28-29 August 2017


Payments as a Global Village – Fostering Regional Solutions

It is a small world we are living in and globalization has made it even smaller!

Global Payment Summit-Asia 2018 takes a new direction onboarding creative initiatives starting with a special collaboration forged with PayNet Group, Malaysia’s premier payment system network and central infrastructure for financial markets. Together, we will deep-dive into key developments in the payments and transaction space. GPS will focus on debate and discuss essentials on instant/faster payments, security issues, regulatory reform, easy x-border payments, efficient remittances solutions and many more aspects within our ‘space’.

Have a look at our detailed program including plenary and track sessions. Our program is a living document and we continuously work on offering the best content with relevant topics, the right experts as speakers and creating room for relevant debates.  If you have suggestions, please email direct to: harry@smorenberg.nl



Jointly with the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business, we will offer a special afternoon program tailored to address the key topics central to remittances. This professional update is open at a very special, low fee to members and non-members of MAMSB and registered delegates of GPS. Please email Joyce Ang at jang@currency-research.com if you are interested to speak or sponsor at this pre-summit.


GPS 2018 Program At a Glance

   Day 1 - 19 Sep 2018
08.00Welcome Breakfast & Registration
09.00Welcome by Harry Smorenberg & Gonzalo Santamaria
09.15Keynote Opening

A New Fin Tech Creature from the Black Lagoon: Turning Ride Shares into Bank Shares

Paul Schulte | Founder | Schulte Research
09.35Global Payment Challenges: Panel debate on key global trends effecting ASIA
(With experts from China, Australia, Canada, Europe, and ASEAN)
Gerry Gaetz | President and CEO | Payments Canada | Ottawa (moderator)
Peter Schiesser | Group CEO | Payments Network Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur
Piet Mallekoote | CEO | Dutch Payments Association | Amsterdam
Leila Fourie | CEO | Australian Payments Network | Sydney
10.30Networking Break
11.00ASEAN Payments Gateway: From Vision to Reality
- Modernising central payments infrastructure to enable a real-time future
- Best practices for delivering a real-time payments business to your customers
- Realising the value of real-time payments as an enabler for innovation and value-add services
- Building cross-border real-time payments in ASEAN and beyond

Rachel Hunt | Director of Strategy – Asia | ACI Worldwide | Singapore (moderator)
Leslie Choo | Vice President – Asia | ACI Worldwide | Singapore
The issue of security and its negative impact on remittances and payments
  • Are current AML and Fraud Monitoring systems good enough?

  • Can AI and Machine Learning do more?

  • Insider fraud - are bots a viable alternative to humans?
Developing Low Cost Remittances
  • Are traditional financial institutions doing enough to develop low cost alternatives?

  • Is this an area where new age fintech companies can make a huge difference?

  • Can blockchain technology provide a cost effective and viable alternative?

Joe McGuire | CEO & Founder | MyMy | Kuala Lumpur
Additional panelists pending
mPOS Solutions as Key to Cashless Economies in SE Asia
12.30Lunch and Keynote Address
14.00DIAM and essential pre-requisites for secure online payments & more
- Digital Identity and Access Management: key driver for a secure payments environment
- EU-Dutch Identity solutions & “live-case” introduction iDIN
- The Australian solution direction(s) reviewed
- Q&A amongst the experts / stakeholders present
Harry Smorenberg | CEO | SCC | Amsterdam (moderator)
Piet Mallekoote | CEO | Dutch Payments Association | Amsterdam
Leila Fourie | CEO | Australian Payments Network | Sydney
Growing Trend of Mobile
Payment Solutions and Wallets
  • Are customer use-cases limited to just P2P payments?

  • Analysis of integration with social media

  • Can mobile also provide a secure and trusted authentication mechanism?

  • Are large corporations at all interested in mobile payments?

Duncan Woods | Senior Partner | Oliver Wyman | Singapore
Wendy Sun | Sr.  Director of Tencent Fin-Tech Payment platform | Guangdong China
The irrevocable trends to payment convergence
  • RTP and cards as key payment platforms

  • How will banks design and innovate new cross-channel payment services

  • Payment convergence for seamless customer experience

Warren Gardiner | Strategic Planning Executive | Global
Payments, FIS Global | Belgium

Adrian Ng | Managing Director | APACMEA Payments, FIS Global | Singapore
Use of Biometrics for identification and payments authorisation
  • Will use of biometrics minimise fraudulent transactions?

  • How willing are consumers to user biometrics for identification and authorisation?

  • Is this a case of over-engineering?

Andy Yao | IFAA Marketing Director / Security Operations Advisor | Ant Financial | Hangzhou

15.30Networking Break
16.00Quantum Technology: How Will This Impact Our Transaction Space?
George Gesek | Founder and CEO | Novarion Systems | Vienna
16.452018 Asia Florin Awards Presentation “Innovating the Way We Pay”
- Winners Presentations

David Lee Kuo Chuen | Chairman of Florin Jury & Professor of Fintech and Blockchain | Singapore University of Social Science | Singapore
17.15Closing Keynote
17.45Cocktail Reception


   Day 2 - 20 Sep 2018
08.30Welcome Reception
09.15Recap & Opening by Harry Smorenberg & Gonzalo Santamaria
09.30Real-Time Payments: Crossing Borders and Innovating At Scale

  • Real Time Payments: Taking The Next Leap Forward [Keynote Address]

  • Banker’s views on achieving real-time and transforming the end-user experience

  • Connecting “domestic schemes” to support regional & global financial integration

  • Can high value and low value payments be converged over real-time rails

Opening Introduction by Eddie Haddad | Managing Director | SWIFT (Asia Pacific)

Moderator: ASEAN Payments Consultant
Panelists:  Leading Banks, Regulators & Payments Market Infrastructures, SWIFT
10.30The Big Shift in Fintech - More Rational Investments
- The return of banks: cherry-picking sustainable Fintech solutions
- Fintech investments declining? Reality check
- The new driver: more collaboration for scale and reach

Johnny Mayo | Malaysia General Manager | SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator | Kuala Lumpur (moderator)
Nick Soo | Regional Head of Payment Products, Global Liquidity and Cash Management Asia | HSBC | Hong Kong
Paul Schulte | Founder | Schulte Research | Singapore
11.00Networking Break
PSD2 & Open Banking Initiatives
  • Are PSD2 and the Open Banking initiatives having the intended effect on the market at large?

  • Have they managed to create a level playing field for fintech companies vis-a-vis banks?

  • Impact and influence in Asia
Innovations in correspondent banking and cross border payments
  • Is the wave of real time payment schemes having its intended effect?

  • What fresh innovations are we seeing?

  • Is more standardisation required?
Data Security & Privacy

  • Dealing with data breach

  • Global trends and solutions for success
The Challenge for Banks – Compete or Collaborate in the Changing Payments Landscape in SE Asia

  • Why the current environment in SE Asia is right for rapid change in the payments ecosystem

  • Emergence of new digital commerce eco-systems and the non-banks

  • The challenge of financial inclusion and possible solutions

  • The dilemma for banks - compete or collaborate?

  • Malaysian and Indonesian examples

Paul Brisk | Director | PT. Pembayaran Digital Indonesia | Jakarta
14.45Speeding up Financial Inclusion: broadening our social responsible commitment

  • Briefing on the South Asia scenario and DMEs

  • Fintechs & how they've helped in elevating Micro-financing projects

  • Policy and regulation within financial inclusion

  • Payment aspects of financial inclusion - Global Findex data

Mayumi Ozaki | Senior Portfolio Management Specialist | Asian Development Bank | Manila

Isaku Endo | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | World Bank | Jakarta
15.30The Asian Regulatory Update
Introduction by Letitia Seglah | Independent Expert | European Commission | London

Expert Panel Discussion on

  • Regulatory-led innovation initiatives

  • Open Banking: benefits and risks

  • Cross-border financial innovation

Panelist from Monetary Authority of Singapore
Panelist from Bank Negara Malaysia
Additional panelists pending
16.15Coffee Break & End of Program