ABA gen­eral meet­ing and con­fer­ence kicks off in Novem­ber in Taipei

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY STEPHANIE CHAO

The 32nd Asian Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion (ABA) gen­eral meet­ing and con­fer­ence will be held in Taipei from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, with this year’s theme as “Asian Bankers: Grow­ing Be­yond Borders.”

Hosted this year by CTBC Bank, the Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion of the R.O.C., and ABA, the an­nual ABA gath­er­ing will be held at the Grand Hy­att Taipei and see an at­ten­dance from top ex­perts and lead­ers in the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try from 25 coun­tries, rang­ing from the U. S., Spain, Iran, Tur­key, Rus­sia, Sin­ga­pore, the Philip­pines and Hong Kong.

Cur­rent ABA chair­man and CTBC Fi­nan­cial pres­i­dent Daniel Wu ( ) stated his wishes to see rep­re­sen­ta­tives of banks from each coun­try share their in­sights on the cur­rent state of the econ­omy and bank­ing in­dus­try through the ABA pan­els and to im­prove bank­ing de­vel­op­ment and co­op­er­a­tion in the AsianPa­cific re­gion.

Ex­perts will

cover

trend­ing top­ics such as “Re­gional In­te­gra­tion: Im­pli­ca­tions for Asian Banks”; “Man­ag­ing a Mul­ti­Cul­tural and Multi- gen­er­a­tional Cus­tomer Base”; “Go­ing Dig­i­tal: Pur­su­ing Global Op­por­tu­ni­ties Through Tech­nol­ogy”; and “Busi­ness Strate­gies to Meet Cur­rent Mar­ket Chal­lenges.”

Richard C. Koo ( ), known as the most es­teemed economist in Ja­pan and cur­rently the Chief Economist at the No­mura Re­search In­sti­tute, has been in­vited to speak and an­a­lyze the new­est fi­nance trends world­wide. Ko also holds a seat as se­nior ad­vi­sor to the U.S. Cen­ter for Strate­gic and In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, and ad­vi­sor to the New York­based In­sti­tute for New Eco­nomic Think­ing.

Koo was also a for­mer economist for the U.S. Fed­eral Re­serve Bank of New York and won the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for Busi­ness Eco­nom­ics’ Abram­son Award in 2001.

Deputy Gover­nor of the Philip­pine Cen­tral Bank Nestor Espe­nilla; Rizal Com­mer­cial Bank­ing Co­op­er­a­tion Chair­man Al­fonso Yuchengco; for­mer Pres­i­dent of the China Mer­chants Bank Ma Weihua; Chair­man and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the Bank of East Asia David Li; Spain’s Caixa Bank’s deputy chair­man An­to­nio Mas­sanell; Iran’s Bank Pasar­gad Deputy Chair­man Ma­jid Ghas­semi; the In­sti­tute of In­terna- tional Fi­nance Deputy Di­rec­tor of Reg­u­la­tory Af­fairs Jermy Pre­nio; Euro­pean Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion Head of Con­tent Asia Pa­cific Richard Har­tung; and other fi­nan­cial ex­perts will at­tend the gath­er­ing as well.

The ABA wel­comes

corpo- rate at­ten­dees rep­re­sent­ing the bank­ing, fi­nance, in­sur­ance and stock sec­tors to register with the gath­er­ing in or­der to re­ceive first-hand in­for­ma­tion and brain­storm on busi­ness strate­gies. For reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion, re­fer to www.2015aba.org

Cour­tesy of CTBC Bank

Cur­rent ABA chair­man and CTBC Fi­nan­cial pres­i­dent Daniel Wu ( ), front row third, wel­comes fi­nan­cial ex­perts from Ja­pan, Viet­nam, the Philip­pines, Hong Kong, Iran, Spain and 25 other coun­tries to par­tic­i­pate in the 32nd ABA Gen­eral Meet­ing and Con­fer­ence. The gath­er­ing, themed “Asian Bankers: Grow­ing Be­yond Borders,” will be held in Taipei City from Nov. 12-13.

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