BAFT Global Annual Meeting - The Americas

Global Annual Meeting – The Americas
Rise to A New Era
April 30 – May 3, 2017
Turnberry Isle Miami
Miami, FL


Program

Sunday, April 30
8:00AM – 8:30AM
BAFT Golf Shotgun Tournament Breakfast
8:30AM – 1:30PM
BAFT Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament
1:00PM – 6:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
1:30PM – 6:30PM
Meetings and Networking

The Annual Conference 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.

6:30PM – 7:30PM
Opening Night Reception
7:30PM – 10:00PM
Opening Night Dinner
Featuring Future Leaders Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Monday, May 1
6:30AM – 7:45AM
BAFT 4th Annual Run/Walk
7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:00AM – 8:30AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Rodriguez
Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
Amy Sahm
Program Co-Chair
Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group
Fulton Financial Corporation
John Ahearn
BAFT Chair
Global Head of Trade
Citi
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker
Patrick Burke
President and CEO
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
9:30AM – 9:45AM
Nominating Committee
Rita Gonzalez
BAFT, Chair Nominating Committee
9:45AM – 10:45AM
The Politics of Neighbors: Trump, Tariffs, Trade and Taxes
An economic and political update on Latin America and how President Trump’s domestic and foreign policies might affect the outlook for the region. In addition, session will touch on how Latin America’s outlook might affect South Florida.
Susan Kaufman Purcell
Independent Consultant
10:45AM – 11:00AM
Morning Coffee Break
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Correspondent Banking: De-risking vs. Re-risking
A look back at the factors that led to de-risking.  A current assessment of de-risking today, its economic and social impact and the subsequent banking challenges and effects.  A future view of correspondent banking, re-risking opportunities and potential disrupters and displacers.  The panel will offer frank and unique perspectives in a lively discussion on the much discussed issue that affects the international banking community. 
Moderator
Mark Garfield
Head, Global Financial Institutions
Zions Bankcorp
Panelists
Henry Balani
Head of Global Strategic Affairs        
Accuity
Kyran Culhane
Head of Correspondent Banking
DCDB Group
Sally Yearwood
Executive Director
Caribbean-Central American Action
Andrew Yiangou
Managing Director of Andrew Yiangou Consulting
Board Director, Capital Security Bank
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Innovation: Latest Technology Update in Financial Services Industry and Use Cases
Innovation and new technologies are rapidly changing the banking landscape as we know it. New technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data and use of Internet, are creating fantastic new opportunities and efficiencies. This session highlights a number of actual use cases for these technologies. We will be asking the panel to: Provide example of use cases of these technologies in financial services industry. What does it take to create an innovative products? What does it take to go from a concept to actual implementation? How do you attack, and retain, the right profile of employees to make new technologies a reality?
Moderator
John Quamina
Global Practice Partner Payments
Wipro
Panelists
Parth Desai
Founder and CEO
Pelican
Todd McDonald
Co-Founder, COO
R3
George Osborne
Innovation Director, Corporate Banking
Barclays Bank
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Enjoy lunch with your peers or have lunch at one of the special tables to discuss hot topics in the industry with experts in the field in an informal setting. Each table of 10 will cover one industry topic of interest. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not reserved your seat, please sign up to join a table. See below for table topics.
Table Topic 1: Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP)
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) established benchmarks for a New Payments Platform (NPP) which is a “real time” payment system incorporating SWIFT ISO 20022 messaging standards to facilitate the inclusion of richer remittance information with transactions. The system will enable funds to be accessible almost as soon as payment is received even across different financial institutions. NPP is being developed collaboratively by 12 leading Australian authorized deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and will be delivered in 2017.
Hosted by

Table Topic 2: Digitization for Trade Finance

Despite many attempts throughout the years to move trade finance processes from paper to electronic, wide spread adoption has not been attained. However, advancing technologies, pressure to reduce operating costs and corporate demand, continue to drive efforts to migrate from paper to electronic to provide significant efficiencies. Advances in smart OCR applications, corporate digital communication via SWIFT MT798, adoption of digital supply chain platforms like Bolero, essDocs, etc. are working towards that end. Though much is currently focused on blockchain, there are other aspects of Trade Finance that are benefiting from digitization. What are your banks doing or planning to do in order to move to digital trade finance?
Hosted by CGI
Table Topic 3: Strategies to Detect and Counter Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML)
With the growth of global trade, increasingly sophisticated TBML is presently one of the most challenging compliance requirements for banks. This Lunch & Learn Session will discuss key trends in the areas of sanctions, AML and fraud detection in Trade Finance and highlight how innovative solutions using artificial intelligence can keep financial institutions secure and compliant.
Hosted by 
2:00PM – 4:50PM
Special Interest Workshops
Join subject matter experts during these special interest topics affecting the industry today. Workshops are smaller in size for an interactive dialogue between the speakers and attendees. Limited seats available. Sign up for these Special Workshops to reserve your seat today.
2:00pm – 2:50pm
Enhancing Payment Capabilities Beyond the G10

International payments to developing countries tend to be dominated by a handful of global banks. New technologies and networks are allowing regional banks to gain market share in foreign exchange.  In this session, we will look at how all banks, large and small, can become stronger players in global payments.

Speakers

Byard Bridge, SVP of Global Payments
Chintan Parikh, VP of Product Development

Hosted by

3:00pm – 3:50pm
Payments in the Fast Lane: Creating Value for Customers
As commerce around the world becomes a 24/7/365 reality, payment technology is moving to real-time.
The momentum behind real-time payments is growing, as more countries look to implement their own domestic real-time payment schemes and in the Euro-zone the pan-European SEPA Instant Payment scheme look to revolutionize payments. During this session, hear an update on real-time payments globally, from best practices and lessons learned from established schemes, the potential for cross-border real-time payments and how financial institutions are taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime paradigm shift. Also in this session, get a first-hand look at how real-time payments are creating value for customers with our demonstration of real-time payment use cases.

Speakers
Daniel Bendersky, Head of Pre-Sales Americas
Gene Neyer, Head of Product Management, Global Payments

Hosted by  

4:00pm – 4:50pm
Developing Your Personal Brand
Networking is a leadership skill and it can (and will) propel your career forward.  When used effectively, networking can distinguish your brand, elevate your career, and increase your opportunities for advancement. This session will cover: 

  • Learning to network with confidence
  • Working a room (like BAFT), including conversation generators and exit strategies
  • Building advocates as you build your brand
Speaker
Nicole Meyer, Chief Executive

Hosted by




2:00PM – 5:30PM
Meetings and Networking

The Annual Conference 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.

5:30PM – 6:30PM
Networking Reception and Awards Event
Tuesday, May 2
7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:30AM – 8:30AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
8:45AM – 9:15AM
Keynote Address
Speaker
Rob Nichols
President and CEO
American Bankers Association
9:15AM – 10:15AM
Global Economic Snapshot: What Do the Economists Have to Say About the State of the World?
This session brings together a panel of economist to talk about the international economic environment. Following on the session on the US economy of yesterday, this panel focuses more on that global economic outlook and risks. They will address issues like: Is fiscal policy finally taking off? Is Advanced Economy low-flation ending? Is this the end of Advanced Economy Monetary Policy Easing? Can the Emerging Markets rebound survive “Trumponomics”? The long and winding road ahead for Brexit. European political risk and its economic implications.
Moderator
Stephanie Wolf
Head of North America Financial Institutions and Canada Sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction Services
Panelists
Michael Gapen
Managing Director, Head of US Economics Research
Barclays Bank
Alvaro Vivanco
Head Latin American Strategist
BBVA
Michel Martinez
Chief Euro Economist
Societe Generale
10:15AM – 10:35AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:35AM – 11:35AM
Global Trends in Payments
The payments ecosystem today is constantly changing the way money moves around the world. Industry pressures combined with rapidly evolving technologies are forcing the financial institutions to transform or risk obsolesce. The world of global payments now includes processing and settling payments in mere seconds, distributed ledger technology, analytics and an increased importance on security to reduce fraud.

To understand today's payment industry trends, one must fully understand this new payments landscape. Our panel will provide an overview of these new global payment initiatives and their impacts.
Moderator
Chris Ward
Executive Vice President
PNC Bank NA
Panelists
Steve Ledford
Senior Vice President
The Clearing House
Robert McKay
Executive Vice President
Accuity
Isabel Schmidt
Head of Institutional Cash Management Americas
Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank
11:35AM – 12:35PM
Future Leaders Program Panel
The Future Leaders Program project teams worked to address three common challenges faced across transaction banking. One speaker from each Future Leaders project team will provide a summary of their findings and recommendations for the industry on the following topics: Client On-boarding Best Practices, FinTech Report, De-Risking Report, and Transaction Banking Basic Training.
Moderator
Kimberly Burdette
Senior Vice President, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank NA
Presenters
Project: Client Onboarding Best Practices
Daniel Bendersky

Head of Pre-Sales, Americas                                                      
D+H
Project: Transaction Banking Basic Training
Michael McQuillen

Relationship Manager, Financial Institutions
Northern Trust Company
Project: De-Risking Report
Jose Maria Seisdedos

Sales and Relationship Management, Financial Institutions
BBVA
Project: FinTech Report
Ryan Zagone

Director of Regulatory Relations
Ripple

12:35PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Keynote Address
Patrick Davies
Deputy Ambassador
British Embassy, Washington DC
2:00PM – 3:50PM
Special Interest Workshops
Limited seats available. Sign up for these Special Workshops to reserve your seat today.
2:00pm – 2:50pm
Cyber security – The fraud detection and prevention challenge for high-value/wire payments
Correspondent banks face increased exposure to the threat of high-value/wire payments fraud. The widely reported recent cases of payments fraud raise several important lessons that the global payments community can learn from. This session examines current vulnerabilities and outlines how real-time fraud detection capabilities utilizing innovative artificial intelligence based technology can keep banks one step ahead of the criminals.

Speakers

Rajiv Desai, SVP and Head, U.S. Operations and Sales

Hosted by
3:00pm – 3:50pm
The World's First Real-Time Global Settlement Network
Betsy Waters, US Sales Director and Priya Pandit, Director of Client Solutions give an overview of the Ripple network, a live demonstration and highlight specific use cases driving adoption with leading banks around the world.

Speaker

Priya Pandit, Client Solutions Director
Betsy Waters, U.S. Sales Director

Hosted by
2:00PM – 6:00PM
Meetings and Networking
The Annual Conference 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.
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Gala Dinner

The New Trump Administration and China: Navigating in Uncharted Waters
A “Fireside Chat” hosted by Anthony Walton, Vice Chairman, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank with Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Macro Research, Americas, Mike Moran

Following the fireside chat, a special, not to-be-missed entertainment will be provided by mystery guests.

Wednesday, May 3
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Networking Breakfast
7:30AM – 12:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Meetings and Networking
The Annual Conference 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.
8:00AM – 8:10AM
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
8:10AM – 8:35AM
Keynote Address
Daniel Soto
Chief Compliance Officer
Ally Financial Inc.
8:35AM – 9:25AM
A New World: Perspectives on the Shifting Policy Landscape
This session will give an update on the present US and international regulatory developments. A number of new senior US regulatory positions have been appointed by the Trump administration with a very different approach to the past administration. How will the Trump administration’s financial deregulation drive takes shape? Furthermore, how will the fight between U.S. and European authorities over how banks should calculate the riskiness of their assets pan out? Finally, in a very interesting development, the OCC is looking at giving Special Purpose National Bank Charters to Fintech companies
Moderator
John Collins
President
Red Flag USA
Speakers
April Frazer
Managing Director
Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group
Wells Fargo Securities
Ruth Wandhofer
Managing Director
Global Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy
Treasury and Trade Solutions
Citi
9:20AM – 9:30AM
Stretch Break
9:30AM – 9:55AM
Anti-Money Laundering
Featured Speaker
David Wildner
Managing Director, US Head of AML
Compliance and Ethics
BNY Mellon
9:55AM – 10:40AM
Are You Ready for the Challenges of CyberSecurity?
Imagine having to find the black swan payment at night within a flock made up of millions of regular swans. That is the challenge payment operations teams face in protecting their payment channels from fraudsters. This presentation discusses the capabilities available to address this challenge from the perspective of payment operations. Our speakers will unravel the complexity shrouded in the language of data science, cyber security, analytics and similar into knowledge that you can use in the continual march to keep your defenses ahead of cyber threats.
Moderator
Barry Tooker
Offering Management
IBM Watson Financial Services Solutions
Panelists
Adam Drucker
Assistant Section Chief, Counter Terrorism
Terrorist Financing Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Maxwell
Offering Management
IBM Watson Financial Services
Walter J. Mix III
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group LLC
10:40AM – 11:25AM
Trade Based Money Laundering
This session will look at existing bank processes and solutions to avoid trade-based money laundering, and place them against real-life cases to come up with possible improvements. On top of best practices, the panel will tackle the TBML skills gap and ways to ensure the recruitment of professionals who know what it is and how to combat it.
Moderator
Melodie Michel
Americas Editor
Global Trade Review
Panelists
G. Stephen Alsace, LLB, JD
Senior Director, Sanctions
Global AML Group
CIBC

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT
Ross Delston, CAMS
Attorney + Expert Witness
Law Office of Ross Delston

Mark Giuffre

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
11:25AM - 11:30AM
Closing Remarks
John Rodriguez
Conference Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
Amy Sahm
Conference Program Co-Chair
Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group
Fulton Financial Corporation
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT

*** Post-conference Workshop: Financial Crime Compliance Workshop immediately follows the Global Annual Meeting. If you have not registered but interested to attend, please register at the BAFT Registration Desk. ***