28-29 August 2017


If you have suggestions or would like to participate as a speaker, please email David Roberts, Global Director of Payments, droberts@currency-research.com

Our 2019 Program

  Day 1 - 10 Oct 2019
08.00Welcome & Registration
09.00Welcome by Harry Smorenberg & Gonzalo Santamaria
09.15Keynote Opening: "Embracing the New Digital Economy in Indonesia"

Dr. Bastian Muzbar Zams | Deputy Director at the Payment System Policy Department | Bank Indonesia
09.35Regulatory Challenges in Emerging Markets
(with central bankers from Asia)
- Streamlining payment solutions in the midst of fragmentation
- Will regulation nudge banks to innovate?
- Licensing and regulating the nonbank players

Kah Kit Yip | Deputy Director, Financial Development and Innovation Department | Bank Negara Malaysia
Dr. Bastian Muzbar Zams | Deputy Director at the Payment System Policy Department | Bank Indonesia
Sagar Sarbhai | Head of Regulatory Relations, APAC & Middle East | Ripple
Md. Nazrul Islam | Joint Director | Bangladesh Bank
John Basquill | Editor | PaymentsCompliance (moderator)
10.30Networking Break
11.00Open Banking - What’s the Best Way Forward?
The Tango Between Market Driven Initiatives and Regulation
- Successful cases and examples from Europe
- Is the market and ecosystem changing faster than regulation?

Tony Frienly | Presales Manager for APAC | Bottomline
Rahul Bhargava | Director – Payments Markets Initiatives, Asia Pacific | SWIFT
Mehdi Bennani | Director of Sales Asia | HPS
John Basquill | Editor | PaymentsCompliance (moderator)
11.45 Alternative Payments in eCommerce Markets
  • Growth of digital alternative payments

  • Enabling omni-channel retailing

Ray Liao | VP of Strategy | YeePay
An Lu | Senior Manager, Payment Networks | PPRO
Mei Lee QUAH | Associate Director - Telecoms & Payments Strategy - ICT APAC | Frost & Sullivan (moderator)
13.45Future of Payments Platforms - Instant, Accessible, Ubiquitous
- Underlying themes impacting the evolution of payment platforms – open accessibility, richer data, instant payments, interoperability, emerging technology, open innovation and better consumer experience journeys
- How payment platforms drive real-world use cases like regional payments integration and cross-border instant payments

Eddie Haddad | Managing Director - Asia Pacific | SWIFT
Ser Jin Lee | Head of Compliance and Government Relations | Grab Financial Group
Olivier Decock | Principal Director | Accenture Consulting Singapore
Judy Bei | Global Head of Payments and Receivables | Standard Chartered Bank
Rahul Bhargava | Director, Payments Markets Initiatives - Asia Pacific | SWIFT (moderator)
14.45War of the Wallets / eMoney
  • Is it a game of who has deeper pockets?

  • How can banks integrate with wallets?

  • What do consumers want from the wallet experience?

Leo Samson | Co-founder | Xfers
Lee Khuan Yew | Head of Product | Fave
Virat Patel | Managing Director | Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific (moderator)
15.30Networking Break
16.00AI and Quantum Computing - Impact in the Transaction Space

Paul Schulte | Founder | Schulte Research
16.30Keynote Panel
Digital Only Banks - Creating Revenue via Data-Driven Products
Virat Patel | Managing Director | Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
Paul Schulte | Founder | Schulte Research
Zennon Kapron | Managing Director | Kapronasia (moderator)
17.15Cocktail Reception


  Day 2 - 11 Oct 2019
08.30Welcome & Registration
09.00Recap & Opening by Harry Smorenberg & Gonzalo Santamaria
09.15Harmonisation in Cross-Border Payments
Tan Nyat Chuan | Senior Director, Payments Markets ASEAN | SWIFT
Surendra Chaplot | Head of APAC Card Product | TransferWise
Jeroen Kok | Head of Treasury Services Malaysia & Vietnam | JP Morgan (moderator)
10.15Role of the Clearing House in the Modern Payment Ecosystem
Emmanuel E. Barcena | President & CEO | Philippine Clearing House Corporation
11.00Networking Break
11.30Fintech Pitches

Johannes Marbun | Sales & Marketing Manager | AsiaPay
Vibhu Arya | Head of South East Asia | iPayLinks
Anthony Ginolin | Regional Manager, South Asia and Australia | Know Your Customer
Rubini Mohan | Business Development Manager | One Identity
12.15Digital Finance Inclusion - Improving Lives
Achmad Sugondo | Executive Vice President | BTPN Bank
Jonanda Yattha Saputra | CFO | DANA Indonesia
Kristy Duncan | Founder & CEO | Women in Payments
14.15Using AI to Uncover Financial Crime
  • The latest emerging types fraud and scams

  • The dramatic increase in the speed at which illicit funds are dispersed

  • How technology is being employed both by the fraudsters and those trying to stop them

Sandeep Malhotra | Executive Vice President, Products & Innovation, Asia Pacific | MasterCard
15.00Thailand’s National Digital ID Project

• Digital ID platform
• The platform model
• ID concept
• Use cases
Yos Kimsawatde | Head of Payment System Office | Thai Bankers’ Association
15.30Networking Break
16.00Fintech Regulation in Southeast Asia - Beyond the Sandbox
(with central bankers from Asia)
- Facilitating innovation via sandboxes and hubs
- Regulating data protection and access rights
- Consumer education

Glenn Tasky | Director, Financial Stability and Supervision / Payment and Settlement Systems | The SEACEN Centre
16.45Asia Florin Awards Ceremony
17.15Farewell Drinks