a pivotal year for the Americas - from historic presidential elections to a growing Chinese footprint, the region underwent significant change that will be felt for years to come. New political leaders are gearing up to face a continuing migration crisis, growing economic inequality, and the implications of trade shifts between two powerhouse nations. Has Latin American been caught in the crossfire between the U.S-China trade dispute? With more Latin American and Caribbean countries supporting China’s Belt and Road Initiative, will the U.S continue to be a strong influence in the region? This session will explore the current state of geopolitics, with a focus on the economic growth debate and what this all means to Latin America’s financial industry.
The FinTech Space in LatAm
Come explore the world of FinTech with some of the most innovative firms in Latin America.
Join this interactive session to learn about the revolutionary app that has been helping people across Latin America save money right through their mobile device and with their lifestyle in mind.
Join this disruptive session where Alkanza will showcase their global B2B digital wealth platform that is helping financial institutions, WealthTechs & Fintechs to be competitive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.
SWIFT on Risk
Understand how SWIFT is working with the community to develop an integrated approach to risk management and financial crime compliance with tools such as SWIFT Payment Controls – demo included in session.
Rapid advances in technology, access to data and changing customer expectations are creating a catalyst for the global transformation of banking and financial services. Latin America is being pressured to keep up with the global industry while innovating and meeting ongoing customer demands in a challenging business environment.
With so many moving parts, it can be tough to tell who is leading the way, and who is falling behind. Is the Latin American community successfully collaborating and fostering relationships with fintechs? How are new innovations, solutions and services being communicated to customers and stakeholders? And what is the future outlook for the region? During this session, panellists will take a comprehensive look at the state of the financial industry in Latin America.
LARC delegates will have the opportunity to join us at the Miraflores Visitor Center – Panama Canal for the welcome cocktail reception on Tuesday, 21 May. Roundtrip transportation will be provided from Hilton Panama. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!
Wednesday 22 May
Leaders of Latin America’s top companies are confronting business, socioeconomic and technological changes at a pace like never before. The rhythm of change requires innovation and corporate agility to work hand-in-hand to deliver - the excellent customer experience and long-term growth expected from share-holders and investors.
But how do companies innovate and transform from within? How can a culture of innovation be encouraged and embraced to maximize a company’s biggest asset – its people. Join this powerhouse panel to understand how executives from across the region are embracing a culture of innovation culture to keep up with the pace of change and competition in their industries.
In a world where cross-border transactions are settled in seconds and regulation is undergoing constant change — how are compliance teams successfully adapting to this evolving financial ecosystem, while remaining secure? With innovative anti-fraud products and services, how are FI’s developing an integrated approach that includes these new technologies?
Will these tools be fully capable of combatting risk and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of AML compliance programs? Join this session, as compliance experts discuss how they are handling the challenges facing the correspondent banking world, amongst all these new technologies in a shifting, digital world.
Live Hacking Session: What Hacking Really Looks
Hollywood depicts ‘hacking’ as a high intensity action packed-thriller, where any hacker can break into anywhere within seconds. Is that the reality in the financial world? Skylar Simmons, Operator from the SWIFT Red Team, will conduct a live demo of several hacking scenarios on a fictional bank, where delegates can experience what hacking really looks like. Don’t miss out on this fascinating session!
Meet SWIFT: Visit the SWIFTLab to demo our products and services first hand.
AI technologies and machine learning are set to transform financial services as we know them today. The opportunities are enormous and cover multiple fronts, from sophisticated fraud detection and hyper-customization of services, to identifying untapped business opportunities. But to ride the emerging wave of AI, financial institutions have to navigate evolving standards, regulations and risk dynamics. During this session, we will discuss how financial services can integrate AI into their operations and harness its true potential.
The impact of technology on humankind is already apparent; it has changed the way we do most things in life, whether it is professionally, culturally, socially or educationally. Although the eagerness and ease at which we embrace a digital world may vary by generation, there is no question that all of our lives will continue to profoundly change in the coming years.
But what impact will this have on how we do business, engage as a society, or deliver social mobility? To what extent should we embrace this new world? What are the unforeseen consequences for future generations, and is it our responsibility to tackle this now? This session will focus on how humanity should go about navigating and adapting to the new digital world.