Global Money Transfer Summit 2018
Agenda

The way technological advances are changing the landscape of the money transfer industry.

Day 1 - 16th October 2018

9:00

Welcome message from IAMTN

9:15

Keynote speaker: The Role of Digital Assets in Payments and the Internet of Value

Jeremy Light, VP of EU Strategic Accounts, Ripple

9:45 

Evolving Role of MTOs: In this session we will discuss how MTOs need to evolve to be able to truly grasp the opportunities presented by the changes in technology while contending with potential new disruptive models and other challenges.

Moderated by IAMTN

Panellists:

Ria

MoneyGram  

WorldRemit

Small World

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Presentation: Revolut

Renier Lemmens Board member of Revolut

12:15  

Lunch

13:30

Keynote speaker: Protecting Migrants Workers through Remittance linked Insurance Services

Michal Matul, Sr Advisor at AXA Emerging Customers, AXA

14:00

Regulators Overview on Crypto as a Legal Tender for Remittances

Even though the technology and infrastructure that support cryptocurrency have come a long way in the last few years, there is a still a long way to go.

Abu Dhabi Global Market

14:30

Regulations - The Continuing Regulatory Challenges

Between 2009 and the end of 2017, regulators in the US and Europe have imposed $342bn of fines on banks for misconduct, including violation of Anti Money Laumdering (AML) rules.

Regulatory environments are becoming increasingly more complex. In this session we will discuss: following AML changes, how are the PSD2 and GDPR working in practice and the shift to an open banking world?

Moderated by Fintech-Advisors

Panellists:

FCA

US Treasury

Compliancy Services

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Promoting Dialogue and Communication Between the Banking and Remittance Sectors

In March 2018, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report that identifies challenges associated with the access of remittance service providers to banking services. The report summarises past and ongoing work in this area, as well as the outcomes of consultations with both the public and private sectors, and offers 19 recommendations in four main areas that, if implemented, may contribute to greater access of banking services. One area of recommendations concerns dialogue and communication between the banking and remittance sectors. This panel will consider private sector-led initiatives that could be instituted to foster dialogue between the two sectors and, in turn, increase the level of understanding, communication and cooperation. It will also explore actions that remittance providers could take to improve the risk perception of the sector by banks.

Panel Session:

Crown Agents Bank

Barclays Bank

Standard Chartered

Santander

Ria Money Transfer

Azimo

17:30

Close day 1

18:00

Drinks reception sponsored by Merchantrade Asia

Day 2 - 17th October 2018

9:15

Welcome message from IAMTN

9:30

Keynote speaker: Remittance Flows and Diaspora Bonds: Global Trends and Policy Issues
Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances Unit, and Head, KNOMAD, Development Prospects Group, World Bank

 

10:00

Mobile money 
Moderated by Samee Zafar, Edgar, Dunn & Co
Panellists:
Wari
MFS Africa
GSMA

Vodafone

11:00

Coffee

11:30

A.I. and Advanced Technologies for Compliance and Financial Crime Detection

Olivier Merlan, iDetect

11:50

The Digital Innovation

The industry is witnessing rapid growth in innovations across the value chain, thus making it more fragmented. Digital banking payment services providers in the form of fintech start-ups have caused disruption in the banking and payments landscape. What are the trends in the payment industry that are expected to drive the dynamics of the remittance ecosystem?

Naushad Contractor, Remitonline.info

12:10

From Deposit to Settlement

How technology can reduce risks in the cash end-to-end supply chain

Tom McLeod, G4S

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Keynote speaker: - Transitioning to a Blockchain Economy

Jack Liu, Managing Director of Asia, Circle

14:00

Cryptomoney transfer  

Inter/stellar

Bitspark

Tempo

14:45

EU Regulators - How are EU Regulators Preparing for the New EU Environment?

The current regulatory environment is changing continually around the world, and issues ranging from AML directives, tax on remittances to the effect of Brexit are being constantly debated. The financial regulations of both the UK and the EUs may evolve after Brexit. Currently there are about 8,500 so-called passports giving  EU firms access to the City, and 6,000 passports for UK firms to have access to the bloc. Passporting allows for a firm regulated in one EU country to sell services in another without the need to trap capital in the host country or be directly supervised by local regulators. Passporting, however, will decline away between the UK and the EU after Brexit. In this session we will discuss how are EU regulators preparing to work with UK firms seeking to retain access to the bloc, and how are UK firms preparing to work with EU regulators?

Moderated by IAMTN

Panellists:

De Nederlandsche Bank

Bank of Lithuania

Banco de Espana

FSCom

15:45  

Break

16:15

Investors

During this session ​we will focus on: are the disruptive international money transfer companies the hottest start-ups for investors? What is the whole remittance industry overview from an investor perspective, considering all the different models? How has the increase in technology affected the valuation between the traditional model and the pure online players in remittances?​ ​What are the factors that can impact a valuation?  

Moderated by IAMTN

Panellists:

Sumitomo Corporation

Apis Partners

17:00

Close of conference