Be inspired by women making waves in the ASEAN payments industry and beyond. Join us at the 2023 Symposium! Our theme this year is "Empowering Women Driving Payments Innovation".
Our keynotes, panels, and break-out work sessions will help strengthen your skills while keeping you on top of industry trends. Hear from women leaders on a variety of subjects including current payments issues and initiatives, fintech, and leadership. You'll also have the opportunity to network with women at all levels and with diverse backgrounds in payment and fintech. This is a must-attend event for any woman who's serious about accelerating her career in the payments industry.
The Women in Payments Symposium is a unique event that provides perspectives from key women leaders in payments, supports diversity and gender parity, and includes topics impacting all aspects of the payments ecosystem. The format is split between networking breaks, keynote addresses, executive panel discussions and career development breakout sessions. This forum is an unparalleled opportunity that is empowering, current and immediately relevant to any woman pursuing a career in payments.
Empowering Women - Hear from industry leaders how they have propelled the careers of their 'rising stars' and helped their organizations at the same time. Learn how they have embraced the next generation of leaders and facilitated innovation through their mentees and young professionals.
ASEAN & SG Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi
Group Country Manager, Regional South East Asia at Visa
Vice-President, Consumer Product Management and Lending Analytics at American Express
Executive Vice President and Group Treasurer at Toll Group
General Manager & Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, South Asia at HSBC
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMNETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMINNOVATION
Digital Banks -The MAS has issued a few digital bank licenses, enabling the entry of non-traditional players into the banking space. This session explores approaches we might expect to see from these new players, and how consumers could benefit from these new approaches to banking.
Vice President of Financial Partnerships, APAC at Airwallex
Chief Financial Officer at GXS Bank
May Leen Wee
APAC Core Payments Product Head, Payments at J.P. Morgan
SVP Advisors & Consulting Services at Mastercard
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMPAYMENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Central Bank Innovation Across ASEAN and Beyond. Central banks across Asia are experimenting with digital currencies and new payment alternatives, bringing innovative industry initiatives in the area of payments. This session invites representatives from Asian central banks to share their approach, as their work shapes the payments landscape of the future.
Head of Payment Market Infrastructures, Go To Market, Business Development at Swift
Bridget Rose M. Mesina-Romero
Payments Policy and Development Department at Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas
Senior Director, Payment Systems and Financial Technology Policy Department of Bank of Thailand
Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Zarifa Izan Binti Zainol Abidin
Director, Payment Services Oversight Department of Bank Negara Malaysia
3:45 PM - 4:15 PMAWARDS PRESENTATION
VP & Group Counsel, Asia at American Express
VP, Head of GoPay Global Partnerships and Business Development at Gojek
4:15 PM - 5:00 PMDIVERCITY PODCAST
As a special feature for this year's symposium, we are excited to record an episode of DiverCity Podcast live from the Main Stage. Now recording its 16th series. DiverCity Podcast (divercitypodcast.com) has been ranked one of the world's top diversity, equity and inclusion podcasts for the past three years with listeners in more than 50 countries around the world. In this episode guided by our conference chair Julia Streets (also the executive producer and host of DiverCity Podcast) we'll be shining a light on positive progress in the ASEAN region, calling out areas requiring further focus and offering lots of ideas to. inspire change.
Partner, Financial Services & Asia Pacific Payments Leader at EY
Founder and CEO of Streets Consulting
Head of Strategic Initiatives and Business Management, Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered Bank
5:00 PM - 5:15 PMCLOSING REMARKS
Founder & CEO of Women in Payments
NETWORKING BREAK - STAMFORD FOYER
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMREGISTATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMNETWORKING BREAK
12:45 PM - 1:15 PMNETWORKING BREAK
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMCLOSING COCKTAIL
DIGITAL PAYMENTS - VIP B
10:30 AM - 11:10 AMACCELERATING GROWTH THROUGH FINANCIAL INCLUSION
Growth in digital payments in emerging markets is pivotal for achieving financial inclusion and has a profound impact on the economy and poverty reduction. Limited access to technology, low levels of financial literacy, and lack of trust in formal financial institutions are among the key challenges. To overcome these obstacles, financial institutions must focus on innovative approaches and technologies that address the specific needs of these markets. Customer experience plays a critical role in driving adoption. Our panel of experts will share their expertise and the strategies they are implementing to drive financial inclusion.
Head of Treasury Services, Asia Pacific and Singapore Country Chief Executive at BNY Mellon
VP Customer Relationships at CR 2
Vice President & Head – Marketing at American Express Banking Corp
Co-Head Global Payments Solutions, Asia Pacific at HSBC
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMSCALING DIGITAL PAYMENTS & CREATING POSITIVE CLIENT EXPERIENCES
Trends in the payments industry are shifting fast, driven by new innovation, regulatory initiatives, as well as consumers' desire for fast and seamless payment experiences. It is more important than ever for merchants and businesses to stay up-to-date with how the industry is transforming, and optimize their payments strategies to stay competitive while maintaining customer loyalty and engagement.
Product Director of Thunes
Global Account Director of SWIFT
Vice President APAC at Currency Research
Regional Director, APAC of International Payment Identity (iPiD) Pte.Ltd.
1:35 PM - 2:15 PMMAINTAINING REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE OVERSIGHT IN A HIGH GROWTH ENVIRONMENT
Digital payment methods are gaining momentum at an unprecendented rate, and organizations must adhere to AML and other regulatory requirements to maintain stability. Liquidity oversight in real time is a challenge. Will AI improve our ability to revolutionize various aspects of the payments industry such as fraud detection, digital identity and predictive analytics. Learn how our panel of experts are managing these issues on a daily basis.
Head of Financial Regulatory, Singapore at Gibson Dunn
Director of Citi
Head of Policy APAC at Chainalysis
APAC Head of Compliance at Nium
Head, Financial Crime Compliance at Rapyd
2:15 PM - 2:45 PMADAPTING IN ASEAN: EMBRACING CHANGE AS A CATALYST FOR GROWTH IN THE EVER-EVOLVING WORLD OF PAYMENTS
Growth happens outside of your comfort zone! The world of payments is in a constant state of evolution. This is exceptionally true in dynamic and diverse ASEAN. All this change makes it even more important to stay curious, flexible and resilient. Join us for a discussion on the power of embracing discomfort for accelerated growth in the ever evolving world of payments.
Head of Compliance and Risk APAC at DriveWealth
Kuai Yee Loh
Senior Regional Manager, Treasury, Asia Pacific & Japan at HP
Vice President Merchant Services Product Manager at J.P. Morgan
May May Pang
Executive Director, Co-Head Corporate Payments Sales, ASEAN of JP Morgan
Executive Director, Head of Commercial Banking, SEA and India at JP Morgan
INNOVATION & DRIVING CHANGE - ORCHARD
10:30 AM - 11:10 AMDATA SCIENCE + AI
Data analytics, experimentation and machine learning can optimize payment performance. AI has the potential to revolutionize various aspects of the payments industry from digital identities, decision making, and predictive analytics. While the potential is significant, will it create headwinds for the future of payments, or facilitate growth.
Partner at Gibson Dunn
Data Science Manager at Stripe
Vice President, Account Management at Mastercard
Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMTHE NEXT ECONOMY
In the coming years, significant advances are anticipated to reinvent commerce and usher in a new era known as "the next economy". These disruptive innovations will revolutionize the very concept of money, enabling novel ways of exchanging value; give rise to intelligent experiences that will seamlessly blend our physical and digital interactions; and place greater emphasis on sustainability and inclusivity in product design, development and distribution. Taken together, these transformational changes will bring about fundamental shifts in our business models and consumer engagement.
Vice President, Innovation Management, Asia Pacific at Mastercard
Director, Regional Treasury Sales of Bank of America
Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications at Sygnum Bank
1:35 PM - 2:15 PMESG STRATEGIES TREASURERS ARE SPEARHEADING WITHIN THEIR BUSINESS
The tumultuous events of the past two years have caused a radical reordering of priorities among the world's largest companies. While corporate focus on ESG is not new, it has certainly come to the forefront of investor decisions and how business leadership sets strategy. As ESG becomes a top priority, treasurers are carving out a role for themselves in these efforts. In this session, we take a closer look at these priorities, along with the ESG strategies treasurers and other organizations are spearheading within their businesses.
Director,Forensic of Deloitte
Global Commercial Head at CR2
Executive Director, APAC Payments Advisory of JP Morgan
Executive Director, Trade & Working Capital FIG Payments of JP Morgan
CAREER & TALENT DEVELOPMENT - BRAS BASAH
10:30 AM - 11:10 AMWHAT MAKES OTHERS SUCCESSFUL - LEADERSHIP ADAPTABILITY
We are living in a world where change is no longer constant, but exponential. Many businesses and job roles will be disrupted. Leaders need to be ambidextrous to not only work on current challenges, but also focus on the race for the future. Leaders will need the agility to reinvent the culture, peoples mindset and business models. In this talk, the panelists will share real life case studies on how they have succeeded in reinventing the world around them and helped others succeed.
Senior Vice President, Retail & Commerce AP at Mastercard
Chief Compliance Officer at Epoch Payment Solutions
Elizabeth Kim Gek Fong
General Counsel & Company Secretary at GXS Bank
Leadership & Team Coach at Soar Global
Commercial Head Payment Orchestration APAC and ME, Digital Commerce at Worldline
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMLEADING IN A DYNAMIC, DISRUPTIVE ENVIRONMENT - THE START-UP STORY
Discuss the importance of gender diversity in fintech and strategies to encourage more women to pursue careers in this field, including mentorship programs, networking opportunities, and education initiatives. Explore strategies for women in fintech to navigate through setbacks, challenges, and maintain resilience in a rapidly evolving industry. Discuss mentorship programs, industry networks, and initiatives that foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth among women in the fintech sector.
Vice President of APAC Sales at Ripple
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Partior
Chief Operating Officer at ipaymy
Managing Director of FNZ Southeast Asia
1:35 PM - 2:15 PMTHE SUPER EMPOWERING OF WOMEN - PAYING IT FORWARD
The panel will share success stories of how women have helped women succeed, paid it forward, and been a supporter of the next generation. Playing a role model is important for all to see not just those on your team but also for those all around. It is time for all of us to get connected, reach out, and lift each other up. Women helping women: it can be a real movement to grow a society for a better tomorrow.
Sandhya Narayanan Badhwar
Director, Regional Trade Product Sales Specialist of Bank of America
Head of Commercial Banking Sales at Bank of America
APAC Sales Enablement at Stripe
Managing Director, Head of Global Payments Solutions,Singapore at HSBC