28-29 August 2017


Aligning Real Time Payments

– Towards Seamless Interoperability

As central banks in the region continue with cashless initiatives, further collaborations on real time cross border funds transfer could become a reality.  Regulators are also driving standardisation to encourage innovation, so the prospect of regional alignment is getting stronger. This could herald the advent of a fully interoperable, standardised payments system.  Pan-regional mobile payment wallets will make way for a less fragmented payment ecosystem, furthering Financial Inclusion and making us less dependent on cash. At GPS 2019, we look at the latest national developments in e-payments as well as the larger, cross-border regional platforms that are transforming the Asian payments landscape.

GPS 2019 Key Topics Include:
  • Regulatory Challenges in Emerging Markets (central bank panel)
  • eKYC and Biometric Authentication
  • Digital Only Banks – Creating Revenue via Data-Driven Products
  • QR Codes Standardization
  • Social Commerce Platforms
  • The Big Deal – How Would You Transform a Bank?
  • Harmonization in Cross Border Payments
  • Rural and Regional Banks in Indonesia – Digital Transformation
  • Fintech Regulation in Southeast Asia – Beyond the Sandbox
  • Digital Financial Inclusion – Improving Lives


Have a look at our program here.  This is a living document as we will be adding on speakers and topics! If you have suggestions, please email them directly to David Roberts, Global Director of Payments, Email: droberts@currency-research.com

Feel free to check out last year’s program for reference.


GPS 2019 Program At a Glance

   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"

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

Md. Nazrul Islam | Joint Director | Bangladesh Bank
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
- Australian experience
- Is the market and ecosystem changing faster than regulation
11.45 A1 eKYC and Biometric Authentication B1 Alternative Payments in eCommerce Markets C1 Data Privacy and Consumer Protection
  • Facial recognition gaining traction

  • Data breaches and prevention

  • Biometric authentication for mobile payments

  • Growth of digital alternative payments

  • Enabling omni-channel retailing

  • Data-privacy in exploding digital economies

  • Consumer rights

14.00Aligning Real Time Payments - Towards Seamless Interoperability
- Linking up payment systems across borders
- Collaborating on common standards
- Step towards ASEAN Smart Cities Network initiatives
14.45A2 QR Codes StandardizationB2 War of the Wallets / eMoney C2 Social Commerce Platforms
  • Indonesia implementation

  • Thailand QR code payment in Japan (Krungsri and BBL)

  • Standardising QR codes for the region?

  • Is it a game of who has deeper pockets?

  • How can banks integrate with wallets?

  • What do consumers want from the wallet experience?

  • Chatbanking on Facebook and WhatsApp

  • WeChat ecosystem as a case

  • Will social mobile commerce be the future?

15.30Networking Break
16.002019 Asia Florin Awards Presentation
- Winners Presentations
16.30Keynote Presentation: "AI and Quantum Computing - Impact in the Transaction Space"
Paul Schulte | Founder | Schulte Research
17.00Keynote Panel
Digital Only Banks - Creating Revenue via Data-Driven Products
Zennon Kapron | Managing Director | Kapronasia (moderator)
17.30Cocktail Reception


   Day 2 - 11 Oct 2019
08.30Welcome & Registration
09.00Recap & Opening by Harry Smorenberg & Gonzalo Santamaria
09.15Harmonisation in Cross-Border Payments
Venkatesh Saha | Head of APAC Expansion | TransferWise
10.15The Big Deal - How Would You Transform a Bank?
- API opportunity and monetisation
- Working with TPP (third party providers)
- How to go entirely digital?
11.00Networking Break
11.30A3 Use Cases of Blockchain Implementation B3 Fraud and Cyber Intelligence / Device Analytics

    12.15Digital Finance Inclusion - Improving Lives
    Keynote by CGAP - Worldbank

    14.15A4 New Business Models in Remittance B4 Rural and Regional Banks in Indonesia - Road to Digital Transformation

    • Remittance market in Asia

    • RemTECH and innovations

    • New business models in money services

    • How can rural and regional banks stay relevant?

    • Case study in Indonesia

    15.00Networking Break
    15.30Fintech 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
    16.15Fintech Pitches (10 minutes each)
    17.15Farewell Drinks