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2018 Global Annual Meeting - Europe
Confronting Today’s Paradoxes
January 15 – 17, 2018
London Hilton on Park Lane
London, UK

 
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Monday, January 15, 2018
08:00 – 18:00
Bilateral Meetings
The Annual Meeting has been an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the general session programming each day.
15:00 – 19:30
Conference Registration
18:00 – 19:30
Opening Reception and Networking Event
Kick off the 2018 Global Annual Meeting - Europe with a bang at the first networking opportunity of the conference! Enjoy a glass of wine and connect with your colleagues and clients during the opening reception.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
08:45 – 09:00
Welcome
Kimberly Burdette
Chairman of the Board, BAFT
SVP and Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank NA

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT

Eszter Wijkman
Conference Co-Chair
Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Coverage
SEB
09:00 – 09:15
BAFT Global Update
Speaker
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
09:15 – 09:45
Opening Address
Keynote Speaker
Tracy Clarke
CEO, Europe and Americas
Standard Chartered Bank
09:45 – 11:00
Banking in the Future
During this session, you will have the chance to hear which technologies will change the future of banks, understand how they will change the business models of banks, and get insight into the views of our clients on the frictions they face today and expect to see in future banking services.
Moderator
Bart Timmermans
Conference Co-Chair
Head of Global Transactional Banking
Santander UK
Panelists
Rob Churcher
FinTech Strategy Lead
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Peter J. Hazou
Director, Industry Solutions
Financial Services industry team
Microsoft

Michael Spiteri
Chief Digital Officer
Santander UK

Matt Wedgewood
Treasurer
BT Global Services
11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 – 13:00
Open for Banking
Regulation and innovation are combining, driving change in the payments landscape. Banks, FinTechs and Infrastructure providers are collaborating on a hitherto unseen scale, developing solutions to improve the customer experience and provide greater choice of products and services. Open Banking and PSD2 are live examples of heightened collaboration. Open data protocols supporting Open Banking and PSD2 will help providers create personalized services for customers based upon their unique data profile and needs. This session will introduce the topic, explore the challenges & opportunities, and share lessons learned by participants in the UK and the EU.
Moderator
Martin Fiddman
Head of Financial Institutions
NatWest


Panelists
John Dunkerley
Head of Financial Institution Relationships
Intuit

Dave Nicholson
Co-founder and VP Strategic Partnerships
Yoyo Wallet

Kirstine Nilsson
Head of Strategic Engagements and Relationships
Group Payments and Cash Management
Swedbank

Paul Rohan
Management Consultant
Rohan Consulting
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
The Changing Face of Trade & Supply Chain: What's Really Working and What More Needs to be Done?
Are reports of the death of traditional trade true? Or have they been greatly exaggerated? A panel of real trade users, buyers and sellers look at the changing shape of trade and supply chains to discuss what the true story is today. It will also look at what things might look like in the future, and what we need to do to survive and thrive in the digital world of trade and supply chain.
Moderator
Michael Hogan
General Manager, Transaction Banking, EMEA
MUFG
Panelists
Stefano Favale
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Intesa Sanpaolo

Fabio Manca
Managing Director
DHL Inventory Finance Services

Jamie Whiteway
European Sales Director
Taulia
15:15 – 16:30
RegTech: Unlocking the Potential of Technology for Compliance and Better Business
Hear from three different RegTech companies about how they are adding value to banks both in terms of automating compliance tasks as well as providing more efficiency and better data. Next to the areas of KYC/AML and sanction screening and analytics, we will cover AML and risk solutions for the cryptocurrency space as well as an intraday liquidity AI application. We will debate how the industry can best move to more automation and streamlined way of dealing with regulatory compliance, plus share use cases and best practices that have been thus far established across these areas.
Moderator
Ruth Wandhöfer
GTS Head, Regulatory and Market Strategy
Citi
Panelists
Parth Desai
CEO and Founder
Pelican

Madhuban Kumar
CEO
Metafused

Pawel Kuskowski
CEO
Coinfirm
16:30 – 16:45
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
16:45 – 18:30
Special Breakout Sessions
  • 16:45 – 17:35
  • Breakout Session A: What Does BREXIT Mean for the Trade and Transaction Banking Community? A Lawyer’s Perspective.
  • In this session, we will look at Brexit and its potential impact to the banking sector, with a particular focus on trade finance and international transaction banking.
  • Speakers
    Tamara Cizeika
    Counsel
    Allen & Overy

    Catherine Lang-Anderson
    Counsel
    Allen & Overy
  • 16:45 – 17:35
  • Breakout Session B: Africa: Business “Unusual” in a Growing Region
  • In this session, we will explore the emerging markets from the Continent. Understand the changing payments landscape driven by trends in the region including changing demographics, and the use of technology.
  • Speaker
  • Munya Chiura
    Payment Consultant
    Flywire
  • 17:35 – 18:25
  • Breakout Session B: Using AI & NLP to Achieve the Next Level of Efficiency in Payments Processing and Financial Crime Compliance
  • This session will look at real-life use cases of using AI in back-office operations and compliance, including the deployment of natural language processing and machine learning techniques to streamline and improve efficiency – increasing the payments STP rate, and lowering the false positive rate across sanctions screening and financial crime compliance.
  • Panelists
  • Tristan Blampied
    Head of Products
    Pelican

    Rajiv Desai
    SVP Head of US Operations and Sales
    Pelican
16:30 – 19:00
Bilateral Meetings
The Annual Meeting has been an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the general session programming each day.
19:00 – 22:00
Networking Dinner

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
07:00 – 12:00
Conference Registration

08:45 – 09:00
Welcome
Bart Timmermans
Conference Co-Chair
Head of Global Transactional Banking
Banco Santander UK

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
09:00 – 09:45
Europe – At a Turning Point?
It’s tempting to think there are many changes in the European air at the moment that everything is up for question. New regulatory pressures and MiFID are changing the way banks operate, and Brexit has given everyone time to pause for thought. How do we organize ourselves going forward? Where do the opportunities lie? This session brings together both European and non-European perspectives, together with regulatory oversight and an expert’s view on where Brexit may be taking us.
Moderator
Sir Roger Gifford
Senior Banker I
SEB
Panelists
Sir Mark Boleat
Senior Associate Fellow
Centre for European Reform

Karin Dohm
Government & Public Affairs, Regulatory Policy & Group Structuring
Deutsche Bank Group

Paul Orchart
Managing Director, Europe
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Philip Wood
Special Global Counsel
Allen & Overy LLP
09:45 – 10:45
People vs. Robots
How do we attract, develop and retain talent in a digital world?
Moderator
Nadine Lagarmitte
Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions
Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC Bank
Panelists
Sam Fuller
Director Founder
The Wellbeing Project

Luke Ingrouille
Graduate Analyst
HSBC Bank

James Rust
Partner, Head of New Propositions
Leathwaite

Mamoru Shibata
Associate Director
MUFG

Karin Walchshöfer
Managing Director, Europe and MENA
Global Trading and Banking
BMO Capital Markets
10:45 – 11:15
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 – 12:15
A NEW Operating System for the Planet
Do you really understand what this new operating system means to you & your business? The system (or systems) is emerging because big-data technologies – AI, machine learning, robotics, cognitive and quantitative computing, and distributed ledger technologies – are interlocking and improving each other, inside and outside the Cloud. They are driving efficiencies, improved service to the customers, and reduced human intervention. This session will be explore this fast-moving development, from the specific and commercial to the moral and ethical standpoints.
Moderator
Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking
Barclays
Panelists
Carme Artigas
Co-Founder and CEO
Synergic Partners

Glenn Brouwer
Director, Watson Financial Services Solutions & Long Term Business Development
IBM

Nick Cook
Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics
The Financial Conduct Authority(FCA)

Prof. Philip Treleaven
Director
UK Centre for Financial Computing & Analytics


12:15 – 13:30
An Open Dialogue with Transaction Banking Leaders
An open dialogue with transaction banking leaders on a weak global economy, digitization and regulation and its threat to profitability.
Moderator
Alessio Botta
Head of Global Transaction Banking Partner
McKinsey & Co
Panelists
John Gibbons
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

Ebru Pakcan
Managing Director, Head of TTS EMEA
Citi

Edward Thurman
Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group
13:30 – 13:45
Closing Remarks
Bart Timmermans
Conference Co-Chair
Head of Global Transactional Banking
Banco Santander UK

Eszter Wijkman
Conference Co-Chair
Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Coverage
SEB

Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
13:45 – 15:30
Networking Lunch with Global Finance Award Ceremony
Join your colleagues, providers and clients for another networking opportunity over a delicious lunch buffet spread, and celebrate with the awardees as the annual Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Bank awards are presented.
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