Agenda

Day 1

29th April

Day 2

30th April

8:30

Registration

9:00-9:10

Opening remarks

IAMTN

9:10-10:00

Key speaker

Ripple

10:00-11:00

What does the future of remittances look like?

Migrant workers are a key feature of the GCC countries, the amount of funds that are remitted are extensive and have shown growth in recent years. The private sector is evolving their models to build additional products of value, what does the right balance between a physical and digital model look like? This session will explore what the future holds for the remittance space.


MoneyGram
Ria
Xpress Money

Azimo

11:00-11:20

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Paykii

11:20-12:20

Building financial innovation

Much has been written about the potential transformational role of fintech in the world of remittances and financial inclusion. In this session we will combine case studies from businesses that are operating in innovative areas and online solutions with analysis from experts who will help the delegates to identify the likely winners and losers in this space. – perhaps early on in the day?

Nafex

Paykii

RemitOnline

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30

Migrants – not just remitters but potential consumers of financial services

Consumers expectations and readiness. What do they want? We tend to look at migrants as people who send money but they, and their families, have many other financial needs. The key questions for MSBs are: what are these needs; and, how can money transfer operators’ help? We will examine different models of financial service provision to remitters and receivers, how MTOs are offering new product streams and the key ingredients to a successful remittance linked financial inclusion initiative. 

UNCDF

RemitRadar

14:30-15:10

The role of the post offices in remittances

In this session we will discuss the role of the post offices in remittance delivery, highlighting success cases where post offices rapidly increase their market share and delivery capacity, involving multiple MTOs and linking with DFS, key success factors, case studies of the participants and as main issue how can Posts/Postbank and MTOs increase cooperation.

Post Office

Eurogiro

La Poste - Senegal

15:10-15:50

Unblocking borders

How blockchain could change the world. And probably describe how the blockchain, the underlying technology, is the biggest innovation in computer science. The idea of a distributed database where trust is established through mass collaboration and clever code rather than through a powerful institution that does the authentication and the settlement.

Cashaa

Stellar.org

15:50-16:10

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Paykii

16:10-17:00

Regional trends

In this session we will provide a global context on remittances. We will identify the trends in the remittance industry. We will look at what has changed and, more importantly, what is likely to change.  We will look at pricing in the region, exclusivity, VAT implementation and more. What are the challenges exchange houses/MSB are facing? We will focus on regulatory developments, sanctions and new regulations and its impact on the compliance and AML/CTF role and obligations. A highlight on the laws and practices and some trends being observed.


FERG 
Bank Negara Malaysia

17:00

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8:30

Registration

9:00-9:10

Opening remarks

 

IAMTN

9:10-10:00

Key speaker

Remittances sent by migrants to their family and friends in developing countries is nearing $500 billion.The size of the global market for small-value transfers, of which migrant remittances are only a part, is significantly larger. Remittance flows have grown five-fold in the past 15 years, dwarfing official aid and, by now, also foreign direct investment flows to developing countries excluding China. Will this pace of growth continue in the medium to long term? What are the major constraints and emerging risks affecting this market? The global agenda on remittances goes well beyond retail payments to impacting people's lives in a myriad of ways. What are the innovations already taking place, and what is the untapped potential? Is there another billion-dollar business waiting to be created in this space?

 

World Bank

10:00-10:30

Leveraging remittances to design protection solutions for migrant workers as well as for their families at home

 

Axa

10:30-11:10

Blockchain 101

 

KrypC

11:10-11:40

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Stellar

11:40-12:30

Mobile money transfer

In this session we will explore, what role do they have to play in this new ecosystem? What relevant products and services do they have, and what do they still need to create? 

MFS - Africa

Jazz

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:40

Key Speaker

LialianPay

14:40-15:00

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Stellar

15:00-16:00

Access to banking services

MTD 2012 sparked a major initiative, led by IAMTN, and later taken up by the Global Remittances Working Group, that is trying to address the challenging issue of access to bank accounts for money transfer operators. This session will provide an update on progress so far and will also examine what options are out there. In addition, a discussion on what delegates can do to help reach a workable solution will be held. 

 

De Nederlandsche Bank

US Department of Treasury

FSB

FSA - Denmark

16:00-17:00

Designing digital solutions

 

iCyber-Security 

New Street Tech

17:00-17:15

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