Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion
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Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion

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Date: Wednesday & Thursday, September 21 & 22, 2016
Day 1: 9am-5pm (Malaysia) / 01:00-09:00 GMT/ 9pm-5am ET (Sept 20th)
Day 2: 9:15 am-5pm / 01:15-09:00 GMT/ 9:15pm-5am ET (Sept 21st) or convert time
Location: Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New digital technologies are making it cheaper and easier than ever before to extend access to financial services to the 2 billion adults worldwide who are still excluded from the formal financial sector. Digital technologies are key to achieving financial inclusion, which is critical to boosting shared prosperity.

The Global Symposium will facilitate broader understanding of innovative financial inclusion, including digital finance and adoption of technology around the world.

The symposium is co-organized by the World Bank Group and Bank Negara Malaysia.

World Bank Live Streaming Schedule:

Wednesday, September 21 (Malaysia Time)

09:00-09:40 –     Opening Remarks
Muhammad Ibrahim, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Sebastian A. Molineus, Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group

09:40-11:00 –     Inclusive Financial Systems of the Future
Njuguna S. Ndung’u, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya
Tianqi Sun, Deputy Director General, Financial Consumer Protection, The People’s Bank of China
Norbert Mumba, Deputy Executive Director, Alliance for Financial Inclusion

14:00-15:15 –     Innovations to Scale Up SME Finance
David Katz, Deputy Head of Global Government Relations, PayPal
Arthur Gichuru, Head of Product Management, Commercial Bank of Africa, Kenya
Mohamed Rafe b. Mohamed Haneef, CEO, Islamic Bank
Leo Shimada, CEO, Crowdo
Xiaochen Zhang, Board of Director, American Crowdfunding Professional Association

15.35-17:00 –     The Future of Fintech in Financial Services
Ari Sarkar, Co-President Asia Pacific, MasterCard
Jared Miller, CEO, EFL Global
Pavel Shoust, CEO, Russian E-money Association
Stefan Carlsson, Head, Southeast Asia Markets, eCurrency

Thursday, September 22 (Malaysia Time)

09:15-10.30 –     Crowdfunding as an Innovative Platform
Leo Shimada, CEO, Crowdo
Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof, CEO, IAP Integrated
Xiaochen Zhang, Board of Director, American Crowdfunding Professional Association

14:00-15:15 –     Maximizing Collective Impact to Advance Financial Inclusion
Bobby Rafinus, Deputy Minister, Macroeconomy and Finance, Ministry for Economic Affairs Indonesia
Rizal Bin Nainy, Deputy CEO, SME Corp Malaysia
Mukhtar Malik Hussain, CEO, HSBC Bank Malaysia
Mark Rozario, CEO, National Innovation Agency Malaysia

16:30-17:00 –     Concluding Remarks
Ulrich Zachau, Country Director for Southeast Asia, World Bank

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Country Manager for Malaysia, World Bank
Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group
Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
Head, Products, Southeast Asia, Visa
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital, Western Union
Deputy Head of Global Government Relations & Head of Asia Pacific Government Relations, PayPal
Chief Executive Officer, Crowdo
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Malaysia