Financial Inclusion Summit Asia 2017 - Day Two


Morning networking breakfast

Financial empowerment for women in Asia

Bhavani Prathap Kasina

Case study: Narrowing the financial inclusion gap in Latin America

  • What are the potential and challenges of digital finance in Latin America

  • Key areas for regulation of digital financial services

  • Implications for supervisors and the results garnered from the field
Jeannie Javelosa

Promising directions for women’s empowerment through financial inclusion

  • What are the social and intra-household barriers to financial empowerment faced by women

  • How can innovations in business and delivery channels overcome these barriers

  • What is the wider impact of financial inclusion on women’s economic empowerment outcomes


Mr John Norden

Kvindeoekonomien: A movement from Denmark for women’s financial empowerment

  • How to involve and empower Danish women to be more interested in their own economics using financial homeparties
  • Focusing on women getting a bank account and a insight on their own economic status
  • Three focus areas: Education, pension and Investment in a better life



Morning break

Measuring success and performance for financial inclusion

Leo Shimada

Growth drivers for P2P lending and equity crowdfunding

  • Latest Fintech trends driving Financial Inclusion

  • Leveraging robust and scalable P2P technology aligned with established business models

  • Aligning back-end systems to support financial inclusion focused digital services

Atyab Tahir

What can financial inclusion initiatives learn from sandbox approaches for assessment of impact?

  • Establishing preconditions for ensuring competition and successful product uptake

  • Hastening the regulatory learning curve while bringing down the cost of experimentation

  • Allowing for the testing of new financial products and services for risk and compliance

Abhisheik Dhawan

Leveraging customer engagement to enhance product performance for FIs in a digital world

  • Challenges of customer engagement in a digital world

  • Matrix defining the success of banking products

  • Interlinkages between customer engagement and product design

Lunch break & networking

Ecosystem approaches to financial inclusion

Sreeram Iyer

From the front: a guide to effective leadership of financial inclusion initiatives

  • Fostering stronger private sector engagement and leadership for inclusion

  • Local resource mobilization and responsible sustainable market development

  • Sharing experiences: creating best practice leadership training for senior finance executives

Subramanian Venkataraman

Data governance and data policies for financial inclusion

  • Regulating for big data: quality, accessibility, and security challenge

  • Accelerating the integration of financial inclusive services into the broader financial sector

  • Why regulatory compliance requires more than just technology

Bernadette Ramos

Incentivising innovation: the role of government in fostering financial inclusion business models

  • Ensuring interoperability and competition among providers and access capability among citizens

  • Developing multilateral relations with banks and agencies for expertise sharing

  • Promoting digital financial literacy for consumers and small businesses to increase confidence,competence and adoption.

Bernadette Ramos, Senior Enabling Environment Advisor / Component 3 Team Lead, Chemonics International (USAID E-PESO)

Financial inclusion in the age of fintech

Julian McCabe

Traditional modernised: the value of layering fintech on top of local money management customs

  • Segment-specific propositions to millennials, small businesses, and the underbanked

  • Embracing “coopetition” to engage with the existing ecosystem of banks

  • Adapting sustainable new business models in light of impending regulation

  • Localising financial inclusion to fit in with traditional financial management customs
Panel discussion
Mr Adrian A Gunadi

From P2P to blockchain: which fintech trends will have the greatest impact on financial inclusion efforts?

  • Which fintech trends will have the greatest impact on financial inclusion efforts

  • The potential impact of fintech on long term financial stability and prosperity

  • Adapting with the shift towards government enabled collaborations to drive innovation in financial inclusion

Afternoon refreshments & networking

Michelle Katics

The Fintech Lending Challenge: Portfolio Simulation Competition

Test your Fintech and retail lending skills in this simulation competition.  You’ll join a team of five people and your team must battle it out in a live simulation game. In order to win, you must successfully operate the most profitable virtual portfolio with the most satisfied customers.  You will manage two “FinTech” portfolios and two traditional bank portfolios.

You’ll need to demonstrate expertise using alternative data underwriting, traditional underwriting, and product strategy.

Key benefits of participation

  • Create a retail lending portfolio strategies and test them in simulation
  • Compare underwriting strategies using alternative data tools, including the Lenddo Score ​
  • Balance risk and reward inherent to financial inclusive lending
Juanita Woodward

Chair’s closing remarks


End of conference networking

last published: 27/Mar/17 07:05 GMT